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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,...

2013-09-26 16:26:53

Company to Host Conference Call on Thursday, September 26th at 1:30 PM Pacific Time/4:30 PM Eastern Time to Discuss Results SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) announced the preliminary topline results from a Phase 2 study of NKTR-181 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The Phase 2 study utilized a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized withdrawal study design to assess...

2013-04-12 12:42:56

Biopsychosocial-spiritual perspectives Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) sought to shed light on the biopsychosocial and spiritual effects of taking prescribed opioids to treat noncancer pain. Such questions have received little examination and impact the challenging decision of when and how to use opioids, the study authors wrote in a scientific poster presented today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. They found that taking opioids...

2012-08-01 06:22:32

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), a national medical society of over 4,000 members, has released its "Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain." A multidisciplinary panel of 55 medical experts drafted this comprehensive two-part guideline to improve patient care, curtail the abuse of opioids without jeopardizing non-cancer pain management treatments, and improve understanding among law...

2012-05-18 05:12:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —Chewing fresh gum, thinking happy thoughts, taking deep breaths–they´re all ways we try and mentally distract ourselves from pain. New research shows there may be some truth behind these kooky pain-relieving tactics. The research is based on high-resolution spinal fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). The findings showed as people experienced painful levels of heat, mental distractions actually inhibited the response to incoming pain signals at...

2012-03-29 10:23:44

GLENVIEW, Ill., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Common practices for changing from one opioid to another, including use of published dose conversion ratios, may be contributing to the growing number of opioid-related fatalities, new research suggests. The results from a scientific literature review and a case study using this new model of opioid rotation are presented in the April issue of Pain Medicine, the official journal of the American Academy of Pain...

2012-03-21 10:30:33

Opioid drugs used to relieve pain in postoperative and chronic cancer patients may stimulate the growth and spread of tumors, according to two studies and a commentary in the 2012 annual Journal Symposium issue of Anesthesiology, the academic journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. "Epidemiologic findings suggest that the type of anesthesia we do for cancer surgery influences recurrence rate, and laboratory studies demonstrate that opioids influence tumor progression and...

2011-11-30 14:19:50

Across U.S. outpatient clinics between 1997 and 2008, opioid prescriptions for chronic abdominal pain more than doubled, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Chronic abdominal pain is a common symptom and a frequent reason for health-care visits. Because it is often incurable, clinicians often find it challenging to help their patients manage their abdominal pain over time. "Opioid use...

2011-11-14 23:21:58

Research includes drug and non-drug interventions Scientists are discovering promising approaches to treating pain, one of the most common and debilitating neurological complaints, according to research released today at Neuroscience 2011, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. Studies show that "mirror box therapy" can help reduce arthritis-related pain, and that a new opioid-like drug may be able...