AAPM 2016 Coverage

AAPManagement 2016

AAPM Director Questions Recent CDC Opioid Guidelines

September 26, 2016

Dr Twillman extensively emphasized the fact that these CDC guidelines are expert- and not evidence-based.

AAPManagement 2016

The Biopsychosocial Model to Chronic Pain Treatment

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 26, 2016

This biopsychosocial approach emphasizes a management approach to a disorder, as opposed to a "curative" one.

AAPManagement 2016

Ketamine Shows Signs of Efficacy in Treating PTSD

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 26, 2016

A combination of ketamine infusion treatment and psychotherapy was found to attenuate PTSD manifestation and reduce pain scores.

AAPManagement 2016

Are Trigger Point Injections Effective in Treating Myofascial Pain?

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 26, 2016

Dr Daitz then presented several cases of patients he successfully treated by TPI.

AAPManagement 2016

Opioid Prescribing Trends Evaluated at Separate Health Care Centers

By Laura Stiles September 26, 2016

Limited information has been published on institutional determinants of prescribing opioids and their possible relationship to the opioid epidemic.

AAPManagement 2016

Laughing Through the Pain: The Role of Humor as Complementary Medicine

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 26, 2016

Laughter provides numerous quantifiable benefits by improving one's physiology, psychology, and general quality of life, thus positing laughter as a valuable complementary medicine option for both disease prevention and treatment.

AAPManagement 2016

Cancer Pain Management: The Role of the Palliative Care Team

By Laura Stiles, Assistant Editor September 24, 2016

Embedding palliative care teams into oncology care centers can be highly effective in improving pain management and integrating patient care, but requires strong support from clinical and administrative leaders.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Could It Work for Pain Management?

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 24, 2016

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) combines dialectics and mindfulness meditation for therapeutic purposes.

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Non-Opioid Transdermal Analgesics: Are They Effective for Chronic Pain?

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 24, 2016

Preliminary results suggest that this transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing opioid use and pain scores in patients experiencing chronic neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.

AAPManagement 2016

Using Genetics to Uncover Opioid Addiction Risk

By Dinko Kranjac, PhD September 24, 2016

Results indicate that more than 75% of individuals with a current opioid addiction diagnosis, as well as 28% of control participants, presented with an addiction risk score over 52.

AAPManagement 2016

Safety, Analgesic Maintenance of Hydrocodone ER Examined in Study

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 23, 2016

An abuse-deterrent technology was developed to prevent rapid release of hydrocodone ER upon manipulation.

AAPManagement 2016

When East Meets West: An Integrative Approach to Pain Care

By Florence Chaverneff, PhD September 23, 2016

Eastern medicine is still considered an "alternative" approach to pain care in the United States, despite extensive evidence indicating that treatments that combine Eastern and Western medicines are beneficial for patients with chronic pain.