CDC Warns of Misapplication of Its Opioid Guideline

The CDC recently warned that misapplication of itsGuideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain -- United States, 2016, can risk patient health and safety. The guideline is intended for use solely by primary care physicians treating chronic pain in patients 18 and older.
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ConclusionESWT is a safe and relevant modality for the supportive care and rehabilitation of cancer patients.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In the current study, the acute use of elastic ankle support was ineffective for enhancing jump landing performance, and static and dynamic balance. Further research is needed to identify the underlying mechanisms of the preventive effects of elastic ankle support. PMID: 31629338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: de la Cruz Torres B Abstract CONTEXT: Lateral epicondylalgia (LE) refers to a painful condition at or around the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. LE is one of the most common injuries of the elbow; however, the cause of the pathology is not clear. Patients often experience symptoms consistent with a radial nerve injury; however, data on the involvement of the radial nerve are needed. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between electrophysiologic excitability and morphology of the radial nerve in patients with unilateral chronic LE. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Department of Phys...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: PCS scores fluctuated in response to injury and ACLR. Preoperative PCS scores were not related with 6M outcomes; however, 6M PCS scores correlated with pain and function at 6M. High pain catastrophizing appears to be a natural response immediately following acute ACL injury and ACLR, but may not be indicative of a poor postoperative result. PCS scores 6-months following ACLR may provide useful information regarding self-reported pain and function. PMID: 31628272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
 Psychiatric medications are the religion and politics of the mental health advocacy world — don’t bring them up unless you want a fight to break out. Luckily, here at Not Crazy, we don’t shy away from confrontation.  In this episode, we cover the good, the bad, and the ugly surrounding medications. Like whether or not you should take them. We tackle side effects like feeling numb and sexual dysfunction and share our personal histories with medication therapy. Listen now! (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning wri...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Research Sexuality Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs
Patients with critical limb ischemia are exposed to qualitative and quantitative malnutrition as a result of anorexia caused by chronic pain, insomnia, overuse of analgesics, and limitation of mobility. Furthermore, malnutrition is a well-known factor that causes coagulation disorders and immunosuppression, and it directly adversely affects the wound healing process. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of qualitative and quantitative malnutrition on the results of revascularization procedures as frequency of large amputations in patients with critical lower limb ischemia.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is highly prevalent, associated with substantial socioeconomic impact, and commonly attributed to neurologic and musculoskeletal causes. We observed an unexpected prevalence of CLBP preoperatively among our patients with proximal venous outflow obstruction (PVOO) of the iliac veins undergoing stent placement. We undertook this study to better characterize these patients.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Kenneth F. Valyear, Benjamin A. Philip, Carmen M. Cirstea, Pin-Wei Chen, Nathan Baune, Noah Marchal, Scott H. FreyAbstractAnimal models reveal that deafferenting forelimb injuries precipitate reorganization in both contralateral and ipsilateral somatosensory cortices. The functional significance and duration of these effects are unknown, and it is unclear whether they also occur in injured humans. We delivered cutaneous stimulation during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map the sensory cortical representation of the intact hand a...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) is a measurement system that was developed to assess the health-related quality of life among patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy- Fatigue (FACIT-F) is a 40-item questionnaire, and it is the one of most frequently used instrument to assess fatigue in cancer populations. The aim of the study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Arabic FACIT-F among patients diagnosed with cancer.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Atypical facial pain (AFP), or persistent idiopathic facial pain, is a chronic and diffuse distribution of facial pain along the territory of the trigeminal nerve. This condition occurs in the absence of any neurologic deficit or any other obvious etiology. AFP is one of the most challenging conditions to diagnose due to lack of clear diagnostic criteria. Diagnosis of this condition is made by exclusion of other known etiologies. Specific disease modalities cannot be targeted, resulting in a deficiency of clear treatment protocol. Despite the limitations of evidence-based literature, tricyclic antidepressants have proved e...
Source: Dental Clinics of North America - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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