Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

  • US Professional News
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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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

  • 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

  • US Professional News
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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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New in Pain

  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Med J
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Chill out: preventing pain from lidocaine injections

Cryotherapy can reduce the injection site pain.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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HIV: PN tied to 3-fold likelihood of other chronic pain disorders

Familiarity with chronic pain guidelines is essential when treating HIV-PN.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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New abuse-deterrent intranasal opioid

Results from a small clinical trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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New guidelines for the management of chronic noncancer pain in veterans

Comprehensive guideline tackles all issues from pain management to opioid abuse.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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IDSA issues guidelines for chronic pain in HIV

Standardized screening is indicated for all PLWH.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Which extended release hydrocodone formulations have lower abuse potential?

Abuse-deterrent formulations reduce overdoses but not illicit use.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Gen Med
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Streptococcal pharyngitis: boys more likely than girls to present with abdominal pain

Not all patients have sore throats.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Sports Med
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APS injection relieves knee pain in osteoarthritis

But a potentially significant placebo effect hinders interpretation of results.

  • Clinical Essentials from CMAJ
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Ibuprofen as effective as morphine in children after minor surgery

Prescribe the safer option.

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Gabapentin and opioids: a dangerous combination

There is an increased risk for death.

  • Clinical Essentials from Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
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Back pain: alternative therapies a cost-effectlve option

Back pain is a common reason for opioid prescriptions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Heparin injection: slow down unless you’re cruising for a bruising

Results from a Cochrane review.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Manag Nurs
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Pain in children: toys are powerful analgesics

Distraction is a useful tool.

  • Clinical Essentials from Scand J Pain
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Development of chronic pain in children: what to watch out for

There is a serious risk of developing chronic pain following surgeries in pediatric patients.