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November 2018 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for November 2018. This roundup includes the...
An artificial intelligence-based smartphone app can reduce the severity of cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions

AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

App can cut both severity of advanced cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions
The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain; these recommendations form the basis of a position statement published in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.

New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management

Treatment should include multimodal approaches to address knee, hip, foot, ankle impairments

October 2018 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for October 2018. This roundup includes the...
Dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain

ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain

Drop in numerical rating scale pain score, ODI for chronic lower extremity, back pain

September 2018 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for September 2018. This roundup includes the...
Magnetic resonance imaging positive for sacroiliitis is seen in a considerable number of healthy individuals without back pain

MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals

Considerable proportion of healthy individuals without back pain have MRI positive for sacroiliitis
Compared with intramuscular pethidine

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions

Patient-controlled remifentanil reduces proportion of conversions versus intramuscular pethidine
About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents
Many outpatient opioid prescriptions have no documented medical indication

Opioids Often Prescribed in the Absence of Pain Diagnosis

No pain diagnosis recorded at 28.5 percent of visits in which an opioid was prescribed from 2006 to 2015