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Pain practitioners are urged to recognize painful genetic disorders, which fall into 3 categories: connective tissue, metabolic, and neurologic, as they require aggressive, palliative pain care for these usually progressive conditions.
Patients on chronic opioid therapy need special attention when it comes to preoperative and postoperative care. In this article, clinicians debate the benefits of reducing opioids prior to surgery.
Recommendations concerning liver function tests for Duloxetine, prescribed for neuropathic pain.
In this Guest Editor's Memo, Seddon R. Savage, MD, MS, discusses issues of treating opioid use disorder in patients with chronic pain.
Family physicians are presented with a pain management roadmap for setting realistic treatment expectations with the chronic pain patient, including when and how to wean off opioids.
Challenging insurance policies that hinder management of opioid use disorders.
In a patient with chronic pain who develops an opioid use disorder (OUD), what factors go into the decision of whether or not to wean the patient off opioids? Jordan L. Newmark, MD
Readers are better informed about use of the PPM Opioid Calculator and the benefits of metformin.
Given the recent focus on the opioid abuse epidemic, Practical Pain Management asked the authors to review what efforts the FDA has taken to help combat abuse of these medications.
Ask the Expert authors examine the role for low-dose ketamine for treatment of CRPS.
Dr. Forest Tennant, MD, explores the impact that the CDC opioid-prescribing guidelines have had on chronic pain patients.
Pain expert offers clinical guidance to a commonly asked question about the proper, safe, and effective dose of gabapentin when treating neuropathic pain.
2016 review of current and emerging therapies for opioid-induced constipation, a common side effect of chronic opioid therapy.
To help reduce the need for opioids, IV acetaminophen could be included in the initial and perioperative pain control protocol of burn patients based on its analgesic effect, safety profile, and easy accessibility.
Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, picks for 2016 Practical Clinical Advances in pain management—oral ketamine and metformin.
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