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Latest Pain Management News

Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up

For patients with an admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and/or acute decompensated heart failure, opioid prescription at discharge is not significantly associated with unplanned health care utilization or mortality but is associated with reduced odds of completed planned health care utilization, according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity

Yoga may be effective as a complementary or adjunct therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Higher Optimism Tied to Lower Odds of Pain After Deployment

For U.S. soldiers, higher levels of optimism are associated with lower odds of reporting new pain after deployment, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in JAMA Network Open.