Professional Essentials

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is kratom safe?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

  • US Professional News
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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

  • US Professional News
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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

  • US Professional News
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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

  • US Professional News
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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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New in Pain

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Many surgery patients go home with unnecessary opioids

This represents an area where physicians can improve opioid prescriptions.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Common analgesic adjuvant can reduce opioid use

Though a meta-analysis suggests it may not reduce morphine use in shorter term

  • Clinical Essentials from Cephalalgia
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Cluster headache: latest results of trial examining vagus nerve stimulation

The current results are similar to the initial clinical trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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Nitrous oxide an alternative to fentanyl for cancer breakthrough pain

Breakthrough pain requires a safe, fast-acting analgesic that can be administered at home.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Ob-gyns prescribing excessive opioids, study finds

Results of a nationwide survey.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Arthroplasty
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Obese patients have different analgesic needs following joint arthroplasty

Even if they’ve received liposomal bupivacaine.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Expert panel issues recommendations on drug monitoring for opioids

Drug monitoring may reduce illicit use.

  • Clinical Essentials from JPSM
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A new way to prevent phantom-limb pain in children

Gabapentin works in adults, and now children, too.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review finds little evidence in support of common neuropathic pain drug

However, other meta-analyses have suggested oxcarbazepine is effective.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Gynecol Obstet
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Can DMARDs help endometriosis?

Previous studies have yielded conflicting results.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Deep sedation appears sufficient for mitral valve reconstruction

General anesthesia could lead to hypotension after PMVR.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cefaly
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Neurostimulation device for migraine now available

Patients may be excited to try a nonpharmacological approach.

  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA approves long-acting buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

The treatment may improve adherence.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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New treatment for chronic migraine

Results of a phase 3 trial.