pain treatment guidelines

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This group "was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain." The website offers information on Clinical Trials, the NIH-wide Pain Interest Group Seminar Series, Pain Intensity Scales, an interactive textbook of pain and symptom research, and a feature to search the literature.
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Assessing Patients With Pain

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A list of clinical features and their frequency in both patients with pain and patients who are addicted to opioids.

Pain -- both acute and chronic -- is an issue that affects a large number of the patients seen within primary care settings. Given the prevalence and the cost of pain to individuals, physicians who prescribe buprenorphine may find that they are approached by patients seeking pain management.

However, while buprenorphine and other opioid agonists have been proven effective in treating chronic pain, there are a number of issues that complicate their implementation in pain management practice, including the following:

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Clinical guidelines for treatment of low back pain "Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association." Published in 2012.
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Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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Practice Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management by anesthesiology professional societies. "Basic recommendations that are supported by synthesis and analysis of the current literature, expert and practitioner opinion, open forum commentary, and clinical feasibility data."
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Anesthesiology
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Educational program for Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl REMS
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tirfremsaccess.com
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From Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series from SAMHSA, published in 2012. Title implies this is related to chronic opioid therapy for patients in recovery from substance use disorders, which it is, but it also is relevant to use of chronic opioid therapy for all patients and preventing substance use disorders.
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The objective of this clinical review is to provide up-to-date evidence-based guidelines for the optimal treatment of FMS. Based on current evidence, a stepwise program emphasizing education, certain medications, exercise, cognitive therapy, or all 4 should be recommended (from Abstract).
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Journal of the American Medical Association
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A comprehensive guide to pain medication & treatment/therapies for patients.
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American Chronic Pain Association
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American Pain Society guidelines for the management of cancer in adults and children based on a review of the evidence. Published in 2005.
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Developed by the World Health Organization in 1986, the Pain Relief Ladder recommends progressively increasing levels of pain treatment for cancer pain until there is pain relief. The ladder is sometimes used for treatment of non-cancer pain.
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