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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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Newswise — A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education...

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“Compounded topical analgesics” is a significant gray area, with regulations. But compounding topical analgesics is essentially taking medicines that by themselves work and are used in healthcare for a variety of reasons, and putting them together in a topical cream based on the prescription of a...

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New research appearing in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports that older patients with chronic sinusitis may not be as likely to benefit from the use of topical steroids, a standard treatment modality, due to differences in the inflammatory signature in this population group. The...

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