Strontium89 (Strontium Chloride Sr-89 injection), a radiopharmaceutical indicated for the relief of bone pain in patients with painful skeletal metastases, has been made available by Q BioMed.
For older adults, initiation of tramadol is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture compared with initiation of codeine, ibuprofen, and other commonly used NSAIDs
Many patients who develop new low back pain receive advanced imaging and opioids without having been prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or physical therapy.
For patients with chronic pain, medical cannabis use has a positive effect on maintaining sleep; however, cannabinoids do not appear to reduce cancer pain.
Pain phenotypes can be used in the future to attempt prediction of response to treatment in patients with painful chronic pancreatitis and thus provides a framework for personalized pain management.
More than half of world’s population has poor, nonexistent access to palliative care
Data from a study investigating the efficacy and safety of 6-week low-dose prednisolone in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis were presented at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting.
Treatment with either teriparatide or percutaneous vertebroplasty significantly and similarly improved quality of life and reduced pain in patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.
In an online survey, women reported that cannabis was effective in reducing pain and other symptoms related to endometriosis.
Researchers successfully classified most participants with chronic pain according to the proposed classification of chronic pain in the ICD-11 and found that participants did not benefit from self-management chronic pain programs.