Pain Comorbidities

Clinical Comorbidities Increased After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Clinical Comorbidities Increased After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Following elective arthroscopic hip surgery, the rate of seven major clinical comorbidities increases significantly.

Back Pain Frequency, Mental Health, and Substance Use in Adolescents

Back Pain Frequency, Mental Health, and Substance Use in Adolescents

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Adolescents who experience more frequent back pain may be more likely to smoke and drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression.

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

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A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

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Researchers conducted a double-blind crossover study in adults with treatment-resistant depression to determine the involvement of the opioid system in ketamine's antidepressant effects.

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

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Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Call to Better Investigate the Associations Between Sleep Disturbances and Chronic Pain

Call to Better Investigate the Associations Between Sleep Disturbances and Chronic Pain

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Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.

Factors Underlying High Pain Tolerance in Ultra-Marathon Runners

Factors Underlying High Pain Tolerance in Ultra-Marathon Runners

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Ultra-marathon runners may have lower levels of pain-related anxiety and reduced pain-related escape and avoidance behaviors compared with the general population, which may partially underlie their supranormal pain tolerance.

Nonprescription Drug Use Associated With Potentially Traumatic Events

Nonprescription Drug Use Associated With Potentially Traumatic Events

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The nonmedical use of prescription drugs may be more consistently associated with discrete, potentially traumatic events and social-environmental stressors compared with long-lasting stressors related to family functioning during childhood and youth.

Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Clinicians address issues relating to treating patients with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome and mood disorders.

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms.

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Certain inflammatory disorders may increase the risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality.

Brief Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care Setting Effective for Youth With Anxiety & Depression

Brief Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care Setting Effective for Youth With Anxiety & Depression

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A brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting was found to be effective for youth with anxiety and depression.

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

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More than half of all opioids prescribed in the United States are for patients who have a mental health disorder.

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

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Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.

Rapidly Increasing Opioid Dose Raises Risk for New-Onset Depression

Rapidly Increasing Opioid Dose Raises Risk for New-Onset Depression

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Rapid increases in prescription opioid dose may lead to higher rates of new-onset depression.

Evaluating Opioid Policies: Balancing Abuse Reduction With Patient Access

Evaluating Opioid Policies: Balancing Abuse Reduction With Patient Access

While many organizations have created plans in an attempt to curb the opioid epidemic, how can we know which plans will work?

Marijuana Use in US Adults Up Significantly

Marijuana Use in US Adults Up Significantly

Daily cannabis use nearly doubled between 2002 and 2014, and fewer people perceive the drug as harmful.

Prescription Opioids and Veterans' Heroin Use

Prescription Opioids and Veterans' Heroin Use

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Non-medical use of prescription opioid medications is a significant risk factor for heroin use among United States veterans.

Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Dependence: the Betty Ford Model

Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Dependence: the Betty Ford Model

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The COR-12 treatment program includes group therapy and lectures that focus on opioid addiction, as well as 2 extended medication assistance options.

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

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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.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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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.

Rise Seen in Dangerous OTC Anti-diarrheal Abuse

Rise Seen in Dangerous OTC Anti-diarrheal Abuse

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Web forum discussions have seen a notable increase in concerns of loperamide abuse.

FDA Reconsidering Opioid Prescribing Training

FDA Reconsidering Opioid Prescribing Training

This week, an FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans in an effort to reduce opioids misuse.

Perceived Control Important in Treating Pain, Depression in Older Patients

Perceived Control Important in Treating Pain, Depression in Older Patients

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Treatment of older people with depression and pain should be multifactorial, including a psychological component with a focus on perceived control.

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

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New research reviews nationwide patterns of painkiller prescribing following surgical tooth extraction.

Feast or Famine: The World's Opioid Gap

Feast or Famine: The World's Opioid Gap

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Much of the third world is suffering in pain without access to opioids. This imbalance has been called the opioid gap. How can we get opioids to patients who need them?

Smoking Linked To Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Neck Pain

Smoking Linked To Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Neck Pain

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Active smokers had a worse cumulative degenerative disk disease score by an average of 1 point.

New Opioid Prescribing Technology May Reduce Overprescribing

New Opioid Prescribing Technology May Reduce Overprescribing

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There is a new online-based medication management option designed to assist clinicians prescribing opioids with spotting and monitoring overprescribing.

Committee Recommends FDA Approval of Opioid Addiction Implant

Committee Recommends FDA Approval of Opioid Addiction Implant

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The committee voted 12 to 5 in favor of approving probuphine, the first long-acting, subdermal buprenorphine implant to treat addiction to opioids.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Benefit Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Benefit Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not facilitate wound healing or reduce indications for amputation.

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