Pain: Clinical Updates

Pain: Clinical Updates provides timely and accurate information about pain management and therapy six times a year. Browse the archives for back issues on a wide array of topics, including many related to the Global Year Against Pain.

Many editions in the archives are translated from English into various languages. We would be delighted to work with you to translate any edition. Please contact to offer translation help.

IASP mails printed copies of every edition of Pain: Clinical Updates to all members. If you no longer would like to receive the printed edition, please send an email to  All editions are free downloadable pdfs and are saved in the archives.

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Current Issues

PAIN: Clinical Updates

Persistent Pain in Cancer Survivors: Pathogenesis and Treatment Options

September 2016, Vol. 24, No. 4

This edition of Pain: Clinical Updates addresses the following themes:

  • Improvements in oncological treatments combined with an aging population are leading to an increase in the number of cancer survivors.
  • Pain is common in cancer survivors and may arise due to the underlying condition, its treatment, or both. Pain states unrelated to the cancer may also be encountered in this patient population.
  • Management of pain in cancer survivors is complex, with a paucity of evidence to support specific interventions.
  • Fear of recurrence may add to the challenge of successfully controlling pain in cancer survivors.

A Spanish translation by Alex Barroso is available here

Featured Authors:

Paul Farquhar-Smith, PhD, MA, MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA and Matthew R.D. Brown, MBBS, MRCS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

PAIN: Clinical Updates

Chronic Postoperative Pain After Joint Replacement

August 2016, Vol. 24, No. 3

Total joint arthroplasty surgery (TJA) is considered to be an effective intervention to improve function and reduce pain in conditions such as end-stage knee osteoarthritis. This issue of Pain: Clinical Updates is a scientific update that reviews recent evidence on pre-, peri-, and postoperative risk factors for the development of chronic postoperative pain following TJA, focusing on total knee and hip replacement.

A French translation by Stephan Charre is also available.

Featured Authors:

Kristian Kjaer Petersen, PhD, and Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr Med Sci, PhD

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Pain: Clinical Updates publishes timely topics in pain research and treatment. IASP has not verified the information, opinions, findings, or conclusions it presents. Thus, opinions Pain: Clinical Updates express do not necessarily reflect those of IASP or of the association’s officers or councilors. IASP assumes no responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or from any use of any methods, products, instruction, or ideas that appear in Pain: Clinical Updates. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, IASP recommends independent verification of any diagnoses or drug dosages.

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