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New Term Proposed for Persistent Back Pain
A recently published study explains how an international group of specialists developed a more applicable and precise term to replace ‘failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).’
Diagnosing Pain With an Algorithm
A new methodology developed at Cleveland Clinic combines electroencephalography (EEG) and artificial intelligence to diagnose pain accurately and objectively.
Study Will Look at Nitrous Oxide as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment
A new study will investigate whether “laughing gas” can help with pain management for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
NIH to Fund Study Exploring Role of the Complement System in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Research team is looking into new complement-based therapies for CIPN in an effort to improve the quality of life in cancer survivors.
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Perioperative Pain Perception and Analgesic Requirements in Pediatric Patients with Obesity
Despite the increasing proportion of pediatric patients with obesity, there is little data about pain sensitivity and analgesic requirements in this population. A new study finds no significant association between increased BMI and higher perioperative pain scores in pediatric patients, and suggests weight-based analgesic dosing is prudent.
Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome an Autoimmune Disorder?
In 1993, Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, worked with an international team of pain medicine specialists to develop diagnostic criteria for CRPS. Today, the possibility of autoimmune mechanisms with a genetic basis has been added to the mix of triggers for CRPS.
First Global Trial of Continuous, Blinded Multiparameter Cardiorespiratory Monitoring
Researchers have developed a novel risk prediction score to estimate the likelihood of cardiorespiratory events, which will optimize monitoring systems and provide safer patient recovery.
Guiding Research on Ketamine Usage for CRPS
Pain Management Specialist Jijun Xu, MD, PhD, is leading research to develop protocols on the usage of ketamine infusion for treating complex regional pain syndrome. His most recent research came up with reference protocol for future clinical studies.
Nerve Stimulation a Promising Intervention for Headache
Pain Management team led by Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD, finds ONS successful for certain patients with chronic migraine.
Can Stem Cells ‘Stem’ the Use of Opioids? Study Shows Great Promise
Addressing the challenge of opioid tolerance and overdose, Cleveland Clinic research finds new treatment option may improve opioid therapy.