The new guidelines offer guidance on dosing, including reduced starting and maintenance dosing and safety precautions for diagnosing and treating complications.
The recommendations promote the use of hot compresses and physical therapy as first-line treatment of low back pain.
New research suggests that opioid addiction may be linked to a genetic variant, and more personalized treatment may help those with the change.
Interventions with clinical massage or guided imagery may help ease pain and anxiety in patients in a progressive care unit.
The abuse of opioids or other substances may cause short-term amnesia.
Patients with successful spinal cord stimulation implants had significantly reduced opioid use 1 year post-implant.
Effectively treating pain may help improve cognitive and functional outcomes in patients with depression.
The FDA instituted widespread updates to product labeling for opioid medications in December, 2016.
Rates of severe pain were significantly higher in veterans with back and jaw pain, severe headaches or migraine, and neck pain.
The US FDA is requiring that label changes be made to reflect the risks involved with extended exposure to anesthetics and sedatives in children and pregnant women.
After treatment, there were marked decreases in visual analog scale (VAS)-pain, VAS-asthenia, severity of waking unrefreshed, tender point count, and Beck Depression Inventory.
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