PAIN MANAGEMENT

March 17, 2017

Treatment Options in Managing Acute Perioperative Pain

If the interventions and drugs employed perioperatively are inadequate, the pain could develop into a chronic problem or worsen patient outcomes.
March 17, 2017

Use and Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, prescription pain relievers—including opioids—were used by 36.4% (97.5 million) persons aged 12 years and older.
March 17, 2017

Amitriptyline HCl 2%, Carbamazepine 2%, Gabapentin 10%, and Ketoprofen 2% in Transdermal Pain Base

This preparation may be used topically to treat pain.

March 17, 2017

Pearls and Pitfalls of Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Patient-controlled analgesia refers to the delivery of analgesics immediately upon patient demand.
March 17, 2017

Acute Pain Management in Patients With Opioid Tolerance

Prescription opioid use has significantly increased globally in the past two decades and has led to an increased number of patients who have become tolerant to opioids.
March 17, 2017

Urate-Lowering Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Gout Flare

Gout is one of the most common rheumatologic arthritic diseases; preventing future gout attacks requires lowering serum urate levels to promote dissolution of urate crystals.
March 17, 2017

PTA: Chronic Lower Back Pain

Over 80% of Americans will experience some degree of lower back pain at least once in their lifetime, and OTC and prescription pain medications can provide some relief. View a video about chronic lower back pain.
March 17, 2017

Legislating Medical Care

In an attempt to curb the opioid epidemic, several states now impose limits on the length of initial prescriptions.