Reduced Drinking May Improve Veterans' Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 -- Cutting back on booze may reduce chronic pain and use of other substances among U.S. veterans who are heavy drinkers, according to a new report. The study included about 1,500 veterans who completed annual surveys between...
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ConclusionThe SCI-QOL Resilience CAT demonstrated good convergent and discriminant validity. The CAT administration characteristics were impressive: With few items (low response burden), the scale achieved good reliability.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
In conclusion, inhibiting the lysosomal oxidation of LDL in atherosclerotic lesions by antioxidants targeted at lysosomes causes the regression of atherosclerosis and improves liver and muscle characteristics in mice and might be a promising novel therapy for atherosclerosis in patients. NANOG Expression versus Cellular Senescence https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/09/nanog-expression-versus-cellular-senescence/ Are there many strategies that can reverse cellular senescence? There are certainly strategies that can lower levels of cellular senescence over time, both in cell cultures and in living an...
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Conclusions: Of opioid-naive geriatric patients who underwent surgery for DSD, 0.3% developed chronic, continuous opioid use. Preoperative opioid use was the strongest predictor of prolonged utilization, which may represent suboptimal use of nonopioid alternatives, pre-existing opioid use disorders, delayed referral for surgical evaluation, or over-prescription of opioids for noncancer pain.
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
The majority of our knowledge of chronic pain in the general population comes from self-report studies. During the last three decades most of these population-based surveys have found that 20% to 35% of the general population suffer from chronic pain [4,6,10,22,23,25,27]. Globally, it is estimated that low back pain, migraine, neck pain, other musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis, and tension type headache are rank numbered 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, and 28 with respect to causes of years lived with disability and that respectively 650, 850, 350, 250, 240, and 1560 million people worldwide suffer from these pain-related disorders [28].
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
BMI (body mass index), CLBP (chronic low back pain), CPR (clinical prediction rule), F8WT (Figure-of-Eight Walk Test), LBP (low back pain), NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation), PT (physical therapist), QBPDS (Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale), RCR (Repeated Chair Rise Test), SSGS (self-selected gait speed), 6MWT (Six Minute Walk Test), SC (Stair Climbing Test), SEM (Structural Equation Modeling), TUG (Timed Up-and-Go Test)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Recurrence and persistence of low back pain (LBP) are major health [81,39] and economic [25,112,19] issues. Disappointingly, despite considerable efforts, outcomes are worsening [32]. Understanding the etiological factors that underlie the transition from acute to recurrent/persistent LBP will likely aid reversal of this trend. Growing research points to involvement of a systemic inflammatory response. Studies have shown that inflammatory cytokines and mediators are systemically elevated in many chronic pain conditions, e.g., tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in chronic LBP [114,113], interleukin-6 (IL-6) in fibromyalgia [35], i...
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Low back pain is a very common complaint and up to 84% of the adult population will suffer from it at some point in their lives.[1] Degenerative disc disease has a strong relationship to chronic low back pain although it is mostly asymptomatic. Disc degeneration involves alterations to its microstructure, inability of the disc annulus and nucleous to share load, and loss of disc height.[2] This could lead to conditions such as disc herniation, ligaments and facet joints hypertrophy and nerve compression.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
by Chad D. Kollas MD, Terri A. Lewis PhD, Beverly Schechtman and Carrie Judy“I'm present. Uh … I do have a conflict. I receive funding to conduct reviews on opioids, and I'll be recusing myself after the um, director's, uh, um, um, uh … update.”- Dr. Roger Chou, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) Meeting Friday, July 16, 2021.IntroductionFor those familiar with the controversial relationship between the anti-opioid advocacy group, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP, recently...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: CDC judy kollas lewis opioid pain schechtman Source Type: blogs
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CONCLUSIONS: The brief SPE is an appropriate tool to identify individuals reporting back pain at risk of rehabilitation, poor work participation outcomes, and permanent work disability.HINTERGRUND: Rehabilitation ist eine Schlüsselstrategie, um Menschen mit Behinderungen oder chronischen Erkrankungen die Teilhabe an der Gesellschaft und am Arbeitsleben zu ermöglichen. In Deutschland ist die Bewilligung von Rehabilitationsleistungen an persönliche Voraussetzungen geknüpft, u. a. an eine erhebliche Gefährdung der Erwerbsfähigkeit aufgrund von Krankheit. Die subjektive Erwerbsprognose (SPE) ist e...
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