Efficacy, tolerability and safety of cannabinoids in chronic pain associated with rheumatic diseases (fibromyalgia syndrome, back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) : A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

CONCLUSIONS: Currently, there is insufficient evidence for recommendation for any cannabinoid preparations for symptom management in patients with chronic pain associated with rheumatic diseases. PMID: 26767993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Schmerz - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

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A Warren County startup is planning to significantly grow its capital stack with a planned eight-figure fundraise later this year, and officials are hoping to ring in some Midwest dollars this time around to combat increasing pressures to move the company ’s headquarters to a bigger biotech hub. Amplicore, a Mason-based early-stage biopharma startup developing a new pipeline of drugs to treat musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, is looking to raise a $30 million Series A by summer. The…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
Medtronic announces FDA approval of spinal cord stimulation therapy for treating chronic pain resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy /PRNewswire/ -- Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval... www.prnewswire.com "Medtronic estimates that up to 800,000 US patients suffer from moderate to severe DPN symptoms that are not resolved through conventional medical management approaches, like drugs. The company views these patients as potential ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
A small pilot study suggests that an injection of a patient's own fat cells can help ease the often-excruciating heel pain brought on by a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Musculoskeletal Manipulations;   Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: Pragmatic Mobilization Sponsor:   Youngstown State University Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Hip Pain Intervention:   Procedure: Ultrasound guided injection Sponsors:   University of Rochester;   American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Ankle Fractures;   Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis;   Osteoarthritis Ankle Intervention:   Device: Carbon Fiber Custom Dynamic Orthosis (CDO) Sponsor:   University of Iowa Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Postherpetic Neuralgia;   Chronic Pain Interventions:   Procedure: PRF;   Procedure: PRF plus steroids injection Sponsors:   Mansoura University;   Zagazig University Recruiting
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This study had a large sample size and obtained positive findings in both patients’ subjective ratings and in inflammatory marker levels. It demonstrates the benefits of adding Tai Chi to an antidepressant regimen but does not examine the specific effect of Tai Chi on depression.Field et al. (16) investigated the effects of combined Tai Chi/yoga in 92 prenatally depressed pregnant women. They found that women practicing Tai Chi/yoga (20 min per week for 12 weeks) had lower depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance scores compared to a waitlist control group (Table 1). This study had a large sample size and provided ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of the evidence examining physical activity and exercise for chronic pain is low. This is largely due to small sample sizes and potentially underpowered studies. A number of studies had adequately long interventions, but planned follow-up was limited to less than one year in all but six reviews.There were some favourable effects in reduction in pain severity and improved physical function, though these were mostly of small-to-moderate effect, and were not consistent across the reviews. There were variable effects for psychological function and quality of life.The available evidence suggests physica...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: To date more than 300,000 patients were assessed, providing the basis for one of the world's largest datasets for chronic pain. Among others the extensive pool of PD-Q data triggered the idea of subgrouping patients on the basis of their individual sensory profiles which might in the future lead to a stratified treatment approach and ultimately to personalised therapy. Started as a healthcare utilisation project in Germany, the PD-Q is nowadays used for clinical and research purposes around the world. PMID: 26907456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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