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Nonmedication Interventions for Back Pain

Findings from a recent study offer confirming support for the efficacy of 2 forms of telehealth-delivered interventions for the management of...

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Children's Cough Medicines: "Never Prescribe"

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and colleagues write that prescription cough and cold medications that contain hydrocodone carry greater risk for...

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Liposomal Bupivacaine for Postoperative Pain: Not Opioid-Sparing

A database analysis published this month in the journal Anesthesiology concludes that the use of the local anesthetic liposomal bupivacaine as part of a...

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Changing Times: Nonsurgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

A dearth of supporting evidence has prompted the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to gradually modify guidelines for nonsurgical treatment of...

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Chikungunya Virus Symptoms: Getting a Handle on Joint Pain and Relief

Infection from the chikungunya virus typically provokes joint pain and fever lasting about 1 week. But in up to 50% of cases, the infection progresses to a...

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Uncovering New Therapeutic Targets for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new investigative approach applied by researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has provided fresh insight into the epigenetic landscape...

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Artificial Hip Replacement: Lubrication for Longer Joint Life

Mechanical engineering researchers from the University of Arkansas report that they have developed a design improvement that could extend the life of...

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Older Patients and Pain

A research team from the US and the Netherlands have undertaken a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy based...

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Opioid Sparing and Pain Management: Some Ideas From the AANA

In a news release yesterday, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) issued a call for healthcare providers to engage opioid sparing techniques for...

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Dust Off the Mepivacaine for Knee Arthroplasty Anesthesia

Findings from 2 studies conducted at Henry Ford Health System conclude that a long-shelved anesthetic agent may be a preferred choice for management of...

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