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ASCO Guideline | Integrative medicine for pain management in oncology.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:22h | UTC

Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Oncology: Society for Integrative Oncology–ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Commentary: New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management – News Medical

 


Observational study suggests an increased risk of adverse events with the use of perioperative Gabapentin for pain management.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:20h | UTC

Perioperative Gabapentin Use and In-Hospital Adverse Clinical Events Among Older Adults After Major Surgery – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Perioperative Gabapentin Use in Older Adults: Revisiting Multimodal Pain Management – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline | Perioperative care of patients undergoing major complex spinal instrumentation surgery.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:49h | UTC

Perioperative Care of Patients Undergoing Major Complex Spinal Instrumentation Surgery: Clinical Practice Guidelines From the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care – Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

 


Systematic Review | Opioid agonist treatment for people who are dependent on pharmaceutical opioids.

6 Sep, 2022 | 14:31h | UTC

Opioid agonist treatment for people who are dependent on pharmaceutical opioids – Cochrane Library

Summary: Opioid maintenance medicines for the treatment of dependence on opioid pain medicines – Cochrane Library

 


Cluster RCT | Effect of different interventions to help primary care clinicians avoid unsafe opioid prescribing in opioid-naive patients with acute noncancer pain.

31 Aug, 2022 | 11:33h | UTC

Effect of Different Interventions to Help Primary Care Clinicians Avoid Unsafe Opioid Prescribing in Opioid-Naive Patients With Acute Noncancer Pain: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Health Forum

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline | Management of medication overuse and medication overuse headache.

30 Aug, 2022 | 12:08h | UTC

Management of medication overuse (MO) and medication overuse headache (MOH) S1 guideline – Neurological Research and Practice

 


Randomized Crossover Trial | In patients with diabetic neuropathic pain, amitriptyline supplemented with pregabalin, pregabalin supplemented with amitriptyline, and duloxetine supplemented with pregabalin were similarly effective.

25 Aug, 2022 | 12:14h | UTC

Comparison of amitriptyline supplemented with pregabalin, pregabalin supplemented with amitriptyline, and duloxetine supplemented with pregabalin for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (OPTION-DM): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised crossover trial – The Lancet

 


Cohort Study | Characteristics of prescription opioid analgesics in pregnancy and risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome in newborns.

25 Aug, 2022 | 12:02h | UTC

Characteristics of Prescription Opioid Analgesics in Pregnancy and Risk of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome in Newborns – JAMA Network Open

 


Study Commentary | Is the evidence strong for spinal cord stimulation for diabetic neuropathy? Not all experts agree.

25 Aug, 2022 | 11:52h | UTC

Is the Evidence Strong for Spinal Cord Stimulation for Diabetic Neuropathy? Not All Experts Agree – Neurology Today

Original Study: RCT: Effect of High-frequency (10-kHz) Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

 


Review | Long COVID headache.

15 Aug, 2022 | 12:25h | UTC

Long COVID headache – The Journal of Headache and Pain

 

Commentary on Twitter

Under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ license

 


RCT | Small trial suggests intraosseous morphine may decrease postoperative pain and pain medication use after total knee arthroplasty.

15 Aug, 2022 | 12:03h | UTC

Intraosseous Morphine Decreases Postoperative Pain and Pain Medication Use in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial – The Journal of Arthroplasty

News Release: A new way to control pain after knee replacement surgery – Houston Methodist

 


Review | The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for chronic pain.

12 Aug, 2022 | 15:02h | UTC

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for chronic pain: a narrative review – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of adjunctive acupuncture on pain relief among emergency department patients with acute renal colic due to urolithiasis.

11 Aug, 2022 | 12:06h | UTC

Effect of Adjunctive Acupuncture on Pain Relief Among Emergency Department Patients With Acute Renal Colic Due to Urolithiasis: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Adjunctive Acupuncture May Speed Relief From Pain of Renal Colic – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review | Chronic post-surgical pain – update on incidence, risk factors and preventive treatment options.

10 Aug, 2022 | 12:12h | UTC

Chronic post-surgical pain – update on incidence, risk factors and preventive treatment options – BJA Education

 


RCT | Efficacy and safety of intravenous acetaminophen (2 g/day) for reducing opioid consumption in Chinese adults after elective orthopedic surgery.

9 Aug, 2022 | 12:39h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of intravenous acetaminophen (2 g/day) for reducing opioid consumption in Chinese adults after elective orthopedic surgery: A multicenter randomized controlled trial – Frontiers in Pharmacology

 


Cohort Study | The risk of opioid overdose is increased with concomitant use of oxycodone and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that are inhibitors of oxycodone metabolism.

4 Aug, 2022 | 14:27h | UTC

Risk of Opioid Overdose Associated With Concomitant Use of Oxycodone and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – JAMA Network Open

Commentary from the author: Taking certain opioids while on commonly prescribed antidepressants may increase the risk of overdose – The Conversation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of graded sensorimotor retraining on pain intensity in patients with chronic low back pain.

3 Aug, 2022 | 14:08h | UTC

Effect of Graded Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

News release: An effective new treatment for chronic back pain targets the nervous system – University of New South Wales

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Brief Review | Monitoring pain in the intensive care unit.

1 Aug, 2022 | 12:30h | UTC

Monitoring pain in the intensive care unit (ICU) – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effects of walking exercise at a pace with vs. without ischemic leg symptoms on functional performance measures in people with lower extremity peripheral artery disease.

28 Jul, 2022 | 13:27h | UTC

Effects of Walking Exercise at a Pace With Versus Without Ischemic Leg Symptoms on Functional Performance Measures in People With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Randomized Clinical Trial – Journal of the American Heart Association

News Release: ‘No pain, no gain’ approach improves walking ability with peripheral artery disease – American Heart Association

 


RCT | Intra-articular botulinum toxin A injection for painful base-of-thumb osteoarthritis.

27 Jul, 2022 | 11:56h | UTC

Intra-articular botulinum toxin A injection for painful base-of-thumb osteoarthritis: a double-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial (RHIBOT) – The Lancet Rheumatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Botulinum toxin A injection may ease base-of-thumb osteoarthritis pain – medwire News

Intra-articular Botulinum Toxin A Targets Chronic Pain in Base-of-Thumb Osteoarthritis – Rheumatology Advisor

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review | Opioid sparing strategies for perioperative pain management other than regional anesthesia.

20 Jul, 2022 | 11:47h | UTC

Opioid sparing strategies for perioperative pain management other than regional anaesthesia: A narrative review – Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

 


M-A of RCTs | Efficacy of corticosteroids for hand osteoarthritis.

18 Jul, 2022 | 11:07h | UTC

Efficacy of corticosteroids for hand osteoarthritis – a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

 


Review | The current role and future directions of imaging in failed back surgery syndrome patients.

18 Jul, 2022 | 10:46h | UTC

The current role and future directions of imaging in failed back surgery syndrome patients: an educational review – Insights into Imaging

 


Review | Regional anesthesia and acute perioperative pain management in thoracic surgery.

15 Jul, 2022 | 12:33h | UTC

Regional anesthesia and acute perioperative pain management in thoracic surgery: a narrative review – Journal of Thoracic Disease

 


M-A | Little benefit from viscosupplementation in knee osteoarthritis.

11 Jul, 2022 | 12:39h | UTC

Viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

News Release: Scant evidence to recommend use of hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis – BMJ Newsroom

Commentary: Common injections don’t help knee osteoarthritis more than placebo, large data review finds – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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