Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor brain activity in patients with osteoarthritis who were administered either genuine or placebo electroacupuncture.
Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and 2 of the top 5 most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. In addition, there have been 44 reported deaths associated with the use of kratom, often in combination with other substances, Gottlieb said.
A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.
Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolismApril 27, 2017
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.
Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.
At 1 month after the intervention, the percentage of responders was higher in the GC IDI group than the control group.
Dysfunction of the endocrine system may lead to various neurologic manifestations, including headaches.
The researchers estimated that only 1 in 6 patients gained a benefit from taking NSAIDs.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.
Treatment with high-dose crizanlizumab resulted in an annual rate of sickle cell-related pain crises that was 45.3% lower compared with placebo.
The use of a decision aid in patients at risk of acute coronary syndrome increased patient knowledge about their risk.
A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.
Recent data suggests that a virtual reality game could reduce pain by as much as one-half.
After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.
Data from the CDC's National Health Statistics Reports show that more than half of adults in the United States have a musculoskeletal pain disorder.
Guidelines created in response to the opioid epidemic in the United States have caused controversy in the medical community.
The researchers found that patients who received the injection had significantly lower intensity of pain at six weeks and at three months compared with patients who didn't.
Patients who suffer from cervical disc herniation can find relieve in percutaneous nucleoplasty (PCN) and pulsed radio frequency (PRF).
Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.
Patients provided with at least 2 refills were 2.25 times more likely to develop an opioid dependency.
Addiction medicine specialists prescribed the most prescriptions for buprenorphine-naloxone.
Prepubertal children who regularly engage in sedentary behavior have an increased likelihood of experiencing various pain conditions.
Metamizole should be considered in patients with contraindications to NSAIDs.
Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.
Ice is among alternative recommendations for treatment of chronic pain.
Older adults presenting with abdominal pain should be screened for appendicitis.
Pain management specialists may have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with chronic visceral pain.
The adoption of various state laws did not affect rates of opioid prescription or strength of dose.
Only 5.5% of ER patients are diagnosed with 1 of 6 life threatening conditions.