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Access fact sheets on various topics of pain prevention, management, and treatment from IASP’s previous Global Year initiatives.

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Global Inequities in Pain Treatment: How Future Research Can Address This Better

Inequities in pain treatment occur globally[6]. Pain Inequities exist between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries, as well as within countries based on factors such as race, sex, gender, […]


Human Cells and Tissue in Pre-clinical Studies: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Pain is adaptive because it warns us of impending harm, but chronic pain is maladaptive and remains a global unmet medical need. Nociceptors are those sensory neurons specialized in the […]


Genetic Biomarkers of Pain States

The FDA Biomarkers, EndpointS, and other Tools (BEST) glossary of biomarker terms identifies a biomarker as a “defined characteristic that is measured as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic […]


Clinical Practice Guidelines

What are clinical practice guidelines? Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been defined as “ …systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical […]


How to Translate Pain Research to Impact Practice

Despite a substantial growth in pain research globally and a well-established evidence base, people of all ages continue to experience poorly managed pain. Ensuring that research knowledge moves efficiently into […]