Monday, June 30, 2014

Topic: New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers

A new drug holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for constipation caused by prescription narcotic painkillers, new research states.
Constipation is a common side effect experienced by patients taking these powerful medications for chronic pain. When laxatives failed to provide relief, two phase 3 trials found the once-daily drug naloxegol could help.
“The studies showed rapid and sustained improvement for these patients, without compromising their pain management,” study author Dr. William Chey, a gastroenterologist and professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, said in a university news release.  To read more please go to this link:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dr. Fudin’s “Quick reference” page

Dr. Fudin’s “Quick reference” page

Welcome to Dr. Fudin’s “Quick reference” page where you will find commonly requested PDF documents. These documents consist of tables, algorithms, and figures (chemistry) for various analgesic classes that are commonly prescribed. They are arranged below by therapeutic or pharmacological category with a short explanation of content for each file. A special thanks goes out to my colleague and friend, Dr. Ruth Perkins for her dedication and perseverance in creating some of these tables and for her kindness in sharing them with all of our visitors. To read more, please go to this link:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Topic: 10 Key Questions About Migraines

10 Key Questions About Migraines What Is a Migraine?
Migraine is a type of headache that is often localized in a certain area of the head and is sometimes accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound. Other common migraine symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Migraines are usually gradual in onset, progressively more painful and then undergo a gradual resolution. When migraines are mild to moderate, they are usually described as being dull, deep and steady. When severe, migraines are throbbing or pulsating.
Some migraines are worsened by head motion, sneezing, straining or physical exertion. Since many patients also become sensitive to light and sound, some migraine sufferers will lie down in a darkened and quiet room to relieve symptoms. To Read more please click on this link:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Topic: Nutrition Guide Eat Right to Help Control Pain

Nutrition Guide Eat Right to Help Control Pain

Your diet has a major impact on your health, so it's no surprise that a great deal of research has been done into how dietary interventions can influence pain management strategies. While it is not accurate to say that certain foods can kill pain or even reduce its severity, it is widely accepted that foods rich in certain nutrients can be used to give the body everything it needs for optimal function. 

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