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Meditation Could Be a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Pain Medication

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Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University.

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opioid addiction treatment, Cesearan

Study Shows Cesarean Patients Sent Home with More Narcotic Pain Medications Than Needed

Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study shows.

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pain, salvemini, cancer bone pain, cancer-induced bone pain, CIBP

SLU Researcher Finds Cause and Possible Relief of Cancer Bone Pain

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Saint Louis University scientist Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., reports discovering a key pathway that drives cancer-related bone pain while providing a potential solution with a drug that already is on the market.

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Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, essential oils, Clinical Trials, Food & Drug Administration, Arthritis, Inflammatory Disease, Pain Managament, holistic health

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

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Sales of the essential oil copaiba [koh-pey-buh] are increasing, at least in part, because more than 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis. The traditional way to treat arthritis is using NSAIDs and COXIBs, which are not without adverse events. For arthritis sufferers, copaiba may turn out to be a silver bullet or, perhaps, snake oil.

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Chiropractor Available to Discuss Fashion Ergonomics

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Chronic Pain May Be Due to Receptors That Hide Within Nerve Cells

Chronic pain occurs when receptors are drawn inside the nerve cell, out of the reach of pain medications. The discovery may lead to a more potent class of medications for chronic pain that has fewer side effects.

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Ketamine, Anesthesia & Analgesia, postoperative delirium

Drug Believed to Reduce Postoperative Pain and Delirium Does Neither

Anesthesiologists routinely give surgery patients low doses of the drug ketamine to blunt postoperative pain and reduce the need for opioid drugs. Recent research even has suggested ketamine might protect older patients from postsurgical delirium and confusion. But an international, multicenter trial, led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan, has found that ketamine does neither.

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Ketamine, Delirium, pain, opioid after surgery

Study: Ketamine Doesn’t Affect Delirium or Pain After Surgery

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A new study, with an accompanying article, published today in The Lancet sought to discover what effect ketamine has on delirium and pain — two serious postoperative complications.

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opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opiod Pain Medications, urologic surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery, kidney stone surgery

Study Documents Opioid Abuse Following Urologic Surgery

About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery experience opioid dependence or overdose, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or COPD.

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Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement Surgery, Pain Managament, pain control, Acetaminophen, Opiod Pain Medications, Opiods, Joint Replacement

Study Launched to See if IV Acetaminophen Can Reduce Need for Opioid Medication After Hip Replacement Surgery

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Hospital for Special Surgery has launched a study to see if intravenous (IV) acetaminophen can reduce the amount of opioid pain medicine needed after hip replacement surgery.







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