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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Diagnosis, Clinical Management

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Diagnosis, Clinical Management

Once a poorly understood and heavily debated disease within cardiovascular medicine, thoracic outlet syndrome has recently been recognized as a more common syndrome than previously thought.

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Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

In patients with severe chronic pain refractory to conventional therapy, intrathecal ziconotide provided long-term pain relief, particularly when used as first-line intrathecal therapy.

Chronic Disease Risk Increased With Adulthood Weight Gain

Chronic Disease Risk Increased With Adulthood Weight Gain

Weight gain during early to middle adulthood is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and decreases the likelihood of healthy aging.

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

The low dose of the microdose method reduces the formation of catheter tip granuloma.

First-in-Class Chronic Pain Drug Candidate Fast Tracked

First-in-Class Chronic Pain Drug Candidate Fast Tracked

Tanezumab is a NGF inhibitor and is a first-in-class agent to receive Fast Track approval.

Abuse-Deterrent Extended-Release Morphine Sulfate Launched for Chronic Pain

Abuse-Deterrent Extended-Release Morphine Sulfate Launched for Chronic Pain

Egalet announced the launch of Arymo ER extended-release tablets for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment.

Opioids for Chronic Pain: New VA/DoD Clinical Guideline

Opioids for Chronic Pain: New VA/DoD Clinical Guideline

A new clinical practice guideline regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain has been released by the VA and DoD.

Narcotic Analgesic Formulations

Comparative chart of narcotic analgesics including formulations, strengths, and dosing intervals.

A Link Between Altered Reward Processing and Later Pain Complaints?

A Link Between Altered Reward Processing and Later Pain Complaints?

Reward feedback responses in the brain may be predictive of chronic pain complaints later on.

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

Viewing photographs can decrease pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.