Jury Holds Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis

The retail pharmacy chains were found to have recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Last week I described some of the reasons for using a case formulation approach when working through initial assessment information, and today I’m going to describe one approach for organising a formulation. This is the “4 P” formulation, and it’s one that’s often used in mental health (Bolton, 2014). In the 4 P model, there are four questions to ask yourself: Preconditions – Why is this person vulnerable to this problem?Precipitating factors – Why now? This can mean “why is this person having symptoms now?” or “why is this person presenting to this person ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial case formulation Occupational therapy pain management Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has shown itself to be a valid, beneficia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT can help evaluate cases of focal breast pain DBT + synthesized 2D mammo detects more cancers Mammography, DBT safe for accidental exam during pregnancy DBT screening shows value in community practice settings Synthesized mammo plus DBT handles calcifications differently
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Mallory Weggemann​ Mallory Weggemann on the Terrifying Moment She Was Paralyzed by an Epidural Shot: 'I Felt This Spark of Pain' Mallory Weggemann, now 31, was just a teen when she was paralyzed after a medical procedure people.com
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Hi y'all, I plan on giving a presentation to a large local family medicine group and I'm reaching out to see what YOU would like to learn from someone who is in pain management. This may be one presentation or a short series. Ideally, this would be useful and practical. So, think more 'what is the best muscle relaxant' and less of the esoteric 'different opioid subtypes receptors.' I hope that made sense. Below are some ideas. I'm open to hearing from YOU. Which muscle relaxant to... Read more
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Family Medicine Source Type: forums
ConclusionThe e-TEP-RS technique for large, complex, midline, ventral abdominal hernias can be used with excellent results and acceptable morbidity. This technique is technically challenging and should be mastered in relatively smaller ventral hernias to achieve good results before attempting it in larger, complex ones.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluates the effectiveness of two postoperative analgesia modalities: epidural cat heter and surgeon-performed TAP-block following VHR performed with transversus abdominis release (TAR).MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on data prospectively collected between 2012 and 2019. All patients undergoing open VHR with TAR performed by a single surgeon were identified. Parastomal hernia repairs and any patients receiving ultrasound-guided TAP blocks or paraspinal blocks were excluded. Primary outcome was length of stay (LOS) with secondary outcomes including pain scores, opioid requirements, and 30-day morb...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
eacute; Mark P. Jensen Jordi Miró Electronic health literacy skills and competences are important for empowering people to have an active role in making appropriate health care decisions. The aims of this cross-sectional study were to (1) examine the frequency of use of the Internet for seeking online information about chronic pain, (2) determine the level of eHealth literacy skills in the study sample, (3) identify the factors most closely associated with higher levels of eHealth literacy, and (4) examine self-efficacy as a potential mediator of the association between eHealth literacy and measures of pain ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Suffering holds a central place within pain research, theory, and practice. However, the construct of pain-related suffering has yet to be operationalized by the International Association for the Study of Pain and is largely underdeveloped. Eric Cassell's seminal work on suffering serves as a conceptual anchor for the limited pain research that specifically addresses this construct. Yet, important critiques of Cassell's work have not been integrated within the pain literature. This Focus Article aims to take a preliminary step towards an updated operationalization of pain-related suffering by (1) presenting key attributes ...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Focus Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: The mHealth systems can have a positive impact both on patient participation in the therapeutic process and on the communication between health professionals, increasing the quality of care.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Am J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1739521 Objective Silver dressings have been associated with a decrease in postoperative pain in selected populations, but it is unknown if the benefit can be observed after cesarean deliveries. We sought to evaluate the impact of silver nylon dressings in reducing postoperative pain after cesarean delivery. Study Design A secondary analysis of data from a blinded randomized clinical trial of women undergoing cesarean delivery scheduled and unscheduled at a single site was conducted. Women were recruited for participation from a single site and randomized to a silver nylon...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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