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Depressive Symptoms and Pain May Affect Adherence and Health Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Among patients on chronic hemodialysis, those with depressive symptoms and pain were more likely to abbreviate or miss dialysis sessions, visit the emergency department, and be hospitalized. Depressive symptoms were also linked with an increased risk of premature death.

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Acupuncture Provides Significant Quality of Life Improvements Among Breast Cancer Patients Taking Drugs to Prevent Recurrence, Penn Study Shows

Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer. The results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial examining the intervention led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are published online this week in the journal Cancer. The study is the first demonstration of EA’s efficacy for both joint pain relief, as well as these other common symptoms.

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New Anesthesia Technique Helps Show Cause of Obstruction in Sleep Apnea

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Six Reasons for Headaches in School-Age Children and How Parents Can Help Relieve the Pain

As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches.

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Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA.

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New Research Identifies Risk Factors for Little League Shoulder

As cases of Little League Shoulder (LLS) occur more frequently, the need for additional information about the causes and outcomes of the condition has become clear. Researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today shared new data identifying associated risk factors, common treatment options and return to play.

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Gene Variants Found That Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery

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The first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children has identified gene variants that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings may advance the process of calibrating pain-medication doses to a child's genetic makeup.

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Ankle Replacement Becomes More Common to Relieve Severe Arthritis Pain

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Improvements in implant design have prompted more people with severe arthritis in their ankle to consider ankle replacement to relieve pain. The newest implant is considered by many to be an advance over previous models, designed to better reproduce the ankle’s natural motion and last longer.

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Women with Migraine Experience More Headaches During the Menopausal Transition: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study

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A team of researchers reporting at the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society found that migraine attack frequency is higher in women during peri-menopause and menopause than in pre-menopause. During pre-menopause, periods are typically regular. During the menopausal transition or “peri-menopause” menstrual periods become irregular and at menopause, menstrual periods stop.

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Researchers See Possible Answer to Chemo Pain in a Multiple Sclerosis Drug

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Saint Louis University researchers describe two discoveries: a molecular pathway by which a painful chemotherapy side effect happens and a drug that may be able to stop it.

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