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Too Few Migraine Grants Submitted

The NINDS welcomes more migraine research grants.

Opana ER Removed From Market

The FDA has requested the removal of reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone HCl; Endo) from the market.

Self-Managing Chronic Back Pain

Interactive voice response-based CBT is as effective as in-person CBT for patients with chronic back pain.

Fibromyalgia Treatment in Patients on Antidepressants

Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.

Endometriosis Pain Reduced With Elagolix

At 3 months, significantly more women receiving both doses of elagolix had reductions in dysmenorrhea and nonmenstrual pelvic pain compared with those receiving placebo.

Efficacy of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement

Long-term, clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain can be achieved with lumbar total disc replacement and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients whose low back pain does not respond to conservative therapy.

Acute Migraine Affected by Allodynia?

The understanding of the mechanisms of allodynia is essential for the treatment of migraine.
Regulatory Issues Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

Medical marijuana, as a botanical and a scheduled drug does not fit the FDA paradigm for drug approval, a major impediment to its use in research.

Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation for Facet Joint Arthropathy-Related Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation for Facet Joint Arthropathy-Related Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency denervation improved chronic low back pain arising from the facet joints.

Migraine & Headache

Allodynia and Pericranial Tenderness Highly Prevalent in Pediatric Patients With Migraine

Allodynia and Pericranial Tenderness Highly Prevalent in Pediatric Patients With Migraine

Symptoms associated with central sensitization are common in children and adolescents with migraine.

Neuropathic Pain

Long-Term Opioids Associated With Worse Functional Status, Adverse Events in Polyneuropathy

Long-Term Opioids Associated With Worse Functional Status, Adverse Events in Polyneuropathy

Polyneuropathy may increase the likelihood of patients receiving long-term opioid therapy.

Pain Comorbidities

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.

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