Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain NICE guideline [NG193] Published date: 07 April 2021 guideline covers assessing all chronic pain (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and managing chronic primary pain in people aged 16 years and over. Chronic primary pain is pain with no clear underlying cause, or pain (or its impact) that is out of proportion to any observable injury or disease.

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Canadian best practice recommendations for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


  • Management of patients living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) requires specialized multidisciplinary holistic care.

  • Disease-modifying pharmacologic therapies to treat ALS include riluzole and edaravone.

  • Close attention to nutritional support and respiratory care is required for optimal care in ALS.

  • Multiple treatments are available to ease the symptoms of ALS.

  • Palliative care and caregiver support are important components of assisting patients along their journey with ALS.


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Palliative Care in Neuro-Oncology

This series focuses on a broad range of topics in neuro-oncology including oncological management, death and dignity, mental health, care-giver bereavement, and religious/spiritual concerns. We are so grateful for our many colleagues across disciplines who assist our patients (and ourselves) in providing this care.

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Guía para el manejo del dolor crónico

La Guía de Manejo del Dolor, elaborada por un paciente de dolor crónico, asma y osteoartritis (Pete Moore) y una médico de Atención Primaria y especialista en rehabilitación (Dra. Frances Cole), ha sido acreditada y revisada por la Fundació Josep Laporte de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Está especialmente dirigida al paciente con dolor crónico y contiene información de utilidad sobre el dolor y cómo afrontarlo:

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