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Women ‘three times more prone to migraine’ than men

Migraines are three times more prevalent in women than in men, delegates at the European Pain Federation’s Biennial Congress in Valencia, Spain, were told. In addition to the burden of migraine attacks, migraine is also a major cardiovascular risk factor, in particular for women, according to Dr Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, a leading researcher…

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Multi-modal analgesic treatment for cancer pain reduces the potential harm of long-term opioid use

Multi-modal pain treatment for cancer patients, as well as continuous assessment and understanding the risk factors for opioid misuse, will reduce the potential harm of opioids in cancer care, delegates at the European Pain Federation’s biennial Congress in Valencia, Spain, were told by a leading US expert. Prof Judith Paice, Director of the Cancer Pain…

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Objective pain measurement could be a ‘game-changer’ for patients

New research into objective measurement of pain could be a ‘game-changer’ for patients, delegates at the European Pain Federation’s biennial Congress in Valencia, Spain, heard, Until now, a patient’s experience of pain has always been subjective, relying upon their personal feeling and communication of the experience. However, a research project by the international consortium IMI-PainCare…

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Linking artificial intelligence to neurostimulation opens up a world of new possibilities for treating pain and other conditions

Linking brain stimulation to artificial intelligence (AI) could open up a world of new possibilities in the treatment of pain and many other conditions, delegates at the European Pain Federation’s biennial Congress in Valencia, Spain, in September were told. Neurosurgeon Prof Dirk De Ridder told the 3,500 delegates in a keynote address that AI could…

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