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Acetaminophen, Poison, Overdose, FDA, Vicodin, Percoset

Expert Available to Discuss Potential New FDA Restrictions on Painkillers

Dr. Steven M. Marcus, executive director of the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System (NJPIES) at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is available to provide comment on the recommendation by a federal advisory panel that the FDA ban the prescription painkillers Percocet and Vicodin, and reduce the dosage of over-the-counter acetaminophen because of the effects on the liver.

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Anesthesia, Anesthesiologists, Volatile, Anesthetics, Genetics, COPY, Number, Anesthetic, Sensitivity, General, Anesthetic, Drugs, ROOM, Temperative, Inhalation, Anesthetic, Responsiveness, Drosophila, Fruit, fly

Study Offers First Look at Effects of Genetic Copy Number Variation on Volatile Anesthetics

A study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology offers perhaps the first estimation of how genomic copy number variation (CNV) can influence anesthetic sensitivity and the magnitude of this influence.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Soldiers, Military, Neuromodulation, Anesthesia

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain Problems May Allow Soldiers to Be Deployed

Electrical spinal cord stimulation (SCS) provides an option for military personnel with back pain and other chronic pain conditions"”in appropriate cases, allowing soldiers to return to combat and other strenuous duties, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Postoperative Sore Throat, Licorice, Anesthesia, Endotracheal Tube, Postoperative Cough, Surgery

Licorice Gargle Reduces Sore Throat After Surgery

Gargling with a licorice solution can help reduce postoperative sore throat"”a common and painful complication of anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery, reports a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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pain, Pain Management, Depression

Study Pinpoints Links of Depression with Chronic Pain

It is well known that chronic pain and clinical depression go together, but a study in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, shows that the connection between pain and depression is strongest in middle-age women and African Americans.

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pain, Pain Managment, Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Patients Show Decreases in Gray Matter Intensity

Previous studies have shown that fibromyalgia is associated with reductions in gray matter in parts of the brain, but the exact cause is not known. Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques, researchers from Louisiana State University, writing in The Journal of Pain, found that alterations in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine might be responsible for gray matter reductions.

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pain, Pain Management, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cupping Therapy Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain

A German study published in The Journal of Pain showed that an external suction technique mainly used outside the U.S., called cupping, is effective for providing temporary relief of pain from carpal tunnel syndrome (CPS).

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pain, Pain Educator, Pain Education, Certification, Credential

50 Healthcare Professionals Earn Certified Pain Educator (CPE) Credential

This is an announcement regarding healthcare professionals who have successfully passed the American Society of Pain Educator's Certified Pain Educator examination.

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Anesthesia, Patient, Cooperative, Surgery, Interoperative

New Anesthesia Technique Lets Patients Cooperate during Carotid Surgery

Can a patient be awake and communicating with the anesthesiologist and surgeon during general anesthesia? With a new "cooperative patient" anesthesia technique, the answer is yes, according to a study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Ginkgo, Neuropathic, pain, Animal

Ginkgo Reduces Neuropathic Pain in Animal Studies

An extract of ginkgo biloba shows scientific evidence of effectiveness against one common and hard-to-treat type of pain, according to animal data reported in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).







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