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Penn Nursing Takes Pledge on Opioid Education as Announced at the White House

As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Migraine Consequences Affect All Family Members

New study by Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, quantifies the significant burden of migraine.

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When It's More Than Just an Ouch! What Parents Need to Know

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Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, is a renowned expert on treating chronic pediatric pain. She and her husband, Dr. Paul Zeltzer, have a new book, "Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal: Two Pediatricians' Mind-Body Guide for Parents" to help parents understand how help alleviate their child's pain.

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Number of Medical Complaints Before Concussion May Help Predict Recovery Time

Athletes who have medical complaints, like aches and pains, that have no known physical cause may take longer to recover after a concussion, according to a study published in the April 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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In the Face of Chronic Pain, Clinicians Seek Best Practices for Management While Evading Opioid Abuse

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On Saturday, April 2, 2016, during the NCCN 21st Annual Conference, Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discussed best practices in management of chronic pain in people with cancer.

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Scientific Presentations Will Discuss Innovative Procedures to Treat Pain and Paralysis

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Andrew Elkwood, MD, FACS and Matthew R. Kaufman, MD, FACS, leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction at The Plastic Surgery Center, will present new findings based on their work in advanced reconstructive techniques for people with spinal cord injuries and pain disorders at two upcoming scientific meetings.

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American Pain Society and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change Launch Pain Research Grant Fund

The American Pain Society (APS) today announced a new collaboration with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) to allocate up to $2 million to fund research grants focused on solutions to improve care for individuals with chronic pain.

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Emory Radiologists Freeze Phantom Limb Pain Using Minimally Invasive Procedure

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J. David Prologo, MD, delivered new findings from an Emory Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Medicine study at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. The study examines the use of cryoablation, or extreme cold, to reduce phantom limb pain (PLP) – a condition that causes individuals to perceive chronic pain in amputated limbs. Emory’s study shows interventional radiologists who applied cold blasts to patients suffering from PLP significantly reduced their level of pain.

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'Proliposomal' Local Anesthetic Shows Promise for Longer-Lasting Pain Relief

A new "proliposomal" preparation of the local anesthetic drug ropivacaine may provide a valuable new option for pain relief in some clinical situations, with key advantages over other types of slow-release local anesthetics, suggest a pair of reports in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Opens the Way to New Treatments for Chronic Pain and Cancer

In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, a group of Case Western University School of Medicine researchers present their discovery of the full-length structure of a protein named Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid subtype 2 (TRPV2) and reveal TRPV2 as new target for pharmaceutical research treating chronic pain and cancer

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Santhanam Suresh Receives ASRA Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. Santhanam Suresh, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and director of the Pain Management Team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, was awarded ASRA’s Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony held April 2nd in conjunction with the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

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Is a Popular Painkiller Hampering Our Ability to Notice Errors?

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It's been known for more than a century that acetaminophen is an effective painkiller, but according to a new U of T study it could also be impeding error-detection in the brain.

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Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today (April 5) in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Pain and Physical Function Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery

Among a group of patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery, a large percentage experienced improvement in pain, physical function, and walking capacity over 3 years, according to a study appearing in the April 5 issue of JAMA.

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Diagnostic Tests for Heart Disease Function Differently for Women, Men

Tests used to diagnose and assess the severity of coronary artery disease appear to function differently for women and men who have stable symptoms, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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Patients with Chest Pain Benefit From Decision Aid Tool Used with Physician

Patients who arrive at the emergency department with low-risk chest pain and talk through treatment options with a physician show improved knowledge of their health status and follow-up options, compared with patients who received standard counseling from a physician, according to Mayo Clinic research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session.