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Released: 24-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
NIH Awards $9 Million to Wake Forest University School of Medicine to Study ‘Love Hormone’ as Treatment for Pain
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded approximately $9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the use of oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, as a treatment for pain after injury.

Newswise: Recommendations for Interventional Pain Procedures During Contrast Shortage
Released: 24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Recommendations for Interventional Pain Procedures During Contrast Shortage
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Pain medicine practitioners should take measures to reduce the use of iodinated contrast medium in interventional pain procedures due to the current shortage of iohexol. Clinicians are advised to consider using alternate image guidance, such as ultrasound, delaying non-urgent procedures, and using alternative contrast agents, according to guidance just released by ASRA Pain Medicine.

Released: 23-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers
Yale University

Now, a new Yale-led study has uncovered a previously unknown process by which some NSAIDs affect the body.

Released: 23-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
During general anaesthesia, 1 in 10 people may be ‘conscious’ following intubation
University of Alberta

An international study has found around 1 in 10 participants under planned general anaesthesia were able to respond to commands. Importantly no subjects remembered the commands after surgery. Researchers say the study sheds light on a medical phenomena known as ‘connected consciousness’.

Released: 23-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Experts stress importance of monitoring for post-treatment opioid use in young sarcoma patients
Wiley

New analysis finds more than half of U.S. adolescents and young adults with sarcoma—a type of cancer in the bones or soft tissues—are often prescribed opioids to treat their pain.

Released: 20-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Medicinal cannabis shown to reduce pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients
Frontiers

A comprehensive assessment of the benefits of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain found that for most oncology patients, pain measures improved significantly, other cancer-related symptoms also decreased, the consumption of painkillers was reduced, and the side effects were minimal.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 17-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
National Medical Billing Services Announces Acquisition of Medi-Corp, Inc.
National Medical Billing Services

National Medical Billing Services ("National Medical"), an industry leading healthcare revenue cycle management ("RCM") company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp, Inc. ("Medi-Corp" or the "Company"), a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs, and pain management.

Released: 13-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Hispanic people with chest pain wait in ER on average 28 minutes longer than other people
American Heart Association (AHA)

Hispanic people who went to the emergency room (ER) reporting chest pain waited longer than non-Hispanic people to be treated, admitted to the hospital or discharged from the ER, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2022.

Released: 13-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
"Growing end" of inflammation discovered
University of Bonn

Redness, swelling, pain - these are signs of inflammation.

Released: 13-May-2022 2:00 AM EDT
Multimodal Chronic Pain Therapy for Adults via Smartphone: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Combination therapies delivered remotely via the internet or mobile devices are increasingly being used to improve and promote the self-management of chronic conditions. However, little is known regarding the long-term ef...

Released: 10-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Discovery in the brains of army veterans with chronic pain could pave way for personalized treatments
Frontiers

A new study is the first to investigate brain connectivity patterns at rest in veterans with both chronic pain and trauma, finding three unique brain subtypes potentially indicating high, medium, and low susceptibility to pain and trauma symptoms.

Released: 9-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Duloxetine Added to Multimodal Pain Management Reduced Opioid Use After Knee Replacement
Geoffrey Westrich, MD

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that the antidepressant duloxetine reduced the use of opioid medication when added to a multimodal pain management regimen after knee replacement surgery. The study appeared in The Journal of Arthroplasty.

Newswise: UTSW Study Finds New Pain Management Approach Reduced Opioid Use After C-Sections
Released: 2-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
UTSW Study Finds New Pain Management Approach Reduced Opioid Use After C-Sections
UT Southwestern Medical Center

For years, women recovering from cesarean section (C-section) deliveries have been given devices that let them, with a button, control the flow of opioid painkillers into their IV line. But as researchers and policymakers push to curb the use of opioids, clinicians are developing new strategies for treating pain after C-sections.

Newswise: Novel stent, from Ureteral Stent Co. and invented by University Hospitals Cleveland's Dr. Lee Ponsky, secures FDA clearance
Released: 2-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Novel stent, from Ureteral Stent Co. and invented by University Hospitals Cleveland's Dr. Lee Ponsky, secures FDA clearance
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Relief™ Stent, a new urinary stent invented by Lee Ponsky, MD, in collaboration with Dean Secrest, secured FDA 510k clearance, which means it can be marketed in the U.S. for patients suffering from kidney stones and other issues causing difficulty with drainage of the kidney.

Newswise: Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients
27-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A pilot study at Maine Medical Center found that scores on the RAS and SASS sedation scales that were best associated with a patient's ability to follow at least three commands are higher than the commonly recommended thresholds for each assessment tool.

Released: 29-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Comorbid With Chronic Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Patients with chronic pain often experience insomnia symptoms. Pain initiates, maintains, and exacerbates insomnia symptoms, and vice versa, indicating a complex situation with an additional burden for these patients. Hen...

