Physician-to-physician telephone consultations for chronic pain patients: A pragmatic randomized trial.
Physician-to-physician telephone consultations for chronic pain patients: A pragmatic randomized trial. Pain Res Manag. 2015 Oct 16; Authors: Clark AJ, Taenzer P, Drummond N, Spanswick CC, Montgomery LS, Findlay T, Pereira JX, Williamson T, Palacios-Derflingher L, Braun T PMID: 26474380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Sarzi-Puttini P, Batticciotto A, Atzeni F, Bazzichi L, Di Franco M, Salaffi F, Marotto D, Ceribelli A, Ablin JN, Hauser W Abstract Introduction: Clinicians involved in pain management can finally include cannabis or cannabis-related products in their therapeutic armamentarium as a growing number of countries have approved them for pain relief. Despite the several benefits attributed to analgesic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties of cannabinoids, there are still significant areas of uncertainty concerning their use in many fields of medicine. The biosynthesis and inactivation of cannabinoid...
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain condition that predominantly affects women and interferes with individuals ’ daily functioning.58,80 Repeated activity interference can substantially limit one's successful adjustment to chronic pain through the development of negative self-schema and reduction of rewards that stem from engaging in meaningful and enjoyable activities.23,26 Hence, a central target of chro nic pain management is helping individuals increase their engagement in and performance of important daily activities.
Abstract Chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP) is defined as pain or discomfort originating from the waist, which lasts for at least 12 weeks, but no radiculopathy or specific spinal diseases. CNLBP is a complicated medical problem and places a huge burden on healthcare systems. Clinical manifestation of CNLBP includes discogenic LBP, zygapophyseal joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and lumbar muscle strain. Further evaluation should be completed to confirm the diagnosis including auxiliary examination, functional assessment, and clinical assessment. The principle of the management is to relieve pain, restore ...
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Discussion and conclusions: The superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare entity that in some scenarios requires surgical management. The laparoscopic duodeno-jejunostomy is the procedure of choice to manage this entity as evidenced in our case, which is also consistent with what is reported in the world medical literature. PMID: 31501628 [PubMed - in process]
To determine the prevalence, impact and management of acute and chronic pain amongst youth aged 5-18 years with cerebral palsy, attending outpatient rehabilitation services.
Acupuncture might help to reduce opioid use49 for pain management because it has been shown to have clinical effects on several prevalent chronic pain conditions75,76 including osteoarthritis of the knee,78 chronic back pain,10 tension-type headache52 and migraine,45 with effect sizes comparable to other common pharmacological opioid alternatives.7 In addition, acupuncture has shown to be relatively safe,48,79 and it is used by patients.17 It has also been shown to be cost-effective within accepted thresholds.
The Academy responded to an HHS request for information with advice for ensuring that family physicians are able to address patient needs regarding chronic pain and opioid misuse.
Approximately 65% of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience chronic pain; of these, nearly one-third rate their pain as severe, with adverse effects on physical and psychosocial function and well-being.1,4-10 Psychosocial treatments have demonstrated efficacy as stand-alone interventions and useful extensions and compliments to standard medical pain management in SCI.2,13,56
Authors: Senbanjo I, Akinola A, Kumolu-Johnson T, Igbekoyi O, Oshikoya K Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Five cases in Nigerian children are presented to highlight the occurrence, pattern of clinical presentation and management challenges. The patients were identified following a retrospective review of all diagnosed cases of IBD between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2018 seen at the Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. The median age (range) was 9 (7-13) years. Three cases were diagnosed because bloody diar...