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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First Randomized Trial Suggests Tai Chi Efficacy Comparable to Existing Treatment Modalities

Results of a recently conducted randomized controlled trial suggest that Tai Chi may be as effective as neck exercises in the management of chronic neck pain. According to the authors...

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Significant Pain Reduction Benefit, Even When Placebo is Revealed

Findings from a new study conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggest that a rethinking of the placebo effect may be in order. The research on patients with chronic low back pain concluded that those who knowingly received a placebo along with traditional therapy reported...

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