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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158174/soleve-image-guided-targeted-hyperstimulation-analgesia-show-promising-clinical-results-in-chronic-low-back-pain
#2
Miguel Gorenberg, Ori Kanner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158173/auto-targeted-neurostimulation-in-chronic-low-back-pain-why-available-evidence-rejects-its-clinical-utility
#3
Jo Nijs, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar Ferrandiz, Yori Gidron, Nathalie Roussel, Rob Vanderstraeten, Dries Van Dyck, Eva Huysmans, Margot De Kooning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158172/image-guided-targeted-hyperstimulation-analgesia-is-superior-to-placebo-in-chronic-low-back-pain
#4
Miguel Gorenberg, Ori Kanner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158171/in-response-to-platelet-rich-plasma-therapy-and-antithrombotic-drugs
#5
Houman Danesh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158170/platelet-rich-plasma-therapy-and-antithrombotic-drugs
#6
Eduardo Anitua, Roberto Prado, Gorka Orive
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158169/pneumocephalus-following-unidentified-dural-puncture-a-case-report-with-an-unusual-neurological-presentation
#7
Helena Dutra Figueiera, Joana Guimaraes, Ana Luisa Sousa, Ana Margarida Regalado
Pneumocephalus is a rare consequence of epidural anesthesia, which may occur following inadvertent or unidentified dural puncture when the loss of resistance to air technique is applied to identify the epidural space. Headache is the most common symptom presented in this condition, usually with sudden onset. This case report describes an unusual presentation of diffuse pneumocephalus after an unidentified dural puncture. The patient (male, 67 years old) was submitted to epidural catheter placement for the treatment of acute exacerbation of ischemic chronic pain using loss of resistance to air technique...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158168/ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-lesioning-of-the-articular-branches-of-the-femoral-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-post-arthroplasty-hip-pain
#8
David J Kim, Shiqian Shen, George M Hanna
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common surgical treatment for several conditions of the hip. While the majority of patients obtain satisfactory results, many develop chronic post-arthroplasty hip pain that can be difficult to treat. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the effectiveness of cooled (60┬░C) radiofrequency lesioning of the articular branches of the femoral nerve (ABFN) as a minimally invasive treatment for patients suffering from chronic post-arthroplasty hip pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158167/the-rare-painful-phenomena-chronic-paroxysmal-hemicrania-tic-syndrome-as-a-clinically-isolated-syndrome-of-the-central-nervous-system
#9
Srdjan Ljubisavljevic, Ana Prazic, Miodrag Lazarevic, Dragan Stojanov, Dejan Savic, Slobadan Vojinovic
The association of paroxysmal hemicrania with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described and called paroxysmal hemicrania-tic syndrome (PH-tic). We report the case of a patient diagnosed as having chronic PH-tic (CPH-tic) syndrome as a clinically isolated syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) (CIS).A forty year old woman was admitted to our hospital suffering from right facial pain for the last 2 years. The attacks were paroxysmal, neuralgiform, consisting of throb-like sensations, which developed spontaneously or were triggered by different stimuli in right facial (maxilar and mandibular) areas...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158166/abnormal-local-brain-activity-beyond-the-pain-matrix-in-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
#10
Song Cao, Ganjun Song, Yi Zhang, Peng Xie, Ye Tu, Ying Li, Tian Yu, Buwei Yu
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) patients suffer debilitating chronic pain, hyperalgesia, and allodynia, as well as emotional disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression. The brain structure and functional basis of PHN are still not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: To identify the changes of regional brain activity in resting-state PHN patients using regional homogeneity (ReHo) and fractional aptitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF) methods. Correlations between spontaneous pain intensity and ReHo or fALFF were analyzed...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158165/ketamine-an-update-on-cellular-and-subcellular-mechanisms-with-implications-for-clinical-practice
#11
Gary J Iacobucci, Ognjen Visnjevac, Leili Pourafkari, Nader Djalal Nader
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is one of the oldest hypnotic agents used to provide an anesthetic agent with analgesic properties and minimal suppressive effects on respiration. The ability of ketamine in modulating glutamatergic (N-methyl D-aspartate) pain receptors has made this anesthetic drug a new option for the management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. Further preclinical and clinical findings suggest ketamine may have wide ranging effects on both cognition and development. Recent advances have revealed an unprecedented role for ketamine in the acute management of depression...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158164/rapid-and-delayed-effects-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-neuropathic-pain-electrophysiological-molecular-and-behavioral-evidence-supporting-long-term-depression
#12
Ren-Yu Huang, Chia-Chi Liao, Shih-Ying Tsai, Chen-Tung Yen, Chii-Wann Lin, Tsung-Chi Chen, Wei-Tso Lin, Chi-Heng Chang, Yeong-Ray Wen
BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been widely employed for ameliorating clinical neuropathic pain. How PRF alters electrophysiological transmission and modulates biomolecular functions in neural tissues has yet to be clarified. We previously demonstrated that an early application of low-voltage bipolar PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) reduced acute neuropathic pain in animals. By contrast, the present study investigated how PRF alters postsynaptic sensitization to produce early and delayed effects on neuropathic pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158163/prevalence-of-specific-types-of-pain-diagnoses-in-a-sample-of-united-states-adults
