Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Management of pain in reumathologic diseases  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Davide Gatti
Davide Gatti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 20, 2017 al May 26, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Corsi elettivi 2° semestre

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Learning outcomes

Pain is the main medical problem and it is commonly associated with the rheumatic diseases. This course undertakes:
- to define the different types of pain in rheumatology (inflammatory or not inflammatory pain)
- to evaluate the different pharmacological and non pharmacological therapeutic strategies on the basis of scientific evidences
The course is organized on 3 lessons covering theoretical and practice activities


The course is based on three lessons regarding different topics:
- pathologic and physiologic pain
- different kind of pain in rheumatology ( inflammatory pain , degenerative pain, ...)
- efficacy of different pharmacologic and non paharmacologic therapies and thei evaluation
- placebo effect
- role of carticosteroids
- role of NSAIDs
- role of paracetamol
- role of opioids
- conclusions and take home messages

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation to the meetings is mandatory . There is no further evaluation.

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