PAINWeek 2016

PAINWeek 2016 | PAINWeek 2016

Billed as "the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management," PAINWeek offers in-depth, thought-provoking "courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management."

Conference Coverages

Electronic Caps Report NSAID Rescue Medication Usage
Electronic Caps Report NSAID Rescue Medication Usage
A phase 3 study presented at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showed the benefits of using an electronic tracking system.
Treating Pain Alone Isn't Enough for Someone with Psychological Symptoms
Whether it’s drugs or procedures, there are different strategies for managing chronic pain. However, when psychological symptoms come into play, treatment may need to take an alternative course.
Poor Correspondence Between Pain Data and Actual Symptoms Hurts Patients
In a perfect world, the pain data provided by diagnostic tests would match up with how a patient is actually feeling. However, the association is probably not as strong as doctors would like.
Ravid Prasad, PhD: Do These Pain Interventions Improve Function? VIDEO
Ravi Prasad, Phd, Stanford University, shared his work with the Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program to help improve patient quality of life.
First-in-Class Drug Yields High Hopes for Chronic Low Back Pain
Researchers behind the potential new opioid, cebranopadol, presented efficacy and safety results at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Study Says Oxycodone Effectively Manages Chronic Pain in Elderly Patients
Oxycodone is one opioid option for patients with chronic pain and other conditions. The drug, however, has not been extensively studied in older patients.
Alexis LaPietra, DO: Alternatives As Efficacious As Opiates VIDEO
"Opiates are not the first line for every condition; they should not be reflexively prescribed," said Alexis LaPietra, DO, St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Is it Neuropathic Pain or Sensory Hypersensitivity?
Different types of pain respond to different medications; so a collaborative team across the United States and United Kingdom looked at how the Chronic Pain Questionnaire (CPQ) can assist in making those important treatment decisions.

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