Pain Management Resource Center

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Exercise or Surgery for Knee Pain?

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful.

Smokers Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Smokers and patients exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and opioids during surgery than nonsmokers.

First Combo Rx for Adolescent Migraines

Pernix announced that the FDA has approved Treximet (sumatriptan, naproxen sodium) for use in patients aged ≥12 for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid's Effect on Prescribing, Overdoses

Rates of both prescription opioid overdoses and dispensing of prescription opioid pain relievers dropped substantially after the introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone HCI (OxyContin; Purdue Pharma), according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

A mindfulness program appears to be beneficial for patients with chronic pain.

Exercise Cuts Pain Interference From DPN

Aerobic exercise may help reduce perceived pain interference resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

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.

News

Data on New Naloxone Capsule for Opioid-Induced Constipation Released

Sustained release formula efficacious, with no indication of opioid withdrawal or increase in pain

Surgery May Help Adolescents With Frequent Migraines

Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for adolescents who haven't gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests.

Paraspinal Fat Infiltration Tied to Low Back Pain, Disability

Paraspinal fat infiltration correlates with high-intensity pain/disability and with structural abnormalities in the lumbar spine.

Faster Dissolving NSAID Now Available for Acute Pain

Iroko announced the launch of Tivorbex (indomethacin) capsules for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults.

Methadone Associated With Initial QTc Prolongation in Chronic Pain

For patients with chronic pain, methadone is associated with a small, but nonsignificant, initial increase in QTc, which does not persist.

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