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Pain Specialist, Dr Peter Blombery on chronic pain and pain measurement

Defining pain Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. There are two broad categories of pain – (i) acute pain, which occurs with trauma and usually gradually resolves, and (ii) chronic …

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Silicosis – a new epidemic of an old occupational lung disease?

Silicosis is an occupational lung disease with original descriptions by Agricola in 1556 and, later, by Ramazzini in 1713. Initially recognised as causing lung disease in stonecutters and miners, it has been recognised, in more recent times, as afflicting sandblasters, tunnellers, quarry workers, stonemasons, foundry workers and by potters and workers in the ceramics industry. …

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