Pain Management

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

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Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Virtual Reality for Pain Relief: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

Virtual Reality for Pain Relief: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

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Virtual reality technology may relieve pain through neurophysiologic changes related to conditioning and exposure, in addition to mechanisms involving distraction.

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.

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

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There is currently little conclusive evidence to suggest a benefit of cannabis use for the management of neuropathic pain.

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-term opioid prescription use increased threefold during a 16-year period between 1999 and 2014.

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.

New Pain Management Drugs to Know About

New Pain Management Drugs to Know About

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Multiple new drugs for pain management have been recently introduced or approved, and additional agents are currently under investigation.

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.

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

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At PAINWeek 2017, the president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators discussed ways to balance pain management needs and overdose prevention measures.

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

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Diclofenac at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

gammaCore, a hand-held device for treating episodic cluster headaches via mild electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve is now available in the United States.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

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The American Diabetes Association released an updated position statement on the prevention, detection, and management of diabetic neuropathies.

American Academy of Pain Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting: Focus on Public Health

American Academy of Pain Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting: Focus on Public Health

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Clinical Pain Advisor offers comprehensive coverage of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's annual meeting, March 16-19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

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Ideally, internet-based and mobile-device based platforms would work together to tailor the intervention based on patient responses.

Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

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Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may have an impact on the effect of a drug.

On the Need to Update the Definition of Pain

On the Need to Update the Definition of Pain

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While many studies have elucidated some of the intricacies of the chronic pain experience, the definition of pain has not adapted to current knowledge.

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

"The I-PREP intervention substantially improved pain management in older adults in the emergency department with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal or abdominal pain,."

Individualized and Integrative Care for Chronic Pain: Alignment with the National Pain Strategy

Individualized and Integrative Care for Chronic Pain: Alignment with the National Pain Strategy

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Individualized chronic pain care is more appropriate than a "one-size-fits-all" approach, and involving patients in the selection of their treatment may positively affect outcomes. This, in combination with safer prescribing practices should result in improved pain care.

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

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Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

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Physicians who want to prescribe alternatives for pain management should familiarize themselves with current research.

Pain Management Coaching: Integrative and Complementary Strategies for Complicated Pain

Pain Management Coaching: Integrative and Complementary Strategies for Complicated Pain

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"Coaching is the most effective modality to help patients utilize their own logic to get where they didn't know they wanted to go," stated Becky Curtis, PCC.

Placebos Extending Painkiller Doses

Placebos Extending Painkiller Doses

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"Dose-extending placebo use is based on learning principles and schedules of reinforcement, so that conditioned stimuli acquire properties and characteristics of unconditioned stimuli," Dr Colloca told Clinical Pain Advisor.

Integrating Pain Psychology Into Training Programs, Continuing Education

Integrating Pain Psychology Into Training Programs, Continuing Education

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No-cost pain psychology curricula should be added to graduate and postgraduate psychology programs.

Identifying Patient Priorities May Improve Pain Management in Patients with Scleroderma

Identifying Patient Priorities May Improve Pain Management in Patients with Scleroderma

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A team approach is essential for adequate management of scleroderma-related pain.

Fostering Healthcare Innovations for Pain Management

Fostering Healthcare Innovations for Pain Management

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A healthcare startup competition seeks to promote improved healthcare quality and delivery and reduce medical costs through innovation.

The Stanford Pain Management Center: a Successful Model for Chronic Pain Care

The Stanford Pain Management Center: a Successful Model for Chronic Pain Care

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Cross-disciplinary collaborations for chronic pain

The National Pain Strategy: a Roadmap for Effective Care and Management of Chronic Pain in America

The National Pain Strategy: a Roadmap for Effective Care and Management of Chronic Pain in America

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The Oversight Committee for the NIH Health and Human Services National Pain Strategy's agenda sets objectives for 6 main areas of pain care and management.

New Factors to Measure Pain Catastrophizing

New Factors to Measure Pain Catastrophizing

🎥 The long-established 'Pain Catastrophizing Scale' takes magnification, rumination and helplessness into account. Researchers at the University of Alabama considered additional measures of negative cognition associated with pain to reach a 'global catastrophizing measure'.

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