Released: 28-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Lipofilling Procedure Improves Pain and Function in Finger Osteoarthritis
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For patients with painful finger osteoarthritis, a nonsurgical procedure called lipofilling – in which fat obtained from another part of the body is transferred into the arthritic joints – produces lasting improvements in hand function and especially pain, suggests a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Improved Longer Lasting Pain Relief
Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Improved Longer Lasting Pain Relief
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that high-frequency spinal cord stimulation proved more effective at improving perceived pain reduction than low-frequency SCS in patients studied, and that there was some variation in PPR between male and female patients.

Newswise: AI Could Predict Ideal Chronic Pain Patients for Spinal Cord Stimulation
Released: 28-Apr-2022 8:30 AM EDT
AI Could Predict Ideal Chronic Pain Patients for Spinal Cord Stimulation
Florida Atlantic University

Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment to manage chronic pain such as back and neck pain. The ability to accurately predict which patients will benefit from this treatment in the long term is unclear and currently relies on the subjective experience of the implanting physician. A study is the first to use machine-learning algorithms in the neuromodulation field to predict long-term patient response to spinal cord stimulation.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Students Create Lymphedema Early Detection Sensor
Released: 28-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Students Create Lymphedema Early Detection Sensor
Johns Hopkins University

A sensor created by Johns Hopkins University graduate students to detect very early-stage lymphedema could spare thousands of patients a year, many women with breast cancer, from the painful, debilitating condition.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
NIH Awards Wake Forest University School of Medicine $4 Million Grant to Study Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $4 million grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative to study chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Distracting Through Procedural Pain and Distress Using Virtual Reality and Guided Imagery in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Children with acute and chronic illness undergo frequent, painful, and distressing procedures. Objective: This randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate the effectiveness of guided imagery (GI) ver...

Released: 18-Apr-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Recreational marijuana access reduces demand for prescription drugs
Cornell University

Legalization of recreational marijuana reduces demand for costly prescription drugs through state Medicaid programs, according to an analysis by a Cornell researcher and a collaborator.

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Released: 13-Apr-2022 11:35 AM EDT
A Broken Spine Gone Undetected
Cedars-Sinai

Like many collegiate athletes, Dahlia Fink, 18, was introduced to sports at a young age.

Released: 12-Apr-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Global estimates of headaches suggest disorder impacts over 50% of the population
BioMed Central

A new review of the evidence suggests 52% of the global population are affected by a headache disorder every year, with 14% reporting migraines.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Senate Introduces Bill to Provide Full Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare
American Chiropractic Association

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 4042, to modernize Medicare coverage and better meet the needs of today’s seniors by increasing access to services provided by doctors of chiropractic.

Released: 6-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Differences in Learning and Persistency Characterizing Behavior in Chronic Pain for the Iowa Gambling Task: Web-Based Laboratory-in-the-Field Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Chronic pain is a significant worldwide health problem. It has been reported that people with chronic pain experience decision-making impairments, but these findings have been based on conventional laboratory experiments ...

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
The latest news on clinical trials is here on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
CEFALY Publishes the First and Largest, Phase 3 Clinical Trial of 2-hour External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (e-TNS) for At-Home Acute Migraine Treatment
Cefaly Technology

CEFALY Technology, a Belgium-based manufacturer of wearable medical devices for migraine, today announced the results of a clinical study demonstrating that two-hour treatment with the e-TNS CEFALY device is a safe and effective, non-pharmaceutical alternative for the acute treatment of migraine attacks in the out-of-hospital setting.

25-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Animal Study Shows Safety of Using CBD and THC with Opioids
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Findings from a new animal study suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) might be safe for use with opioid pain relievers. Although more studies are needed, the results suggest that these compounds might be a low-risk way to reduce the dose of opioids needed to relieve pain.

25-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Uncover Why Long COVID Can Cause Pain
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

A new animal study has provided important insights into how COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 — the virus responsible for COVID-19 — can lead to long-term pain. The new findings also point to a potential therapy for COVID-related pain.

31-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Opioid Prescriptions for Pediatric Patients Following Surgical Procedures Have Dropped Significantly
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers found that opioid prescriptions for children who underwent one of eight common outpatient surgeries declined over a period of five years. These findings suggest that clinicians are using more discretion when considering which pediatric patients require an opioid prescription after their procedures.

Newswise: Wireless pain management for drug-resistant conditions offers promising alternative to surgery, study finds
30-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Wireless pain management for drug-resistant conditions offers promising alternative to surgery, study finds
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Using a 1-millimeter-sized wireless implant to stimulate peripheral nerves from within blood vessels has the potential to treat neuropathic pain resistant to medical therapy, according to a team of multi-institutional researchers including Sunil A. Sheth, MD, of UTHealth Houston.

