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Musculoskeletal pain


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Research update: Genetic predictors of human chronic pain conditions

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson reviews a paper examining the evidence for genetic factors in a number of common pain conditions

Acute pain guidelines review

Dr Hermann Ribera describes common types of acute pain such as back, abdominal and postoperative pain and summarises some guideline recommendations for their management.

Research update: Underdiagnosis of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson describes a retrospective analysis looking at the relatively high incidence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in patients with fragility fractures 

Buprenorphine: a review of pharmacology

Buprenorphine is a complex molecule associated with a number of myths about its pharmacology and mechanism of action, write Professor Robert Raffa and Dr Joseph Pergolizzi

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

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