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By Joe Weatherly FM/Hospitalist-CoFounder of QuestioningMedicine and PCRAP contributor.
David B Reuben, Anika A H Alvanzo, Takamaru Ashikaga, G Anne Bogat, Christopher M Callahan, Victoria Ruffing, David C Steffens
This National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathways to Prevention Workshop was cosponsored by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), the NIH Pain Consortium, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. A multidisciplinary working group developed the workshop agenda, and an evidence-based practice center prepared an evidence report through a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to facilitate the workshop discussion. During the 1...
February 17, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Kimia Honarmand, Mary C Tierney, Paul O'Connor, Anthony Feinstein
BACKGROUND: While neuropsychological deficits have been reported in healthy individuals who use street cannabis, data in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are lacking. Given that MS is associated with cognitive deterioration, the aim of this study was to determine the neuropsychological effects of cannabis use in this population. METHODS: Two groups, each of 25 patients with MS (cannabis users and nonusers), were administered the Minimal Assessment of Cognitive Function in MS battery of neuropsychological tests, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I)...
March 29, 2011: Neurology
Sabrina J Poon, Margaret B Greenwood-Ericksen
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November 2014: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Roger Chou
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June 3, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Yngvild Olsen, Joshua M Sharfstein
The recent approval of the long-acting opioid Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brought into sharp relief the tension between the twin challenges of chronic pain and addiction. Chronic pain, which affects tens of millions of people in the United..
May 29, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Till Wagner, Chris Poole, Andrea Roth-Daniek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the response of patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) to capsaicin 8% patch treatment in a clinical setting. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: The Clinic for Pain Therapy and Palliative Medicine at the Medical Centre for the region of Aachen, Germany. SUBJECTS: Patients diagnosed with PNP who attended the clinic for capsaicin 8% patch treatment between January 13, 2010 and February 7, 2011...
August 2013: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Lance M McCracken
UNLABELLED: Whether a person with chronic pain avoids activity, persists with activity, or overexerts himself or herself is considered important to the quality of his or her daily functioning. However, results from studies of these activity patterns have not always yielded clear and consistent findings. It is suggested that applying the psychological flexibility model to activity patterns may clarify and integrate research in this area. Psychological flexibility is defined as the ability to persist or to change behavior in a setting of competing psychological influences, guided by goals and dependent on what the situation at hand affords...
August 2013: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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