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Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Noncancer Pain in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review of Existing Guidelines

Source: Journal of Hospital Medicine Abstract: BACKGROUND: Pain is common among hospitalized patients. Inpatient prescribing of opioids is not without risk. Acute pain management guidelines could inform safe prescribing ...
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Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could Reduce Painful Side Effects of Common Cancer Treatment

Source: Rockefeller University Press Researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have discovered why many multiple myeloma patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezom...
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Control of Mechanical Pain Hypersensitivity in Mice through Ligand-Targeted Photoablation of TrkB-Positive Sensory Neurons

Source: Nature Communications Abstract: Mechanical allodynia is a major symptom of neuropathic pain whereby innocuous touch evokes severe pain. Here we identify a population of peripheral sensory neurons expressing TrkB ...
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Overcoming Pain Through Yoga in the Military (OPTYM)

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The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the Knees

[Source: University of Rochester Medical Center] Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study publishe...
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Direct Electrical Current Used to Preferentially Inhibit Pain-Transmitting Neurons

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Using computer models and laboratory rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that "direct electrical current" can be delivered to nerves preferentially, blocking pain signals whil...
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Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study

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Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Reveals Differences in Pain-Relieving Drugs When Combined with Aspirin

Source: Cleveland Clinic A landmark 2016 Cleveland Clinic study of widely used pain-relieving drugs showed that celecoxib (Celebrex) was associated with comparable cardiovascular safety and better gastrointestinal (GI) a...
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Storing and Disposing of Opioid Analgesics: What Does Our Medicine Tell Us?

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Medication diversion represents the largest source of misused opioid analgesics (1). Unused opioid analgesics are seldom safely stored or disposed of (1–3), creat...
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Back Pain Treatment Costs, Opioid Use Drop When Patients Seek Immediate Care

Source: University of Central Florida A research team led by the University of Central Florida has evaluated how the use of physical therapy to treat acute low back pain ― and the timing of when treatment begins ― impact...
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