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Management of pain in older people

In the second of two articles on pain in older people, Dr Aza Abdulla and Dr Wisam Ali discuss various approaches including pharmacotherapy, interventional therapies, psychological interventions and physical activity

Diagnosis and assessment of pain in older people

In the first of two articles on pain in older people, Dr Aza Abdulla and Dr Wisam Ali discuss the diagnosis and assessment of pain, including risk factors for disability, and behavioural and psychological aspects

Don’t let long-lasting pain confuse your diagnosis: the story of a painful toe and the importance of examining the patient

A very elderly but active man with ischaemic pain due to intermittent claudication presents with a history of a recently painful big toe; pain expert Professor Harald Breivik outlines the management of this clinical scenario

Paracetamol and the treatment of osteoarthritic knee and hip pain

Paracetamol is still needed alongside NSAIDs such as ibuprofen for the treatment of knee and hip pain in osteoarthritis, argues pain expert Professor Harald Breivik

Chronic low back pain in an elderly woman

Treatment selection in this patient group requires care, particularly regarding side-effects of analgesics, as this case presented by Professor Harald Breivik illustrates

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