$7.1M grant to review opioid alternatives to treating sickle cell disease pain

(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago will lead a $7.1 million, five-year national study to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and guided relaxation for people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease. The National Institutes of Health grant is part of its Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative. The initiative aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management.
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This study aimed to: (1) examine changes in pain, psychosocial functioning, and health care utilization among children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) over a 2-year period and (2) identify baseline biopsychosocial variables associated with the development and maintenance of chronic SCD pain at follow-up. Materials and Methods: Forty-two youth (8 to 18 y old) with SCD completed a battery of self-report measures at baseline and 2-year follow-up. Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translational Innovations Opportunities and Networks and American Pain Society Pain Taxonomy (AAPT) diagn...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Schatz AA, Oliver TK, Swarm RA, Paice JA, Darbari DS, Dowell D, Meghani SH, Winckworth-Prejsnar K, Bruera E, Plovnick RM, Richardson L, Vapiwala N, Wollins D, Hudis CA, Carlson RW Abstract Opioids are a critical component of pain relief strategies for the management of patients with cancer and sickle cell disease. The escalation of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States has led to increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing practices. Multiple reports have revealed that regulatory and coverage policies, intended to curb inappropriate opioid use, have created significant barriers for many patients....
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Since we have only included one small and very low-quality trial, with a high risk of bias across several domains, we are unable to conclude whether TENS is harmful or beneficial for managing pain in people with SCD. There is a need for a well-designed, adequately-powered, RCT to evaluate the role of TENS in managing pain in people with SCD. PMID: 32124977 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Sackner MA, Lopez JR, Banderas V, Adams JA Abstract This review deals with opioid addiction, chronic pain, and an innovative, noninvasive technology with simultaneous, beneficial applications for both conditions. This technology, called passive simulated jogging device (GENTLE JOGGER, JD) targets addiction and pain by increasing endothelial nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. It can be self-administered while sitting or lying without resorting to multitasking thereby allowing watching television or operating a computer while effortless, physical activity is produced from motorized foot pedals repetitively s...
Source: Journal of Opioid Management - Category: Addiction Tags: J Opioid Manag Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Patrick CarrollAbstractSickle cell disease is a uniquely complex painful disease, with lifelong episodes of unpredictable acute pain and superimposed chronic pain in adulthood. Both painful crises and chronic pain in sickle cell disease lack strong objective pathological correlates and their mechanisms are poorly understood. Opioids have emerged as the standard of care for severe acute pain in sickle cell disease and many patients with chronic pain are maintained on chronic opioid therapy. The strong association between recurrent acute ...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
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Acute pain episodes are the most common complication in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Classically attributed to vaso-occlusion, recent insights suggest that chronic pain may also contribute to the pathogenesis of acute pain episodes, which adds complexity to their diagnosis and management. A taxonomy, or classification system, for acute pain in patients with SCD would aid research efforts and enhance clinical care. To meet this need, the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) public-private partnership with the U.S.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Focus Article Source Type: research
Acute pain episodes are the most common complication in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Classically attributed to vaso-occlusion, recent insights suggest that chronic pain may also contribute to the pathogenesis of acute pain episodes, which adds complexity to their diagnosis and management. A taxonomy, or classification system, for acute pain in patients with SCD would aid research efforts and enhance clinical care. To meet this need, the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks public –private partnership with the U.S.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Focus Article Source Type: research
Background: For research purposes, painful crises in sickle cell disease (SCD) have either been self-defined by patients, or adjudicated by research experts, most often based on whether urgent care or hospital care was sought for pain related to SCD. The Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study (PiSCES) determined that three-fourths of self-defined crises days were not managed in urgent or hospital care. The Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (AAPT) published a taxonomy of chronic SCD pain, defined as pain on most days of 6 months duration, along with at...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 901. Health Services Research-Non-Malignant Conditions: Poster II Source Type: research
Background: Pain is one of the major comorbidities of sickle cell disease (SCD), which largely remains reliant on opioid use for analgesia. Side effects of opioids including, but not limited to fear of addiction, constipation, pruritus and opioid-induced hyperalgesia warrant the need for analgesic therapies devoid of side effects. Non-pharmacological strategies including acupuncture have been effective in pain treatment. A retrospective analysis (n=24 patients) showed that acupuncture reduced pain in a majority (75%) of SCD patients (Lu K et al., Clin J Pain. 2014). In a mouse model of SCD, electroacupuncture (EA) on consc...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 113. Hemoglobinopathies, Excluding Thalassemia-Basic and Translational Science: Poster I Source Type: research
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