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Access to Pain Management as a Human Right

Access to Pain Management as a Human Right

🕔14:56, 18.Jan 2019

The concept of access to pain management as a human right has gained increasing currency in recent years. Commencing as individual advocacy, it was later embraced by the disciplines of pain medicine and palliative care and by mainstream human rights

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Advance care planning after hospital discharge: qualitative analysis of facilitators and barriers from patient interviews

Advance care planning after hospital discharge: qualitative analysis of facilitators and barriers from patient interviews

🕔09:16, 14.Dec 2018

Patients who engage in Advance Care Planning (ACP) are more likely to get care consistent with their values. We sought to determine the barriers and facilitators to ACP engagement after discharge from the hospital. Methods: Prior to discharge from hospital

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Efficacy and safety of inhaled low-dose methoxyflurane for acute paediatric pain: A systematic review

Efficacy and safety of inhaled low-dose methoxyflurane for acute paediatric pain: A systematic review

🕔17:14, 10.Dec 2018

Introduction: Undertreatment of acute, moderate-to-severe pain in children is common, due in part to barriers to the use of opioids. Low-dose methoxyflurane is an inhaled, non-opioid analgesic widely used in Australia and recently approved in Europe for the emergency relief

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Tired of pain? Toward a better understanding of fatigue in chronic pain

Tired of pain? Toward a better understanding of fatigue in chronic pain

🕔16:04, 26.Nov 2018

Why we need a better understanding of fatigue in chronic pain Fatigue is a prevalent complaint in people with chronic pain. A study in the general population showed that 64% of the individuals with chronic widespread pain reported co-occurring persistent

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Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials

Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials

🕔11:15, 16.Nov 2018

The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of exercise in population-based interventions to prevent low back pain (LBP) and associated disability. Comprehensive literature searches were conducted in multiple databases, including PubMed, Embase, and the

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IASP PAIN, November 2018

IASP PAIN, November 2018

🕔14:52, 9.Nov 2018

November 2018 Enhancing membership and member value is one of my presidential goals. We should continuously strive to ensure that being an IASP member is administratively easy. We once did a survey of lapsed members, and asked for the reasons

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Pharmacotherapy of Fibromyalgia

Pharmacotherapy of Fibromyalgia

🕔10:14, 2.Nov 2018

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Continuing education in pain management: using a competency framework to guide professional development

Continuing education in pain management: using a competency framework to guide professional development

🕔12:34, 12.Oct 2018

Much has been written about the importance of formally integrating pain management education into undergraduate and professional preparation programs to adequately prepare beginning practitioners for clinical practice. In recent years, a competency-based approach has been put forward as a mechanism

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Using the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project to Promote Palliative Care Consultation

Using the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project to Promote Palliative Care Consultation

🕔17:45, 4.Oct 2018

Specific efforts have been underway for several years to improve palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU). These efforts have culminated in the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU (IPAL-ICU) project, which provides tools to assist in the creation

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Hijacking the endogenous opioid system to treat pain: who thought it would be so complicated?

Hijacking the endogenous opioid system to treat pain: who thought it would be so complicated?

🕔17:35, 29.Sep 2018

In this issue, there is an especially interesting and important special review by Ballantyne and Sullivan entitled, “The discovery of endogenous opioid systems: what it has meant for the clinician’s understanding of pain and its treatment”.1 This review adds to

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