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World Congress on Pain 2018 Conference ...

Clinical Pain Advisor will bring you live coverage of the 17th World Congress on Pain, held September 12 to 16, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts.

PAINWeek 2018 Conference Preview

Clinical Pain Advisor will be providing live coverage of the 12th annual PAINWeek conference, held September 4-8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pediatric Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Diagnosis and ...

Chronic, noninflammatory pain in children and adolescents encompasses a wide range of pain syndromes. Clinicians need to consider not only the physical manifestations of pain but also the psychosocial and academic impact of the child's pain and impairment.

Detox vs Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid ...

Based on current evidence, there is a strong consensus that medication-assisted treatment is recommended over detoxification in the treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse: ...

Bipolar disorder is often comorbid with substance use disorders, with alcohol being the top substance. Clinicians should take a thorough history to uncover substance use disorder because it will guide the management of both disorders.

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in ...

Because they're busy looking in different directions, "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.

Pediatric Migraine and Obesity: What We ...

Data in children do support an association between pediatric obesity and headache disorders in general, but more research is needed to confirm the association specifically with pediatric migraine.
Opioid Addiction

Leveraging the Placebo Effect to Reduce Opioid Requirements

Leveraging the Placebo Effect to Reduce Opioid Requirements

Emerging evidence indicates that the placebo effect can in some instances reduce patients' pain. The current debate is whether clinicians need to disclose to patients that they are using placebos instead of active ingredients.

Chronic Pain

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

Up to 85% of amputees experience phantom limb pain: sensations in the missing limb that patients may describe as burning, cramping, tingling, itching, stabbing, throbbing, or a feeling of "pins and needles."

Opioid Addiction

Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?

Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?

Adults who received pharmacologic treatment for opioid use disorder following a non-fatal overdose may have a reduced risk for opioid-related and all-cause mortality in the subsequent 12 months compared with adults who did not receive medication-assisted treatment.

Acute Pain

Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.

Opioid Addiction

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations have not yet been widely accepted despite their proposed value in reducing opioid abuse and related mortality. Many of the current barriers to broader use are related to their higher cost compared with conventional formulations.

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