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  1. High mountain soils and periglacial features at the Torres del Paine, National Park Torres del Paine, Chile.

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    Senra, Eduardo; Schaefer, Carlos; Simas, Felipe; Gjorup, Davi

    2015-04-01

    The Torres del Paine National Park (TPNP) is located on the southern limit of the Andean Southern Ice Field, part of the Magallanes and Antartica Chilena region, in the province of Ultima Esperanza. The TPNP has a very heterogeneous climate due to orographic influence and wet air masses from the Pacific. The geology is basically Cretaceous metasedimentary rocks and Miocene granitic plutons and batholiths. We studied the main soils and geoenvironments of Mt Ferrier mountain and its surroundings, based on soils , landforms and vegetation aspects. The geoenvironmental stratification was based on the combined variation and integration of pedo-litho-geomorphological features with the vegetation. WE used detailed geological maps, a DEM and slope maps and WorlView II satellite images. Fifteen soils profiles were sampled and classified according to Soil Taxonomy (2010) at all genovironments, ranging from 50 m a.s.l to the at high plateau just below the permanent snowline, under periglacial conditions (~1004m asl). Three soil temperature and moisture monitoring sites were set, allowing for 24 consecutive months (2011 to 2013). Seven geoenvironments were identified with distinct soil and landform characteristics, all with a similar geological substrate. The landform and vegetation have a strong connection with the landscape dynamic, controlling erosional and depositional processes, resulting from glacier advances and retreats in the Late Quaternary. Wind blown materials is widespread, in the form of loess material, accumulating in the higher parts of the landscape. On the other hand, accumulation of organic matter in the water-saturated depressions is common in all altitudes. Generally the soils are acidic and dystrophic, with little exceptions. The following geoenvironments were identified: Periglacial Tundra, Loess slopes, Talus and scarpmentd, Fluvio-glacial terraces, Fluvio-lacustrine plains, Moraines and Paleodunes. The regional pedology show the occurrence of five soil

  2. Trail impacts and trail impact management related to ecotourism visitation at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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    Farrell, T.A.; Marion, J.L.

    2002-01-01

    Ecotourism and protected area visitation in Central and South America are largely dependent upon a relatively undisturbed quality of natural resources. However, visitation may impact vegetation, soil, water and wildlife resources, and degrade visitor facilities such as recreation sites and trails. Findings are reported from trail impact research conducted at Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile. The frequency and magnitude of selected trail impacts and the relative effect of the amount of use, vegetation type, trail position and trail grade are investigated. Findings differed from previous studies in that amount of use was significantly related to both trail width increases and trail erosion. Management actions to minimize trail impacts are offered.

  3. Adherence of Pain Assessment to the German National Standard for Pain Management in 12 Nursing Homes

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    Jürgen Osterbrink

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Pain is very common among nursing home residents. The assessment of pain is a prerequisite for effective multiprofessional pain management. Within the framework of the German health services research project, ‘Action Alliance Pain-Free City Muenster’, the authors investigated pain assessment adherence according to the German national Expert Standard for Pain Management in Nursing, which is a general standard applicable to all chronic/acute pain-affected persons and highly recommended for practice.

  4. Future Directions for Pain Management: Lessons from the Institute of Medicine Pain Report and the National Pain Strategy.

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    Mackey, Sean

    2016-02-01

    According to the Institute of Medicine Relieving Pain in America Report and the soon to be released National Pain Strategy, pain affects over 100 million Americans and costs our country in over $500 billion per year. We have a greater appreciation for the complex nature of pain and that it can develop into a disease in itself. As such, we need more efforts on prevention of chronic pain and for interdisciplinary approaches. For precision pain medicine to be successful, we need to link learning health systems with pain biomarkers (eg, genomics, proteomics, patient reported outcomes, brain markers) and its treatment.

  5. NATIONAL SURVEY ON PREVALENCE OF CANCER PAIN

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    刘志民; 连智; 周伟华; 穆悦; 吕宪祥; 赵苳; 蔡志基; 曹家琪; 任正洪

    2001-01-01

    Objective. To collect nationwide basic data about cancer related pain.``Methods. Sixty cancer patients in each province were randomly selected to participate in this survey. The subjects represented all stages of cancer, tumor sites, and different demographic characteristics. Two self-designed structured questionnaires including reasons, types of pain and pain management were used by patients and physicians respectively. Subjects were asked to report whether he/she had experienced any type of cancer related pain and filled out the equivalent questionnaire. The severity of pain was assessed by using "visual analogue scale".Original data input and analysis were using EPI-INFO software package.``Results. The result showed that 61.6% (958/1555) of patients had different types of cancer related pain.Majority of pain (85.1%) were caused by advanced cancer. The major reasons (64.4%) for poor management or impedimental factors of pain care are due to patient including over-concern on opioid analgesic addiction, reluctance to report pain or refused to use opioid analgesic until at times when pain is intolerable; 26. 8% belonged to physician' s reasons including fear to cause addiction on opioid and lack of knowledge about cancer pain management; 16. 2% are due to lack of different kinds of opioid analgesic for use and 16. 1% belonged to drug regulation.``Conclusions. The results showed that majority of patients (61.6%) had different types of cancer related pain. In most of patients, cancer pain was relieved when they were treated. The major reason for under-treatment or impeded factors for effective relief of cancer pain was fear of opioid addiction by both medical professionals and patients.

  6. NATIONAL SURVEY ON PREVALENCE OF CANCER PAIN

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    刘志民; 连智; 周伟华; 穆悦; 吕宪祥; 赵苳; 蔡志基; 曹家琪; 任正洪

    2001-01-01

    Objective. To collect nationwide basic data about cancer related pain. Methods. Sixty cancer patients in each province were randomly selected to participate in this survey. The subjects represented all stages of cancer, tumor sites, and different demographic characteristics. Two selfdesignedstructured questionnaires including reasons, types of pain and pain management were used by patients and physicians respectively. Subjects were asked to report whether he/she had experienced any type of cancer related pain and fdled out the equivalent questionnaire. The severity of pain was assessed by using "visual analogue scale".Original data input and analysis were using EPI-INFO software package. Results. The result showed that 61.6% (958/1555) of patients had different types of cancer related pain.Majority of pain (85.1%) were caused by advanced cancer. The major reasons (64.4%) for poor management or impedimental factors of pain care are due to patient including over-concern on opioid analgesic addiction, reluc-tance to report pain or refused to use opioid analgesic until at times when pain is intolerable; 26. 8% belonged to physician' s reasons includiag fear to cause addiction on opioid and lack of knowledge about cancer pain management; 16. 2% are due to lack of different kinds of opioid analgesic for use and 16. 1% belonged to drug regulation. Conclusions. The results showed that majority of patients (61.6%) had different types of cancer related pain. In most of patients, cancer pain was relieved when they were treated. The major reason for under-treatmentor impeded factors for effective relief of cancer pain was fear of opioid addiction by both medical professionals andpatients.

  7. National survey of pain clinics in Croatia: Organization and services

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    Mahir Fidahić

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To analyze organization and therapeutic procedures administered in tertiary outpatient pain clinics in Croatia. Methods. Data about organization of pain clinics, its personnel, equipment, continuing medical education, therapeutic procedures, research activities and relations with pharmaceutical industry were collected using questionnaires. Results. Twenty-two Croatian pain clinics were included in the study. Most of the pain clinics employ exclusively anesthesiologists and nurses. The most frequently prescribed therapeutic procedures in pain clinics were pharmacotherapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, acupuncture and trigger point injections. Almost all pain clinics provide educational material for patients. Most of the pain clinics have regular interactions with pharmaceutical companies. Prescribing decisions were based mostly on information from scientific meetings, research articles and consultations with colleagues. Information sources which are considered to be the gold standard – the systematic reviews of The Cochrane Collaboration – were used less frequently (n=12; 57% than advertising materials from pharmaceutical companies (n=16; 76%. Few physicians and other pain clinics staff had scientific degrees or academic titles or were involved in a research project. Conclusion. The national study about pain clinics in Croatia pointed out that there is room for improvement of their organization and services. Pain clinics should employ health-care professionals with diverse backgrounds. They should offer treatments backed by the highest-level of scientific evidence. Since pain is a major public health issue, pain clinic staff should engage more in research to contribute to the growing field of pain research, to enhance capacities for pain research in Croatia, to incorporate scientific evidence into their daily decision-making and to enable evidence-based practice.

  8. The First National Pain Medicine Summit--final summary report.

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    Lippe, Philipp M; Brock, Charles; David, Jose; Crossno, Ronald; Gitlow, Stuart

    2010-10-01

    Pain is ubiquitous. At some point in time it affects everyone. For many millions pain becomes chronic, a scourge that impacts every facet of life-work, hobbies, family relations, social fabric, finances, happiness, mood, and even the very essence of identity. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pain is one of our most important national public health problems, a silent epidemic. In 1998, NIH reported that the annual amount spent on health care, compensation, and litigation related to pain had reached one hundred billion dollars ($100,000,000,000). Considering that health care costs have doubled since then, it is not unreasonable to assume that the costs related to pain care have doubled as well. Millions of patients suffer needlessly with acute pain, with cancer pain, and with chronic pain. The ineffective management of pain results in an escalating cascade of health care issues. Acute pain that is not treated adequately and promptly results in persistent pain that eventually causes irreversible changes in the nervous system. This translates into progressive bio-psycho-social epiphenomena resulting in further pain and disability. It creates a vicious cycle transforming a functional human being into an invalid who becomes a burden to family, to society, and to oneself. In the face of adequate medical science, adequate technical skills, and adequate resources the reality of delayed and inadequate pain care is paradoxical. This dilemma deserves close scrutiny and effective remediation. The American Medical Association (AMA), long dedicated to the need to improve pain care in this country, has been faced with this reality. It was from this vision that the idea of holding a Pain Medicine Summit was conceived. Resolution 321 (A-08) set in motion a process that would bring together a diverse group of stakeholders for the purpose of discussing the present and future status of pain care; a process that culminated in a broad-based coalition of physicians

  9. Glacial geomorphology of the Torres del Paine region (southern Patagonia): Implications for glaciation, deglaciation and paleolake history

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    García, Juan-Luis; Hall, Brenda L.; Kaplan, Michael R.; Vega, Rodrigo M.; Strelin, Jorge A.

    2014-01-01

    The processes affecting paleoclimate variability and Pleistocene glacial landscape development in the southern mid-latitudes remain poorly understood, in part because of the scarcity of comprehensive, well-studied records. Glacial landforms are invaluable for reconstructing past ice-sheet, climate, and associated environmental changes along the southern Andes, but there are significant spatial and temporal gaps in existing data. In this paper, we present new geomorphic and sedimentologic analyses, including surficial maps, for the Torres del Paine region (51°S, 73°W), southern South America. Our findings provide a new framework for understanding changes in the regional glacier history and Pleistocene landscape development. Glacial extent during the local last glacial maximum (LGM) remains unknown but new chronological data supported by geomorphic evidence afford evidence for a larger ice sheet at Torres del Paine than previously assumed. Deglaciation from the local LGM was underway by 17,400 ± 200 (1σ) cal. yr. BP. As opposed to previous suggestions, we have found that most of the moraines fringing the lakes in the Torres del Paine national park were deposited during a late-glacial expansion that occurred between 14,100 and 12,500 cal. yr. BP. Late-glacial advances also have been documented recently for the Última Esperanza and Lago Argentino basins to the south and north of Torres del Paine, respectively, suggesting an overall regional ice response to a climate signal. The Tehuelche paleolake accompanied each of the ice-sheet fluctuations in Torres del Paine. New data document at least three main phases of this paleolake, which drained eastward to the Atlantic Ocean, while the Andes gaps were blocked with ice. During the late phase of glacial lake formation, when water levels reached 125-155 m a.s.l., the lake likely merged with paleolake Consuelo in the Última Esperanza area at the end of the last glaciation. Lake Tehuelche in Torres del Paine had drained

  10. Tratamiento del Síndrome del Túnel Carpiano con la Técnica del Retinaculotomo de PAINE

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    Pérez Aragón, A.; Altuzarra Corral, A.; López Moratalla, M.; Moratalla Molina, J.

    1990-01-01

    Los autores han realizado un estudio con 36 casos intervenidos quirúrgicamente en el Servicio de Neurocirugía del Hospital General de Especialidades "Virgen de las Nieves" de Granada, tanto a corto como a largo plazo, empleando la técnica quirúrgica de PAINE, basada en el instrumento por él diseñado, el retinaculotomo. Realizan un estudio de los resultados obtenidos, siendo totalmente satisfactorios en el 74% de los casos. Finalmente exponen las ventajas de esta técnica q...

  11. 75 FR 65495 - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Interagency Pain Research Coordinating...

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    2010-10-25

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Nominations The Department of Health and Human Services has created the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and is seeking nominations...

  12. History of pain theories (Storie delle teorie del dolore

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    Mirko Silvestrini

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The history of pain is as long as that of the human race. Several theories have been developed but none of them are yet exhaustive. Historically, the clinical approach has reflected the vision that society had about pain. This review analyzes the historyof pain theories through searching the literature up to the year 2013.The main source were Google Scholar and PubMed, using a numberof keywords, e.g. history of pain theories, pain, chronic pain and neuromatrix. Relevant issues were then reviewed and quoted. The authors conclude that today the notion of specific central pain region is rejected in favour of multiple neuronal networks integrated in a neuromatrix, genetically and experientially shaped. It generates the body-selfsense, which includes both pain and suffering.

  13. United States National Pain Strategy for Population Research: Concepts, Definitions, and Pilot Data.

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    Von Korff, Michael; Scher, Ann I; Helmick, Charles; Carter-Pokras, Olivia; Dodick, David W; Goulet, Joseph; Hamill-Ruth, Robin; LeResche, Linda; Porter, Linda; Tait, Raymond; Terman, Gregory; Veasley, Christin; Mackey, Sean

    2016-10-01

    National Pain Strategy population research objectives include: estimating chronic pain prevalence, studying pain treatment with electronic health care data, and developing metrics to assess progress in reducing chronic pain impact. In this article, the National Pain Strategy Population Research Workgroup reviews concepts relevant to achieving these aims. High-impact chronic pain was defined as persistent pain with substantial restriction of life activities lasting 6 months or more. In pilot work, we tested a brief assessment of high-impact chronic pain, and used electronic health records data to describe pain-related health care. A mail survey of adult health plan enrollees (N = 770) reported that 14% had high-impact chronic pain. Relative to persons with lower-impact chronic pain, those with high-impact chronic pain were more often frequent users of health care for pain, reported lower quality of life, greater pain-related interference with activities, and more often reported pain at multiple anatomic locations. Analyses of health care data (N = 289,464) reported that pain patients had higher health care costs compared with others and that pain services were typically delivered in primary care. These results support the feasibility of developing data on chronic pain through national health interview surveys and large electronic health care databases. Pilot analyses supported the feasibility of brief chronic pain assessments suitable for national health surveys and use of electronic health care databases to develop data regarding trends in the delivery of pain treatments, costs, and effectiveness. These methods are relevant to achieving the aims of the US National Pain Strategy. Copyright © 2016 American Pain Society. All rights reserved.

  14. [Validazione della versione italiana del Brief Pain Inventory nei pazienti con dolore cronico].

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    Bonezzi, C; Nava, A; Barbieri, M; Bettaglio, R; Demartini, L; Miotti, D; Paulin, L

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this study has been the validation of an Italian version of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Breve Questionario per la valutazione del Dolore (BQVD), in patients with chronic pain not-caused by neoplastic illness. The analysis has been proposed to 113 patients affected by different kinds of chronic pain of non-neoplastic origin while hospitalized, both as outpatients or as in-patients. The descriptive analysis of the specimen and of each item of the BPI has been carried out. Moreover, the psychometric characteristics of the analysis, intended as an instrument to describe intensity of pain and its interference in the various aspects of life have been investigated, evaluating with factorial analysis its validity both as a construct, and its internal coherence calculating the Cronbach's alpha of the whole instrument and of each identifier with factorial analysis. From the factorial analysis emerged a frame with three factors that have been identified as Pain intensity, Pain interference in emotional sphere and Interference in working activities. The Brief Pain Inventory can be considered a suitable useful instrument in the global evaluation of patients affected by chronic pain since its allows a contemporaneous analysis of three factors that characterize the phenomenon and contribute equally in defining the various facet of the pain universe. The Italian version of the BPI may be included in the essential evaluation instruments in the diagnosis and therapy of chronic pain.

  15. El conocimiento geográfico de la Patagonia interior y la construcción de la imagen de Torres del Paine como patrimonio natural a conservar

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    Ferrer Jiménez, Daniel

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Torres del Paine National Park (12th Region, Chile, the Paine Massif and its surroundings are a major milestone concerning three issues: the perception of nature in the Patagonian-Andean environment, the first steps of conservationism in South America and the first scientific studies in this part of the planet. In addition, ever since scientists and travelers were to “discover” this region, Paine has been a benchmark of both the first proposals for nature tourism linked with conservationism, as well as a major challenge for alpine expeditions.

    Due to these circumstances, the doctoral dissertation of the author devotes one entire chapter to analysing the main contributions of the Paine phenomenon to the geographical knowledge of inland Patagonia and to the perception of Torres del Paine as a natural heritage worth preserving. This is precisely the subject of this paper, which gives an insight into the geographical reconnaissance explorations that took place between 1877 and 1896 in the Patagonian inland, under the initiatives of Chilean and Argentinean governments; the first known touristic travel in the Chilean region of Magallanes; the role of the first “visionaries” of Patagonian-Andean tourism in Chile, gathered around Werner Gromsch and the Touring Club; or the geographical, scientific and informative work carried out by Alberto Maria De Agostini. Finally, the article discusses the first alpine expeditions which targeted the summits of the Paine Massif.

    El Parque Nacional de las Torres del Paine (XII Región, Chile, el Macizo Paine y su entorno, constituye un hito en la imagen de la naturaleza del mundo andino patagónico, en los inicios del primer conservacionismo de América del Sur y en los estudios científicos sobre esa parte del Planeta. En relación con ello, además, el Paine ha sido, desde su “descubrimiento” científico y viajero hace más de un siglo, un referente fundamental de las

  16. Tratamiento del dolor oncológico terminal intenso Process management in pain treatment

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    A. Pernia

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento del dolor oncológico intenso es una obligación además de una necesidad. En este trabajo se expone una revisión del armamentarium farmacológico del que disponemos en la actualidad, a tener en cuenta en función del tipo de dolor ante el que nos encontramos y una vez establecida la valoración oportuna del paciente con los instrumentos disponibles. En el abordaje terapéutico se propone además del tratamiento farmacológico, el abordaje intervencionista del que se pueden beneficiar alguno de estos pacientes.The treatment of severe cancer pain is an obligation in addition to a necessity. In the paper we show a review of the pharmacological armamentarium we can use at the present time, to once consider based on the type of pain before which we were and established the opportune valuation the patient with the available instruments. In the therapeutic management one sets out in addition to the pharmacological treatment, the interventional one that can be benefitted some from these patients.

  17. Childhood Abuse, Chronic Pain, and Depression in the National Comorbidity Survey

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    Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie; Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen; Hernandez, Annya

    2007-01-01

    Objective: The current study examined the effects of childhood sexual and physical abuse on reports of pain in men and women (N=1,727). Methods: Data from the National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative sample, were utilized. Childhood experiences of physical and sexual abuse were assessed, and pain reports in relation to current…

  18. Epidural steroid injection in korean pain physicians: a national survey

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    Kim, Eun Jung; Moon, Jee Youn; Park, Keun Suk; Yoo, Da Hye; Kim, Yong Chul; Sim, Woo Seog; Lee, Chul Joong; Shin, Hwa Yong; Kim, Jae Hun; Kim, Yeon Dong; Lee, Se Jin

    2014-01-01

    .... Among 173 pain centers which requested the public health insurance reimbursements for their ESIs and were enrolled in the Korean Pain Society, 122 completed questionnaires were returned, for a rate of 70.5...

  19. Tratamiento del dolor irruptivo Treatment of breakthrough pain

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    L. Cánovas Martínez; A. B. Rodríguez Rodríguez; M. Castro Bande; L. Pérez Arviza; C. López Soto; R. Román Nuñez

    2012-01-01

    La Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica (SEOM), la Sociedad Española de Cuidados Paliativos (SECPAL) y la Sociedad Española de Dolor (SED), establecieron un documento de consenso en el que asumieron el término "dolor irruptivo", para definir una exacerbación del dolor de forma súbita y transitoria, de gran intensidad (EVA > 7) y de corta duración (usualmente inferior a 20-30 minutos), que aparece sobre la base de un dolor persistente estable, cuando este se encuentra reducido a un nivel tole...

  20. Shoulder pain in hemiplegia: results from a national rehabilitation hospital in Turkey.

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    Aras, Meltem Dalyan; Gokkaya, Nilufer Kutay Ordu; Comert, Didem; Kaya, Ayse; Cakci, Aytul

    2004-09-01

    Shoulder pain is a common complication after stroke that can limit the patients' ability to reach their maximum functional potential and impede rehabilitation. The aim of our study was to examine the occurrence of hemiplegic shoulder pain in a group of Turkish patients and clarify contributing factors such as glenohumeral subluxation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, tonus changes, motor functional level, limitation in shoulder range of motion, thalamic pain, neglect, and time since onset of hemiplegia. The effect of shoulder pain on the duration of rehabilitation stay was also identified. A total of 85 consecutive patients with hemiplegia admitted to a national rehabilitation center were evaluated for the presence of shoulder pain. A brief history of pain was taken for each patient, and each patient was evaluated by radiographic and ultrasonographic examination. The subjects with shoulder pain were compared with those without pain in regard to certain of the above variables. Of the 85 patients with stroke, 54 patients (54/85, 63.5%) were found to have shoulder pain. Shoulder pain was significantly more frequent in subjects with reflex sympathetic dystrophy, lower motor functional level of shoulder and hand (P rehabilitation stay in patients with shoulder pain. These results indicate that shoulder pain is a frequent complication after stroke and that it may develop from a variety of factors. To prevent and alleviate shoulder pain, efforts should be directed toward proper positioning of the shoulder, range of motion activities, and the avoidance of immobilization.

  1. Neonatal nurses' perceptions of pain assessment and management in NICUs: a national survey.

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    Cong, Xiaomei; Delaney, Colleen; Vazquez, Victoria

    2013-10-01

    The purpose of this survey was to investigate neonatal nurses' perceptions of knowledge and practice in pain assessment and management. A convenience sample consisted of 237 neonatal nurses with a membership in National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and neonatal nurses in Connecticut who were not NANN members. A researcher-developed questionnaire, including 36 questions with Likert scale and 2 open-ended questions, was used. The nurses were knowledgeable, and about 50% felt that they received adequate training and continuing education on pain. Participants reported the use of pain assessment tools (81%) and felt confident in uses of pharmacologic (83%) and nonpharmacologic interventions (79%). More than half felt that the pain tool used in their unit was appropriate for neonates (65%) and was an accurate measure (60%). Fewer than half reported that pain was well managed (44%) and that their pain protocols were research evidence based (43%). Nurses' perceptions of well-managed pain were significantly correlated with training, use of appropriate and accurate pain tools, and clear and research-based protocols. Barriers to effective pain management emerged as resistance to change, lack of knowledge, perceived fear of side effects of pain medication and incorrect interpretation of pain signals, lack of time, and lack of trust in the pain assessment tools. Gaps exist in knowledge, evidence, and practice in neonatal assessment and management.

  2. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES OF BACK PAIN

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    Giles, Lynton G. F.; Walker, Bruce F

    1996-01-01

    Spinal pain of mechanical origin, with or without referred pain, is a serious health problem suffered by many Australians. In order to help patients with this ailment, and to investigate this costly and debilitating condition, the National Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Back Pain was established at Townsville General Hospital as a joint venture between James Cook University of North Queensland and the Northern Regional Health Authority. The Centre has a multidisciplinary clinical tea...

  3. Frequency, impact, and predictors of persistent pain after root canal treatment: a national dental PBRN study.

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    Nixdorf, Donald R; Law, Alan S; Lindquist, Kimberly; Reams, Gregory J; Cole, Emery; Kanter, Keith; Nguyen, Ruby H N; Harris, D Robert

    2016-01-01

    Root canal treatment (RCT) is commonly performed surgery and persistent pain is known to occur, but little is known about how these patients are affected by this pain. Although biopsychosocial mechanisms are thought to be associated with the development of such pain, similar to persistent pain after surgery in other body sites, little is known about the baseline predictors for persistent pain. We assessed the frequency of persistent pain 6 months after RCT, measured the impact this pain had on patients, and determined predictive factors for persistent tooth pain in a multicenter prospective cohort study conducted within the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Of 708 patients enrolled, 651 (91.9%) provided follow-up data, with 65 (10.0%) meeting criteria for pain 6 months after RCT. On average, these patients reported their pain as mild to moderate in intensity, present for approximately 10 days in the preceding month, and minimally interfered with daily activities. After adjusting for the type of dental practitioner and patient age, gender, and household income, pain duration over the week before RCT significantly increased the risk of developing persistent pain (odds ratio = 1.19 per 1 day increase in pain duration, 95% confidence interval: 1.07-1.33), whereas optimism about the procedure reduced the risk (odds ratio = 0.39, 95% confidence interval: 0.22-0.67). Our data suggest that persistent pain 6 months after RCT is fairly common, but generally does not have a large impact on those experiencing it. Furthermore, patient age and gender did not predict persistent pain, whereas preoperative pain duration and the patient's expectation did.

  4. Frequency, Impact, and Predictors of Persistent Pain Following Root Canal Treatment: A National Dental PBRN Study

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    Nixdorf, Donald R.; Law, Alan S.; Lindquist, Kimberly; Reams, Gregory J.; Cole, Emery; Kanter, Keith; Nguyen, Ruby H.N.; Harris, D. Robert

    2015-01-01

    Root canal treatment (RCT) is commonly performed surgery and persistent pain is known to occur, but little is known about how these patients are affected by this pain. While biopsychosocial mechanisms are thought to be associated with the development of such pain, similar to persistent pain following surgery in other body sites, little is known about the baseline predictors for persistent pain. We assessed the frequency of persistent pain 6 months following RCT, measured the impact this pain had on patients, and determined predictive factors for persistent tooth pain in a multi-center prospective cohort study conducted within the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Of 708 patients enrolled, 651 (91.9%) provided follow-up data, with 65 (10.0%) meeting criteria for pain 6 months following RCT. On average, these patients reported their pain as mild to moderate in intensity, present for about 10 days in the preceding month, and minimally interfered with daily activities. After adjusting for type of dental practitioner and patient age, gender and household income, pain duration over the week prior to RCT significantly increased the risk of developing persistent pain (odds ratio [OR]=1.19 per 1 day increase in pain duration, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.07–1.33), whereas optimism about the procedure reduced the risk (OR=0.39, 95% CI: 0.22–0.67). Our data suggest that persistent pain following RCT is fairly common, but generally does not have a large impact on those experiencing it. Furthermore, patient age and gender did not predict persistent pain, while pre-operative pain duration and the patient’s expectation did. PMID:26335907

  5. National project seeking to improve pain management in the emergency department setting: findings from the NHMRC-NICS National Pain Management Initiative.

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    Doherty, Steven; Knott, Jonathan; Bennetts, Scott; Jazayeri, Mitra; Huckson, Sue

    2013-04-01

    The National Pain Management Initiative was established by the National Institute of Clinical Studies to improve analgesic practice across Australian EDs. A barrier analysis provided information to better implement changes in analgesic practice. A working party was established and developed a multifaceted intervention strategy and clinical indicators. An online data collection system was developed and sites collected data at three monthly intervals for 18 months. A stepped-wedge design was chosen to manage the number of hospitals involved. Clinical indicators included documentation of pain score, time to analgesia, appropriate use of parenteral narcotics and effectiveness of analgesia for severe pain. A total of 16,627 patient datasets were entered from 45 metropolitan and regional hospitals. There was an increase from 41% to 64% in documented pain score (difference in proportions 23%, 95% confidence interval: 20-26) and median time to analgesia fell from 61 min (interquartile range: 23-122) to 41 min (interquartile range: 15-95). Appropriate parenteral narcotic use was over 90% for all time points combined. For all patients with severe pain there was no significant change in the proportion with a documented reduction of pain within 1 h of presentation. Significant improvements in documentation of pain score and time to analgesia were demonstrated through a national project of targeted improvement. Parenteral narcotic use has a high level of adherence to recommended practice. An improvement in the effectiveness of analgesia in severe pain has not been clearly demonstrated in this study. © 2012 NHMRC. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.

  6. Pain Psychology: A Global Needs Assessment and National Call to Action

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    Scheman, Judith; Davin, Sara; Burns, John W.; Murphy, Jennifer L.; Wilson, Anna C.; Kerns, Robert D.; Mackey, Sean C.

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The Institute of Medicine and the draft National Pain Strategy recently called for better training for health care clinicians. This was the first high-level needs assessment for pain psychology services and resources in the United States. Design. Prospective, observational, cross-sectional. Methods. Brief surveys were administered online to six stakeholder groups (psychologists/therapists, individuals with chronic pain, pain physicians, primary care physicians/physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and the directors of graduate and postgraduate psychology training programs). Results. 1,991 responses were received. Results revealed low confidence and low perceived competency to address physical pain among psychologists/therapists, and high levels of interest and need for pain education. We found broad support for pain psychology across stakeholder groups, and global support for a national initiative to increase pain training and competency in U.S. therapists. Among directors of graduate and postgraduate psychology training programs, we found unanimous interest for a no-cost pain psychology curriculum that could be integrated into existing programs. Primary barriers to pain psychology include lack of a system to identify qualified therapists, paucity of therapists with pain training, limited awareness of the psychological treatment modality, and poor insurance coverage. Conclusions. This report calls for transformation within psychology predoctoral and postdoctoral education and training and psychology continuing education to include and emphasize pain and pain management. A system for certification is needed to facilitate quality control and appropriate reimbursement. There is a need for systems to facilitate identification and access to practicing psychologists and therapists skilled in the treatment of pain. PMID:26803844

  7. Unidades de dolor en España: Encuesta SED Día del Dolor 2007 Pain units in Spain: Survey of the Spanish Society of Pain, Pain Day 2007

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    C. de Barutell

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    autonómicas, la realización de un censo de lo que hay para, a partir de ahí, dotar a todos los hospitales del país de UD de categoría y nivel de acuerdo al del hospital. Es imprescindible la creación de UD de nivel IV en los hospitales de mayor nivel asistencial y regionales, así como la formación en dolor de algunos médicos de asistencia primaria, para que todos coordinados presten la mejor atención a los pacientes. Igualmente, es deseable una mejor relación con las unidades de cuidados paliativos, ya que un porcentaje no despreciable de pacientes oncológicos puede beneficiarse de dicha colaboración. Es urgente y deseable la puesta en marcha del, tantas veces prometido por el Ministerio de Sanidad, Plan Nacional Integral del Tratamiento del Dolor, como se ha realizado con otras patologías también prevalentes.Objective: To determine the real situation of pain units in the hospitals of all the autonomous regions of Spain, Ceuta and Melilla, concerning their staffing, facilities, and the clinical work carried out in 2006. Material and methods: We performed an observational cross-sectional study through hand delivery and collection of a questionnaire to the heads or coordinators of pain units. The questionnaires consisted of three sections. The first contained items on the staff working in the units and their hours of work. The second set of items concerned the facilities available and the third concerned the clinical work performed in 2006. Two final items were related to whether the units held clinical sessions or not and the waiting time for consultations. Results: Completed questionnaires were received by 95 hospitals. Of these, 94 had a pain unit, while one did not. There were 356 physicians working in pain units: most were anesthesiologists, followed by a much smaller number of neurosurgeons and family physicians. Most staff worked part-time in the units. There were few clinical psychologists, working very few hours. Staffing levels for nurses

  8. Current perspectives of acute pain treatment Perspectivas actuales de tratamiento del paciente con dolor agudo

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    In the last years opioids have become of great importance in the relief of postoperative and other forms of acute pain. Reasons for this trend have been the availability of agonist opioids like phentanyl. sulphentanyl and alphentanyl and the results of research on the physlology. The pharmacology and the chemistry of drug receptors and neurotransmitters. The studies on chemicals other than opioids that contribute to pain relief when administered through different ways. specially the spinal. Have also influenced such a trend.

    En los últimos años los opiáceos han adquirido gran importancia en el alivio del dolor agudo especialmente del tipo postoperatorio. Una de las razones ha sido la disponibilidad de morfínicos agonistas como el fentanil, el sufentanil y el alfentanil; otra es la investigación de la fisiología, la farmacología y la química de los receptores y los neurotransmisores como de sustancias diferentes a los opláceos, aplicadas por diferentes vías en especial la espinal, que coadyuvan al alivio del dolor.

  9. Hombro doloroso y lesiones del manguito rotador Painful shoulder and rotator cuff disorders

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 52 años conocida sana, sin antecedentes positivos, quien inicia con dolor y disfunción del miembro superior izquierdo, la cual fue tratada con antiinflamatorios no esteroideos inicialmente, sin embargo, al persistir los síntomas y apoyado con estudios radiológicos recibe tratamiento inyectado a nivel del hombro. Cuadro que evoluciona posteriormente a ruptura del manguito rotador, con su subsiguiente reparación quirúrgica y fisioterapia, logrando la recuperación casi total de su funcionabilidad. El síndrome de hombro doloroso es cada vez más frecuente en la población asociado con el aumento en la expectancia de vida, la actividad física y los factores intrínsecos de la anatomía del cuerpo, por lo cual se hace importante su consideración diaria.A previously healthy 52 years old woman, started with pain and dysfunction of her left arm, at the beginning she was treated conservatively with NSAIDS. Her symptoms continued and based on radiographic studies, she recived therapeutic intra-articular shoulder injections. Her medical situation got worse, and she was to have a rotator cuff tear, she needed surgery to repair the tear and physical therapy, achieving almost total recovery of her shoulder function. Since painful shoulder syndrome has been increasing because of ageing, work and the body’s intrinsic factors, that’s why it is important to remind this medical condition.

  10. Chronic pain in adolescence and internalizing mental health disorders: a nationally representative study.

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    Noel, Melanie; Groenewald, Cornelius B; Beals-Erickson, Sarah E; Gebert, J Thomas; Palermo, Tonya M

    2016-06-01

    Chronic pain in childhood and adolescence has been shown to heighten the risk for depressive and anxiety disorders in specific samples in adulthood; however, little is known about the association between a wider variety of chronic pains and internalizing mental health disorders. Using nationally representative data, the objectives of this study were to establish prevalence rates of internalizing mental health disorders (anxiety and depressive disorders) among cohorts with or without adolescent chronic pain, and to examine whether chronic pain in adolescence is associated with lifetime history of internalizing mental health disorders reported in adulthood. Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) was used (N = 14,790). Individuals who had chronic pain in adolescence subsequently reported higher rates of lifetime anxiety disorders (21.1% vs 12.4%) and depressive disorders (24.5% vs 14.1%) in adulthood as compared with individuals without a history of adolescent chronic pain. Multivariate logistic regression confirmed that chronic pain in adolescence was associated with an increased likelihood of lifetime history of anxiety disorders (odds ratio: 1.33; 95% confidence interval: 1.09-1.63, P = 0.005) and depressive disorders (odds ratio: 1.38; confidence interval: 1.16-1.64, P < 0.001) reported in adulthood. Future research is needed to examine neurobiological and psychological mechanisms underlying these comorbidities.

  11. Hidromorfona: una alternativa en el tratamiento del dolor Hydromorphone: an option in the treatment of pain

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    B. García

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Los analgésicos opioides constituyen uno de los pilares fundamentales en el tratamiento farmacológico del dolor moderado-grave, especialmente en el dolor agudo y el crónico oncológico. La molécula de hidromorfona es estructuralmente muy similar a la morfina, se puede administrar tanto por vía enteral como por vía parenteral, y se une principal-mente a los receptores opioides m y en menor grado a los receptores δ. La uniσn a receptores tipo u es la causa del efecto analgιsico, asν como de los efectos secundarios. La hidromorfona se encuentra disponible en presentaciones de liberaciσn inmediata y prolongada durante 12 o 24 horas. Recientemente, se ha comercializado en Espaρa una preparación de liberación sostenida durante 24 horas que utilizan el sistema OROS Puhs-Pull®. En el tratamiento del dolor agudo, la evidencia clínica demuestra que la hidromorfona presenta una equivalencia analgésica similar a otros opiodes. Respecto al tratamiento del dolor oncológico, se ha evaluado respecto a otros opioides y con diferentes formulaciones, y se ha observado que es un fármaco equivalente a la morfina en cuanto a eficacia analgésica y efectos secundarios. En el tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológico, no hay ensayos clínicos controlados que otorguen evidencia científica a la hidromorfona en estos pacientes. Como conclusión, la hidromorfona presenta un perfil farmacológico, propiedades analgésicas y efectos secundarios similares a la morfina, todavía persisten ciertas controversias en lo referente a las dosis equianalgésicas entre la hidromorfona y la morfina y entre la dosis oral y la parenteral.The analgesics opioids are one of the fundamental props in the pharmacological treatment of the moderate and severe pain, particularly in chronic oncology pain. The hydromorphone molecule is structurally very similar to morphine and it may be administered enterally or parenterally. It binds mainly to m opioid receptors and to a

  12. National survey of back & neck pain amongst consultant ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom.

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    Hyer, Jonathan N; Lee, Richard M; Chowdhury, Haziq R; Smith, Henry B; Dhital, Anish; Khandwala, Mona

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    Repetitive tasks, awkward or prolonged working postures, and high cognitive load are risk factors for occupational musculoskeletal disorders. Ophthalmologists may be vulnerable given that they are exposed to a combination of these factors. This national study assesses the prevalence, severity and associations of back and neck pain amongst UK consultant ophthalmologists. A postal survey was conducted using addresses supplied by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Statistical analysis was performed using Pearson correlation coefficient, two-tailed probability testing, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Dunn's multiple comparison test. 518 responses were received (50.3 % response rate). Back and neck pain were reported by 50.6 % (262/518) and 31.8 % (165/518) of respondents, respectively, with 62.4 % (323/518) reporting one or both. 33.6 % (174/518) reported pain whilst operating, of whom 78.7 % (137/174) found operating exacerbated their pain. 31.7 % (164/518) reported pain when using the slit lamp, of whom 71.3 % (117/164) found it exacerbated their pain. Individual subspecialties showed a significant relative risk of back or neck pain in some circumstances, when compared to ophthalmologists as a whole. Occupational back and neck pain remains a problem amongst ophthalmologists. Recommendations are made for modifications to the working environment, and consideration should be given to improving education for trainees.

  13. Chronic pain and marijuana use among a nationally representative sample of adults.

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    Zvolensky, Michael J; Cougle, Jesse R; Bonn-Miller, Marcel O; Norberg, Melissa M; Johnson, Kirsten; Kosiba, Jesse; Asmundson, Gordon J G

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    This study sought to examine the relations between chronic pain and marijuana use in a large nationally representative survey of adults (n = 5,672; 53% female; M(age) = 45.05, SD = 17.9) conducted in the United States. After controlling for sociodemographic variables, lifetime history of depression, and alcohol abuse/dependence, there was a significant association between lifetime chronic pain and lifetime and current marijuana use. Moreover, current chronic pain was significantly associated with lifetime marijuana use. There was no significant association between current chronic pain and current marijuana use, possibly owing to limited statistical power. Results suggest that there are generally consistent statistically significant relations between chronic pain and marijuana use. Future work is needed to explicate the developmental patterning between chronic pain and marijuana use. This paper presents the potential linkage between chronic pain and marijuana use. Results from this study suggest that it may be beneficial for clinicians to assess for marijuana use among patients suffering from chronic pain. Such patients may be using marijuana as a maladaptive coping strategy.

  14. Prevalence of Chronic Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, and Knee Pain and Their Related Factors in Community-Dwelling Adults in Iran: A Population-based National Study.

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    Noormohammadpour, Pardis; Mansournia, Mohammad Ali; Koohpayehzadeh, Jalil; Asgari, Fereshteh; Rostami, Mohsen; Rafei, Ali; Kordi, Ramin

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    Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is increasing in prevalence rapidly. Over the past 2 decades low back pain has been ranked globally as the primary cause of years lived with disability. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of chronic neck pain (CNP), chronic low back pain (CLBP), and chronic knee pain (CKP) and their related risk factors in the national Iranian population. We analyzed data obtained through a cross-sectional, population-based survey of 7889 Iranians who were aged between 30 and 70 years. The prevalence of CNP, CLBP, and CKP was 15.34%, 27.18%, and 29.97%, respectively. Female sex, aging, body mass index≥25, Lur or Arab ethnicity, illiteracy, passive smoking, positive osteoporosis history, and low or high physical activity levels were risk factors for CLBP, CNP, and CKP after adjustment for potential confounders. For example, in participants with a body mass index≥30, odds ratios for CNP, CLBP, and CKP adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, living area, education, employment status, smoking, and physical activity levels were 1.26 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.04-1.52), 1.37 (95% CI, 1.17-1.59), and 1.64 (95% CI, 1.41-1.91), respectively. This is the first study investigating the prevalence of CNP, CLBP, and CKP in the national population of Iran. It shows some modifiable risk factors for CMP, and suggests that affordable planning for these risk factors can be valuable in preventing CMP globally. However, this is a cross-sectional study and future longitudinal studies in this field are necessary.

  15. Situación actual del dolor crónico en España: iniciativa "Pain Proposal"

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    Se estima que uno de cada seis españoles (17 %) sufre de dolor crónico. La iniciativa Pain Proposal agrupó la visión de diferentes sectores involucrados en el dolor crónico procedentes de 15 países europeos, que incluyó personas con dolor crónico, diferentes especialistas médicos gestores, decisores sanitarios y economistas de la salud. En este artículo se muestran las directrices y opiniones del Pain Proposal referidas al modelo actual de atención del dolor crónico en España. Los datos prese...

  16. Ketamina en el dolor del miembro fantasma Ketamine and phantom limb pain

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    M. Mayo Moldes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El dolor en miembro fantasma es una de las principales complicaciones a largo plazo tras la amputación de un miembro. Entre las opciones disponibles y que cuentan con respaldo bibliográfico de casos puntuales, se encuentra el uso de la ketamina. Se presenta el caso de un varón de 65 años, con dolor en miembro fantasma desde hacia 10 años, con respuesta parcial a los anticonvulsionantes y antidepresivos. El paciente refería un dolor basal de 4, medido con la escala visual analógica, y episodios frecuentes de dolor lancinante de 10. El índice de Lattinen tenía un valor de 12 y, además, el paciente estaba deprimido y con afectación de su vida familiar. Ante esta situación decidimos, tras revisar la bibliografía, citarlo para perfusión continua intravenosa de ketamina. Evaluamos al paciente a la semana, a los 3 y a los 6 meses con un EVA a los 6 meses de 0 en reposo y con disminución de los episodios de dolor lancinante menos de 2 a la semana, con un EVA en estos episodios de 6, Lattinen de 5 y mejoría del estado de ánimo.Phantom limb pain is one of the main long-term complications of amputation. Among the available options that have been reported in sporadic cases in the literature is the use of ketamine. We present the case of a 65-year-old man with phantom limb pain for 10 years and partial response to anticonvulsants and antidepressants. The patient reported a baseline visual analog scale (VAS pain score of 4 and frequent episodes of lancinating pain with a score of 10. The Lattinen index was 12. The patient was depressed with repercussions on his family life.

  17. A validation study of an Italian version of the Brief Pain Inventory (Breve Questionario per la Valutazione del Dolore).

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    Caraceni, A; Mendoza, T R; Mencaglia, E; Baratella, C; Edwards, K; Forjaz, M J; Martini, C; Serlin, R C; de Conno, F; Cleeland, C S

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    Aim of this study was to validate the Italian version of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Breve Questionario per la Valutazione del Dolore (BQVD), which is a multidimensional instrument to assess pain intensity and pain interference with daily functions. A group of 110 patients with cancer pain were enrolled in the study and were administered the BQVD and the Therapy Impact Questionnaire (TIQ) which is a valid instrument for quality of life assessment in cancer patients. Cronbach's alphas were computed for the interference and severity scales in assessing reliability. Confirmatory factor analysis was utilized to ascertain construct validity of the BQVD. Measures of interference and of intensity were calculated a priori from the TIQ result and were used in correlated correlations. Alpha coefficients for the pain severity and the pain interference scale were above 0.75. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that a 2-factor solution for the BQVD structure was interpretable and provided adequate fit for the data. The correlation with the TIQ items showed a stronger association between factor 1 (interference) and the interference with affect and activity measure from the TIQ, while factor 2 (severity) was more strongly associated with the TIQ pain severity measure. In comparison with other non-italian samples our results show a lower reliability estimate. Overall the analysis of these data shows that the BQVD is a useful and valid tool in assessing pain and its impact on patients' quality of life which could also help in developing international and cross-cultural studies in cancer pain.

  18. Conducta del enfermo ante el dolor crónico Illness behavior in chronic pain

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    Pilar Lavielle

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir la "conducta de enfermedad" en pacientes con dolor crónico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Durante el año 2000 se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a 53 pacientes en una institución del tercer nivel de atención. Allí se exploró su interpretación y respuesta inicial al dolor crónico y prácticas subsecuentes hasta sentirse satisfechos con el diagnóstico recibido. RESULTADOS: La conducta de enfermedad estuvo determinada por la intensidad, discapacidad y creencias de las causas del dolor, recomendaciones de las redes de apoyo, la calidad y satisfacción con los sistemas de atención. En términos de la toma de decisión, la primera opción fue acudir al sector popular, y consultar al médico general, para finalmente acudir a un tercer nivel de atención ("con el especialista". CONCLUSIONES: La conducta de enfermedad es un proceso en el que se utilizan los diferentes sectores de la atención por parte de los mismos sujetos y que es determinado por el resultado de la atención brindada.OBJECTIVE: To describe the illness behaviour in patients with chronic pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews to 53 patients during 2000, in a tertiary care center. We explored their initial interpretations, responses and subsequent practices to chronic pain, until they received a diagnosis that satisfied them. RESULTS: Illness behaviour was determined by pain intensity and disability; beliefs regarding pain causes, trust in social networks, and quality and satisfaction with the health care systems. In terms of the decision to seek care, the first option was to go to the popular sector, followed by consulting a general physician, and as last resort, to go to a tertiary care center ("with a specialist". CONCLUSIONS: Illness behaviour should be conceptualized as a process, which combines the use of different health care sectors by the same subjects, as a result of care provided sequentially by each previous sector.

  19. Vertebroplasty in the treatment of back pain; La vertebroplastica nel trattamento delle sindromi algiche del rachide

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    Muto, Mario; Muto, Emanuale; Izzo, Roberto; Diano, Alvaro Antonio; Lavagna, Arcangelo; Di Furia, Ugo [Istituto di Neuroradiologia AORN Cardarelli, Napoli (Italy)

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    adjacent to the treated vertebrae. Discussion and conclusions: Since the first case of vertebroplasty was used in vertebral haemangioma, the possibility of using this technique in other pathological conditions such a metastatic lesions and osteoporotic compression fractures has been clear. MR has a key role in the selection of patients while bone scan and CT can be useful in selected cases. Absolute contraindication is local or systemic infection while relative contraindications are epidural extension of the neoplastic lesion, vertebra plana, clinical signs of myelopathy of radiculopathy and coagulation disorders. The results of our study were better in patients treated for osteoporosis or haemangioma than in cancer patients. We consider percutaneous vertebroplasty a valid technique for the treatment of the pain due to osteoporotic compression fractures, vertebral haemangiomas or metastatic lesions. [Italian] Scopo: Obiettivo di questo lavoro e' di dimostrare la utilita' della vertebroplastica nel trattamento di alcune sindromi algiche vertebrali in casi selezionati. Materiale e metodi: Riportiamo la nostra esperienza in 85 pazienti trattati con vertebroplastica percutanea la maggior parte dei quali per lombagia o dorsalgia da crolli vertebrali o sindromi dolorose su base porotica acuta, per angiomi vertebrali o per lesioni secondarie di tipo osteolitico. La selezione dei pazienti da trattare viene effettuata sulla base della valutazione clinica, della RM o in alternativa della scintografia ossea. La TC viene effettuata prima del trattamento solo in casi selezionati, quandosi voglia valutare l'integrita' del muro posteriore del corpo vertebrale. Abbiamo trattato 55 pazienti affetti da crolli o sindromi algiche vertebrali acute, 10 pazienti affetti da angiomi vertebrali dolenti o aggressivi, e 20 pazienti affetti da lesioni secondarie. Il paziente e' sempre posizionato prono e la procedura e' stata effettuata sotto controllo scopico in 80 casi

  20. Tratamento da dor em queimados Tratamiento del dolor en quemados Pain management in burn patients

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    Rodrigo José Alencar de Castro

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Apesar dos avanços, ainda é observado manejo analgésico inadequado dos pacientes com queimaduras. O objetivo desta revisão foi coletar dados sobre tratamento da dor em queimados. CONTEÚDO: Foi feita revisão sobre os mecanismos de dor, avaliação do paciente com queimadura e o tratamento farmacológico e não farmacológico. CONCLUSÕES: O manejo da dor em pacientes vítimas de queimaduras ainda é um desafio por parte da equipe multiprofissional. A avaliação frequente e contínua da resposta apresentada pelo paciente é muito importante, tendo em vista os vários momentos por que passa o paciente internado em decorrência de uma queimadura, além de uma terapêutica combinada com medicações analgésicas e medidas não farmacológicas. Entender a complexidade de alterações fisiopatológicas, psicológicas e bioquímicas apresentadas por um paciente em tratamento de queimadura é o primeiro passo para alcançar o sucesso no seu manejo analgésico.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Pese a los progresos alcanzados, todavía se observa un manejo analgésico inadecuado de los pacientes con quemaduras. El objetivo de esta revisión, fue la recolección de datos sobre el tratamiento del dolor en pacientes quemados. CONTENIDO: Se efectuó una revisión sobre los mecanismos de dolor, evaluación del paciente con quemadura, y el tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico. CONCLUSIONES: El manejo del dolor en los pacientes víctimas de quemaduras todavía es un reto por parte del equipo multiprofesional. La evaluación frecuente y continua de la respuesta presentada por el paciente es muy importante, teniendo en cuenta los diversos momentos por los que pasa el paciente ingresado en razón de una quemadura, además de una terapéutica combinada con medicaciones analgésicas y con medidas no farmacológicas. Entender la complejidad de las alteraciones fisiopatológicas, psicológicas y bioquímicas presentadas por un

  1. Bases genéticas del dolor Genetic foundations of pain

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    P. Armero

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available La percepción de la sensación dolorosa es un proceso complejo en el que intervienen mútiples procesos bioquímicos bien conocidos junto con otros de integración cortical desconocidos hasta el momento. La existencia de diferencias individuales en la respuesta al estímulo doloroso es una observación bien conocida que sugiere qué factores genéticos pueden estar implicados en la modulación de la respuesta a estímulos dolorosos. Existen dos aproximaciones experimentales para estudiar la implicación del genotipo en la respuesta al estímulo doloroso, los estudios de ligamiento y los estudios de asociación. Hasta el momento los estudios de ligamiento han permitido asociar mutaciones en el gen TRKA con el síndrome de insensibilidad congénita al dolor con anhidrosis (CIPA y el gen CACNL1A4 y la migraña hemipléjica familiar (FHM. Los estudios de asociación son escasos y se han centrado principalmente en el estudio de pacientes con migraña. En este trabajo revisamos los estudios llevados a cabo hasta el momento en diferentes laboratorios y planteamos nuevas perspectivas de futuro.Perception of pain is a complex process which implies multiple biochemical pathways together with unknown processes of cortical integration. The existence of individual differences in the response to painful stimuli suggests that genetic factors can be involved in its modulation. Two different experimental approaches have been developed to study the implication of genotype in the response to pain: linkage studies and the association studies. Up to now linkage studies have allowed the association of TRKA gene mutations with the syndrome of congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA and CACNL1A4 gene mutations with the familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM. Few association studies have been performed until now, and have been focused on the study of patients with migraine. Here we review the studies carried out up to now in different laboratories and suggest

  2. Evaluación del uso de metadona en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático Evaluation of methadone use in the treatment of neuropathic pain

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    E.Y. Cardona Aristizabal

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El dolor neuropático resulta de una lesión o disfunción del sistema nervioso. Su tratamiento es básicamente farmacológico e incluye el uso de antidepresivos y anticonvulsivantes, entre otros. Existe controversia en relación con la utilidad de los opioides en el manejo del dolor neuropático. La metadona es un opioide agonista mu, que además actúa bloqueando la recaptación de norepinefrina y serotonina en el asta dorsal, y es un antagonista del receptor de N-metil-D-Aspartato (NMDA. Objetivo: Valorar la respuesta analgésica obtenida en pacientes con dolor neuropático no oncológico tratados con metadona. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, transversal. Se revisaron expedientes clínicos y se realizó una entrevista directa a los pacientes con dolor neuropático en tratamiento con metadona, durante el período comprendido entre el 1 de enero y 31 de julio de 2006, para valorar mejoría en la intensidad del dolor, la dosis del fármaco y los efectos adversos. Resultados: Se incluyó a 31 pacientes con dolor neuropático en tratamiento con metadona. La dosis diaria varió entre 2,5 y 60 mg (moda 10 mg/día. La intensidad del dolor medida por escala analógica visual fue de 8,7 ± 1,2 y 4,3 ± 1,8, antes y después de tratamiento con metadona, respectivamente, con disminución promedio del 49%. El efecto adverso más común fue la constipación (65%. Conclusiones: La metadona puede ser de utilidad en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático cuando otros fármacos no lo controlan adecuadamente.Introduction: Neuropathic pain results from nervous system injury or dysfunction. Medical treatment is the first line therapy, including antidepressants, anticonvulsants and other drugs. The analgesic efficacy of opioids in the treatment of neuropathic pain is controversial. Methadone is a Ì-opioid receptor agonist, which also acts by blocking norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake into the dorsal horn, and is an N

  3. Establishment of the National Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Back Pain. An historical overview.

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    Giles, L G; Walker, B F

    1996-11-01

    Spinal pain of mechanical origin, with or without referred pain, is a serious health problem suffered by many Australians. In order to help patients with this ailment, and to investigate this costly and debilitating condition, the National Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Back Pain was established at Townsville General Hospital as a joint venture between James Cook University of North Queensland and the Northern Regional Health Authority. The Centre has a multidisciplinary clinical team including a chiropractor. The Centre functions successfully, contributes to the public health of the community and shows that a multidisciplinary clinical team which includes a chiropractor can work harmoniously in an Australian hospital setting. The need for such a centre is demonstrated by an ever increasing demand for its professional services in Townsville as indicated by a review of the number of new patients and overall patient visits. The Centre could act as a model for the inclusion of chiropractic into the Australian hospital setting.

  4. La Gestión por Procesos en el Tratamiento del Dolor Process management in pain treatment

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    J. M. Muñoz-Ramón

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento del dolor constituye una oportunidad de mejora. Los principios de la gestión por procesos pueden facilitar el diseño, desarrollo y funcionamiento de las Unidades del Dolor. El requisito fundamental es la orientación al paciente, buscando la satisfacción de sus necesidades y demandas. La identificación de los distintos procesos -de gestión, clave y de apoyo- que se integran en la Unidad del Dolor permite la elaboración del mapa de procesos de la Unidad, con sus correspondientes fichas de procesos y diagramas de flujo o flujogramas. Esta metodología, que supone una ruptura con las formas de gestión tradicional, puede contribuir a dar personalidad e identidad a la Unidad asistencial, facilitando eventualmente su certificación en calidad.The management of pain still needs to be improved. The principles of process management can be applied to the design, development and daily function of a Pain Unit. The main request is its orientation to meet the needs and demands of patients. The identification of the different processes within the Unit allow for the design of its process mapping and the development of process files and flowcharts. This methodology of work may break away with traditional management schemes, but can contribute to better define the identity of the Pain Unit and eventually facilitate its certification in quality.

  5. Costes del dolor neuropático según etiología en las Unidades del Dolor en España Neurohatic pain costs according it´s etiology the Spanish Pain Units

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    M. J. Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Realizar un registro etiológico y de costes de pacientes con Dolor Neuropático (DN en Unidades del Dolor (UD en España. Métodos: Estudio transversal retrospectivo realizado entre abril y diciembre de 2004 en UDs. Se recogieron datos demográficos, tipo y causa del DN, origen de la derivación y la utilización de recursos sanitarios (tratamientos, visitas médicas, hospitalizaciones, etc., y se computaron los costes médicos directos en el año 2004. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva y modelos ANCOVA. Resultados: Se incluyeron 504 pacientes con DN de etiología variada (44% radiculopatía, 21% neuralgias, 11% neuropatías, 7% atrapamientos, 5% SDRC, 4% dolor central, con una edad de 57,8±0,7 años (Media±EE, 57,6% mujeres, y 29,6±2,2 meses de evolución. El coste medio mensual ajustado fue de 403€ (IC 95%: 333€-473€. Las neuropatías presentaron un coste medio mensual ajustado mayor que la media (580+90€, p=0,011, debido a un mayor número mensual de días de hospitalización (0,6±0,1, p=0,021 y mayor coste farmacológico (162+17€, p=0,001. Las radiculopatías mostraron menor coste que la media; 287+46€, p=0,026, particularmente por un menor coste de hospitalización; 79+38€, p=0,027. Conclusiones: El DN ocasiona una considerable utilización de recursos sanitarios con un coste sustancial para el Sistema Nacional de Salud. La neuropatía es el síndrome etiológico que tiene un mayor coste mensual por paciente, mientras que las radiculopatías muestran un coste significativamente inferior al promedio.Objective: To realize a registry about aetology and costs of patients with Neuropathic Pain (NeP in Pain Clinics (PC in Spain. Methods: Retrospective, cross-ssectional study performed between april and december 2004 in PC. Demographic data, NeP type and cause, origin of the derivation, and health resources consumption (treatments, medical visits, hospitalizations, etc were collected and direct medical costs were

  6. The Trail Inventory of Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge [Cycle 1

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Trails in this inventory are...

  7. Bloqueo tricompartimental del hombro doloroso: estudio preliminar Tricompartmental blockade of painful shoulder: A preliminary study

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    D. Abejón

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El hombro doloroso constituye una de las consultas más frecuentes en atención primaria, y afecta entre el 7 y el 34% de la población general adulta. La etiología más frecuente es la disfunción del manguito de los rotadores, que supone más del 70% de los casos, incluyendo aquí la tendinitis, la bursitis y la rotura de éste o de alguno de sus componentes. Se han postulado diversos tratamientos para el hombro doloroso. El objetivo del estudio es exponer una nueva técnica para los pacientes que son resistentes a los tratamientos convencionales. Material y métodos: Se analizó la eficacia de la técnica mediante una escala analógica visual (EVA que se pasó a los pacientes en el momento basal y al mes posterior a su realización. En el mismo período se valoró el grado de satisfacción de los pacientes y el porcentaje de mejoría de éstos. Por último, se analizaron las complicaciones, si existieron, y se preguntó a los pacientes si repetirían la técnica o no. Resultados: La técnica se realizó en 12 pacientes. La EVA basal media fue de 8,5 ± 1 y descendió a 5,5 ± 3 tras el procedimiento. Cuando se analizan los pacientes en los que se obtuvo beneficio, el descenso de la EVA fue cercano a 5 puntos con respecto al basal. Cuando se analizan estos datos se podría decir que en patología artrósica el valor de la técnica es mayor que en los pacientes en los que predomina la patología de partes blandas. El porcentaje medio de mejoría en la muestra completa fue de 45,83 ± 42,05. Los pacientes en los que se realizó la técnica, ante la pregunta de si repetirían o no la técnica, 7 repetirían frente a 5 que no lo harían. No se recogió ninguna complicación derivada del procedimiento. Conclusiones: El bloqueo tricompartimental del hombro parece una técnica prometedora en el tratamiento del hombro doloroso, principalmente en los casos en los que la patología subyacente es de origen artrósico.Introduction: Painful

  8. Valoración de la repercusión del dolor sobre la productividad laboral: validación del cuestionario WPAI:Pain

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    Full Text Available Fundamento. Los instrumentos de medida de salud son esenciales en la actividad clínica diaria. Sin embargo, es necesario un proceso de validación para poder certificar la validez y fiabilidad de los mismos. En la actualidad no existe ninguno que permita evaluar la repercusión del dolor en la productividad laboral de los pacientes. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es validar un cuestionario para evaluar las consecuencias del dolor en dicha productividad. Método. En base al Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire - General Health hemos creado una versión modificada denominada WPAI:Pain con el fin obtener un cuestionario que pudiera medir las consecuencias del dolor en la productividad laboral. El estudio se realizó siguiendo las pautas habituales de validación de pruebas, omitiéndose las fases de redacción y validez de contenido ya que se modificaba un cuestionario existente. Resultados. Se obtuvieron 577 cuestionarios en dos hospitales universitarios españoles. Se comprobó la capacidad discriminante del cuestionario mediante prueba de U de Mann-Whitney. Se realizaron los test de fiabilidad obteniéndose un alfa de Cronbach de 0,896 con un test de dos mitades de Guttman de 0,921. Se comprobó la estabilidad con un test-retest estadísticamente significativo. La validez de constructo se estableció mediante correlación de Pearson comparando los resultados del cuestionario con el dolor en escala visual analógica, que resultó estadísticamente significativa para todos los valores. Conclusiones. El cuestionario WPAI:Pain es un instrumento de medida válido para determinar las consecuencias del dolor en la productividad laboral de los pacientes, siendo el único validado en español. Sin embargo, se requieren estudios de mayor envergadura para poder confirmar una validez universal.

  9. Uso del láser terapéutico en el control del dolor en ortodoncia Use of laser therapy in pain control in orthodontics

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    F Holmberg Peters

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar si el láser de baja frecuencia (LLLT es efectivo en disminuir la percepción del dolor posterior a la aplicación de separaciones molares para ortodoncia. Material y Método: Se realizó un ensayo clínico aleatorizado con enmascaramiento simple en 30 alumnos entre 16 y 20 años, a quienes se les aplicó separaciones elásticas entre los molares permanentes. Los voluntarios fueron designados en dos grupos: 15 pacientes en el grupo experimental quienes fueron tratados con LLLT (Photon Lase, DMC USA Corp. por 30 segundos en cada molar permanente derecho y 15 pacientes en el grupo control quienes recibieron como placebo la colocación del láser inactivo con el mismo protocolo empleado en el grupo experimental. En total 30 dientes fueron incluidos en cada grupo. La percepción del dolor fue evaluada a las 3, 12, 24 horas y a los días 2, 3, 4, 5 y 7 posterior a la aplicación de LLLT a través de un cuestionario estándar de autollenado haciendo uso de la escala visual análoga del dolor (EVA. Resultados: El 61.6% de los pacientes del grupo de control presentó algún grado de dolor durante el periodo de seguimiento en comparación del 38.64% del grupo experimental (p=0.004. Si bien la intensidad del dolor alcanzó su punto máximo a las 12 horas las diferencias de los promedios entre ambos grupos también fue estadísticamente significativa (Objective: To determine the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT to decrease the perception of pain after application of orthodontic molar separations. Material and Methods: We performed a randomized single-blind in 30 students between 16 and 20 years who were administered elastic separation between the permanent molars. Volunteers were assigned into two groups: 15 patients in the experimental group who were treated with LLLT (Photon Lase, DMC USA Corp. for 30 seconds on each permanent right molar and 15 patients in the control group who received placebo-like placement inactive

  10. Predictors of quality of life and pain in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: findings from the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study.

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    Tripp, Dean A; Curtis Nickel, J; Landis, J Richard; Wang, Yan Lin; Knauss, Jill S

    2004-12-01

    To examine the cross-sectional relationship of age, urinary and depressive symptoms and partner status on pain intensity and quality of life (QoL) in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). In all, 463 men enrolled in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study from seven clinical centres (six in the USA and one in Canada) reported baseline screening symptoms using the NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (CPSI). The CPSI provides scores for pain, urinary symptoms and QoL. In addition, a demographic profile, including age and partner (living with another) status, and a depressive symptom score were obtained. Regression modelling of QoL, adjusting for between-centre variability, examined the unique effects of age, partner status, urological symptoms, depressive symptoms and pain. Urinary scores, depressive symptoms and pain intensity scores significantly predicted QoL for patients with CP/CPPS (higher CPSI QoL scores indicated more impairment; median 8.0, range 0-12). On average, for every 1-point increase in urinary scores, there was a corresponding increase in QoL score of 0.118 points (P = 0.001); for every 1-point increase in pain intensity score, there was a corresponding increase in QoL score of 0.722 points (P quality of life) by 0.381 points (P patients with CP/CPPS. These data show that depressive symptoms and pain intensity significantly predict a poorer QoL in patients with CP/CPPS, and that these effects are independent of partner status, age and urinary status. In particular, pain intensity was the most robust predictor of a poorer QoL. Further data relating pain and psychological factors to CP/CPPS are highly recommended, to aid in determining specific factors for pain and its impact on QoL. These data are essential if empirically guided efforts to manage pain are to progress.

  11. Association between dental pain and depression in Korean adults using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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    Yang, S E; Park, Y G; Han, K; Min, J A; Kim, S Y

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between the prevalence of depression and dental pain using a well characterised, nationally representative, population-based study. This study analysed data from the 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (n = 4886). Oral health status was assessed using the oral health questionnaire, and oral examination was performed by trained dentists. Depression was defined as the participant having been diagnosed as depression during the previous year. Logistic regression was applied to estimate adjusted odds ratios (AOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI), controlling for a range of covariates. Results demonstrated that participants included in 'root canal treatment is necessary' showed higher prevalence of self-reported dental pain; in particular, participants with depression presented more dental pain than those without depression. After adjusting for sociodemographic factors, self-reported dental pain increased in participants with depression. The AOR (95% CI) for having self-reported dental pain was 1·58 (1·08-2·33) in dentists' diagnosis of no dental pain/depression group, 1·62 (1·32-1·98) in dentists' diagnosis of dental pain/no depression group and 2·84 (1·10-7·37) in dentists' diagnosis of dental pain/depression group. It was concluded that depression was associated with dental pain after adjustment for potential confounders in Korean adults. Thus, dentists should consider the possible presence of psychopathology when treating patients with dental pain.

