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Current Pain and Headache Reports

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434123/conversion-disorder-functional-neurological-symptom-disorder-and-chronic-pain-comorbidity-assessment-and-treatment
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Patricia Tsui, Andrew Deptula, Derek Y Yuan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper examines the overlap of conversion disorder with chronic pain conditions, describes ways to assess for conversion disorder, and provides an overview of evidence-based treatments for conversion disorder and chronic pain, with a focus on conversion symptoms. RECENT FINDINGS: Conversion disorder is a significant problem that warrants further study, given that there are not many well-established guidelines. Accurate and timely assessment should help move treatment in a more fruitful direction and avoid unnecessary medical interventions...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432602/sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-in-the-management-of-chronic-headaches
#2
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Jeffery Mojica, Bi Mo, Andrew Ng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block has been used by clinicians in the treatment of a variety of headache disorders, facial pain syndromes, and other facial neuralgias. The sensory and autonomic fibers that travel through the SPG provided the scientific rationale for symptoms associated with these head and neck syndromes. Yet, despite the elucidation of this pathogenic target, the optimal method to block its pain-producing properties has not been determined. Clinicians have developed various invasive and non-invasive techniques, each of which has shown variable rates of success...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432601/neuropathic-pain-central-vs-peripheral-mechanisms
#3
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Kathleen Meacham, Andrew Shepherd, Durga P Mohapatra, Simon Haroutounian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our goal is to examine the processes-both central and peripheral-that underlie the development of peripherally-induced neuropathic pain (pNP) and to highlight recent evidence for mechanisms contributing to its maintenance. While many pNP conditions are initiated by damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS), their persistence appears to rely on maladaptive processes within the central nervous system (CNS). The potential existence of an autonomous pain-generating mechanism in the CNS creates significant implications for the development of new neuropathic pain treatments; thus, work towards its resolution is crucial...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424953/treatment-update-of-chronic-migraine
#4
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Soo-Jin Cho, Tae-Jin Song, Min Kyung Chu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although chronic migraine (CM) is a common disorder that severely impacts patient functioning and quality of life, it is usually underdiagnosed, and treatment responses often remain poor even after diagnosis. In addition, effective treatment options are limited due to the rarity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving patients with CM. In the present review, we discuss updated pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and neurostimulation treatment options for CM...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421380/revisiting-mechanisms-of-extraterritorial-allodynia
#5
Daniel M Gessner, Christine N Sang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283812/behavioral-treatments-for-post-traumatic-headache
#6
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Felicia Fraser, Yuka Matsuzawa, Yuen Shan Christine Lee, Mia Minen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is a common headache type after traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are no FDA approved medications for PTH, and it is unknown how medications can affect the brain's ability to recover from TBI. Thus, we sought to examine the biopsychosocial factors that influence PTH and the non-pharmacologic treatments studied for headache treatment. We also sought to determine if there is literature examining whether the non-pharmacologic treatments influence the biopsychosocial factors...
May 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283811/techniques-to-optimize-multimodal-analgesia-in-ambulatory-surgery
#7
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Amit Prabhakar, John N Cefalu, Josef S Rowe, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ambulatory surgery has grown in popularity in recent decades due to the advancement in both surgical and anesthetic techniques resulting in quicker recovery times, fewer complications, higher patient satisfaction, and reduced costs of care. We review common approaches to multimodal analgesia. RECENT FINDINGS: A multimodal approach can help reduce perioperative opioid requirements and improve patient recovery. Analgesic options may include NSAIDs, acetaminophen, gabapentinoids, corticosteroids, alpha-2 agonists, local anesthetics, and the use of regional anesthesia...
May 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283810/anesthetic-and-analgesic-management-for-outpatient-knee-arthroplasty
#8
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Chris Cullom, Jonathan T Weed
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Total knee arthroplasty traditionally has been associated with significant postoperative pain that can limit recovery and prolong hospital length of stay. Recently, however, due to financial pressures and an emphasis on improving patient satisfaction, many institutions are implementing outpatient and short-stay programs for patients undergoing this procedure. An effective perioperative anesthetic plan is an essential quality of a successful outpatient joint replacement program...
