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Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

... with antibiotics, can relieve severe sore throat pain faster and more effectively than antibiotics ... dose of an oral steroid is effective in relieving pain in 24 and 48 hours," said researcher Dr. Carl ... edition of BMJ . Corticosteroids relieve pain by reducing inflammation and are commonly ...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

... a significant improvement in patients' pain and ability to function normally. ... a significant improvement in patients' pain and ability to function normally. Tory McJunkin, MD, co-founder of Arizona pain Specialists , has a personal connection because ...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

... than "sham" surgery when it comes to relieving pain and improving daily function. But both ... into the spine to stabilize it, thereby relieving pain and reducing disability in people who have had ... with vertebroplasty gained substantial benefit. pain was cut almost in half," Kallmes said. "To our ...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

... 15 years of research and development of topical pain relief products, Concept Laboratories, Inc. ... greatly enhances the effects of topical pain relievers. Teaming their most high performance ... finally solved the problem of short-lived pain relief. The ...

DURECT Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial

... experience covering all aspects of developing pain medications," stated James E. Brown, D.V.M., ... Recent Highlights: -- Remoxy. pain Therapeutics, our licensee, received a Complete ... the commercialization partner of pain Therapeutics for Remoxy, assumed ...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

... MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- pain relief isn't the main reason why one in 10 high ... good or getting high, experimentation and then pain relief. Students used drugs such as hydrocodone, ... said. "These results suggest that appropriate pain management and careful therapeutic monitoring ...

Neck surgery for cervical spine disorders found to alleviate associated headaches

... But, if you have headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction, surgery for the neck problem can ... in patients with cervical radiculopathy (shooting pain in the arm) or myelopathy (spinal cord ... a big question: Can patients have less neck pain and fewer headaches after this kind of surgery? ...

Neck Surgery for Cervical Spine Disorders Found to Alleviate Associated Headaches

... But, if you have headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction, surgery for the neck problem can ... in patients with cervical radiculopathy (shooting pain in the arm) or myelopathy (spinal cord ... a big question: Can patients have less neck pain and fewer headaches after this kind of surgery? ...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

... that Deny California Communities Access to pain Medications LOS ANGELES, July 31 ... practice that denies California patients in pain access to critical medication. We are concerned ... medications, and that they experience prolonged pain and often deteriorating health. When ...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

... with a chronic disease. Are they in too much pain to unload groceries from the car? Are they too ... symptoms. Thus, one group's measurement of severe pain or fatigue or depression may be different than ... knows what it means, but nobody knows what a pain of 36 means or a fatigue of 32 because we don't ...

New Interventional Pain Management Guidelines Released by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

... -- The American Society of Interventional pain Physicians (ASIPP) announced today they have released the 2009 updated Interventional pain Management (IPM) guidelines. Dr. ... various specialists practicing interventional pain management from multiple disciplines, both ...

Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted

... two so-called "crises" a year, involving severe pain and often requiring hospitalization. The crises ... drug had severe side effects, mostly sickle cell pain crises, compared with 8 percent of people taking ... be that we could use the drug in patients whose pain is controlled with either transfusions or ...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

... The most common problem was episodes of severe pain called sickle cell crises, which resulted in ... serious adverse effects -- primarily sickle cell pain crises -- compared to 8 percent of participants ... reduce the numbers of episodes of sickle cell pain crises and acute chest syndrome, as well as ...

Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)

... in the spine. Anyone who has experienced the pain involved with a herniated spinal disc knows ... movement, a herniated disc results in extreme pain that can cause immobility. Herniated discs also ... the nerves surrounding the spine, resulting in pain that spreads throughout the arms and legs. ...

Registered Dietitian Reveals Chronic Back Pain Relief through Diet in New Book, Cookbook and Diet Program

... to the bottom of the epidemic of chronic back pain with a new diet that holds the key to relief. ... to the bottom of the epidemic of chronic back pain with a new diet that holds the key to relief. ... diet in detail in his new book, "The Back pain Diet: The Revolutionary Approach Proven to ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

... more than 50 years - began experiencing severe pain in her legs later that evening, and repeatedly ... the nurse ignored her pleas, instead giving her pain medication and suggesting that it was simply a ... why he wasn't called at the onset of Sandbo's pain and the nurse admitted the error, saying "I ...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

... bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) causes severe bladder pain and extensive disability in a large group of ... mild discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the bladder and pelvic area. Symptoms may ... autonomic and sensory responses to stress, pain or threat, usually first appearing following a ...

Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis

... progressive osteoarthritis and experience greater pain and disability. The ability to detect the ... lining. This inflammation may also contribute to pain and stiffness and could, in fact, be a precursor ... departments aim to find out if people with knee pain and/or knee osteoarthritis also have inflammation ...

Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis

... and very dangerous ingredient in OxyContin is a pain medication called Oxycodone. This drug is ... handle most chronic illnesses and severe to mild pain relief. Oxycodone is found in many different pain medications, but it is also mixed with other ...

Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?

... have found no evidence for heightened somatic pain sensitivity in IBS patients. Also, others have reported similar cold presser pain tolerance in IBS patients and controls. These ... findings may result from differing somatic pain testing procedures. Previous studies have ...

