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

Adolescent Lifestyle Not Strongly Tied to Later Muscular Pain

Adverse health behaviors in adolescence are only moderately associated with later musculoskeletal pain in adulthood.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Offer Multiple Benefits

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), frequently utilized by emergency medicine physicians and designed to help identify patients who "doctor shop" for prescriptions, are used to guide clinical decisions and opioid prescribing, as well as to facilitate discussions and provide patient education. .

20% of Patients Prescribed an Opioid Could Progress to Long-Term Use

Mayo Clinic researchers found that one in four patients prescribed an opioid for the first time progress to long-term prescriptions.

Pharmacy Shopping, Overlapping Rx Linked to Opioid Overdoses

Patients who use of multiple pharmacies concurrently (pharmacy shopping) and have overlapping prescriptions for opioid medications have a greater risk of opioid overdose events, according to a study in The Journal of Pain.

Data on New Naloxone Capsule for Opioid-Induced Constipation Released

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

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