Tag: pain

Negative Results When Immunotherapy Was Added Onto Radiation

The early halt of a phase 3 trial of avelumab (Bavencio) plus chemoradiotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell head and neck cancer raises a...

Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although...

2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers

The number of applicants to the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) continued to grow this year, as did the...

I Was Young and Full of Plans — RA Was a Detour I Didn’t Expect

By Andy Pendergrass As a young man graduating college and marrying the most wonderful woman I had ever met, life was good and the...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

Biden Nixes Buprenorphine Waiver, Docs Disappointed

The Biden administration has halted a Trump administration initiative that would have allowed more physicians to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). Under the...

New NIH Database to Track Neurologic Effects of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a database to...

Little Help, Possible Harm of Antidepressants for Pain

Antidepressants are of little help and may possibly be harmful in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, new research suggests. Results of a systematic review and...

No Evidence That SNRIs Relieve Back Pain

While some guidelines support serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) as treatments for back pain, a new systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research found no...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

Wisconsin Pharmacist Thought Vaccine Was Unsafe

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurse Kristen Cline outside the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South...

Doctors Underreport Side Effects of Breast Irradiation

There is a substantial mismatch between patient and physician reports of toxicity during radiotherapy for breast cancer, according to an analysis of nearly 10,000 U.S....

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “This is how Black people get killed.” These are some of...

6 Ways to Improve Back Pain

When Deanne Bhamgara took a tumble off her electric scooter on a pier in San Diego, she didn’t make much of it at first. The...

FDA Toughens REMS Requirements for Some Fentanyl Products

Concern about potentially inappropriate prescribing of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) products has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to toughen requirements in the...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

Adding Atezolizumab to Chemo Doesn’t Worsen QOL in Early TNBC

Adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to first-line therapy for early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) did not significantly worsen patients’ quality of life, according to...

How It Affects Your Body and Life

When you’re diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you and your doctor might talk about symptoms like joint pain and medications to manage your disease. But...

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA....

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

Erinn Baldeschwiler, mother of Shea McGinnis (left) and Gibson McGinnis, has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Immunotherapy has helped with the physical...