#13
Kelly Ryan Murphy, Jing L Han, Siyun Yang, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Promila Pagadala, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Patients with pain conditions place significant demands on health care services globally. Health economists have reported the annual economic cost of pain in the United States as high as $635 billion. A common challenge in treating patients suffering from chronic pain conditions is accurate diagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the modern-day prevalence of individual types of pain diagnoses in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Truven MarketScan® Commercial and Medicare Supplemental database...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158162/potential-beneficial-effects-of-probiotics-on-human-migraine-headache-a-literature-review
#14
Yu-Jie Dai, Hai-Yan Wang, Xi-Jian Wang, Alan D Kaye, Yong-Hai Sun
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that migraine headache is often associated with concomitant gastrointestinal diseases. There is a higher prevalence of headaches in patients with gastrointestinal disorders. These associations between migraine and gastrointestinal disorders suggest a potential link to a bidirectional modulation of gut microbiota and brain function. The underlying working mechanistic links between migraine and gastrointestinal diseases may include increased intestinal epithelial permeability and inflammation...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158161/factors-affecting-delayed-union-of-vertebral-fractures-following-percutaneous-kyphoplasty
#15
Xin He, YiBin Meng, YunFei Huang, DingJun Hao, QiNing Wu, JiJun Liu
BACKGROUND: Although percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) could achieve rapid pain relief for the elderly with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF), some patients still had risks of suffering vertebrae delayed union which led to persisting pain and vertebral collapse. Preventing the delayed vertebral union could reduce the further morbidities and medical costs for patients with OVCF after PKP. OBJECTIVES: To explore the factors involved in delayed vertebral union after PKP in patients with OVCF...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158160/ultrasound-guided-block-of-the-suprascapular-nerve-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-limited-shoulder-motion-case-series
#16
Sibel Caglar Okur, Ozden Ozyemisci-Taskiran, Yasemin Pekindogan, Murat Mert, Nil Syiner Caglar
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular nerve block is performed in the management of chronic shoulder pain and frozen shoulder. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block in restoration of shoulder motion in breast cancer survivors. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study. SETTING: A training and research hospital, outpatient setting. METHODS: A total of 18 breast cancer survivors with limited shoulder motion, pain, and difficulty in positioning the upper extremity for radiation treatment following surgery were enrolled in this study...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158159/full-endoscopic-assisted-lumbar-decompressive-surgery-performed-in-an-outpatient-ambulatory-facility-report-of-5-years-of-complications-and-risk-factors
#17
Solomon Kamson, Andrea M Trescot, Paul D Sampson, Yiyi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique is becoming the standard tissue sparing approach for decompression of lumbar central and lateral recess stenosis, intervertebral disc herniation, or any situation that would have required extensive open decompression laminectomy. Full-endoscopic or arthroscopic assisted surgery is arguably the "ultra-MIS" approach to lumbar spinal pathology. Age and body mass index (BMI) are significant risk factors to be considered in full-endoscopic assisted ultra-MIS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158158/prevention-of-post-herpetic-neuralgia-from-dream-to-reality-a-ten-step-model
#18
Mohamed Younis Makharita
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering skin eruption in a dermatomal distribution caused by reactivation of a latent varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG). Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of acute herpes zoster (AHZ).Severe prodrome, greater acute pain and dermatomal injury, and the density of the eruption are the risk factors and predictors for developing PHN. PHN has a substantial effect on the quality of life; many patients develop severe physical, occupational, social, and psychosocial disabilities as a result of the unceasing pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158157/successful-long-term-nerve-root-stimulation-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-a-real-world-single-center-canadian-experience
#19
Adrian B Levine, David A Steven, Andrew G Parrent, Keith W MacDougall
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-established treatment for chronic neuropathic pain in the lower limbs. However, some patients have pain in distributions that are difficult to target specifically and consistently with SCS. This often involves pain in the groin or upper limbs, or pain limited to a specific dermatome. We hypothesized that dorsal nerve root stimulation (DNRS) would provide similar pain relief for these patients, compared to our results using SCS. OBJECTIVES: In this study we report our experience treating patients with chronic neuropathic pain using SCS and DNRS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158156/percutaneous-sacroplasty-for-non-neoplastic-osteoporotic-sacral-insufficiency-fractures
#20
Dong-Hwa Heo, Choon-Keun Park
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is an important problem in those of advanced age. Osteoporosis can induce sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs). As average life expectancy increases, the number of patients with osteoporotic SIFs also increases. Osteoporotic SIFs cause severe low back pain and immobilization. Treatment of SIFs varies from analgesia to surgery. OBJECTIVES: To describe our experience and assess the safety and effectiveness of minimally invasive percutaneous sacroplasty in patients with osteoporotic SIFs...
February 2017: Pain Physician
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