Navigation Links
Chronic pain: Watch out before accepting diagnosis and treatment
Date:9/8/2011

Bethesda, MDA new commentary published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) argues that patients should be diligent and demand proof of safety and benefit before beginning any treatment regimen for chronic pain, as some treatments have very little scientific evidence that they actually alleviate the conditions for which they are prescribed. In the article, Phillip J. Baker, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, dispels myths surrounding chronic Lyme disease, using it as an example of why patients should ensure that diagnostic and treatment tools are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and not just recommended by other patients and physicians.

"Despite repeated warnings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, the diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease often is based on the false results of non-standard test procedures, not approved by the FDA," said Baker. "This is inexcusable since 46 FDA-approved tests are available and used routinely by various state public health laboratories. A false diagnosis can result in patients being placed on prolonged antibiotic therapy or some other unproven and potentially harmful remedy."

Baker also says that before agreeing to undergo any treatment regimen for chronic pain, patients should ask their physician to provide results from published, placebo-controlled studies proving that the proposed remedy is both beneficial and safe. Testimonials by previously treated patientsregardless of the numberare not sufficient proof of benefit and safety. Unapproved and undocumented treatments are usually not covered by health insurance and therefore result in a huge financial burden to the patient. Chronic Lyme disease must be considered as part of a broad-based, multidisciplinary effort to understand the cause and treatment of chronic pain in general as outlined by the Institute of Med
'/>"/>

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan
cmooneyhan@faseb.org
301-634-7104
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Vitamin E shows possible promise in easing chronic inflammation
2. New research lights up chronic bacterial infection inside bone
3. When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis
4. Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain
5. New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered
6. Early-life experience linked to chronic diseases later in life: UBC research
7. NHLBI awards $11 million for molecular roadmap to chronic lung diseases
8. New potential to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
9. Higher opioid dose linked to overdose risk in chronic pain patients
10. Discovery of new type of immune cells regulating inflammation in chronic diseases
11. New data on highly effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2014)... Md., is home to hundreds of dedicated scientists, ... of the most cutting-edge Earth science innovation and ... innovation has earned a Goddard scientist the 2014 ... and Geography awards the Vega Medal every three ... in the fields of physical geography, exploration or ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of ... serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment ... with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays ... online edition of Pediatrics , analyzed data ... and population-based controls, where a uniform protocol was ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Mo. University of Missouri researchers have previously shown ... motivated to exercise exists. In a new study, Frank ... Medicine, has found a potential link between the genetic ... speed at which mental maturation occurs. , For his ... either extreme activity or extreme laziness. Booth then put ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Goddard scientist receives Vega Medal from King of Sweden 2Study: SSRI use during pregnancy associated with autism and developmental delays in boys 2Genetic pre-disposition toward exercise and mental development may be linked 2
... new evidence suggesting factors other than genes could cause ... amounts of fat depending on subtle variations in how ... for fat storage in cells could lead to methods ... will be important for understanding the precise roles of ...
... shows that human teeth lost some enamel hardness after the ... whiten teeth. The study suggests that future generations of such ... side effects. The researchers noted that teeth typically can ... calcification. But this is the first study to show at ...
... scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae ... depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the ... in the new journal from the Society for Applied ... analysed two apiaries and found evidence of honey bee ...
Cached Biology News:Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity 2Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity 3Home tooth bleaching slightly reduces enamel strength 2Home tooth bleaching slightly reduces enamel strength 3A cure for honey bee colony collapse? 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA ... disease. One of these latent viruses is the Epstein ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... by the theory, a study found that RA patients ... (1). , What is Microcompetition? , Dr. Hanan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... of high throughput research solutions, today announced that ... companies, has received delivery of Freeslate’s CM ... form screening. , Lupin, headquartered in Mumbai, ... quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and Active ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, ... Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to ... quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host ... Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. , Each ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... major scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in ... , today announced its former associate Virginia Cox , ... office. Virginia Cox re-joins ... Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... April 22 OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... clinical trials market today announced its results of operations ... first quarter of 2009 increased approximately 139% to $2,416,600 ... Gross profit margin improved to 79.5% for the three ...
... NEW YORK, April 23 Government and private insurers ... demonstrate value for the products they develop, according to ... sciences. Insurers, governments and individuals are likely to increase ... they confront mounting healthcare costs, a shrinking tax base, ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment ... three hepatitis C development programs being presented this week ... for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Copenhagen, ...
Cached Biology Technology:OmniComm Systems Announces 1st Quarter Results of Operations 2OmniComm Systems Announces 1st Quarter Results of Operations 3Failing to Demonstrate Value of Innovation is Top Risk Facing Life Sciences Sector, According to Ernst & Young 2Failing to Demonstrate Value of Innovation is Top Risk Facing Life Sciences Sector, According to Ernst & Young 3Failing to Demonstrate Value of Innovation is Top Risk Facing Life Sciences Sector, According to Ernst & Young 4Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver 2Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver 3Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver 4Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver 5
... combines a single-channel sample processing head, an ... reagent dispenser all in one compact, affordable ... pipette tips, the Precision XS autoclavable and ... available for transferring larger volumes. Intuitive Precision ...
... races ever faster, you need a partner who ... our constant focus is on providing tools and ... our Biomek 3000 Laboratory Automation Workstation offers a ... is flexible. By integrating all aspects of liquid ...
... Rabbit Tissue Arrays contain 60 rabbit tissue samples ... contains 4 unstained slides and 1 hematoxylin and ... slide contains 15 different tissues from 4 rabbit ... per slide. Each tissue sample (or core) is ...
... with a wide variety of purity levels, scales ... Purity: IG(>50%), >70%, >80% and ... Sequence Length: Up to 120 residues ... D-amino acids, MAPs, KLH/BSA conjugation, and much more. ...
Biology Products: