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Phone Counseling Reduces Pain, Disability after Back Surgery

Research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests that having a short series of phone conversations with trained counselors can substantially boost recovery and reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery.

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Rate of Opioid Misuse Is Around 25 Percent, Addiction Rate 10 Percent, Reports Study in PAIN

New estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, while the rate of opioid addiction is approximately 10 percent, reports a study in the April issue of PAINĀ®, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the March 2015 Issue

Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://healthletter.mayoclinic.com/ or call toll-free for subscription information, 1-800-333-9037, extension 9771. Full newsletter text: Mayo Clinic Health Letter March 2015 (for journalists only).

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Minimally Invasive Cosyntropin Matches Epidural Blood Patch for Post-Dural Puncture Headache in Controlled Trial

Intravenous (IV) cosyntropin therapy was equivalent to epidural blood patch (EBP) in relieving pain from post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) with potential for fewer complications and lower costs, data from a randomized, controlled trial showed.

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Early Improvements Dissipate Past 90 Days in Study of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Facet Joint Arthropathy

Early gains in pain relief, behavioral markers and function were not sustained in patients treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for facet joint arthropathy, new research shows.

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High-Frequency Surpasses Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation in First Controlled Trial Comparing Technologies

The first-ever randomized, controlled trial to compare spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technologies found that high-frequency SCS using 10 kHz (HF10) exceeded lower-frequency, traditional SCS in response rate and pain relief

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Cleveland Clinic Researchers First to Demonstrate Significant Blocking of Opioid Tolerance With Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant

Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation reduced opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia caused by daily morphine injections in rats, according to new research.

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Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management Relies Most On Coordination of Care: Stanford Study

The main driver of patient experience depends less on the individual provider than on the overall coordination among the clinic, the primary care physician and all others who participate in delivery of care, Stanford researchers reported.

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Study First to Use Markovian Models for Tracing Postoperative Pain Trajectories

Markovian models show promise for describing postoperative pain states and, eventually, may help guide clinical decisions, a new study found.

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People Who Suffer Migraine Headaches May Be at Double the Risk of Stroke

People who suffer migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in migraine sufferers who smoke. And migraineurs who smoke and use birth control pills are seven times more likely to suffer strokes.