Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is growing
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Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications – Study

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about th
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Airing Pain Programme 89: Dementia

The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit               Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and t
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Airing Pain Programme 88: What to EXPPECT When You’re in Pelvic Pain

We visit the EXPPECT pelvic pain clinic, where women share their experiences and advice for living with persistent bladder and pelvic pain        Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey.   For a full transcript of this programme please click here
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Transcript – Programme 83: Arthritis: from self-help to cutting edge research

Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints.
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Managing healthcare appointments

Do you sometimes feel annoyed or frustrated after a medical appointment? Find out how to get your message across effectively with nurse specialist Jacquelyn Watson's helpful tips
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Airing Pain Programme 83: Arthritis: from self-help to cutting edge research

Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints.
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Transcript – Programme 21: Opioids and managing pain in remote areas

How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids.
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