- THE CURRENT ACTIVITY OF PAIN CLINIC, NARA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (CLINICAL STATISTICS) IN 1988 AND 1989
The Tooal unmbbers of out-patients visiting our pain-clinic were 158 cases in 1988 and 160 cases in 1989. Types of pains and numbers of patients in 1989 were as follows : Cancer-related pain 330 (19%) post-herpetic neuralgia 26 (16%) Neck and shoulder pain 26 (16%) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy 20 (13%) Low-back pain 19 (12%) Head and facial pain 16 (10%) Peripheral vascular disorder 11 (6%) Others 12 (7%) Neural blocks performed in 1988 numbered 1,835 and 2,387 in 1989 ; sympathetic blocks such as epidural block and stellate ganglion block were the most frequently employed therapeutic procedures for pain management. We have to supervise patients carefully for about 30-60 minutes after neural blocks for the prevention of unexected adverse reactions. It is important to enhance medical facilities, including large space for therapy and staff increasing.
identifier:奈良医学雑誌 Vol.42 No.1 p.7-11
identifier:奈良医学雑誌, 42(1): 7-11
奈良医学雑誌 42 (1), 7-11, 1991-02-28