Spring Research Lectures on Pain and Its Management

Information about three upcoming lectures on pain and pain managementby NCCIH-funded researchers on pain and its management (forming NCCIH’s Spring 2018 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series).
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Authors: Kim JS, Kim KH, Kim WW Abstract OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture is increasing in popularity as a complementary and alternative medicine. Pneumothorax is the most common and potentially serious adverse effect after acupuncture. This complication can cause fatality in the absence of rapid treatment. Here, we analyze the clinical presentation and discuss prevention of post-acupuncture pneumothorax and an approach to reducing this complication. METHODS: Patients presenting with post-acupuncture pneumothorax in our hospital center during 2011-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Body mass index (BMI), patient's pre-...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang J, Shi K, Jia H Abstract Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is highly associated with post-operative pain. The present randomized trial aimed to explore the possible post-operative pain management by a different combination of analgesics or opioids (ketamine and bupivacaine) following TKA. A total of 84 patients were randomly divided into four groups. All subjects were anesthetized for TKA surgery and received post-operative pain management via intra-articular saline (control group; n=23), ketamine (2 mg/kg) infused with saline (ket group; n=21) bupivacaine (0.5 mg/kg) infused with saline (bupi group; n=2...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
This report of robot-assisted surgery for esophageal diverticulectomy from a transthoracic approach adds to the literature regarding surgical treatment of epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. It is a feasible method that can be used in selected patients with esophageal diverticulum. PMID: 29899656 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Conclusion Anxiety, stress management and pain scores were the most improved. Wellbeing scores also improved, on average, by two points on the Likert scale. Patients have stated that ‘being listened to’ and ‘being heard’ were important factors when describing how Shiatsu had helped. We suggest that a study using larger numbers is necessary in order to provide more robust evidence rather than emerging trends.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review evaluates options for acute pain management in patients with a history of opioid dependence or misuse. This includes patients with chronic pain syndromes on continuous opioid therapy, as well as those with opioid misuse syndromes. It additionally investigates effective methods of communication with these patients about the risks and benefits of pain management treatment options.Recent FindingsAs a response to the opioid crisis in the USA, state medical boards and specialty societies are recommending a reduction in the availability of opioid prescriptions. Due to the increased recognitio...
Source: Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
This article reviews how acupuncture is thought to work, data on acupuncture for managing pain caused by cancer or by cancer treatment, how acupuncture is practiced in the US medical system, discussion of safety issues, and practical tips on how to integrate acupuncture into cancer care.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new research shows, but alternatives for pain management are limited.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
Authors: Tripathy K, Chawla R, Temkar S, Sagar P, Kashyap S, Pushker N, Sharma YR Abstract Phthisis bulbi denotes end-stage eye disease characterized by shrinkage and disorganization of the eye with the resultant functional loss. The major factors associated with the pathogenesis of phthisis are hypotony, deranged blood-ocular barriers, and inflammation. Common causes include trauma, surgery, infection, inflammation, malignancy, retinal detachment, and vascular lesions. A phthisical globe shows a small squared off shape, opaque and thickened cornea, thickened sclera, neovascularization of iris, cataract, cyclitic m...
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
The FDA this week approved the first generic version of Indivior‘s (LON:INDV) billion-dollar opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone. The generic buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film, sold by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) and Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), is designed to suppress withdrawal symptoms that crop in people addicted to opioids, as well as block the neurochemical effects of opioids. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves first generic sublingual film to treat opioid addiction appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Dr. Reddy's Laboratories indivior Mylan Source Type: news
Consensus guidelines provide a framework for use of IV ketamine for acute pain management.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
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