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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
The current issue of The Lancet takes a deep dive into the World War I treatment of phantom limb pain and amputated limb patients.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
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.
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