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Post-Surgical Pain

Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

July 11 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and surgery – either to the breast and/or the underarm area – is the main treatment. There are two main types of breast operation: a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) or a lumpectomy (removal of ...

Chronic pain after surgery

July 10 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download What is chronic post-surgical pain? How common is it? How is it treated? Professor Julie Bruce & Professor Stephan Schug explain What is chronic post-surgical pain? Let’s start with some definitions – acute postoperative pain is the pain experienced immediately after an operation, usually lasting for days ...

Airing Pain 115: Neuropathic Pain 1 of 2: Targeted pain management programmes

July 02 , 2019
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Exploring neuropathic pain and the various ways it can be managed Understanding the differences between neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain, and the varied responses they demand. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the ideas behind Pain Management Programmes, and highlights the importance of the patient in ...

Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

April 03 , 2018
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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. In the UK alone, cancer survivor rates have ...

Airing Pain 95: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 2 of 2

October 11 , 2017
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In the second part in Airing Pain’s series on complex regional pain syndrome, Paul speaks to specialists and patients at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease CRPS rehabilitation programme in Bath This programme was funded by grants from RS Macdonald Charitable Trust and the Hospital Saturday Fund. Complex ...

Airing Pain 94: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 of 2

September 06 , 2017
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Experts and sufferers discuss the causes and potential management of CRPS and if it can help us better understand how our bodies react to stimuli This programme was funded by grants from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust and The Hospital Saturday Fund. The first of two programmes on complex ...

Airing Pain 84: Cancer pain

July 11 , 2016
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How cancer survivors can manage long term pain and creating a home from home at the hospital This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. More people than ever before survive cancer, but the disease and treatment can have long-lasting effects on health, including chronic pain. In this ...

Airing Pain 78: Putting Children’s Pain in the Picture

January 06 , 2016
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How children can express their pain in art, plus tips for parents This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. ‘In hospital. Don’t know what’s going to happen to me.’ These words, written by a child asked to describe her pain after surgery, speak of the ...

Airing Pain 44: Pain Management at Both Extremes of Life

May 22 , 2013
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Pain experienced by the very young and very old and the similar issues arising when dealing with these very different types of patient This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks ...

Airing Pain 23: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

January 03 , 2012
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Understanding complex regional pain syndrome, and treating phantom limbs with mirrors This programme was funded by a grant from Astellas Pharma. Paul Evans talks to Sunny Boshoff about her experience of complex regional pain syndrome and learns more about the causes of the condition from Dr Bill Macrae. We ...

Airing Pain 21: Opioids and Managing Pain in Remote Areas

December 01 , 2011
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How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids This programme was funded by a grant from Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All (Scotland) and by an educational grant from Pfizer. In this programme we hear about the challenges facing people with chronic pain ...

Airing Pain 14: Recent Developments in Nerve Pain and How To Get a Good Night’s Rest

March 29 , 2011
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What is a spinal cord stimulator and could it help you to manage your pain? Plus, complex regional pain syndrome, mirror therapy for phantom limbs, and how chronic pain affects and is affected by sleep Paul Evans meets Edith Mowatt who has nerve root pain and hears how ...
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