The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has received numerous requests on potential guidance regarding the use of steroid injections during COVID-19 and specifically guidance on the use of steroids in injections, before and after being vaccinated. We are currently working on finalizing this document and would like to share the draft version with you. We will update you soon with the final version.
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Pain Physician, the official journal of ASIPP, has launched a special issue covering COVID-19 issues. The publications range from understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms, epidemiology, implications on interventional pain practices, safety and effectiveness of various modalities of drug therapy, telemedicine, along with the effect on interventional pain management practices, and, finally, the technological impact of COVID-19 on the future of education and health care delivery and multiple guidelines.
Pain Physician published COVID-19 special issue with 18 original manuscripts and multiple letters. This issue includes an amazing editorial [ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32942783/ ];
Evidence-Based Risk Mitigation Strategies and Stratification during COVID-19 for Return to Interventional Pain Practices [ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32942784/ ], and Triaging Interventional Pain Procedures during COVID-19 or Related Elective Surgery Restrictions [ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32942785/ ].
Both manuscripts describe various means to continuation of the services at present, and also in future if there is a resurgence or in a worst-case scenario lock-down, and training and education during COVID epidemic. Other articles include Burnout among Pain Physicians, Implications on Interventional Pain Practice, and manuscripts on antibody testing, drug therapy, and stem cell therapy.
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