Nearly 92 million Americans used legitimately prescribed opioids in 2015, survey shows
The researchers found that within the first 24 hours on the ward, pain scores were significantly lower in routine pain measurements than in PAIN OUT questionnaires.
A patient developed a rare and incurable fungal infection after using aerosolized marijuana and ultimately died.
A single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose for bone metastases should be offered to all patients, even those with poor survival.
Postoperative pain continues to be undermanaged.
While ADFs of opioids may help mitigate the risk of opioid abuse, they have limitations as well.
Recurrent disease, second malignancy, late-onset treatment effects should be assessed in patients with new pain.
In a study of patients who had been prescribed long-acting opioid medications, 185 patients in the opioid group died.
Pain episodes and need for adjuvant intervention decreased, but the alpha blocker did not improve renal stone clearance rates.
While 99% exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write Rx for opioids for a full month.
New labeling rules require immediate-release opioids to carry warnings for the serious risk for misuse.
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include lack of evidence underlying recommendations.
Increased odds of low testosterone with opioid exposure; increased odds with increasing age, comorbidities.
Declines in 2 of 7 recommendations: imaging for headache and cardiac imaging for low-risk patients.
Besides hypertension and diabetes, 'discordant' co-existing illnesses as chronic pulmonary disease predict adverse outcomes.
Regular and irregular use of the lipid-lowering medications increased the risk of BPS/IC.
Link seen for individuals with heterogeneous health conditions, regardless of positive spiritual beliefs.
Number and intensity of crises reduced in association with reduction in total, LDL cholesterol.
FDA advises diabetes patients taking DPP-inhibitors who experience severe joint pain to contact their doctors.
Lack of association found in a study of men in the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.
Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find.
CGM glucose values increased versus blood glucose meter values in acetaminophen challenge.
6.4% of adults classified as having highest level of pain, based on persistence, bothersomeness.
Patients who listened to music had less pain, anxiety, and analgesia use after their operations, compared with patients receiving routine care or non-drug interventions.
Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds.
Dose-dependent reduction in pain with inhaled cannabis in trial of 16 patients.
Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.
The risk of heart attack or stroke can occur as early as the first weeks of using an NSAID, the FDA says. The risks may increase with longer use and higher doses. Aspirin is not included in alert.
Patients reported significant improvements in bladder pain and urgency compared with lidocaine alone.
60% of products contained less active ingredient than their labels said, while 23% had more.
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