A ketamine regimen is superior to methadone, or ketamine combined with methadone, in alleviating neuropathic pain and associated sensory changes.
Concurrent benzodiazepine and opioid use increased by 80% between 2001 and 2013 in the United States and significantly contributes to the overall population risk of opioid overdose.
Practices pertaining to the use of methadone to facilitate opioid weaning in pediatric patients are widely heterogeneous.
Chronic pain patients being treated with certain opioid and non-opioid medications had significantly lower serum concentrations of free testosterone and free estradiol.
Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.
A small fraction of prescriptions for Medicare patients are for opioid agonist therapy, despite higher rates of abuse.
Common brain regions activated during meditation and pain
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