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Vitamin D and chronic pain in the elderly *
TLDR
The evaluation of vitamin D deficit should be more frequent during geriatric consultations, because this has been correlated to some painful syndromes and its correction could bring therapeutic benefits in some cases.
Chronic pain in long-lived elderly: prevalence, characteristics, measurements and correlation with serum vitamin D level
TLDR
There has been high prevalence of chronic pain among the elderly and vitamin D deficiency among studied long-lived elderly; however there has been no significant correlation between low serum vitamin D levels and chronic pain.
Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain in Elderly Subjects With Defective Endogenous Pain-Inhibitory Systems: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
TLDR
This clinical trial will provide relevant data to evaluate if anodal tDCS stimulation over M1 can decrease chronic knee OA pain in elderly subjects with defective CPM in a randomized, sham-controlled, single-center, double-blinded clinical trial.
B complex vitamins for analgesic therapy
TLDR
This study aimed at identifying in the scientific literature most recent evidences of the use of B complex vitamins as analgesic therapy and at describing clinical situations where their analgesic action could be observed.
Pain-induced depression is related to overestimation of sleep quality in a very elderly population with pain.
TLDR
Very elderly people with chronic pain, and without dementia, had a higher prevalence of poor sleep; however, they overestimated their sleep quality, and poor quality of sleep was associated with a poor self-perception of sleep and pain-induced depression.
Pain measurement in the elderly: evaluation of psychometric properties of the Geriatric Pain Measure – Portuguese version
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The Geriatric Pain Measure-P had its psychometric properties analyzed and adequate reliability and validity were found, and was easy to apply and understand, demanding a short period of time.
Correlation of sleep quality with fatigue and disease activity among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome: a cross-sectional study.
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There is a need for proper control over disease activity and for development of strategies to help patients to sleep better in order to diminish their fatigue.
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