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ANALGESICS: THEIR PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS Pain is a common problem, and it is essential that doctors know how to treat it. It is recognised that many psychosocial factors affect people’s perception of pain, in particular of chronic pain. This revision article describes the pain ladder and the pharmacology and uses of the drugs it recommends.   THE W.H.O. PAIN LADDER1  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Lecture: New directions in the psychology of chronic pain management - Dr Lance McCracken

<span style="font-style: italic;">Listen again</span>:<br />Download <a href="http://www.archive.org/download/NewDirectionsInThePsychologyOfChronicPainManagement-DrLanceMccracken/Wspg-dec-2007-lanceMccracken_64kb.mp3">mp3 of lecture</a> 34.4Mb Duration: 1:11:35<br />Listen to <a href="http://www.archive.org/download/NewDirectionsInThePsychologyOfChronicPainManagement-DrLanceMccracken/NewDirectionsInThePsychologyOfChronicPainManagement-DrLanceMccracken_64kb.m3u"> lo-fi stream</a><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Further reading:<br /></span>DAHL, J., &amp; LUNDGREN, T. (2006). <i>Living beyond your pain using acceptance and commitment therapy to ease chronic pain. </i>Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications.<br /><a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63472470&amp;tab=details">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63472470</a><br /><br />HAYES, S. C., STROSAHL, K., &amp; WILSON, K. G. (1999). <i>Acceptance and commitment therapy an experiential approach to behavior change. </i>New York, Guilford Press.<br /><a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41712470&amp;tab=details">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41712470</a><br /><br />MCCRACKEN, L. M. (2005). <i>Contextual cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain. </i>Progress in pain research and management, v. 33. Seattle, IASP Press.<br /><a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57564664&amp;tab=details">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57564664</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/13562045-6816145727901784888?l=wspain.blogspot.com' alt='' /></div>  
West of Scotland Pain Group lectures
almost 10 years ago
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What is The Calmare Pain Therapy treatment? -

Chronic pain is at an epidemic level in the United States. Many types of chronic pain are very difficult to diagnosis and treat, as it can be a genetic code mutation (hereditary), the result of another underlying cause, or progressive or chronic Peripheral Neuropathy. A new neurotheraphy has been helping Peripheral Neuropathy sufferers across the globe alleviate advanced cases of pain by a non-invasive FDA cleared electrostimulation therapy: The Calmare Pain Therapy treatment.  
calmareaz.com
almost 5 years ago
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Causes, Treatment & Therapies - Gold Canyon AZ

The Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an unceasing pain condition that often affects one of the limbs (that can be arms, legs, hands, or feet), generally after an injury or trauma to that particular limb. Complex regional pain syndrome is believed to be caused due to damage, or malfunctioning of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system encompasses the brain and spinal cord; whereas the peripheral nervous system includes the nerve signaling from the brain and the spinal cord to the other parts of the body. The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is exemplified by prolonged or a chronic pain and mild or dramatic changes in the color of the skin, temperature or even swelling in the affecting area.  
calmareaz.com
over 4 years ago
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Focus On: Treating Chronic Pain Patients In the Emergency Department

Although the recognition and management of pain in the emergency department has improved over the past decade, undertreatment of pain, including chronic pain, continues to be common.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 10 years ago
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Identifying and Treating All Aspects of Fibromyalgia: A New Look Into a Painful Syndrome - Management of All Fibromyalgia Symptoms

In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Cutler and Stephen M. Stahl examine the current treatment options available to treat the myriad symptoms of fibromyalgia. New treatment options are also reviewed in light of recent findings regarding chronic pain.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
almost 10 years ago
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Listen to the lecture: Injustice and the chronic pain sufferer

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="350" height="24" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf" w3c="true" flashvars='config={"key":"#$b6eb72a0f2f1e29f3d4","playlist":[{"url":"http://www.archive.org/download/InjusticeAndTheChronicPainSufferer/InjusticeAndTheChronicPainSufferer.mp3","autoPlay":false}],"clip":{"autoPlay":true},"canvas":{"backgroundColor":"0x000000","backgroundGradient":"none"},"plugins":{"audio":{"url":"http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.audio-3.0.3-dev.swf"},"controls":{"playlist":false,"fullscreen":false,"gloss":"high","backgroundColor":"0x000000","backgroundGradient":"medium","sliderColor":"0x777777","progressColor":"0x777777","timeColor":"0xeeeeee","durationColor":"0x01DAFF","buttonColor":"0x333333","buttonOverColor":"0x505050"}},"contextMenu":[{"Listen+to+InjusticeAndTheChronicPainSufferer+at+archive.org":"function()"},"-","Flowplayer 3.0.5"]}'> </embed><br /><br />Lecture given by Dr Joanna McParland of Glasgow Caledonian University to the West of Scotland Pain Group on Wednesday 24th March 2010. Dr McParland discusses beliefs about justice and fairness and how they impact on the person with chronic pain.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/13562045-963312561037419203?l=wspain.blogspot.com' alt='' /></div>  
West of Scotland Pain Group lectures
almost 10 years ago
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Listen to the lecture: The role of illness perceptions and medicine beliefs in adherence to chronic pain medication

