Too Little Sleep Before Surgery? Drink More Coffee for Pain Relief!

The comorbidities of pain and sleep have been extensively discussed at PAINWeek, and a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan examines the interaction of sleep loss and...

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Improving Prescribing Practices for Treating Migraine Patients

While seeking to uncover evidence of racial disparities in the treatment of migraine, researchers at University of Michigan Medical School documented an entirely different problem: overuse of...

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Intrathecal Ziconotide for Long-Term Refractory Chronic Pain Relief

Results from an interim analysis of the Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) conclude that the treatment provides long-term pain relief in patients with...

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Effective Therapy for Treating Sciatica Pain from Piriformis Syndrome

A first of its kind randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial has confirmed the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A in combination with...

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Cracking the Cryptomarket: How to Disrupt Drug-Dealing on the Darknet

Researchers from Ohio State University have completed what they report as the first study of the network structure of an encrypted online drug distribution network, examining patterns of...

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Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Use for Chronic Pain Treatment?

To date, medical marijuana has been legalized in 29 states plus the District of Columbia, with chronic pain and/or HIV/AIDS as qualifying conditions for treatment. But little is known about the...

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