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Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Richard Robinson
Intra-articular injection of two widely used plant and mineral extract-based formulations provide long-lasting pain relief in patients with moderate to severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, according to the first-ever double-blind trial of the treatments.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is a single-entity oral hydrocodone tablet that is administered to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may be useful as an additional treatment in the management of therapy-resistant provoked vestibulodynia, according to research published online Nov. 12 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
For adults with chronic noncancer pain, mortality is increased for long-term opioid users, with a smaller increase seen for short-term opioid users and for nonusers versus those without chronic pain, according to a study published in the November issue of PAIN.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When surgical patients have tumors that secrete adrenal hormonal, the anesthesiologist needs to thoroughly address preoperative evaluation, perioperative hemodynamic control, electrolytes, and metabolic abnormalities
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Almost everyone has episodes of low back pain (LBP) from time to time. Fortunately, most episodes of LBP are considered acute, and resolve within 6 to 12 weeks. When LBP pain persists and becomes chronic, treatment is considerably more complicated and often leads the patient to the surgical suite.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Richard Robinson
Running does not increase the risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to study results presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. No increase in knee OA or knee pain was associated with habitual running in any age group in a study of over 600 individuals who reported running as a regular activity at some point in their lives.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Richard Robinson
Administration of the varicella zoster vaccine is safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or other rheumatic conditions who are taking biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, according to study results presented at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Monitoring injured workers by testing urine samples can increase prescription consistencies, according to a recent study.
Monday, November 17, 2014
For migraines that do not respond to medications, peripheral nerve blocks may be a treatment option in pregnant women, according to research published online Nov. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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