Navigation Links
To help doctors and patients, UB researchers are developing a 'vocabulary of pain'
Date:7/26/2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- All over the world, patients with chronic pain struggle to express how they feel to the doctors and health-care providers who are trying to understand and treat them. Now, a University at Buffalo psychiatrist is attempting to help patients suffering from chronic pain and their doctors by drawing on ontology, the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of being or existence. The research will be discussed during a tutorial he will give at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (http://icbo.buffalo.edu/), sponsored by UB, that will be held in Buffalo July 26-30.

He describes the goals of his work in a video interview: http://bit.ly/o7WMld

"Pain research is very difficult because nothing allows the physician to see the patient's pain directly," says Werner Ceusters, MD, professor of psychiatry in UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and principal investigator on a new National Institutes of Health grant, An Ontology for Pain and Related Disability, Mental Health and Quality of Life.

"The patient has to describe what he or she is feeling."

That is a serious shortcoming, Ceusters says, because each patient's subjective experience of pain is different. Descriptions of pain therefore lack the precision and specificity that is taken for granted with other disorders, where biomarkers or physiological indicators reveal what health-care providers need in order to assess the severity of a particular disorder.

"If we want to more effectively help people suffering from chronic pain, we need to study a population that is consistent, patients who have features in common," Ceusters says. "The problem with pain is, it's very hard to build up a group with the same sort of pain. People don't have the same vocabulary or linguistic capabilities or even the same cultural backgrounds. It's something pain researchers have struggled with
'/>"/>

