Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Management of Chronic Pain"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 16098
Interests: pediatric anesthesia; pediatric critical care; pain; pediatric pain; chronic pain; cancer pain; telemedicine; burnout; opioids; health policies; invasive analgesic procedures; acupuncture; artificial intelligence
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Chronic pain represents a difficult, challenge for those dealing with pain, but progress in the field is exciting. Chronic pain is in fact a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that has important repercussions not only in terms of clinical assistance, but also in terms of social and economic aspects. Different specialists converge on this issue, both in the field of research and in the clinic, with a view to interdisciplinarity. In fact, chronic pain is such a complex phenomenon that it requires the collaboration of several specialists who take care of patients. Recent advances in chronic pain management obviously range from pharmacology, invasive techniques, and psychological interventions to non-pharmacological and unconventional techniques. Furthermore, pain measurement alone and pain relief therapy have proved insufficient. Today, it is necessary to combine the measurement of pain and its treatment with the measurement of quality of life and functional recovery.
Topics will include:
- Epidemiology of chronic pain;
- Chronic pain in the pediatric patient;
- The diagnostic approach;
- Pain measurement;
- Neuropathic pain;
- The measurement of the quality of life;
- Functional recovery;
- The techniques of unconventional medicine;
- Recent advances in drugs management;
- Psychological issues;
- The role of genetics and other mechanisms involved in the development of chronic pain;
- Artificial intelligence in the management of chronic pain.
Dr. Alessandro Vittori
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- chronic postoperative pain
- pain mechanisms
- physiopathology of chronic pain
- non-invasive analgesic procedures
- invasive analgesic procedures
- artificial intelligence and chronic pain
- cancer pain
- health policies to combat chronic pain