May 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281110/headache-in-neuromyelitis-optica
#9
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Alina Masters-Israilov, Matthew S Robbins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) classically features a clinical presentation that includes longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. However, many other pathognomonic phenomena have more recently been described in patients diagnosed with NMO, including intractable hiccups, vomiting, and painful tonic spasms, but less has been reported regarding the relationship between NMO and headache. Though headache is well established as both a symptom and comorbidity of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been much less described thus far in the NMO literature and warrants more careful evaluation...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281109/neuropeptides-as-a-marker-for-chronic-headache
#10
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Nuria Riesco, Eva Cernuda-Morollón, Julio Pascual
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to revise current evidence on trigemino-vascular system (TVS) neuropeptides as potential biomarkers for chronic primary headaches, mainly for chronic migraine (CM). RECENT FINDINGS: Within sensory neuropeptides, released by an activated trigeminal nerve, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) levels seem to be a good biomarker of acute migraine and somewhat sensitive and specific for CM. CGRP, however, is not increased in 20-30% of CM patients, which suggests that CGRP is not the only neuropeptide involved in migraine pain generation and maintenance...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281108/recognizing-cadasil-a-secondary-cause-of-migraine-with-aura
#11
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John Glenn Burkett, Carrie Dougherty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is an important disease to consider in the differential diagnosis of migraine with aura. This review examines current literature regarding migraine in CADASIL, as well as diagnostic and treatment modalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that smoking is a modifiable risk factor for progression of CADASIL (Chabriat et al. in Stroke 47:4-11, 2015)...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281107/cannabis-for-pain-and-headaches-primer
#12
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Philip S Kim, Michael A Fishman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Marijuana has been used both medicinally and recreationally since ancient times and interest in its compounds for pain relief has increased in recent years. The identification of our own intrinsic, endocannabinoid system has laid the foundation for further research. RECENT FINDINGS: Synthetic cannabinoids are being developed and synthesized from the marijuana plant such as dronabinol and nabilone. The US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of dronabinol and nabilone for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) wasting...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271336/the-relationship-between-headaches-with-epileptic-and-non-epileptic-seizures-a-narrative-review
#13
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William S Kingston, Todd J Schwedt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to examine the relationship between headaches and epilepsy as well as headaches and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). Emphasis was placed on clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Epilepsy and headaches are common disorders that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. There are some overlapping clinical features between migraine and epilepsy as well as evidence for shared underlying mechanisms...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271335/central-and-peripheral-neural-targets-for-neurostimulation-of-chronic-headaches
#14
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Massimo Leone, Alberto Proietti Cecchini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic headache sufferers are estimated to be around 3% of the population. These patients have a high disease burden. When prophylactic treatments have low efficacy and tolerability, patients are in need of alternative therapeutic strategies and options. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last decade, a number of neuromodulation procedures have been introduced as treatment of chronic intractable headache patients when pharmacological treatments fail or are not well tolerated...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271334/topical-treatments-for-localized-neuropathic-pain
#15
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Roberto Casale, Z Symeonidou, M Bartolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Topical therapeutic approaches in localized neuropathic pain (LNP) syndromes are increasingly used by both specialists and general practitioners, with a potentially promising effect on pain reduction. In this narrative review, we describe the available compounds for topical use in LNP syndromes and address their potential efficacy according to the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Local anaesthetics (e.g., lidocaine, bupivacaine and mepivacaine), as well as general anaesthetic agents (e...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271333/non-invasive-neuromodulation-in-primary-headaches
#16
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Sarah Miller, Manjit Matharu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is growing interest in neuromodulation for primary headache conditions. Invasive modalities such as occipital nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation are reserved for the most severe and intractable patients. Non-invasive options such as vagal nerve stimulation (nVNS), supraorbital nerve stimulation (nSONS) and transcranial magnetic nerve stimulation (TMS) have all emerged as potentially useful headache treatments. This review examines the evidence base for non-invasive neuromodulation in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and migraine...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271332/exparel-peripheral-catheter-use-in-the-ambulatory-setting-and-use-of-peripheral-catheters-postoperatively-in-the-home-setting
#17
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Adam L Bromberg, Jeremy A Dennis, Karina Gritsenko
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the increasing number of ambulatory surgeries being performed, regional anesthesia has become an increasingly popular anesthetic modality, and many choices exist to provide efficient, effective quality perioperative analgesia. In this paper, we will review the various regional anesthesia options in addition to the advantages and disadvantages of each. Lastly, we will discuss liposomal bupivicaine, a long acting local anesthetic, and its future role in the anesthesiologist's armamentarium...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265859/new-cancer-pain-treatment-options
#18
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Kenneth D Candido, Teresa M Kusper, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cancer pain is often incapacitating and discouraging to patients; is demoralizing to family members and care takers; and is taxing and difficult to subdue for the pain specialists. The consequences of implementing suboptimal treatment are far-reaching; therefore, effective treatment methods are in a great demand. The face of cancer pain management has changed in considerable ways, and interventional procedures have become an integral part of providing multimodal analgesia in cancer pain treatment...
February 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251526/management-of-patients-on-abuse-deterrent-opioids-in-the-ambulatory-surgery-setting
#19
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Nalini Vadivelu, Daniel Chang, Leandro Lumermann, Thomas Suchy, Matthew M Burg, Manuel L Fontes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of prescription opioids for acute and chronic pain has become more prevalent than ever, and concurrent with the increased prescribing of opioids, there has been a steady increase in opioid abuse. Abuse is commonly associated with physical or chemical manipulation of the original opiate to provide more rapid onset of the active ingredient. RECENT FINDINGS: This growing national public health concern has led to the development of various abuse-deterring opioids with the intent of decreasing the diversion of opioids from their prescribed use...
February 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251525/updates-in-pediatric-regional-anesthesia-and-its-role-in-the-treatment-of-acute-pain-in-the-ambulatory-setting
#20
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Alecia L S Stein, Dorothea Baumgard, Isis Del Rio, Jacqueline L Tutiven
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the latest advances in pediatric regional anesthesia with special emphasis on its role in the ambulatory surgical setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Undertreated pain in children following ambulatory surgery is not a rare occurrence and it is associated with increased morbidity and significant psychosocial harm. Use of regional anesthesia as part of the anesthetic approach in the ambulatory setting is safe when performed on children under general anesthesia and inclusion of certain adjuncts improves block outcomes...
February 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
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