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Study: Lupus patients endorse PROMIS assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) evaluating the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) finds that patients with lupus endorse the assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care. (2017-11-06)

Research advances understanding of opioid addiction in face of public health crisis
As the United States grapples with the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic, researchers are making progress in advancing our understanding of opioid addiction-related health issues, according to studies presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. (2017-11-13)

University of Guelph researchers unlock access to pain relief potential of cannabis
University of Guelph researchers have uncovered how the cannabis plant creates pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment. (2019-07-23)

Young adult women abused as adolescents report higher levels of pain
Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not maltreated in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Pain. (2019-10-23)

New research group offers hope to asbestosis sufferers
The Asbestos Research Group, offering hope to sufferers of asbestos-related diseases, was launched at the Wesley Research Institute today. (2008-06-11)

Extremely rare muscle rupture in a professional goalkeeper
The first case report of a professional footballer tearing his teres major -- an extremely rare injury -- is captured in a series of images published in the online journal BMJ Case Reports. (2015-12-22)

Horizon Therapeutics announces 2 pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 trials meet primary endpoints
Horizon Therapeutics Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that two pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating its lead investigational product candidate, HZT 501, met all primary endpoints. HZT 501, a novel, proprietary fixed-dose combination product containing ibuprofen and famotidine, demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced upper gastrointestinal (gastric and/or duodenal) ulcers in patients with mild-to-moderate pain when compared to ibuprofen alone. (2008-12-02)

Real acupuncture no better than sham acupuncture for treating hot flushes: Study
A new study has revealed traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments are no better than fake acupuncture for treating menopause symptoms. (2016-01-18)

Pain control after surgery reduces days of hospitalization
Effective postoperative pain control using continuous peripheral nerve block reduced hospitalization by nearly a day, University of Pittsburgh physicians reported today during the 81st Clinical and Scientific Congress of the International Anesthesia Research Society. Being able to decrease the time that patients spend in the hospital helps to reduce the patient's exposure to the risk of hospital-acquired infection and associated complications, and also has an overall economic benefit, Dr. Chelly and his colleagues found. (2007-03-26)

New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia
A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology at Wayne State University, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN. (2017-09-21)

Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid treatment
Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, Washington State University researchers have found. (2018-07-02)

Dramatic shifts in first-time opioid prescriptions bring hope, concern
Analysis shows the monthly rate of first-time opioid prescriptions dropped by more than half between 2012 and 2017. Though some physicians wrote no new prescriptions at all, others continued to prescribe dosages and durations that put patients at risk for misuse, overdose and death. Findings underscore importance of nuanced, individualized prescribing over all-or-nothing approach. (2019-03-13)

Research shows ibuprofen does not hinder bone fracture healing in children
Doctors have traditionally avoided prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen to patients with fractures. However, a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care shows ibuprofen is an effective medication for fracture pain in children and its use does not affect fracture healing. (2020-07-22)

Controlling pain after surgery doesn't have to mean opioids, study shows
As surgeons balance the need to control their patients' post-surgery pain with the risk that a routine operation could become the gateway to long-term opioid use or addiction, a new study shows the power of an approach that takes a middle way. (2021-01-27)

Do static magnets reduce pain?
Static magnets are widely marketed to the public with claims of effectiveness for relieving pain. One survey suggests that about 28 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, use magnets or copper bracelets for pain relief. Do static magnets help reduce pain? (2007-09-24)

Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
In the not-too-distant future, patients in pain may be better treated with fewer side effects using lower morphine doses combined with new painkillers already under development, according to a new study reported by researchers from the University of California San Francisco in the March 26 issue of the scientific journal Nature. (1998-03-25)

Drug believed to reduce postoperative pain and delirium does neither
Anesthesiologists routinely give surgery patients low doses of the drug ketamine to blunt postoperative pain and reduce the need for opioid drugs. Recent research even has suggested ketamine might protect older patients from postsurgical delirium and confusion. But an international, multicenter trial led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan has found that ketamine does neither. (2017-05-30)

Exercise can counteract side-effects and improve fitness in advanced breast cancer patients
Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research presented at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference. (2017-11-02)

GPs prescribe more opioids for pain in poor Northern areas, study reveals
English patients living in poorer areas are likely to be prescribed more opioids by their GPs, according to a study led by University of Manchester and University of Nottingham researchers. (2019-01-14)

Steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints
Corticosteroid injections used to treat osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new special report. Researchers suggested that injection-associated risks like rapid progressive osteoarthritis, which eventually may lead to joint collapse, should be integrated into consent forms so that patients are aware of the potential risks associated with these treatments. (2019-10-15)

