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Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Although animal studies have shed light on various aspects of the role of oxytocin in pain processing, the small number of human studies on the topic have produced inconsistent results.

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Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, with a clear dose-response relationship between the number of mental disorders and subsequent pain.

Symproic Now Available for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Symproic Now Available for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Symproic tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain, including patients with chronic pain related to prior cancer or its treatment who do not require frequent opioid dosage escalation.

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Poor sleep quality partially mediates relationships between post-traumatic stress syndrome and severity of chronic pain in pediatric patients.

Prolonged-Release Oxycodone/Naloxone Efficacious on Chronic Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation

Prolonged-Release Oxycodone/Naloxone Efficacious on Chronic Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation

The use of oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) can provide significant relief for patients who suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain and opioid-induced constipation.

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

In patients with chronic pain, comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity.

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Naloxegol was shown to maintain adequate opioid analgesia over a 12-week treatment course, while relieving opioid-induced constipation.

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

Sleep-onset insomnia, pain intensity, and daytime dysfunction contribute to risk of suicide in patients diagnosed with chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends that people living with HIV be screened for pain and offered both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

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