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Breakthrough pain: definition, prevalence and characteristics
Diverse interventions were employed to manage these pains, with variable efficacy, and this data clarify the spectrum of breakthrough pains and indicate their importance in cancer pain management. Expand
Assessment of study quality for systematic reviews: a comparison of the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool and the Effective Public Health Practice Project Quality Assessment Tool:
Both tools performed quite differently when evaluating the risk of bias or methodological quality of studies in knowledge translation interventions for cancer pain, and its psychometric properties need to be more thoroughly validated. Expand
Cooperative hernia study. Pain in the postrepair patient.
Pain or numbness are common late sequelae of traditional external surgical hernia repairs and strategies need to be developed to reduce the risk of these complications. Expand
Quality of Life in Brain Tumor Patients: The Relative Contributions of Depression, Fatigue, Emotional Distress, and Existential Issues
Although scores reflecting depression, fatigue, emotional distress, and existential problems were interrelated, the presence of depressive symptoms was the single most important independent predictor of QOL in this cohort of brain tumor patients. Expand
Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature
This review identifies the limited empirical understanding of compassion in healthcare, highlighting the lack of patient and family voices in compassion research. Expand
An international multicentre validation study of a pain classification system for cancer patients.
The replication of previous findings suggests that the ECS-CP can predict pain complexity in a range of practice settings and countries. Expand
Targeting the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor for chronic pain management. Preclinical animal studies, recent clinical experience and future research directions.
Collaborative studies between basic researchers, clinical scientists, and clinicians are needed to delineate characteristics of NMDA receptor antagonism that predict optimal analgesic activity and an acceptable toxicity profile in patients with chronic pain. Expand
Pain in Guillain-Barre syndrome
Moderate to severe pain is a common and early symptom of Guillain-Barre syndrome and requires aggressive treatment, and pain intensity on admission is not a predictor of poor prognosis. Expand
Compassion in Health Care: An Empirical Model.
The components of the compassion model provide insight into how patients understand and experience compassion, providing the necessary empirical foundation to develop future research, measures, training, and clinical care based on this vital feature of quality care. Expand
Effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions to improve cancer pain management.
CONTEXT Cancer pain is prevalent, yet patients do not receive best care despite widely available evidence. Although national cancer control policies call for education, effectiveness of such programsExpand