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Clinicians Increasingly Ignoring Guidelines for Headaches

Clinicians are increasingly ordering advanced diagnostic imaging and referring patients to other physicians for the management of headache, despite recommendations in evidence-based guidelines against these practices.

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Prevalence, Characteristics of Persistent Pain

Estimated rates of chronic pain and measurements for assessment vary significantly in published research, making it difficult to identify potentially unmet needs for pain management.

Prescription Painkillers Fueling ER Overdose Cases

A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications.

Diabetic Neuropathy Patients, Risk of Falls

When walking up and down stairs, patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are slower at generating strength at the ankle and knee compared to control participants, which may increase the risk of falls.

Weight-Loss Surgery, Severe Headache Risk

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches.

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half

Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs with Antidepressant Effects?

Subgroups may benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment such as patients with elevated inflammatory markers or a somatic comorbidity.

News

MDs See Reduced Opioid Rx With State Drug Monitoring Programs

In a new survey, nearly 75 percent of physicians believe that state prescription drug monitoring programs have led to a reduction in the prescribing of opioids.

Safety of APAP Questioned: Is It Time for a New Review?

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Lidocaine Delivered Directly Into Nasal Cavity May Help with Migraine

Therapy reduces pain level by about one-third for up to a month

Among Fibromyalgia Patients, Suicidal Ideation Is Prevalent

Strong correlations with depression, anxiety, sleep quality, and global mental health

FDA Wants More Info Before Approving Exparel for Post-Op Nerve Block

The FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of Exparel (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in nerve block to provide postsurgical analgesia.

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