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Nov 26 2020
Fifty million of US adults have chronic pain, and 20 million of US adults have high-impact chronic pain (HICP). Age, sex, education level, employment status, and poverty status are major contributors to HICP.
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Nov 23 2020
Clues are emerging to suggest where and how the virus attacks the peripheral nervous system.
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Nov 12 2020
Commonly seen changes in brain connectivity among fibromyalgia patients may more closely reflect these individuals’ current clinical pain state rather than their pain condition
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Oct 20 2020
A genetic variant in Kv6.4 leads to reduced labor pain in a subset of childbearing women
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Aug 15 2020
Professor Harold Merskey, who was the chair of the original IASP...
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Aug 12 2020
Modified pain definition: An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience...
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Jul 23 2020
Introducing the word "resembling" in relation to "the unpleasant sensory...
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Jul 16 2020
The revised definition of pain has now been published in PAIN, along with...
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May 15 2020
You may wish to have a look at some more recent updates of this paper: [1...
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Mar 06 2020
Editor's note: this comment is co-authored by Ashlie Reker and Steve...
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Feb 24 2020
An unexpected finding in this study was that CCI increased rather than...
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Dec 18 2019
Editor's note: This was the most popular paper on PRF over the past...
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Dec 18 2019
Editor's Note: This paper was the most popular paper on PRF in 2019....
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Sep 30 2019
The pain threshold for each individual differs, which makes it more...
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Sep 30 2019
In his introductory remarks, although Murat Aydede1 mentions the...
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Sep 30 2019
Wonderful paper. Have the researchers found any evidence for differences...
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Sep 14 2019
The news article states: "But one thing most agree on is that the...
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Jul 13 2019
In this elegant study, the authors compare lidocaine injection of the...
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Apr 01 2019
By: John Wood
In the accompanying paper, Bennett, Serra, and Tracey make an important...
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Mar 29 2019
Negus and colleagues have provided a useful in-depth review of the broad...
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Mar 14 2019
The study by Tan et al. represents a major step forward in understanding...
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Jan 17 2019
This is an excellent paper investigating the analgesic effect of sucrose...
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Nov 23 2018
This study seems to provide the first clinical evidence to support basic...
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Oct 05 2018
This is an interesting study confirming analgesic effects mediated by...
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Aug 20 2018
This is an interesting study with translational potential. The authors...
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Aug 13 2018
The conventional role of microRNAs (miRNAs) is to regulate gene expression...
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Jun 18 2018
Since publication of this news story, JAMA has published a Viewpoint by...
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May 25 2018
Drs. Yezierski and Hansson have provided a timely, readable, scholarly and...
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