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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24217469/opioid-prescribing-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-guidelines-for-chronic-pain
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Teryl K Nuckols, Laura Anderson, Ioana Popescu, Allison L Diamant, Brian Doyle, Paul Di Capua, Roger Chou
BACKGROUND: Deaths due to prescription opioid overdoses have increased dramatically. High-quality guidelines could help clinicians mitigate risks associated with opioid therapy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the quality and content of guidelines on the use of opioids for chronic pain. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, specialty society Web sites, and international guideline clearinghouses (searched in July 2013). STUDY SELECTION: Guidelines published between January 2007 and July 2013 addressing the use of opioids for chronic pain in adults were selected...
January 7, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26141332/peripheral-neuropathy-a-practical-approach-to-diagnosis-and-symptom-management
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James C Watson, P James B Dyck
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most prevalent neurologic conditions encountered by physicians of all specialties. Physicians are faced with 3 distinct challenges in caring for patients with peripheral neuropathy: (1) how to efficiently and effectively screen (in less than 2 minutes) an asymptomatic patient for peripheral neuropathy when they have a disorder in which peripheral neuropathy is highly prevalent (eg, diabetes mellitus), (2) how to clinically stratify patients presenting with symptoms of neuropathy to determine who would benefit from specialty consultation and what testing is appropriate for those who do not need consultation, and (3) how to treat the symptoms of painful peripheral neuropathy...
July 2015: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26316704/epidural-injections-with-or-without-steroids-in-managing-chronic-low-back-pain-secondary-to-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-meta-analysis-of-13-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hai Meng, Qi Fei, Bingqiang Wang, Yong Yang, Dong Li, Jinjun Li, Nan Su
BACKGROUND: Epidural injections of anesthetic with or without steroids are widely used for treating lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of chronic low back pain, but there is a lack of rigorous data comparing the effectiveness of epidural injections of anesthetic with and without steroids. This meta-analysis presents a current, comprehensive picture of how epidural injections of anesthetic with steroids compare with those using local anesthetic alone. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched from their inception through February 5, 2015...
2015: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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