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  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  53 items
This is a collection of articles focusing on pain.
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Dental avulsions: Review and recommendations

Hicks, Rodney W.; Green, Roger; Van Wicklin, Sharon A.

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(6):58-62, June 19, 2016.

Tooth avulsion injuries are common. This article reviews the causes of tooth avulsion and provides management guidelines. Recommendations for NP education and practice are reviewed.

Diagnosis and treatment for chronic migraine

Moriarty, Maureen; Mallick-Searle, Theresa

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(6):18-32, June 19, 2016.

Migraine is a debilitating headache disorder that is underdiagnosed and undertreated worldwide, partially attributable to misdiagnosis and expectations of poor treatment outcomes. This article provides a review of chronic migraine, with special emphasis on the role of NPs.

Pharmacologic pain management at the end of life

Davies, Pamela Stitzlein

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(5):26-37, May 19, 2016.

Escalating pain is common in the final weeks of life, requiring skilled management to assist patients with a life-limiting illness. Using a cancer model, pharmacologic approaches to treat pain in the final weeks of life are reviewed. The purpose is to improve care of the dying and contribute toward the goal of a “good death.”

Positive and negative skeletal adaptation in young gymnasts

Knorr, Alexa

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(5):38-47, May 12, 2014.

This article discusses how participation in recreational gymnastics can improve the skeletal health of young girls in terms of gaining bone mass, strength, and density. Additionally, this article investigates negative skeletal adaptations, such as overuse injuries and the effects of rigorous training on growth and maturity.

Evidence-based pain management for endometrial biopsies and IUD insertions

Kass-Wolff, Jane H.; Fisher, Jennifer E.

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(3):43-50, March 13, 2014.

Intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and endometrial biopsies (EMB) are common outpatient office procedures performed by advanced practice nurses. There are currently no guidelines for pain management with either IUD insertions or EMB procedures. Combination modalities are the most likely to impact pain perceptions, but more research is required in this area.