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Doctors differ in how best to care for Americas 12 million cancer survivors
2. Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
3. Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids Shows
4. Nudging doctors in intensive care unit reduces deaths
5. Study Finds Equal Number of Errors in Hospitals, Doctors Offices
6. Fit Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Exercise: Study
7. Medicare improved Canadian doctors salaries: Queens University study
8. Top 5 list helps primary care doctors make wiser clinical decisions
9. Abortions generate $95 million a year for Polish doctors as women use illegal private sector
10. Younger doctors prescribe more drugs to reduce heart risk but offer less lifestyle advice
11. Doctors decisions on initial hospital admissions may affect readmission rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... RIDGELAND, Miss. (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... recently announced the graduates of its Advanced Training ... trains students, who fill roles in their health ... both the theory and methodology of continuous quality ... is a sister-program to Dr. Brent James’ internationally ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Intermountain Healthcare of Salt ... Stratus Video Interpreting for on-demand medical ... and timely care for patients with limited ... video remote interpreting (VRI) services will supplement ... quickly access qualified medical interpretation in nearly ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 Mediaplanet has ... to educate readers on the importance of proper sun ... within USA Today, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 ... digital component is distributed nationally, through a vast social ... sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... OncLive proudly announces the 2015 Giants of ... a panel of eminent oncologists for landmark achievements that ... be introduced and celebrated TONIGHT at the 3rd Annual ... CDT at The Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 S. Wabash ... groundbreaking accomplishments, in fields including translational research, gene therapy, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... 2015” provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development ... types of muscles in the body, leading to ... R&D pipelines by identifying new targets and MOAs ... on H1 2015 pipeline review of Axillary Hyperhidrosis ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HORNE LLP’s Healthcare Delivery Institute Graduates Class from the Advanced Training Program 2Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 2Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 3Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 4Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 2Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 3Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 4Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
... CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg and FOX News ... ... MedeFile,International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDFI), a company specializing in,portable ... a nationally televised advertising campaign to,generate broad consumer awareness of ...
... Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, is unique because, unlike normal plants, it captures ... is cooler and more humid, making it 10 times more ... use the latest next-generation DNA sequencing to analyse the plant,s ... , The project will generate a genome sequence database ...
... Lags Specialists, IRVING, Texas, June 19 ... on average than are family,physicians, according to a ... largest physician recruiting firm., The firm,s 2008 ... the average salary offered to recruit family physicians ...
... efforts key to Blue companies, stewardship of,healthcare dollars, ... Blue,Shield companies, anti-fraud investigations resulted in overall savings ... according to data released,by the Blue Cross and ... result for all Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...
... Automate and Connect 80 Physicians, CHICAGO ... leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and ... today announced that,Martin Memorial Health Systems (MMHS) ... and Practice Management (PM) solution to,automate clinical ...
... China, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech,(Cayman) Inc. ... and,medical device research and development outsourcing company with ... that it has posted its 2007,annual report on ... http://www.wuxipharmatech.com ., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040705/CNM002LOGO ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MedeFile Launches National Televised Ad Campaign 2Health News:MedeFile Launches National Televised Ad Campaign 3Health News:MedeFile Launches National Televised Ad Campaign 4Health News:Report: Some Nurses Paid More Than Family Physicians 2Health News:Report: Some Nurses Paid More Than Family Physicians 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies' Anti-Fraud Units Recover and Save More Than $249 Million In 2007 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies' Anti-Fraud Units Recover and Save More Than $249 Million In 2007 3Health News:Martin Memorial Health Systems Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record and Practice Management 2Health News:Martin Memorial Health Systems Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record and Practice Management 3Health News:Martin Memorial Health Systems Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record and Practice Management 4Health News:WuXi PharmaTech 2007 Annual Report Available Online 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... announced cash tender offer for up to $1.6 billion aggregate ... Holders of notes who tendered, and did not validly ... New York City time, on May 27, 2015 ... by Lilly, are eligible to receive the total consideration. The ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015  Maetrics ( http://maetrics.com ), a leading ... wrapped up a successful conference, "The cost of non-compliance -- ... today in Zurich . ... its Switzerland -based team, experts provided ... Technology field to an exclusive local audience. The event ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Intraocular Lenses ... Standard Intraocular Lenses, and Premium Intraocular Lenses. The report provides ... , Japan , Europe ... , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts ... seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 2Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 3Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 4Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 5Maetrics Hosts Innovative Medical Cluster Event in Switzerland 2World Intraocular Lenses Industry 2World Intraocular Lenses Industry 3World Intraocular Lenses Industry 4World Intraocular Lenses Industry 5World Intraocular Lenses Industry 6World Intraocular Lenses Industry 7World Intraocular Lenses Industry 8World Intraocular Lenses Industry 9World Intraocular Lenses Industry 10World Intraocular Lenses Industry 11World Intraocular Lenses Industry 12World Intraocular Lenses Industry 13World Intraocular Lenses Industry 14World Intraocular Lenses Industry 15World Intraocular Lenses Industry 16World Intraocular Lenses Industry 17World Intraocular Lenses Industry 18World Intraocular Lenses Industry 19World Intraocular Lenses Industry 20World Intraocular Lenses Industry 21World Intraocular Lenses Industry 22World Intraocular Lenses Industry 23World Intraocular Lenses Industry 24World Intraocular Lenses Industry 25World Intraocular Lenses Industry 26
... Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... treatments for human disease, announced data from a recently ... oral dose formulation for LX4211, a dual inhibitor of ... Results from the study demonstrated that administration of ...
... Jan. 5, 2011 The pharmaceutical industry,s steep ... strategy and development executives to uncover opportunities for ... combination therapies with branded products to extend patent ... products can extend a therapeutic advantage and become ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lexicon Announces Positive Results from New Clinical Study of LX4211 in Type 2 Diabetes Patients 2Lexicon Announces Positive Results from New Clinical Study of LX4211 in Type 2 Diabetes Patients 3Lexicon Announces Positive Results from New Clinical Study of LX4211 in Type 2 Diabetes Patients 4Report Highlights Successful Strategies for Bringing FDC Products to Market 2
2.0mm Rounded Tip, 12mm From Tip to Bend Gently Curved, 15mm Shaft; In Titanium...
Double ended with 0.5mm x 10mm and 1.0mm x 15mm blades; both blades gently curved; round serrated handle, In Titanium....
0.6mm Tip x10mm Shaft, Straight Shaft, 90 Degree Hook at Tip; overall length 120mm; in Titianium....
... The SURPASS Perfusion Catheter is ... the stenotic portion of a ... stenosis for the purpose of ... Perfusion Catheters are also designed ...
Medicine Products: