New journal explores range of pain issues

The American Pain Society (APS), a multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment, and professional practice, has announced its new peer-reviewed scientific journal The Journal of Pain. The summer 2000 issue contains a review and commentaries on pre-emptive analgesia, along with a survey of pain attitudes, a study on the stages of pain processing throughout the adult lifespan, and a report on muscle hyperalgesia in post-exercise soreness. Published quarterly, the journal provides a forum for clinical researchers and other medical professionals to publish original research. The journal will soon be available on-line at www.jpain.org.