PainChek partners with Ward MM to roll out national trial of pain assessment software

Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world ’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider o f medication review and quality use of medicines services to the aged and community care sectors.
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ConclusionUsing the data from this study, it was possible to calculate the odds ratio of the agricultural pilot suffering low back pain, based on eight personal and work-related factors.Relevance for the industryBased on the results of the present study, it was possible to define strategies to reduce whole-body exposure in agricultural aircraft and, consequently, improve the pilots’ health. Strategies included management of the exposure and aircraft improvement.Graphical abstract
Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
ConclusionIn selected cases, endoscopic management is more cost-effective, minimally invasive, has less post-operative complications, and leads to a more expeditious recovery. Therefore, the role of therapeutic endoscopy for gastric perforations secondary to foreign bodies should always be considered.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Peroneal tendon pathology is becoming an increasingly recognized source of lateral-sided ankle pain. High clinical suspicion, along with judicious physical examination coupled with confirmatory advanced imaging modalities, are necessary to make an accurate diagnosis and aid in guiding treatment. Peroneal pathology encompasses several distinct conditions. Peroneal tendon tears and injuries to the peroneal retinaculum must be identified to guide treatment. Patients with peroneal pathology report high levels of satisfaction after surgical management with most returning to their preinjury level of function. An early and accura...
Source: Orthopedic Clinics of North America - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Femoral nerve blocks for postoperative pain management in tibial plateau fractures did not demonstrate an improvement in pain relief or narcotic use. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level I. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Pain Management in Plastic Surgery
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Enhanced recovery after surgery is an interdisciplinary, multimodal approach to improve postoperative outcomes by applying multiple evidenced-based interventions. It has been adapted at multiple institutions for patients undergoing spine surgery to combat the rising rate of opioid consumption. Various preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions have been introduced to augment patient care with the goal to decrease hospital length of stay and improve postoperative outcomes. Future studies will focus on health care-related quality of life outcomes to evaluate the effective...
Source: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Australian law currently requires legal medicinal cannabis use to follow specific, regulated pathways that limit prescription by this method; however, self-reported illicit use of cannabis remains relatively common in Australian women with endometriosis. Women report good efficacy of cannabis in reducing pain and other symptoms, with few adverse effects reported. Further clinical research is warranted to determine the effectiveness of cannabis in managing endometriosis symptoms. In locations where medicinal cannabis is more accessible, there remains a paucity of evidence for its clinical efficacy with endometri...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Clinical pathways reinforce best practices and help healthcare institutions standardize care delivery. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center has used such a pathway for the management of patients with chest pain and acute coronary syndromes for almost 2 decades. A multidisciplinary panel of stakeholders serially updates the algorithm according to new data and recently published guidelines. Herein, we present the 2019 version of the clinical pathway. We explain the rationale for changes to the algorithm and describe our experience expanding the pathway to all the 8 affiliated institutions within...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Pathway Source Type: research
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International The BABIES matrix is a simplified quality-improvement methodology for collecting and displaying data. It was introduced and implemented by the Katakwi Hospital to improve services. Photo courtesy of Irene Mirembe.November 15, 2019Margret Imma from Uganda’s Katakwi District looks lovingly at her 4-month-old, bubbly baby boy, Orisa. He is glowing and Margret couldn’t be happier. This was not the case a few months ago, when Orisa was born too soon.“The pain and suffering that came with handling a preterm baby was unbearable,”...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Midwives Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The study shows that the quantity of post-operative opioid analgesics prescribed does not compare with the amount consumed by patients to relieve pain, resulting in a surplus of opioid medication which has the potential to be abused. PMID: 31722774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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