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The Basic Science SIG in conjunction with Pain Research Forum (PRF) started a Q & A forum on the PRF website. The Q & A is now available for readers to ask the community for answers. Ask your questions today and start a discussion!
Marvelous interactive professional training on talking to patients about Pathways to Safer Opioid Use leading to better decisions & outcomes.
In a cohort of individuals on long-term opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain, greater opioid dose in oral morphine equivalents was associated with higher odds of mental health issues and concerning behaviors related to opioids.
Many people question how easy it is to fake pain. Marian Stewart Bartlett along with colleagues tested a computer system that is devised to discern true from fake facial expression of pain.
Today, the American Pain Society, a member of CO*RE, joined the Obama Administration and a number of public and private sector partners to announce new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. The President will highlight these efforts at an event in Charleston, West Virginia today where he will hear directly from individuals and families affected by this epidemic and the health care professionals, law enforcement officers, and community leaders working to prevent addiction and respond to its aftermath.
The American Pain Society is pleased to announce its intention to hold a one-day pre-conference event: "Conference on Analgesic Trials", chaired by Neil Singla, MD, Chief Scientific Officer of Lotus Clinical Research. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, one day prior to the APS Annual Scientific Meeting, in Austin, TX.
Brainmain uses animation to describe reasons why some people with chronic pain should reduce or stop opioids and focus shift to other therapies and wellness.
We were a Stakeholder Review Group for the draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and that the Opioid Issues Workgroup of the Public Policy Committee reviewed the document. We have elected to honor the request of the CDC in temporarily keeping both the Guidelines and our comments confidential in order to NOT create unnecessary dismay at a draft guideline that we have been assured is a first draft.
Register now for upcoming Pain Research Forum webinar, "Targeting Unusual Voltage-Gated Sodium Currents for Pain Therapy."
On September 15, 2015, the field of Neuroscience lost a giant and colleagues around the world mourned the passing of a friend, a gentleman and a scholar. After a long and very productive research career, William Darrell “Bill” Willis, Jr MD, PhD, 81, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of trainees and colleagues who were better scientists and better people for having known him.
Co-prescription of opioids and benzodiazepines or other sedating medications remains common, and unlike long-term opioid prescribing, has not peaked in the US.
On Friday, September 25, Laura Stone will discuss some of the latest research that is advancing the understanding of chronic low back pain.
IASP will present an award at the IASP World Congress on Pain to an individual or to a team who has achieved a level of excellence in programs of either: (1) Basic science research in pain or pain management OR (2) Clinical research or practice and/or policy changes in pain management in the developing world. Deadline is October 15.
A Virtual Balloon-Popping Task for Kids with CRPS. Virtual reality (VR) has been used to treat pain for over twenty years. Initial attempts took advantage of the immersive, interactive qualities of VR to distract patients who were undergoing painful procedures.
The IASP Council has approved plans to publish PAIN Reports, a peer-reviewed, online-only journal devoted to pain research and management.
This paper demonstrates that mammals have the capacity of nerve regeneration, and this process seems to be driven at a large extent by Activin signaling. The paper contain a series el elegant studies in different mouse strains and whole-genome expression screens.