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Ketamine for Pain Management, Treatment of Depression

Ketamine for Pain Management, Treatment of Depression

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Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment, and may thus represent an attractive adjunct therapy for pain management.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

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Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.

Magnesium for Patients on Opioids for Pain

Magnesium for Patients on Opioids for Pain

Opioid tolerance may be curbed by taking magnesium.

Survey Identifies Key Domains of Patient-Perceived Remission in RA

Survey Identifies Key Domains of Patient-Perceived Remission in RA

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Pain, fatigue, and independence comprised the most important domains of patient-perceived remission in rheumatoid arthritis.

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

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Pain is more common in those with depression and those with both depression and pain are more likely to have cognitive impairment.

Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate With DAS28 Scores in RA

Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate With DAS28 Scores in RA

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"Improved pain management should be explored in patients who report high disease activity."

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

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ASRA released a formal position statement requesting that the DEA reschedule marijuana.

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

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Even slight reductions in body weight can improve pain and mobility in patients with arthritis.

Pain in Parkinson's Disease: A Research Vista for Innovative Treatments

Pain in Parkinson's Disease: A Research Vista for Innovative Treatments

Studies describing novel treatment avenues and/or complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of pain in Parkinson's disease.

Lifestyle Intervention Can Ward Off Obesity-Related Knee Pain

Lifestyle Intervention Can Ward Off Obesity-Related Knee Pain

Findings show benefit at one year for overweight adults with diabetes mellitus at high risk of knee pain.

Speaking Out Against Opioids: ACA Launches New #PainFreeNation Campaign

Speaking Out Against Opioids: ACA Launches New #PainFreeNation Campaign

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) plans to work with doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students to continue bringing attention to the public health crisis caused by pain by launching a new campaign.

CDC Revisits Marijuana-Related Death In Colorado

CDC Revisits Marijuana-Related Death In Colorado

Young man leapt to his death after consuming marijuana-laced cookie.

Can Drugs Be Delivered To The Brain Via Remote Control?

Can Drugs Be Delivered To The Brain Via Remote Control?

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The wireless device is the width of a human hair, small enough to implant in the brain. To deliver drugs, one would activate the instrument by remote control.

Q&A: Chronic Pain Australia Exec Talks Chronic Pain, National Pain Week

Q&A: Chronic Pain Australia Exec Talks Chronic Pain, National Pain Week

To learn more about National Pain Week, the future of chronic pain and chronic pain challenges, Clinical Pain Advisor sat down with Coralie Wales, PhD, a founding director of Chronic Pain Australia. More recently, Wales has taken on the role as Chronic Pain Australia's president.

Do Lidocaine Patches Cut Pain After Robotic Cardiac Valve Surgery?

Do Lidocaine Patches Cut Pain After Robotic Cardiac Valve Surgery?

Lidocaine 5 percent patches had no impact on measures of acute or persistent pain.

Can Antibiotics Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

Can Antibiotics Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

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New research in Pediatrics suggests that children who are exposed to antibiotics could have an increased risk of newly diagnosed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but that antibiotic use could be a marker for abnormal immunity rather than a direct cause of JIA.

Chronic Pain Patients Aren't Discussing Alternative Therapies With Physicians, Study Shows

Chronic Pain Patients Aren't Discussing Alternative Therapies With Physicians, Study Shows

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds.

AMA Urges CMS To Adopt New Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule For End-Of-Life Care

AMA Urges CMS To Adopt New Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule For End-Of-Life Care

Two new codes would be established; would be used for conversations about care options.

What You Need To Know About Sunburn 'Art'

What You Need To Know About Sunburn 'Art'

Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice.

High-Presure Oxygen Could Help Fibromyalgia Patients

High-Presure Oxygen Could Help Fibromyalgia Patients

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Tel Aviv University researchers believe they've found a way for patients to recover from fibromyalgia symptoms.

Can The Brain Fool Itself Into Ignoring Signals For Chronic Pain?

Can The Brain Fool Itself Into Ignoring Signals For Chronic Pain?

Wouldn't it be great if the brain could ignore chronic pain signals? Patients suffering from this condition would no longer have to go through the daily struggle of coping with it and researching new ways to alleviate some of the symptoms. BYU researchers are looking to find out if this is a possibility.

Should Chronic Pain Care Providers Be Worried About Violent Patients?

Should Chronic Pain Care Providers Be Worried About Violent Patients?

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Published in Pain Medicine, a report concluded that 64.85% of CPCPs have called security and 51.52% have received threats.

Can Chronic Pain Patients Manage Symptoms By Simply Participating In An Online Program?

Can Chronic Pain Patients Manage Symptoms By Simply Participating In An Online Program?

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Four out of five participants who used an available Web-based program made progress toward goals to reduce or eliminate pain or other unspecified medications.

HIV-Infected Patients Frequently Have Chronic Pain

HIV-Infected Patients Frequently Have Chronic Pain

Patients with moderate-severe chronic pain more likely to take antidepressants, prescription opioids.

Increased Mortality Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Be Linked To Telemedical Monitoring

Increased Mortality Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Be Linked To Telemedical Monitoring

No significant difference versus standard care for amputation, healing; but increase in mortality seen.

BBQ Grill Brush Wires Can Cause Serious Gastrointestinal Injury

BBQ Grill Brush Wires Can Cause Serious Gastrointestinal Injury

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

Adolescent Lifestyle Not Strongly Tied To Later Muscular Pain

Adolescent Lifestyle Not Strongly Tied To Later Muscular Pain

Smoking, alcohol use, overweight/obesity weakly tied to later pain.

Afamelanotide Beneficial In Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

Afamelanotide Beneficial In Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

Improvement in number of hours of direct exposure to sunlight without pain, quality of life.

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