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Chronic Pain

Noting the management and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) are currently subpar in the primary care setting, 2 researchers recently reviewed and outlined key clinical considerations for the chronic neuropathic pain syndrome.
A history of adolescent or adult abuse is not associated with pain severity, but is linked to pain-related disability and depression in women with chronic pelvic pain, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Implementation of a brief psychosocial education program achieves only modest savings in low back pain-related health care costs, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
The newly approved naloxone auto-injector has the potential to save many lives, but should not be viewed as the Holy Grail of the ongoing fight to prevent overdose deaths from opioid abuse and misuse.
Following neonatal brachial plexus palsy, medical malpractice litigation is associated with worse parent reports of their child's function and pain, according to a study published in the March 5 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Among Medicare beneficiaries with 4 or more pain medicine providers, concurrent opioid prescribing is common and significantly associated with increased rates of hospital admission related to narcotic use.