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Rerouting nerves during amputation reduces phantom limb pain before it starts

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb

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Brain activity predicts fear of pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient’s fear of pain. This

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An insight into the global anaesthesia laryngeal masks market 2018-2022

The global anaesthesia laryngeal masks market is expected to post a CAGR of over 6 per cent during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A

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Acacia Pharma announces positive BARHEMSYS ™ rescue treatment data

Acacia Pharma Group plc announces that data and analyses from its positive Phase 3 clinical trial of BARHEMSYS™ (intravenous amisulpride) as rescue treatment of established post-operative nausea & vomiting (PONV)

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‘Waltzing’ nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

Indiana University researchers have discovered that drug-delivering nanoparticles attach to their targets differently based upon their position when they meet. The study, published in the journal ACS Nano, is significant since

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Aspirin alone a good clot buster after knee surgery

When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. After knee surgery, there’s a risk

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PIEZO2, a molecular target for treating clinical pain

If you’ve ever been sunburned, you’ve experienced the dreaded pain of putting on a shirt the next day. Fabric that should feel soft turns into a layer of painful pressure.

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New pain research centre opens at Royal Holloway, University of London

There is a recognised gap in the study of social aspects of pain, and to truly understand the problem, interdisciplinary research is needed and hence the pain research centre. Chronic pain

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Can stimulating the brain treat chronic pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain

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Patients who undergo major operations without opioids have shorter hospital stays

Opioids have been a mainstay of pain control for patients who undergo major operations, but they can become addictive for some patients, and unused pills have been identified as a