The Coronavirus Could Be Messing With Your Pain Perception — and That Could Help It Spread

A Canadian researcher has found that the virus that causes COVID-19 can hijack a pain receptor on our cells, using it to get into the cell, but also blocking its ability to signal pain. This could mean that the virus blo...
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Comparison of Physical Versus Visual Distraction in the Reduction of Pain During Local Anesthesia

The purpose of this study is to compare physical versus visual distractions to determine which technique reduces perceived pain better during local anesthesia injections. Read more .

Expanded Development of a Medical Device Utilizing an EEG-Based Algorithm for the Objective Quantification of Pain

PainQx is conducting a study to collect electroencephalography (EEG) data from 250 people with chronic pain and 50 healthy controls in order to develop algorithms that will objectively assess the level of pain a person i...
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Reliability and Construct Validity of a Composite Pain Scale for Rabbit (CANCRS) in a Clinical Environment

A composite pain scale for assessing and quantifying pain in rabbits (CANCRS) has been designed merging the Rabbit Grimace Scale (RbtGS) and a scale including clinical parameters (CPS). Construct validity and inter-rater...
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Rating Pain—Not Just a Numbers Game

AAPM member John Markman, MD co-authored a new study in JAMA Network that found that this simple question "Is your pain tolerable" used in conjunction with the traditional 0-10 rating scale posed to patients, could help ...
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New DoD Pain Rating Scale Will Help Military Doctors Assess Patients' Misery

AAPM member Chester "Trip" Buckenmaier III, MD , comments on the DoD's new pain rating scale that bears the familiar 0-10 numbers, smiley and frowny faces and green, amber and red stoplight colors meant to signal a patie...
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