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M-A: Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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

9 Apr, 2021 | 03:18h | UTC

Effect of High-frequency (10-kHz) Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology

Author Interview: Effect of High-Frequency (10 kHz) Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline: Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Over 16s

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

News release: NICE recommends range of effective treatments for people with chronic primary pain and calls on healthcare professionals to recognise and treat a person’s pain as valid and unique to them

 


Review: Regional anesthesia in patients at risk of bleeding

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

Regional anaesthesia in patients at risk of bleeding – BJA Education

 


RCT: Among patients with peripheral artery disease, low-intensity exercise was significantly less effective than high-intensity exercise for improving 6-minute walk distance

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

Effect of Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Home-Based Walking Exercise on Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: No pain, no gain in exercise for peripheral artery disease – ‘You’ve got to walk with pain to reap benefits’ – Northwestern University

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Practical Guide: Perioperative Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:17h | UTC

Perioperative Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship: A Practical Guide – Healthcare

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:01h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


RCT: Postoperative pain control is improved with Methadone + Ketamine vs. Methadone alone in spinal surgical patients

5 Apr, 2021 | 00:49h | UTC

Perioperative Methadone and Ketamine for Postoperative Pain Control in Spinal Surgical Patients: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial – Anesthesiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pilot study: Erector spinae plane block shows promise vs. non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs for severe renal colic pain

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:00h | UTC

Erector spinae plane block vs non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs for severe renal colic pain: A pilot clinical feasibility study – The International Journal of Clinical Practice (free article via Authorea)

Commentary: New Nerve Block for Renal Colic? – Journal Feed

 


RCT: A multi-modal analgesic strategy after trauma can reduce opioid exposure and achieve adequate acute pain control

30 Mar, 2021 | 02:57h | UTC

Multi-Modal Analgesic Strategy for Trauma: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Commentary: Pain-relief regimen used to treat trauma patients with fewer opioid drugs during and after surgery – American College of Surgeons

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline Update: Cannabis-based medicinal products

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:24h | UTC

Cannabis-based medicinal products – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


RCT: Metoclopramide + diphenhydramine more efficacious than placebo for acute post-traumatic headache in the ED

26 Mar, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Randomized Study of Metoclopramide Plus Diphenhydramine for Acute Posttraumatic Headache – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Drug Combo Superior to Placebo for Posttraumatic Headache – HealthDay

 


RCT: Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc (NERVES): a phase 3, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation – The Lancet Rheumatology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


A randomized, noninferiority, controlled trial of two doses of intravenous subdissociative ketamine for analgesia in the emergency department

17 Mar, 2021 | 02:13h | UTC

A randomized, noninferiority, controlled trial of two doses of intravenous subdissociative ketamine for analgesia in the emergency department – Academic Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Lower dose of ketamine is as effective as the standard dose to treat pain in adults – Loyola University Health System AND Lower doses of ketamine shown to be non-inferior for acute pain control in the emergency setting – 2 Minute Medicine

 


RCT: Little benefit from osteopathic manipulative treatment on activity limitations in patients with nonspecific subacute and chronic low back pain

16 Mar, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Visual abstract: Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain

 


M-A: Little benefit from antidepressants for low back pain

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:02h | UTC

Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of antidepressants for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Systematic Reviews

Commentary: Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain – News Medical

Related meta-analysis: Little benefit from antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis (study and commentaries)

 


Opinion | Amplified Pain Syndrome—An Insupportable Assumption

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

Amplified Pain Syndrome—An Insupportable Assumption – JAMA Pediatrics

 


Guideline: Epidural interventions in the management of chronic spinal pain

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines – Pain Physician

 


Comprehensive review of topical analgesics for chronic pain

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Comprehensive Review of Topical Analgesics for Chronic Pain – Current Pain and Headache Reports

 


RCT: No effect from Vitamin D and/or Marine n-3 fatty acid supplementation on changes in migraine frequency and severity

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:04h | UTC

Effect of Vitamin D and/or Marine n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Changes in Migraine Frequency and Severity: A randomized placebo-controlled trial – The American Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Cognitive behavioral therapy for a variety of conditions: an overview of systematic reviews and panoramic meta-analysis

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:50h | UTC

Cognitive behavioural therapy for a variety of conditions: an overview of systematic reviews and panoramic meta-analysis – Health Technology Assessment

 


Systematic Review: Cardiovascular Effects of Medical Marijuana

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:48h | UTC

Cardiovascular Effects of Medical Marijuana: A Systematic Review – The American Journal of Medicine

 


Consensus statement on the prevention of opioid‐related harm in adult surgical patients

25 Feb, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid‐related harm in adult surgical patients – Anaesthesia

Commentary: Stopping opioid-related addiction, harm and accidents after surgery – AAGBI

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Postoperative analgesic effectiveness of quadratus lumborum block for cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia

25 Feb, 2021 | 08:31h | UTC

Postoperative Analgesic Effectiveness of Quadratus Lumborum Block for Cesarean Delivery under Spinal Anesthesia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Anesthesiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Effect of telephone cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in older adults with osteoarthritis pain

25 Feb, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

Effect of Telephone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentary: Effective treatment for insomnia delivered in a few short phone calls – University of Washington

 


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