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The journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology reports on a pain management procedure for knee osteoarthritis. In a randomized, placebo controlled 12 week trial, 59 patients received either injections of saline (placebo) or 3 injections of celestone chronodose and bupivacaine to the genicular nerves...

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A retrospective review of high or mid thoracic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) examined outcomes after either high viscosity cement (HVC) vertebroplasty (VP) or low viscosity cement (LVC) balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) repairs. 114 patients in a single tertiary medical center were included. Outcome...

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Over 35 clinical studies from journal articles and meta-analyses were included in a literature review of chronic migraine’s impact on the quality of sleep. In the journal of Nature and Science of Sleep, common sleep disturbances were analyzed to determine the relationship to chronic migraine.

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Adenosine is a ubiquitous signaling molecule that has several physiological roles. Subtypes are associated with analgesia and have anti-inflammatory properties. Dr. Paul Christo, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains how it works, its mechanism of action...

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The journal of Science reports findings from researchers accessing chemotypes from a virtual library of over 300 million molecules. The authors of the study “computationally docked each virtual molecule into the highly similar α2BAR binding site, prioritizing those that physically fit and that were...

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The Journal of Psychiatric Research published findings which make clear that, among women veterans, betrayal was associated with both pain intensity and joint intensity. “Moral injury” is defined as resulting from traumatic experiences that conflict with a person’s deeply held moral beliefs. In the...

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A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022 annual meeting analyzed postsurgery pain in people who used cannabis. According to the analysis of over 34,000 patients who had elective surgery, the 1650 who used cannabis within 30 days presurgery:

  • Had 14% more pain during the 24 hours postsurgery
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Ask any kid: a soft cuddly stuffed toy can help with sleep and anxiety. Can a soft robot, worn and clenched by a person in pain or fearing an injection, also provide comfort? What if it clenches back? Researchers developed a soft, wearable robot with airbags and tested/compared scenarios:

  • The...

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In Australia, “Hospitalisations and deaths related to opioid overuse, misuse, or overdose increased by 240% and 180%, respectively, with a corresponding 32-fold increase in yearly public health costs to $271 million AUD within the past 2 decades.” After implementing a single anesthesiologist-led...

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The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports on the updated guidelines and value of integrative medicine in cancer pain management. The expert panel convened by the Society for Integrative Oncology along with the American Society of Clinical Oncology identified 227 studies from the literature...

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