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.

Are Trigger Point Injections Effective in Treating Myofascial Pain?

September 26, 2016

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

Ketamine Shows Signs of Efficacy in Treating PTSD

September 26, 2016

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

The Biopsychosocial Model to Chronic Pain Treatment

September 26, 2016

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

Opioid Prescribing Trends Evaluated at Separate Health Care Centers

September 26, 2016

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

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

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.

Cancer Pain Management: The Role of the Palliative Care Team

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.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Could It Work for Pain Management?

September 24, 2016

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

Using Genetics to Uncover Opioid Addiction Risk

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.

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

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.

Safety, Analgesic Maintenance of Hydrocodone ER Examined in Study

September 23, 2016

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

When East Meets West: An Integrative Approach to Pain Care

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.