Dr. Anita Gupta of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey, has written in the journal Pain Medicine that “in addition to distraction, there are novel mechanisms for VR treatment in pain, such as producing neurophysiologic changes related to conditioning and exposure therapies.”
Medtronic announces the U.S. launch of the Intellis platform for management of certain types of chronic intractable pain which can be managed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet interface.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are focusing on finding solutions to chronic pain in veterans. Twelve research projects will be funded, several of which have been awarded.
Lady Gaga has had to cancel a recent tour to Brazil citing severe pain. She has written about her struggles with fibromyalgia in the past.
A presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics this week discusses the increase in adverse effects of opioids among hospitalized children, with withdrawal symptoms being the most common.
Conclusion of study: “Periarticular infiltration is a viable and safe alternative to femoral nerve block for the early post-operative relief of pain following TKA”
(TKA – total knee arthroplasty).
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:904–11.
The Annals of Internal Medicine the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in treating PTSD in adults.
O’Neil ME, Nugent SM, Morasco BJ, Freeman M, Low A, Kondo K, et al. Benefits and Harms of Plant-Based Cannabis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 15 August 2017] doi: 10.7326/M17-0477
This review from the British Medical Journal presents and overview of the types, causes and potential treatments of neck pain.