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

Earlier Physical Therapy May Help Older Patients With Back Pain

For older adults presenting to their primary care providers with a new visit for back pain, early referral to physical therapy (PT) services results in no clinically meaningful differences in outcomes; however, the extent of improvement in symptoms may be greater.

Is More Propofol Needed for MRI Sedation in ADHD?

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) undergoing sedation for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) do not have a higher dose requirement for propofol.

Some Migraine Sufferers May Be at Increased Risk of Stroke

Older adults who have migraines may have a higher risk of stroke if they smoke, new study findings published in Neurology suggest.

Do Lidocaine Patches Reduce Pain After Robotic Cardiac Valve Surgery?

Lidocaine 5 percent patches had no impact on measures of acute or persistent pain

Gender Differences Seen With Cognitive Decline Post-Anesthesia

Older women are more likely than men to experience deterioration of cognitive function and brain volume after surgery with general anesthesia, new research finds.

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