What is neuropathic pain? Classification: central peripheral Aetiologies: How do you explain concept of neuropathic pain to patients (sparking wire?) What pathophysiology is involved (neuroma, sodium channels, ectopy, DRG, central sensitization)? Adrenergic nervous system and neuropathic pain Dieback theory of nerve...Read More
Hello Fellows Just a reminder there is a lot of information about low back pain on Churack Chair website including PowerPoint summaries and a comprehensive module. Also notes on neck pain. Also google our painchecker application for our checklist approach....Read More
FPM curriculum on cancer pain 3.6 Pain related to cancer Thirty per cent of patients with cancer will have pain at diagnosis. Seventy per cent will have pain by the time their disease is advanced. Yet the outcomes for...Read More
Firstly, I have updated the tutorial timetable: please see 6th and 20th of June in particular! I was askwed if we could go through headaches; that is fine. Check out Headache pdf and ppt presentations at Churack Chair website http://www.nd.edu.au/churack/education Review...Read More
With the FPM long case exam only 4 weeks away, tutorial 4 will now be exam practice with Dr Raj Menon, Pain Specialist. The time will be 3:30pm. Please come with a case prepared to discuss, this will be a...Read More
17 March 2017 Questions: Critical review of the definition of pain based on the IASP What is the etymology of the word 'pain'? How is pain viewed in other languages & cultures? (punishment vs 'hurting') How do you define 'suffering?...Read More
Thanks to everyone that helped out with the visit. The day went well and the contribution of everyone was noted positively by the faculty accreditors. We await the formal outcome (probably when the board meets in April) and will let...Read More
3 March 2017 Questions: Definition of acute pain. Features of acute vs chronic pain. Acute pain as an alarm? Why manage acute pain optimally? What is the definition & rationale behind 'multimodal analgesia'? Review old exam questions on acute pain Acute...Read More
The revised timetable for the training program is now out. Its been revised to incorporate the state wide journal club and other items from the curriculum.
Its happening very fast - but now painscience is live as a website.