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When New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better in Pain Medicine
Three new opioid analgesics that purport to offer benefits that current products lack come with marketing messages that ring both contradictory and redundant.
Blue Sclera and the Magic Bullet for Hypertension
Brown eyes, blue sclera; stress tests when a patient can’t stress; CRPS type I vs CRPS type II: can you answer these quiz questions?
Study Reveals a Possible Downside of Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy
A new study has shown that acetaminophen use in pregnancy may be associated with neurodevelopmental adverse effects in the offspring of women who used the drug.
Ice and Nanoparticles for Postoperative Pain?
The use of ice packs is an effective but nonstandard method of pain control after open abdominal surgery, and an experimental prolonged drug delivery system using nanotechnology is in the works.
Acupuncture Best for Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
Evidence shows that acupuncture seems to be the most effective intervention for preventing and treating pregnancy-related pelvic and back pain.
New Hope for Cluster Headache Sufferers?
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has recently been the target of a novel treatment for patients with cluster headaches. A sham-controlled randomized study of an implantable stimulator of the SPG offers encouraging preliminary results.
Program Aims to Upgrade Pain Management Education
Clinicians’ understanding of pain and their pain management skills vary widely because there is no educational framework.
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