A new Chronic Pain Management module has been added to the Medical Home Builder 2.0, ACP's online tool that enables clinicians and staff members to measure and, where needed, improve patient care and office workflow based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home model.
31 Jul 2012
This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Nov 2018
An ACP clinical practice guideline officially recommended noninvasive and nonpharmacologic treatments for patients with acute low back pain who are not at risk for serious underlying conditions.
1 Oct 2017
This issue covers topics such as cholesterol management, wearable health care technology, and post-traumatic stress disorder after a life-threatening illness.
1 Nov 2015
A different approach to pain.
1 Jun 2015
Nerve blockade is the most effective option for managing pain after hip fracture, according to a review funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
17 May 2011
The American Academy of Neurology issued a position paper outlining steps that can help physicians who prescribe chronic opioid analgesic therapy (COAT) for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP).
7 Oct 2014
Pain is one of the most common symptoms seen by primary care physicians, but it can be the most difficult to handle. Chronic pain often requires time-intensive, complex regimens that call for careful management and monitoring, which is not easy to achieve in a busy primary care practice.
1 May 2011
The FDA recommends that clinicians stop prescribing and dispensing combination drugs that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose.
1 May 2014
Opioids can be used safely for pain management in most patients, but for a small but significant percentage, there is a real chance of addiction and other harms. Experts increasingly look to the prescribed drugs in a medicine cabinet as a source of concern.
1 May 2011