Chronic Pain

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

Hypertension in Chronic Pain: Risk Factors

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

Neuropathy Associated With Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Characteristics

Neuropathy Associated With Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Characteristics

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Chronic pain following adjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel or oxaliplatin may be solely account for by pure sensory neuropathy.

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

Analgesia Maintained With Naloxegol Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation

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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

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

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

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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.

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

Intrathecal Bolus Drug Delivery Safe for Breakthrough Pain

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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?

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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

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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.

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

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The updated guidelines outline common types of complementary medicines, provide educational resources, and more.

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

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The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

Resilience in Chronic Pain Management

Resilience in Chronic Pain Management

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A growing body of research is showing the importance of bolstering resilience in chronic pain management.

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

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Treatment of neuroinflammation as the underlying cause of chronic, severe pain involves several components: standard pain relief, neuroinflammation control, spinal flow exercises, and neuroregeneration.

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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Participation in a pilot functional medicine clinic decreased perceived stress and joint and muscle symptoms in veterans with chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach

Chronic Pain Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach

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Dr Clark sought to outline a comprehensive approach to the assessment and follow-up of patients with chronic pain.

Virtual Reality for Pain Management: A Weapon Against the Opioid Epidemic?

Virtual Reality for Pain Management: A Weapon Against the Opioid Epidemic?

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Virtual reality is on the verge of revolutionizing pain management, including on the chronic pain front, and may offer a new way to combat the opioid crisis.

Psychology of Chronic Pain

Psychology of Chronic Pain

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Psychological factors are an important yet often overlooked target for improving chronic pain management.

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

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Preemptive analgesia seeks to prevent central sensitization and ensuing chronic pain, a concept that has shown promising results in preliminary studies.

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

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At PAINWeek, Dr Hah focused on the risks of long-term opioid use for chronic noncancer pain and reviewed guidelines regarding the tapering of these medications.

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

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

Methylnaltrexone Effective for Opioid-Induced Constipation Relief

Methylnaltrexone Effective for Opioid-Induced Constipation Relief

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A daily subcutaneous injection of methylnaltrexone provides effective relief from opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

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Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

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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.

Narcotic Analgesic Formulations

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

Chronic Disease Risk Increased With Adulthood Weight Gain

Chronic Disease Risk Increased With Adulthood Weight Gain

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Weight gain during early to middle adulthood is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and decreases the likelihood of healthy aging.

Strategies to Curb the Opioid Epidemic: A National Academies Report

Strategies to Curb the Opioid Epidemic: A National Academies Report

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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."

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

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The low dose of the microdose method reduces the formation of catheter tip granuloma.

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