AAPM 2020 Housing Deadline Extended to January 26

We hope to see you next month at the AAPM Annual Meeting in National Harbor! AAPM has secured a block of hotel rooms at the meeting host hotel, the Gaylord National, at a discounted rate. The deadline to book in the AAPM...
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Physician Office Visits at Which Benzodiazepines Were Prescribed: Findings From 2014–2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

The newly published report describes characteristics of visits to office-based physicians at which benzodiazepines were prescribed, including visits where opioids were coprescribed.

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Knee Osteoarthritis, Potential Mediators, and Risk of All-Cause Mortality: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative

To assess the relation of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain, and radiographic knee OA to all-cause mortality and identify mediators in the causal pathway. 

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Persistent Post-Mastectomy Pain: Randomized Clinical Trial of Targeted Pain Coping Skills Training

The purpose of this study is to test a skills training program to help with coping skills for pain that was designed specifically for women with persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

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A User-Centered Approach to an Evidence-Based Electronic Health Pain Management Intervention for People With Chronic Pain: Design and Development of EPIO

Chronic pain conditions are complicated and challenging to live with. Electronic health (eHealth) interventions show promise in helping people cope with chronic illness, including pain. The success of these interventions...
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Erector Spinae Plane Blocks (ESP) for Postoperative Pain in Lumbo-Sacral Spine Surgery

The goal of this study is to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks after lumbar and lumbo-sacral spine surgery by assessing postoperative pain scores and opiate requirements as the primary outcome measures.

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Management of Patients with a Musculoskeletal Pain Condition that Is Likely Chronic: Results from a National Cross-Sectional Survey

The purpose of the study was to explore clinical management for new cases of musculoskeletal pain that are likely chronic.  

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Sensory Innervation in Porous Endplates by Netrin-1 from Osteoclasts Mediates PGE2-Induced Spinal Hypersensitivity in Mice

Spinal pain is a major clinical problem, however, its origins and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here the authors report that in mice, osteoclasts induce sensory innervation in the porous endplates which cont...
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Management of Chronic Pain and PTSD in Gulf War Veterans With tDCS+Prolonged Exposure

Gulf War Veterans (a DoD/VA defined service era corresponding to the first Gulf War under operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield 1990-1991), especially those who present with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are...
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Peer-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Training to Improve Functioning in Patients with Diabetes: A Cluster-Randomized Trial

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)–based programs delivered by trained community members could improve functioning and pain in individuals who lack access to such programs. We tested the effectiveness of a peer-delivered...
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