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Ketamine May Help Treat Migraine Pain Unresponsive to Other Therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Acetaminophen May Help Reduce Postoperative Shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Diabetes Increases Risk of Cognitive Issues After Surgery, Especially in Seniors, Study Finds

Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Dr. Andrew J. Haig Shares Expertise on Electromyography and Paraspinal Mapping Research at the 2017 AANEM Annual Meeting

In Dr. Haig’s lecture, he discussed his research on “Paraspinal Mapping,” an accurate electromyography test for nerve damage in the back muscles. Dr. Haig’s clinical focus is on spinal disorders, electrodiagnosis of nerve diseases, and worker rehabilitation. Empowering his patients is what Dr. Haig likes best about his work. Dr. Haig’s mission is to improve pain management around the world through Haig et al Consulting. His consulting group is making this happen by implementing innovation and efficiencies into medical rehabilitation programs.

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research on Traumatic Brain Injury Laws, Gun Violence, and Abortion

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research showing TBI laws effective at reducing recurrent concussions in high school athletes, shall-issue gun permits and increased homicide, measuring loaded handgun carrying and decreasing abortion rate

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Non-Opioid Treatment Substantially More Effective Than Opioids for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department, New Research Finds

New data from researchers at Montefiore Health System shows that patients seeking care for migraine in the emergency department experience better pain relief from the non-opioid treatment intravenous (IV) prochlorperazine along with diphenhydramine, compared to the frequently used opioid treatment IV hydromorphone.

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Migraine Drug Commonly Used in ER May Not Be Best Option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October 18, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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‘Wasabi Receptor’ for Pain Discovered in Flatworms

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A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient “pain” receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug design for the treatment of humans.The simplest (and often first) component of our experience of pain is called “nociception."

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How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations.

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Study Shows High Rate of Chronic Pain in Homeless Older Adults

Almost half of older homeless adults are believed to suffer from longstanding chronic pain, mostly associated with post-traumatic stress syndrome, arthritis and physical abuse, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.







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