Physiology and Treatment of Pain
- Pain in patients living in Norwegian nursing homes. Torvik, K.; Kaasa, S.; Kirkevold, Ø.; Rustøen, T. // Palliative Medicine;Jan2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p8
The aims of this study were to describe the pain and use of pain medication in nursing home patients and examine which variables that were associated with pain. Inpatients (n = 307) older than 64 years from nursing homes were included. Pain was measured with a 4-point verbal rating scale in the...
- Reversible central pain. Canavero, S.; Bonicalzi, V. // Neurological Sciences;Jun2001, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p271
We report two cases of central pain which receded completely after treatment of the inciting lesion. These cases highlight the intrinsic reversibility of central pain and the focal nature of central pain mechanisms.
- First-In-Class EP4 Receptor Antagonist for the Treatment of Migraine. Orndorff, Steve // Product Design & Development;Jan/Feb2011 Supplement, Vol. 66, p13
The article discusses migraine pain treatment with the help of AP-1531, an EP4 receptor antagonist developed by Ariel Pharmaceuticals Inc. As stated, the precise cause of migraine is vascular tone and inflammation in central nervous system which is mediated by the binding of EP4 receptor with...
- Central pain following spinal and supraspinal lesions. Bowsher, David // Spinal Cord;Apr1999, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p235
Studies the central pain following spinal and supraspinal lesions. Factors that influence central pain; Categories of pain; Treatment of central pain.
- Central pain. Illis, L.S. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/19/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6735, p1284
Focuses on the causes of central pain. Definition and mechanisms of central pain; Method to manage central pain; Utilization of anticonvulsant drugs in intractable pain.
- Accuracy and Bias of Licensed Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant Ratings of Nursing Home Residents' Pain. Engle, Veronica F.; Graney, Marshall J.; Chan, Anna // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Jul2001, Vol. 56A Issue 7, pM405
Evaluates the accuracy of licensed practical nurses' (LPN) and nursing assistants' (NA) Minimum Data Set pain ratings of nursing home residents. Undertreatment of pain experienced by nursing home residents; Design settings and participants of the study; Accuracy of LPN and NA pain ratings.
- Philosophy, knowledge and theory in the assessment of pain. Walker, Jennie-April // British Journal of Nursing;4/24/2003, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p494
Focuses on the assessment of pain in patients in an acute setting. Advantages of a comprehensive pain assessment in the planning of an effective pain management; Importance of using varying types of knowledge when caring for a variety of patients; Philosophical dimensions of pain and its...
- Development and Testing of the Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain. Manworren, Renee C. B. // Pediatric Nursing;Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p151
Presents information on the development and testing of the Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain, a modification of Ferrell and McCaffrey's Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain. Tools for pain assessment; Review of related literature; Survey...
- SIG Helps Nurses Provide Optimal Pain Control. // ONS News;Oct2000, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p3
Enumerates the goal of the Oncology Nursing Society Pain Management Special Interest Group that supports optimal pain control for people throughout their cancer experience.