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Both of these well-developed models offer deeper insights into the formulation of patients with chronic pain and depression but more importantly make explicit how specific interventions could facilitate rehabilitation order atorlip-20 20 mg visa. Clark and Treisman review the ‘Neurobiology of Pain’ to introduce the next two papers order 20 mg atorlip-20 visa. While basic scientific advances have demonstrated the complexity of the human body, clinical practice must still contend with complicated syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and Gulf War syndrome (GWS). Clark/Treisman VIII No exact pathophysiology explains the entire presentation of patients with CRPS and these patients exhibit a wide variety of somatic complaints, psycho- logical symptoms, and abnormal illness behaviors. Population-Based Healthcare for Chronic Idiopathic Pain and Fatigue after War’. The disability and depression manifested by patients with GWS represent one of the most challenging examples of reinforced illness behavior that extends beyond the individual patient into healthcare systems, the military ‘family’, and society itself as legislated by the government. The final three papers discuss issues relating to the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. This controversial practice complicated by concerns about substance abuse and malpractice represents another behavioral form of depression. While the medications have an inherent potential for intoxication and abuse, they often reinforce disability through subtle reinforcement that culminates in the depression of dependency on comfort instead of the satisfaction with overcoming challenges. Olsen and Daumit discuss the problems and expertise required for primary care physicians in ‘Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Nonmalignant Pain in Primary Care: Challenges and Solutions’. Geppert expands these topics in ‘To Help and Not to Harm: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Pain in Patients with Substance Use Disorders’. This special population of patients illuminates the issues discussed throughout this volume for all patients with chronic pain. Physicians, psychiatrists in particular, have an obligation to care for the entire patient. Treatment should restore them to healthy individuals, be mindful of the many ways in which they can be harmed, and employ a formulation of their distress, disability, and depression that extends beyond the algorithms, symptom-based, and homogeneous treatment plans of today’s pain centers.

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An example of summarising results in a single figure is shown in Figure 7 atorlip-20 20 mg sale. The publication of a Cochrane review in the Cochrane Library does not prevent you from also publishing the review in an abbreviated form in a peer-reviewed journal discount 20 mg atorlip-20 with visa. However, writing a Cochrane review is an ongoing responsibility because authors are expected to update their review on an annual basis. The format is flexible enough to accommodate different types of reviews including reviews that present individual patient data or that make single or multiple comparisons. In some reviews, the reporting was unsatisfactory or the conclusion was not supported by the evidence. With continual updates to the review handbook, errors in reviews will continue to be reduced and Cochrane reviews will maintain their place as the least biased of all types of reviews. Case reports Case reporting is arguably the oldest and most basic form of communication in medicine. JAW Wildsmith24 176 Other types of documents Most clinical journals publish case reports that explain how patients presented for medical care, how the course of the illness progressed, and what treatment was given. Case reports that publish this information for a number of patients are called case series. The main purpose of a case report is to educate clinicians about the clinical features, investigation, and/or the treatment of patients with unusual problems. A case report often acts as refresher training for clinicians so that a diagnosis is made more readily and the condition treated more effectively. In reporting observations by clinicians, case reports may also generate hypotheses that lead to new research studies. The topics that are often the subject of case reports are shown in Box 7. For example, the journal Gut welcomes “case reports of outstanding interest or clinical relevance” but specifies that such reports “should include a significant scientific advance in our understanding of disease aetiology or pathogenetic mechanisms. For example, Gut restricts reports to 1500 words, 15 references, one table and two figures; the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology restricts reports to eight manuscript pages including any figures, tables, and references. Sometimes an illustrative case report may be reported in the context of a literature review.

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