An alert about the risk of serious complications when using off-label medications with implanted pumps for pain management. ... Common side effects include anemia, fatigue, hemorrhage, febrile neutropenia, muscle pain, nausea, edema, thrombocytopenia,
Opioids can be used safely for pain management in most patients, but for a small but significant percentage, there is a real chance of addiction and other harms. ... See “Internists don't need to defer treating pain “ for more on approaches to pain
The universe of assessment materials for chronic pain is actually pretty vast,” said Dr. ... What we find is that chronic pain is not perfectly stable,” he said.
Themodules “Chronic Pain Management” and“Opioid Risk Management” can help a practicebecome consistent and confident in its treat-ment of patients taking long-term opioids. ... Thesemay include but are not limited to:. self-management education
This issue covers topics including opioid pain management, malnutrition, and ‘incidentalomas' during imaging. ... Charlotte Huff talks to pain management experts about ways to quantify pain, reduce chances of long-term opioid use, and assess patients'
Recently added content in the tool includes modules on managing patient medication and engaging patients, with additional modules on chronic pain management, adult immunization, and diabetes mellitus coming soon.
anxiety, or stress as one of their reasons for using marijuana, while 60% listed pain management. ... However, a commentary published with the article pointed out that the study adds to only a “trickle” of evidence supporting a role of cannabis in
Physicians should stop prescribing and dispensing propoxyphene-containing products, tell patients currently taking the drugs to discontinue use and discuss alternative pain management strategies. ... A recall of Advanced Bionics' HiRes 90K cochlear
To avoid acetaminophen overdoses, be clear with patients and tell them to take only 1 pain medication at a time unless they talk to a health care professional. ... If one combination drug becomes inadequate for pain, pick another, instead of just
Another novel option is neuromodulation, which has been used for refractory angina, pain management, Parkinson's disease, migraine, and epilepsy, Dr.