In patients with chronic non-oncological perineal pain, ganglion impar block with conventional radiofrequency may result in improved pain relief compared with pulsed radiofrequency ablation.
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Patients who are obese and experience knee pain were found to have improved pressure pain threshold at the patella and the wrist after weight loss associated with bariatric surgery vs medical management.
Epidural steroid injections may be associated with reduced bone mineral density and an increased risk for vertebral fracture.
Hydrolysis of urine before benzodiazepine immunoassay screening and optimization of the immunoassay absorbance cutoff were found to improve the rate of false-negative screening.
Pain relief of at least 50% following a prognostic genicular nerve block may not predict pain relief following genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation in patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis.
Evidence for the effectiveness of oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy and other forms of neuropathic pain is limited.
Self-guided online cognitive behavioral pain management may result in improved “worst” pain but not “average” pain compared with usual care for the treatment of painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
A stepwise pain treatment may improve sleep in nursing home patients with dementia and depression.
Compared with placebo, gabapentin administered pre- and postoperatively may reduce the time to postoperative opioid cessation, but was not shown to improve postoperative pain resolution.
Unilateral and bilateral knee pain may be associated with development of prefrailty and frailty over 6 years.
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