Managing Hip Pain: Clinicians Debate Managing Hip Pain: Clinicians Debate
Readers weighed in on Dr Vega's management of a patient with hip pain. Here's the crowdsourced opinion.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Virpax Pharmaceuticals prices $40M public stock offering
Pain management product developer Virpax Pharmaceuticals Inc. is planning to raise $40 million through a public stock offering. The Berwyn company plans to sell 6.67 million shares of its common stock at $6 per share. Virpax stock was trading at $5.97 per share Wednesday afternoon. The expected proceeds from the stock sale are more than twice the amount Virpax (NASDAQ: VRPX) raised when it went public in February through its $18 million initial public stock offering. Virpax has granted underwriters… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate can...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Effect of precooling injection site and cold anesthetic administration on injection pain, onset, and anesthetic efficacy in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized controlled trial
Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)Cite this articledetailsAbstractObjectiveThis randomized controlled clinical trial assessed the analgesic and anesthetic effects of precooling the injection site and administration of refrigerated 2% lignocaine HCl with 1:100,000 epinephrine (LE) in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP).Materials and methodsSixty patients diagnosed with SIP (preoperative pain score  ≥ 85 mm) in maxillary first molars were randomly allocated to two groups. In group I (control), topical gel was applied for a minute followed by conventional LE infiltration, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Epigenetic alterations in prescription opioid misuse: new strategies for precision pain management - Gerra MC, Dallabona C, Arendt-Nielsen L.
Prescription opioids are used for some chronic pain conditions. However, generally, long-term therapy has unwanted side effects which may trigger addiction, overdose, and eventually cause deaths. Opioid addiction and chronic pain conditions have both been ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain
Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain
MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 -- A single-session pain management class results in clinically significant improvements in pain catastrophizing, pain intensity, and pain interference among individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Indication for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin to Include Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization (LER) Due to Symptomatic PAD
RARITAN, N.J., August 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded peripheral artery disease (PAD) indication for the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) to include patients following recent lower-extremity revascularization (LER) due to symptomatic PAD. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study. With this approval, XARELTO® is the first and only therapy indicated to help reduce the risks of major cardiovascular (CV) e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Discharge from the trauma centre: exposure to opioids, unmet information needs and lack of follow up-a qualitative study among physical trauma survivors - Finstad J, R øise O, Rosseland LA, Clausen T, Havnes IA.
BACKGROUND: Physical trauma is associated with mortality, long-term pain and morbidity. Effective pain management is fundamental in trauma care and opioids are indispensable for treating acute pain; however, the use and misuse of prescribed opioids is an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Two Arizona doctors to repay more than $500K in opioid prescription settlement
Two Arizona pain-management doctors will pay a combined sum of more than $500,000 in connection with payments they received in an opioid prescription scheme. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch
Results show that a rapid “empowered relief” approach can add to the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

When Physical and Social Pain Coexist When Physical and Social Pain Coexist
The authors examine how social and physical pain interact, and provide insights as to how a better understanding of these interactions can lead to improved management of chronic pain.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Torture-survivors' experiences of healthcare services for pain: a qualitative study - Board D, Childs S, Boulton R.
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of torture-survivors are presenting to UK healthcare services with persistent pain. However, there is a paucity of evidence surrounding the management of persistent pain among torture-survivors and their experience of healthc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opioid Fills in Children Undergoing Surgery From 2011-2014 Opioid Fills in Children Undergoing Surgery From 2011-2014
What have we learned about opioid prescribing practices in the postoperative pain management of children?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Sustainably Finance Universal Health Care
By Mary Suma Cardosa, Chan Chee Khoon, Chee Heng Leng and Jomo Kwame SundaramPENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 2021 (IPS) To achieve universal health coverage, a country needs a healthcare system that provides equitable access to high quality health care requiring sustainable financing over the long term. Publicly provided healthcare should be on the basis of need, a citizen’s entitlement for all regardless of means. Mary Suma CardosaHealth inequalities growing But recent decades have seen health care trending towards a two-tier system – a perceived higher quality private sector, and lower quality public service...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Suma Cardosa - Chan Chee Khoon - Chee Heng Leng - Jomo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women voice frustration over current care for recurrent urinary tract infections
This study really gave us insight into the patient perspective and showed us those with recurrent UTIs are dissatisfied with the current management of the condition. Continued episodes can have a major impact on their quality of life.”More than half of women will develop a UTI at some point, and roughly 1 in 4 will have repeat infections that can last for years. Many with recurrent infections will be prescribed antibiotics frequently over their lifetime.The researchers conducted focus groups with 29 women with recurrent UTIs — defined as two infections in six months or three in a year. Participants were asked a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chronic pain management: Three essential foods to ease body pain - expert issues tip
CHRONIC pain can be insufferable and worse in the summer, according to osteopath Anisha Joshi. Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Joshi revealed the foods she recommends her patients for easing chronic pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App helps reduce disability caused by low back pain, study finds
A mobile app designed to provide low back pain sufferers with self-management tips to address their symptoms reduces disability caused by the condition, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pre-hospital pain management in children with injuries: a retrospective cohort study - Holak A, Czapla M, Zieli ńska M.
