Lupus is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women of color and has eluded effective therapies for decades. Recently, there has been a push to incorporate the patient’s voice into the research and development process so that new therapies for the disease can address not only disease activity but also the symptoms that … [Read more...]
How Does Anxiety Manifest in People Living with Lupus?
New Data Show Arthritis and Migraine May Be Linked
Arthritis and migraine are two chronic conditions that often involve pain that can be hard to effectively treat. Arthritis, which is a joint disorder featuring inflammation, is very common, affecting more than 3 million people in the United States each year. Migraine, which often involves severe pain that includes throbbing in the head, is as … [Read more...]
Should Fracture-Related Pain in Children be Managed with Oxycodone?
The Physicain and provider use of oxycodone to manage pain has been controversial because of the risks that opioid medications pose, including the significant risk for addiction. With growing recognition of the danger of oxycodone, there has become a higher burden of proof to justify the use of the drug to manage pain. A new study published in … [Read more...]
Preoperative Paracetamol Appears Ineffective in Reducing Pain From Dental Surgeries
Minimizing pain associated with surgeries has been of clinical and research interest for centuries. A new study has investigated the potential to reduce surgical pain in children following dental treatments using paracetamol before the procedure. Researchers compared the effects of paracetamol and placebo in children between the ages of 5 and 12 … [Read more...]
New Data on Enhancing Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction
In response to the opioid crisis, there has been a significant push to improve prevent and treatment of opioid abuse. Access to methadone is one factor that has been identified as an important way to address the opioid crisis. A new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, has provided information on how such access may be enhanced. According to the … [Read more...]