Duration of pre-operative pain linked to chronic opioid use after adult spinal deformity surgery

In a Johns Hopkins Medicine study of patients who underwent adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery, pre-operative opioid use and pain duration of four or more years were independently associated with higher odds of chronic post-surgery opioid use. “With this study, we wanted to explore the association between certain pre-surgery factors and chronic, post-surgery opioid use […]

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Scientists pinpoint reason why women may not respond to depression treatments the same as men

Although treatments for depression exist, sometimes these treatments don’t work for many who use them. Furthermore, women experience higher rates of depression than men, yet the cause for this difference is unknown, making their illnesses—at times—more complicated to treat. University of California, Davis researchers teamed up with scientists from Mt. Sinai Hospital, Princeton University, and […]

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