It is widely acknowledged that pain is often under-recognized and undertreated in this country but particularly so among adults aged 65 years and older. This presentation discusses age-related differences between younger and older adults that influence treatment decisions for persistent pain; explains how to make guideline-directed decisions about which older adults with persistent pain may be candidates for opioid therapy; and reviews pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies in pain management.
This webcast was recorded live and is being used with the permission of the presenter.
- Name three age-related differences between younger and older adults that influence treatment decisions for persistent pain
- Make guidelines-directed decisions about which older adults with persistent pain may be candidates for opioid therapy
- Explain how pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies can be combined to achieve a synergistic effect in pain management
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F. Michael Gloth, III, MD, FACP, AGSF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
F. Michael Gloth, III, MD, FACP, AGSF, Speaker, is a consultant on the speaker's bureaus for the CDC, the American College of Rheumatology, Novartis, Endo Pharm, American Geriatrics Society, Merck, HCR-ManorCare, Genentech, Amgen, Purdue, and Pfizer. He is also the author of Diamedica Springer.
Gregg Sherman, MD, Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.
Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Harvey Parker, PhD, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Bruce Robinson, MD, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
None of the planners/peer reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Purdue Pharma L.P provided commercial support for this enduring activity.
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