MECHANISMS AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF PAIN

The course is offered in fall semesters and meets in room 1495 BST on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00. (2 semester hours)

Course Director: Dr. Michael Gold - msg22@pitt.edu

This course provides attendees with vocabulary and knowledge about anatomy, physiology, mechanisms and modulation of pain. This fundamental knowledge is complemented by assigned readings from the literature and clinical presentations about pain syndromes and pain management.

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Pain Models Schedule Fall 2017

Jan. 8th - Pain Toxonomy - History/Nociceptors

Readings: Carlton 2014, Gold-Caterina 2008, Melzack-Wall 2018, Gascon-Mogrich 2010,        Perl 2007

Jan. 22nd - DH/Ascending

Readings: Woodbury-Ritter-Koerber 2000, Willis 2002, Todd 2010, Todd 2017, Craig 2003

Jan. 29th - Supraspinal/Descending pathways

Readings: Felice-Ossipov 2016, Heinricher 2016, Bushnell-Čeko-Low 2013, Legrain 2010

Feb. 5th - Injury-induced changes in Nociceptors/Dorsal horn

Readings: Gold-Gebhart 2010Petho-Reeh 2012Mantyh 2014, Kuner 2017

Feb. 12th - Itch and Pain

Readings: Ikoma 2006Pruritus: Overview of managementPruritus: Etiology and patient evaluation

Feb. 19th - Neuropathic pain

Readings: Hurley-Henriques-Wu 2007Costigan-Scholz-Woolf 2009Meacham 2017

Feb. 26th - Arthritis/Inflammation

Readings: Malfait-Schnitzer 2013Walsh-McWilliams 2014, Ordovas-Montanes 2015

Mar. 5th - Spring Break/APS

Mar. 12th - Cancer pain

Readings: King 2018, Portenoy 2011, Cancer Pain 2018 Final

Mar. 19th - Musculoskeletal pain - fibromyalgia

Readings: Jankowski-Ross-Queme-2017

Mar. 26th - Visceral pain

Readings: Mayer 2015, Wilder-Smith 2011

Apr. 2nd - Perioperative pain

Readings: Rabbitts 2017, Chou 2016

Apr. 9th - Pain and addiction

Readings: Volkow-McLellan 2016Elman-Borsook 2016Ballantyne 2017

Apr. 16th - Psychosocial/behavioral assessment/pain and sleep

Readings: Simons-Elman-Borsook 2014, Thorn Cog Therapy 2017