Highlights of this Issue
- Managing Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting. Marcus, Dawn A. // American Family Physician;7/1/2002, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p36
Presents guidelines for managing chronic pain symptoms in the primary care setting. Background on the U.S. general population experiencing chronic pain, as of 2002; Identification of routine chronic pain; Indications for subspecialty referral of patients with chronic pain.
- Analgesic Efficacy of Flupirtine in Primary Care of Patients with Osteoporosis Related Pain. Ringe, Johann D.; Miethe, Dirk; Pittrow, David; Wegscheider, Karl // Drug Research / Arzneimittel-Forschung;Jul2003, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p496
Objective: Although chronic pain in elderly patients with osteoporosis is extremely common it has rarely been addressed in pharmacotherapy studies. The efficacy and tolerability of flupirtine (CAS 56995-20-1, Trancopal Doloï¿½) up to 600 mg/day was investigated under daily practice...
- Pain-Related Disability Among Older Male Veterans Receiving Primary Care. Reid, M. Carrington; Zhenchao Guo; Towle, Virginia R.; Kerns, Robert D.; Concato, John // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Nov2002, Vol. 57A Issue 11, pM727
Identifies factors associated with disability due to pain in a sample of older veterans receiving primary care. Conditions that predispose to pain among older persons; Pain-related factors that are thought to be important determinants of pain-related disability; Characteristics of the study...
- The myth of unexplained pain. // British Dental Journal;1/14/2012, Vol. 212 Issue 1, p29
'...pain might be considered a disease in its own right.'
- Evaluation of Acute Knee Pain in Primary Care. Jackson, Jeffrey L.; O'Malley, Patrick G.; Kroenke, Kurt // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/7/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 7, p575
Background: The evaluation of acute knee pain often includes radiography of the knee. Objective: To synthesize the literature to determine the role of radiologic procedures in evaluating common causes of acute knee pain: fractures, meniscal or ligamentous injuries, osteoarthritis, and...
- Medication and treatment use in primary care patients with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin. Nicola Torrance; Blair H Smith; Margaret C Watson; Michael I Bennett // Family Practice;Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p481
Background. Neuropathic pain is widely recognized as one of the most difficult pain syndromes to treat and presents a significant challenge for pain clinicians and GPs. Methods. The Self-complete Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (S-LANSS) questionnaire, recently validated for...
- Citations and Clinicians' Notes: Pain. // Current Medical Literature: Rheumatology;2003, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p79
Cites several issues concerning shoulder pain. Details on the controlled trial of local corticosteroid injection for the treatment of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care; Accuracy in the diagnosis of shoulder pain; Associations between hip pain and various activities.
- Medical Costs of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Italy. Garattini, Livio; Koleva, Daniela; Motterlini, Nicola; Cornago, Dante // Clinical Drug Investigation;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p139
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal system problems are responsible for more than two-thirds of painful conditions in primary care. However, only one published study, conducted in Finland, has analysed the costs of managing musculoskeletal pain as a whole in primary care. This study...
- Persistent pain and well-being. Gureje, Oye; Von Korff, Michael; Simon, Gregory E.; Gater, Richard // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/8/98, Vol. 280 Issue 2, p147
Assesses the prevalence and impact of persistent pain among primary care patients. Context; Objective; Design and setting; Participants; Main outcome measures; Results; Conclusions.