Search Tag: chronic pain

ICU Management

Opioid Use After ICU Admission

2021 09 Mar

The misuse of opioids is a major public health issue in many countries. Excessive use of opioids in the U.S. in particular, is primarily driven by pharmaceutical companies promoting the liberal use of opioids. Also, the American Pain Society describes pain as the fifth vital sign, which has resulted in a generous prescribing and widespread misuse of... Read more

Health Management

The DEEPER Project: Augmenting the Understanding of Brain Disorders

2021 15 Feb

The Deep Brain Photonic Tools for Cell-Type Specific Targeting of Neural Disease (DEEPER) is a unique and ambitious venture putting together technologists, neuroscientists, and clinical experts with hi-tech companies. DEEPER involves 12 partners in 8 countries and is funded by the European Union with about 5.7 million Euros for the next four years.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound-guided Injection-based Therapies: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

2019 10 Jul

Opioid abuse now claims more lives in North American than car crashes. In 2017, the United States and Canada set new records for opioid-related fatalities, with overdoses killing nearly 4,000 Canadians and an estimated 50,000 Americans . Emergency department visits and hospitalisations involving these drugs also have risen dramatically. Yet... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pain Management Conference

2016 22 Jan

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare facilities, is a multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tool Predicts Risk of Chronic Pain After Surgery

2015 22 Feb

A study has developed a new scoring system that helps physicians identify patients’ risks of chronic pain after surgery. Researchers needed to predict this risk at the time when surgery is being planned. Hence, they created a new planning tool that they could use prior to surgery. This is a crucial stage when doctors plan measures to be taken to prevent... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Opioid Drugs Not Always Effective for Chronic Pain

2015 19 Jan

According to a white paper released by the National Institutes of Health, there is little or no evidence of the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the extensive growth in the use of these drugs. The paper states that many of the studies that have been used over the years to justify the use of opioid... Read more

Pharmacy Management

FDA Approves New Opioid Hysingla ER

2014 21 Nov

The FDA has approved a new opioid with properties that make it difficult to abuse. Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an extended-release opioid analgesic which is designed to treat severe pain that requires around-the-clock, long-term treatment. Drug overdose is a major problem in the US and deaths from overdosing have been rising consistently over... Read more

IMAGING Management

Neuroimaging For Personalised Pain Therapy

2014 20 Sep

New research indicates that changes in functional connectivity between brain regions, as can be measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the resting state, may underlie the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. As such, this parameter maybe used to monitor changes in brain function associated with pharmacological treatment,... Read more