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Editorial Editorial 1 Samia A. Nossier Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria, Egypt same time, should also initiate pain management treat- ment to limit the pain-related distress and disability, Correspondence to Samia A. Nossier, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, 165 El-Horreya Avenue, El-Hadara, in the absence of a satisfactory diagnosis. It is difficult Alexandria, Egypt to reach a precise diagnosis, mainly because of the Tel: + 20 0107693926; fax: 034288436 wide range of possible diagnoses and often overlapping e-mail: samia_nossier@yahoo.com symptoms. In the community setting, as many as 60% of Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2011, 86:1–2 women with CPP have not received a specific diagnosis and up to 20% have not undergone any investigation [7]. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often carried out by referral to There is a growing literature on chronic pain conditions a gynecologist to uncover pathological causes such as and the determinants of health service utilization, endometriosis or adhesions, but is negative in over 50% of especially in developing countries. Information relating cases [3]. to epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management is Similar to many other chronic pain syndromes, CPP is a essential for planning of effective services for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

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Copyright
© 2011 Egyptian Public Health Associations
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000395580.93381.fa
pmid
21527833

Abstract

Editorial 1 Samia A. Nossier Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria, Egypt same time, should also initiate pain management treat- ment to limit the pain-related distress and disability, Correspondence to Samia A. Nossier, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, 165 El-Horreya Avenue, El-Hadara, in the absence of a satisfactory diagnosis. It is difficult Alexandria, Egypt to reach a precise diagnosis, mainly because of the Tel: + 20 0107693926; fax: 034288436 wide range of possible diagnoses and often overlapping e-mail: samia_nossier@yahoo.com symptoms. In the community setting, as many as 60% of Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2011, 86:1–2 women with CPP have not received a specific diagnosis and up to 20% have not undergone any investigation [7]. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often carried out by referral to There is a growing literature on chronic pain conditions a gynecologist to uncover pathological causes such as and the determinants of health service utilization, endometriosis or adhesions, but is negative in over 50% of especially in developing countries. Information relating cases [3]. to epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management is Similar to many other chronic pain syndromes, CPP is a essential for planning of effective services for

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2011

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