NIH Pain Consortium Symposium 2014 - Day 2

This annual symposium highlights advances in pain research supported by NIH. The theme for the 2014 meeting is Biological &Psychological Factors that Contribute to Chronic PainFor more information go to date: 5/29/2014 8:30:00 AM
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Conclusions Wearing lumbosacral orthosis for an average of 7.21 hrs/d for 4 wks in conjunction with routine physical therapy did not affect the thickness of obliquus internus, transversus abdominis, and lumbar multifidus.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Major lung resection has benefited from minimally invasive approaches and fast track to surgery. However, it is important to note the occurrence of new and specific complications related to those news surgical access. PMID: 31208887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Only a few medical school lectures from a decade ago stand out in my mind, but one in particular haunts me. In 2008, during my internal medicine clerkship, a pain specialist lectured on the utility of prescription opioids for the treatment of chronic, nonmalignant pain. New to medicine, I was wary of the risks that taking this lecturer ’s approach entailed, particularly as many of the “old-school” surgeons with whom I had already rotated prescribed opioids so conservatively. The lecturer that day not only argued against such conservative practice, but he asserted that physicians’ fear of prescribing...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research
Authors: Schweighardt AE, Juba KM Abstract Acetaminophen is among the most commonly used nonopioid analgesics, but significant variation exists in its prescribing practices for cirrhosis patients. Our primary objective was to describe the quality of evidence supporting or refuting the use of acetaminophen in patients with hepatic dysfunction. A comprehensive literature review of PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts using the search terms "acetaminophen," "paracetamol," "chronic liver disease," "cirrhosis," and "hepatic dise...
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
It is estimated that comorbidity between depression and chronic pain reaches more than half of the depressed adult patients around the world. Evidence indicates that some stressors, such as early-life stress (ELS), mediate the co-occurrence of depression a...
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INTRODUCTION: Upper extremity pain among manual wheelchair users induces functional decline and reduces quality of life. Research has identified chronic overuse due to wheelchair propulsion as one of the factors associated with upper limb injuries. Lack of...
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Hassan Jassar, Thiago D. Nascimento, Niko Kaciroti, Marcos F. DosSantos, Theodora Danciu, Robert A. Koeppe, Yolanda R. Smith, Marcelo E. Bigal, Frank Porreca, Kenneth L. Casey, Jon-Kar Zubieta, Alexandre F. DaSilvaAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate, in vivo, the impact of ongoing chronic migraine (CM) attacks on the endogenous μ-opioid neurotransmission.BackgroundCM is associated with cognitive-emotional dysfunction. CM is commonly associated with frequent acute medication use, including opioids.MethodsWe scanned 15 migraine patients during ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here.
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A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news
As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose. With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the first place? Well, if used appropriately, opioids can significantly improve pain with relatively tolerable side effects. A short-term course of opioids (typically 3 to 7 da...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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