Call for Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts Live through January 6, 12 pm CT

Submit late-breaking scientific poster abstracts for possible publication Pain Medicine and presentation at the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 1, 2020, in National Harbor, MD. 

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The Relationship of Three-Dimensional Joint Space Width on Weight Bearing CT With Pain and Physical Function

Limitations of plain radiographs may contribute to poor sensitivity in the detection of knee osteoarthritis and poor correlation with pain and physical function. 3D joint space width, measured from weight bearing CT images, may yield a more accurate correlation with patients' symptoms.

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Support AAPM’s Application to Become the IASP U.S. Chapter

In line with AAPM's mission and strategic planning goals to advance and promote the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care and improve the study and treatment of pain, AAPM is submitting an application to become th...
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Hospital and Surgeon Variation in Patient-Reported Functional Outcomes After Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Statewide Evaluation

Despite an increasing interest in incorporating PROs as part of the move towards value-based payment and to improve quality, limited evidence exists on how PROs vary across hospitals and surgeons, a key aspect of using these metrics for quality profiling. 

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Neurofeedback Impact on Veterans With mTBI

This study will evaluate neurofeedback (NFB) training as a low risk, non-invasive, effective treatment for Veterans diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and experiencing chronic post-concussive symptoms (PCS...
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Trends in Prescription Analgesic Use Among Adults With Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States, 1999-2016

Monitoring trends in prescription analgesic use among adults with musculoskeletal conditions provides insight into how changing prescribing practices, guidelines, and policy measures may affect those who need pain management. 

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Research Calls for New Measures to Treat Mental Illness and Opioid Use

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has found. 

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AAPM Member Referral Prize Winners

Thank you to all AAPM members who have taken advantage of the new Refer a Colleague tool. Congratulations to Sara Davin, PhD , Paul Lee Jett, MD , and Arjun Ramesh, MD , whose names were drawn to receive $100 Amazon gift...
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Researchers Explore A Drug-Free Idea to Relieve Chronic Pain: Green Light

A small but growing body of research suggesting a link between green light and pain, including animal research. While there are not yet robust data on humans, some researchers see promise for a drug-free approach that co...
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Los Angeles Startup Uses AI to Reduce Unnecessary Spine Surgeries

A Los Angeles-based startup recently struck a licensing deal with the University of California- Los Angeles to create a tool that can analyze spine images to help decide whether patients should be a candidate for surgery.

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