Download an <a href="http://www.archive.org/download/TheRoleOfIllnessPerceptionAndMedicineBeliefsInAdherenceToChronic/TheRoleOfIllnessPerceptionsAndMedicineBeliefsInAdherenceToChronicPainMedication-LeanneRamsayMartinDunbar_64kb.mp3">mp3 file</a> of the lecture or listen to streaming audio:<br /><br /><embed src="http://www.archive.org/flow/FlowPlayerLight.swf" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" quality="high" bgcolor="ffffff" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" flashvars="config={&quot;controlBarBackgroundColor&quot;:&quot;0x000000&quot;,&quot;loop&quot;:false,&quot;baseURL&quot;:&quot;http://www.archive.org/download/&quot;,&quot;showVolumeSlider&quot;:true,&quot;controlBarGloss&quot;:&quot;high&quot;,&quot;playList&quot;:[{&quot;url&quot;:&quot;TheRoleOfIllnessPerceptionAndMedicineBeliefsInAdherenceToChronic/TheRoleOfIllnessPerceptionsAndMedicineBeliefsInAdherenceToChronicPainMedication-LeanneRamsayMartinDunbar_64kb.mp3&quot;}],&quot;showPlayListButtons&quot;:true,&quot;usePlayOverlay&quot;:false,&quot;menuItems&quot;:[false,false,false,false,true,true,false],&quot;initialScale&quot;:&quot;scale&quot;,&quot;autoPlay&quot;:false,&quot;autoBuffering&quot;:false,&quot;showMenu&quot;:false,&quot;showMuteVolumeButton&quot;:true,&quot;showFullScreenButton&quot;:false}&amp;" width="350px" height="28px"></embed><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/13562045-1273844229544930067?l=wspain.blogspot.com' alt='' /></div>  
West of Scotland Pain Group lectures
almost 10 years ago
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FDA chief defends Zohydro approval as US states rebel

Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has defended her agency’s decision to approve the potent long acting opioid Zohydro ER, arguing that the FDA had to balance the risks of opioid prescription abuse with “the very real medical needs of the estimated 100 million Americans living with severe chronic pain or coping with pain at the end of life, which is also a major public health problem in this country.”  
bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Curry cure | Mo Costandi

Mo Costandi: Understanding why mint tastes cool and chilli is hot could lead to new treatments for chronic pain, obesity and even cancer  
the Guardian
about 6 years ago
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Chronic pain 'may be inherited' - BBC News

Scientists discover four common chronic pain conditions share a genetic element, suggesting they could be inherited diseases.  
BBC News
about 6 years ago
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Management of chronic pain in older adults

A comprehensive assessment can guide selection of treatments most likely to benefit the patient and identify targets for intervention besides pain relief  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Management of chronic pain in older adults

A comprehensive assessment can guide selection of treatments most likely to benefit the patient and identify targets for intervention besides pain relief  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Fibromyalgia linked to decreased brain connectivity

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care: net effect of gabapentin for neuropathic pain -- Sanderson et al. -- BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

Objective Hospice/palliative care patients may differ from better studied populations, and data from other populations cannot necessarily be extrapolated into hospice/palliative care clinical practice. Pharmacovigilance studies provide opportunities to understand the harms and benefits of medications in routine practice. Gabapentin, a γ-amino butyric acid analogue antiepileptic drug, is commonly prescribed for neuropathic pain in hospice/palliative care. Most of the evidence however relates to non-malignant, chronic pain syndromes (diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, central pain syndromes, fibromyalgia). The aim of this study was to quantify the immediate and short-term clinical benefits and harms of gabapentin in routine hospice/palliative care practice.  
spcare.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Pain management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pain management, pain medicine, pain control or algiatry, is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain[1] The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.[2] The team may also include other mental health specialists and massage therapists. Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or pathology has healed, and is treated by one practitioner, with drugs such as analgesics and (occasionally) anxiolytics. Effective management of chronic (long-term) pain, however, frequently requires the coordinated efforts of the management team.[3]  
en.wikipedia.org
almost 4 years ago
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Management of chronic pain in older adults

A comprehensive assessment can guide selection of treatments most likely to benefit the patient and identify targets for intervention besides pain relief  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Transcranial direct current brain stimulation for chronic pain

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation that delivers low intensity direct current stimulation to the brain through electrodes applied to the skin over the target area. It has been found to modulate cortical excitability at the target site leading some researchers to investigate it as a possible treatment for chronic pain and a host of other conditions. tDCS has clear appeal; it is cheap, relatively easy to use, and seems to be safe. In a linked article, Luedtke and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1640) report the results of a randomised controlled trial of transcranial direct current stimulation for chronic low back pain.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Predicting chronic pain in whiplash injuries

Scientists identify who will develop chronic pain 1 to 2 weeks after whiplash injury Large amount of fat in neck muscles predicts chronic pain, disability and...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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SLU scientist finds higher opioid doses associated with increase in depression

Scherrer hopes further studies will lead to improved pain managementPatients who increased doses of opioid medicines to manage chronic pain were more likely to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago