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Neuropathic Pain Complexity

The wide range of etiologies underlying neuropathic pain render it a particularly challenging condition to manage.

American Academy of Pain Medicine 2017

Informed Consent for Clinical Research

New methods of obtaining consent are offering options that can bridge the geographic distances between researcher and participant, while making study information more easily accessible.

Opioid Epidemic: a Public Health Response

Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.

Dealing With Patients Demanding Opioids

Anthony Mariano, PhD, provided guidance for clinicians for tapering patients off opioids.

MEDD, Opioid Prescribing: CDC Guideline Flaws

Dr Fudin discusses concerns he has regarding the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Why Negative Data Should be Reported

Increasingly, the scientific community is coming to realize the invaluable role that negative outcomes play in the understanding of medicine as a whole.

The Healthcare Community's Achievements

Dr Stacey sought to highlight how the healthcare community reacted to and coped in the aftermath of the closing of the Seattle Pain Center, by coming together as a team and mobilizing state resources.

Multi-Society Pain Work Group Initiative

Virtaj Singh, MD, highlights the successes of the Multi-society Pain Work Group (MPW), which resulted in Medicare modifying its approach to coverage.

Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Differences in levels of physical activity intensity in older adults correspond to differences in pain modulation.

ACP Guideline for Low Back Pain

The ACP developed the guideline from randomized, controlled trials and systematic reviews published through April 2015 that focused on noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain.

Amitriptyline-Related Risks

Death and serious outcomes resulting from overdose or poisoning from drugs used to treat depression more than doubled during the last decade and a half, found a recent study, with amitriptyline topping the list.
Neuropathic Pain

Assessing Biomarker Validity for Neuropathic Pain

Assessing Biomarker Validity for Neuropathic Pain

A challenge facing clinicians regarding the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathies lies in the scarcity of objective biomarkers.

Cancer Pain

Updated Guideline for Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases

Updated Guideline for Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases

A guideline update from the American Society for Radiation Oncology continues to support the efficacy and safety of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases.

Opioid Addiction

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.

Neuropathic Pain

Classification of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Based on Sensory Profiles

Classification of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Based on Sensory Profiles

Researchers identified 3 subgroups of patients with peripheral neuropathic pain, based on sensory signs and symptoms.

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