Category Archives: Pain

Imparied Sleep and Pain Sensitivity

A recent study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain has demonstrated that in people who suffer from both insomnia and chronic pain there is a strong negative effect on pain tolerance and … Continue reading

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New research finds nearly 1 in 5 adults have persistent pain

New research from the University of Washington in Seattle reported that “published adult prevalence estimates of chronic pain in the United States vary significantly. A more consistent pain measure is needed to assess unmet need for pain management in the … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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Pain conditions among veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

A study published in General Hospital Psychiatry evaluated the rates of chronic, noncancer pain conditions in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) System. Researchers used a cross-sectional design that used administrative data extracted … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Treat Diabetic Neuropathies

Research published this month in the Journal Pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve pain for people with painful diabetic neuropathies. This was a randomized, treatment as usual (TAU), controlled, non-blinded intervention pilot study with a 4-month … Continue reading

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Chronic pain medicines should come with behavioral pacts

A great deal of research suggests that physicians are not good at predicting who will misuse pain medication. AMA MedNews [More…]

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An Empathetic Doctor Can Increase A Patient’s Pain Tolerance

Clinicians are taught as part of their medical training that the therapeutic relationship is an important component of treatment and that reassurance, empathy and compassionate care are valuable elements in improving medical outcomes. A recent study published in the journal … Continue reading

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Pain Week

PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. Over 1500 physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, and psychologists attended this year. Courses offering over 100 hours of continuing medical education were … Continue reading

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person … Continue reading

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FDA Approves REMS for Extended-Release, Long-Acting Opioids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for extended-release (ER) and long-acting (LA) opioid analgesics in the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain. The centerpiece of the plan is … Continue reading

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