  12. Prescription pain reliever misuse and levels of pain impairment: 3-year course in a nationally representative outpatient sample of US adults

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    Novak SP

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    Full Text Available Scott P Novak,1 Cristie Glasheen,1 Carl L Roland,2 1Behavioral Health Epidemiology, RTI International, 2Clinical Sciences and Outcomes Evidence, Pfizer Inc., Durham, NC, USA Background: The primary aim of this work was to present the prevalence data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC, a representative 3-year longitudinal survey (ages 18+ years that captured information on patterns of self-reported pain interference and prescription pain reliever misuse. A second aim was to assess the degree to which the risk of various types of opioid misuse (onset, desistance, and incidence of dependence was related to the longitudinal course of self-reported pain interference over the 3-year period. Methods: We used a two-wave, nationally representative sample of adults (aged 18+ years in which the baseline data were collected during 2001–2002 and a single follow-up was obtained ~3 years later (2004–2005 with 34,332 respondents with complete data on study variables for both waves. Results: Our findings indicated that ~10% reported high pain interference in the past month at each wave. There was tremendous stability in levels of pain, with ~5% reporting consistent levels of high impairment over the 3-year study, a proxy for chronic pain. Levels of pain were more strongly associated with prescription pain reliever misuse concurrently rather than prospectively, and the association was largely linear, with the likelihood of misuse increasing with levels of pain. Finally, health service factors were also prominent predictors of onset, but not the outcomes, of desistance or transitions to problem use. Conclusion: This study is the first to use a nationally representative sample with measures of pain and drug use history collected over an extended period. These results may help provide clinicians with an understanding that the risk of misuse is greatest when pain is active and may help guide the selection of

  13. Tratamiento del dolor en los estudios de enfermería Management of pain in nursing studies

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    R. M. Sánchez-Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Diversos estudios constatan insuficiente formación del personal de enfermería en el manejo y tratamiento del dolor, siendo este uno de los síntomas más frecuentes a tratar en su ejercicio profesional. Objetivos: Averiguar los conocimientos acerca de la farmacología de los analgésicos y los principios básicos en el tratamiento del dolor entre los estudiantes de enfermería e informar a los docentes para priorizar dichos conocimientos. Diseño: Se realizó una encuesta a los 55 alumnos (53 mujeres y 2 varones de tercer curso de la Escuela de Enfermería de nuestra ciudad. Material y métodos: Las cuestiones se agruparon en dos bloques: Farmacología de analgésicos: identificar los fármacos "narcóticos" de los que no lo son. Conocimientos básicos del tratamiento del dolor: escalera analgésica, indicaciones de la morfina, tolerancia, etc., así como la necesidad del dolor y su actitud ante quien lo padece. Resultados: El 87% de la muestra consideró la cocaína como "narcótico", sobre la dolantina se dispersaron los datos y un alto porcentaje de ellos no supieron encuadrar analgésicos potentes como metamizol o ketorolaco. El nivel de conocimientos básicos en el tratamiento del dolor fue aceptable, aunque debemos tener en cuenta que en un 25% consideraron que el aumento de la dosis de morfina era debido al desarrollo de adicción. Conclusiones: Observamos la necesidad de profundizar más en la farmacología fundamental de los analgésicos, debiendo ser prioritaria en la formación de pregrado, y nos alegra constatar el cambio hacia un mejor conocimiento de los principios básicos del tratamiento del dolor en las nuevas generaciones de Enfermería.Introduction: Diverse studies state insufficient formation of the personnel of Infirmary in the managing and treatment of the pain, being this one of the most frequent symptoms to treating in his professional exercise. Objectives: To verify the knowledges brings over of the

  14. Are joint and soft tissue injections painful? Results of a national French cross-sectional study of procedural pain in rheumatological practice

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    Poncet Coralie

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Joint, spinal and soft tissue injections are commonly performed by rheumatologists in their daily practice. Contrary to other procedures, e.g. performed in pediatric care, little is known about the frequency, the intensity and the management of procedural pain observed in osteo-articular injections in daily practice. Methods This observational, prospective, national study was carried out among a French national representative database of primary rheumatologists to evaluate the prevalence and intensity of pain caused by intra-and peri-articular injections, synovial fluid aspirations, soft tissue injections, and spinal injections. For each physician, data were collected over 1 month, for up to 40 consecutive patients (>18-years-old for whom a synovial fluid aspiration, an intra or peri-articular injection or a spinal injection were carried out during consultations. Statistical analysis was carried out in order to compare patients who had suffered from pain whilst undergoing the procedure to those who had not. Explanatory analyses were conducted by stepwise logistic regression with the characteristics of the patients to explain the existence of pain. Results Data were analysed for 8446 patients (64% female, mean age 62 ± 14 years recruited by 240 physicians. The predominant sites injected were the knee (45.5% and spine (19.1%. Over 80% of patients experienced procedural pain which was most common in the small joints (42% and spine (32% Pain was severe in 5.3% of patients, moderate in 26.6%, mild in 49.8%, and absent in 18.3%. Pain was significantly more intense in patients with severe pain linked to their underlying pathology and for procedures performed in small joints. Preventative or post-procedure analgesia was rarely given, only to 5.7% and 36.3% of patients, respectively. Preventative analgesia was more frequently prescribed in patients with more severe procedural pain. Conclusion Most patients undergoing intra-or peri

  15. Injury, Pain, and Prescription Opioid Use Among Former National Football League (NFL) Players*

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    Cottler, Linda B.; Abdallah, Arbi Ben; Cummings, Simone M.; Barr, John; Banks, Rayna; Forchheimer, Ronnie

    2011-01-01

    Background Athletes with injury-related pain, especially National Football League (NFL) players, are at increased risk for opioid use and misuse which may result in medical, psychiatric and social problems. This is the first study to evaluate the intersection of sports pain and opioid use and misuse among former NFL players. Methods A telephone survey of 644 retired NFL players from the 2009 Retired Players Association Directory was conducted (53.4% completion rate) from March to August 2010. Results Over half (52%) used opioids during their NFL career with 71% reporting misuse. Additionally, 15% of NFL misusers currently misused vs. 5% among players who used just as prescribed during their NFL career. Prevalence of current opioid use was 7%--3 times the rate of the general population. Multivariate analyses indicated that significant NFL pain increased the adjusted odds (AOR) of any current opioid use vs. non-use (AOR 6.76, 95%CI 2.88-15.87), as did moderate to severe mental impairment (AOR 1.88, 95%CI 1.19-2.98) and heavy drinking in the past week (AOR 2.15, 95% CI 1.17-3.98). Undiagnosed concussions singly predicted current misuse vs. use just as prescribed (AOR 4.25, 95%CI 1.12-16.22). Three variables predicted current misuse vs. non-use: significant pain (AOR 8.33, 95%CI 1.98-35.04), undiagnosed concussions (AOR 3.51, 95%CI 1.98-35.04) and heavy drinking (AOR 3.48, 95%CI 1.63-7.41). Conclusions Players who misused during their NFL career were most likely to misuse currently compared to others. Current misuse was associated with more NFL pain, undiagnosed concussions and heavy drinking. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the long term effects of opioid misuse among athletes. PMID:21277121

  16. Injury, pain, and prescription opioid use among former National Football League (NFL) players.

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    Cottler, Linda B; Ben Abdallah, Arbi; Cummings, Simone M; Barr, John; Banks, Rayna; Forchheimer, Ronnie

    2011-07-01

    Athletes with injury-related pain, especially National Football League (NFL) players, are at increased risk for opioid use and misuse which may result in medical, psychiatric and social problems. This is the first study to evaluate the intersection of sports pain and opioid use and misuse among former NFL players. A telephone survey of 644 retired NFL players from the 2009 Retired Players Association Directory was conducted (53.4% completion rate) from March to August 2010. Over half (52%) used opioids during their NFL career with 71% reporting misuse. Additionally, 15% of NFL misusers currently misused vs. 5% among players who used just as prescribed during their NFL career. Prevalence of current opioid use was 7%-3 times the rate of the general population. Multivariate analyses indicated that significant NFL pain increased the adjusted odds (AOR) of any current opioid use vs. non-use (AOR 6.76, 95%CI 2.88-15.87), as did moderate to severe mental impairment (AOR 1.88, 95%CI 1.19-2.98) and heavy drinking in the past week (AOR 2.15, 95%CI 1.17-3.98). Undiagnosed concussions singly predicted current misuse vs. use just as prescribed (AOR 4.25, 95%CI 1.12-16.22). Three variables predicted current misuse vs. non-use: significant pain (AOR 8.33, 95%CI 1.98-35.04), undiagnosed concussions (AOR 3.51, 95%CI 1.98-35.04) and heavy drinking (AOR 3.48, 95%CI 1.63-7.41). Players who misused during their NFL career were most likely to misuse currently compared to others. Current misuse was associated with more NFL pain, undiagnosed concussions and heavy drinking. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the long term effects of opioid misuse among athletes. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. The origin of oriented lakes in the Andean foreland, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (Chilean Patagonia)

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    Gonzales, Joseph; Aydin, Atilla

    2008-05-01

    The Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine and surrounding area in the Magallanes foreland basin in Chilean Patagonia is the site for numerous lakes fed by glaciers and rivers in the Andean highlands to the west. The lakes are elongate and have conspicuously systematic orientations. We hypothesize that the origin of the oriented lakes lies in the fault system, composed of a right-lateral strike-slip fault set oriented 58° from north, a left-lateral strike-slip set oriented 87°, and a thrust fault set oriented 167°, that exists within the underlying rocks. To test this hypothesis quantitatively, we determined the shape and orientation of the lakes by fitting each lake with an ellipse of appropriate aspect ratio, and later with multiple ellipses consistent with the composite geometry of some lakes. We then examined the faults in the area in terms of their kinematics, orientation and distribution. The distribution of lake orientations showed three distinct groups which appear to correspond to the three main fault groups. For lakes fitted with multiple ellipses, the difference in means between the right-lateral, left-lateral, and thrust faults and their corresponding groups of lakes are 3.05°, 1.57°, and 5.17°. Using a Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) statistical test to compare the orientations of faults with respect to the lakes suggests that there is not a strongly significant difference between the fault orientations and the corresponding lake groups. These results indicate that the faults have a profound control on the orientation, shape, and distribution of the lakes. We attribute this to faults and their damage zones being weaker and therefore prone to a faster rate of erosion, and to stress perturbations associated with discontinuous faults resulting in localized high density fracturing and surface subsidence. These results have implications for lake and drainage system morphologies in other foreland basins along the Andes and other similar settings.

  18. Bodily pain intensity in nursing home residents with pressure ulcers: analysis of national minimum data set 3.0.

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    Ahn, Hyochol; Stechmiller, Joyce; Fillingim, Roger; Lyon, Debra; Garvan, Cynthia

    2015-06-01

    Clinical reports suggest that superficial pressure ulcers produce pain, but that pain decreases as the wound advances in stage. This study of the relationship between pressure ulcer stage and bodily pain intensity in nursing home residents was a secondary analysis of the national Minimum Data Set 3.0 assessment data in long-term care facilities, collected from nursing home residents at least 65 years of age. Data were examined from residents with pressure ulcers who completed a bodily pain intensity interview between January and March 2012 (N = 41,680) as part of the MDS comprehensive assessment. After adjusting for other variables (e.g., cognition, functional impairment, presence of comorbidities, use of scheduled pain medication, and sociodemographic variables), bodily pain intensity for those with more severe pressure ulcers in comparison to those with Stage I ulcers was higher by 11% (Stage II), 14% (Stage III), 24% (Stage IV), and 22% (suspected deep tissue injury). Because multivariate analysis showed that greater bodily pain intensity was associated with an advanced stage of pressure ulcer, health care providers should assess bodily pain intensity and order appropriate pain management for nursing home residents with pressure ulcers, particularly for those with advanced pressure ulcers who are vulnerable to greater bodily pain intensity. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Problemática del dolor en pacientes con cáncer The problem of pain in cancer patients

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

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    En esta revisión se consideran las diferencias entre el dolor agudo y el crónico, con énfasis en el carácter Instructivo del primero y el destructivo del último; se describe el enfoque dado a la lucha contra el dolor a través de la historia y se consignan cifras sobre la incidencia del dolor canceroso. A su presencia contribuyen diferentes circunstancias que tienen que ver con el personal de la salud y con las actitudes de los pacientes y sus familias. Entre ellas se destaca el hecho de que, a menudo, el personal de la salud no está bien Informado sobre el tema del dolor. Se hace hincapié en la necesidad de enfocar la destinación de los recursos contra el cáncer según el grado de desarrollo del respectivo país; la OMS propone que en los subdesarrollados una mayor proporción se destine al alivio del dolor ya los tratamientos paliativos. La misma organización Introdujo el concepto de la escalera analgésica que cataloga el dolor en leve, moderado e Intenso; si se hace su manejo de acuerdo al nivel se logra aliviar el 90% de los pacientes. Las drogas analgésicas debieran complementarse con modalidades terapéuticas no farmacológicas.

    The differences between acute and chronic pain are considered, with emphasis on the Instructive function of the former and the destructive nature of the latter; the approach given through history to the control of pain Is described and information on the Incidence of cancer pain Is presented. Different circumstances contribute to the presence of pain; some of 'them have to do with the fact that health personnel is not well informed concerning pain; others derive from negative or wrong attitudes of the patient or the family. The Importance of allocating cancer control resources according to the development level

  20. Tratamiento del dolor en el paciente oncológico Treatment of pain in the oncology patient

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    A.M. Araujo

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    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de alta prevalencia en los pacientes con cáncer y deteriora de forma importante su calidad de vida. Con las medidas enunciadas por la OMS en 1986, que divide en tres escalones ascendentes las distintas opciones terapéuticas de las que disponemos, el dolor puede ser controlado en un alto porcentaje de casos. Aquellos pacientes difíciles de controlar con estas medidas, se pueden beneficiar de la aplicación de técnicas de neuromodulación por expertos en el tratamiento del dolor crónico. El correcto manejo de los distintos fármacos (AINES, opiáceos y coadyuvantes, el conocimiento de sus efectos secundarios, la pérdida del miedo a los opiáceos y el conocimiento de los distintos síndromes álgicos asociados al paciente oncológico, deben ir de la mano con la adecuada valoración del dolor según las distintas escalas, tanto en la fase de instauración del tratamiento, como en el seguimiento del paciente.Pain is a symptom with a high prevalence in patients with cancer and causes an important deterioration in their quality of life. With the measures laid out by the WHO in 1986, which divides the different therapeutic options available in three ascending steps, pain can be controlled in a high percentage of cases. Those patients who are difficult to control with these measures can benefit from the application of neuromodulation techniques by experts in the treatment of chronic pain. The correct employment of the different medicines (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, opiates and coadjuvants, knowledge of the secondary effects, loss of fear in the face of opiates and knowledge of the different algic syndromes associated with the oncology patient, must be accompanied by a suitable evaluation of the pain according to the different scales, both in the phase of the treatment’s initiation and in the follow-up of the patient.

  1. The Impact of a National Guideline on the Management of Cancer Pain on the Practice of Pain Assessment and Registration.

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    Besse, Kees; Vernooij-Dassen, Myrra; Vissers, Kris; Engels, Yvonne

    2016-02-01

    The Dutch clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of pain in patients with cancer was published in 2008 and intensively promoted to healthcare professionals who see patients with cancer. One of the most important recommendations is the systematic registering of the pain and its intensity. To evaluate in which degree this part of the practice guideline is implemented, we analyzed the medical records of patients attending the outpatient oncological clinic in an academic hospital, a large teaching hospital, and 4 smaller peripheral hospitals. None of the participating hospitals assessed pain by a standardized scale. Reference to pain in the medical record happened more frequently in the academic hospital than in the other hospitals. The frequency of recording pain in the medical record in the academic hospital was much higher in this study than the one previously reported, whereas the findings in the other hospitals were comparable. There may be several reasons for the difference in reporting rate of pain in patients with cancer. Our findings indicate that the clinical practice guideline with regard to pain registration is poorly implemented in oncology outpatient clinics. More efforts should be made to generate the awareness for the need of pain registration.

  2. Trastornos del sueño en el paciente con dolor crónico Sleep disturbances in patients with chronic pain

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    A. B. Mencías Hurtado

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Padecer dolor crónico supone un importante impacto sobre la calidad del sueño del paciente que lo sufre. Una mayor intensidad de dolor se ha asociado a una mayor prevalencia de trastornos del sueño, siendo esta relación recíproca y que perpetúa un círculo vicioso entre ambos. Teniendo en cuenta que algunos de los fármacos que manejamos habitualmente para el control analgésico, fundamentalmente opioides, pueden modificar la arquitectura del sueño, tanto positiva como negativamente, consideramos importante empezar a valorar la calidad del sueño del paciente con dolor crónico como un indicador de calidad en el manejo del tratamiento analgésico.Having chronic pain is a significant impact on sleep quality of the patient who suffers. Higher pain intensity was associated with a higher prevalence of sleep disorders, this being a mutual and perpetuating a vicious circle between them. Given that some of the drugs commonly used to manage pain control, mainly opioids, may alter the sleep architecture, both positively and negatively, we consider important to begin to assess this quality of sleep of patients with chronic pain as an indicator of quality management of analgesic treatment.

  3. Spatially controlled Fe and Si isotope variations: an alternative view on the formation of the Torres del Paine pluton

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    Gajos, Norbert A.; Lundstrom, Craig C.; Taylor, Alexander H.

    2016-11-01

    We present new Fe and Si isotope ratio data for the Torres del Paine igneous complex in southern Chile. The multi-composition pluton consists of an approximately 1 km vertical exposure of homogenous granite overlying a contemporaneous 250-m-thick mafic gabbro suite. This first-of-its-kind spatially dependent Fe and Si isotope investigation of a convergent margin-related pluton aims to understand the nature of granite and silicic igneous rock formation. Results collected by MC-ICP-MS show a trend of increasing δ56Fe and δ30Si with increasing silica content as well as a systematic increase in δ56Fe away from the mafic base of the pluton. The marginal Torres del Paine granites have heavier Fe isotope signatures (δ56Fe = +0.25 ± 0.02 2se) compared to granites found in the interior pluton (δ56Fe = +0.17 ± 0.02 2se). Cerro Toro country rock values are isotopically light in both Fe and Si isotopic systems (δ56Fe = +0.05 ± 0.02 ‰; δ30Si = -0.38 ± 0.07 ‰). The variations in the Fe and Si isotopic data cannot be accounted for by local assimilation of the wall rocks, in situ fractional crystallization, late-stage fluid exsolution or some combination of these processes. Instead, we conclude that thermal diffusion or source magma variation is the most likely process producing Fe isotope ratio variations in the Torres del Paine pluton.

  4. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey

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    Broom Alex F

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM has increased significantly in Australia over the past decade. Back pain represents a common context for CAM use, with increasing utilisation of a wide range of therapies provided within and outside conventional medical facilities. We examine the relationship between back pain and use of CAM and conventional medicine in a national cohort of mid-aged Australian women. Methods Data is taken from a cross-sectional survey (n = 10492 of the mid-aged cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, surveyed in 2007. The main outcome measures were: incidence of back pain the previous 12 months, and frequency of use of conventional or CAM treatments in the previous 12 months. Results Back pain was experienced by 77% (n = 8063 of the cohort in the previous twelve month period. The majority of women with back pain only consulted with a conventional care provider (51.3%, 44.2% of women with back pain consulted with both a conventional care provider and a CAM practitioner. Women with more frequent back pain were more likely to consult a CAM practitioner, as well as seek conventional care. The most commonly utilised CAM practitioners were massage therapy (26.5% of those with back pain and chiropractic (16.1% of those with back pain. Only 1.7% of women with back pain consulted with a CAM practitioner exclusively. Conclusions Mid-aged women with back pain utilise a range of conventional and CAM treatments. Consultation with CAM practitioners or self-prescribed CAM was predominantly in addition to, rather than a replacement for, conventional care. It is important that health professionals are aware of potential multiple practitioner usage in the context of back pain and are prepared to discuss such behaviours and practices with their patients.

  5. Local, national, and service component cost variations in the management of low back pain: Considerations for the clinician.

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    Babu, Ashwin N; McCormick, Zachary; Kennedy, David J; Press, Joel

    2016-11-21

    In the past two decades, the cost associated with managing low back pain has increased significantly. Improved consciousness of how clinicians utilize resources when managing low back pain is necessary in the current economic climate. The goal of this review is to examine the component costs associated with managing low back pain and provide practical solutions for reducing healthcare costs. This is accomplished by utilizing examples from a major metropolitan area with several major academic institutions and private health care centers. It is clear that there is considerable local and national variation in the component costs of managing low back pain, including physician visits, imaging studies, medications, and therapy services. By being well informed about these variations in one's environment, clinicians and patients alike can make strides towards reducing the financial impact of low back pain. Investigation of the cost discrepancies for services within one's community of practice is important. Improved public access to both cost and outcomes data is needed.

  6. Deepwater fish assemblages at Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, Costa Rica

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    Richard M. Starr

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The deepwater faunas of oceanic islands and seamounts of the Eastern Tropical Pacific are poorly known. From 11-22 September 2009 we conducted an exploration of the deepwater areas of the Isla del Coco Marine Conservation Area, Costa Rica and a nearby seamount using a manned submersible. The goal of the exploration was to characterize the habitats and biota, and conduct quantitative surveys of the deepwater portions of Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, located about 50km southwest of Isla del Coco. We completed a total of 22 submersible dives, spanning more than 80hr underwater, and collected a total of 36hr of video. We surveyed habitats from 50-402m and observed more than 45 species of fishes, some of which have not yet been described and are likely new to science. The diversity of fish species in deep water at Isla del Coco National Park was lower than the diversity of fishes in shallow water, and eight species groups accounted for more than 95% of the total fish biomass. The combined density of all fish species was higher at Las Gemelas Seamount (253 fishes/100m² than at Isla del Coco National Park (138 fishes/100m². The combined density of fishes in habitats comprised primarily of bedrock or large boulders outcrops was more than three times as high at Las Gemelas Seamount as it was at Isla del Coco National Park. This discrepancy was caused by the extremely high concentration of Anthiinae fishes in rocky habitats at Las Gemelas Seamount. Densities of fishes in the other habitats were similar between the two sites. Similarly, when estimates of fish density were plotted by slope categories the density was much greater on steep slopes, which were usually comprised of rock habitats. Also, the density of fishes was greatest on high rugosity habitats. Results of these submersible surveys indicate that seamounts in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean may be an important source of biodiversity and that more quantitative surveys

  7. Physical exercise and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy: A nested case-control study within the Danish National Birth Cohort.

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    Andersen, Linda Kahr; Backhausen, Mette; Hegaard, Hanne Kristine; Juhl, Mette

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    Pelvic girdle pain is a frequent cause of sick leave among pregnant women in Denmark. Studies regarding prevention of pelvic girdle pain are sparse. The aim of this study was to examine the association between physical exercise and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. A nested case-control study within the Danish National Birth Cohort (n = 5304). This study used self-reported data on pelvic girdle pain obtained from an interview six months after childbirth. Information on physical exercise was obtained from the pregnancy interview around gestational week 16. The association was estimated using logistic regression analysis. Physical exercise in pregnancy was associated with decreased risk of overall pelvic girdle pain (OR = 0.87; 95% CI: 0.77-0.99, p = 0.028). Tests for trend indicated decreasing odds for pelvic girdle pain with increasing number of hours per week spent on exercise (p swimming was associated with a decreased risk of pelvic girdle pain (OR = 0.73; 95% CI: 0.58-0.91, p = 0.005). The findings suggest a possible protective effect of physical exercise on pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Hombro doloroso y lesiones del manguito rotador Painful shoulder and rotator cuff disorders

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    Karla Mora-Vargas

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    Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 52 años conocida sana, sin antecedentes positivos, quien inicia con dolor y disfunción del miembro superior izquierdo, la cual fue tratada con antiinflamatorios no esteroideos inicialmente, sin embargo, al persistir los síntomas y apoyado con estudios radiológicos recibe tratamiento inyectado a nivel del hombro. Cuadro que evoluciona posteriormente a ruptura del manguito rotador, con su subsiguiente reparación quirúrgica y fisioterapia, logrando la recupera...

  9. Management of shoulder pain by UK general practitioners (GPs): a national survey.

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    Artus, Majid; van der Windt, Danielle A; Afolabi, Ebenezer K; Buchbinder, Rachelle; Chesterton, Linda S; Hall, Alison; Roddy, Edward; Foster, Nadine E

    2017-06-21

    Studies in Canada, the USA and Australia suggested low confidence among general practitioners (GPs) in diagnosing and managing shoulder pain, with frequent use of investigations. There are no comparable studies in the UK; our objective was to describe the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain by GPs in the UK. A national survey of a random sample of 5000 UK GPs collected data on shoulder pain diagnosis and management using two clinical vignettes that described primary care presentations with rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) and adhesive capsulitis (AdhC). Seven hundred and fourteen (14.7%) responses were received. 56% and 83% of GPs were confident in their diagnosis of RCT and AdhC, respectively, and a wide range of investigations and management options were reported. For the RCT presentation, plain radiographs of the shoulder were most common (60%), followed by blood tests (42%) and ultrasound scans (USS) (38%). 19% of those who recommended a radiograph and 76% of those who recommended a USS did so 'to confirm the diagnosis'. For the AdhC presentation, the most common investigations were blood tests (60%), plain shoulder radiographs (58%) and USS (31%). More than two-thirds of those recommending a USS did so 'to confirm the diagnosis'. The most commonly recommended treatment for both presentations was physiotherapy (RCT 77%, AdhC 71%) followed by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (RCT 58%, AdhC 74%). 17% opted to refer the RCT to secondary care (most often musculoskeletal interface service), compared with 31% for the AdhC. This survey of GPs in the UK highlights reliance on radiographs and blood tests in the management of common shoulder pain presentations. GPs report referring more than 7 out of 10 patients with RCT and AdhC to physiotherapists. These findings need to be viewed in the context of low response to the survey and, therefore, potential non-response bias. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the

  10. El alivio del dolor: ¿es un derecho humano? Pain relief: Is it a human right?

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    G. Saruwatari Zavala

    2012-06-01

    soluciones que no solo giren en torno al factor económico, sino que impacten sobre los aspectos culturales, sociales, legislativos y de políticas públicas, relativos al tema del dolor. Consideramos que el alivio del dolor es y, ha sido a lo largo de la historia de la Medicina, una de las grandes aspiraciones humanas, pero que su formulación como derecho podría quedarse en un grado abstracto e inalcanzable; mientras que el derecho al acceso al manejo del dolor es un derecho más asequible, que se relaciona con los derechos a la salud, a la integridad personal, a no ser tratado inhumanamente y a alcanzar un nivel de vida adecuado y con calidad, que ya han sido reconocidos y firmados por los países, mediante los tratados internacionales. Esto significa que cuentan con mecanismos de protección de Derechos Humanos y formas por las cuales pueden hacerse valer frente al Estado.This paper analyzes the article "Pain relief a human right, "written by F. Brennan and M. Cousins, in which the authors claim the formulation of a new fundamental right, and review various international human rights instruments, to support the argument that the patient should be protected from the inadequate treatment of pain. Several authors and organizations have denounced the reasons, due to various factors, why the pain is not treated in its entirety. Regulatory factors lie in the authorization and/or prohibition of the distribution, consumption, use and marketing of drugs by government agencies. Economic factors are related to many causes such as access to health services and medicines. It is identified as a serious public health problem, as not enough resources are allocated for the implementation of units for the treatment of chronic or temporary pain or for research on this topic. Lack of education and updating of health professionals is another major problem. Among the social causes are the inequality in access to health services, poverty, lack of medical coverage and discrimination against

  11. Cuidados paliativos y tratamiento del dolor en la solidaridad internacional: international solidarity Palliative care and pain treatment

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    W. Astudillo Alarcón

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    Full Text Available Los cuidados paliativos (CP y el tratamiento del dolor (TD son elementos esenciales para mejorar o mantener la calidad de vida de muchos enfermos afectados por procesos incurables, crónicos o terminales. Su necesidad se acentúa en países con bajos y medianos recursos donde la incidencia del cáncer y de otras enfermedades como el sida va en aumento, con una alta proporción de pacientes diagnosticados en fase avanzada y con un muy difícil acceso a unos CP o TD adecuados, a pesar de que son la única alternativa realista y humana al abandono que sufren la gran mayoría de estos enfermos. Además el perfil epidemiológico de muchos países del sur está cambiando con un aumento de enfermedades crónicas y el acceso a niveles más altos de cobertura de antirretrovirales. Para modificar esta situación, los gobiernos deben incorporar los CP y el TD en sus sistemas de salud. También es necesario que éstos se consideren una forma más de cooperación internacional. Se revisan diversos aspectos para una mayor colaboración sanitaria española en este campo con Latinoamérica y África, y se sugieren vías para hacerlo a distintos niveles institucionales y asociativos.Palliative care and pain treatment are essential to improve or maintain quality of life in many patients with incurable, chronic or terminal diseases. The need for palliative care is more pressing in countries with scarce or medium resources and where the incidence of cancer and other diseases such as AIDS is increasing. In these countries, a high proportion of patients are diagnosed in the advanced stage of the disease and access to appropriate palliative care and pain treatment is difficult, even though these options are the only realistic and human alternatives to the abandonment experienced by most of these patients. Moreover, the epidemiological profile of many southern countries is changing, with an increase of chronic diseases and access to higher levels of antiretroviral

  12. Original Article : Epidural Steroid Injection in Korean Pain Physicians; A National Survey

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    Eun Jung Kim; ; Jee Youn Moon; Keun Suk Park; Da Hye Yoo; Yong Chul Kim; Woo Seog Sim; Chul Joong Lee; Hwa Yong Shin; Jae Hun Kim; Yeon Dong Kim; Se Jin Lee

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    ...: Among 173 pain centers which requested the public health insurance reimbursements for their ESIs and were enrolled in the Korean Pain Society, 122 completed questionnaires were returned, for a rate of 70.5...

  13. Differential Diagnoses for Persistent Pain Following Root Canal Treatment: A Study in the National Dental PBRN

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    Nixdorf, Donald R.; Law, Alan S.; John, Mike T.; Sobieh, Radwa M.; Kohli, Richie; Nguyen, Ruby H.N.

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    Introduction Pain present 6 months following root canal treatment (RCT) may be either of odontogenic or nonodontogenic origin. This is importance because treatments and prognoses are different; therefore the aim of this study was to provide specific diagnoses of patients reporting pain 6 months after receiving initial orthograde RCT. Methods We enrolled patients from the Midwest region of an existing prospective observational study of pain after RCT. Pain at 6 months was defined as ≥1 day of pain and average pain intensity of at least 1/10 over the preceding month. An Endodontist and an Orofacial Pain practitioner independently performed clinical evaluations, which included periapical and cone-beam CT radiographs, to determine diagnoses. Results Thirty-eight out of the 354 eligible patients in the geographic area (11%) met the pain criteria, with 19 (50%) consenting to be clinically evaluated. As the sole reason for pain, 7 patients (37%) were given odontogenic diagnoses (4 involving the RCT tooth, 3 involving an adjacent tooth). Eight patients (42%) were given nonodontogenic pain diagnoses (7 from referred temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain, 1 from persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder (PDAP)). Two patients (11%) had both odontogenic and nonodontogenic diagnoses, while 2 (11%) no longer fit the pain criteria at the time of the clinical evaluation. Conclusion Patients reporting “tooth” pain 6 months following RCT had a nonodontogenic pain diagnosis accounting for some of this pain, with TMD being the most frequent nonodonotgenic diagnosis. Dentists should have the necessary knowledge to differentiate between these diagnoses to adequately manage their patients. PMID:25732400

  14. Bloqueo tricompartimental del hombro doloroso: estudio preliminar Tricompartmental blockade of painful shoulder: A preliminary study

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    Introducción: El hombro doloroso constituye una de las consultas más frecuentes en atención primaria, y afecta entre el 7 y el 34% de la población general adulta. La etiología más frecuente es la disfunción del manguito de los rotadores, que supone más del 70% de los casos, incluyendo aquí la tendinitis, la bursitis y la rotura de éste o de alguno de sus componentes. Se han postulado diversos tratamientos para el hombro doloroso. El objetivo del estudio es exponer una nueva técnica para los p...

  15. 78 FR 106 - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating...

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    ..., Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Committee Membership Nominations The Department of Health and Human Services (Department) has created the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee... Protection and Affordable Care Act'') the Committee will: (a) Develop a summary of advances in pain...

  16. 78 FR 76296 - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating...

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    ..., Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Committee Membership Nominations The Department of Health and Human Services (Department) has created the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee... Protection and Affordable Care Act'') the Committee will: (a) Develop a summary of advances in pain...

  17. Las áreas silvestres protegidas del estado como zonas de conservación de la naturaleza: El Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena

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    M. González

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una breve descripción del Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, un área protegida localizada en el sur de Chile, que se caracteriza por la presencia de paisajes montañosos de origen glaciar, con una serie de lagos, lagunas, y ríos, los cuales albergan especies endémicas de flora y fauna. Estas características convierten a este parque en uno de los más visitados a nivel nacional. Se discuten aspectos sobre conservación y manejo del parque.

  18. [Quality of postoperative pain therapy in Austria: national survey of all departments of anesthesiology].

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    Kinstner, C; Likar, R; Sandner-Kiesling, A; Hutschala, D; Pipam, W; Gustorff, B

    2011-09-01

    Despite increasingly sophisticated concepts of perioperative pain therapy, such as increased use of combined regional anesthesia techniques, the renaissance of ketamine and dipyrone or the use of oral opioids, no significant improvement has been achieved in postoperative pain therapy since 1995. About 300,000 of the approximately 700,000 patients undergoing major surgery each year in Austria experience moderate to severe postoperative pain. The aim of this study was therefore to assess the nationwide status of perioperative acute pain management in postoperative recovery rooms and surgical wards in order to identify potential areas for improvement. In 2006 the directors of all Austrian anesthesiology departments (n=125, 100%) were contacted and asked to give detailed information on the status of acute pain management of each individual hospital in Austria using a standardized questionnaire. Data of each individual department were derived from quality control and self-assessment of each department. No patients were questioned. The return rate was 96% (n=120) due to intensive personal contact in cases of missing data. In this nationwide survey 120 anesthesiology departments participated together accounting for a total of 757,895 operations per year. Of the patients 63.6% were informed preoperatively on the available regimens of acute pain management. In 81% of patients perioperative pain therapy consisted of a multimodal therapeutic approach, 58.6% of the departments used international guidelines and 39.7% worked with international guidelines adapted to local requirements. In 88% of patients a detailed prescription for postoperative pain therapy was available when transferred to the surgical ward. Surgical wards were equipped with routine pain therapy protocols in 28% another 20% of wards had special pain therapy protocols for individual operations. In 22% of cases pain assessment was repeated 3-4 times per day and in 33.9% postoperative pain was assessed only once

  19. Differential diagnosis of sexual pain in women (La diagnosi differenziale del dolore sessuale nella donna

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    Giancarlo Carli, MD

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    Full Text Available Dyspareunia, a pain that occurs in response to an attempted vaginalentry or to a sexual intercourse, is a clinical entity that recognizes multifactorial etiology. It may be due to organic diseases or to functional disorders suchas Hypoactive Syndrome Desire Disease (HSDD, vaginismus and provoked vulvodynia (PVD. A full history is fundamental for the diagnosis of functional syndromes. For PVD diagnosis, the gynaecologist must also have experience of syndromes of chronic widespread pain of unknownetiology such as fibromyalgia since these syndromes are frequently associated. In PVD local and diffuse hyperalgesia is associated with mechanismsof central sensitization. In PVD there is evidence suggesting local mechanisms of neuropathic nature, although local symptoms consist only in light erythema and oedema.

  20. Epidemiología del dolor por cáncer Epidemiology of cancer pain

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    D. Reyes Chiquete

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    Full Text Available Cada año se diagnostican aproximadamente nueve millones de personas con cáncer. El dolor es uno de los síntomas más comunes en este tipo de población. Su fisiopatología es múltiple y va desde el síntoma doloroso causado por la propia enfermedad, hasta el relacionado a procedimientos diagnósticos y/o terapéuticos, pasando por el asociado a enfermedades no oncológicas ligadas al cáncer. Esta revisión representa un análisis crítico de los estudios epidemiológicos sobre la prevalencia de dolor por cáncer en la población mundial. Se muestran grandes variaciones en cuanto a la prevalencia, debido quizá a aspectos metodológicos que dificultan la comparación de los resultados o, dicho de otra manera, por los diferentes criterios utilizados para conceptualizar y caracterizar el dolor por cáncer, los contrastes entre la población estudiada y los métodos de recolección de datos. Si a esto le agregamos que existen diferentes tipos de dolor y que la terapéutica puede diferir de un medio hospitalario a otro, no es raro que la validez de los reportes se limite y su uniformidad varíe considerablemente. La sociedad mexicana poco conoce sobre la prevalencia de dolor oncológico y sobre los prejuicios personales y socioeconómicos que conlleva esta temible enfermedad, por lo que, considerando los estudios existentes en la literatura, sugerimos que las pesquisas epidemiológicas en nuestro país deberán realizarse bajo estricto control metodológico, estudiando los diferentes grupos de edad, tipo de dolor, intensidad, diagnóstico oncológico, estadio clínico, terapéutica anticáncer, terapia analgésica farmacológica y no farmacológica, y los fármacos coadyuvantes.Each year, approximately, nine million people with cancer are diagnosed. Pain is one of the most common symptoms in this population. Its pathophysiology is multiple and varies from the painful symptoms caused by the disease itself until linked to diagnostic procedures and

  1. Current perspectives of acute pain treatment Perspectivas actuales de tratamiento del paciente con dolor agudo

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    In the last years opioids have become of great importance in the relief of postoperative and other forms of acute pain. Reasons for this trend have been the availability of agonist opioids like phentanyl. sulphentanyl and alphentanyl and the results of research on the physlology. The pharmacology and the chemistry of drug receptors and neurotransmitters. The studies on chemicals other than opioids that contribut...

  2. Efecto del dolor perineal en las actividades de mujeres sometidas a episiotomía Perineal pain effect on the activities of women who had an episiotomy

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    Adriana Amorim Francisco

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    Full Text Available Objetivo principal: Este artículo discute la influencia del dolor perineal después del parto normal en las actividades diarias de las mujeres con episiotomía. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo con recolección de datos a través de entrevistas con 52 mujeres entre 20 y 48 horas después del parto, con aplicación de la escala numérica de dolor (0-10. Resultados principales: El dolor perineal estuvo presente entre 86,5% y 82,7% de las mujeres, a las 20 y 48 horas, respectivamente. Hubo un predominio del dolor leve (64,4% a 72,1%, seguido de moderado (28,9% a 18,6%. La restricción de las actividades varió entre 92,3% y 86,5% de las mujeres, 20 y 48 horas después del parto, respectivamente. Conclusión principal: Aunque de la mayoría de las mujeres después del parto atribuye nota de intensidad leve, se señaló que esto limita las actividades esenciales.Objective: This manuscript discusses the influence of the perineal pain after normal birth on daily activities of women who had an episiotomy. Methods: Descriptive study with data collected through interviews performed from 20 to 48 hours after delivery, with 52 women, applying the pain numeric scale (0-10. Results: Perineal pain was present in 86.5% and 82.7% of women, at 20 and 48 hours after delivery, respectively. There was a predominance of mild pain (64.4% to 72.1%, followed by moderate pain (28.9% to 18.6%. The restriction of the activities varied between 92.3% and 86.5% women, from 20 to 48 hours after delivery, respectively. Conclusions: Although most women had reported mild pain, it was noted that this morbidity limits the essential activities.

  3. Characterization of deepwater invertebrates at Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, Costa Rica

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    Richard M. Starr

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    Full Text Available The deepwater faunas of oceanic islands and seamounts of the Eastern Tropical Pacific are poorly known. From 11-22 September 2009, we conducted an exploration of the deepwater areas around Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, located about 50km southwest of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica using a manned submersible to survey the seafloor habitats. The goal of the exploration was to characterize the habitats and biota, and conduct quantitative surveys of the deepwater portions of Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas. We completed a total of 22 successful submersible dives, spanning more than 80hr underwater, and collected a total of 36hr of video. With respect to invertebrates, our objectives were to gather quantitative information on species composition, density, distribution and habitat associations as well as to compare the invertebrate communities between the two sites. A total of 7 172 invertebrates were counted from analysis of the video collected on this project. Larger organisms were counted and placed into 27 taxonomic groups to characterize the deepwater invertebrate fauna of Las Gemelas Seamount and Isla del Coco National Park. The Shannon-Weiner Index for biodiversity (H’ was calculated to be 0.14 ± 0.02 for Isla del Coco and 0.07 ± 0.03 for Las Gemelas surveys. Although richness was fairly equal between the two sites, evenness was greater at Isla del Coco (J = 0.04 ± 0.006 when compared to Las Gemelas (J = 0.02 ± 0.01. This lower level of evenness in the community at Las Gemelas was a result of high densities of a few dominant species groups, specifically sea urchins and black corals. We also evaluated invertebrate percent cover at both Isla del Coco and Las Gemelas Seamount with respect to habitat type, slope and rugosity. Results indicated that highly rugose habitats contained the highest frequencies of all invertebrates at both sites, with the exception of glass sponges and polychaetes at Isla del Coco

  4. Evaluation of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Using the Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data

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    Ha, Jae Yong

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of the metabolic syndrome in patients with chronic lower back pain in Korea and to evaluate the differences in clinical characteristics in chronic lower back pain patients with and without metabolic syndrome. This was a cross-sectional study using data from the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV) 2008. The sample consisted of 1085 participants with chronic lower back pain. The diagnosis of metabolic ...

  5. The influence of sex, race, and age on pain assessment and treatment decisions using virtual human technology: a cross-national comparison

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Calia A Torres,1 Emily J Bartley,1 Laura D Wandner,1 Ashraf F Alqudah,2 Adam T Hirsh,3 Michael E Robinson11Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; 2Department of Psychology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; 3Department of Psychology, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, USAPurpose: Studies in the United States have found that patients' sex, race, and age influence the pain assessment and treatment decisions of laypeople and medical professionals. However, there is limited research as to whether people of other nationalities make pain management decisions differently based on demographic characteristics. Therefore, the purpose of the following study was to compare pain assessment and treatment decisions of undergraduate students in Jordan and the United States as a preliminary examination of nationality as a potential proxy for cultural differences in pain decisions.Methods: Virtual human (VH technology was used to examine the influences of patients' sex (male or female, race (light-skinned or dark-skinned, and age (younger or older on students' pain management decisions. Seventy-five American and 104 Jordanian undergraduate students participated in this web-based study.Results: American and Jordanian students rated pain intensity higher in females and older adults and were more likely to recommend medical help to these groups, relative to males and younger adults. Furthermore, Jordanian participants rated pain intensity higher and were more likely to recommend medical help for all patient demographic groups (ie, sex, race, age than American participants.Conclusion: This is the first cross-national study that compares pain decisions between undergraduate students. The results suggest that sex, race, and age cues are used in pain assessment and treatment by both Americans and Jordanians, with Jordanians more likely to rate pain higher and recommend medical help to

  6. La costruzione del patrimonio culturale nazionale / The building of the national cultural heritage

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    Massimo Montella

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    Full Text Available Fatta l’unità politica dell’Italia, per costruire l’identità nazionale molta importanza ebbe quello che, con espressione propria del nazionalismo romantico, fu definito “patrimonio culturale nazionale”. A distanza di un secolo e mezzo serve capire se è vero, però, e per quali ragioni, che da quel momento ad ora «sia la cultura ufficiale che l’amministrazione del settore hanno letteralmente scavato un fossato tra i “beni culturali” […] e il comportamento della società».   After the Italian unification, the “National Cultural Heritage” – so called according to an idiomatic expression typical of Romantic nationalism – became important to build the national identity. However, a century-and-half later, it is necessary to understand if since then both official culture and administration in this sector have literally dug a moat between cultural heritage and the behaviour of society, and for what reasons.

  7. Non-pharmacologic measures for relief of pain Medidas no farmacológicas para el alivio del dolor

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

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    Full Text Available In this review the author discusses some aspects of non-pharmacologic therapies for relief of pain and suffering; both physical and psychological approaches are included; the former include heat and cold applicatio", exercises, neurostimulation and acupuncture; the latter are education, biofeedback, relaxation, musictherapy, hypnosis, thought sustitution, images and group and family therapy. Aiso discussed are spiritual assistance and humanized touch. The goal of these approaches is to obtain proximity with the suffering human being. El objetivo de esta revisión es discutir algunos aspectos de las terapias no farmacológicas para aliviar el dolor y el sufrimiento las cuales no han recibido la atención que merecen por parte del personal de la salud. Se incluyen elementos de la terapia física como el calor, el frío, el ejercicio, la neuroestimulación y la acupuntura; la terapia cognoscitiva y conductual con métodos como la educación, la retroalimentación, la relajación, la musicoterapia, la hipnosis, la distracción, la sustitución de pensamientos e imágenes y la terapia grupal y familiar. Se discuten aspectos de la asistencia espiritual y el tacto humanizado. Todo esto con el fin de lograr un acercamiento humanizado al hombre que sufre.

  8. Caracterización de la situación posincendio en el área afectada por el incendio de 2005 en el Parque Nacional de Torres del Paine (Chile a partir de imágenes multiespectrales Characteristics of areas affected by fire in 2005 at Parque Nacional de Torres del Paine (Chile as assessed from multispectral images

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    RAFAEL M NAVARRO CERRILLO

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    Full Text Available El uso de sensores remotos para la evaluación de la severidad es una de los aspectos más importantes en el estudio de grandes incendios, así como la aplicación de los resultados para el proceso de restauración. En este trabajo se ha estudiado la aplicación de imágenes de los sensores Landsat ETM+ y ASTER para evaluar la vegetación previa, la superficie recorrida por el fuego y los daños producidos por el incendio ocurrido en el año 2005 en el Parque Nacional de Torres del Paine (Chile. Los resultados obtenidos indican que el índice delta NBR es bastante versátil para evaluar la superficie afectada, estimada en este caso en 17.138 ha, así como la severidad de los daños (Fiabilidad = 81,5 %; k = 0,73. Por otro lado, se ha confirmado la adecuación del uso de imágenes Landsat ETM+ para mejorar la calidad de los mapas de vegetación previa a la ocurrencia del fuego (Fiabilidad = 79,5 %; k = 0,75. La combinación de esta información se ha podido aplicar para apoyar la restauración del área afectada por el incendio. Sin embargo, los resultados también han mostrado algunas limitaciones de los sensores, en particular en la definición de ecosistemas con representaciones superficiales pequeñas y/o fragmentadas, lo cual sugiere que el uso de sensores de mayor resolución espacial puede mejorar los productos cartográficos finales y, por tanto, la calidad de los trabajos de restauraciónThe use of remote sensors is one of the most important aspects in the study of large fires for an assessment of their severity, as well as the application of the results to the restoration process. This work has studied the application of images from the Landsat ETM + ASTER sensors in order to evaluate the prior vegetation, the surface burned and the damage caused by a fire occurring in 2005 in the National Park of Torres del Paine (Chile. The results obtained indicate that the delta NBR index is reasonably versatile for evaluating the affected surface

  9. Estudio epidemiológico del dolor en la comunidad autónoma de Andalucía Epidemiological study of pain in Andalusia (Spain

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    J. Herrera Silva

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: se ha realizado un estudio sobre el dolor crónico en una muestra de población de Andalucía para explorar su prevalencia, características, forma de diagnóstico, tratamiento e impacto. Material y métodos: se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal con muestreo aleatorio estratificado, con 1.200 entrevistas telefónicas mediante el sistema CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing, diseñado por el IMC (Instituto de Investigación, Marketing y Comunicación, Sevilla, a sujetos residentes en Andalucía, mayores de 18 años a los que se les realizaron diferentes preguntas sobre el dolor. Resultados: de los 1.200 entrevistados se obtuvo una muestra de 405 pacientes con dolor reciente (30% del total de entrevistados con dolor actual y 3,8% con dolor en el último mes, pero no en este momento. El 15,5% de la población sufre un dolor de tipo crónico. La puntuación media de la intensidad del dolor es de 5,4 (escala 1-10. El dolor afecta sobre todo a espalda, piernas y rodillas; y domina el de tipo reumatológico. El impacto sobre la calidad de vida es notable. El 77,5% de la población con dolor toma medicación oral de prescripción. Casi la mitad de la población ha oído hablar de las unidades del dolor, y la opinión al respecto es favorable. Conclusiones: los datos del estudio aportan información sobre la presencia del dolor en la población andaluza y servirán de base para diseñar estrategias para hacerle frente.Aims: a study on chronic pain has been performed in a sample of people in Andalusia, in order to assess its prevalence, features, diagnosis, treatment, and impact. Material and methods: a cross-sectional survey with stratified randomised sampling, including 1,200 phone interviews on pain was performed in people aged > 18 years in Andalusia, by means of the CATI system (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing designed by IMC (Instituto de Investigación, Marketing y Comunicación, Sevilla. Results: from 1

  10. Capsaicina tópica en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático Topical capsaicin for the management of neuropathic pain

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    M. A. Vidal

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    sensación de quemazón en la zona de aplicación, que tiende a desaparecer después de la primera semana. Esta sensación de quemazón constituye, junto con la limitada efectividad clínica, la principal limitación de la aplicación tópica de capsaicina. La principal indicación del uso de la capsaicina tópica es la de coadyuvante de los antidepresivos y anticonvulsivantes en el tratamiento de los diversos cuadros de dolor neuropático, ya que como terapia única parece ser insuficiente. Es una opción a tener en cuenta en los pacientes añosos afectos de dolor neuropático, con lo que disminuiremos la incidencia de efectos secundarios sistémicos y de interacciones medicamentosas.Neuropathic pain is one of the most complex painful syndromes and one of the most difficult to treat. It is a symptom resulting from neurological damage (peripheral, central or both affecting the pain nervous transmission system. Several drugs have been used, but none of them has resulted effective enough and their side effects frequently deter the continuation of the treatment. It can show up in different situations, all of which are more frequent in aged patients. A powerful analgesic with as little number ofside effects as possible is needed. This paper is a bibliographic review performed through the Medline data base of the treatment with topical capsaicin in different cases of neuropathic pain: postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic pain associated to AIDS, trigeminal neuralgia, post-mastectomy painful syndromes and regional complex pain. The topical administration of capsaicin 0.075%, has shown to be effective for the management of dysesthesic pain and hence it is a therapeutic alternative for this type of pain. Its mechanism of action appears to be based on the selective stimulation of the neurons of amyelinic fibers C, causing the release of substance P and perhaps of other neurotransmitters; and finally, a depletion of substance P, which would disturb pain

  11. Prevalent Causes of Low Back Pain and its Impact among Nurses Working in Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre.

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    Adhikari, S; Dhakal, G

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    Nursing is considered as caring profession and nurse is a person who provides holistic care to the individual or community. Nurse's jobs vary from simple task to more complex one and are at risk of various occupational health problems. Among those, musculoskeletal problem including low back pain (LBP) is commonest one. Thus this study examines the prevalence and perceived causes of low back pain and its impact among the nurses working in national heart centre. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. After informed verbal consent, 50 nurses were selected purposively. Semi structured self administered questionnaires with single and multiple response items were distributed to them and were collected next day. Response rate was 100%. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16 for windows. Descriptive statistics i.e., percentage, mean and chi square was used to interpret the data. For multiple responses, percentage was calculated in terms of total responses therefore exceeds 100%. Among 50 nurses, 78% of nurses were suffering from LBP. Study found that LBP was predominant among married nurses (88%) compared to unmarried (69%). Prolonged standing (82%), heavy physical workload and frequent bending & twisting (51% each) were some perceived causes of low back pain. Due to LBP, 44% were not able to perform their job properly, 33% became less productive, 28% had restriction in work and 26% could not provide quality care to the patient. Three fourth of nurses working at national heart centre were suffering from low back pain which indicates high prevalence. Therefore it is recommended to maintain proper body mechanics and use supportive devices like back belts, knee cap, and chair with back rest during patient care.

  12. Reflections on the relationship between chronic pain and family structure Reflexiones sobre la relación del color crónico con la estructura familiar

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

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    This review deals with the influence of chronic pain upon the patient's family; based mainly on the work of the Center for Pain Evaluation and Treatment (University of Pittsburgh, emphasis is made on the following aspects: 1. The multidimensional model of pain that includes biological, motivational, conductual, affective, cognitive and evaluative variables. 2. The family as etiologic and perpetuating agent of pain. 3. The negative impact of chronic pain upon the physical, sexual, psychologic, sociocultural and economic aspects of family life. 4. The importance of family evaluation as to the degree of cohesion and integration; the ability for conflict solving and the interaction pat1erns. 5. Treatment should include opportune and adequate information; the search of a meaning for the problem; the relief from pain and suffering; the offer of constant help and support and the selection of specific therapy for each situation.

    En el presente artículo se discuten algunos aspectos de la influencia que tiene en su familia el paciente con dolor crónico. Se hace una revisión de la literatura científica sobre el tema con especial mención de los trabajos del Centro para Evaluación y Tratamiento del Dolor de la Universidad de Pittsburgh. Se destacan los siguientes aspectos: 1. El modelo multidimensional del dolor que incluye las variables biológica, motivacional, conductual, afectiva, cognitiva y evaluativa. 2. La familia como agente causal del dolor: desde el punto de vista psicodinámico se habla de familias que tienen mayor propensión al dolor, caracterizadas por relaciones interpersonales difíciles, agresivas, hostiles y en las que son frecuentes los sentimientos de pérdida, culpabilidad, derrota y sufrimiento. 3. La familia como agente perpetuador del dolor: en ciertas familias el dolor cr

  13. Pain: : a prevalent feature in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis. Results of a cross-sectional national survey

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    Brands, Marion M. G.; Gungor, Deniz; van den Hout, Johanna M. P.; Karstens, Francois P. J.; Oussoren, Esmee; Plug, Iris; Boelens, Jaap Jan; van Hasselt, Peter M.; Hollak, Carla E. M.; Mulder, Margot F.; Gozalbo, Estela Rubio; Smeitink, Jan A.; Smit, G. Peter A.; Wijburg, Frits A.; Meutgeert, Hanka; van der Ploeg, Ans T.

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    Background While clinical observations suggest that many patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) experience chronic pain, few studies have assessed its extent and impact. We therefore investigated its prevalence in patients with all types of MPS in the Netherlands. We also examined the association

  14. Pain : a prevalent feature in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis. Results of a cross-sectional national survey

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    Brands, Marion M G; Güngör, Deniz; van den Hout, Johanna M P; Karstens, Francois P J; Oussoren, Esmee; Plug, Iris; Boelens, Jaap Jan|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/189880783; van Hasselt, Peter M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304814423; Hollak, Carla E M; Mulder, Margot F.; Gozalbo, Estela Rubio; Smeitink, Jan A.; Smit, G. Peter A; Wijburg, Frits A.; Meutgeert, Hanka; van der Ploeg, Ans T.

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    Background: While clinical observations suggest that many patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) experience chronic pain, few studies have assessed its extent and impact. We therefore investigated its prevalence in patients with all types of MPS in the Netherlands. We also examined the associatio

  15. Pain: a prevalent feature in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis. Results of a cross-sectional national survey

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    Brands, M.M.; Gungor, D.; Hout, J.M. van den; Karstens, F.P.; Oussoren, E.; Plug, I.; Boelens, J.J.; Hasselt, P.M. van; Hollak, C.E.M.; Mulder, M.F.; Gozalbo, E.R.; Smeitink, J.; Smit, G.P.; Wijburg, F.A.; Meutgeert, H.; Ploeg, A.T. van der

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: While clinical observations suggest that many patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) experience chronic pain, few studies have assessed its extent and impact. We therefore investigated its prevalence in patients with all types of MPS in the Netherlands. We also examined the associatio

  16. Validación del índice de Lattinen para la evaluación del paciente con dolor crónico Validation of the Lattinen Index for the assessment of chronic pain patients

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    J. R. González-Escalada

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    ón global como para las puntuaciones por dimensiones, al correlacionarse estas con las medidas estándar respectivas. Asimismo, se confirmó la fiabilidad del IL a través de los resultados del análisis de consistencia interna y de consistencia temporal, indicativos de una alta homogeneidad de los ítems.Background and objectives: the Lattinen Index (LI is a widely used tool for pain assessment in Spanish speaking countries, both in clinical practice and research. Nevertheless, despite its extensive use, no validation of the Spanish language version of the questionnaire has been published yet. This study intends to validate LI as a tool for measuring chronic pain. Materials and methods: a multicentre, cross-sectional, non-interventional study, including 283 chronic pain patients (> 3 months duration, from 6 different centres, was performed. Validity and reliability analysis were performed in order to validate the IL. On a first visit patients completed the IL questionnaire and other conventional pain scales (Visual Analogic Scale [VAS], McGill Pain Questionnaire and three Likert scales evaluating Analgesic Consumption, Functional Ability, and Hours of Sleep, which acted as gold standards validity measurements. A sub-set of 83 patients, with stable clinical characteristics, was asked to retake the initial tests after 15 days, to measure test-retest reliability. Results: a statistically significant positive correlation was found between the total IL score and the degree of pain measured by VAS. The measurements from the individual items in the questionnaire: Pain intensity, Pain frequency, Analgesic consumption, Functional Ability and Hours of Sleep correlated from moderately to strongly, with the respective gold standards measurements. Internal consistency and test-retest assays showed coefficient values of: alpha > 0.7 and intraclass correlation > 0.85, respectively. Conclusions: IL validity was established both for the overall score as for the individual dimensions

  17. National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) symptom evaluation in multinational cohorts of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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    Wagenlehner, Florian M E; van Till, J W Olivier; Magri, Vittorio; Perletti, Gianpaolo; Houbiers, Jos G A; Weidner, Wolfgang; Nickel, J Curtis

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    The assessment of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in everyday practice and clinical studies relies on National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) scores for symptom appraisal, inclusion criteria for clinical trials, follow-up, and response evaluation. We investigated multiple databases of CP/CPPS patients to determine the prevalence and impact of pain locations and types to improve our strategy of individualized phenotypically guided treatment. Four major databases with CPSI scores for nonselected CP/CPPS clinic patients from Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Individual question scores and subtotal and total scores of CPSI were described and correlated with each other. Ordinal regression analysis was performed to define pain severity categories. A total of 1563 CP/CPPS patients were included. Perineal pain/discomfort was the most prevalent pain symptom (63%) followed by testicular pain (58%), pain in the pubic area (42%) and penis (32%); reports of pain during ejaculation and voiding were 45% and 43%, respectively. European patients had a significantly higher number of pain localizations and symptoms compared with North American patients (pquality of life (QoL) (r = 0.678) was higher than the urinary domain (r = 0.320). Individually, pain severity (r = 0.627) and pain frequency (r = 0.594) correlated better with QoL than pain localization (r = 0.354). Pain severity categories results for NIH-CPSI item 4 (0-10 numerical rating scale for average pain) were mild, 0-3; moderate, 4-6; severe, 7-10; CPSI pain domain (0-21): mild, 0-7; moderate, 8-13; and severe, 14-21. Pain has more impact on QoL than urinary symptoms. Pain severity and frequency are more important than pain localization/type. Cut-off levels for disease severity categories have been identified that will prove valuable in symptom assessment and the development of therapeutic strategies. Copyright © 2012 European

  18. Acacia nilotica (L. Willd. ex Del. and Problematical in Baluran National Park, East Java

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    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Acacia nilotica (L. Del. is a thorny wattle native in India, Pakistan and much of Africa. This acacia is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa from Agypt and Mauritania to South Africa. In Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, Acacia nilotica is extensively used as browse, timber and fire-wood species. The bark and seeds are used as source of tannins. The species is olso used for medicinal purposes. Bark of Acacia nilotica has been used for treathing haemorrhages, colds, diarrhoea, tuberculosis and leprosy; while the roots have been used as an aphrodisiac and the flowers for treathing syphillis lessions. The invasion of Acacia nilotica has resulted in the reduction of savanna in Baluran National Park reaching about 50%. Pressure to the savanna has a great impact on the balance and preservation of whole ecosystem in Baluran.

  19. Physical functioning, pain and quality of life after amputation for musculoskeletal tumours: a national survey.

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    Furtado, S; Grimer, R J; Cool, P; Murray, S A; Briggs, T; Fulton, J; Grant, K; Gerrand, C H

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    Patients who have limb amputation for musculoskeletal tumours are a rare group of cancer survivors. This was a prospective cross-sectional survey of patients from five specialist centres for sarcoma surgery in England. Physical function, pain and quality of life (QOL) outcomes were collected after lower extremity amputation for bone or soft-tissue tumours to evaluate the survivorship experience and inform service provision. Of 250 patients, 105 (42%) responded between September 2012 and June 2013. From these, completed questionnaires were received from 100 patients with a mean age of 53.6 years (19 to 91). In total 60 (62%) were male and 37 (38%) were female (three not specified). The diagnosis was primary bone sarcoma in 63 and soft-tissue tumour in 37. A total of 20 tumours were located in the hip or pelvis, 31 above the knee, 32 between the knee and ankle and 17 in the ankle or foot. In total 22 had hemipelvectomy, nine hip disarticulation, 35 transfemoral amputation, one knee disarticulation, 30 transtibial amputation, two toe amputations and one rotationplasty. The Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) differed by amputation level, with poorer scores at higher levels (p amputation level is linked to physical function, but not QOL or pain measures. Pain and physical function significantly impact on QOL. These results are helpful in managing the expectations of patients about treatment and addressing their complex needs. ©2015 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.

  20. Efectividad de la acupuntura en el alivio del dolor refractario al tratamiento farmacológico convencional Effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving pain refractory to conventional pharmacological therapy

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    E. Collazo Chao

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la efectividad global de la acupuntura como terapia complementaria en la reducción del dolor crónico en grupos apareados (antes-después de pacientes en condiciones de práctica clínica real. Conocer en qué proporción disminuye el consumo de analgésicos en estos pacientes tras un ciclo de acupuntura. Determinar las reacciones adversas debidas a acupuntura. Distinguir la efectividad de la acupuntura en la reducción del dolor en diversas patologías para averiguar en cuáles es más efectiva. Material y métodos: Estudio cuasi experimental en 225 pacientes ambulatorios con dolor refractario a tratamiento farmacológico convencional. Medición con una escala múltiple de valoración del dolor antes de iniciar el ciclo de tratamiento con acupuntura, después de realizar diagnóstico según la medicina tradicional china y al terminar el ciclo de tratamiento. Resultados: Se ha obtenido un nivel de significación p Objectives: To evaluate the overall effectiveness of acupuncture as a complementary therapy in relieving chronic pain in paired groups (before-after of patients in a real life clinical setting. To determine the extent to which analgesic consumption is reduced in these patients after an acupuncture cycle. To determine the adverse reactions due to acupuncture. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain in distinct clinical entities in order to identify those in which this therapeutic modality is most effective. Material and methods: We performed a quasi-experimental study in 225 outpatients with pain refractory to conventional pharmacological therapy. Pain was measured with a multiple-item pain scale before the acupuncture cycle was started, after the traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis was made, and when the treatment cycle was complete. Results: Significant differences (p < 0.001 before and after acupuncture treatment were obtained for the overall pain score and for each of its variables

  1. Association between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life: the Korea national health and nutrition examination survey: A population-based cohort study.

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    Yang, Sung-Eun; Park, Yong-Gyu; Han, Kyungdo; Kim, Sin-Young

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    Dental pain and tooth loss are global public health concerns. However, there have been no large cross-sectional epidemiologic studies of a representative sample of an entire country's populations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) using a well characterized, nationally representative, population-based study.This study analyzed data of 3924, representing 21,836,566 adults from the 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Subjects were divided into 4 groups as follows: tooth loss of up to 8 teeth without dental pain, tooth loss of up to 8 teeth with dental pain, tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth without dental pain, and tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain. Logistic regression was applied to estimate the adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI), controlling for a range of covariates.Among the 3924 subjects, representing an estimated 21,836,566 adults, the prevalence of tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth was 24.6% and the prevalence of dental pain was 35%. The tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain group showed the highest level of impaired HRQOL in all 5 dimensions, and the tooth loss up to 8 teeth without dental pain group showed the lowest level. The proportion of both groups without dental pain decreased significantly from the younger age to older age group. After adjustment for sociodemographic factors, the ORs (95% CI) of mobility, self-case, usual activity, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression were 1.93 (1.32-2.84), 1.90 (1.25-2.90), 1.46 (0.88-2.43), 1.48 (0.88-2.49), and 1.46 (0.85-2.51) in tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain group. Although the ORs of tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth without dental pain group did not significantly increase.Dental pain and tooth loss has a considerable impact of HRQOL in the Korean adult population. In our study, HRQOL is more closely associated with dental pain than with

  2. Association between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life: the Korea national health and nutrition examination survey

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    Yang, Sung-Eun; Park, Yong-Gyu; Han, Kyungdo; Kim, Sin-Young

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    Abstract Dental pain and tooth loss are global public health concerns. However, there have been no large cross-sectional epidemiologic studies of a representative sample of an entire country's populations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) using a well characterized, nationally representative, population-based study. This study analyzed data of 3924, representing 21,836,566 adults from the 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Subjects were divided into 4 groups as follows: tooth loss of up to 8 teeth without dental pain, tooth loss of up to 8 teeth with dental pain, tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth without dental pain, and tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain. Logistic regression was applied to estimate the adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI), controlling for a range of covariates. Among the 3924 subjects, representing an estimated 21,836,566 adults, the prevalence of tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth was 24.6% and the prevalence of dental pain was 35%. The tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain group showed the highest level of impaired HRQOL in all 5 dimensions, and the tooth loss up to 8 teeth without dental pain group showed the lowest level. The proportion of both groups without dental pain decreased significantly from the younger age to older age group. After adjustment for sociodemographic factors, the ORs (95% CI) of mobility, self-case, usual activity, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression were 1.93 (1.32–2.84), 1.90 (1.25–2.90), 1.46 (0.88–2.43), 1.48 (0.88–2.49), and 1.46 (0.85–2.51) in tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth with dental pain group. Although the ORs of tooth loss of 8 to 28 teeth without dental pain group did not significantly increase. Dental pain and tooth loss has a considerable impact of HRQOL in the Korean adult population. In our study, HRQOL is more closely associated with

  3. Psychosocial and demographic correlates of employment vs disability status in a national community sample of adults with chronic pain: toward a psychology of pain presenteeism.

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    Karoly, Paul; Ruehlman, Linda S; Okun, Morris A

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    Although chronic pain is a source of work-related disability, relatively little research has addressed the psychological factors that differentiate individuals in chronic pain who leave the workforce from those who remain on the job despite their pain. The present study examined a small set of attitudinal and coping-related factors as potential correlates of pain-related disability vs continued part- or full-time employment over and above the role of well-known risk factors. A large sample of adult men and women with chronic pain drawn from across the United States (N = 1,293) by means of random digit dialing was subdivided into two groups: working (N = 859) and on disability (N = 434). Both groups were interviewed (by telephone) to complete a set of instruments (called the Profile of Chronic Pain: Extended Assessment battery) measuring pain attitudes and coping methods. Logistic regression analysis revealed that continued employment status was inversely related to pain severity and was positively related to higher education and being Hispanic. After controlling for severity and demographic factors, belief in a medical cure and catastrophizing tendencies were significant inverse predictors, and task persistence was a positive predictor of continued employment. Results revealed both demographic and attitudinal predictors of continued employment and highlight the value of harnessing insights from the psychology of work engagement to better understand the processes underlying pain presenteeism. Interventions designed to keep persons with pain in the active work force should build upon and extend the present findings. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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  5. Association between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life: the Korea national health and nutrition examination survey

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    Abstract Dental pain and tooth loss are global public health concerns. However, there have been no large cross-sectional epidemiologic studies of a representative sample of an entire country's populations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between dental pain and tooth loss with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) using a well characterized, nationally representative, population-based study. This study analyzed data of 3924, representing 21,836,566 adults from the...

