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Information on COVID-19 and Neuropathy
Information on COVID-19 and NeuropathyJune 26, 2020 6:51 pmAs far as we know now, having neuropathy does not increase your risk for catching COVID-19 or feeling ill. However, there are some important points to keep in mind:Read More
When Life Is Unsettled: Pain Management During a Pandemic
When Life Is Unsettled: Pain Management During a PandemicJune 19, 2020 4:04 pmThese unprecedented times have left pain providers with few to no handrails as they manage their patients during a global crisis. There is so much to consider, with information changing on a seemingly minute-to-minute basis. As soon as one decision can be made in an effort to continue to effectively and safely practice pain medicine, new information and guidance force a pause and pivot.Read More
Perspective on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
Perspective on the Management of Acute and Chronic PainJune 19, 2020 4:00 pmComments from the American Academy of Pain Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Docket No. CDC-2020-0029Read More
Spinal Cord Stimulation May Effectively Treat Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Spinal Cord Stimulation May Effectively Treat Painful Diabetic NeuropathyJune 19, 2020 3:59 pmSpinal cord stimulation may be more effective than conventional medical management (CMM) alone for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy, according to study data presented during the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions, held online from June 12 to 16, 2020.Read More
Medical practices that once eagerly welcomed private equity are finding, thanks to COVID, that grass isn’t always greener
Medical practices that once eagerly welcomed private equity are finding, thanks to COVID, that grass isn’t always greenerJune 19, 2020 3:50 pmThere was a minor detail glossed over in the eagerness of medical practices to be acquired by private equity groups, said local health care attorney Daniel Frier.Read More
Tanezumab Improves Chronic Low Back Pain
Tanezumab Improves Chronic Low Back PainJune 19, 2020 3:49 pm“This demonstration of efficacy is a major breakthrough in the global search to develop non-opioid treatments for chronic pain,” Markman, director of the Translational Pain Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery, said in a statement. “There were also improvements in function linked to the reduction in pain severity.” Read More
Delta opioid receptor identified as promising therapeutic target for inflammatory pain relief
Delta opioid receptor identified as promising therapeutic target for inflammatory pain reliefJune 19, 2020 3:48 pmDelta opioid receptors have a built-in mechanism for pain relief and can be precisely targeted with drug-delivering nanoparticles—making them a promising target for treating chronic inflammatory pain with fewer side effects, according to a new study from an international team of researchers. Read More
Reopening Your Practice: 10 Tips for Navigating a Complex Process
Reopening Your Practice: 10 Tips for Navigating a Complex ProcessJune 12, 2020 3:13 pmAt the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the CDC “recommended that healthcare systems prioritize urgent visits and delay elective care to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.” However, an unfortunate consequence of this guidance “has been the under-utilization of important medical services...Read More
How MOC is contributing to the demise of physicians
How MOC is contributing to the demise of physiciansJune 12, 2020 3:10 pmHere are the reasons why I now question the premise of “board certification,” in particular given its pairing with the arduous, confusing, and expensive program called MOC or the maintenance of certification program. Read More
Special Report: COVID deepens the other opioid crisis – a shortage of hospital painkillers
Special Report: COVID deepens the other opioid crisis – a shortage of hospital painkillersJune 12, 2020 2:59 pmAs opioid pills and patches fueled a two-decade epidemic of overdoses in the United States, hospitals faced chronic shortages of the same painkillers in injectable form - narcotics vital to patients on breathing machines. Read More

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