MHRA launches social media campaign to improve use of Yellow Card scheme
The week-long campaign urges patients and health professionals of the importance of reporting side effects and interactions of medicines Related items fromOnMedica Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Pharmacy teams recruited to cut over-medication in care homes Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fears China ’s lockdown could impact on medicines supplies
Department of Health and Social Care asks medicines suppliers to assess risks and hold on to Brexit stockpiles Related items fromOnMedica Remedy quest GPs need more time to treat complex needs Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fayer Chronicles Her Journey in Medtech to Improve Women ’s Health
Marissa Fayer, a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist stopped in to speak with MD+DI about the changes she has seen in healthcare and how women have helped shaped the medtech industry. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. MD+DI: You’ve made a tremendous impact in the healthcare industry – but tell me what led you to this field? Also, when you started your career how did the landscape in the profession look? Was it particularly diverse? How has it changed since you first started? Y...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Assessing and scoring pain levels in real time for better care
According to a paper titled Pain Management in the Elderly Population: A Review published in The Ochsner Journal in 2010, pain may be underreported because some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging. In addition, caregivers and relatives are often the most reliable source of information. However, assessing pain levels is usually not straightforward – it can be subjective and inaccurate. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Editorial commentary: Return to sport: an ill-defined parameter - Robinson J, Casartelli NC, Leunig M.
Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a common cause of hip pain and dysfunction in athletes, which can impair their ability to perform and compete in sports. Hip arthroscopy has become a popular and successful treatment option for the management... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pinellas County clinic owner pleads guilty to tax evasion, money laundering
The owner and operator of Pain and Wellness Clinic, a pain management clinic in Pinellas County, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, one count of tax evasion and seven counts of money laundering. Tom Wynne faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in federal prison for the charges. Each tax-related count carries a maximum of five years in federal prison and each money laundering count carries a maximum of 10 years, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brendan Ward Source Type: news

Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids
More than half of the opioid prescriptions issued by dentists were for longer than the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Changes to Chronic Pain Management Plans Factors Influencing Changes to Chronic Pain Management Plans
This study examined factors that might influence changes to existing treatment plans.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
(Elsevier) Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescribing exceeds guidance had not been investigated. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that more than half of opioid prescriptions issued by dentists exceed the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management. The findings also show that 29% of dental patients received more powerful opioids than needed for expected post-procedure pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than half of dental prescriptions for opioids exceed pain-management guidelines
(Oregon State University) A new study suggests that roughly half of the opioid prescriptions written by dentists in the United States exceed the 3-day supply recommended by federal dental pain-management guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Proactive Pain Management May Cut Postop Opioid Prescriptions
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- An enhanced recovery after surgery program complemented by a preemptive pain management program is associated with a decrease in opioid prescriptions at discharge following minimally invasive foregut surgery, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pain from torture: assessment and management - Amris K, Jones LE, Williams ACC.
INTRODUCTION: Survivors of torture are for many reasons at particularly high risk for inadequate assessment and management of pain. Among the many health problems associated with torture, persistent pain is frequent, particularly pain in the musculoskeleta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

