Scrambler Therapy Treatment: The Importance of Examining Clinically Meaningful Improvements in Chronic Pain and Quality of Life.
CONCLUSION: ST is no better than sham treatment in decreasing pain. Yet, patient perceptions of treatment effectiveness are equally important in chronic pain treatment. PMID: 32074335 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2020Source: Current Medicine Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Deepak Kumar Singhal, Brajesh Nandan, Siddharth Agrawal
Condition: Chronic Pain Intervention: Behavioral: Whole Health Team (WHT) Intervention Arm, Primary Care Group Education (PC-GE) Intervention Arm, Usual Primary Care (UPC) Arm Sponsor: San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center Not yet recruiting
This study is consistent with other research, as well as with reports from physicians who recommend cannabis in their daily practices. What might be behind this trend? A confluence of factors seems to be responsible, including the decrease in stigma associated with cannabis use and the increased interest in the use of medical marijuana by older patients. Stigma is a complicated issue, but most would agree that the stigma associated with cannabis use is lessening, especially for medical cannabis. In a recent poll, 94% of Americans voiced support for legal access to medical marijuana, and most states have approved some form ...
CONCLUSIONS: The current study identified preoperative characteristics associated with an increased risk of reintervention. No preoperative characteristics had any significant interactions with EVT or surgical reconstruction. PMID: 32224557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Ruivo EFM, Gestosa SVS, Mulenas NME, Lares AMG Abstract Neuropathic pain is defined as a direct consequence of an injury or disease that affects the somatosensory system, which may affect 7 to 10% of the world population. Regardless of its origin, it is often described as disabling, chronic, difficult to treat and with a noticeable impact on patients' quality of life. This case report describes a patient with peripheral polyneuropathy associated with hypereosinophilic syndrome, a medical condition scarcely described in literature. Capsaicin 8% patches therapy, never mentioned before in the literature in su...
Conclusion: The current review identified strong, high-quality evidence to recommend hip muscle strengthening in the conservative management of persons with knee OA. Further research is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms for the clinical benefits.
Inadequately managed postsurgical pain impacts morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. More than 75% of surgical patients in the United States experience moderate, severe, or extreme postoperative pain.1,2 Despite efforts to control pain during and immediately after surgery with agents such as local anesthetics, opiates, gabapentinoids, acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, pain often persists. The risk of developing chronic postoperative pain has been correlated to the intensity of acute postoperative pain.
People with acute-on-chronic breathlessness due to cardiorespiratory conditions frequently present to the emergency department (ED) causing burden for the person concerned, their carers and emergency services.
We know that pain has far-reaching detrimental effects across various life-domains and also affects health related quality of life after solid organ transplantation. However, the extent to which heart recipients experience chronic bodily pain in the years after heart transplantation is a neglected field. Pain is reported to be a major problem after other types of solid organ transplantation. Neither the prevalence nor consequences of chronic pain after heart transplantation have been fully explored or understood.
AbstractPurposeCannabis has been used for thousands of years in many cultures for the treatment of several ailments including pain. The benefits of cannabis are mediated largely by cannabinoids, the most prominent of which are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). As such, THC and/or CBD have been investigated in clinical studies for the treatment of many conditions including neuropathic pain and acute or chronic inflammation. While a plethora of studies have examined the biochemical effects of purified THC and/or CBD, only a few have focused on the effects of full-spectrum cannabis plant extract. Accordingly, ...