  6. Calidad del sueño, dolor y depresión en fibromialgia Sleep quality, pain and depression in fibromyalgia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de este trabajo fue valorar la relación entre el trastorno depresivo, las alteraciones del sueño y su influencia con el dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia. Material y métodos: Se ha estudiado una muestra de 31 pacientes diagnosticados de fibromialgia según los criterios del Colegio Americano de Reumatología y 29 controles con características demográficas semejantes. Ambos grupos cumplimentaron la subescala del sueño del Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI, el cuestionario para depresión de Beck (BDI, y se les realizó una valoración del umbral doloroso mediante algómetro manual tanto en puntos que definen la enfermedad como en puntos control. Los resultados obtenidos fueron procesados mediante el programa SPSS V8. Se estimaron las medias y las medidas de dispersión para ambos grupos. La significación estadística de las diferencias fue estimada mediante tests paramétricos, dada la normalidad de las poblaciones; utilizándose como medida de asociación la regresión lineal y la regresión múltiple ajustada para las variables continuas del estudio. La linealidad de las determinaciones vinculadas al tiempo de evolución se estimaron mediante el test de Levene. Resultados: Destacan como resultados más importantes las diferencias en las alteraciones del sueño total (p Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the depressive disorder, sleep disorders and their influence on pain in patients with fibromyalgia. Material and methods: A population of 31 patients diagnosed of fibromyalgia according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology and 29 controls with similar demographic characteristics were studied. Both groups completed the sleep sub-scale of the Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI and the Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI and underwent an assessment of pain threshold with a hand-held algometer both in disease-defining points and in control points

  7. Tratamiento del mieloma múltiple con pamidronato endovenoso: Mejoría del dolor y supresión del riesgo de hipercalcemia Treatment of multiple myeloma with intravenous pamidronate: Pain prevention and suppression of hypercalcemia risk

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    Carlos Díaz

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    Full Text Available En un estudio de observación clínica, prospectivo, tomando al propio paciente como control, se siguió la evolución de un grupo de pacientes seleccionados con el diagnóstico de mieloma múltiple en estadio III. Los pacientes fueron tratados en ciclos mensuales con una infusión lenta de pamidronato disódico, 90 mg por vez, en un rango de 2-21 ciclos. Cuatro pacientes fallecieron intra-estudio. En los evaluables (n:13 pudo comprobarse la reducción significativa de los marcadores urinarios de resorción ósea (principalmente la d-piridinolina, y el control de la calcemia, con la reducción de la calciuria. Ambos efectos (reducción del recambio metabólico y variación de las cifras de calcio no mostraron una relación directa, siendo la magnitud del primero proporcional al grado basal y el segundo independiente del mismo. Esta es una observación original que requiere confirmación por otros estudios. Asimismo, se comprobó la reducción del dolor (VAS: escala de análogos visuales, disminución y hasta cese del consumo de analgésicos, con ausencia de nuevos eventos esqueléticos. La tolerabilidad fue buena. Todos estos factores contribuyen a justificar la mejoría de la calidad de vida demostrada por el puntaje de ECOG. No sólo mejoró el puntaje promedio sino que fue posible observar algún grado de progreso en la totalidad de la muestra estudiada. Nuestra observación sugiere que el tratamiento en un esquema rígido de administración puede ser beneficioso en los pacientes con mieloma avanzado independientemente de su estado basal.In a prospective clinical study, with the patient as its own control, we selected patients with stage III multiple myeloma. We treated them monthly with intravenous (IV Disodic Pamidronate: 90 mg in 2 to 21 cycles. Four patients died during the study. The remaining 13 patients presented reduced bone resorption urinary markers (D-Pyr mainly as well as urinary calcium (bone turnover reduction. Both efects

  8. Antagonistas de los receptores glutamatérgicos NMDA en el tratamiento del dolor crónico NMDA glutamatergic receptor antagonists for the management of chronic pain

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    F. Neira

    2004-05-01

    receptores opioides mu, pero además es un antagonista no competitivo de los receptores NMDA. La utilización de la metadona permite mejorar el control del dolor al disminuir el desarrollo de tolerancia a los opioides. La memantina es un antagonista no competitivo de los receptores NMDA. Disminuye la facilitación intracortical y aumenta la inhibición intracortical. Experimentalmente ha demostrado características antinociceptivas en la fase secundaria a la inflamación inducida por la prueba de la formalina. Disminuye la hiperalgesia térmica y mecánica. Los antagonistas de los receptores NMDA, abren un nuevo horizonte en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático. Son fármacos que habitualmente requieren la asociación de otros analgésicos, normalmente actúan como coadyuvantes. Los resultados dispares de los diferentes antagonistas sobre una misma indicación, no hacen sino confirmar la complejidad de su mecanismo de acción, que no se limita a antagonizar los receptores NMDA, sino que va mucho más allá.NMDA receptors are associated to learning and memory processes, development and neural plasticity, as well as acute and chronic pain conditions. They are involved in the outset and maintenance of central sensitization associated to damage or inflammation of peripheral tissues. Glutamate is the main amino acid that stimulates the CNS, can be involved in nociceptive transmission processes at the spine level and is the main responsible for the fast synaptic transmission. The action of glutamate in the pain routes is mostly mediated by ionotropic receptors (AMPA, NMDA and kainic. The activation of NMDA receptors plays a major role in the excitatory neurotransmission and the synaptic plasticity of the CNS. Glutamate and its agonists (NMDA, AMPA or kainic acid are involved in the generation and maintenance of hyperalgesia conditions (exacerbated response to noxious stimulus and alodynia (decrease of pain threshold. The clinical effectiveness of NMDA receptor antagonists

  9. "Floating signifiers": Negotiating the meaning of national in Montenegro, at the Internet chat room Café del Montenegro

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    Full Text Available The paper represents the analysis of the narratives that deal with the sentiment of national belonging in Montenegro within the chat room Café del Montenegro. The practice of the Internet chat room users is perceived as cultural engagement – „practicing" the State and the emotion of national identification of its own kind. By writing, arguing, negotiating the meaning of the state and nation an abundance of different and broken knowledge’s are created- many histories, geographies, ethics and politics are offered. On the one hand, these directly undermines, jeopardizes and questions the power of the State narrative, hitherto negotiating the nation, the State, authentic devotion, simultaneously manufacturing the state-nation as a reality. The result of mutual correspondence in the chat room is persistent negotiation of the meaning of national categories in Montenegro over the years.

  10. Tratamiento del dolor en la artritis reumatoide fundamentado en medicina basada en la evidencia Pain treatment in rheumatoid arthritis and evidence-based medicine

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    F. Neira

    2006-11-01

    , ciclosporina, sales de oro, azatioprina, infliximab, leflunomida y ciclofosfamida. La combinación de uno o más son eficaces y no más tóxicos que por separado. Los glucocorticoides a dosis bajas disminuyen la evolución del daño articular, no deben ser recomendados de rutina (R B. La infiltración articular con corticoides puede ser útil en el tratamiento de la AR. Se utiliza concomitantemente la administración de calcio, vitamina D y bifosfonatos (R B. El tratamiento quirúrgico está indicado cuando el dolor no mejora con medidas médicas y hay pérdida de función. Entre las complicaciones de la AR se encuentran: síndrome del túnel del carpo, vasculitis reumatoide, ataque de la región cervical y artritis séptica. No se deben olvidar las medidas nutricionales, terapia ocupacional (NE I, ejercicios, protección de las articulaciones y psicoterapia (NE I.The objective has been the elaboration of a practical document, based on the best available scientific evidence, that allows physicians to adopt adequately founded diagnostic techniques and effective treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA. A systematic search in Internet has been made, using the term "rheumatoid arthritis" and "artritis reumatoide", in different groups of elaboration and storage of clinical practice quides: National Guideline Clearinghouse HTTP://www.guideline.gov/compares/compares.aspx, CMA infobase, Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines and Fisterra - Directory of Clinical Guides in Spanish. Guides of clinical practice (GPC based in the evidence, meta-analysis and articles of greater relevance have been reviewed. RA is an inflammatory poliarthritis of undetermined aetiology, usually involving peripheral joints, with a symmetrical distribution. It affects functional and work capacity and increases mortality. The usual symptoms are arthralgia, morning stiffness, fatigue, weight loss and fever. It is considered that RA is present when 4 of the following 7 criteria are observed (American Rheumatism

  11. Revisión del tratamiento con corticoides en el dolor de espalda según la medicina basada en la evidencia Evidence-based review of steroid therapy for back pain

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    F. Neira

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la efectividad de la infiltración con corticoides asociados o no a los anestésicos locales por vía epidural cervical, torácica, lumbar, caudal, en las facetas y ramas espinales cervicales, torácicas, lumbares y sacras, así como en la articulación sacroilíaca, en el tratamiento del dolor de espalda, y extremidades superiores e inferiores. Material y métodos: Los términos que se utilizaron para la búsqueda de la información fueron: "epidural steroid injections o blocks", "caudal injections o blocks", "selective nerve root injections o blocks", "transforaminal injections o blocks", "facet injections o blocks", "medial nerve blocks" y "low back pain". Se realizó una búsqueda en: Trip Database, SUMSearch, National Guidelines Clearinghouse, Cochrane y centros elaboradores de guías de práctica clínica. Se aceptaron guías de práctica clínica con niveles de evidencia, revisiones sistemáticas, estudios metaanálisis y referencias cruzadas entre las publicaciones revisadas en español e inglés desde 1979 hasta 2009. Resultados: En la revisión se seleccionaron 5 guías de práctica clínica y 9 revisiones sistemáticas. De su análisis se desprende la recomendación de no realizar la infiltración intradiscal en el tratamiento de la lumbalgia crónica. La evidencia de la infiltración de la rama medial lumbar, cervical y torácica en el tratamiento de la lumbalgia, cervicalgia y dorsalgia es moderada a corto y a largo plazo. La evidencia de la infiltración intraarticular sacroilíaca es limitada. La infiltración epidural interlaminar cervical tiene un efecto significativo en el alivio del dolor crónico intratable de origen cervical y proporciona un alivio prolongado. La infiltración epidural lumbar interlaminar con corticoides, sin fluoroscopia, tienen un nivel de evidencia (NE II-2 y un NE II en el alivio a largo plazo. La infiltración epidural transforaminal con corticoides es eficaz en el s

  12. Nuevas perspectivas en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático: duloxetina New perspectives in the treatment of neuropathic pain: duloxetine

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    J. Pérez-Cajaraville

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Duloxetina es un nuevo fármaco antidepresivo, que inhibe selectivamente la recaptación de serotonina y de noradrenalina aporta una nueva perspectiva en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático. Se absorbe de manera adecuada tras la administración oral. Se elimina fundamentalmente mediante metabolismo hepático mediado por las isoenzimas del citocromo P450, CYP1A2 y el CYP2D6. La mayoría de los efectos adversos que produce como náuseas, sequedad de boca y estreñimiento son intensidad de leve a moderada, y por lo general desaparecen con la continuación del tratamiento. Actualmente, duloxetina está indicado en el tratamiento de la depresión mayor y del dolor neuropático diabético. Más recientemente ha sido aprobado su empleo para el tratamiento en mujeres de la incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo moderada a grave. Además su eficacia en otras patologías como la fibromialgia continúa siendo estudiada en diversos ensayos clínicos.Duloxetine is a novel antidepressant agent reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine, with good perspective in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Orally administered duloxetine is well absorbed. Elimination of duloxetine is mainly through hepatic metabolism involving two CYP450 isozymes, CYP1A2 and CYP2D6. Duloxetine may cause some adverse events: nausea, dry mouth or constipation. Normally are mild to moderate and they disappear when the treatment continues. Duloxetine is used for treatment of major depressive disorder and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. Recently it has also been approved for treatment of stress urinary incontinence moderate to severe in women. It has also being studied in several clinical trials for the treatment of other kind of pathology, including fibromyalgia.

  13. Schwannoma de plexo braquial en el diagnóstico diferencial del hombro doloroso: Diferential diagnostic in the shoulder pain Brachial plexus schwannoma

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    S. Cortés

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Los schwannomas son tumores derivados de las células de Schwann, infrecuentes y generalmente de comportamiento benigno. El dolor y la radiculopatía son los síntomas iniciales más frecuentes. El diagnóstico se realiza mediante resonancia magnética y la resección quirúrgica es el tratamiento de elección. Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 50 años con omalgia atraumática izquierda de 5 años de evolución, durante los cuáles fue valorada por diferentes especialistas que incluían traumatólogos, reumatólogos, neurólogos y rehabilitadores. Inicialmente la paciente fue tratada con diversos AINES, rehabilitación (fisioterapia, onda corta, magnetoterapia sin mejoría. Como pruebas complementarias se realizaron un estudio neurofisiológico del miembro superior izquierdo (informado como normal, una resonancia magnética (RM cervical y una RM de hombro donde se informa de una rotura parcial del tendón supraespinoso y bursitis subacromial, por lo que se decide llevar a cabo una descompresión subacromial artroscópica. A pesar del tratamiento quirúrgico la paciente no mejora y se mantiene un dolor severo (EVA > 6. Posteriormente fue tratada con AINEs asociados a parches de fentanilo, pregabalina, infiltraciones de corticoides y nuevas sesiones de rehabilitación sin mejoría. Se decidió ampliar las pruebas de imagen y realizar una tomografia axial computerizada (TAC torácica, ecografía de hombro izquierdo y RM de plexo braquial que mostraron la existencia de una lesión compatible con schwannoma del plexo braquial. La paciente fue intervenida quirúrgicamente para resección del tumor mejorando del dolor progresivamente encontrándose actualmente asintomática.Schwannomas are tumors origined from Schwann cells, unfrequent, and generally benign. Pain and radiculopathy are common initial symptoms. Diagnosis is based in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and surgery is the election treatment. We describe the case of a 50 years old woman

  14. Clinical Significance of National Institutes of Health Classification in Patients With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

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    Sung, Yun Hsien; Jung, Jae Hung; Ryang, Seung Hoon; Kim, Sung Jin

    2014-01-01

    Purpose We determined the effects of alpha-blockers and quinolone in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) classified by National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus group. Materials and Methods Data from a total of 111 patients who were diagnosed with CP/CPPS between June 2010 and June 2012 were analyzed retrospectively. The patients were classified into group 1 (category IIIA, n=40) and group 2 (category IIIB, n=71). Treatment using alfuzosin and levofloxacin was given to both groups for 6 weeks. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index were measured before and after therapy. Results Group 1 had a significant decrease in total IPSS score, CPSI pain score, CPSI quality of life (QoL) score, and total CPSI score (p=0.043, p=0.006, p=0.015, and p=0.006, respectively). Group 2 had a significant decrease in IPSS voiding symptom score, IPSS storage symptom score, total IPSS, CPSI pain score, CPSI voiding score, CPSI QoL score, and total CPSI score (p=0.002, p=0.004, p=0.001, p=0.001, p=0.006, p=0.001, and p=0.001, respectively). The CPSI score was reduced by 6 points or more in 50.0% of patients (n=18) in group 1 and in 51.6% of patients (n=32) in group 2. However, there was no statistically significant difference between the changes in IPSS and CPSI scores across the 2 groups. Conclusions Although combination treatment reduced the CPSI score in both groups, there was no significant difference between the groups after combination treatment. We suggest that factors other than inflammation also contribute to symptoms associated with CP/CPPS. PMID:24741418

  15. Diagnosing neuropathic pain in patients with cancer: comparative analysis of recommendations in national guidelines from European countries

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    Piano, V.M.; Verhagen, S.; Schalkwijk, A.; Burgers, J.S.; Kress, H.; Treede, R.D.; Hekster, Y.A.; Lanteri-Minet, M.; Engels, Y.M.; Vissers, K.

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    BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain is a prevalent symptom in patients with cancer, which needs a more specific algorithm than nociceptive pain or neuropathic pain from other origin. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) can be helpful in optimizing the diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with cancer.

  16. Avaliação da dor em neonatologia Evaluación del dolor en neonatología Pain evaluation in neonatology

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    Yerkes Pereira e Silva

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    ém-nascidos.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El estudio del dolor ha avanzado mucho en las últimas décadas haciendo con que la evaluación y la intervención sean una preocupación creciente entre los profesionales de la salud. El objetivo de la evaluación del dolor debe ser el de proporcionar datos precisos para determinar cuáles acciones deben ser toma de las para aliviarlo o eliminarlo y la mismo tiempo, evaluar la eficacia de esas acciones. La finalidad de esta revisión fue discutir los métodos utilizados en la evaluación del dolor en neonatología, cuando las estrategias de tratamiento utiliza de las sin una evaluación sistemática del dolor no son eficaces o adecua de las. CONTENIDO: No existe ninguna técnica ampliamente aceptada y fácilmente ejecutable y uniforme para la evaluación del dolor en niños, especialmente en los recién nacidos y lactantes que pueda ser utilizada en todas las situaciones. Antes de confiar en la exactitud de los datos de Evaluación, se hace necesario que los profesionales de la salud se sientan seguros con los instrumentos usados en la recolección del esos datos. Varios indicadores pueden ser usados en la evaluación, cuantificación y calificación del estímulo doloroso, y cuando se analizan en conjunto, permiten el desglose entre el dolor y los estímulos no dolorosos. Aunque sea deseable la estandarización objetiva para la medición de la intensidad del dolor, tal medida no existe todavía. La medición ene sea franja etaria es hecha por medio de parámetros fisiológicos (frecuencia cardíaca, frecuencia respiratoria, presión arterial, etc y comportamentales (expresión facial, postura y vocalización o verbalización, utilizando escalas de evaluación, cada una con sus ventajas y limitaciones. CONCLUSIONES: La actual atención para mejores métodos de medida y evaluación del dolor aportó para aumentar la sensibilidad de los profesionales de salud con relación a la naturaleza de las experiencias dolorosas. El dolor debe ser entendido como la

  17. Comparison of logistic regression and artificial neural network in low back pain prediction: second national health survey.

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    Parsaeian, M; Mohammad, K; Mahmoudi, M; Zeraati, H

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    The purpose of this investigation was to compare empirically predictive ability of an artificial neural network with a logistic regression in prediction of low back pain. Data from the second national health survey were considered in this investigation. This data includes the information of low back pain and its associated risk factors among Iranian people aged 15 years and older. Artificial neural network and logistic regression models were developed using a set of 17294 data and they were validated in a test set of 17295 data. Hosmer and Lemeshow recommendation for model selection was used in fitting the logistic regression. A three-layer perceptron with 9 inputs, 3 hidden and 1 output neurons was employed. The efficiency of two models was compared by receiver operating characteristic analysis, root mean square and -2 Loglikelihood criteria. The area under the ROC curve (SE), root mean square and -2Loglikelihood of the logistic regression was 0.752 (0.004), 0.3832 and 14769.2, respectively. The area under the ROC curve (SE), root mean square and -2Loglikelihood of the artificial neural network was 0.754 (0.004), 0.3770 and 14757.6, respectively. Based on these three criteria, artificial neural network would give better performance than logistic regression. Although, the difference is statistically significant, it does not seem to be clinically significant.

  18. Psychosocial and Demographic Correlates of Employment versus Disability Status in a National Community Sample of Adults with Chronic Pain: Toward a Psychology of Pain Presenteeism

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    Karoly, Paul; Ruehlman, Linda S.; Okun, Morris A.

    2013-01-01

    Background Although chronic pain is a source of work-related disability, relatively little research has addressed the psychological factors that differentiate individuals in chronic pain who leave the workforce from those who remain on the job despite their pain. Objective The present study examined a small set of attitudinal and coping-related factors as potential correlates of pain-related disability versus continued part- or full time employment over and above the role of well-known risk factors. Methods A large sample of adult men and women with chronic pain drawn from across the United States (N= 1293) by means of random digit dialing was subdivided into two groups: working (N = 859) and on disability (N = 434). Both groups were interviewed (by telephone) to complete a set of instruments (called the Profile of Chronic Pain: Extended Assessment [PCP: EA] Battery) measuring pain attitudes and coping methods. Results Logistic regression analysis revealed, as expected, that continued employment status was inversely related to pain severity and work status was positively related to higher education and being Hispanic. After controlling for severity and demographic factors, belief in a medical cure and catastrophizing tendencies were significant inverse predictors and task persistence was a positive predictor of continued employment. Conclusions Results revealed both demographic and attitudinal predictors of continued employment, and highlight the value of harnessing insights from the psychology of work engagement to better understand the processes underlying pain presenteeism. Interventions designed to keep persons with pain in the active work force should build upon and extend the present findings. PMID:24010682

  19. La Gestión por Procesos en el Tratamiento del Dolor Process management in pain treatment

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    2008-01-01

    ... -de gestión, clave y de apoyo- que se integran en la Unidad del Dolor permite la elaboración del mapa de procesos de la Unidad, con sus correspondientes fichas de procesos y diagramas de flujo o flujogramas...

  20. Evaluation of metabolic syndrome in patients with chronic low back pain: using the fourth Korea national health and nutrition examination survey data.

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    Ha, Jae Yong

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of the metabolic syndrome in patients with chronic lower back pain in Korea and to evaluate the differences in clinical characteristics in chronic lower back pain patients with and without metabolic syndrome. This was a cross-sectional study using data from the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV) 2008. The sample consisted of 1085 participants with chronic lower back pain. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was made according to the criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among chronic lower back pain patients was 36.2% (30.2% male, 38.6% female). According to our results, female sex, advanced age, and high BMI were risk factors for metabolic syndrome. These results from a representative sample show that metabolic syndrome is common in chronic lower back pain patients in Korea. Clinicians managing chronic lower back pain should consider the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

  1. Código de buena práctica para el control del dolor oncológico Good practice code for the management of cancer pain

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    J. R. González-Escalada

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available En muchas ocasiones, los pacientes con cáncer no expresan su dolor por miedo a que el médico desvíe su atención hacia este síntoma, en lugar de centrarse en el tratamiento de su enfermedad principal. No obstante, el paciente debe saber que el tratamiento de su dolor no solo no interfiere con la terapia curativa, sino que colabora con ella. Entre los enfermos, es habitual el temor a que el avance de la enfermedad les lleve a situaciones de sufrimiento insostenible que supere todas las posibilidades médicas, pero es nuestro deber ayudarles a ser conscientes de que la medicina ofrece un abanico de terapias capaces de aliviar su dolor y evitar su sufrimiento. Este conocimiento es esencial para aumentar su confianza en el tratamiento y mejorar la relación médico-paciente. Frente a este desafío, SECPAL (Sociedad Española de Cuidados Paliativos, SED (Sociedad Española del Dolor, SEOM (Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica y SEOR (Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica unen sus esfuerzos y crean ALIADO (Alianza Contra el Dolor Oncológico, un grupo de trabajo interdisciplinario que nace con el objetivo de concienciar e implicar a todo el colectivo médico en la necesidad de mejorar la calidad de vida del paciente con dolor oncológico. La primera iniciativa de ALIADO en este sentido es la elaboración del Código de buena praxis para el tratamiento del dolor oncológico, que pretende contribuir al avance en el conocimiento y el manejo de estos pacientes.Patients with cancer often fail to talk about their pain fearing that their doctor might draw his or her attention to that symptom rather than focus on the management of their underlying disease. However, patients should know that pain management will not interfere with their curative therapy but will supplement it. Fear that the advancing disease will lead to unbearable suffering situations beyond medical possibilities is common among patients, and it is our duty to help them

  2. Patient characteristics and clinical management of patients with shoulder pain in U.S. primary care settings: Secondary data analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

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    Mansfield Richard J

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although shoulder pain is a commonly encountered problem in primary care, there are few studies examining its presenting characteristics and clinical management in this setting. Methods We performed secondary data analysis of 692 office visits for shoulder pain collected through the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (Survey years 1993–2000. Information on demographic characteristics, history and place of injury, and clinical management (physician order of imaging, physiotherapy, and steroid intraarticular injection were examined. Results Shoulder pain was associated with an injury in one third (33.2% (230/692 of office visits in this population of US primary care physicians. Males, and younger adults (age ≤ 52 more often associated their shoulder pain with previous injury, but there were no racial differences in injury status. Injury-related shoulder pain was related to work in over one-fifth (21.3% (43/202 of visits. An x-ray was performed in 29.0% (164/566 of office visits, a finding that did not differ by gender, race, or by age status. Other imaging (CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound was infrequently performed (6.5%, 37/566. Physiotherapy was ordered in 23.9% (135/566 of visits for shoulder pain. Younger adults and patients with a history of injury more often had physiotherapy ordered, but there was no significant difference in the ordering of physiotherapy by gender or race. Examination of the use of intraarticular injection was not possible with this data set. Conclusion These data from the largest sample of patients with shoulder pain presenting to primary care settings offer insights into the presenting characteristics and clinical management of shoulder pain at the primary care level. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey is a useful resource for examining the clinical management of specific symptoms in U.S. primary care offices.

  3. Tratamiento del dolor en los estudios de enfermería Management of pain in nursing studies

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    R. M. Sánchez-Sánchez; J. V. Pernía; Calatrava, J.

    2005-01-01

    Introducción: Diversos estudios constatan insuficiente formación del personal de enfermería en el manejo y tratamiento del dolor, siendo este uno de los síntomas más frecuentes a tratar en su ejercicio profesional. Objetivos: Averiguar los conocimientos acerca de la farmacología de los analgésicos y los principios básicos en el tratamiento del dolor entre los estudiantes de enfermería e informar a los docentes para priorizar dichos conocimientos. Diseño: Se realizó una encuesta a los 55 alumn...

  4. Uso de la estimulación espinal en pacientes con dolor crónico intratable en la Clínica del Dolor del C.M.N "20 de Noviembre" del ISSSTE: Nuestra experiencia Use of the Spinal Cord Stimulation in patients with severe chronic pain in the C.M.N "20 of November" Pain Unit: Our experience

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    A. A. Medina-Gutiérrez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: El manejo de los pacientes con dolor crónico, se basa en la terapéutica multimodal... La neuroestimulacíon espinal es parte de este manejo en pacientes con dolor crónico intratable. El objetivo del trabajo es conocer la utilidad de la estimulación para el control del dolor y su impacto en la calidad de vida en pacientes del CMN 20 de noviembre. Material y métodos: 31 pacientes con dolor crónico intratable y discapacidad, evaluados mediante escala visual análoga, índice de Oswestry previo a la colocación del electrodo de estimulación espinal con seguimiento de 3 meses hasta 3 años. Evaluación estadística mediante pruebas de tendencia central y ANOVA (p significativa: =0.005. Resultados: Se encontraron 31 pacientes, con edad promedio de 53.7 años, sexo femenino 67.74%, sexo masculino 32.26%, portadores de Sx postlaminectomía 67.74 %, EVA (media previo a la implantación de 8.3 (DS 0.877. Se reportó un Oswestry inicial de 31.9 (DS 3.714 equivalente a un 63.6 de discapacidad. Posterior a 3 meses de la implantación se observó reducción media del EVA a 2.81, (DS 1.166 la cual fue estadísticamente significativa (p=0.003 y se reportó un Oswestry media de 18.29 (DS 1.918 equivalente a 36.58% de discapacidad. El 6.45% de los pacientes (2 presentó complicaciones menores posteriores a la implantación. Así mismo se encontró en 2 pacientes (6.45% migración del electrodo en los estudios de control, 2 pacientes (6.45% reportaron complicaciones relacionas al equipo. Discusión: Los resultados obtenidos son similares a lo reportado por otros autores. Encontramos una reducción estadísticamente significativa en el EVA aun y el pequeño numero de pacientes en nuestro estudio. Las complicaciones presentadas son similares y dentro de lo reportado. Consideramos que la estimulación espinal es una opción en el manejo intervencionista de pacientes con dolor crónico intratable cuando se realiza una adecuada selecci

  5. Physical activity and lower-back pain in persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation: A national cross-sectional survey

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    Hemakumar Devan, MPhty

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Lower-back pain (LBP is a common secondary condition following lower-limb amputation. The purpose of this study was to investigate LBP prevalence and the relationship between LBP and physical activity (PA levels in a national sample of persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation (TFA. Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of people with traumatic TFA (n = 322 from the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board national database. Of the participants who completed the survey (55% response rate, 64.1% reported LBP and 39.1% reported restricted PA due to LBP. There was no relationship between the PA levels of persons with and without LBP (chi-square = 2.11, p > 0.05. There was an equal distribution of persons with LBP in low, medium, and high PA subgroups. However, persons who reported restricted PA due to LBP had lower PA scores than persons with LBP and no restricted PA (chi-square = 11.56, p < 0.05. Based on our results, LBP is prevalent in the traumatic TFA population. PA levels are not influenced by the presence or absence of LBP. However, future studies investigating LBP coping strategies and using objective PA outcome measures might further elucidate the relationship between PA and LBP in this population.

  6. Differential diagnoses for persistent pain after root canal treatment: a study in the National Dental Practice-based Research Network.

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    Nixdorf, Donald R; Law, Alan S; John, Mike T; Sobieh, Radwa M; Kohli, Richie; Nguyen, Ruby H N

    2015-04-01

    Pain present 6 months after root canal treatment (RCT) may be of odontogenic or nonodontogenic origin. This is important because treatments and prognoses are different; therefore, the aim of this study was to provide specific diagnoses of patients reporting pain 6 months after receiving initial orthograde RCT. We enrolled patients from the Midwest region of an existing prospective observational study of pain after RCT. Pain at 6 months was defined as ≥1 day of pain and average pain intensity of at least 1 of 10 over the preceding month. An endodontist and an orofacial pain practitioner independently performed clinical evaluations, which included periapical and cone-beam computed tomographic radiographs, to determine diagnoses. Thirty-eight of the 354 eligible patients in the geographic area (11%) met the pain criteria, with 19 (50%) consenting to be clinically evaluated. As the sole reason for pain, 7 patients (37%) were given odontogenic diagnoses (4 involving the RCT tooth and 3 involving an adjacent tooth). Eight patients (42%) were given nonodontogenic pain diagnoses (7 from referred temporomandibular disorder pain and 1 from persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder). Two patients (11%) had both odontogenic and nonodontogenic diagnoses, whereas 2 (11%) no longer fit the pain criteria at the time of the clinical evaluation. Patients reporting "tooth" pain 6 months after RCT had a nonodontogenic pain diagnosis accounting for some of this pain, with temporomandibular disorder being the most frequent nonodontogenic diagnosis. Dentists should have the necessary knowledge to differentiate between these diagnoses to adequately manage their patients. Copyright © 2015 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. The Canadian minimum dataset for chronic low back pain research: a cross-cultural adaptation of the National Institutes of Health Task Force Research Standards

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    Lacasse, Anaïs; Roy, Jean-Sébastien; Parent, Alexandre J.; Noushi, Nioushah; Odenigbo, Chúk; Pagé, Gabrielle; Beaudet, Nicolas; Choinière, Manon; Stone, Laura S.; Ware, Mark A.

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    Background: To better standardize clinical and epidemiological studies about the prevalence, risk factors, prognosis, impact and treatment of chronic low back pain, a minimum data set was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low Back Pain. The aim of the present study was to develop a culturally adapted questionnaire that could be used for chronic low back pain research among French-speaking populations in Canada. Methods: The adaptation of the French Canadian version of the minimum data set was achieved according to guidelines for the cross-cultural adaptation of self-reported measures (double forward-backward translation, expert committee, pretest among 35 patients with pain in the low back region). Minor cultural adaptations were also incorporated into the English version by the expert committee (e.g., items about race/ethnicity, education level). Results: This cross-cultural adaptation provides an equivalent French-Canadian version of the minimal data set questionnaire and a culturally adapted English-Canadian version. Modifications made to the original NIH minimum data set were minimized to facilitate comparison between the Canadian and American versions. Interpretation: The present study is a first step toward the use of a culturally adapted instrument for phenotyping French- and English-speaking low back pain patients in Canada. Clinicians and researchers will recognize the importance of this standardized tool and are encouraged to incorporate it into future research studies on chronic low back pain. PMID:28401140

  8. Tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderado con lisinato de ibuprofeno: estudio observacional Management of mild to moderate acute pain with ibuprofen lysinate: an observational study

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    M. Rodríguez-López

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar la efectividad y el perfil de seguridad de lisinato de ibuprofeno en el tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderada en condiciones asistenciales reales. Material y métodos: Estudio abierto, multicéntrico, observacional y prospectivo, realizado en condiciones de uso habitual. El número de investigadores participantes fue de 263, los cuales reclutaron 1.435 pacientes, entre julio de 2001 y julio de 2002. Los pacientes eran de origen ambulatorio, de edad ≥ 18 años, que acudieron a la consulta del médico aquejados de dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderada (escala analógica visual del dolor -EAV- ≤ 7. El periodo de observación para cada paciente fue de un máximo de 4 semanas, con una visita de inicio del tratamiento, una visita de seguimiento a la semana y una visita final en un máximo de 30 días. La valoración de la efectividad se realizó mediante la EAV, para todos los pacientes en general, añadiendo el test de Lattinen, en aquellos pacientes con dolor músculo-esquelético, y analizando el tiempo medio de inicio del alivio del dolor así como su duración. Se valoró la seguridad mediante la incidencia de reacciones adversas. Resultados: Los principales motivos de inclusión fueron dolor músculo-esquelético (60%, dolor odontológico (15%, cefaleas (10%, dismenorrea (10% y dolor post-quirúrgico (3%. La EAV disminuyó, entre las visitas basal e intermedia, en 3,3 puntos y, entre las visitas intermedia y final lo hizo en 1,7 puntos; siendo estas diferencias estadísticamente significativas (p Objectives: To study the effectiveness and the safety profile of ibuprofen lysinate in the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in real clinical practice. Material and methods: Open label, multi-centre, observational and prospective follow-up study, carried out in normal clinical conditions. The participating number of investigators was of 263, which recruited 1,435 patients, among July 2001 and July

  9. Tratamiento del Síndrome de Dolor Miofascial con Toxina Botulínica tipo A Botulinum toxin type A in the management of Myofascial pain syndrome

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    M. Castro

    2006-03-01

    satisfacción del paciente al finalizar el estudio: excelente, buena, regular o mala. Resultados: En todos los pacientes la infiltración diagnóstica fue considerada como positiva con la posterior administración de la toxina botulínica. En todos los casos se produjo una reducción en la EVA de al menos el 50% a los 15 y a los 30 días. A los 90 días, esta reducción mayor o igual al 50% se mantuvo en 13 de los 20 pacientes, mientras que en los 7 pacientes restantes esta reducción fue inferior al 50%. La EVA media inicial fue de 7,7 ± 1,2 de desviación estándar y el TLT medio inicial de 12 ± 2,3, existiendo una alta correspondencia con la EVA. La evolución de la EVA media en los controles posteriores fue: EVA 15 = 3,34 ± 2,5; EVA 30 = 3,54 ± 2,37 y EVA 90 = 4,94 ± 2,83. El TLT medio a los 90 días fue de 7,43 ± 3,49. Tan solo una paciente refirió debilidad muscular ligera en piernas durante las 48 horas posteriores a la infiltración que cedió de forma espontánea. La satisfacción con el tratamiento fue excelente en 10 pacientes (50 %, buena en 7 (35 % y regular en 3 (15 %. Ningún paciente calificó la experiencia como mala. Conclusión: La infiltración muscular con toxina botulínica tipo A en el tratamiento del SDM se muestra como un tratamiento eficaz y seguro.Introduction: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS is a condition characterised by painful areas of skeletal muscle and by the clinical and electromyographic evidences of contraction of muscle’s band associated with trigger points. Trigger points are locally tender muscle areas when active and refer pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. The physiopathology is unknown and a possible explication could be to muscle lesion caused by microtrauma, overuse, excessive strain o prolonged spasm.Botulinum toxin is produced by the microorganism Clostridium botulinum in anaerobic conditions and is one of the strongest known substances. Material and methods: It is an observational prospective

  10. Uso del láser terapéutico en el control del dolor en ortodoncia Use of laser therapy in pain control in orthodontics

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    F Holmberg Peters; C. Zaror Sánchez; Fabres Suarez,R; Sandoval Vidal,P

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    Objetivo: Determinar si el láser de baja frecuencia (LLLT) es efectivo en disminuir la percepción del dolor posterior a la aplicación de separaciones molares para ortodoncia. Material y Método: Se realizó un ensayo clínico aleatorizado con enmascaramiento simple en 30 alumnos entre 16 y 20 años, a quienes se les aplicó separaciones elásticas entre los molares permanentes. Los voluntarios fueron designados en dos grupos: 15 pacientes en el grupo experimental quienes fueron tratados con LLLT (P...

  11. Fisiopatología y tratamiento del dolor neuropático: avances más recientes Physiopathology and treatment of neuropathic pain: recent developments

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    R. A. Cruciani

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El dolor de origen neuropático es muy complejo, y a pesar de los avances farmacológicos y no farmacológicos de los últimos años continúa siendo una causa de sufrimiento importante en pacientes con dolor crónico. Su complejidad, variación en su presentación y falta de estudios diagnósticos precisos, en muchos casos inducen un mal tratamiento del paciente. Si bien hay un gran número de pacientes que experimentan mejoría con diversos tratamientos, hay tambien una cantidad considerable de ellos que permanecen discapacitados y sufren de depresión, requiriendo un enfoque multidisciplinario. En los últimos años se ha logrado comprender más los mecanismos subyacentes de estos síndromes, lo que eventualmente permitirá el desarrollo de estrategias más efectivas para su tratamiento.The underlying pathogenesis of neuropathic pain very complex and despite the current pharmacological and non-pharmacological advances of recent years continues to be an important reason for suffering patients with chronic pain. Its complexity, variation presentation and the lack of specific diagnostic tools may result in poor management of these patien Although some patients experience improvement their symptoms with the current available treatments is a fact that a vast majority remains disabled and suffe of depression requiring a multidisciplinary approach. the last few years it has been significant progress in the understanding of the underlying mechanims of this ty of pain raising hope for new and more effective treatments in the near future.

  12. Magnetic resonance arthrography in chronic wrist pain. Artografia con Risonanza Magnetica (arto-RM) nelle malattie dolorose croniche del polso

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    Valeri, G.; Ferrara, C. (Ancona Univ. (Italy). Cattedra di Radiologia); Carloni, S. (Ancona Univ. (Italy). Cattedra di Ortopedia) (and others)

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the clinical role of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography (MRA) of the wrist in subjects with chronic pain. Thirty-five patients complaining of wrist pain for more than 6 months were submitted to MRI an MRA. All patients received and intra-articular injection of 2-10 mL of a 10 mmol saline solution of Gd-DPTA. The overall diagnostic accuracy rates of MRI and MRA were 40% and 81% respectively, with sensitivity and specificity of 63% and 39% (MRI) and of 82% and 79% (MRA). The conclusion is that compared with MRI, MRA can be considered a useful tool for the visualization of interosseus carpal ligaments and of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. MRA also helps detect injuries in these structures.

  13. Descriptions and records of Cladiopsocidae and Dolabellopsocidae (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera') from Valle del Cauca and National Natural Park Gorgona, Colombia.

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    Calderón-Martínez, Nadia R; González-Obando, Ranulfo; Aldrete, Alfonso N García

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    The results of a survey on the species diversity of the families Cladiopsocidae and Dolabellopsocidae (Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Psocomorpha: Epipsocetae) in Valle del Cauca and in the National Natural Park (NNP) Gorgona, Colombia, are presented. The specimens studied were collected in the context of two scientific projects, in which 12 species in the two families were identified, five in Cladiopsocidae and seven in Dolabellopsocidae. In the first family, Cladiopsocus presented a new record in the country and four new species; in the latter, two genera were identified, Dolabellopsocus, with three new species and two new records, and Isthmopsocus, with two new species. This study presents the description of the nine new species from Valle del Cauca and NNP Gorgona, the new records for Colombia and identification keys to the neotropical species of both families.

  14. Elasmobranchs observed in deepwaters (45-330m at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica (Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Jorge Cortés

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    Full Text Available Isla del Coco is an oceanic island 500km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a National Park and its marine fauna has been relatively well protected. The island is famous for its elasmobranch (sharks, rays and skates sightings in shallow waters. Here we present a catalogue of the deepwater elasmobranchs observed with the DeepSee submersible. Five species of sharks, six species of skates and one ray have been observed between 45 and 330m depth. Triaenodon obesus, the white tip reef shark, was commonly observed between 80 and 301m, but only in the afternoons. Sphyrna lewini, the scalloped hammerhead shark, was observed as deep a 303m, but commonly between 45 and 90m, and close to the island. Odontaspis ferox, the smalltooth sand tiger shark, was observed between 82 and 316m. Echinorhinus cookei, the prickly shark, was observed between 91 and 320m. Rhincodon typus, the whale shark, was observed only close to the island, between 77 and 80m. Taeniura meyeni, the marbled ray, was observed only close to the island, between 45 and 90m. A Dasyatis sp., similar to the the diamond stingray, was observed only once close to the island at 60m; this is the first report of this genus at Isla del Coco National Park. Manta birostris, the giant manta, was only observed close to the island at 90m. Mobula tarapacana, the sicklefin devil ray, was observed between 60 and 326m, extending its maximum depth almost 10 times what has been reported. Aetobatus narinari, the spotted eagle ray, was observed only close to the island between 60 and 82m. Torpedo peruana, the Peruvian torpedo ray, was observed only once at 313m, and is the first record of this species from Isla del Coco National Park.

  15. Prevalencia del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía electiva de pacientes del hospital de especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI IMSS The prevalence of postoperative pain in elective surgery patients at hospital de especialidades, Centro Nacional Siglo XXI IMSS

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    T. Sada Ovalle

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    evaluación del dolor y el tratamiento del mismo. Es precisa la comunicación entre cirujanos y anestesiólogos para ofrecer un tratamiento efectivo para el dolor agudo postoperatorio. La necesidad de crear una unidad de dolor agudo postoperatorio que se encargue de implementar protocolos de tratamiento, evaluarlos y medir la satisfacción de los pacientes se hace patente con esta elevada prevalencia de dolor.Background: acute postoperative pain remains as a symptom with an elevated prevalence, which has been studied in many hospitals. However, the prevalence in most of the hospitals of public health in Mexico is unknown. There is a lack of presence of acute pain services and the use of opioids in the country is very low, this is understandable because we ignore the prevalence of the pain and we don't evaluate its presence routinely. Objective: evaluate the prevalence of acute postoperative pain in the "Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI", the analgesic norms used, the effectiveness of these and the patient satisfaction with the treatments employed. Material and methods: descriptive, prospective and observational study. 154 patients were evaluated that complete the selection criteria to know the type of surgery and anesthesia, the analgesic treatment employed, the pain in rest and activity in the postanesthetic recovery unit, in the night of the surgery and the next morning, as well as the satisfaction of the patients with their treatment. Results: at their arrival to the recovery room, the patients that referred moderate, severe and intolerable pain were 47%. Pain evaluation at 19:00 h expose that 72% and 63% of the patients had this pain intensity in rest and activity respectively, and at 8:00 am of the first postoperative pain the percentages were 42.1 and 64.9%. The media of analgesics used in hospitalization room was 1.8 with a minimum of 1 and a maxim of 4, all the analgesics used were non steroidal anti-inflammatory, the pain treatment in

  16. Tratamiento del dolor secundario al síndrome de ATM mediante estimulación nerviosa periférica The management of pain secondary to TMJ syndrome using peripheral nerve stimulation

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    M. J. Rodríguez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: con el nombre de síndrome témporo-mandibular o síndrome de Costen se hace referencia a una patología cuyos síntomas más frecuentes son: dolor y chasquidos articulares, dificultad para abrir la boca e incomodidad en la articulación témporo-mandibular. Su diagnóstico es básicamente clínico. La ATM está inervada por el nervio aurículo-temporal rama colateral del nervio mandibular, III rama del trigémino. Material y método: presentamos un total de seis pacientes, tratadas entre el 2008 al 2010, todas ellas con un cuadro de dolor secundario a un síndrome ATM, unilateral en cinco pacientes y bilateral en una de ellas. Todas las pacientes habían sido tratadas de forma previa en Cirugía Maxilofacial así como distintos tratamientos farmacológicos y rehabilitadores sin resultado en el alivio del dolor ni el la mejoría de la apertura de la boca. Previo al implante del sistema de estimulación se realizó, en todos los casos, bloqueos nerviosos aurículo-temporales con lidocaína al 2%, con el fin de determinar la zona y el nivel de analgesia obtenidos. En todos los casos se implantó en quirófano un electrodo en la región preauricular de la articulación témporo-mandibular afectada. Se valoró tanto la intensidad del dolor como la situación general de las pacientes antes del inicio del tratamiento y a las dos semanas, en las cuales se dio por terminado el periodo de prueba y se procedió a la implantación de un generador definitivo. Resultados: todas las pacientes fueron del sexo femenino, con una edad media de 32 años. Todas ellas presentaban dolor continuo con gran dificultad en la apertura de la boca y estaban en tratamiento farmacológico sin obtener un alivio adecuado del dolor. En todas las pacientes el resultado analgésico obtenido fue del 84% a las cuatro semanas de la implantación del electrodo.Introduction: the term temporomandibular joint syndrome or Costen's syndrome refers to a disorder whose most

  17. Valoración de la escala de dolor de caras-revisada (faces pain scale-revised para evaluar la intensidad del dolor pediátrico en niños castellano parlantes Assessment of the faces pain scale-revised for measuring pain severity in children

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    J. Miró

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: El objetivo principal de esta investigación era determinar las propiedades psicométricas de la versión española de la Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R como medida de la intensidad de dolor en niños castellano parlantes. Material y método: Para evaluar la validez y fiabilidad de la escala se utilizaron dos muestras independientes. La primera formada por 119 niños y adolescentes hospitalizados por motivos diferentes. Se les preguntó acerca de su estado afectivo utilizando la escala afectiva facial (EAF y acerca de la intensidad de su dolor utilizando la FPS-R y la escala analógica de color (EAC. La segunda muestra estaba formada por 231 escolares. En este caso se les pidió que se imaginaran en ocho situaciones dolorosas e hipotéticas, y que estimasen el nivel de intensidad de dolor asociado a cada una utilizando la FPS-R y la EAC. Resultados: En el grupo de sujetos hospitalizados, los informes sobre la intensidad del dolor fueron muy similares, independientemente de si se utilizaba la FPS-R o la EAC, los índices de correlación entre 0,82 y 0,91. La relación entre la intensidad de dolor y el estado afectivo de los niños también fue significativa estadísticamente (r = 0,33, p Objectives: The main objective of this study was to determine psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R as a measure of pain severity in Spanish-speaking children. Material and methods: In order to assess the validity and reliability of this scale, two independent samples were used. The first included 119 children and adolescents taken to the hospital due to different reasons. They were asked about their affective condition using the facial affective scale (FAS and about the severity of their pain using the FPS-R and the coloured analogue scale (CAS. The second sample included 231 schoolchildren. In this case, they were asked to imagine eight hypothetical painful situations and to estimate pain severity

  18. Intervención neurorreflejoterápica para el tratamiento de las enfermedades mecánicas del raquis: Resultados de una experiencia piloto Implementation of neuroreflexotherapy in the treatment of back pain: Results of a pilot trial

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    favorable y consistente con la observada en los ensayos clínicos previos. Conclusiones: La sistemática de implantación aplicada permite incorporar la intervención NRT a la práctica clínica sistemática del Sistema Nacional de Salud en las condiciones de aplicación en las que ha sido evaluada en estudios previos. El protocolo de derivación definido genera una alta tasa de remisión adecuada, un elevado grado de satisfacción entre pacientes y médicos, y unos resultados clínicos consistentes con la efectividad y seguridad previamente demostrada por esta tecnología.Background: Previous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of neuroreflexotherapy (NRT in the treatment of subacute and chronic non-specific low back pain. The goal of this study was to describe the implementation of this method into the Spanish National Health System, to assess the viability of the referral protocol, and to obtain the data required for planning the widespread use of this technology. Method: A referral protocol was established and explained in a single clinical session in 18 health centers in Majorca (Spain. During this session, handouts of the referral protocol and a telephone number for questions were also given. After the session, the centers' physicians were authorized to refer their patients to a unit certified for NRT. Demand for this therapy, the applicability of the referral protocol, the appropriateness of referrals, and patient and physician satisfaction were quantified over a four-month period. Data were also collected on patients' clinical outcomes and on adverse effects of the treatment. Results: Of the 208 physicians, 43 referred 97 patients. The mean rate of referral per 10,000 persons affiliated with each health center was 1.07 patients per month. The rate of appropriate referral was 91.8%, with no physician having to call for assistance. Most of the referred patients had chronic, intense pain, with a poor prognosis and

  19. Iontoforesis en el abordaje del paciente con dolor crónico Iontophoresis in the approach to patients with chronic pain

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    L. Vaquer Quiles

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Con este trabajo se pretende evaluar la técnica en los diferentes diagnósticos en los que se ha empleado durante un año en nuestra unidad. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo analizando las historias clínicas de 50 pacientes que, durante el año 2005, recibieron tratamiento con iontoforesis y que cumplían los criterios de inclusión/exclusión. Se evaluó la efectividad analgésica del tratamiento mediante la escala analógica visual (EVA al inicio del tratamiento y una vez finalizado este. Para la evaluación de la técnica se calculó la media, con un intervalo de confianza (IC del 95% pretratamiento y postratamiento, y se compararon los resultados, valorando su consistencia con la prueba de la t de Student (mediante el programa informático SPSS v.13.1. Resultados: Valorando la consistencia de los datos, comparando la EVA pretratamiento y postratamiento con la prueba de la t de Student para datos apareados, podemos afirmar que el tratamiento con iontoforesis consigue una reducción de la EVA estadísticamente significativa en las siguientes afecciones: osteoartritis (media ± desviación estándar [DE] pretratamiento 7,28 ± 1,69 y postratamiento 4,80 ± 2,64 y síndrome del túnel carpiano (media ± DE pretratamiento 7,57 ± 0,83 y postratamiento 6,35 ± 0,74. Conclusiones: La iontoforesis parece ser una técnica apropiada y muy segura para el tratamiento del dolor crónico en afecciones como la osteoartritis o el síndrome del túnel carpiano.Objective: To evaluate the technique of iontophoresis in the distinct entities in which it was used during a 1-year period in our unit. Material and method: We performed a retrospective study. The medical records of 50 patients who received iontophoresis in 2005 and who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were analyzed. The analgesic effectiveness of treatment was evaluated through a visual analog scale (VAS at the beginning and end of treatment. To evaluate

  20. Radiological protection in the interventional techniques: experience in the Pain Clinic of the CIMEQ; Proteccion radiologica en las tecnicas intervencionistas: experiencia en la Clinica del Dolor del CIMEQ

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    Guerrero C, M. C.; Benitez N, P. P.; Gonzalez G, Y. [Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas, Av. 216 Esq. 11B, Playa Siboney, 6096 La Habana (Cuba); Martinez G, A.; Gonzalez R, N. [Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Carretera de la Cantera, Victoria II, Km. 21.5 Guanabacoa, La Habana (Cuba); Sanchez Z, L. R., E-mail: mayka@infomed.sld.cu [Hospital C. Q. Hermanos Ameijeiras, San Lazaro 701, Centro Habana, La Habana (Cuba)

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    The Pain Clinic of the CIMEQ offers treatment to patients with different pathologies, using interventional techniques as the radiology like visual guide to reach the target structure and to apply the election technique. The personnel that carry out these procedures are inserted in the program of radiological surveillance of the institution, reason for which a radiological event could be detected where the main physician responsible of the service was implied. In this work the results of an investigation are presented realized with the objective of to know the causes of the event and to determine the necessary measures to avoid that this repeats again. The investigation was oriented to three fundamental aspects: medical exam of the affected worker; evaluation of the operational procedures from the radiological protection view point; and dosimetric measurements simulating the real conditions of work for which were used ionization chamber, radiometer and PMMA mannequin. As a result of the medical exam was detected that the main physician of the service did not use during the execution of all the procedures the extremities dosimetry and that he presented a radio induced erythema in the right hand, reason for which he was separated of the activity with ionizing radiations, until the conclusion of the investigation. With relationship to the evaluation of the operational procedures from the radiological protection view point, was verified that the medical physician not carried out any collimation of the beam and he was located in the positions where the dose rate reached the maximum values, frequently introducing the hands in the direct beam; that which implied an overexposure of the superior extremities and a not optimized exposure for whole body. This result was proven with the realized experimental measurements, which gave dose estimated values in extremities of the order of the deterministic effects. The investigation facilitated to introduce modifications in the

  1. Comforting strategies and perceived barriers to pediatric pain management during IV line insertion procedure in Uganda's national referral hospital: A descriptive study.

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    Katende, Godfrey; Mugabi, Benedicto

    2015-09-16

    Venipuncture and intravenous (IV) cannula insertions are the two common sources of pain in hospitalized children and health care today. The WHO asserts that, pain relief is a basic fundamental right and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Nonpharmacological comforting strategies when implemented are important to relive pain related distress in children during peripheral IV line insertion. However, evidence to date that suggests implementation of such strategies and their barriers in Uganda remains very limited. This study aimed at establishing the current practices in regard to the use of comforting strategies and the perceived barriers faced by health care providers to implement pediatric pain management during IV line insertion procedure in Uganda's national referral hospital, Mulago. A cross sectional and descriptive study was conducted between December 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013 involving doctors, nurses and interns in six pediatric wards of Mulago Hospital in Uganda. A pre-tested self- administered and semi- structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data was entered into SPSS and descriptive statistics run on all the variables. Of the 120 questionnaires distributed, 105 (RR = 87.5%) were returned and completed. The evidence based comforting strategies used for pain management during IV line insertion by the majority of health care professionals were; skin to skin (51%) and appropriate upright positioning of the child on mother's lap (69%). The least used comforting strategies were; allowing the child to suck his thumb or hand (70%), use of distraction (69%) and directing the child to suck one of his fingers into his mouth (90%). The identified barriers to implementing comforting strategies were; lack of time (42%), having emergency situations (18%), and not knowing the right method to use (11%). Of 105, 100 (95%) reported that there is need for continuous professional development on comforting strategies. Findings demonstrated that fewer

  2. Groin pain

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    Pain - groin; Lower abdominal pain; Genital pain; Perineal pain ... Common causes of groin pain include: Pulled muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the leg: This problem often occurs in people who play sports such as ...

  3. High volume acupuncture clinic (HVAC) for chronic knee pain--audit of a possible model for delivery of acupuncture in the National Health Service.

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    Berkovitz, Saul; Cummings, Mike; Perrin, Chris; Ito, Rieko

    2008-03-01

    Recent research has established the efficacy, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of acupuncture for some forms of chronic musculoskeletal pain. However, there are practical problems with delivery which currently prevent its large scale implementation in the National Health Service. We have developed a delivery model at our hospital, a 'high volume' acupuncture clinic (HVAC) in which patients are treated in a group setting for single conditions using standardised or semi-standardised electroacupuncture protocols by practitioners with basic training. We discuss our experiences using this model for chronic knee pain and present an outcome audit for the first 77 patients, demonstrating satisfactory initial (eight week) clinical results. Longer term (one year) data are currently being collected and the model should next be tested in primary care to confirm its feasibility.

  4. Tratamiento epidural del dolor en la isquemia vascular periférica (I Treatment of epidural pain in peripheral vascular ischemia (I

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    M.J. Orduña González

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available La isquemia arterial periférica puede ser el resultado de diversas enfermedades que afectan la vascularización de los miembros, generando dolor, discapacidad y deterioro de la calidad de vida del paciente, y en los casos de isquemia crítica produciendo una considerable morbimortalidad y dolor crónico. El objetivo ha sido realizar una revisión histórica de publicaciones científicas acerca de los distintos tipos de isquemia periférica, del dolor derivado, de su tratamiento analgésico por vía epidural y de las peculiaridades que hay que tener en cuenta en dicha patología. Se ha realizado una búsqueda en MEDLINE y se han recopilado los principales datos respecto a la evolución y las principales líneas de investigación científicas publicadas en las áreas de la analgesia epidural y el dolor en el contexto de la isquemia arterial periférica. Desde su introducción terapéutica en la isquemia periférica, la analgesia con perfusión de fármacos epidurales ha constituido un método eficaz analgésico, que en el caso de los anestésicos locales, además, aporta efectos hemorreológicos positivos a través de un bloqueo simpático. La neuroestimulación eléctrica epidural (NEE medular es una modalidad analgésica crónica con indicaciones específicas dentro de la isquemia periférica, con potencial efecto trófico y capacidad de preservación de miembros, incluso en isquemia crítica aterooclusiva. El efecto, tanto analgésico como trófico de las distintas modalidades analgésicas epidurales, varía según sus características técnicas y según los distintos tipos de isquemia periférica. Se deben tener en cuenta las limitaciones y riesgos del tratamiento analgésico epidural en la isquemia de miembros. Se necesitan estudios científicos que evalúen la eficiencia y la efectividad de la NEE en la isquemia periférica de naturaleza no aterooclusiva, así como la investigación de parámetros clínicos vasculares que puedan actuar como

  5. Pregabalina en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático periférico Pregabalin for the management of peripheral neuropathic pain

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    J. R. González-Escalada

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de pregabalina (PGBB, un nuevo fármaco del grupo de los neuromoduladores, con un perfil farmacocinético mejor al de sus predecesores y con indicación en dolor neuropático periférico abre nuevos horizontes en el tratamiento de estos enfermos. PGBB es un análogo del GABA aunque no se liga a su receptor ni es capaz de desarrollar acciones gabaérgicas. PGBB debe el efecto analgésico a su capacidad de ligarse a la subunidad proteica alfa-2-delta de los canales de calcio voltaje dependientes en el SNC, con una afinidad mayor a la de gabapentina. En varios modelos animales de dolor, PGBB ha demostrado eficacia antihiperalgésica y un perfil antialodínico superior a morfina y amitriptilina; se absorbe rápidamente por vía digestiva, con una biodisponibilidad del 90%, una farmacocinética altamente predecible y lineal con baja variabilidad interindividual y larga vida media, lo que permite su administración en dos dosis diarias. PGBB no se liga a las proteínas plasmáticas y se elimina inalterada por orina casi en su totalidad, por lo que presenta escasa interacción con otros fármacos. En esta revisión se evalúan los resultados de cinco estudios en neuralgia postherpética (NPH, en un total de 1.034 pacientes y otros seis en pacientes portadores de neuropatía diabética dolorosa (NDD que incluyeron 1.628 pacientes. En todos ellos, PGBB en dosis de 150 mg.día-1 o superiores, ha demostrado eficacia frente a placebo de una forma dosis dependiente para controlar el dolor, mejorar el sueño y mejorar muchos de los parámetros de la calidad de vida de los pacientes. La dosis más eficaz demostró ser 600 mg (p The availability of pregabalin (PGBB, a new drug belonging to the group of neuromodulators with a better pharmacokinetic profile compared to its predecessors and effective for the management of peripheral neuropathic pain, opens up new horizons for the management of these patients. PGBB is a GABA analogue, although it does

  6. Additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System : Part 6 [Bosque del Apache Wilderness

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is one of the Presidential Transmittals proposing additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System. This particular transmittal focuses on the...

  7. Non-specific low back pain in primary care in the Spanish National Health Service: a prospective study on clinical outcomes and determinants of management

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    Muriel Alfonso

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Spanish National Health Service is a universal and free health care system. Non-specific low back pain (LBP is a prevalent disorder, generating large health and social costs. The objectives of this study were to describe its management in primary care, to assess patient characteristics that influence physicians' decisions, and to describe clinical outcome at 2 months. Methods A cross-sectional sample of 648 patients with non-specific low back pain was recruited by 75 physicians (out of 361 – 20.8% working in 40 primary care centers in 10 of the 17 administrative regions in Spain, covering 693,026 out of the 40,499,792 inhabitants. Patients were assessed on the day they were recruited, and prospectively followed-up 14 and 60 days later. The principal patient characteristics that were analyzed were: sex, duration of the episode, history of LBP, working status, severity of LBP, leg pain and disability, and results of straight leg raising test. Descriptors of management were: performance of the straight leg raising test, ordering of diagnostic procedures, prescription of drug treatment, referral to physical therapy, rehabilitation or surgery, and granting of sick leave. Regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between patients' baseline characteristics and physicians' management decisions. Only workers were included in the models on sick leave. Results Mean age (SD of included patients was 46.5 (15.5 years, 367 (56.6% were workers, and 338 (52.5% were females. Median (25th–75th interquartile range duration of pain when entering the study was 4 (2–10 days and only 28 patients (4.3% had chronic low back pain. Diagnostic studies included plain radiographs in 43.1% of patients and CT or MRI scans in 18.8%. Drug medication was prescribed to 91.7% of patients, 19.1% were sent to physical therapy or rehabilitation, and 9.6% were referred to surgery. The main determinants of the clinical management were duration

  8. Guías de Práctica Clínica en el Tratamiento del Dolor: Una herramienta en la práctica clínica Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of the pain: A clinical practice tool

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    F. Neira

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende ser un instrumento, que facilite la búsqueda de las herramientas necesarias para obtener la mejor evidencia científica disponible, en las decisiones clínicas que se tengan que tomar. Las Guías de Práctica Clínica (GPC son directrices elaboradas sistemáticamente para asistir a los clínicos y a los pacientes en la toma de decisiones sobre la atención sanitaria adecuada para problemas clínicos específicos. También se puede considerar que son herramientas disponibles para facilitar la toma de decisiones, teniendo en cuenta las preferencias y los valores de los pacientes, los valores y la experiencia de los clínicos y la disponibilidad de recursos. Material y métodos. Hemos realizado una búsqueda de GPC, utilizando el término de búsqueda "pain", limitando la búsqueda a los años 2005-2008 en los centros: Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT (USA, New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG (Nueva Zelanda, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN (Escocia, The National Institute for Clinical Excellence works of the National Health (NICE, National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC (USA, CMA Infobase (Canada y Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines (UCSF-USA. Resultados. El número de GPC seleccionadas ha sido de 47 GPC agrupadas en los temas de: dolor crónico (fibromialgia, dolor neuropático, dolor en osteoartritis, síndrome doloroso regional complejo, lumbalgia, opioides en el dolor crónico no oncológico, cefaleas, técnicas intervencionistas en el tratamiento del dolor espinal crónico, dolor agudo (urgencias y dolor pediátrico; de ellas 27 tienen Niveles de Evidencia y 20 disponen de grados de recomendación, 15 analizan los costes, 17 tienen plan de implementación, 34 se pueden conseguir a texto completo de forma libre a través de Internet, 46 tienen las recomendaciones en la web y 15 disponen de algoritmos clínicos. Conclusiones. Los centros de elaboración y almacenamiento de GPC

  9. Ocurrence of the sea anemone Telmatactis panamensis (Verrill, 1869 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The sea anemone fauna of Isla del Coco National Park (also known as Cocos Island Nacional Park, Pacific Costa Rica is poorly known. In the present work we report the first occurrence of the species Telmatactis panamensis. Individuals of this sea anemone (n=24 were collected at Chatham Bay intertidal and at 15m depth in Punta Ulloa, in both cases attached to rocks; during the expedition UCR-UNA-COCO-I in April 2010. We provide photographs of live individuals, external anatomy and an inventory of cnidae of the studied specimens. Possibly this species is extended to greater depth as observed by other authors in the Galápagos Islands.La fauna de anémonas de mar es prácticamente desconocida para el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (Costa Rica. En el presente trabajo se reporta por primera vez la presencia de la especie Telmatactis panamensis. Individuos de esta anémona de mar fueron colectados en el intermareal de Bahía Chatham y a 15m de profundidad en Punta Ulloa, en ambos casos adheridas a rocas; durante la expedición UCR-UNA-COCO-I en Abril de 2010. Se proveen fotografías de ejemplares vivos, datos de su anatomía externa y un inventario del cnidae de los especímenes estudiados. Posiblemente esta especie se extienda a mayor profundidad, tal como fue observado por otros autores para ejemplares de las Islas Galápagos.

  10. Distribution of shallow water soft and hard bottom seabeds in the Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica

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    Jeffrey A. Sibaja-Cordero

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Geographic Information Systems (GIS applications used in marine habitats are powerful tools for management and monitoring of marine reserves and resources. Here, we present a series of maps of the soft and hard substrates in the shallow waters (>80 m depth of Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC= Isla del Coco National Park. We use bathymetry data and field data as input for a GIS, GAM, and kriging methods to generate a series of maps that describe the bottom characteristics. Eight types of bottom were found in the PNIC by composition and grain size. The shore of the island and islets consisted of rocky formations (mainly basalts, with coral reefs in the subtidal of some areas. Rhodolith beds had a dispersing distribution. The bottom on the southern and southwestern region is hard substrate, while sediments cover the northern and northeastern zones. Slightly gravelly sand dominated the bays, while gravelly sand (with more coarse grains was frequent offshore. The inner areas of Chatham and Wafer bays have mud and organic matter. The sediments in the area are mostly carbonates, except in Bahía Yglesias where clastic sediments (from the erosion of basalts are presented. The information generated in this study could be a valuable input for future monitoring in the PNIC.

  11. Uso del parche de capsaicina 8% para el tratamiento del dolor por infusión de treprostinil subcutáneo Using the 8% capsaicin patch for treatment of pain by subcutaneous infusion of treprostinil

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    J. M. Trinidad

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la HP (hipertensión pulmonar es una enfermedad poco prevalente (15 casos por 1 millón de habitantes, pero se trata de un proceso grave con una mortalidad muy elevada. El tratamiento se hace con treprostinil administrado por vía subcutánea. El principal efecto secundario que presenta es dolor e inflamación en el punto de infusión, obligando en muchos casos a la retirada del tratamiento. Presentamos un caso clínico de un paciente de 46 años diagnosticado de hipertensión pulmonar secundaria a VIH, que acude en tratamiento con treprostinil subcutáneo y que refirió intenso dolor en la zona de punción (zona abdominal periumbilical los primeros días (4-5 de la infusión, con una intensidad muy severa (VAS 9-10 que le obligó a estar encamado. Planteamos la posibilidad de tratamiento con parche de capsaicina 8% (Qutenza® de forma experimental, indicando al paciente su uso fuera de ficha técnica (off-label y firmando el consentimiento informado. Se realiza tratamiento previo durante una hora con crema EMLA, según protocolo, se delimita la zona abdominal periumbilical (lugar de punción y se administra parche durante una hora. Se observa posteriormente eritema en la zona de administración, sin más incidencia. Buena tolerancia del tratamiento y alta a domicilio. No existen publicaciones actualmente que hayan estudiado el uso de parche de capsaicina para tratar el dolor relacionado con la infusión de treprostinil s.c., por ello consideramos relevante la experiencia de este caso clínico. De este modo, creemos que, aunque pendiente de la validación por ensayos clínicos, el tratamiento con parches de capsaicina 8% (Qutenza® podría ser una alternativa válida a tener en cuenta en el control analgésico de los pacientes en tratamiento con treprostinil s.c., logrando de este modo la adherencia a dicho tratamiento y que más pacientes puedan beneficiarse de teprsotinil para el tratamiento de la HP.Background: PH (Pulmonary

  12. Validación del cuestionario de afrontamiento al dolor crónico reducido (CAD-R Validation of the reduced chronic pain coping questionnaire (CAD-R

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    Full Text Available Uno de los tópicos de mayor relevancia en las últimas décadas en el estudio del paciente con dolor crónico ha sido el afrontamiento. Dada la importancia de medir y evaluar las diferentes maneras con las que el individuo afronta el dolor, en las últimas décadas se han desarrollado diferentes instrumentos para evaluar dicha dimensión. El cuestionario de afrontamiento al dolor (CAD, inicialmente compuesto por 31 ítems, incluye 6 factores: autoafirmación, búsqueda de información, religión, distracción, catarsis y autocontrol mental. En este estudio se reduce el CAD, proponiendo una versión más corta del mismo, el CAD-R. Se evaluaron 314 sujetos por el Servicio de Psicología de la Unidad Multidisciplinar para el Tratamiento del Dolor del Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Del cuestionario original de 31 ítems (CAD se eliminaron 7 ítems reduciéndose a una versión con un total de 24 ítems (CAD-R. Se evalúa la validez de esta nueva versión, su consistencia interna y estabilidad temporal, así como las relaciones entre afrontamiento y afecto para determinar las estrategias más adaptativas.Coping has been turned over the last decades in one of the most important topics to board the patient with chronic pain. Given the importance of considering and evaluating the different forms that the individual has to cope with pain, different instruments in the last decades have been developed to evaluate the above mentioned dimension. The coping pain questionnaire (in Spanish, CAD, initially composed by 31 items, gathers 6 factors: autoaffirmation, Look for information, religion, distraction, catharsis and mental autocontrol. In this study the length of the CAD diminishes, proposing a small version of the same (CAD-R. 364 subjects were evaluated by the psychology service of the Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment Unit of the Valencia University General Hospital. Of the original questionnaire of 31 items (CAD, there was

  13. Fra Bartolomeo della Porta detto Fra Bartolomeo, Adorazione del Bambino, National Gallery, London

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    En artikel om et maleri af Fra Bartolomeo i National Gallery i London udlånt til en udstilling i Museo Tosio Martinengo I Brescia i forbindelse med opdagelsen af et fuldstændigt overensstemmende maleri i dette museums magasiner. Hypotesen var at Bresciabilledet var et værkstedsarbejde lavet på...

