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Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims Causes

Malpractice claims in outpatient chronic pain management most commonly involved patient noncooperation in care and provider deficits in clinical judgment, communication, and documentation.

Occipital Nerve Block for Pediatric Headache

Peripheral nerve blocks for pediatric headache treatment are associated with significant benefit and minimal risk.

Access to Healthcare: Understanding Inequalities

Healthcare disparities have increased along with widening economic inequality between wealthy and low-income Americans.

Gut-Brain Axis Role in Migraine

A recent study provides a comprehensive summary of the relevant published studies linking migraine and gastrointestinal or related disorders.

Guide to Treating Difficult Patients

Findings suggest that up to 15% of encounters with adult patients can be described as "difficult".

Impact of Withholding Clinical Trial Results

The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.

Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations and Funding

On October 30, 2017, the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative held a panel event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the release of a report co-written by these 2 organizations, titled "The Opioid Epidemic - From Evidence to Impact."

TBI-Related Chronic Pain: An Overview

Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.

Overcrowded Emergency Department: Fixes

Serving an estimated 141.4 million patients a year and providing an average of 47.7% of all medical care in the United States, our emergency departments reflect all the good and bad about our nation's healthcare system.
Opioid Addiction Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Migraine & Headache

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Although a range of incidental findings may be observed on MRI obtained in pediatric headache, they are rarely indicative of a serious underlying condition.

Sports & Overuse Injury

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain management in athletes requires a clear understanding of the different types of pain and various factors that can contribute to pain in this population.

Post-Surgical Pain

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Fewer randomized controlled trials include children vs adult cohorts, and the evidence pertaining to this population.

Neuropathic Pain

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

As survival rates for patients with burns have improved, the need for effective treatments for chronic pain in this population has become more pressing.

Treatments

General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

Findings from animal studies indicated that anesthetics may be neurotoxic and could result in long-term central nervous system alterations and cognitive dysfunction.

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