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Mar 11, 2014, 08:56 ET

21st Century National Pain Registry Could Change Culture and Practice of Pain Management

 Based on early testing, the future looks bright for the creation of a technologically advanced national registry to collect data on the...

Mar 07, 2014, 16:12 ET

Leading Pain Specialists Say Interdisciplinary Care is Best for Chronic Pain, but Insurance Coverage Falls Short

Physician leaders of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) are calling for evidence-based interdisciplinary care as the gold standard to...

Mar 07, 2014, 14:00 ET

Stanford Researchers Show Conditioned Pain Modulation Equals Less Activity in the Human Spinal Cord

Researchers have demonstrated that conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a measure of the brain's ability to regulate pain, decreases activity in the...

Mar 07, 2014, 14:00 ET

Stem Cell Transplant Shows "Landmark" Promise for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease: Mayo Clinic

Stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine, a meta-analysis of animal studies...

Mar 07, 2014, 14:00 ET

Higher Functioning Endogenous Opioid System Predicts Better Treatment Response For Neuropathic Pain Treated With Topical NSAIDs: Study

 Not only are neuropathic pain symptoms quite common in knee osteoarthritis (OA), but scientists can predict who will respond to treatment with...

Mar 07, 2014, 09:00 ET

Leading Pain Specialists Warn of Overdose Danger if Methadone is "Preferred" for Pain

Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top...

Mar 06, 2014, 19:50 ET

Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Grouped by Symptom and Severity Level, Informing Therapeutic Decisions, Study Finds

Examining outcome data on fibromyalgia, researchers were able to fit fibromyalgia patients into 1 of 4 symptom domains, each distinguished by...

Mar 06, 2014, 19:48 ET

Prescriptions for Benzodiazepines Rising and Risky When Combined with Opioids, Stanford Researchers Warn

Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to...

Mar 06, 2014, 19:45 ET

Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients...

Mar 06, 2014, 19:45 ET

Half of Veterans Prescribed Medical Opioids Continue to Use Them Chronically, Study Finds

Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90...

Sep 17, 2013, 17:22 ET

Beyond the Headlines: What the FDA Decisions on Extended-release and Long-Acting Opioids Mean for People With Pain

 The physicians of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) hailed long-awaited labeling changes and other steps taken by the U.S. Food and...

Apr 15, 2013, 11:07 ET

New President Of American Academy Of Pain Medicine Plans Bold Advances In Pain Education, Research And Pain Care Delivery

 As the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) kicks off its 29th year of serving pain physicians and their treatment teams, Lynn R. Webster,...

Apr 11, 2013, 17:00 ET

Experimental Study Suggests Bone-Marrow Grafts Show Promise For Some Sufferers Of Low-back Pain

A new study suggests that the type of bio-cellular grafts increasingly used by surgeons to repair damaged tissue may be useful for treating...

Nov 14, 2012, 16:36 ET

American Academy of Pain Medicine Safe Opioid Prescribing Course Proves Highly Effective

93 Percent of Respondents Improve Prescribing Practices The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released survey results today...

Oct 05, 2012, 13:09 ET

Patients and Health Providers Can Work Together to Prevent Further Meningitis Outbreak

 The following is a statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine: In light of the meningitis outbreak that is now threatening 23...

Aug 17, 2012, 07:00 ET

American Academy of Pain Medicine Reacts to PROP Petition to the FDA that Seeks to Limit Pain Medications for Legitimate Noncancer Pain Sufferers

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) responded Wednesday to the petition submitted to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) by Physicians...

Jul 09, 2012, 16:23 ET

American Academy of Pain Medicine Applauds FDA Action to Enhance Patient Safety on Prescribing Opioids; Offers AAPM Safe Opioid Prescribing Course as Educational Model

The American Academy of Pain Medicine, which represents 2,600 pain physicians and treatment teams, issued the following statement today in response...

Mar 29, 2012, 14:13 ET

Research Finds Overdose Deaths Occur When Changing Opioids

 Common practices for changing from one opioid to another, including use of published dose conversion ratios, may be contributing...

Feb 24, 2012, 18:30 ET

New Evidence Supports the Use of Radiofrequency Ablation of the Lateral Branches for Patients Suffering from Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 28th Annual Meeting, researchers from Cleveland Clinic report that there is no evidence that the...

Feb 24, 2012, 18:30 ET

A Different Approach to Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Improves the Quality of Life and Everyday Functionality in Patients with Low Back Pain

 Two different interventional approaches in the conservative care of radiculopathic low back pain were presented in a poster today at the 28th...