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Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520297/the-optimal-approach-for-a-superior-hypogastric-plexus-block
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Ji Won Choi, Won Ho Kim, Chul Joong Lee, Woo Seog Sim, Sukhee Park, Hyun Byung Chae
INTRODUCTION: Superior hypogastric plexus block (SHGPB) is technically difficult and accurate procedure is required to avoid potential complications. We attempted to determine the reference angles for fluoroscopy-assisted SHGPB and to establish a predictor that can guide to select optimal approach between classic posterior approach and transdiscal approach. METHODS: Abdomino-pelvic CT scans from 268 patients diagnosed with pelvic malignancies were examined. The oblique and axial angles needed for the fluoroscope were measured both for posterior and transdiscal approaches by simulating the needle trajectory on CT imaging...
May 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520273/efficacy-of-a-targeted-drug-delivery-on-demand-bolus-option-for-chronic-pain
#2
Robert B Bolash, Tariq Niazi, Meera Kumari, Gerges Azer, Nagy Mekhail
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal targeted drug delivery systems historically required a physician's office visits for dose adjustment to manage fluctuating pain. A wireless device now enables patients to supplement their basal intrathecal infusion with a programmed on-demand bolus dose. We sought to quantify the change in oral breakthrough opioid need associated with the use of an intrathecal bolus in comparison to those treated with the basal infusion alone. METHODS: Demographic, dosage, bolus usage and longevity data were extracted from the historical medical record of 69 patients (18/51 bolus/non-bolus) followed continuously at our center...
May 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502104/assess-pain-intensity-using-photoplethysmography-signal-in-chronic-myofascial-pain-syndrome
#3
Jing-Jhao Ye, Kuan-Ting Lee, Ying-Yu Chou, Hung-Hai Sie, Ju-Nan Huang, Chiung-Cheng Chuang
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of pain assessment is the basis for effective therapy. Clinically, assessing pain is by subjective scale, but these methods have some shortcomings. Therefore, studies have been conducted on assessment of pain using physiological signals. Photoplethysmography (PPG) signal provides much information about the cardiovascular system. PPG- derived parameters (PPG parameters) reflect nociceptive stimulation, and obtain an approximation of the R-R interval from PPG period...
May 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486758/stimulation-of-the-l2-l3-dorsal-root-ganglia-induces-effective-pain-relief-in-the-low-back
#4
Frank Huygen, Liong Liem, William Cusack, Jeffery Kramer
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain affects millions of people worldwide and can arise through a variety of clinical origins. In the case of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS), previous surgical procedures can contribute to low back pain that is often unresponsive to intervention. Although spinal cord stimulation can be an effective treatment modality, it does not provide sufficient pain relief for some intractable cases. Recently, alternative neuromodulation options have been developed, including dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation...
May 9, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467677/observational-coding-systems-of-parent-child-interactions-during-painful-procedures-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Jinbing Bai, Kristen M Swanson, Sheila J Santacroce
BACKGROUND: Parent interactions with their child can influence the child's pain and distress during painful procedures. Reliable and valid interaction analysis systems (IASs) are valuable tools for capturing these interactions. The extent to which IASs are used in observational research of parent-child interactions is unknown in pediatric populations. OBJECTIVES: To identify and evaluate studies that focus on assessing psychometric properties of initial iterations/publications of observational coding systems of parent-child interactions during painful procedures...
May 3, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466572/profiling-the-location-and-extent-of-musicians-pain-using-digital-pain-drawings
#6
Cinzia Cruder, Deborah Falla, Francesca Mangili, Laura Azzimonti, Liliana S Araújo, Aaron Williamon, Marco Barbero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: According to the existing literature, musicians are at risk to experience a range of musculoskeletal painful conditions. Recently, digital technology has been developed to investigate pain location and pain extent. The aim of this study was to describe pain location and pain extent in musicians using a digital method for pain drawing analysis. Additionally, the association between pain drawing (PD) variables and clinical features in musicians with pain were explored...
