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Why Is Amazon Tracking Opioid Use All Over the United States?
Why Is Amazon Tracking Opioid Use All Over the United States?October 16, 2020 4:20 pmExperts say Amazon could be tracking opioid usage to determine where to open warehouses, monitor for package theft, or simply because it loves data. Read More
PainExam.com Launches New Ultrasound Interventional Pain Management CME Live Webinar Event Training Series
PainExam.com Launches New Ultrasound Interventional Pain Management CME Live Webinar Event Training SeriesOctober 16, 2020 4:19 pmPainExam, a prestigious CME certified pain medicine board review platform, develops new and exclusive Ultrasound Pain Management CME Courses, schedules next live CME webinar event for Oct. 18th, 2020.Read More
Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease PatientsOctober 16, 2020 4:18 pmA team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, both as a singular therapy and as a “salvage therapy” after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective.Read More
Prescribing Naloxone: Tips for Conversations With Patients
Prescribing Naloxone: Tips for Conversations With PatientsOctober 16, 2020 4:17 pmLabeling changes for both opioid analgesics and medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) ordered by the FDA this past July will officially take effect in early 2021, but that should not stop prescribers from immediately incorporating these elements into their practices.Read More
Study Bolsters Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Cancer Pain
Study Bolsters Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Cancer PainOctober 16, 2020 4:16 pmPatient-controlled analgesia (PCA) IV hydromorphone titration provides quicker analgesic effect, higher patient satisfaction and a similar tolerability compared with non-PCA administration in patients with severe cancer pain, according to a study presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.Read More
Sorrento Releases Positive Results of Phase 1B Trial of Resiniferatoxin (RTX) In Reduction of OsteoArthritis (OA) Knee Pain
Sorrento Releases Positive Results of Phase 1B Trial of Resiniferatoxin (RTX) In Reduction of OsteoArthritis (OA) Knee PainOctober 16, 2020 4:15 pmThe Phase 1b trial was a placebo controlled ascending dose study with an open-label extension to assess the safety and preliminary efficacy of intra-articular administration of RTX or saline control (as placebo group) for the treatment of moderate to severe pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.Read More
Bridging the Gap to OUD Recovery: Study Looks at Buprenorphine Initiated in Emergency Department
Bridging the Gap to OUD Recovery: Study Looks at Buprenorphine Initiated in Emergency DepartmentOctober 16, 2020 4:13 pmCan emergency departments (EDs) use buprenorphine to help bridge opioid-dependent patients on the road to recovery from opioid use disorder? According to the results of a recent review, the answer is a resounding yes.Read More
Can You Let Patients Drive Home After Propofol?
Can You Let Patients Drive Home After Propofol?October 2, 2020 5:02 pmPerhaps one of the most important questions for people undergoing outpatient procedures is one of logistics: How am I going to get home?Read More
How Clinician Can Cope With Psychological Distress During the Pandemic
How Clinician Can Cope With Psychological Distress During the PandemicOctober 2, 2020 5:00 pmFormer First Lady Michelle Obama broke the internet when she recently announced she had been suffering low-grade depression because of the pandemic and national upheaval. Her declaration appeared to resonate with people across the country suffering from physical illness...Read More
Reported NSAID Allergy Increases Risk for OUD in Chronic Back Pain
Reported NSAID Allergy Increases Risk for OUD in Chronic Back PainOctober 2, 2020 4:59 pmAdults with chronic back pain who reported adverse reactions from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be at higher risk for developing opioid use disorder. These results, from a retrospective cohort study, were published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Read More

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