For patients with chronic pain, medical cannabis use has a positive effect on maintaining sleep; however, cannabinoids do not appear to reduce cancer pain.
Pain phenotypes can be used in the future to attempt prediction of response to treatment in patients with painful chronic pancreatitis and thus provides a framework for personalized pain management.
More than half of world’s population has poor, nonexistent access to palliative care
Data from a study investigating the efficacy and safety of 6-week low-dose prednisolone in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis were presented at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting.
Treatment with either teriparatide or percutaneous vertebroplasty significantly and similarly improved quality of life and reduced pain in patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.
In an online survey, women reported that cannabis was effective in reducing pain and other symptoms related to endometriosis.
Researchers successfully classified most participants with chronic pain according to the proposed classification of chronic pain in the ICD-11 and found that participants did not benefit from self-management chronic pain programs.
Researchers found no evidence that changes in pain intensity scores in duloxetine-treated or pregabalin-treated patients have the strikingly bimodal distribution depicted in previous studies.
Despite a high prevalence of opioid consumption, pain related to IBD was not well controlled during hospitalization.
Chronic axial pain history was indicated in about 25% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.