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Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Researchers found that back pain patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids.

News Use of ketamine for pain management and treatment of depression

Use of ketamine for pain management and treatment of depression

Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment.

Healthday Opioid use before TKA causes less pain relief

Opioid use before TKA causes less pain relief

Clinicians should consider limiting pre-TKA opioid prescriptions to optimize the benefits of TKA.

News PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.

News Corticosteroids for sore throat: a mixed bag of results

Corticosteroids for sore throat: a mixed bag of results

Oral corticosteroids could be an alternative symptomatic treatment for acute sore throat, which is a significant burden in primary care and a source of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

Healthday 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.

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

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.

Healthday Surgery patients may have higher risk of opioid addiction

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.

News CDC's opioid guideline prompts clinician concerns

CDC's opioid guideline prompts clinician concerns

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

News Radiofrequency treatment effective for refractory chronic joint pain

Radiofrequency treatment effective for refractory chronic joint pain

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

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