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PAINWeek 2015

PAINWeek 2015 Post Conference Proceedings

PAINWeek 2015

Labs Vital for Treating Patients with Centralized Pain

It is important to consider the possibility of opioid malabsorption and hormone issues in those patients who are not responding to treatment.

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New Tools Becoming Available to Assess Pain in Older Patients

The key to treating older patients with pain? "Don't assume anything."

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Peripheral Neuropathies: A Primer

Treatment options should focus on slowing progression, relieving pain, and restoring function.

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Education Key When Considering Prescribing Medical Marijuana

Much has been published on medical marijuana within the past year, but the data on safety are not encouraging and data on clinical efficacy are very limited.

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Combo Treatment Best for Late-Life Depression and Pain

Treating these chronic conditions together may minimize the stigma of depression treatment.

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Naloxone Technologies Offer Options for Reducing Opioid Overdoses

The pros and cons of intranasal, intramuscular, and autoinjector routes of administration.

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach in Tackling Regional Pain Syndromes

Improving diagnostic skills can assist clinicians in formulating a differential diagnosis for back and neck pain.

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Surgical Decompression For Compression Neuropathy Offers Many Advantages

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in the diabetic patient can be ameliorated with peripheral nerve surgical decompression.

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In Assessing Back Pain, Focus on the Patient

Taking a patient-centered approach paves the way to finding out the underlying cause of back pain.

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Treating Morton's Neuroma - An Often Misunderstood Foot Pain

Treatment should be geared toward nerve decompression.

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Fighting Illicit Drug Use With Healthcare Provider, Law Enforcement Partnerships

From unethical providers to doctor-shopping patients and internet pharmacies, determined individuals can obtain controlled substances in many ways.

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Enhance Communication to Reduce Chronic Pain Patient Vulnerability

Incorporating shared decision-making techniques into chronic pain treatment selection is integral to success.

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E-Prescribing for Opioids Offers Opportunity to Combat Misuse, Diversion

Legislation mandating electronic prescribing of controlled substances in the state of New York is driving innovations in the health technology sector.

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Ultrasound as a Viable Treatment Modality for Pain

Ultrasound is a valuable tool for imaging soft-tissue structures and bony surfaces, but can provide pain relief as well.

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Are Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies Working?

Opioid prevention programs combine a multifaceted approach with early prevention that can assist the medical community with curbing opioid abuse, overdose, and misuse

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Pleasure Spiked With Pain: Counseling Patients About Balance in Their Lives Is Key to Pain Treatment

Seeking pleasure to overcome pain can lead to overindulgence.

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Opioid Prescribing: Navigating the Ethical Battlefield

Physicians prescribing opioids are being faced with ethical and legal dilemmas.

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Choosing the Right Risk Assessment Tools to Identify Aberrant Behavior

Tools vary in how they are administered, the ease of scoring, and the detail of information provided.

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Addressing Constipation With Patients on Opioids Integral to Treatment Success

Constipation is a commonly seen adverse event in patients who take opioids.

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