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Preventing Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms with Taxane Chemotherapy?

Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report the discovery of the mechanism by which some chemotherapy drugs cause peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The knowledge may be useful in the development of...

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Acupuncture for Women With Vulvar Pain--A New Treatment Option?

A new study will attempt to determine the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment option for vulvodynia, a chronic pain condition affecting up to 14 million...

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IVIg vs Placebo: The Search for CRPS Treatment Medications Continues

Despite promising evidence from 2 prior small studies, patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are no more effectively treated with...

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A Chronic Pain Survey: Homeless Older Adults Living on the Streets

A fresh understanding of the experience of chronic pain in a poorly understood population demographic--homeless older adults--was provided by a study conducted by researchers from...

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Understanding IBD and Treating Crohn's Disease--A New Early Warning?

A research team from SUNY Upstate Medical University in collaboration with Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands has connected a deficiency in a protein from the SHIP1 gene with the presence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The finding could...

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Poison Frogs and the Search for a Painkiller Alternative to Opioids

An unanswered question in the study of poisonous frogs has been why the animals' neurotoxins are not lethal to the frogs themselves. Findings from a recent study...

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Topical Analgesics as a Treatment Alternative to Opioids, Prescription NSAIDs

The value of topical analgesics as a safe and effective treatment alternative to opioids and prescription NSAIDs for chronic pain management has been confirmed in a...

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Technology: Smart Shoe Insoles to Reduce Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis?

A new study funded by the Arthritis Foundation is now recruiting participants to test a novel pressure detecting shoe insole to determine if it can help patients with osteoarthritis of the knee to achieve...

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Managing Multiple Sclerosis Pain: Lifestyle Changes Make a Difference

Substantial evidence suggests that lifestyle factors can be of significant benefit in the management of symptoms, including pain, resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS). A recent study...

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Managing Chronic Pain with HIV: New Treatment Guidelines Released

The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released what it describes as the first comprehensive clinical practice guideline for managing chronic pain in patients living with HIV. The guideline cites...

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