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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
about 3 years ago
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International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Please note: Six unsuccessful login attempts will disable access to your account. In case of a lockout contact IASP by phone (+1-202-524-5300) or by email at iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org.  
iasp-pain.org
about 3 years ago
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International Association for the Study of Pain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is an international learned society promoting research, education, and policies for the knowledge and management of pain. The IASP was founded in 1973 under the leadership of John Bonica.[1] Its secretariat, formerly based in Seattle, Washington is now located in Washington, DC. It publishes the scientific journal Pain.[2] IASP currently has more than 7,900 members from 133 countries and in 90 chapters.[3]  
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about 3 years ago
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Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk

Opioids lock to a receptor in the brain that controls pain relief, pleasure and need. A new compound may offer relief without as much risk of addiction or overdose. But it's only been tested in mice.  
npr.org
about 3 years ago
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IF YOU ARE AN EXPAT, AND ENGLISH IS NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE , HAVE YOU HAD TROUBLE WITH IDIOMS?

TROUBLE WITH IDIOMS. After finishing medical school in Louvain Belgium, I came to Schenectady, NY in the US to do my internship. My knowledge of English was what I knew from my high school language classes. this translates into “very little practical knowledge”. At first I struggled but caught on fast (I had to). What did not come so fast was my understanding of the use of idioms. In earlier blogs I related my embarrassment with “pain in the neck” and “prick”. Here is an other one which at the time gave me a red face but now after so many years makes me chuckle. Anne and I lived in a small apartment close to the hospital and got by on a small, very small, salary (this was the late fifties). So did all the other interns. Therefore our entertainment consisted of pot-luck weekend evenings at each other’s apartments on a rotating basis. When it was our turn to host the get together we had told our friends to come around 8:00 pm. In Belgium this means arrival at the earliest around 8:15 or even later. Of course this is quite different in the punctual American culture. That evening the bell rang at 8:01 with the arrival of the first guests. I opened the door, sat them down, started the background music and offered them a drink, as other guests arrived. While they all were sipping their wine, whiskey, or soft drink, someone asked where Anne was. She was still getting ready, not expecting any one until sometime after 8 pm. I told them “Anne is taking a douche.” Now, a douche is actually the French word for shower and is also commonly used in the Dutch language, but of course in the English language that word has quite a different meaning. When I told everyone quite innocently, that Anne was taking a douche, people’s mouths fell open and I could see on their faces the disbelief and hidden thoughts …”what kind of party is this going to be?” A similar confusion occurred toward the end of our stay in Schenectady, when the student nurses, many of whom had befriended Anne, who was now in her first pregnancy, told me that they were planning to give her a baby shower. They asked me not to say anything and keep it as a surprise. However, I felt compelled to warn Anne that she was going to receive a gift of a shower for the baby, rather than a bath. I felt that I needed to prepare her for this unusual gift, as I knew that babies in Belgium are washed in a small bath and not in a shower. Of course we had a good laugh when we realized our misunderstanding. And so it goes!! If you want to read more and similar experiences you can read my book “Crosscultural Doctoring. On and Off the Beaten Path. You can download it for free from Smashwords at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/161522. Our just google: Crosscultural Doctoring. I would love to hear about similar experiences from people, medical or non medical, around the world who have had difficulty with english idioms.  
DR William LeMaire
over 3 years ago
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Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches are uncommon, but when they occur, they bring on severe head pain. The pain is constant, focused in and around one eye. This video discusse...  
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over 3 years ago
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'Harmful' robot aims to spark AI debate - BBC News

A robot that can decide whether or not to inflict pain is demonstrated by roboticist and artist Alexander Reben.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

A 2014 study looked at adolescent patients treated in a headache clinic with chronic post traumatic headaches (concussion headaches)  
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over 3 years ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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CRT 2016 Coronary Physiology: Updates from the leaders in coronary physiology

Session Name: Coronary Physiology (Supported by an educational grant from Volcano Corporation)Track: Atherosclerosis, Physiology & Imaging  
simpleeducation.co
over 3 years ago
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Online Cardiac Catheter Lab Courses - Part 2: Essential Guide to the Chest Pain Patient (On-Demand HD videos, PowerPoint Slides, Certification of Attendance)

This Simple Education Essential Guide to Coronary Angiography, Stenting and Structural Intervention course will give participants real knowledge and insights into how to become successful in interventional cardiology practice.  Designed and run by leading internationally experts in the field, the course will steer you through from A to Z of contemporary interventional practice to ensure you are safe and confident in your approach and managment of patients.  
simpleeducation.co
over 3 years ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Impact of Osteoarthritis Underrated by Rheumatologists

Rheumatologists are more likely to underestimate the impact of osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis, even though patients with osteoarthritis often have more pain and a greater burden of disease.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Adding Electroacupuncture to Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Pain

Combining electroacupuncture with splinting may help relieve pain from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a new trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rubber Band Ligation May Be Best for Low-Grade Hemorrhoids

Rubber band ligation (RBL) is associated with less pain and lower costs than hemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) in patients with low-grade hemorrhoids, according to the HubBLe trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Managing Pain in Frail Elders

We face barriers in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of pain in elders. Read how to overcome these barriers here.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) causes numbness and pain in the hands and arms. Certain sports and types of jobs can make it worse. Learn how CTS develops and w...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Wrist Replacement

If you have wrist arthritis with no relief from pain, you may need an artificial joint. Learn what to expect from this wrist surgery.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis can damage the large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers. If other treatments don't relieve your pain, your doctor may advise artificial...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago