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

Provider Demographics Can Affect Pain Treatment Decisions

Pain management treatment decisions may be impacted by a health care provider's demographic characteristics.

Morphine May Be Unsafe in Some Post-Tonsillectomy

Research suggests children with obstructive sleep apnea should not be given morphine for post-op pain

AAP Issues Policy Statement on Marijuana Legalization

But supports compassionate use for children with debilitating, terminal illnesses

Pre-Op Back Pain, Pain Sensitivity Predict Outcomes

Findings in a group of patients undergoing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis

Abuse-Deterrent Hysingla ER Tabs Launched

Purdue announced the launch of Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release tablets.

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