Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and 6-month follow-up
Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.
Intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation have shown promise for the treatment of cancer pain in initial studies.
From 2010 to 2016, synthetic opioid involvement up from 14.3 to 45.9% of opioid-related deaths
Based on data from multiple sources, many opioid-overdose deaths seem to be suicides
At discharge, 92.2% of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63% unused
The use of high doses of opioids — particularly long-acting opioids — during surgery may increase the risk for 30-day readmission.
Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use
It is important for clinicians to quickly and accurately determine potential underlying causes and to prescribe treatments that take into account comorbidities and medications that older patients may be taking for them.
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
Heavy use in Crohn's, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death
Group cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education may be more effective than usual care for improving pain and physical function in patients presenting with chronic pain at low-income clinics.
FDA has called on social media companies and internet service providers to take a proactive approach in curbing online selling of opioids through their platforms.
The two most prevalent HIV symptoms, fatigue and muscle aches, are more common in women than men and can worsen with menopause.
The rate of ER visits for suspected opioid-related overdoses has increased by a mean of 5.6% per quarter.
Intravenous, patch lidocaine might be effective in treating, preventing chronic pain.
The quality of sleep partly relieved the correlation between PSTD and pain intensity, interference.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor brain activity in patients with osteoarthritis who were administered either genuine or placebo electroacupuncture.
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.
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.
Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolismApril 27, 2017
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.
Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.
At 1 month after the intervention, the percentage of responders was higher in the GC IDI group than the control group.
Dysfunction of the endocrine system may lead to various neurologic manifestations, including headaches.
The researchers estimated that only 1 in 6 patients gained a benefit from taking NSAIDs.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.
Treatment with high-dose crizanlizumab resulted in an annual rate of sickle cell-related pain crises that was 45.3% lower compared with placebo.
The use of a decision aid in patients at risk of acute coronary syndrome increased patient knowledge about their risk.
A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.