This study aimed to evaluat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

XRHealth launches VR gaming program to aid pain management
The new offering combines Reducept's VR game and XRHealth's technology.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UC Davis researchers study tarantula venom as alternative to opioid drugs to block pain
Researchers at the University of California Davis are working with components of spider venom to find alternatives to pain management to stall the national opioid crisis that is claiming more lives every year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

UC Davis researchers study tarantula venom as alternative to opioid drugs to block pain
Researchers at the University of California Davis are working with components of spider venom to find alternatives to pain management to stall the national opioid crisis that is claiming more lives every year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

EMS Dental and Coastal Carolina Community College Team Up to Train the Next Generation of Biofilm Warriors
 Progressive Hygiene School Purchases Seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master Units to Teach its Students EMS Dental ’s Guided Biofilm Therapy Protocol  Nyon, Switzerland – July 2, 2021  – EMS Dental, the inventor and manufacturer of the synergistic components of the Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol (GBT®) recently installed seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master units at Coastal Carolina Community College in Onslow County, North Car...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Structural violence and barriers to pain management during an opioid crisis: accounts of women who use drugs in Nigeria - Nelson EUE.
This study explored experiences and managemen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Carestream Dental, SLOWDENTISTRY ® Partner to Increase Spread of Digital Dentistry, Change Patient Expectations Around Care
 ATLANTA—Carestream Dental does more than just manufacture and sell digital dental technology; it also invests in partnership and education to ensure its users get the most from their systems so they can provide superior care for patients. That’s why the company has partnered with SLOWDENTISTRY ® to promote the use of digital dental technology and ensure it’s being used to its fullest potential.Through this partnership, Carestream Dental will be able to offer select membership opportunities to its users. The company will also share and promoteSLOWDENTISTRY literature and guidance.“It&r...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pain in the bipolar disorder: prevalence, characteristics and relationship with suicide risk - Rosa ACF, Le ão ER.
OBJECTIVE: to know the prevalence and characteristics of pain, to verify how pain management has been carried out by the health services, and to correlate suicide risk with pain intensity in patients with bipolar disorder. METHOD: an observational ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Heron Therapeutics Announces U.S. Commercial Launch and Availability of ZYNRELEF(TM) for the Management of Postoperative Pain for up to 72 Hours
ZYNRELEF, the first and only extended-release local anesthetic, is now available in distribution channels Heron has deployed new acute care sales representatives across the U.S. SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- He... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Product Launch Heron Therapeutics, ZYNRELEF, bupivacaine, meloxicam (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Knowledge of nurses for pain management of patients on maintenance hemodialysis
(Bentham Science Publishers) The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences, perceptions, and beliefs of nurses in the hemodialysis unit regarding pain management practices and identify nurses' educational needs to improve nurses' pain management in practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Game May Aid Management of Pediatric Burn Pain
FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- A smartphone virtual reality (VR) game is effective in reducing pediatric patient self-reported pain during burn dressing changes, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Network Open. Henry Xiang, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sunbit Launches First-Ever Buy Now, Pay Later Solution Made For The Dental Industry
Sunbit Technology Unlocks 85% Approval Rates for Dental Offices and Dental Groups, with a Simple, 30-Second Application Process- Sunbit technology is bringing its popular buy now, pay later payment options to the dental market, with higher patient approval rates than traditional financing.- The application process using Sunbit technology takes 30-seconds with minimal data entry.- Well-qualified patients get access to 0% for 6 or 12 month payment plans. 18 and 24 month plans are also available with interest.- Dental offices and groups get paid right away and are not responsible for collections. Sunbit ma...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Controlling Pain in Dialysis Care Controlling Pain in Dialysis Care
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly recommended for pain management in dialysis patients, but risks for drug-related adverse events are a concern.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Second opinion can reduce risk for long-term opioid use among people with pain
Getting a second opinion within 30 days of being prescribed an opioid pain medication reduces the risk for long-term use appreciably according to an analysis published by the Management Science. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of patient empowerment and remote management in rheumatoid arthritis
(European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. In people with RA, low empowerment is associated with worse health. Interventions to improve empowerment may include helping people to master their pain, increase physical function, and improve physical activity. Remote technologies to support patient-reported self-assessment may help improve patient empowerment and disease management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results from Phase 3 MAIA Study Showing Significant Overall Survival Benefits for Treatment with DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who are Transplant Ineligible
