Pain medicine: general view to the problem

Медицина болю. 2017;2(1):7-10

 

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Journal Title: Медицина болю

ISSN: 2414-3812 (Print); 2519-2752 (Online)

Publisher: Interdisciplinary Academy of Pain Medicine

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Surgery: Anesthesiology

Country of publisher: Ukraine

Language of fulltext: Russian, Ukrainian, English

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AUTHORS

M. G. Tsagareli (Beritashvili Center for Experimental Biomedicine, Tbilisi, Georgia)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The explosive growth of our knowledge of every aspect of pain in recent years has produced major advances in the classification and management of the varieties of pain. However, despite of advancing knowledge in the field of pain medicine for last decades, the burden of pain remains unacceptably high. Epidemiological studies point to the high prevalence of chronic pain across the world associated with staggering socioeconomic costs. Unfortunately, existing therapies fail to offer good pain relief to the majority of these patients. There have been some modest advances with the approval of some new therapies, but nevertheless pain medicine is still waiting to find out new initiatives and approaches that serve to a better understanding of pain mechanisms leading to effective therapies.