REVISTA

Terminología del dolor crónico: la necesidad de "definir el escenario"

Descripción: El dolor en pacientes con cáncer y el dolor crónico en pacientes sin cáncer posee las mismas bases fisiológicas generadoras de dolor y, por lo tanto, los mismos mecanismos para el desarrollo. Sin embargo hay controversia en el criterio para la administración de opioides en tu tratamiento por motivo terminológico "paciente con cáncer vs paciente sin cáncer"

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Terminology of chronic pain: the need to "level the playing field"

AUTORES:

Peppin JF, Schatman ME

REVISTA ABREV.:

J Pain Res

AÑO:

2016

REFERENCIA:

9:23-4

DOI:

10.2147/JPR.S99629

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

Pain medicine as a separate subspecialty is in its infancy, only fairly recently being recognized as such by the American Board of Medical Specialities. As it continues to find its way in the ever-changing world of medicine, terminology becomes an important consideration. Terms carry tremendous impact: for example, when a patient is told he or she has “cancer”, the impact... + Leer más

Pain medicine as a separate subspecialty is in its infancy, only fairly recently being recognized as such by the American Board of Medical Specialities. As it continues to find its way in the ever-changing world of medicine, terminology becomes an important consideration. Terms carry tremendous impact: for example, when a patient is told he or she has “cancer”, the impact emotionally will undoubtedly make further explanation difficult. To patients and their families, the word “cancer” has the effect of being hit with an emotional baseball bat. In the pain world, there was a recent, albeit failed, attempt to change the name of pain specialists to “algiatrists”. It was thought this
would help define what such specialists did as opposed to other specialties. Accordingly, terminology matters, yet little attention has been paid to the terms we use to categorize and diagnose our patients. “Chronic cancer pain” and “chronic noncancer pain” are replete in the literature; however, the distinction here is actually obscure. A patient with pain from a cancer etiology has no different physiology than a patient with pain of noncancer etiologies

- Leer menos

ENLACES DE INTERÉS

Enlace al pdf de acceso libre: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC[...]