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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730680/cervical-stability-training-with-and-without-core-stability-training-for-patients-with-cervical-disc-herniation-a-randomized-single-blind-study
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B Buyukturan, A Guclu-Gunduz, O Buyukturan, Y Dadali, S Bilgin, E E Kurt
BACKGROUND: This study aims at evaluating and comparing the effects of cervical stability training to combined cervical and core stability training in patients with neck pain and cervical disc herniation. METHODS: Fifty patients with neck pain and cervical disc herniation were included in the study, randomly divided into two groups as cervical stability and cervical-core stability. Training was applied three times a week in three phases, and lasted for a total duration of 8 weeks...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726270/equimolar-mixture-of-nitroux-oxyde-and-oxygen-during-post-operative-physiotherapy-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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A Delafontaine, A Presedo, D Mohamed, D Lopes, C Wood, C Alberti
BACKGROUND: The administration of an equimolar mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen (N2O) is recommended during painful procedures. However, the evaluation of its use during physiotherapy after surgery has not been reported, although pain may hamper physiotherapy efficiency. This study investigated whether the use of N2O improves the efficacy of post-operative physiotherapy after multilevel surgery in patients with cerebral palsy. METHOD: It was a randomized 1:1, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722336/evidence-for-the-modulation-of-nociception-in-mice-by-central-mast-cells
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C L Kissel, K J Kovács, A A Larson
BACKGROUND: Hyperalgesia that develops following nerve ligation corresponds temporally and in magnitude with the number of thalamic mast cells located contralateral to the ligature. We tested the possibility that mast cells modulate nociception centrally, similar to their role in the periphery. METHODS: We examined the central effect of two hyperalgesic compounds that induce mast cell degranulation and of stabilized mast cells using cromolyn. RESULTS: Thermal hyperalgesia (tail flick) induced by nerve growth factor (NGF, a neurotrophic compound) and mechanical hyperalgesia (von Frey) induced by dynorphin A (1-17) (opioid compound) each correlated with the per cent of thalamic mast cells that were degranulated...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722339/structured-pain-management-reduces-patient-discomfort-after-catheter-ablation-and-rhythm-device-surgery
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M Dörschner, A Bollmann, B Dinov, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, A Müssigbrodt, S Kircher, N Dagres, P Sommer, G Hindricks, K Bode
BACKGROUND: The goal was to test the effectiveness of a structured pain management programme after invasive electrophysiological interventions in cardiology including ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) and implantation, or explantation, of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. METHODS: This was a prospective study with a pre-/post-design where a post-intervention group (116 consecutive patients) was compared to a pre-intervention group (102 consecutive patients) after implementation of a structured pain-management programme using the numeric rating scale (NRS 0-10) and classified as moderate-to-severe if NRS > 3...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722315/association-between-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-and-executive-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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S Murata, R Sawa, N Nakatsu, T Saito, T Sugimoto, R Nakamura, S Misu, Y Ueda, R Ono
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of chronic musculoskeletal pain with executive function in community-dwelling older adults. METHOD: This cross-sectional study recruited 234 community-dwelling older adults in Japan (mean age: 72.7, women: 62.8%). Chronic musculoskeletal pain was defined as having moderate or more severe pain lasting ≥ 3 months. Executive function was assessed using the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), Trail Making Test (TMT) parts A and B, Letter Verbal Fluency Test (LVFT) and Category Verbal Fluency Test (CVFT)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722246/delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-decreases-masticatory-muscle-sensitization-in-female-rats-through-peripheral-cannabinoid-receptor-activation
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H Wong, S Hossain, B E Cairns
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether intramuscular injection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by acting on peripheral cannabinoid (CB) receptors, could decrease nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced sensitization in female rat masseter muscle; a model which mimics the symptoms of myofascial temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to explore the peripheral expression of cannabinoid receptors in the masseter muscle while behavioural and electrophysiology experiments were employed to assess the functional effects of intramuscular injection of THC...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695655/sex-differences-in-the-decoding-of-pain-related-body-postures
