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Pain during IUD insertion reduced with lidocaine nerve block

Pain during IUD insertion reduced with lidocaine nerve block

A 1% paracervical nerve block may be useful for reducing patient-reported pain during IUD insertion.

Effects of cannabis treatment in adult patients with PTSD

Researchers found that cannabis may alleviate neuropathic pain, but is not associated with benefit for adults with PTSD.

Clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentinoids for pain

Gabapentinoids may be overprescribed, in part as a response to the opioid epidemic.

Opinion

Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

The role of prescription habits in the opioid epidemic

Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.

Clinical Features

Opioids and naloxone for pain management

Opioids and naloxone for pain management

Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care is recommended for patients who have a high risk for opioid overdose.

Could disrupted homeostasis cause headaches?

Could disrupted homeostasis cause headaches?

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

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