  14. Distribution of shallow water soft and hard bottom seabeds in the Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica

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    Jeffrey A. Sibaja-Cordero

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    Full Text Available Geographic Information Systems (GIS applications used in marine habitats are powerful tools for management and monitoring of marine reserves and resources. Here, we present a series of maps of the soft and hard substrates in the shallow waters (>80 m depth of Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC= Isla del Coco National Park. We use bathymetry data and field data as input for a GIS, GAM, and kriging methods to generate a series of maps that describe the bottom characteristics. Eight types of bottom were found in the PNIC by composition and grain size. The shore of the island and islets consisted of rocky formations (mainly basalts, with coral reefs in the subtidal of some areas. Rhodolith beds had a dispersing distribution. The bottom on the southern and southwestern region is hard substrate, while sediments cover the northern and northeastern zones. Slightly gravelly sand dominated the bays, while gravelly sand (with more coarse grains was frequent offshore. The inner areas of Chatham and Wafer bays have mud and organic matter. The sediments in the area are mostly carbonates, except in Bahía Yglesias where clastic sediments (from the erosion of basalts are presented. The information generated in this study could be a valuable input for future monitoring in the PNIC.La aplicación de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG, en los hábitats marinos es muy importante para la gestión y control de las reservas y recursos marinos. Aquí se presentan una serie de mapas de los sustratos sedimentarios y duros en las aguas poco profundas (> 80 m de profundidad del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC. Utilizamos datos de batimetría y datos de campo como entrada para un SIG, GAM, y los métodos de “kriging” para generar una serie de mapas que describen las características del fondo. ocho tipos de fondo marino se encuentran en el PNIC. La orilla de la isla y los islotes consistía de formaciones rocosas (principalmente basaltos, con arrecifes de

  15. Riqueza de mamíferos del Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, Michoacán, México Mammal richness from Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park, Michoacán, Mexico

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se documenta la riqueza de mamíferos del Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, Michoacán, México, registrada de abril de 2003 a octubre de 2004 mediante diversos métodos de campo. Se identificaron 43 especies, pertenecientes a 8 órdenes, 16 familias y 32 géneros. El estimador no paramétrico ACE indicó que podrían registrarse al menos 13 especies más y que se logró detectar el 77% de las que posiblemente existen en el parque. Los mamíferos voladores constituyeron el 25.6% del total de las especies y los no voladores el 74.4%. Hay 7 especies (16.3% endémicas de México, 5 (11.6% endémicas de Mesoamérica, 10 (23.3% compartidas con Norteamérica, 7 (16.3% con Sudamérica, 13 (30.2% con Norte y Sudamérica, y 1 es exótica (2.3%. Por sus afinidades biogeográficas, 22 especies (52.4% son neárticas, 16 (38.1% neotropicales y 4 (9.5% transicionales. (4.7% La lista de la Norma Oficial Mexicana 059 incluye 2 especies:, 1 en peligro de extinción (Leopardus wiedii y 1 amenazada (Crateogomys fumosus. Se identificaron 8 especies prioritarias para su conservación considerando criterios de riesgo, endemismo y restricción de distribución. No obstante su poca superficie y ubicación en una zona de crecimiento urbano, Barranca del Cupatitzio es un área de importancia para la conservación de la diversidad de mamíferos, ya que protege poco más de la cuarta parte de las especies de Michoacán.In this paper we present field information on mammal richness from Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park, Michoacán, Mexico, recorded from April 2003 to October 2004, by means of specimen collection, visual detection, photo trapping and search of remains, signs and tracks. The area is covered mainly by closed canopy conifer forests. The mammal richness of this park was 43 species belonging to 8 orders, 16 families and 31 genera. The non-parametric ACE estimator indicated that 77% of all possible species were recorded and at least 13

  16. Avoidable costs of physical treatments for chronic back, neck and shoulder pain within the Spanish National Health Service: a cross-sectional study

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    Serrano-Aguilar Pedro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Back, neck and shoulder pain are the most common causes of occupational disability. They reduce health-related quality of life and have a significant economic impact. Many different forms of physical treatment are routinely used. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost of physical treatments which, despite the absence of evidence supporting their effectiveness, were used between 2004 and 2007 for chronic and non-specific neck pain (NP, back pain (BP and shoulder pain (SP, within the Spanish National Health Service in the Canary Islands (SNHSCI. Methods Chronic patients referred from the SNHSCI to private physical therapy centres for NP, BP or SP, between 2004 and 2007, were identified. The cost of providing physical therapies to these patients was estimated. Systematic reviews (SRs and clinical practice guidelines (CPGs for NP, BP and SP available in the same period were searched for and rated according to the Oxman and AGREE criteria, respectively. Those rated positively for ≥70% of the criteria, were used to categorise physical therapies as Effective; Ineffective; Inconclusive; and Insufficiently Assessed. The main outcome was the cost of physical therapies included in each of these categories. Results 8,308 chronic cases of NP, 4,693 of BP and 5,035 of SP, were included in this study. Among prescribed treatments, 39.88% were considered Effective (physical exercise and manual therapy with mobilization; 23.06% Ineffective; 13.38% Inconclusive, and 23.66% Insufficiently Assessed. The total cost of treatments was € 5,107,720. Effective therapies accounted for € 2,069,932. Conclusions Sixty percent of the resources allocated by the SNHSCI to fund physical treatment for NP, BP and SP in private practices are spent on forms of treatment proven to be ineffective, or for which there is no evidence of effectiveness.

  17. Fracture Characteristics in a Disposal Pit on Mesita del Buey, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    David T. Vaniman; Steven L. Reneau

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    The characteristics of fractures in unit 2 of the Tshirege Member of the Bandelier Tuff were documented in Pit 39, a newly excavated 13.7 m deep disposal pit at Material Disposal Area G on Mesita del Buey. The average spacing between fractures is about 1.0 to 1.3 m, the average fracture aperture is about 3 to 5 mm, and the average fracture dip is about 76o to 77o. Fracture spacing and dip in Pit 39 are generally consistent with that reported from other fracture studies on the Pajarito Plateau, although the fracture apertures in Pit 39 are less than reported elsewhere. Measured fracture orientations are strongly affected by biases imparted by the orientations of the pit walls, which, combined with a small data set, make identification of potential preferred orientations dlfflcult. The most prominent fracture orientations observed in Pit 39, about E-W and N20E, are often not well represented elsewhere on the Pajarito Plateau. Fracture fills contain smectite to about 3 m depth, and calcite and opal may occur at all depths, principally associated with roots or root fossils (rhizoliths). Roots of pifion pine extend in fractures to the bottom of the pit along the north side, perhaps indicating a zone of preferred infiltration of water. Finely powdered tuff with clay-sized particles occurs within a number of fractures and may record abrasive disaggregation associated with small amounts of displacement on minor local faults.

  18. Abdominal pain

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    Stomach pain; Pain - abdomen; Belly ache; Abdominal cramps; Bellyache; Stomachache ... Almost everyone has pain in the abdomen at some point. Most of the time, it is not serious. How bad your pain is does not always reflect the seriousness ...

  19. Chronic Pain

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    ... pain. Psychotherapy, relaxation and medication therapies, biofeedback, and behavior modification may also be employed to treat chronic pain. × ... pain. Psychotherapy, relaxation and medication therapies, biofeedback, and behavior modification may also be employed to treat chronic pain. ...

  20. Pain Management

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    ... of pain. In the 19th century, physician-scientists discovered that opiates such as morphine could relieve pain ... tissue damage.” TODAY Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is cited ...

  1. Heel pain

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    Pain - heel ... Heel pain is most often the result of overuse. However, it may be caused by an injury. Your heel ... on the heel Conditions that may cause heel pain include: Swelling and pain in the Achilles tendon ...

  2. Flank pain

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    Pain - side; Side pain ... Flank pain can be a sign of a kidney problem. But, since many organs are in this area, other causes are possible. If you have flank pain and fever , chills, blood in the urine, or ...

  3. Revisión de las implicaciones clínicas del ácido zoledrónico en el tratamiento del dolor Clinical implications of zoledronic acid for the treatment of pain

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    M. A. Vidal

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    tiempo de perfusión, aumentando al aumentar la velocidad de perfusión. Estudios in vitro e in vivo han demostrado que la tolerabilidad renal del ácido zoledrónico es mayor que la del pamidronato. En los ensayos clínicos en pacientes con metástasis óseas e hipercalcemia de origen tumoral, el ácido zoledrónico presentó un perfil de seguridad aceptable. Los acontecimientos adversos comunicados con más frecuencia fueron: síndrome seudogripal, reacciones gastrointestinales, anemia, debilidad, tos, disnea y edema. Coste efectividad: El costo económico de las complicaciones esqueléticas relacionadas con la neoplasia es muy elevado, contribuyendo al incremento del coste la radioterapia ósea y el ingreso hospitalario. No obstante existe una gran variabilidad de los costos en pacientes con cáncer en estadio avanzado, lo que dificulta la obtención de resultados. Discusión: Teniendo en cuenta la evidencia existente de la actividad antitumoral que posee el ácido zoledrónico, debemos centrarnos en el conocimiento de los mecanismos implicados y poder determinar la dosis más efectiva para poder maximizar este potencial efecto antitumoral. Los objetivos que debemos plantearnos ahora ante un paciente diagnosticado de metástasis ósea, se basan en establecer el momento adecuado de inicio de tratamiento con ácido zoledrónico así como la duración del mismo en función de la respuesta terapéutica.Introduction: Bone approximately represents 40% of cancer recurrences , with a higher incidence in patients with múltiple myeloma, breast, lung and prostate cancer. Bone pain is the most frequent and considerably affects patients´ life quality. Although resolution is not possible, symptom control is. Biphosphonates are powerful inhibitors of normal and pathological bone resorption and have an important effect on bone metastasis. Zoledronic acid is the most frequently used biphosphonate for this purpose. It has been approved for the prevention of complications related to

  4. La sostenibilidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud en España The sustainability of the Spanish National Health System

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    José Jesús Martín Martín

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    Full Text Available El Sistema Nacional de Salud (SNS español presenta problemas de sostenibilidad derivados de deficiencias en su diseño institucional y de gobierno, agravadas por la crisis económica que padece. La crisis económica mundial ha tenido una repercusión especialmente virulenta en España, caracterizada por altos niveles de desempleo y de deuda pública y privada. Las políticas de ajuste fiscal emprendidas pueden deteriorar el SNS significativamente. Junto a problemas de financiación general, la fuerte descentralización territorial de competencias sanitarias en las Comunidades Autónomas no ha sido acompañada de un marco eficaz de coordinación sanitaria a nivel de Estado. El SNS adolece de problemas en sus reglas de gobierno, su sistema de financiación autonómica, las políticas de recursos humanos y la diversidad de formas de gestión directa e indirecta que funcionan en las distintas Comunidades Autónomas. Una estrategia de reformas en el gobierno de la sanidad española debe articularse en el marco de una revisión más amplia de las políticas públicas que permita estabilizar las líneas de defensa del Estado del Bienestar. En el ámbito del sector sanitario se debe mejorar su sistema de financiación y desarrollar cambios institucionales para aumentar la eficiencia.The Spanish National Health System (SNHS has sustainability problems resulting from weaknesses in institutional design and governance compounded by the economic crisis it faces. The global economic crisis has had a particularly virulent impact in Spain, characterized by high levels of unemployment and public and private debt. Fiscal adjustment policies implemented may significantly compromise the SNHS. Along with general funding problems, the strong territorial decentralization of health jurisdictions in the Autonomous Communities has not been backed up by efficient State-level health coordination. The SNHS suffers from problems in its rules of governance, its autonomous

  5. Equinodermos del Parque Nacional Isla Isabel, Nayarit, México Echinoderms of the National Park Isla Isabel, Nayarit, Mexico

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    Eduardo Ríos-Jara

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la composición específica de equinodermos del Parque Nacional Isla Isabel, ubicado en el Pacífico central mexicano. Los muestreos y recolectas se realizaron durante octubre de 2004, marzo y julio de 2005 mediante búsqueda directa en diferentes playas rocosas y mediante transectos en banda en los sustratos rocoso y arenoso del submareal hasta los 19 m de profundidad. Se incluyen también ejemplares recolectados con redes de arrastre en el barco camaronero "América" en aguas adyacentes. Se registraron 299 individuos correspondientes a 31 especies y 19 familias de equinodermos. La mayor abundancia se registró en las regiones norte (43% y este (39% de la isla donde existe mayor heterogeneidad de sustratos y la menor en la oeste (3%. La mayor riqueza de especies correspondió a las zonas este (36%, norte (31% y sur (29% de la isla. Los holoturoideos fueron los más diversos con 10 especies. Las especies más importantes de acuerdo al índice de valor biológico son: Diadema mexicanum, Toxopneustes roseus, Phataria unifascialis, Pharia pyramidatus, Ophiocoma alexandri, Holothuria lubrica, Isostichopus fuscus y Eucidaris thouarsii representando el 60% de los individuos. La afinidad de especies es mayor con el golfo de California que con la región centro-sur del Pacífico.This study describes the species composition of echinoderms from Isla Isabel National Park, in the central Mexican Pacific. The samplings and collection transects band were made in October 2004, March and July 2005 by direct search on several rocky beaches, and on rocky and sandy substrates in subtidal areas to 19 m depth. The specimens collected with a trawling net from the shrimp vessel "America" in adjacent waters were also included. A total of 299 organisms belonging to 31 species and 19 families of echinoderms were registered. The greatest abundance was recorded in the nothern (43% and eastern (39% regions of the island where there is greater substrate

  6. Citrato de fentanilo oral transmucosa en el tratamiento del dolor irruptivo en pacientes con cáncer en España: resultados del estudio EDIPAD Transmucosal oral fentanyl citrate for the management of irruptive pain suffered by cancer patients in Spain: results of the EDIPAD study

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    gastrointestinal, seguidas de alteraciones del SNC (somnolencia, alucinaciones, desorientación y mareo, todas ellas propias del tratamiento con opioides. Efectividad: tras la administración de CFOT en la visita final (± 30 días, el tiempo transcurrido hasta el inicio del alivio del dolor fue significativamente menor que el transcurrido tras la administración de otros tratamientos distintos a CFOT antes de la visita basal (12,1 ±12,9 minutos vs 29,4±18,1 minutos respectivamente; pIntroduction: Breakthrough pain refers to a sudden and severe painful outbreak that develops over a chronic pain controlled with opioids. OTFC is a drug that has been recently launched in our country, specifically developed for the management of this type of pain. After its launching in 2001, a post-authorization observational study was considered in order to assess its safety and tolerability. Collection of data regarding the effectiveness of OTFC was also considered, as well as their comparison with data obtained prior to the baseline visit for other therapies different to OTFC. Methods: Three hundred and twelve cancer patients with chronic pain controlled with opioids were recruited for the study. They presented breakthrough pain episodes and were followed-up for one month, with weekly control visits. Two hundred and ninety five patients were eligible for the safety and tolerability study of OTFC (safety population. On the other hand, 138 patients were assessed in terms of effectiveness, since they fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study and had received other therapies different to OTFC prior to the baseline visit. The following variables were determined: decrease of pain severity after the administration of therapy with an analogical visual scale scoring from 0 to 10, time elapsed until the beginning of pain relief and maximum relief after the administered treatment. Results: Safety: Of the 295 assessed patients, 59 (20% had some adverse reaction. All of them were mild or

  7. Reflections on the relationship between chronic pain and family structure Reflexiones sobre la relación del color crónico con la estructura familiar

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    1990-01-01

    This review deals with the influence of chronic pain upon the patient's family; based mainly on the work of the Center for Pain Evaluation and Treatment (University of Pittsburgh), emphasis is made on the following aspects: 1. The multidimensional model of pain that includes biological, motivational, conductual, affective, cognitive and evaluative variables. 2. The family as etiologic and perpetuating agent of p...

  8. Reflections on the relationship between chronic pain and family structure Reflexiones sobre la relación del color crónico con la estructura familiar

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    1990-01-01

    This review deals with the influence of chronic pain upon the patient's family; based mainly on the work of the Center for Pain Evaluation and Treatment (University of Pittsburgh), emphasis is made on the following aspects: 1. The multidimensional model of pain that includes biological, motivational, conductual, affective, cognitive and evaluative variables. 2. The family as etiologic and perpetuating agent of p...

  9. Toxina botulínica no tratamento da dor Toxina botulínica en el tratamiento del dolor Botulinum toxin in pain treatment

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    Orlando Carlos Gomes Colhado

    2009-06-01

    indicaciones, todavía están en fase de comprobación con relación a su eficacia. El objetivo de este estudio fue revisar el historial, las propiedades farmacológicas y las aplicaciones clinicas de la TxB, cuando se usa en el tratamiento de dolores de diferentes etiologías. CONTENIDO: La TxB es el producto de la fermentación del Clostridium Botulinum, una bacteria anaerobia Gram-positiva. Comercialmente, las TxB existen bajo las formas A y B, agentes biológicos obtenidos laboratorialmente. La TxB, una neurotoxina que posee una alta afinidad por las sinapsis colinérgicas, ocasiona un bloqueo en la liberación de acetilcolina por el terminal nervioso, sin alterar la conducción neural de las señales eléctricas o la síntesis y el almacenaje de acetilcolina. Se ha comprobado que la TxB puede debilitar selectivamente la musculatura dolorosa, interrumpiendo el ciclo espasmo-dolor. Con relación a él, varias publicaciones han demostrado la eficacia y la seguridad de la TxB-A en el tratamiento de la cefalea tipo tensión, migraña, dolor lumbar crónico y dolor miofacial. CONCLUSIONES: La TxB-A es segura y se tolera muy bien en los desórdenes dolorosos crónicos, donde los regímenes de farmacoterapia pueden de hecho provocar efectos colaterales. Otra ventaja es la reducción del uso de analgésicos y el tiempo de acción de 3 a 4 meses por dosis. Sin embargo, investigaciones futuras serán necesarias para establecer la eficacia de la TxB-A en los desórdenes dolorosos crónicos y su exacto mecanismo en el alivio del dolor, como también su potencial en tratamientos multifactoriales.BACKGROOUND AND OBJECTIVES: Botulinum toxin (BTX is one of the most potent bacterial toxins known and its effectiveness in the treatment of some pain syndromes is well known. However, the efficacy of some of its indications is still in the process of being confirmed. The objective of this study was to review the history, pharmacological properties, and clinical applications of BTX in the

  10. Volcanic geomorphosites and geotourism in Las Cañadas del Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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    Dóniz-Paéz, Javier; Becerra-Ramírez, Rafael; González-Cárdenas, Elena; Rodriguez, Fátima

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    Geomorphosites and geoturism studies are increasing for the high scientific, societal, cultural, and aesthetic values of the relief. Volcanic areas are exciting targets for such studies for their geodiversity. The aim of these study is an inventory of volcanic geomorphosites and its relationship to geotourism. Las Cañadas del Teide National Park (LCTNP) is a volcanic complex area located in the central part of Tenerife island (Canary Islands, Spain). This area is a volcanic paradise rich in spectacular landforms: stratovolcanoes, calderas, cinder cones, craters, pahoehoe, aa, block and balls lavas, gullies, etc. The national park is registered in the world heritage list (UNESCO) in 2007 as a natural site. The LCTNP receives more than 2,5 million tourists per year and it has 21 main pahts and 14 secondary ones. For the selection of the geomophosites the LCTNP was divided into four geomorphological units (Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcanoes, Las Cañadas Caldera wall, the bottom of Las Cañadas and the basaltic volcanic field) and each one of them is selected the most representative geomorphosites by its geodiversity, because of its geomorphological heritage, its landscapes and its tourist potential with the paths. All selected geomorphosites are within areas where public use is allowed in the park. The inventory classifies the 23 geomorphosites in two main categories: (a) direct volcanic with 17 geomorphosites (stratovolcanoes, domes, cinder cones, pahoehoe, aa and bloc lava flows, etc.) and (b) eroded volcanic landforms with 6 (wall of Las Cañadas caldera, talusees, foodplains, etc.). The Teide-Pico Viejo unit is which has more geomorphosites with 8 and the Las Cañadas wall unit possessing less with 5. The assessment evaluates the scientific, cultural/historical, and use values and helps to define priorities in site management. These geomorphosites demonstrate the volcanic history and processes of the LCTNP.

  11. Abundance and Distribution Patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through Predictive Habitat Suitability Models

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    Gonzáles-Andrés, Cristina; F. M. Lopes, Priscila; Cortés, Jorge; Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis; Pennino, Maria Grazia

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    Information on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically and commercially important species is essential for their management and protection. This is especially important as climate change, pollution, and overfishing change the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems. In this study, we used Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal models to map the Essential Fish Habitats of the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the waters around Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, based on independent underwater observations from 1993 to 2013. We assessed if observed changes in the distribution and abundance of this species are related with habitat characteristics, fishing intensity or more extreme climatic events, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and changes on the average sea surface temperature. Yellowfin tuna showed a decreasing abundance trend in the sampled period, whereas higher abundances were found in shallow and warmer waters, with high concentration of chlorophyll-a, and in surrounding seamounts. In addition, El Niño Southern Oscillation events did not seem to affect Yellowfin tuna distribution and abundance. Understanding the habitat preferences of this species, using approaches as the one developed here, may help design integrated programs for more efficient management of vulnerable species. PMID:27973538

  12. Abundance and Distribution Patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through Predictive Habitat Suitability Models.

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    Gonzáles-Andrés, Cristina; F M Lopes, Priscila; Cortés, Jorge; Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis; Pennino, Maria Grazia

    2016-01-01

    Information on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically and commercially important species is essential for their management and protection. This is especially important as climate change, pollution, and overfishing change the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems. In this study, we used Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal models to map the Essential Fish Habitats of the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the waters around Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, based on independent underwater observations from 1993 to 2013. We assessed if observed changes in the distribution and abundance of this species are related with habitat characteristics, fishing intensity or more extreme climatic events, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and changes on the average sea surface temperature. Yellowfin tuna showed a decreasing abundance trend in the sampled period, whereas higher abundances were found in shallow and warmer waters, with high concentration of chlorophyll-a, and in surrounding seamounts. In addition, El Niño Southern Oscillation events did not seem to affect Yellowfin tuna distribution and abundance. Understanding the habitat preferences of this species, using approaches as the one developed here, may help design integrated programs for more efficient management of vulnerable species.

  13. VALORACIÓN DIAGNÓSTICA DEL DOLOR PRECORDIAL EN LA SALA DE URGENCIAS DEL CENTRO DIAGNÓSTICO INTEGRAL FUERTE TIUNA, VENEZUELA / Diagnostic assessment of precordial pain in the emergency department of the integrated diagnostic center Fuerte Tiuna, Venezuela

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    Liviam Lage López

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    Full Text Available Introduction and objective: Patients with chest pain represent a significant proportion of all acute medical hospitalizations. The fundamental problem is determining whether the origin is cardiac or not. The situations are often complicated, and although the characteristic of the pain is important, it is not enough to differentiate between ischemic and non-ischemic chest pain. The aim of this research was to determine the behavior of precordial pain in the emergency department of the Integrated Diagnostic Center of Fuerte Tiuna, Venezuela, between June 2005 and July 2008. Method: An observational, descriptive and longitudinal study was performed. The sample consisted of 101 patients over 14 years old who reported precordial pain as the reason for consultation. Results: The most affected age group were those aged over 60 years, with a higher incidence in females and a predominance of the combination of several coronary risk factors mainly dyslipidemia and hypertension. Most patients had typical precordial pain and more than one electrocardiographic finding. Most of the sample evolved into unstable angina. Gastrointestinal disorders and pain of undetermined origin were the main causes of non-coronary pain. Conclusions: ischemic chest pain was a frequent reason for consultation, which validates the importance of Diagnostic Centers for the care and initial stratification of patients who come to them.

  14. Estudio comparativo de la personalidad del paciente con dolor lumbar crónico y sujetos control mediante el uso del Inventario de Temperamento y Carácter Comparative study of personality in patients with chronic low back pain and control subjects with the use of the Temperament and Character Inventory

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    D. M. Rascón Martínez

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    Full Text Available La personalidad impacta sobre la forma en la que las personas con lumbalgia crónica enfrentan el dolor. Se ha identificado la relación entre ciertas características de la personalidad con el desarrollo y mantenimiento del dolor crónico. Los estudios sobre lumbalgia crónica y la personalidad mediante el modelo psicobiológico de la personalidad son escasos y tendrían un valor heurístico para facilitar el desarrollo de investigación en este campo. Objetivos: comparar las dimensiones de temperamento y carácter entre pacientes con lumbalgia crónica y sujetos control; y comparar las características de personalidad entre pacientes con dolor de intensidad leve y aquellos con dolor de intensidad moderada/severa. Método: se reclutaron 46 pacientes diagnosticados de lumbalgia crónica del Hospital General de México y 46 sujetos controles pareados por género y edad. Se evaluaron las características clínicas de la lumbalgia crónica. Las dimensiones de la personalidad fueron evaluadas mediante el Inventario de Temperamento y Carácter (ITC. Resultados: los pacientes mostraron una mayor puntuación en la dimensión de temperamento "búsqueda de la novedad" (NS y menor puntuación en la "evitación al daño" (HA; así como menor puntuación en la dimensión de "cooperatividad" (CO. Los pacientes con mayor intensidad de dolor mostraron una tendencia a una mayor HA. Discusión: los resultados apoyan el modelo de atribución temor/evitación que asume que las interpretaciones catastróficas del dolor, fomentan el miedo y las conductas evitativas, empeorando el padecimiento. El estudio de la personalidad en pacientes con lumbalgia crónica brinda nuevos conocimientos sobre las áreas de intervención psicosocial requeridas por estos pacientes.Personality has an important role in the way patients with chronic low back pain face pain. Some personality features have been associated to the development and the maintenance of chronic pain. Studies of

  15. Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y estrategias de afrontamiento ante el dolor en pacientes atendidos por una unidad de tratamiento del dolor Health-related quality of life and coping strategies with regard to pain, in patients attended in a unit of pain

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La Organización Mundial de la Salud, define la calidad de vida como: "la percepción del individuo de su situación en la vida, dentro del contexto cultural y de valores en el que vive, y en relación con sus objetivos, expectativas, valores e intereses". Por lo tanto para una valoración completa de los beneficios producidos por un determinado tratamiento, es esencial medir su impacto en el estado de salud del paciente, lo que se denomina calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS. Objetivos: Describir las diferentes patologías de dolor crónico no maligno de los pacientes que acuden por primera vez a una unidad del dolor (UTD a lo largo de 6 meses y el tratamiento recibido. Conocer los cambios en la CVRS, intensidad del dolor, estrategias de afrontamiento y ansiedad/depresión al cabo de 6 meses de seguimiento de estos pacientes. Conocer la relación entre CVRS, afrontamiento, ansiedad/depresión e intensidad del dolor en estos pacientes. Conocer los cambios en las puntuaciones que miden los parámetros anteriores según los grupos diagnósticos. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo con medidas repetidas a los 6 meses respecto a la población de pacientes que acuden a la UTD del Hospital de Galdakao (Bizkaia durante el 2º semestre del 2005. Se administran varios cuestionarios, de calidad de vida (SF-36, de afrontamiento (CAD-R, ansiedad y depresión (HAD y la intensidad del dolor (EVA. Al cabo de 6 meses se vuelven a administrar y se recogen los diferentes tratamientos realizados en la UTD. Todos los procedimientos fueron realizados con el paquete estadístico SAS System v9.1, se asumió significación estadística cuando p Introduction: The World Health Organisation (WHO defines the quality of life (QOL as a subjective evaluation of the characteristics of a person life, a composite variable referring to an individual's subjective overall satisfaction with life, a multidimensional construct primarily based on a person

  16. Effects of a psychoeducational program for chronic pain management Efectos de un programa psicoeducativo en el control del dolor crónico Efeitos de um programa psicoeducativo no controle da dor crônica

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    Marina de Góes Salvetti

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    Full Text Available AIMS: to evaluate the impact of an eight-week psychoeducational program focused on pain intensity, disability and depressive symptoms of patients with chronic pain. METHOD: 79 patients with chronic pain of different etiologies composed the sample. Patients were assessed before, at the end of the intervention and six months after the intervention. The program was developed by a nurse using cognitive-behavioral strategies and was conducted by a multidisciplinary team. The Wilcoxon test was used to compare repeated measures. RESULTS: the participants' mean age was 53 years old, most were female (91%, with an average of 9.5 years of schooling and an average pain duration of 9.9 years. Significant reduction in pain intensity (pOBJETIVOS: evaluar el impacto de un Programa psicoeducativo de ocho semanas en la intensidad del dolor, incapacidad y síntomas depresivos de pacientes con dolor crónico. MÉTODO: 79 pacientes con dolor crónico de diferentes etiologías compusieron la muestra. Los participantes fueron evaluados antes y al final del Programa y seis meses después. El Programa fue desarrollado por una enfermera, utilizó estrategias cognoscitivo-comportamentales y fue aplicado por un equipo multidisciplinar. La prueba no paramétrico de Wilcoxon fue utilizado para comparar medidas repetidas. RESULTADOS: la mayoría de los participantes eran del sexo femenino (91%, con edad media de 53 años, escolaridad media de 9,5 años y duración media del dolor de 9,9 años. Al final del Programa se observó reducción significativa en la intensidad del dolor (pOBJETIVOS: avaliar o impacto de um programa programa psicoeducativo de oito semanas na intensidade da dor, incapacidade e sintomas depressivos de pacientes com dor crônica. MÉTODO: 79 setenta e nove pacientes com dor crônica de diferentes etiologias compuseram a amostra. Os participantes foram avaliados antes e ao final do pPrograma e seis meses após. O pPrograma foi desenvolvido por uma

  17. Tolerância à dor no infarto do miocárdio Tolerancia al dolor en infarto del miocárdio Pain tolerance during myocardium infarction

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    Fernanda Carneiro Mussi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a tolerância à dor como sintoma prodrômico do infarto do miocárdio na perspectiva dos gêneros masculino e feminino em pacientes que vivenciaram esse evento cardiovascular. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório de natureza quanti-qualitativa. Entrevistou-se 43 mulheres e 54 homens em hospital público. Os dados sóciodemográficos foram analisados em percentuais e os qualitativos com base na análise de conteúdo e da categoria gênero. RESULTADOS: A mediana de idade para homens foi 55,3 e mulheres de 61,5 anos. Predominou para os gêneros a baixa escolaridade e inatividade profissional. Os homens tinham renda familiar maior e viviam mais em companhia de alguém. Evidenciou-se que homens e mulheres demonstraram igualmente enfrentamento e resistência à dor, visando manter o controle da própria existência e reproduzindo construções sociais sobre o masculino e o feminino em suas vidas cotidianas. CONCLUSÃO: O desafio profissional é atuar no plano simbólico dos gêneros para reduzir o retardo na decisão de buscar atenção médica e possibilitar os benefícios imediatos das terapias de reperfusão coronária.OBJETIVO: Analizar la tolerancia al dolor como síntoma prodrómico del infarto del miocardio en la perspectiva de los géneros masculino y femenino en pacientes que experimentaron ese evento cardiovascular. MÉTODOS: Estudio exploratorio de naturaleza cuantitativa cualitativa. Se entrevistaron 43 mujeres y 54 hombres en un hospital público. Los datos sociodemográficos fueron analizados en porcentajes y los cualitativos con base en el análisis de contenido y de la categoría género. RESULTADOS: El promedio de edad para hombres fue 55,3 y mujeres de 61,5 años. Predominó para los dos géneros la baja escolaridad e inactividad profesional. Los hombres tenían renta familiar mayor y vivían más en compañía de alguien. Se evidenció que los hombres y mujeres demostraron igualmente enfrentamiento y resistencia al

  18. Chronic Pain

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    ... a problem you need to take care of. Chronic pain is different. The pain signals go on ... there is no clear cause. Problems that cause chronic pain include Headache Low back strain Cancer Arthritis ...

  19. Postoperative pain

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    Kehlet, H; Dahl, J B

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    also modify various aspects of the surgical stress response, and nociceptive blockade by regional anesthetic techniques has been demonstrated to improve various parameters of postoperative outcome. It is therefore stressed that effective control of postoperative pain, combined with a high degree......Treatment of postoperative pain has not received sufficient attention by the surgical profession. Recent developments concerned with acute pain physiology and improved techniques for postoperative pain relief should result in more satisfactory treatment of postoperative pain. Such pain relief may...

  20. Epidemiología, prevalencia y calidad de vida del dolor crónico no oncológico: Estudio ITACA Epidemiology, prevalence and quality of life of non-malignant chronic pain: ITACA study

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    M. Casals

    2004-07-01

    lumbar degenerativo o inflamatorio, con una evolución media del mismo de 5,32 ± 6,31 años, viven en familia, tienen sobrepeso y habitan en zonas urbanas. Existe una relación directa entre la intensidad del dolor y el grado de afectación de la calidad de vida de los pacientes. Se aprecia una mayor repercusión sobre el índice físico que el mental en la calidad de vida de la población estudiada. Los indicadores negativos de salud física son padecer artrosis y la intensidad de dolor, los positivos el dolor visceral y la escasa limitación de la actividad física. Las variables que influyen negativamente en la esfera mental de la calidad de vida están representadas por el sexo femenino, no tener estudios y tener una invalidez de la actividad.Objective: To describe and analyze the epidemiological, clinical and quality of life features of patients with non-neuropathic non-malignant chronic pain recruited for the ITACA study (Impact of Analgesic Treatment on Quality of Life in Algias in which 100 Pain Units of our country participated. Material and methods: The ITACA study was a prospective, observational, multicentric pharmacoepidemiological study performed during the first half of 2001. Data from the study population were obtained during the first recruitment visit. Results: The study included 907 patients, 66.03% women and 33.97% men, with an average age of 57.43 ± 11.34 years. Forty-eight per cent of patients had an age ranging from 55 to 70 years; 92.56% lived with their family and 74.44% lived in an urban setting; 42.37% had overweight and 28,99%, obesity. The cause of chronic pain was, in order of frequency: lumbalgia (52.92%, followed by osteroarthritis (33.96% and arthrosis (30.65%. The nociceptive process had lasted for 5.32 ± 6.31 years. Seventy-nine per cent of the study population had some kind of restriction of their physical activity. Concomitant drugs were administered to 78.84% of the patients for the management of pain and 69.6% followed other drug

  1. Should anorectal ultrasonography be included as a diagnostic tool for chronic anal pain? ¿Se debe incluir la ecografía rectoanal como prueba diagnóstica del dolor anal crónico?

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    Full Text Available Objective: to assess the efficiency of endorectal ultrasound (ERUS in the study of chronic idiopathic anal pain (CIAP. Material and method: this is a prospective and descriptive study in which 40 patients, 18 men and 22 women with an average of 47 years, were included. They had chronic anal pain of at least 3 months' duration. A complete colonoscopy was performed in all patients, which found no abnormalities to explain clinical symptoms. Patients with anal fissure and internal hemorrhoids of any degree, perianal suppurative processes, and pelvic surgery were excluded from the study. An ALOKA ProSound SSD-4000 ultrasound console attached to a multifrequency radial transductor ASU-67 (7.5 and 10 MHz was used. Results: one patient could not tolerate the examination. In 8 patients (20% of cases alterations were detected during ultrasonography: in 4 patients (10% of the cases; 1 man and 3 women internal anal sphincter (IAS hypertrophy, and in 5 patients (4 women and 1 man a torn sphincter complex. A tear in the upper IAS canal and hypertrophy of the middle anal canal were observed in one patient (1 woman. Conclusions: ERUS is a simple, economic and useful test to study anorectal pathologies. Although in most studied cases no damage to the anal canal or rectal wall was detected, in a considerable number of patients we observed a thickening of the IAS, a probable cause of anal pain. Therefore, we understand that ERUS should be included in the study of CIAP.Objetivo: evaluar el rendimiento de la ecografía rectoanal (ERA en el estudio del dolor anal crónico idiopático (DACI. Material y método: se trata de un estudio prospectivo y descriptivo en el que se han incluido 40 pacientes, 18 hombres y 22 mujeres, con edad media de 47 años, con clínica de dolor anal crónico de al menos 3 meses de evolución. A todos los pacientes se les había realizado una colonoscopia completa, en la que no se encontró anomalía que justificara la clínica. Se

  2. Mensuração da dor no idoso: uma revisão Mensuración del dolor en el anciano: una revisión Pain measurement in the elderly: a review

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    Francisco Alves de Andrade

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available A base teórica e prática da mensuração de dor em idosos foi revisada e examinada através de estudos clínicos e revisões bibliográficas. As vantagens e limitações dos instrumentos ordinais mais freqüentemente utilizados foram discutidas em situações nas quais coexistem alterações próprias do envelhecimento, cuja ação na sensação dolorosa ainda não está bem esclarecida. Os fatores que interferem no processo de avaliação da experiência dolorosa, levando à subestimação e controle inadequados da dor em indivíduos idosos, foram apontados.La base teórica y práctica de la mensuración del dolor en los ancianos fue revisada y examinada a través de estudios clínicos y revisiones bibliográficas. Las ventajas y limitaciones de los instrumentos ordinales más frecuentemente utilizados fueron discutidas en situaciones en las cuales coexisten alteraciones propias del envejecimiento, cuya acción dolorosa todavía no está bien aclarada. Los factores que interfieren en el proceso de evaluación de la experiencia dolorosa, llevando a la desvalorización y control inadecuados del dolor en ancianos, fueron apuntados.This study revised and examined the theoretical and practical base of pain measurement in elderly persons through clinical studies and bibliographical reviews. We discussed the advantages and limitations of the ordinal instruments more frequently used in situations in which alterations characteristic of aging coexist, whose actions in feelings of pain have not been clarified yet. Moreover, we indicated the factors that intervene in the evaluation process of painful experiences leading to underestimation and inadequate control of pain in elderly persons.

  3. Avaliação e tratamento da dor perineal no pós-parto vaginal Evaluación y tratamiento del dolor perineal en el posparto vaginal Evaluation and treatment of perineal pain in vaginal postpartum

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    Adriana Amorim Francisco

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar a prevalência, intensidade e medidas terapêuticas de alívio da dor perineal, após o parto vaginal. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado na Unidade de Alojamento Conjunto do Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo e os dados foram colhidos por entrevista, junto a 303 puérperas que tiveram parto vaginal, com escala numérica (0 a 10 para avaliar a dor perineal, avaliação perineal e dados do prontuário. RESULTADOS: A prevalência da dor perineal foi de 18,5%, com intensidade moderada (51,8%, associada à presença de episiotomia (p=0,001. Houve 303 partos vaginais; 80,5% apresentaram trauma perineal, 75,4% episiotomias e 24,6% lacerações. O analgésico oral foi o método mais utilizado para alívio da dor perineal. CONCLUSÃO: Há diversos tratamentos para o alívio da dor perineal; não há método com completa eficácia para a resolução do problema.OBJETIVOS: Identificar la prevalencia, intensidad y medidas terapéuticas de alivio del dolor perineal en el posparto vaginal. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado en la Unidad de Alojamiento Conjunto del Hospital Universitario de la Universidad de Sao Paulo; los datos fueron recolectados por medio de entrevista a 303 puérperas que tuvieron parto vaginal (escala numérica de 0 a 10 para evaluar: el dolor perineal, la evaluación perineal y los datos de la ficha médica. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia del dolor perineal fue de 18,5%, con intensidad moderada (51,8%, asociada a la presencia de episiotomía (p=0,001. Hubo 303 partos vaginales; 80,5% presentaron trauma perineal, 75,4% episiotomías y 24,6% laceraciones. El analgésico oral fue el método más utilizado para aliviar el dolor perineal. CONCLUSIÓN: Existen diversos tratamientos para el alivio del dolor perineal y no existen métodos con completa eficacia para la resolución del problema.OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence, intensity and therapeutic measures for relief of perineal pain in

  4. Vivências de mulheres à dor no infarto do miocárdio Vivencias de mujeres frente al dolor en el infarto del miocardio Experiences of women in face of pain from acute myocardial infarction

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    Fernanda Carneiro Mussi

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou compreender os significados da experiência da dor em mulheres que sofreram infarto do miocárdio e identificar as suas ações imediatas diante da mesma. A pesquisa qualitativa utilizou a teoria do Interacionismo Simbólico e a metodologia da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados. Quarenta e três mulheres foram entrevistadas em Hospital Universitário. A categoria central que expressou o sentido da experiência foi "Tendo uma ruptura com a vida cotidiana". As categorias que revelaram essa ruptura mostraram que diante da dor crescente as mulheres se sentiram dominadas e com medo de morrer, pois perderam o controle pessoal sobre o corpo e a vida. Não reconheceram o infarto e resistiram, a princípio, à procura de atendimento, fazendo tentativas para minorar a dor. Interagindo com a dor insuportável e com a impotência no seu controle, pediram a salvação Divina, ajuda às pessoas e recorreram a tratamento médico.En el presente estudio se tuvo como objetivo comprender los significados de la experiencia del dolor en mujeres que sufrieron infarto del miocardio e identificar sus acciones inmediatas frente a la misma. En esta investigación cualitativa se utilizó la teoría del Interaccionismo Simbólico y la metodología de la Teoría Fundamentada en los Datos. Fueron entrevistadas cuarenta y tres mujeres del Hospital Universitario. La categoría central que expresó el sentido de la experiencia fue "Teniendo una ruptura con la vida cotidiana". Las categorías que revelaron esa ruptura mostraron que frente al creciente dolor las mujeres se sintieron dominadas y con miedo de morir, pues perdieron el control personal sobre el cuerpo y la vida. No reconocieron el infarto y se resistieron, al principio, a procurar atención, haciendo intentos para aminorar el dolor. Ante el dolor insoportable y la impotencia en su control, pidieron la salvación Divina, ayuda a las personas y recurrieron al tratamiento médico.The aim of this study was

  5. Valoración complementaria del dolor agudo postoperatorio en un contraste de potencia analgésica Post-surgical acute pain complementary assessment in an analgesic power contrast

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    A. Fernández-Castillo

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Nuestra investigación persigue dos objetivos fundamentales: a en primer lugar pretendemos analizar la posible concordancia entre dos procedimientos de evaluación del dolor agudo postoperatorio como son la Escala Numérica Verbal (ENV y, como criterio complementario, la autoadministración de analgesia. b En segundo lugar nos proponemos determinar lo anterior en el marco del efecto comparado de dos fármacos analgésicos, el Ketorolaco y el Dexketoprofeno trometamol, en pacientes sometidos a cirugía ortopédica, concretamente prótesis de cadera. Material y Método: Se seleccionan 92 pacientes ASA II, y se realiza un estudio doble ciego, con la implantación de analgesia en perfusión continua (PCA durante 72h, con la posibilidad de autoadministración. Como métodos de evaluación del dolor agudo postoperatorio se utilizan una Escala Numérica Verbal y la propia autoadministración de analgesia como criterio complementario. Los sujetos que cumplían los criterios de inclusión, fueron asignados al azar, y tras consentimiento informado, a una de las dos condiciones experimentales establecidas. Resultados: No se encontraron diferencias significativas en el comportamiento analgésico de los dos fármacos estudiados durante las 72 h consideradas, no presentando el Dexketoprofeno trometamol ventajas analgésicas adicionales importantes. Igualmente, encontramos una acusada semejanza en los requerimientos extra de dichos analgésicos así como en la necesidad de analgesia de rescate. Los dos procedimientos de evaluación del dolor agudo postoperatorio utilizados, presentan una validez semejante, correlacionando entre ellos de forma significativa [r = .49, (pObjectives: Our investigation pursues two basics objectives: a in first place we try to analyze the possible congruity between two evaluation procedures of post-surgical pain: the Numerical Verbal Scale (NVS and the self-administration of analgesia as a complementary criterion. b In

  6. Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: a study of a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60-65 years.

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    Murthy, Vijayendra; Sibbritt, David; Adams, Jon; Broom, Alex; Kirby, Emma; Refshauge, Kathryn M

    2014-02-01

    Back pain is a significant health service issue in Australia and internationally. Back pain sufferers can draw upon a range of health care providers including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners. Women are higher users of health services than men and tend to use CAM frequently for musculoskeletal conditions. However, there remain important gaps in our understanding of women's consultation patterns with CAM practitioners for back pain. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of use and characteristics of women who use CAM practitioners for back pain. The method used was a survey of a nationally representative sample of women aged 60-65 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Women consulted a massage therapist (44.1 %, n = 578) and a chiropractor (37.3 %, n = 488) more than other CAM practitioners for their back pain. Consultations with a chiropractor for back pain were lower for women who consulted a General Practitioner (GP) (OR, 0.56; 95 % CI 0.41, 0.76) or a physiotherapist (OR, 0.53; 95 % CI 0.39, 0.72) than for those who did not consult a GP or a physiotherapist. CAM practitioner consultations for back pain were greater for women who visited a pharmacist (OR, 1.99; 95 % CI 1.23, 3.32) than for women who did not visit a pharmacist. There is substantial use of CAM practitioners alongside conventional practitioners amongst women for back pain, and there is a need to provide detailed examination of the communication between patients and their providers as well as across the diverse range of health professionals involved in back pain care.

  7. Eficacia y tolerancia de la pregabalina en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático: Estudio multicéntrico Efficacy and safety of pregabalin in neuropathic pain: Multicenter study

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Se pretendió evaluar la eficacia y tolerabilidad de la pregabalina, para el tratamiento del dolor neuropático en las Unidades de Dolor hospitalarias. Material y método: Estudio prospectivo, multicéntrico, abierto, que se llevó a cabo en 10 unidades del dolor de hospitales de Cataluña. Se prescribió pregabalina, a criterio del facultativo, de manera consecutiva. Criterios de inclusión: consentimiento, dolor neuropático, mayor de edad y paciente externo. Criterios de exclusión: alteraciones cognitivas, embarazo. Se estipularon 5 visitas: basal, 15 días, 1 mes, 2 y 3 meses de tratamiento. La titulación de las dosis de pregabalina estaba preespecificada. Se registró edad, sexo, tipo de dolor neuropático, EVA (basal, 15 días, 1 mes, 2 meses, 3 meses, escala MOS de sueño (basal y tercer mes, tratamiento farmacológico concomitante y episodios de efectos adversos. Se crearon 3 grupos de estudio: pregabalina + antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINE + antidepresivos tricíclicos (AINE + ATC, pregabalina + AINE + ansiolíticos (AINE + ANS, pregabalina + AINE + opioides (AINE + OPI. Se efectuó prueba paramétrica t de Student y test no paramétrico de Wilcoxon para datos apareados de variables cuantitativas. Resultados: Se reclutaron 578 pacientes de los que 472 (81,66% completaron el estudio. El 98,8% recibieron politerapia. El alivio del dolor registró una media de -3,6 (± 1,9 (p Aim and objective: This study was intended to avaluate the efficacy and tolerability of pregabalin in patients with neuropathic pain and concomitant medication. Material and methods: Investigator-initiated, prospective multicenter study, open-label, uncontrolled conducted in 10 pain units from Catalonia hospitals. Pregabalin was consecutively prescribed at the physicians' discretion to avoid selective bias. Inclusion criteria were: outpatient, age >18 years, admission diagnosis as "neuropathic pain" and informed consent. Exclusion criteria were

  8. Intervenciones del psicólogo en las Clínicas del Dolor: Una propuesta desde la experiencia de la Unidad del Dolor del Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias en Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Psychological interventions in Pain Clinics: A experiencial proposal from the Pain Clinic of the Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

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    Se muestran algunos recursos que la psicología aporta al tratamiento del dolor crónico, tratando de integrarlos de un modo efectivo para que los aplique un solo profesional dentro de la Unidad del Dolor. Como herramientas de evaluación se recurre a la entrevista no estructurada, pero orientada con un guión que aborde aspectos psicológicos del propio dolor y de la vida con dolor. También se criban las posibles psicopatologías mediante un cuestionario basado en los criterios del DSM-IV. El proc...

  9. General practitioner management of shoulder pain in comparison with rheumatologist expectation of care and best evidence: an Australian national survey.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To determine whether current care for common shoulder problems in Australian general practice is in keeping with rheumatologist expectations and the best available evidence. METHODS: We performed a mailed survey of a random sample of 3500 Australian GPs and an online survey of all 270 rheumatologists in Australia in June 2009. Each survey included four vignettes (first presentation of shoulder pain due to rotator cuff tendinopathy, acute rotator cuff tear in a 45 year-old labourer and early and later presentation of adhesive capsulitis. For each vignette, GPs were asked to indicate their management, rheumatologists were asked to indicate appropriate primary care, and we determined best available evidence from relevant Cochrane and other systematic reviews and published guidelines. RESULTS: Data were available for at least one vignette for 614/3500 (17.5% GPs and 64 (23.8% rheumatologists. For first presentation of rotator cuff tendinopathy, 69% and 82% of GPs and 50% and 56% rheumatologists would order a shoulder X-ray and ultrasound respectively (between group comparisons P = 0.004 and P<0001. Only 66% GPs and 60% rheumatologists would refer to an orthopaedic surgeon for the acute rotator cuff tear. For adhesive capsulitis, significantly more rheumatologists recommended treatments of known benefit (e.g. glucocorticoid injection (56% versus 14%, P<0.0001, short course of oral glucocorticoids (36% versus 6%, p<0.0001 and arthrographic distension of the glenohumeral joint (41% versus 19%, P<0.0001. CONCLUSIONS: There is a mismatch between the stated management of common shoulder problems encountered in primary care by GPs, rheumatologist expectations of GP care and the available evidence.

  10. Block That Pain!

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    ... along with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This finding shows that a specific combination of two molecules can block only pain-related neurons. It holds the promise of major ...

  11. National Drug IQ Challenge

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    ... Reto nacional del coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas y el alcohol 2016 National Drug IQ Challenge ... Reto nacional del coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas y el alcohol 2015 National Drug IQ Challenge ...

  12. Utilidad del Índice de Lattinen (IL en la evaluación del dolor crónico: relaciones con afrontamiento y calidad de vida The LATTINEN INDEX (IL for the evaluation of chronic pain: its correlation with coping and quality of life

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    ño. Conclusiones: A pesar de mostrar un bajo índice de fiabilidad, los resultados del estudio muestran la utilidad del IL para la valoración del paciente con dolor crónico, fundamentalmente por su capacidad predictiva de distintas variables de calidad de vida, potenciada cuando se utilizan otras variables de valoración como son las estrategias de afrontamiento.Introduction: Lattinen Index (IL is an instrument of measurement widely used in the area of the treatment and investigation of the chronic pain. Nevertheless its source is confused, and the reliability and validity criteria for the use of this instrument with all the scientific guarantees, don’t exist. All that has generated the need of studies directed to provide information on the content of IL and its validity to allow the confirmation for the best use. Material and method: A sample of 112 subjects diagnosed of chronic pain was analyzed. On one hand (study 1 the relations between the IL, coping and quality of life were analyzed by means of a correlational analysis. Secondly (study 2 discriminant capacity of IL was analyzed by means of a cluster analysis between different groups of subjects. Finally, and by means of a regression analysis (study 3 the predictive capacity of quality of life of IL was analyzed. All these studies were analyzed by means of the utilization of the IL, the visual analogical scale (EVA for the intensity of pain, the health questionnaire SF-36 as quality of life criterion and the coping questionnaire CAD-R to evaluate coping strategies. Results: The results show an index of internal consistency of alpha=0,56. Significant correlations appear fundamentally with quality of life variables (SF-36, as well as with the intensity of the pain (EVA, and with passive coping strategies (CAD-R. As for its discriminat capacity, different values appear depending on the IL items, differences being obtained depending on the symptomatology, pain type, the sex/gender and age. As for the predictive capacity the

  13. Comparación del dolor secundario a lipoaspiración tradicional versus lipolisis láser: Estudio prospectivo Postoperative pain in suction assited lipoplasty versus laser lipolisis: Comparative prospective study

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    S. Llanos Olmedo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La lipoaspiración, técnica tradicional usada para el tratamiento de las lipodistrofias con cicatrices mínimas, ha sido a través de los años mejorada con los avances anestésicos, farmacológicos y de instrumental. A su vez han aparecido otras técnicas que han publicitado ventajas respecto al tiempo de recuperación, sintomatología y resultados estéticos. Una de estas técnicas es la laserlipolisis a la que se atribuye menos dolor, menos equimosis y rápido postoperatorio. No se encuentran trabajos que acrediten estas ventajas, por lo que decidimos estudiar si existen ventajas de laserlipolisis en comparación con la lipoaspiración tradicional respecto del dolor, síntoma importante a considerar en el postoperatorio. Para esto se diseñó un trabajo prospectivo randomizado con una muestra de 60 pacientes a los cuales se aplicaron las dos técnicas en diferentes áreas y al mismo paciente. Se evaluó el dolor con escala numérica analógica a las 4 horas, 48 horas y 5 días de postoperatorio. Los resultados mostraron que la laserlipolisis presenta menos dolor en los muslos medido a las 48 horas y 5 días de la intervención. No hay diferencias entre estas dos técnicas en las otras zonas medidas como abdomen, áreas pretrocantéreas ("alforjas", zona lumbar y pectoral. Considerando todos los pacientes sin diferenciar la técnica usada, las "alforjas" a las 4 horas duelen menos que el abdomen y a los 5 días duelen menos los muslos que el abdomen. No encontramos relación entre volumen aspirado e intensidad del dolor.The traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty, is a well established and commonly performed technique used for the treatment of lipodystrophias, which has undergone improvements with advances in anesthetics, pharmacology and introduction of new instruments. New techniques have appeared, promising advantages in recovery periods, symptomathology and aesthetic results when compared to the traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty

  14. Nation

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    Østergaard, Uffe

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    Nation er et gammelt begreb, som kommer af det latinske ord for fødsel, natio. Nationalisme bygger på forestillingen om, at mennesker har én og kun én national identitet og har ret til deres egen nationalstat. Ordet og forestillingen er kun godt 200 år gammel, og i 1900-tallet har ideologien bredt...... sig over hele verden. Nationalisme er blevet global....

  15. Pelvic Pain

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    Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen area. The pain might be steady, or it might come and go. If the pain is severe, it might get in the way ... re a woman, you might feel a dull pain during your period. It could also happen during ...

  16. Il progetto National Bibliography Number Italia (NBN:IT. Un identificatore persistente a supporto del deposito legale nazionale delle risorse digitali

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    Full Text Available L’associazione di un identificatore persistente a una risorsa digitale è considerata oggi una best practice che contribuisce alla risoluzione del problema del reperimento affidabile delle risorse in rete. Attualmente si stanno affermando diverse tecnologie e standard come DOI, Handle e Cool URI con differenti peculiarità e livelli di servizio offerti. Tuttavia, all’interno delle comunità scientifiche e culturali e nel nascente semantic web, persiste la necessità di garantire l'autenticità, la provenienza e in particolare la conservazione delle risorse nel tempo. Il National Bibliography Number (NBN nasce nel contesto del ruolo e delle responsabilità che le biblioteche nazionali hanno nel campo del controllo bibliografico universale ed è orientato verso l’identificazione di risorse che devono essere conservate nel lungo periodo. Il progetto coordinato dalle biblioteche nazionali di Firenze, Roma e Venezia, dalla Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale e dalla CRUI non è alternativo ai sistemi di PI attualmente in uso, ma ne completa l’offerta.

  17. Manejo da dor pós-operatória na visão dos pais da criança hospitalizada El manejo del dolor post-operatorio en la visión de los padres del niño hospitalizado Postoperative pain management: view of the hospitalized children's parents

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    Larissa Domingas Grispan e Silva

    2010-09-01

    padres. Las técnicas nofarmacológicas se mostraron extremadamente útiles, sin embargo es necesario que los padres sean estimulados a participar activamente en el manejo del dolor de sus hijos.Considering the harmful effects of the postoperative pain on children and their right to get relief, there is a need to research this subject. Qualitative study developed at a pediatric unit of a public hospital in Londrina-Paraná, aims to analyze the parent's perception about the postoperative pain management by the nursing team and their involvement in this process. Ten parents of children that were submitted to surgeries were interviewed. Data were grouped in two themes: characterization of the postoperative pain management and strategies used to get relief of postoperative pain. Pharmacological therapy was considered the main method used by the nursing team to analgesia. Concerning the parent's actuation, they referred nonpharmacological strategies such as: distraction, use of toys, among others. Pharmacological treatment is overestimated by professionals and parents. Non-pharmacological techniques have proved useful. However, it is necessary to encouraged the parents to participate in the pain management of their children.

  18. La escala de dolor BS-21: datos preliminares sobre su fiabilidad y validez para evaluar la intensidad del dolor en geriatría BS-21 Pain scale: preliminary data regarding reliability and validity for the evaluation of pain in Geriatrics

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    A. Castel

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Los objetivos de este estudio eran: 1 determinar las principales propiedades psicométricas de la BS-21 en una muestra española de pacientes geriátricos hospitalizados y 2 comparar el grado de preferencia de la BS-21 en relación a otra escala ampliamente utilizada en la evaluación de la intensidad del dolor en ancianos, la PPI del cuestionario de dolor de McGill. Material y métodos: Para cada una de las escalas se evaluó el número relativo de errores cometidos al responderla y se contrastaron los índices de fiabilidad intra-clase, así como los índices de validez convergente y de constructo. También se evaluó el grado de preferencia ante cada una de las escalas. En este estudio participaron 112 ancianos con dolor crónico, que estaban ingresados en un hospital socio-sanitario (media de edad: 76.9 años. Se evaluó la intensidad del dolor mediante las escalas BS-21 y PPI en dos momentos del día (mañana y tarde y por un período de siete días consecutivos. Cada tarde, además del dolor de ese momento, también se solicitaba una valoración retrospectiva de la intensidad máxima, mínima y usual del dolor padecido en ese día y en el séptimo día, de todo el período semanal. Resultados: Al comparar los resultados de la BS-21 con los obtenidos mediante la McGill-PPI, se aprecia que los valores de la BS-21 son más consistentes en fiabilidad intra-clase y en validez de constructo. Tanto la carga factorial del constructo "intensidad de dolor" como el grado de correlación entre valores retrospectivos de dolor y el total de las puntuaciones actuales de dolor son mayores en la BS-21. Este resultado se mantiene tanto en el grupo de pacientes que presentan deterioro cognitivo, como en el de pacientes sin déficit cognitivo. En cuanto a la validez convergente, la correlación entre las escalas McGill-PPI y BS-21 es significativa. Por el contrario, los pacientes realizan un mayor número de errores con la escala BS-21 (p

  19. Modificaciones del umbral de dolor en un punto gatillo miofascial tras técnica de energía muscular Changes in pain threshold in myofascial trigger point after muscle energy technique

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    J.C. Zuil Escobar

    2010-10-01

    écnica de energía muscular en el punto gatillo miofascial latente 1 del trapecio superior ha mostrado un aumento inmediato en el umbral de dolor, quien no se mantuvo a las 24horas. Son necesarias investigaciones con una muestra mayor y con sujetos sintomáticos.Aims: Evaluate the changes in pressure pain threshold in latent myofascial trigger points 1 of the upper trapezius after a muscle energy technique application and evaluate intra-tester reliability of an analogue algometer on this point. Material y methods: A total of 35 asymptomatic subjects with latent upper trapezius myofascial trigger point 1 were randomized in two groups: one group was treated with a muscle energy technique (group 1 and the other one (control, group 2 was not treated. Demographic variables, such as gender, age, height and weight, and pressure pain threshold was evaluated. Pressure pain threshold was evaluated using an analogue algometer three times: before the intervention, five minutes post-intervention and 24h post-intervention. For quantitative variables statistical analysis, means, ranges and standard deviations wer used; and for qualitative variables, percentages and frequencies. For inter-tester reliability intra-class correlation coefficient was used. A two-way analysis of variance for repeated measurements was used for pressure pain threshold differences. The statistical analysis was performed using a 95% confidence level. Results: Intra-class correlation coefficient showed values ranging from 0.82-0.92. No significant differences were observed for baseline values. Analysis of variance showed significant effects for time and interaction between time and group. Group 1 showed a significant increase in pressure pain threshold after five minutes intervention, but this disappeared at 24h post intervention. Group 2 showed no significant differences. Conclusions: Inter-tested reliabilty of pressure pain threshold was good. Muscle energy technique in latent upper trapezius trigger point 1 has

  20. Pain patterns in italian patients with osteoarthritis: preliminary results of the MI.D.A. Study (Misurazione del Dolore nell’Artrosi

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To evaluate the characteristics of pain in a cohort of Italian patients with osteoarthritis (OA of the hip and knee. Methods. The 657 general practitioners participating in the study were asked to enroll 10 consecutive patients with OA diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR clinical criteria. A questionnaire evaluating demographic data, clinical characteristics of OA, including the “Questionario Semantico Reumatologico” (QSR pain questionnaire, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC and the Lequesne indices, and information on previous diagnostic and therapeutic interventions was administered. Results. A total of 4,109 patients were enrolled. Of them, 2356 were affected by knee OA and 1817 by hip OA. There were 2863 (69.7% women and 1246 (30.3% men. Median age was 68.2 years (range 50-103 years. Of the 4109 enrolled subjects, 3128 (76.1% reported one or more medical comorbidities, mostly cardiovascular (52.7%, endocrinological (14.7%, gastrointestinal (13.4%, and respiratory (11.2% disorders. The median pain visual analogue scale (VAS score was 58.1±22.6 mm, higher in women (60.2±22.3 mm than in men ( 53.3±22.6mm (p<0.00001. OA pain was also higher in patients from Southern Italy (p<0.00001. NSAIDs were administered to nearly 70% of patients, COX-2 inhibitors to 55%, disease-modifying anti OA drugs to 19% and analgesics to 28.2%. Differences in drugs utilization were associated with OA localization and patient’s geographical origin. Results of the WOMAC index were similar throughout groups. Responses to the QSR pain questionnaire showed differences, which are related to OA localization and geographical origin of the patients. Conclusions. The MI.D.A. study can help to better understand the patterns of pain in osteoarthritis and the associated treatment.

  1. O cuidado do paciente oncológico com dor crônica na ótica do enfermeiro El cuidado del paciente oncológico con dolor crónico en la visión del enfermero The care to cancer patients with chronic pain in the view of nurses

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar como o enfermeiro interpreta o cuidado com o paciente oncológico com dor crônica. O estudo foi desenvolvido com oito enfermeiros de uma instituição hospitalar. Os dados foram coletados por entrevistas semi-estruturadas e na análise identificamos três categorias analíticas: a avaliação da dor crônica do paciente oncológico, a importância do cuidado multidisciplinar e as dificuldades para o cuidado do paciente. Os resultados mostram que os enfermeiros têm dificuldades em desenvolver o cuidado com o paciente devido à falta de conhecimentos específicos sobre o câncer, dor crônica e sua terapêutica, como também, nas habilidades expressivas para promoverem o apoio psicológico adequado.El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar como el enfermero interpreta el cuidado para el paciente oncológico con dolor crónico. El estudio fue desarrollado con ocho enfermeros de una institución hospitalaria. Los datos fueron recolectados por entrevistas semi-estructuradas y en el análisis identificamos tres categorías analíticas: la evaluación del dolor crónico del paciente oncológico, la importancia del cuidado multidisciplinario y las dificultades para el cuidado del paciente. Los resultados muestran que los enfermeros tienen dificultades para desarrollar el cuidado con el paciente debido a la falta de conocimientos específicos con respecto al cáncer, dolor crónico y su tratamiento, como también, en las habilidades expresivas para la promoción del apoyo psicológico adecuado.This study aims to understand how nurses interpret the care given to cancer patients with chronic pain. The informers were eight nurses from a public hospital. Data were collected on the basis of semi-structured interviews and the analysis identified three analytical categories: the evaluation of patients' pain, the importance of multidisciplinary care and nurses' difficulties to care for these patients. The results show

  2. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar Significance of pain's Symptomatology in the diagnosis of pulpal inflammatory process

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento de la información ofrecida por las fuentes teóricas. El sitio en Internet Google fue empleado como fundamental motor de búsqueda y Lilacs, Hinari, Medline y PubMed fueron las bases de datos más revisadas. La clasificación del estado de inflamación pulpar, que atiende a eventos histopatológicos que no se pueden visualizar, resulta más difícil. Se podría lograr mayor precisión en un diagnóstico basado en el curso que sigue el dolor, de acuerdo a la magnitud del compromiso inflamatorio y apoyado en la rica semiología que se puede obtener si se sigue la trayectoria de las variables del estímulo nociceptivo. El incremento y profundización de los conocimientos en este campo contribuiyó significativamente a un mejor diagnóstico y tratamiento de los procesos inflamatorios pulpares.Pain is a symptom very important in the stomatologic practice and particularly in that concerning to dental pulp alterations. To deep in the knowledge of phases crossed by a pulpal inflammatory process allowing predicting its painful manifestations, authors made a bibliographic review on this subject with a multidisciplinary and basic-clinical approach, using the documentary method for analysis and management of information offered by theoretical sources. Google was used as a fundamental search tool and LILACS, HINARI, Medline and PubMed were the more reviewed databases. The classification of pulpal inflammation state, taking into account non

  3. The shallow-water fish assemblage of Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem

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    Friedlander, Alan M.; Zgliczynski, Brian J.; Ballesteros, Enric; Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio; Bolaños, Allan; Sala, Enric

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    Fishes at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, were surveyed as part of a larger scientific expedition to the area in September 2009. The average total biomass of nearshore fishes was 7.8 tonnes per ha, among the largest observed in the tropics, with apex predators such as sharks, jacks, and groupers accounting for nearly 40% of the total biomass. The abundance of reef and pelagic sharks, particularly large aggregations of threatened species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark (up to 42 hammerheads ha-1) and large schools of jacks and snappers show the capacity for high biomass in unfished ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. However, the abundance of hammerhead and reef whitetip sharks appears to have been declining since the late 1990s, and likely causes may include increasing fishing pressure on sharks in the region and illegal fishing inside the Park. One Galapagos shark tagged on September 20, 2009 in the Isla del Coco National Park moved 255km southeast towards Malpelo Island in Colombia, when it stopped transmitting. These results contribute to the evidence that sharks conduct large-scale movements between marine protected areas (Isla del Coco, Malpelo, Galápagos) in the Eastern tropical Pacific and emphasize the need for regional-scale management. More than half of the species and 90% of the individuals observed were endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific. These high biomass and endemicity values highlight the uniqueness of the fish assemblage at Isla del Coco and its importance as a global biodiversity hotspot.

  4. The shallow-water fish assemblage of Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem

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    Alan M. Friedlander

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Fishes at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, were surveyed as part of a larger scientific expedition to the area in September 2009. The average total biomass of nearshore fishes was 7.8 tonnes per ha, among the largest observed in the tropics, with apex predators such as sharks, jacks, and groupers accounting for nearly 40% of the total biomass. The abundance of reef and pelagic sharks, particularly large aggregations of threatened species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark (up to 42 hammerheads ha-1 and large schools of jacks and snappers show the capacity for high biomass in unfished ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. However, the abundance of hammerhead and reef whitetip sharks appears to have been declining since the late 1990s, and likely causes may include increasing fishing pressure on sharks in the region and illegal fishing inside the Park. One Galapagos shark tagged on September 20, 2009 in the Isla del Coco National Park moved 255km southeast towards Malpelo Island in Colombia, when it stopped transmitting. These results contribute to the evidence that sharks conduct large-scale movements between marine protected areas (Isla del Coco, Malpelo, Galápagos in the Eastern tropical Pacific and emphasize the need for regional-scale management. More than half of the species and 90% of the individuals observed were endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific. These high biomass and endemicity values highlight the uniqueness of the fish assemblage at Isla del Coco and its importance as a global biodiversity hotspot.

  5. Pain Relievers: MedlinePlus Health Topic

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    ... Physicians) Also in Spanish Medicines for Pain: From Osteoarthritis to Muscle Pain (National Center for Farmworker Health, ... Institutes of Health Page last updated on 16 March 2017 Topic last reviewed: 29 December 2016

  6. Treatment of pain and suffering in aids patients Tratamiento del dolor y el sufrimiento en los pacientes con síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida -SIDA

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses several aspects of painful syndromes that are frequent in AIDS patients. It describes the impact of pain in the quality of life and in the daily experiences of these persons as well. The medical and palliative cares are explained and some considerations on autonomous decisions at the end of life are analysed. Emphasis is made on the fact that AIDS patients suffer total pain; therefore they require total therapy so that pain and suffering are reduced to a minimum and the right not to suffer is respected. El presente artículo discute diversos aspectos de los síndromes dolorosos frecuentes en pacientes con sida. Describe, así mismo, el impacto que tiene el dolor en la calidad de vida y en las experiencias diarias de estas personas. Explica la asistencia médica y paliativa y analiza algunos aspectos de las decisiones autónomas al final de la vida. Se hace énfasis en que el paciente con sida sufre dolor total y requiere por lo tanto una terapia total para que el dolor y el sufrimiento se reduzcan al mínimo y se cumpla el derecho a no sufrir innecesariamente.

  7. Gabapentina no tratamento da dor decorrente de cistos perineurais sacrais: relato de caso Gabapentina en el tratamiento del dolor decurrente de quistes perineurales sacrales: relato de caso Gabapentin to treat sacral perineural cyst-induced pain: case report

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    Elza Magalhães

    2004-02-01

    ón ortostática. Hace seis meses tuvo un episodio semejante de dolor, que mejoró con el uso de corticoesteróides. La resonancia nuclear magnética de la columna lombosacra mostraba lesiones císticas perineurales sacrales en S1, S2 y S3 con diámetro de 2,5 a 4 cm, comprimiendo el saco dural asociado a la erosión ósea. Fue introducida la gabapentina en dosis progresivas hasta 900 mg/día, con alivio completo del cuadro álgico. CONCLUSIONES: El dolor neuropático provocado por el quiste de Tarlov puede ser controlada de manera adecuada con gabapentina.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perineural cysts may induce difficult to control neuropathic pain. Anticonvulsivants are used to treat such pain. This report aimed at presenting a case of total pain remission with gabapentin after failure of all other therapeutic alternatives used. CASE REPORT: Female, diabetic patient, 67 years old, complaining of lumbosacral pain for two months, with the following characteristics: daily, sharp and burning pain of mild to moderate intensity irradiating to posterior thigh. Pain would worsen with movement and in the standing position. Six months before she had had a similar pain episode which improved with steroids. Lumbosacral spine MRI showed 2.5 cm sacral perineural cyst injuries at S1, S2 and S3, compressing the dural sac and associated to bone erosion. Gabapentin was introduced in progressive doses until 900 mg/day, with complete pain relief. CONCLUSIONS: Tarlov's cyst neuropathic pain may be adequately controlled with gabapentin.

