Silver Book Fact

Advances in neuroimaging will continue to offer information on the brain’s functioning and how it correlates to the pain experience.

Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education. Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx

Reference

Title
Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research
Publisher
National Academies Press
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Pain education programs and pain consultations have been found to improve pain (average pain was 31% versus 20%) and daily interference (20% versus 2.5%) in oncology outpatients. Patient adherence…  
  • An oral cannabinoid was found effective in relieving diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain symptoms and improving disturbed sleep, quality of life, and overall patient status.  
  • The Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center helps people with persistent pain return to an active lifestyle and has found that among patients who finish the program, nearly 84% report greater…  
  • Use of stem cells to create neurons could enable the study of the response of human cells to new drugs in vitro, early in the drug development process.  
  • Targeting A-type K+ channels in primary sensory neurons could provide a novel mechanism-based therapy for the treatment of bone cancer pain–one of the most severe types of chronic pain.