Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic PainJuly 18, 2018
The Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale may be effective for identifying patients using opioids for chronic noncancer pain who are worried about their usage.
Investigators examined whether chronic pain and hypoesthesia are linked in patients with MS.
Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain ConditionsJuly 13, 2018
Two composite constructs of symptom patterns in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions were found to be associated with each other and the centralized pain phenotype.
A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.
Pain resulting from osteoporotic fractures should be treated with a multimodal approach that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies.
Functional restoration is a multimodal approach to chronic pain and depression, and includes psychoeducation about pain, biofeedback, mindfulness training, physical and occupational therapy, and detoxification of narcotics.
A panel of experts formulated consensus guidelines for physicians who use intravenous ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain.
In adults with sickle cell disease, higher daily opioid use may be associated with poorer health-related quality of life.
Olinciguat is a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator currently in Phase 2 development.
Differing formulations and ratios of the subjects' medical cannabis regimens have been accounted for, though further information about ratios of CBD and TCH are subject to change due to continued ongoing research.
Pain in patients with multiple sclerosis may affect their daily functioning regardless of disease severity.
The development of and recovery from chronic pain was found to be highly dependent on a patient's previous history of pain.
Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal TendinopathyMay 23, 2018
Education combined with exercise as well as a single corticosteroid injection may be more effective than a wait-and-see approach for alleviating gluteal tendinopathy-associated pain.
Opioids were found to be associated with adverse events in older Medicare beneficiaries on hemodialysis.
Persistent pain — which is common in survivors of critical illnesses — may not be associated with opioid exposure during intensive care unit stay.
Pain catastrophizing may be associated with reduced psychological — and to a lesser extent physical —function in patients with neuropathic pain and spinal pain.
A newly developed Web-based platform designed to empower patients with chronic pain and provide them with self-management tools was found to improve self-efficacy and treatment satisfaction when administered in conjunction with nurse and social worker coaching.
Cognitive behavioral therapy-based psychological interventions may provide some benefits in older adults with chronic non-cancer pain.
Implementing medical or adult-use marijuana laws may reduce the rate of opioid prescribing for Medicaid enrollees.
Interbrain coupling of areas implicated in pain processing may be enhanced when romantic partners hold hands while 1 of the 2 is subjected to pain.
The presence of sleep disorders in children with chronic pain may result in greater pain levels and pain interference, a relationship that may in part be mediated by anxiety and depressive symptoms.
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.
A number of factors including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder and pain interference may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain.
Researchers assessed the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between elder abuse and neglect and chronic pain.
Neuropsychological performance may not be associated with the improvements in pain interference observed after an 8-week Acceptance and Commitment Therapy program in veterans with chronic pain.
Partnerships between public and private entities could expedite the development of nonaddictive pain therapies and other strategies to address the dual crises of chronic pain and opioid use disorder.
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.
Zohydro ER is also available in 10mg, 15mg, 30mg, 40mg, and 50mg dosage strengths.
Resilience may mediate the relationships between positive affect and pain interference and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- History of Migraine May Be Associated With Higher Risk for Cochlear Disorders
- Radiofrequency Denervation Efficacious in Treating Thoracic Zygapophyseal Joint Pain
- Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
- Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic Pain
- Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users
- Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain
- Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain
- Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding
- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
- DFN-02 Nasal Spray Safe, Effective for Acute Treatment of Episodic Migraine
- Methadone Improves Short-Term Outcomes Better Than Morphine in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Addressing Rare Headache Disorders: Acute Confusional Migraine
- Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff
- Optimal Strategies for Opioid Weaning After Ambulatory Surgery
- Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer