Alternatively, consider the use of non-opioid analgesics in these patients.
A lot of times I have told an tearful patient Nobody might ever understand what youre going through not even me.But I really know that if we all work together and listen to you and believe you, you will get better." Now, at this point nobody will understand you either but that probably wont matter much to you.Our goal is to bring the worlds best researchers, clinicians and activists directly into the homes and offices of patients who are unable to travel and/or afford to attend a national or regional conference.Most patients have no choice but to stay home and hope to read transcripts or watch DVD's of the various IC events. We can now bring the conference directly to thousands of patients at one time.He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine & Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Graduate Health Sciences and formerly served as the Director of the Methodist Hospital Comprehensive Pain Institute (Memphis, TN).
A review of the National Library of Medicine will find dozens of publications that he has authored or co-authored on regional pain syndromes, neuromodulation, managing cancer pain and the compassionate use of opiates.This would not happen without our generous sponsors, including: Akpharma (Makers of Prelief), Desert Harvest (Makers of DH Aloe), Astra Tech (Makers of the Lo-Fric Catheter) & Algonot (Makers of Algonot, Cystoprotek & Prostaprotek).We thank them for their support and encouragement of IC patients throughout the world. Daniel Brookoff, currently Attending Physician at Integrative Treatment Center in Westminster CO.Life-threatening respiratory depression is more likely to occur in elderly, cachectic, or debilitated patients as they may have altered pharmacokinetics or altered clearance compared to younger, healthier patients.Monitor such patients closely, particularly when initiating and titrating is given concomitantly with other drugs that depress respiration.But they keep complaining anyway and thats because most of the pain is probably in their heads.