Better Evaluation and Treatment of Women's Sexual Pain After Cancer Therapy

A recently authored review article appearing in Obstetrics & Gynecology addresses the common problem of painful sex in women who are long-term cancer survivors and offers recommendations for...

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FDA Announces Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Promising New Giant Cell Arteritis Medication

Genentech, the South San Francisco based biotechnology company, has announced action by the US Food and Drug Administration granting Breakthrough Therapy Designation status to a new treatment for giant cell arteritis (GCA). The designation is for the company's product...

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Survey of Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy Returns Discouraging Results

A fresh data point in the argument for multimodal approaches to chronic pain was presented last week at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting. A survey of patients with chronic low back pain found that although they are more likely than patients with other pain presentations to receive prescriptions for opioids, the respondents...

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Researchers Hope to Identify "Window of Opportunity" for Preventative Treatment

Researchers from the University of Delaware have announced receipt of a grant from the National Institutes of Health to initiate a new study of the relationship between anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and subsequent development of osteoarthritis (OA). The research...

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Identification of Crohn's Disease Genetic Subtypes, Better Patient Classification and Therapy

New research conducted at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may advance the characterization of, and treatment selection for, Crohn's disease, which thus far has been difficult to successfully treat due to...

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