On the cancer ward, patients’ addiction fears and their need for pain relief inevitably intersect. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, shares one experience.
To help combat the opioid crisis, nurses in the mother/baby unit at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital have implemented several new protocols aimed at selective use of narcotic medications.
Alternative therapies for pain will be the No. 1 most influential medical innovation for 2019, predict experts at Cleveland Clinic.
A new protocol for enhanced recovery for bariatric surgery patients emphasizes pain control with minimal use of opioids. Stacy Brethauer, MD, explains.
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What can surgeons do to battle the opioid epidemic? Plenty! Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute Chairman Conor Delaney, MD, PhD, explains in our “Short Answer” series.
It’s time to systematically focus on real functional improvements for patients with chronic low back pain rather than opting for premature quick fixes. A new Cleveland Clinic pilot program leads the way.
On July 20, Cleveland Clinic Chairman of Pain Management joined a health policy panel on the opioid epidemic in the United States in downtown Cleveland. Here Richard Rosenquist, MD, provides an overview of what he discussed.