Adults with pain at greater risk for cannabis use disorder, finds study

(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons found that non-medical cannabis use -- including frequent or problematic use -- is significantly more common in adults with pain than in those without pain.
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Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Jose Antonio Carugno, Douglas Timmons, Madeline Lederer, Mary Mackenzie GradyAbstractObjectivesMany providers often use terms such as “this might hurt”, or “you might feel pressure” during exams with the intention to be compassionate and to help decrease discomfort. No evidence exists to support this practice. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of the use of words with unpleasant emotional connotation on perceived discomfort at the time of vaginal speculu...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: 9 March 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 30, Issue 3Author(s): G. Pagliai, M. Dinu, B. Colombini, A. Whittaker, S. Benedettelli, G. Ballerini, F. Sofi
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionsSeizure semiology is heterogeneous in pure insular-onset epilepsy. Differences between the anterior and posterior insular seizures reflect the functional organization of the insula. Particularly, the different types of motor symptoms may help to distinguish anterior from posterior insular seizure onset.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Choi WJ, Ha YR, Oh JH, Cho YS, Lee WW, Sohn YD, Cho GC, Koh CY, Do HH, Jeong WJ, Ryoo SM, Kwon JH, Kim HM, Kim SJ, Park CY, Lee JH, Lee JH, Lee DH, Park SY, Kang BS Abstract Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a useful tool that is widely used in the emergency and intensive care areas. In Korea, insurance coverage of ultrasound examination has been gradually expanding in accordance with measures to enhance Korean National Insurance Coverage since 2017 to 2021, and which will continue until 2021. Full coverage of health insurance for POCUS in the emergency and critical care areas was implemented in July 201...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
We examined the correlation between each screening item and the LSA. RESULTS: A total of 444 older adults (260 women, 58.6%) participated. The mean number of health problems was 2.3 ± 2.1, with the most common being pain, cognitive impairment, and urinary incontinence. These problems and LSA scores were significantly different by age groups. A multiple regression analysis showed that polypharmacy (β = -10.567, P
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence that a personality dimension with many prognostic implications may be altered in women with endometriosis. Our findings highlight the importance of a broader understanding of this condition, treating this disorder from a biopsychosocial perspective and suggests the need for non-medical attention within a multidisciplinary team. PMID: 32081052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study was designed by researchers at X University.Participants: Thirty-seven patients undergoing LSS were randomized to motor imagery group (n=19) and control group (n=18).Main Outcome Measures: Pain was measured by Visual Analogue Scale, disability related to low back pain by Oswestry Disability Index, pain-related fear by Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, depression by Beck Depression Inventory, quality of life by World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Short Form (WHOQOL-BREF). All assessments were repeated in the preoperative period, three weeks after and six weeks after the surgery.Interventions: Motor imager...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this clinical trial will offer evidence for the efficacy and safety of Dangguijagyag-san for primary dysmenorrhea.Trial registrationClinical Research Information Service (https://cris.nih.go.kr/cris/en/): KCT0003005
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study explored the associations of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction with oncologists’ grief and sense of failure beyond their reported exposure to suffering and death.MethodsSeventy-four oncologists completed self-administered questionnaires examining compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, grief, exposure to suffering and death, and sense of failure.ResultsThe oncologists reported that they face the loss of approximately 50% of their patients, and that their patients suffer from profound emotional and physical pain. High levels of compassion fatigue and grief, and moderate levels of sense of ...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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