Hyperalgesia May Be Reversible After Spinal Pain Pathway Reactivation
Research using an animal model of pain suggests that mechanical hyperalgesia may be reversible in mice after spinal pain pathways are reactivated in a manner analogous to memory reconsolidation. This previously unobserved regulatory mechanism ...
HCPLive - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:56



The New Heroin Epidemic
For those who live, one perverse side effect of long-term opioid abuse is hyperalgesia—an increased sensitivity to pain. Over the past couple of years, though, the prescription frenzy seems to have subsided slightly, partly thanks to a slow ...
The Atlantic - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00

Mayor's summit on prescription drug abuse educates local leaders
When patients receive narcotics for long periods, they can even become more sensitive to pain, a condition called hyperalgesia. (J. David Haddox, the vice-president of health policy at Purdue Pharma—the manufacturer of OxyContin—acknowledged “opioid ...
Tulsa World - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:14



Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain
The work up includes past medical history, social history, physical examination, autonomic signs, tests for allodynia and hyperalgesia and laboratory tests and imaging to exclude a physical cause. Hoffart stressed the importance of evaluating the ESR ...
HCPLive - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:26

Inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress cascades as new drug targets ...
Patients with ME and CFS show higher scores on fatigue, neurocognitive disorders, hyperalgesia, autonomic symptoms, postexertional malaise and a subjective feeling of infection than patients with CF. ME is characterized by increased postexertional ...
ProHealth - Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:07



Solving the painkiller crisis: It's in the hands of doctors
In fact, such therapy can also cause pain rather than relieve it – a condition known as opioid-induced hyperalgesia. For reasons scientists don't fully understand, the central nervous system becomes overly sensitive. When patients complain that their ...
The Globe and Mail - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:50



ADA 2014: Pain management and addiction -- the dentist's role
Dr. Lindroth explained the two types of pain: albdynia, in which a light touch is painful, like sunburn; and hyperalgesia, in which pain is exaggerated, like slapping the back of a sunburned person or pulp testing a tooth, which causes patients to ...
DrBicuspid.com - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:01



Drugs doctor avoids the axe
You stated that on reflection you should have limited Patient H's access to benzodiazepines from the start, you should have considered the possibility of hyperalgesia from opiates and diagnosis of post- traumatic stress disorder sooner.” He also ...
Scottish Daily Record - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:11


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