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  • Clinical Essentials from J Manag Care Spec Pharm
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Long-term opioids for chronic pain: alcohol abuse/dependence carries a high toll

Risks of overdose, accident or injury are higher, as are medical costs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Emerg Med
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Migraine: opioids often inappropriately prescribed as rescue medication

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Chronic low back pain: yoga as effective as PT

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Weekly depot buprenorphine shows promise for opioid use disorder

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  • Vitals
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Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for June 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: corticosteroid injection for heel pain not that effective

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: gabapentin has an “important effect” in some neuropathic pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS ONE
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Preventing high-altitude headache is easy

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA requests removal of Opana ER, citing abuse

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Professional Essentials

  • US Professional News
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NPs filling gaps left by physician shortage

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  • US Professional News
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FDA may decrease adverse effects warnings in drug ads

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  • US Professional News
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Do physician-owned hospitals raise or lower costs?

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  • US Professional News
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Nearly all medical residents reside in urban areas

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  • US Professional News
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MBA offers physicians business savvy

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  • US Professional News
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Oklahoma DO charged with murder for opioid deaths

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New in Pain

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Sleep Med
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Central sleep apnea: case linked to opioid use

Authors suggest that opioid-induced CSA may be responsible for some unexplained deaths.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Obstet Gynaecol Can
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Postpartum pain: a risk factor for chronic pain?

Persistent pain at 3 mo postpartum may be a risk factor for chronic pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nutrition
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RA pain: ω-3 PUFAs show some benefit

Results of a systematic review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Cancer
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VTE risk postcurative CRC resection is low

Adjuvant chemotherapy does not increase risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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What factors affect outcomes in chronic headache?

The importance of looking beyond the pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cartilage
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Hyaluronic acid joint injections for knee OA: Appropriate Use Criteria

Recommendations for an array of clinical scenarios.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Inflammation on MRI in early RA wrists tracks with patient-reported symptoms

Damage detected on MRI does not.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Spine J
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Late bedtime, short sleep, long videogaming add up to low back pain for young athletes

TV viewing doesn’t seem to play a role.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Palliat Med
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Meta-analysis: adding antidepressants, antiepileptics to opioids doesn’t improve tumor-related pain

Opioid monotherapy works just as well.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Low back pain: higher number of other pain sites inversely associated with recovery

Results of an 11 y longitudinal study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin J Pain
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Omega-3 fatty acids linked to clinical benefits in knee osteoarthritis

More of them were associated with less pain in this small cross-sectional study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Spine J
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Chronic low back pain, degenerative discs: total disc replacement tops multidisciplinary rehab 8 y later

Functional differences not that clinically meaningful, no difference in QoL.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Pain that interferes with daily life raises mortality risk in elderly

Pain by itself, without the interference of daily life, is not linked to higher mortality.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Addict Behav
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Heroin overtakes oxycodone, hydrocodone as first opioid of abuse

Increasing use of heroin fuels the rise in opioid overdoses.

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