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Pilot Studies Shows Lidocaine May Reduce Persistent Neuropathic Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Persistent neuropathic pain is a common complication in patients who have undergone breast cancer surgery. Approximately 300,000 mastectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, ...
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Individualized Approach to Opioid Tapering Shows Success in Chronic Pain Patients Using Long-Term Opioids

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – As healthcare providers continue to respond to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, addressing patient risk associated with moderate to very high dose prescription opioids has beco...
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Mental Health Services in Pain Clinics Provide Significant Clinical Benefits to Patients with Chronic Pain

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Mental health embedded into a multidisciplinary pain treatment approach can improve chronic pain, function, mood, and sleep according to a recent study conducted at the University...
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AAPM 34th Annual Meeting to Offer Premier Pain Medicine Education

The 34th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) will take place April 25-29, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The AAPM 34th Annual Meeting will offer attendees mo...
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Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH Receives 2018 Elizabeth Narcessian Award

AAPM congratulates Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH , AAPM Past President (2009) and Editor, Pain Medicine journal, on receiving the 2018 American Pain Society's Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievem...
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Response to Inquiries about Payments from Opioid Manufacturers

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine As a professional medical society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is committed to integrity and transparency in all of its activities. Like other profe...
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AMA House of Delegates Adopts AAPM Resolution on Future of Pain Care

  Action planned to discuss and organize medicine's response to the public health crisis of pain   (and opioid addiction) CHICAGO—A Future of Pain Care resolution, introduced by the American Academy of Pain&nbs...
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Intensive Outpatient Pain Management Shown as Cost-Effective Method for Treating High Utilizer Chronic Pain Patients

March 16, 2017, ORLANDO, Fla. – High utilizers of medical services account for disproportionate healthcare costs, with up to 21% of expenditures spent treating the top 1% of patients (Jiang et al, Characteristi...
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Stem Cell Transplantation Produces Remarkable Therapeutic Effects on Neuropathic Pain in Animal Models

March 16, 2017, ORLANDO, Fla. – Chronic pain from nerve injury is common and often debilitating. Current treatment options for neuropathic pain include physical, cognitive, behavioral, pharmacological, interven...
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Simulation and Immersive Learning Shown to Successfully Teach Safe Opioid Prescribing in a Medical School Setting

  March 16, 2017, ORLANDO, Fla. – Negative consequences from opioid prescribing stem in part  from a lack of education and skills training in all levels of medical education. A 2011 study that  assessed U....
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