Genetic mutation could lead to new pain treatments
Doctors have identified a new mutation in a previously unknown gene which scientists believe must play a major role in pain signaling, mood and memory — boosting hopes of new treatments for chronic pain. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New public program aimed at self-managing chronic pain
The new, six-session, peer-led program begins April 25. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How a Scottish Woman Endured Burns, Broken Bones, Childbirth and Surgeries Without Ever Feeling Pain
A newly discovered genetic mutation caused a Scottish woman to endure cuts, burns, broken bones, childbirth and surgery without feeling any pain, according to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. About five years ago, Joanne Cameron, now 71, had what should have been a painful hand surgery at Scotland’s Raigmore Hospital, says Dr. Devjit Srivastava, a consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine at the hospital. “She mentioned that she does not feel pain and she did not need any anesthesia, which was not a usual day in the office for me,” Srivastava tells TIME. “I disregarded ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

New public program aimed at self-managing chronic pain
The new, six-session, peer-led program begins April 25. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Scientists find genetic mutation that makes woman feel no pain
Discovery in 71-year-old Jo Cameron may aid development of new pain relief treatmentsDoctors have identified a new mutation in a woman who is barely able to feel pain or stress after a surgeon who was baffled by her recovery from an operation referred her for genetic testing.Jo Cameron, 71, has a mutation in a previously unknown gene which scientists believe must play a major role in pain signalling, mood and memory. The discovery has boosted hopes of new treatments for chronic pain which affects millions of people globally.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science UK news Genetics Human biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain
Title: Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

metaxalone (Skelaxin)
Title: metaxalone (Skelaxin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How a compressed nerve in the brain can cause a chronic facial pain condition
Trigeminal neuralgia — sudden and extreme facial pain — can be crippling. Jeff Axe, 59, a retired chemical company worker, had surgery to cure it, as he tells Eimear O'Hagan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I had a huge swelling’: why my life as a female cyclist led to vulva surgery
There needs to be serious, urgent research into better saddles for female cyclists, says Hannah Dines, who has endured years of pain and swelling caused by friction as she ridesThe plastic surgeon, in that particularly endearing way of surgeons, was trying to reassure me that although he had never operated on an endurance cyclist before, he had seen “presentations” like mine. “I’ve seen chronic inflammation and long-term trauma to the vulva like this. You know …” he paused, “in patients who compulsively rub up against bedposts.” Silence.I decided against explaining that the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Dines Tags: Women Life and style Cycling Paralympics 2016 Science Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Are Breast Implants Safe Enough? FDA Review Happening This Week
(CNN) — Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a meeting to take a closer look at such cases and put breast implant safety under a microscope. The FDA will convene a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and make recommendations relating to the risks and benefits of breast implants. The meeting, which will be open to the public, comes just days after the F...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Anxiety sensitivity and opioid misuse among opioid-using adults with chronic pain - Rogers AH, Kauffman BY, Bakhshaie J, McHugh RK, Ditre JW, Zvolensky MJ.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis, and this problem is particularly prevalent among individuals with chronic pain. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for interventions to mitigate the risk for opioid misuse and opioid ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS Stores
Title: CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS StoresCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nevro taps ex-Thoratec CEO Grossman | Personnel Moves, March 20, 2019
Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) said yesterday that it named former Thoratec CEO Keith Grossman to replace president & CEO Rami Elghandour after striking a deal with one of its investors, Broadfin Capital. Grossman re-joined Thoratec after taking over at Conceptus in December 2011 and leading it to a $1.1 billion sale to Bayer in June 2013 (he’d been Thoratec’s CEO from 1996-2006). Grossman helmed Thoratec until St. Jude Medical (now Abbott) acquired it in October 2015 for $3.3 billion. Nevro said the deal with Broadfin also involves the expansion of its board of directors with the addition of Warburg Pincus l...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News AdvaMed California Life Sciences Assn CardioMech Check-Cap electroCore LivaNova Nevro Corp. Personnel Moves renovia Synaptive Medical Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

