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AbstractAimTo explore the educational needs of nurses on children's passin management.DesignA descriptive qualitative study.MethodsIndividual and group interviews were conducted among 28 nurses and four nurse managers at four hospitals in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The recorded interviews were later transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed based on a conceptual interest in the educational needs on paediatric pain management.ResultsNurses were acquainted with pain assessment of children who can verbally communicate. They mainly used drugs in treating pain and were familiar with the use of some non ‐pharmacological...
Source: Nursing Open - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions Breast cancer survivors did not routinely engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Significant temporal changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors and symptoms and significant associations among healthy lifestyle behaviors, symptoms, and demographic and clinical factors were noted in this study. Implications for Practice Knowing the temporal relationships among these variables provides insight that could be useful for nurses so they can encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors to mitigate symptoms throughout the cancer trajectory.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Summary: Pain is an unpleasant experience resulting from either tissue damage or insults to the somatosensory system. Approaches to pain management evolve as we better understand both pain pathways and the tools available to interrupt these. The interest surrounding botulinum neurotoxin as a chemodenervating agent has expanded to include its potential applications in painful pathologies, both within and beyond the confines of plastic surgery. In this article, the authors discuss botulinum neurotoxin’s mechanism of action as it pertains to both muscular paralysis and its interplay in the modulation of proinflammator...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery Focus: Special Topics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In adults with severe chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps, using regular topical nasal steroids, dupilumab improves disease-specific HRQL compared to placebo, and reduces the extent of the disease as measured on a CT scan. It probably also improves symptoms and generic HRQL and there is no evidence of an increased risk of serious adverse events. It may reduce the need for further surgery. There may be little or no difference in the risk of nasopharyngitis. In similar patients, mepolizumab may improve both disease-specific and generic HRQL. It is uncertain whether it reduces the need for...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Abstract Mechanical overloading of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) promotes both the initiation and progression of TMJ osteoarthritis (OA). New preclinical animal models are needed for the evaluation of the molecular basis of cellular load transmission. This would allow a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of TMJ-OA pain and disability, and help identify new therapeutics for its early diagnosis and management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of mechanical loading in the progression of TMJ-OA in surgical instability arising from unilateral partial discectomy (UPD) in a murine mod...
Source: The Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Bull Tokyo Dent Coll Source Type: research
Condition:   Pain, Postoperative Interventions:   Drug: Depobupivacaine;   Drug: OnQ pump;   Drug: 0.25% Bupivacaine Sponsor:   The Cleveland Clinic Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Our data reveal that a multidisciplinary approach to spine tuberculosis facilitates early and accurate diagnosis and can improve medical and surgical management of this disease. PMID: 32096192 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
This study examines the challenges of providing access to pain management for people who have been socially or economically marginalized.Pain
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Conclusion: Significant differences in VAS scores were found between the OMTh and placebo groups. These findings underline how OMTh can lead to reduced pain in patients with PFPS. PMID: 32091560 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Hanna MN, Chambers C, Punyala A, Iqbal A, Singh B, Oruc C, Prakash P, Prajapati Y, Wang Y, Amery Ai Z, Shechter R, Speed TJ, Koch CG, Williams K Abstract The use of opioid analgesics for pain management has increased dramatically over the past decade, with corresponding increases in negative sequelae including overdose and death. Physicians, policymakers, and researchers are focused on finding ways to decrease opioid use and overdose. This crisis calls for a coordinated response that includes the entire healthcare sector. In this work, the authors lay out a blueprint for such a response at the level of the...
Source: Journal of Opioid Management - Category: Addiction Tags: J Opioid Manag Source Type: research
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