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Latest palliative care findings on caregiver depression, LGBT partners, moral distress
Caregivers of patients surviving a prolonged critical illness experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when they administer futile treatments to patients at the end of life. These are among nine major findings from the latest research on hospital palliative care, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. (2018-02-20)

Responding to 'deaths of despair' -- call for a national resilience strategy
Startling increases in nationwide deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides constitute a public health crisis -- spurring an urgent call for a National Resilience Strategy to stem these 'deaths of despair.' The proposal is outlined in a special commentary in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (2018-05-25)

US dentists out-prescribe UK dentists when it comes to opioids
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that dentists practicing in the US write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. And, the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse. (2019-05-24)

BU finds concerns about other painkillers contributed to opioid crisis
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in JAMA Network Open shows that the decline in prescriptions of non-opioid analgesics -- largely NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors -- in the early 2000s coincided with a marked increase in opioid prescribing. (2019-12-11)

University of Kentucky research sheds light on pain pill abuse
A study by a team of University of Kentucky researchers has shed new light on the potential habit-forming properties of the popular pain medication tramadol, in research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The paper is slated to appear in an upcoming edition of the academic journal Psychopharmacology. (2012-09-26)

Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback
Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2015-02-19)

100 million Americans live with chronic pain, but treatment research is insufficient
An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. A new report by an independent panel convened by NIH has found a need for evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches to pain treatment that incorporate patients' perspectives and desired outcomes while also avoiding potential harms. Panel member Christopher Callahan, M.D., of Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University comments. (2015-01-13)

Opioid prescribing for chronic pain -- achieving the right balance through education
In recent decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing for chronic pain. That growth has been associated with increasing misuse of these medications, leading to alarming increases in unintentional opioid overdose deaths. In a perspective in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, recommends that prescriber education is the best approach to addressing the prescription opioid-misuse epidemic. (2016-01-27)

'Negative emotions' linked to higher rates of opioid use in sickle cell disease
In a small study using data from daily electronic patient diaries, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a link between negative emotions, such as sadness and anxiety, and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease whose pain levels were self-reported as relatively low. (2017-11-27)

Researchers reveal how gene variant is linked to chronic pain after traumatic injury
In 2013, UNC School of Medicine researchers were first to show an association between genetic variants in FKBP5 and posttraumatic chronic pain. Now a new study by the same research group has confirmed this association in a cohort of more than 1,500 people of both European-American and African-American descent who experienced motor vehicle collision trauma. (2018-08-27)

Documenting and decoding the dynamics between work and pain
Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. Whether the pain that individuals experience is physical or psychological, constant or intermittent, or caused by work conditions or brought to the job, its effect on their productivity and wellbeing is a huge problem. Not surprisingly, work and pain are the subjects of a growing body of research, as technological advances transform healthcare at the same time as they created new challenges. (2019-02-25)

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing
Researchers studying how pain works at the University of Sydney have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on Earth -- the Australian box jellyfish. A single sting to a human causes necrosis of the skin, excruciating pain and, if the dose of venom is large enough, cardiac arrest and death within minutes. The new antidote, discovered using CRISPR genome editing techniques, blocks the symptoms within 15 minutes after contact. (2019-04-30)

Dying from dementia
In an editorial in the Oct. 15, 2009, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Greg Sachs, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, notes that end-of-life care for most older adults with dementia has not changed in decades and urges that these individuals be provided far greater access to palliative care, the management of pain and other symptoms. (2009-10-14)

Unexplained chest pain can be due to stress
Each year, many people seek emergency treatment for unexplained chest pains. A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, indicates several common factors among those affected, including stress at work, anxiety, depression and a sedentary lifestyle. (2009-02-09)

New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population. New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet now shows a link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS. (2016-11-21)

Common pain relievers may dilute power of flu shots
With flu vaccination season in full swing, researchers caution that use of many common pain killers -- Advil, Tylenol, aspirin -- at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system. (2009-11-03)

Your own stem cells can treat heart disease
The largest national stem cell study for heart disease showed the first evidence that transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of patients with severe angina results in less pain and an improved ability to walk. They also experienced fewer deaths than those who didn't receive stem cells. The stem cells were injected in an effort to spur the growth of small blood vessels in the heart muscle. (2009-11-17)

Competition recognizes neuromodulation research that may facilitate expanded, tailored care
The International Neuromodulation Society has selected six best scientific abstracts for its 13th World Congress whose research findings represent insights that may facilitate expanded, increasingly tailored care. The oral abstracts will be presented in a plenary session May 29. Winners of the abstract competition will be formally acknowledged during the General Assembly of members May 30. (2017-05-29)

Genetics may play role in chronic pain after surgery
Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Aside from genetic factors, the study also found patients younger than 65 years old, males and those with a prior history of chronic pain were at increased risk. (2017-12-14)

Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that inhibiting a receptor on immune cells called macrophages may help relieve pain in some patients, particularly those with chronic neuropathic pain, such as those with conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. (2018-07-05)

Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The researchers believe that the finding, which is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, can represent a general mechanism in autoimmunity and that the results can facilitate the development of new ways of reducing non-inflammatory pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (2019-06-13)

The heart attack myth: Study establishes that women do have same the heart attack symptoms as men
The gender difference between men and women is a lot smaller than we've been led to believe when it comes to heart attack symptoms, according to a new study presented to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (2009-10-25)

More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research
Cannabis use among older adults in the US is on the rise, yet there is currently a lack of biomedical, clinical, and public health research to inform policy related to this trend, according to a new article published in The Gerontologist. (2017-01-11)

ACP issues new guidelines for treating low back pain; video available
The American College of Physicians recommends that physicians avoid prescribing drugs, especially narcotics, for patients with acute or subacute low back pain. (2017-02-13)

Diagnosing obesity prompts action, report Mayo Clinic physicians
Mayo Clinic physicians have identified that simply being diagnosed as obese increases a patient's likelihood of establishing a treatment plan with their physician, a crucial step in improving health. It's a significant finding, because obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic and the second leading cause of preventable death in developing countries. (2007-08-01)

Study finds pallid bat is unfazed by venom of Arizona bark scorpion
The Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. The pallid bat is believed to be resistant to scorpion venom, but no laboratory studies have been performed to confirm this. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside now report in PLOS ONE that the pallid bat hunts the Arizona bark scorpion but is unaffected by its venom even after it is stung multiple times during the hunt. (2017-08-30)

Do you really need that MRI?
Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician's prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders. (2017-09-25)

Insomnia therapy may slow or reverse cortical gray matter atrophy in fibromyalgia
Preliminary findings from a pilot study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) may slow or even reverse the atrophy of cortical gray matter in patients who have co-morbid fibromyalgia. (2018-10-02)

Medical marijuana laws linked to health and labor supply benefits in older adults
A study that examined older Americans' well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans' health. (2019-03-19)

Inflammatory arthritis may negatively affect intimate relationships and sexual function
A systematic review and analysis of published studies found consistent links between inflammatory arthritis and impacts on intimacy and sexual function for both men and women. The Arthritis Care & Research analysis included 55 studies. (2019-04-03)

Reducing opioid prescriptions after C-sections
There's a better way to take care of patients after C-sections to help them heal faster and manage pain without increasing their risk of long-term opioid use, Michigan Medicine researchers say. (2019-06-05)

Regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk by 95 percent
Regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk by 95 percent among older adults. The possible implications of these research findings are especially serious given that it is common for older Americans to use two or more prescription drugs at the same time and many of these prescription drugs are for pain and sleep, including analgesics and sedatives. (2019-11-13)

Patients taking long-term opioids produce antibodies against the drugs
University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have discovered that a majority of back-pain patients they tested who were taking opioid painkillers produced anti-opioid antibodies. These antibodies may contribute to some of the negative side effects of long-term opioid use. (2020-08-17)

Meeting: The Role of Nutrition in Nutrition Prevention and Management
On March 26-27, nutrition and dementia researchers and practitioners will gather to discuss emerging nutrition research for the prevention and management of dementia. (2015-02-12)

Energy from cellphone towers amplify pain in amputees, UT Dallas study finds
Study from researchers in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science explains anecdotal and conflicting reports as to why some report pain around electromagnetic fields from cell phones. (2016-02-03)

Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?
Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study in the May 4 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery identifies four symptoms that are predictive of septic arthritis when the condition presents itself in a child's knee -- an important distinction in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent. (2016-05-11)

Death by insulin -- management of self-harm and suicide in diabetes management
A special issue of Current Diabetes Reviews examining the management of diabetes in special populations: Death by Insulin -- Management of Self-Harm and Suicide in Diabetes Management. (2017-04-06)

Study adds to evidence that most prescribed opioid pills go unused
In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a substantial majority of patients used only some or none of the pills, and more than 90 percent failed to dispose of the leftovers in recommended ways. (2017-08-02)

Pain: Perception and motor impulses arise in brain independently of one another
Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example by withdrawing the hand. This action is usually understood as the consequence of the perception of pain. Scientists from the Technical University of Munich has shown that perception, the impulse to act and provision of energy to do so take place in the brain simultaneously and not, as expected, one after the other. (2018-12-12)

Physicians: Treat eSport players as college athletes
ESport teams require preventive care, injury treatment protocols, according to a study in the British Journal of Medicine. (2019-01-22)

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