Rimegepant, an Oral Calcitonin Gene–Related Peptide Receptor Antagonist, for Migraine

Calcitonin gene–related peptide receptor has been implicated in the pathogenesis of migraine. Rimegepant is an orally administered, small-molecule, calcitonin gene–related peptide receptor antagonist that may be effective in acute migraine treatment.

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Self-Administered Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Pain in Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Phase II Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of self-administered transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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Thwack! Insects Feel Chronic Pain After Injury

A study in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances offers the first genetic evidence of what causes chronic pain in fruit flies and there is good evidence that similar changes also drive chronic pain in humans. Full s...
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Rehab with Robots

A new generation of robotics is helping debilitated patients regain much of their former abilities by using technology that essentially communicates with muscles when the brain cannot. 

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FDA Approves First Generics of Lyrica

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of ...
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Combined Online Self-Management for Pain, Associated Anxiety, and Depression Works

In a new paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , researchers report that online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety, and depression symptoms. They also found that online symptom ...
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Discovery Suggests Potential New Target for Pain Control

The scientists, reporting in the journal Science , found that the production of prostaglandins in white blood cells depends on a signaling pathway known as IRE1α-XBP1, which is an important regulator of many cell functio...
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CMS Proposes Payment for Acupuncture

CMS has announced a proposal to cover acupuncture for certain Medicare patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). To be covered, patients must be enrolled participants either in clinical trials sponsored by the National...
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ICD-10 Changes for 2020 Released

The ICD-10-CM update for 2020 has been released. The 2020 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The 2020 edition contains 273 additions, 30 code revisions and 21 deletions.  

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Report from the June 2019 AMA Annual Meeting

The following report was submitted by Robert Wailes, MD, AAPM AMA Delegate The Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) convened from June 8-12, in Chicago, Illinois. I repre...
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