PainWeek 2016

Brain or Body: Which Treatments Work Best for Patients With Pain?

Brain or Body: Which Treatments Work Best for Patients With Pain?

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Numerous pain medications are available, presenting a challenge for clinicians to determine which one is best for a particular patient.

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

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In one analysis of acupuncture, a moderate effect size was found for acupuncture vs no treatment, while a smaller yet statistically significant effect size was found for acupuncture over sham acupuncture techniques.

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices:  Knowing When to Prescribe, Taper, or Discontinue

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices: Knowing When to Prescribe, Taper, or Discontinue

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Counseling is key to safe and effective opioid use and storage.

Optimizing Outcomes in Postoperative Pain Management

Optimizing Outcomes in Postoperative Pain Management

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Review risk factors for complicated postoperative pain management.

Naloxone Prescriptions: When Are They Appropriate?

Naloxone Prescriptions: When Are They Appropriate?

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The Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) is a validated tool that can help clinicians quantify a patient's risk of overdose.

VIDEO: These 5 Coping Skills Are Key to Pain Management

VIDEO: These 5 Coping Skills Are Key to Pain Management

There are 5 skills that physicians can use to help treat patients with pain.

Array of New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Available

Array of New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Available

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Several recent approvals of abuse-deterrent formulations have changed the landscape of options for pain management.

Chronic Pain Care Requires a Multifactorial Approach

Chronic Pain Care Requires a Multifactorial Approach

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"Details matter" when taking an integrative approach to chronic pain care.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating Patients With Chronic Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating Patients With Chronic Pain

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Good outcomes begin with a foundation of thorough evaluation and assessment.

Setting Boundaries Important for Patients With Chronic Pain

Setting Boundaries Important for Patients With Chronic Pain

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Providers may overlook or be unaware of the different tools available to them to assist them in pain management decisions.

ED Pain Assessment Tool Needed

ED Pain Assessment Tool Needed

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ED physicians should consider a patient's subjective pain assessment by specifically asking how pain is affecting function, and then adjust treatment approaches based on a physical examination.

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