FDA Busts J & amp;J and Sientra Over Breast Implant Compliance
FDA busted two manufacturers of silicone gel-filled breast implants this week for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements. The agency sent warning letters to Irvine, CA-based Mentor Worldwide, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, and to Santa Barbara, CA-based Sientra for deficiencies in each company's post-approval study for silicone breast implant approvals. Breast implants have been a source of contention between patient advocacy groups, industry, and FDA for decades. Implants were banned from the U.S. market from 1992 to 2006, and the devices have been the cause of an ove...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Takes Action Against Marketer of Unapproved Products Claiming to Treat Addiction, Chronic Pain and Other Serious Conditions
March 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Nutra Pharma Corp. for illegally marketing unapproved products labeled as homeopathic with claims about their ability to treat addiction and chronic pain,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA takes action against marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain and other serious conditions
FDA warned Nutra Pharma for illegally marketing unapproved products with claims about their ability to treat addiction, pain and other serious conditions. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Where does chronic pain begin? Scientists close in on its origins
(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study published March 19, 2019 in Brain has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells clustered near the base of the spine removed from cancer patients undergoing surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Data Backing Implant Shift Treatment?
This study, our extensive clinical data, and the increasing number of iFuse procedures performed annually demonstrate that there is a shift in how physicians understand SI joint dysfunction and its role in causing chronic pain.” Dunn reported that more than 37,000 iFuse procedures have been performed by more 1800 surgeons in the United States and 33 other countries around the world. “There is a significant, addressable, and growing market opportunity for iFuse: we believe there are 279,000 eligible patients each year in the United States alone, translating to a $2.7 billion market opport...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Blood test can detect fibromyalgia and may lead to a faster diagnosis for the chronic pain condition
A new study from The Ohio State University has found that biomarkers in the blood samples of patients with fibromylagia distinguish them from the samples of patients with other pain disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a lifetime guarantee boost value-based care?
Cheryl Bednar, 54, of Laflin, Penn., suffered from chronic pain from hip deterioration until Geisinger Dr. James Murphy performed a hip replacement in February 2018 and offered the lifetime guarantee. (Image from Geisinger) Swiss orthopedics company Medacta International and Geisinger Health System have said they will pilot a lifetime guarantee program for knee replacement surgeries. The program will cover full costs for screened Geisinger Health Plan members who receive knee replacement surgery while also ensuring reimbursement for any associated future care the patients may incur throughout their life...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geisinger Health System Medacta Source Type: news

OxyContin and the McDonaldization of chronic pain therapy in the USA - Hughes J, Kale N, Day P.
Principles and practices gleaned from successful business enterprises have been used to transform the practice of medicine for decades. McDonaldization is the process in which principles which govern fast-food businesses, are applied to the practice of med... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Novel Program Improves Chronic Pain, Stops Opioid Use Novel Program Improves Chronic Pain, Stops Opioid Use
Chronic pain patients who participated in a program that incorporates exercise, education, and counseling showed significant improvement in functional ability, pain scores, and cessation of opioids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ketoprofen
Title: ketoprofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy
As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend ’ s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LENA DUNHAM Tags: Books and Literature Lyme Disease Dunham, Lena your-feed-selfcare Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Endometriosis Source Type: news

Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors
Title: Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Insomnia and Chronic Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Study investigates role of psychiatric disorders in sleep-pain relationship (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Vets Who Get Opioids From VA, Medicare at Higher Overdose Risk
Title: Vets Who Get Opioids From VA, Medicare at Higher Overdose RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'
Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How workers compensation is being dragged into the world of medical marijuana
Although medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, workers compensation boards have traditionally been against covering the drug. That is beginning to change in several provinces as new evidence emerges around the potential benefits for people in chronic pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gabapentin Plus Opioids for Chronic Pain?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

3 common types of chronic wounds
  How do you know if your wound is chronic? The severity of your injury, as well as complications that cause significant delays in healing, are common indicators. There are also certain kinds of wounds that often end up high on the chronic scale. Here are the three most common types of chronic wounds: Infectious wounds, surgical sites and ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. 1. Infectious wounds When infection causes significant delays in healing, the wound often becomes chronic. According to Wound Care Centers, typical signs of chronic infectious wounds include bad odors, pus drainage, dead ti...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection chronic wounds Source Type: news

Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Menopause symptoms are associated with chronic pain among midlife female veterans, according to a study published online March 4 in Menopause. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco VA Health Care System,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
Title: AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists
(Hiroshima University) A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health-care providers say CDC’s opioid guidelines are harming pain patients
In a letter to the government health agency, more than 300 caregivers contend that people in chronic pain are being denied the medication they need. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conditioned pain modulation in sexual assault survivors - Hellman N, Sturycz CA, Lannon EW, Kuhn BL, G üereca YM, Toledo TA, Payne MF, Huber FA, Demuth M, Palit S, Shadlow JO, Rhudy JL.
Sexual assault (SA) is associated with increased risk for chronic pain, but the mechanisms for this relationship are poorly understood. To explore whether disrupted descending inhibition is involved, this study used a conditioned pain modulation (CPM) task... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news