Update on Pain Management: 3 New Things

Mar 28, 2018

What’s new: cognitive behavioral therapy can combat opioid misuse, virtual reality provides an escape from pain, and an app helps prevent painful sports injuries.

References:

1. Van Denburg AN, Vilardaga JP, Shelby RA, Keefe FJ. Opioid therapy and persistent pain: can cognitive behavioral therapy help? Pain. 2018;159:411-415. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001091.2. Indovina P, Barone D, Gallo L, et al. Virtual reality as a distraction intervention to relieve pain and distress during medical procedures: a comprehensive literature review. Clin J Pain. 2018 Feb 26. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000599.3. Wilkerson GB, Gupta A, Colston MA. Mitigating sports injury risks using internet of things and analytics approaches. Risk Analysis. March 12, 2018. doi:10.1111/risa.12984

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