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Altered Pain Processing in Patients with Cognitive Impairment

People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in PAIN®, the official publication of the International...
29-May-2015 11:45 AM EDT

Migraine Surgery for Teens—Good Results in Initial Experience

As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical...
29-May-2015 11:15 AM EDT

Prosthetic Hands with a Sense of Touch? Breakthroughs in Providing 'Sensory Feedback' from Artificial Limbs

Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special topic article in the June issue of Plastic and...
29-May-2015 10:50 AM EDT

Labor Analgesia in Low-Income Countries—Experience from Ghana

A program to improve pain control during labor at one of Ghana's largest maternity units greatly increased the use of safe and effective spinal analgesia for women undergoing cesarean section, reports a special article in the June issue of...
26-May-2015 1:25 PM EDT

Wolters Kluwer Global Customer Support Teams Receive Fourth Consecutive NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for Excellence

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the global customer support teams for its UpToDate®, Ovid® and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) product lines have each...
22-May-2015 10:25 AM EDT

Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation

A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation in...
21-May-2015 10:45 AM EDT

'Insufficient Evidence' on Degenerative Brain Disease in Athletes

Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review in the June issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the...
20-May-2015 10:15 AM EDT

Treating Infants of Mothers with Opioid Dependence—Rising Rates, Rising Costs

As more infants are born to mothers with dependence on prescription pain medications, the costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have increased dramatically, suggests a report in the March/April issue of the Journal of...
19-May-2015 9:55 AM EDT

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