Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pain conference going on

Throughout the year, there are medical conferences taking place - usually in resorts and tourist places. I know that some people wonder about the point of this and they consider it to be a perk for physicians that seem unfair. But, a lot of work is done at these conferences.

Once a year, researchers and specialists get to show and talk about their findings and ideas. While this information does end up in journals and articles, to hear the researchers speak in person and perhaps answer questions is really a more ideal situation for learning.

This week, the American Academy of Pain Medicine is meeting in Florida and already I've read several interesting pieces of news (listed below). Researchers want their work featured at these conferences so they're a great way to get the information out.

News for Today:
Viruses could cause high blood pressure in pregnancy, study suggests
Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Higher dose capsaicin patch promising treatment for neuropathic pain
Pressing on Sciatic Nerve Relieves Pain and Discomfort
Duloxetine Appears Effective in Treating Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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