Damning report on care at major London hospitalSubscription
Dying patients were left in pain by staff at Whipps Cross University Hospital, according to inspectors who identified “many examples of a lack of compassion” during a recent visit.
Benzodiazepines do not to appear to significantly improve lower back pain for patients presenting in accident and emergency, according to US researchers.
Having a nurse “champion” to enhance care in neonatal units is linked with an increased likelihood of patients being monitored for continuous pain, according to researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft guidance recommending two treatments for inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.
Obese patients are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold, according to UK researchers.
Patients who hear “grating, cracking, or popping sounds” in or around their knee joint may be at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to researchers.
Patients who use commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain and inflammation could be raising their risk of having a heart attack, suggests a Canadian study.
Only around half of healthcare professionals who support dying people at home say staffing levels are sufficient to meet their pain management needs, according to new research.
The use of opioid painkillers in the period prior to knee replacement surgery results in worse pain outcomes for patients, according to a new study by US researchers.
High grade chondroitin sulfate is as good as widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs for treating painful knee arthritis, according to researchers who suggest it could be a safer long-term treatment.