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Individual, Group Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective

Individual, Group Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective

A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.

Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Electroacupuncture may be safe and effective to reduce the use of opioid medications in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

L-Glutamine Oral Therapy Reduces Sickle Cell-Related Pain Better Than Placebo

L-Glutamine Oral Therapy Reduces Sickle Cell-Related Pain Better Than Placebo

L-Glutamine oral treatment with or without hydroxyurea reduces pain crises better than placebo in individuals with sickle cell disease.

Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults

Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults

Weekly vigorous activity and cultural engagement may protect against the development of chronic pain in older adults.

Orilissa Approved for Moderate to Severe Pain Associated With Endometriosis

Orilissa Approved for Moderate to Severe Pain Associated With Endometriosis

The approval was based on data from 2 multinational double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials involving 1686 premenopausal women with moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.

Hypoesthesia for Touch and Joint Position Linked to Chronic Pain in MS

Hypoesthesia for Touch and Joint Position Linked to Chronic Pain in MS

Investigators examined whether chronic pain and hypoesthesia are linked in patients with MS.

Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Two composite constructs of symptom patterns in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions were found to be associated with each other and the centralized pain phenotype.

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

A panel of experts formulated consensus guidelines for physicians who use intravenous ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain.

Opioid Equianalgesic Doses

Opioid equianalgesic dosing chart used for interchanging between drug, route of administration, or both.

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

In adults with sickle cell disease, higher daily opioid use may be associated with poorer health-related quality of life.