Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department

21Jun
2017

Patients with opioid disorders frequently have other comorbidities

20Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

19Jun
2017

Pain and Opioids in Cancer Care: Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives

16Jun
2017

Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders

14Jun
2017

Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Persistent Pain May Increase Dementia Risk – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Cohort of community-dwelling older adults suggests there might be a link.

 

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain

8Jun
2017

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain – VOX (free)

“One of the expectations our patients have is that pain can be completely eliminated. We as a medical community are coming to an understanding that this is not realistic.” (RT @KariTikkinen and @voxdotcom and see Tweet)

 

Reengineering the analgesic ladder for critically ill patients

6Jun
2017

Cancer Pain – Updated PDQ Cancer Information Summary

29May
2017

Lack of Evidence for Benefit From Long-term Use of Opioid Analgesics for Patients With Neuropathy

24May
2017

Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain

10May
2017

Advil, Motrin and other NSAIDs painkillers should be prescription only, Danish study says

28Apr
2017

Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment

28Apr
2017

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

27Apr
2017

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

See also: Time to Rethink Inpatient Rehab After Knee Replacement? – The Rheumatologist (free)

Original article abstract ($ for full-text): Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free)

The NYT commentary talks about the futility of some interventions currently used to postpone surgery and about the benefits of outpatient rehabilitation.

 

New warnings about the use of codeine and tramadol

24Apr
2017

EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia

12Apr
2017

Neuropathic pain in adults

3Apr
2017

Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica

23Mar
2017

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

Pregabalin did not reduce pain and was associated with higher incidence of adverse events.

 

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