Abdominal & Pelvis Pain

Implementation of Psychological Screening Program in Children With Abdominal Pain Successful

Implementation of Psychological Screening Program in Children With Abdominal Pain Successful

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Implementation of systematic screening for anxiety, disability and pain in children aged 8 to 18 years presenting with abdominal pain at a gastroenterology division of a large medical center resulted in an increase in screening rates and psychological referrals.

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

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

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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.

IBS-Associated Chronic Pain: Formulation of Core Diagnostic Criteria

IBS-Associated Chronic Pain: Formulation of Core Diagnostic Criteria

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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

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

Neurostimulation Alleviates Abdominal Pain in Children

Neurostimulation Alleviates Abdominal Pain in Children

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

Elagolix May Be Effective for Reducing Pain From Endometriosis

Elagolix May Be Effective for Reducing Pain From Endometriosis

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

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.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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.

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.

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.

Colectomy May Beat Medical Therapy For Ulcerative Colitis

Colectomy May Beat Medical Therapy For Ulcerative Colitis

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefit the most.

Naloxone Capsule Safe for Opioid-Induced Constipation, Study Notes

Naloxone Capsule Safe for Opioid-Induced Constipation, Study Notes

Sustained release formula efficacious, with no indication of opioid withdrawal or increase in pain.

Data Shedding Light on Innervation and Visceral Pain

Data Shedding Light on Innervation and Visceral Pain

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A main question that needs to be further explored is how anatomically and physiologically the extrinsic and intrinsic innervation of organs interact and contribute to overall pain.

Ultrasound Accurately Diagnosed Groin Hernia

Ultrasound Accurately Diagnosed Groin Hernia

High accuracy seen for both detecting presence and type of hernia.

Pain Management Complex in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Pain Management Complex in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Review examines etiology of disease and suggests stepwise approach for pain management.

CKD May Be Risk Factor For Gout

CKD May Be Risk Factor For Gout

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

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