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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

Rx Drug Abuse Tied to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Addicts' use of a powerful painkiller is driving a large HIV outbreak in Indiana, according to health officials.

More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab

Health care workers who are involved in procedures utilizing radiation more often report experiencing work-related musculoskeletal pain.

Preconception Low Dose Aspirin Could Help Some Women After Pregnancy Loss

A low-dose aspirin (LDA) regimen initiated before conception may increase fecundability in some women with a recent early pregnancy loss, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Prescription Opioid Use Stable, But Patients Using Stronger Painkillers

The percentage of adults aged 20 years and older that used a prescription opioid analgesic in the past 30 days remained stable through 2011-2012, although use has doubled compared to 1988-1994, according to a new survey from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Use Caution When Prescribing NSAIDs to Patients After Recent MI

The risk of bleeding and cardiovascular events with concomitant use of NSAIDs and antithrombotic agents in patients with recent MI has not been established in prior research, but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association is believed to be the first to investigate this association.

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