May 2, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449376/psychological-distress-and-widespread-pain-contribute-to-the-variance-of-the-central-sensitization-inventory-a-cross-sectional-study-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
#7
C P van Wilgen, P J Vuijk, J Kregel, L Voogt, M Meeus, F Descheemaker, D Keizer, J Nijs
OBJECTIVES: Central sensitization (CS) implies increased sensitivity of the nervous system, resulting in increased pain sensitivity as well as widespread pain. Recently, the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) was developed to assess symptoms of CS and central sensitivity syndromes. The aim of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the CSI by comparing the outcome to psychosocial factors and clinical features of CS. METHODS: In a cross-sectional explorative study, patients with chronic pain completed multiple questionnaires, including the CSI, pain catastrophizing scale, SCL-90 for psychological distress, duration of pain, intensity of pain, widespread pain, and lateralization of pain...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449352/effectiveness-and-safety-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-interim-analysis-of-the-patient-registry-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-management-prizm
#8
Timothy Deer, Richard L Rauck, Philip Kim, Michael F Saulino, Mark Wallace, Eric J Grigsby, I-Zu Huang, Fannie Mori, Geertrui F Vanhove, Gladstone McDowell
BACKGROUND: The Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) evaluates long-term effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of intrathecal ziconotide treatment in clinical practice. METHODS: PRIZM is an open-label, long-term, multicenter, observational study of adult patients with severe chronic pain. This interim analysis (data through July 10, 2015) of ziconotide as the first versus not first intrathecal agent in pump included change from baseline in Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS; primary efficacy measure) and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) score...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440895/the-relationship-between-rate-of-algometer-application-and-pain-pressure-threshold-in-the-assessment-of-myofascial-trigger-point-sensitivity
#9
L D Linde, D A Kumbhare, M Joshi, J Z Srbely
BACKGROUND: Pressure algometry is a commonly employed technique in the assessment of both regional and widespread musculoskeletal pain. Despite its acceptance amongst clinicians and scientists, the relationship between rate of pressure application (RoA) and pain pressure threshold (PPT) remains poorly understood. We set out to test the hypothesis that a strong, positive, linear relationship exists between the RoA and the PPT within the infraspinatus of young healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirty-three (n=33) participants were randomly recruited from the local university community...
April 25, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434187/ultrasound-guided-intra-articular-injection-of-the-radio-ulnar-radio-humeral-joints-and-ultrasound-guided-dry-needling-of-the-affected-limb-muscles-to-relieve-fixed-pronation-deformity-and-myofascial-issues-around-the-shoulder-in-a-case-of-complex-regional
#10
Renuka Pai, Lakshmi Vas
BACKGROUND: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) occurs due to different pathophysiological mechanisms. Presently there is no description of definitive treatment that can resolve the especially recalcitrant motor issues of disability in CRPS-1. CASE REPORT: We have herein described the successful management of motor disability with a multi-modal approach in a patient with CRPS-1 that occurred as a result of a fracture sustained in the lower end of the radius. Sensory/sudomotor/vasomotor symptoms were relieved completely by medications and stellate ganglion block, in two weeks...
April 23, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423222/persistent-and-developing-sleep-problems-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-relationship-to-poor-outcome-in-patients-attending-a-pain-clinic-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#11
Amir H Pakpour, Mohammadhossein Yaghoubidoust, P Campbell
Sleep problems are common in people with low back pain (LBP), however the mechanisms on how sleep influences pain are complex. To date there is a lack of prospective research on the timings and the development of sleep problems in those who have LBP, such information would be useful to identify individuals at risk of poor outcome. Aims are to investigate the predictive role of sleep problems on self-report recovery and pain intensity using logistic regression reporting Odds Ratios (OR). An observational cohort of 761 chronic LBP patients recruited from a pain management clinic participated, and completed data at baseline, and at 6 month follow-up (n = 682)...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422444/validation-of-the-mandarin-chinese-version-of-the-pain-sensitivity-questionnaire-psq
#12
Xiaoli Quan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Angela Yee Man Leung, Qin Liao, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Pui Hing Chau
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire (PSQ), a self-reported scale, has been used to assess the pain sensitivity level in a Caucasian population. However, a validated Mandarin Chinese version of the PSQ is not available. This study was aimed to translate the PSQ into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C) and validate it to measure pain sensitivity among Chinese people. METHODS: The English version of the PSQ has been translated into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C), according to the standard steps of cross-cultural adaptation of self-reported scales...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422409/validation-of-the-japanese-version-of-the-fremantle-back-awareness-questionnaire-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
#13
Tomokiko Nishigami, Akira Mibu, Katsuyoshi Tanaka, Yuh Yamashita, Michele Eisemann Shimizu, Bennedict Wand, Mark J Catley, Tasha R Stanton, G Lorimer Moseley
