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ACOG: Postpartum Pain Management Requires Individualized Approach
(MedPage Today) -- Opioids may be'held in reserve'if other options fail (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Neuromodulation Continues to be Activity Hotbed
The Neuromodulation market is rapidly growing and has become host to many medtech companies. StimGuard is the latest firm to make significant moves in the space, as it has received CE mark for a wireless neuromodulation device to treat chronic symptoms of overactive bladder. The Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company said its StimGuard would be available in Europe in the summer of 2018. “A wireless system that enables urologists to inject such a clinically proven therapy represents a shift in the field where there has only been one option for over 15 years,” Karl-Dietrich Sievert MD, PhD, professor and co-chairman o...
Source: MDDI - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

The Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Pain Management and Pharmacology, Social Impact and Best Practices for Program Development and Effectiveness Webinar
June 5, 2018 10:00-11:30am ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal symptoms
The FDA today approved the first non-opioid treatment designed to help manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal in adults. The drug, Lucemyra, isn’t a treatment for opioid use disorder, the agency noted. Instead, it is meant to be used as part of a broader plan to help adults manage their symptoms when they stop using opioids. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal symptoms appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction
The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new " Medicare-supported " medical residency positions, training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management, " Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages
In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection of Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish. Opioids Basics Pain Prescription opioid medicines Opioid pain medication management What you should know if your child is prescribed opioids for pain Getting rid of unused opioids Opioid addiction What is drug addiction? Why do people take drugs? Opioids and the brain Why do some people be...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- When it comes to pain management for hospital patients, opioid pills or injections are less dangerous and just as effective as giving the drug intravenously, a new study shows. The results " have the potential to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
National Academies Press. 07/2017 This 456-page document is the report of a committee asked to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education, and to identify actions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain: A 12-Question Quiz
How much do you know about the efficacy of different nonpharmacological treatment methods for pain? Take this 12-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Pain Management Source Type: news

Going Hiking? This is What You ’ll Need to Protect Yourself Against Bears
Come summer, millions of vacationers flock to America’s stunning state and national parks. While most outdoor enthusiasts aren’t shy of brushing up against wildlife—after all, that’s part of the fun—close encounters with bears aren’t at the top of most people’s wish lists. Of course, bear attacks are extremely rare. Most years, you could count on one hand the number of people harmed by a bear in the United States. But people still need to be wary of bears. And for those hiking in areas where bears are present, packing spray is a good idea, says Chris Servheen, an adjunct research a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Greater Occipital Nerve Block for Acute Treatment of Migraine Greater Occipital Nerve Block for Acute Treatment of Migraine
Is greater occipital block an effective option for acute pain management in migraine headache?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

PAINWeek Announces PAINWeekJD: A Call to Action for Legal...
A full day CLE conference for attorneys representing pain management practitioners(PRWeb May 08, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15455716.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic opioid expert appointed to serve on new pain management task force
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Halena Gazelka, M.D., chair, Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Program, has been appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to serve on the newly established Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. Established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, the task force will identify inconsistencies [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - May 8, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: When are opioids OK to take?
Opioids?can help manage some pain, but it's easy to use them inappropriately. Misuse can cause illness, harm or death. And health problems can develop even when you think you're being careful. Reporter Vivien Williams talks with?Dr. Mike Hooten,?a pain management specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/KI8NChH9kZc Journalists: The broadcast-quality video pkg [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: The face of prescription opioid addiction
Prescription drug abuse is contributing to the opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S., and the face of addiction is changing. ?The setting in which opioids?are provided has changed dramatically,? says Dr. Mike Hooten, a Mayo Clinic pain management specialist. More than 40 percent of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved a prescription opioid.?And [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New study to explore personalised care for people with shoulder pain
A collaboration is being launched by UK scientists to develop new clinical tools to offer personally-tailored interventions for people withshoulder pain. Led by Keele University with joint funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) andArthritis Research UK, the programme will be one of the largest ever research efforts that NIHR has jointly funded with a charity, and will help to ensure that people receive the treatments from which they are most likely to benefit. One in five adults in the UK experiences shoulder pain. Although around 1.5 million people visit their GP for shoulderpain each year, 40 per ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Best Practices in Pain Management Beyond Opioid Treatment
May 16, 30& June 13, 27, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. Registration fee applies.(Suwannee River AHEC) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Services Key to Effective Pain Management Mental Health Services Key to Effective Pain Management
A growing body of evidence suggests that including mental health services in a pain care program significantly improves patient outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health
Can music help people feel better? Many of us would like to say, “Of course it can.” But what does the research say? The fact is that rigorous, systematic investigation of the impact of music on health —particularly in the areas of management of chronic pain and treatment of opioid-use disorder—is just beginning.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Halyard Health, Owens & Minor close $710m infections business sale
Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) and Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) said today that they closed the $710 million sale of Halyard’s surgical and infection prevention business. The deal adds $1 billion in revenues and $80 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization to Owen’s & Minor’s books annually. Halyard has said the sale speeds its move toward becoming a pure-play medical device company in the higher-margin pain management and chronic care markets. Halyard said today that it plans to use the estimated $600 million in net proceeds to pay down debt, fun...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Halyard Health owensminor Source Type: news

