May. 21, 2013 -- When a casual acquaintance or classmate commits suicide, it can serve as a flashpoint to increase both suicide ideation and suicide attempts within peer groups.
May. 20, 2013 -- Music appears to soothe patients on acute ventilator support and easing anxiety has the added benefit of reducing use of pain meds, researchers found.
May. 17, 2013 -- Healthcare reform in Massachusetts did not increase overall use of inpatient resources, but other states may not be so lucky, researchers found.
May. 16, 2013 -- Vitamin C supplements didn't lower uric acid levels in patients with gout when given either alone or in combination with allopurinol, an open-label pilot study showed.
May. 15, 2013 -- Opioid use, particularly long-term use, may be associated with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone, researchers found.
May. 14, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS The controversial agent tanezumab, which was once put on an FDA regulatory hold, offered durable reduction of chronic low back pain, a long-term safety and efficacy study showed.
May. 13, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS The need for analgesics waned rapidly in pediatric patients after laparoscopic appendectomy, with almost all those in a small study off pain medications a week after discharge.
May. 13, 2013 -- Asking three simple questions of patients with non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain improved primary care physicians' ability to predict which patients would still be in pain 6 months later, a study found.
May. 13, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS A sizable percentage of women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer continue to suffer pain from the surgery for at least 10 years, researchers said here.
May. 12, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS Opioid analgesic conversion guidelines offer conflicting information and are generally based on single-dose studies with no long-term data, researchers reported here.
May. 11, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS Nearly 19 million older adults in the U.S. reported bothersome pain in the previous month, according to researchers here.
May. 11, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS Nearly one in 10 teens has abused prescription drugs -- and these adolescents are also likely to engage in a wide variety of other risky behaviors, data from a five-state survey suggests.
May. 10, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS Even after long-term treatment with opioids, inflammation persists in many chronic pain patients as evidenced by C-reactive protein levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, a California researcher reported here.
May. 10, 2013 -- The original formulation of extended-release oxymorphone (Opana ER) that lacked abuse-resistant mechanisms was not pulled from the market for safety reasons, and therefore generics based on that recipe are permissible, the FDA said.
May. 10, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS Intravenous baclofen can effectively combat migraine and muscle spasm pain, researchers found.
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Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Third Edition see details » « hide
Imagine finding a way to spend less time in doctors’ offices, and to decrease the discomfort, depression, and anxiety associated with chronic pain. Managing Pain Before It Manages You offers just that--a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. Developed over the author’s many years of working with chronic pain sufferers, this program has been proven effective. Program participants report that they have been able to take control of their pain and cut their doctor visits by more than one third! Straightforward and compassionate, this hands-on guide provides detailed information plus step-by-step techniques, activities, and worksheets (perforated for easy removal and photocopying). Dr. Margaret Caudill helps you:
*Understand the causes of chronic pain
*Recognize what increases and decreases your pain symptoms
*Reduce your pain and emotional distress
*Learn effective problem solving
*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies
*Incorporate relaxation, meditation, and gentle exercise into your daily routine
*Communicate effectively about your pain
*Set realistic goals
New to the Third Edition
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition includes the latest information on medications and other clinically proven treatment strategies, expanded coverage of specific pain disorders, and a new appendix featuring Internet resources. Plus, readers can download free MP3 audio files of three of the guided relaxation exercises in the book (one hour total).
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life see details » « hide
Essentials of Pain Medicine: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 3e see details » « hide
- Organized in a concise, practical quick-reference format.
- All chapters are brief and easy to read quickly.
- Offers specific strategies for the evaluation and management of a full range of pain syndromes, including cancer pain.
- Features over 230 diagrams, illustrations, summary charts and tables that clarify the information and make it easy to apply.
- Discusses the latest drugs and therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture.
- Presents the management of pain for every setting where it is practiced, including the emergency room, the critical care unit, and the pain clinic.
- Includes new topics such as: imaging in pain medicine, radiation safety, issues associated with the use of narcotics, intraarticular and intraperitoneal use of opioids, pain management in the emergency room and in the intensive care unit, pain management issues during pregnancy, geriatric pain, and hospice care and end-of-life issues.
- New chapters on interventional procedures include discography, intradiscal electrothermal coagulation (IDET), vertebroplasty, and piriformis injections. Truncal blocks and neuraxial blocks and anticoagulants are added to the section on nerve blocks.
With 89 additional contributing experts.
The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life (APA Lifetools) see details » « hide
Pain Management Pocketcard Set see details » « hide
Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Workbook (Treatments That Work) see details » « hide
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proven effective at managing various chronic pain conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, and tension/migraine headache. The CBT treatment engages patients in an active coping process aimed at changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that can serve to maintain and exacerbate the experience of chronic pain. Overcoming Chronic Pain, Therapist Guide instills all of these empirically validated treatments into one comprehensive, convenient volume that no clinician can do without. By presenting the basic, proven-effective CBT methods used in each treatment, such as stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy and cognitive restructuring, this guide can be used to treat all chronic pain conditions with success.
TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
· All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research
· A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date
· Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available
· Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated
· A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources
· Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain see details » « hide
That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you'll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of:
- Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
- Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
- Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
- Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems
- Plus special preventive programs for maintaining health through the entire body.
Pete Egoscue has shown thousands of individuals, corporations, schools, and championship sports teams how to eliminate pain without investing in expensive ergonomic devices or resorting to surgery or drug therapies. His groundbreaking book, with nearly 50,000 hardcover copies sold, shows readers how to:
- Relieve lower back pain
- Improve hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
- Relieve migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
- Relieve painful problems, like carpal tunnel syndrome, often misdiagnosed as arthritis
- Prevent injuries and maintain health through stretching programs for the entire body
Pain Management Secrets, 3e see details » « hide
- Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.
- Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
- Presents a chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment.
- Fits comfortably in the pocket of your lab coat so you have it conveniently on hand at all times.
- Features new editors, Charles E. Argoff, MD and Gary McCleane, MD who present a thorough update on the latest in pain management.
- Presents a new contemporary internal design that helps you navigate the text easier.
The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management see details » « hide
Your mood, thoughts, and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal. In fact, your past life experiences influence your current physical challenges: “your biography influences your biology.” While treatments like medication and physical therapy can be enormously beneficial to the body, to maximize pain relief, it’s necessary to take advantage of the mind’s healing abilities. This book offers a revolutionary new treatment approach, mindfulness-based chronic pain management, that helps you harness your mind’s power to quiet your pain and put you in control.
Mindfulness practice, which includes stationary meditations, movement meditations, mindful art, and other strategies, will help you:
- Understand how emotions and thoughts affect physical symptoms
- Reverse the debilitating effects of some chronic pain conditions
- Prevent pain from becoming chronic or long-term
- Lift the anxiety and depression that may accompany chronic pain