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Efficacy of Moisturizer, Estradiol Tablets Examined in Treating Vulvovaginal Symptoms

Efficacy of Moisturizer, Estradiol Tablets Examined in Treating Vulvovaginal Symptoms

Similar reductions were seen for most bothersome symptom severity for all treatment groups over 12 weeks (estradiol, −1.4; moisturizer, −1.2; and placebo, −1.3).

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Trigger point injection with steroids and pulsed radiofrequency treatment of trigger points may effectively relieve pain associated with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome.

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

Lumbopelvic pain in well-functioning older adults was found to be associated with greater walking-related energy expenditure and reduced walking endurance compared with individuals without lumbopelvic pain.

Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome: Newly Described Cause of Flank Pain

Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome: Newly Described Cause of Flank Pain

Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, a newly defined syndrome characterized by flank tenderness, may successfully be treated with lidocaine injections and alternative treatments.

IBS-Associated Chronic Pain: Formulation of Core Diagnostic Criteria

IBS-Associated Chronic Pain: Formulation of Core Diagnostic Criteria

Public-private partnership initiative develops core diagnostic criteria for abdominal, pelvic, and urogenital pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Pelvic, Dysmenorrhea Pain Sustained Relief With Elagolix

Pelvic, Dysmenorrhea Pain Sustained Relief With Elagolix

Treatment with elagolix was associated with sustained reduction in average monthly dysmenorrhea and non-menstrual pelvic pain through a 12-month treatment period.

Ethinylestradiol Drospirenone Combination May Alleviate Endometriosis-Related Pain

Ethinylestradiol Drospirenone Combination May Alleviate Endometriosis-Related Pain

A flexible extended regimen of 20 mg ethinylestradiol and 3 mg drospirenone (FlexibleMIB) was shown to be superior to placebo for reducing endometriosis-related pain.

Progestin-Only Contraceptive Long-Term Use Alleviates Pelvic Girdle Pain

Progestin-Only Contraceptive Long-Term Use Alleviates Pelvic Girdle Pain

Long-term exposure to progestin-only oral contraceptives or to a progestin intrauterine device is associated with a small beneficial effect on pelvic girdle pain.

Neurostimulation Alleviates Abdominal Pain in Children

Neurostimulation Alleviates Abdominal Pain in Children

Neurostimulation through percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation was shown to durably reduce pain in children.

Colon Cleansing Regimens in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Overview

Colon Cleansing Regimens in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Overview

A polyethylene glycol low-volume regimen is noninferior to a high-volume regimen for colon cleansing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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.