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  • We are delighted to welcome Dr Bethan Copsey to the PaPaS Editorial Board.Dr Bethan Copsey from Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds. Dr Copsey currently works as a medical statistician in the Complex Interventions Division at Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit. She works on a variety of clinical trials within the...
    March 16 2021
  • The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) Review Group recently launched a prioritisation survey to identify the most important questions in adult palliative care. The survey was open to everyone with experience and an interest in this area, such as patients and carers; clinicians and health professionals; researchers; policy...
    January 13 2021
  • We are delighted to announce that Chris Eccleston, who stepped down as PaPaS Coordinating Editor earlier this year, has been named as an Emeritus Coordinating Editor.Read the full announcement from Cochrane here and see Chris' profile here. Congratulations Chris!
    December 17 2020
  • Our ten most accessed reviews in 2019 (reviews published anytime) are shown below.Congratulations to everyone involved.1. Cannabis-based medicines for chronic neuropathic pain in adults. See full review here and listen to the podcast here.2. Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain in adults. See full review here. 3. Single dose dipyrone...
    November 16 2020
  • Our top ten most cited reviews contributing to the 2019 Impact Factor (i.e. those published in 2017 and 2018, and cited in 2019) are shown below.Congratulations to everyone involved.1. Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane reviews (DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011279.pub3). See full review here.2. ...
    November 12 2020
  • Congratulations to Professor Christopher Eccleston, Dr Emma Fisher, and others who have recently produced The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission’s report to address paediatric pain and recommend what more can be done to help children and young people: https://www.thelancet.com/commission/paediatric-painThis built on the excellent work...
    November 5 2020
  • We are proud to announce that the 2019 equivalent Impact Factor for PaPaS is 11.446 (56 publications cited 641 times), this is a significant increase on the 2018 equivalent Impact Factor which was 8.316. This means that a review published by PaPaS in 2017 and 2018 was cited, on average, 11.446 times in 2019. Please note this is an unofficial...
    October 22 2020
  • With the departure of Co-ordinating Editor Professor Christopher Eccleston we are delighted to announce that Dr Neil O’Connell will take on this role, having been Joint Co-Ed with Professor Eccleston since January 2020.Dr Neil O’Connell is a Reader in the Department of Health Sciences at Brunel University, London, UK. He is the author of 12...
    October 15 2020
  • Our Co-ordinating Editor Professor Christopher Eccleston has decided to step away from his role as Co-Ed after more than 10 years of fantastic leadership. Chris has steered PaPaS through that time with skill and wisdom. His tenure has seen PaPaS enhance its well-earned reputation and he has represented us exceptionally well externally and within...
    October 15 2020
  • On the 12th August 2020 we published the updated Cochrane review Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults, Amanda C de C Williams, Emma Fisher, Leslie Hearn, Christopher EcclestonApproximately 10-14% of adults have moderately to severely disabling chronic pain. We need to know what works and what...
    October 5 2020

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