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While the inter-agency pain management task force identified several gaps in practice, many questions still remain for HCPs.
Inside the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force draft final recommendations, including the task force's take on the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
IASP Task Force Member Joachim Scholz, MD, provides an inside look at the new ICD-11, including expanded criteria for neuropathic pain, and how the integration of chronic pain may benefit pain practice going forward.
Beyond NSAIDs and opioids: genes and pharmacogenomics may soon impact the assessment and treatment of chronic pain conditions.
When prescribing opioids to children for pain, clinicians need to be aware of the statistics and consensus recommendations.
How to adjust for the many factors that may lie in a patient's expectations and response to treatment.
Chronic pain in women is a highly personalized, specific experience, and clinicians should combat the pain disparities against women.
A roundtable discussion from the California-based Cooperative of American Physicians.
One reader warns of working with the DEA, being careful on what pain practitioners choose to ask and share.
After the concept of "pain acceptance" sparks debate among patients living with chronic pain conditions, our editorial advisors weigh in.
Receiving new information such as a test result may set off a self-perpetuating cycle of symptom amplification.
Research has associated intermittent explosive disorder with arthritis, back/neck pain, headaches, and other chronic pain conditions.
One writer warns of the credibility of certain collected data, while another writes on media's relationship to practitioners.
Updated guidelines for chiropractic care for neck pain and whiplash
Don't ask, Don't tell. Dr. Jennifer Schneider discusses the AMA's recommendation to remove pain as a vital sign.
PPM's Editorial Board weighs in on the CDC Recommendations for Opioid Prescribing. Learn more about how the guidelines were received by various representatives of the pain management community.
A few days ago, I gave a lecture to a group of pain practitioners composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists. Less than half of the audience reported being familiar with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 3-step ladder of pain control, which I consider the gold standard for pain management.
PPM Centralized Pain Consensus Task Force has proposed recommendations for the diagnosis of centralized pain.
PROMIS was developed to target important health outcomes across various chronic diseases. The pain-related domains include items for pain intensity, interference, behavior, and quality.
The American Headache Society has released a comprehensive review of migraine therapies, but some experts in the field have found the results somewhat perplexing, even misleading.
Sufficient sleep increasingly has been recognized as a key component of chronic disease prevention as well as overall health promotion.1 Insufficient sleep is associated with both the onset of, as well as difficulty in managing, chronic diseases.
With improved understanding of the disease , more diverse therapies, and guidelines to lead the way, doctors are now positioned to help gout patients with this painful and debilitating disease.
Newly developed guidelines for managing pain add validity to patients' complaints
RSDSA Comments on ACOEM’s Practice Guidelines In 2010, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will be publishing the third edition of Occupat
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