- Tapentadol potentiates descending pain inhibition in chronic pain patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. Niesters, M.; Proto, P. L.; Aarts, L.; Sarton, E. Y.; Drewes, A. M.; Dahan, A. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Jul2014, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p148
Background Tapentadol is an analgesic agent for treatment of acute and chronic pain that activates the Âµ-opioid receptor combined with inhibition of neuronal norepinephrine reuptake. Both mechanisms are implicated in activation of descending inhibitory pain pathways. In this study, we...
- Find the right balance in managing pain. Sammer, Joanne // Addiction Professional;2015 Supplement, p8
No abstract available.
- New titration. // Geriatrics;Feb2000, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p26
Deals with the titration regimen for ramadol, a central analgesic to improve tolerability in patients with moderate chronic pain. Initial dosage of the drug; Maximum dosage.
- Control of chronic pain. Nurmikko, T. J.; Nash, T. P.; Wiles, J. R. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/21/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7170, p1438
Presents information on a study on the clinical development in chronic pain. Methods used; Analgesic drugs developed in Great Britain that have pharmacological properties; Conclusion.
- Exploring key topics in palliative care: pain and palliative care for older people. Wale, Jane // Clinical Medicine;Aug2014, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p416
Information about a conference organized by the Royal College of Physicians of London in conjunction with the organization Association of Palliative Medicine in Great Britain as of July 25, 2014 for improving outcomes for patients who are older, frail or suffering from dementia, is presented....
- Quality of sleep in patients with chronic low back pain: a case-control study. Marty, M.; Rozenberg, S.; Duplan, B.; Thomas, P.; Duquesnoy, B.; Allaert, F. // European Spine Journal;Jun2008, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p839
Animal experiments and studies in humans clearly show that the relation between pain (acute and chronic) and sleep quality is two-way: sleep disorders can increase pain, which in turn may cause sleep disorders. Sleep disorders and chronic low back pain are frequent health problems and it is...
- Use of opioids for treatment of osteoporotic pain. Vellucci, Renato; Mediati, Rocco Domenico; Ballerini, Giovanna // Clinical Cases in Mineral & Bone Metabolism;2014, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p173
The prevalence of osteoporosis increases markedly with age: currently it is estimated that over 200 million people suffer from osteoporosis worldwide. One of the most feared and more frequent complications of osteoporosis is pain, which affects 85% of patients. Commonly in the treatment of...
- 'Just in case' boxes improve access to palliative care drugs. // Nursing Older People;May2011, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p4
The article looks at the "just in case" boxes program of palliative care nurse Veronica Snow and pharmacist Daniel Harris, which is meant for advanced availability of medicines in Wales.
- Treatment is Available to Ease Your Chronic Pain. // Healthy Years;Feb2014, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p1
The article discusses options for managing chronic pain among older people. Topics discussed include the causes of pain, the use of analgesics such as acetaminophen as first-line treatment for pain, and the use of opioids to control severe persistent pain. Also discussed are the treatment of...