Pain in the Geriatric Patient with Advanced Chronic Disease.
The World Health Organization, one of the leading authorities on pain management, stressed the need for further guidelines to help manage pain in patients with chronic disease. In light of the impact of pain on morbidity and quality of life, this article summarizes current knowledge about pain experienced by older adults in 3 advanced non-cancer-related chronic diseases (ie, congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, and stroke) in which pain is common but not typically a primary focus of disease management. This article examines the data on the prevalence of pain, co-occurring symptoms, and challenges in managing pain in these conditions.
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