Highest average annual percentage of change from 2001 to 2015 seen for Estonia, then US.
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.
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.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.
A stepped-care model of pain management implemented in primary care was successful in increasing the proportion of veteran patients reporting moderate to severe pain, as well as decreasing the use of opioids for pain management.
Narcan, Evzio chemically stable for at least 10 to 12 months after listed expiration dates.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain.
Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use.
Clinicians who prescribe gabapentin for off-label uses should assess available evidence for a given indication.
The clinical profiles of patients taking over-the-counter pain medications were found to be poorer than expected, with a high prevalence of migraine headache and many reporting frequent and disabling pain for extended durations.
Advanced practice providers were found to prescribe more opioids and in larger quantities compared with other physicians.
Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.
For patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin is superior to pregabalin, with fewer and less severe adverse events.
Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.
A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability.
Considerable proportion of healthy individuals without back pain have MRI positive for sacroiliitis.
Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents.
Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States.
Cassipa combines buprenorphine, an opioid (partial agonist-antagonist), and naloxone, an opioid antagonist.
In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.
An elderly man presents to the emergency department with elbow and biceps pain after falling on the stairs.
Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.
Increase in mean OMEs filled in initial opioid rx after hydrocodone's change from schedule III to II.
The number of patients prescribed opioids and visiting an emergency department or requiring hospitalization decreased from 2009 to 2015.
Dose-response association with highest odds of opioid-related death with high-dose pregabalin.
Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain.
A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.
Differences exist in race and gender in patients with chronic lower back pain, especially in pain sensitivity and severity due to aftersensations from mechanical punctuate pain and deep muscle hyperalgesia.
Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.