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OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection of Sphenopalatine Ganglion May Not Improve Trigeminal Neuralgia
OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection of Sphenopalatine Ganglion May Not Improve Trigeminal NeuralgiaAugust 16, 2019 2:55 pmThe injection of onabotulinumtoxinA toward the sphenopalatine ganglion in patients with trigeminal neuralgia may not reduce the number of attacks, according to results from a pilot study published in Headache.Read More
Why Doctors Should Organize
Why Doctors Should OrganizeAugust 9, 2019 3:35 pmMany doctors feel despair about their appalling working conditions and the deteriorating doctor-patient relationship. But there have been no protest marches or social-media campaigns. Why not?Read More
The Truth About Painkiller Addiction
The Truth About Painkiller AddictionAugust 9, 2019 3:32 pmAmid an opioid crisis, authorities overestimated the danger of prescription painkillers—while doing too little to identify patients at risk of addiction.Read More
IASP’s Proposed New Definition of Pain Released for Comment
IASP’s Proposed New Definition of Pain Released for CommentAugust 9, 2019 3:29 pmNearly two years ago, the IASP Council decided to support the creation of a Task Force to review the current definition of pain that has been widely used for a number of years by many diverse groups globally. The IASP Definition of Pain Task Force is ready to release a new proposed definition of pain and accompanying notes. Read More
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Treat Pain After All
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Treat Pain After AllAugust 9, 2019 3:28 pmDeep brain stimulation may provide pain relief to patients refractory to standard treatments, according to recent and accumulating evidence that is reviving interest in this modality.Read More
The physician who became a chronic pain patient in seconds
The physician who became a chronic pain patient in secondsAugust 9, 2019 3:27 pmIt took me decades of studying, training, hard work, and sleepless nights to become a doctor. In approximately five years, I became a successful writer, editor, columnist, and a whole array of other titles assigned to that type of work. In under 3 seconds, I became a chronic pain patient for the rest of my life. Read More
Blood Biomarkers Show Promise for Precision Pain Management
Blood Biomarkers Show Promise for Precision Pain ManagementAugust 2, 2019 2:25 pmThe measurement of pain has long been reliant on subjective, self-report tools, but growing strides in biomarker research may soon tip the scales in a more accurate direction.Read More
Factors Increasing Risk for Hip, Knee Replacement in Osteoarthritis
Factors Increasing Risk for Hip, Knee Replacement in OsteoarthritisAugust 2, 2019 2:24 pmA higher risk for knee and hip replacement was associated with a set of demographic factors in individuals who are diagnosed with osteoarthritis by a general practitioner, according to a real-world cohort study published in Osteoarthritis Cartilage.Read More
Dealing with the pressures of learning as a physician-in-training
Dealing with the pressures of learning as a physician-in-trainingAugust 2, 2019 2:23 pm... It never ends. Not in this profession. Physicians and physicians-in-training spend countless hours learning and honing their skills, working long hours not to get ahead, but to keep from falling behind. It’s an endless game of catch-up, and not just in medicine....Read More
Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Provides Rapid Relief From Episodic Cluster Headache
Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Provides Rapid Relief From Episodic Cluster HeadacheAugust 2, 2019 2:22 pmNoninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) may represent an effective acute intervention for episodic, but not chronic, cluster headache, according to the pooled analysis of 2 randomized double-blind sham-controlled trials published in Cephalalgia. Read More

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