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Chronic knee pain: online home exercise and PCST program shows efficacy

Results of a randomized controlled trial.

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Headache Vitals for February 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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ASIPP: new opioid guidelines for chronic noncancer pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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New ACP guideline: begin with drug-free approach to low back pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from Addiction
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Suboxone: 43% of users fill opioid scripts during addiction therapy

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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Are there age-related changes in pain sensitivity?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Meta-analysis: are NSAIDs effective for back pain?

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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Professional Essentials

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What do you mean, juicing isn't healthy?

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Why are colorectal cancers on the rise in young people?

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

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STAT News raises questions about genetic testing firm

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California could require doctors on probation to inform patients

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Study finds physicians' care similar to NPs, PAs in health centers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Chronic pain: urine drug testing may promote patient compliance with opioid therapy

Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are greater than those from cocaine and heroin combined.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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High prevalence of benzodiazepine use reported in chronic pain

Coadministration of opioids with benzodiazepine places patients at risk for multiple adverse events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of Internal Medicine
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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

Pain and function improved after interactive online interventions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Geriatr
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Patients with dementia less likely to receive opioid analgesics after hip/pelvic fracture

Results of a systematic review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 2 of 3: strengthening exercise programs

There is plenty of evidence for strength training to manage KOA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Pain is undertreated in US nursing homes

Persistent noncancer pain affects 5% to 49% of nursing home residents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 1 of 3: mind-body exercise programs

Yoga and Tai Chi may offer modest benefits for knee OA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 3 of 3: land-based aerobic exercise programs

Walking, running, and cycling continue to be beneficial in KOA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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Lower psychological resilience meant poorer outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

And vice versa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Emerg Med
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Acute low back pain: no benefit for add-on diazepam with naproxen

A randomized, controlled trial of patients being discharged from the ED.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rheumatology
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Accelerated knee OA patients likelier to show certain symptoms before radiographic diagnosis

Lying down, straightening the knee, and walking were harder for them than for participants with common OA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ageing Res Rev
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Parkinson's patients have reduced pain threshold

A meta-analysis of 26 studies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Emerg Med
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Could heart rate signal the significance of pediatric abdominal pain?

Tachycardia is associated with a greater likelihood that the pain is more than gas.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Subst Use Misuse
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Opioid maintenance therapy: high prevalence of fentanyl misuse

Fentanyl misuse interferes with treatment success and increases risk for overdose.

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