Management of acute pain in dementia: a feasibility study of a robot-assisted intervention

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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In this paper, we conduct a literature survey about various virtual reality (VR) treatments in psychiatry. We collect 36 studies that made use of VR to provide clinical trials or therapies for patients with psychiatric disorders. In order to gain a better understanding of the management of pain and stress, we first investigate VR applications for patients to alleviate pain and stress during immersive activities in a virtual environment. Particularly for anxiety, VR exposure therapies are effective in provoking realistic reactions to feared stimuli. On top of that, the exposure therapies with simulated images are beneficial...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Adenosine is a purine nucleoside, responsible for the regulation of a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological conditions by binding with four G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), namely A1, A2A, A2B and A3 adenosine receptors (ARs). In particular, A1 AR is ubiquitously present, mediating a variety of physiological processes throughout the body, thus represents a promising drug target for the management of various pathological conditions. Agonists of A1 AR are found to be useful for the treatment of atrial arrhythmia, angina, type-2 diabetes, glaucoma, neuropathic pain, epilepsy, depression and ...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
A new pain management guide written by specialist nurses has been published to help ensure people with dementia are not left suffering in silence.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
ConclusionsThese results suggest that TENS application can be used for functional maintenance of patients with dementia. Further research is needed to underpin these preliminary results.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract For a growing number of persons with dementia (PWDs), advance care planning (ACP) can help families make important end-of-life (EOL) care decisions that reflect PWDs' values and preferences. The current exploratory study aimed to understand advance directive planning and decision making among PWDs and caregivers. A survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 47 ethnically diverse PWD caregivers recruited from rural health care facilities in Southwest Texas. Sixty-eight percent of PWDs and caregivers were Hispanic. The majority of PWDs had completed an advance directive (60%) and preferred equally sh...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Gerontol Nurs Source Type: research
I am happy to announce that I passed the test.  I am referring to the geriatrics examination given by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).  This means that I am recertified as a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine. Recertification is required every 10 years, and this was the third time I succeeded.  You would think it gets easier each time, but the opposite is true.  New drugs, new side effects, new theories of aging, and new statistics had me studying two hours each morning for a good five weeks prior to the exam.  The test itself was a full day, with subject matter that co...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: An Aging World Art & Medicine Featured Medical Articles Geriatric Medicine Long-Term Care geriatrics gerontology Healthcare Quality Improving Medical Care Jeff Levine MD Jeffrey M Levine MD Source Type: blogs
Pain in people with dementia is a common occurrence. Providing evidence-based pain management for people with dementia in residential aged care services is imperative to providing quality care. However, it remains unclear from current research how various aged care staff (Registered Nurses (RNs), Enrolled Nurses (ENs), Personal Care Assistants (PCAs)) engage at specific points of the pain management pathway. With structural changes to the residential aged care workforce over the past two decades, understanding the relative contributions of these aged care staff to pain management practices is crucial for future practice development.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Public hospitals in Catalonia (Spain) recommend using the Spanish version of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD-Sp) scale for assessing pain in adult patients unable to self-report. However, since its inclusion in Catalonian nursing care plans in 2010, there have been no training programs for nurses, contributing to its current underuse.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The Mobilization-Observation-Behavior-Intensity-Dementia (MOBID) Pain Scale is an observational tool in which raters estimate pain intensity on a 0-10 scale following five standardized movements. The tool has been shown to be valid and reliable in northern European samples and could be useful in the United States (US) for research and clinical purposes. The goal of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the MOBID among English-speaking nursing home residents in the US.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Geriatrics consultation was associated with lower odds of unplanned admission to the ICU, unplanned intubation, pneumonia, and unplanned return to the operating room in low-risk older adult trauma patients. Pathways that support expanding comanagement strategies with geriatricians are needed. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Therapeutic/Care management, Level IV.
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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