Navigation Links
National pain research center will bring hope to millions
Date:10/11/2009

remitting pain, but even this is not a solution for everyone. Many osteoarthritis sufferers turn to unproven supplements, but few have been shown to work.

Dr Walsh and his team will use osteoarthritis of the knee as an initial model for their research, although it is expected that their work will help other people with arthritis pain over time.

Osteoarthritis is a complicated condition, and the level of pain experienced by sufferers does not correlate closely to the level of cartilage damage or deterioration as measured by x-ray. Some people whose joints appear to be completely worn away can suffer little pain, while others with no obvious x-ray evidence of disease are in constant severe pain.

Dr Walsh said: "It is well recognised that the experience of osteoarthritic pain involves the interplay between the way that the nerves present in the joint (the peripheral nerves) detect changes in the joint tissues that occur in osteoarthritis, how these nerve signals from the joint are processed by the spinal cord and brain and translated into feelings of pain, and how this is influenced by the way a patient thinks and feels about their pain.

"However, our understanding of the relative contributions of each of these factors to the final experience of pain is incomplete which is our great challenge."

To find out more about the way patients experience pain, people with osteoarthritis in the Nottingham area are being recruited as participants in the team's research. They will be interviewed and asked to complete questionnaires to identify the most important factors that must be targeted to provide the best treatments for pain relief.

Using MRI scans and other imaging techniques the team also hopes to find out how an individual's way of processing pain signals may explain why their experiences of pain do not necessarily match the severity of x-ray changes, and to measure the effects of various drugs on the nerves of the joi
'/>"/>

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5751
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Canary Foundations Don Listwin Appointed to National Cancer Institutes Board of Scientific Advisors
2. NHC Group CEO, Paul Mirabelle Announces National Hearing Care's Proposal to Buy Bay Audiology Approved
3. Torrids Model Search Winners, Celebrities Celebrate Fashion and Help Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the House of Dreams Event
4. National Nutrient Database Updated to Include Vitamin D Values
5. Minnesota Chiropractic Leader Earns National Recognition
6. San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Program Wins National American Psychiatric Association Gold Achievement Award
7. Florida Couple Creates National Emblem to Champion Health Care Reform
8. Sysmex America Names National Sales Director
9. International Study Finds New Best Practices to Reduce Fire Casualties
10. National Health Care Reformers Should Pay Attention to Lawsuit Alleging that Nations Largest Insurer Routinely Denies Liver Transplants
11. Satellite Healthcare Partners With the National Kidney Foundation for the 21st Annual San Francisco Authors Luncheon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... Dr Andrew Holton an epilepsy doctor at the Leicester Royal ... was suspended is challenging a decision ordering him to retrain.// ... diagnoses of epilepsy to 618 children in Leicestershire between 1990 ... ruled that his performance was "seriously deficient" and imposed conditions ...
... maintained whirlpool bath tubs both private and public serve ... tested 43 water samples and found all of them ... Bacterial strains especially those found in feces contributed about ... 34% contained potentially deadly staphylococcus bacteria. ,Dr ...
... Canadians are not so much concerned about where they die, ... right environment and circumstance// , according to Queen's University Professor ... on end-of-life care that was led by Dr. Heyland, research ... that avidly sought patients’ point of view regarding how they ...
... of ear infection in young children, in the form of ... who have been instrumental behind this discovery. ,Next ... diagnosed childhood illness. More than three out of four children ... the time they reach three years of age. ...
... been physically or mentally active just before taking a Flu ... to churn out antibodies// greater in number than those ... has been suggested by a study conducted by University of ... March issue of the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.This finding ...
... University of New South Wales have discovered that ... of glandular fever// could lead to chronic fatigue syndrome ... to specific regions of the brain that play a ... An acute glandular fever infection could damage the above-mentioned ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain Injury, A Consequence Of Glandular Fever Could Trigger Fatigue Syndrome 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Mass. , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, ... the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today ... of beloranib, a selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase ... a severe form of genetic obesity.  These results ... body composition, including reductions in body fat content ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... The Brandeis Medical Center, led by Dr. ... a premier and affordable laser tattoo removal experience with the ... Brandeis, focus is in providing high quality cosmetic services with ... all patients. " Southern California ... regret and patients seeking removal for those unwanted tattoos," said ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation ... Leadership Summit , May 14-16, 2014 at the Global ... . This is the premier ... breakthrough achievements through open innovation. Participants will learn how ... disciplines and even across industries. NineSigma ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... TC-PLUS Solution tricompartmental total knee prosthesis stems ... arthroplasty. State-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies have ... biomechanical function as well as a favorable ... insert to keep wear to a minimum. ...
... The TC-PLUS Solution tricompartmental total knee prosthesis ... knee arthroplasty. State-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies ... optimum biomechanical function as well as a ... tibial insert to keep wear to a ...
... Knee System is a long term, quality ... Available in both posterior stabilized and anatomically ... System provides the flexibility needed to address ... ease of identification keeps the user in ...
... a long term, quality solution based on ... posterior stabilized and anatomically correct cruciate retaining ... flexibility needed to address patients' needs. In ... keeps the user in mind and promotes ...
Medicine Products: