Tag: pain (pain management)

FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intranasal formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without...

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

Nurse Anesthetist Association Name Change Provokes Criticism

The professional association representing nurse anesthetists is facing backlash after changing its name from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists to the American Association of...

Doctor Wins Restraining Order Against CVS After Prescription Ban

A Kentucky pain specialist has won a temporary restraining order against CVS Pharmacy after the retail chain forbade its pharmacies to fill his prescriptions. In...

Multispecialty Group Advises Caution With GBCAs in Pain Procedures

In a new practice advisory, an international team of experts discussed the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), an alternative to iodinated contrast media, in...

Opioid Prescribing Laws Having an Impact

State laws capping initial opioid prescriptions to 7 days or less have led to a reduction in opioid prescribing, a new analysis of Medicare data...

CAB/RPV LA Not for Everyone

“One of the most important considerations before switching HIV patients to injectable long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine [CAB/RPV LA; Cabenuva, ViiV Healthcare] is for the patient and the...

Most Orthopedic Joint Surgery Lacks Scientific Justification

A meta-analysis of the 10 most common orthopedic procedures shows that most lack firm scientific support, according to British researchers. In some cases, they are...

Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain?

Despite being widely prescribed, muscle relaxants are largely ineffective for low back pain, new research suggests. Results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis of...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

Purdue Pharma Exit Plan Gains Steam With OK From More States

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states...

Diet Rich in Omega-3s Linked to Fewer Migraines, Less Pain

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduces the frequency and intensity of monthly migraine attacks, a new study suggests. In this interventional study, a...

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises

Adults with sickle cell disease who experienced a vaso-occlusive crisis had substantially better outcomes when they were treated at specialty infusion centers than those treated...

Novel Oral Inhibitor May Block Intestinal Damage

A novel oral inhibitor of transglutaminase 2 appears to block gluten-induced mucosal damage in patients with celiac disease at three different doses, based on proof-of-concept...

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery

For older patients with distal radius wrist fractures, there are no significant differences in outcomes after 2 years when treated with nonsurgical casting compared with...

Expert Offers 10 ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Everyday Cosmetic Practice

During the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, H. Ray Jalian, MD, shared his “top 10” tips and tricks for...

Evaluation in Various Specialties Underway

Advances in photobiomodulation have propelled the use of therapeutic applications in a variety of medical specialties, according to Juanita J. Anders, PhD. Dr Juanita J....

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care

Almost 50% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek appropriate care, new research shows. A survey of nearly 18,000 participants with migraine showed that 46%...

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms improved among patients who endured a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown in Argentina, a finding that was unexpected yet reaffirms the gut-brain connection...

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care

Race and socioeconomic status can hinder and delay patient access to migraine treatment and result in poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the...

Ultrasound Renal Denervation Drops BP in Patients on Triple Therapy

Renal denervation’s comeback as a potential treatment for patients with drug-resistant hypertension rolls on. Renal denervation with ultrasound energy produced a significant, median 4.5–mm Hg...

IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA

Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids have efficacy similar to that of intra-articular injections in reducing pain in knee osteoarthritis but without the concerns about joint infection...

Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds

Nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure, based on analysis of more than...