Dahlia Rizk

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Palliative care: Pain Management

Palliative care: Pain Management I. Problem/Challenge. Pain is a very prominent and distressful symptom in patients presenting at the end of life. In the cancer population, its prevalence is over 75% for those with advanced disease. In other palliative conditions, it is also a frequent symptom though often underestimated. A systematic review reported a prevalence…

Pain management

Inpatient Pain Management I. Problem/Condition. Pain is highly prevalent in the hospital. Studies suggest that as high as 40-50% of inpatients experience pain of at least moderate severity, and under-assessment and under-treatment are common. Unrelieved pain has a significant impact on patient satisfaction, functional recovery, psychosocial wellbeing, length of stay, as well as readmission. International…

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