Friday, February 11, 2011

Great website about pain, pain management and research. Dougie Natusch's explaination of CRPS is well worth watching.

The Pain Community Centre site has been developed by Cardiff University with contributions from key opinion leaders across the UK. It is aimed at all those who want to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the management of pain, including our MSc Pain Management alumni, current students and faculty. They say that their "aim is to foster and support a community who want to improve the lives of those suffering pain and we welcome your advice, help and support in developing the community further."

In this video Dougie Natusch is a pain consultant in South Devon NHS. He explains the signs and symptoms associated with the Bruehl criteria used to diagnose the syndrome of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), the epidemiology, natural history, pathiophysiological theories of CRPS and a detailed examination of the evidence supporting the treatments and therapies applied to those theories.
Thanks to Diane Jacobs for tweeting about this very informative site.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Take care. Be as safe as you can North Queensland as the most catastrophic storm ever approaches.

Just two months ago my husband and I took our caravan north as far as Cape Tribulation. We spent a blissful week in Cairns bird watching and snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef. We took our time as we passed through or stayed at many of the little and bigger places along the way. The very special lady who looked after Doc the dog while we spent the day at the reef, we hope you are safe. The many folk who live on the road, we hope you got out in time. Caravans don't survive 300 kilometer/hour  winds.

I see on the internet and TV that you have prepared well so all I can say is the thoughts and prayers of all of us are with you now as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, upgraded to category five this morning and likely to be "more life-threatening" than any storm seen in Australia in living memory heads your way.
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