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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072815/author-s-reply-to-the-letter-to-editor-transarterial-embolization-followed-by-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-in-treating-vertebral-metastases-with-paravetebral-extension
#1
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072814/transarterial-embolization-followed-by-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-in-treating-vertebral-metastases-with-paravetebral-extension
#2
Zhenzhong Sun, Xuming Wei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072813/a-case-report-on-red-ear-syndrome-with-tinnitus-successfully-treated-with-transcranial-random-noise-stimulation
#3
Peter M Kreuzer, Veronika Vielsmeier, Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: The red ear syndrome represents a rare symptom complex consisting of auricular erythema associated with painful and burning sensations. It has been described in combination with tinnitus rarely. It has been hypothesized to be etiologically related to altered trigeminal afferent input, temporomandibular disorders, and thalamic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The initial objective of applying transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of red ear syndrome in combination with tinnitus was the alleviation of the phantom sounds...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072812/is-kratom-the-new-legal-high-on-the-block-the-case-of-an-emerging-opioid-receptor-agonist-with-substance-abuse-potential
#4
George C Chang-Chien, Charles A Odonkor, Prin Amorapanth
Kratom is an unscheduled opioid receptor agonist that comes in the form of dietary supplements currently being abused by chronic pain patients on prescription opioids. Active alkaloids isolated from kratom such as mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are thought to act on mu- and delta-opioid receptors as well as alpha-2 adrenergic and 5-HT2A receptors. Animal studies suggest that kratom may be more potent than morphine. Consequently, kratom consumption produces analgesic and euphoric feelings among users. In particular, some chronic pain patients on opioids take kratom to counteract the effects of opioid withdrawal...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072811/evaluation-of-the-ototoxicity-potential-of-once-daily-single-entity-hydrocodone-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-results-of-two-phase-3-clinical-studies
#5
Kathleen Campbell, J Walter Kutz, Angela Shoup, Warren Wen, Shau Yu Lynch, Ellie He, Steven R Ripa
BACKGROUND: Use/misuse of the opioid combination hydrocodone-acetaminophen has been associated with permanent hearing loss. Although reports have been rare, this potential effect can have significant detrimental effect on patients' overall quality of life. To date, the ototoxic effect of hydrocodone alone has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we aimed to evaluate the potential ototoxicity of a novel, single-entity, once-daily, extended-release hydrocodone tablet (Hysingla® ER; HYD)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072810/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
#6
Joseph T Crapanzano, Lisa M Harrison-Bernard, Mark R Jones, Alan D Kaye, Erich O Richter, Mordeci N Potash
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, debilitating, neuropathic pain condition which is often misdiagnosed, difficult to manage, and lacks proven methods for remission. Most available methods provide some relief to a small percentage of patients. Recent FDA approval and superiority of the Nevro Senza 10-kHz high frequency (HF10) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic back and leg pain may provide a new interventional therapeutic option for patients suffering from CRPS...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072809/optimal-angle-of-contralateral-oblique-view-in-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection-depending-on-the-needle-tip-position
#7
Jun Young Park, Myung-Hwan Karm, Doo Hwan Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Hye-Joo Yun, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck and upper extremity pain associated with cervical origin is common, and cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CILESIs) are frequently used to manage the symptoms of cervical spinal disorders. However, CILESIs are associated with risks such as dural puncture and cord injury. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the optimal needle tip visualization, in order to minimize CILESIs-induced complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072808/use-of-high-concentration-capsaicin-patch-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-pain-observational-study-of-60-inpatients
#8
Amelie Levesque, Thibault Riant, Jean-Jacques Labat, Stephane Ploteau
BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic, perineal and gluteal neuralgia is often experienced in a similar way to neuropathic pain, in the territories of four nerves: ilio-inguinal, pudendal, inferior cluneal and posterior gluteal nerves. These pains are often refractory to medical treatment based on the use of systemic molecules with disabling adverse effects and surgical procedure may be necessary. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatment with a high-concentration capsaicin patch in these indications...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072807/occipital-nerve-stimulation-for-refractory-chronic-migraine-results-of-a-long-term-prospective-study
#9
Dolores Rodrigo, Pilar Acin, Pedro Bermejo
BACKGROUND: Refractory chronic migraine affects approximately 4% of the population worldwide and results in severe pain, lifestyle limitations, and decreased quality of life. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) refers to the electric stimulation of the distal branches of greater and lesser occipital nerves; the surgical technique has previously been described and has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of a wide variety of headache disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term efficacy and tolerability of ONS for medically intractable chronic migraine...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072806/endoscopic-spine-surgery-distance-patients-will-travel-for-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery
#10
Albert E Telfeian, Menno Iprenburg, Ralf Wagner
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal lumbar endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure performed principally for the treatment of lumbar herniated discs. Endoscopic spine surgeons around the world have noted how far patients will travel to undergo this minimally invasive spine surgery, but the actual distance patients travel has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: We present here our analysis of how far patients will travel for endoscopic spine surgery by studying the referral patterns of patients to 3 centers in 3 different countries...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072805/anatomical-variants-of-the-pudendal-nerve-observed-during-a-transgluteal-surgical-approach-in-a-population-of-patients-with-pudendal-neuralgia
#11
Stephane Ploteau, Marie-Aimee Perrouin-Verbe, Jean-Jacques Labat, Thibault Riant, Amelie Levesque, Roger Robert
