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ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability.

CDC Guideline for Opioid Prescribing May Have Effectively Reduced Opioid Prescribing Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" may have contributed to a further reduction in several opioid prescribing practices.

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

Current Guidelines for Management of Low Back Pain

Current Guidelines for Management of Low Back Pain

An estimated 31 million Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime.

Case Study: Elbow and Biceps Pain After a Fall

Case Study: Elbow and Biceps Pain After a Fall

An elderly man presents to the emergency department with elbow and biceps pain after falling on the stairs.

Slideshows

Ortho Dx: Right Ankle Pain Following Sports Injury

Ortho Dx: Right Ankle Pain Following Sports Injury

A 12-year-old girl presents with right ankle pain after a fall on wet grass.

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

A 75-year-old woman complains of lower back pain after falling out of bed the previous morning, which resulted in extreme ...

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