What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ketalar (ketamine)
Title: Ketalar (ketamine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Gabapentin: Before Using for Pelvic Pain, Read This Gabapentin: Before Using for Pelvic Pain, Read This
A recent study might cast doubt on a practice bulletin's suggestion to prescribe gabapentin for chronic pelvic pain.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Effect of psychological inflexibility on depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance among Japanese young women with chronic pain - Kato T.
This study aimed to examine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Fish Oil and Vitamin D: A Nonstarter in Treating Chronic Knee Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Sex, Age Among Predictors of Ongoing Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal-Hernia Repair Sex, Age Among Predictors of Ongoing Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal-Hernia Repair
About one in 17 patients experience chronic pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR), and those at higher risk include women and younger patients, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?
A few years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud. The morbid answer, they hypothesized, was a pandemic. Since ME/CFS often follows viral infections, they feared it would take something as destr...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Bogus'Cure' Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products
Title: Bogus'Cure'Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD ProductsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New dimensions in the treatment of muscle spasticity after stroke and nervous system defects
(E ö tv ö s Lor á nd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) Chronic muscle spasticity after nervous system defects like stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and painful low back pain affect more than 10% of the population, with a socioeconomic cost of about 500 billion USD. Currently, there is no satisfying remedy to help these suffering people, which generates an immense medical need for a new generation antispastic drug. Drug candidate MPH-220 could mean new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduced Drinking May Improve Veterans' Chronic Pain
Title: Reduced Drinking May Improve Veterans'Chronic PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Using Cannabis for Pain Take Opioids, Too
Title: Many Using Cannabis for Pain Take Opioids, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 9, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

A hydrogel that could help repair damaged nerves
(American Chemical Society) Injuries to peripheral nerves -- tissues that transmit bioelectrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body -- often result in chronic pain, neurologic disorders, paralysis or disability. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable conductive hydrogel that could someday be used to repair these types of nerves when there's damage. They report their results inACS Nano. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Got Sciatica? Stay Active and Start Early on Physical Therapy
Title: Got Sciatica? Stay Active and Start Early on Physical TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

$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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Penn Medicine researchers receive prestigious NIH Director's Awards
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The NIH selected two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to receive its Director's Awards, part of the NIH Common Fund's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. Brian Litt was honored with a Pioneer Award, supporting his novel neurodevice research. Gregory Corder was selected as a New Innovator Award winner for research investigating the mechanisms of chronic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-mTBI pain interference in a U.S. military population: a Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Study - Khokhar BR, Lindberg MA, Walker WC.
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain is a significant problem for service members and veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). While the root cause of pain is not clearly understood, comorbidities may contribute to how their pain disrupts their functional s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Telemedicine saves chronic pain patients time and money
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2020 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chronic pain and risk of injurious falls in community-dwelling older adults - Cai Y, Leveille SG, Shi L, Chen P, You T.
BACKGROUND: Fall injuries are a leading cause of death in older adults. The potential impact of chronic pain characteristics on risk for injurious falls is not well understood. This prospective cohort study examined the relationship between chronic pain an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19: The Tipping Point for Rapid Tech Adoption
Every care provider and life sciences business says the same thing: the global pandemic emergency is acting as an unprecedented accelerant that is profoundly changing the way healthcare is delivered and R&D is conducted.    Above all, the experiences of 2020 have expanded our sense of the possibilities for technology to transform our health. We are in a new technological era. “COVID has disrupted our industry,” says Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer at Novartis. “It has highlighted our strengths and areas we now need to dial up. Healthcare’s digital moment has arrived.&rdquo...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
Title: Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Study finds yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain
(American Osteopathic Association) A mindfulness-based stress reduction course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Most of the study respondents (89%) reported the program helped them find ways to better cope with their pain while 11% remained neutral. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Extension of Its Active Psoriatic Arthritis Indication in Patients 2 Years of Age and Older
HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seven ways to determine whether your lower back pain is serious - what to look for
LOWER back pain can be a nuisance at best, insufferable at worst, but it usually subsides with time. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, it can signal a more serious problem - here are seven ways to tell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nucala for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Title: FDA Approves Nucala for Hypereosinophilic SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?
Title: Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Rotator Cuff Disease
Title: Rotator Cuff DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Gabapentin Does Not Lower Pain Scores in Chronic Pelvic Pain
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- For women with chronic pelvic pain, gabapentin treatment does not result in significantly lower pain scores and is associated with more side effects than placebo, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approved opioids for chronic pain despite lacking 'critical' safety data, analysis finds
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved nearly 50 new prescription opioid pain medications between 1997 and 2018, even though it lacked " critical " safety and efficacy information, an analysis said, (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical cannabis and cognitive performance in middle to old adults treated for chronic pain - Sznitman SR, Vulfsons S, Meiri D, Weinstein G.
This study assesses the relationship between long-term medical cannabis (MC) use and cognitiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

