Clarity Science, a division of Safe Harbor Compliance and Clinical Services LLC, report results of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) – approved Optimizing Patient Experience and Response to Topical Analgesics (OPERA) Study which evaluated patients with chronic pain who were treated with topical analgesics. Overall results, published in the Journal of Pain Research, suggest that topical treatments may provide an effective and safer treatment alternative to opioids and prescription NSAIDs for the management of chronic pain.
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For inpatients having general surgery, receiving opioids the day before hospital discharge best predicts postdischarge use, according to a new guideline from Dartmouth University surgeons, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management. The approximately $10 million grant will be distributed over four years.
Sticker shock may be leading many insured Americans with cancer to forego treatment with a wide range of oral cancer drugs, suggests a study published online this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the findings point to high out-of-pocket costs as a barrier to potentially life-saving or life-prolonging treatments. As breakthroughs in cancer care continue, the study raises questions about whether patients will able to take advantage of new treatment options.
As many as 88% of human trafficking victims in the United States interact with a healthcare professional while they are being exploited. These professionals' ability to recognize the signs of human trafficking and intervene appropriately, however, is lacking due to an absence of training.
A new medical school curriculum to fill this training gap has been proposed and tested by researchers from the University of Louisville, Harvard University and the University of South Florida. Their research is published this month in Medical Education Online.
In America, old people take multiple medicines every day. However, according to a new poll , the people do not get or seek enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. The lack of communication could be putting older adults at risk of health problems from drug interactions and their drugs and other substances such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements, food and alcohol.
One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood, according to a study led conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, as part of the population-based KORA-Age study in the region of Augsburg. Moreover, as the authors of the study report in the peer-reviewed journalNutrients, one in four older adults have suboptimal vitamin B12 levels.
Data from more than 800 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics revealed that national implementation of a patient-centered medical home model was effective at improving several chronic disease outcomes over time.Findings were published online in Health Services Research.
Although 3-D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.The group analyzed 46,483 screening episodes — a single screening mammogram and all subsequent breast diagnosis related costs for the following year — in two hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2012 and 2013
Delhi must adopt anti-pollution steps taken by other megacities like Beijing and Mexico City if the Indian metropolis is to get serious about tackling its annual smog crisis, experts say.
A study from the U.S. confirms that the young women who get vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) should understand that they still need condoms to protect against other sexually transmitted infections. The study is reported online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.