Topical Concurrent Session 3F – Mechanisms, assessment and management of chronic pancreatic pain
Mechanisms, assessment and management of chronic pancreatic pain
Chair: Professor John Windsor, University of Auckland, NZ
This topical session will describe the rationale for and development of an instrument to assess chronic pancreatic pain. It is hoped the instrument will enable improved assessment of pain and provide an indication of the underlying mechanisms driving the pain in order to guide the selection of interventions. The session will include a general overview of the mechanisms of visceral pain, and a focus on some of the specific mechanisms of pancreatic pain as well as the currently available interventions. A brief review of the questionnaires reported in the literature to evaluate chronic pancreatic pain and their limitations will be used to argue for the development of a new instrument. Finally, the composition and development of a comprehensive pain assessment tool, the COMPAT, will be described along with some evidence regarding its utility with chronic pancreatic pain patients as well as other chronic pain patients.
Professor John Windsor, University of Auckland, NZ
Keith Teo, University of Auckland, NZ
Malcolm Johnson, University of Auckland, NZ