Pain Management Resource Center

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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.

Post-Op Pain Management Improves

The percentage of American patients who experience serious postoperative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade

New Drug Product: Zubsolv

Maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.


Fewer Teens Abusing Narcotics and Alcohol, but E-Cigarette Rates High

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and prescription pain drugs for non-medical use by teenagers have declined since 2013, although rates of e-cigarette use among this population is concerning.

Potential Drug-Drug Interactions Occur in Nearly Half of Pediatric Hospitalizations

Nearly half of pediatric patients treated at a children's hospital may be exposed to a potential drug-drug interaction (PDDI), which could lead to significant medication-related adverse drug events (ADEs).

No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women with Migraines

New research has found no link between migraine headaches and risk for breast cancer.

Pre-Op Opioid Use Tied to Higher Post-Op Dependence

Greater preoperative opioid use may predict increased immediate postoperative opioid demand and decreased incidence of postoperative opioid independence among spine surgery patients.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss May Ease Knee Pain

Current evidence, though limited, suggests that bariatric surgery with subsequent marked weight loss may reduce knee complaints in morbidly obese adults.

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