In January 2020, Professor Phil Wiffen stepped down as a senior editor for PaPaS. Phil was instrumental in establishing our review group back in 1998, and he was our inaugural Co-ordinating Editor. Since 2012, Phil has been a senior editor providing support and guidance to the team, as well as invaluable support for our authors. The true extent of...
March 16 2020
The annual 'Best of the Cochrane Library' Special Collection showcases Cochrane content published in various formats. We were delighted to see a number of PaPaS Reviews and resources featured in this collection. Please see the the PaPaS highlights below.Pregabalin for neuropathic pain in adults is one of the top 5 accessed updates for...
March 4 2020
We are delighted to welcome Dr Hopin Lee to the PaPaS Editorial Board.Dr Hopin Lee is an NHMRC postdoctoral research fellow based at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Rehabilitation Research in Oxford at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. His research focuses on...
February 26 2020
This World Cancer Day we wanted to share with you some of our reviews and resources on cancer. You can find a list of all of our cancer pain reviews on Our Reviews webpage, just filter by sub-topic: Chronic pain/Cancer pain. We also have a Palliative Care Database, a Library of published palliative care and end of life research as an...
February 3 2020
Throughout January 2020 we have been highlighting our Good News items via our social media channels using #GoodNews2020. Do you follow us on Twitter and Facebook?Please find below a summary of all of our #GoodNews20201. New Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Dr Neil O'ConnellYou can read Neil's bio here.2. Latest Impact FactorRead more about our Impact...
January 30 2020
We are delighted to introduce our new Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Dr Neil O’Connell. Dr Neil O’Connell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel University, London, UK. He is the author of 16 Cochrane Reviews and has been a PaPaS Editor since 2015. He divides his time between research and teaching and previously...
January 13 2020
We'll be at the 2020 IASP Pain World Congress, presenting "Evidence Synthesis for Determining Efficacy and Harm: Identifying a Quality Signal in the Growing Noise", a session on making sense of the increasing weight of evidence. For more information and details on how to register please see here.
December 12 2019
Prophylactic anti-emetics for patients receiving intravenous opioids in the acute care settingWe are looking for additional author support to join the existing author team in order to develop the protocol/review. The candidate will have some experience of contributing to Cochrane reviews, and will be famiiar with RevMan. The candidate is expected...
November 29 2019
A great opportunity to develop your professional skills and advance your career as a researcher. Become a citizen scientist as part of an IASP Presidential Task Force reviewing studies in which cannabinoids were tested for antinociceptive effects.Prior knowledge of systematic reviews is not required, all training will be provided.To learn more and...
November 27 2019
Our ten most accessed reviews in 2018 are shown below.Congratulations to everyone involved. 1. Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane Reviews, Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin and Blair H Smith. See full review here. 2. Cannabis-based medicine...
September 30 2019