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Even within an individual physician's schedule

Primary Care Appointment Time Impacts Prescribing of Opioids

Appointment time and running behind schedule significantly affect likelihood of opioid prescription

September 2019 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for September 2019. This roundup includes the...
Opioid use at three months after an emergency department visit where opioids were prescribed for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily tied to opioid misuse

Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain

Few report using opioids for reason other than pain three months after receiving opioid Rx
Acetaminophen use in mid-to-late pregnancy may have an adverse effect on early childhood neurocognitive outcome

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Affect Childhood Behavior

12 variables, mainly features of hyperactive or attentive behavior, tied to acetaminophen use
Certain factors may help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to have greater opioid use in the first month after major surgery

Patient Factors May Predict Opioid Use After Discharge

Certain factors, such as anxiety, associated with greater opioid use in the month after major surgery
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa have an increased risk for long-term opioid use

Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Odds higher for HS patients with advancing age, ever smoking, history of depression, comorbidity

August 2019 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for August 2019. This roundup includes the...
There is rapidly growing interest in the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for pain

Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly

Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products
It may be possible to identify persons at risk for suffering a worsening in health-related quality of life due to knee osteoarthritis

Risk Factors ID’d for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis

Female gender, overweight, smoking, knee pain, lower income tied to rapidly worsening quality of life
A virtual reality program reduces pain in hospitalized patients compared with a television program control

Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients

Virtual reality helped reduce pain compared with control, was particularly effective for severe pain