Tag: pain (pain management)

When Viruses Collide: Flu Season During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The medical community is about to find out how prepared it...

Some COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Months, Study Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A British study says many coronavirus patients suffer symptoms such as...

Novel Oral Drug Improves Sunlight Tolerance

Dersimelagon, a novel once-daily oral selective melanocortin-1 receptor agonist, significantly boosted sunlight tolerance in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria in a multicenter, phase 2, randomized trial,...

How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled...

Opioid Use Reduced by 20%, but What About Patients With Cancer?

Regulations to curb opioid abuse might be blocking legitimate access by cancer patients who need opioids for pain, according to a review of Medicare prescription...

NBA Star in the Orlando Bubble

Editor’s Note: This transcript from the August 20 episode of the Blood & Cancer podcast has been edited for clarity. Click this link to listen...

New Guidelines Recommend Topicals for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Opioids don’t belong on the menu for managing acute pain from non–low back musculoskeletal injuries, except in cases of severe injury or when first-line therapies...

Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis

Among women who have a coincidental appendectomy during surgery for chronic pelvic pain or endometriosis, about 15% have appendiceal endometriosis confirmed by pathological examination, according...

Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton underwent a second face...

CMS Seeks Feedback on Electronic Opioid Prescribing Rules

Federal officials are seeking comments about challenges clinicians may face in meeting a January 1, 2021, deadline for electronic submission of prescriptions for opioids covered...

Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient’s Chart

A machine-learning algorithm can use demographic, symptomatic, and clinical data to accurately predict the health-related quality of life (QOL) of patients with kidney stones, new...

AMA Urges Change After Dramatic Increase in Opioid Fatalities

In the past 5 years, there has been a significant drop in the use of prescription opioids and in deaths associated with such use; but...

Some Women Use Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy

Seven percent of pregnant women report using prescription opioids during their pregnancy, and almost a third of those women did not receive counseling from a provider...

CHMP Backs Bupivacaine/Meloxicam (Zynrelef) for Postop Pain

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of bupivacaine and...

FDA Requiring Opioid Labels to Urge Naloxone Co-prescribing

In a long-anticipated policy change, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now require manufacturers of opioids to urge clinicians toco-prescribe the overdose antidote...

Acetaminophen Beats Fentanyl in STEMI

Swapping out intravenous fentanyl in favor of IV acetaminophen in patients with ST-elevation MI (STEMI) provides comparable pain relief but with desirably higher blood levels...

Too Many Children Receive Opioids for Pneumonia and Sinusitis

A significant percentage of children receive opioids and systemic corticosteroids for pneumonia and sinusitis despite guidelines, according to an analysis of 2016 Medicaid data from...

New Data Back Use of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy, Pain, Anxiety

In one study, patients with epilepsy who used medical cannabis were nearly half as likely to have needed an emergency department visit within the last...

Telephone Interventions Might Relieve Some Symptoms in Adults With Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Telephone interventions offer some relief of depression and other symptoms in adults with cancer, but the certainty of evidence is...

Galcanezumab Looks Promising for Treatment-Resistant Migraine

The calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody galcanezumab (Emgality, Lilly) compared favorably to placebo for reducing the number of average monthly migraine days in a new...

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

Women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) associated with endometriosis may benefit from an injection of botulinum toxin A (Botox, Allergan) without suffering significant adverse events,...

Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State officials have noted a potential leveling-off of COVID-19 cases in...

Procedures in Known/Suspected COVID-19 Guidelines (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 —The guidelines on performing procedures in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 were...

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted, Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

Fred Royal, the Milwaukee head of the NAACP, walks empty streets near his home in a largely black neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus. He...