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Capsaicin for Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

The stimulation of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor may explain the benefits of capsaicin and hot water hydrotherapy in patients experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Cytokine Signature in CFS

Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were shown to have a differential cytokine signature compared with healthy controls.

Neuropathic Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin D deficiency was shown to be associated with increased neuropathic pain.

Assessing Chronic Pain

Dr Clark sought to outline a comprehensive approach to the assessment and follow-up of patients with chronic pain.

Pain Diagnostic Tests

Dr McMaster gave an overview of differential diagnostic studies for pain pathologies, their utility in the clinic, and their limitations.

Coaching for Complicated Pain Management

Effective coaching strategies for the management of complicated pain were presented.

Nutrition, the Microbiome, and Pain

Dr Tick presented evidence linking nutrition, microbial diversity, and pain.

Clinical Considerations for Opioid Prescribing

Dr Zacharoff provided advice for clinicians dealing with fluid guidelines and constraints regarding opioid prescribing.

Chronic LBP Treatment With Pilates

Pilates may represent an effective therapy for the management of chronic lower back pain.
PAINWeek 2017

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

Dr Gould covered the risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids, particularly for elderly patients, and proposed therapeutic alternatives at PAINWeek 2017.

PAINWeek 2017

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive analgesia seeks to prevent central sensitization and ensuing chronic pain, a concept that has shown promising results in preliminary studies.

PAINWeek 2017

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

Treatment of neuroinflammation as the underlying cause of chronic, severe pain involves several components: standard pain relief, neuroinflammation control, spinal flow exercises, and neuroregeneration.

PAINWeek 2017

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

At PAINWeek 2017, Dr Joshi gave on overview of stem cell therapies used in regenerative medicine to treat a number of pain conditions.

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