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PainScan Literature Review

PainScan is an online review of pain topics authored by leading clinicians in the pain field. Each issue presents and discusses a timely chronic pain subject through an in depth review of the literature. PainScan affords physicians and healthcare providers a reliable resource for current information on important topics in the ever-evolving field of chronic pain management.

Opioid-Induced Constipation: Treatment Modalities

A literature review on the current thinking around opioid induced constipation (OIC) pathophysiology and a discussion of medication options, including the PAMORAs naloxegol, naldemine, and methylnaltrexone bromide.

Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA): Early and Differential Diagnoses

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) including ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and IBD, can be challenging to diagnose. Here we review the latest research and case approaches to offer clinical guidance.

Addiction Medicine and Relapse Prevention

Opioid addiction is a major public health concern as well as a clinical challenge. In this issue of PainScan, Drs. Jennifer P. Schneider, Frank A. Kunkel, and other industry experts review and provide commentary on influential studies and reports related to the current opioid prescribing environment, opioid overdose data, the prevalence of and risks for opioid use disorder (OUD), as well as approaches to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and relapse prevention.

Abuse-Deterrent Technologies

Opioid overdose is a major public health problem. In this issue of PainScan, Drs. Michael J. Brennan and Jeffrey Gudin review influential studies on abuse-deterrent technologies to keep readers up to date on the progress being made in this field and the impact of these technologies on reducing the risk for opioid abuse, misuse, and overdose.

Neuropathic Pain Review

This edition of PainScan focuses on neuropathic pain: what we know now, overview of specific neuropathic pain conditions (CRPS and diabetic neuropathy), how it's assessed, and how it's treated.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis: Where Are We Now?

I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD, ACR Master reviews current diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia in this issue of PainScan.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Current Issues in Management

PainScan, a literature review from Practical Pain Management, on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) covers current issues in management, including medications, treating refractory arthritis, and addressing lupus nephritis.
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