PAINWeek 2017

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.

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

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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

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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

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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.

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

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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

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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."

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

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

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

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Functional Medicine Effective in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

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

Morphine and Oxycodone Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Lower Absorption Rates

Morphine and Oxycodone Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Lower Absorption Rates

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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.

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

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

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

PAINWeek 2017 Keynote Lecture by Dr Kevin Zacharoff

PAINWeek 2017 Keynote Lecture by Dr Kevin Zacharoff

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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

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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

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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

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

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Evaluating Treatment Options

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Evaluating Treatment Options

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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

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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

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

Virtual Reality for Pain Management: A Weapon Against the Opioid Epidemic?

Virtual Reality for Pain Management: A Weapon Against the Opioid Epidemic?

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Virtual reality is on the verge of revolutionizing pain management, including on the chronic pain front, and may offer a new way to combat the opioid crisis.

Psychology of Chronic Pain

Psychology of Chronic Pain

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Psychological factors are an important yet often overlooked target for improving chronic pain management.

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

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Preemptive analgesia seeks to prevent central sensitization and ensuing chronic pain, a concept that has shown promising results in preliminary studies.

Motivational Interviewing for Opioid Tapering

Motivational Interviewing for Opioid Tapering

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Behavioral techniques such as motivational interviewing may facilitate the tapering process.

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

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At PAINWeek, Dr Hah focused on the risks of long-term opioid use for chronic noncancer pain and reviewed guidelines regarding the tapering of these medications.

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