Targeting Bone Marrow Lesions May Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Research linking fluctuations in bone marrow lesions with pain fluctuations may suggest that targeting these lesions could successfully reduce osteoarthritis pain, according to a speaker at the 2020 Congress of Clinical ...
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Chronic Pain Releases Parabrachial Activity from Central Amygdala Inhibition

Chronic pain is a complex neurologic condition that involves both sensory and affective components. A crucial integrator of pain-related sensation and affect may be a set of neurons within the parabrachial nucleus. Read ...
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A Rapidly Adapting Understanding of Touch

Meissner corpuscles, receptors for vibration and pressure in the hairless skin of mammals, were first discovered over 165 years ago. However, the function of these structures in touch perception has remained relatively u...
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Researchers Advance Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Connective Tissue Disorders

University of Delaware Professor Kristi Kiick is leading collaborative research to create new drug delivery systems with the potential to improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues, such as osteoarthri...
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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Found Safe, Efficacious for Pain Relief in Limb Amputees

Researchers found targeted muscle reinnervation used in military patients at the time of primary amputation or delayed amputation was safe and efficacious as a pain treatment method. Read more .

The superoxide scavenger tempol attenuates DNA oxidative injury and spontaneous pain-like behavior in chronic post-cast pain model rats

The mechanism of severe pain occurring because of physical disuse, such as complex regional pain syndrome Type I, has not been elucidated so far. Therefore, to investigate this mechanism, we have developed a model called...
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AHRQ Draft Report on Treatments for Acute Pain

The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted the draft report for the systematic review on Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review . It is av...
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Congratulations to Inaugural AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Recipient, Ben Alter, MD PhD

June 17, 2020, CHICAGO -   The AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant was created in partnership with US WorldMeds to support preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinar...
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Researchers are Developing Potential Treatment for Chronic Pain

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new way to treat chronic pain which has been tested in mice. With a compound designed and developed by the researchers themselves, they can achieve complete ...
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How Animals 'Dial-Up' the Pain They Experience from Certain Stimuli

Researchers in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues in the US and China, have discovered that, under certain conditions, the molecular sensors that respond to physical stimuli can be turbo...
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Researchers Identify Potential Pathway to Make Opioids Safer, More Effective

Findings from a study by UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest heat shock protein 90 inhibitors could give doctors the opportunity to implement a dose-reduction strategy for patients. Less opioid drug could be pr...
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NIH Convenes Virtual Consortium on Advances in Pain Research

On June 3, the NIH Pain Consortium will convene the 15th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research as an all-virtual WebEx event. The symposium, " Technologies for Improved Understanding and Manag...
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Guidance for Pain Fellows' Education and Research During COVID-19 Free Live CME Webinar May 1, 6 pm CT

Pain fellowship programs are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions from state governments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have resulted in a rapidly changing and evolving ...
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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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Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a toolkit offering a structured team-based approach designed to support clinics as they independently implement effective, guideline-driven care for their patients ...
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Pain Researchers Get a Common Language to Describe Pain

Pain researchers around the world have agreed to classify pain in the mouth, jaw, and face according to the same system. This means that medical doctors and dentists will have a common language and the same understanding...
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AAPM Member Discusses Award Winning AAPM 2020 Poster: Investigating Factors Predictive of High Performance in a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Team

Cleveland Clinic receives more than 300 applications for 10 fellowship positions in a given year. AAPM member Robert Bolash, MD discusses the design and findings of research conducted and presented at AAPM 2020 that inve...
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Looking to the Future with Dr. Francis Collins

Speaking at the University of Alabama, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, shared his picks of 10 "areas of particular excitement and promise" in biomedical research, including improv...
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Genomic Resources for Enhancing Available Therapies (GREAT1.0) Study (GREAT1)

This is a prospective, descriptive, observational research study designed to observe and document the clinical practice by domain experts, and how the knowledge of new findings that are published in the medical literatur...
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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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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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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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University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research Symposium

AAPM member Beth Hogans, MD PhD, served as a panelist on the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research annual symposium, "Managing Chronic Pain Among Patients with Serious Illness During a National Opioid Crisis." 

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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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