Placebos Are Part of the Solution, Not the Problem. An Exemplification of the Case of Antidepressants in Pediatric Chronic Pain Conditions
Condition: Chronic Neck Pain Intervention: Procedure: Kinesio tape procedure Sponsor: Pamukkale University Completed
The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the effectiveness and safety of CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation of intercostal nerves for the treatment of postthoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS).
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Mahya Faghih, Vikesh K. Singh, Mashayekhi R, Parekh VS, Michael A. Jacobs, Atif Zaheer
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Yu Liu, Hua-Liang Chen, Zhao-Shen Li, Dan Wang, Liang-Hao Hu
The health tracking market is booming. What with smart bracelets, smart beds and smart chest straps, the tracking industry has penetrated the lives of old and young from the time they wake up in the morning to the time they hit the bed at night (and beyond). It’s no wonder that user penetration is projected to reach 25% of the adult population by 2022 in the US alone and that these devices are being adopted by over 30% of individuals across all age groups. Naturally, I count among those adopters. I call myself a data geek, using the data accumulated from myriads of health trackers to help me make more informed hea...
This study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in different regions of China. Data on pain and its treatment were collected from 9357 participants using questionnaires and telephone-based interviews, from 31 regions of China. Gathered data were then coded into electronic data acquisition system and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed. Out of 9298 participants, the ratio of chronic pain was 31.54% with the proportion of male having chronic pain (33.86%) was higher than that of female (29.53%). The average age of participants with pain (45.02 ± 15.07 years) was higher than f...
ConclusionsDespite published reports showing benefit for pain control in patients with BPA, the overall low quality, retrospective evidence included in this review highlights the need for a rigorous prospective study to further address this indication.
In patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, an increase in opioid dosage appears to be of no clear benefit, according to a two-year study.Reuters Health Information
Diagnosing chronic groin pain that is not hip- or hernia-related can be difficult, but this common problem can usually be treated successfully with physical therapy and surgery if necessary, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information