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Postoperative pain in adults. Which is better for pain relief after outpatient surgery, NSAIDs or codeine? An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, or CMAJ, detailed the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis, with patient pain scores as the primary outcome and...

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The Journal of Emergency Nursing published an article reviewing data from emergency departments regarding ankle sprains and medications. What was administered and prescribed to those going to the ED for treatment? Researchers reviewed electronic medical records for information pertaining to opioids...

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NSAIDs, a common pain reliever and fever reducer, should not be taken by women after 20 weeks into their pregnancy. So says the FDA, due to the fact that NSAIDs “can lead to low levels of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby” and harm the kidney of the fetus. It’s a rare but serious condition. It was...

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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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