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MPR First Report - ACR/ARHP 2015

Live coverage of the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Women See Less Relief With Rx

A new study in the Journal of Women's Health has found that younger women are less likely to experience pain relief with long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain compared to men of the same age.

Headaches in Pregnancy: When to Worry

Based on a new study published in Neurology, researchers have developed the first clinical recommendations for making diagnostic decisions regarding headaches in pregnant women.

Live Coverage from PAINWeek 2015

Long-Term Pain Relief With New Therapy

Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy.

Inhaled Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Inhaled cannabis had a significant effect on neuropathic pain that appears to be dose-dependent, in the first published research on cannabinoids for painful diabetic neuropathy in humans.

Exercise or Surgery for Knee Pain?

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful.

Smokers Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Smokers and patients exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and opioids during surgery than nonsmokers.

First Combo Rx for Adolescent Migraines

Pernix announced that the FDA has approved Treximet (sumatriptan, naproxen sodium) for use in patients aged ≥12 for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.


Side Effects of COX-2 Inhibitors Analyzed in New Study

Prostaglandin production by macrophages may play a role in cardiovascular adverse events associated with COX-2 inhibitors.

Mindfulness Meditation Beats Placebo in Pain Study

Mindfulness meditation can help reduce pain more effectively than placebo.

Pregabalin Safe in Fibromyalgia Whether Baseline Pain Moderate or Severe

The safety and tolerability of pregabalin for the treatment of fibromyalgia-associated pain does not differ by baseline pain severity, a pooled analysis of five phase 3 clinical trials presented at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting has shown.

Doctors Can Often Miss Achilles Tendon Diagnosis

One in four ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do well

Chronic RA Pain Reduced with Dietary Potassium

Improved dietary-based potassium intake is a useful adjunct in the management of patients with chronic symptomatic rheumatoid arthritis (RA), research presented at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting has found.

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