Ravid Prasad, PhD: Do These Pain Interventions Improve Function?

September 09, 2016

Ravi Prasad, Phd, Stanford University, shared his work with the Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program to help improve patient quality of life.

Electronic Caps Report NSAID Rescue Medication Usage

September 09, 2016

A phase 3 study presented at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showed the benefits of using an electronic tracking system.

Treating Pain Alone Isn't Enough for Someone with Psychological Symptoms

September 09, 2016

Whether it’s drugs or procedures, there are different strategies for managing chronic pain. However, when psychological symptoms come into play, treatment may need to take an alternative course.

Poor Correspondence Between Pain Data and Actual Symptoms Hurts Patients

September 09, 2016

In a perfect world, the pain data provided by diagnostic tests would match up with how a patient is actually feeling. However, the association is probably not as strong as doctors would like.

First-in-Class Drug Yields High Hopes for Chronic Low Back Pain

September 08, 2016

Researchers behind the potential new opioid, cebranopadol, presented efficacy and safety results at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alexis LaPietra, DO: Treating Acute Pain in Emergency Medicine

September 08, 2016

Pain management is everyone's job. It's a human problem.

Study Says Oxycodone Effectively Manages Chronic Pain in Elderly Patients

September 08, 2016

Oxycodone is one opioid option for patients with chronic pain and other conditions. The drug, however, has not been extensively studied in older patients.

Alexis LaPietra, DO: Alternatives As Efficacious As Opiates

September 08, 2016

"Opiates are not the first line for every condition; they should not be reflexively prescribed," said Alexis LaPietra, DO, St. Joseph's Medical Center.

Is it Neuropathic Pain or Sensory Hypersensitivity?

September 08, 2016

Different types of pain respond to different medications; so a collaborative team across the United States and United Kingdom looked at how the Chronic Pain Questionnaire (CPQ) can assist in making those important treatment decisions.

Nitrous Oxide Is Safe, Effective for Painful Procedures

September 07, 2016

There’s many benefits to using nitrous oxide for analgesia – which is why it’s a staple for dentists. Dubbed “laughing gas,” the tasteless, colorless gas has proven to be safe and effective for both adults and children.