Tag: pain

Relugolix Combo Effective for Uterine Fibroids Through 1 Year

A combination therapy using the experimental drug relugolix was effective in treating pain and heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids for a full year, according to...

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential...

Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict?

Lyme neuroborreliosis (LN), a late-stage manifestation of Lyme disease, is not associated with an increased risk of developing serious psychiatric illness, results of a large,...

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for treatment for cervical dystonia met the primary and all secondary endpoints in the phase 3 ASPEN-1 study, according to topline results...

Pain Pill Abuse Higher in Adolescent CBD Oil Users

Adolescent users of cannabidiol (CBD) oil are far more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors ― such as illegally taking prescription pain medications ― than...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...

Reworked OxyContin Fails to Cut Overall Abuse, FDA Panel Says

The long-awaited post-marketing studies of the abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) of OxyContin (Perdue Pharma L.P.) received mixed reviews from a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article was produced in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The...

Physician Income Drops, Burnout Spikes Globally in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Responses from physicians in eight countries show profound effects from COVID-19...

The Long Road to a PsA Prevention Trial

About one-third of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a condition that comes with a host of vague symptoms and no definitive...

Resident Who Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets Barred From Medicine

A first-year resident who was fired in 2018 from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio after her anti-Semitic tweets were discovered has now permanently lost her...

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...

New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids

That emphasis on topical painkillers — and stance on opioids — are good to see, according to Dr. Houman Danesh, a pain management specialist who...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...