Although Americans comprise roughly 5 percent of the world’s population, they consume 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone and 83 percent of its oxycodone, resulting in one opioid-related death every 35 minutes (1). In the …Read More
Cancer pain continues to be a significant problem since the mid 1980s, despite the promulgation of the World Health Organization (WHO) (1) analgesic ladder. The statistics are daunting: Pain is reported in 60-85 percent of those …Read More
Utilizing scientific theory for clinical application can lead to breakthroughs for patients. One remarkable example was the gate theory of pain rapidity of translation into a surgical treatment for pain. The description of dual pathways …Read More
Organized neurosurgery continues to fight for our ability to provide safe, effective, evidence-based neurosurgical alternatives to manage chronic pain and reduce long-term opioid prescribing. Amidst a nationwide opioid epidemic, the political climate is tense. There is …Read More
The treatment of chronic pain can be very challenging but also provides opportunities of continuity of care, enhanced outcomes and expansion of repertoire. As a neurosurgeon, it is important to be able to treat your …Read More
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Departments of the Army/Navy/Air Force, the Department of Defense or the United States Government. Everyone knows …Read More
The delivery of cost-efficient, high quality and safe patient care requires the harmonious relationship between hospital administrators and the medical staff. The concept of a “disruptive physician” who is antagonistic to this relationship must be …Read More
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