Dr. Samuel McLean discusses new discoveries in chronic pain on the NPR radio show "The State of Things". Joining Dr. McLean is Mrs. Hortense Jacobs, a patient in the UNC Department of Anesthesiology Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic.
Dr. Samuel McLean discusses findings that indicate that mechanisms influencing chronic pain development may be related to the stress response, rather than any specific injury caused by the traumatic event
Dr. Samuel McLean discusses the lack of medical treatment for pain and other sequelae after sexual assault. Results are from a pilot study of sexual assault survivors.
Dr. Samuel McLean discusses that despite the fact that the majority of women presenting to emergency departments for care after sexual assault experience severe pain, very few receive pain treatment.
Health Magazine - Pain Level After Car Crash Could Depend on Your Genes, Studies Say
Dr. Samuel McLean discusses early new research that suggests the amount and severity of pain that you experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes. Research is from two studies based on data collected from 948 adult car accident victims.
Dr. Platts-Mills, a faculty member in the TRYUMPH Research Program and Emergency Medicine physician at UNC, describes evidence that elderly individuals are significantly less likely to receive pain medication in a 7-year nationwide study of emergency room patient data.
A multidisciplinary team of UNC investigators has received a 5-year grant to examine genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors contributing to chronic pain development in 1000 African Americans who present to the emergency department for care after motor vehicle collision.
Anesthesiology News - Opioid Gene Variants Linked to Cancer Survival in Women
Dr. Andrey Bortsov explains an association found between the opioid receptor gene polymorphism A118G and breast cancer survival in a population-based study of 2039 women.
Dr. Tina Willis shows how a simple, inexpensive infection control adopted in U.S. hospitals may reduce thousands of preventable deaths and save billions of dollars.