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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.
Skin That “Changed Overnight”
Mottled skin; neuropathic pain; syncope . . . test yourself on these and other subjects.
NSAIDs: Are We Being Careful Enough?
Deaths from opioid overdoses routinely claim headlines but nearly as many fatalities are caused each year by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Who's tracking trouble under the radar?
Pain Is Here, There, and Everywhere: A Photo Essay
Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.
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