Tutorial 5. Neuropathic pain

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 degeneration Sunderland’s classification nerve damage Inherited forms of neuropathic pain (Fabry’s,…

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Tutorial 4: Cancer pain

  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 management of cancer pain are often poor. Management of pain…

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Tutorial 3: Chronic Headaches

Check out Headache pdf and ppt presentations at Churack Chair website http://www.nd.edu.au/churack/education Review old exam questions. Review FPM curriculum. FPM curriculum 3.7 Headache and orofacial pain Headache, facial and dental pain are among the most common pain disorders. Almost half of the adult population have headache at least once a…

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Tutorial 2: Types of pain

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? (pain vs suffering) Do animals experience pain? Types of pain…

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Tutorial 1: acute pain

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 Pain Management, Scientific Evidence 2015, 4th Edn as resource Churack Chair…

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