IASP 14th World Congress on Pain 2012, Milan

Multiple discriminant function analyses were used to test the ability of the IASP diagnostic criteria and decision rules, as well as proposed research modifications of these criteria, to discriminate between CRPS patients and those experiencing non-CRPS neuropathic pain. This means that dental students need to be knowledgeable about (orofacial) pain mechanisms, the epidemiology of pain, barriers to effective pain control, the variety of orofacial pain conditions, and variables which influence the patients’ perception of and response to pain. It does not replace the uniprofessional curricula that provide additional depth in content required by each individual profession and discipline. Up to 90% of PHN patients have allodynia which can have a major impact on quality of life and potentially lead to depression.[3],[4] Severe pain has also been shown to impair day-to-day functioning[5] and work performance.[6] Helping patients to live a normal life is a central goal of PHN management. An interprofessional approach to assessment and management is required for the best patient outcomes. Is this a meeting for palliative care practitioners?

Peter, however, had never wanted to go into the family business, and his career took a very different course. The congress this year features a wide range of topics related to pain, though there appears to be a distinct focus on chronic pain, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain. Case reports provide illustrations of typical cases in the low-resource (often rural) setting in developing countries. Raja serves as director of pain research and director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Treatments are generally palliative and include conservative nonpharmacologic therapies, drugs and more invasive interventions (e.g., spinal cord stimulation). We excluded studies in which data were extracted from pain or other specialist clinics or focusing on specific population subgroups.


A total of 97 students received the questionnaire and 35% responded with identification. Up to 90% of PHN patients have allodynia which can have a major impact on quality of life and potentially lead to depression.[sup.[3]],[sup.[4]] Severe pain has also been shown to impair day-to-day functioning[sup.[5]] and work performance.[sup.[6]] Helping patients to live a normal life is a central goal of PHN management. The ISCIPDS contains basic (ISCIPDS:B) and extended (ISCIPDS:E) components. The sympatholytic effect of SCS is one of its most interesting therapeutic properties. Rice,n,oJordi Serra,pBlair H. Dr.

The former is triggered by tissue damage, whereas neuropathic pain results from a dysfunction and derangement in transmission and signal processing along the nervous system that does not depend on the continued presence of tissue-damaging stimulus and is recognized as a disease in itself [2]. Using a cut-off body mass index value of 25, 44 patients with neuropathic pain were grouped into a “high-BMI” group and a “normal-BMI” group. Block of a number of ligand-gated channels [transient receptor potential (TRP)V1, TRPM8, and neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNRs)], important in neural sensitization, may also prove beneficial. I would like to congratulate the members of the Editorial Board for the successful publication of this first issue of our electronic newsletter. Simple behaviors were those in which a given sensation always, deterministically, produced the same behavioral response …. A sequence of disease symptoms has been described [7], [8], characterized by initial signs of regional inflammation (edema and sudomotor disturbances), followed by functional atrophy.

Recommendations for treatment were based on the degree of evidence of analgesic efficacy, safety and ease of use. It is well known that the perception of pain will vary due to many factors, for example: gender, age, ethnicity and pain experience. Wall, and that most can place him as a coauthor with Ronald Melzack of the famous “Gate Control” theory of pain. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology and management of CRPS with recommendations on when specialized pain management and interventions may be most beneficial. Br Med Bull 1991; 47: 644–66PubMed 5. The condition also is marked by various degrees of trophic changes, including alternations in hair pattern and in nail consistency.

There is an urgent need to develop effective pain management strategies for this condition. J Pain Symptom Manage 2001 Sep;22(3):791-6. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1982 and his research doctorate from St. Unfortunately, due to the use of medications for “off-label” purposes, and the lack of financial interest for sponsoring studies of “off-patent” drugs, the development of such specific analgesics remain impeded.