Raritan, N.J., June 12, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced overall survival (OS) results from the Phase 3 MAIA (NCT02252172) study showing the addition of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Rd) resulted in a statistically significant survival benefit over lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) alone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) who were ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and were treated to progression.[1] These data were featured in the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Press Briefin...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Language Barriers May Contribute to Pain Management Disparities Language Barriers May Contribute to Pain Management Disparities
Patients whose first language is not English received fewer pain assessments and fewer doses of NSAIDs and oxycodone therapeutic equivalents following cesarean deliveries, new research suggestsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Barriers to Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Crisis Barriers to Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Crisis
Have increasing patient concerns about the potential harmful effects of opioid medications impacted their access to adequate cancer pain management?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Roswell Park Team Demonstrates Safe Approach for Dramatically Reducing...
A pain-management protocol designed by Roswell Park gynecologic oncologist Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, FACOG, to be reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 annual meeting, resulted in a...(PRWeb June 05, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/roswell_park_team_demonstrates_safe_approach_for_dramatically_reducing_use_of_opioids_following_surgery/prweb17987514.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The week in bankruptcies: The Academy of Integrative Pain Management
Sacramento area bankruptcy courts recorded one business filing — including zero with total debt above $1 million — during the week that ended May 28. Year to date through May 28, the court recorded 18 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 22% decrease from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides for the liquidation of a business’ assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business to restructure its creditor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Adaptation and Advancement
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Phase 3b Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Robust Joint Symptom Improvement and Complete Skin Clearance in Patients with Inadequate Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition (TNFi-IR)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, June 2, 2021 – Today the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced new efficacy and safety data for first-in-class TREMFYA® (guselkumab), including data from the first study evaluating a selective IL-23 inhibitor in adult patients with active PsA, all of whom had demonstrated inadequate response or intolerance to TNFi.1 In the COSMOS Phase 3b study, significantly higher proportions of patients treated with TREMFYA showed joint symptom improvement and complete skin clearance versus placebo at week 24 in this true TNFi-IRa patient population, which is often more...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Reports New Data for BCMA CAR-T, Cilta-Cel, Showing Deep and Durable Responses in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data for ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed CAR-T therapy, demonstrated sustained efficacy and durable responses in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Updated results from the Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study (n=97) with a longer-term follow-up at a median of 18 months showed an overall response rate (ORR) of 98 percent, with 80 percent of patients achieving a stringent complete response (sCR), highlight...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Updated Data Demonstrate Significant Improvement in Hematologic Complete Response with DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, N.J., May 26, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced updated results from the Phase 3 ANDROMEDA study, which evaluated DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare blood cell disorder associated with the deterioration of vital organs, most notably the heart, kidneys and liver.[1] Longer-term results from a median follow-up of 20.3 months showed rates of hematologic complete response (hemCR) remained significantly higher in patients treated with DARZALEX FASPRO®...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Long-Term ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Demonstrate Maintenance of Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients
May 26, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data from the pre-specified final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). The TITAN study previously demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) after a median follow-up of 44 months in patients receiving ERLEADA® plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).1 The new PRO data showed that the addition of ERLEADA® to ADT maintained patients’ health-related quality of lif...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain
Women whose lumbar spine x-rays showed degeneration over time experienced littl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management Are too many patients getting MRI scans for back pain? CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides back pain relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Addiction and Pain Management
If you’ve battled a drug or alcohol addiction, you may be nervous about taking medications that treat pain, such as opioids. Learn more about the options you might have and how to weigh them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review article: paramedic pain management of femur fractures in the prehospital setting: a systematic review - Davis S, Olaussen A, Bowles KA, Shannon B.
Femur shaft and neck of femur (NOF) fractures are often undertreated in the prehospital setting. These injuries can present unique clinical and logistical concerns in the prehospital setting. This systematic review aimed to investigate paramedic prehospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news