Acupuncture for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management: A Promising Non-Opioid Therapy

The objective of this study is to describe the use of acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease. 

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IL-4 Induces M2 Macrophages to Produce Sustained Analgesia Via Opioids

IL-4 is a pleiotropic antiinflammatory cytokine, which can be neuroprotective after nervous system injury. The beneficial actions of IL-4 are thought to result from the blunting of action of inflammatory mediators, such ...
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Association of Opioid Use with Pain and Satisfaction After Dental Extraction

Dentists commonly prescribe opioids to relieve pain after tooth extraction. Understanding the differences in patient-reported outcomes between opioid users and nonusers could encourage the adoption of more conservative a...
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Genomic Resources for Enhancing Available Therapies (GREAT1.0) Study (GREAT1)

This is a prospective, descriptive, observational research study designed to observe and document the clinical practice by domain experts, and how the knowledge of new findings that are published in the medical literatur...
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Impact of a Yoga Intervention on Pain and Multiomics in Participants With IBS

The purpose of this research study is to see if a six-week yoga program reduces abdominal pain in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This study also looks at whether the yoga program changes the composition of m...
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Objective Pain Measurement Using a Wearable Biosensor and a Mobile Platform in Patients With Endometriosis

This study aims to explore a novel objective measurement for endometriosis-related pain. A variety of pain symptoms are associated with endometriosis, including dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, dysuria, dyschezia and chronic p...
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AMA Releases Coding Advice Related to COVID-19

  The AMA has created a quick reference flow chart for CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing that outlines coding options for testing patients for COVID-19. Although testing is not likely to be ordered by pain medicine practices, the flow chart summarizes the coding options for telemedicine, telephone and "virtual check-in" visits. Most of these options were explained in a previous article.

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Message from the AAPM President about COVID-19

‚ÄčAAPM has been monitoring CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Today AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc issued the following message to members. Dear Colleagues: By now I am sure that you have received many...
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Providing and Reporting Medicare Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily lifted restrictions on the use of telehealth services to allow beneficiaries to receive care without going to their physician's office. CMS announced...
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CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

The state's approval letter can be found here , and includes flexibilities that enable the state to waive prior authorization requirements to remove barriers to needed services, streamline provider enrollment processes t...
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