Spinal Stimulators for Pain Relief Repurposed to Restore Touch in a Lost Limb

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh's Rehab Neural Engineering Labs finds spinal cord stimulators commonly used to relieve chronic pain could provide a straightforward and universal method for adding sensory fe...
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FDA Approves New Opioid for Intravenous Use in Hospitals, Other Controlled Clinical Settings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Olinvyk (oliceridine), an opioid agonist for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults, where the pain is severe enough to require an intravenous opioid and ...
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What Does Good Pharmacist-Physician Pain Management Collaboration Look Like?

Physicians and pharmacists have critical roles in addressing the current opioid epidemic and ensuring appropriate care for patients with pain. Both physicians and pharmacists have responsibilities to ensure that opioids ...
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Nature’s Epidural: Genetic Variant May Explain Why Some Women Don’t Need Pain Relief During Childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts as a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cell Report...
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Minimizing Distress During Deprescribing: Tools for Optimizing Outcomes Now Available On Demand

Watch this previously recorded free 60-minute CME webinar presented by Jennifer Murphy, PhD, and Jeannie Sperry, PhD LP ABPP. The session addresses whole-person treatment approaches that clinicians can incorporate into t...
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Exploring Metacognitions in Health Anxiety and Chronic Pain: A Cross-Sectional Survey

The occurrence of health anxiety (HA) in chronic pain is associated with adverse outcomes. As such, it is important to identify constructs that might influence HA and pain-related outcomes. Metacognitions are an emerging...
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Acupuncture for Acute Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Randomised, Controlled, Multicentre Intervention Study in General Practice—The Acuback Study

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a single treatment session of acupuncture, when applied in addition to standard treatment for acute low back pain (ALBP), reduces the time to recovery compared with standard ...
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Guidelines for Managing Chronic Cancer Pain: More Similar Than Not

AAPM member, Kenneth Candido, MD, comments on a comparative analysis published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network focusing on bridging the gap among clinical practice guidelines for pain manageme...
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CDC Opioid Workgroup Appoints AAPM Members

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD, and Mark Wallace, MD, were appointed to the Centers for Disease Control Opioid Workgroup by the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ...
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NIH HEAL Offers Quantitative Evaluation of Myofascial Tissues: Potential Impact for Musculoskeletal Pain Research Workshop

The free two-day virtual workshop, jointly organized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH, will take place online Sept...
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