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What is the relationship between chronic coughing and chronic pain? Is there one? As reported in European Respiratory Journal, they have common neurobiological mechanisms and pathology, and confer risk on each other. In a study of over 7000 subjects, 54% had chronic pain at baseline. Chronic cough...

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A team of multidisciplinary healthcare experts and opioid stewardship leaders have provided new opioid guidelines for children and adolescents postsurgery. Their recommendations are published in JAMA Surgery. Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, MSHS, a pediatric surgeon, and a diverse team of healthcare...

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Some patients have severe pain after surgery. Some do not. Why? And how can we predict who would benefit from a pain management plan that’s personalized presurgery for maximal postsurgery pain relief? Bring in the artificial intelligence. New research presented at the Anesthesiology annual meeting...

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An article in the journal of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience states that people who take over the counter acetaminophen feel less scared, less negative, and potentially more willing to do risky things. In multiple studies discussed, people were given acetaminophen or placebo, and asked...

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Newswise—Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause.

“What if we could redesign drugs to keep their benefits while eliminating their...

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Recent clinical guidelines and professional society position papers for opioid prescribing recommend that, prior to initiating opioid therapy in selected candidates, providers should screen patients to identify those at risk for developing an opioid use disorder, and that patients maintained on...

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Newswise — Loyola Medicine is among the first centers to offer a new minimally invasive prostate biopsy that minimizes the risk of infection and may increase the cancer detection rate.

It's called the transperineal prostate biopsy.

A urologist may recommend a biopsy if a digital rectal exam or...

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Primary care has a great opportunity to assess patients’ drug taking behaviors when they enter the healthcare system. It’s very rare that a patient would start their care with a specialist, and primary care is where most people would go outside of some sort of acute care setting. So, their ability...

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When a patient dies from an overdose, the prescriber has some potential liability. It could be a licensing board issue, a licensing board plus malpractice issue, or worse a criminal case. That really depends on the nature of that prescriber’s care. Authorities are looking for things like proper...

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Overdose risk and reality has prompted many recent legal regulatory changes in controlled substance prescribing and pain management. Often, prescribers are the last to learn of an overdose event and worse, fail to take action once notified. Attorney Bolen outlines how the prescriber can proactively...

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