There is currently little conclusive evidence to suggest a benefit of cannabis use for the management of neuropathic pain.
Long-term opioid prescription use increased threefold during a 16-year period between 1999 and 2014.
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.
Multiple new drugs for pain management have been recently introduced or approved, and additional agents are currently under investigation.
A growing body of research is showing the importance of bolstering resilience in chronic pain management.
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 at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.
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.
In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.
The American Diabetes Association released an updated position statement on the prevention, detection, and management of diabetic neuropathies.
Clinical Pain Advisor offers comprehensive coverage of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's annual meeting, March 16-19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
Ideally, internet-based and mobile-device based platforms would work together to tailor the intervention based on patient responses.
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.
While many studies have elucidated some of the intricacies of the chronic pain experience, the definition of pain has not adapted to current knowledge.
"The I-PREP intervention substantially improved pain management in older adults in the emergency department with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal or abdominal pain,."
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.
Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.
Physicians who want to prescribe alternatives for pain management should familiarize themselves with current research.
"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.
"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.
No-cost pain psychology curricula should be added to graduate and postgraduate psychology programs.
A team approach is essential for adequate management of scleroderma-related pain.
A healthcare startup competition seeks to promote improved healthcare quality and delivery and reduce medical costs through innovation.
Cross-disciplinary collaborations for chronic pain
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.
🎥 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'.
Physicians should focus on stress reaction after ruling out cardiac risk, based on risk factors, history.
Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says.
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