Exploring New Use of Cannabis among Older Adults.

Conclusions: Older adults who begin using cannabis are likely using for what they perceive to be medicinal purposes for a range of issues. However, they receive minimal guidance from their family physicians and instead obtain information from non-clinician sources.Clinical implications: Cannabis screening should be included in geriatric assessments and medicine reconciliation. Continuing education for clinicians needs to address knowledge gaps about cannabis use among older adults. PMID: 32223535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Bioinformatics analysis is a useful tool to explore the mechanism and pathogenesis of PHN. The identified hub genes may participate in the onset and development of PHN and serve as therapeutic targets. PMID: 33029266 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
DiscussionThe CITRIP study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a randomized withdrawal trial of spinal cord stimulation for patients with intractable trunk or limb pain.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.govNCT03858790. Registered on March 1, 2019, retrospectively registered
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder defined by an uncontrollable “urge to move” the limbs during rest, that is temporarily relieved by movement and cannot be explained by other medical or behavioural conditions(1). Individuals with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) are known to have a high symptom burden(2-4), which often goes unrecognised(5). Uraemic RLS is re ported to affect almost 30% of ESKD patients(6, 7) which significantly reduces quality of life and impacts upon sleep quality, ability to dialyse(8) and mortality(7, 8).
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractWhile rehabilitation therapies always help patients with ataxia, there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for ataxia. Medications are available to treat symptoms that may complicate an ataxic illness, e.g., tremor, myoclonus, dystonia, and rigidity, which are discussed elsewhere in this volume. Spasticity, pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, cognitive decline, and bowel and bladder dysfunction, if they occur, all have multiple available drugs and therapies for symptomatic use. There is also an extensive literature on off-label uses of various medications to improve imbalance. The pipeline of emergi...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Qin X, Li X, Chen G, Chen X, Shi M, Liu XK, Li ZL, Xin ZE, Gao D Abstract Objective: The present study investigated the clinical features and correlates of poor nighttime sleepiness (PNS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: One hundred ten patients with PD (divided into PD-PNS group and PD-nPNS group) and forty-seven controls (nPD-PNS group) were enrolled in this study. Demographic information was collected. Patients were assessed according to the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) and Hoehn-Yahr (H&Y) stage scale. Patients were also evaluated according to the Pittsburgh s...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundGuidelines for acute postoperative pain management recommend administering analgesics in multimodal combination to facilitate synergistic benefit, reduce opioid requirements and decrease side ‐effects. However, limited observational research has examined the extent to which multimodal analgesics are prescribed and administered postoperatively following joint replacement.MethodsIn this longitudinal study, we used three ‐point prevalence surveys to observe the 6‐year trends in prescribing and use of multimodal analgesics on the orthopaedic wards of a single Australian private hospital. We collected ba...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Training in mindful compassion benefits patients and carers. In both the short and long terms, mindful compassion was found to reduce anxiety, aid sleep, improve pain management and help people feel more empowered, calm and relaxed. It also helped people cope with stressful situations, gave them time for themselves and enabled them to become much more focused. PMID: 32972219 [PubMed - in process]
Source: British Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research
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