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Benzodiazepines and Chronic Pain
Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?
Pain and Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy affects nearly half of adult cancer patients; a new review finds that there is currently no way to predict who will be affected.
Psychiatry’s Place in Caring for the Terminally Ill
Psychiatrists should be playing a key role in end-of-life decisions as well as, not coincidentally, in pain management.
Lower Leg Injury With a Twist
While demonstrating his retro dance moves, a 31-year-old injures his knee doing “the Twist.” Now he can barely walk. Would you order an x-ray?
Occult Tibial Plateau Fracture
An occult fracture in the knee is most often a nondisplaced lateral tibial plateau fracture.
Alcohol: The Forgotten Factor in Prescription Drug Overdoses
A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.
New Migraine Links to Depression and Anxiety
Some very recent research findings have added to the literature on the associations between migraine and depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Highlights here.
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