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Opioids for Muscle and Joint Pain in Older People May Be Harmful

Source: University of Sydney, Australia A new study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, while significantly increasing the risk of serious negative side effects. Full stor...
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Unexpected Outcome (Positive or Negative) Including Adverse Drug Reactions Cold Forced Open-Water Swimming: A Natural Intervention to Improve Postoperative Pain and Mobilisation Outcomes?

Source: BMJ Case Reports Abstract: Summary: Postoperative neuropathic pain exacerbated by movement is poorly understood and difficult to treat but a relatively common complication of surgical procedures such as endoscopi...
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Altered Pain Processing After Opioid Discontinuation

Source: Society for Neuroscience An imaging study of the brain and spinal cord published in JNeurosci reveals pain processing changes in healthy men after receiving a short-term application of a strong opioid. The resear...
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Efficacy of Treatments for Opioid-induced Constipation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Abstract: Background & Aims: Opioid induced constipation (OIC) is a common problem in patients on chronic opioid therapy for cancer-related and non-cancer related pain...
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SLU Research: Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Source: Saint Louis University The study, "Impact of adherence to antidepressants and on long-term prescription opioid use" was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry . Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph....
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Eplerenone as a Supplement to Epidural Steroid Injections

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Epidemiological Characteristics, Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in the Elderly

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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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Migraine and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: Danish Population Based Matched Cohort Study

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Mechanistic Differences in Neuropathic Pain Modalities Revealed by Correlating Behavior with Global Expression Profiling

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