Pain

Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature
Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature

CME: Opioid Misuse, Abuse, & Addiction

A recent systematic review provides clinicians with guidance regarding the possible average rates of opioid misuse and addiction. The research also highlights areas in need of further clarification in future research on the growing epidemic.

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Prog-OpioidUse-Feature

Progressive Opioid Use: Who’s At Risk? | Feature

Patients with a history of substance abuse, nicotine use, and a greater burden of illness appear more likely to progress to longer-term opioid use, according to a study. This data may help identify at-risk patients for opioid abuse.

Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature
Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature

Opioid Misuse, Abuse, & Addiction | Feature

A recent systematic review provides clinicians with guidance regarding the possible average rates of opioid misuse and addiction. The research also highlights areas in need of further clarification in future research on the growing epidemic.

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pills-463833797

Opioid Abuse Screening in the ED | Feature

“It is feasible to electronically administer a screening tool for opioid abuse potential to ED patients in a time-efficient manner.”

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non-cacner-opiod-use

CME: Opioid Abuse & Mortality Trends | Feature

Diversion and abuse of prescription opioid medications appears to have increased between 2002 and 2010 and plateaued or decreased between 2011 and 2013, according to new data. While the findings are encouraging, clinicians must remain vigilant in their efforts to control abuse of opioids.

Anesthesiology-2015-FEATURE-IMAGE
Anesthesiology-2015-FEATURE-IMAGE

Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2015 | Feature

New research was presented at Anesthesiology 2015, the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting, from October 24 to 28 in San Diego. The features below highlight some

Predicting Infections After RSA | Feature

“A failed prior arthroplasty was identified as an independent risk factor for infection after RSA.” — Brent J. Morris, MD

PersistentPain-Feature
PersistentPain-Feature

Persistent Pain in Older Patients | Feature

To adequately treat persistent pain in older individuals, a clear understanding of the patient’s treatment goals and expectations is needed. A combination of approaches is essential and a therapeutic alliance should be made between patients and physicians.

non-cacner-opiod-use
non-cacner-opiod-use

Opioid Abuse & Mortality Trends | Feature

Diversion and abuse of prescription opioid medications appears to have increased between 2002 and 2010 and plateaued or decreased between 2011 and 2013, according to new data. While the findings are encouraging, clinicians must remain vigilant in their efforts to control abuse of opioids.

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No-Life-Limited-by-Pain-feature-image

No Life Limited by Pain 2015 | Feature

New research was presented at No Life Limited by Pain 2015, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, from September 17 to 20 in

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Opioid-Use-in-Chronic-Non-Cancer-Pain-SLIDER

CME: Opioid Use in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain | Feature

The management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP)—defined as pain lasting beyond 3 months—has emerged as a significant challenge for healthcare providers throughout the United States. In recent

Virtual Reality for Pain Management – Video | Feature

Psychologist Ted Jones discusses the benefits of using virtual reality to treat pain and explains how the distractions can be more beneficial than pills or injections.

Understanding Unintentional Opioid Overdose Injury | News Brief

Among opioid users, unintentional overdose injury appears to be related to the prescribed opioid’s duration of action, according to researchers from Boston. Patients with chronic painful conditions

The Cost of Pediatric Pain Conditions | News Brief

Healthcare expenditures for pediatric pain-related conditions exert a considerable economic burden on the United States, according to findings of a national study. Pediatric pain-related conditions were associated

Measuring Cognitive Function in Fibromyalgia | News Brief

University of Michigan researchers have found that the Multidimensional Inventory of Subjective Cognitive Impairment (MISCI) appears to be a reliable method for measuring perceived cognitive function in

Comparing Hernia Repair Approaches | News Brief

Among patients with a small umbilical or epigastric hernia, mesh repair appears to halve the long-term risk of recurrence when compared with sutured repair. Researchers found recurrence

PersistentPain-Feature
PersistentPain-Feature

CME: Persistent Pain in Older Patients | Feature

To adequately treat persistent pain in older individuals, a clear understanding of the patient’s treatment goals and expectations is needed. A combination of approaches is essential and a therapeutic alliance should be made between patients and physicians.

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Opioid-Use-&-RSA-FEATURE-IMAGE

Opioid Use & Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty | Opinion Article

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), a procedure designed for treating diseased rotator cuff tears with arthritis, can be used to improve function and provide pain relief. Opioids are

IAS2015-Feature
IAS2015-Feature

IAS 2015 | Opinion Article

New research was presented at IAS 2015, the International AIDS Society Conference, from July 19 to 22 in Vancouver, Canada. The features below highlight some of the

Ethical-Pain-Management-ED-Feature
Ethical-Pain-Management-ED-Feature

Ethical Pain Management in the ED | Opinion Article

According to published reports, up to 75% of ED patients present with pain-related complaints, and more than half come to the ED with severe or moderate pain.

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