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    April 2021
  1. KMIETOWICZ Z
    Doctors raise concerns about NICE guidelines on chronic primary pain.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n942.
    PubMed    


  2. KMIETOWICZ Z
    Offer exercise, therapy, acupuncture, or antidepressants for chronic primary pain, says NICE.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n907.
    PubMed    


    March 2021
  3. BALAI E, Nieto H, Molony N
    Acute onset dysphagia and neck pain after eating.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n512.
    PubMed    


    February 2021
  4. HALL AM, Aubrey-Bassler K, Thorne B, Maher CG, et al
    Do not routinely offer imaging for uncomplicated low back pain.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n291.
    PubMed    


    January 2021
  5. MACHADO GC, Abdel-Shaheed C, Underwood M, Day RO, et al
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for musculoskeletal pain.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n104.
    PubMed    


  6. UNDERWOOD M, Tysall C
    Antidepressants for musculoskeletal pain.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n80.
    PubMed    


  7. FERREIRA GE, McLachlan AJ, Lin CC, Zadro JR, et al
    Efficacy and safety of antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ. 2021;372:m4825.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. CORBETT SJ, Ftouh S, Lewis S, Lovibond K, et al
    Acute coronary syndromes: summary of updated NICE guidance.
    BMJ. 2021;372:m4760.
    PubMed    


    December 2020
  9. NOWAK H, Zech N, Asmussen S, Rahmel T, et al
    Effect of therapeutic suggestions during general anaesthesia on postoperative pain and opioid use: multicentre randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m4284.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  10. CHIANG PH, Wang CH, Chen CB
    Painful nasal and oral lesions.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3778.
    PubMed    


  11. MORROW AJ, Ford TJ, McEntegart M
    Chest pain with a cold.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3742.
    PubMed    


    October 2020
  12. HAMILTON DF, Beard DJ, Barker KL, Macfarlane GJ, et al
    Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes: randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3576.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  13. PELLY T, Holme T, Tahir MA, Kunasingam K, et al
    Forefoot pain.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3704.
    PubMed    


  14. LUI TH, Pan X
    A post-traumatic painful deformity of the elbow.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3494.
    PubMed    


  15. VICKERS H
    Reframing my chronic pain.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3571.
    PubMed    


    September 2020
  16. MCGETTIGAN P, Ferner RE
    Painful perianal ulcers with nicorandil.
    BMJ. 2020;370:m3351.
    PubMed    


    July 2020
  17. BHATIA M, Mahtani KR, Rochman R, Collins SL, et al
    Primary care assessment and management of common physical symptoms in pregnancy.
    BMJ. 2020;370:m2248.
    PubMed    


  18. KAPTCHUK TJ, Hemond CC, Miller FG
    Placebos in chronic pain: evidence, theory, ethics, and use in clinical practice.
    BMJ. 2020;370:m1668.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2020
  19. MATHIESON S, Lin CC, Underwood M, Eldabe S, et al
    Pregabalin and gabapentin for pain.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1315.
    PubMed    


  20. CHANG-DOUGLASS S, Mulvihill C, Pilling S
    Cannabis-based medicinal products: summary of NICE guidance.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1108.
    PubMed    


    March 2020
  21. SAFIRI S, Kolahi AA, Hoy D, Buchbinder R, et al
    Global, regional, and national burden of neck pain in the general population, 1990-2017: systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m791.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. TSUNODA K, Endo R
    Intranasal pain in a patient with Behcet's disease.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m525.
    PubMed    


  23. O'BRIEN H, Paniker J
    A painful swollen hand.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m614.
    PubMed    


  24. ROLPH R, Morgan C, Chapman G, Marsh S, et al
    Groin pain in athletes.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m559.
    PubMed    


    February 2020

  25. Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m546.
    PubMed    


    January 2020
  26. ORCHARD JW
    Is there a place for intra-articular corticosteroid injections in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis?
    BMJ. 2020;368:l6923.
    PubMed    


    December 2019
  27. SARAGIOTTO BT, Abdel Shaheed C, Maher CG
    Paracetamol for pain in adults.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6693.
    PubMed    


    November 2019
  28. ABDEL SHAHEED C, McLachlan AJ, Maher CG
    Rethinking "long term" opioid therapy.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6691.
    PubMed    


  29. MOHAMED F, Raal F
    A pain in the neck.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6008.
    PubMed    


  30. JENSEN RK, Kongsted A, Kjaer P, Koes B, et al
    Diagnosis and treatment of sciatica.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6273.
    PubMed    


  31. GARDINER C
    Most of the world's population lacks access to opioid drugs for pain control.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6448.
    PubMed    


    October 2019
  32. SMITH BH, Fletcher EH, Colvin LA
    Opioid prescribing is rising in many countries.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5823.
    PubMed    


