Daily Dose

Chronic Pain Management: What do Patients Think?

In a recent press release, the marketing research and strategic planning firm Pain Insights, Inc., announced the publication of a new study of patient views on the...

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Filorexant Relieves Insomnia, but Not Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Results from a recent phase 2 clinical trial have come up short in the search for a compound that ameliorates pain through improvements in sleep. The study investigated the efficacy of...

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Hope for Rare, Fatal Genetic Disorder, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

An international clinical trial published in the Lancet focuses on preserving muscle function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare but fatal genetic disorder. Caused by...

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Resolving the Pill Crisis: Prescription Opioids and Chronic Pain

A new consensus report released last week by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges a broad-based rethinking of our approach to chronic pain management, which would require...

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Alternatives and Guidance: Overcoming Barriers to Palliative Care

In a recent article, "Getting It Right at the End of Life," author Dina Keller Moss, lead researcher for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, relates a personal experience on the value of palliative care as a route to...

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Antibiotics Used in Late Pregnancy and Risk for IBD in Offspring

Researchers from University of Chicago School of Medicine report evidence from a study in mice that antibiotics administered in late pregnancy and early nursing can increase the risk for...

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The Role of Psychology and Behavior in Treating Chronic Pain

The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an intervention for chronic pain may be enhanced through the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), according to new research conducted at Kings College, London. ACT includes...

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JFK's History of Back Pain: What Can We Learn from Medical Records?

We offer a somewhat different selection for today's Daily Dose, in the form of an interesting examination of the etiology and treatment of President John Kennedy's chronic back pain. Authors T. Glenn Pait, MD, and Justin Dowdy, MD, reviewed case notes from...

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Blood Tests Improve Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury Effects

Identified: 3 inflammatory biomarkers that may be useful in assessing the likelihood of secondary effects from traumatic brain injury, according to new research from...

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