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U.Va. mentors Nepali research teams and collaborates on pain-management app

At the very start of the new year, a research team, made up of personnel from the University’s School of Nursing, the School of Medicine ... have a lot of pain and more difficulty getting pain relief.” This is where the pain-management app that LeBaron ...

Source: Cavalier Daily
Published: 05 Feb 2019

WHO Guidelines for the pharmacological and radiotherapeutic management of cancer pain in adults and adolescents

Proper and effective stewardship of opioid analgesics in the cancer treatment setting is essential to ensure the safety of patients and to reduce the risk of diversion of medicine into society. The goal of cancer pain management is to relieve pain to a ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Speakers address palliative care, pain management, treating ‘whole person’

17 at the Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life conference ... While 87 percent of veterinary medicine staff are trained in pain management for animals, only 31 percent of nurses and 16 percent of medical students have training to manage pain in ...

Source: Crux
Published: 29 Sep 2018

How Supportive Care Medicine at the ECCC is guiding patients through care and treatment

Scott Mitchell, MD, board-certified physician specializing in palliative care, coined the new terminology. Supportive Care Medicine is medical care dedicated to relieving the pain, distress ... picture” approach to management. “Most of the patients ...

Source: The Herald-Dispatch
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Improve physician training in pain management and palliative care

What many people don't realize is that the need for palliative care and pain management ... As my trainee started to explain that the "pain management team" would help with the various pain medication doses and that his "primary team" would review his ...

Published: 15 Aug 2016

Learn about Palliative Medicine

... when prescription medication for pain have become common topics amongst patients and their care teams, palliative medicine has provided a solution for many throughout the region when it comes to medication management and prescription. When used as ...

Source: The Vindicator
Published: 17 Jul 2018

Opioid Drugs markets trends to 2024 illuminated by new report

An opioid is a type of narcotic pain medication that is used to treat moderate ... Opioids are largely used in cancer pain management and end-stage diseases in which palliative care is required. However, these can be addictive due to their analgesic ...

Source: WhaTech
Published: 12 Feb 2019

Africa: A Palliative Care Meeting Commits to Conquer Pain

As it was explained at the meeting, access to pain medication is difficult for many people ... She explained that pain management is a crucial factor in palliative care which focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing ...

Published: 26 Aug 2012

Absence of palliative care bitter pill to swallow for terminally ill patients

dementia too require pain management medication and care, which includes physical, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual care. Given the situation, there is a need for such palliative care units, say medical experts and philanthropic organisations.

Source: Times of India
Published: 16 Oct 2017

Conclave on ‘Cancer Care and Research in AYUSH’ begins

KOCHI: Aiming to develop an integrative approach and treatment guidelines for the management ... medicine will prove to be a major outcome-oriented step in this direction. “There is a strong consensus already that primary and secondary prevention, pain ...

Source: The New Indian Express
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children

Opioid drugs do have a place in pain management, and if used properly ... the medical director of pain medicine and palliative care at Children’s Minnesota. Opioids are important for children after major surgery, trauma or burns, he said, and certainly ...

Source: The New York Times
Published: 28 Jan 2019

Building a cancer-free future for children

In cases where the cancer is too advanced and widespread, a speciality area called palliative medicine is involved, aiming to keep the child pain -free and comfortable ... family is an essential part of cancer management. “The number of cancer patients ...

Source: The Daily Mirror
Published: 15 Feb 2019

First Ever Consensus on the Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation Published in UEG Journal

pain medicine, palliative medicine and oncology, who conducted a focused review of the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of OIC, which helped form the Consensus Statement.[1] The Consensus Statement makes specific recommendations for the management ...

Source: PharmiWeb
Published: 06 Feb 2019

Health department sanctions Warrigal Warilla after unannounced audit

The health department had “serious concerns” in relation to six areas of health and personal care, including medication, pain and behavioural management and palliative care. Additional failures which led to the decision to impose sanctions were in the ...

