Special Interest Session Podcasts

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This session will examine pain relief options for the elderly population, focusing mainly on the use of spinal orthoses as a way to reduce or eliminate the use of opioids in the elderly. Statistics have shown, in no uncertain terms, the aging of the American population. With this increase in the...

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Combined electrochemical treatment (CET) uses local anesthetics and with electronic signal treatment (EST) to mitigate/eliminate pain, allodynia, numbness, and other symptoms of neuropathic and chronic pain. Its physiological actions are understood using the principles of physics, not pharmacology....

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Individuals who suffer from chronic pain often present with significant medical and psychiatric comorbidities that can exacerbate the pain experience and contribute to a further erosion of quality of life and disability. In this current climate of reducing the reliance on opioids or opioid sparing...

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Benzodiazepines and ‘Z’ drugs are frequently coprescribed to pain patients. They were developed for legitimate medical needs, but unbridled success and application has led to serious problems, some of which are known. The potential extreme duration of the withdrawal syndrome, however, is virtually...

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Despite the current opioid crisis, opioids remain the mainstay of analgesic therapy. They are associated with a multitude of side effects, including respiratory depression, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention, ileus, and constipation. Beyond certain doses and duration of intake that vary...

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The content of this presentation will encourage audience participation. The “rights” section—drug, patient, time—will enable participants to reflect on medical malpractice cases where these rights were initiated in less than adequate outcomes and fell below the standard of care. Additionally,...

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The current opioid epidemic has resulted in numerous professional and society guidelines focused on safe opioid prescribing. In addition, policymakers have focused on state legislation to limit the duration of opioid prescribing for acute pain. As a result of the increased scrutiny, prescribers have...

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Counterfeit medicine and counterfeit medical services pose a clear and present danger to our society. While we have all heard of the opioid epidemic, many of us are not aware that a great deal of the morbidity and mortality within the opioid epidemic is caused by legal and illegal counterfeit...

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There are studies that must be performed in order to determine their clinical relevance. The process extends from bench top to bedside and incudes various special populations like pediatrics and geriatrics. This course addresses various elements related to the study of analgesics. Novel improved...

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Surveys of healthcare providers indicate that one of the most distressing features of clinical practice is that of patient nonadherence. Its incidence in pain medicine is concerning: over 50% of patients with chronic noncancer pain are nonadherent with their prescribed exercise treatment and up to...

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