• An alternative to oral NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal injuries 

    Rogers, Nina Vergari; Rowland, Kate; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-03)
    For patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries, topical NSAIDs are an effective alternative for pain relief. Strength of recommendation: A: Based on a meta-analysis of 47 high-quality randomized clinical trials.
  • A pilot study evaluating the effect of collagen sponges on healing and pain following tooth extraction 

    Norouzinia, Bahman (2013-12-09)
    Background: Clinicians often use collagen-derived matrices to aid in the regeneration of periodontal tissue during periodontal therapy; other uses of these materials include clot stabilization, wound protection, and patient ...
  • What medications are best for diabetic neuropathic pain? 

    Page, Neil; DeLuca, Jesse P.; Crowell, Karen (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-11)
    Tricyclic antidepressants, duloxetine, pregabalin, oxycodone, and tramadol are all effective for the symptomatic treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic reviews of randomized ...
  • Which treatments relieve painful muscle spasms from a black widow spider bite? 

    Prongay, Rob; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-11)
    Opioids relieve pain and benzodiazepines ease muscle spasms in most patients with latrodectism—widespread, sustained spasms—resulting from envenomation by a black widow spider (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, case ...