Cannabis bringt gegen Schmerzen weniger als erhofft
«Die Euphorie über medizinisches Cannabis passt nicht zu den wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen». Im Artikel ‘Rausch auf Rezept’ in der neusten Ausgabe der NZZ am Sonntag bringen Dr. Eva Hoch und der Präsident der SPS | Swiss Pain Society (früher SGSS/SSED) Pain Society Konrad Maurer die Diskrepanz der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung und der Realität auf den Punkt: Sowohl gemäss der wissenschaftlichen Datenlage als auch in der klinischen Anwendung hat heute medizinisches Cannabis keine Bedeutung,
"Cannabis hat heute keinen grossen Stellewert in der Schmerzmedizin'
In der Sendung SRF Puls ordnen PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer und PD Dr. med. Jürg Schliessbach nach über 10 Jahren Erfahrung mit dem Medikaemnt die Bedeutung von Cannabis in der evidenz-basierten Schmerzmedizin ein.
Importance of interventional pain medicine for chronic pain
With the help of modern pain medicine, the causes of complaints can be found and treated through targeted diagnostic and therapeutic interventional measures. In the latest supplement of the Swiss Medical Journal on the topic of pain, the medical team of the IISZ, Dr. med. Emmanuel Coradi, PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer and PD Dr. med. Jürg Schliessbach demonstrate how to help patients suffering from chronic neck pain after whiplash.
Chronic pain becomes an independent disease.
On 1 January 2022, the new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, came into force. In an interview in the supplement 'Schmerz' of the Schweizerische Ärztezeitung, PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer, President of the Swiss Pain Society, provides information about the groundbreaking inclusion of chronic pain in the ICD-11.
Pharmacological pain therapy: the value of opioids in the therapy of chronic pain
Konrad Maurer and Emmanuel Coradi published an overview regarding the importance of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain on the specialist portal MedizinOnline. In the context of this article, it is shown that a therapy of chronic pain must be fundamentally mechanism-based. The indication for long-term pain therapy with opioids should be made cautiously.
Importance of causal research in chronic pain
PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer from the IISZ explains in the SRF programme 'Puls Spezial' why research on the causes of chronic pain is of great importance. In this television contribution, he explains how to track down the causes of pain through a systematic approach.
Responsible use of strong painkillers
In a well-researched article in the Observer, PD Dr med Konrad Maurer, among other experts on the subject, comments on the use of strong opioids and the role of funds from the pharmaceutical industry in the further training of doctors.
Guest comment in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung
"Cannabis is nowadays practically meaningless as a medication for pain".
SRF 10vor10 - Painkiller consumption is rising and rising
Painkiller consumption among the Swiss population has increased significantly over the last few years. This increase is particularly worrying in the case of opiates, as these drugs can lead to dependence and addiction if they are used incorrectly. PD Dr. Konrad Maurer comments on this complex topic in an interview with SRF 10vor10.
Into rehab after the hospital
Swiss doctors prescribe significantly more opioid painkillers than 30 years ago. An increasing number of patients are struggling with addiction because these strong painkillers are prescribed incorrectly. Tagesanzeiger journalist Felix Straumann in conversation with PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer.
Painkiller boom: "Opioids can be thoroughly useful".
Melanie Pfändler from SRF 4 News aktuell, interviews PD Dr Konrad Maurer about the painkiller boom. Fortunately, in Switzerland we are far away from conditions like in the USA, where one can speak of an opioid epidemic. Nevertheless, it is important that the prescription practice of opioids is closely monitored. Ongoing education of prescribing physicians, but also of the Swiss public, is crucial.
Book chapter in Pain Medicine: An essential review
Richard D. Urman, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA, the main editor of the pain medicine reference book "Pain Medicine: An essential review" invited a team around Konrad Maurer to co-write this important book. Konrad Maurer, Emmanuel Coradi and Jürg Schliessbach then contributed their knowledge for individual book chapters.
Pain, let it go! Increase of strong painkiller use also in Switzerland.
In this article from the NZZ am Sonntag, PD Dr. med. Maurer reports on experiences with the 'fighting substance of a society that suffers more and more from pain', new findings and a paradigm shift that has taken place in pain medicine in recent years.
Abuse of strong drugs booming
PD Dr. med. Maurer in an interview with 20Minuten about various reasons for prescribing more strong painkillers and why the inhibition threshold to do so is decreasing.
Chronic pain in practice - questions and answers
PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer and Prof. Dr. med. Haiko Sprott aimed to publish a helpful guidebook for everyday pain medicine. They succeeded very well in doing so in the form of the book "Chronic Pain in Practice - Questions and Answers". Many doctors refer to this book over and over again in their daily work.