Pilot Testing an Intervention to Facilitate Tapering in Primary Care

This study proposes to pilot test an intervention to facilitate opioid pain reliever (OPR) tapering in primary care. The intervention will incorporate a clinician embedded within primary care to follow tapering dose sche...
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Quality Improvement in Dementia Care

The Dementia Management Quality Measurement Set was first developed and released in 2013 by the PCPI Foundation. Developed by an appointed multistakeholder technical expert panel (TEP), the 2013 Measurement Set was suppo...
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FDA Approves Three Drugs for Nonprescription Use Through Rx-to-OTC Switch Process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved three drugs for nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), use through a process called a prescription (Rx)-to-OTC switch. The FDA approved Voltaren Arthritis Pain (d...
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Association of Tramadol Use with Risk of Hip Fracture

Several professional organizations have recommended tramadol as one of the first-line or second-line therapies for patients with chronic noncancer pain and its prescription has been increasing rapidly worldwide; however, the safety profile of tramadol, such as risk of fracture, remains unclear.

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AAPM Members Contribute to HuffPost Article: How to Talk to Your Doctor If You're Experiencing Chronic Pain

AAPM Members Sara Davin, PhD and David Edwards, MD PhD were interviewed by Huffington Post about why it can be difficult to identify chronic pain treatments that work and how persons experiencing pain can communicate mos...
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T'ai Chi for Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Feasibility Trial

T'ai chi (TC) has been found effective for improving chronic low back pain. However, such studies did not include adults over 65 years of age. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of TC in this population compared with Health Education and with Usual Care.

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Efficacy, Safety, and Acceptability of Pharmacologic Treatments for Pediatric Migraine Prophylaxis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

 What are the most effective, safe, and accepted pharmacologic treatments for migraine prophylaxis in children and adolescents?

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AAPM 2020 Ultrasound Preconference Course Supporters

On February 27, AAPM will feature the 2020 Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions preconference course. We would like to thank our Commercial Supporters for their dedication to pain medicine education by ...
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Does Vitamin D Status Influence Lumbar Disc Degeneration and Low Back Pain in Postmenopausal Women? A Retrospective Single-Center Study

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum vitamin D concentration and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) in postmenopausal women and the epidemiologic factors affecting low back pain (LBP). 

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Cost-Effectiveness Model Shows Superiority of Wireless Spinal Cord Stimulation Implantation Without a Separate Trial

The authors in this study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of wireless spinal cord stimulation (Wireless SCS) with single stage "direct to permanent" implantation vs. screening with temporary electrodes and an external pulse generator followed by implantation of a system for long-term use (IPG SCS). 

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