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Computer Simulation, Comprehensive Examination, Dose-Variable Effects

In an effort to enhance understanding of how the liver metabolizes acetaminophen, researchers at Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute have announced the development of a computer based "virtual model" of...

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Developing Opioid Addiction Risk Assessment and Education Protocols: Firms Announce Partnership

In a press release earlier this week, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GeneAlign announced the formation of a partnership to develop low-opioid pain management protocols for perioperative patients at high risk for addition and misuse. The initiative will engage...

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Opioid Overdose Vaccine Formulation Shows Promising Results in Animal Models

In what is described as a potentially significant advance in the treatment of opioid addiction and overdose, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) report the development of a vaccine that blocks the opioid's analgesic effect and decreases the risk of fatality from overdose. The vaccine was...

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Study Findings are a First Step in Advancing Chronic Wound Treatment Approaches

A new study published by a researcher from George Washington University concludes that patients with chronic wounds heal faster if they are not given opioids during their recovery. Writing in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration, Victoria Shanmugam, MD, reported...

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Study of Yoga Related Injury finds 3x Higher Risk in Older Population

In what is described as the first large scale study, researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham have concluded that the practice of yoga is "relatively safe" but with a higher incidence of injury in older participants that can be mitigated by the presence of a qualified instructor. The research team, from the Center for Injury Sciences, based...

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Mayo Clinic Team Outlines 9-Point Strategy for Physician Burnout Improvement

Physician burnout is a particularly severe problem for clinicians engaged in pain management. The topic was considered at length in a course presentation delivered this fall at PAINWeek® 2016, and researchers from Mayo Clinic have been charting...

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Significant Benefit to Crohn's Disease Without Adverse Effects

A human antibody, ustekinumab, presently in use to treat arthritis, has been shown to promote remission in patients with Crohn's disease, according to results of a clinical trial conducted by researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The adverse impact of moderate to severe...

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Study Finds Take-Back Events, Drop Boxes Are Not Stemming the Tide of Abuse

Findings from a recent study of one popular response to prescription drug misuse and abuse are not encouraging. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report that community take-back programs and drop boxes are only minimally effective at...

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TNF Inhibitor is Safe and Effective, According to Study Conclusions

New research funded by the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases concludes that a category of biologic drugs used to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are not linked to an...

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Men and Women May Benefit From Tailored Rehabilitation Approaches

Findings from new research suggest that postsurgical outcomes from total hip arthroplasty (THA) may differ for men vs women, and that sex-specific rehabilitation programs may prove beneficial to both. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, was undertaken to examine why...

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