Pain Management Resource Center

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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

Weak Evidence for Seizure Med in Treating Neuropathic Pain

Antiepileptic medications like zonisamide have sometimes used in pain management, but a new review suggests that there is no evidence to support its efficacy in treating various neuropathic pain conditions.

CDC: Reduce Opioid Exposure Among Reproductive-Aged Women

A new study shows the need for more interventions to reduce opioid prescriptions among women of reproductive potential, especially when safer alternatives are available or when opioid use is unnecessary.

Toxicity of Tapentadol in Pediatric Patients

Until now, there have been no published studies on the toxicity of tapentadol in pediatric patients.

PCPs Can Use U/S to Rationalize Tx in Acute Shoulder Pain

For patients with acute shoulder pain, ultrasound imaging can be used by primary care physicians to rationalize treatment.

NSAIDs Up Odds of Anastomotic Leak Post-Colorectal Resection

For patients undergoing nonelective colorectal resection, postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) administration is associated with increased odds of anastomotic leaks.

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