A study by Kaiser Permanente published today in The American Journal of Managed Care confirms that patients with chronic pain are seeking complementary treatments, and that if physicians must ask if they want to know about them.
Most patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain use acupuncture or chiropractic care. A substantial percentage of this utilization, however, is not captured by the electronic medical record.
Nearly one-fourth of patients with an opioid prescription for use for chronic pain will end up using the drugs in the long term, according to the result of a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
This activity reviews the incidence and impact of opioid-induced constipation (OIC), discusses available treatment options, and what factors should be considered during formulary decisions for OIC.
With a growing world population and a growing proportion of elderly, more people are living in suboptimal health around the world. A third of the world's population experienced more than 5 ailments in 2013, according to a study published in The Lancet.