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Pain in Individuals with an Intellectual Disability: Scope of the Problem and Assessment Challenges

Definition and prevalence of Intellectual Disability Intellectual disability (ID) is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (e.g. reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior in a range […]

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Palliative Pain Care in Children and Adolescents

Palliative care for people of all ages, including children, was recognized in 2014 as an integral component of universal health coverage, with a need to increase access given the benefit […]

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Pain in Children: Management

Given the dependency of children upon adults with regard to pain assessment, prevention, and treatment, children 0-17 years are a vulnerable population and in need of special attention with regard […]

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Pain Assessment in the Most Vulnerable Children

Assessing pain is widely acknowledged across pediatric healthcare disciplines as an important means to guide diagnosis and to evaluate treatment strategies. Pain assessment involves a social communication wherein the child’s […]

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Pain Management in Dementia

Several diseases may lead to cognitive impairment, which will lead to progressive problems in daily living and communication and behavior, such as agitation, apathy or sleep disorders. It is this […]

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Pain Assessment in Dementia

Individuals with dementia are at particular risk of untreated pain because their ability to recognize, evaluate, and verbally communicate their pain gradually decreases across the course of dementia [3,4]. As […]

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Drug Management for Vulnerable Individuals

Treatment guidelines for pain management and analgesics prescription for different age groups and disease specificities have been developed worldwide, but specific guidelines for vulnerable patients are still lacking [1,2]. Analgesics […]

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Guidelines for the Management of Pain in Vulnerable Populations

Clinical guidelines are systematically developed statements that enable clinicians and patients to make the best decisions about their care. Ideally, guidelines are evidence based but occasionally can also be based […]

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Allodynia and Hyperalgesia in Neuropathic Pain

Allodynia and hyperalgesia are common and bothersome symptoms in patients with pain due to a disease or injury of the nervous system. Definition Allodynia is pain due to a stimulus […]

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