Acute Pain Feature Archive

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.

Wrist Pain After A Fall: More Than A Simple Fracture

Wrist Pain After A Fall: More Than A Simple Fracture

Wrist injuries are common after a fall on an outstretched hand, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.

Extended-Release Oxycodone/Acetaminophen: Overview of a Novel Opioid

Extended-Release Oxycodone/Acetaminophen: Overview of a Novel Opioid

CPA reports on a new analgesic formulation designed to provide both immediate and prolonged analgesia for up to 12 hours in patients with acute pain.

HADS: A Quick and Effective Measure of Anxiety and Depression in Acute Pain

HADS: A Quick and Effective Measure of Anxiety and Depression in Acute Pain

The HADs is a valid measure of anxiety and depression in patients with acute lower back pain.

Guidelines for Treating Pain After Dermatologic Surgery

Guidelines for Treating Pain After Dermatologic Surgery

New guidelines for managing pain from dermatologic surgery aim to provide evidence-based tools for pain treatment and reduce opioid use.

Non-Contrast CT: An Effective Option for Evaluating Acute Abdominal Pain

Non-Contrast CT: An Effective Option for Evaluating Acute Abdominal Pain

Austin Payor, DO, from the department of emergency medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and colleagues enrolled 72 ED patients undergoing NCCT of the abdomen and pelvis for acute nontraumatic abdominal pain.

Approaching Pain Management from a New Perspective

Approaching Pain Management from a New Perspective

Moving from a 'taking the car to a mechanic' paradigm to a biopsychosocial paradigm of the actively engaged patient.

Assessing Pain: Do the Scales Measure Up?

Assessing Pain: Do the Scales Measure Up?

There are many ways to assess pain in patients.

Science Fiction or Modern Medicine?

Science Fiction or Modern Medicine?

From apps that track pain symptoms to using apps as distractions during procedures, pain management specialists are increasingly turning toward technology in their every day practices.

Education Key in Pre-Surgical Discussions

Education Key in Pre-Surgical Discussions

Many medical centers are now developing multi-professional teams who will identify patients likely to have post-op problems.

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