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2014

US News & World Report - Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study
Dr. Samuel McLean discusses findings that indicate only 17 percent of drivers with pain in the neck or other body region contact a lawyer within the first 6 weeks following a motor vehicle collision. The study is published in the January 17th edition of PAIN.

2013

NPR "The State of Things" Interview

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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.

Newswise - Persistent Pain After Stressful Events May Have a Neurobiological Basis

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

Medscape - Persistent Pain After Sexual Assault Often Untreated

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.

2012

UNC Newsroom - Acute severe pain is common in sexual assault survivors in the early post-assault period, but rarely treated
Medical News Today - Severe Pain Not Treated in Victims of Sexual Assault

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.

2011


NY Times - Disparities: In the E.R., the Elderly Get Less Pain Relief

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.

Vital Signs - UNC Investigators receive 3.5 million dollar NIH grant to perform first ever prospective study of chronic pain development in African Americans

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.

USA Today - One in 20 patients will contract a serious hospital infection

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.

Simple, inexpensive infection control adopted in U.S. hospitals may reduce thousands of preventable deaths and save billions of dollars