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2014-04-09 08:28:09

HOUSTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Houston! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, May 10, in Houston at the Marriott Houston Westchase. Now entering its 4(th) year,...

2014-04-08 08:29:56

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Atlanta! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, April 26, in Atlanta at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest. Now in its 4(th) year,...

Fibromyalgia Linked To Mixed Brain Signals
2013-11-06 14:29:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study has found hyperalgesia may be a responsible contributor for increased pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia patients. Hyperalgesia is a condition that causes a disruption in the brain signals for reward and punishment. These findings suggest a link between this altered brain process and widespread pain that is resistant to opiod therapy, the use of morphine and its derivatives, in people with fibromyalgia. The chronic...

2013-11-05 11:54:56

Peripheral or central nerve injury often leads to neuropathic pain, a chronic condition that can manifest behaviorally as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, and which also results in neurological dysfunction. Acupuncture has been used to treat neuropathic pain for a long time, but its mechanisms of action remain unknown. Ziyong Ju and team from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China investigated the expression of ephrin-Bs/EphBs in the spinal dorsal horn using...

2013-07-02 23:21:56

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference will be designated Opioid Safety Day. A highlight of the Day will be “PROP vs PROMPT: A Clinical Debate on Long-Term Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Noncancer Pain." Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference...

2013-04-12 12:13:31

Surgical patients who demonstrated heightened pain sensitivity, or hyperalgesia, induced by high doses of a synthetic opioid had their symptoms alleviated by co-treatment with dexmedetomidine, according to new research. Study investigators, who presented their results today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, concluded that dexmedetomidine may be a new and effective treatment option for opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH). OIH refers to increased pain...

Morphine Can Increase Pain In Some Patients, But Why?
2013-01-07 04:53:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While morphine is typically used by doctors to relieve pain, it can inexplicably have the opposite effect on some patients. Now, a team of researchers is close to pinpointing the biological causes of the phenomenon known as morphine-induced pain hypersensitivity. Researchers from Université Laval in Quebec City, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, and the Institut universitaire en santé...

2011-03-24 20:17:18

An orphan drug originally used for HIV treatment has been found to short-circuit the process that results in additional sensitivity and pain from opioid use. The study by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine is reported in the March 25, 2011 issue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity. The researchers say the finding in animal models may ultimately make morphine a safer and more effective drug. Traditionally opioids were used to relieve pain following surgery, from cancer and at...

2011-03-24 13:11:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a new study offers insight into the brain's circuitry involved in stress-induced hyperalgesia (SIH), which may help lead to a better understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain states in patients suffering with conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. This study was presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 27th Annual...


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