Study Shows Epidural Steroid Injections Associated With Lower Outpatient Costs in Low-Back Pain

Feb. 18, 2016, PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) may help lower health care spending in patients with low-back pain, with most of the savings coming in outpatient care, new research suggests. Patients who received ESIs showed a much sharper decline in health care spending compared to controls who did not, according to r...
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Study Suggests Multimodal Pain Care Leads to Shorter Hospital Stays, Lower Opioid Doses After Surgery

Feb. 18, 2016, PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –- Pain care for patients already taking opioids can be improved by bringing together multiple non-opioid treatment modalities during hospitalization, a prospective pilot study showed. Patients so treated were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 60 days, according to results reported in a sci...
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Two Routes of Administration Outperform Systemic Steroid Alone, Extend Pain Control of Intercostal Nerve Blocks: Controlled Trial

Feb. 18, 2016, PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Researchers interested in prolonging the effect of an intercostal nerve block (INB) to ease post operative pain were able to do so through administering dexamethasone by two separate routes. The resulting superior pain control suggests that perineural and systemic steroids provide analgesia by two separate...
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Bleeding Complications Rare in Interventional Pain Procedures, Retrospective Study Shows

Feb. 18, 2016, PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Recent findings support the safety of common interventional pain procedures, even in the presence of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Mayo Clinic researchers reported results in a poster on view today at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.  I...
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Four Pain Fellowship Programs Receive Fellowship Excellence Awards from the American Academy of Pain Medicine at its 32nd Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA—The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Awards. The awards recognize Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs that provide an exceptional learning experience, preparing fellows to deliver the highest standard of care to patients with pain....
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Top Pain Physicians, Researchers Are Honored with AAPM 2016 Awards and Presidential Commendations

February 18, 2016, PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce its Pain Medicine 2016 Awards and Presidential Commendations for exceptional service to the Academy and/or the field of Pain Medicine. Recipients will be honored on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the AAPM's Annual Meeting in Palm...
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Pain Physicians from AAPM Welcome Primary Care to “Big Tent”

The critical role of primary care physicians and clinicians in pain prevention and treatment will be apparent throughout many of the educational sessions at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's (AAPM's) Annual Meeting, beginning Thursday, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. The meeting co-chairs promise top-flight ...
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