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A Brief History of the Opioid Epidemic and Strategies for Pain Medicine

treatments; Opioid epidemic; Overdose INTRODUCTION As of October 16, 2017, the US Government declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. The medical community, and particularly pain medicine ... relates to pain and forecast in detail the ramifications for the practice of pain medicine as an independent and increasingly vital specialty. Compliance with Ethics Guidelines This article is based on

The Anatomical Foundations of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

relevant to procedures in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. The editor and the authors of the book are recognized experts in the specialty and have helped advance the specialty of regional anesthesia

Development of a pictorial scale for assessing functional interference with chronic pain: the Pictorial Pain Interference Questionnaire

Development of a pictorial scale for assessing functional interference with chronic pain: the Pictorial Pain Interference Questionnaire Andrew J Cook,1 David A Roberts,2 Karen C Nelson,3 Brian R ... PowerdbyTCPDF(ww.tcpdf.org) O R I G I N A L R E S E A R C H Background: Assessment of function and functional interference is an important component of chronic pain assessment and treatment and is commonly based

The Human Bazaar: From Pain to Heroism

war and had become poor (ironically, their old property now lies in the hands of Ariel Sharon’s family). Abuelaish was good at school, however, and earned a scholarship to study medicine in Egypt. He ... Jewish babies). On Friday, Abuelaish went back through the border (another few hours) to be with his family on the weekend. Abuelaish found medicine to be a rare place where Palestinians and Israelis

Pain and chronic pain epidemiology

Vienna , Kinderspitalgasse 15/1, 1090 Wien , Austria Undoubtedly, pain is one of the most common symptoms in health care settings, leading to loss of function and decline in quality of life that puts ... enormous pressure on the affected individuals; however, pain, especially chronic, presents not only a problem for individuals, but also for the whole community, and is therefore a major public health concern

Is there an association between diabetes and neck pain and lower back pain? Results of a population-based study

Is there an association between diabetes and neck pain and lower back pain? Results of a population-based study Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia,1 José Luis del Barrio,1 Valentín Hernandez-Barrera,1 Javier de ... de Madrid (UcM), instituto de investigación sanitaria gregorio Marañón (iisgM) , Madrid, spain 2 Preventive Medicine and Public health Teaching and Research Unit, health sciences Faculty

Pain measurement in research and practice

Medicine. Relieving pain in America: a blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research . Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011 . 2. US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The state ... Institute, Inc. , Indianapolis, IN , USA - P health conditions in clinical practice as well as the general ain is among the most prevalent, persistent, and costly population.1 Moreover, musculoskeletal pain

Meno’s paradox and medicine

will help doctors identify and articulate these difficulties when they arise in other areas of medicine. In Chang’s discussion of temperature, the problem of nomic measurement manifests when researchers ... muscle pain (myalgia), fever, skin changes and respiratory symptoms (Bulpitt et al. 1990, p. 918) . It was identified following an outbreak of the syndrome that was associated with the consumption of a

Kinesiology taping reduces the pain of finger osteoarthritis: a pilot single-blinded two-group parallel randomized trial

Kinesiology taping reduces the pain of finger osteoarthritis: a pilot single-blinded two-group parallel randomized trial Ryckie G Wade,1,2 Claire B Paxman,3 Naomi C Tucker,3 Stephen Southern4 ... patients lacking capacity or the ability to safely apply the tape. Participants were randomized to receive kinesiology tape on the dorsum of the finger, blind to grouping. Pain was the primary outcome, which

Tapentadol Extended Release in the Treatment of Severe Chronic Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis Pain

Tapentadol is a novel pain reliever with apparently synergistic dual mechanisms of action, capable of addressing both nociceptive and neuropathic components of chronic pain. As an effective analgesic ... tolerability, tapentadol may be appropriate for patients suffering from severe chronic pain associated with low back pain (LBP) or osteoarthritis (OA). Efficacy studies of tapentadol in populations of patients

The Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Survey (CHAPS): Validity testing and characteristics of a rural population with pain

Objectives Little is known about patterns and correlates of Complementary Health Approaches (CHAs) in chronic pain populations, particularly in rural, underserved communities. This article details ... 2014: 12.4 and 16.1 per 100,000)[ 11, 12 ]. A 2010 Pain Report from The Institute of Medicine stresses the importance of increased research regarding the translation of effective treatments for chronic

An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care

An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care Jeremy A Adler,1 Theresa Mallick-Searle2 1Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants, Encinitas, CA, USA; 2Division of ... , Stanford Outpatient Medical Center , Redwood City, CA , USA 1 Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants , encinitas, CA , USA Despite advances in the treatment of severe intractable pain, opioids remain a critical

Optimizing the securement of epidural catheters: an in vitro trial

1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Department of Pediatrics ... Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical center , chicago, iL, UsA 3 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Ohio state University college of Medicine , columbus, Oh, UsA , USA PowerdbyTCPDF

Pulse pressure variation and pleth variability index as predictors of fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing spinal surgery in the prone position

Seung Hyun Kim,2 Minju Jo,2 Yong Seon Choi1 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea ... situations. Acknowledgment This study was supported by a faculty research grant of Yonsei University College of Medicine (6-2015-0115). Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work

Psychological factors as predictors of early postoperative pain after open nephrectomy

Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia Purpose: There is an increasing interest in the identification of predictors for individual responses to analgesics and surgical pain. In this study, we ... ), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale , and Pain Cata- 2 Department of Anaesthetics, Klinikum Oldenburg AöR , Oldenburg , Germany 3 Mini-Mental State Examination , Amsterdam

Health literacy, pain intensity and pain perception in patients with chronic pain

Background Chronic pain poses a large burden for the healthcare system and the individuals concerned. The impact of health literacy (HL) on health status and health outcomes is receiving more and ... of HL with chronic pain intensity and pain perception. After piloting, data were collected in three outpatient departments (Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Headache Outpatient Clinic

Comparative Effectiveness of Usual Care With or Without Chiropractic Care in Patients with Recurrent Musculoskeletal Back and Neck Pain

BackgroundChiropractic care is a popular alternative for back and neck pain, with efficacy comparable to usual care in randomized trials. However, the effectiveness of chiropractic care as delivered ... no longer statistically significant (p = .072). chiropractic; back pain; neck pain; comparative effectiveness; complementary and integrative medicine; chronic musculoskeletal pain; spinal manipulation

A Comprehensive Review of Tourette Syndrome and Complementary Alternative Medicine

phonic tics over a period of at least 1 year with the onset before 18 years of age. The purpose of this article is to review the use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in children and adults with ... is lacking and requires further research to clarify optimal use. This article is part of the Topical Collection on Tourette's Syndrome Tourette syndrome (TS); Tic; Complementary alternative medicine

Making Integrated Multimodal Pain Care a Reality: A Path Forward

Medicine (IOM) asserted pain is a major public health problem, with 100 million Americans affected at a cost of $635 billion.4 Following the recommendations of this report, the Department of Health and Human ... , 2017 . 4. Institute of Medicine. Relieving pain in America: A blueprint for transforming pain prevention, care, education and research . Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2011 . 5