Pain Research and Treatment

Pain in Chronic Medical Illness


Publishing date
16 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Jun 2012

1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

2Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

3Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Simpson College, Indianola, IA, USA


Pain in Chronic Medical Illness

Description

Pain is a huge public health concern affecting millions of Americans and resulting in billions of dollars per year in direct and indirect healthcare costs, lost wages, and disability expenses. While much attention in the research literature is paid to chronic pain in and of itself, its physical and psychosocial consequences, and its treatment, there are numerous chronic medical illnesses that have pain as an associated complication or symptom including cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell disease, renal disease, ulcerative colitis, and many others which may complicate its presentation, experience, quality, and available treatment. More work is needed to highlight the epidemiology, mechanisms, complications, and treatment options associated with pain that occurs in the context of various medical illnesses. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that focus on the epidemiology and unique considerations with respect to mechanisms and treatment of pain occurring within the context of general medical illness. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain measurement in primary, secondary, and/or tertiary medical specialty clinics
  • Epidemiology of pain within specific medical patient populations
  • Medical disease-specific mechanisms of pain (chronic and acute)
  • Treatment of pain within the context of chronic medical illness
  • Impact of pain on quality of life among patients with chronic medical illness
  • Disease-specific interactions between pain and psychosocial concomitants among medically ill patients

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 615967
  • - Editorial

Pain in Chronic Medical Illness

Justin Brown | Jarred Younger | ... | Jeffrey Borckardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 256024
  • - Review Article

Sarcoidosis and Pain Caused by Small-Fiber Neuropathy

Lara Heij | Albert Dahan | Elske Hoitsma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 978646
  • - Research Article

Depressive Symptoms, Pain, and Quality of Life among Patients with Nonalcohol-Related Chronic Pancreatitis

Wendy E. Balliet | Shenelle Edwards-Hampton | ... | Robert Malcolm
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 851276
  • - Research Article

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Relate to Distinct Components of Pain Experience among Patients with Breast Cancer

Sarah K. Galloway | Megan Baker | ... | Jeffrey Borckardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 138680
  • - Clinical Study

Prevalence of Chest Pain, Depression, Somatization, Anxiety, Global Distress, and Substance Use among Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients

Eva R. Serber | Shenelle A. Edwards-Hampton | ... | Jeffrey J. Borckardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 153060
  • - Research Article

Pain Narratives in Breast Cancer Survivors

Patrick Peretti-Watel | Marc-Karim Bendiane | ... | Dominique Rey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 412174
  • - Research Article

Presurgical Weight Is Associated with Pain, Functional Impairment, and Anxiety among Gastric Bypass Surgery Patients

Sharlene Wedin | Karl Byrne | ... | Jeffrey J. Borckardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 975364
  • - Research Article

Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Predictors of Functional Disability and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents with Neurofibromatosis-1

Molly M. Garwood | Jessica M. Bernacki | ... | Bonita P. Klein-Tasman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 703947
  • - Review Article

The Pain Crisis: What It Is and What Can Be Done

Barry J. Sessle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 653060
  • - Research Article

Low Back Pain Prevalence and Associated Factors in Iranian Population: Findings from the National Health Survey

Akbar Biglarian | Behjat Seifi | ... | Sara Serahati

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