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American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) 19th Annual Clinical Meeting

September 08 - 11, 2008; Nashville, Tennessee

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Conference News

  • Blind Technique Fails in Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

    Researchers report the loss-of-resistance technique along with an image intensifier and lopamidol injection should be the gold standard for patients with radiculopathy.
    Medscape Medical News, October 16, 2008
  • Phase 3 Results Show Efficacy for Opioid Combined With Abuse Deterrent

    A phase 3 trial of ALO-01, an investigational formulation that combines extended-release morphine sulfate pellets with a core of naltrexone to deter abuse, showed that the drug was effective and safe for relief of chronic osteoarthritic pain.
    Medscape Medical News, September 12, 2008
  • Methadone Dosages Correlate Poorly with Serum Levels

    A new study shows a poor correlation between dosages of methadone given to chronic pain patients and resulting serum levels. The findings, researchers say, complicate any cause-and-effect conclusions in the rising number of deaths associated with methadone use.
    Medscape Medical News, September 11, 2008

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