Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

Younger patients dissatisfied with healthcare's status quo, more willing to try nontraditional services

Healthcare consumers are changing, and their expectations are changing, too. They want convenience, affordability and quality, and younger patients especially are dissatisfied with the status quo and more likely to adopt nontraditional healthcare, such as virtual care and retail clinics. According to a new Accenture survey, consumers of all ages are showing more willingness to… Read More »

Emerging role of prodromal headache in patients with anti-N-methyl-Da | JPR – Dove Medical Press

Congcong Ma, Chengze Wang, Qiaoman Zhang, Yajun Lian Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan Province, China Background: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis patients often present with psychiatric symptoms, cognitive dysfunction, epilepsy and memory deficits. A previous study has suggested that headache can occurr during the early stages of anti-NMDAR encephalitis.… Read More »