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New Tools Available to Assess Pain in Older Patients

New Tools Available to Assess Pain in Older Patients

The key to treating older patients with pain? "Don't assume anything."

Bringing Business Savvy to Private Pain Management Practices

Bringing Business Savvy to Private Pain Management Practices

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Offer ancillary services to ensure your practice thrives, not just survives.

Is Opioid Use the Same in Palliative Care?

Is Opioid Use the Same in Palliative Care?

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Understanding how opioids can be used in palliative care can help clinicians avoid overprescribing narcotics to patients.

New Options for Migraine, Headache Management

New Options for Migraine, Headache Management

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New delivery methods of medication and newer molecular entities for treatment offer hope for headache management.

Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy Combo Best for Late-Life Depression and Pain

Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy Combo Best for Late-Life Depression and Pain

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Treating these chronic conditions together may minimize the stigma of depression treatment.

Better Patient, Provider Education Critical to Improving Chronic Pain Treatment for Older Adults

Better Patient, Provider Education Critical to Improving Chronic Pain Treatment for Older Adults

Despite being at higher risk for chronic pain, undertreatment is common among older adults.

Is There a Place for Mobile Apps in Managing Pain in Older Adults?

Is There a Place for Mobile Apps in Managing Pain in Older Adults?

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Mobile device use is growing rapidly in older adults.

Don't Fear Opioid Tapering

Don't Fear Opioid Tapering

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Strategies are available to assist clinicians in determining when and how to wean patients off opioid analgesics.

Managing Pain in the Elderly With Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments

Managing Pain in the Elderly With Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments

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The estimated prevalence of chronic pain in older adults is increasing, ranging from 20% to 50% in primary care, 40% to 60% in those in assisted living facilities, and 50% to 80% of nursing home residents.

Addressing Constipation With Patients on Opioids Integral to Treatment Success

Addressing Constipation With Patients on Opioids Integral to Treatment Success

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Constipation affects up to half of those on long-term opioid therapy.

Some Patients in Pain More Complicated to Treat Than Others

Some Patients in Pain More Complicated to Treat Than Others

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Patient-specific treatment is best for patients who may be at risk of abusing their medication or those with physical complications.

Surgical Decompression For Compression Neuropathy Offers Many Advantages

Surgical Decompression For Compression Neuropathy Offers Many Advantages

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in the diabetic patient can be ameliorated with peripheral nerve surgical decompression.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: What to Do When There is a Red Flag

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: What to Do When There is a Red Flag

The challenge with prescription drug monitoring programs is that not every state collects the same data.

Taking a Look at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Taking a Look at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Describing the epidemiology and pathophysiology of CRPS can be challenging as the diagnosis is not always clear.

Some Psychotherapeutic Techniques May Alleviate Stress, Pain

Some Psychotherapeutic Techniques May Alleviate Stress, Pain

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Stress and anxiety are critical elements of the human pain response, and these can be quantified not only with functional imaging but simply by measuring sympathetic response.

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