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Chronic Back Pain May Be Arachnoiditis

A small survey of patients with MRI-confirmed arachnoiditis show a common symptom of severe pain with prolonged standing; the condition may often be overlooked in chronic pain.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Internet-Based Self-management Program for Persistent Pain

Find out about the effectiveness of the Chronic Pain Management Program, an 8-week online intervention.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Okays Buccal Buprenorphine (Belbuca) in Chronic Pain

Endo Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval for buprenorphine buccal film for the treatment of chronic pain.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Lab Case 77

A 57 year old man presents to your ED with some spastic movements of his limbs. He has a history of chronic pain in his shoulders, back and nack for which he is on pain medication.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Psychological treatments for chronic pain involving damage or disease to nerves responsible for pain | Cochrane

Many people experience pain from an injury or disease that goes away within three months, but for some people the pain continues. When the pain involves changes to nerves we call the pain 'neuropathic'. Although the condition is increasingly common, the treatments we have help only a few people. Following unsuccessful surgical or pharmacological treatment, people with chronic pain may be offered psychologically-based rehabilitation to improve their quality of life. While we know that this can help people with other types of chronic pain, this treatment for neuropathic pain alone has received less research attention.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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'I would drink a bottle of morphine every day' - BBC News

Andy Dashwood tells BBC Panorama about drinking up to a bottle of morphine every day in an attempt to manage the chronic pain from which he suffers.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Oral painkillers available without prescription for acute pain | Cochrane

Acute pain is often felt soon after injury, and is of short duration. Most people who have surgery have moderate or severe pain afterwards. Painkillers (analgesics) are tested in people with pain, often following the removal of wisdom teeth. Study participants have to have at least moderate pain levels and the pain is usually treated with painkillers taken by mouth. This overview is useful mainly for acute pain lasting only a few days or weeks, and not for chronic pain lasting for many months. For this overview we have not included information from reviews on migraine, tension headache, or period pain.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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FDA Gives 'Tentative' Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ER

Final approval of the extended-release chronic pain medication is pending the outcome of patent litigation, the company reports.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Three Types of Interventions in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Find out more about the complexity of reducing chronic pain and increasing the quality of life of people with fibromyalgia.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Causes, Treatment & Therapies - Gold Canyon AZ

The Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an unceasing pain condition that often affects one of the limbs (that can be arms, legs, hands, or feet), generally after an injury or trauma to that particular limb. Complex regional pain syndrome is believed to be caused due to damage, or malfunctioning of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system encompasses the brain and spinal cord; whereas the peripheral nervous system includes the nerve signaling from the brain and the spinal cord to the other parts of the body. The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is exemplified by prolonged or a chronic pain and mild or dramatic changes in the color of the skin, temperature or even swelling in the affecting area.  
calmareaz.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Nod for Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulator in Chronic Pain

The FDA has approved the Algovita spinal cord stimulation system for patients with chronic, intractable pain.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A Need for Personalized Chronic Opioid Therapy

Dr Argoff argues that a patient-centered approach must be taken when treating chronic pain with chronic opioid therapy.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Opioids for Chronic Pain: Yes or No?

From San Francisco, a neurologist and a rheumatologist debate whether or not opioids belong in the management of chronic, noncancer pain.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Management of chronic refractory cough

Chronic refractory cough (CRC) is defined as a cough that persists despite guideline based treatment. It is seen in 20-46% of patients presenting to specialist cough clinics and it has a substantial impact on quality of life and healthcare utilization. Several terms have been used to describe this condition, including the recently introduced term cough hypersensitivity syndrome. Key symptoms include a dry irritated cough localized around the laryngeal region. Symptoms are not restricted to cough and can include globus, dyspnea, and dysphonia. Chronic refractory cough has factors in common with laryngeal hypersensitivity syndromes and chronic pain syndromes, and these similarities help to shed light on the pathophysiology of the condition. Its pathophysiology is complex and includes cough reflex sensitivity, central sensitization, peripheral sensitization, and paradoxical vocal fold movement. Chronic refractory cough often occurs after a viral infection. The diagnosis is made once the main diseases that cause chronic cough have been excluded (or treated) and cough remains refractory to medical treatment. Several treatments have been developed over the past decade. These include speech pathology interventions using techniques adapted from the treatment of hyperfunctional voice disorders, as well as the use of centrally acting neuromodulators such as gabapentin and pregabalin. Potential new treatments in development also show promise.  
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over 4 years ago
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Management of chronic refractory cough

Chronic refractory cough (CRC) is defined as a cough that persists despite guideline based treatment. It is seen in 20-46% of patients presenting to specialist cough clinics and it has a substantial impact on quality of life and healthcare utilization. Several terms have been used to describe this condition, including the recently introduced term cough hypersensitivity syndrome. Key symptoms include a dry irritated cough localized around the laryngeal region. Symptoms are not restricted to cough and can include globus, dyspnea, and dysphonia. Chronic refractory cough has factors in common with laryngeal hypersensitivity syndromes and chronic pain syndromes, and these similarities help to shed light on the pathophysiology of the condition. Its pathophysiology is complex and includes cough reflex sensitivity, central sensitization, peripheral sensitization, and paradoxical vocal fold movement. Chronic refractory cough often occurs after a viral infection. The diagnosis is made once the main diseases that cause chronic cough have been excluded (or treated) and cough remains refractory to medical treatment. Several treatments have been developed over the past decade. These include speech pathology interventions using techniques adapted from the treatment of hyperfunctional voice disorders, as well as the use of centrally acting neuromodulators such as gabapentin and pregabalin. Potential new treatments in development also show promise.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Opioids should be last resort to treat chronic pain, says draft CDC guideline

Doctors should consider prescribing opioids for chronic pain only “if [the] expected benefits for both pain and function are anticipated to outweigh risks to the patient,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said in a draft guideline released on 14 December.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Opioids should be last resort to treat chronic pain, says draft CDC guideline

Doctors should consider prescribing opioids for chronic pain only “if [the] expected benefits for both pain and function are anticipated to outweigh risks to the patient,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said in a draft guideline released on 14 December.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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WHO analgesic ladder and chronic pain: the need to search for treatable causes

Ballantyne and colleagues’ important message on the overuse of opioids in treating chronic pain is long overdue.1 As they point out, opioids are usually ineffective and they have major potential complications. The end result may be to blur the …  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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An Integrative Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain CME/CE

: Adding evidence-based complementary health approaches may give your patients relief from chronic pain  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago