The Guideline Development Group of the WHO agreed that its recommendations on managing chronic pain in children would be based on the principles that access to pain management is a fundamental human right and children have a right to the highest possible standard of health.
Clinical Pain Advisor met with Scharles Konadu, MD, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Specialty Board, to discuss how deeply racial inequity is woven into our health care system.
Anna Lembke, MD, discusses how patients who use drugs are affected by the convergence of 2 public health emergencies – increasing overdose rates, and the COVID-19 pandemic – and addresses controversial solutions proposed by other investigators.
To learn more about the overlapping crises of the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed pain specialist Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Top osteoarthritis experts as identified by Expertscape are participating in research that will identify methods for prevention, improved diagnosis, and effective treatment of this prevalent condition.
Physicians should remain cognizant that this is a rapidly and continually evolving situation and that, although some regulations are being relaxed as the country reopens, there might be an increase in cases.
Physicians and hospitals have urged the public to seek immediate medical care when needed, with reassurance regarding sound infection control practices that hospitals have implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mitigating the spread of a virus as infectious as SARS-CoV-2 requires having ample and accurate diagnostic tests available. However, in the United States, community transmission began to occur before adequate testing measures could be implemented.
Paul G. Mathew, MD and Steven D. Bender, DDS, uniquely encounter patients with TMD and migraine in their respective practice and offer their insight regarding the diagnosis and management this often overlooked comorbidity.
COVID-19 is one of the most difficult and challenging events of modern times, upending clinicians’ sense of order and control,1 inundating medical facilities with patients and potentially overwhelming the healthcare system in the US.
Investigators examine the role of miRNAs in migraine, including understanding its pathogenesis, the population at risk, diagnosis, patient stratification, chronification risk factors, response to treatments, and miRNA-based therapeutic options.
In recent years, a number of preclinical models have shown that cannabinoids may be highly effective at improving inflammation and, therefore, may be a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with a closed-loop system that uses recorded evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) is superior to a fixed-output, open-loop system for patients with chronic back and leg pain.
The Science of Cannabis Symposium welcomed both clinicians and legal experts and aimed to provide medical and legal education for healthcare providers who are considering the use of cannabis in their medical practice.
In recent years, the off-label prescription of antidepressants for the treatment of chronic pain has increased, along with evidence of their effectiveness and mechanistic underpinnings when used for this purpose. Depression is a common comorbidity among patients with chronic pain, and the use of these agents may alleviate symptoms of both disorders. Typically, however, significantly…
Interventional pain modalities provide alternative analgesia in patients who are intolerant of pharmacologic agents, have comorbidities that require multiple medications, or have pain refractory to oral medications.
A substantial percentage of patients with primary headache disorders are unresponsive to standard pharmacologic therapies, with pain-free response rates of 45% at 15 minutes and 30% at 2 hours, following the use of rescue medications.1 Such findings, along with the range of side effects associated with these agents, highlight the need for novel treatment options…
The American College of Physicians endorses the necessity of a comprehensive process for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest to ensure the integrity of clinical guidelines and guidance statements.
Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.