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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?
Vitamin D Lessens Pain in Women With Diabetes, Depression
The use of vitamin D decreases pain in women who have type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression, according to a recent study, and more research is in the works.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections on Par With NSAIDs in Knee OA
The news is particularly auspicious for older patients who are at greater risk for NSAID-related events.
Pain Presents in All Shapes and Sizes: A Photo Quiz
Pain has a wide variety of presentations, often making the diagnosis a significant challenge. Test your knowledge of signs and symptoms in this week's photo quiz.
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.
Low Back Pain: Tips From an Expert on the Evaluation
Raymond Haroun, MD, works through the evaluation of low back pain and radiculopathy.
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