Managing Pain and Related Symptoms During Coronavirus

Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. 

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AAAHC Publishes New Resource for Pain Management

The Pain Management Toolkit provides organizations with current information and tools to educate staff, achieve consistent, standardized processes, and consider key issues that may help in making decisions about managing...
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Can Pain Management be Safely Optimized in Older Adults?

Managing chronic pain is a challenging task. Older adults (OAs) (>65 years) are the fastest growing segment of our population, and are substantially affected by chronic pain of various etiologies. Read the abstract .&...
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U.S. Surgeon General to Deliver AAPM 2020 Keynote

The American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee is excited to announce that U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH , will deliver a keynote address about the importance of pain management in co...
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Reforming Pain Management Education for the Next Generation of Physicians

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's Family Medicine Center created a peer-reviewed, structured curriculum that focuses on improving patient outcomes. 

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AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Letters of Intent Due January 20

The AAPM Research Committee is seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Letters of intent are due Janua...
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New Pain Research Funding Opportunity for Early Investigators

The AAPM Research Committee is now seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Small grant(s) will be awar...
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Questions to Ask a Pain Management Doctor

AAPM President Tim J. Lamer, MD , is interviewed in this U.S. News & World Report , about the importance of taking time to research the types of pain management doctors and the treatments they provide their patients....
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WHO Revision of Pain Management Guidelines: A Call for Experts

The World Health Organization (WHO) announces the revision process for two recently discontinued documents: "Ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances: Guidance for availability and accessibility of controlled medicines" (2011) and "WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses" (2012). A Call for Experts was issued as part of identifying potential members of the guideline development groups.

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Interdisciplinary Pain Management Approach May Reduce Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Pain Patients

A four-week interdisciplinary pain management program for worker's compensation patients with chronic pain significantly reduced their opioid and benzodiazepine use, according to a new study.

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