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Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual forms of CBT, such as ACT and mindfulness-based therapies, have been linked with improvements in various domains for patients with chronic pain, although predictors and moderators have yet to be elucidated.

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Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

In patients with chronic pain, comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity.

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Naloxegol was shown to maintain adequate opioid analgesia over a 12-week treatment course, while relieving opioid-induced constipation.

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

Sleep-onset insomnia, pain intensity, and daytime dysfunction contribute to risk of suicide in patients diagnosed with chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends that people living with HIV be screened for pain and offered both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

Drug delivery with an intrathecal bolus is safe for the treatment and management of unpredictable breakthrough pain.

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

No conclusive evidence was found supporting the efficacy of antidepressants in the pediatric population.

Doxepin Effective for Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Chronic Pain

Doxepin Effective for Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Chronic Pain

Doxepin was not only found to be effective at improving sleep outcomes, but also generally well tolerated in patients with diverse demographic and baseline characteristics.

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

Lidocaine infusions were shown to provide long-lasting and adequate analgesia in 41% of patients with chronic pain.