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Pharmacotherapy and polypharmacy pose special risks for elderly patients, and the use of interventional strategies is increasingly recognized as important for this population. Dr. Bottros reviews some options to consider. ...
A clinical pharmacy specialist turns the spotlight on an option for chronic pain management that many clinicians may not have considered. Buprenorphine offers advantages to patients who are indicated for opioid therapy, but are at risk for adverse effects, While reimbursement is an issue, it remains an option for providers ...
One approach to maintaining the balance between risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain has been the development of abuse deterrent formulations. A pain management PA provides an overview of abuse deterrent technologies, both existing and emerging.While developments are encouraging, they are but one part of the solution. ...
In an environment of escalating scrutiny over controlled medications, frontline practitioners who prescribe them for pain therapy need to take the appropriate steps to demonstrate "prescribing for a legitimate medical purpose while acting in the usual course of professional practice." Jennifer Bolen, JD, longtime PAINWeek faculty member, and founder of ...
UDT is the preferred tool in patient centered care, and is increasingly important in risk management. Heit and Gourlay discuss how it can offer clinicians insight into patient identification, treatment, and monitoring, and provide objective data for... ...
A number of validated risk assessment tools are available to the prescribing clinician, and their use is increasingly important in the current environment for opioid therapy. A clinical psychologist and Certified Pain Educator summarizes what the... ...
Patients with pain often report feeling discounted by health care providers, family, coworkers and caregivers. Dr. Geraghty comments on the etiquette of successful patient communication so that patients feel validated and better treatment outcomes... ...
A professor and department chair of adult and gerontology nursing offers an overview of best practice recommendations for obtaining assessment information from older patients with pain. Different strategies to engage in patients with cognitive... ...
Most workers compensation claims involve pain treatment, and most of that therapy involves pharmaceuticals. Dr. Foster overviews the trends and treatment guidelines that primary care practitioners should be aware of, to achieve the best outcomes for... ...
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are widely available, but not yet uniformly used. A clinical pharmacist and associate professor evaluates the current landscape, and what can be improved to enhance their utility in curbing substance... ...
Who is at risk for transition from acute to chronic pain, and why is this progression difficult to predict? Dr. Zacharoff considers these questions, and outlines some strategies for the clinician to engage to reduce the risk of transition. ...
Although pain affects people of all ages, older adults are at increased risk for chronic pain and resultant disability, as well as for transition from acute to chronic pain. In a "graying" America, it is important for clinicians to understand... ...
Must opioid therapy work for everyone to be a valid part of the treatment armamentarium? Dr. Passik considers some of the consequences of "absolutist thinking" that are leading members of the pain community to unnecessarily harsh self-judgements.... ...
A specialist in pain and substance abuse discusses findings from the research on vulnerable populations in the pain community. Patients with pain and concurrent substance use disorders are particularly at risk for depression and suicidal ideation. To... ...
A clinical professor of pharmacy offers some insights for primary care on best practice in opioid prescribing. Dr Atayee discusses the importance of risk assessment, competence in dosing and titration, and alternate routes of administration,... ...
Why is chronic regional pain syndrome such a frustrating and challenging patient presentation? Dr. Cheatle considers this question, and outlines a successful algorithm for treating the condition at its onset. He also discusses an emerging treatment... ...
A specialist in orthopedic regenerative medicine overviews a therapeutic option for musculoskeletal pain that carries a low risk profile while delivering high success rates. In use for many years, newer advanced forms of prolotherapy are now part of... ...
Dr. Mackey summarizes his PAINWeek presentation on the mechanisms and impact of neuropathic pain, with guidance on clinical assessment and approaches to treatment with emphasis on pharmacological options. ...
Has The Decade of Pain had a positive impact on the caliber of pain education in the US? A prominent pain educator and practitioner offers an assessment of pain education today, including lessons learned from the past that may guide future... ...
Dr. Mackey is Division Chief for Pain Medicine at Stanford University, and is the current President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Here, he summarizes his PAINWeek 2014 lecture on the neurophysiology of pain transmission, with a focus on... ...
Dr. Zacharoff sketches the background history of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, and offers an assessment of how well they are performing and how they can be improved. Watch the segment for recommendations on what you need to know to... ...
A nurse practitioner and Certified Pain Educator discusses some of the changes in the healthcare landscape and complexities of medical practice that confront nurse practitioners as part of the pain management team. ...
An epidemiologist looks at opioid therapy from the perspective of dose vs risk relationships, and comments on how communities can better harness local initiative and interest to combat overdose events. ...
Drs. Carter and Schatman consider the consequences that would accrue from the removal of opioids from the therapeutic options for chronic pain. The segment also discusses the characteristics of a "better" opioid, and the research understanding... ...
Drs. Carter and Schatman consider the consequences that would accrue from the removal of opioids from the therapeutic options for chronic pain. The segment also discusses the characteristics of a "better" opioid, and the research understanding... ...
An attorney discusses the role and importance of laboratory test reports in a medical legal proceeding, and gives examples of how they are used to indicate compliance/noncompliance. ...
A consideration of the relationship between pain, depression and suicide ideation, with practitioner insights into mitigating the risk of suicide in patients with chronic pain conditions. Recorded at PAINWeek 2013. ...
In this 2-part segment, Dr. Passik discusses some of the lessons learned during and following the Decade of Pain Control and Research, and implications for the appropriate engagement of opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain management. Click... ...
In this 2-part segment, Dr. Passik discusses some of the lessons learned during and following the Decade of Pain Control and Research, and implications for the appropriate engagement of opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain management. Click... ...
Are you prepared to deal successfully with this frequently encountered, yet poorly studied condition? This discussion defines the phenomenon of chronic postsurgical pain, explores the causes of transition from acute to chronic pain, and examines some... ...
A review of obesity-related pain, including links and comorbidities, assessment measures, and techniques for initiating the patient discussion about the conditions. Dr. Bonakdar offers valuable insight into the current understanding of the condition... ...
Proper documentation is both an ethical and legal duty of healthcare providers, particularly with respect to opioid therapy. Attorney Bolen discusses critical documentation skills, and outlines common mistakes that clinicians may make in maintaining... ...
Dr. Fitzgerald discusses the different kinds of urogenital pain that are commonly encountered, and examines present and emerging approached to treatment, including an assessment of the effectiveness of opioids. ...
A pharmacist perspective on the pros and cons of opioid treatment agreements ...
Observations on the effectiveness of music as an element of pain therapy. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
A discussion of medical marijuana in the arsenal of treatment options for pain, including clinical indications and practical legal considerations associated with the use of cannabinoids. ...