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Don't ask, Don't tell. Dr. Jennifer Schneider discusses the AMA's recommendation to remove pain as a vital sign.
PPM's Editorial Board weighs in on the CDC Recommendations for Opioid Prescribing. Learn more about how the guidelines were received by various representatives of the pain management community.
A few days ago, I gave a lecture to a group of pain practitioners composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists. Less than half of the audience reported being familiar with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 3-step ladder of pain control, which I consider the gold standard for pain management.
PPM Centralized Pain Consensus Task Force has proposed recommendations for the diagnosis of centralized pain.
PROMIS was developed to target important health outcomes across various chronic diseases. The pain-related domains include items for pain intensity, interference, behavior, and quality.
The American Headache Society has released a comprehensive review of migraine therapies, but some experts in the field have found the results somewhat perplexing, even misleading.
Sufficient sleep increasingly has been recognized as a key component of chronic disease prevention as well as overall health promotion.1 Insufficient sleep is associated with both the onset of, as well as difficulty in managing, chronic diseases.
With improved understanding of the disease , more diverse therapies, and guidelines to lead the way, doctors are now positioned to help gout patients with this painful and debilitating disease.
Newly developed guidelines for managing pain add validity to patients' complaints
RSDSA Comments on ACOEM’s Practice Guidelines In 2010, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will be publishing the third edition of Occupat