AAPM35 Kicks Off

AAPM35 kicks off today with preconferences in Denver, CO. If you are still planning to attend, but haven't registered, on-site registration is available. If you can't attend in person, AAPM35 On Demand offers you 24/7 ac...
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The Migraine Eye: Distinct Rod-Driven Retinal Pathways' Response to Dim Light Challenges the Visual Cortex Hyperexcitability Theory

Migraine-type photophobia, most commonly described as exacerbation of headache by light, affects nearly 90% of the patients. It is the most bothersome symptom accompanying an attack. Using subjective psychophysical asses...
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Assessment of the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl Products

 Did the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) meet its goal of preventing inappropriate use of TIRF products, such a...
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Commercially Supported Symposia (CSS)

Join your fellow colleagues during the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences in Denver at Commercially Supported Symposia (CSS) and expand your knowledge in pain management. ​ Attend the CSS to gain comprehensive...
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Developing a Pain Identification and Communication Toolkit (NCT03853291)

The proposed research will develop, refine, and pilot test the Pain Identification and Communication Toolkit (PICT), an intervention to help family caregivers of community-dwelling PWD identify pain symptoms and communic...
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Opioid Use in the Family May Influence Adolescents’ Opioid Risk after Surgery

The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed opioids for the first time would do the same, according to the fin...
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the Agency’s 2019 Policy and Regulatory Agenda for Continued Action to Forcefully Address the Tragic Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

"The opioid crisis is one of the largest and most complex public health tragedies that our nation has ever faced. It remains the biggest public health crisis facing the FDA. The toll of addiction, in lost lives and broke...
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How Young Adults Experience Pain Affects Self-Injury, Rutgers Study Finds

Teenagers and young adults who intentionally hurt themselves engage in such behavior based, in part, on how they experience pain and their emotional distress, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which examines physi...
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Optimize Low Back Pain (NCT03859713)

The objective of this study is to improve health care for patients with chronic LBP and increase the likelihood that patients obtain outcomes that matter most to them. The investigators will accomplish our goal using a s...
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U.S. Opioid Deaths Jump Fourfold in 20 Years; Epidemic Shifts to Eastern States

The opioid epidemic is no longer concentrated among whites in Appalachian and Midwestern states, according to a new study from Stanford, Harvard and the University of Toronto.

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