Pain Management

Staying in Line With Medical Ethics by Altering Opioid Prescribing Practices

Staying in Line With Medical Ethics by Altering Opioid Prescribing Practices

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One physician shares his thoughts on the importance of balancing autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence when prescribing opioids to patients.

Pain Management Challenges In Severely Obese Patients

Pain Management Challenges In Severely Obese Patients

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Special caution is warranted in the administration of pain treatment to patients with severe obesity, and additional research in this population is needed.

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

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Age, anxiety, and socioeconomic status are better predictors than race and ethnicity for health-related quality of life outcomes in patients with chronic pain.

Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Although much of the response to the opioid epidemic exempts treatment for cancer-related pain, a recent Oncology Nurse Advisor online survey showed that more than 80% of respondents were concerned about how current restrictions set up to manage the opioid crisis are affecting cancer patient pain management.

Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care Settings

Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care Settings

From helping patients with opioid addiction to finding pain management programs, one physician shares his experience with chronic pain management in the primary care setting.

Joint Commission Provides Insights Into Current Opioid Prescribing Trends, Pain Management

Joint Commission Provides Insights Into Current Opioid Prescribing Trends, Pain Management

The Joint Commission has provided insight into trends in opioid prescriptions over the last 3 decades, as well as current quality and safety problems in acute pain management.

New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

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The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the management of chronic pain in patients living with human immunodeficiency virus.

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

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Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Virtual Reality for Pain Relief: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

Virtual Reality for Pain Relief: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

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Virtual reality technology may relieve pain through neurophysiologic changes related to conditioning and exposure, in addition to mechanisms involving distraction.

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

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The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

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There is currently little conclusive evidence to suggest a benefit of cannabis use for the management of neuropathic pain.

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-term opioid prescription use increased threefold during a 16-year period between 1999 and 2014.

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

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The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

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.

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.

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

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Diclofenac at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

gammaCore, a hand-held device for treating episodic cluster headaches via mild electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve is now available in the United States.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

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The American Diabetes Association released an updated position statement on the prevention, detection, and management of diabetic neuropathies.

American Academy of Pain Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting: Focus on Public Health

American Academy of Pain Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting: Focus on Public Health

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Clinical Pain Advisor offers comprehensive coverage of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's annual meeting, March 16-19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

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Ideally, internet-based and mobile-device based platforms would work together to tailor the intervention based on patient responses.

Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

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Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may have an impact on the effect of a drug.

On the Need to Update the Definition of Pain

On the Need to Update the Definition of Pain

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While many studies have elucidated some of the intricacies of the chronic pain experience, the definition of pain has not adapted to current knowledge.

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

"The I-PREP intervention substantially improved pain management in older adults in the emergency department with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal or abdominal pain,."

Individualized and Integrative Care for Chronic Pain: Alignment with the National Pain Strategy

Individualized and Integrative Care for Chronic Pain: Alignment with the National Pain Strategy

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Individualized chronic pain care is more appropriate than a "one-size-fits-all" approach, and involving patients in the selection of their treatment may positively affect outcomes. This, in combination with safer prescribing practices should result in improved pain care.

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

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Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

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Physicians who want to prescribe alternatives for pain management should familiarize themselves with current research.

Pain Management Coaching: Integrative and Complementary Strategies for Complicated Pain

Pain Management Coaching: Integrative and Complementary Strategies for Complicated Pain

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"Coaching is the most effective modality to help patients utilize their own logic to get where they didn't know they wanted to go," stated Becky Curtis, PCC.

Placebos Extending Painkiller Doses

Placebos Extending Painkiller Doses

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"Dose-extending placebo use is based on learning principles and schedules of reinforcement, so that conditioned stimuli acquire properties and characteristics of unconditioned stimuli," Dr Colloca told Clinical Pain Advisor.

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