Free AAPM/PCSS Webinar on Optimizing Deprescribing July 9 at 6 pm CT

When navigating guidelines, pain care providers can often feel frustrated during opioid deprescribing. Led by Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD and Jeannie A. Sperry, PhD LP ABPP , this free webinar, "Minimizing Distress During De...
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New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease Co-Authored by AAPM Board Member, Rob Hurley, MD PhD

AAPM Director-at-Large Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD co-authored new clinical practice guidelines on management of pain in sickle cell disease (SCD) published in the American Society of Hematology (ASH) journal, Blood Advance...
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AAPM Responds to CDC Call for Comments on Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

Comments submitted by the American Academy of Pain Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Docket No. CDC-2020-0029 on June 15, 2020. View full comments including references. The American Academy of Pa...
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USPSTF Released Final Recommendation Statement and Evidence Summary on Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use. That Task Force found that clinicians should ask adults about their drug use and connect people who h...
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Treatment Effectiveness and Medication Use Reduction for Older Adults in Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation

To examine the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program (IPRP) that incorporates medication tapering on improving pain-related and performance-based outcomes for older adults with chronic noncanc...
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Case Series: Deep Brain Stimulation for Facial Pain

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used for chronic pain for decades, but its use is limited due to a lack of reliable data about its efficacy for specific indications. Full story .

Catastrophization, fear of movement, anxiety, and depression are associated with persistent, severe low back pain and disability

Psychological characteristics are important in the development and progression of low back pain (LBP); however, their role in persistent, severe LBP is unclear. Full story . 

Utilization of Botulinum Toxin for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries is challenging with multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing athletes, conditions, and length of recovery. Multidisciplinary treatment strategies aim to address pa...
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Obesity and the Risk of Incident Chronic Opioid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

 We evaluated whether the rate of incident chronic opioid use is higher in obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Full story .
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UK Study Shows Opioid, Sedative and Antidepressant Use Pre-Surgery Leads to Worse Outcomes

A study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers showed that patients who already used opioids, sedatives or antidepressants prior to colorectal surgery experience significantly more complications p...
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