Helping Surgical Patients Taper Off Opioids Safely and Successfully

Source: University Health Network A study following 251 surgical patients at risk of developing chronic pain or persistent opioid use at Toronto General Hospital (TG), University Health Network (UHN) found that almost ha...
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Study Finds Racial Disparities in Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Source: Yale News Yale researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more likely than whites to ...
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Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for 20 Common Surgical Procedures

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid prescribing limits should be based on the operation performed rather than a blanket approach. Full story.

TRP Channels as Potential Targets for Sex-Related Differences in Migraine Pain

Source: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences , suggests that sex hormones affect cells around the trigeminal nerve and connected blood vessels in the head, with estrogens --...
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Opioid Prescribing Decreases after Learning of a Patient's Fatal Overdose

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Microglial Pannexin-1 Channel Activation is a Spinal Determinant of Joint Pain

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Highlights of the CMS Proposed Rule for the Quality Payment Program

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: August 8, 2018 The CMS Proposed Rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) addressed several key changes to the 2019 QPP. The Rule expands the definition of MIPS (Meri...
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Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Injection in Reducing Limb Pain in Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (NCT03616262)

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain Self-Management Within the Context of Opioid Reduction (NCT03445988)

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How Do You Assess Pain in Children Who Can't Express Themselves? New Research Identifies Priorities in Identifying Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity

Source: Wolters Kluwer Health The 2-year study examined the symptoms, diagnostic testing, and nursing assessment of pain in children who have profound intellectual and developmental disability and are completely dependen...
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