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Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Stem Cell Transplantation Produces Remarkable Therapeutic Effects on Neuropathic Pain in Animal Models com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@34132733.

Chronic pain from nerve injury is common and often debilitating. Current treatment options for neuropathic pain include physical, cognitive,...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Simulation and Immersive Learning Shown to Successfully Teach Safe Opioid Prescribing in a Medical School Setting com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@2d33da0d.

Negative consequences from opioid prescribing stem in part from a lack of education and skills training in all levels of medical education. Jordan...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program Shown as Successful Method for Treating Older Adults with Chronic Pain com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@6871a538.

Up to half of older adults (aged 60 years or more) report experiencing chronic pain. A study presented today at the American Academy of Pain...


Feb 18, 2016, 20:00 ET Intradiscal Biacuplasty Sustains Long-term Superiority Over Conservative Treatment for Discogenic Low-Back Pain com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@411346e7.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@6c14db49.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@5fc48774.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@3af9b1d1.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@6106ec17.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@2b02aded.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@508670de.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@27063426.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@71b61285.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@4fe5b49b.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@2c863d39.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@3ab79b8b.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@7b549462.

 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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@1977b6ff.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@4052f1d.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@26887d5.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@5d40f47e.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@79246167.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@5474d499.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@1264a7ed.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@485d42db.

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 com.clickability.cms.translator.UtilContext$userObject@12282dee.

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