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Multipronged Postoperative Opioid Program Cuts Rx Length

Program includes mix of physician education, monitoring, and incentives to shorten Rx length for surgical patients

February 2020 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for February 2020. This roundup includes the...
Racial differences in pain may be rooted in life experience

Brain MRIs ID Racial Differences in Pain Response

Minorities report greater pain, which may be tied to stress, sociocultural factors
Adult dental patients are frequently overprescribed opioids

Adult Dental Patients Frequently Overprescribed Opioids

29 percent of prescribed opioids exceed recommended morphine equivalent for pain management
An enhanced recovery after surgery program complemented by a preemptive pain management program is associated with a decrease in opioid prescriptions at discharge following minimally invasive foregut surgery

Proactive Pain Management May Cut Postop Opioid Prescriptions

Program linked to opioid-free discharge following elective minimally invasive benign foregut surgery

January 2020 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for January 2020. This roundup includes the...
Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped

Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

Inconsistencies found in ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine
A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention may improve quality of life among patients with diabetes and chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain
For patients with chronic pain

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients

Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients
Four weeks of active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) results in significant improvement in movement-evoked pain and other clinical outcomes compared with placebo-TENS or no TENS

Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

Greater decline seen in movement-evoked pain, fatigue; more improvement found on global impression of change