Pain Management
The MD Magazine Pain Management specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Inflammation Connected to Onset of Delirium
Results from a recent study showed that elevated levels of inflammatory markers were strongly associated with delirium in post-surgical patients.
Although many patients with arthritis have a difficult time engaging in high-intensity exercises, that may be the very thing they need to reduce their risk for cardiovascular complications associated with the disease.
Patients with chronic back and leg pain may be able to forgo the use of prescription painkillers thanks to a new treatment that has been shown to provide long-lasting analgesia.
A recently completed Phase III trial – called PREEMPT – established the efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxinA (marketed by Allergan under the brand name Botox®) in treating chronic migraine. Following those results, a new long-term trial is currently underway to analyze some of the clinical questions raised but not answered in PREEMPT.
Study results show that mood, whether positive or negative, may impact the discomfort associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Does timing really make an impact when it comes to treating back pain? A new study weighed in on the importance early initiation of therapy in this patient population.
Merely being told that a treatment has analgesic effects may be all that a patient needs in order to experience pain relief, a new study suggested.

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