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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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Paediatric complex regional pain syndrome: a review

Paediatric complex regional pain syndrome: a review

🕔15:35, 12.Sep 2018

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The Morphine Discussion

The Morphine Discussion

🕔15:22, 10.Sep 2018

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Chronic widespread pain and increased mortality: biopsychosocial interconnections

Chronic widespread pain and increased mortality: biopsychosocial interconnections

🕔16:39, 1.Sep 2018

Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is associated with excess mortality. Robust evidence is provided in ARD by a study that included over half a million participants and a meta-analysis.1 This adds to the (already overwhelming) recognised burden of CWP and imposes an additional urgency

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Controversies in Opioid Therapy for Non Cancer Pain

Controversies in Opioid Therapy for Non Cancer Pain

🕔15:52, 2.Jul 2018

By Dr Sudha Bechan who Presented at the Recent 2018 PainSA Congress Anaesthesia Head Clinical Unit Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital MBChB DA(SA) FCA(SA) Cert Crit Care (SA) MSc Pain Medicine (Cardiff)   Opioids have been incorporated into several chronic

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