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Article ID: 692847

When Others Fail, New Migraine Treatment May Work

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a drug called erenumab, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Article ID: 692982

Study: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen More Effective Than Opioids in Treating Dental Pain

Case Western Reserve University

Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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New Clues Point to Relief for Chronic Itching

Washington University in St. Louis

Studying mice, researchers have found that a drug called nalfurafine hydrochloride (Remitch) can deliver itch relief by targeting particular opioid receptors on neurons in the spinal cord. The new study suggests that the drug may be effective against many types of chronic itching that don’t respond to conventional drugs such as antihistamines.

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Diagnosing, Treating Neuropathy Symptoms in Cancer Patients Not Exact Science

University of Michigan

Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.

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17-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Giving Morphine to Quell Pain After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong It, Study Shows

University of Colorado Boulder

Giving opioids to rats to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study

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Article ID: 692741

Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Reveals Differences in Pain-Relieving Drugs When Combined with Aspirin

Cleveland Clinic

A landmark 2016 Cleveland Clinic study of widely used pain-relieving drugs showed that celecoxib (Celebrex) was associated with comparable cardiovascular safety and better gastrointestinal and kidney safety when compared with either naproxen (Naprosyn) and ibuprofen (Motrin). A new substudy, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed outcomes in PRECISION based on the presence or absence of aspirin use with specific NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

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‘Mono’ Virus Linked to Seven Serious Diseases

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A study by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Published in Nature Genetics, researchers report EBV also plays a role in six other diseases: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and celiac disease.

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Hangovers: Effectively Measuring Your Pain

Research Society on Alcoholism

Many young adults know firsthand that alcohol hangovers are unpleasant. However, few psychometrically sound instruments (tests that accurately measure personality, mental ability, opinions, etc.) have measured hangovers beyond the college-age years. This study investigated the psychometric properties of two interconnected scales – the Hangover Symptom Scale (HSS) and the Hangover Symptom Scale – Short Form (HSS-5) – among a) light and heavy drinkers, b) individuals with a positive or negative family history of an alcohol use disorder (AUD), and c) men and women in a post college-aged sample.

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Evidence Mounts that Daily Opioid Users May Fare Worse After Spine Surgery, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

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Peripheral Nerve Blocks Linked to Less Pain, Fewer Opioids in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Researchers are continually working to find treatments that reduce the need for opioids and better manage patient pain. One example is the use of peripheral nerve blocks in patients undergoing the common procedure of a knee replacement. Dr. David Kim of the Hospital for Special Surgery will discuss his findings with the media during a briefing on Saturday April 21st at 9 am in the Press Room (Gilbert) on 4th Floor. Dr. Kim received a Best of Meeting Abstract Award for the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. His abstract can be viewed here.

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