Drug-related physician continuing medical education requirements, 2010-2020
CONCLUSION: While most states have now adopted continuing education requirements regarding controlled substance prescribing, pain management, or substance use disorder treatment, these requirements comprise a small component of the required post-training education requirements. Research is needed to determine whether this training translates into reductions in drug-related harm.PMID:38548061 | DOI:10.1016/j.josat.2024.209356 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 28, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Corey S Davis Derek H Carr Bradley D Stein Source Type: research

Prognostic modeling in early rheumatoid arthritis: reconsidering the predictive role of disease activity scores
CONCLUSION: In our study of mHAQ prediction in RA patients receiving treat-to-target therapy, patient-reported outcomes were most consistently predictive of function. Patients with high disease activity due predominantly to tenderness scores rather than swelling may benefit from less aggressive treatment escalation and an emphasis on non-pharmacological therapies, allowing for a more personalized approach to treatment. Key Points • Long-term use of the treat-to-target strategy in this patient cohort offers a unique opportunity to develop prognostic models for functional outcomes using extensive longitudinal data. • Pat...
Source: Pain Physician - March 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alix Bird Lauren Oakden-Rayner Luke A Smith Minyan Zeng Shonket Ray Susanna Proudman Lyle J Palmer Source Type: research

An Individual Barrier Enclosure Actively Removing Aerosols for Airborne Isolation: A Vacuum Tent
CONCLUSIONS: The vacuum tent effectively minimized aerosol dispersion. Its continuous suction system set at a high suction flow was crucial to avoid the spread of aerosol particles and CO2 rebreathing.PMID:38538026 | DOI:10.4187/respcare.11094 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fernando N Vieira Veronique Masy Ryan J LaRue Scott E Laengert Charles F De Lannoy Antenor Rodrigues Michael C Sklar Nick Lo Andrew Petrosoniak Joao Rezende-Neto Laurent J Brochard Source Type: research

Did the first description of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica take place in Scotland or in Denmark?
Reumatismo. 2024 Mar 22;76(1). doi: 10.4081/reumatismo.2024.1673.ABSTRACTThe first description of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is generally attributed to Dr. Bruce. In an 1888 article entitled Senile rheumatic gout, he described five male patients aged from 60 to 74 years whom he had visited at the Strathpeffer spa in Scotland. In 1945, Dr. Holst and Dr. Johansen reported on five female patients examined over several months at the Medical Department of Roskilde County Hospital in Denmark. These patients suffered from hip, upper arms, and neck pain associated with elevated ESR and constitutional manifestations such as low-g...
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: C Manzo M Isetta A Castagna Source Type: research

A focus on melorheostosis disease: a literature review and case report of femoral-acetabular impingement due to melorheostosis treated with surgical hip osteoplasty
CONCLUSIONS: Managing melorheostosis can be challenging, and there is no standardized treatment for this condition at the moment.PMID:38523583 | DOI:10.4081/reumatismo.2024.1621 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M Ruggiero A Conforti A Culcasi C Mazzanti G Sibahi N Rani S Sartini Source Type: research

The Delicate Dance of Intraoperative Anesthesia: Addressing Patient and Anesthesiologist Concerns
Conclusions Patients concentrated on pain, a drop in vital signs, and irregular heartbeats, whereas anesthesiologists were worried about ventilation, intubation, and hypoxia. Patients placed more emphasis on personal experiences and social factors than technical issues. Therefore, patient education about anesthesia and discussion about intra and postoperative expectations are imperative to improve the surgical experience and the relationship between patients and anesthesiologists.PMID:38524082 | PMC:PMC10960964 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.54746 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zaid Al Modanat Lou'i Al-Husinat Bashar M Mistarihi Mohammad Tashtoush Jood Alsarabi Rama Matalqah Hassan Mistarihi Mohammad Wasfi Amir Nawal Debajah Esra'a Rejoub Raneem Bereshy Mustafa Tawaha Rana Talj Giustino Varrassi Source Type: research

Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon Marketing: Do Claims Align With the Literature?
CONCLUSIONS: Claims made on physician websites regarding the benefits of R-TKA are variable and not definitively supported by existing literature. Most available data can be categorized into levels of evidence III, IV, and V. There is a paucity of level I evidence to support the various marketing statements. Physicians should be cognizant of both the claims made on their websites and the literature that could be used to support or refute those specific claims.PMID:38524152 | PMC:PMC10958061 | DOI:10.1016/j.artd.2024.101357 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dustin B Rinehart Jeffrey B Stambough Simon C Mears C Lowry Barnes Benjamin Stronach Source Type: research

Orthopaedic Hand Patient Support Systems Have Valuable Insight to Patient Function and Pain
J Patient Exp. 2024 Mar 22;11:23743735241240876. doi: 10.1177/23743735241240876. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTPatient-reported outcome measures (PROs) are increasingly used in clinical assessment. Research on how patient support systems contribute to physician understanding of patient condition is limited. Thus, insights from significant others may provide value, especially when concerns exist regarding patient response validity. Patients recruited from the pre-operative environment undergoing orthopaedic hand procedures responded to PROMIS-Pain Interference (PI), PROMIS-Upper Extremity (UE), PROMIS-Depression (D), and QuickDA...
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: E A Washnock-Schmid Nicholas Livingston Katie Latack Nancy Wrobel Charles S Day Source Type: research

Platelet-rich plasma as a new and successful treatment for lichen planopilaris: A controlled blinded randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSION: Given the different efficacy profiles, PRP could be considered a new and effective choice for the treatment of LPP.PMID:38525908 | DOI:10.1111/jocd.16302 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Elham Behrangi Amirhossein Akbarzadehpasha Abbas Dehghani Sona Zare Mohammadreza Ghassemi Roya Zeinali Azadeh Goodarzi Zahra Lotfi Source Type: research

Did the first description of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica take place in Scotland or in Denmark?
Reumatismo. 2024 Mar 22;76(1). doi: 10.4081/reumatismo.2024.1673.ABSTRACTThe first description of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is generally attributed to Dr. Bruce. In an 1888 article entitled Senile rheumatic gout, he described five male patients aged from 60 to 74 years whom he had visited at the Strathpeffer spa in Scotland. In 1945, Dr. Holst and Dr. Johansen reported on five female patients examined over several months at the Medical Department of Roskilde County Hospital in Denmark. These patients suffered from hip, upper arms, and neck pain associated with elevated ESR and constitutional manifestations such as low-g...
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: C Manzo M Isetta A Castagna Source Type: research

A focus on melorheostosis disease: a literature review and case report of femoral-acetabular impingement due to melorheostosis treated with surgical hip osteoplasty
CONCLUSIONS: Managing melorheostosis can be challenging, and there is no standardized treatment for this condition at the moment.PMID:38523583 | DOI:10.4081/reumatismo.2024.1621 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M Ruggiero A Conforti A Culcasi C Mazzanti G Sibahi N Rani S Sartini Source Type: research

The Delicate Dance of Intraoperative Anesthesia: Addressing Patient and Anesthesiologist Concerns
Conclusions Patients concentrated on pain, a drop in vital signs, and irregular heartbeats, whereas anesthesiologists were worried about ventilation, intubation, and hypoxia. Patients placed more emphasis on personal experiences and social factors than technical issues. Therefore, patient education about anesthesia and discussion about intra and postoperative expectations are imperative to improve the surgical experience and the relationship between patients and anesthesiologists.PMID:38524082 | PMC:PMC10960964 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.54746 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zaid Al Modanat Lou'i Al-Husinat Bashar M Mistarihi Mohammad Tashtoush Jood Alsarabi Rama Matalqah Hassan Mistarihi Mohammad Wasfi Amir Nawal Debajah Esra'a Rejoub Raneem Bereshy Mustafa Tawaha Rana Talj Giustino Varrassi Source Type: research

Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon Marketing: Do Claims Align With the Literature?
CONCLUSIONS: Claims made on physician websites regarding the benefits of R-TKA are variable and not definitively supported by existing literature. Most available data can be categorized into levels of evidence III, IV, and V. There is a paucity of level I evidence to support the various marketing statements. Physicians should be cognizant of both the claims made on their websites and the literature that could be used to support or refute those specific claims.PMID:38524152 | PMC:PMC10958061 | DOI:10.1016/j.artd.2024.101357 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dustin B Rinehart Jeffrey B Stambough Simon C Mears C Lowry Barnes Benjamin Stronach Source Type: research

Orthopaedic Hand Patient Support Systems Have Valuable Insight to Patient Function and Pain
J Patient Exp. 2024 Mar 22;11:23743735241240876. doi: 10.1177/23743735241240876. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTPatient-reported outcome measures (PROs) are increasingly used in clinical assessment. Research on how patient support systems contribute to physician understanding of patient condition is limited. Thus, insights from significant others may provide value, especially when concerns exist regarding patient response validity. Patients recruited from the pre-operative environment undergoing orthopaedic hand procedures responded to PROMIS-Pain Interference (PI), PROMIS-Upper Extremity (UE), PROMIS-Depression (D), and QuickDA...
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: E A Washnock-Schmid Nicholas Livingston Katie Latack Nancy Wrobel Charles S Day Source Type: research

Platelet-rich plasma as a new and successful treatment for lichen planopilaris: A controlled blinded randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSION: Given the different efficacy profiles, PRP could be considered a new and effective choice for the treatment of LPP.PMID:38525908 | DOI:10.1111/jocd.16302 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - March 25, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Elham Behrangi Amirhossein Akbarzadehpasha Abbas Dehghani Sona Zare Mohammadreza Ghassemi Roya Zeinali Azadeh Goodarzi Zahra Lotfi Source Type: research