Pain

Less Than Half of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Supplements | News Brief

Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

Patients With Opioid Addiction Benefit From Tx Initiated in ER | News Brief

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, researchers find

Misdiagnosed Foot, Ankle Injuries May Result in Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Disability | News Brief

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review highlights importance of additional imaging, second opinions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Front-line physicians are advised to err on

Overlapping Symptoms and Challenges in Correctly Diagnosing ‘Hip-Spine Syndrome’ | News Brief

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both? Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees.

Back Pain Researchers Say Drugs Don’t Work | News Brief

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression | News Brief

Treatment can lessen the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals

Antibiotics Can Boost Bacterial Reproduction | News Brief

The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists have discovered. The EPSRC-funded researchers exposed E.coli bacteria to eight rounds of antibiotic treatment over four days

Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications | News Brief

A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

Study: Running Actually Lowers Inflammation in Knee Joints | News Brief

Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee

Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

Increasing Calcium Intake Unlikely to Boost Bone Health or Prevent Fractures | News Brief

Diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture prevention. Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures

Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence | News Brief

Components of race, ethnicity, employment play a role in opioid use disorders. Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to

Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money | Feature

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

Sudden Drop in Temperature Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Researchers discover more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. According to calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius

Weather Plays No Part in Aches and Pains | News Brief

Studies disprove a long-standing opinion on cold weather and pain. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said: “The belief that pain and inclement

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