Conference Coverage

Survey Finds Teens Divided on Beliefs and Attitudes of Prescription Drug Abuse

Survey Finds Teens Divided on Beliefs and Attitudes of Prescription Drug Abuse

A survey sought to clarify teens' perceptions of recreational use of prescription drugs.

New Pain Management Drugs to Know About

New Pain Management Drugs to Know About

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

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

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

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach

Dr Witzeman focused on integrative modalities for the treatment of female chronic pelvic pain.

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

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

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

At PAINWeek 2017, Dr Joshi gave on overview of stem cell therapies used in regenerative medicine to treat a number of pain conditions.

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

In patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD, opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life and help patients return to a greater sense of "normalcy."

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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

Naldemedine Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation Improves Symptoms, Quality of Life

Naldemedine Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation Improves Symptoms, Quality of Life

In patients with opioid-induced constipation, naldemedine was shown to improve patient assessment of symptoms and quality of life.

Morphine and Oxycodone Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Lower Absorption Rates

Morphine and Oxycodone Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Lower Absorption Rates

Administration of abuse-deterrent formulations of immediate-release oxycodone and extended-release morphine leads to slower and lower absorption rates in nondependent recreational drug users compared with standard oxycodone and morphine formulations.

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Opioid treatment of acute postoperative pain was shown to cause high rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting, particularly in women and younger patients.

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

Dr Gould covered the risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids, particularly for elderly patients, and proposed therapeutic alternatives at PAINWeek 2017.

PAINWeek 2017: Advice for Clinicians Dealing With Opioid Prescribing Constraints

PAINWeek 2017: Advice for Clinicians Dealing With Opioid Prescribing Constraints

Dr Zacharoff provided advice for clinicians dealing with fluid guidelines and constraints regarding opioid prescribing.

Management of Complicated Pain With Coaching

Management of Complicated Pain With Coaching

Effective coaching strategies for the management of complicated pain were presented.

Diagnostic Tests for Pain: How to Identify Their Clinical Utility

Diagnostic Tests for Pain: How to Identify Their Clinical Utility

Dr McMaster gave an overview of differential diagnostic studies for pain pathologies, their utility in the clinic, and their limitations.

Microbiome: Linking Nutrition and Pain

Microbiome: Linking Nutrition and Pain

Dr Tick presented evidence linking nutrition, microbial diversity, and pain.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Evaluating Treatment Options

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Evaluating Treatment Options

Dr Cuevas-Trisan covered the evaluation and management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain during his presentation at PAINWeek 2017.

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

Jennifer Bolen, JD, provides PAINWeek 2017 attendees with information on risk reduction and response to medication overdose events.

Chronic Pain Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach

Chronic Pain Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach

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

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