  8. Consideraciones sobre el empleo de opioides en el dolor crónico del paciente geriátrico Considerations on the use of opioids in chronic pain of elderly patients

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    A. B. Mencías

    2008-10-01

    manejo del dolor moderado-severo con una clara eficacia y alto perfil de seguridad.The number of elderly patients is increasing every day in our society. Old age, formerly a privilege of the few, is now reached by many people, who often lead social and active lives and who are also in good health. However, as one reaches sixtyfive years of age and beyond, there is a gradual reduction in one’s functional abilities and, as a result, chronic diseases are common leading to disabilities. Medical care seeks to extend the lives of the elderly but, more importantly, to improve their quality of life. We believe, as the main objective of our work, that it is essential to learn the physiological, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of elderly patients for the proper management and control of analgesic use while ensuring minimal risk. Similarly, we believe that increasing an elderly patient’s functional abilities and quality of life are also of the utmost importance. Opioid analgesics represent a key therapeutic weapon in the management of moderate-severe pain. Despite the reluctance to use opioids in dealing with the chronic pain of elderly patients, its analgesic efficacy and high safety profile have now been proven. Thus, we must be guided by the risk-benefit equation when it comes to considering analgesic treatments for elderly patients, always mindful of their physiological, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics. As a final thought, we acknowledge the high prevalence of pain in the elderly but would like to stress that many of them do not receive proper treatment. Pharmacological research has helped to develop a great amount of therapeutic drugs for pain treatment, demonstrating that opioid analgesics represent a key therapeutic weapon in the management of moderate-severe pain with a high rate of analgesic efficacy and a high safety profile.

  9. Iontoforesis en el abordaje del paciente con dolor crónico Iontophoresis in the approach to patients with chronic pain

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    L. Vaquer Quiles; L. Blasco González; E. Honrubia Gozálvez; M.J. Bayona Bausset; V.L. Villanueva Pérez; J. Asensio Samper; G. Cerdá Olmedo; J. de Andrés Ibañez

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    Objetivos: Con este trabajo se pretende evaluar la técnica en los diferentes diagnósticos en los que se ha empleado durante un año en nuestra unidad. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo analizando las historias clínicas de 50 pacientes que, durante el año 2005, recibieron tratamiento con iontoforesis y que cumplían los criterios de inclusión/exclusión. Se evaluó la efectividad analgésica del tratamiento mediante la escala analógica visual (EVA) al inicio del tratamiento y ...

  10. Categorization of postoperative pain descriptors in the sensitive, affective and evaluative dimensions of painful experiences Categorización de los descriptores del dolor postoperatorio en las dimensiones sensorial, afectiva y evaluadora de esa experiencia Categorização de descritores da dor pós-operatória nas dimensões sensitiva, afetiva e avaliativa da experiência dolorosa

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    Lilian Varanda Pereira

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this study was categorizing 20 descriptors of post-operative pain sensory, affective and evaluative dimensions. Sixty-one physicians participated. They were between 24 and 63 years old and categorized 20 descriptors by considering their level of attribution in the description of post-operative pain sensory, affective and evaluative qualities. The categorization showed that the most frequently attributed descriptors of sensitive pain qualities were: lacerating, unbearable, fulminating, intense and deep; and, for the affective qualities: hallucinating, annihilating, maddening, despairing, inhuman, blinding, terrible, monstrous and dreadful; whereas for the evaluative qualities, they were: unbearable, strong, intense and violent. The most frequently attributed descriptors in the description of post-operative pain are those mostly judged adequate to describe the affective qualities of this experience.El principal objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar los 20 descriptores del dolor postoperatorio en las dimensiones sensorial, afectiva y evaluadora del dolor. Participaron 61 médicos, con edad entre 24 y 63 años, que caracterizaron 20 descriptores, considerando el grado de atribución de los mismos en la descripción de las calidades sensoriales, afectivas y evaluadoras del dolor. Los resultados mostraron que, entre los 20 descriptores juzgados por los médicos, la categorización mostró que los de mayor atribución en la descripción de las calidades sensoriales del dolor fueron: dilacerante, insufrible, fulminando, intenso profundo; de las calidades afectivas fueron: alucinando, aniquilador, enloquecedor, desesperador, desumano, deslumbrando, terrible, monstruoso y pavoroso, y de las calidades evaluadoras: insufrible, fuerte, intenso y violento. Los descriptores de mayor atribución en la descripción del dolor postoperatorio describen, en su mayoria, calidades afectivas de esa experiencia.O objetivo do estudo foi

  11. La legitimidad moral del nacionalismo subestatal (el caso de España The Moral Legitimacy of Sub-state Nationalism (the Case of Spain

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    Helena Béjar

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza el sentimiento de pertenencia en la España contemporánea mediante el estudio de las identidades nacionales en Cataluña y el País Vasco. La hipótesis es que hay una dicotomía valorativa entre un nacionalismo subestatal prestigioso y otro deslegitimado, al menos desde el franquismo: el español. Tras la introducción, se analizan tres lenguajes políticos. Primero, el llamado discurso progresista, simpatizante con el nacionalismo periférico. Segundo, el discurso nacionalista catalán moderado, centrado en reivindicaciones culturales. Tercero, el discurso nacionalista vasco soberanista, que subraya las demandas políticas. Desde todos ellos hay una visión muy crítica de España y del nacionalismo español.This article analyzes the sense of belonging in contemporary Spain, specifically national identities in Catalonia and the Basque Country. The hypothesis is that there is dichotomy between a moral prestigious form of nationalism at the subnational level and another form that has been delegitimized, at least since Franquismo, namely Spanish nationalism. The introduction is followed by an analysis of three political languages. First, the so-called progressive discourse, which sympathizes with peripheral nationalism. Second, moderate Catalan nationalism, focusing on cultural claims. Third, Basque sovereign nationalist discourse stressing political demands.

  12. Análisis de la eficacia y seguridad del bloqueo iliofascial continuo para analgesia postoperatoria de artroplastia total de rodilla Analysis of the efficiency and safety of the ileofascial block for postoperatory pain after total knee arthroplasty

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    J. López González

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: la importancia del dolor agudo postoperatorio radica en su alta frecuencia, en su inadecuado tratamiento y en las repercusiones que tiene en la evolución y en la recuperación del paciente. El bloqueo iliofascial puede ser una técnica adecuada para analgesia postoperatoria en la artroplastia total de rodilla. El objetivo de este estudio es valorar la eficacia y seguridad del bloqueo iliofascial, en comparación con el bloqueo epidural, a efectos de analgesia postquirúrgica en pacientes sometidos a artroplastia total de rodilla bajo anestesia subaracnoidea. Se valoró además si la realización del bloqueo iliofascial es una técnica analgésica segura, las complicaciones derivadas de la misma, los efectos secundarios y el grado de satisfacción del paciente. Material y métodos: estudio multicéntrico, prospectivo, aleatorio, observacional, controlado, con evaluador ciego, en 54 pacientes, adultos, ASA I-III, de ambos sexos, sometidos a cirugía de artroplastia total de rodilla bajo anestesia intradural. Los pacientes incluidos en el estudio se dividieron en dos grupos, BIF y BE. En el grupo BIF (n = 27 se colocó un catéter iliofascial, mientras que en el otro grupo BE (n = 27 se colocó un catéter epidural lumbar (a nivel L3-L4, en ambos casos para la analgesia postoperatoria continua. Ambos grupos recibieron el mismo protocolo analgésico con paracetamol y metamizol pautados, y rescate con bolos de morfina intravenosa. Se utilizó t-Student para comparar las variables cuantitativas. Se consideró significativo (p Objective: the importance of acute postoperative pain lies in its high frequency, where inadequate treatment and the impact it has on the evolution and the patient's recovery. Iliofascial block may be a suitable technique for postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of the blockade iliofascial compared with epidural analgesia in postoperative

  13. La evaluación del dolor experimental en el laboratorio: los modelos de dolor neuropático en animales Evaluation of experimental pain in the laboratory: models of neuropathic pain in animal's

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    J. E. Baños

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    Full Text Available Pese a los avances realizados en los últimos años, el dolor neuropático constituye aún un serio problema asistencial. Los tratamientos disponibles sólo permiten aliviar adecuadamente un tercio de los pacientes. Los modelos experimentales pueden contribuir a conocer la fisiopatología de este cuadro clínico, así como a probar nuevos fármacos. Existen básicamente dos tipos de modelos, aquellos que realizan una lesión en el nervio periférico y los que causan alteraciones en el sistema nervioso central. A pesar de sus limitaciones, los modelos animales pueden contribuir a avanzar en el conocimiento de este síndrome y algunos de ellos pueden ayudar a predecir la utilidad terapéutica de nuevos medicamentos. Obviamente, sólo los ensayos clínicos bien diseñados permitirán conocer su eficacia real en el ámbito clínico.In spite of the advancement of pain research in the last decade, the therapy of neuropathic pain is still an unresolved issue. Available treatments only adequately improve only a third of patients. Experimental models may contribute to the knowledge of its pathophysiology, as well as to the development of new drugs. Basically, two types of animal models are available: those that cause a lesion in the peripheral nerves and those that injury the central nervous system. Beyond these limitations, animal models may help to improve the knowledge of neuropathic pain and some of them have predictive value on the usefulness of analgesic efficacy of new drugs. Obviously, only well-designed, controlled clinical trials will permit to establish their actual efficacy in the clinical setting.

  14. O Bloqueio do plexo hipogástrico superior é eficaz no tratamento de dor pélvica crônica? ¿El bloqueo del plexo hipogástrico superior es eficaz en el tratamiento del dolor pélvico crónico? Is superior hypogastric plexus block effective for treatment of chronic pelvic pain?

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    André P Schmidt

    2005-12-01

    calidad de vida antes y después del procedimiento. El bloqueo del plexo hipogástrico superior debe ser recomendado como una alternativa y no como terapéutica principal.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hypograstric plexus block has been considered a safe and effective alternative for treat patients with chronic pelvic pain. Published studies available at MedLine on the subject were included and evaluated in this review. CONTENTS: Some studies have documented superior hypogastric plexus block effectiveness in relieving pain and decreasing opioid consumption, mainly in cancer patients. However, studies had failures in method or design. CONCLUSIONS: New prospective and better-designed studies are still needed to confirm the effectiveness of hypogastric plexus block in relieving pelvic pain. These studies shall have stricter inclusion criteria, longer follow-up, and evaluation of other symptoms and quality of life before and after the procedure. Superior hypogastric plexus block should be recommended as alternative and not as primary therapy.

  15. Low back pain - acute

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    Backache; Low back pain; Lumbar pain; Pain - back; Acute back pain; Back pain - new; Back pain - short-term; Back ... lower back supports most of your body's weight. Low back pain is the number two reason that ...

  16. O modelo bioético principialista aplicado no manejo da dor El principialismo bioético modelo aplicado en el tratamiento del dolor The bioethical principlism model applied in pain management

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    Layz Alves Ferreira Souza

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de revisão integrativa da literatura, com o objetivo de analisar a produção científica referente às relações entre a dor e os princípios da bioética: autonomia, beneficência, não maleficência e justiça. Foram utilizados descritores controlados em três bases de dados internacionais (LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, em abril de 2012, resultando em 14 publicações, distribuídas nas categorias Dor e autonomia, Dor e beneficência, Dor e não maleficência, Dor e justiça. O alívio adequado da dor é um direito humano e uma questão moral que se relaciona diretamente com a bioética principialista. Entretanto, muitos profissionais negligenciam a dor de seus pacientes, desconsiderando seu papel ético frente ao sofrimento.Concluiu-se que o principialismo tem sido negligenciado no atendimento aos pacientes com dor, evidenciando a necessidade de novas práticas para mudança desse panorama.Se realizó una revisión de la literatura para analizar la producción científica relacionadas con el dolor y los principios de la bioética (autonomía, beneficencia, no maleficencia y justicia. Se utilizaron descriptores controlados en tres fuentes de datos internacionales (LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, en abril de 2012, totalizando14 publicaciones, distribuidas en las clases: el dolor y la autonomía, el dolor y la beneficencia, el dolor y no maleficencia, el dolor y la justicia. El adecuado alivio del dolor es un derecho humano y un problema moral relacionado directamente con el principialismo bioético (beneficencia, no maleficencia, autonomía y justicia. Sin embargo, muchos profesionales negligencian el dolor de sus pacientes, ignorando su papel ético frente al sufrimiento. Se concluyó que el principialismo ha sido descuidado en la atención de los pacientes con dolor evidenciando la necesidad de nuevas prácticas para cambiar este panorama.An integrative literature review was developed with the purpose to analyze the scientific production

  17. Back Pain

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    ... Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, ... 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to ...

  18. Breast pain

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    Pain - breast; Mastalgia; Mastodynia; Breast tenderness ... There are many possible causes for breast pain. For example, hormone level changes from menstruation or pregnancy often cause breast tenderness. Some swelling and tenderness just before your period ...

  19. Muscle pain

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    Causes of muscle pain include stress, physical activity, infections, hyper or .... Acupuncture. It is a traditional Chinese-based therapeutic method which ..... and Spinal Mechanisms of Pain and Dry Needling Mediated Analgesia: A Clinical.

  20. Face pain

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    ... begin in other places in the body. Abscessed tooth (ongoing throbbing pain on one side of the lower face that ... face, and aggravated by eating. Call a dentist. Pain is persistent, ... by other unexplained symptoms. Call your primary provider.

  1. Pain Assessment

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    ... acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage or other manual therapies, yoga, herbal and nutritional therapies, or others. This information helps the health care provider understand the nature of the pain or the potential benefits of treatment. The goals of the comprehensive pain ...

  2. Urination Pain

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    ... Health Growth & Development Infections Diseases & Conditions Pregnancy & Baby Nutrition & Fitness Emotions & Behavior School & Family Life First Aid & ... decreased appetite or activity irritability nausea or vomiting lower back pain or abdominal (belly) pain wetting accidents (in potty- ...

  3. Period Pain

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    ... You may also have other symptoms, such as lower back pain, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Period pain is not ... Taking a hot bath Doing relaxation techniques, including yoga and meditation You might also try taking over- ...

  4. Neck Pain

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    ... antidepressants for pain relief. Therapy Physical therapy. A physical therapist can teach you correct posture, alignment and neck- ... therapy, under supervision of a medical professional and physical therapist, may provide relief of some neck pain, especially ...

  5. La estimulación eléctrica del sistema nervioso central con finalidad analgésica The electrical stimulation of the central nervous system for pain control

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    J. A. López-López

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisión pretende orientar al lector sobre los procedimientos empleados para el control del dolor crónico, preferentemente neuropático, por medio de la electricidad. Historia de la utilización de la electricidad con finalidad analgésica, con descripción de los usos primitivos en el siglo XVIII y su evolución. Estimulación eléctrica medular: Se describen los mecanismos de acción, la selección de los pacientes, las técnicas de implante, la forma de realización de los diferentes procedimientos y sus complicaciones y el manejo de las mismas. Estimulación cerebral: Se sigue el mismo esquema que en el apartado anterior, diferenciándose en dos apartados: la estimulación cerebral profunda y la estimulación de la corteza prefrontal.Different procedures using electricity for pain control (mainly neuropathic are described in this review. History of the so-called utility of electricity for pain control, describing the early attempts at the XVIII century and their evolution. Spinal cord stimulation: How does it works, patient’s selection, implant techniques, how to do the different procedures and complications and their management are described. Brain stimulation: The same scheme as above, concerning both Deep Brain Stimulation and Motor Cortex Stimulation.

  6. Vision of the Training Department of the National Institute of Nuclear Research; Vision del Departamento de Capacitacion del Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares

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    Dominguez A, C. E. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2008-12-15

    The availability of skilled personnel is an essential element of the national infrastructure, to ensure the safety and security through the strong principles of management and good technology, quality assurance, training and qualification of new personnel, thorough safety evaluations and building on lessons of experience and research. In the national case the General Regulation of Radiation Safety requires that the Radiation Safety Responsible (RSR) must be experienced in issues of radiation safety of the facility in which employed. As experience has been found by chance that some people who have attended courses offered by the National Institute of Nuclear Research and have not achieved a result approval, obtain approval at the respective courses offered by other entities, which may have a potential dilemma (not at all cases since then), in the sense that the aspiration to become experts in the safety basic standards, can be addressed only after ensuring that there is an acceptance at the level of the course and evaluation ways of the present courses to RSR. Viewed another way, one can consider the formation of RSR experience in planning for better training of experts in the safety basic standards. It happens that the courses offered to RSR some of them do not cover the requirements of time, content and practices established in the regulations. The Mexican Society of Radiological Safety can affect as a partner to improve the courses quality. (Author)

  7. Experiencia del dolor torácico en la mujer con infarto del miocardio Experience of thoracic pain in women with myocardial infarction Experiência de dor torácica na mulher com infarto do miocárdio

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    DÍAZ H LUZ PATRICIA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la investigación “La experiencia del dolor torácico en lamujer con infarto agudo del miocardio”. Es un estudio cualitativo fenomenológico, que indagó sobre la experiencia del dolor torácico de la mujer que ha sufrido un infarto agudo del miocardio. Se realizó con nueve mujeres cuyo promedio de edad era de 52 años, en su mayoría amas de casa, entrevistadas personalmente por la investigadora. Se utilizó el sistema de entrevista a profundidad, siendo la base fundamental del estudio las narraciones de las experiencias ante el fenómeno de interés. El estudio permitió identificar los elementos constitutivos de la experiencia de dolor torácico en la mujer durante el infarto, descritos bajo la perspectiva personal de cada entrevistada. Los resultados de la experiencia del dolor permiten señalar que es compleja, atemorizante, con matices dados por las situaciones y vivencias previas, y se acompaña de sentimientos de temor ante la posibilidad de morir, que comprometen los ámbitos físicos, psicológicos y emocionales de la vida de la mujer.These are the results of the research “Experience of thoracic pain in women with myocardial infarction”. It is a phenomenological qualitative study aimed at knowing the experience of thoracic pain among women who have suffered acute myocardial infarction. It was carried out with nine women whose mean age was 52, mostly housewives, personally interviewed by the researcher. Interviews were carried out using the in depth system, being the fundamental basis of the study, accounts of experiences related to the phenomenon under study. This study identified elements that constitute the experience of thoracic pain in women during the infarction, described according to personal perspectives of each woman interviewed. Results of the pain experience now permit one to describe the experience as complex, frightening, with nuances given by previous instances and experiences, as

  8. Experiencia del dolor torácico en la mujer con infarto del miocardio Experiência de dor torácica na mulher com infarto do miocárdio Experience of thoracic pain in women with myocardial infarction

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    EILLEN MARYIBE MILLÁN

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la investigación " La experiencia del dolor torácico en la mujer con infarto agudo del miocardio" . Es un estudio cualitativo fenomenológico, que indagó sobre la experiencia del dolor torácico de la mujer que ha sufrido un infarto agudo del miocardio. Se realizó con nueve mujeres cuyo promedio de edad era de 52 años, en su mayoría amas de casa, entrevistadas personalmente por la investigadora. Se utilizó el sistema de entrevista a profundidad, siendo la base fundamental del estudio las narraciones de las experiencias ante el fenómeno de interés. El estudio permitió identificar los elementos constitutivos de la experiencia de dolor torácico en la mujer durante el infarto, descritos bajo la perspectiva personal de cada entrevistada. Los resultados de la experiencia del dolor permiten señalar que es compleja, atemorizante, con matices dados por las situaciones y vivencias previas, y se acompaña de sentimientos de temor ante la posibilidad de morir, que comprometen los ámbitos físicos, psicológicos y emocionales de la vida de la mujer.O presente trabalho apresenta os resultados da pesquisa: " Experiência de dor torácica na mulher com infarto agudo do miocárdio" . Este trabalho é um estudo qualitativo fenomenológico que visa conhecer a experiência de dor torácica da mulher que sofreu um infarto agudo do miocárdio. Realizou-se um levantamento com nove mulheres cuja média de idade foi de 52 anos, principalmente donas-de-casa, entrevistadas pessoalmente pela pesquisadora. O sistema de entrevista foi de profundidade, onde a narração das experiências perante o fenômeno de interesse era a base fundamental do estudo. O estudo permitiu identificar os elementos constitutivos da experiência de dor torácica na mulher durante o infarto, descritos sob a perspectiva pessoal de cada entrevistada. Os resultados da experiência de dor permitem apontar que ela é complexa, atemorizante, com matizes que

  9. Phantom Pain

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    Wolff, Andre; Vanduynhoven, Eric; van Kleef, Maarten; Huygen, Frank; Pope, Jason E.; Mekhail, Nagy

    2011-01-01

    Phantom pain is pain caused by elimination or interruption of sensory nerve impulses by destroying or injuring the sensory nerve fibers after amputation or deafferentation. The reported incidence of phantom limb pain after trauma, injury or peripheral vascular diseases is 60% to 80%. Over half the p

  10. Spinal pain

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    Izzo, R., E-mail: roberto1766@interfree.it [Neuroradiology Department, A. Cardarelli Hospital, Naples (Italy); Popolizio, T., E-mail: t.popolizio1@gmail.com [Radiology Department, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, San Giovanni Rotondo (Fg) (Italy); D’Aprile, P., E-mail: paoladaprile@yahoo.it [Neuroradiology Department, San Paolo Hospital, Bari (Italy); Muto, M., E-mail: mutomar@tiscali.it [Neuroradiology Department, A. Cardarelli Hospital, Napoli (Italy)

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    Highlights: • Purpose of this review is to address the current concepts on the pathophysiology of discogenic, radicular, facet and dysfunctional spinal pain, focusing on the role of the imaging in the diagnostic setting, to potentially address a correct approach also to minimally invasive interventional techniques. • Special attention will be given to the discogenic pain, actually considered as the most frequent cause of chronic low back pain. • The correct distinction between referred pain and radicular pain contributes to give a more correct approach to spinal pain. • The pathogenesis of chronic pain renders this pain a true pathology requiring a specific management. - Abstract: The spinal pain, and expecially the low back pain (LBP), represents the second cause for a medical consultation in primary care setting and a leading cause of disability worldwide [1]. LBP is more often idiopathic. It has as most frequent cause the internal disc disruption (IDD) and is referred to as discogenic pain. IDD refers to annular fissures, disc collapse and mechanical failure, with no significant modification of external disc shape, with or without endplates changes. IDD is described as a separate clinical entity in respect to disc herniation, segmental instability and degenerative disc desease (DDD). The radicular pain has as most frequent causes a disc herniation and a canal stenosis. Both discogenic and radicular pain also have either a mechanical and an inflammatory genesis. For to be richly innervated, facet joints can be a direct source of pain, while for their degenerative changes cause compression of nerve roots in lateral recesses and in the neural foramina. Degenerative instability is a common and often misdiagnosed cause of axial and radicular pain, being also a frequent indication for surgery. Acute pain tends to extinguish along with its cause, but the setting of complex processes of peripheral and central sensitization may influence its evolution in chronic

  11. Avaliação do efeito antinociceptivo do fentanil transdérmico no controle da dor lombar pós-operatória Evaluación del efecto antinociceptivo del fentanil transdérmico en el control del dolor lumbar postoperatorio Efficacy of fentanyl transdermal delivery system for acute postoperative pain after posterior laminectomy

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    Gabriela Rocha Lauretti

    2009-12-01

    ía posterior sobre anestesia general estandarizada. Los adhesivos transdérmicos fueron colocados en los pacientes diez horas antes del inicio de la cirugía y removidos 24 horas después de haber terminado la misma. Cetoprofeno por vía venosa fue administrado por vía venosa en el inicio de la cirugía. Dipirona estaba disponible para analgesia de rescate, si era necesario, a intervalos mínimos de seis horas. RESULTADOS: los pacientes que recibieron F transdérmico presentaron reducción de 60% en el consumo de dipirona en el periodo postoperatorio (pObjectives: patients who are submitted to posterior laminectomy often complain of severe pain that is difficult to treat. The transdermal application of the potent opioid fentanyl results in its continuous liberation and consequently could be useful in controlling the pain. This study evaluated the efficacy of transdermal fentanyl (F delivery system for acute postoperative pain after posterior laminectomy. METHODS: the study was approved by the local Ethic Committee and conducted in the Teaching Hospital. After the patient's consent, 24 patients were randomized to either transdermic F 25 mg/h (n=12 or transdermic placebo (n=12. All patients were submitted to posterior laminectomy under a standard general anesthesia. Transdermic systems were placed during 10 hours preoperatively and removed 24 hours later; 20 minute IV ketoprofen, 2.5 mg/kg was administered following traqueal intubation with propofol, alfentanil and atracurium. IV 20 mg/kg dipyrone act as rescue at a minimum six hours interval. Data was recorded for 36 hours. RESULTS: the transdermic F Group showed 60% of reduction in the rescue dipyrone consumption (p<0.05; and displayed lesser VAS scores after the 12th hour, which was maintained until the 36th hour (p<0.02. All physiological parameters fluctuated within normal range and no differences were observed between the treatments. The incidence of adverse events was similar between the groups, there was local erythema

  12. Clínicas del dolor y cuidados paliativos en México: manejo del estreñimiento inducido por opiáceos. Conclusiones de un grupo de expertos Pain clinics and palliative care in Mexico: management of opioid-induced constipation. Conclusions of an expert group

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    J.A. Flores Cantisani

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A finales de septiembre de 2008, 15 líderes de opinión en el tratamiento del dolor y los cuidados paliativos de México se reunieron en la ciudad de México con el objetivo de elaborar una guía clínica acerca del uso de opiáceos y sus efectos secundarios, con especial acento en el estreñimiento, y se propuso un nuevo esquema de tratamiento. Los participantes trabajan actualmente en unidades de dolor o de paliativos por todo México y algunos son participante activos en la elaboración de medidas reguladoras sobre el uso de opiáceos. Durante la elaboración de esta guía, se ha publicado la Ley de Reforma del Tratamiento Paliativo de México, que ha entrado en vigor el 6 de enero de 2009.At the end of September 2008, 15 leading figures in pain treatment and palliative care in Mexico met in Mexico City to design a clinical guideline on the use of opioids and the secondary effects of these drugs, with special emphasis on constipation. A new treatment scheme was proposed. The participants currently work in pain or palliative care units throughout Mexico and some are active participants in the design of regulatory measures on opioid use. During the drafting of this guideline, the law reforming palliative treatment in Mexico was passed and came into effect on 6th January, 2009.

  13. Analgesia invasiva domiciliaria en el manejo del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía mayor ambulatoria mediante bombas elastoméricas intravenosas Home invasive analgesia in the management of postoperative pain alter outpatient major surgery using intravenous elastomeric pumps

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    R. Rodríguez de la Torre

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el dolor postoperatorio moderado-severo sigue siendo un problema en cirugía ambulatoria, ya que provoca problemas de flujo de pacientes, retrasando el alta de los pacientes, siendo uno de los principales motivos de reingreso en los hospitales, y por tanto un importante indicador de calidad de estas Unidades. El empleo de técnicas analgésicas invasivas domiciliarias, en todos sus regímenes, puede controlar el dolor postoperatorio en estas intervenciones y permitir incluirlas en los programas de cirugía ambulatoria. Objetivos: el objetivo de nuestro estudio es valorar la viabilidad y la seguridad de la utilización de bombas de perfusión continua elastoméricas para la administración de analgesia endovenosa continua domiciliaria, a la vez que valorar la eficacia analgésica y el grado de satisfacción de los pacientes intervenidos en régimen ambulatorio. Material y métodos: estudio retrospectivo de 463 pacientes. Una vez intervenidos bajo estrategia de analgesia multimodal, se les coloca dos tipos diferentes de bombas elastoméricas endovenosas (elastómero de dexketoprofeno o de metamizol. La intensidad del dolor, para evaluar la necesidad de analgesia de rescate, se cuantifica con la escala visual analógica o con la escala verbal simple. En el domicilio (24 horas tras la cirugía, la Unidad de Atención Domiciliaria revisa los efectos secundarios, alteraciones del sueño, intensidad del dolor, necesidad de analgesia de rescate y grado de satisfacción. Resultados: un 69% de los pacientes presentaron dolor de carácter leve o ausencia de dolor tras la intervención y únicamente 16 de los 463 pacientes presentaron dolor de carácter severo. El 27% de los pacientes necesitaron analgesia de rescate y un 9% de los pacientes presentaron efectos secundarios atribuibles a los fármacos analgésicos (4% vómitos, 2% mareos, 2,5% somnolencia y 0,5% insomnio. Ningún paciente tuvo que ser reingresado después del alta. Un 83% de

  14. Valoración de la actividad de una Unidad de Dolor Agudo Postoperatorio por los cuidadores del paciente quirúrgico Assessment of the activity of an Acute Postoperative Pain Unit by the staff taking care of surgical patients

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    F. Caba

    2004-12-01

    al 19% de los facultativos; p=0,01. El aspecto mejor valorado de la UDAP fue la mejora en el control del dolor postoperatorio; el peor, la comunicación entre los profesionales y, la sugerencia más referida, la de intentar mejorarla. Conclusiones: El papel de la UDAP es muy bien comprendido en nuestro hospital por los cuidadores del paciente quirúrgico y aunque su actividad es unánimemente percibida como útil y necesaria, existen problemas de integración y comunicación, especialmente con la enfermería de planta. La identificación de situaciones como esta mediante estudios de opinión sobre su actividad, puede ser útil para dirigir mejoras en el funcionamiento de las Unidades de Dolor Agudo con modelos organizativos similares al nuestro.Objective: An Acute Postoperative Pain Unit (APPU staffed by nurses and supervised by the Service of Anesthesiology was created in our center in 2.000. The aim of this study was to assess how the staff taking care of surgical patients perceive its activity. Material and method: The Service of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation and the Post-Anesthetic Recovery Unit (PARU maintain an APPU staffed by nurses that provides planned and protocolized management of postoperative pain to more than 1.000 patients/year undergoing the most aggressive and painful surgical procedures in a second-level hospital. Nurses and doctors taking care of the patients were requested to anonymously and voluntarily answer a written questionnaire with 15 questions (12 close-ended questions grouped in 4 categories and 3 open-ended questions that assessed several aspects of their activity. Results: Out of 168 questionnaires handed out, 87 questionnaires returned were considered (52%, 48 from doctors and 39 from nurses. The role of the APPU was well or very well understood by 97% of the responders and its activity was perceived rather unanimously as useful, effective and necessary by 98, 93 and 97%, respectively. Treatment indications were considered

  15. Toxina botulínica tipo A para el manejo del dolor en pacientes con síndrome de dolor miofascial crónico Botulinum toxin type A for the management of pain in patients with chronic myofascial pain

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de dolor miofascial es uno de los principales problemas de dolor crónico en la práctica clínica, comúnmente asociado a un traumatismo o a microtraumatismos repetitivos. La toxina botulínica tipo A (Botox® es una alternativa aceptada como opción terapéutica. Objetivo: Valorar la funcionalidad de las actividades diarias mejorando la intensidad del dolor con el uso de la toxina botulínica tipo A, infiltrada en puntos gatillo, en pacientes con síndrome de dolor miofascial crónico. Material y métodos: 30 pacientes con síndrome de dolor miofascial crónico con edad entre 25 y 50 años de ambos sexos. A todos se les realizó infiltración de puntos gatillo mediante equipo de electrosonomiografía para la aplicación de toxina botulínica tipo A a una dilución de las 100 Um de toxina en 1 ml de solución salina infiltrando de 200 a 400 Um totales, dependiendo del sitio del dolor. Se valoró la calidad analgésica mediante la escala visual analógica (EVA y el índice de funcionalidad con el cuestionario de Oswestry durante 4 semanas. Resultados: La valoración de la EVA promedio inicial fue de 7,23 y la final de 3,13 (p Introduction: Myofascial syndrome is one of the main chronic pain syndromes encountered in clinical practice and is commonly associated with trauma or repetitive microtrauma. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox® is an accepted therapeutic option. Objective: To evaluate the use of botulinum toxin type A (Botox®, infiltrated in trigger points, as an option in the management of pain in patients with chronic myofascial syndrome. Material and Methods: Thirty men and women with myofascial pain syndrome, aged between 25 and 50 years were included. In all patients, botulinum toxin type A (Botox® was infiltrated in trigger points by means of electrosonomyographic equipment. A dilution of 100 Um toxin in 1 cc saline solution was used and a total of 200 to 400 Um was administered depending on the site of the

  16. Spontaneous pain attacks: neuralgic pain

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    de Bont, L.G.

    2006-01-01

    Paroxysmal orofacial pains can cause diagnostic problems, especially when different clinical pictures occur simultaneously. Pain due to pulpitis, for example, may show the same characteristics as pain due to trigeminal neuralgia would. Moreover, the trigger point of trigeminal neuralgia can either

  17. Spontaneous pain attacks: neuralgic pain

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    de Bont, L.G.

    2006-01-01

    Paroxysmal orofacial pains can cause diagnostic problems, especially when different clinical pictures occur simultaneously. Pain due to pulpitis, for example, may show the same characteristics as pain due to trigeminal neuralgia would. Moreover, the trigger point of trigeminal neuralgia can either b

  18. Spontaneous pain attacks: neuralgic pain

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    de Bont, L.G.

    2006-01-01

    Paroxysmal orofacial pains can cause diagnostic problems, especially when different clinical pictures occur simultaneously. Pain due to pulpitis, for example, may show the same characteristics as pain due to trigeminal neuralgia would. Moreover, the trigger point of trigeminal neuralgia can either b

  19. Contextualized pain management in newborns

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    Carlo Valerio Bellieni

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal pain treatment requires personalization, and pain assessment should be contextualized to be effective. Here we summarize the available tools in neonatal analgesia, paying a special attention to highlight the personalization of antalgic behavior, both in assessment and in treatment of neonatal pain. Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Neonatology and Satellite Meetings · Cagliari (Italy · October 26th-31st, 2015 · From the womb to the adultGuest Editors: Vassilios Fanos (Cagliari, Italy, Michele Mussap (Genoa, Italy, Antonio Del Vecchio (Bari, Italy, Bo Sun (Shanghai, China, Dorret I. Boomsma (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Gavino Faa (Cagliari, Italy, Antonio Giordano (Philadelphia, USA

  20. Radiotherapy in painful gonarthrosis. Results of a national patterns-of-care study; Strahlentherapie bei schmerzhafter Kniegelenkarthrose (Gonarthrose). Ergebnisse einer deutschen Patterns-of-Care-Studie

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    Muecke, Ralph; Schaefer, Ulrich [Klinik fuer Strahlentherapie, Klinikum Lippe-Lemgo (Germany); Seegenschmiedt, M. Heinrich [Klinik fuer Radioonkologie, Strahlentherapie und Nuklearmedizin, Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Essen (Germany); Heyd, Reinhard [Strahlenklinik, Klinikum Offenbach GmbH (Germany); Prott, Franz-Josef [GMP fuer Radiologie und Strahlentherapie am St. Josefs-Hospital, Wiesbaden (Germany); Glatzel, Michael [Klinik fuer Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie, Klinikum Suhl (Germany); Micke, Oliver [Klinik fuer Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie, Franziskus Hospital, Bielefeld (Germany)

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    Backgroud and Purpose: After a patterns-of-care study (PCS) in 2003/2004 addressing benign disorders in general, the German Cooperative Group on Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases (GCG-BD) conducted several multicenter cohort studies including the use of radiotherapy (RT) in painful gonarthrosis (GNA). Material and Methods: From 2006 to 2008, a PCS for GNA was conducted in all German RT institutions using a standardized structured questionnaire. Patient accrual, patient number, pretreatment, pain record, treatment indications, RT technique, and target volume concepts for painful GNA were assessed. In addition, the long-term functional and subjective outcomes were evaluated. Results: 238/248 institutions (95.9%) returned the questionnaire: 50 (21%) reported no clinical experience with RT in GNA, while 188 (79%) institutions treated 4,544 patients annually (median 15; range one to 846 cases per institution). Indications for treatment were acute pain symptoms in 18.9%, chronic pain in 95.3%, and treatment-refractory pain in 81.1%. The median total dose was 6 Gy (range 3-12 Gy), with a median single dose of 1 Gy (0.25-3 Gy). 40.4% of the institutions applied two fractions and 51.4% three fractions weekly. RT was delivered with orthovoltage units (25%), linear accelerators (79.6%), and cobalt-60 units (8.3%). 42 institutions evaluated the long-term clinical outcome in a total of 5,069 cases. Median pain reduction for at least 3 months was reported in 60% (5-100%), median pain reduction for at least 12 months in 40% (10-100%), and median persistent pain reduction in 27.8% (10-85%) of the treated patients. In 30% of patients (7-100%), a second RT series was applied for inadequate pain response or early pain recurrence. No radiogenic acute or chronic side effects were observed. Conclusion: This PCS comprises the largest number of cases reported for RT in painful and refractory GNA. Despite variations in daily RT practice, high response and low toxicity for this treatment in

  1. Perú INC : la pugna por una nación a partir del Nation Branding.

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    Cuevas Calderón, Elder Alejandro

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    En el marco esta última década y de la embriaguez vivida por el redescubrimiento o –pseudo revaloración- del Perú a partir de la gastronomía, el turismo y el crecimiento económico, esta investigación busca explicar cuál es el panorama social del Perú sobre el concepto de nación, su re-encuentro con una identidad inexistente y la construcción de una idea de país a partir de la campaña publicitaria Marca Perú. Y es que ante la aparente maravilla que circunda la imagen de país, el discurso ofici...

  2. A new Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae from Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Eduardo Suárez-Morales

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    Full Text Available Among the several groups of copepods that are teleost parasites, the siphonostomatoid family Caligidae is by far the most widespread and diverse. With more than 108 nominal species, the caligid genus Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann is one of the most speciose. There are no reports of this genus in Costa Rican waters. A new species of Lepeophtheirus is herein described based on female specimens collected from plankton samples in waters off Bahía Wafer, isla del Coco, an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The new species, L. alvaroi sp. nov., has some affinities with other congeners bearing a relatively short abdomen, a wider than long genital complex and a 3-segmented exopod of leg 4. it differs from most of these species by the presence of an unbranched maxillular process and by the relative lengths of the terminal claws of leg 4, with two equally long elements. it is most closely related to two other Eastern Pacific species: L. dissimulatus Wilson, 1905 and L. clarionensis Shiino, 1959. it differs from these species by the proportions and shape of the genital complex, the shape of the sternal furca, the relative length of the maxillar segments, the absence of a pectiniform process on the distal maxillar segment, the length of leg 4 and the armature of leg 5. The new species represents the first Lepeophtheirus described from Costa Rican waters of the Pacific. The low diversity of this genus in this tropi- cal region is explained by its tendency to prefer hosts from temperate latitudes. Until further evidence is found, the host of this Lepeophtheirus species remains unknown.Entre los varios grupos de copépodos que son parásitos de teleósteos, la familia sifonostomatoide Caligidae incluye los más dispersos y diversos. Con más de 108 especies nominales, el género de calígidos Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann es uno de los más diversos. No existen registros previos de este género en aguas de Costa Rica. Se describe una nueva especie de

  3. and Disaster: A Bi-National Case Study of Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila and Del Rio, Texas

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    John P. Tiefenbacher

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta la investigación, vulnerabilidad y riesgo de diluvio en dos comunidades de la zona fronteriza. El modelo para evaluar la debilidad se aplica a EE.UU. y las comunidades de Del Río y Ciudad Acuña para dar cuenta de la distribución espacial de las características de las personas, lugares, barrios y sistemas que infl uyen en los impactos de eventos de diluvio que ocurren a lo largo del Río Grande / Río Bravo. Los datos espaciales de EE.UU. y los censos en México de 2000 se combinan al grupo del bloque y Área Geográfi ca Estadística Básica (AGEB para determinar las balanzas que evalúen el descriptor demográfi co y otro de las áreas afectadas por los diluvios. Se resaltan las diferencias entre los modelos resultantes de vulnerabilidades a la distribución de riesgo de diluvio en las dos ciudades y se discuten las implicaciones de estos modelos.

  4. Facts and Figures on Pain

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    ... the medical costs of pain care and the economic costs related to disability days and lost wages ... and Research . The National Academies Press, 2011. http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13172&page= ...

  5. Diagnostic approach to hip pain in children Enfoque diagnóstico del dolor de cadera en niños

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    Ruth María Eraso Garnica

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Hip pain is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal complaints in children. In this article we review its common causes according to age groups, and discuss clinical, radiological and laboratory criteria that are useful in making the differential diagnosis. El dolor de cadera o coxalgia es uno de los principales motivos de consulta relacionados con problemas osteoarticulares en la edad pediátrica. Este artículo presenta su etiología por grupos de edad y aporta elementos clínicos y paraclínicos útiles en el diagnóstico diferencial.

  6. A diferenciação da dor do infarto agudo do miocárdio entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos Diferenciación del dolor del infarto agudo de miocardio entre pacientes diabéticos y no diabéticos The difference in acute myocardial infarction pain between diabetic and non diabetic patients

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    Leandra de Gouveia Pacheco Gondim

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    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo comparar a dor do infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos. Uma amostra de 80 pacientes com IAM, divididos em 2 grupos com e sem diabetes mellitus (DM, sendo 29% diabéticos e 71% não-diabéticos. Os pacientes com DM referiram ausência de dor (pEl objetivo de este estudio fue comparar el dolor del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM entre pacientes diabéticos y no diabéticos. La muestra la conformaron 80 pacientes con IAM divididos en dos grupos: con y sin diabetes mellitus (DM, siendo el 29% diabéticos y el 71% no diabéticos. Los pacientes con DM manifestaron ausencia de dolor (pThe goal of this study was to compare the acute myocardial infarction (AMI pain between diabetic and non diabetic patients. A sample of 80 AMI patients was divided in two groups, with and without diabetes mellitus (DM, being 29% diabetic and 71% non diabetic patients. The patients with DM said they had no pain (p<0.05 and gave lower scores for pain when compared with patients without DM. There was a significant difference between average scores for pain among diabetic and non diabetic patients (p<0.001. In conclusion, the diabetic patients presented no pain or diminished pain when compared with patients without diabetes.

  7. Comportamiento clínico del síndrome dolor disfunción del aparato temporomandibular en una consulta de urgencias estomatológicas Clinical behavior of the dysfunction pain temporomandibular joint syndrome assessed in a Stomatology emergence consultation

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    Yudit Algozaín Acosta

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el síndrome dolor disfunción del aparato temporomandibular (SDDAT comprende el conjunto de signos y síntomas como resultado de las alteraciones cuantitativas y cualitativas de la función de los componentes del aparato masticatorio. Se presenta con frecuencia y resulta molesto para el paciente, por lo que se realiza este estudio, con el objetivo de caracterizarlo clínicamente. Métodos: se realizó un estudio prospectivo, descriptivo, de corte transversal, con los pacientes que acudieron al Servicio de Urgencias de la Clínica Estomatológica de Artemisa, en el período comprendido entre julio de 2007 hasta marzo de 2008 con el diagnóstico de SDDAT. Resultados: del total de pacientes atendidos solo el 1,1 % presentó un diagnóstico de SDDAT. El intervalo de edad de mayor frecuencia fue el de 22 a 59 años, el dolor a la masticación y el ruido articular fueron el síntoma y el signo predominante, respectivamente. Se identificaron como factores de riesgo principales el estrés y el bruxismo. Más del 67 % de los pacientes eran del sexo femenino, en las cuales apareció la mayor recurrencia del síndrome. Conclusiones: la población del municipio de Artemisa presentó una baja incidencia del SDDAT en la consulta de urgencias estomatológicas, encontrándose una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre el sexo femenino y la aparición de este síndrome, donde el estrés desempeña un papel importante.Introduction: Dysfunction pain temporomandibular joint syndrome (DPTJS includes signs and symptoms as a result of quantitative and qualitative alterations of the masticatory tract component function. Is frequently present and annoying for patient, thus we made this study to clinically characterize it. Methods: We made a cross-sectional, descriptive and prospective study of patients seen in Emergence Service of Stomatology Clinic in Artemisa municipality from July, 2007 and March, 2008 diagnosing DPTJS. Results: From the

  8. Prevalência e influência do sexo, idade e tipo de operação na dor pós-operatória Prevalencia e influencia del sexo, edad y del tipo de operación en el dolor postoperatorio Prevalence and influence of gender, age, and type of surgery on postoperative pain

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    Tânia Cursino de Menezes Couceiro

    2009-06-01

    sexo y el tipo de operación. MÉTODO: Estudio del tipo corte transversal, realizado por entrevista a 187 pacientes sometidos a la operación. Se evaluó el aparecimiento del dolor en las primeras 24 horas, y su intensidad a través de la escala numérica: leve (1 a 3, moderada (4 a 6 y fuerte (7 a 10. RESULTADOS:De los 190 pacientes entrevistados, tres de ellos quedaron excluidos por dificultad de entender el método utilizado para evaluar el dolor. En la muestra, un 66,8% (n = 125 eran mujeres. El promedio de edad fue de 45,83 ± 16,17 años, siendo 25,1% (n = 47 con 60 años o más. En las primeras 24 horas, 46% (n = 85 de los pacientes relataron dolor. Entre los hombres, un 48,4% (n=30 relataron dolor y entre las mujeres, 66,8% (n = 55. No hubo diferencia significativa entre la prevalencia de dolor por sexo (p = 0,536 y edad (p = 0,465. En cuanto a la intensidad, el dolor se consideró leve en un 29,4%, moderado en 43,5% y fuerte en 27,1% de los pacientes. Hubo una asociación significativa entre el aparecimiento del dolor postoperatorio y el tipo de operación (p = 0,003. CONCLUSIONES: El estudio muestra, que un elevado número de pacientes todavía siente dolor en las primeras 24 horas del postoperatorio. Las pacientes sometidas a la Cirugía General, sintieron más dolor en el postoperatorio que en los demás tipos de operaciones.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pain is frequent despite of the therapeutic armamentarium available. Its development is related with factors inherent to the surgery and patient. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of postoperative pain in hospitalized patients and its association with gender and type of surgery. METHODS: This is a transversal study in which interviews were done with 187 patients undergoing surgeries. The incidence of pain in the first 24 hours and its severity according to a numeric rating scale: mild (1 to 3, moderate (4 to 6, and severe (7 to 10, were evaluated. RESULTS: Three of 190

  9. Pain genes.

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    Tom Foulkes

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Pain, which afflicts up to 20% of the population at any time, provides both a massive therapeutic challenge and a route to understanding mechanisms in the nervous system. Specialised sensory neurons (nociceptors signal the existence of tissue damage to the central nervous system (CNS, where pain is represented in a complex matrix involving many CNS structures. Genetic approaches to investigating pain pathways using model organisms have identified the molecular nature of the transducers, regulatory mechanisms involved in changing neuronal activity, as well as the critical role of immune system cells in driving pain pathways. In man, mapping of human pain mutants as well as twin studies and association studies of altered pain behaviour have identified important regulators of the pain system. In turn, new drug targets for chronic pain treatment have been validated in transgenic mouse studies. Thus, genetic studies of pain pathways have complemented the traditional neuroscience approaches of electrophysiology and pharmacology to give us fresh insights into the molecular basis of pain perception.

  10. Influencia de los cambios hormonales del ciclo menstrual en la percepción del dolor en las disfunciones temporomandibulares: Una revisión sistemática de la literatura médica Influence of hormone changes during the menstrual cycle on pain perception in temporomandibular disorders: A systematic review of the literature

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    R. La Touche

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se dispone de una extensa literatura científica que confirma que las disfunciones temporomandibulares (DTM presentan una mayor incidencia en mujeres. El objetivo de esta revisión es determinar si el proceso hormonal generado mediante el ciclo menstrual influye en las DTM que presentan sintomatología dolorosa. Se realizó una búsqueda de artículos científicos en las bases datos Medline, Embase, Scielo y CINAHL, entre los años 1970 y 2008. Se incluyeron estudios con diseños de cohortes y de casos y controles, donde se valoraron diversas variables del dolor durante el ciclo menstrual de personas que presentaban DTM. Dos revisores independientes valoraron la calidad de los estudios utilizando la Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Se seleccionaron para el análisis cualitativo 4 estudios que cumplieron los criterios de inclusión propuestos. Los resultados de los estudios analizados son contradictorios, y por este motivo esta revisión no permite establecer conclusiones afirmativas en relación con el hecho que el factor hormonal femenino influye en la percepción del dolor en las DTM. Consideramos que es necesario realizar una mayor cantidad de estudios donde se investiguen los diversos aspectos del sexo femenino que puedan estar implicados en las DTM.A large body of evidence suggests that temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD are much more prevalent in women than in men. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine whether hormone levels during the menstrual cycle infl uence TMJD when painful symptoms are present. A data extraction search strategy was performed in the Medline, Embase, Scielo and CINAHL databases from 1970 to 2008. We included cohort and case-control studies assessing several pain variables in patients with TMJD during the menstrual cycle. The quality of the studies was assessed by two independent reviewers using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Four studies that met the proposed inclusion criteria were included for the

  11. Evaluation of the national cogeneration potential as an option for the expansion of the national electric system; Evaluacion del potencial nacional de cogeneracion como opcion en la expansion del sistema electrico nacional

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    Nieva Gomez, Rolando; Hernandez Galicia, Julio Alberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Portes Mascorro, Enrique; Alvarez Chavez, Jose Maria [Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

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    The Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE) carried out a study to determine the amount of electric energy available by cogeneration in the industrial sector of our country. This study is based in a survey among the enterprises with the largest fuel consumption belonging to the industrial and commercial sectors and to the petrochemical branch of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). The results of the study are presented, which show the location of the cogeneration potential by the following estimates: a) The scenario under a potential of 5770 MW to generate annually 4.55 x 107 MWh of electric energy. b) The scenario with a potential of 10819 MW to generate annually 9.47 x 107 Mwh of electric energy [Espanol] La Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE) llevo acabo un estudio para determinar la cantidad de energia electrica disponible por cogeneracion en el sector industrial de nuestro pais. El estudio se fundamenta en una encuesta entre las empresas con mayor consumo de combustibles pertenecientes a los sectores industrial y comercial y al ramo petroquimico de Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Se presentan los resultados del estudio, el cual muestra la ubicacion del potencial de cogeneracion por los siguientes estimados: a) El escenario bajo con un potencial de 5770 MW para producir anualmente 4.55 x 107 Mwh de energia electrica. b) El escenario alto con un potencial de 10819 MW para producir anualmente 9.47 x 107 MWh de energia electrica

  12. The implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based statewide prehospital pain management protocol developed using the national prehospital evidence-based guideline model process for emergency medical services.

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    Brown, Kathleen M; Hirshon, Jon Mark; Alcorta, Richard; Weik, Tasmeen S; Lawner, Ben; Ho, Shiu; Wright, Joseph L

    2014-01-01

    In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the development of a model process for the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines (EBGs) for emergency medical services (EMS). We report on the implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based prehospital pain management protocol developed using this model process. An evidence-based protocol for prehospital management of pain resulting from injuries and burns was reviewed by the Protocol Review Committee (PRC) of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). The PRC recommended revisions to the Maryland protocol that reflected recommendations in the EBG: weight-based dosing and repeat dosing of morphine. A training curriculum was developed and implemented using Maryland's online Learning Management System and successfully accessed by 3,941 paramedics and 15,969 BLS providers. Field providers submitted electronic patient care reports to the MIEMSS statewide prehospital database. Inclusion criteria were injured or burned patients transported by Maryland ambulances to Maryland hospitals whose electronic patient care records included data for level of EMS provider training during a 12-month preimplementation period and a 12-month postimplementation period from September 2010 through March 2012. We compared the percentage of patients receiving pain scale assessments and morphine, as well as the dose of morphine administered and the use of naloxone as a rescue medication for opiate use, before and after the protocol change. No differences were seen in the percentage of patients who had a pain score documented or the percent of patients receiving morphine before and after the protocol change, but there was a significant increase in the total dose and dose in mg/kg administered per patient. During the postintervention phase, patients received an 18% higher total morphine dose and a 14.9% greater mg/kg dose. We demonstrated that the implementation of a revised

  13. The National Police Forces TEDAX-NRBQ speciality; La especialidad TEDAX-NRBQ del Cuerpo Nacional de Policia

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    Gonzalez, A.

    2010-07-01

    The National Police Force has a group specialising in nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical incidents, known as TEDAXNRBQ. The Nuclear Safety Council cooperates closely with this group on nuclear safety and radiological protection matters. (Author)

  14. Multicolumn spinal cord stimulation for significant low back pain in failed back surgery syndrome: design of a national, multicentre, randomized, controlled health economics trial (ESTIMET Study).

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    Roulaud, M; Durand-Zaleski, I; Ingrand, P; Serrie, A; Diallo, B; Peruzzi, P; Hieu, P D; Voirin, J; Raoul, S; Page, P; Fontaine, D; Lantéri-Minet, M; Blond, S; Buisset, N; Cuny, E; Cadenne, M; Caire, F; Ranoux, D; Mertens, P; Naous, H; Simon, E; Emery, E; Gadan, B; Regis, J; Sol, J-C; Béraud, G; Debiais, F; Durand, G; Guetarni Ging, F; Prévost, A; Brandet, C; Monlezun, O; Delmotte, A; d'Houtaud, S; Bataille, B; Rigoard, P

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    Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic neuropathic radicular pain over recent decades, but despite global favourable outcomes in failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) with leg pain, the back pain component remains poorly controlled by neurostimulation. Technological and scientific progress has led to the development of new SCS leads, comprising a multicolumn design and a greater number of contacts. The efficacy of multicolumn SCS lead configurations for the treatment of the back pain component of FBSS has recently been suggested by pilot studies. However, a randomized controlled trial must be conducted to confirm the efficacy of new generation multicolumn SCS. Évaluation médico-économique de la STImulation MEdullaire mulTi-colonnes (ESTIMET) is a multicentre, randomized study designed to compare the clinical efficacy and health economics aspects of mono- vs. multicolumn SCS lead programming in FBSS patients with radicular pain and significant back pain. FBSS patients with a radicular pain VAS score≥50mm, associated with a significant back pain component were recruited in 14 centres in France and implanted with multicolumn SCS. Before the lead implantation procedure, they were 1:1 randomized to monocolumn SCS (group 1) or multicolumn SCS (group 2). Programming was performed using only one column for group 1 and full use of the 3 columns for group 2. Outcome assessment was performed at baseline (pre-implantation), and 1, 3, 6 and 12months post-implantation. The primary outcome measure was a reduction of the severity of low back pain (bVAS reduction≥50%) at the 6-month visit. Additional outcome measures were changes in global pain, leg pain, paraesthesia coverage mapping, functional capacities, quality of life, neuropsychological aspects, patient satisfaction and healthcare resource consumption. Trial recruitment started in May 2012. As of September 2013, all 14 study centres have been initiated and 112

  15. Tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderado con lisinato de ibuprofeno: estudio observacional Management of mild to moderate acute pain with ibuprofen lysinate: an observational study

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    Objetivos: Estudiar la efectividad y el perfil de seguridad de lisinato de ibuprofeno en el tratamiento del dolor agudo de intensidad leve a moderada en condiciones asistenciales reales. Material y métodos: Estudio abierto, multicéntrico, observacional y prospectivo, realizado en condiciones de uso habitual. El número de investigadores participantes fue de 263, los cuales reclutaron 1.435 pacientes, entre julio de 2001 y julio de 2002. Los pacientes eran de origen ambulatorio, de edad ≥ 18...

  16. Tratamiento del Síndrome de Dolor Miofascial con Toxina Botulínica tipo A Botulinum toxin type A in the management of Myofascial pain syndrome

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    de Castro, M.; L. Cánovas; B. García-Rojo; P. Morillas; J. Martínez-Salgado; A. Gómez-Pombo; A. Castro-Méndez

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    Introducción: El síndrome de dolor miofascial (SDM) se caracteriza por áreas dolorosas de la musculatura esquelética y por la evidencia clínica y electromiográfica de contracción de bandas musculares sobre las cuales existe un punto cuya presión desencadena un dolor intenso local y referido (punto gatillo). La fisiopatología es incierta pero una posible explicación sería la lesión del músculo por microtraumatismos, sobreuso o espasmo prolongado. La toxina botulínica la produce el microorganis...

  17. Antagonistas de los receptores glutamatérgicos NMDA en el tratamiento del dolor crónico NMDA glutamatergic receptor antagonists for the management of chronic pain

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    F. Neira; J. L. Ortega

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    Los receptores NMDA están asociados con los procesos de aprendizaje y memoria, el desarrollo y la plasticidad neural, así como con los estados de dolor agudo y crónico. Intervienen en el inicio y mantenimiento de la sensibilización central asociada a daño o inflamación de los tejidos periféricos. El glutamato es el principal aminoácido excitatorio del SNC, puede participar en los procesos de transmisión nociceptiva a nivel espinal, siendo el principal responsable de la transmisión sináptica r...

  18. Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Context of the Spanish National Health Care System

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    Elvira Montañez-Heredia

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    Full Text Available Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP has been established as a suitable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Here, we present a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial, conducted in a public Hospital of the Spanish National Health Care System, to evaluate the efficacy of injecting autologous PRP versus hyaluronic acid (HA in knee osteoarthritis. PRP was manufactured in Malaga’s Regional Blood Center (Spain. Patients that met the eligibility criteria were randomized into a PRP group or a HA group. Pain and functional improvements were assessed pre- and post-treatment (three and six months follow-up using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS; the Knee and Osteoarthritis Outcome System (KOOS scale and the European Quality of Life scale (EUROQOL. Both groups presented pain reduction at six months. The VAS scores for the PRP group improved by at least 50% from their initial value, particularly at three months following the final infiltration, with results resembling those of the HA group at six months. PRP was more effective in patients with lower osteoarthritis grades. Both treatments improved pain in knee osteoarthritis patients without statistically significant differences between them. However, PRP injection was proved to improve pain three months after the final infiltration and to be more effective in lower osteoarthritis grades.

  19. Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Context of the Spanish National Health Care System

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    Montañez-Heredia, Elvira; Irízar, Sofia; Huertas, Pedro J.; Otero, Esperanza; del Valle, Marta; Prat, Isidro; Díaz-Gallardo, Macarena S.; Perán, Macarena; Marchal, Juan A.; Hernandez-Lamas, María del Carmen

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    Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been established as a suitable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Here, we present a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial, conducted in a public Hospital of the Spanish National Health Care System, to evaluate the efficacy of injecting autologous PRP versus hyaluronic acid (HA) in knee osteoarthritis. PRP was manufactured in Malaga’s Regional Blood Center (Spain). Patients that met the eligibility criteria were randomized into a PRP group or a HA group. Pain and functional improvements were assessed pre- and post-treatment (three and six months follow-up) using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); the Knee and Osteoarthritis Outcome System (KOOS) scale and the European Quality of Life scale (EUROQOL). Both groups presented pain reduction at six months. The VAS scores for the PRP group improved by at least 50% from their initial value, particularly at three months following the final infiltration, with results resembling those of the HA group at six months. PRP was more effective in patients with lower osteoarthritis grades. Both treatments improved pain in knee osteoarthritis patients without statistically significant differences between them. However, PRP injection was proved to improve pain three months after the final infiltration and to be more effective in lower osteoarthritis grades. PMID:27384560

  20. Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Context of the Spanish National Health Care System.

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    Montañez-Heredia, Elvira; Irízar, Sofia; Huertas, Pedro J; Otero, Esperanza; Del Valle, Marta; Prat, Isidro; Díaz-Gallardo, Macarena S; Perán, Macarena; Marchal, Juan A; Hernandez-Lamas, María Del Carmen

    2016-07-02

    Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been established as a suitable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Here, we present a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial, conducted in a public Hospital of the Spanish National Health Care System, to evaluate the efficacy of injecting autologous PRP versus hyaluronic acid (HA) in knee osteoarthritis. PRP was manufactured in Malaga's Regional Blood Center (Spain). Patients that met the eligibility criteria were randomized into a PRP group or a HA group. Pain and functional improvements were assessed pre- and post-treatment (three and six months follow-up) using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); the Knee and Osteoarthritis Outcome System (KOOS) scale and the European Quality of Life scale (EUROQOL). Both groups presented pain reduction at six months. The VAS scores for the PRP group improved by at least 50% from their initial value, particularly at three months following the final infiltration, with results resembling those of the HA group at six months. PRP was more effective in patients with lower osteoarthritis grades. Both treatments improved pain in knee osteoarthritis patients without statistically significant differences between them. However, PRP injection was proved to improve pain three months after the final infiltration and to be more effective in lower osteoarthritis grades.

  1. Bone pain

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    Frost, Charlotte Ørsted; Hansen, Rikke Rie; Heegaard, Anne-Marie

    2016-01-01

    Skeletal conditions are common causes of chronic pain and there is an unmet medical need for improved treatment options. Bone pain is currently managed with disease modifying agents and/or analgesics depending on the condition. Disease modifying agents affect the underlying pathophysiology...... of the disease and reduce as a secondary effect bone pain. Antiresorptive and anabolic agents, such as bisphosphonates and intermittent parathyroid hormone (1-34), respectively, have proven effective as pain relieving agents. Cathepsin K inhibitors and anti-sclerostin antibodies hold, due to their disease...... modifying effects, promise of a pain relieving effect. NSAIDs and opioids are widely employed in the treatment of bone pain. However, recent preclinical findings demonstrating a unique neuronal innervation of bone tissue and sprouting of sensory nerve fibers open for new treatment possibilities....

  2. Neuropathic pain

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    Colloca, Luana; Ludman, Taylor; Bouhassira, Didier

    2017-01-01

    Neuropathic pain is caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system, including peripheral fibres (Aβ, Aδ and C fibres) and central neurons, and affects 7-10% of the general population. Multiple causes of neuropathic pain have been described and its incidence is likely to increase owing...... to the ageing global population, increased incidence of diabetes mellitus and improved survival from cancer after chemotherapy. Indeed, imbalances between excitatory and inhibitory somatosensory signalling, alterations in ion channels and variability in the way that pain messages are modulated in the central...... nervous system all have been implicated in neuropathic pain. The burden of chronic neuropathic pain seems to be related to the complexity of neuropathic symptoms, poor outcomes and difficult treatment decisions. Importantly, quality of life is impaired in patients with neuropathic pain owing to increased...

  3. Patient protection in radiotherapy (Radio neurosurgery National Service of the Social Security Mexican Institute); Proteccion del paciente en radioterapia (Servicio Nacional de Radioneurocirugia del IMSS)

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    Espiritu R, R. [Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente, IMSS, Servicio Nacional de Radioneurocirugia, Belisario Dominguez 735, Sector Libertad, 44340 Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    2008-12-15

    The perspective of patient protection at the Radio neurosurgery National Service of the Social Security Mexican Institute is divided into three parts: the testing program for equipment acceptance, an assurance quality program based on periodic tests, an also other assurance quality based on tests during the application. Among the technical aspects that influence in the equipment acceptance tests, it is the collimation type, the characteristics of the lineal accelerator, the platform for planning and the network type. In the case of the collimation system and the accelerator characteristics, we consider the manufacturer's specifications and requirements of Mexican Official Standard NOM-033-NUCL-1999, {sup T}echnical Specifications for the Teletherapy Units Operation, Linear Accelerators{sup .} Planning for the platform takes into account the manufacturer's specifications. In the case of computed tomography as well as review the calibration according to manufacturer's specifications should be considered the standard NOM-229-SSA1-2002. In the case of the linear accelerator must be the radiological characterization of radiation beam as part of this, the absolute dose determination. As for the periodic tests is verified the dose constancy, as well as the flattening and symmetry of X-rays beam. There are also tests battery with daily, monthly and yearly frequencies, which make up the assurance quality program. (Author)

  4. Low back pain - chronic

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    Nonspecific back pain; Backache - chronic; Lumbar pain - chronic; Pain - back - chronic; Chronic back pain - low ... Low back pain is common. Almost everyone has back pain at some time in their life. Often, the exact cause ...

  5. Employees with Chronic Pain

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    ... one in five Americans suffer from chronic pain (Sternberg, 2005). What is chronic pain? While acute pain ... nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm Sternberg, S. (2005). Chronic pain: The enemy within. Retrieved December ...

  6. Alívio da dor crônica não neoplásica com opiáceos Alivio del dolor cronico no neoplásico con opiáceos Non oncologic chronic pain relief with opioids

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    Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos Pimenta

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available O uso de opiáceos para o controle da dor crônica não relacionada ao câncer é controverso. Avaliar o alívio da dor e as mudanças nas atividades de vida diária advindas da infusão intratecal de opiáceos em 11 doentes, com dor crônica não neoplásica, foram os objetivos deste estudo. Todos os doentes haviam previamente sido submetidos a diversas modalidades terapêuticas sem alívio significativo. Os doentes foram solicitados a avaliar as características da dor e as atividades de vida diária comparando-as antes e após o tratamento com opiáceo intratecal por meio de sistemas implantados. Observou-se alívio da dor. No entanto, melhora da funcionalidade não foi observada com a mesma magnitude.El uso de opiáceo para el control del dolor crónico no relacionado al cáncer es controvertido. Evaluar el alivio del dolor y los cambios en las actividades de la vida diaria debidas a la infusión intratecal de opiáceos, en 11 pacientes con dolor crónico no neoplásico fue el objetivo de este estudio. Todos los pacientes habían previamente sido sometidos a las diversas modalidades terapéuticas sin alivio significativo del dolor. Los pacientes fueron entrevistados y se les solicitó evaluar el dolor y las actividades de la vida diaria, comparando antes y después del tratamiento con opiáceo intratecal. La infusión de opiáceo intratecal resulto en alivio del dolor. Sim embargo, la mejoría de la funcionalidad no fue observada con la misma magnitud.Opioids for non cancer pain control are controversial. The evaluation of the pain relief, changes in quality of life and complications due to long term infusion of opioids in the lumbar subarachnoid space in 11 patients with non cancer pain were the goals of this study. Patients were previously treated with drugs and surgical procedures, without significant pain relief. Patients were asked to compare pain characteristics and daily life activities before and after this treatment. The long term

  7. Central pain.

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    Singh, Supreet

    2014-12-01

    Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. The topic addressed in this issue is central pain, a neuropathic pain syndrome caused by a lesion in the brain or spinal cord that sensitizes one's perception of pain. It is a debilitating condition caused by various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, spinal cord injuries, or brain tumors. Varied symptoms and the use of pharmacological medicines and nonpharmacological therapies will be addressed.

  8. Dialogando com enfermeiras sobre a avaliação da dor oncológica do paciente sob cuidados paliativos Dialogando con enfermeras acerca de la evaluación del dolor oncológico del paciente que recibe los cuidados paliativos Dialogues with nurses about oncologic pain assessment of patients under palliative care

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    Roberta Waterkemper

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de relato de uma experiência reflexiva desenvolvida junto a enfermeiras de um hospital público de Florianópolis-SC, sobre a avaliação da dor do paciente com câncer em cuidados paliativos. Participaram desta prática seis enfermeiras no total de seis encontros distribuídos em três momentos educativos. A análise do diálogo empreendido evidenciou que, para as enfermeiras, somente dados mensuráveis e objetivos não são suficientes para avaliar a dor. Consideram imperativo ponderar aspectos biopsicosociais, valorizando integralmente a dor que o paciente refere. As enfermeiras destacam que há necessidade de construir uma sistematização da avaliação da dor para que o enfermeiro possa reforçar a importância do seu controle, fundamentar a prática, possibilitar o registro de informações e a educação continuada.Es un relato de experiencia acerca de la práctica desarrollada con enfermeras de un hospital público en Florianópolis sobre la evaluación del dolor del paciente con cáncer en los cuidados paliativos. Celebraronse seis reuniones, dividido en tres momentos educativos. Buscando el diálogo desarrollado sistemáticamente algunos significados se notan los cambios. Compreenderam que sólo los datos objetivos y cuantificables no son suficientes para evaluar el dolor. La diferencia radical está en la capacidad de las enfermeras consideraren aspectos biopsicosociais, destacando el dolor que otro senti e lo dice ter. Sin embargo, también darse cuenta de que el registro y controle del procedimiento, por las enfermeras y otros profesionales permite un controle más efectivo y su alivió. que a construção de uma sistematização da avaliação da dor para o enfermeiro é uma necessidade por permitir a enfermeira reforçar a importância do controle da dor, fundamentar a prática, possibilitar o registro de informações e a educação continuada.It is an experience report developed next to nurses of a public hospital of

  9. Evolution of short circuit levels in the National Electric System, years 2007 to 2011; Evolucion de los niveles de cortocircuito del Sistema Electrico Nacional, anos 2007 al 2011

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    Quintana Castaneda, J; Reyes Escobedo, G [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (Mexico)]. E-mails: jqc@iie.org.mx; gustavo.reyes@iie.org.mx; Ibarra Romo, F.G. [Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)]. E-mail: federico.ibarra@cfe.gob.mx

    2013-03-15

    The present document shows an analysis of 2011 short-circuit levels on the different nodes (substations) that integrate the National Electric System. This analysis presents the figures of short-circuit levels on past years, stating on 2007, with the purpose of detecting the variation on each one of these nodes and identify the cases that because it's high levels are considered as critical nodes of the transmission system. At the end of the analysis some recommendations to minimize the potential risks are given on those substations classified as critical nodes. [Spanish] En este documento se expone un analisis de los niveles de cortocircuito que se presentaron en el 2011 en los distintos nodos (subestaciones) que conforman la red del Sistema Electrico Nacional (SEN). Este analisis muestra las cifras de los niveles de cortocircuito que se han presentado desde el ano 2007, a fin de estudiar el comportamiento y evolucion que han tenido los nodos de la red electrica, identificando aquellos puntos que por sus altos niveles de cortocircuito se consideran como nodos criticos. En la parte final del analisis se dan algunas recomendaciones para disminuir los riesgos que se pudieran presentar en aquellas subestaciones clasificadas como nodos criticos.

