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Feedback Wanted: IASP New Proposed Definition of Pain

Feedback Wanted: IASP New Proposed Definition of Pain

The IASP Definition of Pain Task Force has just released a new proposed definition of pain and is seeking public comments. As a valuable member of the pain community, you’re invited to submit written feedback for consideration by the Task Force.

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Managing neonatal pain in the era of non-invasive respiratory support

Managing neonatal pain in the era of non-invasive respiratory support

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PAIN OUT Research Application

PAIN OUT Research Application

Post-operative pain management is challenging across the world.  International data shows that poorly managed post-operative pain has the potential to cause a multitude of complications. In South Africa, there is a paucity of data on post-operative pain management.  The data

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How do hospital-based nurses and physicians identify the palliative phase in their patients and what difficulties exist? A qualitative interview study

How do hospital-based nurses and physicians identify the palliative phase in their patients and what difficulties exist? A qualitative interview study

Early start of palliative care improves the quality of life of eligible patients and their relatives. However, in hospital, patients who could benefit from palliative care are often not identified timely. The aim of this study is to assess how

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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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