AAPM 2015

How Pharmacogentic Testing Could Improve the Treatment of Chronic Pain

How Pharmacogentic Testing Could Improve the Treatment of Chronic Pain

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In addition to genetic variability, several other internal and external factors play a role in medication metabolism.

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Pain With Exercise Science

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Pain With Exercise Science

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In terms of sustainability, medicine must address the foundational elements of a patient's symptoms to be effective and sustainable.

Buprenorphine Transdermal System Abused Less than Other Opioids

Buprenorphine Transdermal System Abused Less than Other Opioids

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The buphrenorphine transdermal system is abused less than other comparable opioids.

Stellate Ganglion Block May Promote Placebo Effect in PTSD

Stellate Ganglion Block May Promote Placebo Effect in PTSD

While symptoms improved equally in both groups, patients that received a second SGB injection saw even greater improvement.

Definitive Testing Detects Opioid Nonadherence

Definitive Testing Detects Opioid Nonadherence

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Definitive testing can detect deviations from prescribed opioid treatment regimens.

Liposomal Bupivacaine Shortens Hospital Stays After Major Abdominal Surgery

Liposomal Bupivacaine Shortens Hospital Stays After Major Abdominal Surgery

Long-acting local anesthetic offers new option for pain control after major abdominal and thoracic surgery.

Department of Defense, VA launch Joint Pain Education Program

Department of Defense, VA launch Joint Pain Education Program

Common pain education and training curriculum aims to reduce inconsistencies in pain management for veterans and uniformed service members.

Transdermal Fentanyl System May Improve Post-Op Mobility

Transdermal Fentanyl System May Improve Post-Op Mobility

A portable transdermal fentanyl system showed significant benefit for postoperative mobility compared with IV and epidural patient-controlled analgesia.

Coordinated-Care Model Better for Chronic Pain Patient Satisfaction

Coordinated-Care Model Better for Chronic Pain Patient Satisfaction

Shifting from provider-centric care to coordinated care model important for improving patient satisfaction among those with chronic pain.

Intradiscal Biacluplasty Effective for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain

Intradiscal Biacluplasty Effective for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain

Minimally invasive technique outperformed conservative therapy for lumbar back pain.

Screening Tool Helps Determine Opioid Overdose Risk

Screening Tool Helps Determine Opioid Overdose Risk

The Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) can aid clinical decision support for safer pain management.

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