Released: 31-Mar-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Strength training protects against muscle pain by activating androgen receptors
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Resistance or strength training protects against the development of muscle pain in mice – and does so by activating androgen receptors, reports a basic science study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: The Power of the Diet
Released: 30-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EDT
The Power of the Diet
American University

AU professor awarded $6.4 million grant for clinical trial researching dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness

Released: 29-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Chronic low back pain linked to atrophy in pain-related brain regions
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with reductions in brain volume in areas involved in pain processing, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 29-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Saline Treatment Can Reverse Nerve Block Lung Complication, But Needs 30 Minutes to Take Effect – Too Long for Some Patients
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Researchers at Stanford University are working to identify how to reverse a rare but potentially fatal side effect of a commonly provided nerve block for patients receiving shoulder surgery. Given how common the surgery is, this work has vast implications.

Newswise: COVID-19 infection linked to higher risk of neuropathy
Released: 25-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EDT
COVID-19 infection linked to higher risk of neuropathy
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that many people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic also experienced peripheral neuropathy — pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet — during and following their bouts with COVID-19.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Physicians Recognized in Northshore Magazine's 2022 'Top Doctors'
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Northshore Magazine has named 125 physicians and surgeons from 32 medical specialties affiliated with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center to its annual ‘Top Doctors’ guide. Drawing from a Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Physician database, the list consists of Northshore-area physicians and is available in the printed version or online subscription of Northshore Magazine.

Newswise: Researchers Developing System for Delivering IGF-1 Nanoparticles to Patients with Nerve Injury
21-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers Developing System for Delivering IGF-1 Nanoparticles to Patients with Nerve Injury
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, are developing a drug delivery system that can deliver nanoparticles containing IGF-1 to injured nerves to help them heal.

Newswise: Local Anesthetic Use for Hip Fracture Patients Is Increasing, a Positive Sign in the Battle Against Opioid Use Disorder
21-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Local Anesthetic Use for Hip Fracture Patients Is Increasing, a Positive Sign in the Battle Against Opioid Use Disorder
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Patients with traumatic injuries who are treated in the emergency room are susceptible to opioid-related adverse drug effects. Increased use of regional anesthesia in this setting can be helpful in the effort to reduce the use of opioids.

Released: 22-Mar-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Urgent need for more research and focus on treating pain in people with severe mental illness, new evidence review shows
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A review in PAIN®, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) highlights significant ongoing challenges in the assessment, reporting, and treatment of pain in people with severe mental illness (SMI). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 22-Mar-2022 1:10 AM EDT
Medical cannabis can reduce use of opioids in patients with chronic back pain and osteoarthritis, but further study needed
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Providing patients with chronic back pain and osteoarthritis (OA) access to medical cannabis can reduce or even eliminate the use of opioids for pain management, according to two studies presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Endometriosis – Beyond painful periods
Released: 16-Mar-2022 11:40 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Endometriosis – Beyond painful periods
Penn State Health

Endometriosis, an inflammatory condition affecting 10% of women, causes severe pelvic pain and other complications. There’s no way to prevent it, but treatments are available to help manage the pain.

Released: 15-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Study of Non-Cancer Pain Patient Data Finds State Opioid Prescription Laws Don’t Influence Prescribing Practices
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pain experts and patient advocates had expressed concern that these laws may restrict access to opioid treatment for people with chronic pain without substituting effective non-opioid alternatives.

Released: 11-Mar-2022 12:45 PM EST
在不使用阿片类药物的情况下管理膝关节、肩部术后疼痛
Mayo Clinic

根据最近对常见运动手术的两项研究,不含阿片类药物的疼痛管理方案与常见阿片类处方药具有同等的疼痛缓解效果。

Released: 10-Mar-2022 1:05 PM EST
إدارة الألم بعد جراحات الركبة والكتف دون استخدام العقاقير أفيونية المفعول
Mayo Clinic

لاية مينيسوتا- أعطى أحد أنظمة إدارة الألم من دون استخدام العقاقير أفيونية المفعول نفس نتائج استخدام العقاقير أفيونية المفعول الشائعة، وفقًا لدراستين حديثتين عن العمليات الجراحية الرياضية الشائعة.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 1:00 PM EST
Manejo da dor após cirurgias de joelhos e ombros sem opioides
Mayo Clinic

Um regime de manejo da dor sem opioides ofereceu o mesmo alívio da dor que os opioides comumente prescritos, de acordo com dois estudos de cirurgias esportivas comuns.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 12:50 PM EST
Controlar el dolor sin opioides después de una cirugía de rodilla o de hombro
Mayo Clinic

El tratamiento farmacológico sin opioides para controlar el dolor ofrece el mismo alivio que la terapia con los opioides más comúnmente recetados, dicen dos estudios recientes sobre cirugías frecuentes en los deportes.


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