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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

You Want Shorter ER Stays? Bring in the Nurses

Aug. 24, 2016 — Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal ... read more

Effectiveness of Medical Management Vs Revascularization for Intermittent Leg Claudication

Aug. 17, 2016 — Among patients with intermittent claudication, those who had revascularization had significantly improved walking function, better health-related quality of life, and fewer symptoms of claudication ... read more

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Chronic Pain Linked to Partners of People With Depression

Aug. 16, 2016 — Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found. The study shows that the two conditions share common causes -- some of which are genetic whilst ... read more

Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Chronic Pain

Aug. 16, 2016 — Both genetic factors and family environment contribute to risk for chronic pain, and contributions of many genes contribute to risk of both chronic pain and major depressive disorder (MDD), according ... read more

Is Acetaminophen Use When Pregnant Associated With Kids' Behavioral Problems?

Aug. 15, 2016 — Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioral problems in children, according to an ... read more

Researchers Link Senescent Cells to Most Common Form of Arthritis

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells -- cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease -- and osteoarthritis in ... read more

New Treatment Option for Alzheimer's Disease Possible, Say Researchers

Aug. 11, 2016 — A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory ... read more

Brain Stimulation Technique Shown Effective in Phantom Limb Pain

Aug. 10, 2016 — As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers have developed an application that can be accessed from parents' smart phones, tablets, or computers and used to distract children during painful ... read more

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year's Flu Season

Aug. 10, 2016 — A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But with the FluMist not being offered by many ... read more

Promising New Treatment for Lupus on the Horizon

Aug. 9, 2016 — A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own organs ... read more

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions

Aug. 8, 2016 — A racial disparity has been found in opioid prescriptions for emergency department visits for non-definitive pain-related conditions, say authors of a new ... read more

Targeting Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain

Aug. 8, 2016 — Chronic neuropathic pain -- caused by nerve damage as a result of an injury, surgery or a debilitating disease like diabetes or cancer -- could be greatly reduced in animals when the injury is ... read more

Watching Cartoons Could Help Children Overcome Anxiety of Dental Treatment

Aug. 8, 2016 — Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behavior, according to a randomized controlled ... read more

Don't Freestyle 'Swimmer's Shoulder' Injuries

Aug. 4, 2016 — Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly -- swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times -- which places significant stress on their shoulder ... read more

Clinical Trial Results Support Adalimumab Treatment for Painful Skin Condition

Aug. 3, 2016 — The results of two phase 3 clinical trials that led to FDA approval of adalimumab for treatment of the chronic inflammatory skin disease hidradenitis suppurtiva are now being published. An inhibitor ... read more

Prescription Drug Abuse in Europe Is a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Aug. 3, 2016 — International collaborations across the EU are needed to monitor prescription drug abuse, identify its scope and develop targeted interventions, according to the first comparative study of ... read more

Pain Often Improves in Older Veterans, Study Shows

July 28, 2016 — Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of ... read more

Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated With Opioid Misuse

July 28, 2016 — Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new ... read more

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