Effective clinical interviewing and pain assessment are critical to the appropriate diagnosis and management of pain. In this presentation, the clinician learns how to apply principles of effective communication and also ascertain how to evaluate available assessment tools.
The session systematically reviews sex-related differences that distinguish men and women. This is followed by a consideration of specific putative mechanisms proposed by scientific investigators to explain why pain experienced by men and women is so radically different.
This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the gamut of musculoskeletal pain states and diagnoses responsible for regional lower extremity pain.
This session focuses on the epidemiology and impact of female chronic (CPP) including its known pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and the clinical diagnosis and treatment of CPP along with specific rehabilitation approaches
It is imperative that practioners be knowledgeable about new drugs and dosage formulations introduced to the market. Participants learn about the indications, dosing, adverse effects, drug interactions, and appropriate use of new analgesics and other medications used for palliative care in this fast paced discussion.
Extensive evidence demonstrates the analgesic efficacy of adjuvants, anti-inflammatories, and simple analgesics.
This panel presents the conflict that exists in the treatment of chronic pain patients. Patients in pain clinics are frequently required to submit to a range of procedures such as pill counts, urine screens, and similar demoralizing testing, in a very paternalistic setting.
Many factors have been identified as predictive of acute pain becoming chronic. Unfortunately, the number of factors and the lack of consistent algorithms make the prediction and prevention of chronic pain difficult
The differential diagnosis of a patient entering a healthcare provider's office with monarticular, oligoarticular, or polyarticular presentation can provide a daunting challenge. This session reviews a logical approach based on Dr. Rapoport's clinical experience.
This presentation discusses how peripheral pain, whether caused by injury or disease, may imprint itself permanently in the central nervous system (CNS).
This master class addresses the numerous issues (psychiatric and social needs) and treatment options for cancer survivors who experience chronic pain.
Frontline practitioners, due to various circumstances, find themselves taking on the treatment of medium-risk to high-risk chronic pain patients.
Opiods are a mainstay of therapy for moderate-to-severe pain.
Drs. Chiauzzi and Zacharoff discuss specific challenges that exist in the course of managing chronic pain - challenges for the frontline practitioner as well as other important stakeholders.
Geared to the frontline clinician, this course discusses establishing a diagnosis and matching appropriate procedure to diagnosis.
Drs. Lemtouni and Zacharoff discuss the challenges of the medical treatment of chronic pain in the geriatric patient population.
This presentation focuses on the diagnosis and management of common neuropathic pain conditions, with special emphasis on when it is appropriate to refer the patient to a pain specialist.
"Ouch, that hurts! I need to be seen!" Acute pain is the number one reason for a visit to the Emergency Department, whether it is abdominal pain, chest pain, or pain from a broken bone. While treatment of the underlying condition is often the most effective means to alleviate the ...
This session discusses the history and development of RES up to the recent failed submission by the FDA of a class-wide REMS
This course describes various types of primary headache disorders and differentiates between migraine headache and other kinds of headache disorders. The presentation details diagnosis, acute treatment, and prophylactic measures that can reduce pain in patients who experience migraine headaches.