Wake Forest Study Finds Diet and Exercise Can Lead to Pain Relief from Knee Arthritis

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Stephen P. Messier, Ph.D.
Professor J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Health and Exercise Science
Worrell Professional Center
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC 27109

Dr. Messier

PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?   What are the main findings?

Response: Some weight loss and exercise programs that have been successful in academic center-based trials have not been evaluated in community settings.  The results showed that among patients with knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity, diet and exercise compared with an attention control led to statistically significant differences in pain, function, mobility, body weight, waist circumference, and quality of life.

Novel Protocol Reduced Use of Opioid Pain Relievers After Knee and Shoulder Surgeries

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Nicole Simunovic, MSc
On behalf of the NO PAin Principal Investigators

PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: Orthopaedic surgeons prescribe more opioids than any other type of surgeon in North America. Opioids have the potential to be highly addictive and can cause serious harm or even death if taken in excess. The goal of our clinical study was to determine if an opioid sparing approach to postoperative pain management was safe and effective in patients undergoing arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.

Infused VYEPTI Provided Pain Relief When Initiated During a Migraine Attack

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Roger Cady, MD
VP Neurology
Lundbeck Pharmaceutical
La Jolla Research Center
San Diego, CA 92121

PainRelief.com:  What is the background for this study? 

Response: The RELIEF study evaluated how preventive migraine candidates may benefit from a VYEPTI infusion during an active migraine attack when administered within 1 to 6 hours of a moderate to severe migraine attack. VYEPTI is the first and only intravenous (IV) infusion approved for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

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