Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Prospective Pilot Study.

CONCLUSION: rTMS for patients with CP/CPPS seemed to be well tolerated, at least moderately effective in pain reduction, and might be of interest in patients with chronic pelvic pain resistant to conventional treatment. These findings remain to be confirmed by a randomized trial. PMID: 32615676 [PubMed]
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research

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IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 5454: Non-Cancer Chronic Pain Conditions and Risk for Incident Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study of United States Medicare Beneficiaries, 2001–2013 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17155454 Authors: Sumaira Khalid Usha Sambamoorthi Kim E. Innes Accumulating evidence suggests that certain chronic pain conditions may increase risk for incident Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Rigorous longitudinal research remain...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study indicates that a MMR program could be beneficial for patients with subacute to chronic WAD, at least for women, since the outcomes at one-year follow-up were positive.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsNeurofeedback is a safe and effective therapy with promising but largely low ‐quality evidence supporting its use in chronic pain. Further high‐quality trials comparing different protocols is warranted to determine the most efficacious way to deliver NFB.SignificanceNeurofeedback is a novel neuromodulatory approach which can be used to reduce the severity of pain and pain ‐associated symptoms such as sleep disturbances, mood disturbances, fatigue and anxiety in a number of chronic pain conditions. It has a potential to provide integrative non‐pharmacological management for chronic pain patients with pain...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionTen sessions of fMRI-based rTMS over the left motor cortex may provide long-term pain relief in CM, but further studies are warranted to confirm our preliminary findings.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewCannabis is a naturally occurring plant that is composed of over sixty phytocannabinoids, of which cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently identified as having therapeutic potential.Recent FindingsAlthough not clearly understood in its mechanism of action, CBD contains potent anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperalgesia, and analgesic qualities now being further analyzed for its use in the treatment of a plethora of diseases. Related to its large safety profile and lack of psychoactive effects typically associated with cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is being used more frequently for self-treatmen...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgrounderenumab was safe and effective in clinical trials for the prevention of migraine. However, real-life data are still lacking. Here we report the clinical experience from an Italian real-world setting using erenumab in patients with chronic migraine experiencing previous unsuccessful preventive treatments.MethodsSeventy patients with chronic migraine and failure to ≥4 migraine preventive medication classes initially received monthly erenumab 70 mg s.c. Patients without a clinically meaningful improvement, considered as a >  30% reduction in headache days per month, after &...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, and health-related quality of life measures are statistically significantly different between insufficient responders and responders to acute treatment in patients with migraine. PMID: 32510611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
AbstractBackground and ObjectiveNeurofeedback provides real ‐time feedback about neurophysiological signals to patients, thereby encouraging modulation of pain‐associated brain activity. This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of neurofeedback in alleviating pain and pain‐associated symptoms in chronic pain patients.MethodsMEDLINE, PUBMED, Web of Science and PsycINFO databases were searched using the strategy: ( “Neurofeedback” OR “EEG Biofeedback” OR “fMRI Biofeedback”) AND (“Pain” or “Chronic Pain”). Clinical trials reporting changes in p...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract AIMS: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as a cause of myocardial infarction, but psychological characteristics of patients with SCAD have not yet been extensively investigated. We assessed the prevalence of a broad range of psychological and clinical factors, and their inter-relationships in patients with a history of SCAD. Furthermore, we investigated whether specific clusters of patients with SCAD can be identified. METHODS: Participants were recruited between March and May 2019 from a Dutch SCAD database and completed online questionnaires...
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research
This study included 100 patients diagnosed with migraine-type headaches according to the International Pain Association criteria. Of these 100 patients, 66 (66%) had chronic migraine, 24 (24%) episodic migraine without aura and 10 (10%) episodic migraine with aura. In addition, a control group of 90 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects was also included in the study. All participants completed a Standardized Sociodemographic Data Collection Form, and were administered multiple scales including Beck Depression Inventory, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Childhood Traumas Questionnaire, the Defensive Style Questionnaire and th...
Source: Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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