Feature Channels

Pain

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Moms-to-Be with Low Vitamin D Levels Could Have More Painful Labors

Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association with increased consumption of pain medication during childbirth.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Large Study Delivers Message to Expectant Mothers: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Safe Choices for Relieving Pain

Women seeking pain relief during childbirth should be comforted to know that epidural and spinal anesthesia are extremely safe, suggests a study of more than 80,000 women that reviewed anesthesia complications during obstetrical care. Data on anesthesia adverse events collected through the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) are being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Pain After Surgery Greatly Decreased in the Last 10 Years

A new study shows that pain severity among post-surgical patients has decreased by 24 percent since 2003. The study, presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting, shows vast improvements in the field of pain management for surgical patients.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

An End to Needle Phobia: Device Could Make Painless Injections Possible

Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and vibration while the needle is inserted in the skin, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Barriers Lead to Poor Pain Control in Latino Children After Surgery

More than two-thirds of children from low-income Latino families don’t receive adequate pain control when they go home after surgery, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. Obstacles to appropriate pain management include language barriers, misconceptions about pain management and a preference for alternative therapies, the study found.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Common Anesthetic Can Reduce Chronic Pain After Mastectomy

More than two-thirds of women who have had mastectomies struggle with persistent pain, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Breast cancer patients who receive a common local anesthetic during surgery are less likely to experience chronic pain following mastectomy, suggests a new study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Patients with Catastrophizing Disorder More Likely to Develop Chronic Pain After Surgery

Patients with a psychological cognitive disorder known as catastrophizing are more likely to develop persistent, chronic pain after surgery, according to new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. Pain catastrophizing occurs when a patient has an irrational and illogical focus on pain, perceiving that it is worse than it actually is.

View

Medicine

Channels:

Study Examines How Doctors Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

As prescription drug abuse and overdose have escalated nationwide, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) were implemented in every state, but little is known about the types of clinicians who make the most use of PDMPs. Researchers from Oregon Health and Sciences University examined the differences between prescribers of controlled substances who use PDMPs and those who do not, and reported their findings in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Adolescent Chronic Pain Costs $19.5 Billion a Year in the United States

ronic pain in adolescents is $19.5 billion a year. The Journal of Pain is the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Body Mechanics Key to Avoiding, Relieving Chronic Lower Back Pain

Most chronic pain is caused by damage to the discs in the lumbar region. And much of that damage is caused by poor body mechanics – the way people stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, bend, sit and sleep – in which the back is too often flat, not arched.

View | Comment