The Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Pain Management and Pharmacology, Social Impact and Best Practices for Program Development and Effectiveness Webinar

June 5, 2018 10:00-11:30am ET.
Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Related Links:

This study aimed to investigate the frequency of neuropathic pain (NP) and to evaluate its interference with the quality of life (QoL) in SSc patients. Diffuse and Limited SSc patients diagnosed by American College of Rheumatology 2013 criteria were included in the study. Pain was evaluated with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); presence of NP was screened with The Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANNS) questionnaire; disease activity was evaluated with modified Medsger Severity Scale (MSS) and QoL with short-form 36 (SF-36). One hundred twenty patients were included in the study (mean age 53.64  &plu...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT A 44-year-old man was referred for evaluation of pain and temporal floaters after receiving a rebounded bullet impact to his right eye. Typical funduscopic findings, together with the confirmed presence of an intraorbital metallic foreign body, led to the diagnosis of chorioretinitis sclopetaria. Conservative management was performed as no severe symptoms were observed. The favorable clinical outcome was confirmed in subsequent reviews. Chorioretinitis sclopetaria is characterized by a proliferative chorioretinal inflammation as a consequence of the expansive wave caused by the entrance of a bullet between the eye...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
A study looked at adding spinal manipulation and other chiropractic care to the overall management of low back pain.Medscape Internal Medicine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news
ConclusionsWhile there was no difference in IOP reduction between trabeculectomy, Ahmed, and Baerveldt, Baerveldt eyes had the lowest failure rate.
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo summarize current evidence on the links between joint hypermobility (JH) and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), with pain and reduced bone mass; to illustrate an updated approach to JH and EDS.Recent FindingsIn 2017, a novel classification for EDS and JH has been published. Increasing data demonstrate that pain is a major disability determinator in JH and EDS. Recent findings confirm a complex pathogenesis for pain in JH and EDS and suggest a potential role for joint instability, central sensitization and small fiber neuropathy. Some papers present bone mass reduction as an associated feature of JH ...
Source: Current Osteoporosis Reports - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Last week I wrote about my approach to assessing sleep problems in those with persistent pain. As an ex-insomniac I’ve spent a while learning about sleep so I can understand what’s going on, and why sleep can be such a problem. In this week’s post I want to dig a little deeper into what’s going on with poor sleep, as well as some of the unique features of sleep in people experiencing persistent pain. Having reviewed the five main areas that are fundamental (and can/should be assessed by anyone working with people who experience persistent pain), the next area I want to look at with people is mood. T...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Health Pain conditions Research biopsychosocial coping disability function pain management treatment Source Type: blogs
Authors: Kim JS, Kim KH, Kim WW Abstract OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture is increasing in popularity as a complementary and alternative medicine. Pneumothorax is the most common and potentially serious adverse effect after acupuncture. This complication can cause fatality in the absence of rapid treatment. Here, we analyze the clinical presentation and discuss prevention of post-acupuncture pneumothorax and an approach to reducing this complication. METHODS: Patients presenting with post-acupuncture pneumothorax in our hospital center during 2011-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Body mass index (BMI), patient's pre-...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang J, Shi K, Jia H Abstract Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is highly associated with post-operative pain. The present randomized trial aimed to explore the possible post-operative pain management by a different combination of analgesics or opioids (ketamine and bupivacaine) following TKA. A total of 84 patients were randomly divided into four groups. All subjects were anesthetized for TKA surgery and received post-operative pain management via intra-articular saline (control group; n=23), ketamine (2 mg/kg) infused with saline (ket group; n=21) bupivacaine (0.5 mg/kg) infused with saline (bupi group; n=2...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
I have been seeing Xinren for several months, on and off, in a primary care fashion.  That is a frustrating interaction pattern from an occupational therapy perspective, and perhaps one that as a profession we are simply not acculturated to.  In traditional contexts occupational therapists see children on an ongoing and regular basis.  Xinren's family would call and then would be seen for a consult and recommendations were made and then they seemed to not follow up for some time.The family initiated contact with me because they were concerned about their child's gross motor skills. The initial evaluation ind...
Source: ABC Therapeutics Occupational Therapy Weblog - Category: Occupational Health Tags: OT practice OT stories parenting Source Type: blogs
This report of robot-assisted surgery for esophageal diverticulectomy from a transthoracic approach adds to the literature regarding surgical treatment of epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. It is a feasible method that can be used in selected patients with esophageal diverticulum. PMID: 29899656 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
More News: Drugs & Pharmacology | Pain | Pain Management