Kim Kristiansen

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Medical Doctor inventor of the validated Pain- and Health related Quality of Life Assessment Tool DoloTest

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  • October 1, 2013
  • 04:52 AM
  • 285 views

Long Term Opioid Treatment: Help or Harm?

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

It is an everyday consideration in healthcare for both patients and clinicians: should opioid therapy be started and if, when should it be stopped again?... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Long Term Opioid Treatment: Help or Harm? . Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • September 10, 2013
  • 08:23 AM
  • 205 views

Update on Fibromyalgia – What It Is and What It Isn’t

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

t is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week – time to update what fibromyalgia is and what it isn’t.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Update on Fibromyalgia - What It Is and What It Isn't. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • July 24, 2013
  • 08:31 AM
  • 390 views

Loneliness a Key Risk Factor for Pain, Depression, and Tiredness

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Chronic pain is closely linked to depression, fatigue, and sleep problems by sharing some common neurological pathways. But according to a new study is loneliness a risk factor for this complex involving the immune system.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Loneliness a Key Risk Factor for Pain, Depression, and Tiredness. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • July 10, 2013
  • 08:22 AM
  • 291 views

Can We Get Useful Information from Assessing Pain Intensity in Chronic Pain?

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Chronic pain is chronic and thereby will often be present for many years, perhaps the rest of a person’s life. We also know pain intensity changes over time, so how useful information can we really get from assessing pain intensity? And what might be important as well?... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Can We Get Useful Information from Assessing Pain Intensity in Chronic Pain?. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • June 25, 2013
  • 12:05 PM
  • 312 views

Pain is Underassessed According to Four Out of Five Physicians

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Ranging between 26% in UK and 65% in Poland an average of ONLY 48% of Primary Care physicians are using pain assessment tools. At the same time 81% of the same physicians believe that chronic pain and its impact on quality of life is underassessed in primary care.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Pain is Underassessed According to Four Out of Five Physicians. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • June 12, 2013
  • 09:17 AM
  • 240 views

The Challenges of Pain Management in Primary Care

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

A new study reveals that European primary care physicians find dealing with chronic pain patients to be challenging, but at the same time rate it as a low priority area. Across Europe 84% of the 1308 primary care physicians who participated in the study found, that their initial training in chronic pain management was not comprehensive.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) The Challenges of Pain Management in Primary Care. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • May 8, 2013
  • 08:10 AM
  • 304 views

http://blog.dolotest.com/2013/05/08/pain-and-depression-linked-to-the-immune-system/

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

epression together with pain, but not pain alone, may increase activity in the immune system and inflammation. These are the important findings of a new study just published in the journal “Pain Medicine”.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Pain and Depression Linked to the Immune System. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • April 23, 2013
  • 10:31 AM
  • 320 views

Low Back Pain – What Healthcare Professionals THINK They Do and ACTUALLY Do

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Does good will and intentions equals what primary care physicians actually do when helping patients with non-specific pain complains like low back pain?

No, according to a new study.
... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D:. (2014) Low Back Pain – What Healthcare Professionals THINK They Do and ACTUALLY Do. Picture of Pain. info:/

  • February 12, 2013
  • 02:48 PM
  • 368 views

Depressed Patients Seek Primary Care Due to Pain

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

More than half of patients with depression in primary care comes due to pain... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Depressed Patients Seek Primary Care Due to Pain. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • January 22, 2013
  • 02:07 PM
  • 337 views

Healthcare professionals AS pain treatment!

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

A recent study have found indications on how healthcare professionals can be part of pain treatment them self ... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Healthcare professionals AS pain treatment. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • December 18, 2012
  • 05:20 PM
  • 368 views

Best Reads About Chronic Pain and Positive Mental Health

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Creating a list of best reads about chronic pain and mental health... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen. (2012) Best Reads About Chronic Pain and Positive Mental Health. Creating a list of best reads about chronic pain and mental health. info:/

  • December 6, 2012
  • 02:23 PM
  • 504 views

Our New Study About Easy Screening for Co-existence of Pain and Depression

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Just published a study in International Journal of Family Medicine... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D:. (2012) Our New Study About Easy Screening for Co-existence of Pain and Depression. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • November 13, 2012
  • 10:04 AM
  • 459 views

Burden of Chronic Pain, Opioids use and Other Chronic Conditions

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

High prevalence of chronic pain, high prevalence of opioid consumption, and high correlation between chronic pain and some other chronic condition. These are some of the findings of a soon-to-be-published in PAIN study from Denmark.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D:. (2012) Extent of Chronic Pain, Opioids use and Other Chronic Conditions. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • October 16, 2012
  • 12:07 PM
  • 533 views

Don’t Keep an Eye on the Ball in Chronic Pain

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Keeping an eye on the ball and not the man is important in soccer and other ball games, but not in chronic pain... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2012) Don’t Keep an Eye on the Ball in Chronic Pain. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • September 11, 2012
  • 10:08 AM
  • 527 views

Cancer Pain or Non-Cancer Pain – Does It Really Matter ?

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Is there a difference between cancer pain and non-cer pain... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2012) Cancer Pain or Non-Cancer Pain – Does It Really Matter ?. Picture of Pain blog. info:/

  • August 28, 2012
  • 09:10 AM
  • 474 views

Sleep Must be Assessed in Pain Research and Pain Management

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

It will lead to wrong conclusions and less sensitivity both in research and in individual pain management, if we fail to assess the parameters pain patients find most important for their Quality of Life... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2012) Sleep Must be Assessed in Pain Research and Pain Management. Picture of Pain blog. info:/

  • August 21, 2012
  • 09:27 AM
  • 502 views

Talking about a revolution – let not compassion die when facing the challenges of chronic pain management

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Reflections on the 2011 IOM paper about chronic pain... Read more »

Henriette Poulsen, M.D. (2012) Talking about a revolution – let not compassion die when facing the challenges of chronic pain management. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • August 8, 2012
  • 08:39 AM
  • 468 views

Opioids: Misuse, Restrictions and Communication

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

What do we need to reduce misuse of opioids. Commenting papers in American Journal of Family Medicine... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2012) Opioids: Misuse, Restrictions and Communication. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • May 22, 2012
  • 09:14 AM
  • 593 views

Could This Improve Health Care?

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

The Simple Idea That Is Transforming Health Care... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2012) Could This Improve Health Care?. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • April 30, 2012
  • 08:02 PM
  • 728 views

Causes of Sleep Deprivation – One of the TEDMED Great Challenges in Health Care

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

"Causes of Sleep deprivation" was selected as one of the great challenges in health care at TEDMED 2012... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D,. (2012) Causes of Sleep Deprivation – One of the TEDMED Great Challenges in Health Care. Picture of Pain. info:/

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