Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

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Opioid therapy may not always be effective against chronic pain and could lead to depression, according to a National Institutes of Health Study.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group has been producing Cochrane Reviews for more than 20 years, including dozens covering a wide range of therapies for pain. In April 2018, their review of brain stimulation for chronic pain was updated and lead author Neil E O'Connell from Brunel University London in the UK tells us about the latest evidence in this podcast.
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts
Authors: Cichowski SB, Rogers RG, Komesu Y, Murata E, Qualls C, Murata A, Murata G Abstract Introduction: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects an estimated 30% of women Veterans. Previous research shows high rates of narcotic abuse in the women Veteran population. Narcotics are not recommended for the treatment of CPP. Understanding how CPP impacts narcotic prescribing in the women Veteran population is critical to addressing the public health crisis of opioid abuse. Our objective was to compare chronic opioid therapy (COT) prescribed 5 yr prior to and following CPP diagnosis and to identify predictors of COT as well ...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although pain perception has multiple complex influences, the greatest variability seen in response to opioids among postoperative patients known to date can be traced to genetic differences in opioid metabolism. Further study is needed to determine the clinical significance of these genetic associations. PMID: 29791710 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Conclusions Therefore, these inflammatory factors could be possible biological markers involved in this disease. Nevertheless, other studies are needed to consider this specific immune profile as a valid marker of the vulvodynia.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. These findings clearly show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression.
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Animal research suggests pain-induced changes in the brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain; these changes also may play a role in the depression that often accompanies chronic pain.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Findings show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Low Back Pain;   Pain Interventions:   Drug: D-cycloserine;   Drug: Placebo Sponsors:   Northwestern University;   United States Department of Defense Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: With preoperative chemoradiotherapy, individualized APE may be a relatively safe and feasible approach for low rectal cancer with acceptable oncological outcomes. PMID: 29786037 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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