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Mumps

It’s time for a mumps outbreak! Here is a basic primer on the very basic basics. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Mumps_ERCast.output.mp3 Direct Download   How do you get mumps?  Respiratory secretions, that guy sitting next to you on the airplane with the huge parotid gland and just sneeze in your eye. Not good. Incubation period How long does this …

Chronic Pain Part 2: Medication

This is part two of a two part series on chronic pain. Pearls: Set realistic expectations when treating patients with chronic pain. For the vast majority of patients, antidepressants are the first-line pharmacologic choice for the treatment of chronic pain. Patients who present after the acute phase of a painful condition, whether it’s 1 week or 2 …

Chronic Pain

Part one of a two part series on caring for patients with chronic pain Pearls: With few exceptions, opiate therapy should be reserved for the short-term treatment of acute somatic pain due to tissue injury. Patients with acute pain should be informed early on that once tissue healing starts, opiates will be discontinued and the …