Liposome Bupivacaine Interscalene Total Shoulder

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Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children and Opioid-Related Adverse Events

Source: Pediatrics Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about opioid prescribing for children without severe conditions. We studied the prevalence of and indications for outpatient opioid prescriptions an...
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Integrating Treatment at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics in Medical Settings: A Call for Action After a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: As a result of the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic (1), new epidemics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection have arisen and hospitalizations for bacteremia, endocar...
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Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

S ource: CMS On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnishe...
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A Community-Based Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in West Virginia

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Prevalence of Preoperative Opioid Use and Characteristics Associated with Opioid Use among Patients Presenting for Surgery

Source: JAMA Surgery Abstract: Importance: Patterns of preoperative opioid use are not well characterized across different surgical services, and studies in this patient population have lacked important self-reported dat...
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Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI): Initiating a Program for Your Practice

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: July 11, 2018 CDI has been described as the process of improving healthcare records to ensure improved patient outcomes, data quality, and accurate reimbursement. Hist...
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Acupuncture Reduces Joint Pain Due to Breast Cancer Treatment

Source: New York Presbyterian Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian found that acupuncture was associated with a statistically significant drop in joint pain among women takin...
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Brain Imaging: A Promising Biomarker for Pain

Source: Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research Abstract: Clinicians and researchers have the problem of objectively assessing the intensity and characteristics of pain. Furthermore, the widespread use ...
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The Hurt Blocker: Mike Hildebrand’s Groundbreaking Research on Chronic Pain

Hildebrand, a Neuroscience professor at Carleton, is trying to figure out, with the help of some graduate students, what's happening in the spinal cord to perpetuate chronic pain. Full story...
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