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Dr. Cornelius Thiels, ice fishing, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, news releases, trauma surgery

Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Chiropractic Expert Available to Discuss Updated American College of Physicians Low Back Pain Guidelines

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Bone Metastasis, Bone Metastases, pain care, palliative and end-of-life care, Palliative Care, Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy Continues to Be Gold Standard for Palliative Care of Painful Bone Metastases

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently published an updated clinical guideline that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases.

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Drug Used to Combat Pain Medication Side Effects May Help with Gastrointestinal Recovery and Shorten Length of Hospital Stay Following Testicular Cancer Surgery

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A drug given to reduce the side effects of strong post-surgery pain medications resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay for patients who have undergone major gastrointestinal or bladder cancer procedures is found to have similar benefit for some patients undergoing surgery for testicular cancer. An investigator at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored the impact of alvimopan in those patients who underwent RPLND.

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Dentistry, Cavities, pain, UAB School of Dentistry

New Cavity Treatment Offers No Drilling, No Filling

UAB School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities between teeth a new, less painful option for treatment in a new clinical trial.

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Back Pain, Nsaids, Pain Killers, spinal pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractors, Analgesic, Opioids, pain, Back Injury

Chiropractors Offer Alternative to NSAIDs for Back Pain

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People suffering from back pain should consider first trying chiropractic services and other non-drug therapies in light of a new research review that found common over-the-counter and prescription pain medications have limited effectiveness for back pain and raise the risk of side-effects, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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Headache, Migraine, Cluster Headache, headache medicine, Headache Clinic

Renowned Neurologist to Oversee Headache and Migraine Care and Research at NYU Langone

In a concerted effort to help address the unique and complex needs of patients with headaches and migraines, NYU Langone has recruited nationally renowned expert Lawrence Newman, MD, to serve as its new director of the division of Headache Medicine division and as professor (clinical) in the Department of Neurology, where he will lead research and clinical efforts to combat these conditions that can drastically affect a patient’s quality of life.

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Chronic Pain, Opioid Addiction, Wealth Inequality, Education Inequality, Health and Retirement Study, Pain and Disability, Socioeconomics

Poor and Less Educated Suffer the Most From Chronic Pain

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist.

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National Institutes of Health, NIH, Pain Management, pain management therapies , Pain Treatment, Elderly, Chronic Pain, pain

Georgia State Neuroscientist Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Pain Treatment for Elderly

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Dr. Anne Murphy, a neuroscientist of Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.

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Alcohol Withdrawal, pain, Electroacupuncture, rodent study, Hyperalgesia, relapse to drinking, Alternative Therapies, mu opioid receptors

Pain During Alcohol Withdrawal: Electroacupuncture May Help

Hyperalgesia refers to an increased sensitivity to pain. It can occur during alcohol withdrawal, and may contribute to a relapse to drinking. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA; which combines acupuncture with electrical stimulation) are effective in reducing pain and, possibly, alcohol-withdrawal symptoms. This rodent study investigated whether EA can alleviate hyperalgesia during alcohol withdrawal, potentially reducing the risk of a relapse to drinking, and whether it achieves this effect via action at mu opioid receptors (MORs) located in a brain region called the lateral habenula.







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