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November 11, 2019

Opioids offer minor pain relief and function benefits, but no quality of life benefit

Researchers also found only small benefits on pain and function after two to 12 weeks of treatment, and interestingly, strong opioids had consistently worse pain relief benefits and a greater risk of any safety-related outcome than weak opioids in this meta-analysis.

Spinal fluid waves flow into your brain as you sleep

The study is the first to illustrate that the brain's CSF pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow.

Children with Down syndrome at increased risk for inflammatory, erosive arthritis

Additionally, researchers recommend changing the name to Down syndrome-associated arthritis to more accurately reflect the inflammatory and erosive nature of the condition.
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Kinesiophobia in chronic MSK pain

Research review: Kinesiophobia in chronic MSK pain

MSK-related pain is a highly prevalent and costly condition and is the second most common cause of disability in the general population. A myriad of biopsychosocial factors is associated with poor recovery from an acute painful episode. Chief among these contributing elements are negative or maladaptive psychological factors, such as fear avoidance beliefs and kinesiophobia.The fear-avoidance (FA) model of pain is one popular framework, created to explain the development and persistence of pain and disability following acute injury. » Read more...

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