BACKGROUND: Several studies have described the course and anatomical relations of the pudendal nerve. Several surgical nerve decompression techniques have been described, but only the transgluteal approach has been validated by a prospective randomized clinical trial. The purpose of this study was to describe the course of the nerve and its variants in a population of patients with pudendal neuralgia in order to guide the surgeon in the choice of surgical approach for pudendal nerve decompression...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072804/multidisciplinary-care-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-to-improve-symptomatic-headache-and-the-onset-progression-and-outcomes-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
#12
Ling-Feng Lai, Min Chen, Jia-Xiang Chen, Kuang Zheng, Xu-Ying He, Xi-Feng Li, Xin Zhang, Jian Yin, Qiu-Jing Wang, Tuan-Ming Zou, Chuan-Zhi Duan
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic headaches attributed to unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ubAVMs) are very common and affect patients' quality life, but multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs to improve symptomatic headache remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to identify the features of symptomatic headaches, and to obtain headache outcomes following multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs, as well as provide background on the natural history of ubAVMs. STUDY DESIGN: The features of symptomatic headaches and headache outcomes were analyzed in a large cohort of cases after multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
#13
Konstantin Beinert, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Mouthon, Jean-Marie Annoni, Wolfgang Taube
Chronic neck pain patients display functional impairments like decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and reduced sensorimotor function. In patients without structural damage, the reason for the persistence of pain is not well understood. Therefore, it is assumed that in chronic pain states, memory processes play an important role. We have now detected and tested a patient that might help us to better understand the neural correlates of maladaptive pain expectation/memory. This patient displays chronic neck pain and restricted unilateral motion of the cervical spine to the left...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072802/efficacy-of-adjuvant-10-hypertonic-saline-in-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-retrospective-analysis
#14
Eun Young Joo, Won Uk Koh, Seong-Soo Choi, Jae-Hyung Choi, Ho-Soo Ahn, Hye Joo Yun, Jin-Woo Shin
BACKGROUND: Chronic lower back pain with or without radiculopathy represents an important medical, social, and economic problem. Many treatment modalities and techniques, including surgery and epidural administration of steroids, have been used to manage this pain. Hypertonic saline, which has been used as an adjunct to percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis, can also be injected via a transforaminal approach in expectation of longer-lasting effects. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of adding hypertonic saline to conventional transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFEI) to provide pain relief for chronic radiculopathy patients...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072801/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-an-open-label-single-arm-clinical-trial
#15
Babita Ghai, Dipika Bansal, Raju Kanukula, Kapil Gudala, Naresh Sachdeva, Saravdeep Singh Dhatt, Vishal Kumar
BACKGROUND: Vitamin-D deficiency may possibly be related to chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The study is aimed to assess the impact of vitamin-D supplementation on pain intensity, functional disability, and vitamin-D levels in patients with CLBP. STUDY DESIGN: Single arm open-label study. SETTING: Outpatient pain clinic of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Sixty-eight eligible patients (CLBP for = 3 months, pain score = 50 on visual analogue scale (VAS) and plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 levels < 30 ng/mL) were enrolled...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
#16
Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072799/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-highly-migrated-lumbar-disc-herniation
#17
Chao Liu, Lei Chu, Hao-Chuan Yong, Liang Chen, Zhong-Liang Deng
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has been growing in popularity for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) due to its irreplaceable advantages over conventional open surgery. Compared with common lumbar disc herniations, discectomy of highly migrated LDH by PELD is known to be very difficult. Highly migrated lumbar disc herniation has long been a challenge for its specific characteristics. Three approaches for PELD have been applied to access a highly migrated LDH, including an interlaminar approach (IL), transforaminal approach (TF), and contralateral transforaminal approach (CTF)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072798/reliability-and-safety-of-contra-lateral-oblique-view-for-interlaminar-epidural-needle-placement
#18
Richard Derby, Irina Melnik, Jongwoo Choi, Sang-Hoon Lee, Jeong-Eun Lee
Cord trauma is a risk with a cervical and thoracic interlaminar epidural approach to the epidural space. Intermittent lateral fluoroscopic imaging to detect needle depth is often cumbersome and may be difficult to interpret. In comparison, the contra-lateral oblique (CLO) fluoroscopic view is efficient and easy to interpret. However, the in vivo reliability and safety of this technique has not been formally investigated.The senior author collected fluoroscopic images on 278 consecutive patients undergoing an interlaminar epidural block at the T1-T2 level performed using a 17 gauge Tuohy needle...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072797/effect-of-concomitant-pain-medications-on-response-to-pregabalin-in-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia-or-spinal-cord-injury-related-neuropathic-pain
#19
Stephan A Schug, Bruce Parsons, Mary Almas, Ed Whalen
BACKGROUND: Patients with neuropathic pain (NeP) often receive combination therapy with multiple agents in the hopes of improving both pain and any comorbidities that may be present. While pregabalin is often recommended as a first-line treatment of NeP, few studies have examined the effects of concomitant medications on the efficacy of pregabalin. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of concomitant medications on the efficacy and safety of pregabalin for the treatment of NeP...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072796/incidence-of-spontaneous-resorption-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-meta-analysis
#20
Ming Zhong, Jin-Tao Liu, Hong Jiang, Wen Mo, Peng-Fei Yu, Xiao-Chun Li, Rui Rui Xue
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH), a common disease, is often treated conservatively, frequently resulting in spontaneous resorption of the herniated disc. The incidence of this phenomenon, however, remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence of spontaneous resorption after conservative treatment of LDH using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review of cohort studies...
January 2017: Pain Physician
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