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Opioid prescribing rates higher in US compared with other countries
Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to a recently published study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (2019-07-24)
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. (2019-07-23)
Enhanced recovery pathway for bariatric operations cuts hospital stays by half
A change in the care protocol of patients undergoing weight-reduction operations exceeded its desired effect by cutting postoperative hospital stays in half, reducing postoperative hospital readmissions by 38 percent, and reducing the amount of opioids the patients were sent home with by 95 percent, according to study results from a large bariatric and metabolic surgery center in Charleston, S.C. (2019-07-22)
Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works
Online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety and depression and for some, online self-management plus nurse telecare helps even more according to CAMMPS study, conducted by symptoms expert and Regenstrief Institute research scientist Kurt Kroenke, MD. (2019-07-22)
Patients want physicians more involved in their health outside of the doctor's office
A media briefing on a nationwide survey of physicians and consumers conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs on:How consumers and physicians define self-care. (2019-07-22)
Waking up sleeping bacteria to fight infections
Researchers in the group of Jan Michiels (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) identified a mechanism of how sleepy bacteria wake up. (2019-07-18)
Health insurance rule could help millions spend less for the care they need
Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance plans decide to take advantage of a new federal rule issued today. (2019-07-17)
Intranasal sufentanil as good as IV morphine for emergency pain relief, study finds
In patients presenting to an emergency department with severe traumatic pain, intranasal sufentanil was as good as standard-of-care intravenous morphine for pain relief, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Marc Blancher of Grenoble Alpes University Hospital, France, and colleagues. (2019-07-16)
Surgery before pregnancy linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy had an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-15)
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done by Dr. (2019-07-15)
Defective potassium channels cause headache, not body pain
Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache and could be implicated in migraines, according to research in mice published in eNeuro. (2019-07-15)
Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed. (2019-07-12)
Taking opioids for pain may make it harder to find primary care, study finds
Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. (2019-07-12)
An itch to scratch: NCATS, NIDCR scientists identify potential approach to chronic problem
While scientists have some clues to the causes of troubling chronic itch, effective therapies have been elusive. (2019-07-12)
Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with 'hidden' pain disorder
A key cause for the pelvic pain experienced by women with endometriosis has been uncovered, potentially opening new opportunities for pain relief for the condition. (2019-07-11)
NIH scientists identify spasm in women with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain
Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. (2019-07-11)
Mathematical model explores daily rhythms in pain sensitivity
A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. (2019-07-11)
Caught in the middle: Family physicians discuss their role in the opioid crisis
Family physicians prescribe the greatest volume of opioids (22.9%) and number of prescriptions (31.2%) to individuals with chronic noncancer pain, making them targets for quality improvements in safer prescribing practices. (2019-07-10)
Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain found unsafe by researchers
The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it's not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-07-09)
More money, more gabapentin
Pharmaceutical companies' payments to doctors may be influencing them to prescribe more expensive, brand-name versions of the pain drug gabapentin, a team of researchers report in the July 8, 2019 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, and the increasing use of the drug suggests it may be being abused.  (2019-07-08)
Taking to the treadmill can ease period pain
A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life. (2019-07-03)
Are you sure it's burning mouth syndrome?
Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as 'burning mouth syndrome' (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (2019-07-03)
Pain signaling in humans more rapid than previously known
Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study from researchers at Linköping University in Sweden, Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. (2019-07-03)
Women missing class and missing out due to period pain
Period pain significantly impacts young women's academic performance worldwide, according to new Australian-led research -- and women are 'putting up with it' rather than seeking treatment. (2019-07-01)
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the counter pain and sleep medications -- including opioids. (2019-07-01)
Patients see multiple clinicians on one visit, thanks to new scheduling protocol
A new patient-centered scheduling protocol is improving the quality, efficiency and convenience of multiprovider health care, according to a recently published paper from the University of Texas at Austin. (2019-06-27)
Technology allows researchers to see patients' real-time pain while in the clinic
Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain. (2019-06-27)
Researchers reveal lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain in children
A new study has highlighted an 'unacceptable disparity' in the evidence base for treating chronic pain in children. (2019-06-26)
Factors orthopaedic surgeons should consider when prescribing opioids
Orthopaedic surgeons are the third-highest physician prescribers of opioids, writing more than 6 million prescriptions a year. (2019-06-26)
Study: No outcome differences after hernia surgery by medical doctors vs surgeons in Ghana
New research published June 26, 2019 in JAMA Surgery and co-led by Temple's Jessica H. (2019-06-26)
Remote-controlled drug delivery implant size of grape may help chronic disease management
People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled. (2019-06-25)
Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. (2019-06-25)
Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study published in the journal Pharmacotherapy. (2019-06-25)
Suicide, accidents, and hepatitis: The leading causes of death for Veterans in their first year of PTSD treatment
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, United States Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of death compared with the general population. (2019-06-24)
Autoimmunity and chair-side risk assessment of temporomandibular disorders
At the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), many oral and poster presentations centered around temporomandibular disorders, or TMD. (2019-06-21)
Study challenges 'no pain no gain' requirement for patients with clogged leg arteries
Patients with peripheral arterial disease should be given the option of pain-free exercise, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-06-20)
Gut bacteria associated with chronic pain for first time
In a paper published today in the journal Pain, a Montreal-based research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia. (2019-06-20)
One step closer to chronic pain relief
While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have succeeded in identifying a protein as a future potential target for medicinal drugs. (2019-06-20)
Nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors suffer chronic pain
A new report finds about one in three cancer survivors (34.6%) reported having chronic pain, representing nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors in the United States. (2019-06-20)
Europe: Chronic hepatitis B infections on the rise since 2008
In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27 000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. (2019-06-20)
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