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The use of pain management champions led the way toward smoother adoption of evidence-based pain management guidelines by care workers in nursing homes, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.  “Our findings highlighted that the…
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While untreated pain is common among nursing home residents with dementia, at the same time a significant share of residents is receiving analgesics without having pain, according to a study published online in Pain Management Nursing. “Proper pain assessment and regular reassessment are…
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By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -Tramadol may be associated with a higher risk of dying early than other pain-relief medications among patients with osteoarthritis, a large observational study from the U.K. suggests. "These findings, if confirmed by future studies, raise a concern of…
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By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults with high levels of pain are more likely to develop impaired memory than those with low levels of pain, a new study suggests. "These findings provide evidence that pain is a (potentially modifiable) risk factor for memory impairment…
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests. Researchers studied more than 67,000 injured patients over age 65 who were admitted to trauma…
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Findings of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association suggest that a substantial number of nursing home (NH) residents experienced consistently high or substantially worsening pain levels during the last 6 months of life. Studying point-in-time…
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its Opioid Misuse Strategy, a 30-page report containing recommendations to reduce the national opioid abuse epidemic. CMS likely based the report on these eye-opening statistics: fatalities from drug overdose, including…
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Illustrating Challenges in Geriatric Pain Management Through Case Vignettes During an educational session at the AAPM clinical meeting, Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, professor and chair, department of geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, gave an overview of geriatric pain…
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March 6-9, 2014; Phoenix, AZ Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Increasing in the United States Ming-Chih Kao, MD, Stanford University, Cupertino, CA, and colleagues presented a poster that sought to shed light on benzodiazepine prescribing patterns in the United States, including whether these agents…
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Honolulu, HI, May 16-19, 2012 Pregabalin for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Saves Costs and Leads to Better Adherence A study examining healthcare costs for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in elderly patients taking pregabalin versus comparators found that lower healthcare…
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