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Article ID: 572947

REVISED - Migraine Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Outcomes

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Surgery to "deactivate" migraine headaches produces lasting good results, with nearly 90 percent of patients having at least partial relief at five years' follow-up, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (REVISED)

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2-Feb-2011 8:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 572909

Drug May Help in Managing Morphine Tolerance

International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)

A drug called etanercept can restore responsiveness to the pain-relieving effects of morphine in rats that have developed morphine tolerance, reports a study in the February issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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28-Jan-2011 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 572857

Retired NFL Players Misuse Painkillers More than General Population

Washington University in St. Louis

Retired NFL players use painkillers at four times the rate of the general population, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of pain-killing medications.

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27-Jan-2011 11:20 AM EST
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Article ID: 572827

New Study Identifies Frequent Causes of Analgesic Medication Errors

American Pain Society

The frequency of analgesic drug errors in hospitals is nearly 3 per 1,000 prescriptions, based on a study performed in a 631-bed tertiary care facility and published in The Journal of Pain.

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27-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 572828

Daily Electronic Assessments Help Fibromyalgia Patients Cope

American Pain Society

Hand-held PDA devices for recording daily symptoms are helping fibromyalgia patients and their doctors better understand links between pain, emotional distress and fatigue in this complex pain disorder, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain.

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27-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 572731

The Search to End Pain Takes a New Direction as Stony Brook Research Prompts New Interest

Stony Brook University

A powerful new painkiller, which was developed on the basis of the research conducted at Stony Brook University and with no apparent side effects or addictive qualities, may now be only a year or two from the consumer market.

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24-Jan-2011 10:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 572195

Researchers Determine Lifetime Risk of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women.

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5-Jan-2011 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 572147

Experimental Drug More Potent, Longer Lasting than Morphine

Loyola University Health System

A little-known morphine-like drug is potentially more potent, longer lasting and less likely to cause constipation than standard morphine, a study has found.

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4-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 572076

Study Assesses How Parents Rate Ear Aches in Preverbal Children

American Pain Society

Levels of pain severity from ear aches observed and reported by parents of preverbal children can be influenced as much by socioeconomic status and other non-clinical factors as symptoms unless physicians ask about specific observable symptoms, according to research in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society.

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29-Dec-2010 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 572075

Study Probes Obesity Link to Fibromyalgia

American Pain Society

Afflicting up to 5 percent of the U.S. population, mostly women, fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and range of function problems. A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients.

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29-Dec-2010 10:00 AM EST
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