Finding Ways to Lift Barriers to Care for Chronic Pain Patients: Outcomes of Using Internet-Based Self-Management Activities to Reduce Pain and Improve Quality of Life.

Conclusion. Self-management support interventions, such as Internet-based educational tools, can be considered to help patients manage their chronic pain, depression, and anxiety and may be helpful to improve the treatment outcome in patients who could not otherwise afford noninsured services. PMID: 27445632 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

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Chronic rhinosinusitis is a long-lasting medical condition, usually caused by infection or exposure to irritants, such as allergies, that affects one in seven American adults. Symptoms include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, loss of smell and taste, and facial pain and pressure. Some people with chronic rhinosinusitis also develop additional symptoms, such as asthma and nasal polyps, that are exacerbated by underlying allergies. A nasal polyp is a noncancerous tumor that grows from the lining of the nose or sinuses and affects the drainage system of the sinuses. While chronic rhinosinusitis is not a li...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Cold and Flu Drugs and Supplements Ear, nose, and throat Health Source Type: blogs
Chronic breathlessness is a multidimensional and aversive symptom, which is often poorly explained by underlying pathophysiology [1]. For many sufferers, breathlessness is refractory to maximal medical therapies that target disease processes [2]. However, opioids are thought to be a possible therapeutic avenue to treat symptomology independently of disease [3]. Importantly, research in chronic pain has demonstrated that qualities such as anxiety and depression (collectively termed negative affect here) can both exacerbate symptoms [4] and reduce opioid efficacy [5, 6]. Therefore, it may be pertinent to consider such behavi...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
Conclusion: PC dimensions are associated with a specific structural and functional neuroanatomical pattern, which is different from the pattern observed when PC is considered as a single score. The involvement of basal ganglia and cerebellum needs further investigation. PMID: 31535584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World J Biol Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)Author(s): Manuel Jiménez Ortiz, Alfonso Espinosa Ruiz, Cristóbal Martínez Delgado, Pablo Barrena Sánchez, José A. Salido ValleAbstractBackgroundThe association of depression and chronic pain in knee osteoarthritis is a complex and difficult phenomenon to understand. In fact, establishing the order of appearance of these entities might result in an arduous task.ObjectiveIn addition to analysing the relationship between preoperative anxiety and depression according to the results...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings provide support for the influence of early life family-level factors on prospective risk of developing migraine, through symptoms of depression and anxiety. Addressing family dynamics in clinical practice may reduce unnecessary stress-related burdens on children and adolescents, which could lead to improvements in their somatic complaints. PMID: 31524287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic pain is a common condition that seriously affects the quality of human life with variable etiology and complicated symptoms; people who suffer from chronic pain may experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other harmful emotions. Currently, chronic pain treatments are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids; these drugs are demonstrated to be insufficient and cause severe side effects. Therefore, research into new therapeutic strategies for chronic pain is a top priority. In recent years, stem cell transplantation has been demonstrated to be a potent alternative for the treatment of ...
Source: Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Curr Stem Cell Res Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionsCCI model rats showed anxiety-related behaviours in a time-dependent manner in the elevated plus maze test. Mirogabalin alleviated both the anxiety-related behaviours and tactile allodynia in CCI model rats. Mirogabalin may provide effective anxiety relief as well as pain relief in patients with neuropathic pain.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Pediatric chronic pain is associated with risk of impact across social, emotional, and behavioral domains at child and family levels.30,52,67 Extant literature highlights psychosocial factors that can foster resilience and others that underlie vulnerability for poor pain coping and disability. Resilience factors, such as pain acceptance and psychosocial adjustment, have been found to promote the use of adaptive pain coping strategies within this population.14 Greater child and parent pain catastrophizing, clinically significant internalizing symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression), and maladaptive parent responses (e.g., over...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
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ConclusionsStrongly believing that thinking about pain helps you solve problems or cope with pain (positive metacognition), or that it is harmful and uncontrollable (negative metacognition), can increase the amount you worry or ruminate as pain increases. This is associated with increased pain catastrophizing. Identifying and modifying these unhelpful pain metacognitions may improve treatments for pain catastrophizing and thereby chronic pain generally.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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