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Red flag screening for low back pain: nothing to see here, move along: a narrative review

Red flag screening for low back pain: nothing to see here, move along: a narrative review

Despite intense focus and increased research funding, the self-reported levels of disability in individuals with low back pain (LBP) have not improved in the last decade. Worsening disability has propagated, despite the presence of numerous classification schemes designed to lead

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Chronic Pain Added to the International Classification of Diseases

Chronic Pain Added to the International Classification of Diseases

Dear IASP Members, I am writing with some exciting news: the World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which includes a new classification system for chronic pain. This revision is a milestone achievement for

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Integrated respiratory and palliative care leads to high levels of satisfaction: a survey of patients and carers

Integrated respiratory and palliative care leads to high levels of satisfaction: a survey of patients and carers

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families when facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering [1]. While specialist palliative care originally arose in response to the end-of-life needs of patients

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Criminalising Drug Use: What effects on us?

Criminalising Drug Use: What effects on us?

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Treating Chronic Pain With Non-Drug Approaches: What Does the Evidence Say?

Treating Chronic Pain With Non-Drug Approaches: What Does the Evidence Say?

Current treatments for chronic pain overwhelmingly consist of medications or invasive procedures like surgeries. But these approaches carry significant risks, with increasingly questionable benefits. As doctors and policy-makers turn away from such strategies to alleviate pain, patients are seeking new

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2020 Call for Submissions: Symposia & Hands-On Workshops

2020 Call for Submissions: Symposia & Hands-On Workshops

Submit a Symposium or Hands-On Workshop Proposal for the IASP 2020 World Congress on Pain! IASP is now accepting proposals for symposia and hands-on workshops for the IASP 2020 World Congress in Amsterdam. As an IASP member, you’re invited to submit!

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Are signs of central sensitisation in acute low back pain a precursor to poor outcome?

Are signs of central sensitisation in acute low back pain a precursor to poor outcome?

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Join the Pain, Mind, & Movement SIG for a FREE Webinar on Pain-Related Fear.

Join the Pain, Mind, & Movement SIG for a FREE Webinar on Pain-Related Fear.

Join The Pain, Mind, & Movement SIG for a FREE Webinar on Pain-Related Fear. Topic: Pain-Related Fear and the Process of Change in People with Chronic Back Pain Date: 21 March 2019 Featured Speaker: JP Caneiro JP Caneiro is a Specialist Physiotherapist and

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A Pattern Language of Compassion in Intensive Care & Palliative Care Contexts

A Pattern Language of Compassion in Intensive Care & Palliative Care Contexts

Abstract Background: Compassion has been identified as important for therapeutic relationships in clinical medicine however there have been few empirical studies looking at how compassion is expressed different contexts. The purpose of this study was to explore how context impacts

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Symptom perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain

Symptom perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain

The standard and ideal biomedical model of symptom perception treats the brain largely as a passive stimulus-driven organ. It embraces the notion that the brain absorbs sensory signals from the body and converts them, directly, into conscious experience. Accordingly, biomedicine

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