AAPM 2018

Prescription Opioid Tapering in Community Outpatients With Chronic Pain

Prescription Opioid Tapering in Community Outpatients With Chronic Pain

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Investigators sought to determine whether a patient-centered prescription opioid tapering program would be effective for reducing opioid doses in patients taking long-term prescription opioids.

Bipolar Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bipolar Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Patients with V3 trigeminal neuralgia may get greater benefit from bipolar vs unipolar radiofrequency thermocoagulation.

Standardized SCS Workflow May Effectively Alleviate Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-Related Pain

Standardized SCS Workflow May Effectively Alleviate Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-Related Pain

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A novel standardized spinal cord stimulation workflow may effectively and consistently alleviate back and leg pain associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

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Genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation may effectively relieve chronic knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and improve function for up to 6 months.

Spinal Stimulation Effective Treatment for Intractable Spine, Limb Pain

Spinal Stimulation Effective Treatment for Intractable Spine, Limb Pain

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In patients with intractable spine and limb pain, spinal stimulation was associated with better pain reduction than medical therapy, with newer stimulation technology having better effects than conventional stimulation.

Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Interdisciplinary pain management programs incorporate physical and occupational therapy, pain psychology, medication management, and biofeedback.

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