Obstetrics & gynaecology

Lidocaine nerve block reduces pain during IUD insertion

(HealthDay)—A 10-mL 1 percent lidocaine paracervical nerve block reduces pain during intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Medical research

Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASA: lidocaine during breast sx may reduce long-term pain

(HealthDay)—Lidocaine given to women undergoing mastectomy reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, according to a new study. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of ...

Surgery

Surgeons report two new approaches to lessen postoperative pain

New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers according to two studies presented this week at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. One ...

Medical research

A new approach to bladder-disease treatment

A bladder disease called interstitial cystitis affects at least a half-million people in the United States, mostly women, with perhaps an equal number undiagnosed. At present, there are no good options for such people; the ...