Pain Management

[Current capabilities of telemedicine in anaesthesiology].

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Apr 03, 2015

Because of an ageing population and a relative lack of professionals, the German health system is under great pressure.

Text messaging reduces analgesic requirements during surgery.

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Apr 07, 2015

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine whether communicating via short message service text message during surgery procedures leads to decreased intake of fentanyl for patients receiving regional anesthesia below the waist compared with a distraction condition and no intervention.

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Adult | 
Female | 
Fentanyl | 
Humans | 
Male | 
Narcotics | 
Pain | 

Mobile devices as adjunctive pain management tools.

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Jun 04, 2014

Approximately 108 million people in North America and Europe suffer from chronic pain. Virtual reality (VR) is a promising method for pain management in a clinical setting due to the distracting properties of an immersive virtual environment.

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Creating widely accessible spatial interfaces: mobile VR for managing persistent pain.

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May 08, 2014

Using widely accessible VR technologies, researchers have implemented a series of multimodal spatial interfaces and virtual environments.

Assessing the quality and usability of smartphone apps for pain self-management.

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Jun 26, 2014

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate smartphone apps intended for self-management of pain using quality assessment criteria and usability testing with prospective users.

DESIGN: 1) Survey and content analysis of available apps; and 2) individual usability study of two apps.

Symptom assessment in home healthcare using digital pens.

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Jan 19, 2004

We have developed a system allowing patients subject to palliative advanced home care to frequently submit symptom assessments from their homes.

Older adults are mobile too!Identifying the barriers and facilitators to older adults' use of mHealth for pain management.

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Jun 06, 2013

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly emerging field with the potential to assist older adults in the management of chronic pain (CP) through enhanced communication with providers, monitoring treatment-related side effects and pain levels, and increased access to pain care resources.

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