Trigeminal neuralgia (TN, also known as tic douloureaux) is the most common facial pain syndrome with approximately 15,000 new patients diagnosed each year in the United States. TN is characterized by episodic, intense, shock-like pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. Typically, women are affected more frequently than men, and the pain [...]

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Every year, 200,000 patients in the United States develop shingles, for which there is no cure. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It often appears as a band of blisters that typically affects the trunk/torso. Other parts of the body may be involved such as the neck, face, scalp [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on maggio 6th, 2009

Although opioids are extremely effective pain relievers, they frequently cause an undesirable side effect – constipation. They affect the gastrointestinal tract in several ways: Opioids make stools take longer to move through the gastric system They raise non-propulsive contractions in the middle of the small intestine (jejunum) and reduce longitudinal propulsive peristalsis – motions crucial [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on maggio 5th, 2009

New guidance for employers, patients and doctors on helping people with back pain return to work will be announced on Tuesday May 5 at the University of Leicester.

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Neuralieve, a medical technology company pioneering a new approach to treat migraine headache, reported positive data on the mechanism of action of TMS technology for the treatment of migraine aura. The results will be presented during the annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Scientific Meeting in Seattle by Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, Professor and [...]

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The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released new guidelines from their Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL. addressing the pharmacological management of persistent pain in older persons. Clicca qui per leggere l’articolo completo.

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on maggio 4th, 2009

Injection to relax muscle spasms carries severe risks, agency says Reports of deaths among people using popular anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox to treat muscle spasms have prompted a change in labeling.

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 30th, 2009

Le statine sono potenzialmente degli eccellenti candidati per la terapia nei pazienti con artrite reumatoide (AR). Esse riducono sia il rischio cardiovascolare che l’attività della patologia reumatica.

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Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a way to maintain the pain-killing qualities of morphine over an extended period of time, thus providing a solution for the problem of having to administer increasing dosages of the drug in order to retain its effectiveness.

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 26th, 2009

Discovery That Our Brains Make Proteins That Act Directly On Marijuana Receptors May Lead To Improved Pain Management U.S. and Brazilian scientists have just proven that one of Bob Dylan’s most famous lines – “everybody must get stoned” – is correct. That’s because they’ve discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 22nd, 2009

Mal di schiena, il test per trovare la cura giusta in 15 minuti Colpa medica, nesso causale sotto esame Specializzazioni, sui compensi la parola al tribunale Al Niguarda l’Epo salva dalla paralisi Anestesia locale senza specialità Cassazione: licenziato il primario per il suo caratteraccio Esperimento Usa: ristimolare le fibre nervose

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 12th, 2009

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection ACCF/AHA 2009 Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines 2009 on Pain Management in Urology Guidelines 2009 on Urological Trauma Guidelines 2009 on Paediatric Urology Prevenzione delle complicanze trombotiche associate all’uso di estro-progestinici in età riproduttiva (2008) EASL Clinical Practice [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 4th, 2009

BMC Muscoloskeletal Disorders (04/2010): Local steroid injection for moderately severe idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome: Protocol of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial Medical News Today (04/2010): What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on aprile 4th, 2009

Sindromi Dolorose del Nervo Radiale Sindromi Dolorose del Nervo Ulnare

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Medical News Today (04/2010): What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)? What Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

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