The majority of existing clinical guidelines and consensus statements on pain management at the end of life in the intensive care unit agree on a set of recommendations that include the use of high doses of opioid.
Economic hardship was defined as having an equivalized household disposable income <60% of the median disposable income of the population of Denmark that year.
Most critical care nurses feel inadequately prepared to provide palliative care.
Men and women may respond differently to opioids prescribed for pain relief.
A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the case of a 25-year-old woman who developed methemoglobinemia following the use of topical benzocaine.
Marijuana use is common among adults with medical conditions, especially younger people.
Biofeedback may effectively improve headache and urinary incontinence related to prostatectomy.
More men with long-term opioid use are screened for low testosterone than men taking opioids for a short period of time; however, given the known link between opioid use and low testosterone, these rates were still lower than expected.
Use of the widely prescribed opioid tramadol is associated with a greater risk for developing hypoglycemia compared with almost every other opioid.
Rates of marijuana use are especially high among men and women of reproductive age. How should physicians advise patients who are trying to conceive about marijuana?