Source: Illawarra Mercury
Published: 11 Feb 2019

Palliative Care: It’s About Easing Suffering

Pain management is a big part of palliative care, says Georgia Anderson, manager of palliative care and outpatient social work within the UC Medical Center. Palliative teams closely monitor how patients respond to pain medicine and whether it’s working ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 17 Dec 2014

UC San Diego Physician Honored for Pioneering Palliative Care Advances

von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM, provost and vice president of the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, a teaching affiliate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine ... that specializes in symptom management and pain control while ...

Published: 16 Nov 2012

Bill seeks to improve palliative care in Wyoming

Palliative care is an approach to medicine that focuses on the symptoms of patients with serious illnesses through a team that often includes pain management specialists, counselors and spiritual advisers. Palliative care is often administered when someone ...

Source: Casper Star-Tribune
Published: 18 Jan 2017

Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

“We also know that palliative care in nursing homes is associated with improved quality of care, satisfaction with care, enhanced symptom management ... and pain relief. In the current study, the nursing home residents eligible for palliative care ...

Source: Reuters
Published: 21 Nov 2017

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Supports Global Awareness of Hospice and Palliative Care

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2008) - San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, widely recognized for ... who help to bring new knowledge and skills in pain management and symptom control to healthcare providers around the ...

Source: Marketwired
Published: 11 Oct 2008

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Honored With Regional Award for Excellence in Pain Management

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Hope's Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative (SCCPI) honored three clinicians and one program from San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine for Excellence in Pain Management ...

Published: 18 Oct 2010

Preparing for a Good End of Life

My wish is to die in my own bed, cared for by people I love—clean, comfortable and relatively free from pain. I hope to have time ... housecall service or a home-based palliative care or “serious illness management” program. All of this may be ...

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published: 08 Feb 2019

Nurse-led intervention helps carers' manage medication and cancer pain

A study funded by Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care published today shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention in supporting carers to manage pain medication ... to help carers with medication management, and evaluated its use in ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 07 Jul 2017

City hospital to have palliative care unit in six months

The hospital already has the required infrastructure in place as well the licence for Morphine, the medicine used for minimizing pain in terminally ill patients,” he said. The basic purpose of palliative ... Of course pain management, especially in ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 14 Mar 2016

Palliative Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Encouraging Single-Fraction Radiotherapy

Palliative radiotherapy is an effective treatment for the management of symptoms from advanced and metastatic prostate cancer, particularly for relief of pain from bone metastases ... of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), partnering with radiation ...

Source: Cancer Network
Published: 15 Apr 2014

From India to Iowa, The Value of Palliative Care

With a focus on holistic physical, mental, and emotional pain management and support ... Broderick discusses the important role of palliative medicine in patient care both here in Iowa and across the globe. A century ago, a deadly flu virus swept across ...

Source: Iowa Public Radio
Published: 09 Oct 2018

The language doctors and medical journals use to describe dependence has a real effect on patients

Moreover, imprecise terminology may result in misunderstanding of the nature of pain treatment and the management of ... for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and as president of the German Association of Palliative Medicine. CW is president of the ...

Published: 19 Apr 2017

Much pain, little gain in Senegal's palliative care

Many of them, like Dia, lack reliable access to pain medication ... training all medical professionals in palliative care so that they can identify when a patient needs such services and what kind of pain management they require. These services must ...

Source: IRIN
Published: 25 Oct 2013

Everything you need to know about palliative care

But a brand new field in medicine ... palliative care? Palliative care is personalized medical care provided for individuals with serious and life-threatening illnesses and, very importantly, for their families. With a focus on relieving symptoms, pain ...

Source: THE WEEK
Published: 21 Nov 2012

Music in palliative care improves patient well-being, study finds

The idea was that music might help hospice and palliative care patients contend with symptoms like pain ... management issues, maybe facing the end of life." Peng designed the study, which was published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 Aug 2018