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Call Issued for Better Research, Treatment Protocol for Neuropathic Pain as a Complication of Bariatric Surgery

As more people in the United States become severely obese, bariatric surgery has grown in popularity as a corrective measure; however, serious neurologic complications can result immediately after surgery or even years later (Juhasz-Pocsine et al,...
3/3/2014 12:00 PM EST

Stem Cell Transplant Shows “Landmark” Promise for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease: Mayo Clinic

Stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine, a meta-analysis of animal studies showed, in a development expected to open up research in humans. Recent developments in stem cell...
3/3/2014 8:00 AM EST

Less Intractable Pain and Opioid Consumption Follow Administration of “Pregnancy” Hormones, Preliminary Study Shows

Two hormones credited with reducing pain and need for opioid analgesics when released naturally during pregnancy and childbirth worked similarly when administered simultaneously to patients with intractable pain, research shows.
3/7/2014 4:00 PM EST

Multidisciplinary Care Best for Pain Secondary to Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Case Study

A multidisciplinary treatment plan that combined splint use, physical therapy and discontinuation of bisphosphonates brought excellent results for a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). The...
3/7/2014 4:00 PM EST

The Responsiveness to Treatment of the Neuropathic Components of Knee Osteoarthritis and the Use of Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) to Predictor Responders and Non-Responders to Diclofenac Gel

Not only are neuropathic pain symptoms quite common in knee osteoarthritis (OA), but scientists can predict who will respond to treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by assessing the nervous system’s own capacity to regulate...
3/5/2014 4:00 PM EST

Combined Use of Oxytocin and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in Intractable Pain Patients

Two hormones credited with reducing pain and need for opioid analgesics when released naturally during pregnancy and childbirth worked similarly when administered simultaneously to patients with intractable pain, research shows.
3/5/2014 3:00 PM EST

Half of Veterans Prescribed Medical Opioids Continue to Use Them Chronically,Study Finds

Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90 days, new research says. Results presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain...
3/7/2014 4:00 PM EST

Higher Functioning Endogenous Opioid System Predicts Better Treatment Response For Neuropathic Pain Treated With Topical NSAIDs: Study

Not only are neuropathic pain symptoms quite common in knee osteoarthritis (OA), but scientists can predict who will respond to treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by assessing the nervous system’s own capacity to regulate...
3/7/2014 4:00 PM EST

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