Geriatric Pain Management
Those who experience knee buckling are at increased risk of recurrent falls.
Earlier hospice enrollment important area to focus on to improve the quality of end-of-life cancer care.
Decreased pain reporting can cause misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, and complications.
System-level interventions that link pain assessments to intervention measures are likely to be powerful tools for addressing pain in nursing home residents.
The extremes of age provide special challenges to treating chronic pain.
No benefit on lower extremity function and increased risk of falls for higher monthly doses.
OA affects over 20 million Americans and is most prevalent among the elderly, causing potentially debilitating symptoms of muscle weakness, pain, and joint stiffness.
Evidence-based approach helps nurses reduce pain in elderly patients with cognitive impairment.
Taking time to consider a patient's pain may help those in charge of care empathize more and alter pain management decisions.
Sedentary men have improvement in peak power output after six-week HIIT intervention.
Intervention also effective for reducing proton pump inhibitor prescribing.
The key to treating older patients with pain? "Don't assume anything."
Mobile device use is growing rapidly in older adults.
Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years.
Prevalence of osteoporosis 16.2% in adults aged 65 years and older; higher among women
Two new codes would be established; would be used for conversations about care options.
Falls are the major cause among Americans 65 and older, researchers say.
Dose-response associations identified for traumatic brain injury severity and frequency.
Effect seems to extend to patients exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as smokers.
Researchers find patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests.
Cocaine, heroin and marijuana are the most popular illegal drugs abused among seniors.
Osteo Bi-Flex announced the launch of Osteo Bi-Flex EASE, a mini-tab supplement that promotes joint comfort through a novel collagen-based formula.
Projections indicate that the incidence and costs of fractures related to osteoporosis will double by 2035 in China, according to new data.
A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment can optimize meds
Despite long-term pain relief in Parkinson's, STN DBS does not seem to prevent new pain from forming.
For older adults with new primary care visit for back pain, no improvement with early imaging.
Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for osteoporosis, may reduce the rate of new spinal fractures by 86%.
Good screening is key to good treatment.
Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services.
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.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use
- Women Frequently Prescribed High Doses of Opioids After Vaginal Delivery
- Notifications by PDMPs May Not Effectively Reduce Opioid Misuse
- Virtual Reality May Effectively Reduce Sensory, Affective, and Cognitive Pain During Labor
- Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neuropathic Pain Medications
- Higher Buprenorphine Dose May Not Increase Severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Ketamine Infusions May Be Effective for Refractory Headache
- Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults
- Opioid Use Disorder Prevalence at Delivery on the Rise in the US, According to CDC
- Suprazygomatic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block May Quickly Relieve Status Migrainosus Pain
- Pharmacologically Induced Headache Accompanied by Dilated Cephalic Vessels
- IV Lidocaine May Be Safe, Efficacious for Pediatric Status Migraine
- Gray Matter Changes in Migraine Associated With Clinical Characteristics