Practical Solutions to Critical Topics in the Management of Chronic Pain: From Bench to Bedside - EXPIREDJanuary 17, 2013
Chronic pain is a significant public health problem in the United States that is both common and costly. A significant barrier to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain is a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying causes of chronic pain and the optimal use of analgesic compounds. This activity uses an interactive format to update clinicians on the pathophysiology of chronic pain and the mechanisms of action of common classes of analgesic therapies.
Deep brain stimulation, a procedure used to treat Parkinson's, epilepsy and chronic pain, enhanced the memory of epilepsy patients with memory problems, a small study has found. Neurologists say this result "breaks new ground" in exploratory treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia.
Scientists are hopeful that a new technology will be able to objectively measure and detect pain in people — such as elderly dementia patients — who are unable to articulate whether they are hurting, according to a new study.