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Pain Management

Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Caring for Patients with Job Insecurity Who Are Experiencing Chronic Work-Related Pain [Curbside Consultation]

In addition to providing direct medical care, the physician can help this patient by obtaining an occupational history, formulating hypotheses about the cause of the pain and potential interventions, and establishing a therapeutic relationship.


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
CDC Develops Guideline for Opioid Prescribing [Practice Guidelines]

A recently released guideline aims to establish patient-centered approaches to initiating, managing, and discontinuing opioid use. The recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasize the serious risks and harms associated with opioids.


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
Using the CDC Guideline and Tools for Opioid Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Pain [Editorials]

The new CDC guideline is intended to help clinicians decide whether and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain; offer safer, more effective care for patients with chronic pain; improve clinician-patient communication; and prevent opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdose.


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
The Opioid Epidemic: AMA’s response [Editorials]

With Lembke article and opioid PG


Nov 15, 2015 Issue
Effectiveness, Adverse Effects, and Safety of Medical Marijuana [Editorials]

Increasingly, physicians across the country are being asked about medical marijuana. Although marijuana has been around for centuries, there is no consensus on its safety and effectiveness.


Jul 1, 2015 Issue
The Role of Levetiracetam in Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain Symptoms [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Based on low-quality evidence, levetiracetam was found to be ineffective for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain symptoms. Moreover, patients who were taking levetiracetam experienced adverse effects at a significantly higher rate than those who were taking placebo.


Jul 1, 2014 Issue
Pharmacologic Management of Pain at the End of Life [Article]

Learn how to provide safe and effective analgesic relief through the use of pain assessment scales and proper administration of opioid and nonopioid medications.


Jul 1, 2014 Issue
Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions [Editorials]

Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.


Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Epidural Steroids for Sciatica Minimally Effective in the Short Term [POEMs]

Epidural corticosteroid treatment produces a small and not clinically relevant decrease in leg pain and disability in the short term in patients with sciatica; any difference is gone after one year.


Jun 1, 2013 Issue
Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain [Article]

The approach to patients with acute pain begins by identifying the underlying cause and a disease-specific treatment. The first-line pharmacologic agent for the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain is acetaminophen or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The choice between these...


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