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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Opioid, Opioid use, Chronic Wounds, Wound Healing, Healthcare, Health Care, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Care, Geriatric Health Care, Pain Managament

New Study Finds Chronic Wound Patients Who Never Receive Opioids Heal Faster

Victoria Shanmugam, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, published a study in Wound Repair and Regeneration finding that opioid exposure is associated with reduced likelihood of healing in patients with chronic wounds.

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NCCN, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, jnccn, journal of the national comprehensive cancer network, Fox Chase Cancer Center, McGill University , Opioid, Antidepressants, Breast Cancer, Pain Management

Opioid Use Drops After Active Treatment, but Most Older Patients with Breast Cancer Continue Treatment for Distress and Anxiety Into Survivorship

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As reported in JNCCN, a recent study from McGill University shows that while opioid use increases during treatment in older patients with breast cancer, most do not continue use into survivorship; however, use of anxiolytics and antidepressants remains high in survivors.

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Headaches, Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches: Painful but Treatable and Preventable

Often called the suicide headache because of the excruciating intensity of the pain, cluster headaches are three times more likely to strike men than women.

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Purdue Pharma, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Michael Blackburn, Bruce D. Butler, Drug Development

UTHealth, Purdue Pharma Enter Long-Term Research & Education Alliance

UTHealth and Purdue Pharma L.P. have entered into a specialized alliance to bring academic researchers and drug developers closer together with the common goals of accelerating the development of new drug therapies for patients while advancing the science and providing unique educational experiences for both.

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Chronic Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Neurobiology, Endocannabinoids, Opioid Addiction, Medical Marijuana, Pain Research, non-opioid pain, Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2016

Study: Compound Suggests Chronic Pain Treatment Without Opioid or Medical Marijuana Side Effects

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Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann took the stage at a press conference Nov. 14 in San Diego to discuss research conducted at IU that has found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

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Wnt inhibitor drug , ACR annual meeting, Wnt inhibitor , Osteoarthritis, OA, joint space narrowing , cartilage loss, SM04690, intra-articular injection , Clinical Trial, joint function, rheumatolgoy, Rheumatic Disease

WNT Inhibitor May Ease Pain, and Improve Function and Cartilage Loss in Knee Osteoarthritis

Injection of a Wnt inhibitor drug showed promise to ease pain, improve joint function, and even slow or reverse cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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ACR annual meeting, Allopurinol, Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, gout, kidney deterioration , lowering serum urate levels, Hyperuricemia, Rheumatic Disease, Rheumatology

Allopurinol Does Not Increase Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Gout Patients

Allopurinol, a widely used treatment for lowering serum urate levels, does not appear to increase risk of kidney deterioration in gout patients with normal or near-normal kidney function, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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ACR annual meeting, Cardiovascular Disease, CVD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, RA, inflammatory rheumatic diseases , anti-hyperintensive (anti-HT) , lipid-lowering therapies (LLT) , CVD-preventive measures, spondyloarthritis, Rheumatic Disease, Rheumatology, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Too Many Patients with Inflammatory Joint Diseases Undermanaged for Cardiovascular Disease Risk

While patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as RA or spondyloarthritis are at increased risk for CVD, too few are prescribed preventive medications or meeting target goals to prevent heart-related events, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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Sex Related Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, SPORT study, Spine

Surgery for Back Pain Reduces Problems with Sex Life-Related Pain

For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the November 15 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mount Sinai Health Partners, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Gulf War Illness, Gulf War Syndrome, Gulf War Veterans, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, VNS, pain, Headache, Migraine, Chronic Fatigue, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Memory Problems, Fibromyalgia

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Receives Award From United States Department of Defense for Innovative Treatment of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a U.S. Army Medical Research grant to conduct a study on the use of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy to treat veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War who have Gulf War illness.







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