HIV JournalView: September 2012 (October 15, 2012)
David Alain Wohl, M.D., explores recently published findings regarding access to HIV care in the U.S., the impact of pain on clinic no-shows, links between atazanavir and gall/kidney stones, anal sex and HIV among women, and the limits of echocardiography.
In HIV JournalView, from TheBodyPRO.com
FDA Pain Patch Decision: Making a "Sophie's Choice" With People's Lives (February 21, 2012)
"I went into this hearing hoping for a new treatment for [neuropathy], which I have ... borne witness to with so many friends over the years," writes Matt Sharp. "But truth be told, the evidence in favor of the pain patch was just not strong enough."
Pain, Drugs and the Risks of Self-Medication (February 14, 2012)
"I share this experience to convey that I understand the disabling effects of severe pain and our complicated relationship with the medications that control it. We may need these drugs at times, but they can quickly and all too easily create other significant problems."
The Pain Blog: A Blog Entry by Shana Cozad (November 8, 2011)
"I acknowledge you. I feel you with my every walk and climbing of stairs, I feel you when I sit and I feel you when I lay down. I still feel 'most' of you when I take aspirin to try to suppress you. I wanted nothing more when I was growing up than to be acknowledged for who I was. Perhaps you need to be acknowledged too."
Palliative Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Appraisal (PDF) (2004)
A report by King's College researchers in London on the current provision of palliative care across sub-Saharan Africa; includes recommendations for scaling up the delivery of palliative services.
From Kings College, London
Assembly Bill 487 (Fall 2001)
The amended Assembly Bill 487 now requires all physicians to take courses in pain management and treatment of the terminally ill, as part of their continuing education for re-licensure.
In Compassion in Dying, from Compassion in Dying
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