Itch Sensitization? A Systematic Review Itch Sensitization? A Systematic Review
Do sensory aberrations including sensitization for itch occur in chronic itch? This meta-analysis examines the current research.Pain (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk for developing functional syndromes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and opioid overdose among post-9/11 veterans with long-term opioid treatment of chronic pain - Fonda JR, Gradus JL, Brogly SB, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Fredman L.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and nonfatal opioid overdose, and the role of psychiatric conditions as mediators of this association. SETTING: Post-9/11 veterans receiving care at national Department of Veterans... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Hospitalization and Chronic Diseases Opioid-Related Hospitalization and Chronic Diseases
Patients with chronic conditions often experience chronic pain and have a higher likelihood of receiving opioids. How might the presence of chronic disease impact opioid-related hospitalization?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients, Not Hospitals, Most Important to Spinal Fusion Outcomes
Title: Patients, Not Hospitals, Most Important to Spinal Fusion OutcomesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

'My body is betraying me': Model Martha Hunt opens up about chronic pain
For half her life, Martha Hunt, 30, has lived with chronic pain, she told DailyMail.com. The model has scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that makes long shoots painful - but copes through writing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamic changes in prescription opioids from 2006 to 2017 in Texas - Ighodaro EO, McCall KL, Chung DY, Nichols SD, Piper BJ.
BACKGROUND: The US is experiencing an epidemic of opioid overdoses which may be at least partially due to an over-reliance on opioid analgesics in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain and subsequent escalation to heroin or illicit fentanyl. As Texas wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons
PET/MRI is better than MRI alone for the detection and staging of nodes and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases? PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management PET/MRI offers view to atherosclerotic disease origin (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cupping Therapy
Title: Cupping TherapyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management PET/MRI offers view to atherosclerotic disease origin TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Muscle Spasms
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Muscle SpasmsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Study supports long-term benefits of non-drug therapies for pain
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A new study finds that non-drug therapies given to service members with chronic pain may reduce the risk of long-term adverse outcomes, such as alcohol and drug disorder and self-induced injuries, including suicide attempts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An observational study on risk factors for prolonged opioid prescription after severe trauma - Åström J, Lidén Y, Wicksell RK, Wincent A, Sjölund KF.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Trauma is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in people of working age. Following surgery, approximately 10% of patients develop persistent postsurgical pain. Chronic pain is a complex phenomenon that can adversely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Back Pain
Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain
Insomnia and co-existing sleeplessness and musculoskeletal pain were inversely related to long-term recovery from chronic low back pain, a study found; relieving sleep problems may improve recovery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Can Leave Legacy of Poor Health
Title: Domestic Abuse Can Leave Legacy of Poor HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Can Leave Legacy of Poor Health
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- Women with a history of domestic abuse are more likely to develop chronic conditions that cause pain and fatigue, a new study says. British researchers examined medical records of more than 18,500 women who had suffered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain
Findings based on longitudinal study in Canada of people who use drugs and report chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Individuals with chronic pain who use daily cannabis have lower odds of using illicit opioids, according to a Canadian study published online Nov. 19 in PLOS Medicine. Stephanie Lake, from University of British Columbia in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD.In the study, researchers administered doses of the opioid morphine to a group of 22 mice for one week, then gave the mice relatively strong foot shocks. After the morphine wore off, the mice were given mild electric foot shocks. These mice showed a substantially longer “freezing response” than a second, control group of 24 mice t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Common Causes of Knee Pain
Title: Health Tip: Common Causes of Knee PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pancreatitis | Medscape Pancreatitis | Medscape
Pancreatitis is broadly defined as an inflammation of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis is commonly defined as a continuing chronic inflammatory process of the pancreas that is characterized by irreversible morphological changes. In acute pancreatitis, the patient presents with acute and severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASL-MRI could help determine meningioma strategy Ga-68 PSMA PET/MRI, mpMRI work for prostate cancer analysis PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain MRI contrast: Unnecessary for follow-up in meningioma? Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT detects neuroendocrine tumor recurrence (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Worse health status, sleeping problems, and anxiety in 16-year-old students are associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain at three-year follow-up - Malmborg JS, Bremander A, Olsson MC, Bergman AC, Brorsson AS, Bergman S.
BACKGROUND: Chronic musculoskeletal pain is common in adolescents, and it has been shown that adolescents with pain may become young adults with pain. Pain often coincides with psychosomatic symptoms in adults, but little is known about longitudinal associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pre-treatment pain predicts outcomes in multimodal treatment for tortured and traumatized refugees: a pilot investigation - Nordin L, Perrin S.
