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Mindfulness-based stress reduction may improve low back pain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may improve low back pain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction was associated with short-term benefits for pain intensity and physical functioning.

Recommended dose of IV acetaminophen may be insufficient for multiple-trauma patients

Administration of acetaminophen at the recommended dosage yields serum concentrations below 10 µg/mL due to increased elimination.

Surgery patients may have higher risk of opioid addiction

Researchers found that some surgery patients may face a higher risk of becoming dependent on opioids.

CDC's opioid guideline prompts clinician concerns

The recently released CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing remain a topic of debate.

Radiofrequency treatment effective for refractory chronic joint pain

Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain.

Opinion

Lidocaine patches as an alternative pain solution

Lidocaine patches may be effective for patients who are in pain but are looking to avoid drugs that could be addictive.

Collaborating on interventional pain management in primary care

Interventional pain specialists can work together with primary care providers to provide the best care for patients managing chronic pain.

As opioid prescription rates decrease, overdose deaths remain the same: Is this progress?

A national push to decrease opioid prescription rates has not led to a net decrease in overdose deaths. Has progress been made?

Clinical Features

Could disrupted homeostasis cause headaches?

Could disrupted homeostasis cause headaches?

Dysfunction of the endocrine system may lead to various neurologic manifestations, including headaches.

Chest pain in a woman

Chest pain in a woman

A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.

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