Numerous pain medications are available, presenting a challenge for clinicians to determine which one is best for a particular patient.
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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.
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.
Setting patient expectations of early pain relief may help influence treatment outcomes.
The technology is already there, the biggest problem is cost, and people who know what they are doing to run it.
Pain catastrophizing was a significant predictor of pain intensity.
Attitudes toward managing chronic pain patients did not change in either quality improvement group.
Since fibromyalgia is characterized by elevated levels of circulating proinflammatory cytokines, looking at measures to reduce these variables is key to treating patients with this condition,
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