News from the IPPS Research Team

February 2018

3 cases of chronic pelvic pain managed with nonsurgical, nonopioid therapiesChronic pain—different from acute injury or postsurgical pain—often arises from multiple... Read More »

July 6, 2017

Vulvodynia classification is based on the sensory dimensions of pain and does not include psychological factors associated with the pain experience and treatment outcomes. Previous work has... Read More »

June 27, 2017

The opioid epidemic in the United States is unprecedented and continues to worsen. Many opioid abusers obtain their pills through legitimate prescriptions, directly or indirectly, from a medical... Read More »

March 2017

The goal of the study was to investigate differences in the urinary microbiome and cytokine levels between women with and without interstitial cystitis and to correlate differences with scores... Read More »

December 30, 2016

Less postoperative pain typically is associated with a minimally invasive hysterectomy compared with a laparotomy approach; however, poor pain control can still be an issue. Multiple guidelines... Read More »

November 2016

The authors conduced an RCT to evaluate whether psychotherapy with somatosensory stimulation is effective for the treatment of pain and quality of life in patients with endometriosis-related... Read More »

April 2016

New vulvodynia diagnostic classification released by the ISSVD more consistent with the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain. Physical therapy, psychologic interventions for pain management and... Read More »

March 18, 2016

The CDC releases new guidelines for chronic pain management encouraging more judicious use of opioids. Opioids should only be used after assessment of risk for misuse. Patients should be... Read More »

February 2016

32 new recommendations for improved post-operative pain management released by the American Pain Society and other like organizations. Recommendations focus on provider education, pre-op patient... Read More »