Members Appointed to New Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the appointment of 28 members to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, which was established to propose updates to best practices and issue recommendations that address gaps or inconsistencies for managing chronic and acute pain. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Pain Management
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for April 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pain As a Risk Factor for Common Mental Disorders Pain As a Risk Factor for Common Mental Disorders
This study examined the association of pain with the development of first or recurrent episodes of common mental disorders. Might pain management serve as a preventative in some cases?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Blacks, whites equally as likely to be prescribed opioids for pain
(University of Michigan) Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NFL player makes medical marijuana history
NFL running back Mike James is the first player in history to file a "therapeutic use exemption" for cannabis, seeking exemption to use medical marijuana for pain management. He shares his story in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rickford Advances at Nabholz (Conway Movers & Shakers)
Matt Rickford has been promoted to business development officer for Nabholz. Sheffield Kent and Daniel Judkins have founded the Baptist Health Comprehensive Spine & Pain Management Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Flexion touts interim data from Ph3 trial of osteoarthritis injection
Flexion Therapeutics (NSDQ:FLXN) this week touted updated, interim results from an ongoing Phase IIIb study evaluating the safety and tolerability of repeat administration of its osteoarthritis injection, Zilretta. The company’s injectable suspension is an extended-release formulation of triamcinolone acetonide designed for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Top-line results from Flexion’s trial showed that 95% of the study’s 205 patients experienced clinical benefit 12 weeks after their first injection of Zilretta. 179 patients received a second dose of the drug between weeks 12 and 24, the c...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Flexion Therapeutics Source Type: news

AcelRx receives positive CHMP opinion for DZUVEO(TM) for management of acute moderate to severe pain in medically monitored settings
DZUVEO is AcelRx's second developed sublingual sufentanil-based product to receive positive CHMP opinion, with Zalviso® already approved Resubmission of New Drug Application for DSUVIA™ (known as DZUVEO in Europe) to the FDA in the U.S. is planned f... Biopharmaceutical, Drug Delivery, Regulatory AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, DZUVEO, DSUVIA, sufentanil, sublingual (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing and risk mitigation implementation in the management of acute pain: Results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
CONCLUSIONS:Most dentists reported infrequent PDMP use and counseling patients regarding risks, storage, and disposal of opioids. Higher frequency of opioid prescribing was associated with less consistent risk mitigation implementation.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:When opioid prescribing is indicated, risk of misuse and diversion may be mitigated by consistent PDMP use and provision of patient education. Dental education in this arena is needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prova Education Launches Chronic Pain Program with a Focus on...
'Opioid-Based Pain Management: Barriers, Guidelines, and Best Practices' evaluates barriers to adherence with clinical practice guidelines and discusses emergent, abuse-deterrent formulations(PRWeb April 24, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15437006.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sollis lands $50m for long-acting pain-relief drug
Sollis Therapeutics closed a $50 million round to support a pivotal trial of its non-opioid pain-reliever, according to Ohio-based translator NeuroTechnology Innovations Translator. Deerfield Management led the funding round and was joined by NIT collaborators, including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Cardinal Health and Ohio State University. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sollis lands $50m for long-acting pain-relief drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Pain Management Pharmaceuticals sollistherapeutics Source Type: news

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction
(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

