Prevalence and Associated Factors of Low Back Pain Among Healthcare Professionals at University of Gondar Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Study
CONCLUSION: More than 50 percent of the participants were suffering from low back pain. In this study being female, frequent bending, prolonged standing, and type of professionals were statistically significant factors of low back pain. It is better to equip the hospital with appropriate assistive devices to decrease frequent bending and twisting of healthcare workers.PMID:35642186 | PMC:PMC9148573 | DOI:10.2147/JPR.S351987 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nini Asfaw Negash Azmeraw Tadele Abebaw Jember Ferede Source Type: research

Patient and physician positioning during anterior skull base surgery impacts physician ergonomics
CONCLUSION: This simulation raises awareness of risk of musculoskeletal injury in anterior skull base surgery and highlights that certain positional behaviours are better for reducing injury risk than others. Two screens should be considered when performing a two-surgeon, four-hand anterior skull base surgery and surgeons should consider applying this to their own ergonomic environment in theatre.PMID:35642420 | DOI:10.1080/02688697.2022.2078477 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pavithran Maniam James Lucocq Rohit Gohil Giles Lewis-Morgan Ashok Rokade Source Type: research

The Impact of Race in the Palliative Treatment of Bone Metastases
CONCLUSION: Analysis of patient and physician characteristics revealed that race did not influence treatment decisions such as duration of palliative RT regimen or use of SRS. While palliative care regimens must be individualized for each patient, such investigations can identify potential biases in treatment decisions.PMID:35643296 | DOI:10.1016/j.prro.2022.05.008 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aishwarya Shah Badal Juneja Anthony Dragun Gregory Kubicek Source Type: research

A Multi-Centre COVID-19 Study Examining Symptoms and Medication Use in the Final Week of Life
CONCLUSION: Symptoms peaked in final 3 days of life. Earlier use of infusional and breakthrough medications should be considered in anticipation of symptoms given high likelihood of dying in discomfort. Earlier palliative care referral for high-risk patients should be considered at hospital admission.PMID:35644508 | PMC:PMC9134756 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.05.013 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aaron K Wong Olivia Wawryk Michael G Sabe Jaclyn Yoong Rachel Everitt Ruwani Mendis Joyce Chua Maria Pisasale Brian Le Source Type: research

The Emergent General Surgical Patient: Evaluation Patterns in the Emergency Department
CONCLUSIONS: Time in the ED and time to surgical consult did not vary between groups although patients first seen by emergency physicians had potentially higher acuity. Decreased hospital length of stay in patients seen by PA/APRNs may reflect disease-specific differences.PMID:35646259 | PMC:PMC9110050 | DOI:10.17161/kjm.vol15.16006 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bethany Harpole Stephen D Helmer Karson R Quinn Howard Chang Nicholas M Brown Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary Clinician Perspectives on Embedded Palliative Care Models in Pediatric Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric clinicians recognize the potential value of an embedded PC model. Although some concepts overlapped, multidisciplinary clinicians offered unique beliefs, highlighting the importance of including representative perspectives to ensure that pediatric PC models align with priorities of diverse stakeholders.PMID:35649459 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.05.019 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Marta Salek Cameka Woods Melanie Gattas Jami S Gattuso Belinda Mandrell Justin N Baker Erica C Kaye Source Type: research

Adverse events and overall health and well-being after COVID-19 vaccination: interim results from the VAC4COVID cohort safety study
CONCLUSIONS: The study provides reassuring data on low rates of AEs after COVID-19 vaccination. Differences in reactogenicity-type AE profiles between ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 and between first and second doses of these vaccines were observed.TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ISRCTN95881792; Pre-results.PMID:35649591 | DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060583 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Amy Rogers Evelien Rooke Steve Morant Greg Guthrie Alex Doney Andrew Duncan Isla Mackenzie Rebecca Barr Filippo Pigazzani Krists Zutis Thomas M MacDonald Source Type: research