Background: Chronic pain is a common comorbid complaint in traumatized refugees seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. However, the effect of comorbid pain on treatment remains under investigated. Objective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Care for Back Pain Cost-Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Care for Back Pain
There are many nonpharmacologic treatment options available for chronic low back pain, but how cost-effective are they?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Oxbryta for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Title: FDA Approves Oxbryta for Treatment of Sickle Cell DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated?
Discussion Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles particularly in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the axilla, inguinal, perianal, mammary and inframammary areas. Onset is usually after puberty, in the early 20s. It is more common in females than males. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.05- 4.1%. It can be associated with premature adrenarche, metabolic syndrome and obesity. The lesions are often pruritic, painful, and with malodorous purulent drainage. It often begins with comedomes and tender nodules, and can easily progress to painful abscesses with purulent f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Could cannabis be a 'silver bullet' in the fight against the opioid crisis?
A new study suggests cannabis could be a safer and more effective substitute for opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, but can it help fight the opioid crisis? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pain, agony and 'years of duress': How hockey wives are fighting back over players' chronic brain injuries
Wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fight, taking on the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman, seeking an acknowledgement of a link between fights and head injuries on the ice and long-term effects like degenerative brain disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Catch-22 for cancer patients on opioids
More than half of cancer patients have chronic pain. Opioids provide relief, but a study found patients struggle to get hold of the pills, while those who do get them don't get help avoiding addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integration of mental and physical health directly affects employee productivity
Our mental health, physical health, and overall well-being are intertwined. Anxiety, for instance, has been linked to chronic physical conditions, such as heart disease, respiratory disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as somatic symptom disorder — where physical symptoms, such as pain, nausea, weakness, or dizziness, seem to have no obvious physical cause. It’s estimated that 68% of adults with mental illness also have one or more chronic physical conditions. These conditions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kaiser Permanente Colorado Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and depression can hinder recovery. Researchers looked at 651 Canadian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Women should sit like men to prevent hip and knee pain, surgeon says
Barbara Bergin MD sees thousands of patients a year with chronic knee and hip pain - and 90 percent of them are women. She believes it's because women sit cross-legged, tightening their ligaments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?
Title: Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce illicit opioid use
A new study from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use has found that daily cannabis users were 50% less likely to use illicit opioids, such as heroin, to manage their chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Sickle Cell Disease Drug Approved by FDA
Title: New Sickle Cell Disease Drug Approved by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter
Title: With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners MatterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep
(Boston Medical Center) Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex differences in the relationship between anxiety sensitivity and opioid misuse among adults with chronic pain - Rogers AH, Manning K, Garey L, Smit T, Zvolensky MJ.
The opioid epidemic is a significant public health concern linked to chronic pain. Despite efforts to change opioid prescribing practices for chronic pain, opioid-involved overdoses remain at an all-time high. Research focused on identifying individual dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

15,000 Spaniards may unknowingly have hypophosphatasia bone disease
(University of Granada) In adults, hypophosphatasia causes recurrent fractures and chronic pain. In the child population this disease can be much more serious and can even cause premature death, neurological disorders, and respiratory problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Savella (milnacipran)
Title: Savella (milnacipran)Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/9/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

TACC key collaborator in new NIH grant to explore chronic pain and opioid reliance
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announced its role as a key collaborator in a first-of-its-kind National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate and understand the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain and the subsequent dependence or addiction to opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study
Title: Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors
Title: Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineers and their collaborators have made a significant advance that could dramatically reduce the cost of neuromodulation therapy, increase its reliability and make it much less invasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis is to be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial
The study will give subsidised medicinal cannabis to British patients to test its impact on seven conditions - chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette's, anxiety and drug addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain
(Imperial College London) Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news