New computer system can revolutionise pain therapy for cancer patients.Byline: ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): All computers at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany may soon be installed with an innovative electronic system called AiDPainCare, which can make pain therapy more effective and better tolerated, besides reducing cancer patients' fears of pain.
An articled published in the journal Pain says that the electronic pain relief guide has been successfully tested at the hospital.
The report states that the novel system is an additional instrument of the electronic pharmaceutical guide AiDKlinik, which guides physicians safely through the current pharmaceutical market in Germany with over 64,000 products and successfully helps avoid false dosages, side effects Side effects
Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm. , dangerous drug interaction, and duplications in prescriptions.
The medication prescribed by the physician can be transferred from AiDKlinik directly to a prescription or medical report. The system is currently in use in 10 hospitals in Germany Here is a list of hospitals in Germany.
"The safety of drug therapy from prescribing to administering is a central aspect of our work," explains Professor Walter E. Haefeli, Medical Director, Department of Internal Medicine VI, Clinical Pharmacology Clinical pharmacology is the science of drugs and their clinical use. It is underpinned by the basic science of pharmacology, with added focus on the application of pharmacological principles and methods in the real world. and Pharmacoepidemiology.
In a pilot phase of the study, the researchers determined that in pain treatment begun outside the hospital, underdosing with morphine-based analgesics Analgesics Definition
Analgesics are medicines that relieve pain.
Analgesics are those drugs that mainly provide pain relief. was common and so-called co-analgesics, e.g. antidepressants Antidepressants
Medications prescribed to relieve major depression. Classes of antidepressants include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluoxetine/Prozac, sertraline/Zoloft), tricyclics (amitriptyline/ Elavil), MAOIs (phenelzine/Nardil), and heterocyclics or cortisone cortisone (kôr`tĭsōn'), steroid hormone whose main physiological effect is on carbohydrate metabolism. It is synthesized from cholesterol in the outer layer, or cortex, of the adrenal gland under the stimulation of adrenocorticotropic products, were not used sufficiently.
"Co-analgesics in particular can frequently improve pain therapy in patients, but are still being prescribed too rarely," said Dr. Thilo Bertsche, director of the Clinical Pharmacy unit.
The use of AiDPainCare was found to improve the competent prescribing of such co-analgesics, and of opioid (opiate-based) pain medication to treat pain peaks and breakthrough pain.
In this area especially, according to the researchers, AiDPainCare was used to support physician's therapy for individual patients.
The team also say that the module provides quick access to general principles on treatment with opioids and legal information. This, they say, should reduce unfounded fears about prescribing a narcotic narcotic, any of a number of substances that have a depressant effect on the nervous system. The chief narcotic drugs are opium, its constituents morphine and codeine, and the morphine derivative heroin.
See also drug addiction and drug abuse. .
Flyers designed especially for patients can also be printed, they add. (ANI)
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