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Legal Pain Management for Physicians

Legal advice on how to ensure you don't get in trouble for negligent conduct in taking care of a patient with a drug-seeking problem.
Source: Physicians Practice - Category: Practice Management Authors: Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Source Type: news

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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results suggest that central pain can occur without direct injury of the spinothalamic tract and point up the need for evaluation of the spinothalamic tract and transcallosal fibers in patients with a CC lesion who complain of central pain.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Objectives: We aimed to assess the comparative effectiveness of patient-administered lidocaine gel vs. placebo at controlling pain with IUD insertion.
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objectives: We aimed to determine if a patient-centered approach to nonpharmacologic pain management lowers pain scores during first-trimester aspiration abortion. We hypothesized that engaging patients in the development of a personalized adjunctive pain management strategy would reduce the impact of known mediators of pain such as anxiety, depression and isolation.
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
An estimated 25.3 million experience daily pain and have a legitimate need for treatment, which may include medically necessary controlled prescription medications ( “CPMs”) (National Institutes of Health, 2015). At the same time, the United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. The public has undoubtedly seen the statistics: Overdose deaths involving opioids have quadrupled since 1999 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.); 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Effective pain management is the cornerstone of our practice across all care settings. In response to our changing workplace and readership requests, Pain Management Nursing is updating its Author and Reviewer Guidelines, launching a new Clinical Consultation feature, and reframing how quality improvement manuscripts should be prepared. That said, all pre-existing manuscript types (e.g., research studies, literature reviews, etc.) are always welcome.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Better Serving Our Readers Source Type: research
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Authors: Ruiz Iban MA, Benavides J, Forero JP, Bittelman S, Martinez R, Mite MA, Diaz Heredia J, Ulloa S, Lizárraga Ferrand MM Abstract INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of arthritis and one of the principle causes of chronic pain. Although opioids are frequently employed for chronic pain treatment, their usage for osteoarthritis pain remains controversial due to the associated adverse effects. Most guidelines reserve their use for refractory pain in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The situation is even more complex in Latin America, where the prevalence of insufficient pain tr...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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