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the role of disturbed body perception in people with persistent pain problems such as chronic low back pain (CLBP). A questionnaire, the Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ), was recently developed as a simple and quick way of assessing disturbed perceptual awareness of the back in people with CLBP and appears to have acceptable psychometric properties. The aim of the present study was to develop a Japanese version of the FreBAQ (FreBAQ-J) and evaluate its psychometric properties in a sample of Japanese people with low back pain (LBP)...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422399/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-recurrence-after-amputation-for-crps-and-failure-of-conventional-spinal-cord-stimulation
#14
Andreas Goebel, Sarah Lewis, Rhodri Phillip, Manohar Sharma
Limb amputation is sometimes being performed in long-standing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), although little evidence is available guiding management decisions, including how CRPS recurrence should be managed. This report details the management of a young soldier with CRPS recurrence 2 years after midtibial amputation for CRPS. Conventional spinal cord stimulation did not achieve paraesthetic coverage, or pain relief in the stump, whereas L4 dorsal root ganglion stimulation achieved both coverage and initially modest pain relief, and over time, substantial pain relief...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419784/four-extremity-neurostimulation-using-two-cervical-octapolar-leads-and-high-frequency-of-10-khz
#15
Shervin Harandi, Leonardo Kapural
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: A few published reports describe successful clinical use of low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the cervical spine resulting in bilateral upper and lower extremity pain relief. Major side-effect when using this modality of SCS is the uneven intensity of paresthesias which are frequently excessive in upper extremities while attempting to achieve optimal paresthesia coverage in all four extremities. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Here we describe a successful case of high frequency SCS at 10 kHz where profound control of neuropathic pain of all four extremities was achieved without the complication of paresthesias...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419751/clinical-characteristics-of-fibromyalgia-in-a-chronic-pain-population
#16
Mark Gostine, Fred Davis, Bradley Roberts, Rebecca Risko, Michael Asmus, Joseph C Cappelleri, Alesia Sadosky
OBJECTIVE: To compare fibromyalgia (FM) characteristics among patients identified in a community-based chronic pain cohort based on traditional International Classification of Diagnoses Ninth Revision, ICD-9 diagnostic coding, with that of patients identified using a novel predictive model. METHODS: This retrospective study used data collected from July 1999 to February 17, 2015 in multiple chronic pain clinics in the United States. Patients were assigned to the FM case group based on specific inclusion criteria using ICD-9 codes or, separately, from results of a novel FM predictive model that was developed using random forest and logistic regression techniques...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419729/prevalence-and-predictors-of-patient-non-adherence-to-pharmacological-acute-pain-therapy-at-home-after-day-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Björn Stessel, Maurice Theunissen, Marco A Marcus, Elbert A Joosten, Sander M J van Kuijk, Audrey A A Fiddelers, Madelon L Peters, Daisy M N Hoofwijk, Wolfgang F F A Buhre, Hans-Fritz Gramke
BACKGROUND: Good adherence to prescribed analgesics can be crucial to suppress or even prevent acute postoperative pain after day surgery. The aim of this study was to analyze prevalence and predictors of analgesic non-adherence after day surgery METHODS: Elective patients scheduled for day surgery were prospectively enrolled from November 2008 to April 2010. Outcome parameters were measured by using questionnaire packages at two time points: one week preoperatively and four days postoperatively...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419725/healthcare-costs-and-medication-adherence-among-patients-with-fibromyalgia-combination-medication-vs-duloxetine-milnacipran-venlafaxine-and-pregabalin-initiators
#18
Nicole M Marlow, Kit N Simpson, Ivana A Vaughn, Ara Jo, James S Zoller, E Baron Short
OBJECTIVE: To examine medication adherence and healthcare costs for combination prescription initiators (duloxetine/milnacipran/venlafaxine with pregabalin) versus monotherapy initiators (duloxetine, milnacipran, venlafaxine, and pregabalin) among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study used claims data for the South Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan (SHP). Patients with FMS aged ≥18 years, with prescription initiation from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, and SHP enrollment for 12-months pre- and post-index periods were included (combination: N=100, pregabalin: N=665, duloxetine: N=713, milnacipran: N=131, venlafaxine: N=272)...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419697/defensive-high-anxious-individuals-demonstrate-different-responses-to-pain-management-to-those-with-lower-levels-of-defensiveness-and-anxiety
#19
Zoe C Franklin, Neil E Fowler
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have considered the effect of Weinberger et al.'s personality types on the management of pain. The aims of this study were to (i) identify whether the relationships between pain intensity, cognitive factors and disability at three and six months post baseline differs as a result of personality type; and (ii) identify whether personality type affects the likelihood of achieving a minimal clinical important change (MCIC) in pain intensity or disability at three and six months...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419696/risk-factors-associated-with-pain-on-chronic-intermittent-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Tonci Brkovic, Eliana Burilovic, Livia Puljak
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to define risk factors related to pain in adult end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on chronic intermittent hemodialysis (HD) by developing a systematic review of published data. METHODS: The search was conducted from MEDLINE, Scopus, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Manuscripts in all languages were considered. Two authors performed each step independently, and all disagreements were resolved after discussion with the third author...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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