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Abdominal pain as an atypical presentation of meningococcaemia

An atypical presentation of meningococcaemia without purpura poses diagnostic problems. The importance of the identification of shock manifest as delayed capillary refill in two children with meningococcal septicaemia presenting with fever and abdominal pain is discussed. Abdominal pain is an unusual presentation of meningococcal disease. cheap canadian Skelaxin The meningitic…

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Pain – the Science of Suffering

We all have a personal interest in pain: we have all experienced it; we have all inflicted it; and some of us spend much of our time trying to prevent and treat it. Few of the latter group will be unfamiliar with the name of Patrick Wall, who has been…

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The importance of pubic pain following childbirth: a clinical and ultrasonographic study of diastasis of the pubic symphysis

This study aimed to investigate the diagnosis and consequences of pubic symphysis diastasis postpartum, in particular the use of ultrasonography to measure interpubic gap. It was a prospective follow-up study, which included an ultrasonographic comparison between symptomatic mothers and controls, set in Morriston Hospital, Swansea. Nine women presenting with unusual…

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Disorders characterised by pain: a methodological review of population surveys

Abstract Objective – To review a series of conceptual and methodological problems encountered in surveys primarily devoted to pain disorders. Criteria for inclusion and exclusion of articles – Published reports were systematically collected by electronic database searches (Medline), citations in existing publications, and through personal contacts. Relevant articles from clinical…

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Pelvic pain in women

All women at some time experience pelvic pain associated with physiological events such as menstruation, ovulation, or sexual intercourse. Only a few women seek medical advice for such pain, yet it is the commonest reason for laparoscopy in Britain. In three quarters of cases no cause is found, but the…

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What are the types of pain?

Pain can be described as acute or chronic. Acute pain is usually related to an easily identified event or condition. For example, a child falling off his bike and breaking a leg will experience acute pain. Acute pain usually resolves within a period of days to weeks. In contrast, chronic…