Attitudes, Knowledge, and Perceived Barriers Towards Cancer Pain Management Among Healthcare Professionals in Libya: a National Multicenter Survey
J Cancer Educ. 2022 Jun 2. doi: 10.1007/s13187-022-02185-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCancer pain presents in approximately 66% of patients in advanced stages. Although several guidelines and pharmacological options are available for cancer pain management (CPM), assessment and treatment of cancer pain remain inadequate globally, particularly in developing countries. Lack of knowledge and negative attitudes towards CPM among healthcare professionals (HCPs) are important barriers to CPM. This survey aimed to evaluate nurses' and physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and potential barriers regarding CPM in Libya. This cross-...
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Salim M Makhlouf Shenaz Ahmed Matthew Mulvey Michael I Bennett Source Type: research

Health care workers' perspectives on care for patients with injection drug use associated infective endocarditis (IDU-IE)
CONCLUSION: Practical steps we can take to improve treatment for this population include training and coaching HCWs on a more person-centered approach to communication and transparent decision-making around pain management, surgery decisions, and expectations for SUD treatment.PMID:35642025 | DOI:10.1186/s12913-022-08121-z (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Saira Butt Mitchell McClean Jane Turner Sarah Roth Angela L Rollins Source Type: research

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Low Back Pain Among Healthcare Professionals at University of Gondar Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Study
CONCLUSION: More than 50 percent of the participants were suffering from low back pain. In this study being female, frequent bending, prolonged standing, and type of professionals were statistically significant factors of low back pain. It is better to equip the hospital with appropriate assistive devices to decrease frequent bending and twisting of healthcare workers.PMID:35642186 | PMC:PMC9148573 | DOI:10.2147/JPR.S351987 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nini Asfaw Negash Azmeraw Tadele Abebaw Jember Ferede Source Type: research

Patient and physician positioning during anterior skull base surgery impacts physician ergonomics
CONCLUSION: This simulation raises awareness of risk of musculoskeletal injury in anterior skull base surgery and highlights that certain positional behaviours are better for reducing injury risk than others. Two screens should be considered when performing a two-surgeon, four-hand anterior skull base surgery and surgeons should consider applying this to their own ergonomic environment in theatre.PMID:35642420 | DOI:10.1080/02688697.2022.2078477 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pavithran Maniam James Lucocq Rohit Gohil Giles Lewis-Morgan Ashok Rokade Source Type: research

The Impact of Race in the Palliative Treatment of Bone Metastases
CONCLUSION: Analysis of patient and physician characteristics revealed that race did not influence treatment decisions such as duration of palliative RT regimen or use of SRS. While palliative care regimens must be individualized for each patient, such investigations can identify potential biases in treatment decisions.PMID:35643296 | DOI:10.1016/j.prro.2022.05.008 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aishwarya Shah Badal Juneja Anthony Dragun Gregory Kubicek Source Type: research

A Multi-Centre COVID-19 Study Examining Symptoms and Medication Use in the Final Week of Life
CONCLUSION: Symptoms peaked in final 3 days of life. Earlier use of infusional and breakthrough medications should be considered in anticipation of symptoms given high likelihood of dying in discomfort. Earlier palliative care referral for high-risk patients should be considered at hospital admission.PMID:35644508 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.05.013 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aaron K Wong Olivia Wawryk Michael G Sabe Jaclyn Yoong Rachel Everitt Ruwani Mendis Joyce Chua Maria Pisasale Brian Le Source Type: research

The Emergent General Surgical Patient: Evaluation Patterns in the Emergency Department
CONCLUSIONS: Time in the ED and time to surgical consult did not vary between groups although patients first seen by emergency physicians had potentially higher acuity. Decreased hospital length of stay in patients seen by PA/APRNs may reflect disease-specific differences.PMID:35646259 | PMC:PMC9110050 | DOI:10.17161/kjm.vol15.16006 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bethany Harpole Stephen D Helmer Karson R Quinn Howard Chang Nicholas M Brown Source Type: research

Pain and Fatigue Improvements in Patients Treated with Repository Corticotropin Injection Across Five Indications: A Narrative Review
Adv Ther. 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1007/s12325-022-02176-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRepository corticotropin injection (RCI; Acthar® Gel) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in 19 indications, including for the treatment of selected patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), symptomatic sarcoidosis, uveitis, and keratitis. Despite treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, many patients with RA, SLE, and other chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases continue to be affected by severe pain and fatigue, indicating a need for other therapies. To exami...
Source: Pain Physician - May 31, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Cynthia Girman Mary P Panaccio Kyle Hayes John Niewoehner George J Wan Source Type: research