Altered Pain Processing After Opioid Discontinuation

Source: Society for Neuroscience An imaging study of the brain and spinal cord published in JNeurosci reveals pain processing changes in healthy men after receiving a short-term application of a strong opioid. The resear...
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Targeted Probe and Education (TPE)-New CMS Initiative

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: February 7, 2018 In October 2017 CMS launched a nationwide program to better target medical review, limit the number of medical records requested, and put an emphasis ...
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Efficacy of Treatments for Opioid-induced Constipation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Abstract: Background & Aims: Opioid induced constipation (OIC) is a common problem in patients on chronic opioid therapy for cancer-related and non-cancer related pain...
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SLU Research: Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Source: Saint Louis University The study, "Impact of adherence to antidepressants and on long-term prescription opioid use" was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry . Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph....
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Eplerenone as a Supplement to Epidural Steroid Injections

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Epidemiological Characteristics, Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in the Elderly

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Effect of Virtual Reality Technology for Pain Management of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Migraine and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: Danish Population Based Matched Cohort Study

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Mechanistic Differences in Neuropathic Pain Modalities Revealed by Correlating Behavior with Global Expression Profiling

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Decline in Prescription Opioids Attributable to Decreases in Long-Term Use: A Retrospective Study in the Veterans Health Administration 2010–2016

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Improved understanding of temporal trends in short- and long-term opioid prescribing may inform efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. Conclusions: Opioid ...
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