In a new paper in Scientific Reports, researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego show that patients who take tramadol are at greater risk for developing hypoglycemia, or abnormally low blood sugar.
There are now a wide array of remote rehabilitation—or telerehab—options, ranging from high-tech, interactive systems to video-chat sessions with individual physical therapists to app-based programs.
AAPM Secretary W. Michael Hooten, MD comments on a new study on opioid and cannabis co-use, pointing out that the study shows us "that individuals with chronic pain who use opioids and cannabis concurrently are more likely to have mental health problems and other substance use issues, and that is very important." Dr. Hooten was not an author in the study.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of caffeinated beverage intake as a potential trigger of migraine headaches on that day or on the following day.
Despite its prevalence, scientists do not know why some people develop chronic pain. A new study approaches this question from all angles, exploring the role of money and the mind.
A recent study in Pain Medicine finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back.
AAPM member Roger B Fillingim, PhD discusses his continued research regarding gender differences and pain, and its importance toward finding more effective treatments for pain in this NPR interview.
The investigators propose to test the hypothesis that perioperative infusions of lidocaine and/or ketamine reduce opioid consumption and pain scores in adults recovering from elective inpatient abdominal surgery.