Aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen should not be prescribed for chronic pain, NICE draft guidance says

Common pain medicines, such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, should not be offered to patients with chronic primary pain, according to  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence draft guidance. 
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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Source: Topics in Pain Management - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITY Source Type: research
Authors: Mei LX, Wang YY, Chen Y, Dai L, Chen MW Abstract INTRODUCTION: To systematically evaluate the safety and advantages of subxiphoid approach video-assisted thoracic surgery (SA-VATS) compared with intercostal approach video-assisted thoracic surgery (IA-VATS) for lung resection, we conducted a meta-analysis of the current literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The literature search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. RevMan 5.3 software was used to perform this meta-analysis. RESULTS: Eleven studies involving 934 patients were inc...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
Physical therapy (PT) exercise is an evidence-based intervention for non-specific chronic low back pain, spinal deformities and poor posture. Home based PT programs are aimed at strengthening core muscle groups, improving mobility and flexibility, and promoting proper posture. However, assessing unsupervised home-based PT outcomes is a generally difficult problem due to lack of reliable methods to monitor execution correctness and compliance. We propose a monitoring method consisting of a wearable sensor array to monitor three geodesic distances between two points on the surface of the shoulders and one point on the l...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Funding will enable the company to expand its app for chronic joint pain to the US and further across Europe.
Source: mobihealthnews - Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
This study analyzed cross-sectional datasets of adults (aged ≥ 40 years) in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2016. Health-related QoL was assessed using the 3-level EuroQoL 5-dimension component (EQ-5D-3L) index score. The presence of chronic cough and other conditions were defined using structured questionnaires. RESULTS: The prevalence of chronic cough was 3.48% ± 0.17% among adults aged ≥ 40 years. The overall EQ-5D-3L index score was significantly lower in subjects with than without chronic cough (0.79 ± 0.01 vs. 0.86 ± 0.00, P
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Lenin Mahimainathan, P. Hemachandra Reddy, Khalid Benamar
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Condition:   Musculoskeletal Pain Intervention:   Behavioral: Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy Sponsor:   VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Prostatitis With Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Interventions:   Drug: Ciprofloxacin;   Drug: Tamsulosin Hydrochloride;   Drug: Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Placebo;   Drug: Ciprofloxacin placebo Sponsor:   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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