  10. Chironomid (Chironomidae: Diptera checklist from Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina Lista de los quironómidos (Chironomidae: Diptera del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Patagonia, Argentina

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the first inventory of modern and subfossil taxa of the Family Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera from Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. The catalogued fauna contains 104 species in 48 genera and 6 sub-families for modern fauna and 52 morphotypes in 36 genera and 4 subfamilies for sub-fossil fauna.Este trabajo presenta el primer catálogo de taxones modernos y subfósiles de la familia Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi en Patagonia, Argentina. La fauna catalogada contiene 104 especies en 48 géneros y 6 subfamilias para la fauna moderna y 52 morfotipos en 36 géneros y 4 subfamilias para la fauna subfósil.

  11. Post-amputation pain is associated with the recall of an impaired body representation in dreams-results from a nation-wide survey on limb amputees.

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    Bekrater-Bodmann, Robin; Schredl, Michael; Diers, Martin; Reinhard, Iris; Foell, Jens; Trojan, Jörg; Fuchs, Xaver; Flor, Herta

    2015-01-01

    The experience of post-amputation pain such as phantom limb pain (PLP) and residual limb pain (RLP), is a common consequence of limb amputation, and its presence has negative effects on a person's well-being. The continuity hypothesis of dreams suggests that the presence of such aversive experiences in the waking state should be reflected in dream content, with the recalled body representation reflecting a cognitive proxy of negative impact. In the present study, we epidemiologically assessed the presence of post-amputation pain and other amputation-related information as well as recalled body representation in dreams in a sample of 3,234 unilateral limb amputees. Data on the site and time of amputation, residual limb length, prosthesis use, lifetime prevalence of mental disorders, presence of post-amputation pain, and presence of non-painful phantom phenomena were included in logistic regression analyses using recalled body representation in dreams (impaired, intact, no memory) as dependent variable. The effects of age, sex, and frequency of dream recall were controlled for. About 22% of the subjects indicated that they were not able to remember their body representation in dreams, another 24% of the amputees recalled themselves as always intact, and only a minority of less than 3% recalled themselves as always impaired. Almost 35% of the amputees dreamed of themselves in a mixed fashion. We found that lower-limb amputation as well as the presence of PLP and RLP was positively associated with the recall of an impaired body representation in dreams. The presence of non-painful phantom phenomena, however, had no influence. These results complement previous findings and indicate complex interactions of physical body appearance and mental body representation, probably modulated by distress in the waking state. The findings are discussed against the background of alterations in cognitive processes after amputation and hypotheses suggesting an innate body model.

  12. Post-amputation pain is associated with the recall of an impaired body representation in dreams-results from a nation-wide survey on limb amputees.

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    Robin Bekrater-Bodmann

    Full Text Available The experience of post-amputation pain such as phantom limb pain (PLP and residual limb pain (RLP, is a common consequence of limb amputation, and its presence has negative effects on a person's well-being. The continuity hypothesis of dreams suggests that the presence of such aversive experiences in the waking state should be reflected in dream content, with the recalled body representation reflecting a cognitive proxy of negative impact. In the present study, we epidemiologically assessed the presence of post-amputation pain and other amputation-related information as well as recalled body representation in dreams in a sample of 3,234 unilateral limb amputees. Data on the site and time of amputation, residual limb length, prosthesis use, lifetime prevalence of mental disorders, presence of post-amputation pain, and presence of non-painful phantom phenomena were included in logistic regression analyses using recalled body representation in dreams (impaired, intact, no memory as dependent variable. The effects of age, sex, and frequency of dream recall were controlled for. About 22% of the subjects indicated that they were not able to remember their body representation in dreams, another 24% of the amputees recalled themselves as always intact, and only a minority of less than 3% recalled themselves as always impaired. Almost 35% of the amputees dreamed of themselves in a mixed fashion. We found that lower-limb amputation as well as the presence of PLP and RLP was positively associated with the recall of an impaired body representation in dreams. The presence of non-painful phantom phenomena, however, had no influence. These results complement previous findings and indicate complex interactions of physical body appearance and mental body representation, probably modulated by distress in the waking state. The findings are discussed against the background of alterations in cognitive processes after amputation and hypotheses suggesting an innate

  13. Pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain

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    Background: Pain frequency has been shown to influence sensitization, psychological distress, and pain modulation. The present study examined if pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain. Method: A non-clinical (247 students) and a clinical (223 pain patients) sample completed the Danish versions of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), Beck Depression Inventory, and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and rated pain intensity, unpleasantness and frequen...

  14. Pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain

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    Background Pain frequency has been shown to influence sensitization, psychological distress and pain modulation. The present study examined if pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain. Method A non-clinical (247 students) and a clinical (223 pain patients) sample completed the Danish versions of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Beck Depression Inventory and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and rated pain intensity, unpleasantness and frequency Results In...

  15. Síndrome dolorosa pós-mastectomia: a magnitude do problema Síndrome doloroso post mastectomía: la magnitud del problema Post-mastectomy pain syndrome: the magnitude of the problem

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    Tania Cursino de Menezes Couceiro

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O câncer de mama é a neoplasia mais frequente em mulheres e o tratamento cirúrgico é indicado na maioria das pacientes. São relatadas complicações relacionadas a esse tratamento, dentre as quais se cita a síndrome dolorosa pós-mastectomia (SDPM, que é uma dor persistente que sucede o procedimento cirúrgico. Apesar da gênese da dor ser multifatorial, a secção do nervo intercostobraquial é a lesão nervosa mais frequentemente diagnosticada. O objetivo deste estudo foi revisar: etiopatogenia, diagnóstico, quadro clinico, fatores agravantes ou atenuantes e os fatores de risco relacionados à síndrome dolorosa pós-mastectomia. CONTEÚDO: Define a síndrome dolorosa pós-mastectomia e proporciona conhecimento para facilitar o diagnóstico e a prevenção. CONCLUSÕES: A abordagem das pacientes submetidas a tratamento cirúrgico para o câncer mamário exige um acompanhamento pré e pós-cirúrgico por equipe multidisciplinar. Esta abordagem poderá proporcionar escolha racional da técnica cirúrgica, identificar as pacientes que apresentem fatores de risco, minimizar ou eliminar esses fatores quando possível, diagnosticar o mais precocemente a síndrome dolorosa pós-mastectomia e proporcionar o tratamento adequado visando uma melhor qualidade de vida para essa população específica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El cáncer de mama es la neoplasia más frecuente en mujeres y el tratamiento quirúrgico está indicado en la mayoría de las pacientes. Se relatan complicaciones relacionadas con ese tratamiento, entre las cuales tenemos: el síndrome doloroso pos mastectomía (SDPM, que es un dolor persistente y que se da después del procedimiento quirúrgico. A pesar de la génesis del dolor ser una génesis multifactorial, la sección del nervio intercostobraquial es la lesión nerviosa más frecuentemente diagnosticada. El objetivo de este estudio fue revisar la etiopatogenia, el diagnóstico, el cuadro cl

  16. Utilización de la discografía para el diagnóstico del dolor discogénico: Comparación con la resonancia magnética nuclear Use of diskography for the diagnosis of diskogenic pain: Comparison with nuclear magnetic resonance

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    D. Abejón

    2004-03-01

    ,6%, tuvieron un dolor concordante. De los 10 discos degenerados, el test fue negativo en 1 caso (10%. De los discos sin patología (21 discos fueron dolorosos 3 discos (14,2%. Con la RMN, la correlación con el dolor fue, de los discos degenerados, en 8 ocasiones dolorosa (sensibilidad del 26,6%, en 7 ocasiones indolora (especificidad del 30,4% con un VVP del 53,3%. En los discos completamente degenerados, 24 niveles, la prueba fue positiva en 19 casos (sensibilidad del 63,3%, y en 5 discos no se produjo dolor (especificidad del 78,5% con un VVP del 79,1%. De los discos interpretados como normales por el radiólogo, 15, en 12 ocasiones, el disco no fue doloroso (especificidad de 50% siendo doloroso en 3 ocasiones (sensibilidad 50% con un VVP del 80%. La tasa de falsos positivos fue del 8,6%. La tasa de falsos negativos fue del 3,7%. No hubo ninguna complicación derivada de la técnica. Conclusión: La discografía no puede ser desplazada en el diagnóstico del dolor lumbar de origen discogénico en los casos en los que la imagen refleja un disco degenerado.Objectives: Diskography is an invasive diagnostic procedure performed under fluoroscopic control in order to introduce contrast medium in the nucleus pulposus through puncture of an intervertebral disk. This technique allows disk assessment in terms of manometric and volumetric capacity, radiological image and response to the pain-inducing test. NMR provides early information on disk degeneration without the complications of an interventionist test. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of diskography as diagnostic technique in lumbar pain of diskogenic origin and to compare diskographic images and NMR, as well as correlation in the pain-inducing test. Material and methods: Sixty (60 disks from 29 patients were assessed between April 2000 and April 2001. All the patients were asymptomatic and had lumbar or lumbosciatic pain. The average period of evolution was 17 months. Mean age was 43 years (range 75

  17. Aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades Acceptability of dietary supplements of the national Mexican program "Oportunidades"

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    Angel Zarco

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar usos y prácticas culturales para evaluar la aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio etnográfico con entrevistas a profundidad (43 -madres de niños menores de cinco años y mujeres embarazadas y en periodo de lactancia (MEPL-; informantes clave (9; grupos focales (8 y observación directa en cuatro comunidades del norte, centro, rur y sureste de México. RESULTADOS: El suplemento se prepara en distintas formas. Se consumió más en forma líquida que en solución de consistencia espesa. En las primeras ingestas causa vómito, diarrea y náuseas, pero estos malestares se superan posteriormente. Debido a la preferencia por la forma líquida, el suplemento se combina con leche. Entre las MEPL la aceptación fue generalizada. CONCLUSIONES: El suplemento tiende a sustituir a la leche como un alimento en la dieta diaria. Se recomiendan evaluaciones en regiones con prácticas alimenticias culturalmente diferentes y considerar su relación con otros componentes del programa.OBJECTIVE: To identify cultural beliefs and practices to evaluate the acceptability of dietary supplements of Oportunidades Program. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ethnographic study with in-depth interviews (n= 43 -mothers of children less than five years of age and pregnant and breasfeeding women (PBW-, key informants (n= 9; focus groups (n= 8 and direct observation, in four communities from North, Central, South and Southwest of Mexico. RESULTS: The supplement was prepared in several different ways. The liquid preparation was best accepted; generally the supplement was mixed with milk. Initially, the supplement caused nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but these symptoms disappeared with continued consumption. Acceptance was highest among PBW. CONCLUSIONS: The supplement tends to replace milk as a food product in the daily diet. There is a necessity to develop culturally specific evaluations in regions with

  18. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain and Related Symptoms

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    Cancer pain is one of most prevalent symptoms in patients with cancer. Acupuncture and related techniques have been suggested for the management of cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) guidelines for adult cancer pain recommends acupuncture, as one of integrative interventions, in conjunction with pharmacologic intervention as needed. This review presents the latest available evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for cancer pain. It also provides “actionable” acu...

  19. [Chest pain].

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    Horn, Benedikt

    2015-01-01

    Chest pain in ambulatory setting is predominantly not heart-associated. Most patients suffer from muskuloskeletal or functional (psychogenic) chest pain. Differential diagnosis covers aortic dissection, rib-fracture, shingles, GERD, Tietze-Syndrome, pulmonary embolism, pleuritis, pneumothorax, pleurodynia and metastatic disease. In most cases history, symptoms and signs allow a clinical diagnosis of high pretest-probability.

  20. Neuropathic pain

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    Giuseppe Re

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Neuropathic pain is the expression of a dysfunction or primary lesion of a nerve in the peripheral or central nervous system, or both, rather than the biological signal transmitted by the nerve following peripheral nociceptor activation. It represents about 20% of all painful syndromes, with an estimated prevalence of 1.5%, however is actual incidence is hard to pinpoint due to the difficulties encountered in distinguishing it from chronic pain, of which it represents a significant percentage, on account of the not infrequent concurrence of conditions. It is crucial to recognise the variety of symptoms with which it can present: these can be negative and positive and, in turn, motor, sensitive and autonomic. In public health terms, it is important to emphasise that the diagnosis of neuropathic pain does not in most cases require sophisticated procedures and does not therefore weigh on health expenditure. In clinical practice, a validated scale (the LANSS is mentioned is useful for identifying patients presenting neuropathic pain symptoms. Therapy is based on three categories of medication: tricyclic antidepressants, anti-epileptics and opioids at high doses: neuropathic pain has a bad reputation for often resisting common therapeutic approaches and responding less well that nociceptor pain to monotherapy. Therapeutic strategies are all the more adequate the more they are based on symptoms and therefore on the pain generation mechanisms, although the recommendations are dictated more by expert opinions that double-blind randomised trials.

  1. Painful shoulder

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    Benno Ejnismann

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Many factors can be involved in the painful shoulder. Beyond articularcauses other pathologies such as artrosis, periarticular diseases as rotadorcuff tears, long head of the biceps tendinitis, adhesive capsulitis, calcifyingtendinitis, degenerative arthritis of the acromioclavicular joint, cervicalradiculopathy and nervous injuries can cause pain in the shoulder.

  2. Pain channelopathies

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    Cregg, Roman; Momin, Aliakmal; Rugiero, Francois; Wood, John N; Zhao, Jing

    2010-01-01

    Pain remains a major clinical challenge, severely afflicting around 6% of the population at any one time. Channelopathies that underlie monogenic human pain syndromes are of great clinical relevance, as cell surface ion channels are tractable drug targets. The recent discovery that loss-of-function mutations in the sodium channel Nav1.7 underlie a recessive pain-free state in otherwise normal people is particularly significant. Deletion of channel-encoding genes in mice has also provided insights into mammalian pain mechanisms. Ion channels expressed by immune system cells (e.g. P2X7) have been shown to play a pivotal role in changing pain thresholds, whilst channels involved in sensory transduction (e.g. TRPV1), the regulation of neuronal excitability (potassium channels), action potential propagation (sodium channels) and neurotransmitter release (calcium channels) have all been shown to be potentially selective analgesic drug targets in some animal pain models. Migraine and visceral pain have also been associated with voltage-gated ion channel mutations. Insights into such channelopathies thus provide us with a number of potential targets to control pain. PMID:20142270

  3. Comunicação não-verbal de idosos frente ao processo de dor Comunicación no verbal de ancianos frente al proceso del dolor Nonverbal communication of elderly patients facing the pain process

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    Ana Carolina Araújo Machado

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo de natureza qualitativa tem por objetivo identificar por meio da interpretação dos enfermeiros, quais os mecanismos encontrados pelos pacientes idosos para expressar a dor quando estão impossibilitados de utilizar a comunicação verbal. Foi realizado com seis enfermeiros, em uma unidade de clínica médica de um hospital de São Paulo, destinada ao atendimento de idosos. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista com um roteiro semi estruturado, gravadas e transcritas para análise hermenêutica. Os dados foram agrupados em categorias analíticas selecionadas sobre dor e comunicação, onde foi verificado que interagindo com o paciente, o enfermeiro percebe atitudes e alterações (sinais e sintomas de dor, que ao serem interpretadas e identificadas rapidamente propiciam melhoria da assistência de enfermagem.Este estudio de naturaleza cualitativa tuvo como objectivo identificar por medio de la interpretación de los enfermeros, cuales mecanismos encontrados por los enfermos ancianos para expresar el dolor cuando se inhabilitan de utilizar la comunicación verbal. Fue llevada con seis enfermeros, en una unidad de la clínica medica de un hospital de São Paulo, direccionado a la atención de ancianos. Los datos fueron recogidos por medio de entrevista con una planilla semi estructurada generadas o transcritas para el analisis hermenéutica. Los datos fueron agrupados en categorías analíticas seleccionadas en dolor y la comunicación, donde fue verificado que obrando recíprocamente con el enfermo, el enfermero percibe actitudes y las alteraciones (señales y síntomas del dolor, que al seren interpretadas y identificadas rápidamente ellas mejoran la atención de enfermería.This qualitative study aims at identifying which mechanisms are used by elderly patients to express pain when they are not able to use verbal communication. It relies on the accounts and interpretations of 6 nurses working in a clinical service unit

  4. Declaratoria del IV Congreso Nacional de Educacion Normal (Declaration of the Fourth National Congress on Normal Education).

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    El Maestro, Mexico, 1970

    1970-01-01

    This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a desclaration drawn up by the participants of the Fourth Mexican National Congress of Normal Education. The declaration points out the importance of teacher training in the educational system, the fundamental problems presently facing this level of studies and the…

  5. Declaratoria del IV Congreso Nacional de Educacion Normal (Declaration of the Fourth National Congress on Normal Education).

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    El Maestro, Mexico, 1970

    1970-01-01

    This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a desclaration drawn up by the participants of the Fourth Mexican National Congress of Normal Education. The declaration points out the importance of teacher training in the educational system, the fundamental problems presently facing this level of studies and the…

  6. Validación del cuestionario de conductas de dolor en estudiantes universitarios con cefaleas (Validation of the pain behaviors questionnaire on university students with cephalea

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    Luciana Sofia Moretti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este trabajo se presenta una serie de estudios psicométricos realizados para validar el Cuestionario de Conductas de Dolor (CCD en una muestra de 382 estudiantes universitarios con cefaleas, de la ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina. El Análisis Factorial Exploratorio reveló una estructura bifactorial con niveles óptimos y aceptables de consistencia («queja verbal», α = .85; «queja no verbal y conductas evitativas», α = .76. El examen de validez test criterio reveló que los factores «queja no verbal y conductas evitativas» (r = .34, p < .01; y «queja verbal» (r = .22, p < .01 correlacionan positiva y significativamente con la intensidad de dolor. Se obtuvieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el uso de las quejas verbales en mujeres (t = 1.83, gl = 359, p < .01, media = 4, y el empleo de quejas no verbales y conductas evitativas en hombres (t = 2.837, gl = 371, p < .05, media = 14.27. Los resultados sugieren que el CCD es un instrumento válido para evaluar la población elegida. ABSTRACT: This study shows a series of psychometric carried out studies to validate the Pain Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ in a sample of 382 students with cephalea in the city of Córdoba (Argentina. The Exploratory Factor Analysis revealed a bifactorial structure with optimal and acceptable levels of consistency («verbal complaint», α =.85 («non-verbal complaint and Avoidant behaviors», α =. 76. Consideration of validity test criteria revealed that factors «complaint non-verbal and avoidant behaviors» (r = .34, p < .01; and «verbal complaint» (r = .22, p < .01 correlated positively and significantly with the intensity of pain. They were statistically significant differences in the use of verbal complaints in women (t = 1.83, gl = 359, p < .01, mean = 4, and the use of non-verbal complaints and Avoidant behaviors in men (t = 2.837, gl = 371, p < .05; mean = 14.27. The results suggest that the PBQ is a valid instrument to

  7. Acupuncture for cancer pain and related symptoms.

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    Lu, Weidong; Rosenthal, David S

    2013-03-01

    Cancer pain is one of most prevalent symptoms in patients with cancer. Acupuncture and related techniques have been suggested for the management of cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for adult cancer pain recommends acupuncture, as one of several integrative interventions, in conjunction with pharmacologic intervention as needed. This review presents the latest available evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for cancer pain. It also provides "actionable" acupuncture protocols for specific cancer pain conditions and related symptoms in order to provide more clinically relevant solutions for clinicians and cancer patients with pain. These conditions include postoperative cancer pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting, postsurgical gastroparesis syndrome, opioid-induced constipation, opioid-induced pruritus, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, aromatase inhibitor-associated joint pain, and neck dissection-related pain and dysfunction.

  8. Dosimetric aspects of the treatment of metastatic bone pain with radiopharmaceuticals; Aspectos dosimetricos de los tratamientos del dolor oseo metastasico con radiofarmacos

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    Garcia, T.; Marti, J. F.; Olivas, C.; Vercher, J. L.; Repetto, R.; Bello, P.

    2014-02-01

    Within the context of treatment of metastatic bone pain with bone seeking radiopharmaceuticals, this paper expounds the results of an analysis of available molecules (both approved for clinical use or still under study) intended to obtain a detailed comparison of their dosimetric characteristics. These can be used to supplement the list of already know differences between them, such as efficacy, appearance and length of the palliative effect, eventual tumoricidal effect, myelotoxicity, sale price and availability. Seven radiopharmaceuticals have been analysed, five of them are based on beta emission radionuclides: {sup 3}2P, {sup 1}53Sm, {sup 1}86Re and {sup 1}88Re and the other two ones are based on high Linear energy Transference emission radionuclides: {sup 1}17mSn and {sup 2}23Ra a series of estimates of the main dosimetric parameters for each radiopharmaceutical analysed have been obtained. The values obtained might be worth being incorporated to the risk/benefit analysis that precedes every choice of the specific radiopharmaceutical to be used with an individual patient. In this way, we hope these results will be of some help for those Nuclear Medicine specialists interested in the treatment of oncological bone pathologies. (Author)

  9. Formulación de mezclas intratecales para el tratamiento del dolor Compounding of drug admixtures for intrathecal treatment of pain

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    M. P. Ortega-García

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Las mezclas de fármacos en analgesia intratecal están recomendadas en documentos de consenso internacionales, sin embargo pocos datos existen sobre su estabilidad y seguridad. El objetivo de esta revisión es evaluar los requerimientos específicos a tener en cuenta en la preparación de mezclas intratecales y revisar los estudios de estabilidad publicados de las mezclas de fármacos recomendadas en terapia analgésica. Las mezclas intratecales tienen unas particularidades especiales a la hora de su formulación, no se pueden usar conservantes, antioxidantes o solubilizantes, los buffer deben ser compatibles con el dispositivo, deben tener un pH entre 4-8 y ser isotónicas con el líquido cefalorraquídeo, se debe garantizar la solubilidad de los fármacos y comprobar la estabilidad físico-química revisando la literatura y por supuesto garantizar su esterilidad. Para este último punto se deben seguir las recomendaciones de la United States Pharmacopeia (Capítulo 797 y las de la American Society of Health-System Pharmacy. Pero la responsabilidad del farmacéutico va más allá de la elaboración de las mezclas y su participación debe dirigirse a una gestión de la calidad más integral, validando las prescripciones y estandarizándolas, chequeando el cálculo de dosis y participando en el seguimiento de la evolución del paciente. Existen estudios de estabilidad de las mezclas: morfina y ziconotide, morfina y clonidina, ziconotide y bupivacaína, morfina, bupivacaína y clonidina, morfina, ziconotide y clonidina, baclofeno y clonidina, ziconotide y baclofeno, ziconotide y clonidina, ziconotide y fentanilo. En todas ellas, excepto en las que contienen ziconotide, la concentración de los fármacos a los 90 días permanece por encima del 90%. Sin embargo las mezclas con ziconotide ven limitada su estabilidad por la presencia de este fármaco que es fácilmente degradable, sobre todo en presencia de otros fármacos.Drug combinations in

  10. Afrontamiento del dolor crónico: el papel de las variables de valoración y estrategias de afrontamiento en la predicción de la ansiedad y la depresión en una muestra de pacientes con dolor crónico Coping with chronic pain: the role of assessment variables and coping strategies for the prediction of anxiety and depression in a sample of patients with chronic pain

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    B. Soucase

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de la investigación consiste en estudiar las relaciones e interacciones existentes entre los procesos de valoración cognitiva y estrategias de afrontamiento afrontamiento propuestos en el modelo de Lazarus y Folkman (1984 como procesos mediadores en el ajuste de los pacientes su dolor, utilizando como criterio de adaptación el nivel de ansiedad (STAI/R y depresión (BDI, con la finalidad de poder determinar qué variables de valoración y qué estrategias de afrontamiento predicen un mejor ajuste al dolor crónico, tomando las variables criterio por separado. Material y métodos: La muestra del estudio está compuesta por 168 pacientes con dolor crónico que acuden a la Unidad Multidisciplinar del Dolor en el Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Los pacientes completaron una bateria de cuestionarios donde, en una primera parte se recogían los datos sociodemográficos (edad, sexo, estado civil, nivel de estudios, el diagnóstico clínico, y el nivel de dolor a través del EVA (escala visual analógica. Posteriormente completaban un conjunto de cuestionarios centrados en la evaluación de su dolor como son las variables de valoración del dolor del paciente, las estrategias de afrontamiento al dolor (CAD, y el nivel de ansiedad rasgo y depresión, evaluados a partir del STAI/R y del BDI, respectivamente. Resultados y conclusiones: A nivel descriptivo, y considerando a la totalidad de la muestra, los resultados muestran que el nivel de dolor informado por los pacientes oscila entre moderado e intenso, percibiendo que su dolor supera sus propios recursos para hacerle frente, y percibiéndose a sí mismos con una baja autoeficacia para manejar, controlar o disminuir el dolor, siendo este un factor incapacitante y limitante en su vida diaria. Las estrategias de afrontamiento ante el dolor más utilizadas por la muestra han sido la autoafirmación, la búsqueda de información y la religión, mostrando puntuaciones en

  11. Efectividad de la tecnología Safetac® en la disminución del dolor asociado a las heridas: un factor significativo en la demora de la cicatrización y en el incremento en los costes Effectiveness of Safetac® technology for reducing wound-related pain: a significant factor in delayed healing and increased treatment costs

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    Richard White

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia común en las personas con heridas tanto agudas como crónicas. El dolor relacionado con las heridas puede ser intenso, afectar adversamente al funcionamiento físico, prolongar el tiempo de cicatrización, causar aflicción psicológica y reducir la calidad de vida del paciente. Los procedimientos de cambio de apósitos son, a menudo, el aspecto más doloroso del cuidado de las heridas. Se sabe que el cambio de algunos apósitos adhesivos y secos causa traumatismo y dolor. La prevención/minimización de estos efectos debería ser un objetivo clave en la provisión del cuidado de las heridas, si bien no lo es siempre. Muchos clínicos parecen ignorar todavía el dolor relacionado con las heridas, el efecto perjudicial que puede tener en la cicatrización y los remedios disponibles. Además, existen también serias implicaciones en relación con el coste que deben considerarse.Pain is a common experience for people with both acute and chronic wounds. Wound-related pain can be intense, adversely affect physical functioning, prolong the time to healing, cause psychological distress and reduce patient quality of life. Dressing change procedures are often the most painful aspect of wound care. The removal of some adhesive dressings and dry dressings are known to cause trauma and pain. The prevention / minimisation of these unwanted effects should be a key objective in the provision of wound care, but this is not always so. Many clinicians remain unaware of wound-related pain, the detrimental effect that it can have on healing, and the available remedies. There are also significant cost implications to consider.

  12. Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

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    ... receive pain medicine. If you feel pain, you push a button to inject medicine into your vein. ... without abusing pain medicine. There are pain management strategies you can try that do not include medicines. ...

  13. Bloqueos nerviosos periféricos de la extremidad inferior para analgesia postoperatoria y tratamiento del dolor crónico Lower limb continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain

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    V. Domingo

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Existe un interés creciente por la realización de los bloqueos de nervio periférico (BNP debido a sus potenciales beneficios como los concernientes a las interacciones de los fármacos anticoagulantes y los bloqueos neuroaxiales. Los BNP de la extremidad inferior, y sobre todo, los bloqueos periféricos del nervio ciático son el pariente pobre de las técnicas de anestesia regional y, en general, son poco conocidos y por tanto poco utilizados. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de los bloqueos del plexo lumbosacro, realizando especial énfasis en los bloqueos continuos mediante catéteres para analgesia postoperatoria y para el tratamiento del dolor crónico. La utilización de anestésicos locales de larga duración de acción, asociada a un escaso bloqueo motor, como es el caso de la ropivacaína, nos permite combinar técnicas de punción única para conseguir una adecuada analgesia intraoperatoria, con las técnicas de perfusión continua para analgesia postoperatoria. Es necesario un conocimiento anatómico preciso, así como de los territorios cutáneos de inervación de las ramas del plexo lumbosacro, para la realización de estas técnicas de bloqueo. La introducción de diferentes técnicas de imagen, fundamentalmente la ultrasonografía, para la localización de las estructuras nerviosas, facilita la realización de estos bloqueos y disminuye el riesgo de lesiones de los órganos adyacentes. La realización de los bloqueos continuos de nervio periférico ofrece el beneficio de una analgesia postoperatoria prolongada, con menores efectos adversos, mayor grado de satisfacción del paciente, y una recuperación funcional más rápida después de la cirugía.There is increasing interest in peripheral nerve blocks (PNB because of potential benefits relative to interactions of anticoagulants and central neuraxial techniques. Among all the regional anesthesia procedures, PNB of the lower limb, and specially sciatic nerve block

  14. Fetal pain?

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    Vanhatalo, S; van Nieuwenhuizen, O

    2000-05-01

    During the last few years a vivid debate, both scientifically and emotionally, has risen in the medical literature as to whether a fetus is able to feel pain during abortion or intrauterine surgery. This debate has mainly been inspired by the demonstration of various hormonal or motor reactions to noxious stimuli at very early stages of fetal development. The aims of this paper are to review the literature on development of the pain system in the fetus, and to speculate about the relationship between "sensing" as opposed to "feeling" pain and the number of reactions associated with painful stimuli. While a cortical processing of pain theoretically becomes possible after development of the thalamo-cortical connections in the 26th week of gestation, noxious stimuli may trigger complex reflex reactions much earlier. However, more important than possible painfulness is the fact that the noxious stimuli, by triggering stress responses, most likely affect the development of an individual at very early stages. Hence, it is not reasonable to speculate on the possible emotional experiences of pain in fetuses or premature babies. A clinically relevant aim is rather to avoid and/or treat any possibly noxious stimuli, and thereby prevent their potential adverse effects on the subsequent development.

  15. [Musculoskeletal pain].

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    Casser, H-R; Schaible, H-G

    2015-10-01

    Among the clinically relevant pain conditions, pain in the musculoskeletal system is most frequent. This article reports extensive epidemiological data on musculoskeletal system pain in Germany and worldwide. Since back pain is most frequent, the diagnostics and therapeutic algorithms of acute, recurring, and chronic lower back pain in Germany will be particularly addressed. The importance of the physiologic-organic, the cognitive-emotional, the behavioral, and the social level to diagnostics and treatment will be discussed. We will also focus on osteoarthritic pain and address its epidemiology, clinical importance, and significance for the health care system. This article will list some reasons why the musculoskeletal system in particular is frequently the site of chronic pain. The authors believe that these reasons are to be sought in the complex structures of the musculoskeletal system; in the particular sensitivity of the deep somatic nociceptive system for long-term sensitization processes, as well as the ensuing nervous system reactions; and in the interactions between the nervous and immune systems. The article will give some insights into the research carried out on this topic in Germany.

  16. Pain Disorder

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    Carlos Capela

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Pain disorder is a psychiatric disorder diagnosed when the pain becomes the predominant focus of the clinical presentation and causes significant distress or impairment. Besides the high economic impact, there is a reciprocal relationship with the affective state. Pain is a subjective sensation and its severity and quality of experience in an individual is dependent on a complex mix of factors. In the treatment of acute pain, the primary purpose is pain relief, while chronic pain typically requires a combination of psychotropic drugs. In this context, it is also important to recognize and treat depression. Psychological treatments aimed at providing mechanisms to allow patients to "control and live with the pain" rather than aspire to eliminate it completely. A growing group of researchers proposes the elimination of the chapter of Somatoform Disorders and the modification of the category "psychological factors affecting a medical condition" to "psychological factors affecting an identified or feared medical condition" with clinical entities as ubchapters, largely based upon Diagnostics for Psychosomatic Research criteria.

  17. Aspectos medicolegales y bioéticos de la cirugía instrumentada de la columna lumbar degenerativa: Implicaciones en el manejo del dolor crónico Medico-legal and bioethical aspects of fusion surgery in degenerative lumbar spine: Implications in pain management

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    F.J. Robaina Padrón

    2009-10-01

    marketing fraudulento en el campo del dolor está generando multas multimillonarias. Los resultados de este tipo de cirugía en el campo laboral son muy desalentadores. Son muy pocos los operados que recuperan una capacidad mínima para trabajar o refieren un alto nivel de funcionalidad física después de la operación. La investigación en este campo debe tender a la creación de organismos o consorcios nacionales que controlen y financien la investigación, sin intervención directa de la industria sobre el desarrollo de ésta. El incremento del gasto sanitario hace relevante los mecanismos de evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias. Para racionalizar y contabilizar analíticamente la financiación en la sanidad pública de este tipo de patología y técnicas quirúrgicas, se precisa la generación de nuevos grupos relacionados con el diagnóstico, específicos para dolor crónico, concretamente, para la cirugía instrumentada de columna lumbar en la enfermedad degenerativa. Las administraciones sanitarias, central y/o autonómica, son las responsables de estimular la creación de vías y guías clínicas para el manejo de estos pacientes, tanto en la medicina primaria como en la especializada. La acreditación de las unidades multidisciplinarias del dolor por parte de la Administración es una necesidad imperiosa, sobre todo en los hospitales generales donde se realice cirugía de columna instrumentada. La dotación necesaria de personal y tecnología de estas unidades deben ser las adecuadas, y están perfectamente definidas por las correspondientes sociedades científicas nacionales e internacionales.Evidence-based medicine has still not been able to demonstrate the advantages of surgical treatment over medical therapy in patients with chronic degenerative lumbar and sciatic pain. Personal, professional and economic conflicts are involved in this disorder, and are the subject of the present article. The reputation of certain physicians is seen as a desirable asset by

  18. What a Pain! Kids and Growing Pains

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    ... What Happens in the Operating Room? What a Pain! Kids and Growing Pains KidsHealth > For Kids > What a Pain! Kids and ... something doctors call growing pains . What Are Growing Pains? Growing pains aren't a disease. You probably ...

  19. Determinación de la eficacia analgésica de los bloqueos del ganglio estrellado en el síndrome doloroso regional complejo con dolor mediado por el sistema nervioso simpático: estudio preliminar Study of the analgesic efficacy of stellate ganglion blockade in the management of the complex regional pain syndrome in patients with pain mediated by sympathetic nervous system: preliminary study

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    R. F. Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este estudio fue realizado con el propósito de determinar la eficacia analgésica de los bloqueos del ganglio estrellado, en el alivio del dolor mediado por el sistema nervioso simpático, en pacientes con síndrome doloroso regional complejo. Pacientes y métodos: Se realizó un ensayo clínico controlado con asignación aleatoria y enmascaramiento simple. Treinta y nueve pacientes fueron tratados con una serie de bloqueos de ganglio estrellado, terapia física y tratamiento farmacológico, mientras que treinta y dos pacientes fueron tratados con fisioterapia y el mismo esquema farmacológico. Para determinar la asociación entre las variables se utilizó el riesgo relativo con sus respectivos intervalos de confianza. Resultados: En la evaluación clínica realizada un mes postratamiento se encontró alivio del dolor en 84,6% de los pacientes del grupo de intervención y en 78,1% de los controles (RR= 1,08; I.C. 95%=0,8-1,4; p=0.48, sin encontrarse diferencias estadísticamente significativas. No se encontró asociación entre la eficacia analgésica y tabaquismo, dominancia, género, tipo de SDRC, causa desencadenante y nivel educativo.Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the analgesic efficacy of stellate ganglion blockade in pain mediated by the sympathetic nervous system in patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS. Patients and methods: A randomized, simple-blinded controlled clinical trial was conducted. Thirty nine patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group which was treated with a series of stellate ganglion blockades, physical therapy and pharmacological treatment, and thirty two to a control group which was treated with physical therapy and the same pharmacological treatment. Risk ratio was used to evaluate outcome and determine association with predictor variables. Results: At the end of the first month post treatment, it was found that 84.6% of patients in the intervention group had

  20. Chronic Pelvic Pain

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    ... Education & Events Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Chronic Pelvic Pain Home For Patients Search FAQs Chronic Pelvic Pain ... Pelvic Pain FAQ099, August 2011 PDF Format Chronic Pelvic Pain Gynecologic Problems What is chronic pelvic pain? What ...

  1. Chronic Pelvic Pain

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    ... Management Education & Events Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Chronic Pelvic Pain Home For Patients Search FAQs Chronic Pelvic Pain ... Chronic Pelvic Pain FAQ099, August 2011 PDF Format Chronic Pelvic Pain Gynecologic Problems What is chronic pelvic pain? What ...

  2. Fetal pain.

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    Rokyta, Richard

    2008-12-01

    The fetus reacts to nociceptive stimulations through different motor, autonomic, vegetative, hormonal, and metabolic changes relatively early in the gestation period. With respect to the fact that the modulatory system does not yet exist, the first reactions are purely reflexive and without connection to the type of stimulus. While the fetal nervous system is able to react through protective reflexes to potentially harmful stimuli, there is no accurate evidence concerning pain sensations in this early period. Cortical processes occur only after thalamocortical connections and pathways have been completed at the 26th gestational week. Harmful (painful) stimuli, especially in fetuses have an adverse effect on the development of humans regardless of the processes in brain. Moreover, pain activates a number of subcortical mechanisms and a wide spectrum of stress responses influence the maturation of thalamocortical pathways and other cortical activation which are very important in pain processing.

  3. Habituating pain

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    Ajslev, Jeppe Zielinski Nguyen; Lund, Henrik Lambrecht; Møller, Jeppe Lykke

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    In this article, we investigate the relations between discursive practices within the Danish construction industry and the perceived pain, physical deterioration, and strain affecting the construction workers. Of central importance is the widely accepted hegemonic discourse on physical strain...... and pain as unavoidable conditions in construction work. Based on 32 semi-structured interviews performed in eight case studies within four different construction professions, workers’ descriptions of physical strain and its relation to the organizational and social context are analyzed through concepts...... the industry reproduce physical strain and the habituation of pain as unquestioned conditions in construction work. The understanding of this mutual reinforcement of the necessity of physically straining, painful, high-paced construction work provides fruitful perspectives on the overrepresentation...

  4. Finger pain

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    ... be a sign of infection or inflammation. Causes Injuries are a common cause of finger pain. Your finger may become injured from: Playing contact sports such as football, baseball, or soccer Doing recreational activities such as ...

  5. Joint pain

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    ... or conditions. It may be linked to arthritis , bursitis , and muscle pain . No matter what causes it, ... Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus Bursitis Chondromalacia patellae Crystals in the joint: Gout (especially ...

  6. Shoulder pain

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    ... This condition is called rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis. Shoulder pain may also be caused by: Arthritis ... shoulder joint Bone spurs in the shoulder area Bursitis , which is inflammation of a fluid-filled sac ( ...

  7. Heel Pain

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    ... in the big toe joint; an inflamed bursa (bursitis), a small, irritated sac of fluid; a neuroma ( ... sometimes painful deformity generally is the result of bursitis caused by pressure against the shoe and can ...

  8. Knee pain

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    ... of home treatment What to Expect at Your Office Visit Your health care provider will perform a ... pain and inflammation. You may need to learn stretching and strengthening exercises. You also may need to ...

  9. Mega wildfire in the World Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO), Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia - Chile 2012: Work experience in extreme behavior conditions in the context of global warming

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    René Cifuentes Medina

    2013-01-01

    Mega wildfires are critical, high-impact events that cause severe environmental, economic and social damage, resulting, in turn, in high-cost suppression operations and the need for mutual support, phased use of resources and the coordinated efforts of civilian government agencies, the armed forces, private companies and the international community. The mega forest...

  10. Tecnologia tátil para a avaliação da dor em cegos Tecnología táctil para la evaluación del dolor en ciegos Tactile technology for pain evaluation in blind people

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    Ana Cláudia de Souza Toniolli

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo descritivo e exploratório das percepções dos cegos acerca do protótipo chamado Escala Tátil, para avaliação da intensidade da dor. Por meio de uma entrevista semi-estruturada, foram obtidos os relatos de cegos da Associação dos Cegos do Ceará, para descrever a natureza do protótipo, estabelecendo relações entre as suas experiências dolorosas e buscando significados para a sua utilização na cultura dos cegos. Dos relatos, foram identificados e analisados três temas: intensidade da dor na ponta dos dedos, percepção da escala tátil da dor, destacando-se textura, forma e tamanho, lapidando-se a Escala Tátil. A percepção sensorial tátil dos cegos gerou novos parâmetros de reflexão para o estudo da dor e direcionou a performance do protótipo para um processo de comunicação da dor mais satisfatório.Este es un estudio descriptivo de las percepciones de los ciegos acerca del prototipo llamado Escala Táctil para evaluación de la intensidad del dolor. A través de una entrevista semi-estructurada, se obtuvieron relatos de ciegos de la Asociación del Ciegos de la ciudad de Ceará-BR para describir la naturaleza del prototipo, estableciendo relaciones entre sus experiencias dolorosas y buscando significados para su utilización en la cultura de los ciegos. De los relatos fueron identificados y analizados tres temas: intensidad del dolor en la punta de los dedos, percepción de la escala táctil del dolor: textura, forma y tamaño y puliendo la Escala Táctil. La percepción sensorial de las personas ciegas generó nuevos parámetros de reflexión para el estudio del dolor y orientó la performance del prototipo hacia un proceso de comunicación del dolor más satisfactorio.This is a descriptive study of blind people perceptions about a prototype called Tactile Scale for pain intensity evaluation. By means of a half-structured interview, reports were collected from blind people from the Ceará Blind

  11. Neck pain

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    Non-specific neck pain has a postural or mechanical basis, and affects about two thirds of people at some stage, especially in middle age. Acute neck pain resolves within days or weeks, but becomes chronic in about 10% of people.Whiplash injuries follow sudden acceleration–deceleration of the neck, such as in road traffic or sporting accidents. Up to 40% of people continue to report symptoms 15 years after the accident.

  12. A new Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae from Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Eduardo Suárez-Morales

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    Full Text Available Among the several groups of copepods that are teleost parasites, the siphonostomatoid family Caligidae is by far the most widespread and diverse. With more than 108 nominal species, the caligid genus Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann is one of the most speciose. There are no reports of this genus in Costa Rican waters. A new species of Lepeophtheirus is herein described based on female specimens collected from plankton samples in waters off Bahía Wafer, isla del Coco, an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The new species, L. alvaroi sp. nov., has some affinities with other congeners bearing a relatively short abdomen, a wider than long genital complex and a 3-segmented exopod of leg 4. it differs from most of these species by the presence of an unbranched maxillular process and by the relative lengths of the terminal claws of leg 4, with two equally long elements. it is most closely related to two other Eastern Pacific species: L. dissimulatus Wilson, 1905 and L. clarionensis Shiino, 1959. it differs from these species by the proportions and shape of the genital complex, the shape of the sternal furca, the relative length of the maxillar segments, the absence of a pectiniform process on the distal maxillar segment, the length of leg 4 and the armature of leg 5. The new species represents the first Lepeophtheirus described from Costa Rican waters of the Pacific. The low diversity of this genus in this tropi- cal region is explained by its tendency to prefer hosts from temperate latitudes. Until further evidence is found, the host of this Lepeophtheirus species remains unknown.

  13. Neonatal pain.

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    Walker, Suellen M

    2014-01-01

    Effective management of procedural and postoperative pain in neonates is required to minimize acute physiological and behavioral distress and may also improve acute and long-term outcomes. Painful stimuli activate nociceptive pathways, from the periphery to the cortex, in neonates and behavioral responses form the basis for validated pain assessment tools. However, there is an increasing awareness of the need to not only reduce acute behavioral responses to pain in neonates, but also to protect the developing nervous system from persistent sensitization of pain pathways and potential damaging effects of altered neural activity on central nervous system development. Analgesic requirements are influenced by age-related changes in both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic response, and increasing data are available to guide safe and effective dosing with opioids and paracetamol. Regional analgesic techniques provide effective perioperative analgesia, but higher complication rates in neonates emphasize the importance of monitoring and choice of the most appropriate drug and dose. There have been significant improvements in the understanding and management of neonatal pain, but additional research evidence will further reduce the need to extrapolate data from older age groups. Translation into improved clinical care will continue to depend on an integrated approach to implementation that encompasses assessment and titration against individual response, education and training, and audit and feedback.

  14. Checklist of the Mycobiota of Iguazú National Park (Misiones, Argentina Catálogo de los hongos del Parque Nacional Iguazú (Misiones, Argentina

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    Full Text Available A check-list of the fungi recorded from Iguazú National Park, one of the best known preserved areas in South America, has been compiled mainly on the basis of Rolf Singer´s and our own collections and publications. Ten species of Dictyosteliales, 4 of Myxomycetes, 4 of Pezizales, 9 of Hypocreales, 31 of other Ascomycetes, 3 Deuteromycotina and 314 of Basidiomycetes are annotated. This last group is by far the best known, and includes 13 species of jelly-fungi, 6 coral fungi, 84 resupinates, 90 Agaricales s. l., 111 polypores of which 26 are poroid Hymenochaetaceae, and 11 of Gasteromycetes. Furthermore, 8 Ascomycetes, 58 Basidiomycetes and 2 Deuteromycotina were determined to genus. Lichens have been excluded. The microfungi of the Park have hardly been explored, and no phycomycetes are recorded, so the number of species included in this checklist is but a mere sample of the rich mycobiota of the Park.Este catálogo de los hongos registrados para el Parque Nacional Iguazú, una de las áreas preservadas mejor conocidas en América del Sur, ha sido confeccionado principalmente sobre la base de las colecciones y publicaciones de Rolf Singer y las propias. Diez especies de Dictyosteliales, 4 de Myxomycetes, 4 de Pezizales, 9 de Hypocreales, 31 de otros Ascomycetes, 3 Deuteromycotina, y 314 de Basidiomycetes han sido anotadas. Este último grupo es de lejos el mejor conocido, e incluye 13 especies de hongos gelatinosos, 6 de hongos clavarioides, 84 de resupinados, 90 de Agaricales s. l., 111 de políporos, de los cuales 26 son Hymenochaetaceae poroides, y 11 de Gasteromycetes. Además, 8 Ascomycetes, 58 Basidiomycetes y 2 Deuteromycotina fueron solo determinados a nivel de género. Los líquenes han sido excluídos. Los microhongos del Parque apenas han sido explorados, y no se han registrado 'ficomicetes', de modo que el número de especies que se presenta aquí son tan sólo un mero muestreo de la micobiota del Parque.

  15. Tratamiento epidural del dolor en isquemia vascular periférica: Parte II. Revisión bibliográfica basada en la evidencia del tratamiento epidural en la isquemia vascular periférica Epidural pain treatment in peripheral vascular ischemia: (II

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    érica de base vasoespástica e inflamatoria y la trombosis de pequeños vasos son procesos susceptibles de obtener el máximo efecto terapéutico, tanto analgésico como trófico, de la administración epidural de anestésicos locales; b para determinados pacientes con isquemia crítica no reconstruible de extremidades, la neuroestimulación epidural medular puede representar la última opción terapéutica para evitar la amputación de la extremidad, con un aceptable alivio de dolor asociado, y c todavía hay mitos acerca del uso de la analgesia epidural aplicada a la isquemia arterial periférica, como su posible efecto protector de complicaciones sistémicas en procedimientos anestésicos de revascularización o su papel en la analgesia preventiva postamputación, que no se han podido demostrar con los estudios científicos existentes.Introduction: Peripheral arterial ischemia can be caused by several diseases that compromise limb vascularization, leading to pain and disability and impairing quality of life. Critical ischemia produces substantial morbidity and mortality, as well as chronic pain. Objective: To perform a critical literature review of scientific publications on epidural analgesia to control pain due to peripheral vascular ischemia and on its vascular trophic effects, to compare this treatment modality with other analgesic techniques, and to describe several epidural analgesia strategies and their results. Material and methods: We searched MEDLINE for articles on epidural analgesia and pain in the context of peripheral arterial ischemia to gather data for subsequent critical analysis, following the criteria of evidence-based medicine. Results: a Analgesia with epidural drug infusion in limb ischemia only reached level 4 evidence in the present review; b lumber epidural anesthesia for surgical revascularization of the lower extremities is associated with lower rates of postoperative thrombosis and revascularization reinterventions than general anesthesia

  16. Issues Forum: National Curriculum Standards.

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    Includes "On the Common Core of Learning" (Kennedy); "Constitutional Implications of National Curriculum Standards" (Arons); "Arguments against National Performance Standards" (Fulk, Mantzicopoulos, Hirth); and "The Painful Lessons of Introducing the National Curriculum in England" (Foster). (SK)

  17. Issues Forum: National Curriculum Standards.

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    Kennedy, Edward M.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Includes "On the Common Core of Learning" (Kennedy); "Constitutional Implications of National Curriculum Standards" (Arons); "Arguments against National Performance Standards" (Fulk, Mantzicopoulos, Hirth); and "The Painful Lessons of Introducing the National Curriculum in England" (Foster). (SK)

  18. Estudio Observacional sobre el dolor Postoperatorio leve o moderado: Evaluación del tratamiento con Paracetamol IV. Estudio EOPEP Observational study about postoperative mild and moderate pain: Evaluation of treatment with intravenous paracetamol. EOPEP study

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Valorar la eficacia y seguridad de la analgesia postoperatoria con paracetamol intravenoso (P-iv. Pacientes y Métodos. Estudio prospectivo, multicéntrico observacional de pacientes sometidos a cirugía de dolor postoperatorio (DPO leve y moderado que recibieron 4 dosis de P-iv 1 g /4-6h, solo o asociado con otros analgésicos. Se valoró el grado de dolor mediante la escala analógica visual, la afectación de la actividad, los efectos indeseables y la satisfacción del paciente. Periodo de estudio. 24 horas postoperatorias. Se aplicaron tests paramétricos o no paramétricos, o un modelo de regresión logística. Resultados. 725 pacientes evaluables, 56% con DPO previsiblemente leve y 43.3% DPO moderado. La EVA disminuyó significativamente en cada una de las valoraciones sucesivas (pObjective. Te evalúate the efficacy and safety of post-surgery analgesia with intravenous paracetamol (P-iv. Patient and Methods. Prospective, multicentre-observational study in patients who had surgery associated to mild or modérate postoperative pain (POP that received 4 doses of P-iv 1 g /4-6h, alone or associated with other analgesics. The degree of pain by the visual analogue scale, effect on the activity, undesirable effects and patient satisfaction were recorded. Period of study: 24 hrs post-surgery. Statistics. Parametric or non-parametric, or a model of regression analysis. Results. 725 patient enrolled, 56% with mild POP and 43,3% modérate POP. EVA decreased significantly through the successive evaluations (p<0,001, but remained below 30. 46,3% received only P-iv as analgesic. Metamizol was the most frequently associated analgesic, followed by opiates. Higher levéis of EVA were correlated with: administration of associated analgesics, more interference with the activity, more nauseas and vomiting and smaller degree of satisfaction (p<0.05. The type of surgery was correlated with greater valúes of EVA. No undesirable effects caused by P

  19. Pain relief can be painful

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    Full Text Available Mandibular nerve block is periodically used procedure used to treat neuralgic pain in the distribution of trigeminal nerve. It is a commonly performed block in outpatient settings at our institute. We present a case of an elderly edentulous patient with trigeminal neuralgia who suffered recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ dislocation following mandibular nerve block. The patient presented with complaints of severe pain, inability to close mouth, and eat food since 2 days. Anterior closed reduction of TMJ resulted in reduction of joint and immediate pain relief. However, the maneuver failed due to recurrent dislocation of the joint. A Barton dressing was applied to prevent another dislocation. This was followed by autologous blood injection into the joint. This case focuses on the preponderance of clinical evaluation and accentuates the need for additional forethought to be taken during pain procedures, particularly in the geriatric population.

  20. Pain locations in the postoperative period after cardiac surgery: Chronology of pain and response to treatment.

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    Roca, J; Valero, R; Gomar, C

    Postoperative pain after cardiac surgery (CS) can be generated at several foci besides the sternotomy. Prospective descriptive longitudinal study on the chronological evolution of pain in 11 sites after CS including consecutive patients submitted to elective CS through sternotomy. The primary endpoints were to establish the main origins of pain, and to describe its chronological evolution during the first postoperative week. Secondary endpoints were to describe pain characteristics in the sternotomy area and to correlate pain intensity with other variables. Numerical Pain Rating Scale from 0 to 10 at rest and at movement on postoperative days 1, 2, 4 and 6. Numerical Pain Rating Scale>3 was considered moderate pain. Statistical analysis consisted in Mann-Whitney U-test, a Chi-squared, a Fisher exact text and Pearson's correlations. Forty-seven patients were enrolled. In 4 of 11 locations pain was reported as Numerical Pain Rating Scale>3 (sternotomy, oropharynx, saphenectomy and musculoskeletal pain in the back and shoulders). Maximum intensity of pain on postoperative days 1 and 2 was reported in the sternotomy area, while on postoperative days 4 and 6 it was reported at the saphenectomy. Pain at rest and at movement differed considerably in the sternotomy, saphenectomy and oropharynx. Pain at back and shoulders and at central venous catheter entry were not influenced by movement. Pain in the sternotomy was mainly described as oppressive. Patients with arthrosis and younger patients presented higher intensity of pain (P=.004; P=.049, respectively). Four locations were identified as the main sources of pain after CS: sternotomy, oropharynx, saphenectomy, and back and shoulders. Pain in different focuses presented differences in chronologic evolution and was differently influenced by movement. Copyright © 2017 Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  1. Entendiendo el rol del Tribunal Internacional del Derecho del Mar en el Sistema de Solución de Controversias de la Convención de Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar : Understanding the Role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the Dispute Settlement System of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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    La existencia del Tribunal Internacional del Derecho del Mar en el sistema de solución de controversias no ha estado exenta de cuestionamientos. Nos proponemos en el presente artículo, argumentar que el Tribunal ha sido creado con una clara finalidad, en respuesta a demandas existentes en la comunidad internacional. Comenzamos estableciendo la relación entre la multiplicación de jurisdicciones internacionales con la expansión del derecho internacional. Luego se describe el sistema de solución...

  2. National observatory on the therapeutic management in ambulatory care patients aged 65 and over, with type 2 diabetes, chronic pain or atrial fibrillation.

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    Becquemont, Laurent; Benattar-Zibi, Linda; Bertin, Philippe; Berrut, Gilles; Corruble, Emmanuelle; Danchin, Nicolas; Delespierre, Tiba; Derumeaux, Geneviève; Falissard, Bruno; Forette, Francoise; Hanon, Olivier; Pasquier, Florence; Pinget, Michel; Ourabah, Rissane; Piedvache, Céline

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    The primary objective of the S.AGES cohort is to describe the real-life therapeutic care of elderly patients. Patients and methods. This is a prospective observational cohort study of 3 700 non-institutionalized patients over the age of 65 years with either type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), chronic pain or atrial fibrillation (AF) recruited by French general practitioners (GPs). Follow-up is planned for 3 years. Baseline characteristics. In the chronic pain sub-cohort, 33% of patients are treated with only grade 1 analgesics, 29% with grade 2 analgesics and 3% with grade 3 analgesics, and 22% have no pain treatment. In the T2DM sub-cohort, 61% of patients have well-controlled diabetes (Hb1c<7%) and 18% are treated with insulin. In the AF sub-cohort, 65% of patients have a CHADS2 score greater than 2, 77% are treated with oral anticoagulants, 17% with platelet inhibitors, 40% with antiarrhythmic drugs and 56% with rate slowing medications. Conclusion. The S.AGES cohort presents a unique opportunity to clarify the real-life therapeutic management of ambulatory elderly subjects and will help to identify the factors associated with the occurrence of major clinical events.

  3. [Myofascial pain syndrome--fascial muscle pain].

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    Partanen, Juhani; Ojala, Tuula; Arokoski, Jari P A

    2010-01-01

    Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome, i.e. fascial muscle pain may occur in several areas of the body, particularly in the neck-shoulder region. The muscle pain symptom in the neck-shoulder region is commonly termed tension neck pain or nonspecific neck pain, but myofascial pain syndrome can also be distinguished into its own diagnosis. This review deals with the clinical picture of myofascial pain syndrome along with pathophysiological hypotheses and treatment options.

  4. Biodiversidad del Parque Nacional Pre-Delta (Entre Ríos, Argentina: II. Estudio cuantitativo del fitoplancton Biodiversity of Pre-Delta National Park (Entre Ríos, Argentina: II. Phytoplankton quantitative study

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    V. Mirande

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    Full Text Available La falta de antecedentes ficológicos vinculados al Parque Nacional Pre-Delta nos condujo a realizar este estudio. El objetivo fue conocer la abundancia del fitoplancton en ambientes leníticos y lóticos de dicha área protegida, la cual está situada en la ciudad de Diamante (Entre Ríos. Se estudiaron siete zonas (tres lagunas, un arroyo y dos riachos y las variables abundancia absoluta algal, biomasa y diversidad, empleándose para la ordenación de los sitios el análisis de componentes principales (ACP. Los resultados obtenidos evidenciaron a las diatomeas como el grupo dominante a través de las pennadas. Si se consideran a nivel de individuos aportados por las especies, Aulacoseira granulata fue dominante en líneas generales en los sistemas lóticos estudiados, no así en los sistemas lénticos. El empleo de variables específicamente vinculadas al fitoplancton como densidad absoluta, biomasa y diversidad posibilitó la separación de los sitios a través del ACP.This paper was realized because of lack of phycologic dates from Pre-Delta National Park. The aim of this paper was to know abundance phytoplankton in lentic and lotic environments from this area, which is located in Diamante City (Entre Ríos. Seven sampling sites (three lakes, one stream and two rivers and absolute algal abundance, biomass and diversity of phytoplankton were studied, employing the Principal Component Analyse (PCA in the ordination of the sites. Our results have showed to diatoms as dominant across pennate group. The PCA separated the lotic and lentic water bodies in base of considered variables. If we consider to individual level given by species, Aulacoseira granulata was generally dominant in lotic systems but not in lentic systems. The absolute algal abundance, biomass and diversity variables permitted to separate the lentic and lotic sampling sites by means of the PCA utilization.

  5. Mensuração e avaliação da dor pós-operatória: uma breve revisão Medición y evaliación del dolor postquirúrgico: una breve revisión Postoperative pain measurement and assessment: a brief review

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    Lilian Varanda Pereira

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    Full Text Available Mensurar a dor tem sido grande desafio para aqueles que almejam controlar adequadamente tão complexa experiência. Instrumentos padronizados, que consideram o relato subjetivo do próprio paciente, têm sido elaborados, buscando facilitar tal tarefa. Nesse artigo revisamos os instrumentos mais utilizados para a mensuração da dor pós-operatória, apontando para algumas de suas vantagens e desvantagens. Enfatizamos a necessidade de pesquisas específicas que enfoquem a mensuração da dor no meio cirúrgico, considerando a multidimensionalidade da experiência dolorosa.Mensurar el dolor ha sido gran desafío para aquellos que desean controlar adecuadamente tan compleja experiencia. Instrumentos estandenizados, que consideran el relato subjetivo del própio paciente han sido elaborados buscando facilitar tal tarea. En ese artículo revisamos los instrumentos más utilizados para la mensuración del dolor postquirúrgico, apuntando hacia algumas de sus ventajas y desvantajas. Enfatizamos la necesidad de investigaciones específicas que focalicen la mensuración del dolor en el medio quirúrgico, considerando la multidimensionalidad de la experiencia dolorosa.How to measure pain is a great challenge to those who desire to control adequately such a complex experience. Standardized instruments that take into consideration the patient's own account, have been developed in order to make such a task easier. In this article we carry out a revision of the instruments used mostly for measuring postoperative pain, and we point out some of the advantages and disadvantages. We emphasize the need for specific research focusing on the measurement of surgical pain, taking into consideration the multiple dimensions of a painful experience.

  6. HealthLines The Pain Before the Fall | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... Lines Past Issues / Winter 2010 Table of Contents The Pain Before the Fall The aches and pains of getting older may be ... to see if better pain control could reduce the risk of falling. The National Institute on Aging ...

  7. Controle da dor pós-operatória da artroplastia total do joelho: é necessário associar o bloqueio do nervo isquiático ao bloqueio do nervo femoral? Control del dolor postoperatorio de la artroplastia total de la rodilla: ¿es necesario asociar el bloqueo del nervio isquiático al bloqueo del nervio femoral? Control of postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty: is it necessary to associate sciatic nerve block to femoral nerve block?

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    Affonso H. Zugliani

    2007-10-01

    ón del bloqueo de los nervios isquiático y femoral. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 17 pacientes sometidos a ATR bajo raquianestesia, divididos en dos grupos: A y B. En el Grupo A (n = 9 fue realizado bloqueo del nervio femoral y en el Grupo B (n = 8 bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático. Los bloqueos fueron realizados en el postoperatorio inmediato utilizando 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% en cada uno. El dolor se comprobó en las primeras 24 horas a través de la Escala Analógica Visual y escala verbal. Fue observado el tiempo transcurrido entre los bloqueos y el primer quejido de dolor (M1. RESULTADOS: La mediana del tiempo de analgesia (M1 en el Grupo A fue de 110 min y en el Grupo B de 1.285 min (p = 0,0001. No fueron observadas complicaciones atribuibles a las técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSIONES: El bloqueo del nervio isquiático, cuando se asocia al bloqueo del nervio femoral, e las condiciones de este estudio, mejoró de manera significativa la calidad de la analgesia en postoperatorio de la ATR.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA causes severe tissue trauma, leading to severe postoperative pain. Good postoperative analgesia is fundamental and one should consider that early mobilization of the joint is an important aspect to obtain good results. There is a controversy in the literature on the efficacy of isolated femoral nerve block. The objective of this study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia with the association of sciatic and femoral nerve block. METHODS: Seventeen patients undergoing TKA under spinal anesthesia were divided in two groups: A and B. In Group A (n = 9, femoral nerve block was performed, while in Group B (n = 8, femoral and sciatic nerve block were done. The blockades were done in the immediate postoperative period with 20 mL of 0.5% of ropivacaine. Pain was evaluated in the first 24 hours using the Visual Analog Scale and the verbal scale. The length of time between the nerve block and the first complaint of pain (M1

  8. Perfil da dor Neuropática: a propósito do exame neurológico mínimo de 33 pacientes Perfil del dolor Neuropático: a propósito del examen neurológico mínimo de 33 pacientes Neuropathic pain profile: the basic neurological exam of 33 patients

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    Marco Antonio Cardoso de Resende

    2010-04-01

    visita al ambulatorio y a través de un análisis prospectivo. Se incluyeron pacientes cuya intensidad de dolor era igual o mayor que seis, según la Escala Analógica Visual. RESULTADOS: El dolor en quemados predominó como descriptor en un 54,5% de los pacientes. La polineuropatía fue el estándar clínicotopográfico predominante (48% con estándar distal y simétrico, en oposición a los cuadros de neuropatía multifocal (15,15%. Las modalidades termoalgésica y táctil del examen de sensibilidad fueron las más comprometidas, y venían acompañadas de alteraciones motoras y reflejos profundos, mientras que las modalidades de sensibilidad proprioceptiva venían después de aquellas. A pesar de que no había ninguna señal o síntoma específico de DN, la quemadura como síntoma acostumbra a ser atribuida al acometimiento de las fibras finas, como también su estándar típico es la alteración térmico-dolorosa. CONCLUSIONES: La historia y los descubrimientos del examen físico son la clave para el diagnóstico de DN. El registro de las alteraciones encontradas en el examen debe resaltar el comprometimiento observado y así guiar el abordaje diagnóstico y terapéutico y decidir si es curativo o paliativo.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Very few texts in the literature approach the neurologic exam of patients with neuropathic pain (NP. The objective of this study was to evaluate the profile of patients with NP through the neurological exam. METHODS: This is an observational study that followed-up patients with NP for one year. The neurologic exam was evaluated at the outpatient clinic and through prospective analysis. Patients whose pain severity was equal or greater than six on the Visual Analogue Scale were included in this study. RESULTS: Burning pain predominated, affecting 54.5% of the patients. Unlike multifocal neuropathy (15.15%, distal and symmetrical polyneuropathy was the predominant clinical-topographic pattern (48%. The thermoalgic and tactile modalities of

  9. Remifentanilo vs. bloqueo central epidural para control del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía vascular de urgencias Remifentanyl versus epidural central blockade for the management of postoperative pain in emergency vascular surgery

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    A. Quirante

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    Full Text Available El correcto tratamiento del dolor postoperatorio constituye una prioridad dentro de los objetivos del anestesiólogo. En pacientes con patología vascular severa quirúrgica, el tratamiento analgésico efectivo se suele realizar mediante bloqueo continuo epidural. Sin embargo, la administración de analgésicos, tanto opiáceos como no opiáceos, por vía intravenosa, es una alternativa a la vía epidural cuando esta es desestimada. Caso clínico: Presentamos el caso de un paciente varón de 63 años portador de un bypass fémoro-poplíteo a primera porción en miembro inferior izquierdo, el cual es intervenido quirúrgicamente y con carácter urgente tras el diagnóstico de falso aneurisma séptico de arteria iliaca izquierda con rotura de anastomosis fémoro-poplítea. Se optó por una anestesia general basada en la analgesia con remifentanilo frente a bloqueo central epidural dado el carácter urgente de la cirugía y la ingesta habitual de antiagregantes plaquetarios. Se planificó como estrategia analgésica postoperatoria la administración de remifentanilo a dosis sedoanalgésicas (Introduction: The appropriate management of postoperative pain is a priority among the objectives of the anesthesiologist. In patients with severe surgical vascular pathology, an effective analgesic treatment is usually provided with epidural continuous blockade. However, the intravenous administration of analgesics, either opiates or non opiates, is an alternative to the epidural route when this has to be dismissed. Clinical case: We present the case of a 63-years old male patient carrying a femoro-popliteus bypass in the first portion of the left lower limb that underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed of a false septic aneurysm in the left iliac artery with breakage of the femoro-popliteus anastomosis. General anesthesia based on remifentanyl was decided instead of epidural central blockade due to the urgent nature of the surgery and the regular

  10. [Forefoot pain].

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    Damiano, Joël

    2010-03-20

    Forefoot chronic pain is a frequent problem in daily clinical practice. Mechanical pathology of the forefoot, usually called static metatarsalgia, represents the most frequent reason for consultation in pathology of the foot. The cause is a functionnal disorder or anatomic derangement of the forefoot architecture. Metatarsalgia can originate from a wide range of affections. Etiologies of chronic pain are described from medial to lateral with first ray pathologies (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus and sesamoid pathology) and first ray insufficiency, pathologies of the second, third and fourth ray and intermetatarsal spaces (second ray syndrome, Freiberg's disease, Morton neuroma, stress or bone insufficiency metatarsal fractures, intermetatarsal bursitis) and fifth ray pathology (lateral bursitis, quintus varus). Sometimes forefoot pain could also be caused by chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis) with a risk of structural metatarsophalangeal joints alteration. The pathology of the toes can, more rarely, explain a forefoot pain. So, several pathologic conditions can produce forefoot pain and the diagnostic approach must always be based on the anamnesis and clinical examination. In a second time if the cause is difficult to establish based solely on clinical findings, radiography and ultrasonography are today the most usefull auxiliary investigations.

  11. [Visceral pain].

