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Wrist Pain After A Fall: More Than A Simple Fracture

Wrist Pain After A Fall: More Than A Simple Fracture

Wrist injuries are common after a fall on an outstretched hand, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.

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Secondary Hyperalgesia Mediated by Nociceptive and Other Sensory Pathways

Secondary Hyperalgesia Mediated by Nociceptive and Other Sensory Pathways

The effects of central sensitization extend beyond nociceptive pathways to other sensory modalities.

Undiagnosed Chest Pain May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Undiagnosed Chest Pain May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Most patients with undiagnosed chest pain in primary care do not undergo cardiac diagnostic testing.

Virtual Reality Technology for Hospital Pain Management

Virtual Reality Technology for Hospital Pain Management

The use of virtual reality technology was superior to standard controlled distraction therapy for the management of pain in hospitalized patients.

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Consistently Take Vitamin D

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Consistently Take Vitamin D

There was a correlation for consistent vitamin D supplementation with increase in physical component of the SF-12 score.

Aspirin May Improve Perineal Pain After Episiotomy

Aspirin May Improve Perineal Pain After Episiotomy

Single-dose aspirin may provide relief of perineal pain after episiotomy in women who are not breastfeeding.

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.

Online Tool To Determine When Tests Are Needed for Chest Pain

Online Tool To Determine When Tests Are Needed for Chest Pain

An online tool predicts which patients with chest pain are likely to have normal non-invasive test results and remain free of cardiac adverse events.

Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Pain in the ICU

Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Pain in the ICU

Intravenous lidocaine seems safe for reducing pain among patients in the intensive care unit with varying degrees of organ dysfunction.

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.

Lidocaine, Not Sucrose, Relieved Some Pain in Infant Vaccination

Lidocaine, Not Sucrose, Relieved Some Pain in Infant Vaccination

In a comparative study, topical liposomal lidocaine proved most effective for analgesia during infant vaccination.

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

Many patients experience pain months after nephrectomy. Continuous surgical site analgesia may offer the best long-term pain control.

New Tool Measures Stress to Predict Level of Postoperative Pain

New Tool Measures Stress to Predict Level of Postoperative Pain

Psychological factors may influence the severity and duration of pain following surgery.

Distinct Sets of Genes are Activated in Post-Surgical and Chronic Pain Conditions

Distinct Sets of Genes are Activated in Post-Surgical and Chronic Pain Conditions

Distinct phases exist in acute vs persistent pain in a mouse model of OA.

Chinese Herb Shows Antinociceptive Effects on Neuropathic Pain

Chinese Herb Shows Antinociceptive Effects on Neuropathic Pain

YHS presents a potential new treatment option for neuropathic pain management, without the tolerance observed with many analgesic drugs.

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

These findings lay the groundwork for further consideration of OMT as a supplementary approach to standard care.

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

The lack of evidence base for treating chronic pain with neurostimulation resulted in the development of guideline recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.

Does Massage Therapy Significantly Improve Function in Patients With Chronic Pain?

Does Massage Therapy Significantly Improve Function in Patients With Chronic Pain?

The researchers concluded that the results from this systematic review and meta-analysis are promising, and that it is worth investing in these recommendations in future research to be able to eventually offer massage therapy to surgical patients experiencing pain.

Modest Changes in Practice for High-Sensitivity TnT Reporting

Modest Changes in Practice for High-Sensitivity TnT Reporting

hs-TnT assay has minimal impact on patients presenting to the ER with chest pain

Nebulized Fentanyl vs. IV Opioids for Acute Pain

Nebulized Fentanyl vs. IV Opioids for Acute Pain

Nebulized fentanyl is as effective as IV opioids for the treatment of acute pain.

Study to Test Ways To Discuss Opioid Risks With ER Patients

Study to Test Ways To Discuss Opioid Risks With ER Patients

Researchers hypothesize that communicating opioid addiction risks to patients using real-life narratives could be effective and low-cost.

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

Pain management questions from patient satisfaction surveys have been used to influence Medicare reimbursement rates and have resulted in unintended consequences in light of the nation's opioid epidemic.

Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery

Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery

Importance of finding ways to mitigate chronic opioid use after surgery.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Phase 3 Trial for Sublingual Sufentanil for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acute Pain

Phase 3 Trial for Sublingual Sufentanil for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acute Pain

ARX-04 would provide a non-invasive option for moderate-to-severe acute pain in medical settings.

Effect of Ropivacaine on Opioid Consumption, Pain Following Hysterectomy

Effect of Ropivacaine on Opioid Consumption, Pain Following Hysterectomy

Ropivacaine linked to reduced postoperative opioid consumption, pain versus placebo

Diagnosing Non-Traumatic Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

Diagnosing Non-Traumatic Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

A Minority of patients presenting to the ED with chest pain are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions