Numerous pain medications are available, presenting a challenge for clinicians to determine which one is best for a particular patient.
In one analysis of acupuncture, a moderate effect size was found for acupuncture vs no treatment, while a smaller yet statistically significant effect size was found for acupuncture over sham acupuncture techniques.
Counseling is key to safe and effective opioid use and storage.
Review risk factors for complicated postoperative pain management.
The Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) is a validated tool that can help clinicians quantify a patient's risk of overdose.
There are 5 skills that physicians can use to help treat patients with pain.
Several recent approvals of abuse-deterrent formulations have changed the landscape of options for pain management.
"Details matter" when taking an integrative approach to chronic pain care.
Good outcomes begin with a foundation of thorough evaluation and assessment.
Providers may overlook or be unaware of the different tools available to them to assist them in pain management decisions.
ED physicians should consider a patient's subjective pain assessment by specifically asking how pain is affecting function, and then adjust treatment approaches based on a physical examination.
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- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
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- 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