Navigation Links
Physicians focus on stopping pain epidemic
Date:2/16/2008

ORLANDO The public health problem that needs to be addressed next is the epidemic of pain, according to pain medicine physicians who have come together to discuss the latest in pain research and treatment at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), February 12-16 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida.

In recent decades, Americans, with the help of their physicians, have been asked to stop smoking and lose weight. Now it is time to focus our efforts on undertreated pain, says B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH, AAPM President and medical director of Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC, a comprehensive pain clinic affiliated with Forrest General Hospital Cancer Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

An estimated 60 million Americans live with chronic pain, a condition that is more prevalent among the elderly. As the 75 million Baby Boomers move toward retirement, more and more Americans are expected to have untreated or undertreated pain. Pain is vastly undertreated for a variety of reasons including misconceptions regarding opioid addiction, lack of access to care, cultural norms, and physician concerns about prescribing pain medications for chronic pain.

Pain Medicine is a medical specialty which utilized multiple modalities to diagnosis and effectively manage chronic pain. Additionally, pain medicine physicians deliver comprehensive care by combining techniques from several medical specialties. For instance, physical medicine techniques can be complemented by psychiatry and neurosurgery skills. We treat pain aggressively to help our patients live fulfilling, productive lives, Sitzman adds.

Plenary Briefs

AAPM is proud to have assembled this highly respected, expert faculty representing the nations top pain centers at this meeting.

Thursday, Feb. 14:

8-9 a.m. The Decade of Pain, Keynote Speaker, Michael Cousins, MD

Persistent pain is a disease in its ow
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Jenkins
amy@jenkinspr.com
312-836-0613
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. Hypnosis helped Stanford/Packard physicians pinpoint cause of childrens seizures
2. ProHealth Physicians Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management for 240 Providers
3. Inexpensive Online Pain Education Program for Physicians as Effective as Live Presentations by National Experts
4. HealthCare Partners Physicians Join Blue Cross of California Power Select HMO Network
5. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS Announce Settlement Agreement
6. Physicians Still Hopeful About Desmoteplase for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke Despite Negative Results
7. Onmark Launches Integrated Quality(TM) Program to Help Physicians Succeed With National Quality Initiatives
8. Elseviers WiserWiki allows physicians to update evidence-based medical information
9. Elseviers "WiserWiki" Allows Physicians to Update Evidence-Based Medical Information With Experience-Based Practice Insights
10. AAFP Statement - Family Physicians to President Bush: Call for Improved Health Access is Only One Step to Comprehensive Reform
11. Report: Too Few Physicians, Nurses to Implement Presidential Candidates Health Reform Plans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed ... could potentially change the way the blood infection sepsis ... Biologically Inspired Engineering said their device works outside the ... bacteria, fungi and toxins out of patients, blood. ... dying in intensive care units at least 30 percent ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe ... favors, a new Israeli study suggests. Artificial sweeteners ... no calories, researchers found in human and mouse studies. ... alter the bacteria residing in the intestines in ways ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... In an analysis of genetic information among more than ... has found 23 new genetic variants common differences ... risk for prostate cancer. The so-called "meta-analysis," believed to ... hidden mutations among men in a broad array of ... Latino ancestry. , The meta-analysis combined information from smaller ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Mercy “topped out” the world’s first ... beam into place. Sister of Mercy Claudia Ward also ... and video of the event, including footage from an ... http://bit.ly/MercyVirtual .) , “The topping out means we are ... thousands of patients regardless of the hour or location,” ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... California (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... access connectivity solutions, today announced that it will ... in October 2014. This new offering will provide ... and other Software-as-a-Service applications to enable secure single ... the rise of cloud computing, there has been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study 3Health News:Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Mercy Tops Out World's First Virtual Care Center 2Health News:Celestix Announces Availability of ADFS Bridge Appliance in October 2014 to Simplify the Configuration of Office 365 with Active Directory 2
... a research news published says, in people with mild ... and about halve the dose of preventer inhaler//. ... breathing techniques on symptoms, lung function, use of medication ... asthma. ,One technique focused on shallow, nasal ...
... of Australia(COSA), which conducted a review of country hospitals ... little or no training, to administer chemotherapy to ... posed a risk to these patients. ... that the patient (might) be under-dosed, so they have ...
... researchers from The Institute for Genomic Research, (TIGR), in Maryland, ... in the GI system, stated that we may not be ... by studying the bacteria that are always present in our ... and as to how certain drugs could work on certain ...
... survey conducted by UNAIDS has put India on par with ... have the highest estimated number of HIV infected people//. ... the UNAIDS 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic is ... adults above 49 years of age whereupon the Indian HIV ...
... the second highest success rate in heart surgeries, ensuring that ... success stories, the group's chairman Prathap C Reddy said here ... celebration, he said while the hospital that had the highest ... more cost effective as it charged less than 4,000 dollars. ...
... Making an about-turn, Delhi's Apollo Hospital today disclosed that traces ... sample of Rahul Mahajan//, a day after its doctors had ... tested negative for all known drugs. ,'Traces of ... Since its cocktail of drugs, we cannot conclusively say which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Humans, A Symbiotic Organisms Dependent On Other Life Forms For Existence 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... Women everywhere know how frustrating a vaginal ... they,re often also embarrassing and have a way of ... ( http://ph-defense.com ) is a new, over-the-counter product designed ... product. Odor, discharge, and discomfort or ... In many cases, the cause of such problems can ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... N.J. , Sept. 17, 2014   ... details how to implement GS1 Standards to support ... and enhance patient safety and security in the ... Applying GS1 Standards to U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain ... Security Act , was developed in collaboration ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... MILL VALLEY, Calif. , Sept. 17, ... announced a partnership in the fight against sarcoma. ... Sarcoma Alliance Suzanne Renee Leider Memorial Assistance Fund. ... assistance to reimburse sarcoma patients for expenses directly ... sarcoma specialist. Scientific literature reinforces the importance of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Product from Vireo Systems: pH-D Feminine Health Support 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 3New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 4Champions Oncology Partners with Sarcoma Alliance to Bring Personalized Treatment Options to Sarcoma Patients 2Champions Oncology Partners with Sarcoma Alliance to Bring Personalized Treatment Options to Sarcoma Patients 3
... Inc., the global leader in cold chain visibility ... (IATA) has deemed Sensitech,s full range of temperature ... with the 53rd edition of the IATA Dangerous ... the United Nations.   The size and lithium metal ...
...  Online news publication in-PharmaTechnologist.com ... news in key biopharma manufacturing niches. Using the ... of four microsites - Ingredients , Processing , ... - each of which delivers highly targeted news. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sensitech Inc. Products Receive Regulatory Compliance Approval from IATA 2Industry Leading Pharmaceutical News Website in-Pharmatechnologist.com Refocused and Relaunched 2
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
This dissector offers dual-action jaws, which are long, tapered, and angled 30 to simplify even difficult laparoscopic dissection....
Smooth, rounded working end manipulates organs less traumatically. Used as a general manipulative instrument....
The Optima III line of laparoscopic hand instruments provides a well-crafted set of instruments designed for strength and durability....
Medicine Products: