Publications of Interest
Covariate Adjustment in Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trials in Pain Research
An overview of considerations for covariate-related methodological, statistical and analytical issues, and some additional considerations to studying pain management options…
Non-Opioid Drugs and Pain-Related Function
The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial, led by Erin Krebs, MD, MS, showed that opioids do not result in better pain-related function or reduced pain intensity when compared to non-opioids. (VA photo by April Eilers)
Yale Scholars Tackle Opioid Crisis in Groundbreaking Journal Issue
More than two dozen Yale professors, doctors, and students have published a series of groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Clinical Policy Recommendations from the VHA State-of-the-Art Conference
Participants in the SOTA conference identified nine non-pharmacological therapies with sufficient evidence to be implemented across the VHA system as part of pain care.
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management
Treatments such as mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis, among others, have been determined to have at least promising evidence of effectiveness for pain management. (Photo: Joseph Eddins)
Considerations of Trial Design and Conduct in Behavioral Interventions
For some nonpharmacological approaches for chronic pain management there is emerging evidence of their effectiveness in relatively large scale trials. (photo: Sgt Justin Boling)