Ouch: Patients prescribed opioids after tooth extraction report worse pain
The use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether from dentistry, say University of Michigan researchers. (2020-03-13)

Acupuncture before surgery means less pain, significantly fewer opioids for Veterans
Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. Veterans who received acupuncture also reported they were more satisfied with their pain control than those who did not. (2020-10-05)

Under-recognition of symptoms may be common in breast cancer patients receiving radiation
Among patients with breast cancer treated with radiotherapy, under-recognition of symptoms was common in reports of pain, pruritus, edema, and fatigue, with younger patients and Black patients having significantly increased odds of symptom under-recognition. (2020-12-09)

Immersive virtual reality boosts the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain
For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality (VR) system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of SCS, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (2020-12-23)

Exposure to narrow band of green light improves migraine symptoms
Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world's population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and published today in Brain, has found that exposing migraine sufferers to a narrow band of green light significantly reduces photophobia and can reduce headache severity. (2016-05-17)

Better quality of care may reduce risk of death for patients on opioid painkillers
Better quality of care may reduce the risk of death for patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers for chronic pain, say Yale researchers. Their study, published Feb. 4 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, offers evidence that supports recommendations from clinical practice guidelines encouraging physicians to engage patients with mental health services and substance abuse treatment, as well as to avoid co-prescriptions for sedatives. (2016-02-04)

Adolescents and young adults with mental health disorders at risk of long-term opioid use
Long-term use and abuse of opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, has markedly increased in the United States in the last two decades. (2012-06-06)

Poor acceptance of illness associated with worse quality of life in chronic heart failure
Failure to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Patients with lower illness acceptance more often had lower energy levels, more severe pain, negative emotional reactions, sleep disorders and limited mobility, and were socially isolated. (2015-01-07)

Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
Heart laser surgery replaces transplantation in patients with severe coronary artery disease. Patients receiving Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) experienced survival rates of 85% which compares favorably with survival at 1 year post transplant. TMR offers an alternative to transplant patients without the side effects of immunosuppression therapy and mortality associated with waiting for a transplant. (1998-04-17)

UC Davis pain research may pave the way to understanding and controlling chronic pain
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a (2011-03-08)

Women with knee osteoarthritis experience greater pain sensitivity than men
Among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, women experienced greater sensitivity to various pain modalities -- such as lower tolerance to heat, cold, and pressure -- and greater widespread pain than men. (2015-10-05)

Drugs related to cannabis have pain-relieving potential for osteoarthritis
Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. (2014-01-07)

First study to show chair yoga as effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis
The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events for the millions who suffer from the disease in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot). (2017-01-11)

Pain sensitivity may be influenced by lifestyle and environment, twin study suggests
Researchers at King's College London have discovered that sensitivity to pain could be altered by a person's lifestyle and environment throughout their lifetime. The study is the first to find that pain sensitivity, previously thought to be relatively inflexible, can change as a result of genes being switched on or off by lifestyle and environmental factors -- a process called epigenetics, which chemically alters the expression of genes. (2014-02-04)

Study reveals gender and race disparities in ACS pretest probabilities in the ED
Study finds that gender and racial disparities persist in the ED when it comes to the evaluation of chest pain with the potential for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) -- just not in the way many would expect. (2017-01-10)

Painkillers relieve zebrafish larvae discomfort
Uncomfortable with the increasing use of adult fish in pain research, Dr. Lynne Sneddon and Dr. Javier Lopez-Luna from the University of Liverpool decided to test whether tiny zebrafish larvae feel pain and can benefit from pain relief in the form of aspirin, morphine and lidocaine. (2017-04-19)

A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment
Dr Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'. Published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, his hypothesis builds upon his previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality. (2018-09-06)

Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
There are two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the human body that can be targeted to alleviate certain pathological conditions, including chronic pain. Researchers from managed to obtain the crystal structure of CB2. While the CB1 receptors are responsible for psychoactive effects, the CB2 receptors are predominantly present in the immune system. Studies indicate that CB2 is a promising target for immunotherapy, as well as treating inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and neurodegenerative diseases. (2019-02-27)

Race could be a determinant in physician-patient interactions and pain treatment in cancer
A 62-year-old with stage IV lung cancer that has spread to his bones, causing unspeakable pain, is trying to convince his physician to prescribe pain medicine. What happens next? It actually could depend on if the patient is black or white. Or if the physician is a primary care provider or an oncologist. Yes, race and other factors could play a role, according to a new study conducted by researchers and recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2019-06-06)

Gentle touch loses its pleasure in migraine patients
Psychophysical data suggest that migraine patients may have abnormal affective aspects of sensorial functioning, by showing reduced sensation of pleasure associated with touch. (2020-02-13)

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