This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

Improving Care of Chronic Pain Patients with Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy Amidst the Opioid Epidemic

The US government and other key stakeholders including professional medical bodies have amended recommendations in recent years to emphasize using no opioids or the lowest effective dose of opioids needed for treatment o...
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Opioid Use to Treat Migraine Headaches in Hospitalized Children and Adolescents

Prescription of opioids to treat pediatric migraine is explicitly discouraged by treatment guidelines but persists in some clinical settings. We sought to describe rates of opioid administration in pediatric migraine hos...
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Examination and Characterization of Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation on Cerebrospinal Fluid Cellular and Protein Constituents in Patient Responders with Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Pilot Study

Patients with neuropathic pain have altered proteomic and neuropeptide constituents in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) compared to controls. Tonic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has demonstrated differential expression of neuro...
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Reliability and Construct Validity of a Composite Pain Scale for Rabbit (CANCRS) in a Clinical Environment

A composite pain scale for assessing and quantifying pain in rabbits (CANCRS) has been designed merging the Rabbit Grimace Scale (RbtGS) and a scale including clinical parameters (CPS). Construct validity and inter-rater...
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Hydromorphone Unit Dose Affects Intraoperative Dosing: An Observational Study

Although clinical factors related to intraoperative opioid administration have been described, there is little research evaluating whether administration is influenced by drug formulation and, specifically, the unit dose...
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Pregabalin and Gabapentin for Pain

Pregabalin and gabapentin can be effective as first line treatment for some people with neuropathic pain such as post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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Whether Marijuana Helps with Pain is Unclear, Study Suggests

Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, according to a study published in the International Journal of Dr...
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Researchers Achieve Remote Control of Hormone Release

MIT researchers have now devised a way to remotely control the release of these hormones from the adrenal gland, using magnetic nanoparticles that could eventually offer a new way to treat hormone-linked disorders, inclu...
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Targeting Neurotrophic Factors: Novel Approaches to Musculoskeletal Pain

Chronic pain represents a substantial unmet medical need globally. In recent years, the quest for a new generation of novel, safe, mechanism-based analgesic treatments has focused on neurotrophic factors, a large group o...
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Loss of Nucleus Accumbens Low-Frequency Fluctuations Is a Signature of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a highly prevalent disease with poorly understood pathophysiology. In particular, the brain mechanisms mediating the transition from acute to chronic pain remain largely unknown. The authors identify a su...
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