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Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

For opioid-naive patients, early physical therapy tied to less opioid use in shoulder, neck, knee, back pain.

News Manual Therapy vs Opioids for Management of Shoulder, Spine Pain

Manual Therapy vs Opioids for Management of Shoulder, Spine Pain

Choosing — or starting treatment with — manual therapy over opioid medications for the management of spine or shoulder may result in lower associated downstream costs.

Healthday Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.

News Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

An intervention by community pharmacists consisting of sending elderly patients educational information on deprescribing of inappropriate medications resulted in higher levels of discontinuation of inappropriate medications within 6 months compared with those in patients who received usual care.

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Pediatric palliative care outcome measures often miss quality of life

A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did not measure psychometric properties.

Healthday AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

App can cut both severity of advanced cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions.

News Workplace, Clinical Factors Linked to Employment Outcomes in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Workplace, Clinical Factors Linked to Employment Outcomes in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Data identified both clinical and employment factors that may predict poor work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

News Central Sensitization in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Central Sensitization in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome may have altered conditioned pain modulation, as well as a high number of pain locations associated with negative conditioned pain modulation.

News Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.

News Guidelines on the Use of OnabotulinumtoxinA for Chronic Migraine

Guidelines on the Use of OnabotulinumtoxinA for Chronic Migraine

Researchers and pain experts formulated guidelines for the use of onabotulinumtoxinA for the management of chronic migraine.

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