Pain

Researchers Develop Game Changing Strategy for Pain Relief | News Brief

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and this figure is expected to grow, driven by the increased life expectancy, increasing incidence of diabetes and cancer, combined with better survival rates, often leaving patients with severe and poorly treated pain.

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

Surgery & Opioid Dependence Risk | News Brief

Opioid-naïve patients undergoing surgery appear to be at higher risk for subsequent chronic opioid use. Clinicians should closely monitor these patients whenever they receive opioids during the postoperative period.

What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Feature

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 | Feature

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

Acute Treatments for Pediatric Migraine | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 children and adolescents present to the ED each year with a complaint of headaches. At the time when these patients present

Urine Drug Tests: Effective for Uncovering Opioid Misuse But Easy To Cheat On | Feature

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains the urine-drug testing that numerous businesses and physicians

Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

Both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy appear to improve back pain and functional limitations among adults with chronic low back pain.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | eMedia

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History | News Brief

There’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The most

Analyzing Pain Coping Strategies | Feature

Differences in the experience of pain among patients have been documented across many racial and ethnic groups in clinical research.

Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treatment persistent pain in this unique patient population.

The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

Alzheimer’s & Pain Perceptions | Feature

Research shows that Alzheimer’s disease, in general, is a risk factor for the under-treatment of pain. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the impact of AD on psychophysiological factors that influence the pain experience.

Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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