Tag Archives: Chronic Pain

UK Pain Prevalence Rates (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary A meta-analysis of 19 studies published in BMJ Open suggests that approximately 28 million (43%) people in the UK may be living with chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis; this is almost triple the number expected previously. This … Continue reading

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Pain in Impaired Cognition: EU COST Programme (COST TD1005 Action)

Summary The European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) offers an inter-governmental framework which sponsors and promotes collaboration between researchers in Europe. One component of this work is the EU-COST initiative entitled “Pain in impaired cognition, … Continue reading

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Management of Pain in Dementia Care (Nursing Times)

Summary Pain in people with dementia often goes undiagnosed, despite being a probable cause of distressed behaviour. It tends to be under-assessed and under-treated. This review covers the main barriers to effective assessment and management of pain in patients with … Continue reading

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Better Home Pain Relief (BBC News / Marie Curie Cancer Care)

Summary A report from Marie Curie Cancer Care indicates that some terminally ill patients may on occasions suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home. Interviews with survey respondents identify delays with prescriptions and carers sometimes feeling … Continue reading

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Heart Risk Warning Over Painkiller Diclofenac (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The medicines regulator has advised that the painkiller diclofenac should not be used by people with heart problems. A European review found a small increased risk of heart attack and stroke. “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said … Continue reading

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High-Dose Painkiller Heart Risk (NHS Choices / BBC News)

Summary Commonly-used painkillers, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, can increase the risk of heart problems slightly if taken in high doses over a long time. This conclusion was arrived at by meta-analysis of data from 639 separate clinical trials. The risks remain … Continue reading

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Pain and Disruptive Behaviour in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Nursing home residents with dementia sometimes express pain through disruptive behaviour when they are unable to communicate their pain appropriately. This study investigated the effect of pain on disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents with dementia, by means of … Continue reading

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