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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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A New Classification of Chronic Pain for Better Patient Care and Research

A New Classification of Chronic Pain for Better Patient Care and Research

IASP Working Group classification system developed for inclusion in the latest revision of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases, offering promise to improve pain management, research and policy. After six years of work, an International Association for the

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2019 PainSA Congress Abstract Submission Reminder

2019 PainSA Congress Abstract Submission Reminder

    2019 PainSA Congress Abstract Submission Extended to 15 March 2019 The Organising Committee has agreed to extend the abstract submission date to Friday 15 March. Please CLICK HERE  for information regarding abstract submission. CLICK HERE for full information on the

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Access to Pain Management as a Human Right

Access to Pain Management as a Human Right

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

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

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

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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