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Study Shows Acupuncture Decreased Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Aromatase Inhibitors

Acupuncture decreased joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors, according to a randomized, multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The findings were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 5 – 9.

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Lumbar Puncture, atraumatic needle

Spinal Tap Needle Type Impacts the Risk of Complications

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There is a more than 50 per cent reduction in the occurrence of headaches with the atraumatic needles, and also more than a 50 per cent reduction in patient readmissions and return to emergency rooms for narcotics or blood patches.

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Opioids, Hysterectomies, Gynocology, gynecologic procedures, Obgyn

Study: Patients Only Use About Half of Opioids Prescribed After Hysterectomy

Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests.

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Postsurgery Prescribing Guideline Could Reduce Opioid Prescriptions by as Much as 40 Percent

New study results suggest that a more vigilant prescribing guideline for surgeons could reduce by as much as 40 percent the number of opioid pills prescribed after operations, and still meet patients’ pain management needs.

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In Search Of: Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management

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Multisociety Pain Workgroup Issues Statement Repudiating Conclusions of MINT Trials

The MINT Trials are irredeemably flawed by study design, patient selection, procedural technique, and data analysis. That's the conclusion of a statement signed November 21st by the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW), a collection of pain societies comprised of physicians who prescribe and/or perform interventional spine procedures to accurately diagnose and treat patients suffering from spine pathologies.

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osteoarthritic pain, Immune Function, joint pain management , Inflammation

McMaster Researchers Uncover Link Between Immune Function and Osteoarthritic Pain and Progression

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The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, found that monocytes, the white blood cells necessary to regulate immune responses, were more activated and pro-inflammatory in women with osteoarthritis, and that elevated inflammation and body mass index were associated with this increased activation.

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'Negative Emotions' Linked to Higher Rates of Opioid Use in Sickle Cell Disease

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In a small study using data from daily electronic patient diaries, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a link between negative emotions, such as sadness and anxiety, and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease whose pain levels were self-reported as relatively low.

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Cancer, Palliative Care, palliative and end-of-life care, cancer patient, Palliative Medicine, hospice and palliative care, Patient Experience

Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

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A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression. These symptoms, as well as those that are caused by the cancer and/or the cancer treatment, can be eased through the incorporation of palliative medicine into the patient’s care plan.

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