NeuroMetrix inks Quell ownership deal with GlaxoSmithKline, posts Q1 earnings
NeuroMetrix (NSDQ:NURO) today saw shares fall despite announcing an exclusive deal giving GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) ownership of its Quell technology for commercialization outside the US and releasing Street-beating first quarter earnings. In its deal with GlaxoSmithKline, Waltham, Mass.-based NeuroMetrix said it will receive payments totaling $26.5 million, with $5 million paid at closing and up to $21.5 million payable upon achievement of milestones. The companies also agreed to co-fund Quell development starting next year, NeuroMetrix reports. The company will also retain ownership of the Quell technology ins...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pain Management Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Neurometrix Source Type: news

Greater focus by nurses on pain relief in end of life care urged
Upsetting experiences of end of life care, including nurses and doctors refusing or seeming “frightened” to provide pain relief, highlight the need for urgent improvements in symptom management, say researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Physician/researcher to give April 23 lecture on reexamining how chronic pain is managed in primary care
What: Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., an internist and health services researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, will present “Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain.” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Special Issue Highlights Effectiveness of Nonopioid...
The APTA’s scientific journal, Physical Therapy (PTJ), published a special issue devoted to nonpharmacological pain management.(PRWeb April 17, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15418763.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LimFlow raises $34m in Series C round
LimFlow said today it raised $33.5 million (EU €27 million) in an oversubscribed Series C round of financing to support its technology designed to treat critical limb ischemia. The round was led by Sofinnova Partners and joined by existing investors BpiFrance and Balestier, the Paris-based company said. As part of the funding round, Sofinnova venture partner Gérard Hascöet and Soffinova Crossover I fund partner Dr. Kinam Hong will join LimFlow’s board of directors. “LimFlow is an excellent fit for our healthcare Crossover I fund, where we seek investments in companies with game-changing technol...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Pain Management at the End of Life Pain Management at the End of Life
The ASPMN and HPNA issue a position statement regarding the safe and effective management of pain at the end of life.Pain Management Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Mercy Clinic Adds Strickland, Sees Phillips Appointed to State Board (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Natalie Strickland has been hired as a pain management doctor for Mercy Clinic Interventional Pain Management in Fort Smith. Don Phillips has been appointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Routine radiographs rarely affect management of atraumatic shoulder pain
Findings published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS suggest that routine radiographs rarely affect management of atraumatic shoulder pain, particularly among younger patients. Members of the research team conducted a diagnostic study of 343 patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

NeuroMetrix touts Quell user-response study data
NeuroMetrix (NSDQ:NURO) yesterday touted results from a clinical study of its Quell wearable device, touting its ability to treat chronic pain. Results from the trial were published in the Journal of Pain Research, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said. In the retrospective study, researchers examined data from 713 subjects using its Quell device to treat chronic pain over 60 days of use. Data was obtained from consenting device users who rated pain at a baseline before therapy and at 60 days of use. Primary outcome measures were changes in pain intensity and pain interference with sleep, activity and mood on an 11-po...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Neurometrix Source Type: news

Quality improvement activity for improving pain management in acute extremity injuries in the emergency department - Chang HL, Jung JH, Kwak YH, Kim DK, Lee JH, Jung JY, Kwon H, Paek SH, Park JW, Shin J.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a quality improvement activity for pain management in patients with extremity injury in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This was a retrospective interventional study. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mylan acquires fast-acting, non-opioid painkiller
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) acquired global development and marketing rights to a fast-acting, non-opioid pain relief drug formulated by Prayog Labs, the company announced today. The pharma giant is positioning the medication, Meloxicam, as a non-addictive treatment option for patients experiencing acute pain following dentistry procedures or following a surgery. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan acquires fast-acting, non-opioid painkiller appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

Predicting opioid use disorder in patients with chronic pain who present to the emergency department - Gardner RA, Brewer KL, Langston DB.
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) patients with chronic pain challenge providers to make quick and accurate assessments without an in-depth pain management consultation. Emergency physicians need reliable means to determine which patients may receive o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medtronic taps Harvard cardiologist Mauri for clinical research VP | Personnel Moves – April 10, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week it tapped Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist Dr. Laura Mauri as its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics. In the new position, Dr. Mauri will direct dynamic global clinical research strategies as well as the development of novel analytical and data science solutions as the Fridley, Minn.-baesd company looks to address “expanding global requirements for clinical evidence for our products.” Dr. Mauri is slated to assume the role on September 1, Medtronic said. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Mauri served as chief scientific officer of...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. Clarify Medical GE Harvard Henry Schein Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Medtronic milestonescientific Nemaura Medical Omnicell Inc. personnel-moves Second Sight Stryker Source Type: news