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  • Sebastian Straube holds degrees in Medicine and Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford where he also did his DPhil. After clinical work and research at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Dr. Straube joined the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. There he...
    April 7 2021
  • Winfried Häuser is a specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is a consultant for gastroenterology, hepatology, oncology and infectious diseases in the department of Internal Medicine I, academic hospital Saarbrücken, Germany. He is a member of the ambulatory pain medicine and mental health care center...
    April 7 2021
  • The podcast What are the benefits and risks of using virtual reality in a healthcare setting to distract children from pain? is now published. Hear from lead author Veronica Lambert here. Read the full review on the Cochrane Library here. 
    April 6 2021
  • We are delighted to welcome Associate Professor McKenzie Ferguson to the PaPaS Editorial Board.McKenzie Ferguson is Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ferguson received her B.A. from Carthage College (Kenosha...
    March 16 2021
  • 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

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