#7
J Walsh, C Eccleston, E Keogh
BACKGROUND: Pain can be detected through nonverbal cues, including facial expressions, vocalisations, and body posture. While there are sex differences in how emotional expressions are recognized, these differences have not always been found for pain. One reason for this inconsistency may be methodological, as pain studies tend not to be designed to investigate individual differences in expression recognition. Also, few studies consider sex differences outside facial expression. METHODS: This study applied an image degradation method used to examine individual differences in emotion recognition, to investigate sex differences in the decoding of pain body postures...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685922/models-action-and-progress-in-psychology-and-chronic-pain
#8
Lance M McCracken
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685909/multisite-musculoskeletal-pain-in-adolescence-as-a-predictor-of-medical-and-social-welfare-benefits-in-young-adulthood-the-norwegian-arctic-adolescent-health-cohort-study
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C Eckhoff, B Straume, S Kvernmo
BACKGROUND: Pain in adolescence is associated with mental health problems, the main reason for work disability in young adults. This study explores the relationship between multisite musculoskeletal pain in adolescence and later medical (sickness and medical rehabilitation benefits) and social welfare benefits, adjusted for sociodemographic, adolescent psychosocial and mental health problems. METHODS: Data were obtained by linkage between the National Insurance Registry (2003-11) and the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study, a school-based survey in North Norway (2003-05), accepted by 3987 fifteen- to sixteen-year-olds (68% of the total population)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675525/how-to-look-for-deep-dynamic-mechanical-sensitivity
#10
X Moisset, D Ciampi de Andrade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670835/role-of-the-spinal-trkb-nmda-receptor-link-in-the-bdnf-induced-long-lasting-mechanical-hyperalgesia-in-the-rat-a-behavioural-study
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J L Marcos, D Galleguillos, T Pelissier, A Hernández, L Velásquez, L Villanueva, L Constandil
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal/intracisternal BDNF in rodents produces long-lasting hyperalgesia/allodynia, which implies BDNF plays a role in the establishment and maintenance of central sensitization. Both self-regeneration of endogenous BDNF and neuroplastic modifications of spinal NMDA receptors downstream TrkB signalling could be involved in such enduring hyperalgesia. We investigated to what extent BDNF by itself could participate in the generation and maintenance of mechanical hyperalgesia using pharmacological tools...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656745/anxiety-affects-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
#12
C C Geelen, R J E M Smeets, S Schmitz, J P van den Bergh, M E J B Goossens, J A Verbunt
BACKGROUND: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is known to negatively affect psychosocial functioning as expressed by enhanced levels of anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was to specify diabetes and pain-related fears. METHODS: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study included 154 patients with PDN (mean age 65.7 ± 6.6 years). Correlation analyses corrected for age, gender, pain intensity, pain duration and insulin treatment were performed to assess the associations of fear of hypoglycaemia (Hypoglycaemia Fear Survey, HFS), kinesiophobia (Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, TSK), fear of pain (Pain Anxiety Symptom Scale, PASS-20), fear of falling (Falls Efficacy Scale-I, FES-I), fear of fatigue (Tampa Scale of Fatigue, TSF) and fear of negative evaluation (Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale, BFNE), with quality of life (QoL) (Norfolk Quality of Life Questionnaire, Diabetic Neuropathy Version, QOL-DN) and disability (Pain Disability Index, PDI), respectively...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653798/spinal-cord-injury-pain-instrument-and-paindetect-questionnaire-convergent-construct-validity-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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S Franz, C Schuld, E P Wilder-Smith, L Heutehaus, S Lang, S Gantz, S Schuh-Hofer, R-D Treede, T N Bryce, H Wang, N Weidner
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a frequent sequel of spinal cord injury (SCI). The SCI Pain Instrument (SCIPI) was developed as a SCI-specific NeuP screening tool. A preliminary validation reported encouraging results requiring further evaluation in terms of psychometric properties. The painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ), a commonly applied NeuP assessment tool, was primarily validated in German, but not specifically developed for SCI and not yet validated according to current diagnostic guidelines...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641363/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-efficacy-and-improved-bowel-function-of-prolonged-release-pr-oxycodone-naloxone-up-to-160-80-mg-daily-vs-oxycodone-pr
