34th Annual American Pain Society Scientific Meeting | APS 2015

The 34th Annual American Pain Society Scientific Meeting "offers innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary pain science educational sessions" focused on key areas of acute pain, chronic cancer and noncancer pain, and recurrent pain, including: diagnosis, treatment, management, and research.

Conference Coverages

Psychological Factors Influence Severity of Pain
Psychological Factors Influence Severity of Pain
Patients with a range of pain conditions may face amplified discomfort based how on how they perceive their symptoms. The findings were presented at the 34th Annual American Pain Society Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.
Chronic Pain Linked to Depression But Not Happiness Levels
If previous research has shown a correlation between chronic pain and depression, it's only natural that the same can be said about chronic pain and happiness – right? A new study shows that's not the case.
Strategy for Prescribing Opioids to Patients with Potential Addiction
Opioid addiction is a serious problem that a subset of patients prescribed opioids for pain could face; however, the issue presents an even more slippery slope for those with chronic pain due to the long-term need for the drugs.
Patient's Personality Influences Chronic Back Pain
Patients' levels of anxiety and defensiveness are associated with how they view their chronic back pain, a new study showed.
20-Year Ongoing Study Looks at Pain in Methadone Users
Researchers from the University of British Columbia since 1995 have been assessing opioid-dependent patients with pain who are on methadone maintenance treatment.
For Patients with Fibromyalgia, It May Not Be 'Just' a Headache
A collaborative team from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic recently examined the prevalence of migraines in patients with fibromyalgia. The study, presented at the 34th Annual American Pain Society Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs, CA, used patients from the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia Registry database.
Is There a Common Gene Marking Pain, Fatigue, and Depression?
The lack of biomarkers for some life-changing conditions makes diagnoses and treatments more challenging. A new study identified possible biological factors for certain painful diseases.
Chronic Pain: Another Piece of the Puzzle Uncovered
Competing theories have long been put forth to explain more about the cause of chronic pain, but a new study may finally have shed light on the mystery.
Women with Fibromyalgia Need to Get Moving Here's Why
While maintaining high levels of physical activity may not appeal to many patients with fibromyalgia (FM), doing so may be the best way to help ease their pain.

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