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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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New in Pain

  • Clinical Essentials from Gen Hosp Psychiatry
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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS Med
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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

They come with significant side effects.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Active controlled motion device augments physiotherapy in ankle fracture

Patients got back to work faster.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Keeping the opioids away following total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical rehabilitation
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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

Might be time to switch from the usual physiotherapy routine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Does medical cannabis actually help pain?

Timely meta-analysis shows lack of data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann. Rheum. Dis
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What do patients think of various rheumatoid arthritis treatments?

Does efficacy translate to improvements in quality of life?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Canadian Urological Association Journal
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Bladder problems and IBS linked to related symptoms in childhood

Pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction might presage adult symptoms.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Addict
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Treating opioid-induced hyperalgesia

What's the best method for this paradoxical condition?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Cancer survivors may be overprescribed opioids

Study notes higher rates of prescriptions, but implications are unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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Don't give up with initial lack of response to neuropathic pain treatment

Increasing the dose may be the answer.

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Do abuse-deterrent opioids work?

Perhaps they should be renamed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: jury still out on antiepileptics for pediatric noncancer pain

Limited data preclude definitive assessment of AED efficacy and safety in this setting.

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