Researchers Bridge the Gap between Animal Studies and New Treatments for Chronic Pain

By comparing results between rodent pain models and human spinal cord tissue, researchers have identified a new molecular mechanism of out-of-control pain signaling that is consistent between rodents and humans. Full sto...
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AAPM 2020 Call for Poster Abstracts Now Open

Submit your research and work as a scientific poster abstract for the chance to present during AAPM 2020, February 26-March 1, in National Harbor, MD. Up to six abstract winners will be selected to present their work dur...
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25 or 6 to 4 – Sleepless in Cytokines

AAPM Member and MedPage Today Pain Points blog contributor Heath McAnally, MD , discusses how pain clinicians can help their patients combat common contributors to chronic pain, such as poor sleep, exercise deprivation, ...
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Behavioral Strategies for Opioid Deprescribing Webinar Recording Now Available

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD , and Aram Mardian, MD , presented a webinar last month on navigating the challenges in an era of opioid deprescribing that shared behavioral strategies for patient engagement and success. ...
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Using AI to Manage Opioid Use in Hospital ICUs

In an effort to help clinicians provide better, more personalized pain management care, a Harvard-MIT research team announced last week the creation of an AI deep reinforcement learning algorithm for critical care pain m...
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Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope In Terrible Times

The Benioff Children's Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco integrative pediatric pain and palliative care — or IP3 — team is sort of an emergency response team for pain that combines traditional pharm...
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New Research Offers a Minimally Invasive Approach to Deep Brain Stimulation

The development of a less invasive technique to precisely control the activity of neurons nestled deep in the brain could help usher in the next-generation of noninvasive brain stimulation technologies. Full story.  ...
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Can I Call Myself a “Pain Specialist?”

  Who defines the role of pain specialists? Do you qualify as one, and do the courts agree? Inside the legal requirements. Full story.  
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Mechanisms of Change in Adolescent Pain Self-Management

Brief Summary: The MOCAS Study aims to describe the mechanisms through which sleep deficiency affects youth responses to an online pain self-management intervention over a 6-month period. The study is a single arm trial ...
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Mind Body Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

 Brief Summary: The goal of this study is to determine if mind body therapies can help people suffering from chronic back pain. The study is a randomized, partially blinded trial examining the effectiveness of mind body interventions (treatment arms) in reducing disability from back pain and alleviating back pain in participants as compared to usual care (control arm ). The investigators will secondarily investigate whether mind body interventions improve participant quality of life and reduce the need for pain-related hospitalization.

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