Clinical Challenge: Chronic Pain and COVID-19

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD, Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, and Samer Narouze, MD contributed to this MedPage Today article that outlines ways in which pain patients may be hit harder by coronavirus than others. 

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Whether Marijuana Helps with Pain is Unclear, Study Suggests

Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, according to a study published in the International Journal of Dr...
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Rating Pain—Not Just a Numbers Game

AAPM member John Markman, MD co-authored a new study in JAMA Network that found that this simple question "Is your pain tolerable" used in conjunction with the traditional 0-10 rating scale posed to patients, could help ...
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FDA MedWatch Safety Alert: Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30 mg/mL, 1 mL fill in a 2 mL amber vial and Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 60 mg/2 mL (30 mg/mL), 2 mL fill in a...
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AHRQ Reports on Treatments for Chronic Pain

AHRQ completed three evidence reviews related to treatments for chronic pain. Final reports are available on the Effective Healthcare Website . Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain (An Update) Nonopi...
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CDC Seeks Perspectives on Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking stakeholders' perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including, but not limited to, the benefits and harms of opioid use. CDC invites inpu...
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Researchers Achieve Remote Control of Hormone Release

MIT researchers have now devised a way to remotely control the release of these hormones from the adrenal gland, using magnetic nanoparticles that could eventually offer a new way to treat hormone-linked disorders, inclu...
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Stay Engaged and Improve Knowledge on Twitter with #stayathomepainjournalclub

AAPM member Rohit Aiyer, MD started #stayathomepainjournalclub to spur virtual conversation among pain medicine professionals about the latest major research studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Aiyer says the club ...
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Prescribing an Overdose: A Chapter in the Opioid Epidemic

AAPM President-Elect W. Michael Hooten, MD co-authored a multi-institution research collaboration led by Mayo Clinic published in JAMA Network Open . The study showed that more than half of Americans starting the most hi...
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Virtual Reality and Pain

Determine the impact of VR-Biofeedback, VR-distraction, and 360 video on pain and medication utilization in patients undergoing surgery; determine the role of anxiety and pain catastrophizing on changes in pain following...
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