Targeted Genotyping Identifies Susceptibility Locus in Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene for Chronic Postsurgical Pain
Conclusions This study demonstrated that genetic variation ofBDNF is associated with an increased risk of chronic postsurgical pain.
AbstractGlobally, chronic pain is a major therapeutic challenge and affects more than 15% of the population. As patients with painful terminal diseases may face unbearable pain, there is a need for more potent analgesics. Although opioid-based therapeutic agents received attention to manage severe pain, their adverse drug effects and mortality rate associated with opioids overdose are the major concerns. Evidences from clinical trials showed therapeutic benefits of cannabis, especially delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinoids reduced neuropathic pain intensity in various conditions. Also, there are reports on using co...
Back in May, Bruce Schoneboom wrapped up his appointment to the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. The group determined best practices for managing chronic and acute pain—and addressed judicious prescribing of opioids. If you didn’t know: The CDC reports there are 192 overdose deaths in the U.S. every day. Forty percent of The post Dr. Bruce Schoneboom and the HHS Pain Task Force appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
Might the higher prevalence of chronic pain in women be due to a higher female sensitivity to stress hormones?Pain
Conditions: Headache Disorders, Secondary; Post-Dural Puncture Headache; Migraine Disorders; Back Pain; Anesthesia Intervention: Sponsor: Stanford University Active, not recruiting
The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential analgesic action of 8% capsaicin cream for topical use in patients with myofascial pain syndrome. METHODS: Initially, cream formulations of PLA (Placebo) and CPS (Capsaicin 8%) were developed and approved according to the current requirements of the health authority agency. The 40 participating patients were randomly assigned to the PLA and CPS groups in a double-blind fashion. Before the creams were topically administered, according to the allocation group, the local anesthetic was used for a period of 50minutes directly in the area of interest. The cream was a...
This article presents two alternative models for formulating and providing therapy for individuals experiencing chronic pain; cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Psychologically informed strategies to support healthcare professionals in their interactions with people with chronic pain are presented.
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Victor Mendis, Ramy Mottaleb, Sahiba SethiAbstractRadiofrequency techniques are minimally invasive procedures used to provide prolonged pain relief compared to local anaesthetic blocks and forms part of a multidisciplinary approach in managing chronic pain. A generator produces a high-frequency current that passes from an electrode to an earthing plate. The electromagnetic field created around the tip of the electrode then has an effect on the surrounding nervous tissue resulting in pain relief.
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): G. Baranidharan, Ibrahim MohamedAbstractNeuropathic pain is a well-recognized chronic pain condition. This can have a significant impact in patients' quality of life. Neuromodulation is defined by the International Neuromodulation Society as ‘the therapeutic alteration of activity in the central or peripheral nervous system either electrically or pharmacologically’. Electrical stimulation can be performed at the motor cortex, deep brain, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion, peripheral nerve and peripheral...
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that inhibitory effects of bPNS on bladder pain could be suppressed in subjects receiving benzodiazepine therapy, suggesting that potential clinical testing of pudendal nerve stimulation for the treatment of painful bladder syndromes may be confounded by the use of benzodiazepines. Clinical assessment of other forms of neuromodulation should also be screened for impacts of benzodiazepines. PMID: 31490256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Christopher GodlewskiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2019 35(3):424-427