To capture ideas, trends, and resources to better understand pain, these postings offer a window into the current state of the pain field. This section will change as new information and materials are added.
Resources: Pain Research Forum (PRF) and Relief
The Pain Research Forum (PRF) is a freely available, interactive, virtual community and resource for…
Resources: The National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium
This site has a large array of resources, including the National Pain Strategy.
Resources: Pediatric Pain
For information regarding some of the pediatric pain projects that Mayday has contributed to, please…
Acute Illness, Injury, Pain in the Emergency Department
Walk into any major cancer center, and you will find doctors partnering with patients on hundreds of ongoing research studies. If you are looking for a medical setting farthest from the interwoven research and clinical care of oncology, go to any major medical center, and walk from the cancer center over to the emergency department.
Children, Pain and Care
We well recognize the need to prevent and treat pain in infants and children. Besides being the humane thing to do, there is mounting evidence to show that poorly treated pain in children has lasting negative effects, both physiological and psychological, that may follow children for many years. However, we also know that the majority of medications, approximately 80 percent, prescribed to infants, children, and adolescents have not been approved by the FDA for use in these age groups.
How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?
Watch Mayday Fellow Karen Davis’ TedEd video answering the question: “How does your brain respond to pain?” In this short video, she explains why different people have different responses to painful experiences.
Resources: The North American Pain School
Launched in 2015, The North American Pain School, or NAPS, brings together leading experts in the fields of pain research and management to provide a unique educational and networking experience for the next generation of basic science and clinical pain researchers.
Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
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Dr. Allen Finley, MD
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Patrick Coyne, RN
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