Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Projected Overdose Deaths in the United States

What is the projected effect of lowering incident nonmedical prescription opioid use on the future trajectory of the opioid overdose crisis in the United States? Read the abstract . 
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The Pain of Sleep Loss: A Brain Characterization in Humans

Sleep loss increases the experience of pain. However, the brain mechanisms underlying altered pain processing following sleep deprivation are unknown. Moreover, it remains unclear whether ecologically modest night-to-night changes in sleep, within an individual, confer consequential day-to-day changes in experienced pain. Here, we demonstrate that ...
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Gender Bias in Pediatric Pain Assessment

Accurate assessment of pain is central to diagnosis and treatment in healthcare, especially in pediatrics. However, few studies have examined potential biases in adult observer ratings of children's pain. Read the abstract . 

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Association of Prescribed Opioids with Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Among Patients With and Without HIV What is the association between prescribed opioids and community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization among patients living with and without HIV? Read the abstract. Gene Network Dysregulation in the Trigeminal Ganglia an...
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