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Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids

Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids

Dose-response association with highest odds of opioid-related death with high-dose pregabalin.

Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective

A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.

Chronic Low Back Pain Levels Vary Between Sex and Race

Differences exist in race and gender in patients with chronic lower back pain, especially in pain sensitivity and severity due to aftersensations from mechanical punctuate pain and deep muscle hyperalgesia.

Opinion

Managing pain in primary care

A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.

Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

Clinical Features

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Assessing lidocaine efficacy for chronic pain management

Assessing lidocaine efficacy for chronic pain management

Intravenous, patch lidocaine might be effective in treating, preventing chronic pain.

Slideshows

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

A 75-year-old woman complains of lower back pain after falling out of bed the previous morning, which resulted in extreme ...

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