This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

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 dependent on caregivers or medical devices (such as feeding tubes) for their care. Full story.

BIDMC Study Determines Risk Factors for Opioid Misuse

Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Researchers and clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have performed the first meta-analysis to pool the effects of risk factors that place patients at an increased chance of prolonged opioid use, defined as use for longer than 2 months. Full story.

Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged, Mayo Clinic Research Finds

Source: Mayo Clinic Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic and published in The BMJ . Full story.

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain

Source: The New York Times As physicians look to decrease the use of opioids, the use of anti-inflammatory injections for back and neck conditions are gaining popularity. AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD, submitted a letter to the editor for possible publication in response to this article, pointing out that the negative characterization of int...
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Are NSAIDs Effective Enough for Postoperative Pain Control After Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septoplasty (NCT03605914)

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Spillover Effect of Evidence-Based Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

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Opioids and Older Adults: Poll Finds Support for Prescribing Limits, and Need for Better Counseling and Disposal Options

Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but many of them didn't get enough counseling about the risks that come with the potent painkillers. Full story.

Opioid Utilization Following Lumbar Arthrodesis: Trends and Factors Associated With Long-Term Use

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