  33. BRATEN LCH, Rolfsen MP, Espeland A, Wigemyr M, et al
    Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5654.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. COOK R, Lamont T, Martin R
    National quality improvement programmes need time and resources to have an impact.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5462.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2019
  35. ABBOTT S, Grewal S, Mehdi H, Rafferty M, et al
    A painful shoulder after a fall.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l2155.
    PubMed    


  36. GRAHAM CJ, Brown SL, Vincent K, Horne AW, et al
    Intrusive imagery associated with pain.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5459.
    PubMed    


    August 2019
  37. HOUSTON R, Ball SL, Adams J, Ball SL, et al
    Managing a patient with pain and facial swelling.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4519.
    PubMed    


  38. OPUTA TJ, Davies R
    A painful shoulder after a seizure.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4511.
    PubMed    


    July 2019
  39. CHANCHLANI N, Reading NG
    A middle aged man with back pain and heavy legs.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l2420.
    PubMed    


    June 2019
  40. HAASE R, Schlattmann P, Gueret P, Andreini D, et al
    Diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease using computed tomography angiography in patients with stable chest pain depending on clinical probability and in clinically important subgroups: meta-analysis of individual patient data.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1945.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. WARREN P
    What does chronic pain look like?
    BMJ. 2019;365:l4035.
    PubMed    


    May 2019
  42. TOMOUK T, Birks M
    An endoscopist with a painful finger.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1485.
    PubMed    


  43. SINGH P, Singh E, Akhavani M
    A man with severe leg pain.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1301.
    PubMed    


  44. THIELS CA, Habermann EB, Hooten WM, Jeffery MM, et al
    Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode: cohort study.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1849.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  45. MA H, Li X, Sun D, Zhou T, et al
    Association of habitual glucosamine use with risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective study in UK Biobank.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1628.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  46. ALI AM, Hani A, Zaw H
    A child with a painful limp.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1349.
    PubMed    


  47. KEIGHLEY J, Howlett D
    Acute abdominal pain in an older patient.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1337.
    PubMed    


    April 2019
  48. DYER O
    Opioids for chronic pain: US doctors are misapplying guideline, say its authors.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1935.
    PubMed    


  49. RICHARDSON RS, Lothe K, Sturridge S
    Is surgery effective in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome?
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1359.
    PubMed    


  50. GIMPEL D, Fisher R, Khan Z, McCormack DJ, et al
    Primary care management of chest pain after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1303.
    PubMed    


    March 2019
  51. LLOYD ME, Cannons K
    Cannabis should be used cautiously, particularly in chronic pain.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l1283.
    PubMed    


  52. RUBINSTEIN SM, de Zoete A, van Middelkoop M, Assendelft WJJ, et al
    Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l689.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  53. MACKEY S, Kao MC
    Managing twin crises in chronic pain and prescription opioids.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l917.
    PubMed    


    February 2019
  54. DYER O
    US opioid epidemic: FDA demands studies of whether opioids do control chronic pain.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l959.
    PubMed    


  55. TORJESEN I
    Self referral to physiotherapy for back pain reduces pressure on GP appointments.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l870.
    PubMed    


  56. SMITH C, Hameed S, Rose GE, Wernig F, et al
    A 61 year old man with pancreatitis, pituitary dysfunction, and painful exophthalmos.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l93.
    PubMed    


  57. MAYNARD W, Reid S
    A man with a painful and swollen left testicle.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l334.
    PubMed    


  58. ARESTI NA, Di Mascio L
    Subacromial decompression surgery for shoulder pain.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l586.
    PubMed    


  59. VANDVIK PO, Lahdeoja T, Ardern C, Buchbinder R, et al
    Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with shoulder pain: a clinical practice guideline.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l294.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2019
  60. WISE J
    Back pain management: patients receive pound10.5m of "limited value" injections.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l467.
    PubMed    


  61. MAYOR S
    Shoulder pain: physiotherapy patients who believe in their ability to move show better recovery.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l407.
    PubMed    


    November 2018
  62. HAWKES N
    Pfizer could owe NHS pound500m for extending pregabalin patent for pain.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4856.
    PubMed    


  63. AMIN O, Howlett DC
    An unusual cause of right iliac fossa pain.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4153.
    PubMed    


    October 2018
  64. LE P
    Which shingles vaccine for older adults?
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4203.
    PubMed    


    September 2018
  65. SANDHU H, Underwood M, Furlan AD, Noyes J, et al
    What interventions are effective to taper opioids in patients with chronic pain?
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2990.
    PubMed    


  66. GORFINKEL L, Voon P, Wood E, Klimas J, et al
    Diagnosing opioid addiction in people with chronic pain.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k3949.
    PubMed    


  67. MARRIOTT C, George C
    Knee pain in an athletic young man.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k3355.
    PubMed    


