Gary Rothbard

MD, MS

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Opioids Found to Increase Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Particularly in HIV

Opioids Found to Increase Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Particularly in HIV

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The risk for community-acquired pneumonia may be increased in patients with and without HIV who take prescription opioids, particularly for high doses of opioids or opioids with immunosuppressive properties.

Ultrasound-Guided C2 Coblation May Be Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

Ultrasound-Guided C2 Coblation May Be Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

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Treatment of cervicogenic headache with ultrasound-guided C2 nerve root coblation was associated with significant reductions in pain for at least 24 weeks.

CBT Program Effective for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

CBT Program Effective for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

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Cognitive behavioral therapy was found to be more effective in reducing the use of nonmedical opioids compared with standard methadone drug counseling in patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment programs.

Greater Walking Frequency, Duration May Reduce Risk for Low Back Pain

Greater Walking Frequency, Duration May Reduce Risk for Low Back Pain

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Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.

Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Greater Complications After Cardiac Surgery

Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Greater Complications After Cardiac Surgery

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Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, those with vs without opioid use disorder may have higher rates of complications and encounter greater costs.

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