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A classification of chronic pain for ICD-11
Chronic pain has been recognized as pain that persists past normal healing time5 and hence lacks the acute warning function of physiological nociception.35 Usually pain is regarded as chronic when it
Chronic pain as a symptom or a disease: the IASP Classification of Chronic Pain for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
TLDR
In conditions such as fibromyalgia or nonspecific low-back pain, chronic pain may be conceived as a disease in its own right; in this proposal, this subgroup is called “chronic primary pain,” and in 6 other subgroups, pain is secondary to an underlying disease.
Magnetic resonance angiography in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes
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To investigate the evolution and clinical significance of vasoconstriction on magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in patients with reversible cerebral vasconstriction syndromes (RCVS), a novel approach is proposed to evaluate the role of EMT in this process.
Psychometric evaluation of a Chinese (Taiwanese) version of the SF-36 health survey amongst middle-aged women from a rural community
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The reliability and validity tests performed on the data collected support the cross-cultural application of the Chinese (Taiwanese) version of the short form 36 health survey (SF-36).
Topiramate in migraine prophylaxis--results from a placebo-controlled trial with propranolol as an active control.
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It is demonstrated that TPM 100 mg/d is effective in migraine prophylaxis and was better tolerated than TPM 200mg/d, and was generally comparable to PROP.
The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic primary pain
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The goal here is to create a classification that is useful in both primary care and specialized pain management settings for the development of individualized management plans, and to assist both clinicians and researchers by providing a more accurate description of each diagnostic category.
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: an under-recognized clinical emergency
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Most patients with RCVS recover without sequelae; however, relapse has been reported in a small proportion of patients, and calcium channel blockers, such as nimodipine may be an effective treatment in prevention of thunderclap headache attacks.
Prevalence and Subtypes of Dementia in Taiwan: A community Survey of 5297 Individuals
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence rate of dementia in Taiwan, the relative frequencies of its subtypes, and its associations with age, education, gender, and residence location.
Comorbidity of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Chronic Daily Headache and Its Subtypes
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The frequency of depressive and anxiety disorders in patients with chronic daily headache is studied to investigate the frequency of these disorders.
Characteristics and Treatment of Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Focused Review
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There is a definite need for conducting double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment trials in patients with posttraumatic headache, as many patients with PTH had clinical presentations very similar to tension-type headache and migraine.
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