APS 2015

Consider CNS Origins When Treating Fibromyalgia

Consider CNS Origins When Treating Fibromyalgia

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Integrate pharmacologic and nonpharmacological pain management approaches for best outcomes.

CHOIR Integrates Clinical Decision Support Into EHRs for Chronic Pain

CHOIR Integrates Clinical Decision Support Into EHRs for Chronic Pain

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A web-based computer interface is enabling acute and primary care offices to better capture patient-related outcomes.

Methadone Patients with Severe Pain May Be Likely to Self Manage

Methadone Patients with Severe Pain May Be Likely to Self Manage

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This high-risk and often stigmatized population may not be getting proper care.

Parent Misconceptions May Contribute to Pediatric Pain Under Management

Parent Misconceptions May Contribute to Pediatric Pain Under Management

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Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic differences influenced parent beliefs about appropriate analgesic use in children.

Yoga May Change Chronic Pain's Effect On Brain Gray Matter

Yoga May Change Chronic Pain's Effect On Brain Gray Matter

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Imaging studies in multiple types of chronic pain patients show their brains differ from healthy control subjects.

Medical Marijuana for Pain? Many Questions Remain

Medical Marijuana for Pain? Many Questions Remain

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Data are needed, and may be forthcoming as more registries like those launched this week in Quebec are launched.

Tool Facilitates Communication Between Doctors, Patients About Opioids

Tool Facilitates Communication Between Doctors, Patients About Opioids

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One of the goals of PainCAS is to improve workflow related to administration and documentation of pain and opioid risk assessments.

Data Shedding Light on Innervation and Visceral Pain

Data Shedding Light on Innervation and Visceral Pain

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A main question that needs to be further explored is how anatomically and physiologically the extrinsic and intrinsic innervation of organs interact and contribute to overall pain.

'Neuroinvasion' Plays Role in Cancer Pain, Progression

'Neuroinvasion' Plays Role in Cancer Pain, Progression

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Reciprocal relationship between cancer and neurons at play in tumor proliferation and pain sensitization.

Better Understanding of Pain Intensity Variables in Women Veterans Needed

Better Understanding of Pain Intensity Variables in Women Veterans Needed

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Demographics, not comorbidities, more likely to drive association of female gender with moderate-to-severe pain intensity.

Funding Opportunities Available for Pain Research

Funding Opportunities Available for Pain Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awarded $400 million in research funds last year alone.

Pain Catastrophizing Associated with Amygdala, CEN Over-Coupling

Pain Catastrophizing Associated with Amygdala, CEN Over-Coupling

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Study sheds light on neural basis for maladaptive emotional strategies used to cope with chronic pain.

Stratifying Patients Based on Response to Opioids, Non-Opioids

Stratifying Patients Based on Response to Opioids, Non-Opioids

The scores were based on a scale that predicted aberrant behavior risk using both genetics and phenotypic risk factors.

Long-Term Safety, Efficacy Data Released for Hysingla ER

Long-Term Safety, Efficacy Data Released for Hysingla ER

Purdue announced data from a long-term safety and efficacy study of Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release) tablets with abuse-deterrent properties.

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