Tag Archives: Pain Relief

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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Recent Systematic Reviews on Pain Management for Musculoskeletal Problems

[A version of this collection appeared in Rheumatology: the Latest Evidence, January / February 2013, Volume 1 Issue 3]. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on pain management for musculoskeletal problems are listed below. Vickers, AJ. Cronin, AM. Maschino, AC. [et … Continue reading

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National Pain Audit 2010/12: Final Report (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership)

Summary This National Audit of Pain Services collected detailed data on pain services in England and Wales. The audit was funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and performed in partnership with the British Pain Society and Dr Foster … Continue reading

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Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults: the MOBILIZE Boston Study (American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The authors of this article investigated the prevalence of pharmacological (PS) and nonpharmacological (NPS) pain management approaches for older adults with persistent pain, and the characteristics associated with use of these approaches in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. It was … Continue reading

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Dying Well With Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s “My life until the end: dying well with dementia” report gives an overview of … Continue reading

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Neuroleptic, Sedative and Analgesic Prescription in Dementia Patients Admitted into an Acute Hospital (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust / Nursing Standard / YouTube)

Summary The aim of the research reported in this conference poster presentation was to assess the use of neuroleptics, sedatives and analgesics in patients with dementia at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Drug charts of 51 patients were examined to … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People With Dementia Living in Care Homes (SCIE Research Briefing 40)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) research briefing examines the care provided in care homes to people with dementia … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People With Dementia Living in Care Homes (SCIE, At a Glance No.59)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) “At a glance” briefing summarises findings from the Research Briefing No. 40: “End … Continue reading

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