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The Cannabinoids as Therapeutic Agents in the Management of Pain

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10.7727/wimj.2017.192
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576-80
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This paper explored the suitability of naturally occurring and synthetic cannabinoids for pain management. The antinociceptive mechanisms identified for cannabinoids, relative to currently available analgesics, are promising in several cases, more so for chronic than for acute pain, where the potential remains hopeful but as yet unrealized.

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Objective: This review focussed on the role of the endocannabinoid system in relation to pain transmission and modulation. Various facets of both naturally occurring and synthetic cannabinoids (CBs) were explored in an effort to ascertain their suitability in the treatment and management of pain.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Palliative Care: Theory, Research and Treatment in the English-Speaking Caribbean Region

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.526
Pages: 
715–22
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This paper describes the possible barriers that account for the underdevelopment of palliative care in English-speaking Caribbean region. The paper provides recommendations for the development of sustainable, efficient, high quality and culturally relevant palliative care services throughout this region.

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Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2016

Non-pharmacological Community Intervention, Especially Pain Management, in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Review of the Literature

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.468
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This articles reviews role of uni-modular and multi-modular non pharmacological interventions in rheumatoid arthritis. They have shown evidence to be as effective add-on to standard care treatment. The role of dietary modification is exciting but needs further studies to form a guideline.

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Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling disease with significant affection in a patient’s life. The objective of this study is to describe the role of uni-modular and multi-modular non-pharmacological community intervention effectiveness, especially pain management interventions in rheumatoid arthritis.

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11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Mar, 2016

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