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Feb 18, 2016, 20:00 ET Intradiscal Biacuplasty Sustains Long-term Superiority Over Conservative Treatment for Discogenic Low-Back Pain

 Patients treated with intradiscal biacuplasty (IDB) for discogenic back pain maintained benefits a year later, and those who crossed over to...


Feb 18, 2016, 20:00 ET Study Suggests Multimodal Pain Care Leads to Shorter Hospital Stays, Lower Opioid Doses After Surgery

 Pain care for patients already taking opioids can be improved by bringing together multiple non-opioid treatment modalities during...


Feb 18, 2016, 20:00 ET More Evidence of the Power of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant to Block Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Tolerance

 Cleveland Clinic researchers have found new evidence that modulating neuroinflammation with stem cell transplants may prove to be an effective...


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 Study Links the Risk of Hypogonadism in Men to Long Acting Opioids in Patients Using Daily Opioid Therapy for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Results were presented today from the first study to show that the daily use of long-acting opioids increases the risk of hypogonadism (low...


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...


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, 14:00 ET Mayo Clinic Study Finds Chronic Pain Patients at High-Risk for Comorbid Substance Abuse Benefit from Substance Use Education

Research presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 28th Annual Meeting shows that substance use education incorporated into a...


Feb 24, 2012, 14:00 ET Insight to Brain Connectivity in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients is Seen through a Novel Arterial Spin Labeling MRI Study

Researchers at Harvard Medical School used arterial spin labeling, a novel functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique, to show for the...


Feb 16, 2012, 19:43 ET The 28th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting: The Time is Now to Eliminate Pain as a Major Health Crisis

Research, Policy, Treatment and New IOM Report to Paint Brighter Solution to Solving Pain for 116 Million Suffering Americans  The 28th...


Nov 04, 2011, 07:00 ET Academy of Pain Medicine Announces Two-Day Course for Safe Prescribing for Your Primary Physician

On the cusp of the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report about the growing death toll from prescription drug deaths, the...


Jun 29, 2011, 19:16 ET The American Academy of Pain Medicine Applauds IOM Findings Calling for Major Changes in Pain Research, Care, Education and Treatment

For the one of every four American adults who suffers from chronic pain, the findings released today by the Institute of Medicine in its report,...


Jun 08, 2011, 08:18 ET The American Academy of Pain Medicine Asserts That Appropriate Treatment of Chronic Pain and Prevention of Drug Over-Dose Deaths Needs to Be A Priority For Military Medicine and American Healthcare

A Position Statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Several recent unintentional deaths of military personnel have drawn national...


Mar 25, 2011, 06:00 ET The Efficacy and Safety of Butrans (buprenorphine) Transdermal System in Opioid-Naive Patients with Moderate to Severe Low Back Pain: A Double-Blind Study

Physicians from Purdue Pharma LP, Stamford, CT, showcased study results that demonstrate the analgesic efficacy and safety of Butrans for the...


Mar 25, 2011, 06:00 ET New Data Show Lasting Effects and No Serious Adverse Events with a Percutaneous Decompression Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients

Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with the mild decompression procedure (an alternative to open spinal surgery for many patients),...


Mar 25, 2011, 06:00 ET Novel Spinal Neuromodulation Device Delivers Significant Pain Relief to Low Back Pain Patients

Results from an ongoing prospective study report that a novel spinal neuromodulation device changes the paradigm for patients suffering with low...


Mar 24, 2011, 14:16 ET A Small Study of Patients Suffering With Intractable Pain Benefit From Hormone Therapy Using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Results from a small study of intractable pain patients being treated with the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone reported that they had...


Mar 24, 2011, 14:13 ET The Regional Analgesia Military Battlefield Pain Outcomes Study (RAMBPOS): A Preliminary Report

Little is known about the impact of early aggressive regional analgesia on short- and long-term pain and psychological outcomes of soldiers with...