New Price Drop on On Demand CME Courses

Two of AAPM's most popular on demand courses, Essential Tools for Treating the Patient in Pain and Opioid & Non-Opioid Medications Management , offer the chance to earn up to 11 CME credits through case presentations...
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Societies Advocate for Spine Intervention Training

AAPM joined nine other medical specialty societies in writing to the Oregon Health Authority urging prerequisite training for the performance of spine interventions.

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A MAPP Network Case-Control Study of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Compared with Nonurological Pain Conditions

Limited research suggests commonalities between urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS) and other nonurological chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs) including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and i...
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AAPM 2020 Poster Winners Announced

AAPM 2020 will highlight some of the most cutting-edge pain research of the year. The AAPM Poster Committee selected six researchers to present their award-winning work during live concurrent sessions on February 28 in National Harbor.

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Comparative Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain, Compared to Physical Therapy Alone

The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of PT to an interdisciplinary treatment approach in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP).

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LCD Redetermination for Vertebral Augmentation Update

AAPM joined efforts with nine other societies to share comments with the National Government Services Inc. regarding its recently published Future Local Coverage Determinations for Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation for...
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Chronic Opioid Pretreatment Potentiates the Sensitization of Fear Learning by Trauma

Despite the large comorbidity between PTSD and opioid use disorders, as well as the common treatment of physical injuries resulting from trauma with opioids, the ability of opioid treatments to subsequently modify PTSD-related behavior has not been well studied.  

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Frequency of Cannabis and Illicit Opioid Use Among People Who Use Drugs and Report Chronic Pain: A Longitudinal Analysis

Ecological research suggests that increased access to cannabis may facilitate reductions in opioid use and harms, and medical cannabis patients describe the substitution of opioids with cannabis for pain management. Howe...
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Long Term Efficacy of Neuronavigation Guided rTMS in Alleviating Gulf War Illness Related Headaches and Pain Symptoms

This study aims to look at the long term efficacy of using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in relieving Gulf War Illness related headaches and pain. 

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Trends in Gabapentin and Baclofen Exposures Reported to U.S. Poison Centers

Prescriptions for nonopioid pharmacological therapies such as gabapentin and baclofen have been increasing. While gabapentin and baclofen are less likely than opioids to result in fatal overdose, they are each associated with dependence, misuse and adverse effects.

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