The strongest available evidence is for synthetic and extracted products with high and comparable THC-to-CBD ratios, both of which resulted in improvements in pain severity, according to a systematic review of 18 placebo-controlled trials and seven cohort studies.
7 Jun 2022
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 Jul 2022
While the effects of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention in primary care were modest, this type of intervention may be an attractive option, given the limited efficacy and safety of long-term opioid treatment, the trial authors concluded.
2 Nov 2021
A 51-year-old woman is referred for evaluation. She has a 10-year history of chronic pain that she describes as head-to-toe aching, twisting, and sometimes burning that involves several large muscle groups. The pain is constant, and she rates the severity as a 6 on a 10-point scale. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
21 Jul 2020
New laws in Kentucky meant to curb opioid misuse were drafted from the standpoint of law enforcement and not medical practice, leading to areas of confusion for clinicians and their staff. ACP created a model that practices could follow to improve care for patients.
1 Nov 2015
An interactive multimedia module provides an overview of CDC guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain and allows users to review common clinical questions and receive feedback while learning.
8 May 2018
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
The module, Opioid Risk Management, helps assess a practice's ability to successfully develop a treatment plan for chronic pain and track and monitor use of opioids if prescribed.
14 Aug 2018
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
A diagnosis of breast cancer leads to chronic pain that has lingered for 6 years. A physician learns a lesson in adaptation, resilience and moving on. Humility and hope are keys.
1 Nov 2013