Chronic Pain

Chemonucleolysis With Radiopaque Gelified Ethanol May Be Effective Analgesic for Chronic Radicular Pain

Chemonucleolysis With Radiopaque Gelified Ethanol May Be Effective Analgesic for Chronic Radicular Pain

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The use of percutaneous chemonucleolysis with radiopaque gelified ethanol may be safe and effective for patients with treatment-resistant chronic radicular leg pain.

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

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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.

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of chronic conditions increased across all segments of the childbearing population, including substance use disorder.

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

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The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

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Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

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Achilles tendon pressuring and inquiry about "persistent deep aching pain over most of [the] body" may effectively screen for fibromyalgia in patients with chronic pain.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

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As survival rates for patients with burns have improved, the need for effective treatments for chronic pain in this population has become more pressing.

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

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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.

Lubiprostone Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Lubiprostone Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy for Opioid-Induced Constipation

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Lubiprostone provides significant relief from opioid-induced constipation in patients prescribed these medications for chronic non-cancer pain.

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

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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

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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.

Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

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Many practitioners, researchers, and patients also appeal for techniques that could objectively measure pain.

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Relief in Military Populations

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Relief in Military Populations

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Electrical stimulation and a higher baseline pain score were shown to be associated with a higher chance of improved pain relief with acupuncture.

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

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

Neuropathy Associated With Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Characteristics

Neuropathy Associated With Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Characteristics

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Chronic pain following adjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel or oxaliplatin may be solely account for by pure sensory neuropathy.

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

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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

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

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

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Contextual forms of CBT, such as ACT and mindfulness-based therapies, have been linked with improvements in various domains for patients with chronic pain, although predictors and moderators have yet to be elucidated.

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

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Drug delivery with an intrathecal bolus is safe for the treatment and management of unpredictable breakthrough pain.

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

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No conclusive evidence was found supporting the efficacy of antidepressants in the pediatric population.

Doxepin Effective for Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Chronic Pain

Doxepin Effective for Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Chronic Pain

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Doxepin was not only found to be effective at improving sleep outcomes, but also generally well tolerated in patients with diverse demographic and baseline characteristics.

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

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The updated guidelines outline common types of complementary medicines, provide educational resources, and more.

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

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The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

Resilience in Chronic Pain Management

Resilience in Chronic Pain Management

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A growing body of research is showing the importance of bolstering resilience in chronic pain management.

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

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Treatment of neuroinflammation as the underlying cause of chronic, severe pain involves several components: standard pain relief, neuroinflammation control, spinal flow exercises, and neuroregeneration.

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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Participation in a pilot functional medicine clinic decreased perceived stress and joint and muscle symptoms in veterans with chronic pain.

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