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European Pain Federation EFIC announces the first recipient of the Ulf Lindblom Prize

On 25 July , 2017, the European Pain Federation EFIC announced that the first recipient of the Ulf Lindblom Prize will be French doctor Nicolás Varela, who is currently finishing

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Nurse-led intervention helps carers’ manage medication and cancer pain

A study funded by Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care published in July shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention in supporting carers to manage pain medication in people

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Applying electric current to nerve for chronic low back pain does not provide clinically important improvement

In three randomised trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric current to

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World first self-donning system for surgical gowns

In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the

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Study links sleep patterns with pain persistence after pediatric surgery

About 20 per cent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated

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Bedfont Scientific Ltd. wins Small Business of the Year

COMPANY NEWS Second-generation family company, wins Small Business of the Year at the Maidstone Business Awards Formed as a partnership between Equilibrium PR and Best Business Events, the Maidstone Business

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Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients

The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.

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Examining the relationship between pain and opioid abuse

The drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioid abuse, which continue to be prescribed for chronic pain despite recommendations to use non-opioids for most cases. A new review published

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Smiths Medical hosts patient safety symposium at OAA congress

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety and satisfaction, Smiths Medical hosted a symposium at the recent Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) congress, which took place in

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Visual recognition memory impaired after multiple exposures to anaesthesia during infancy

Repeated exposure to a common anaesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to