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Racism in the record?

Two authors discuss their recent study finding that Black patients were twice as likely as White patients to be described with negative words in their history and physical notes, particularly in inpatient records.
1 Apr 2022

In older adults, psychological therapies have small benefits for treating chronic pain, review finds

Psychological interventions such as group therapy were associated with significant improvements in pain intensity and catastrophizing beliefs.
15 May 2018

Internists don't need to defer treating pain

Pain is one of the most common symptoms seen by primary care physicians, but it can be the most difficult to handle. Chronic pain often requires time-intensive, complex regimens that call for careful management and monitoring, which is not easy to achieve in a busy primary care practice.
1 May 2011

Nondrug treatments assessed for chronic pain relief

Most effects were small and long-term evidence was sparse, and while there was no evidence suggesting serious harms from any of the interventions studied, data on harms were limited.
19 Jun 2018

Efforts to stop coprescribing of opioids, benzodiazepines helped, but problem ongoing

Two recent studies examined national trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, one finding that prescribing of these drugs together and separately dropped nationally, while another showing that opioid prescribing for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) decreased in New York.
7 Jun 2022

Cholesterol management becomes more complicated

This issue covers topics such as cholesterol management, wearable health care technology, and post-traumatic stress disorder after a life-threatening illness.
1 Nov 2015

Increasing rates of chronic pain found among those who die by suicide

Among suicide decedents included in the study, 8.8% had evidence of chronic pain, and the percentage increased from 7.4% in 2003 to 10.2% in 2014.
11 Sep 2018

Get comfortable with pain assessment

There are many methods for evaluating pain in the primary care setting, many of which can be completed by patients in the waiting room and have diagnostic value during the clinical encounter.
1 Jun 2020

ASCO releases guidelines on treating adult cancer survivors with chronic pain

Among other recommendations, clinicians should conduct an initial comprehensive pain assessment, which should consist of an interview exploring factors related to pain, cancer treatment history, comorbid conditions, psychosocial and psychiatric history, and prior pain treatments, and then screen for pain at each encounter.
2 Aug 2016

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Mar 2022

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