S & amp;N Strengthens ENT Portfolio with Tusker Medical Acquisition
Smith & Nephew has acquired Tusker Medical, a company that has developed Tula, a system to treat recurrent or persistent ear infections. The London-based company kept the financial details of the deal mum. The acquisition comes hot on the heels of CA-based Tusker Medical obtaining a PMA from FDA for Tula. MD+DI included the Tula system in a list of Devices Recently Approved by FDA. The system enables placement of ear tubes in the physician’s office without general anesthesia for patients six months and older. Using Tula, a physician numbs the eardrum using, child-friendly anesthesia while the patient ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Gosy's former pain med practice has new ownership, name and expanded services
The pain medicine practice previously owned by Dr. Eugene Gosy is moving forward with a new business model and a name change. Gosy pleaded guilty to federal charges of healthcare fraud and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on Jan. 7. Gosy& Associates Pain and Neurology Treatment Center shutdown briefly in 2016, then reopened with other physicians overseeing patients. The practice was later renamed Pain Management Associates Of WNY after it was acquired by Jeffrey Dann, a CPA with ownership … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Guidance issued on reducing risk of CJD transmission
Measures relate to use of surgical instruments Related items fromOnMedica Surgeons exiting early due to pension tax issues Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Rising number of operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Who Self-Harms?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741. Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is defined as the intentional, self-inflicted damage to the surface of the body without suicidal intention, which is not socially sanctioned[,]” such as piercing or tattooing. Examples of NSSI include self-cutting (70-97%), hitting (21-44%), burning (15-35%), scratching, banging, scraping or carving. The prevalence is in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scotland pressing to legislate non-surgical services
Practitioners will require licences under new plan Related items fromOnMedica Surgeons exiting early due to pension tax issues Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Rising number of operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Safer for OUD, Chronic Pain in the Elderly? Buprenorphine Safer for OUD, Chronic Pain in the Elderly?
For older individuals with opioid use disorder resulting from treatment of chronic pain, buprenorphine may be a safer pain management alternative, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pharma ’s new ally: the caregiver
While pharma and the wider healthcare sector are making patients more central to their innovation efforts these days, little consideration is given to caregivers. The role of the unpaid caregiver is one they would do well to consider more. Caregivers comprise an enormous, and largely untapped, reservoir of information and wisdom about the individuals they provide care for, says Schiffon Wong, Executive Director, Global Evidence& Value Development at EMD Serono.   “There is a significant opportunity when it comes to caregiver input into medical product evaluation. Understanding this can further our ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Study Explores Clinical Management of New Cases of Musculoskeletal Pain
Contrary to practice guidelines, many patients are initially prescribed opioids for a new chronic musculoskeletal pain problem. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A Fine Balance: Report Aims to Curb Opioid Epidemic, Manage Pain A Fine Balance: Report Aims to Curb Opioid Epidemic, Manage Pain
A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to address the US epidemic of opioid misuse and overdose while ensuring effective pain management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Discussion Third molars (M3) are often referred to as wisdom teeth. They begin calcification at 7-9 years and usually erupt between 17-26 years. They usually erupt behind the second molar into what may be limited space. M3 can also fail to erupt. Impacted M3 occur because of abnormal position, obstruction, or lack of space. There are 4 potential groups to consider for M3 management: Group 1 – symptomatic with clinical disease Epidemiology: common Clinical presentations: edema, pain, trismus Disease: caries, pericoronitis and infection are common Treatment: treatment of disease is important but extraction is recom...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines for Active Bystanders
Source: Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). Published: 1/2/2020. This five-page document provides 11 tactical emergency casualty care actions for active bystanders to take, including for severe bleeding, airway management, hypothermia, burns, pain control, and shock. It also provides definitions for related terms. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dramatic Reduction in Postoperative Opioid Use With a Novel Pain Management Program
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - January 1, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Mental-health Services Embedded in Pain-management Clinics Appears to Have Value Mental-health Services Embedded in Pain-management Clinics Appears to Have Value
Embedding mental-health services in pain-management clinics may have value for patients, but the picture appears mixed, according to a new retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Off-Label Use of Gabapentinoids: A New Paradigm
Several of the hot topics in geriatrics are pain management, medication reduction/deprescribing, and use of off-label medications. Best-practice use of gabapentinoids — gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) — comfortably fits into all three categories. Examination of the evidence may help health care practitioners make better decisions when prescribing these medications. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Haimowitz, Jeanne Manzi Source Type: news

Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Greater palliative care development and implementation is needed worldwide, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. David Clark, Ph.D., from University of Glasgow in Scotland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pharmacist Admits Tampering with Infusion Narcotics
Carl Mancini, Wolcott CT, Guilty Plea, Tampering, Pharmacist, Home Intravenous Infusions, Hospice Care Intravenous Infusions, Intravenous Infusions, Pain Management, Formulating Infusions, Workplace, Vials, Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, Morphine Sulfate Pentahydrate, Syringe, Saline, Crimping, Reseal (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

A Pediatric Patient With Chemical Coping After Opioid Therapy A Pediatric Patient With Chemical Coping After Opioid Therapy
Explore the concept of chemical coping and its management in this case of a pediatric cancer patient who complained of intense pain that was medically difficult to explain.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Regional Anesthesia Effective for Extremity Injury Pain
TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 -- Regional anesthesia may aid pain management if used soon after traumatic injury of the extremities, according to a study published in the December issue of Regional Anesthesia& Pain Medicine. Rollin M. Gallagher, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Mayo Clinic advances pain management beyond opioids
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that in 2018, over 10 million teens and adults misused opioids. The prescription of opioids to treat patient pain is one of many factors contributing to this epidemic; to solve it, a multipronged approach is needed. Two new Mayo Clinic studies -- one in clinical practice and one in the laboratory -- could [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries 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

No More Wasted Lots: Improved Connectivity, Tracking, and CAPA Through Digitization
Conclusion Spaceflight and exploration of the galaxy’s expanses are a risk-inherent, but worthy endeavor. Back on terra firma, state-of-the-art medical devices offer life-changing and often life-saving applications to patients. In order for today’s device makers to survive in a competitive and challenging marketplace, every production advantage must be pursued. On the cusp of 2020, companies simply can’t afford to retain legacy DHR data systems when superior, more efficient tools are right at their fingertips. Thankfully, it doesn’t take a moonshot eff...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Matthew M. Lowe Tags: Software Source Type: news

Oral Arginine as Adjuvant for Vaso-Occlusive Crisis Management Oral Arginine as Adjuvant for Vaso-Occlusive Crisis Management
Oral arginine supplementation significantly increased plasma arginine levels and improved acute pain-related outcomes in children with sickle cell disease in a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News 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

Behavioral sciences in the promotion of oral health
International& American Associations for Dental Research Alexandria, VA, USA - 2019 marks the Centennial of theJournal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century theJDR has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. To celebrate, theJDR is featuring a yearlong, commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years. The importance and value of behavioral sciences in dentistry has long bee...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Adam Hurst: Father-to-be died in hospital 'screaming in pain'
A hospital's pain management of Adam Hurst, who had a rare hernia, was "inadequate", bosses accept. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s New at ALD 2020? The First “Laser 101” Full-Day Session
Coral Springs, FL – November 25, 2019 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is a day pass program entitled “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” This program will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. According to ALD executive director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “This learning track is designed to excite clinicians interested in expl oring laser d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bhawna Jha Brings Pain Management to UAMS (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Bhawna Jha has joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 2, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Algorithms Guide Management of Back Pain, Arthropathy in IBD New Algorithms Guide Management of Back Pain, Arthropathy in IBD
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

The evolution of neuroscience as a research
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) When the first issue of the JDR was published, the field of neuroscience did not exist but over subsequent decades neuroscience has emerged as a scientific field that has particular relevance to dentistry. The JDR Centennial article 'The Evolution of Neuroscience as a Research Field Relevant to Dentistry' reviews many of the novel insights that have been gained through neuroscience research into the neural basis of these functions and their clinical relevance to the diagnosis and management of pain and sensorimotor disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Company sues Raleigh drugmaker over patent -- again
A Triangle drugmaker is the target of a new lawsuit targeting its pain-management drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

The'Silver Lining' of the Opioid Crisis: More Pain Research The'Silver Lining' of the Opioid Crisis: More Pain Research
Better pain management is needed to reduce prescribed opioids, said the scientific lead of the CDC arthritis program, who believes pain is a public health issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news