Why Is Migraine More Common in Women? One Protein May Hold the Key

In research published online April 8 in the Journal of Neuroscience, the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is implicated in the development of migraine symptoms caused pain responses in female rodents, but not in males, when introduced into the meninges, the protective tissue layers surrounding the brain. 

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UF Institute on Aging Study Shows Chronic Pain Might Accelerate Brain Aging

A new study led by a University of Florida Institute on Aging researcher has found the brain age of older adults with chronic pain had accelerated by an average of two years. 

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Help AAPM and the AMA Opioid Task Force Identify Barriers in Treatment

As one of the organizations in the AMA Opioid Taskforce, AAPM is working with the American Medical Association (AMA) to gather information on barriers to treatment. AAPM and the AMA request 10-15 minutes of your time to ...
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CDC Issues Key Clarification on Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network┬« received a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clarifying the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain on prescribing opioids to manage pain from certain conditions. 

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Join AAPM in Thanking the Following Companies for their Support

The AAPM Corporate Relations Council (CRC) is a distinguished community of healthcare professionals with a sustained interest in pain disorders and pain management. Thanks to these companies for supporting the Academy's goals and mission.

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Cardiovascular Autonomic Function and Endogenous Pain Modulation

The study will investigate the influence of cardiovascular autonomic function on pain sensitivity at rest in patients with fibromyalgia and age- and sex-matched control, the influence of cardiovascular autonomic function...
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TENS Efficacy on Acute Back Pain in an Emergency Department Triage

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) devices produce a gentle electrical stimulation that when applied through pads applied directly to the skin, has a noticeable effect in reducing pain associated with various types of injuries and ailments.

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Neoline Is the Active Ingredient of Processed Aconite Root Against Murine Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Model, and Its Pharmacokinetics in Rats.

 The present study investigated the effects of PA on a murine peripheral neuropathy model induced by intraperitoneal injection of paclitaxel and partial ligation of the sciatic nerve (Seltzer model), and identified its active ingredients.
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TRP Channels and Migraine: Recent Developments and New Therapeutic Opportunities.

Migraine is the second-most disabling disease worldwide, and the second most common neurological disorder. Attacks can last many hours or days, and consist of multiple symptoms including headache, nausea, vomiting, hypersensitivity to stimuli such as light and sound, and in some cases, an aura is present.

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Insular and Anterior Cingulate Cortex Deep Stimulation for Central Neuropathic Pain: Disassembling the Percept of Pain.

Objective: To compare the analgesic effects of stimulation of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) or the posterior superior insula (PSI) against sham deep (d) repetitive (r) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in patients with central neuropathic pain (CNP) after stroke or spinal cord injury in a randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled, 3-arm parallel study. 

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