Analgesics

Publication Title: 
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

INTRODUCTION: Pain is a common symptom in cancer patients, but very little information about the prevalence, severity, and treatment of pain in cancer patients in Singapore is available. Therefore, our prospective survey in the National Cancer Centre (NCC) outpatients is incorporated in this report. In addition, a review concerning the recent advances on non-interventional pain management in cancer treatment, which is relevant in the context, is discussed.

Author(s): 
Saw, Constance L. L.
Chew, Lita
Goh, Cynthia
Publication Title: 
Acta Neurologica Taiwanica

Neuropathic pain is a complicated symptomatic disease as migraine in recent years. Not because the pain character differed from the nociceptive inflammatory symptoms but because of its complexity of mechanisms. Though peripheral sensitization, ectopic discharge, central sensitization, central re-organization and loss of inhibition play part of roles in mechanisms, however, based on this mechanistic treatment, the outcome still disappointed physicians and patients, exampled as central post-stroke central pain (CPSP).

Author(s): 
Yang, Chun-Ming
Chen, Nan-Cheng
Shen, Hsiu-Chu
Chou, Chi-Ho
Yeh, Poh-Shiow
Lin, Huey-Juan
Chang, Chia-Yu
Cheng, Tain-Junn
Lin, Kao-Chang
Publication Title: 
Age and Ageing

This guidance document reviews the epidemiology and management of pain in older people via a literature review of published research. The aim of this document is to inform health professionals in any care setting who work with older adults on best practice for the management of pain and to identify where there are gaps in the evidence that require further research.

Author(s): 
Abdulla, Aza
Adams, Nicola
Bone, Margaret
Elliott, Alison M.
Gaffin, Jean
Jones, Derek
Knaggs, Roger
Martin, Denis
Sampson, Liz
Schofield, Pat
British Geriatric Society
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

One of the objectives of the Professional Practice Committee (PPC) of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Section of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) is the development of the field of competence of PRM physicians in Europe. To achieve this objective, UEMS PRM Section PPC has adopted a systematic action plan of preparing a series of papers describing the role of PRM physicians in a number of disabling health conditions, based on the evidence of effectiveness of PRM interventions.

Author(s): 
Oral, A.
Ilieva, E. M.
Küçükdeveci, A. A.
Varela, E.
Valero, R.
Berteanu, M.
Christodoulou, N.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: It is becoming increasingly necessary for community health centers to make rehabilitation services available to patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. However, for a number of reasons, including a lack of expertise, the small size of community health centers and the availability of only simple medical equipment, conventional rehabilitation therapy has not been widely used in China. Consequently, most patients with knee osteoarthritis seek treatment in high-grade hospitals. However, many patients cannot manage the techniques that they were taught in the hospital.

Author(s): 
Yan, Hu
Su, Youxin
Chen, Lidian
Zheng, Guohua
Lin, Xueyi
Chen, Baojun
Zhou, Bihong
Zhang, Qing
Publication Title: 
Revista De Neurologia

AIM. To analyse the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise on migraines and tension-type headaches (TTH). MATERIALS AND METHODS. Electronic databases were used to search the literature for relevant articles. Eligibility criteria were: controlled randomised clinical trials (RCT), conducted on patients with migraine or TTH, in which the therapeutic intervention was based on therapeutic exercise, and the papers had been published in English and Spanish. Two independent reviewers performed the analysis of the methodological quality using the Delphi scale. RESULTS.

Author(s): 
Gil-Martínez, Alfonso
Kindelan-Calvo, Paula
Agudo-Carmona, Diego
Muñoz-Plata, Rosa
López-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Ibai
La Touche, Roy
Publication Title: 
Revista Da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992)
Author(s): 
Associação Brasileira de Medicina Física e Reabilitação

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