FDA Panel: 'Little Merit' in Sublingual Buprenorphine for Pain

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Relieving the Pain of Kidney Stones

Source: Canadian Glycomics Network GlycoNet-funded research is testing the safety and efficacy of a glycoside, called arbutin, which is extracted from the bearberry plant. The molecule has shown a remarkable ability to b...
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Sub-Dissociative Dose Ketamine Dosing Study (NCT03714620)

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Ketamine is a Safe, Effective Alternative to Opioids in Treating Acute Pain in the ED

Source: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Intravenous, low-dose ketamine (LDK) is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED). Full story .
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Researchers Reveal How Gene Variant Is Linked to Chronic Pain After Traumatic Injury

Source: UNC School of Medicine The study, led by UNC School of Medicine researchers, shows that the reason the variant affects chronic pain outcomes is because it alters the ability of the gene FKBP5 to be regulated by a...
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National Variation in Opioid Prescribing and Risk of Prolonged Use for Opioid-Naive Patients Treated in the Emergency Department for Ankle Sprains

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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department

Source: Academic Emergency Medicine Abstract: Background: Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department (ED) for the treatment of acute pain. Analgesic alternatives are being explored in response to an epid...
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Injured Athletes Can Benefit from Using Mindfulness

Source: University of Kent, U.K. A new study of injured athletes carried out by the University found they can benefit from using mindfulness as part of the sport rehabilitation process to improve their pain tolerance and...
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The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors

Source: Kaiser Health News Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in acute pain, according to do...
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Cost Savings from Reducing Pain through the Delivery of Integrative Medicine Program to Hospitalized Patients

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Effect of Virtual Reality Technology for Pain Management of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records 'Nudged' Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets l...
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