Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a toolkit offering a structured team-based approach designed to support clinics as they independently implement effective, guideline-driven care for their patients ...
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Pain Researchers Get a Common Language to Describe Pain

Pain researchers around the world have agreed to classify pain in the mouth, jaw, and face according to the same system. This means that medical doctors and dentists will have a common language and the same understanding...
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AAPM Member Discusses Award Winning AAPM 2020 Poster: Investigating Factors Predictive of High Performance in a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Team

Cleveland Clinic receives more than 300 applications for 10 fellowship positions in a given year. AAPM member Robert Bolash, MD discusses the design and findings of research conducted and presented at AAPM 2020 that inve...
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ASA, AAOS Launch Toolkit to Help Physicians Safely, Effectively Alleviate Patients’ Postoperative Pain with Reduced Opioid Use

The toolkit provides physicians and patients with resources to encourage communication and decision-making to help reduce patients' postoperative pain as much and as safely as possible.

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Looking to the Future with Dr. Francis Collins

Speaking at the University of Alabama, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, shared his picks of 10 "areas of particular excitement and promise" in biomedical research, including improv...
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AAAHC Publishes New Resource for Pain Management

The Pain Management Toolkit provides organizations with current information and tools to educate staff, achieve consistent, standardized processes, and consider key issues that may help in making decisions about managing...
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Association of Intermittent and Constant Knee Pain Patterns With Knee Pain Severity, Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Duration and Severity

The objective of this study was to examine the relation of knee pain patterns to pain severity, and to radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) severity and duration. 

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A Comprehensive Review of Over-The-Counter Treatment for Chronic Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a neurologic disorder characterized by attacks of moderate to severe throbbing headache that are typically unilateral, exacerbated by physical activity, and associated with phonophobia, photophobia...
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Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Anesthesiologists: An Overview

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has played a role across almost every medical specialty. Although anesthesiologists have been using bedside ultrasound for nerve blocks and vascular access for many years now, there has b...
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Surgery Versus Conservative Care for Persistent Sciatica Lasting 4 to 12 Months

The treatment of chronic sciatica caused by herniation of a lumbar disk has not been well studied in comparison with acute disk herniation. Data are needed on whether diskectomy or a conservative approach is better for s...
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