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The Pain Circuit Breaker - Visual Illusion Proves Effective in Relieving Knee Pain for People with Osteoarthritis

Source: University of South Australia In a new study published in the journal Peer J this week, researchers at UniSA's Body in Mind Research Group have found people suffering osteoarthritis in the knees reported reduced ...
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Efficient Facial Pain Diagnosis Will Benefit Patients and Save Money

Source: Newcastle University, U.K. Experts at Newcastle University say introducing an electronic referral system to speed up diagnosis and treatment is likely to improve quality of life and save money. Full story...
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Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A Department of Defense Funded Multicenter Study

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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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Liposome Bupivacaine Interscalene Total Shoulder

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Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children and Opioid-Related Adverse Events

Source: Pediatrics Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about opioid prescribing for children without severe conditions. We studied the prevalence of and indications for outpatient opioid prescriptions an...
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Integrating Treatment at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics in Medical Settings: A Call for Action After a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: As a result of the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic (1), new epidemics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection have arisen and hospitalizations for bacteremia, endocar...
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A Community-Based Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in West Virginia

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Prevalence of Preoperative Opioid Use and Characteristics Associated with Opioid Use among Patients Presenting for Surgery

Source: JAMA Surgery Abstract: Importance: Patterns of preoperative opioid use are not well characterized across different surgical services, and studies in this patient population have lacked important self-reported dat...
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Acupuncture Reduces Joint Pain Due to Breast Cancer Treatment

Source: New York Presbyterian Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian found that acupuncture was associated with a statistically significant drop in joint pain among women takin...
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