Patients with tobacco dependence and pulmonary embolism are likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of initial discharge due to pulmonary embolism.
This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say
AAN 2016 Cerebrovascular Disease
For both smokers and nonsmokers, adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy is associated with a reduced risk of second stroke in the 90 days following a stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA)—but that association is much stronger among smokers
Helping providers understand such conduct, and how to use these lessons learned to "enhance current prescribing compliance protocols in a manner that preserves patient access to controlled medication where clinically appropriate" was the focus of a course presented at PAINWeek 2014 by Jennifer Bolen, JD, of The Legal Side of Pain, a division of the J. Bolen Group, LLC, Nashville, Tennessee.
Treatment options should focus on slowing progression, relieving pain, and restoring function.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common condition that is easy to identify and treat, says Victor Rosenfeld, MD, to attendees of PAINWeek 2013.
An estimated 18% of Americans suffer migraines, 20% of whom experience visual and neurologically-complex perceptual disturbances known as auras. Paradoxically, those often-frightening distortions may have enriched our world by influencing the art of famous painters and authors, said Gary W. Jay, MD, DAAPM, FAAPM, CEO and CMO of Virtuous Pharma, Inc. to attendees at PAINWeek 2014.