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Study finds acetaminophen significantly reduced in-hospital delirium
Patients treated with acetaminophen demonstrated a significant reduction in in-hospital delirium. (2019-02-19)
A sociable personality attenuates neuropathic pain and anxiety intensifies it
Certain personality traits such as sociability, anxiety or depression influence manifestations of neuropathic pain in mice, according to a new study by the Neuropharmacology Laboratory-NeuroPhar at Pompeu Fabra University. (2019-02-18)
Study finds low statin use among some high-risk kidney disease patients
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients who are not on dialysis. (2019-02-18)
Immunological scarring from coeliac disease
Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with coeliac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study involving researchers at Cardiff University. (2019-02-14)
IU School of Medicine makes breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have developed a test that objectively measures pain biomarkers in blood. (2019-02-13)
New painkiller lasts longer, is less addictive than morphine
As an alternative to morphine, researchers present a new nano-painkiller they've tested in rodents. (2019-02-13)
Stimulating the vagus nerve in the neck might help ease pain associated with PTSD
In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published Feb. 13, 2019, in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated participants. (2019-02-13)
Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the Feb. (2019-02-13)
Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. (2019-02-11)
Optimism associated with less likelihood of new pain reported by soldiers after deployment
Many veterans experience chronic pain after deployment. This study of almost 21,000 US Army soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq examined the association between feelings of optimism (such as expecting the best and believing good things will happen) before deployment and new reports of pain after deployment, including new back pain, joint pain and frequent headaches. (2019-02-08)
Study: Serious health concerns missed in older adults
Researchers examined the prevalence and impact of six common symptoms (pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, breathing difficulty, sleep problems) and found that nearly half of adults ages 65 and older have two or more of these symptoms and one-fourth have three or more. (2019-02-08)
Is chronic rhinosinusitis associated with increased risk of depression, anxiety?
Chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition marked by sinus inflammation that can make breathing difficult and cause face pain or tenderness. (2019-02-07)
Erenumab in migraine: Indication of considerable added benefit for certain patients
The first drug of a new drug class can reduce the number of headache days if other prophylactic medications have failed or have not been an option. (2019-02-07)
Financial relationships and prescribing practices between physicians and drug companies
In a study published in The Oncologist, physicians treating certain cancers who consistently received payments from a cancer drug's manufacturer were more likely to prescribe that drug over alternative treatments. (2019-02-06)
Study links adult fibromyalgia to childhood sexual abuse
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome -- a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties -- may be a consequence of post-traumatic physical and psychological distress associated with childhood sexual abuse. (2019-02-06)
New scan technique reveals brain inflammation associated with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome
More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last for years after their initial infection has cleared up. (2019-02-05)
Research pushes back on benefits of compounded topical pain creams
In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for a tube of prescription topical pain cream or gel. (2019-02-05)
A study reveals that a large part of the population is not able to breathe properly
Muscle co-contraction is a strategy used commonly in elderly people to increase their stability. (2019-02-04)
Patients with facial pain report most benefit from self-care techniques
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2019-02-04)
What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain
A new University of Michigan study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons. (2019-02-04)
Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough
A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits. (2019-02-04)
A new approach to peripheral nerve injury?
The lab of neuroscientist Michael Costigan, Ph.D., at Boston Children's Hospital is studying how the body's immune system breaks down damaged peripheral nerves. (2019-01-31)
Doctors are prescribing opioids for shorter duration, lower doses in children
As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, physician-researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed prescription patterns in children. (2019-01-29)
Cells that destroy the intestine
In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. (2019-01-29)
New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain
Smoked cannabis as an adjunctive second-line therapy to treat chronic peripheral neuropathy can be both effective and cost-effective. (2019-01-29)
Study examines long-term opioid use in patients with severe osteoarthritis
New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. (2019-01-28)
Diabetes tops common conditions for frequent geriatric emergency patients
Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical interventions. (2019-01-28)
Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day
After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. (2019-01-28)
Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain's painkilling response
For the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified neural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain that can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury. (2019-01-28)
Parents worried about risks, still think opioids are best for kids' pain relief
News of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. (2019-01-27)
Penn's 'enhanced recovery' protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients
A novel 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. (2019-01-25)
Yale psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously
Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. (2019-01-25)
Positive self belief key to recovery from shoulder pain
Positive self belief is the key to recovery from pain, say University of East Anglia researchers. (2019-01-24)
New global task force report questions effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures, provides recommendations
There is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis reduce pain for patients any better than non-surgical or placebo procedures, according to a new report from a global task force of bone health experts published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR). (2019-01-24)
Study finds unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients
Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis -- a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years -- have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers. (2019-01-23)
Antiepileptic drugs linked to accumulation of hospital days in persons with Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2019-01-22)
Rutgers study uncovers cause of bone loss in joint implant patients
Rutgers researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss. (2019-01-22)
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)
Timely referral to kidney transplant may improve survival for patients with lupus nephritis
Patients with lupus nephritis and end stage renal disease may benefit from timely kidney transplant, as transplantation was associated with a significant increase in survival in a nationwide cohort study. (2019-01-21)
New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (2019-01-18)
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