Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 9th, 2008

Using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in France were able to detect functional abnormalities in certain regions in the brains of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, reinforcing the idea that symptoms of the disorder are related to a dysfunction in those parts of the brain where pain is processed.

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A recent study conducted by researchers at Georgia State University is the first of its kind to demonstrate that administration of preemptive morphine prior to a painful procedure in infancy blocks the long-term negative consequences of pain in adult rodents. These studies have serious implications for the way anesthetics and analgesics are administered to neonates [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 9th, 2008

The brains of individuals with major depressive disorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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New 24-month data from a study published today in the scientific journal, Neurosurgery, show that spinal cord stimulation (neurostimulation therapy) provides sustained, significant improvement in otherwise intractable, chronic leg pain, quality of life and functional capacity out to 24 months of therapy. Supported by Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), this largest randomized, controlled neurostimulation study followed [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 9th, 2008

Aumenta il rischio cardiovascolare con i contraccettivi di terza generazione Un vademecum online sulla fibromialgia Sono i batteri a far partire la coagulazione del sangue Fazio: entro l’anno novità per la libera professione dei medici Fonte: SanitàNews

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