Tag: pain

1. Increased current diurnal pain affected quality of sleep and total sleep time the following night amongst patients with chronic musculocutaneous pain. 2. Seasonality and fluctuations in mental distress did not impact the relationship between pain and sleep on a day-to-day basis amongst patients with chronic musculocutaneous pain. Evidence Rating Level:...
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1. Among patients undergoing ambulatory orthopedic surgical procedures, percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduced pain and the use of opiates in the first 7 postoperative days. Evidence Level Rating: 1 (Excellent) Poor pain control following surgery is very common and is associated with excessive reliance on opiates for analgesia. Percutaneous peripheral nerve...
1. Both 10 and 20 mgs of IV ketorolac were found to be non-inferior to 30 mg IV for the emergency pain management of renal colic. 2. The rate adverse effects across the three cohorts was found to be similar. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Renal colic is commonly encountered in the...
1. High volume fluid injections are not effective for treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy, including for pain and activity levels, in the intermediate-term. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Achilles tendinopathy, most commonly occurring in the midportion, is a frequently seen overuse injury for which initial management involves exercise combined with load...
1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of patients with chronic non-cancer pain, though opioids showed small improvements in pain, physical functioning, and sleep quality, these differences did not meet minimally important standards and diminished with longer follow-up. 2. There was no difference in pain or physical functioning for opioids...

Patient Basics: Pain

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? You accidentally touch a hot stove. In a millisecond, you jerk your hand away. What just happened? You have pain receptors throughout your body, both outside and within. These receptors send electrical messages through your spinal cord to the brain. You only become aware of...
Image: PD 1. Oral doxepin rinse significantly reduces the incidence of painful oral mucositis (OM) during radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Painful oral mucositis is commonly associated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, and frequently requires treatment with systemic analgesics. The purpose of...
Image: PD  1. Lateral wedges are no more efficacious than neutral wedges at reducing knee pain associated with medial knee osteoarthritis. 2. Lateral wedge insoles show a moderate association with decreased pain when compared to not using an insole.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Osteoarthritis of the knee is a painful...