#14
D Dupoiron, A Stachowiak, O Loewenstein, A Ellery, W Kremers, B Bosse, M Hopp
BACKGROUND: Oxycodone/naloxone (OXN PR) is a prolonged-release formulation containing oxycodone and naloxone in a 2:1 ratio. This study aimed to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of doses up to OXN160/80 mg PR compared with oxycodone prolonged-release formulation (OxyPR) in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-three patients were randomised to treatment with OXN PR (n = 123) or OxyPR (n = 120) during the 5-week double-blind study...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639366/visually-induced-analgesia-during-massage-treatment-in-chronic-back-pain-patients
#15
A Löffler, J Trojan, W Zieglgänsberger, M Diers
BACKGROUND: Previous findings suggest that watching sites of experimental and chronic pain can exert an analgesic effect. Our present study investigates whether watching one's back during massage increases the analgesic effect of this treatment in chronic back pain patients. METHODS: Twenty patients with chronic back pain were treated with a conventional massage therapy. During this treatment, patients received a real-time video feedback of their own back. Watching a neutral object, a video of another person of the same sex being massaged, a picture of the own back, and keeping one's eyes closed were used as controls...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573825/clinimetric-properties-of-the-nociception-coma-scale-revised-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Vink, C Lucas, J M Maaskant, W S van Erp, R Lindeboom, H Vermeulen
The Nociception Coma Scale is a nociception behaviour observation tool, developed specifically for patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) due to (acquired) brain injury. Over the years, the clinimetric properties of the NCS and its revised version (NCS-R) have been assessed, but no formal summary of these properties has been made. Therefore, we performed a systematic review on the clinimetric properties (i.e. reliability, validity, responsiveness and interpretability) of the NCS(-R). We systematically searched CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase, PsycInfo and Web of Science until August 2015...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573783/towards-a-science-and-practice-of-resilience-in-the-face-of-pain
#17
REVIEW
L Goubert, H Trompetter
The primary objective of this paper is to discuss how a resilience approach to (chronic) pain may advance our current understanding of (mal)adaptation to pain. Different resilience perspectives are described, and future challenges for research, prevention and treatment of (chronic) pain are discussed. Literature searches were performed in Web of Science and PubMed to identify relevant literature on risk and resilience in the context of pain. Resilience can be best defined as the ability to restore and sustain living a fulfilling life in the presence of pain...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573749/obesity-impedes-functional-improvement-in-youth-with-chronic-pain-an-initial-investigation
#18
A M Stoner, K E Jastrowski Mano, S J Weisman, K R Hainsworth
BACKGROUND: Youth with chronic pain are at higher risk for obesity than the general population. In youth with chronic pain, obesity exacerbates pain-specific activity limitations, and in adults with chronic pain, obesity perpetuates a cycle of disability. The current study examined whether weight status predicts functional disability outcomes over time in youth with chronic pain. METHODS: Data were obtained from a retrospective chart review of patients who consented to participate in a longitudinal outcomes study...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573748/conditioned-pain-modulation-dampens-the-thermal-grill-illusion
#19
D E Harper, M Hollins
BACKGROUND: The thermal grill illusion (TGI) refers to the perception of burning heat and often pain that arises from simultaneous cutaneous application of innocuous warm and cool stimuli. This study utilized conditioned pain modulation (CPM) to help elucidate the TGI's underlying neural mechanisms, including the debated role of ascending nociceptive signals in generating the illusion. METHODS: To trigger CPM, subjects placed the left hand in noxious cold (6 °C) water before placing the right volar forearm onto a thermal grill...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573720/assessment-of-deep-dynamic-mechanical-sensitivity-in-individuals-with-tension-type-headache-the-dynamic-pressure-algometry
#20
M Palacios-Ceña, K Wang, M Castaldo, Á Guerrero-Peral, A B Caminero, C Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, L Arendt-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: To explore the validity of dynamic pressure algometry for evaluating deep dynamic mechanical sensitivity by assessing its association with headache features and widespread pressure sensitivity in tension-type headache (TTH). METHODS: One hundred and eighty-eight subjects with TTH (70% women) participated. Deep dynamic sensitivity was assessed with a dynamic pressure algometry set (Aalborg University, Denmark(©) ) consisting of 11 different rollers including fixed levels from 500 g to 5300 g...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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