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A Statement Regarding the National Pain Strategy

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) applauds the release of the draft National Pain Strategy (NPS) for public review. Long overdue, the report addresses key target areas including: public awareness and clinical education, access to better...
15-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Minimally Invasive Cosyntropin Matches Epidural Blood Patch for Post-Dural Puncture Headache in Controlled Trial

Intravenous (IV) cosyntropin therapy was equivalent to epidural blood patch (EBP) in relieving pain from post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) with potential for fewer complications and lower costs, data from a randomized, controlled trial showed.
24-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Stellate Ganglion Block Showed No Significant Benefit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Controlled Trial

A sympathetic nerve block that has shown promise for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) performed no better than sham treatment in a randomized controlled trial, new research shows.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Early Improvements Dissipate Past 90 Days in Study of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Facet Joint Arthropathy

Early gains in pain relief, behavioral markers and function were not sustained in patients treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for facet joint arthropathy, new research shows.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

High-Frequency Surpasses Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation in First Controlled Trial Comparing Technologies

The first-ever randomized, controlled trial to compare spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technologies found that high-frequency SCS using 10 kHz (HF10) exceeded lower-frequency, traditional SCS in response rate and pain relief
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Clinic Researchers First to Demonstrate Significant Blocking of Opioid Tolerance With Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant

Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation reduced opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia caused by daily morphine injections in rats, according to new research.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management Relies Most On Coordination of Care: Stanford Study

The main driver of patient experience depends less on the individual provider than on the overall coordination among the clinic, the primary care physician and all others who participate in delivery of care, Stanford researchers reported.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Study First to Use Markovian Models for Tracing Postoperative Pain Trajectories

Markovian models show promise for describing postoperative pain states and, eventually, may help guide clinical decisions, a new study found.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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