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Treating Pain: Is This a Federal Responsibility?
(MedPage Today) -- How involved should the government be? (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - June 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Renewed Interest in Biopsychosocial Tx for Chronic Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Insurance coverage still a battle, but that may change given the country's opioid crisis (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 30, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pharma-Grade Chondroitin Scores for Knee OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Similar to celecoxib in pain relief and function (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 26, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Long-Term Opioids May Not Help in Polyneuropathy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients had worse functional outcomes than controls; some became dependent (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 23, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of FAERS data finds less comorbid depression among pain patients on ketamine (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Lilly Migraine Drug Scores in Three Late-Stage Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Company will file BLA with FDA in coming months (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Celebrating 50 Years of Physician Assistants
(MedPage Today) -- Annual conference will be'a hoot and a half'says AAPA president (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Psychodynamically Informed Thinking is Essential for Clinicians
(MedPage Today) -- Steven Reidbord, MD, urges in-depth insight into patients'mental health (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 11, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

BSR: Lower Tx Dose in Ankylosing Spondylitis Possible (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dose reduction may mean substantial savings with minimal clinical risk (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 2, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New Pain Protocol Cut Time to Treatment in Sickle Cell Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Using intranasal fentanyl instead of oral morphine cut delays (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Are Statins Behind Some Back Problems?
(MedPage Today) -- Claims data suggest association, but cardiologists urge caution (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

BSR: Early Tx Response Predicts 2-Year AS Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement in first 3 months on secukinumab tied to better long-term response (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Delayed Axial SpA Diagnosis Linked to Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Spondylarthropathy patients who reported depression had poorer quality of life (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

MRI Connects the Dots in Back Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results suggest specific pain pattern induced by axial inflammation (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

BSR: Switch Biologics After TNF Inhibitor Failure for RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Drugs with different modes of action performed better in real-world practice (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Common with Axial Spondyloarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with both conditions have worse disease activity and quality of life (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Mortality Down for Healthier Surgery Patients: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, tranexamic acid may be safe after all in cardiac surgery (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Meds Contribute to Falls in OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Opioids, antidepressants seem particularly problematic in prospective cohort study (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality Eases Pain for Kids with Sickle Cell
(MedPage Today) -- UCSF hospital pilots study of KindVR (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 14, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a single novel prosthesis report, the benefits of knee replacement, resorbable stents, and health policy on opioid prescription and treatment for addiction (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Shortened COMM Valid for Opioid Use Evals: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, AF after surgery ups morbidity risk (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - March 8, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Worsens Function in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Affected patients may benefit from specific treatments (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 18, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ACP: Non-Drug Tx Preferred for Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Try exercise, mindfulness, acupuncture or yoga before NSAIDs (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 13, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fact or Fiction of Nose Flutes: That ’s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, can hanging upside down ease back pain? (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 11, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Single Radiation Dose Improves Bone Pain Relief, QoL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study reinforces benefits of low-dose palliative radiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 9, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

1 in 10 Women Filled Opioid Scrip After Vaginal Delivery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But less than a third of those had a documented'pain-inducing condition'(Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 8, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What's the Role of NSAIDs in Back Pain? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis says " minimal " but diagnosis can confound (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 7, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Yoga Turns in So-So Results for Back Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Review shows some benefit in function, but not much for pain (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - January 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Migraine Meds Stopped With Botulinum Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two-thirds of patients have 50% reduction in headache days (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - January 3, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Mean Migraine Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Migraine onset preceded by emotional abuse in 83% of cases (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - December 19, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ASRA: Tips to Detect the'Can't-Miss' Migraine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Stay alert to spot immediate danger (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 23, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ASRA: Ketamine Can Treat Stubborn Migraines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Infusion may work when nothing else does (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 22, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ASRA: Pulsed RF Ablation May Help Cervicogenic Headache (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Ablation of occipital, supraorbital nerves produced pain relief in case report (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 21, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

SHS: Adding Bits and Pieces to Migraine Picture (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Many new clues, no dominant pathway (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 21, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Over a Million U.S. Migraineurs May Have Heart Troubles (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular contraindications to migraine-specic therapies a concern (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 21, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

SHS: Back to Basics in Acute Migraine Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Careful evaluation, accurate diagnosis, stratified therapy choices (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 20, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

IV Simponi Shows Promise in AS
(MedPage Today) -- 73% reached efficacy endpoint by week 16 (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 18, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Hemiplegic Migraine Tied to Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers recommend screening patients for depression& cautious use of migraine prophylaxis (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 13, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fine-Tuning Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus is on specific clinical situations, and hope now is for guideline update in light of new options (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 13, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Health Costs in the Billions for Migraines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Expenditures for migraineurs at about $9 billion/year versus those without migraine (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 7, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FAAH Trial Neurologic Effects Detailed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Report toxic cerebral syndrome cases with fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 2, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Migraine Meds Flop in Pediatric Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Placebo as effective as amitriptyline, topiramate in kids (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 28, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Withdrawal Therapy Effective for Drug Overuse Headache (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Detox alone isn't good enough (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 23, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ANA: Exploring Management Links Between Migraine and CRPS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Alleviating migraine co-morbidities may also help relieve complex regional pain (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 21, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ANA: Schizophrenia Drug May Have Migraine Benefit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study found most patients helped by ziprasidone (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 20, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

ANA: Patients OK With Placebo in Some Cluster Headache Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But they wouldn't enroll in preventive surgical device or abortive treatment trials (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 18, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pregabalin Could Ease Pain, Some Symptoms in IBS-D
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot study shows positive results in some pain scores (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 18, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Subsys Brings Inventor Big Bucks; Insurer Denies DMD Drug
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 11, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Do Uninsured OA Patients in Severe Pain Fear Costs of Knee Replacement? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less inclined to accept surgical treatment (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 3, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news