Self-care of chronic musculoskeletal pain – experiences and attitudes of patients and health care providers

Self-care is often the first choice for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Self-care includes the use of non-prescription medications with no doctor ’s supervision, as well as the use of other modern and...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Valoctocogene roxaparvovec was found to be cost-saving-on average by about $6.8 million per patient-and more effective than prophylactic therapy for treatment of hemophilia A. The comparative benefit of gene therapy was observed across a broad range of simulated patients that were representative of the real-world severe hemophilia A population. PMID: 31971453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Opioids are commonly prescribed to manage pain in patients with IBD despite increasing evidence of harm associated with chronic use. The aim of the current study was to describe trends in opioid use among veterans with IBD.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has been associated with increased psychosocial stress among pediatric IBD populations. Elevated psychological stress can exacerbate disease activity and IBD symptoms like abdominal pain, which in turn can negatively impact children ’s mental health. There is an increasing need for mind-body interventions that can improve biopsychosocial processes among youth with IBD. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been shown to be efficacious in improving emotional distress, pain, and inflammation in a range of pediatric and ad ult chronic illness/pain populations.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
Crohn ’s disease (CD) is a chronic, immune-mediated condition associated with abdominal pain, psychological comorbidities, and reduced quality of life (QoL), even in remission. Clinical hypnosis, involving focused relaxation and therapeutic suggestion, is helpful for irritable bowel syndrome, pain, and anxiety, and may have anti-inflammatory effects. Study Aims: To implement hypnosis as an adjunctive therapy for adolescents with CD. To assess the impact on QoL, abdominal pain, psychosocial measures, and disease activity compared to standard care.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Olivia J Kirtley, Karen Rodham, Catherine CraneSummaryIndividuals with chronic pain are at an elevated risk of suicide, yet psychosocial factors that might be involved in increasing or decreasing vulnerability for suicidal ideation and behaviour have received little attention. Extant literature on the topic of suicide in individuals with chronic pain incorporates only a few of the wide array of known vulnerability and protective factors. This Review focuses on transdiagnostic psychological processes, (ie, those of relevance for both c...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The Centers for Medicare&Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America.
Source: Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Closure of the fascial defect in laparoscopic umbilical hernia IPOM repair significantly reduced early seroma formation and long-term recurrence without inducing side-effects such as pain, or other early or late PROMs. Registration number: NCT01962480 ( PMID: 31971616 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
By GRACE CORDOVANO PhD, BCPA Being a patient or a carepartner can be a lonely, powerless place. There’s no high powered legal or lobbying team to help support you in your or your loved one’s health care journey. There’s no PR team at your beck and call. There’s no advisory board, no executive committee, no assistants, no chatbots or AI-powered technology coming to the rescue. There’s no funding or a company sponsoring your efforts. There’s no course in how to be a professional patient or carepartner. There’s no one there in the stillness and dark of the night, when you ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Patients caregivers carepartner Grace Cordovano Judy Faulkner patient advocacy Patient advocates Tommy Thompson Source Type: blogs
Patients suffering from chronic pain who take medicinal cannabis to initiate and maintain sleep experience short-term benefit, but long-term use may ultimately disrupt slumber.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
AbstractOsteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease that leads to pain and functional incapacity. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of the incorporation of photobiomodulation (PBM) (via cluster) into a physical exercise program on the level of pain, lower limb muscle strength, and physical capacity, in patients with knee OA. Sixty-two female volunteers with a diagnosis of knee OA were distributed in 4 groups: exercise associated with placebo PBM group, exercise associated with active PBM group, active PBM group, and placebo PBM group. Sixteen sessions of lower limb strength exercises and PBM via cluster...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
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