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In a study discussing “the mystery of American pain,” two aspects of pain were examined: level of education and age. The findings are eye-opening. Less educated Americans are reporting higher levels of pain than the elderly, perhaps due to stress from both the economy and work, and limited access to...

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The FDA approved nonopioid medication called Orphengesic Forte—for relief of the mild to moderate pain of acute musculoskeletal disorders—is now available! Barry Patel, PharmD, and CEO/co-founder of Galt Pharmaceuticals, commented, “This is a big win in the fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic and...

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New guidelines and recommendations from the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians are outlined in Annals of Internal Medicine. Specifically, the guidelines examine how best to combat adult acute pain from musculoskeletal injuries via both pharmacologic and...

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From the Journal of Gastroenterology.

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Background: Pain is the most debilitating symptom of recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) and often requires chronic opioids or total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation to manage. Pain is a complex experience...

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There are no clear guidelines for developing an inpatient acute pain service. How does it start? Who runs it? Mechele Fillman, of Christus St. Vincent in Santa Fe, New Mexico, talks of her experiences starting and running an inpatient acute pain service.

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Newswise — Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies show effectiveness at improving quality of life for patients of various diagnoses in acute rehabilitation, in-patient facilities, according to preliminary data from a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic...

| Podcast

Considering the significant risks of surgery, initiatives to improve safety and outcomes would have a broad impact on public health. The number of surgical procedures worldwide has grown to over 232 million annually. Studies report that Americans undergo an average of 9.2 surgical procedures per...

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Newswise — Having a hernia repaired, or an appendix or gallbladder removed, hurts. And for the past two decades, patients having these common operations in the U.S. have gone home from the hospital with prescriptions for dozens of opioid pills to ease that pain.

But with rising concern about the...

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This course will review evidence based nonopioid medications and modalities for acute pain in the acute care and primary care setting. Among the tools to be discussed are intravenous lidocaine for renal colic, topical analgesics for muscular pain, trigger point injections for acute and chronic...

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Emphasizing the importance of individualized patient-centered care in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, the Department of Health & Human Services has released a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations...

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