Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. “Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this […]

Innocoll Announces Dosing Of First Patient In US Phase 2 Clinical Trial To Investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT

Innocoll, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that the first of a series of planned phase 2 clinical trials sponsored by its wholly owned subsidiary, Innocoll Technologies Ltd, to investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT for the management of post operative pain, has commenced dosing. Innocoll’s BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT is a biodegradable and fully bioresorbable […]

JAMA Study Shows Racial Disparities In Emergency Department Pain Relief Prescriptions

Emergency department physicians are prescribing more narcotics to patients who say they have pain, but minority patients are less likely than whites to receive such drugs, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the AP/Houston Chronicle reports. The government-funded study, which was conducted by researchers at the […]

White Patients More Likely To Receive Opioids In Emergency Department, USA

White patients in emergency department visits are more likely to receive opioids, powerful painkillers, than patients who are not white, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This is despite the fact that the use of opioids to treat pain-related emergency department visits has improved over the last 15 […]

Strong Pain Drugs In Emergency Rooms Administered Less Frequently To Blacks And Hispanics

Despite increases in the overall use of opioid drugs to relieve severe pain, black and Hispanic patients remain significantly less likely than whites to receive these pain-relievers in emergency rooms, according to a new national study. The study examined treatments for more than 150,000 pain-related visits to U.S. hospitals between 1993 and 2005. It found […]

Newly Formed Council Issues Statement On Healthcare Provider Gaps Related To Education And Management Of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

The newly formed Advisory Council on Fibromyalgia Education (ACFE) comprised of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers and developed to identify and provide solutions to educational gaps and barriers in the area of fibromyalgia syndrome issued a statement stating that several significant gaps exist in the identification, diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia patients. “The gaps and […]

Newly Formed Council Issues Statement On Healthcare Provider Gaps Related To Education And Management Of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

The newly formed Advisory Council on Fibromyalgia Education (ACFE) comprised of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers and developed to identify and provide solutions to educational gaps and barriers in the area of fibromyalgia syndrome issued a statement stating that several significant gaps exist in the identification, diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia patients. “The gaps and […]

Phosphagenics Ltd Announce Successful Transdermal Oxycodone Clinical Trial Results

Phosphagenics Limited (“Phosphagenics”) (ASX: POH) (AIM: PSG) (OTCQX: PPGNY) announced positive results of its Phase 1 clinical trial that showed its delivery technology, TPM, delivered leading pain-relief drug oxycodone through the skin without causing any disruption or irritation. Dr Esra Ogru, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Phosphagenics, said these results support Phosphagenics’ […]

“Circle Of Care” Collaborative Aims To Reduce Barriers To Recognition And Treatment Of Fibromyalgia

“The Fibromyalgia Circle of Care” a new collaboration between the National Fibromyalgia Association (“NFA”), The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing has developed three annual initiatives designed to address the ongoing challenges faced by healthcare providers in the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain […]

MUSC Professor Discusses Rarity Of Anesthesia Awareness

Professor of Anesthesiology Orin Guidry, MD, from the Medical University of South Carolina was featured in a recent USA Today article discussing the growing concern of anesthesia awareness occurring with the release of the new film Awake starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba, where a patient experiences consciousness during surgery. Intraoperative awareness occurs when a […]