This issue covers topics such as management of hypertension, integrative medicine, and follow-up care for colorectal cancer.
1 Mar 2016
Long-term opioid therapy is associated with increased risk for serious harms such as overdose, opioid abuse, fractures, and myocardial infarction, and some of the effect may be dose-dependent, according to a systematic review.
13 Jan 2015
About three-fourths of nearly 22 million veterans get some or all of their outpatient medical treatment outside the VA health system, creating a need for identifying these patients in a practice and screening for potential physical and mental symptoms.
1 Jul 2017
Among 12 recommendations was the consideration that clinicians should consider opioids only if expected benefits for both pain and function outweigh risks to the patient.
22 Mar 2016
A program that started hospitalized, opioid-dependent patients on buprenorphine and linked them to outpatient care effectively reduced their opioid use, a new study found.
8 Jul 2014
Increasing awareness of the harmful effects of under- and overnutrition can in turn increase nutritional assessments in primary care.
1 Apr 2015
A different approach to pain.
1 Jun 2015
Unexplained bruising or injuries are red flags for intimate partner violence, but less obvious signs might include chronic pain, depression or anxiety. Experts advise how to help victims at risk.
1 Mar 2009
Few high-quality guidelines exist for prescribing opioids to treat chronic pain, a review found, noting that there was at least consensus among guidelines on ways to mitigate opioid-related risks.
12 Nov 2013
Assessing and managing pain can be complicated in elderly patients. Learn which tools work, which tools don't, and how to optimize treatment.
1 Jul 2013