pain management

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Education is a powerful weapon in the management of pain. But an educational intervention must be carefully planned to be effective. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare clinicians to plan and develop education ranging from the curbside consult to an entire course. Participants will learn...

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Newswise — Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process.

In a new paper published online in advance of print,...

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When you consider where we are with the pharmacotherapy of pain at this current time, I think we are still struggling in the sea of two competing public health crises. Certainly, we still have this enormous cohort of people who suffer with poorly controlled pain, yet, on the other hand, the opioid...

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Clinicians have a responsibility to educate and reassure patients who live with pain so they can overcome barriers, such as fear of movement, and re-engage in healthy behaviors. Despite the progressive embrace of a biopsychosocial framework in pain care, most patients conceptualize their persisting...

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Myers: Part of our role is to help dealing with the insurance companies, getting certain treatments or services approved. We’re the go between dealing with the insurance company, finding out from the doctor what they want to do with the patient as far as their treatment plan, and then we deal with...

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Working with rodent models, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have demonstrated that receptors in the brain that trigger emotional responses to pain including lethargy and depression can be blocked. The discovery may be a step toward the realization of less addictive...

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The Pain Educators Forum presents this course because there are so many different levels of practitioner experience with pain management. Specifically, inspiration came from someone who, after attending one of our courses, had a burning question for our faculty: “What do sodium channels have to do...

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Overdose risk and reality has prompted many recent legal regulatory changes in controlled substance prescribing and pain management. Often, prescribers are the last to learn of an overdose event and worse, fail to take action once notified. Attorney Bolen outlines how the prescriber can proactively...

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New research conducted by the Yale University Department of Psychology concludes that gender biases held by US adults may be adversely affecting the assessment of pain in girls. Participants were shown 1 of 2 versions of a video depicting a finger-stick administered to a 5-year-old patient during a...

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As we look at the difference between interdisciplinary and integrative, it really helps to back up the train, so to speak, to see what the words actually mean. Over the years, we’ve seen progress from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary care, and the medical home model that emphasizes how the...

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