Development and usability of a feedback tool, “My Personal Brain Health Dashboard”, to improve setting of self-management goals among people living with HIV in Canada

ConclusionThis study was the preparatory phase for a future trial on a method to stimulate setting specific goals. The future trial would provide a thorough understanding of the quality of person-defined goals.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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In my last post I described the “4 P” model (sometimes called the 5P!) of formulation for pain. In today’s post I want to talk about an integrated approach for a team. Teamwork in pain management is an enormous thing – IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) endorses multidisciplinary (I prefer interprofessional) teamwork but gives little information on how teams best work together. In fact, research exploring teamwork processes in pain management is remarkably absent, even though there’s considerable research elsewhere in healthcare showing that effective teamwork is quite ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Interdisciplinary teams Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice biopsychosocial case formulation Health healthcare pain management teamskills teamwork Source Type: blogs
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found very low-certainty evidence that SCS may not provide clinically important benefits on pain intensity compared to placebo stimulation. We found low- to very low-certainty evidence that SNMD interventions may provide clinically important benefits for pain intensity when added to conventional medical management or physical therapy. SCS is associated with complications including infection, electrode lead failure/migration and a need for reoperation/re-implantation. The level of certainty regarding the size of those risks is very low. SNMD may lead to serious adverse events, including death. We found no ev...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although the results support the role of surgery in the management of nhSPCs, they have to be interpreted with a great deal of caution as the current evidence is limited, consisting only of case reports and retrospective surgical series. Inherent to such studies are inhomogeneity and incompleteness of data, selection bias and bias related to assessment of outcome carried out by the treating surgeon in the majority of cases. Prospective studies with patient-reported and objective outcome assessment are needed to provide higher level of evidence.PMID:34854993 | DOI:10.1007/s00701-021-05054-0
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found very low-certainty evidence that SCS may not provide clinically important benefits on pain intensity compared to placebo stimulation. We found low- to very low-certainty evidence that SNMD interventions may provide clinically important benefits for pain intensity when added to conventional medical management or physical therapy. SCS is associated with complications including infection, electrode lead failure/migration and a need for reoperation/re-implantation. The level of certainty regarding the size of those risks is very low. SNMD may lead to serious adverse events, including death. We found no ev...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough the results support the role of surgery in the management of nhSPCs, they have to be interpreted with a great deal of caution as the current evidence is limited, consisting only of case reports and retrospective surgical series. Inherent to such studies are inhomogeneity and incompleteness of data, selection bias and bias related to assessment of outcome carried out by the treating surgeon in the majority of cases. Prospective studies with patient-reported and objective outcome assessment are needed to provide higher level of evidence.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Dec;51(12):628. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.9003.ABSTRACTThis JOSPT Infographic on acute and low back pain is based on revised clinical practice guidelines by George et al titled "Interventions for the Management of Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Revision 2021" (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021;51(11):CPG1-CPG60. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0304). J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021:51(12):628. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.9003.PMID:34847694 | DOI:10.2519/jospt.2021.9003
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
“If you treat chronic pain, or are someone living with it, remember this: Changing the brain can change pain. Addressing emotional health directly impacts physical health, because brain and body are always connected. Pain psychologists can serve as pain coaches – it doesn’t mean you’re crazy, and it’s not‘all in your head’ (it ’s inRead more …What you don ’t know about pain will hurt you [PODCAST] originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Pain Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) are often associated with ankle pain and dysfunction. They can occur after ankle trauma, such as sprains or fractures, but they usually present as a continued ankle pain after the initial injury has resolved. Chronic ankle ligament instability and subsequent microtrauma may lead to insidious development of an OLT. Medial-sided lesions are more common (67%) than lateral-sided lesions. For acute lesions that are nondisplaced, nonoperative management is initially performed, with a 4-6 week period of immobilization and protected weight bearing.
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Infographic Source Type: research
In this study, we aim to investigate the analgesic effect further and clarify its mechanism of action of PF on complete freund's adjuvant (CFA)-evoked inflammatory pain.METHODS: Twenty-four male mice were divided into 3 groups: sham, CFA, and CFA + PF groups (n = 8/group). Mice were treated with normal saline or PF (30 mg/kg) for 11 days. Footpad swelling (n = 8/group), mechanical (n = 8/group) and thermal hypersensitivity (n = 8/group) were measured to evaluate the analgesic effect of PF on CFA-injected mice. At the end of the animal experiment, blood and L4-L6 dorsal root ganglion neurons were collected to assess the the...
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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