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Get comfortable with pain assessment

There are many methods for evaluating pain in the primary care setting, many of which can be completed by patients in the waiting room and have diagnostic value during the clinical encounter.
1 Jun 2020

In older adults, psychological therapies have small benefits for treating chronic pain, review finds

Psychological interventions such as group therapy were associated with significant improvements in pain intensity and catastrophizing beliefs.
15 May 2018

Hospital at home plus transition care reduced readmissions, improved patient satisfaction in a case-control study

The study included 295 patients treated under this hospital-at-home (HaH) model and a control group of 212 patients who met HaH eligibility but declined participation or were seen in the ED when an HaH admission could not be initiated.
26 Jun 2018

Optimal postoperative opioid prescription duration for common procedures ranges from 4 to 15 days

An editorial noted that surgeons should have patients anticipate some postoperative discomfort rather than expect a pain-free recovery and should discuss other analgesics to try before opioids, with an option to escalate to them if needed.
3 Oct 2017

Survey finds that of the 1 in 3 U.S. adults who used a prescription opioid in 2015, 1 in 8 misused them

Weighted estimates from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggested that 91.8 million (37.8%) adults used prescription opioids, 11.5 million (4.7%) misused them, and 1.9 million (0.8%) had a use disorder.
1 Aug 2017

Little evidence that gabapentinoids work for low back pain

Gabapentin showed minimal improvement of pain compared with placebo, while pregabalin was not as effective compared to other types of analgesic medication, the study showed.
22 Aug 2017

Recommended: Move hydrocodone combo products to schedule II

This regulatory update covers a proposed reclassification of hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II, and approval of an extended-release version of hydrocodone bitartrate for pain management.
1 Jan 2014

Federation of State Medical Boards updates guidelines for chronic use of opioids

The guidelines address ongoing monitoring, treatment agreements, and state prescription drug monitoring programs, among other areas.
23 May 2017

Weighing benefits, harms of cannabis

Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
1 Apr 2019

Take time to ease the pain of elderly patients

Assessing and managing pain can be complicated in elderly patients. Learn which tools work, which tools don't, and how to optimize treatment.
1 Jul 2013

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