Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.
Information on fever-reducing medications including formulation, strength and dosage.
A panel of emergency medicine and pharmacology experts formulated guidelines for safely and effectively treating patients presenting to the emergency department with acute pain.
Researchers conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized controlled trials comparing 8 different types of foot orthotics.
The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.
Investigators sought to determine whether phrenic nerve infiltration and suprascapular nerve block would control acute ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracotomy.
The FDA has approved Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.
Preliminary results suggest that a new sublingual buprenorphine wafer may offer high bioavailability and fast absorption for patients treated for acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain management in the emergency department with low-dose ketamine may provide pain relief comparable with morphine at 30 minutes.
ACTTION Consensus Provides Best Practices for the Design of Pediatric Clinical Trials Focused on Acute PainJanuary 08, 2018
Key factors susceptible to improve the design of clinical trials on analgesics for acute pain in pediatric populations were reviewed and recommendations published.
The most common work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physicians were found to be degenerative cervical spine disease, rotator cuff pathology, degenerative lumbar spine disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Compared to other commonly used opioids, buprenorphine offers a ceiling effect for respiratory depression and less abuse potential, less cognitive impairment, and less constipation.
Nonopioid Analgesic Combination and Opioid Combinations Provide Similar Analgesic Effects for Acute Extremity PainDecember 04, 2017
Nonopioid analgesic combinations may be noninferior to opioid/acetaminophen combinations for reducing acute extremity pain.
Trevena has submitted their New Drug Application to the FDA for Olinvo, an oliceridine injection, for the management of moderate-to-severe pain in the hospital and similar settings.
Opioid treatment of acute postoperative pain was shown to cause high rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting, particularly in women and younger patients.
SoluMatrix indomethacin may represent a treatment option for the management of moderate acute pain, including patients in emergency room settings.
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.
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.
YHS presents a potential new treatment option for neuropathic pain management, without the tolerance observed with many analgesic drugs.
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.
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.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
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- Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users
- Half of Patients Referred for Behavioral Treatment of Migraine Never Initiate Treatment
- Optimal Strategies for Opioid Weaning After Ambulatory Surgery
- Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain
- Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain
- Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding
- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
- DFN-02 Nasal Spray Safe, Effective for Acute Treatment of Episodic Migraine
- Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Erenumab Reduces Monthly Migraine Days in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Migraine
- Government and Industry Lead the Way in Funding USPSTF Systematic Reviews
- Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness