Acute pain management in the emergency department with low-dose ketamine may provide pain relief comparable with morphine at 30 minutes.
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Opioid use in patients with ankylosing spondylitis may be associated with subjective measures of disease and depression, but not objective measures of inflammation.
Administration of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire before and after migraine surgery may provide contextual information regarding migraine pain relative to other conditions.
Patient education and information gathering are important initial approaches to managing concerning behaviors such as missing appointments or taking more opioid medication than prescribed.
Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, a newly defined syndrome characterized by flank tenderness, may successfully be treated with lidocaine injections and alternative treatments.
Patients used only 40% of the hydrocodone-acetaminophen combination tablets prescribed to them following rhinoplasty.
Parent- and nurse-controlled analgesia may not reduce postoperative pain in children with developmental delay compared with opioids administered by a nurse as needed.
High levels of stress may be associated with poor acute treatment outcomes in patients with chronic migraine.
Abstinent smokers may have reduced preoperative pain tolerance and increased postoperative opioid use compared with nonsmokers.
Catastrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder in both children and parents.