Cross-Cultural Conceptions of Pain and Pain Control (Clinical Report)

Cross-Cultural Conceptions of Pain and Pain Control (Clinical Report)

Pain is a ubiquitous feature of the human experience. This paper presents an anthropology of pain. Anthropology is defined as the cross-cultural and comparative study of human behavior. Pain can be acute and episodic, and pain can be constant and uninterrupted. Acute pain, lasting for minutes or hours, is reported at some time by virtually […]

Neuropathic Pain in AIDS Patients Prior to Antiretroviral Therapy (Original Articles) (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) (Report)

Neuropathic Pain in AIDS Patients Prior to Antiretroviral Therapy (Original Articles) (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) (Report)

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has a predilection for nerve tissue; therefore, the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain are frequently affected in patients with HIV/AIDS, resulting in a high prevalence of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as ‘… pain initiated or caused by […]

Caesarean Section Wound Infiltration with Local Anaesthetic for Postoperative Pain Relief--Any Benefit?(Original Articles) (Report)

Caesarean Section Wound Infiltration with Local Anaesthetic for Postoperative Pain Relief–Any Benefit?(Original Articles) (Report)

Delivery by caesarean section (CS) is becoming more frequent and is one of the most common major operative procedures performed worldwide. In the USA a CS rate of 26% for all births is reported. (1) The rate approaches 25% in Canada and is over 20% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (2) In the private […]