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Opioid Discharge Prescription Guideline Satisfies Most Patients

93 percent of 229 patients undergoing surgery satisfied with guideline, which was based on their usage the day before discharge

Text Message System Useful for Monitoring Postoperative Opioid Use

System deployed in 2,444 patients during 16-month period showed that 61 percent of opioid tablets remained unused

Advanced Practice Providers Use ED Resources Similarly to Physicians

Findings observed after matching for severity and complexity of chest, abdominal pain

Chronic Pain Patients Taking Opioids Have Hard Time Finding Care

Patients with history suggestive of aberrant opioid use have even harder time getting an appointment

Brightcove Music for the heart

Music May Cut Postoperative Heart Surgery Anxiety, Pain

Findings based on systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID-19

Opioid-Minimizing Pain Management Feasible for Trauma Patients

MAST MMPR regimen includes oral acetaminophen, naproxen, gabapentin, lidocaine patches, and as-needed opioids

Could High Pollen Levels Trigger Urologic Pain?

Pollen May Trigger Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Flares

Pollen count increases associated with UCPPS flares in individuals who also have allergies or respiratory tract disorders

ASA: Cannabis Users May Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Therapeutic Suggestions During General Anesthesia Cut Pain

Therapeutic suggestions played through earphones during general anesthesia can reduce postop pain, opioid use

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Little Change Seen in Rx of Opioids for Those at Risk for Misuse

After CDC guideline publication, there was a 14 percent decrease in oxycodone prescriptions, but not for other Schedule II opioids

Global Need High for Rehabilitation Services

Musculoskeletal disorders contributed most to prevalence; highest need for rehabilitation services seen in Western Pacific region