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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.
Blood-Streaked Sputum and Dyspnea: Your Dx?
Dyspnea and blood-streaked sputum; severe URI followed by rash; chronic pain; Lemierre syndrome . . . how well will you do on this quiz?
Pain, Sleep, and Opioids
Difficulty with sleep is a common problem for people with chronic pain. Plus, it is well known that while pain medications cause sedation, they can also disrupt normal sleep cycles.
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