  68. SAID A, Vlachaki E, Abukar J, Tsitsikas DA, et al
    A man with fever and haemoglobinuria after blood transfusion.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k3138.
    PubMed    


    August 2018
  69. SHAH RD, Howlett D
    Sudden onset abdominal pain.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2945.
    PubMed    


  70. MAYOR S
    Cardiac scan nearly halves future risk of heart attack in patients with chest pain, finds study.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k3656.
    PubMed    


  71. ASHFORD RU, Eastley NC
    Hip pain in young adults: consider primary bone sarcoma.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k3191.
    PubMed    


    July 2018
  72. HITCHEN N, Weststrate H, Sheriff A
    A pain in the back.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2868.
    PubMed    


  73. PAAVOLA M, Malmivaara A, Taimela S, Kanto K, et al
    Subacromial decompression versus diagnostic arthroscopy for shoulder impingement: randomised, placebo surgery controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2860.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  74. BEAUMONT O, Miller R, Claireaux H, van Oldenrijk J, et al
    Traumatic knee pain in a child.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2497.
    PubMed    



  75. Vertebroplasty versus sham procedure for painful acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VERTOS IV): randomised sham controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2937.
    PubMed    


    June 2018
  76. SHUR J, Bottomley C, Walton K, Patel JH, et al
    Imaging of acute abdominal pain in the third trimester of pregnancy.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k2511.
    PubMed    


    May 2018
  77. BANIGO A, Watson D, Ram B, Ah-See K, et al
    Orofacial pain.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1517.
    PubMed    


  78. FIRANESCU CE, de Vries J, Lodder P, Venmans A, et al
    Vertebroplasty versus sham procedure for painful acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VERTOS IV): randomised sham controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1551.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. GRECH ED, Zwart B
    A man with chest pain and a broad QRS complex tachycardia.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1191.
    PubMed    


  80. MELLOR R, Bennell K, Grimaldi A, Nicolson P, et al
    Education plus exercise versus corticosteroid injection use versus a wait and see approach on global outcome and pain from gluteal tendinopathy: prospective, single blinded, randomised clinical trial.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1662.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2018
  81. DICK AG, Houghton JM, Bankes MJK
    An approach to hip pain in a young adult.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1086.
    PubMed    


  82. RUSSELL J, Farrant J
    An incidental finding on a knee radiograph.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k596.
    PubMed    


    March 2018
  83. RICHELIEU J, Morse JW, Pfeiffer DC
    A woman with a 10 year history of abdominal pain.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k603.
    PubMed    


  84. BHASHYAM AR, Weaver MJ
    Knee pain after a fall.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k775.
    PubMed    


  85. EUGENIO G, Tavares J, Marques M, Duarte C, et al
    Just a painful swelling of the ankles?
    BMJ. 2018;360:k436.
    PubMed    


  86. CUMMINGS M, Hrobjartsson A, Ernst E
    Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?
    BMJ. 2018;360:k970.
    PubMed    


  87. MANICKASAMY K
    Patient Commentary: I was pregnant, in pain, and desperate when I chose acupuncture.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k990.
    PubMed    


    February 2018
  88. AMIN O, Howlett DC
    Atypical chest pain in an older woman.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k345.
    PubMed    


    January 2018
  89. ROSS JS, Krumholz HM
    Bringing Vioxx back to market.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k242.
    PubMed    


  90. WHITE H, Barrett M, Gooding C
    Chronic hip pain.
    BMJ. 2018;360:j5882.
    PubMed    


  91. BRAT GA, Agniel D, Beam A, Yorkgitis B, et al
    Postsurgical prescriptions for opioid naive patients and association with overdose and misuse: retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ. 2018;360:j5790.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  92. TAN TSE, Cheah FK
    An uncommon cause of abdominal pain in a young man.
    BMJ. 2018;360:j5182.
    PubMed    


    December 2017
  93. JENA AB, Olenski AR, Molitor D, Miller N, et al
    Association between rainfall and diagnoses of joint or back pain: retrospective claims analysis.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5326.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2017
  94. ZANCHI C, Giorgio C, Businelli C, Barbi E, et al
    A teenage girl with lower abdominal pain.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5122.
    PubMed    


  95. OPUTA TJ, Davies R
    A man with knee pain after a fall.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5053.
    PubMed    


  96. WISE J
    No difference in efficacy of opioids and non-opioid analgesics for arm or leg pain.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5146.
    PubMed    


  97. ROEHR B
    Cannabinoids offer alternatives to opioids for pain relief, experts say.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5140.
    PubMed    


    October 2017
  98. PINTO RZ, Verwoerd AJH, Koes BW
    Which pain medications are effective for sciatica (radicular leg pain)?
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4248.
    PubMed    


    September 2017

  99. Painful red eyes in a contact lens wearer.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j4453.
    PubMed    


  100. DUFFY JMN
    How should we manage women with unexplained chronic pelvic pain in light of uncertainty about the effectiveness of gabapentin?
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3624.
    PubMed    


