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American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting | APS 2014

The American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting will feature current information about research, diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute pain, chronic cancer, noncancer pain, and recurrent pain.
    ► APS 2014 - Day 3
    Pain Intensity Contributes to Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
    By Katie Eder
    Among adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), pain severity can impact performance on cognitive tests, suggesting that pain independently contributes to impaired brain function in MS.
    Perceptions of Pain Education at Top-rated Medical Schools Conflict with Reality
    By Katie Eder
    Medical and nursing schools that reported extensively incorporating the topic of pain care into prelicensure curricula do not offer more robust pain management education programs than those indicating minimal or moderate pain course integration.
    Physicians Often Underestimate the Risk of Opioid Abuse, Misuse, and Diversion in Chronic Pain Patients
    By Katie Eder
    Despite rampant opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion self-reported by chronic pain patients in a study presented at the American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, primary care providers tended to downgrade the patients’ risk for engaging in those drug-related aberrant behaviors, indicating a gap between physicians’ objective risk assessment for opioid abuse and the actual extent of the problem.
    ► APS 2014 - Day 2
    ► APS 2014 - Day 1
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