Pain management skills class aids those with chronic low back pain
Aug 30, 2021
Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 17
Aug 17, 2021
NIH: A single skills-based class relieves lower back pain … Still no mandate, but Pennsylvania wants 80% of SNF workers vaccinated by October … Federal scientists develop faster COVID-19 test … APIC...
Adults 65 and older are in a lot of pain, particularly back pain, CDC learns
Jul 30, 2021
Nearly 60% of adults reported experiencing chronic physical pain in 2019, with seniors having much of the burden. Women, non-Hispanic white adults, and people with incomes well below the poverty line were...
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Jul 26, 2021
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Eliminating residents’ chronic pain not a realistic goal: Aim for quality of life, experts tell...
Jun 24, 2021
Even the best, multimodal treatment strategies may be only 30% effective, say the authors of a new review and pain management guide.
Surgery favored over conservative care for knee osteoarthritis, Medicare study suggests
Jun 10, 2021
Seniors with knee osteoarthritis had low rates of dedicated non-surgical care between 2005 and 2010, a new investigation reveals. Study findings suggest that surgery may often be used when conservative...
‘Not necessarily benign’: Geriatricians address safety as seniors turn to CBD for chronic conditions
Apr 29, 2021
Seniors increasingly are using cannabidiol, or CBD, to help manage a variety of chronic disease symptoms. A new paper from the Gerontological Society of America tackles key questions about safety and side...
Opioid pain relief not necessary after knee surgery, orthopedic surgeons say
Apr 27, 2021
Patients given a non-opioid pain regimen after knee surgery had pain scores equal to their peers who received opioids, and no difference in side effects, according to a study by orthopedic surgeons.
Also in the News for Wednesday, March 31
Mar 31, 2021
‘Pain champions’ in nursing homes spur better adoption of guidelines: study … State leaders gut proposed visitation law before passing it … Legal scholars want investigation into investigator of...
‘Pain champions’ in nursing homes spur better adoption of guidelines: study
Mar 30, 2021
Nursing home care providers were able to more smoothly adopt evidence-based pain management guidelines when they had the support of specially trained registered nurses, a study in Sweden has found.