Hospital patient satisfaction with pain management is linked to nurse staffing levels, according to US nursing researchers.
A new care model designed to help nursing homes manage the complex needs of residents with advanced dementia has led to improvements in care planning and pain management, according to an evaluation.
A nurse-led intervention designed to help carers manage pain medication for loved-ones dying from cancer has helped improved understanding and delivery of pain relief, according to results from a trial.
Breastfeeding after a Caesarean section may help manage pain, according to Spanish research presented at a major conference.
Measuring functional impairment might be a better tool for postoperative pain assessment in older patients than asking them about their pain levels, suggest German researchers.
The drug ketamine does not lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation, according to US researchers.
Urate-lowering drugs should be offered to all gout patients early in the course of their disease rather than waiting for them to develop disabling symptoms, according to updated clinical guidance.
Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases, such as arthritis, suggest Brazilian 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.
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.