After 40 Years, Updated Pain Definition Aims To Include Those Once Left Out
A task force from the IASP developed this new definition of pain to better acknowledge pain experiences of people who can't readily communicate or people who deal with chronic, sometimes invisible pain. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

High prevalence of falls independent of age in adults living with chronic pain - Bisson EJ, Gemmell J, Kelly S, Marsala A, Brown E, Good MA, Wilson R, Duggan S.
OBJECTIVES: High risks of falls have been reported in older adults with chronic pain but chronic pain similarly affects adults of all ages. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of falls and associated risk factors in adults of all a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

All-cause and overdose mortality risk among people prescribed opioids: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Larney S, Peacock A, Tran LT, Stockings E, Santomauro D, Santo T, Degenhardt L.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate all-cause and overdose crude mortality rates and standardized mortality ratios among people prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain and risk of overdose death in this population relative to people with similar clinical profiles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Middle-Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors
Title: Middle-Aged Americans Report More Pain Than SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Persistent chronic pain undetected in half of people living with dementia
To coincide with World Alzheimer ’s Day, pain assessment app PainChek has published a new report on pain and dementia.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Chronic non-cancer pain among adults with substance use disorders: prevalence, characteristics, and association with opioid overdose and healthcare utilization - John WS, Wu LT.
Background Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) among patients with substance use disorder (SUD) poses a risk for worse treatment outcomes. Understanding the association of CNCP with SUD is important for informing the need and potential benefits of pain assessm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Swedish digital health firm Joint Academy raises $23M in Series B round
Funding will enable the company to expand its app for chronic joint pain to the US and further across Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI combo tracks osteoarthritis progression PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's PET/MRI shows inflammation link to mitral valve prolapse (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study Tackles Long-Term Opioid Use Among Retired NFL Players
Title: Study Tackles Long-Term Opioid Use Among Retired NFL PlayersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of Lupus
Title: Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of LupusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How do you know if the wildfires are making you sick?
The wildfires raging throughout California and Oregon have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors. And dealing with the public health implications of the fires is further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Reza Ronaghi, a pulmonologist at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explains how wildfires affect air quality and what precautions people can take during the pandemic to limit exposure to smoke and other fire-generated toxins in the air.How do you know if the wildfires are making you sick?If you are healthy, minimal exposure to wildfires – such as experi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain
A new study reports on the efficacy and safety of tanezumab, a nerve growth factor inhibitor, in treatment-refractory chronic nonradicular lower back pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Opioid Equivalents and Conversions?
Title: What Are Opioid Equivalents and Conversions?Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Explaining very early acute mild traumatic brain injury after motor vehicle collision pain variability: additive value of pain sensitivity questionnaire - Kuperman P, Granovsky Y, Bahouth H, Fadel S, Ben Lulu H, Bosak N, Buxbaum C, Sprecher E, Crystal S, Granot M.
Introduction and Objectives: Chronic pain is a common postcollision consequence. Wherein, a clearer understanding of acute pain can help stem the acute-to-chronic pain transition. However, the variability of acute pain is only partially explained by psycho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early Trial Offers New Hope for People With Hemophilia
Title: Early Trial Offers New Hope for People With HemophiliaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Biopharma Leaders Unite To Stand With Science
NEW YORK, September 8, 2020 — The CEOs of AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), and Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY), today announced a historic pledge, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. All nine CEOs signed the following pledge: We, the un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Number of Physically Inactive Adults With Arthritis in the United States Who Could Improve Physical Function and Pain Control by Exercising
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Antiepileptic overdose - Murty S.
Antiepileptics include various groups of drugs that have different mechanisms of actions and adverse effects. They are often also used to treat other disorders such as psychosis, chronic pain, and migraine. The most common drugs implicated in overdose incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chronic neuropathic pain following hand burns: etiology, treatment, and long-term outcomes - Klifto KM, Yesantharao PS, Dellon AL, Hultman CS, Lifchez SD.
This study characterizes patients with CNP after hand/upper extremity burns to help guide risk stratificat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news