AcelRx Announces Perfect Performance of Handheld Component of ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTab PCA System in a Phase 2 Study

... PCA System for management of acute post-operative pain in patients requiring opioid analgesia during ... the 15 mcg dose relative to placebo in reducing pain intensity over the 12-hour study periods. About Acute Post-Operative pain Annually, approximately 8 million patients ...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

... that patients can significantly reduce their knee pain and improve their function with nonoperative ... (25 men, 25 women, mean age 53.2 years) with knee pain and range of motion loss compared to their ... scores also improved, indicating lower levels of pain and disability. Extension (straightening) ...

NeurogesX Announces Resignation of Bruce A. Peacock from Board of Directors

... focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies. Its initial focus is on ... Qutenza, a dermal patch designed to manage pain associated with peripheral neuropathic pain conditions. Qutenza is currently approved in the ...

Lumenis' High Speed LightSheer(R) Duet(TM) Featured in New York Times Fashion & Style for Eliminating 'Pain and Nuisance' of Hair Removal for Men

... visits, so there used to be the 'time and pain and nuisance' factor." With the advent of the ... older hair removal methods with their 'time and pain and nuisance factors', go to: ... lengthy hair removal procedures, particularly if pain is involved. Thanks to the new High Speed ...

Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract

... effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health problems. Dr. ... reveals that Pycnogenol can actually decrease pain and reduce inflammatory conditions, as has been ... 5-LOX. Three recent clinical trials also showed pain relief and a reduced need ...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Priority Review and Acceptance of NDA Submission for Acetavance(TM) for Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever

... product candidate for the treatment of acute pain and fever in adults and children, has been ... class of intravenous medication to treat acute pain and fever in adults and children, for which there ... pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of acute pain in patients following orthopedic surgery and one ...

Study Demonstrates the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Pine Bark Extract on Inflammatory Mediators COX-2 and 5-LOX

... effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health problems. Dr. ... reveals that Pycnogenol can actually decrease pain and reduce inflammatory conditions, as has been ... 5-LOX. Three recent clinical trials also showed pain relief and a reduced need ...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

... swear. Students also reported perceiving less pain in the cold water while swearing, feeling less ... may be useful to individuals, to moderate their pain response," Stephens said. Timothy Jay, a ... got me thinking about the relationship between pain and swearing." More information The U.S. ...

Victory Pharma, Inc. Announces FDA Accepts MGX006 NDA for Review

... organization. Given many patients suffering from pain also suffer from emesis, there is a good fit between MGX006 and Victory's growing, pain management franchise." Approximately 25 ... developing, and marketing products to treat pain and related conditions. Victory markets its lead ...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

... 40-year-old wanted more than unbearable neck pain and addictive medication. She wanted her life ... of the hospital and walking immediately, and the pain was completely gone within four days." ... of spinal fusion include longer recovery time, pain management and the possibility of adjacent-level ...

Easy Strength Training Exercise May Help Treat Tennis Elbow, Study Shows

... People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or ... Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 11, 2009 -- People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or ... during the treatment period. A variety of pain and movement scales were utilized to determine ...

Carpal Tunnel Relief in a Cup

... Healing method used around the world eases pain in small study,, FRIDAY, July 10 ... suction technique called cupping helps relieve pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a ... decrease in carpal tunnel syndrome-related pain and other symptoms, compared with the others, the ...

Cardiac CT is more cost effective when managing low-risk patients with chest pain

... The use of cardiac CT for low-risk chest pain patients in the emergency department, instead of ... that cardiac CT based workups in low risk chest pain patients decreased the length of hospital stay up ... to US emergency rooms each year with chest pain and up to 79% of those patients fall into the ...

Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death

... difference for people suffering with chronic pain and these patients should seek treatment," she ... Pharmacists, especially those trained in pain management, can assist patients by guiding them towards pain therapy that can minimize their risks for abuse ...

Scottsdale Healthcare Streamlines Contract Labor Process with Broadlane Workforce Management

... I Trauma Center, Primary Stroke Center, Chest pain Center, Family Medicine Residency Program, ... Emergency Department with children's ER, Chest pain Center, Cardiac, Oncology, Orthopedics, ... 24-hour general Emergency Department, Chest pain Center, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Diagnostics ...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

... Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study ... spinal cord stimulation to relieve chronic back pain may be able to return to active duty. In ... people who do not respond to more conventional pain treatment, is usually not recommended for ...

Transdel Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in Phase 3 Clinical Study for Novel Topical Pain Treatment

... that there is a significant demand for topical pain management products such as Ketotransdel. ... topical NSAID cream product in the U.S. for acute pain management. Also, the Company intends to pursue ... a potentially safer alternative to existing pain management approaches, such as oral NSAIDs. ...

A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians

... gastrointestinal tract; decrease perception of pain and reaction to pain; and increase pain tolerance. Side effects include sedation, ... of drug delivery; increased public awareness of pain management options and the appropriateness of ...

FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills

... to take several steps to limit the risk of using pain medications containing propoxyphene, including ... acceptable option for relief of mild-to-moderate pain when taken as directed," she said. "Moreover, FDA ... that other options clinicians might have for pain management come with their own safety concerns." ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica

... Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation TUESDAY, ... invasive surgery for the excruciating back pain that can be caused by sciatica didn't work as ... pain, and found that "the overall differences in pain intensity and recovery rates favored the ...
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