Chronic Pain in the 11th Revision of the ICD Chronic Pain in the 11th Revision of the ICD
This article presents answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new, more comprehensive ICD-11 chronic pain classification, and its application to common pain syndromes.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Assessment of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in saliva and blood after oral administration of medical cannabis with respect to its effect on driving abilities - Trojan V, Landa L, Hrib R, Jurica J, Rychlickova J, Zvonicek V, Halamkova L, Halamek J, Demlova R, Belaskova S, Sliva J.
Medical cannabis has recently been legalized in many countries, and it is currently prescribed with increasing frequency, particularly for treatment of chronic pain resistant to conventional therapy. The psychoactive substance delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Injectable Gel Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 20, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Long COVID Experts and Advocates Say the Government Is Ignoring ‘ the Greatest Mass-Disabling Event in Human History ’
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is used to feeling like the only person in the country who still cares about COVID-19. He ignores the side-eye he gets for wearing an N95 mask at parties—a self-imposed policy that makes him “look odd” but kept him safe after a recent work dinner turned into a superspreader event. The oncologist, bioethicist, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania provides each of his students with an N95 and runs four HEPA air filters during lectures. He rolls down the windows when he gets in an Uber and goes hungry on planes so he can wear his mask the whole time. He’s given up one of ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Vabysmo, the first bispecific antibody for the eye, for two leading causes of vision loss
Phase III data that showed people with nAMD and DME treated with Vabysmo up to every four months achieved similar outcomes compared to receiving treatment every two months with afliberceptIn addition, patients treated with Vabysmo received up to 33% fewer median number of injections compared to afliberceptReducing the number of eye injections over time could offer a less burdensome treatment schedule for individuals, their caregivers and healthcare systemsVabysmo simultaneously targets and inhibits two disease pathways involving Ang-2 and VEGF-A linked to a number of vision-threatening retinal conditionsBasel, 19 September...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Vabysmo, the first bispecific antibody for the eye, for two leading causes of vision loss
Phase III data that showed people with nAMD and DME treated with Vabysmo up to every four months achieved similar outcomes compared to receiving treatment every two months with afliberceptIn addition, patients treated with Vabysmo received up to 33% fewer median number of injections compared to afliberceptReducing the number of eye injections over time could offer a less burdensome treatment schedule for individuals, their caregivers and healthcare systemsVabysmo simultaneously targets and inhibits two disease pathways involving Ang-2 and VEGF-A linked to a number of vision-threatening retinal conditionsBasel, 19 September...
Source: Roche Media News - September 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Tied to Higher Risk for New Heart Rhythm Disorders
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 -- People with chronic pain who use medical cannabis have a higher risk for heart rhythm disorders versus nonusers, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2022, held from Aug. 26 to 29... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to live without chronic back pain, according to an expert
Living with chronic back pain is not normal, nor is it necessary. This final article in a four-part back pain series by fitness expert Dana Santas empowers you to create a strategy for maintaining health and an active, pain-free lifestyle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fitness expert shares a game plan for living without back pain
Too often, after fruitless searches for a single magic bullet to eradicate chronic back pain, people decide that living with discomfort is a normal fact of life. But living with back pain is not normal, nor is it necessary. This last installment in our back pain series will empower you to create your own, personalized long-term strategy for maintaining back health and living an active, pain-free lifestyle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Physicians Offer Solutions to Address Increasing Overdose Deaths
As an alarming number of Texans die from overdosing on illicit opioids laced with fentanyl, physicians advise lawmakers to consider new approaches to tackle the problem. These include easing barriers to medical treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain, improving access to the overdose-countering drug naloxone, and legalizing fentanyl test strips. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Way of Thinking About Pains A New Way of Thinking About Pains
In this commentary, the author proposes abandoning the traditional temporal construct of acute pain vs. chronic pain in favor of a more patient-centric approach.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-mortem oxycodone blood concentrations of hospitalized cancer and surgery patients compared with fatal poisonings - Kriikku P, Kalso E, Ojanper ä I.
In this study, all oxycodone-related medico-legal cases where death had occurred in a hospital or nursing home in Finland were investigated to determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why You ’ re Grinding Your Teeth —And How to Stop
One morning around week six of the COVID-19 lockdown, I woke up to discover I’d gnashed a molar-sized crack down the back of my night guard, the device I wear to protect my teeth from the grinding I do in my sleep. I’d worn the acrylic barrier every night for years with minimal erosion, but suddenly I’d gnawed right through it. Like many Americans who have spent the last few years wondering where the stress and fear building up in their bodies could possibly go, the answer turned out to be my mouth. Since 2020, dentists and other oral health professionals around the world have recorded a sharp uptick in t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance healthscienceclimate Mental Health Sleep Source Type: news

You Can Still Get Long COVID If You ’ re Vaccinated and Boosted
COVID-19 vaccines were designed primarily to prevent severe disease and death—two purposes for which they continue to work very well. But when the shots first rolled out, many people also hoped they would block or even reverse symptoms of Long COVID, such as fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, chronic pain, and neurological issues. By now, it’s clear that even people who are fully vaccinated and boosted can get Long COVID, and recent research suggests that vaccines aren’t the Long COVID shields people wished for. Studies have come to very different estimates about the degree of protection vaccines offer again...
Source: TIME: Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Preoperative Frailty and Chronic Pain After Cardiac Surgery Preoperative Frailty and Chronic Pain After Cardiac Surgery
What impact does frailty have on chronic pain following cardiac surgery in older adults?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news