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Atypical Antipsychotics as Adjuncts in Chronic Pain Management: How Effective Are They?

Atypical Antipsychotics as Adjuncts in Chronic Pain Management: How Effective Are They?

In recent years, atypical antipsychotics - particularly olanzapine and quetiapine - have gained increasing attention as adjuncts in pain management regimens.

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Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

A web-based cognitive behavior therapy program may be associated with greater reductions in aberrant drug-related behavior, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain treated with opioids who undergo treatment as usual compared with patients who undergo treatment as usual only.

Sleep Quality, PTSD Symptoms, and Chronic Pain in Youth

Sleep Quality, PTSD Symptoms, and Chronic Pain in Youth

For youth with chronic pain, researchers found that sleep quality partially mediated the relationships between PTSD and pain intensity and interference.

Narcotic Analgesic Formulations

Comparative chart of narcotic analgesics including formulations, strengths, and dosing intervals.

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

An intensive social cognitive intervention delivered by a multidisciplinary team may lead to improvements in health-related quality of life, depressive symptoms, and autonomy in patients with chronic pain.

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Age, anxiety, and socioeconomic status are better predictors than race and ethnicity for health-related quality of life outcomes in patients with chronic pain.

Ketamine May Represent an Effective Treatment for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain

Ketamine May Represent an Effective Treatment for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain

Current evidence suggests ketamine may be an effective therapy for the management of chronic noncancer pain.

Standardized Definition of Myofascial Pain Needed to Better Treat Patients

Standardized Definition of Myofascial Pain Needed to Better Treat Patients

Health care practitioner groups differ regarding the signs and symptoms that define myofascial pain syndrome, and there is poor agreement among chiropractors, physicians, and massage therapists.

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, with a clear dose-response relationship between the number of mental disorders and subsequent pain.

Symproic Now Available for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Symproic Now Available for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Symproic tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain, including patients with chronic pain related to prior cancer or its treatment who do not require frequent opioid dosage escalation.

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Poor sleep quality partially mediates relationships between post-traumatic stress syndrome and severity of chronic pain in pediatric patients.

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