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Headache Improvement Seen With Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation was found to ameliorate headache, dizziness, and psychological factors in patients with vestibular migraine or a combination of tension-type headache and dizziness.

PTSD Associated With Headaches

The presence of headache may be correlated with PTSD severity.

Tramadol, Codeine FDA Safety Warnings

The FDA is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children.

Correlation Between Fibromyalgia, Peptic Ulcer

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome are 1.40 times more likely to develop peptic ulcer disease compared with those without.

Photophobia, Migraine, and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Both patients with migraine and migraine-free control patients with photophobia were found to exhibit higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress than individuals without photophobia.

Improvements in Fibromyalgia From Online Course

This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.

Pain Acceptance and Migraine

Higher levels of pain acceptance were associated with less headache disability and pain interference in overweight women with migraine.

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation for Chronic Headache Management

A 3-week interdisciplinary rehabilitation program reduces pain and improves physical and psychological function in patients with chronic headaches.

Improving Prescribing Practices for Chronic Pain

A training program on opioid prescribing for general practice registrars was developed to improve adherence to guidelines on opioid prescribing for chronic noncancer pain.

ALS Preclinical Diagnosis

Pain is far more common and widespread in ALS than previously suspected, and initial pain symptoms may predate the clinical onset of the disease's hallmark motor dysfunction by as much as 2 years.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medication FDA Warning

The FDA is warning patients and healthcare professionals that Viberzi tablets should not be used in patients without a gallbladder due to an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

Congress will now be addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance with a bill introduced to the US House of Representatives on March 30, 2017.
Migraine & Headache

Dopamine Release Reduced During Acute Migraine

Dopamine Release Reduced During Acute Migraine

Acute migraine attacks are associated with a reduction in dopamine release.

Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine for Refractory Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine for Refractory Neuropathic Pain

A ketamine regimen is superior to methadone, or ketamine combined with methadone, in alleviating neuropathic pain and associated sensory changes.

Practice Management

New Pain Assessment Tool Validated in Critically Ill Patients

New Pain Assessment Tool Validated in Critically Ill Patients

The Behavior Pain Assessment Tool is a brief, reliable, and valid tool for assessing pain in critically ill adults and in patients who cannot self-report pain.

Low Back Pain

Intradiscal Steroid Injection Provides Short-Term Relief From Low Back Pain

Intradiscal Steroid Injection Provides Short-Term Relief From Low Back Pain

A single glucocorticoid intradiscal injection provided relief from low back pain at 1, but not 12 months in patients with active discopathy.

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