AAPM Call for Nominations Open Through August 25

The Academy is now accepting nominations for available 2020-21 positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, as well as for 2020 Annual Meeting Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is August 25.

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The Association Between Antidepressant Treatment and Brain Connectivity in Two Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials: A Treatment Mechanism Study

Antidepressant medications offer an effective treatment for depression, yet nearly 50% of patients either do not respond or have side-effects rendering them unable to continue the course of treatment. Mechanistic studies...
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FDA Market Clears Erchonia’s FX 635 Laser for Chronic Low Back Pain

Erchonia Corporation announces another successful clinical trial that has resulted in the granting of an FDA 510(k) market clearance for chronic low back pain of musculoskeletal origin. This grants another first for Erchonia, which started the low-level laser category in January 2002. That year, the FDA issued its first 510(k) market clearance for any low-level laser based on Erchonia's clinical trial for chronic neck and shoulder pain.

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Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Long-Term Opioid Use After Injury Among Previously Opioid-Free Workers.

Using opioids for acute pain can lead to long-term use and associated morbidity and mortality. Injury has been documented as a gateway to long-term opioid use in some populations, but data are limited for injured workers.

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First Utahns Treated in Nationwide FDA-Allowed Clinical Study of Locally Developed Cell Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

A clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing regenerative cell-based therapies that alleviate pain and restore function in patients with degenerative diseases of the spine, today announced the first Utahns have been treated in its nationwide clinical study of IDCT, a locally developed injectable disc cell therapy for degenerative disc disease (DDD).

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Shifting Brain Circuits in Pain Chronicity

The evaluation of brain changes to a specific pain condition in pediatric and adult patients allows for insights into potential mechanisms of pain chronicity and possibly long-term brain changes. Here we focused on the p...
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Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Abdominal Pain Clinic: A Retrospective, Exploratory Review

Pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common and well-accepted to be etiologically complex in terms of the contribution of biological, psychological, and social factors to symptom presentations. Non...
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Multimodal Analgesia With NSAID vs. Narcotics Alone After Shoulder Instability Surgery

This will be a single-center, prospective observational study. The study will compare post- operative pain scores and narcotic consumption between two groups of patients - one cohort will receive ibuprofen (Motrin) and P...
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Managing Cluster Headache

Cluster headache is a neurological disorder that presents with unilateral severe headache associated with ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms. Cluster headache attacks often occur more than once a day, and typically m...
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Does Disordered Sleep Moderate the Relationship Between Pain, Disability, and Downstream Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Low Back Pain? A Longitudinal Cohort from the US Military Health System

The purpose was to evaluate the influence of disordered sleep on the relationship between pain and healthcare utilization (HCU) and pain-related disability and HCU in individuals with low back pain (LBP).

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