An interdisciplinary work group has developed new guidelines for inpatient pain management that was perceived as helpful by clinicians.
Recognizing prescription opioid dependence and expanding the use of buprenorphine could improve the quality of life for patients with chronic pain.
Greater high-frequency heart rate variability during mindfulness meditation was found to be associated with reduced pain unpleasantness.
Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products.
Ibuprofen doses of 400, 600, and 800 mg were found to provide comparable analgesia in adult patients seen in the emergency department with moderate to severe acute pain.
Central, but not overall, obesity linked to obstructive coronary artery disease underlying stable chest pain.
Verdict could have huge implications as other states and communities target pharmaceutical firms.
Kangaroo care may effectively reduce pain over repeated painful procedures in infants in neonatal intensive care units.
But evidence insufficient to assess impact of many treatments to reduce headache frequency in youth.
Three or more servings of caffeinated beverages associated with higher odds for headache that day.
Patients with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have an increased risk for the development of long-term lower back pain.
More education needed to warn of burn risk from hot pavement, particularly as temps exceed 100.
Self-administered acupressure may be efficacious for reducing pain and fatigue in patients with chronic low back pain.
However, sleep disorder does not lessen the impact of pain intensity, disability on health care utilization.
Prescribing fewer opioid pills after surgery and providing opioid use education before surgery may reduce postoperative opioid consumption.
Odds of long-term opioid use up with initial Rx for 5- to 9-day supply vs supply of less than 5 days.
Rates of opioid administration were found to be high in opioid-naive inpatients.
Increased risk for several neonatal, postnatal outcomes for offspring exposed to maternal migraine.
Retail customers report decreases in prescriptions, over-the-counter meds due to effectiveness of cannabis.
Patients with vs without episodic or chronic cluster headache may have reduced sleep quality.