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Hydromorphone protocol for emergency pain management

In the emergency department, a standardized protocol of hydromorphone administration is more efficacious than usual care for controlling acute severe pain.

Pain Treatment & Management

Topical gel makes wound closure pain free
Topical gel makes wound closure pain freeTreating minor lacerations with a topical analgesic gel before gluing them closed makes for pain-free repairs in children, according to a new controlled trial.
The true cost of pain management in your practice
The true cost of pain management in your practicePain is a leading complaint in every practice, and trying to effectively treat it can come with a price. Find out how to manage the cost, both real and metaphorical.
FDA approves first migraine patch
FDA approves first migraine patchFDA has approved sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system (Zecuity, NuPathe) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Zecuity is a single-use, battery-powered patch that actively delivers sumatriptan, the most widely prescribed migraine medication, through the skin.
11 recommendations reported for arthritis pain management
11 recommendations reported for arthritis pain managementA set of 11 evidence-based recommendations for managing pain with pharmacotherapy in patients suffering inflammatory arthritis were reported by an international panel online March 24 in Rheumatology.
Patient-provider communication vital for effective pain management
Patient-provider communication vital for effective pain managementThe American Pain Foundation (APF) recently released survey results showing that 17% of adults with chronic pain who have tried to reach their primary pain-care providers with questions face difficulties doing so.
Pain relief inadequate for many patients
Pain relief inadequate for many patientsSurvey: Nearly half of U.S. outpatients receive inadequate relief of moderate-to-severe pain.