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Investigational biologic from Novartis (Cosentyx) may reduce joint pain and tenderness in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
A second Phase 3 trial of tenapanor (T3MPO-2)1 shows promise for relieving symptoms in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C).
A new sufentanil sublingual tablet may provide clinicians and patients with simpler means of dosing and drug delivery.
A new study shows significant correlations between irritable bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and colitis, and risk of developing gallstones and kidney stones.
Two new therapies promise improved management for the pain and itching associated with eczema by targeting the inflammatory response of atopic dermatitis.
A new study demonstrated that dermal application of zolmitriptan may provide significant relief from headache pain and most bothersome migraine symptoms.
Only 1/3 of adults with inflammatory bowel disease seek medical attention, yet a new approach for IBS with diarrhea using an anti-bacterial seems likely to address symptoms more effectively than usual care.
Pain is the most common report among chronic pancreatitis (CP), and it is often severe, leading to detrimental effects on quality of life, Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, explained at the 2017 World Congress of Gastroenterology.1 CP pain “can be constant or intermittent,” Dr. Conwell told Practical Pain Management (PPM).  Dr.
While patients commonly present with a triad of complaints—chronic diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain, each symptom should be addressed separately according to a Mayo Clinic professor who presented at the World Congress on Gastroenterology.
Pain practitioners may consider prescribing antidepressants for chronic pain patients who may be able to tolerate the side effects.
Interviews with Don Goldenberg, MD, and Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Electrical nerve stimulation lessens in pain in adolescent patients with abdominal pain disorders.
Devising a prescribing guideline for post-surgical use of opioids.