This randomized clinical trial of a stepped-care intervention for chronic pain resulted in statistically significant reductions in pain-related disability, pain interference, and pain severity in veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
This retrospective cohort study determines that the increased risk of death associated with methadone use outside the hospital supports recommendations that it should not be a drug of first choice for treatment of noncancer pain.
Mansi et al evaluate the association of statin use with musculoskeletal conditions in 46 249 beneficiaries of a military health care system.
This study analyzed the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey database to assess the accuracy of diagnoses in patients who present to the emergency department with nontraumatic chest pain.
This randomized clinical trial investigates the effectiveness of a mind-body program at increasing function and reducing pain in older adults with chronic low back pain.
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses randomized clinical trials that have evaluated interventions to prevent episodes of low back pain.
This nested case-control analysis found that the initiation of tramadol therapy for noncancer pain is associated with an increased risk of hypoglycemia requiring hospitalization.