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Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

Trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy is well tolerated and improves symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasm in approximately 50% of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

FDA to Review Trulance for IBS With Constipation in Adults

FDA to Review Trulance for IBS With Constipation in Adults

The FDA has accepted the supplemental New Drug Application for Trulance for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.

Hypnotherapy for Pediatric IBS: Comparing Self-Administered, in-Office Therapy

Hypnotherapy for Pediatric IBS: Comparing Self-Administered, in-Office Therapy

The efficiency of self-administered hypnotherapy is equivalent to that of in-office hypnotherapy in relieving pediatric irritable bowel syndrome or functional abdominal pain.

Elagolix May Be Effective for Reducing Pain From Endometriosis

Elagolix May Be Effective for Reducing Pain From Endometriosis

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

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

Probiotics may alleviate pain in the short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medication Linked to Pancreatitis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medication Linked to Pancreatitis

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

Capsaicin Patch Safe, Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Capsaicin Patch Safe, Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Treatment with the high-concentration capsaicin patch was safe and effective for improving pain in patients with chronic pelvic, perineal, and gluteal neuralgia pain.

Upper Functional GI Disorders Often Overlap With IBS

Upper Functional GI Disorders Often Overlap With IBS

Most frequent upper functional GI disorders in IBS were functional dyspepsia, belching disorders

Lower Gut Microbiome Diversity in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Lower Gut Microbiome Diversity in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Tighter clustering of controls versus wider clustering of cases in UniFrac principal coordinate analysis

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Two cases reported of seniors with atypical presentation, including nonspecific symptoms

Antioxidant-Pregabalin May Cut Pain in Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis

Antioxidant-Pregabalin May Cut Pain in Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis

Randomized trial shows significant pain reduction for patients with chronic calcific pancreatitis.

Study: Core-Needle Biopsy May Be Effective in Evaluation of Renal Masses

Study: Core-Needle Biopsy May Be Effective in Evaluation of Renal Masses

Image-guided testing of tissue from the renal mass may lead to improved treatments, researchers say.

Continuous Oral Contraceptives More Effective After Endometriosis Surgery

Continuous Oral Contraceptives More Effective After Endometriosis Surgery

Review shows reduced recurrence rates for dysmenorrhea with continuous versus cyclic schedule.

Is Early Surgery Common for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis?

Is Early Surgery Common for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis?

More than half of elective resections done after fewer than three preceding episodes.

Recurrent Painful Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Recurrent Painful Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Case report describes 85-year-old man who presented twice with fever and painful erythema.

Eluxadoline Eases Pain and Diarrhea for Some With IBS, Study Shows

Eluxadoline Eases Pain and Diarrhea for Some With IBS, Study Shows

Medication was approved recently by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Incidence of Nephrolithiasis Rising in Teens, Blacks

Incidence of Nephrolithiasis Rising in Teens, Blacks

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women and children.

Association Noted Between Pelvic Pain, Poorer Mental Health Outcomes in Women With Endometriois

Association Noted Between Pelvic Pain, Poorer Mental Health Outcomes in Women With Endometriois

Women with asymptomatic endometriosis were less likely to experience anxiety and depression than those who have pelvic pain, the researchers also noted.

Is Nonoperative Management an Effective Treatment Strategy for Pediatric Appendicitis?

Is Nonoperative Management an Effective Treatment Strategy for Pediatric Appendicitis?

Less morbidity and lower costs for those choosing nonoperative management versus surgery.

Does Mortality Rate Increase With Age in Emergency Abdominal Surgery?

Does Mortality Rate Increase With Age in Emergency Abdominal Surgery?

Mortality also increased versus older adults undergoing elective procedures.

Are There Racial Disparities in US Emergency Department Pain Management?

Are There Racial Disparities in US Emergency Department Pain Management?

Minorities were 22% to 30% less likely to receive any pain medications compared with white patients.

Case of Bobby Pin Piercing Kidney Reported in 4-Year-Old Boy

Case of Bobby Pin Piercing Kidney Reported in 4-Year-Old Boy

Two rusted sharp ends of pin were removed from patient, without subsequent complications.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Not Sufficiently Explained by Presence of Endometriosis

Chronic Pelvic Pain Not Sufficiently Explained by Presence of Endometriosis

Women with chronic pelvic pain had greater connectivity in "pain" regions of the brain, regardless of presence of endometriosis.

Could Melatonin Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Could Melatonin Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Researchers learned that high dose Melatonin taken regularly for six weeks probably reduces fibromyalgia pain.

Infliximab Lost Into Feces Of Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Infliximab Lost Into Feces Of Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Clinical nonresponders have significantly higher fecal concentrations of infliximab.

Podcast: Understanding Somatic, Visceral Abdominal Pain

Podcast: Understanding Somatic, Visceral Abdominal Pain

Even though movement causing exacerbation of pain can happen with both somatic and visceral abdominal pain, asking patients to do a sit-up or a twister can identify trigger points in the rectus muscles and the obliques

Minimally-Invasive AAA Repair May Up Survival In Short Term

Minimally-Invasive AAA Repair May Up Survival In Short Term

But advantage of minimally-invasive abdominal aortic aneurysm repair diminishes over time.

Ginger Could Help Alleviate Primary Dysmenorrhea Symptoms

Ginger Could Help Alleviate Primary Dysmenorrhea Symptoms

Meta-analysis shows reduction in pain visual analog score with ginger during days three to four of cycle.

Autoimmune Risk Up For Relatives Of Those With Celiac Disease

Autoimmune Risk Up For Relatives Of Those With Celiac Disease

Increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease for first-degree relatives, spouses of celiac patients.