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Newswise — Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine.

A peripheral nerve block procedure is a type of regional anesthesia...

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Newswise — With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is used to, and expects, instant solutions to their pain after medical procedures. This has resulted in an increased demand for narcotics, as well as their over...

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Senior faculty member Michael Clark offers insight and guidance on engagement of the psychiatrist on the pain management team. There is much that the psychiatric perspective can contribute, from the specifics of medication management to the broader landscape of understanding pain in the context of...

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Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 30, 2019 –  A minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aneurysms thought to be less effective than traditional open surgery has been shown to perform as well as the open repair and be as long-lasting.

Findings published in the May 30 issue of the New...

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In an article e-published last week in the European Journal of Pain, patients with Parkinson disease were interviewed and completed questionnaires. Patients were classified as having tremor-dominant, postural instability and gait difficulty, or indeterminate phenotype.

The median duration of pain...

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Can specific ingredients impact pain scores? At the moment there are too many gaps in knowledge to make recommendations on dietary supplements and nutrition. However, a recent Pain Medicine editorial, along with a series of articles, suggests additional research to potentially change current...

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Newswise — Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. And, the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse.

Their findings, which are...

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Education is a powerful weapon in the management of pain. But an educational intervention must be carefully planned to be effective. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare clinicians to plan and develop education ranging from the curbside consult to an entire course. Participants will learn...

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Newswise — Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process.

In a new paper published online in advance of print,...

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When you consider where we are with the pharmacotherapy of pain at this current time, I think we are still struggling in the sea of two competing public health crises. Certainly, we still have this enormous cohort of people who suffer with poorly controlled pain, yet, on the other hand, the opioid...

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