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Pain sensation may be altered by verum, sham electroacupuncture

Pain sensation may be altered by verum, sham electroacupuncture

Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor brain activity in patients with osteoarthritis who were administered either genuine or placebo electroacupuncture.

FDA: Botanical drug kratom contains opioid compounds

Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and 2 of the top 5 most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. In addition, there have been 44 reported deaths associated with the use of kratom, often in combination with other substances, Gottlieb said.

Brief intervention may be beneficial for adolescents with chronic pain

A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.

Opinion

Managing pain in primary care

A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.

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.

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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