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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Movantik (naloxegol), an oral peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Recent studies looking at neural response in patients with fibromyalgia have shown that people with this condition may have hypersensitivity to non-painful stimuli.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of opioid analgesics jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, according to a September data brief published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
For patients with advanced esophageal cancer, dysphagia is improved with radiotherapy alone, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, held from Sept. 14 to 18 in San Francisco.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Adding spinal manipulative therapy to home exercise and advice may improve short-term outcomes in patients with subacute and chronic back-related leg pain, according to research published in the Sept. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Surgical specialty has limited influence on short-term outcomes after elective spine surgery, with differences noted for transfusions and length of stay, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in Spine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The new consumer retail market in U.S. healthcare is necessary and will benefit consumers, and as consumers take on more costs of care, access to information to help them make informed decisions is crucial, according to a recent white paper published by Vitals.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Alasdair Coles, MD, University of Cambridge, shares his thoughts on the efficacy of alemtuzumab for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mechanisms underlying nicotine use as a gateway to cocaine use have been proposed in a Shattuck lecture published in the Sept. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Friday, September 12, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Mikkel Anthonisan, MD, highlights his experience as the founder of Oceans of Hope, a global voyage to change the perception of multiple sclerosis, at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting.
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