MedPage Today – Most patients going home with opioid painkillers after orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University didn’t use all the pills they were given, suggesting that these medications are routinely overprescribed.
Research Features – Dr Christine Pham, a rheumatologist at the Washington University School of Medicine, is designing strategies to safely deliver nanomedicine in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis.
TNW – Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Since the 1990s, opioid prescriptions have tripled in the US, a country with five-percent of the world’s population that’s now responsible for consuming 80-percent of its opioids. It’s clear we need an alternative.
STAT – The world’s most common orthopedic procedure — knee arthroscopy — is frequently a waste of time and money and should almost never be performed on patients with degenerative knee disease.
Mosaic – Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80% of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.
Psychology Today – Inflammatory responses play a central role in the development and persistence of many diseases and can lead to debilitating chronic pain. In many cases, inflammation is your body’s response to stress.
Medical Futurist – What is the common denominator of behavioral psychology, pain management, medical training, rehabilitation and meditation? The answer is virtual reality. I believe that within a few years, VR will be a game-changer in these areas. Thus, it is high time to enlist the most important VR companies in healthcare.
Huffington Post – Virtual reality is able to significantly reduce pain levels by “hijacking” the senses of hospital patients, without the need for drugs, according to new research.
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