Understanding Central Poststroke Pain: New Treatment Options

Findings from a small study of patients diagnosed with central poststroke pain (CPSP) are being characterized as a significant advance in our...

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Caution for Kidney Failure Sufferers: Hemodialysis and Opioids

An analysis to be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology concludes that patients receiving hemodialysis for kidney failure should limit their use of...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pollutants and Genetics

Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Medicine report that environmental factors such as cigarette smoke and other pollutants may heighten the risk for...

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Stopping the Itch: Relief for a Common Side Effect of Opioid Therapy?

Researchers at Washington University report that nalfurafine hydrochloride, branded in Japan as Remitch, can provide relief from the intense itching that can be a...

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NSAIDs Plus Aspirin: Safety Edge Still Goes to Celecoxib

Following the 2004 withdrawal of rofecoxib (Vioxx) from the market, the FDA mandated a clinical trial to determine if celecoxib (Celebrex) shared a...

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Opioids and Spinal Surgery

Findings from a recent study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine adds to evidence reported last month in the Daily Dose on the risks of...

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