Tag: pain (pain management)

No Evidence That SNRIs Relieve Back Pain

While some guidelines support serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) as treatments for back pain, a new systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research found no...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

Wisconsin Pharmacist Thought Vaccine Was Unsafe

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurse Kristen Cline outside the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South...

Doctors Underreport Side Effects of Breast Irradiation

There is a substantial mismatch between patient and physician reports of toxicity during radiotherapy for breast cancer, according to an analysis of nearly 10,000 U.S....

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “This is how Black people get killed.” These are some of...

Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows

Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), when asked to rate their burnout before the pandemic and 6 months into it, reported levels that in...

FDA Toughens REMS Requirements for Some Fentanyl Products

Concern about potentially inappropriate prescribing of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) products has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to toughen requirements in the...

‘Nine Months Into It, the Adrenaline Is Gone and It’s Exhausting’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In March, during the first week of the San Francisco Bay...

Adding Atezolizumab to Chemo Doesn’t Worsen QOL in Early TNBC

Adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to first-line therapy for early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) did not significantly worsen patients’ quality of life, according to...

Radiofrequency Ablation Blocks Hip, Shoulder Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis patients report significant pain relief after treatment with cooled radiofrequency ablation, a new technique that “stuns” sensory nerves in shoulder and hip joints to...

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA....

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy?

Doctors commonly perform pelvic examinations approximately 6 weeks following hysterectomy to assess the integrity of the vaginal cuff. But this practice may not be necessary...

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

Erinn Baldeschwiler, mother of Shea McGinnis (left) and Gibson McGinnis, has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Immunotherapy has helped with the physical...

Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease

People with chronic lung disease who need significant amounts of oxygen should be able to take it in liquid form when they are able to...

Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation With MNTX

Subcutaneously administered methylnaltrexone (MNTX) (Relistor), a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, relieves opioid-induced constipation (OID) in both chronic, noncancer-related illness and cancer-related illness, a new...

Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence

Results of a phase 3 trial show that treatment with rilonacept (Arcalyst), a drug already approved to treat inflammatory disease, both resolved acute episodes of...

New Risks of Prescription Opioids Discovered

Prescription opioid use increases the risk for major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety and stress-related disorders (ASRD), new genetic evidence shows. The findings also suggest...

Painful Ethical Choices in 2020 vs 2010: How Has Thinking Changed?

Much has changed in the 10 years since Medscape’s first survey on what physicians would do when faced with painful choices in patient care. A...

SAMSON Pins Most Muscle Pain With Statins on the Nocebo Effect

A novel randomized trial taking on a vexing issue around one of the world’s most commonly prescribed medications has concluded that frequently intolerable statin side...

Time to Discuss the Unpleasant Side Effects of COVID Shots?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A health worker injects a woman during clinical trials for a...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

JIA Arthritis and Uveitis Flares ‘Often Run Parallel’

Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis–associated uveitis (JIA-U) are significantly more likely to experience a flare in their eye disease if their arthritis is also worsening,...