pain assessment

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Newswise — A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

The five-year project, led by primary investigators Ronald...

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Effective clinical interviewing and pain assessment are critical to the appropriate diagnosis and management of pain. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to apply principles of effective communication and also ascertain how to evaluate available assessment tools. (Recorded at PAINWeek...

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Newswise — Holding hands with a romantic partner – a form of "supportive touch" – reduces pain-specific signal in the brain of women during a painful procedure, reports an experimental study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal...

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Some emerging trends in acute pain management are multimodal analgesia and trying to combine different medications or modalities to treat the cause of pain. We are in an opioid crisis, and opioids are a very strong pain medication and very necessary. But in patients who have acute inflammatory pain,...

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What I have come to realize is that as we understand that patients are truly individuals, there are many things that the standard assessment processes are not going to capture – emotional states, emotional challenges, cultural challenges, cultural differences, different external pressures that they...

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One consequence of the public health crisis of opioid abuse has been an increased interest in the practice of multimodal analgesia for postsurgical pain management. Jacques YaDeau, MD, an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, remarked, “How to optimize multimodal...

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New research conducted by the Yale University Department of Psychology concludes that gender biases held by US adults may be adversely affecting the assessment of pain in girls. Participants were shown 1 of 2 versions of a video depicting a finger-stick administered to a 5-year-old patient during a...

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New policies and training invoked by Navy Medicine, providing medical services to sailors, Marines, and family members, are designed to strike a balance between ensuring safe use of opioids and preserving access to them for the treatment of chronic pain. Patients in the care of Navy Medicine will...

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I think we have to go back to before a lot of these scores, before the fifth vital sign was pain management. How did we treat patients before we had all these medications, interventions, surgeries at our disposal that were meant to help pain. I think a lot of what we're applying to chronic pain...

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Pain assessment and monitoring programs are getting a boost from technology, and there has been a rise in interest from both consumers and healthcare providers in using eHealth approaches to effect lifestyle changes that can advance pain management. Dr. Butler discusses the present state of the art...

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