REVISTA DESTACADA

Actualización de la definición de dolor

Valoración Valoración: 4 Estrellas

Descripción: La IASP, propone una nueva definición de dolor, justificada por los avances en la comprensión de los mecanismos involucrados en una sensación tan compleja y multidisciplinar en su tratamiento.

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Updating the definition of pain

AUTORES:

Williams AC, Craig KD.

REVISTA ABREV.:

Pain

AÑO:

2016

REFERENCIA:

157(11):2420-2423.

DOI:

10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000613

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

The definition of pain24 promulgated by the IASP (Box 1) has provided a powerful conceptual anchor for scientific and health care professional advances in understanding the nature and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Based on work by Merskey in 1964,22 it has been widely endorsed and even more widely used,27 with the primary text unchanged since first published in 1979.15 Since then, there... + Leer más

The definition of pain24 promulgated by the IASP (Box 1) has provided a powerful conceptual anchor for scientific and health care professional advances in understanding the nature and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Based on work by Merskey in 1964,22 it has been widely endorsed and even more widely used,27 with the primary text unchanged since first published in 1979.15 Since then, there have been substantial advances in our understanding of pain, in assessment and treatment, using a multidisciplinary perspective, and emergence of chronic disease models. These advances instantiate the biopsychosocial perspective on pain that was required to capture evidence-based understanding and the evolution of pain care. While the IASP definition was under development, Melzack and Wall21 (1965) published “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” in Science, generating a revolution in our understanding of pain mechanisms and management.16

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