Wrist injuries are common after a fall on an outstretched hand, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
The effects of central sensitization extend beyond nociceptive pathways to other sensory modalities.
Most patients with undiagnosed chest pain in primary care do not undergo cardiac diagnostic testing.
The use of virtual reality technology was superior to standard controlled distraction therapy for the management of pain in hospitalized patients.
A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.
There was a correlation for consistent vitamin D supplementation with increase in physical component of the SF-12 score.
Single-dose aspirin may provide relief of perineal pain after episiotomy in women who are not breastfeeding.
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.
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.
Intravenous lidocaine seems safe for reducing pain among patients in the intensive care unit with varying degrees of organ dysfunction.
Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.
A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.
In a comparative study, topical liposomal lidocaine proved most effective for analgesia during infant vaccination.
Many patients experience pain months after nephrectomy. Continuous surgical site analgesia may offer the best long-term pain control.
Psychological factors may influence the severity and duration of pain following surgery.
Distinct phases exist in acute vs persistent pain in a mouse model of OA.
YHS presents a potential new treatment option for neuropathic pain management, without the tolerance observed with many analgesic drugs.
These findings lay the groundwork for further consideration of OMT as a supplementary approach to standard care.
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.
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.
hs-TnT assay has minimal impact on patients presenting to the ER with chest pain
Nebulized fentanyl is as effective as IV opioids for the treatment of acute pain.
Researchers hypothesize that communicating opioid addiction risks to patients using real-life narratives could be effective and low-cost.
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.
Importance of finding ways to mitigate chronic opioid use after surgery.
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.
Caused by dysregulation of inflammatory responses
ARX-04 would provide a non-invasive option for moderate-to-severe acute pain in medical settings.
Ropivacaine linked to reduced postoperative opioid consumption, pain versus placebo
Avoiding Unnecessary Testing in the ED
A Minority of patients presenting to the ED with chest pain are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions
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