Continuous Nerve Block vs Combination of Single Block Plus Intravenous Lidocaine for Postoperative Pain

Brief Summary:A multimodal analgesic regimen including regional anesthesia is used at UPMC Shadyside for primary thoracic and major abdominal surgeries. The current standard-of-care regional anesthesia techniques include...
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Nightly Sleep Duration, Fragmentation, and Quality and Daily Risk of Migraine.

  Abstract:  Objective: To test the hypotheses that insufficient duration, high fragmentation, and poor sleep quality are temporally associated with migraine onset on the day immediately following the sleep per...
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Evaluation of the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Prescribing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program by the US Food and Drug Administration

Abstract: Importance : Extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids have caused substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States, yet little is known about the efforts of the US Food and Drug Administration ...
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Mechanisms of Affective Touch in Chronic Pain

Brief Summary:This study compares how different types of touch found in massage therapies impact pain perception, and whether these effects differ in individuals with and without chronic pain. This study also examines ps...
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Axsome Therapeutics Announces AXS-07 Achieves Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints in MOMENTUM Phase 3 Migraine Trial in Patients with a History of Inadequate Response

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that AXS-07, Axsome's novel, oral, multi-mech...
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Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review

 The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted a new research protocol, Treatments for Acute Pain . Full story.

Trends in Opioid Prescribing and Self-Reported Pain Among US Adults.

Abstract:  Clinically informed efforts to curb inappropriate opioid prescribing seek to reduce prescribing to adults with lower pain levels that are potentially manageable with alternative therapies. According to th...
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Identification of Spinal Afferent Nerve Endings in the Colonic Mucosa and Submucosa That Communicate Directly With the Spinal Cord: The Gut-Brain Axis.

  Abstract:  The major sensory nerve pathway between the colon and central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) that underlies the gut-brain axis, is via spinal afferent neurons, with cell bodies in dorsal ro...
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AAPM Members Featured in Scientific American

Beth Darnall, PhD , and Sean Mackey, MD PhD , are quoted in the recent article "How to Break the Bonds of Opioids" about opioid tapering challenges and patient-centered solutions.   Learn more (subscription required...
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Report from the November 2019 AMA Interim Meeting

The following report was submitted by Robert Wailes, MD, AAPM AMA Delegate The Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) convened November 16, 2019 in San Diego. I represented the...
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