In patients with severe chronic pain refractory to conventional therapy, intrathecal ziconotide provided long-term pain relief, particularly when used as first-line intrathecal therapy.
Weight gain during early to middle adulthood is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and decreases the likelihood of healthy aging.
Highlights from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report titled "Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use."
The low dose of the microdose method reduces the formation of catheter tip granuloma.
Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.
Tanezumab is a NGF inhibitor and is a first-in-class agent to receive Fast Track approval.
Polyneuropathy may increase the likelihood of patients receiving long-term opioid therapy.
This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.
A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.
Egalet announced the launch of Arymo ER extended-release tablets for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment.
A new clinical practice guideline regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain has been released by the VA and DoD.
A training program on opioid prescribing for general practice registrars was developed to improve adherence to guidelines on opioid prescribing for chronic noncancer pain.
Standardized and clinically meaningful outcome measures in clinical trials in chronic pain may enhance efforts to develop effective treatments for chronic pain patients.
An individual's pain experience depends on a complex interaction between various biological, environmental, psychological, and societal factors.
The Empower Veterans Program was created by the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center to improve quality of life through active self-care in veterans with chronic pain.
Dr Stacey sought to highlight how the healthcare community reacted to and coped in the aftermath of the closing of the Seattle Pain Center, by coming together as a team and mobilizing state resources.
Comparative chart of narcotic analgesics including formulations, strengths, and dosing intervals.
Reward feedback responses in the brain may be predictive of chronic pain complaints later on.
Most patients (85%) who discontinued long-term opioid use did so because of a clinician's, rather than a patient decision.
Viewing photographs can decrease pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.
Clinical Pain Advisor interviewed Penney Cowan, founder and chief executive officer of the ACPA to learn more about the importance of the ACPA's resource for HCPs.
Pain interference was found to mediate the relationship between pain and depression in children with chronic pain.
A targeted form of CBT is effective in treating chronic pain and substance use disorder in veterans with hepatitis C virus infection.
Compare the abuse deterrent mechanism, special risk groups, contraindications, and warnings/precautions for FDA approved opioids.
Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.
Rapid increases in prescription opioid dose may lead to higher rates of new-onset depression.
A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.
Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.
Pharmaceutical companies are working to develop non-opioid drugs for chronic and postoperative pain.
For patients with chronic pain receiving opioids, provider satisfaction is not associated with functional outcomes.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain
- Sciatic Plus Femoral Nerve Blocks Effective on Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain
- Psychological Factors, Not Opioid Use, Linked with Disability After Fracture Surgery
- Acupressure Not Effective as Adjunctive Therapy to Sodium Valproate for Chronic Migraine With Aura
- Morphine Lacks Efficacy for RA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Yoga Improves Health Outcomes in Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain
- The Advice You Give Your Patients May Be Just What They Need to Hear
- Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia
- Neonatal Withdrawal Risk Higher With Opioids Plus Psychotropic Drugs