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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

'Gold Standard' for Pain Relief After Shoulder Surgery May Not Be 24 Karat

Mar. 31, 2015 — Around 10,000 patients undergo shoulder surgery in Ontario every year and most go home the same day. Since it's quite a painful procedure, a lot of effort goes into making sure patients can ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new research. "Many people ... read more

Significant Blocking of Opioid Tolerance With Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant

Mar. 24, 2015 — Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation reduced opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia caused by daily morphine injections in rats, according to new research. Not only was opioid ... read more

Targeted Drug Doubles Progression Free Survival in Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mar. 19, 2015 — A phase 3 trial of brentuximab vedotin (BV), the first new drug for Hodgkin lymphoma in over 30 years, shows that adults with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma given BV immediately after stem cell ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Relieves Nerve Damage in Diabetic Mice

Mar. 17, 2015 — New animal studies found that sildenafil, a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, may be effective in relieving painful and potentially life-threatening nerve damage in men with long-term ... read more

Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery: Less Painful, Faster Recovery, Smaller Incisions

Mar. 12, 2015 — A minimally invasive spinal fusion back surgery results in less blood loss, less postoperative pain, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery and return to work. Rather than ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A momentary lapse of concentration is all it takes for a finger to become trapped or sprain an ankle -- and it hurts. Pain is the body's protective mechanism and a complex neurological ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Activity in a brain area known as the dorsal posterior insula is directly related to the intensity of pain, a brain imaging study has found. These results could help detect pain in people with ... read more

Neuropathy: Relief for Diabetics With Painful Condition

Mar. 5, 2015 — Those with painful diabetic neuropathy who received two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 had significant improvement of their pain that lasted for months, researchers report. ... read more

An Alternative to Medical Marijuana for Pain?

Mar. 4, 2015 — Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — Medicine should reconsider how it treats stroke and other neurological disorders, focusing on the intrinsic abilities of the brain and nervous system to heal themselves rather than the ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — New research reveals for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain. Researchers found that by using specific frequency of light to modulate a very small ... read more

One in 3 Women Could Potentially Be Spared Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Feb. 25, 2015 — One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, ... read more

Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used anti-cancer drug. ... read more

Gene Variant, Risk, Severity of Nerve Disorder Linked to Cancer Drug

Feb. 24, 2015 — Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug ... read more

3D Printed Guides Can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

Feb. 23, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in using a 3-D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves. The team used the device to repair nerve damage in animal models and say the ... read more

Most Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Experience Long-Term Pain

Feb. 19, 2015 — In a study of patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease, most patients reported chronic pain, researchers report. More severe pain was linked with both proper and improper use of pain ... read more

Help for People With Muscle Cramps?

Feb. 18, 2015 — A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis or simply from nighttime leg cramps that keep ... read more

New Hope in the Fight Against Pain: Analgesic Drugs Could Be Used to Treat Patients With Neuropathic Pain

Feb. 18, 2015 — Drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain, an international study reports, for the ... read more

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