pain management

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Almost half of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will experience moderate to severe pain, making it the most common demyelinating disorder that the clinician is likely to encounter. Dr. Argoff discusses some practical approaches to recognizing and treating the condition.

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A new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, reports that a system of automated text messaging improves patient outcomes from joint replacement surgery in several key metrics, including time to recovery of knee motion, reduced use of opioid medications for pain, better adherence...

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Results from new experiments using rabbits suggest a promising new approach for the treatment of knee joint pain resulting from degeneration of cartilage tissue in the joint. The advance involves augmenting a common therapeutic procedure called microfracture with an implanted 3D-printed scaffold...

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Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have recently completed an analysis of results from over 100 studies on pain and substance use and have highlighted what they term a positive feedback loop between the two. Author Emily Zale, PhD, assistant professor of psychology...

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It has been suggested that stroke associated loss of inhibitory neurons in the spinothalamic tract causes disinhibition of thalamic neurons, which generate ectopic nociceptive action potentials responsible for the pain experience. However, recent data suggests that pain is dependent on the...

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have concluded that intranasal ketamine is as effective as intranasal fentanyl for the relief of pain from acute extremity injury in children. The findings from a recently completed randomized trial are important in confirming the...

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What scares me is our pendulum of pain management was all the way in one direction, pushing for aggressive pain management, taking that pain score without any kind of other understanding about tolerability or functionality and now we’re a little hysterical. And this pendulum has swung the other way...

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A clinical trial is now underway to test the efficacy of a new implantable device that is intended to prevent or forestall the need for knee replacement surgery while alleviating pain from knee osteoarthritis. The Calypso Knee System was developed by Moximed, Inc. as a new option for the treatment...

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A paper is this month’s edition of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery discusses the benefits of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) in reducing or preventing phantom limb pain resulting from below-the-knee amputation surgery. Authored by Ian Valerio, MD, with the Ohio State University...

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Primary care should know that the number of regulatory agencies that are getting involved in the management of chronic pain seems to be growing by the week. Since 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has become really involved with the post-marketing prescribing of opioids, with REMS being...

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