  101. HORNE AW, Vincent K, Cregg R, Daniels J, et al
    Is gabapentin effective for women with unexplained chronic pelvic pain?
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3520.
    PubMed    


  102. GULATI D, Shea MW, Ray J
    Sudden onset headache in a 50 year old woman.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j4016.
    PubMed    


  103. MCVEIGH K, Vadhani K, Tavassoli S, Tole D, et al
    Painful red eyes in a contact lens wearer.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3614.
    PubMed    


  104. SHTAYA A, Dabbous B
    Headache and papilloedema in a 10 year old.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3807.
    PubMed    


    August 2017
  105. MAYOR S
    Index indicates cholesterol management strategy for statin related muscle pain.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j4041.
    PubMed    


  106. HURLEY R
    On a mission to relieve the global epidemic of untreated pain.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j4022.
    PubMed    


  107. CONROY K, Aziz A
    An unusual cause of chest pain.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3438.
    PubMed    


  108. WISE J
    Gabapentinoids should not be used for chronic low back pain, meta-analysis concludes.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3870.
    PubMed    


  109. COHEN SP, Hooten WM
    Advances in the diagnosis and management of neck pain.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3221.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  110. KHOURY A, Porte F, Haq M
    Epstein Barr virus, abdominal pain, and jaundice.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3386.
    PubMed    


    July 2017
  111. TREVATT AE, Maynard W, Adlard R
    A patient with a painful and swollen hand.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3127.
    PubMed    


  112. SUAREZ A, Faber B, Stanton A
    A smoker with joint pain.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3149.
    PubMed    


  113. DROMEY M, Nwaneri C, Wilson D
    Severe chest pain in an asthmatic patient.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j2972.
    PubMed    


    June 2017
  114. SHUN-SHIN MJ, Francis DP
    Is this muscle pain caused by my statin?
    BMJ. 2017;357:j3030.
    PubMed    


  115. GULLAND A
    Gordon Waddell.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2938.
    PubMed    


  116. MILLER R, Beaumont O, van Oldenrijk J
    Knee pain in a 15 year old boy.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2749.
    PubMed    


  117. DEAN BJF
    Approaches to assessing shoulder pain.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2969.
    PubMed    


  118. WISE J
    Yoga is reasonable alternative to physical therapy for lower back pain, say researchers.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2964.
    PubMed    


  119. MORESSA V, Pastore S, Naviglio S, Ventura A, et al
    A young goalkeeper with buttock pain and fever.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2400.
    PubMed    


  120. VEIGA C, Leao P
    A painful lesion on the abdomen.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1823.
    PubMed    


    May 2017
  121. MILLER EO, Krishnamoorthy VK, Ling FSK, Chaturvedi A, et al
    A man with chest pain and acute ST elevations on electrocardiogram.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2198.
    PubMed    


  122. MILLSTINE D, Chen CY, Bauer B
    Complementary and integrative medicine in the management of headache.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1805.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  123. KMIETOWICZ Z
    Parasites in raw and undercooked fish can be cause of abdominal pain, doctors warn.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2335.
    PubMed    


  124. MYERS J
    A young man with elbow pain.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1820.
    PubMed    


  125. TORJESEN I
    Pain specialists call for annual review of long term opioid use.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2274.
    PubMed    


  126. HAWKES N
    Patients told about muscle pain are more likely to report it, statin study finds.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j2144.
    PubMed    


    April 2017
  127. CHEN L, Michalsen A
    Management of chronic pain using complementary and integrative medicine.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1284.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  128. ZHOU YH, Wang W, Zheng MH
    A painful wrist after a fall.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1642.
    PubMed    


  129. WISE J
    Spinal manipulation produces modest improvements in acute low back pain.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1843.
    PubMed    


  130. SHEIKH Z, Ahmad M, Pallan A
    Abdominal pain after surgery.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1481.
    PubMed    


  131. HOLT T
    Chest pain in primary care: what happens to the undiagnosed majority?
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1626.
    PubMed    


  132. JORDAN KP, Timmis A, Croft P, van der Windt DA, et al
    Prognosis of undiagnosed chest pain: linked electronic health record cohort study.
    BMJ. 2017;357:j1194.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2017
  133. YEUNG CA
    Multimillion pound price tag of toothache.
    BMJ. 2017;356:j493.
    PubMed    


  134. PURAS D, Hannah J
    Reasons for drug policy reform: prohibition enables systemic human rights abuses and undermines public health.
    BMJ. 2017;356:i6586.
    PubMed    


    December 2016
  135. DYER O
    Opioid manufacturer bribed doctors to prescribe fentanyl inappropriately, US says.
    BMJ. 2016;355:i6742.
    PubMed    


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