Prescription Opioid Use and Satisfaction with Care among Adults with Musculoskeletal Conditions

[Source: Annals of Family Medicine] Abstract: Purpose: In the current payment paradigm, reimbursement is partially based on patient satisfaction scores. We sought to understand the relationship between prescription opioi...
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Power Transmission and Workload Balancing Policies in Ehealth Mobile Cloud Computing Scenarios: a Real IoT Ehealth Scenario for and Prediction of the Migraine Disease Is Shown

Source: Future Generation Computer Systems Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) holds big promises for healthcare, especially in proactive personal eHealth. Prediction of symptomatic crises in chronic diseases in the I...
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University of Michigan/Wayne State Chronic Pain Study

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Scientists Take a Big Step Toward Building a Better Opioid

Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid r...
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Gabapentinoid Use in the United States 2002 through 2015 (Research Letter)

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine Gabapentin and pregabalin are the 2 clinically used medications in the gabapentinoid drug class. Pregabalin and gabapentin have both been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for...
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Reduction of Opioid Use and Improvement in Chronic Pain in Opioid-Experienced Patients After Topical Analgesic Treatment: An Exploratory Analysis

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The Appropriate Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Refractory Restless Legs Syndrome

Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings Abstract: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a distinct disorder, differing from chronic pain in many ways. Refractory RLS is characterized by unresponsiveness to dopamine agonists or alpha-2...
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AMA House of Delegates Adopts AAPM Resolution on Future of Pain Care

  Action planned to discuss and organize medicine's response to the public health crisis of pain   (and opioid addiction) CHICAGO—A Future of Pain Care resolution, introduced by the American Academy of Pain&nbs...
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Intensive Outpatient Pain Management Shown as Cost-Effective Method for Treating High Utilizer Chronic Pain Patients

March 16, 2017, ORLANDO, Fla. – High utilizers of medical services account for disproportionate healthcare costs, with up to 21% of expenditures spent treating the top 1% of patients (Jiang et al, Characteristi...
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Stem Cell Transplantation Produces Remarkable Therapeutic Effects on Neuropathic Pain in Animal Models

March 16, 2017, ORLANDO, Fla. – Chronic pain from nerve injury is common and often debilitating. Current treatment options for neuropathic pain include physical, cognitive, behavioral, pharmacological, interven...
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