PAINWeek 2013

PAINWeek 2013 | PAINWeek 2013

PAINWeek is β€œthe nation's largest pain conference for front line clinicians with an interest in pain management.” PAINWeek offers more than 100 hours of continuing medical education in the following areas: behavioral pain management, complementary and alternative medicine, emergency medicine, health coaching, hypnosis, interventional pain management, medical/legal, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, pain and palliative care, pharmacology, regional pain syndromes, rheumatology, and sex and gender differences in pain management.

Conference Coverages

Equianalgesic Opioid Dosing Calculation Isn't Simple Math
Equianalgesic Opioid Dosing Calculation Isn't Simple Math
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, FASPE, shows healthcare professionals how to apply an equianalgesic opioid dosing chart to 12 complicated patient cases requiring an opioid switch.
New Oxycodone-Acetaminophen Combination Treatment Produces Positive Results in Acute Pain Patients
Fifteen posters presented at PAINWeek 2013 demonstrate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a novel controlled-release combination oxycodone-acetaminophen analgesic in acute pain patients.
Treating Opioid-Induced Constipation with Lubiprostone Won't Inhibit Analgesic Effects
Post-hoc analysis of phase III clinical study results finds lubiprostone doesn't interfere with the analgesic effect of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain patients with opioid-induced constipation.
Opioid Therapy the Only Treatment Option Left Standing in Chronic Pain Debate
Although clinical psychiatrist Michael E. Schatman, PhD, CPE, formerly "beat the hell out of the opioid industry," he spent an hour on the PAINWeek stage supporting his new belief that "maybe it's time to stop fighting."
Pair of Reviews Supports Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Two literature reviews of single-arm open-label (OL), open-label extension (OLE), and epidemiologic studies with a duration of six months or more provide evidence that long-term opioid therapy improves pain scores in chronic non-cancer pain patients.
Low Confidence, Comfort in Opioid Prescribing Linked to Greater Pain Treatment Dissatisfaction among Family Physicians
In a cohort of family medicine physicians, researchers found a strong inverse relationship between confidence and comfort toward opioid prescribing and concern about negative consequences.
OxyContin Reformulation Yields Drastic Decline in Drug Diversion through Doctor Shopping
As the doctor shopping rate for immediate-release single entity oxycodone increased by 9 percent, reformulated extended-release OxyContin's doctor shopping rate fell by 40 percent.
Bullying Prevention Procedures Missing from Pain Management Practices
Lisa M. McElhaney addresses the limited education, awareness, and prevention of bullying within pain management practices.
Thorough Documentation Paired with Periodic Monitoring Will Deter Drug Diverters
Commander John J. Burke details how pain management practitioners can adequately protect themselves from prescription drug diverters without hurting their legitimate patients.

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