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Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures

Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a six-week period, according to a new study published

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Six weeks in South Sudan

Birsen Gaskell is a doctor who been practising anaesthesia and intensive care in the UK since 2008. When she was younger, she fantasised about becoming an astronaut, air force pilot

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Pain often improves in older veterans

Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of improvement, according to

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‘Pain paradox’ discovery provides route to new pain control drugs

A natural substance known to activate pain in the central nervous system has been found to have the opposite effect in other parts of the body, potentially paving the way for

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Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use

People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs —including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine — compared to those without back pain, reports a

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Osteopathic manipulation can improve pain in postpartum women

Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean. The study results published in July

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The effectiveness of screen technology as a distraction tool to alleviate anxiety during induction of anaesthesia

Zoe Ovenden and C Cassar look at the effectiveness of screen technology as a distraction tool to alleviate anxiety during induction of anaesthesia   Induction of anesthesia has been recognized as the

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Lumbar subarachnoid drain – What could possibly go wrong?

Murtuza Sikander  reports on two cases in which despite proper technique, shearing of the catheter tip did occur during a lumbar subarachnoid drain Introduction Sub-arachnoid lumbar drainage is an important and