Affiliation: Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Racial differences in opioid use for chronic nonmalignant painIan Chen
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA
J Gen Intern Med 20:593-8. 2005..Chronic pain is a frequent cause of suffering and disability that negatively affects patients' quality of life. There is growing evidence that disparities in the treatment of pain occur because of differences in race...
- A survey of subjective sleepiness and consequences in attending physiciansIan Chen
Department of Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Ave, Suite 410, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Behav Sleep Med 6:1-15. 2008..Sleepy physicians were more likely to associate sleep loss with medical errors and driving impairment. Sleepiness may be attenuated by education regarding consequences of insufficient sleep and institution of effective countermeasures...
- The EVMS pain education initiative: a multifaceted approach to resident educationIan Chen
Division of General Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
J Pain 8:152-60. 2007..The results suggest our workshop is a novel model that is effective in teaching residents how to assess and manage chronic pain...
- The influence of discordance in pain assessment on the functional status of patients with chronic nonmalignant painMukta Panda
Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, College of Medicine Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, USA
Am J Med Sci 332:18-23. 2006..This study evaluates the role of discordance and other potentially modifiable factors that affect the quality of life and functional status of chronic pain patients...
- When race matters: disagreement in pain perception between patients and their physicians in primary careLisa J Staton
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 99:532-8. 2007..31-2.81). This study finds that physicians are twice as likely to underestimate pain in blacks patients compared to all other ethnicities combined. A qualitative study exploring why physicians rate blacks patients' pain low is warranted...
- Physicians' comfort in caring for patients with chronic nonmalignant painJane E O'Rorke
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
Am J Med Sci 333:93-100. 2007..We sought to determine the timing and intensity of training that primary care physicians receive in chronic pain treatment, and the effect of training on their comfort in managing patients...