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    Elsenbruch, S; Häuser, W; Jänig, W

    2015-10-01

    Chronic visceral pain is an unresolved neurobiological, medical and socioeconomic challenge. Up to 20% of the adult population suffer from chronic visceral pain and abdominal complaints constitute a prevalent symptom also in children and adolescents. Existing treatment approaches are often unsuccessful and patients typically suffer from multiple somatic and psychological symptoms. This complex situation requires integrative treatment approaches. This review summarizes current basic and clinical research on acute and chronic visceral pain with a focus on research groups in Germany. Despite significant clinical and scientific advances, a number of questions remain open calling for more funding to support research to elucidate the complex pathophysiology of chronic visceral pain and to develop and test new treatment approaches. Research support should focus on interdisciplinary concepts and methodology using expertise from multiple disciplines. The field would also benefit from a broader integration of visceral pain into teaching curricula in medicine and psychology and should aim to motivate young clinicians and scientists to strive for a career within this important and highly fascinating area.

  12. Bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado mediante ecografía para tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso Ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic nerve block with stimulating catheter for the treatment of phantom limb pain

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    A. Martínez Navas

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos pueden ser una alternativa a la analgesia intravenosa y epidural en el tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso. La dificultad en la localización del nervio ciático mediante neuroestimulación en pacientes con arteriopatía periférica y neuropatía puede verse aumentada por el hecho de presentar una amputación del miembro inferior, que imposibilita la observación de una respuesta motora en el pie coincidiendo con la localización del nervio. En estos casos, la ecografía puede convertirse en una técnica de localización nerviosa determinante del éxito de la analgesia ya que permite la identificación del nervio, así como la visualización en tiempo real de la posición relativa de la aguja y catéter respecto al nervio y la difusión del anestésico local administrado. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con miembro fantasma doloroso resistente al tratamiento convencional que se controló con un bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado con ecografía.Peripheral nerve blocks can be an alternative to intravenous and epidural analgesia in the treatment of phantom limb pain. The difficulty of localizing the sciatic nerve through neurostimulation in patients with peripheral arteriopathy and neuropathy can be increased by lower limb amputation, making it impossible to observe a motor response in the foot coinciding with localization of the nerve. In these cases, ultrasonography can become a technique for nerve localization and determine the success of analgesic strategy, since it allows nerve identification, as well as visualization in real time of the relative position of the needle and catheter with respect to the nerve and the diffusion of the local anesthetic administered. We report the case of a patient with phantom limb pain refractory to conventional treatment, in whom pain control was achieved by ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic block with stimulating catheter.

  13. Cost-effectiveness analysis for joint pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS): Comparison of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) vs. cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors.

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    Contreras-Hernández, Iris; Mould-Quevedo, Joaquín F; Torres-González, Rubén; Goycochea-Robles, María Victoria; Pacheco-Domínguez, Reyna Lizette; Sánchez-García, Sergio; Mejía-Aranguré, Juan Manuel; Garduño-Espinosa, Juan

    2008-11-12

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the main causes of disability worldwide, especially in persons >55 years of age. Currently, controversy remains about the best therapeutic alternative for this disease when evaluated from a cost-effectiveness viewpoint. For Social Security Institutions in developing countries, it is very important to assess what drugs may decrease the subsequent use of medical care resources, considering their adverse events that are known to have a significant increase in medical care costs of patients with OA. Three treatment alternatives were compared: celecoxib (200 mg twice daily), non-selective NSAIDs (naproxen, 500 mg twice daily; diclofenac, 100 mg twice daily; and piroxicam, 20 mg/day) and acetaminophen, 1000 mg twice daily. The aim of this study was to identify the most cost-effective first-choice pharmacological treatment for the control of joint pain secondary to OA in patients treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). A cost-effectiveness assessment was carried out. A systematic review of the literature was performed to obtain transition probabilities. In order to evaluate analysis robustness, one-way and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were conducted. Estimations were done for a 6-month period. Treatment demonstrating the best cost-effectiveness results [lowest cost-effectiveness ratio $17.5 pesos/patient ($1.75 USD)] was celecoxib. According to the one-way sensitivity analysis, celecoxib would need to markedly decrease its effectiveness in order for it to not be the optimal treatment option. In the probabilistic analysis, both in the construction of the acceptability curves and in the estimation of net economic benefits, the most cost-effective option was celecoxib. From a Mexican institutional perspective and probably in other Social Security Institutions in similar developing countries, the most cost-effective option for treatment of knee and/or hip OA would be celecoxib.

  14. Cost-effectiveness analysis for joint pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS: Comparison of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs vs. cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Osteoarthritis (OA is one of the main causes of disability worldwide, especially in persons >55 years of age. Currently, controversy remains about the best therapeutic alternative for this disease when evaluated from a cost-effectiveness viewpoint. For Social Security Institutions in developing countries, it is very important to assess what drugs may decrease the subsequent use of medical care resources, considering their adverse events that are known to have a significant increase in medical care costs of patients with OA. Three treatment alternatives were compared: celecoxib (200 mg twice daily, non-selective NSAIDs (naproxen, 500 mg twice daily; diclofenac, 100 mg twice daily; and piroxicam, 20 mg/day and acetaminophen, 1000 mg twice daily. The aim of this study was to identify the most cost-effective first-choice pharmacological treatment for the control of joint pain secondary to OA in patients treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Methods A cost-effectiveness assessment was carried out. A systematic review of the literature was performed to obtain transition probabilities. In order to evaluate analysis robustness, one-way and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were conducted. Estimations were done for a 6-month period. Results Treatment demonstrating the best cost-effectiveness results [lowest cost-effectiveness ratio $17.5 pesos/patient ($1.75 USD] was celecoxib. According to the one-way sensitivity analysis, celecoxib would need to markedly decrease its effectiveness in order for it to not be the optimal treatment option. In the probabilistic analysis, both in the construction of the acceptability curves and in the estimation of net economic benefits, the most cost-effective option was celecoxib. Conclusion From a Mexican institutional perspective and probably in other Social Security Institutions in similar developing countries, the most cost-effective option for treatment of knee and/or hip OA

  15. Influence of psychological factors on the prognosis of chronic shoulder pain: protocol for a prospective cohort study

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    Martinez-Calderon, Javier; Struyf, Filip; Meeus, Mira; Morales-Ascencio, Jose Miguel; Luque-Suarez, Alejandro

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    Introduction Shoulder pain is a highly prevalent condition. Psychological factors could play an essential role in the prognosis of chronic shoulder pain (CSP). The aims of the study will be to analyse the level of association between psychological factors and pain-disability at baseline and prospectively to assess their prognostic role; to evaluate the association of pain catastrophising and kinesiophobia at baseline and prospectively in the relationship between pain intensity and disability, or between self-efficacy and disability in patients with CSP; to explore the association of self-efficacy at baseline and prospectively in the relationship between pain intensity and disability, in comparison with kinesiophobia and pain catastrophising. Methods and analysis The study is a longitudinal, prospective cohort study with a 12-month follow-up. It will be conducted in 4 primary-care centres and one hospital of the province of Malaga, Spain. 307 participants aged between 18 and 70 years suffering from CSP (3 months or more) will be included. Primary outcomes will include pain, disability and self-efficacy, whereas kinesiophobia, pain-related fear, pain catastrophising, anxiety, depression, patient expectations of recovery, age, gender, duration/intensity of symptoms, educational level and other factors will be predictive measures. Follow-up: baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months. Ethics and dissemination The local ethics committee (The Costa del Sol Ethics Committee, Malaga, 28042016) has approved this protocol. Dissemination will occur through presentations at National and International conferences and publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Trial registration number NCT02738372; pre-results PMID:28264825

  16. Efetividade do Toque Terapêutico sobre a dor, depressão e sono em pacientes com dor crônica: ensaio clínico Efectividad del Toque Terapéutico en dolor, depresión y sueño en pacientes con dolor crónica: ensayo clínico The effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch on pain, depression and sleep in patients with chronic pain: clinical trial

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    Ilda Estefani Ribeiro Marta

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a efetividade do Toque Terapêutico na diminuição da intensidade da dor, escores de auto-avaliação de depressão e melhora da qualidade do sono. Consiste em um ensaio clínico do tipo antes e depois, realizado com 30 idosos com dor crônica não-oncológica que receberam 8 sessões de Toque Terapêutico Método Krieger-Kunz na Unidade Básica de Saúde de Fernandópolis (SP, Brasil. A Escala Analógica Visual para dor foi aplicada antes e após cada sessão, o Inventário de Depressão de Beck e o Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh, antes da primeira e após a última. A análise dos dados demonstrou diminuição significativa (pEste estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar la efectividad del Tacto Terapéutico en la disminución de la intensidad del dolor, puntajes de autoevaluación de depresión y mejora de la calidad del sueño. Consistió en un ensayo clínico del tipo antes y después, realizado en una Unidad Básica de Salud de Fernandópolis - SP - Brasil, con 30 ancianos con dolor crónico no oncológico que recibieron 8 sesiones de Tacto Terapéutico Método Krieger-Kunz. La Escala Analógica Visual para dolor fue aplicada antes y después de cada sesión, el Inventario de Depresión de Beck y el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh antes de la primera y luego de la última. El análisis de los datos demostró una disminución significativa (pThis research aimed to check the effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch on decreased pain intensity, depression self-assessment scores and improved sleep quality. A clinical before-after trial is presented. The study was carried out at a Basic Health Unit in Fernandópolis, SP-Brazil, involving 30 elderly patients with chronic non-oncologic pain who received 8 sessions of Therapeutic Touch in accordance with the Krieger-Kunz method. The Visual Analogue Scale for pain was applied before and after each session, and Beck Depression Inventory and the

  17. Abdominal Pain (Stomach Pain), Short-Term

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    ... in Children and TeensRead MoreBMI Calculator Abdominal Pain (Stomach Pain), Short-termJust about everyone has had a " ... time or another. But sudden severe abdominal pain (stomach pain), also called acute pain, shouldn't be ...

  18. Avaliação da dor em recém-nascidos submetidos à cirurgia cardiáca Evaluación del dolor en recién nacidos sometidos a cirugía cardiaca Pain assessment in neonates who underwent cardiac surgery

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    Mariana Bueno

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar o método utilizado para avaliar a dor pós-operatória em cirurgia cardíaca neonatal; verificar a freqüência de avaliação e identificar a prevalência de dor pós-operatória. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com coleta de dados retrospectiva. RESULTADOS: A maioria (80,0% dos neonatos foi avaliada quanto a dor, o método mais utilizado foi a escala Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS (56,7%. A freqüência de avaliações variou entre uma e 13 vezes e a maior parte dos neonatos teve sete ou mais avaliações. A maioria (56,7% apresentou registro de dor e a média de episódios de dor foi 1,8. CONCLUSÃO: Tanto o método quanto a freqüência de avaliação de dor não seguem padronização e a prevalência de ocorrência de dor foi elevada.OBJETIVOS: Identificar el método utilizado para evaluar el dolor post-operatoria en cirugía cardiaca neonatal; verificar la frecuencia de la evaluación e identificar la prevalencia del dolor post-operatorio. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con recolección de datos retrospectiva. RESULTADOS: La mayoría (80,0% de neonatos fue evaluado en cuanto al dolor, el método más utilizado fue la escala Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS (56,7%. La frecuencia de evaluaciones varió entre una y 13 veces y la mayor parte de los neonatos tuvo siete o más evaluaciones. La mayoría (56,7% presentó registro de dolor y el promedio de los episodios fue de 1,8. CONCLUSIÓN: el método respecto a la frecuencia de evaluaciones del dolor no siguen un patrón y la prevalencia de su ocurrencia fue elevada.Objectives: To identify pain assessment methods used in neonates who underwent cardiac surgeries, to verify pain assessment frequency and to verify pain prevalence. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Retrospective data collection. RESULTS: Pain assessment was performed in most (80.0% of the neonates, between one and thirteen times. Specific pain assessment scale was used in 56.7% neonates. Pain assessment was

  19. Painful menstrual periods

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    Menstruation - painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods - painful; Cramps - menstrual; Menstrual cramps ... related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Painful menstruation is the leading cause of ...

  20. La función de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco en México The role of the National Office for Tobacco Control in Mexico

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    Justino Regalado-Pineda

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El tabaquismo, como la primera causa de muerte prevenible en el mundo, impone la implementación de políticas públicas acordes a la dimensión el problema. El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT de la Organización Mundial de la Salud establece una guía para este propósito. El solo hecho de haber firmado y ratificado el convenio no garantiza la consecución de los objetivos centrales, su éxito depende del compromiso y de las acciones implementadas por cada uno de los países que lo han adoptado. Es necesaria la construcción de las capacidades necesarias para el desarrollo de políticas sustentables de control del tabaco. La "capacidad nacional" consiste en el desarrollo de recursos humanos expertos y la creación de una estructura de ingeniería organizacional que le dé sustento a los programas sobre los que operará la implementación del tratado. La creación de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco (ONCT permitirá fortalecer las acciones del Gobierno Federal encaminadas a la aplicación de políticas públicas de acuerdo con los lineamientos del CMCT de manera sustentable y permanente. En este ensayo se plantea la importancia de la ONCT para la implementación de políticas públicas para el control del tabaco, las funciones que desempeñará y los objetivos a mediano y largo plazo.Tobacco smoking as the first cause of preventable dead in the world requires the implementation of proper public policies. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC sets the basis for this purpose at the national level. But the successful implementation of FCTC depends on a series of actions of every single member of the convention for the development of National Capacity. Building capacity implies the construction of human resources and organizational engineering or "institutional building" in order to enforce and guarantee the Plan of Action for the implementation of FCTC. The creation of the National Office for Tobacco

  1. Cuidados paliativos: a avaliação da dor na percepção de enfermeiras Cuidados paliativos: la percepción de enfermeras cerca de la evaluación del dolor Palliative care: the nurses contributions in pain assessment

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    Roberta Waterkemper

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se revelar as concepções e contribuições de enfermeiras sobre a avaliação da dor em pacientes com câncer em cuidados paliativos, através de uma proposta de educação no trabalho fundamentada nos pressupostos da educação problematizadora de Paulo Freire. Utilizou-se como estratégia para a coleta de dados o "arco da problematização" de Juan Charles Maguerez. Participaram deste estudo seis enfermeiras. Os resultados apontaram para três categorias: o significado da dor, a forma de avaliação da dor praticada pelas enfermeiras e as contribuições para o cuidado. A dor no câncer é uma dor total. Ultrapassa o limite da dimensão física de doença e estende-se para as dimensões psicológicas e sociais. A implantação de condutas sistematizadas de cuidado a dor englobadas na sistematização da assistência de enfermagem possibilita redirecionar melhor as ações e desta forma, um manejo da dor mais completo e eficaz.Se objetivó revelar las ideas y contribuciones de las enfermeras en la evaluación del dolor en pacientes con cáncer en los cuidados paliativos a través de una propuesta de educación en el trabajo basado en los preceptos de la educación problematizadora de Paulo Freire. Se utilizó como estrategia para la recolección de datos el "arco de la problematización" de Juan Carlos Maguerez. El estudio incluyó a seis enfermeras. Los resultados apuntaron a tres categorías: el significado del dolor, ¿cómo la evaluación del dolor practicado por personal de enfermería y las contribuciones a la atención. El dolor del cáncer es un dolor total. Supera la dimensión física de la enfermedad y se extiende hasta psicológicos y sociales. El despliegue de la conducta del dolor de atención sistemática, dentro de la sistematización de los cuidados de enfermería posible, para reorientar las acciones y mejor de esta manera, un tratamiento del dolor más completa y eficaz.The purpose of this study is to reveal

  2. Exploración de la utilidad de una versión abreviada del Cuestionario de Dolor de McGill (MPQ para la evaluación de pacientes cubanos con dolor crónico Exploration of the utility of a brief versión of the Questionnaire of Pain McGill (MPQ for the evaluation of Cuban patients with chronic pain

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    M. Martín

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El más conocido de los procedimientos que intenta una estimación cuantitativa del dolor es el Cuestionario de Dolor de McGill (MPQ. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar una versión abreviada del mismo para lo que se determinó si se encontraban asociaciones significativas con el tipo de dolor, variables sociodemográficas y niveles de ansiedad y depresión. La muestra fue de 127 pacientes con diversos tipos de dolor crónico a los que se aplicó el Inventario de Ansiedad Rasgo-Estado de Ch. Spielberger y el Inventario de Depresión de Beck, además de la prueba estudiada. Los resultados mostraron que la selección de los descriptores no estaba asociada a variables sociodemográficas y sí al tipo de dolor, y se encontraron asociaciones significativas con la ansiedad y depresión, lo que habla a favor de la pertinencia de esta versión para la evaluación de pacientes cubanos con dolor crónico.The Mc Gill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ is the most known inventary to evaluation pain. The aim of this study was assess the utility of MPQ in 127 cuban chronic pain patients . The instruments were a short version of MPQ, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (IDARE and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI. No significant associations were found with sex, age, scolarship and occupation. Significant associations were found with anxiety, depression and another clinical characteristics.

  3. Codificación del dolor crónico con la clasificación internacional de enfermedades - 9ª: revisión -modificación clínica (CIE-9-MC Codification of chronic pain with the international classification of diseases - 9 th revision: clinical modification (ICD 9-CM

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    L. Vicente-Fatela

    2007-03-01

    código diagnóstico se ha obtenido buscando el que mejor describa el diagnóstico de dolor que se quiere codificar. En el período de cuatro años comprendido entre Mayo del 2002 y Abril del 2006, ambos inclusive, se han revisado las historias clínicas de los pacientes para obtener los datos necesarios para realizar la codificación. A cada diagnóstico se le asigna un código principal, y si se precisa un código secundario, así como un código de procedimiento. Resultados: En el período de cuatro años comprendido entre Mayo del 2002 y Abril del 2006, ambos inclusive, se han codificado un total de 5393 pacientes. Ha sido posible codificar el 100% de los diagnósticos, habiéndose realizado una base de datos que reúne más de 150 diagnósticos con sus códigos correspondientes según la CIE-9-MC. Realizar la codificación nos ha permitido agrupar las patologías mediante GRDs. El GRD más frecuente ha sido el 243, cuya descripción es "Patología médica de columna vertebral", que ha supuesto el 40-50% de los casos según los años. Conclusiones: La normalización de los criterios de uso de la CIE-9-MC, requiere la necesaria formación de los profesionales que apliquen este sistema de codificación. En estos momentos la codificación de nuestros pacientes nos ha permitido la incorporación al sistema de codificación HP-HIS (Sistema Integral Hospitalario-Hewlett-Packard y representa una mejora en la gestión de la Unidad favoreciendo los estudios clínicos, epidemiológicos, de morbilidad, mortalidad, de investigación y financiación por procesos (GRD. No obstante, pensamos que más experiencia tanto nuestra como de otros grupos de trabajo de la especialidad serían necesarias para llegar a la excelencia en el proceso de codificación del Dolor Crónico.Introduction: In 1988, the National Health Institute (INSALUD in Spain started up the project CÓDIGO, in order to establish on a voluntary basis the necessary collection of data to cover a Minimum Basic Data

  4. Nación vs. región: las tensiones del sistema de partidos venezolano postcolapso Nation vs. region: tensions in Venezuela’s post-collapse party system

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    Iñaki SAGARZAZU

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    Full Text Available El colapso del sistema de partidos venezolano generó polémica debido a que éste se considera uno de los sistemas políticos más consolidados de Latinoamérica. Numerosos estudios han analizado las causas que contribuyeron a este colapso. Sin embargo, no existen estudios que muestren el proceso de reestructuración del mismo. A través del estudio de los procesos electorales venezolanos desde 1958 hasta el presente, este artículo muestra la existencia de tensiones entre fuerzas que promueven la nacionalización y la regionalización de partidos. Este análisis permite entender cómo la estrategia partidista ha sido clave en los procesos de nacionalización y regionalización de los diferentes partidos políticos del sistema postcolapso.The collapse of the Venezuelan party system stirred controversy because it was considered one of the most consolidated political systems of Latin America. Several studies have analyzed the causes that contributed to this collapse. None, however, have studied the restructuring process that happened later. Through a study of all the electoral processes since 1958 this article shows the existence of tensions between forces that promote nationalization and regionalization strategies. With this analysis it’s possible to understand that partisan strategy has been essential in the nationalization/regionalization process of the different post-collapse parties.

  5. Chronic Pain

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    ... therapy – methods that help you relax and decrease stress. They could include meditation, tai chi, or yoga.Almost anything you do to relax or get your mind off your problems may help control pain. Even if you are ... have to use stress-reduction methods for several weeks before you notice ...

  6. Orofacial Pain

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    ... and neck. Maintaining or correcting your bite ensures optimal health, and proper care will help reduce or eliminate orofacial pain or discomfort. Reviewed: January 2012 ?xml:namespace> Related Articles: Frequent Headaches? Can't Sleep? Check Your Bite What Causes a Toothache? Your ...

  7. Neuropathic Pain

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    gnac/0@med.u0vs.ac.za. Southern ... dition will respond differently to exactly the same treatment regime. 3. ... When trying to identify the location of the pain, it is important .... triggers central sprouting of myelinated afferents " Nature 7992;.

  8. [Elbow pain].

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    Viikari-Juntura, Eira; Miintyselkii, Pekka; Havulinna, Jouni

    2010-01-01

    Pain and disability in the elbow are not as common as in the neck, shoulder or wrist, for example. The elbow may, however, present disorders that may in a prolonged state be difficult and cause significant loss of working capacity. These include epicondylitis, osteoarthritis and entrapment of the ulnar nerve.

  9. Achilles Pain.

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    Connors, G. Patrick

    Five ailments which can cause pain in the achilles tendon area are: (1) muscular strain, involving the stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon fibers; (2) a contusion, inflammation or infection called tenosynovitis; (3) tendonitis, the inflammation of the tendon; (4) calcaneal bursitis, the inflammation of the bursa between the achilles tendon…

  10. Leg pain

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    ... when you walk or exercise and improves with rest. The leg is black and blue. The leg is cold ... chap 81. Marcussen B, Hogrefe C, Amendola A. Leg pain and exertional compartment syndromes. In: Miller MD, Thompson SR, eds. DeLee & Drez's ...

  11. Orofacial pain

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    Marjolijn Oomens

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    Full Text Available In the primary care sector, diagnosis and initial management of orofacial pain are often performed by familydoctors and dentists. Knowledge of the different types of orofacial pain and headache disorders is therefor of great importance. The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3 provides an overview of the different types of orofacial pain and will be discussed in this lecture. The main focus will be on trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headache and the current research in this field. Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN is defined as a disorder characterized by recurrent, unilateral, brief, electricshock-like pains, abrupt in onset and termination, limited to the distribution of one or more divisions of thetrigeminal nerve and triggered by innocuous stimuli. Unfortunately, most TN is idiopathic, and the aetiology isnot clear. The guidelines on pharmaceutical TN management published by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN and the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS recommend carbamazepine (CBZ; 200–1200 mg/day or oxcarbazepine (OXC; 600–1800 mg/day as first-line therapy. Both are antiepileptics with well known interactions with other drugs and safety problems. An overview of the currently available literature on the pharmaceutical management of TN patients is discussed. Cluster headache (CH is one of the most painful primary headache disorders. It is characterized by daily or almost daily attacks of unilateral excruciating periorbital pain associated with ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms, typically lasting between 15 and 180 minutes if untreated. Cluster headache is caused by the relaesement of neurotransmitters and vasodilators from the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPH. The SPG is a large extracranial parasympathetic ganglion located in the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF. The current treatments for CH attacks are injectable sumatriptan and oxygen inhalation. Both treatments have well known side effects and

  12. When Sex Is Painful

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    ... AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS FAQ020 When Sex Is Painful • How common is painful sex? • What causes pain during sex? • Where is pain during sex felt? • When should ...

  13. Back Pain During Pregnancy

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    ... Management Education & Events Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Back Pain During Pregnancy Home For Patients Search FAQs Back ... Pain During Pregnancy FAQ115, January 2016 PDF Format Back Pain During Pregnancy Pregnancy What causes back pain during ...

  14. Back Pain During Pregnancy

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    ... Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Back Pain During Pregnancy Home For Patients Search FAQs Back Pain During ... FAQ115, January 2016 PDF Format Back Pain During Pregnancy Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy? How ...

  15. When Sex Is Painful

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    ... AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS FAQ020 When Sex Is Painful • How common is painful sex? • What causes pain during sex? • Where is pain during sex felt? • When should ...

  16. Emotional Components of Pain

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    Carla J Hale

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Current definitions of pain suggest that emotion is an essential component of pain, however, the presumed relationship between emotion and pain, and the specific emotions that are involved in pain experiences have yet to be clarified.

  17. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. It causes intense pain, usually in the arms, hands, legs, or feet. ... in skin temperature, color, or texture Intense burning pain Extreme skin sensitivity Swelling and stiffness in affected ...

  18. Women do not fare worse than men after lumbar fusion surgery: Two-year follow-up results from 4,780 prospectively collected patients in the Swedish National Spine Register with lumbar degenerative disc disease and chronic low back pain.

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    Triebel, Jan; Snellman, Greta; Sandén, Bengt; Strömqvist, Fredrik; Robinson, Yohan

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    Proper patient selection is of utmost importance in the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Among other factors, gender was previously found to influence lumbar fusion surgery outcome. This study investigates whether gender affects clinical outcome after lumbar fusion. This is a national registry cohort study. Between 2001 and 2011, 2,251 men and 2,521 women were followed prospectively within the Swedish National Spine Register (SWESPINE) after lumbar fusion surgery for DDD and CLBP. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), visual analog scale (VAS) for leg and back pain, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), quality of life (QoL) parameter EQ5D, and labor status and pain medication were collected preoperatively, 1 and 2 years after surgery. Gender differences of baseline data and PROM improvement from baseline were analyzed. The effect of gender on clinically important improvement of PROM was determined in a multivariate logistic regression model. Furthermore, gender-related differences in return-to-work were investigated. Preoperatively, women had worse leg pain (pback pain (p=.002), lower QoL (ppain, function, and QoL (all ppain (odds ratio [OR]=1.39, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.19-1.61, pback pain (OR=1.20,95% CI:1.03-1.40, p=.02) as well as ODI (OR=1.24, 95% CI:1.05-1.47, p=.01), but improved at a slower pace in leg pain (pback pain (p=.009), and disability (p=.008). No gender differences were found in QoL and return to work at 2 years postoperatively. Swedish women do not have worse results than men after spinal fusion surgery. Female patients present with worse pain and function preoperatively, but improve more than men do after surgery. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Variabilidad en la utilización de los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios del Sistema Nacional de Salud Variability in Spanish National Health System hospital emergency services utilization

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    Salvador Peiró

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Los objetivos de este estudio fueron estimar las tasas de frecuentación a los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios (SUH del Sistema Nacional de Salud (SNS por áreas de salud, el porcentaje de ingresos, las razones estandarizadas de utilización de urgencias y analizar la relación con los recursos hospitalarios. Métodos: Estudio ecológico combinando información de diversas fuentes (Encuesta de Establecimientos Sanitarios con Régimen de Internado 2006 y Conjunto Mínimo de Datos Básicos 2006 para estimar la frecuentación a los SUH y el porcentaje de ingresos asociado en 164 áreas de salud de 14 comunidades autónomas (CC.AA.. Resultados: Los 35,3 millones de habitantes de las 164 áreas de salud incluidas realizaron 16,2 millones de visitas (45,7 por 100 habitantes a los SUH del SNS, y de ellos ingresaron algo más de 2 millones (12,6%. Excluyendo el 5% de áreas extremas por cada cola, la frecuentación osciló entre 31,6 y 78,7 urgencias/100 habitantes y el porcentaje de ingresos entre el 7,6% y el 27,9%. Estas diferencias apenas se atenuaron al estandarizar. El factor CC.AA. explicó un 29% de la varianza en frecuentación y un 82% en ingresos. La frecuentación no se asoció al volumen poblacional de camas o médicos de plantilla, aunque sí al de médicos de urgencias, hospitales de menor tamaño y no docentes. Conclusiones: Las áreas de salud del SNS mantienen una gran variabilidad en frecuentación a urgencias e ingresos por urgencias, que parece asociarse a un uso diferencial por problemas de menor entidad.Objective: The aims of this study were to estimate the rate of hospital emergency services (HES visits per health area, the associated percentage of admissions and the standardized HES utilization ratio, and to analyze their relationship with hospital resources. Methods: We performed an ecological study that combined information from distinct sources (Survey of Health Care Hospitalization Establishments 2006 and

  20. Dimensionamento da dor durante a instalação do cateter central de inserção periférica em neonatos Medida de la intensidad del dolor durante la instalación del catéter central de inserción periférica en neonatos Measuring pain in neonates during placement of central line catheter via peripheral insertion

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Dimensionar a dor durante a instalação do cateter central de inserção periférica, comparando o momento da punção venosa com a progressão do cateter. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo exploratório com coleta prospectiva dos dados realizado na unidade neonatal de um hospital-escola de grande porte da cidade de São Paulo. Avaliou-se a resposta dolorosa ao procedimento de inserção do cateter em 28 neonatos utilizando-se a escala Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP nas etapas de pré-punção (15 segundos, punção venosa (30 segundos e progressão do cateter (30 segundos. RESULTADOS: O escore PIPP maior ou igual a sete, indicativo de dor moderada a intensa, ocorreu em 13 RN (59,1% na primeira punção venosa e 10 RN (45,5% na progressão do cateter do grupo que não recebeu analgésico ou sedativo. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados apontam para a necessidade de se adotar medidas analgésicas, uma vez que neonatos internados em unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal são freqüentemente submetidos a procedimentos invasivos e dolorosos.OBJETIVO: Medir la intensidad del dolor durante la instalación del catéter central de inserción periférica, comparando el momento de la punción venosa con la progresión del catéter. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo exploratorio con recolección prospectiva de los datos realizado en la unidad neonatal de un hospital-escuela de gran porte de la ciudad de Sao Paulo. Se evaluó la respuesta dolorosa al procedimiento de inserción del catéter en 28 neonatos, utilizándose la escala Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP en las etapas de pre-punción (15 segundos, punción venosa (30 segundos y progresión del catéter (30 segundos. RESULTADOS: El puntaje PIPP mayor o igual a siete, indicativo de dolor moderado a intenso ocurrió en 13 RN (59,1% en la primera punción venosa y 10 RN (45,5% en la progresión del catéter del grupo que no recibió analgésico o sedativo. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados apuntan que es

  1. Mensuração e características da dor perineal em primíparas submetidas à episiotomia Mensuración y características del dolor perineal en primíparas sometidas a la episiotomí Measurement and characteristics of perineal pain in primiparous undergoing episiotomy

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    Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui

    2009-02-01

    del dolor en la práctica clínica obstétrica.OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize and measure perineal pain in puerperal primiparous undergoing episiotomy. METHODS: A descriptive design was conducted in 40 puerperal primiparous who underwent normal childbirth with episiotomy. Pain was measured with the Brazilian version of the McGill questionnaire (Br-MPQ. RESULTS: Participants had a mean pain level of 4.2, and the words that better characterized perineal pain were: sore; hurting, discomfort, annoying, burning, stinging, throbbing, and pressing. CONCLUSION: The intensity of perineal pain was reported to be moderate. The pain characteristics most reported consisted of the sensorial dimension. The findings of this study suggest the need for identification of both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of pain in obstetric services.

  2. A dor durante a punção do canal vertebral e sua relação com a inervação do ligamento amarelo, da dura-máter e do ligamento longitudinal posterior El dolor durante la punción del canal vertebral y su relación con la inervación del ligamento amarillo, de la dura-máter y del ligamento longitudinal posterior Pain during spinal canal puncture and its relationship with ligamentum flavum, dura-mater and posterior longitudinal ligament innervation

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    Edmundo Zarzur

    2004-12-01

    écnica. La solución anestésica no deberá ser inyectada para evitar una posible lesión de la raíz nerviosa o de la médula espinal. Se debe retroceder la aguja y alterar su dirección antes de nuevo avance. El relato de dolor es totalmente imposible si el paciente está adormecido bajo influencia de la anestesia general y, por este motivo, es recomendable que bloqueos sean realizados con el paciente consciente. El dolor solamente es referido cuando la punta de la aguja o la punta del catéter se desvían del plano medio sagital para alcanzar el compartimiento peridural antero-lateral, pudiendo, de esta forma tocar las radículas nerviosas situadas próximas a los forames intervertebrales. Excluyéndose los estudios sobre la inervación de la piel, del tejido celular subcutáneo y del ligamento interespinoso, el objetivo de este trabajo es el de rever la inervación de algunas estructuras del canal vertebral: del ligamento amarillo, del ligamento longitudinal posterior, de la dura-máter y del disco intervertebral. CONTENIDO: Estudios sobre la inervación del canal vertebral serán presentados en esta revisión de la literatura, con la intención de querer entender la razón del origen del dolor durante la punción del canal raquidiano. CONCLUSIONES: El ligamento amarillo es desprovisto de inervación, explicando la ausencia de dolor durante su punción. Otros dolores, durante la punción, pueden ser atribuidos al nervio de Luschka que inerva el ligamento longitudinal posterior y la porción ventral de la dura-máter.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pain during spinal puncture is a warning that needle tip has touched a nervous structure. If patients refer pain during puncture, it is mandatory to interrupt the technique. Anesthetic solution should not be injected to prevent potential nervous root or spinal cord injury. Needle should be drawn back and have its direction changed before a new advance is attempted. Pain complain is totally impossible if patients are asleep under the

  3. Intravenous infusions in chronic pain management.

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    Kosharskyy, Boleslav; Almonte, Wilson; Shaparin, Naum; Pappagallo, Marco; Smith, Howard

    2013-01-01

    In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by chronic pain, which adds heavily to national rates of morbidity, mortality, and disability, with an ever-increasing prevalence. According to a 2011 report titled Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, pain not only exacts its toll on people's lives but also on the economy with an estimated annual economic cost of at least $560 - 635 billion in health care costs and the cost of lost productivity attributed to chronic pain. Intravenous infusions of certain pharmacologic agents have been known to provide substantial pain relief in patients with various chronic painful conditions. Some of these infusions are better, and although not necessarily the first therapeutic choice, have been widely used and extensively studied. The others show promise, however are in need of further investigations. This article will focus on non-opiate intravenous infusions that have been utilized for chronic painful disorders such as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, phantom limb pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, and central pain related to stroke or spinal cord injuries. The management of patients with chronic pain conditions is challenging and continues to evolve as new treatment modalities are explored and tested. The following intravenous infusions used to treat the aforementioned chronic pain conditions will be reviewed: lidocaine, ketamine, phentolamine, dexmedetomidine, and bisphosphonates. This overview is intended to familiarize the practitioner with the variety of infusions for patients with chronic pain. It will not, however, be able to provide guidelines for their use due to the lack of sufficient evidence.

  4. Eficácia do emprego da metadona ou da clonidina no intraoperatório para controle da dor pós-operatória imediata após uso de remifentanil Eficacia del empleo de la metadona o de la clonidina en el intraoperatorio para control del dolor postoperatorio inmediato después del uso de remifentanil Efficacy of intraoperative methadone and clonidine in pain control in the immediate postoperative period after the use of remifentanil

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    Ricardo Francisco Simoni

    2009-08-01

    ambos sexos, que estaban previamente programados para la realización de las intervenciones quirúrgicas laparoscópicas. Después de la venopunción, los pacientes recibieron por vía venosa cetoprofeno y dipirona. La inducción y el mantenimiento de la anestesia fue realizada con infusión objeto controlada de remifentanil y propofol. Antes del inicio de la operación, los pacientes recibieron por vía venosa la solución conteniendo metadona 0,1 mg.kg-1 (grupo metadona, clonidina 2,0 ¼g.kg-1 (grupo clonidina o solución fisiológica a 0,9% (grupo placebo. En la sala de recuperación postanestésica, el dolor postoperatorio se evaluó a través de la escala numérica verbal (ENV. Se tuvo en cuenta el paciente sin dolor cuando la ENV era 3. RESULTADOS: La incidencia de dolor en el grupo metadona fue significativamente menor con relación al grupo clonidina y al grupo placebo (11, 21 y 23, respectivamente; p BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to its pharmacokinetic characteristics, remifentanil does not promote residual analgesia in the immediate postoperative period. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of methadone and clonidine in the control of postoperative pain of videolaparoscopic surgeries under total intravenous anesthesia with target-controlled remifentanil infusion. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six patients, ages 18 to 65 years, ASA I and II, of both genders, scheduled for laparoscopic surgeries, participated in this randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study. After venipuncture, intravenous ketoprofen and dypirone were administered. Target-controlled infusion of remifentanil and propofol was used for induction and maintenance of anesthesia. Before beginning the procedure, an intravenous solution containing 0.1 mg.kg-1 of methadone (methadone group, 2.0 ¼g.kg-1 of clonidine (clonidine group, or NS (placebo group was administered. In the post-anesthetic care unit, postoperative pain was evaluated by the Verbal Numeric Scale (VNS

  5. Activation of pain by sumatriptan

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    Coulter, David M; Passier, J L M; Clark, David W J; van Puijenbroek, Eugene P

    2003-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that sumatriptan may induce activation or aggravation of pain at sites of inflammation caused by trauma or disease. METHODS: Case reports from the national pharmaco vigilancecenters of 2 countries, The Netherlands and New Zealand, are presented. These reports come from prog

  6. Undertreatment of caner pain.

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    Wang, Cheng-Hsu; Lee, Shiu-Yu C

    2015-06-01

    Pain is a burdensome symptom that can commonly exist chronically along the cancer trajectory. Uncontrolled pain will impact on cancer patients' quality of life, even further negatively affect cancer survivors' employment. Based on systemic reviews of studies for past 10 years, the paper reported that although there is enormous advancement on the knowledge of cancer pain and pain management, studies still documented undertreatment of cancer pain globally. Additionally, pain distress a significant portion of cancer survivors. The pain in cancer survivors distinct from the pain related with cancer, instead emphasize on pain related with cancer treatment, such as neuropathic pain, muscular syndrome. Evidence-based pain management with common pain problems in cancer survivors is lacking. Further studies are needed to understand the pain in cancer survivors and to develop effective strategies in helping cancer survivors to manage their pain.

  7. Cuidado humanístico e percepções de enfermagem diante da dor do recém-nascido Atención humanística y percepciones de enfermería delante de dolor del recién nacido Humanistic care and nursing perceptions facing the pain of newborns

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    Ana Luíza Paula de Aguiar Lélis

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou apreender o significado do cuidado oferecido pelo enfermeiro ao recém-nascido em procedimentos dolorosos e conhecer as intervenções realizadas pelos enfermeiros para amenizar a dor do recém-nascido. Estudo descritivo, realizado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um hospital público de Fortaleza-CE em julho/2010. Os sujeitos foram dez enfermeiras, e a coleta de dados se realizou através de um questionário. Os dados foram organizados em três categorias: O significado de cuidado diante da dor do recém-nascido; a assistência humanizada junto ao recém-nascido; e intervenções de enfermagem diante da dor do recém-nascido. Estes foram analisados à luz da Teoria Humanística de Paterson e Zderad. Constatou-se que o cuidado ao recém-nascido deveria ser direcionado a minimizar os fatores estressores durante a situação dolorosa e que as intervenções citadas foram predominantemente não farmacológicas, envolvendo ações desenvolvidas para a recém-nascido e o ambiente da Unidade.Los objetivos del estudio fueron comprender el significado de la atención ofrecida al recién nacido en procedimientos dolorosos y conocer las intervenciones realizadas por los enfermeros para aliviar el dolor del recién nacido. Estudio descriptivo, realizado en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva de un hospital público de Fortaleza-CE en junio/2010. Los sujetos fueron diez enfermeras y la recopilación de los datos ocurrió a través de cuestionario. Los datos fueron organizados en tres categorías: El significado de la atención delante del dolor del recién nacido; La atención humanizada al recién nacido; e Intervenciones de enfermería delante del dolor del recién nacido. Estos fueron analizados bajo la teoría humanística de Paterson y Zderad. Se comprobó que la atención al recién nacido debería ser para minimizar los factores de estrés durante la situación dolorosa y que las intervenciones mencionadas fueron

  8. Orofacial pain emerging as a dental specialty.

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    Rosenbaum, R S; Friction, J R; Okeson, J P

    2001-01-01

    dental or medical specialties has been inadequate, with millions of patients left suffering. Insurers are also confused with regard to reimbursement and may make decisions to exclude treatment for orofacial pain disorders under both dental and medical policies. However, dentistry has taken a leading role in healthcare to address the national problem of developing the field of orofacial pain into a dental specialty. A study of dentists and dental specialists has shown that there is a recognized need and broad support for developing this field into a specialty.

  9. Políticas nacionales de salud y decisiones locales en México: el caso del Hospital Mixto de Cuetzalan, Puebla National health policies and local decisions in Mexico: the case of an intercultural hospital in Cuetzalan, Puebla

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    María Beatriz Duarte-Gómez

    2004-10-01

    el país y la disponibilidad de recursos internacionales del Plan Puebla Panamá. CONCLUSIONES: El análisis ratifica el carácter histórico del desarrollo de las organizaciones de salud, y las oportunidades que las coyunturas y políticas nacionales e internacionales constituyen para impulsar modelos alternativos e interculturales de atención para la salud de los pueblos indígenas que respondan a sus necesidades. A pesar de que la medicina indígena y la biomédica han sido consideradas por algunos como irreconciliables, existen ejemplos -nacionales e internacionales- de experiencias en materia de articulación entre ellas, que permiten vislumbrar la posibilidad de crear nuevos pactos que avancen en la creación de servicios de salud verdaderamente interculturales, que sirvan de ejemplo para el resto del país y del continente.OBJECTIVE: To identify the changes brought about by various national and international factors in an intercultural hospital of the municipality of Cuetzalán, Puebla. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case study was conducted during 2000 and 2001 in two Intercultural Hospitals of Mexico; the Cuetzalán Hospital in Puebla and the Jesús María Hospital in Nayarit State. Data were collected by means of 72 semi-structured interviews with allopathic therapists, indigenous therapists, and authorities of the different health care levels. Moreover, documental research was carried out on national policies for indigenous peoples as well as on indigenist policies. These policies were related with the five organizational stages of the hospital. State authorities gave their permission and interviewees signed informed consent. RESULTS: The hospital was created in 1958 by the Ministry of Health as a biomedical institution, in agreement with the integrationist indigenist policies going on at the time. It remained so during the beginning of the administration by the National Indigenist Institute. In 1990, the new participative indigenist policy trends and the

  10. Manejo da dor pós-operatória na Enfermagem Pediátrica: em busca de subsídios para aprimorar o cuidado El manejo del dolor postoperatorio en la Enfermería Pediátrica: en búsqueda de apoyo para mejorar el cuidado Managing postoperative pain in Pediatric Nursing: searching for subsides to improve nursing care

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    Fernanda Cristina Queiroz

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre o manejo da dor pelos profissionais de enfermagem no pós-operatório infantil, no período de 1993 a 2005. A revisão possibilitou identificar três temáticas: fatores que influenciam o manejo da dor da criança pelos enfermeiros, intervenções para o alívio da dor da criança e avaliação e resposta dos enfermeiros à experiência de dor da criança. O manejo da dor infantil é um ato complexo que engloba elementos das dimensões referentes à própria criança, aos profissionais de saúde e aos seus familiares. A carência de estudos nesta área revela a necessidade de se realizarem pesquisas, para que se possa (repensar o cuidado de enfermagem pediátrica.La finalidad de este artículo es realizar una revisión de la literatura sobre el manejo del dolor por los profesionales de enfermería en el postoperatorio infantil, en el período de 1993 a 2005. La revisión posibilitó identificar tres temáticas: factores que influencian el manejo del dolor del niño por los enfermeros, intervenciones para el alivio del dolor del niño y evaluación y respuesta de los enfermeros a la experiencia de dolor del niño. El manejo del dolor infantil es un acto complejo que abarca elementos de las dimensiones referentes al propio niño, a los profesionales de salud y a sus familiares.La falta de estudios en esta área revela la necesidad de llevar a cabo investigaciones, para que se pueda (repensar el cuidado de enfermería pediátrica.This study reports on a literature review about child postoperative pain management by nursing professionals, in the period from 1993 to 2005. Three themes were identified: factors influencing nurses' management of child pain, interventions to relieve child pain, and nurses' assessment and response to children's pain experience. Child pain management is a complex act that involves elements of the dimensions related to the children themselves, health

  11. Evaluación del impacto funcional e intensidad del dolor antes y después de la inyección de esteroides por vía transforaminal en una muestra preliminar de pacientes con radiculopatía lumbar por hernia de disco Evaluation of functionality and pain intensity before and after a transformial steroid injection in a preliminary sample of patients with lumbar radiculopathy due to a disk hernia

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    P. Medel

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar el grado de mejoría en el estado funcional e intensidad del dolor, en una muestra preliminar de pacientes con radiculopatía compresiva lumbar por hernia de disco a quienes se les realizó una inyección de esteroides por vía transforaminal (ITE bajo guía fluoroscópica. Material y método: Se seleccionaron prospectivamente en el periodo de Octubre a Diciembre del 2006, pacientes con dolor de espalda baja por radiculopatía secundaria a hernia de disco lumbar corroborado por clínica e imagen de resonancia magnética y que presentaran mala respuesta al manejo conservador. Se evaluó la intensidad de dolor por medio de la Escala Visual Análoga (EVA y el índice de funcionalidad mediante el Cuestionario de Oswestry previo al ITE y posterior al mismo a los 7,14 y 30 días en todos los pacientes incluidos. Resultados: Se incluyeron a 14 pacientes; de ellos doce fueron mujeres (87.5% y dos varones (14.3%; con una edad promedio de 62 ± 12.8 (40-84. La intensidad de dolor antes del procedimiento, según la EVA fue de 74.0 ± 17.0. Se observaron diferencias significativas en la intensidad del dolor a los 7 (EVA 46.4 ± 22.4, 14 (EVA 45.0 ± 17.0 y 30 (EVA 46.4 ± 25.9 días después del ITE (p Objective: To evalUate the level of improvement in the functionality and pain intensity in a preliminary sample of patients with compressive lumbar radiculopathology due to disk hernia who received a transforaminal steroid injection (TSI under fluoroscopic guidance. Material and Method: From October to December 2006, patients experiencing back pain due to radiculopathy secondary to a lumbar disk hernia were selected. These diagnoses had to have been corroborated clinically and by a magnetic resonance image. Furthermore, these were patients that responded poorly to conservative management. Pain intensity was evaluated by Visual Analog Scale Analogy (VAS and the functionality by the Oswestry Questionnaire before the TSI and 7, 14 and 30 days

  12. Chest Pain

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Acute chest pain is an important and frequently occurring symptom in patients. Chest pain is often a sign of ischemic heart disease. Associated findings of electrocardiograph (ECG are rather heterogeneous, and traditional cardiac biomarkers such as Creatine Kinase-MB (CK-MB suffer from low cardiac specificity and sensitivity. In this study cost effectiveness of cardiac biomarkers single quantitative measurement was examined.Methods: The present descriptive-analytic study conducted on patients who were asked for troponin I and CK-MB. All patients who referred to Emergency unit of Tabriz Imam Reza educational-medical center during January 2012 to July the 2013 were included in study. All patients included in the study were documented in terms of age, sex, working shift of referring, main complaint of patient, symptoms in referring, ECG findings, and results of troponin I and CK-MB tests.Results: In this study, 2900 patients were studied including 1440 (49.7% males and 1460 (50.3% females. Mean age of patients was 62.91 (SD=14.36. Of all patients 1880 (64.8% of patients referred during 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 1020 (35.2% patients were referred during 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The sensitivity of cardiac biomarkers’ test in diagnosing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS disease was calculated as 44.8% and its specificity was 86.6%. For diagnosing Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI, sensitivity of cardiac biomarkers’ test was 72.2% and its specificity was 86%. None of patients who were finally underwent unstable angina diagnosis showed increase in cardiac enzymes.Conclusion: In conclusion, cardiac biomarkers can be used for screening acute chest pains, also cost effectiveness of cardiac biomarkers, appropriate specificity and sensitivity can guarantee their usefulness in emergency room.

  13. Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización del SIDA (NLAAD) (National Latino AIDS Awareness Day)

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    2014-10-14

    Este podcast destaca el Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización acerca del SIDA, para aumentar el conocimiento sobre el impacto desproporcionado del VIH en la población hispana o latina en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios dependientes. El podcast hace recordar a los hispanos o latinos que ellos tienen el poder de tomar el control de su salud y protegerse contra el VIH.  Created: 10/14/2014 by La Oficina de Equidad en Salud, Oficina del Director de la División de Prevención del VIH/SIDA, Centro Nacional para el VIH/SIDA, Hepatitis Viral, ETS y Tuberculosis.   Date Released: 10/14/2014.

  14. Pain and Paget's Disease of Bone

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    ... Your Doctor (NIA) Conversando con su médico (NIA) Sea miembro activo del equipo de cuidados de la Salud (FDA) '); docprint.document.close(); docprint.focus(); */ } //--> Print-Friendly Page May 2015 Types of Pain Paget’s disease can cause ...

  15. "Jejenes" (Diptera: Simuliidae of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina: Preliminary results "Jejenes" (Diptera: Simuliidae del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Patagonia, Argentina: Resultados preliminares

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    Luis M. Hernández

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The Simuliidae is a family of Diptera with approximately 2072 described species worldwide. The females of the majority of the species feed from vertebrates' blood, which makes them a significant plague that affects both men as well as cattle, birds, and other vertebrates. The objective of this paper is to create an inventory of Simuliidae and to reveal certain aspects of the biology and distribution of this family of aquatic insects in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Moreover, information on the zoogeography of Simuliidae in Patagonia is provided. Five genera, 3 subgenera and 32 species Simuliidae are recorded from Patagonia: Cnesia (three spp., Cnesiamima (one sp., Gigantodax (14 spp., Paraustrosimulium (one sp., Simulium (Ectemnaspis (one sp., S. (Psaroniocompsa (one sp. and S. ( Pternaspatha (11 spp., At present, we have collected all five genera, one subgenus of Simulium (Pternaspatha, and 19 species of Simuliidae in the park, which amounts to 57% of the Simuliidae fauna in this area. Puerto Blest, a characteristic area of the High-Andean phytogeographical province (humid forest, showed the highest diversity of Simuliidae.Los simúlidos pertenecen a una familia de Diptera (Simuliidae con alrededor de 2.072 especies descritas a nivel mundial. Las hembras de la mayoría de las especies se alimentan con sangre de vertebrados, lo cual las convierte en importantes plagas que afectan tanto al hombre como al ganado, aves y otros vertebrados. Los objetivos de este trabajo son llevar a cabo un inventario de Simuliidae y dar a conocer algunos aspectos de la biología y la distribución de esta familia de insectos acuáticos en el Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Argentina. Además, se proporciona información sobre la biogeografía de Simuliidae en la Patagonia. Cinco géneros, un subgénero y 32 especies de simúlidos han sido registrados para Patagonia: Cnesia (3 spp., Cnesiamima (1 sp., Gigantodax (14 spp., Paraustrosimulium (1 sp., Simulium

  16. Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes.

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    Watson, James C; Sandroni, Paola

    2016-03-01

    Chronic pain is common in patients with neurologic complications of a central nervous system insult such as stroke. The pain is most commonly musculoskeletal or related to obligatory overuse of neurologically unaffected limbs. However, neuropathic pain can result directly from the central nervous system injury. Impaired sensory discrimination can make it challenging to differentiate central neuropathic pain from other pain types or spasticity. Central neuropathic pain may also begin months to years after the injury, further obscuring recognition of its association with a past neurologic injury. This review focuses on unique clinical features that help distinguish central neuropathic pain. The most common clinical central pain syndromes-central poststroke pain, multiple sclerosis-related pain, and spinal cord injury-related pain-are reviewed in detail. Recent progress in understanding of the pathogenesis of central neuropathic pain is reviewed, and pharmacological, surgical, and neuromodulatory treatments of this notoriously difficult to treat pain syndrome are discussed.

  17. Pain and Nociception

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    Falk, Sarah; Dickenson, Anthony H

    2014-01-01

    Cancer pain, especially pain caused by metastasis to bone, is a severe type of pain, and unless the cause and consequences can be resolved, the pain will become chronic. As detection and survival among patients with cancer have improved, pain has become an increasing challenge, because traditional...... therapies are often only partially effective. Until recently, knowledge of cancer pain mechanisms was poor compared with understanding of neuropathic and inflammatory pain states. We now view cancer-induced bone pain as a complex pain state involving components of both inflammatory and neuropathic pain...... but also exhibiting elements that seem unique to cancer pain. In addition, the pain state is often unpredictable, and the intensity of the pain is highly variable, making it difficult to manage. The establishment of translational animal models has started to reveal some of the molecular components involved...

  18. Pain and the ethics of pain management.

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    Edwards, R B

    1984-01-01

    In this article I clarify the concepts of 'pain', 'suffering', 'pains of body', 'pains of soul'. I explore the relevance of an ethic to the clinical setting which gives patients a strong prima facie right to freedom from unnecessary and unwanted pain and which places upon medical professionals two concomitant moral obligations to patients. First, there is the duty not to inflict pain and suffering beyond what is necessary for effective diagnosis, treatment and research. Next, there is the duty to do all that can be done to relieve all the pain and suffering which can be alleviated. I develop in some detail that individuality of pain sensitivity must be taken into account in fulfilling these obligations. I explore the issue of the relevance of informed consent and the right to refuse treatment to the matter of pain relief. And I raise the question of what conditions, if any, should override the right to refuse treatment where pain relief is of paramount concern.

  19. PAIN METAR

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — METAR is a routine scheduled observation and is the primary observation code used in the United States to satisfy requirements for reporting surface meteorological...

  20. Pain relief is a human right.

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    Daher, Michel

    2010-01-01

    For centuries, medical and surgical treatment has emphasized saving the life of the patient rather than ameliorating the patient's pain, particularly when there were few options for the latter. Today at the dawn of the 21st century, the best available evidence indicates a major gap between an increasingly understanding of the pathophysiology of pain and widespread inadequacy of its treatment. Epidemiologic evidence has proven that chronic pain is a widespread public health issue. Studies of cancer patients' pain control consistently reveal that up to half of patients receive inadequate analgesia and 30% do not receive appropriate drugs for their pain. Equally, for patients suffering HIV/AIDS, 60%-100% will experience pain at some stage in their illness. In the developed world, this gap has prompted a series of declarations and actions by national and international bodies advocating better pain control. One response to the worldwide undertreatment of pain has been to promote the concept that pain relief is a public health issue of such critical importance as to constitute an international imperative and fundamental human right. The importance of pain relief as the core of the medical ethic is clear. Pain clinicians promote the status of pain management beyond that of appropriate clinical practice or even an ethic of good medicine. They advocate a paradigm shift in the medical professions' perspective on pain management, from simply good practice to an imperative founded on patient rights. There is a need to promote policies which create conditions where human beings can bear even incurable illnesses and death in a dignified manner. This must help health professionals or lay groups to initiate a powerful agenda to reform local statutes. The essential components of such legislation are: 1. Reasonable pain management is a right. 2. Doctors have a duty to listen to and reasonably respond to a patient's report of pain. 3. Provision of necessary pain relief is immune from

  1. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of pain in lateral posterior thoracotomy patients Aspectos cualitativo y cuantitativo del dolor de pacientes sometidos a la toracotomia postero-lateral Aspectos qualitativo e quantitativo da dor de pacientes submetidos à toracotomia póstero-lateral

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    Thaiza Teixeira Xavier

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Descriptive study that proposed to compare the qualitative and quantitative behavior of the pain in lateral posterior thoracotomy patients. The sample was consisted of 18 individuals with an average age of 44 years. The instruments used were physiotherapy evaluation form, numerical pain scale and McGill questionnaire for pain. The pain on the numerical pain scale was considered moderate(5 for both sexes. The descriptors of the McGill questionnaire choosen by the patients with higher frequency were: in the sensorial component, beat4, pointed1, shock2, final and pull2; in the afetive component, tired1, bored1, punishald1 and miserable1 and in the evaluative component was flat. The characteristics of pain in the sensorial group were more evidents on male group. No significant statistical difeferences were observed between quantitative answers concerning pain between the men and women. On the qualitative aspects , was observed an predominancy of the same descriptors of pain in afetive component for both sexes. Pain intensity was categorized as moderate. No significant statistical difference were observed between the pain on the post-operatory lateral posterior thoracotomy. These data demonstrate a necessity for an analysis with a larger study group.Estudio descriptivo que ha determinado comparar el comportamiento cualitativo y cuantitativo del dolor en pacientes sometidos a la Toracotomia Postero Lateral(TPL. La muestra fue constituida por 18 (dieciocho individuos, siendo 10 (diez hombres y 8 (ocho mujeres con edad media de 44 años. Como instrumento se utilizo la ficha de evaluacion fisioterapeutica, escala numerica moderada(5 para ambos los sexos. Los descriptores de los cuestionarios para dolor McGill escogidos con mayor frecuencia por los pacientes fueron: en el componente sensorial pungente4, puntada1, choque2, fina1, tirãn2; en el componente afectivo, cansacial1, mareante1, castigante1 y miserable1 y en el componente evaluativo fue pesada1

  2. Measuring postoperative pain

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    Dijk, J.F.M. van

    2015-01-01

    Many patients experience pain after surgery. Adequate pain treatment begins with a reliable pain assessment. The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) is often used for this purpose; patients are asked to score their pain on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 indicates no pain and 10 indicates the worst imaginable

  3. Neuropathic Pain After Lung Surgery

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    Chronic Neuropathic Pain, Postoperative; Chronic Pain, Postoperative; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathic Pain; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Pain; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

  4. Neuropathic Pain After Breast Surgery

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    Chronic Neuropathic Pain, Postoperative; Chronic Pain, Postoperative; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathic Pain; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Pain; Chronic Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

  5. Influencia de los rasgos de personalidad en la percepción del dolor y elección de analgesia durante el parto/Influence of personality traits on pain perception and choice of analgesia during labor

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    J M Caparros Molinero; S Núñez del Moral; M A Soriano Molina

    2014-01-01

      The present study aims to analyze in a group of pregnant women if there is a relationship between personality characteristics, pain perception and the choice whether or not analgesia during labor...

  6. Addiction to opioids in chronic pain patients: a literature review

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    Højsted, Jette; Sjøgren, Per

    2007-01-01

    , incidence and prevalence of addiction in opioid treated pain patients, screening tools for assessing opioid addiction in chronic pain patients and recommendations regarding addiction problems in national and international guidelines for opioid treatment in cancer patients and chronic non-malignant pain...... treatment as addiction may result in poor pain control. Several screening tools were identified, but only a few were thoroughly validated with respect to validity and reliability. Most of the identified guidelines mention addiction as a potential problem. The guidelines in cancer pain management...... long-term opioid treatment, and specialised treatment facilities for pain management or addiction medicine should be consulted in these cases....

  7. High genotypic diversity of the reef-building coral Porites lobata (Scleractinia: Poritidae in Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica

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    Jennifer N. Boulay

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The isolated Isla del Coco experiences periodic, extreme disturbances which devastate coral reefs surrounding the island. Scleractinian corals build the physical structure of the reef therefore ecosystem recovery relies on coral species recovery. Coral recruits can be of sexual or asexual origin, and the relative success of the two recruit types influences the speed and spread of recovery processes. Here we focus on the massive coral, Porites lobata, because it is the main reef-builder around Isla del Coco to describe the relative contribution of asexual and sexual recruits to population maintenance. P. lobata samples were collected using a spatially explicit random sampling design in three plots at Isla del Coco: Punta Ulloa (n=17, Bahía Weston (n=20 and Punta María (n=20 and samples were genotyped with 11 microsatellite markers. Additional sampling was conducted at three “coastal” sites near the Costa Rican mainland (Isla del Caño Biological Reserve: Caño1 (n=8, Caño2 (n=10, Caño5 (n=11 to compare the contributions of asexual and sexual recruits at Isla del Coco sites to coastal sites. Isla del Coco sites were characterized by small colony size (>60% of colonies Los ambientes marinos del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco experimentan perturbaciones extremas periódicamente como por ejemplo El Niño-Oscilación del Sur (ENOS que han devastado las comunidades coralinas. La cobertura coralino se redujo drásticamente durante El Niño de 1982-83. Los corales escleractinios construyen la estructura física de los arrecifes así que la recuperación de estos ecosistemas depende de que los corales se recuperen. Los corales pueden reproducirse sexual y asexualmente, y el éxito relativo de cada forma de reproducción va a guiar el proceso de recuperación con implicaciones potenciales a la diversidad de las comunidades asociadas. En la mayoría de los arrecifes alrededor de la Isla del Coco, el coral masivo, Porites lobata, es la especie

  8. Poststroke Pain – but Multiple Pain Mechanisms

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    Vinjamuri Chari

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A 42-year-old man presented with acute left hemiplegia due to a right frontotemporal hemorrhagic stroke and left-sided pain. While the initial presentation suggested central poststroke pain, subsequent investigations also implicated heterotopic ossification of the left hip and amplification of previous low back pain by the new central pain. While heterotopic ossification has been commonly associated with brain injury, spinal cord injury or osseous injury, it is only rarely associated with stroke. Poststroke pain may be multifactorial, and discovering the pain mechanisms has important implications for treatment.

  9. Temporomandibular joint pain assessment.

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    Stegenga, B; de Bont, L G; Boering, G

    1993-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate pain characteristics of patients with temporomandibular joint-related pain and propose a rationale for the assessment of pain and its impact on patients with temporomandibular disorders. Based on anamnestic information, the 88 patients in the sample were classified according to pain grade: (1) acute/subacute nonrecurrent or recurrent pain, n = 41 (46.6%); (2) persistently recurring pain in relatively high frequency, or nonsevere persistent pain, n = 32 (36.4%); (3) persistent and impairing pain, n = 8 (9.1%); (4) persistent and disabling pain, n = 7 (7.9%); and (5) persistent and handicapping pain, n = 0. Regarding TMJ pain provoked during the clinical examination, there was a significant difference among diagnostic subgroups, subgroups with different pain intensity levels, and pain grade subgroups, but no significant differences could be found based on the duration of the pain symptoms. Subgroups also did not significantly differ in scores on the Multi-dimensional Pain Inventory and the General Health Questionnaire. Based on the results of the study, the assessment of nonchronic TMJ pain may generally be limited to an accurate description of the pain complaint and thorough clinical assessment. Multidimensional assessment may be useful when the TMJ pain persists or is persistently recurring. Depending on individual circumstances, additional assessment procedures may prove to be useful. A general strategy for pain assessment in temporomandibular disorders is proposed.

  10. Maltrato infantil y del adolescente registrado en un hospital de referencia nacional, 2006 - 2011 Child and adolescent abuse recorded at a national referral hospital, 2006 - 2011

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    Lorena Escalante-Romero

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Realizar una descripción de los registros del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN, desde enero de 2006 hasta septiembre de 2011, sobre maltrato infantil y del adolescente, lo cual permite la caracterización del agredido y del agresor. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un análisis de fuentes secundarias, basado en registros de la "Ficha de evaluación de violencia familiar y maltrato infantil", aplicada por el Módulo de Atención al Maltrato Infantil y del Adolescente en Salud (MAMIS del INSN. La ficha incluye datos del agredido, del agresor y las características de la agresión. Se diferenció el tipo de agresión como: sexual, física, psicológica o por abandono. Se muestran los resultados en frecuencias y porcentajes. Resultados. Se incluyeron 1798 registros. El 63,9% eran niñas y el 39,9% fueron adolescentes. El 60,6% de los agresores fueron varones y el 65,8% de las agresiones ocurrieron en casa. El 48,6% fueron registros de agresión sexual, que fue más frecuente en niñas (73,2% y adolescentes (44,4%; en el 9,6% de los casos existió coito. Conclusiones. En los registros del MAMIS del INSN, la agresión en niñas fue la más frecuente; el agresor con frecuencia era un varón y la mayoría de las agresiones ocurrieron en el domicilio del menor. La agresión sexual fue casi la mitad de la serie.Objectives. To describe the records of child and adolescent abuse of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN from January 2006 to September 2011, characterizing the victim and perpetrator. Materials and methods. A secondary sources analysis was performed, based on the domestic violence and child abuse records, from froms administered by Child Abuse and Adolescent Health Unit (MAMIS at the INSN. The records include data of the victim, offender and characteristics of the aggression. Types of aggression were categorized as: sexual, physical, psychological or neglection. Frequencies and percentages are presented

  11. Utilidad del Extracto de Mangifera Indica L (VIMANG en el Síndrome Doloroso Regional Complejo: A propósito de un caso Usefulness of Mangifera Indica L (Vimang® in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS: A case report

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    . La evolución clínica y electrofisiológica fue muy favorable. Este caso constituye el primero descrito en la literatura, en el cual se introduce este producto a la terapia múltiple del síndrome, se deben dirigir los estudios básicos y clínicos en este sentido, dadas las posibilidades terapéuticas del Vimang® en el SDRC.Advances in our understanding of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS physiopathology have led to new drugs targeted toward molecular mediators involved in the complex mechanisms of pain. Neuroinflammation is thought to have an active role in phenomena underlying spinal cord dorsal horn hyperexcitability and the establishment of central sensitivity. An extract from the bark of selected Mangifera indica L species, registered under the Vimang® Trade Mark in Cuba, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihyperanalgesic activity in vivo. In Vitro studies have demonstrated that it has an inhibitory effect on several molecules mediating the central sensitization cascade and an ischemic-reperfusion model has proved its cerebral neuroprotective qualities. We present a patient with type II CRPS secondary to a brachial plexus lesión following a displaced left humerus fracture that sectioned the radius nerve. The patient presented in our pain clinic four months after the accident with sensorial symptoms, persistent burning pain mechanical allodynia, oedema, vasomotor alterations tending to hyperhaemia and a flexed hand due to loss of the motor function in the fore arm extensors. Carpal and shoulder Joint movement was severely limited and she scored 5 on the Likert pain scale. Electrophysiological study revealed mild myelin-axonal alterations in the median nerve and severe alterations in the radial nerve. Treatment with Vimang (300 mg; 2 tablets/8 hours/4 months with topical administration of Vimang cream 3 times per day combined with sympathetic and somatic nerve blocks in the upper limb and physiotherapy were begun. The patient's clinical and

  12. Reseña del libro de H. Crawley y T. Lester, Comparative Analysis of Gender Related Persecution in National Asylum Legislation and Practice in Europe

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    Carmen Miguel Juan

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    Full Text Available Es una publicación del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR de 2004. El ACNUR, a finales de 2003, encomendó a Heaven Crawley y Trine Lester un estudio para determinar en qué medida los países europeos habían incorporado a su práctica y legislación nacional las recomendaciones llevadas a cabo por dicho organismo de Naciones Unidas en orden a garantizar una interpretación con perspectiva de género de la Convención de Ginebra sobre los Refugiados de 1951 y el Protocolo de Nueva York de 1967 y en los procesos de determinación de la condición de refugiado. Estas recomendaciones, que ya se habían empezado a efectuar a mediados de la década de los ochenta mediante Conclusiones del Comité Ejecutivo del ACNUR, se recogen y amplían en un documento publicado en el año 2002 llamado Directrices de protección internacional: la persecución por motivos de género dentro del contexto del artículo 1 A (2 de la Convención de Ginebra de 1951 y/o su Protocolo.

  13. Pain and your emotions

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    ... your body controls pain. Pain itself, and the fear of pain, can cause you to avoid both physical and social activities. ... or staying asleep Decreased or increased appetite that causes major weight ... Thoughts about death, suicide, or hurting yourself

  14. Fighting Chronic Pain

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    ... leg pain from clogged arteries Stomach/Digestive: Gallstones, intestinal obstruction, diverticulitis, ulcers, severe indigestion, severe gas pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis Urinary/Reproductive: Kidney stones, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, ...

  15. Pelvic Pain: Other FAQs

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    ... NICHD Research Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Pelvic Pain: Other FAQs Skip sharing on social media links ... more than one reason for my pain? Can pelvic pain affect my ability to become pregnant? Can alternative ...

  16. Physiotherapists' knowledge of pain

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    negative attitudes and lack of knowledge about pain.[3]. Pain has been identified as the .... Pain can be reliably measured on a variety of numeric scales. 0.62 continued. ..... administered questionnaires are common measurement tools used to.

  17. Pain: Hope through Research

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    ... complex regional pain syndrome , which can follow injury; phantom limb and post-amputation pain (see Phantom Pain in ... the lost limb. This phenomenon is known as phantom limb and accounts describing it date back to the ...

  18. Nonulcer Stomach Pain

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    ... stomach pain is also called functional dyspepsia (dis-PEP-see-uh) or nonulcer dyspepsia. Nonulcer stomach pain ... may help inhibit the activity of neurons that control intestinal pain. Antibiotics. If tests indicate that a ...

  19. American Pain Society

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    ... and Treated High-dose Opioid Treatment Associated with Mental Health and Medical Comorbidities Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers ... Chronic Neck Pain Press Room - Link of Preexisting Mental ... Nervous System Origins Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain ...

  20. Soul Pain

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    Sarah L. Jirek

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study extends prior research on vicarious traumatization and emotion management by exploring a deeper, more life-altering effect of working with traumatized clients—namely, “soul pain.” Analyses of in-depth interviews with 29 advocates working with survivors of physical and sexual violence reveal that, as a direct consequence of hearing countless stories of human brutality, some staff members experience a profound wounding of their spirit. This finding expands our understanding of the occupational hazards of the helping professions by revealing another dimension of advocates’ lives—that of the soul or spirit—that may be affected by their work with trauma survivors.

  1. Efectividad, tolerabilidad y calidad de vida en el tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológico, con tramadol de liberación controlada en dosis única diaria Effectiveness, tolerability and quality of life in the management of chronic pain unrelated to cancer with sustained-release tramadol administered in a single daily dose

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    M Casals

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la efectividad y tolerabilidad del tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológico, con tramadol de liberación controlada y prolongada en dosis única diaria. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo, observacional, multicéntrico de farmacoepidemiología. En él participaron un total de 100 Unidades de Dolor de nuestro país. Se incluyeron pacientes con dolor crónico no oncológico que iniciaron tratamiento con tramadol de liberación controlada y prolongada. Para evaluar la efectividad del fármaco se registraron las características antropométricas, el tipo de dolor, su intensidad y su repercusión sobre el sueño y la calidad de vida. Se realizaron dos seguimientos: uno a la semana y otro al mes del inicio del tratamiento registrándose las variaciones en los indicadores de dolor: escala analógica visual y test de Lattinen, calidad de vida, la aparición de reacciones adversas y los cambios en el tratamiento. Resultados: Se estudiaron 907 pacientes, 66,03% mujeres y 33,97% hombres. El 52,92% de pacientes sufrían lumbalgia y el 33,96% osteoartritis. Se observó un descenso significativo en todos los indicadores de dolor desde la primera semana de tratamiento. La incidencia de efectos secundarios fue de un 16,8%, con una duración media de 6,3 ± 4 días. Las náuseas y los vómitos fueron la reacción adversa con mayor incidencia (18,3%, seguida del estreñimiento y somnolencia (10,5% y 10,3% respectivamente. El mayor impacto de la respuesta analgésica de tramadol de liberación controlada y prolongada se reflejó en el índice del estado físico de la calidad de vida. El 93,22% de los pacientes cumplimentaron adecuadamente el tratamiento y el 66,38% se declararon satisfechos o muy satisfechos con el tratamiento al finalizar el estudio. Conclusiones: Tramadol de liberación controlada y prolongada se mostró altamente efectivo en la reducción del dolor desde la primera semana de tratamiento. La tolerabilidad fue buena

  2. Experiencia en el manejo del paciente con VIH entre médicos de la Secretaría de Salud Experience in HIV patient care among physicians of the National Health Ministry

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    Carlos Magis-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conocer la experiencia que los médicos de la Secretaría de Salud (SSA han obtenido en el manejo del sujeto infectado por el VIH y en el uso de antirretrovirales. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal, con el apoyo del Consejo Nacional para la Prevención y el Control del SIDA (CONASIDA, en marzo-mayo de 1998. Se proporcionaron cuestionarios autoaplicables a médicos de la SSA con experiencia en el manejo clínico del paciente con VIH, al inicio de cinco simposios sobre VIH/SIDA, realizados en diversas ciudades del país. El análisis estadístico incluyó la prueba ji². RESULTADOS: Se recolectaron 181 encuestas. La mediana de pacientes con VIH atendidos fue de cuatro (intervalo 1-97. De los médicos encuestados, 36.5% manifestó administrar antirretrovirales (35.4% prescribía los análogos de los nucleósidos, y 9.9%, los inhibidores de proteasa. Los fármacos más usados fueron AZT y ddI (40.3%. Expresó 17.7% de los médicos haber utilizado la cuenta de linfocitos T CD4+, y 8.8% la carga viral como indicadores pronósticos y de respuesta a la farmacoterapia. CONCLUSIONES: Se observó una baja proporción de médicos de la SSA con experiencia en el manejo del paciente con VIH y en el uso de los antirretrovirales. Se deben enfocar esfuerzos para mejorar la atención de los pacientes VIH positivos mediante la capacitación del personal médico.OBJETIVE: To determine the experience of the National Health Ministry Physicians in the management of HIV infecetd patients and in the use of antiretrovirals. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A descriptive, observational and transversal study was performed, with support from the National AIDS Council from March to May 1998. Self-applicable questionnaires were filled by National Health Ministry physicians with experience in HIV patient clinical care, at the beginning of 5 different meetings on HIV/AIDS in several cities of the country. Statistical analysis included the chi² test. RESULTS

  3. Cancer and Pain Management

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    Pain is the most common problems in cancer patients . Pain may occur due to stage of disease diagnosis, treatment processand treatment received. Today, there are many methods for pain control non-pharmacological and pharmacological. Nurse's responsibility to make a comprehensive assessment of pain, pain control, the individual and with his family to implement the chosen method of pain control, must be applied to evaluate the effectiveness of the method. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2011; 10(6.000): 751...

  4. Pain Management: Post-Amputation Pain

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    ... of post-op pain or pain in the phantom limb, (which has been removed), early referral to a ... could not), can be experienced in the amputated "phantom" limb. Virtually all amputees who are old enough to ...

  5. Comparación de la Eficacia Analgésica de Codeína más paracetamol vs Tramadol en el Tratamiento del Dolor por Cáncer Comparison of the analgesic effectiveness of codeine plus paracetamol vs Tramadol in the Treatment of Cáncer Pain

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    R. F. Rodríguez

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es el síntoma más importante en 70% de pacientes que padecen cáncer avanzado. La terapia con analgésicos utilizada en forma adecuada, controla el dolor en 80-90% de los pacientes. Objetivos. Comparar la eficacia analgésica y seguridad de la codeína más acetaminofén (CA y Clorhidrato de Tramadol (T en el alivio del dolor por cáncer. Método. Se realizó un ensayo clínico controlado doble ciego, en pacientes con dolor por cáncer de intensidad moderada o severa. En forma aleatoria se asignó un grupo de pacientes para ser tratados con la combinación de Codeína más paracetamol, mientras que el otro grupo recibió Clorhidrato de Tramadol por un periodo de tres semanas. La intensidad del dolor fue medida con una escala numérica de cero a diez, considerándose como dolor de intensidad moderada el marcado en la escala entre 5-7 y de intensidad severa de 8-10. El tratamiento analgésico se consideró eficaz cuando el dolor desapareció o disminuyó a una intensidad leve, comprendida entre 1-4. Resultados. Se incluyeron 115 pacientes: 59 recibieron CA y 56 recibieron T. En el grupo de pacientes que recibió CA 58% aliviaron con una dosis inicial de codeína de 150 mg/día y 8% con la dosis doblada; 34% no aliviaron. En el grupo de pacientes tratado con T el dolor alivió en 62% de los pacientes con la dosis inicial de 200mg/día y 11% con la dosis doblada, mientras que 27% no experimentó alivio. Las diferencias entre los dos grupos no fueron significativas en cuanto a su eficacia analgésica. El grupo que recibió Tramadol presentó en forma significativa, mayor incidencia de efectos colaterales de intensidad leve: náusea (p: 0.05, RR: 0.62; IC95%: 0.38-1.01, mareo (p: 0.04; RR: 0.58; IC95%: 0.33-1.01 y pérdida de apetito (p: 0.001; RR: 0.08; IC95%: 0.01-0.59. Conclusión. No existen diferencias en cuanto a la eficacia analgésica de CA y T en el tratamiento del dolor por cáncer. Con el uso de T se presentó una mayor

  6. Orofacial pain: a primer.

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    De Rossi, Scott S

    2013-07-01

    Orofacial pain refers to pain associated with the soft and hard tissues of the head, face, and neck. It is a common experience in the population that has profound sociologic effects and impact on quality of life. New scientific evidence is constantly providing insight into the cause and pathophysiology of orofacial pain including temporomandibular disorders, cranial neuralgias, persistent idiopathic facial pains, headache, and dental pain. An evidence-based approach to the management of orofacial pain is imperative for the general clinician. This article reviews the basics of pain epidemiology and neurophysiology and sets the stage for in-depth discussions of various painful conditions of the head and neck.

  7. Actividades socioeconómicas en el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica y posibles efectos de la variabilidad climática Socio-economic activities at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica and possible effects of climate variability

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    Mary Luz Moreno-Díaz

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    Full Text Available Las actividades socioeconómicas y sus ingresos en el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco han sido poco evaluados y sistematizados, al igual que los efectos que sobre ellos pueda tener la variabilidad climática. empleó una metodología que combina análisis de conglomerados con una dinámica de valor agregado en una cadena productiva, para identificar las actividades socioeconómicas más importantes y cuantificar los ingresos que obtienen por la existencia del PNIC, además se analizó los posibles efectos de la variabilidad climática sobre estas actividades. Para lo anterior, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica detallada, consulta con empresarios, investigadores y turistas. Se obtuvo que los principales conglomerados de actividades alrededor del PNIC son la recreación y la vivencia espiritual, la investigación, las actividades económicas y la gestión y manejo del Parque. Se realizó una aproximación de las contribuciones de la existencia del PNIC en estos cuatro conglomerados en el 2010, y se obtuvo que la contribución el ámbito nacional fue de US$5.7 millones de dólares, el internacional de US$2.5 millones de dólares, el global del PNIC ascendió aproximadamente a US$8.3 millones de dólares. También se obtuvo que si los recursos naturales objeto de la visita de los turistas disminuyen debido a efectos de la variabilidad climática esto ingresos podrían disminuir en 30%.Socioeconomic activities and their gross income in Isla del Coco National Park have been poorly evaluated and systematized, as well as the effects on them climate variability may have. A methodology that combines cluster analysis with a dynamic value chain was developed to identify the most important socioeconomic activities and quantify the gross income derived by the existence of Isla del Coco National Park. The possible effects of climate variability on these activities were also analyzed. A detailed literature review, consultation and interviews with

  8. Características del dolor osteomuscular crónico en pacientes de Atención Primaria: Resultados de un centro rural y otro urbano Epidemiology of osteomuscular chronic pain in Primary Care patients: Results from a rural centre and an urban one

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    J. J. Noceda

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conocer las características sociodemográficas y clínicas de los pacientes atendidos por dolor osteomuscular crónico usuarios de dos Centros de Atención Primaria, uno rural y otro urbano, y ver si existen diferencias entre ellos. Conocer la relación entre las distintas causas de dolor crónico musculoesquelético y las variables sociodemográficas y clínicas estudiadas. Material y métodos: Diseño descriptivo observacional transversal. Estudio multicéntrico en el que intervienen los Centros de Salud del Puerto de Sagunto (Valencia y del Alto Palancia (Castellón. Muestra de 320 usuarios de los citados centros que padezcan dolor crónico de origen osteomuscular. Recogida de datos a través de historias clínicas y de entrevistas personales durante el segundo semestre de 2003 y primero de 2004. Resultados: El dolor crónico de origen osteomuscular es más frecuente en mujeres, aumenta conforme avanza la edad, en personas casadas y viudas, de nivel sociocultural bajo y con elevada comorbilidad asociada. Provoca alto índice de incapacidades laborales. Las enfermedades que más frecuentemente provocan este tipo de dolor son la artrosis y las lum-balgias crónicas. La artrosis es la principal causa de dolor, siendo más frecuente en el medio rural. Las lumbalgias se relacionan con la actividad física realizada, predominando en la zona industrial. La mayoría de personas refieren dolor crónico osteomuscular de larga evolución.Objective: To define the sociodemographic and clinical profile of osteomuscular chronic pain patients attended by two Primary Care Centres, one rural and one urban, and to explore the existing differences between them. To know the relationship between the different causes of musculoskeletal chronic pain and sociodemographic and clinical variables. Material and method: Cross-sectional observational descriptive design. Multicentric study including the Puerto de Sagunto (Valencia and Alto Palancia (Castell

  9. Nutrición enteral domiciliaria (NED): Registro Nacional del año 2000 Enteral nutrition at home: National register for 2000

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    M. Planas; M. Castellá; P. P. García Luna; J. Chamorro; C. Gómez Candela; M. D. Carbonell; J. A. Irles; Jiménez, M; E. Morejón; A. Pérez de la Cruz; M.ª A. Bobis; A. Rodríguez Pozo; G. Adrio; Salas, J.; A. J. Calañas

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    Objetivo: Un año más, el Grupo de Trabajo NADYA-SENPE, presenta el análisis del registro de los pacientes con Nutrición Enteral Domiciliaria (NED) de nuestro país correspondiente al año 2000. Material y métodos: La información se ha recogido en un cuestionario cerrado incluido en nuestra página web (www.nadya-senpe.com). Este formulario incluye datos epidemiológicos, indicación del motivo de este tratamiento, pauta de tratamiento y vía de acceso, complicaciones y hospitalizaciones, seguimient...

  10. Modificaciones del umbral de dolor en un punto gatillo miofascial tras técnica de energía muscular Changes in pain threshold in myofascial trigger point after muscle energy technique

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    J.C. Zuil Escobar; M. García del Pozo; M. González Propin

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    Objetivos: Valorar los cambios en el umbral del dolor a la presión del punto gatillo 1 latente del trapecio superior tras la aplicación de una técnica de energía muscular y valorar la fiabilidad intraobservador de la algometría analógica sobre dicho punto. Material y métodos: Treinta y cinco sujetos asintomáticos con el punto gatillo miofascial 1 (PGM1) del trapecio superior latente fueron aleatorizados en dos grupos: un grupo recibió como tratamiento la aplicación de una técnica de energía m...

  11. Fetal pain perception and pain management.

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    Van de Velde, Marc; Jani, Jacques; De Buck, Frederik; Deprest, J

    2006-08-01

    This paper gives an overview of current science related to the concept of fetal pain. We have answered three important questions: (1) does fetal pain exist? (2) does management of fetal pain benefit the unborn child? and (3) which techniques are available to provide good fetal analgesia?

  12. Pain and musculoskeletal pain syndromes in adolescents.

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    Zapata, Aura Ligia; Moraes, Ana Julia Pantoja; Leone, Claudio; Doria-Filho, Ulysses; Silva, Clovis Artur Almeida

    2006-06-01

    The presence of musculoskeletal pain was evaluated in adolescents. Pain was reported by 40% of respondents, benign joint hypermobility syndrome by 10%, myofascial syndrome by 5%, tendonitis by 2%, and fibromialgia by 1%. Logistical regression analysis indicated that sex and age were predictive of pain.

  13. What a Pain! Kids and Growing Pains

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    ... best news about growing pains is that they go away by morning. What Causes Growing Pains? Growing pains don't hurt around the bones or joints (the flexible parts that connect bones and let them move) — only in the muscles . For this ...

  14. Arm Pain

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    ... N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2012. http://accessmedicine.com. Accessed Jan. 16, 2016. Heart attack. National ... N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2013. http://accessmedicine. com. Accessed Jan. 16, 2016. Feb. 26, 2016 ...

  15. Manejo da dor de pacientes com aids: análise da estrutura gerencial em hospital de referência Manejo del dolor en pacientes con sida: análisis de la estructura administrativa en hospital de referencia Pain management in patients with aids: analysis of the management structure of a reference hospital

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    Roberta Meneses Oliveira

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    ón interdisciplinaria del dolor, capacitación de profesionales y mejora de historias clínicas para utilizar métodos de evaluación y tratamientos más eficaces.The objective of this study was to analyze the structure for the management of pain in patients with AIDS in a reference hospital in Fortaleza, Brazil. This is a descriptive study with a qualitative approach, developed in 2010. Twenty interviews were performed with health care professionals (physicians and nurses, and analyzed according to the methodology of content analysis. Data were organized into categories: favorable and unfavorable structural conditions. A prevalence of unfavorable conditions was found in the discourse of the interviewees, such as an emphasis on pharmacologic treatment, absence of specific care strategies for pain, lack of experienced professionals in handling pain, and a high demand and failure in the referral and counter-referral system. It is suggested that a new management care model be instituted for patients with AIDS, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to pain, training of health care professionals and improvement of chart records for use in evaluating pain relief methods and more effective treatments.

  16. I Conferencia Nacional de Consenso sobre el Injerto Óseo del Seno Maxilar 1st National Consensus Conference on maxillar sinus bone grafts

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    P.M. Villarreal

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de la I Conferencia Española de Consenso sobre el Injerto Óseo Sinusal era intentar llegar a puntos de acuerdo sobre las principales controversias de esta técnica, aplicada de forma muy variada y con el empleo de materiales muy diversos, y conseguir plasmar los mismos en un documento resumen consensuado por todos los autores. Material y método: Durante los días 17 y 18 de octubre de 2008 se celebró en Oviedo la citada conferencia, auspiciada por la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial. En ella se dieron cita un total de 50 ponentes de reconocido prestigio nacional e internacional que repasaron en 6 mesas de trabajo las principales controversias sobre los injertos óseos sinusales. Tras las conferencias de los ponentes, los moderadores establecían las principales conclusiones de cada mesa y se abría un turno de debate donde participaban todos los asistentes. Resultado: Este documento y sus conclusiones emanan de las presentaciones realizadas por los ponentes y de las deliberaciones y acuerdos de cada mesa de trabajo. Ambos han sido aprobados tras varias correcciones por todos los autores antes de ser enviados para su publicación. Además, han obtenido el reconocimiento científico oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial y deben servir como base para futuros estudios y reuniones científicas. Conclusiones: El objetivo fundamental cuando se realiza un injerto óseo sinusal es la formación de hueso vital en el seno maxilar, para conseguir la supervivencia a largo plazo de los implantes tras su carga protésica. Para ello, la técnica y la secuencia de tratamiento deben orientarse a conseguir resultados predecibles y estables en el tiempo, aunque esto suponga un mayor tiempo de espera hasta la colocación de la prótesis. La estabilidad inicial del implante es el factor clave para la osteointegración y debe ser el principal criterio para indicar implantes simultáneos o diferidos

  17. O uso de opióides no tratamento da dor crônica não oncológica: o papel da metadona El uso de opioides en el tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológica: el papel de la metadona Opioids for treating non malignant chronic pain: the role of methadone

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    Sady Ribeiro

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    importante en los últimos años. En este estudio, objetivamos evaluar críticamente las informaciones disponibles en la literatura a respecto del uso de opioides para tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológico y el papel de la metadona como opción terapéutica. CONTENIDO: Los estudios disponibles aun son limitados, más demuestran que determinadas subpoblaciones de pacientes portadores de dolor crónico, pueden alcanzar analgesia importante, con poca tolerancia y bajo potencial para adición, principalmente aquellos refractarios a los esquemas terapéuticos convencionales. Morfina es el opioide patrón, también otras alternativas pueden ser utilizadas como oxicodona, hidromorfona o fentanil. Metadona es un opioide sintético, inicialmente utilizado para prevenir síndrome de abstinencia en paciente dependientes, que también constituye una opción importante en el tratamiento del dolor crónico no oncológico, principalmente dolor neuropático. CONCLUSIONES: A pesar del creciente conocimiento sobre el uso de opioides en el dolor crónico no oncológico, nuevos estudios mejor controlados aun son necesarios para una discusión más científica a respecto del asunto. La metadona administrada por vía oral presenta una buena relación costeo-beneficio, representando una alternativa efectiva para mejor control del dolor en algunos pacientes.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of opioids for cancer pain has already well established by several well-controlled clinical trials. However, there is a major controversy about long-term use of opioids in non-malignant chronic pain, which has been significantly intensified in the last few years. This study aimed at evaluating available data on the use of opioids for treating non-malignant chronic pain and the role of methadone as a therapeutic alternative. CONTENTS: There are few available studies, but they show that some subpopulations of chronic pain patients may achieve sustained analgesia with minor tolerance and low addiction

  18. Evaluación y preparación psicológicas de los pacientes candidatos a terapias implantables para tratamiento del dolor crónico Evaluation and psychological preparation of the patient candidates to implantables therapies for treatment of chronic pain

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    L. A. Merayo

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    Full Text Available Las técnicas de neuroestimulación eléctrica Junto con las técnicas de infusión intratecal de fármacos, son el abordaje de elección para el tratamiento del dolor crónico refractario a otras terapias. La selección indiscriminada de pacientes, o la evaluación incompleta de éstos, conduce a un mayor número de fracasos del implante y por tanto de la terapia. La mayoría de expertos coinciden en que los factores psicológicos del paciente con dolor crónico deberían ser evaluados como parte de la intervención terapéutica antes y después de la realización de técnica en el marco de un abordaje multidisciplinar. En este artículo proponemos que además de la valoración se debería realizar la preparación psicológica de los pacientes para que afronten esta situación y obtener un mayor beneficio terapéutico. Se aborda también el papel que desempeña el psicólogo dentro del equipo, por qué es importante realizar una evaluación psicológica, cómo y cuándo debería tener lugar, así como las características específicas de ambas técnicas de neuromodulación. Creemos que la preparación psicológica del paciente con dolor crónico candidato al tratamiento mediante sistemas implantables podría ser un objetivo importante a tener en cuenta antes y después de las técnicas de implante para aquellos pacientes con mejor pronóstico de adaptación.Electric neurostimulation techniques along with intrathecal drugs infusión techniques are of choice for the treatment of chronic pain refractory to other therapies. An indiscriminate selection of patients, or their incomplete assessment, leads to increase the rate of implantation failure, and therefore of therapeutic failures. Most of experts agreed that psychological factors of the patient with chronic pain should be evaluated as part of the interventional pain management before and after to carry out the implant in the frame of a multidisciplinary approach. In this article, we propose to

  19. Efetividade de estratégias não farmacológicas no alívio da dor de parturientes no trabalho de parto La efectividad de estratégias no farmacológicas en el alivio del dolor de parturientas en el trabajo de parto Effectiveness of non-pharmacological strategies in relieving labor pain

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    Rejane Marie Barbosa Davim

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    aumentaba la dilatación del cuello del útero. Se concluye que las estrategias fueron efectivas para aliviar la intensidad del dolor de las parturientas de este estudio durante el trabajo de parto.The study objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological strategies to relieve pain in parturients in labor. This is a before and after therapeutic intervention clinical trial, performed at a public maternity in the city of Natal, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, with 100 parturients applying breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, lumbosacral massage, and showers. A visual analogue scale was used for data collection. Most parturients were between 20 and 30 years old (60%, had incomplete primary-level education (85%, family income of up to 2 minimum salaries (74%, and 78% had a companion with them at the hospital. Oxytocine was administered in 81% of cases, but 15% did not receive any medication. A significant difference was observed in pain relief after using non-pharmacological strategies, showing reduced pain as cervix dilation increased. It was concluded that the strategies were effective in reducing the intensity of pain in the studied parturients in labor.

  20. El Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas en el control del cáncer en el Perú The role of the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases in the control of cancer in Peru

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    Miriam Rosario Salazar

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    Full Text Available La incidencia estimada de cáncer en el Perú es de 150 casos x 100 000 habitantes. Este ocupa el segundo lugar de las causas mortalidad a nivel nacional y se estima que el 75% de los casos se diagnostican en etapa avanzada y principalmente en Lima. En ese contexto, el Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN ha promovido la descentralización de la atención oncológica con la creación de los institutos regionales de enfermedades neoplásicas, las unidades oncológicas y los preventorios. Asimismo ha diseñado, desarrollado e implementado el Programa Presupuestal de Prevención y Control de Cáncer, por lo que desde el año 2011, más de 7000 establecimientos del país asignan recursos para la prevención, promoción y detección precoz de los cánceres más frecuentes en el Perú. Con el financiamiento del seguro estatal, se integraron los ejes estratégicos básicos para una atención integral del cáncer en la población de menores recursos. De esta manera y dentro de una política de estado integradora y articulada con el sector salud, nace el Plan Nacional para la Atención Integral del Cáncer y el Mejoramiento del Acceso a los Servicios Oncológicos en el Perú, denominado “Plan Esperanza”. En este artículo, desarrollamos el papel que viene cumpliendo el INEN en el control del cáncer como problema de salud pública, destacando la importancia del Programa Estratégico Presupuestal de Prevención y Control del Cáncer y de su papel en el “Plan Esperanza”With a mortality rate that constitutes the second nationwide, the estimated incidence of cancer in Peru is 150 cases x 100 000 inhabitants. Around 75% of the cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage and mainly in Lima. In this context, the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN has promoted the decentralization of oncological care creating regional institutes of neoplastic diseases, oncological units and prevention centers. In addition, INEN has designed

  1. Estudio para evaluar el perfil del paciente que acude en primera visita a Unidades de Dolor de centros hospitalarios españoles: (estudio PANDHORA Study to evaluate the profile of patients attending Pain Units in Spaninsh hospitals for the first time: (PANDHORA study

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    A. Montero Matamala

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: conocer el perfil sociodemográfico y clínico de pacientes que acuden en primera visita a la Unidad de Dolor (UD. Material y métodos: estudio epidemiológico, transversal y multicéntrico. Las variables del estudio fueron recogidas mediante un Cuaderno de Recogida de Datos. El investigador recogía las variables sociodemográficas y clínicas de pacientes que acudían a la consulta, cumplían criterios de selección y dieron su consentimiento escrito para participar en el estudio. Participaron 165 médicos de 107 Unidades de Dolor de centros hospitalarios españoles incluyendo 823 pacientes. Resultados: la edad media (DE de los pacientes era de 59 (15,1 años. El 66,4% eran mujeres. El especialista que remitió más pacientes fue el traumatólogo en un 35,1%, seguido por el médico de familia en un 24,9%. La intensidad media (DE del dolor medido con la escala visual numérica (EVN era de 7 (1,8. El 33,7% de los pacientes presentaban una duración del dolor entre 3 y 12 meses. El 96,3% presentaba dolor no oncológico en el que predominada en un 68,6% el dolor musculoesquelético y el 3,7% presentaba dolor oncológico. Las localizaciones más habituales correspondían a la zona lumbar en el 55,3% de los pacientes, seguido de las extremidades inferiores en el 40,8%. El 7,8% de los pacientes llegaron a la UD sin tratamiento analgésico, el 55,2% recibían tratamiento con antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINE, el 45,1% con paracetamol, el 31,6% con opioides menores y el 15,7% con opioides mayores. Conclusiones: los resultados demuestran el predominio del dolor musculoesquelético, localizado en región lumbar y con larga duración, siendo más frecuente en mujeres. Entre los fármacos más utilizados por los médicos que derivan pacientes a la Unidad de Dolor, predominan los AINE y en mucha menor proporción los opioides y anticonvulsivantes.Objective: to define the sociodemographic and clinical profile of patients attending the Pain

  2. Composición y abundancia de artrópodos epígeos del Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe: impactos del ENOS de 1997 y efectos del hábitat pedológico Abundance and composition of epigean arthropods from Llanos de Challe National Park: impacts of ENSO-1997 and effects of the pedological habitat

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    Full Text Available Mediante el uso de trampas de intercepción, se estudió el efecto de la precipitación y el tipo de hábitat sobre la denso-actividad del ensamble de artrópodos epígeos _en particular Tenebrionidae_ del Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe. Este parque está ubicado en el desierto costero transicional de Chile, en la III Región de Atacama. Los muestreos se realizaron durante tres días por mes (septiembre, octubre y diciembre en el período de máxima actividad biológica del sistema y en los años 1989 (año no-ENOS seco, 1997 (año ENOS intenso y 2000 (año no-ENOS húmedo. En las comparaciones se utilizaron dos sitios pedológicamente contrastantes: un hábitat dunario costero y un hábitat pedregoso interior. Se registró la presencia de 15 órdenes de Arthropoda. Los hexápodos constituyeron > 95 % del total de los especímenes capturados (9.065 individuos, siendo Collembola (36,1 % y Coleoptera (29,8 % los órdenes con mayor representatividad numérica. El número de órdenes con representantes activos varió ligeramente entre años: 13 órdenes se registraron en 1989 (44 % de precipitación bajo el promedio, 15 en 1997 (443 % sobre el promedio y 11 en 2000 (52 % sobre el promedio. El efecto del evento ENOS se reflejó claramente en la contribución numérica en la mayoría de los taxa registrados. Aunque más sutilmente, este efecto también se reflejó en la composición del ensamble de taxa dominantes y entre hábitat pedológicos, particularmente con Tenebrionidae y Formicidae. Especialmente en las dunas costeras, Tenebrionidae dominó claramente el ensamble de artrópodos epígeos, siendo Gyriosomus Guérin-Méneville el género más diverso y abundante. La dominancia de Gyriosomus plantea un conjunto de interrogantes respecto de su nivel de endemismo, diversidad y distribución de sus especies, y el papel funcional de estas en el ecosistema estudiadoBy using pitfall traps, the effects of rainfall and habitat type on the denso

  3. Decreasing the stigma burden of chronic pain.

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    2013-10-01

    To describe stigmatizing experiences in a group of Mexican-American women with chronic pain and provide clinical implications for decreasing stigma. This focused ethnographic study derived data from semistructured interviews, participant observations, and fieldwork. Participants provided detailed descriptions of communicating about chronic pain symptoms, treatment, and management. The sample consisted of 15 English-speaking Mexican-American women 21-65 years old (average age = 45.6 years) who had nonmalignant chronic pain symptoms for 1 year or more. The cultural and social norm in the United States is the expectation for objective evidence (such as an injury) to be present if a pain condition exists. In this study, this norm created suspicion and subsequent stigmatization on the part of family, co-workers, and even those with the pain syndromes, that the painful condition was imagined instead of real. To decrease stigmatization of chronic pain, providers must understand their own misconceptions about chronic pain, possess the skills and resources to access and use the highest level of practice evidence available, and become an advocate for improved pain care at local, state, and national levels. ©2013 The Author(s) ©2013 American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

  4. Development of chronic pain after episiotomy.

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    Turmo, M; Echevarria, M; Rubio, P; Almeida, C

    2015-10-01

    To analyze the incidence of chronic pain 5 months after episiotomy, as well as potential prognostic factors. A prospective cohort observational study was conducted on pregnant women age≥18 years who had undergone an episiotomy. The presence of pain was evaluated in the area of episiotomy at 24 and 48 h of delivery using a structured face-to-face questionnaire, and by telephone questionnaire at 5 months. The primary endpoint was the presence of persistent pain at 5 months. A record was made of the presence of pain at delivery, and its intensity, the presence or absence of epidural analgesia, instrumental delivery, perineal tear, and pain when episiotomy was performed, as well as the presence of dyspareunia and urinary incontinence at 5 months post-episiotomy. A total of 87 parturient patients were included, of whom 78 completed the study. Of the patients who completed the study, 12.8% reported chronic episiotomy pain. Epidural analgesia was associated with a higher incidence of instrumental delivery and less pain at the time of episiotomy and expulsion (P<.0005, P<.02, and P<.01, respectively). Chronic pain is associated with operative delivery (P<.017), and with the presence of pain at rest at 24 and 48 h (P<.01), of wound complications (P<.026), and of dyspareunia (P<.001). An incidence of 12.8% of women developing chronic pain after delivery with episiotomy suggests a health problem. More studies are needed to confirm our results. Copyright © 2014 Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  5. Impact of the clinical management of pain: evaluation of stress and coping among health professionals Impacto del manejo clínico del dolor en los profesionales de la salud: evaluación de estrés y enfrentamiento Impacto do manejo clínico da dor: avaliação de estresse e enfrentamento entre profissionais de saúde

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    Maíra Ribeiro de Oliveira Negromonte

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    Full Text Available The specialist literature highlights that the clinical management of pain involves psychological difficulties associated with the pursuit of the alleviation of the suffering of patients. Therefore, an investigation was conducted into the perception of stress and coping strategies of 31 professionals of different categories from a severe burns care center (acute pain and a pain control and palliative care unit (chronic pain. For this, a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Job Stress Scale (short version and the Coping Strategies Inventory were applied. Compared to other categories, the nursing technicians indicated more stress factors. In compensation, they reported a greater diversity of coping strategies with significant differences between the services. These results corroborate previous studies, which warn of the adverse conditions that interfere in nursing practice. However, they also reveal the availability of protective factors, indicating perspectives of preventive intervention for the nursing team.La literatura especializada destaca que el manejo clínico del dolor produce dificultades psicológicas asociadas a las actividades realizadas para aliviar el sufrimiento de los pacientes. Siendo así, se investigaron la percepción del estrés y las estrategias para enfrentarlo en 31 profesionales de diferentes categorías en un centro de atención a quemaduras de gran tamaño (dolor agudo y una unidad de control del dolor y cuidados paliativos (dolor crónico. Para esto, se aplicó un cuestionario sociodemográfico, la Job Stress Scale (versión resumida y el Inventario de Estrategias de Coping. Comparado con las demás categorías, los técnicos de enfermería indicaron más factores de estrés. En compensación, informaron mayor diversidad de estrategias de enfrentamiento con diferencias significativas entre los servicios. Estos resultados corroboran estudios anteriores, los cuales alertan sobre las condiciones adversas que interfieren en

  6. Análise dos registros de enfermagem sobre dor e analgesia em doentes hospitalizados Análise del registros de enfermería sobre el dolor y analgesia en pacientes internados Analyse nursing records on pain and analgesia of patients hospitalized

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    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo que analisou os registros de enfermagem sobre dor e analgesia em doentes internados em um hospital oncológico, de outubro a novembro de 1999, e os comparou ao relato dos doentes. Entrevistou-se 38 doentes com queixa dolorosa. O registro de enfermagem sobre a presença ou ausência de dor, ocorreu em 94,8% dos prontuários analisados. Ocorreu em 50% dos casos no período da manhã, em 79% à tarde e em 89% à noite. A caracterização da dor restringiu-se à descrição do local (71,1% e da intensidade (44,7%. Satisfação com analgesia foi relatada por 68,4% dos doentes. Cerca de 33% dos doentes relataram algum grau de insatisfação com analgesia.Estudio que analizó los registros de enfermería sobre el dolor y analgesia en pacientes internados en un hospital oncológico, de octubre a noviembre de 1999. Fueron entrevistados 38 pacientes con queja dolorosa. El registro de enfermería sobre la presencia o ausencia de dolor, ocurrió en el 94,8% de las historias clínicas analizadas. Fue identificado el 50% de los casos durante el período de la mañana, el 79% por la tarde y el 89% por la noche. La caracterización del dolor se restringió a la descripción del local (71,1% y de la intensidad (44,7%. La satisfacción con analgesia fue relatada por 68,4% de los pacientes y cerca de un tercio de los pacientes relataron algún grado de insatisfacción con analgesia.This study analyzed nursing records on pain and analgesia of patients admitted at a cancer treatment hospital, between October and November of 1999, and compared then to the patients reports. Thirty-eight patients that referred pain were interviewed and had their medical charts analyzed. Presence or lack of pain was documented in 94.8% of the charts. The distribution of this type of record throughout the day was: 50% in the morning, 79% in the afternoon, and 89% at night. Pain assessment was restricted to intensity (44.7% and location (71.1%. Sixty-eight percent of patients were

  7. Medications for back pain

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    Back pain often goes away on its own over several weeks. In some people, back pain persists. It may not go away completely or ... at times. Medicines can also help with your back pain. OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN RELIEVERS Over-the-counter ...

  8. Painful Traumatic Trigeminal Neuropathy.

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    Rafael, Benoliel; Sorin, Teich; Eli, Eliav

    2016-08-01

    This article discusses neuropathic pain of traumatic origin affecting the trigeminal nerve. This syndrome has been termed painful traumatic trigeminal neuropathy by the International Headache Society and replaces atypical odontalgia, deafferentation pain, traumatic neuropathy, and phantom toothache. The discussion emphasizes the diagnosis and the early and late management of injuries to the trigeminal nerve and subsequent painful conditions.

  9. Armar y vestir al ejército de la Nación: los artefactos militares del Fuerte General Paz (Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires en el marco de la construcción del Estado nacional y la guerra de frontera WEAPONS AND UNIFORMS FOR THE ARMY OF THE NATION: THE MILITARY ARTIFACTS FROM FORT GENERAL PAZ, CARLOS CASARES, BUENOS AIRES, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATION STATE AND THE FRONTIER WAR

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    Juan Bautista Leoni

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda el análisis del conjunto de artefactos militares (elementos de armas y uniformes del sitio arqueológico Fuerte General Paz, Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires, comandancia de la Frontera Oeste entre 1869 y 1877. Se utiliza un enfoque amplio que comprende tanto el análisis tipológico y funcional de los artefactos como la investigación de documentos escritos, incluyendo relatos testimoniales de la época, registros oficiales del gobierno y reglamentos militares vigentes. Al tratarse de una guarnición militar significativa por su tamaño y su rol en la estructura de la línea de frontera, el conjunto permite evaluar el proceso de construcción de un ejército nacional efectivo, una aspiración principal de los primeros gobiernos del estado nacional liberal que surgió a partir de 1862. El análisis de los artefactos provenientes del sitio muestra una gran variedad de armas en servicio y una aplicación por lo menos laxa de los reglamentos vigentes para uniformes, mostrando que la estandarización y regularización deseada por las autoridades estaba lejos de lograrse, y que necesariamente deben combinarse distintas fuentes de información para obtener mejores interpretaciones de los diversos aspectos de la vida en los emplazamientos militares de frontera.This paper analyzes the assemblage of military artifacts from Fort General Paz, Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires, headquarters of the so-called Western Frontier between 1869 and 1877. A broad approach is employed, including both the typological and functional analysis of the artifacts and the examination of the documentary record, which comprises contemporary witnesses' accounts as well as official records and military regulations. Since it was a sizeable military garrison, the assemblage allows us to assess the intended process of construction of an efficient national army, a principal goal of the first liberal governments after 1862. The analysis shows a great degree of

  10. Pain, emotion, headache.

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    Bussone, Gennaro; Grazzi, Licia; Panerai, Alberto E

    2012-10-01

    Pain has been considered as part of a defensive strategy whose specific role is to signal an immediate active danger to the organism. This definition fits well for acute pain. It does not work well, however, for chronic pain that is maintained even in absence of an ongoing, active threat. Currently, acute and chronic pain are considered to be separate conditions. What follows is a review of the different theories about pain and its history. Different hypotheses regarding pain mechanisms are illustrated. New data emerging from scientific research on chronic pain (migraine in particular) involving innovative imaging techniques are reported and discussed.

  11. Pain and modulation processes

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    Full Text Available Pain is one of the most important and sometimes difficult problems, that patients and physicians are encountered. It may be clinically acute or chronic, acute pain has usually definite cause and favourable response to treatment. On the other hand there are difficulties in diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Peripheral and cranial nerves convey pain impulses toward central nervous system, and modulations take place at several levels. Diagnosis of different pains, including nociceptive, nerve trunk pain and deafferentation types is essential to acceptable management. In this article we review pain pathway, neurotransmitters and modulation.

  12. Efectividad y seguridad de la viscosuplementación con dosis única de ácido hialurónico estabilizado de origen no animal (NASHA para el tratamiento del dolor secundario a gonartrosis Efficacy and safety of single intra-articular injection of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA for gonarthrosis pain treatment

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    M. M. Monerris Tabasco

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    pacientes, la viscosuplementación intrarticular con dosis única de ácido hialurónico estabilizado de origen no animal (NASHA, Durolane® para el tratamiento del dolor secundario a gonartrosis ha resultado efectiva y segura y supone un arma más para el manejo del dolor y la invalidez que genera la gonartrosis.Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of single-dose injection of stabilized hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin (NASHA for the treatment of pain related to knee osteoarthritis. Material and methods: we included a total of 37 patients with previously diagnosed gonarthritis by the Orthopedist/Rheumatologist in which conservative treatment has failed and/or who are not candidates for surgery. They carried out a single-dose injection of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (Durolane®. We collected demographic data, adverse effects and pain intensity (assessed by verbal numeric scale and scores on the questionnaires Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC and Barthel -baseline, at 2 weeks, at 3 months and 6 months of infiltration-. It has been considered effective a decrease ≥ 30% for more than 3 months at baseline scores. Results: patients are predominantly female (83.8% with a mean age of 72.8 years (standard deviation = -S-8.4 and mean body mass index (BMI 31.9 (S = 6.9. The left knee is infiltrated in 51.7%, 41.4% right and bilateral in 6.9% of patients. Adverse effects have occurred as well tolerated arthralgia 11.1% of patients. Based on the results, the infiltration with single dose of stabilized hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin for osteoarthritic source gonalgia caused a statistically significant reduction in pain intensity (numerical verbal scale and WOMAC and functional capacity (WOMAC at all measured intervals. There has been a ≥ 30% reduction in pain intensity in 54% (value that matches the reduction in WOMAC pain score in 62.1% stiffness and functional capacity in 48.6% of patients. Conclusion: in our

  13. Occupational lifting and pelvic pain during pregnancy:

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    Larsen, Pernille Stemann; Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine; Juhl, Mette;

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    OBJECTIVES: Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common ailment, and the disease is a major cause of sickness absence during pregnancy. It is plausible that occupational lifting may be a risk factor of pelvic pain during pregnancy, but no previous studies have examined this specific exposure. The aim...... of this study was to examine the association between occupational lifting and pelvic pain during pregnancy. METHODS: The study comprised 50 143 pregnant women, enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort in the period from 1996-2002. During pregnancy, the women provided information on occupational lifting...... (weight load and daily frequency), and six months post partum on pelvic pain. Adjusted odds ratios for pelvic pain during pregnancy according to occupational lifting were calculated by logistic regression. RESULTS: Any self-reported occupational lifting (>1 time/day and loads weighing >10 kg...

  14. Chronic pain after hysterectomy

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    Brandsborg, B.; Nikolajsen, L.; Kehlet, H.;

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    BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a well-known adverse effect of surgery, but the risk of chronic pain after gynaecological surgery is less established. METHOD: This review summarizes studies on chronic pain following hysterectomy. The underlying mechanisms and risk factors for the development of chronic...... post-hysterectomy pain are discussed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Chronic pain is reported by 5-32% of women after hysterectomy. A guideline is proposed for future prospective studies Udgivelsesdato: 2008/3...

  15. Chronic pain after hysterectomy

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    Brandsborg, B; Nikolajsen, L; Kehlet, Henrik;

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    BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a well-known adverse effect of surgery, but the risk of chronic pain after gynaecological surgery is less established. METHOD: This review summarizes studies on chronic pain following hysterectomy. The underlying mechanisms and risk factors for the development of chronic...... post-hysterectomy pain are discussed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Chronic pain is reported by 5-32% of women after hysterectomy. A guideline is proposed for future prospective studies. Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Mar...

  16. Pain and attention

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    The ability to sense pain may be considered as a prerequisite for human survival. The experience of pain helps humans to avoid the execution of actions that can seriously endanger their lives; pain is therefore evolutionarily predisposed to interrupt and capture attention. However, this supposed interconnectedness between pain and attention is still sparsely examined. The aim of this dissertation was to gain further insight in this relation between pain and attention, and more specifically th...

  17. Politica Nacional sobre Discapacidad: Un Informe del Progreso, Diciembre 2000-Diciembre 2001 (National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, December 2000-December 2001).

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    This report (written in Spanish) of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes the nation's progress in advancing public policies to increase the inclusion, empowerment, and independence of people with disabilities in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The report covers December 2000 through December 2001. It reviews…

  18. Valoración y estrategias no farmacológicas en el tratamiento del dolor neonatal Assessment and non-pharmacological strategies in the treatment of neonatal pain.

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    Ruth Pérez Villegas

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    Full Text Available El neonato desde su nacimiento recibe diversos estímulos dolorosos que provocan alteraciones multisistémicas y psicológicas, lo que contribuye al aumento de la morbilidad y mortalidad neonatal. Las intervenciones ambientales y conductuales, conocidas también como estrategias no farmacológicas, tienen amplia aplicación en el tratamiento del dolor neonatal ya sea en forma aislada o en combinación con intervenciones farmacológicas. El propósito de estas estrategias es incrementar la comodidad, estabilidad del neonato y reducir el desestrés mediante acciones como mecerlos, acariciarlos, cantarles, arrullarlos, colocarles un chupete y música, las cuales son avaladas por diversos estudios. La sensibilización del equipo de salud junto con la familia es fundamental para aliviar el dolor neonatal.

  19. La población fibromiálgica ante la cirugía: Estudio descriptivo y análisis del dolor posoperatorio en histerectomías Fibromyalgia population before surgery: A descriptive study and analysis of post-hysterectomy pain

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    C. Morales

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    . Conclusiones: Las pacientes fibromiálgicas podrían necesitar mayor cantidad de analgésicos que la población general tras una histerectomía abdominal. El sistema de PCA permite optar a un tratamiento más individualizado, ya que los pacientes pueden controlar la cantidad de analgesia que necesiten en función del dolor que presenten, sin incrementar los efectos secundarios.Objective: This study attempts to determine, firstly, the prevalence, and clinical and demographic profile of the fibromyalgia population in our health area subjected to major surgery, and secondly, to analyse the characteristics of the pain of fibromyalgia patients after abdominal hysterectomy, and comparing them with a control group. Material and method: A retrospective study conducted over the period January 2006 to May 2008, selecting cases with a previously established diagnose of fibromyalgia recorded in the Anaesthesia medical records. A standardised telephone interview was then carried out, in which the demographic, clinical and medical data was collected, paying particular attention to the treatment and follow-up of their fibromyalgia, as well as noting the post-surgical pain. A comparative study on the efficacy of the treatment of post-surgical pain, using a an intravenous (iv PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia system with Tramadol and Metamizole, of patients with fibromyalgia who had an abdominal hysterectomy versus a control group. Results: Out of a total of 11,814 anaesthesia medical records were reviewed, there was a prevalence of 0.86% of the disease during the study period. The average clinical profile was: middle-aged woman, overweight, musculoskeletal and accompanying psychiatric disease, generally assessed as anaesthetic risk ASA II, on follow-up due to her fibromyalgia disease by her primary care doctor, multiple medication with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tranquillisers and muscle relaxants, and poorly controlled pain. The comparative study of post-operative pain in

  20. Luis Alcoriza o la mexicanización del exiliado cinematográfico republicano = Luis Alcoriza or the Mexican Nationalization of the Republican Cinematography Exile

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    Full Text Available Luis Alcoriza,  exiliado republicano español en México, desarrolló su carrera como  actor, guionista y director en su patria de adopción dándola algunas de sus mejores películas. En su condición de exiliado dispuso de mayor objetividad para mostrar los cambios de la sociedad mexicana y de sus principales problemas políticos. Figura imprescindible de la evolución del Cine Mexicano  de  la segunda mitad del siglo XX, se configura como uno de los principales ejemplos del  fenómeno de mexicanización de los cineastas exiliados.Luis Alcoriza, Spanish republican exile in Mexico, developed his career as an actor, writer and director in his adopted country giving her some of his best films. In his exile he had before as objective to show the changes in Mexican society and its major political problems. Essential figure in the evolution of Mexican cinema in the second half of the twentieth century stands as one of the prime examples of the phenomenon of mexicanización of exiled filmmakers.

  1. El frustrado proyecto de avance territorial del estado nacional entre 1869 y 1872: Frustrated territorial expansion of the national state between 1869 and 1872

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    Silvia Ratto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la coyuntura del período 1869-1872, cuando se intentó llevar a adelante la conquista militar del territorio indígena del sur prevista en la Ley 215 promulgada en 1867. El análisis propone una visión de conjunto sobre las discusiones que se llevaron a cabo en torno a su realización y la respuesta que provocó en los principales líderes étnicos. Integra dos sectores fronterizos sobre los que se proyectaba avanzar -la frontera sur de Córdoba, Mendoza y San Luis y la frontera bonaerense- y las agrupaciones nativas más cercanas a esos espacios: los ranqueles y los salineros dirigidos por el cacique Calfucurá.The aim of this paper is to analyze the context during 1869-1872 when the central government attempted to carry out the military conquest of the Southern Indian Territory established by Law 215, issued in 1867. An overview of the discussions taken place around war conduct and the resistance of ethnic leaders are presented. It integrates two main border areas on which the conquest was expected: the southern border of Córdoba, Mendoza and San Luis and Buenos Aires and the strategies of the indigenous groups closer to these spaces: the ranqueles and the salineros.

  2. Trastornos del sueño e incidencia de ansiedad y depresión en pacientes con dolor crónico no maligno tratados con opioides potentes Sleep disorders and incidence of anxiety and depresion in patients with chronic nonmalignant pain treated with strong opioids

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    I. Velázquez

    2012-04-01

    que mejores resultados presentó en las tres subescalas analizadas: valoración subjetiva del COS, subescala objetiva del insomnio y los que menor cantidad de fármacos consumían para dormir. También encontramos diferencia en la incidencia de ansiedad/depresión, significativamente estadística, en función del tipo de opioide, siendo de nuevo el grupo tratado con hidromorfona el que menor incidencia de afectación psíquica presentaba. No encontramos diferencias significativas en los trastornos del sueño y en la prevalencia de ansiedad-depresión en función de las otras varables: tipo de dolor, o sexo. Conclusiones: en nuestro estudio los pacientes que consumían hidromorfona presentaron mejor calidad del sueño, menor consumo de hipnóticos y un menor índice de padecer un cuadro ansioso-depresivo. Cierto es que, quizá, para corroborar estos resultados y evitar elementos que distorsionen los resultados, habrá, en próximos trabajos, que valorar la presencia de otras variables.Introduction: accompanying pain, other biologically important functions are present which are not always well recognized and which are usually called "co morbidities". One of them is sleep, although it has also been shown some correlation between the state of mood and nociception, being both states the most studied and considered as relevant in relation to chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Objective: the main objective is to evaluate the quality of sleep in patients with chronic nonmalignant pain (CNMP treated with potent opioids. As secondary objectives: To analyze the incidence of anxiety and depression in these patients and to compare the quality of sleep and incidence of anxiety-depression with different variables: type of opioid, gender, sex and type of pain. Material and methods: we considered the study universe CNMP patients treated with the same strong opioid for at least three months and were seen at the Pain Management Unit between September 2009 and march 2010. Excluded

  3. Epidemiología, prevalencia y calidad de vida del dolor crónico no oncológico: Estudio ITACA Epidemiology, prevalence and quality of life of non-malignant chronic pain: ITACA study

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    Objetivo: Describir y analizar las características epidemiológicas, clínicas y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con dolor crónico no oncológico no neuropático, incluidos en el estudio ITACA (Impacto del Tratamiento Analgésico sobre la Calidad de vida en Algias), en el que han participado 100 Unidades de Dolor de nuestro país. Material y métodos: El estudio ITACA es un estudio, prospectivo, observacional, multicéntrico de farmacoepidemiología, realizado en el primer semestre del año 2001. L...

  4. Pain perception and modulation in acute and chronic pain states

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    Oudejans, L.C.J.

    2016-01-01

    This thesis describes the evaluation of pain perception in acute and chronic pain patients and the strength of the endogenous pain modulation system in chronic pain patients. Additionally, pain phenotypes are determined in patients with chronic pain. The ability of patients with acute pain after sur

  5. Care delivery for the child to grow up despite the pain: the family's experience Cuidando para que el niño crezca a pesar del dolor: la experiencia de la familia Cuidando para a criança crescer apesar da dor: a experiência da família

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    Lisabelle Mariano Rossato

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to understand the meaning of the experience of families having a child experiencing pain due to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and to construct a theoretical model representing this experience. Grounded Theory and Symbolic Interactionism were used as methodological framework and theoretical framework, respectively. Data were collected by semistructured interviews with 12 families. Data analysis allowed for the construction of the theoretical model Caring for the child to grow despite the pain, which describes an experience based on motivational elements: wanting to see the child without pain and wanting to see the child live a normal life, reviewing how the family lives the transition in its development cycles, retaking and integrating them in the family dynamic with the appearance of the disease and pain in the child. This theoretical model provides a framework for teaching, research and care, permitting advances in terms of theoretical nursing knowledge.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivos comprender el cotidiano de la familia del niño que vivencia la situación de dolor consecuente de la Artritis Reumatoidea Juvenil y construir un modelo teórico representativo de esa experiencia. La Teoría Fundamentada en los Datos y el Interacionismo Simbólico fueron utilizados como referenciales metodológico y teórico, respectivamente. Los datos fueron obtenidos por intermedio de entrevistas semi-estructuradas a 12 familias. El análisis de los datos permitió construir el modelo teórico Cuidando para que el niño crezca a pesar del dolor, que describe una experiencia estructurada en torno a los elementos motivadores: queriendo ver el niño libre del dolor y queriendo ver el niño llevar una vida normal, revelando como la familia vivencia las transiciones en sus ciclos de desarrollo, integrándolos en la dinámica familiar con la llegada de la enfermedad y del dolor en el niño. Este modelo proporciona un referencial que ayuda a la ense

  6. Pode a amamentação promover alívio da dor aguda em recém-nascidos? La lactancia puede promover alívio del dolor agudo en recién-nacidos? Can breastfeeding promote acute pain relief in newborns?

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    Adriana Moraes Leite

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de revisão cujo objetivo foi identificar a eficácia da amamentação e dos aspectos que a congregam (contato, sucção, odor e leite como medidas não- farmacológicas no alívio da dor aguda em recém-nascidos. Os 14 artigos analisados foram obtidos pelo Medline/PubMed. Verificou-se diferenças metodológicas quanto à amostragem, procedimentos dolorosos, períodos e maneira de administrar o tratamento e variáveis mensuradas. Percebeu-se a eficácia da amamentação e dos aspectos que a congregam, no alívio da dor aguda. Percebe-se a necessidade de estudos que avaliem o seu efeito analgésico antes do procedimento doloroso, até a recuperação, tempo este, suficiente para atingir-se o efeito analgésico pós-absortivo do leite. Deve-se considerar a interação entre todos os componentes que estão contidos na amamentação.La finalidad de este estudio de revisión fue identificar la eficacia de la lactancia y de los aspectos que la congregan (contacto, succión, olor y leche como medidas no-farmacológicas en el alivio del dolor agudo en recién-nacidos. Se obtuvo los 14 artículos analizados a través del Medline/PubMed. Se verificó diferencias metodológicas respecto al muestreo, procedimientos dolorosos, períodos y manera de administrar el tratamiento y variables mensuradas. La lactancia y sus aspectos fueron percibidos como eficaces en el alivio del dolor agudo. Se percibe la necesidad de estudios que evalúen su efecto analgésico antes del procedimiento doloroso, hasta la recuperación. Este tiempo es suficiente para que se alcance el efecto analgésico tras la absorción de la leche. Se debe considerar la interacción entre todos los componentes de la lactancia.This review study aimed to identify the efficacy of breastfeeding and its component aspects (contact, sucking, odor and milk as nonpharmacological measures for pain relief in newborns. 14 articles from Medline/PubMed were analyzed. We observed

  7. Pain during the labor active phase: the effect of walking El dolor durante la fase activa del trabajo de parto: el efecto de deambulación A dor durante o trabalho de parto: o efeito da deambulação

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    Fabiana Villela Mamede

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to verify whether the distance walked is correlated with women's pain level throughout the active phase of labor. METHODOLOGY: We realized an analytic, quasi-experimental intervention study. Study participants were 80 primiparous parturient women, who were admitted during spontaneous labor, with 37-42 weeks, at the start of the active phase. DATA ANALYSIS: Spearman's correlation test. RESULTS: the parturient women walked an average distance of 1,624 meters, 63.09% of the active phase of labor and during an average time of five hours. Pain scores increase along with the advance in cervical dilatation. However, we only found a significant positive correlation when 5cm of dilatation had been reached, that is, the more distance the participants walked, the higher the pain scores they reached.La finalidad de este trabajo fue la de verificar la presencia de correlación entre la distancia deambulada y el nivel del dolor de la parturiente durante toda la fase activa del trabajo de parto. METODOLOGÍA: estudio analítico de intervención del tipo casi experimental. Participaron del estudio 80 parturientes primíparas, admitidas en trabajo de parto espontáneo, com 37-42 semanas, en el inicio de la fase activa. ANÁLISIS DE LOS DATOS: test de Correlación de Spearman. RESULTADOS: las participantes transcurrieron una distancia media de 1624 metros, 63,09% de la fase activa del trabajo de parto y en un tiempo promedio de 5 horas. Se verificó que la puntuación de los escores de dolor aumenta a medida que la dilatación cervical avance. Sin embargo, se encontró una correlación positiva significante sólo a los 5 cm. de dilatación, o sea, cuanto mayor los trayectos transcurridos, mayores fueron los escores de dolor alcanzados por las parturientes.O trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a presença de correlação entre a distância deambulada e os níveis de dor durante a fase ativa do trabalho de parto. METODOLOGIA: estudo analítico de

  8. Pain inhibits pain; human brainstem mechanisms.

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    Youssef, A M; Macefield, V G; Henderson, L A

    2016-01-01

    Conditioned pain modulation is a powerful analgesic mechanism, occurring when a painful stimulus is inhibited by a second painful stimulus delivered at a different body location. Reduced conditioned pain modulation capacity is associated with the development of some chronic pain conditions and the effectiveness of some analgesic medications. Human lesion studies show that the circuitry responsible for conditioned pain modulation lies within the caudal brainstem, although the precise nuclei in humans remain unknown. We employed brain imaging to determine brainstem sites responsible for conditioned pain modulation in 54 healthy individuals. In all subjects, 8 noxious heat stimuli (test stimuli) were applied to the right side of the mouth and brain activity measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging. This paradigm was then repeated. However, following the fourth noxious stimulus, a separate noxious stimulus, consisting of an intramuscular injection of hypertonic saline into the leg, was delivered (conditioning stimulus). During this test and conditioning stimulus period, 23 subjects displayed conditioned pain modulation analgesia whereas 31 subjects did not. An individual's analgesic ability was not influenced by gender, pain intensity levels of the test or conditioning stimuli or by psychological variables such as pain catastrophizing or fear of pain. Brain images were processed using SPM8 and the brainstem isolated using the SUIT toolbox. Significant increases in signal intensity were determined during each test stimulus and compared between subjects that did and did not display CPM analgesia (ppain modulation circuitry provides a framework for the future investigations into the neural mechanisms responsible for the maintenance of persistent pain conditions thought to involve altered analgesic circuitry.

  9. Early visceral pain predicts chronic pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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    Blichfeldt-Eckhardt, Morten Rune; Ording, Helle; Andersen, Claus

    2014-01-01

    , and 3, 6, and 12months postoperatively for pain, psychological factors, and signs of hypersensitivity. Overall pain, incisional pain (somatic pain component), deep abdominal pain (visceral pain component), and shoulder pain (referred pain component) were registered on a 100-mm visual analogue scale...... during the first postoperative week. Nine patients developed chronic unexplained pain 12months postoperatively. In a multivariate analysis model, cumulated visceral pain during the first week and number of preoperative biliary pain attacks were identified as independent risk factors for unexplained......, but significantly related to the visceral pain response during the first postoperative week....

  10. Brinquedo terapêutico: estratégia de alívio da dor e tensão durante o curativo cirúrgico em crianças El juguete terapéutico: estrategia de alivio del dolor y tensión durante la curación quirúrgica en niños Therapeutic toy: strategy for pain management and tension relief during dressing change in children

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    Mariana Toni Kiche

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar as reações manifestadas pela criança durante o curativo realizado antes e após o preparo emocional com o brinquedo terapêutico instrucional (BTI. MÉTODOS: A amostra constituiu-se de 34 crianças internadas para cirurgia em um hospital público pediátrico da cidade de São Paulo. Os comportamentos da criança e a avaliação da dor foram considerados durante o curativo em dois momentos: antes e após o brinquedo terapêutico. RESULTADOS: Comportamentos indicativos de maior adaptação e aceitação ao procedimento tornaram-se mais freqüentes após o brinquedo, ao contrario daqueles que indicavam menor adaptação e aceitação. Os escores de dor também diminuíram após o brinquedo terapêutico. CONCLUSÃO: O brinquedo terapêutico se evidenciou como estratégia efetiva na redução do medo, da tensão e da dor da criança durante o curativo.OBJETIVO: Comparar las reacciones manifestadas por el niño durante la curación realizada antes y después de la preparación emocional con el juguete terapéutico instruccional (BTI. MÉTODOS: La muestra estuvo constituida por 34 niños internados para cirugía en un hospital público pediátrico de la ciudad de Sao Paulo. Los comportamientos del niño y la evaluación del dolor fueron considerados durante la curación en dos momentos: antes y después del uso del juguete terapéutico. RESULTADOS: Los comportamientos que indicaron mayor adaptación y aceptación del procedimiento se volvieron más frecuentes después del uso del juguete, al contrario de aquellos que indicaban menor adaptación y aceptación. Los escores de dolor también disminuyeron después del uso del juguete terapéutico. CONCLUSIÓN: El juguete terapéutico se evidenció como estrategia efectiva en la reducción del miedo, la tensión y del dolor del niño durante la curación.OBJECTIVE: To compare children's reactions during dressing change before and after emotional support by using an instructional

  11. Estimación de la prevalencia e intensidad del dolor postoperatorio y su relación con la satisfacción de los pacientes Estimation of the prevalence and severity of postoperative pain and relation with patient satisfaction

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    J. I. Gallego

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento de elección para cualquier tipo de dolor consiste en eliminar la causa que lo provoca aunque esto no es, obviamente, siempre posible. Por otra parte, existen ocasiones en las que el dolor es tan intenso que es necesario instaurar medidas analgésicas rápidas y eficaces. El dolor del periodo postoperatorio cumple ambas características: necesidad de tratamiento rápido e imposibilidad de eliminar la causa que lo provoca. Los objetivos de este estudio han consistido en evaluar la prevalencia e intensidad del dolor postoperatorio, la satisfacción de los pacientes con el personal médico y de enfermería, cuantificar el tiempo percibido por el paciente trascurrido desde que solicita medicación analgésica hasta que la recibe y por último, conocer la opinión de los pacientes sobre la efectividad de los analgésicos en el dolor postoperatorio. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo en el que se entrevistaron 388 pacientes intervenidos quirúrgicamente de manera programada por los servicios de Cirugía General, Traumatología, Ginecología, Cirugía Vascular, ORL y Urología. Conclusión: En la revisión expuesta, el dolor postoperatorio continúa representando un aspecto negativo de los cuidados postoperatorios, precisando medidas para su corrección. Los resultados revelan la necesidad de diseñar protocolos analgésicos más adecuados a las necesidades de los pacientes y optimizar la interacción entre los servicios quirúrgicos y el servicio de anestesia.The first line therapy for any type of pain aims to eliminate its cause, although this is not always possible, obviously. Furthermore, pain is sometimes so severe that requires to take fast and effective analgesic measures. Postoperative pain presents both characteristics: the need for a fast treatment and the impossibility to eliminate its cause. The aim of this study has been to assess the prevalence and severity of postoperative pain, as well as patient satisfaction with the

  12. Spirituality, religion, and pain.

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    Unruh, Anita M

    2007-06-01

    Understanding the relationships between spirituality and health has become increasingly important in health research, including nursing research. Very little of the research thus far has focused on spirituality, religion, and pain even though spiritual views have been intertwined with beliefs about pain and suffering throughout history. Spiritual views can have a substantial impact on patients' understanding of pain and decisions about pain management. The author reviews the research literature on spirituality and pain from a historical perspective. The analysis is concerned with how spirituality and religion have been used to construct a meaning of pain that shapes appraisal, coping, and pain management. The clinical implications include respectful communication with patients about spirituality and pain, inclusion of spirituality in education and support programs, integration of spiritual preferences in pain management where feasible and appropriate, consultation with pastoral care teams, and reflection by nurses about spirituality in their own lives. A discussion of research implications is included.

  13. [The pain from burns].

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    Latarjet, J

    2002-03-01

    The painful events associated with the treatment of a severe burn can, because of their long-lasting and repetitive characteristics, be one of the most excruciating experiences in clinical practice. Moreover, burn pain has been shown to be detrimental to burn patients. Although nociception and peripheral hyperalgesia are considered the major causes of burn pain, the study of more hypothetical mechanisms like central hyperalgesia and neuropathic pain may lead to a better understanding of burn pain symptoms and to new therapeutic approaches. Continuous pain and intermittent pain due to therapeutic procedures are two distinct components of burn pain. They have to be evaluated and managed separately. Although continuous pain is by far less severe than intermittent pain, the treatment is, in both cases, essentially pharmacological relying basically on opioids. Because of wide intra- and inter-individual variations, protocols will have to leave large possibilities of adaptation for each case, systematic pain evaluation being mandatory to achieve the best risk/benefit ratio. Surprisingly, the dose of medication decreases only slowly with time, a burn often remaining painful for long periods after healing. Non pharmacological treatments are often useful and sometimes indispensable adjuncts; but their rationale and their feasibility depends entirely on previous optimal pharmacological control of burn pain. Several recent studies show that burn pain management is inadequate in most burn centres.

  14. Papel da lidocaína por via venosa no tratamento da dor na esclerodermia: relato de caso Papel de la lidocaína por vía venosa en el tratamiento del dolor en la esclerodermia: relato de un caso Intravenous lidocaine to treat scleroderma pain: case report

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    Durval Campos Kraychete

    2003-12-01

    , continua, diaria, acompañada de alteraciones tróficas, de color y de temperatura y pequeñas úlceras en las extremidades. La paciente fue sometida a una sesión semanal de lidocaína a 2% (400 mg sin vasoconstrictor por vía venosa durante 10 semanas con alivio del dolor, del turgor, de la elasticidad de la piel y de la perfusión periférica. CONCLUSIONES: El alivio del dolor y de otros síntomas después de la administración de lidocaína por vía venosa sugiere que los anestésicos locales pueden modular la respuesta inflamatoria en varios aprendizajes de la esclerodermia.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Scleroderma or progressive systemic sclerosis is a systemic connective tissue disease of unknown origin, which normally courses with microangiopathy, extremities ischemia and severe pain. This report aimed at describing a case of intravenous lidocaine to treat ischemic pain and at emphasizing potential anti-inflammatory action of local anesthetics in scleroderma patients. CASE REPORT: Female patient, clear mulatto 34 years old, nursing assistant, with scleroderma for approximately 8 years, presented with severe continuous, daily pain (numeric scale = 10 in upper and lower limbs, followed by trophic, color and temperature changes, and small ulcers on extremities. Patient was submitted to 1 weekly session of intravenous 2% lidocaine (400 mg without vasoconstrictor for 10 weeks with pain, turgor, skin elasticity and peripheral perfusion improvement. CONCLUSIONS: Pain and other symptoms relief after intravenous lidocaine suggests that local anesthetics are able to modulate inflammatory response in different scleroderma stages.

  15. Emergency pulpotomy in relieving acute dental pain among Tanzanian patients

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    Simon Elison NM

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In Tanzania, oral health services are mostly in the form of dental extractions aimed at alleviating acute dental pain. Conservative methods of alleviating acute dental pain are virtually non-existent. Therefore, it was the aim of this study to determine treatment success of emergency pulpotomy in relieving acute dental pain. Methods Setting: School of Dentistry, Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Study design: Longitudinal study. Participants: 180 patients who presented with dental pain due to acute irreversible pulpitis during the study period between July and August 2001. Treatment and evaluation: Patients were treated by emergency pulpotomy on permanent posterior teeth and were evaluated for pain after one, three and six week's post-treatment. Pain, if present, was categorised as either mild or acute. Results Of the patients with treated premolars, 25 (13.9% patients did not experience pain at all while 19 (10.6% experienced mild pain. None of the patients with treated premolars experienced acute pain. Among 136 patients with treated molars 56 (31% did not experience any pain, 76 (42.2% experienced mild pain and the other 4 (2.2% suffered acute pain. Conclusion The short term treatment success of emergency pulpotomy was high being 100% for premolars and 97.1% for molars, suggesting that it can be recommended as a measure to alleviate acute dental pain while other conservative treatment options are being considered.

  16. Experiences on current national income measures with reference to environmental and natural resources; Esperienze e proposte relative alla correzione in senso ambientale delle misure del reddito nazionale

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    Franzese, R.; Gaudioso, D. [ENEA, Casaccia (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1995-06-01

    The environment provides both a source of goods and services and a `sink` for residues of the production and consumption processes. This is not reflected into conventional estimate of GDP (gross domestic product), the most commonly used measure of aggregate income. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether environmentally-adjusted national income measur