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Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911035/content-validity-of-the-credibility-and-expectancy-questionnaire-in-a-pain-rehabilitation-setting
#1
Vera-Christina Mertens, Albine Moser, Jeanine Verbunt, Rob Smeets, Mariëlle Goossens
: Content validity, the proper reflection of the concept to be measured, is yet unknown for the Credibility and Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ). It is frequently used in pain rehabilitation because treatment expectancy is influential on the outcome. OBJECTIVE: To test and improve the content validity of the CEQ in a sample of patients with chronic pain in different phases of their treatment. METHODS: A qualitative observational study design using the Three-Step Test-Interview method was used...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910257/neurostimulation-for-postsurgical-analgesia-a-novel-system-enabling-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation
#2
Brian M Ilfeld, Stuart A Grant, Christopher A Gilmore, John Chae, Richard D Wilson, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Joseph W Boggs
While neurostimulation-stimulation of the nervous system using electrical current-has been used to treat chronic pain, its use treating postsurgical pain has been limited. Here we report on the clinical application of a novel investigational lead to provide analgesia following total knee arthroplasty. In 5 subjects, leads were inserted percutaneously using ultrasound guidance within 0.5 to 3.0 cm of the femoral and/or sciatic nerve(s). With the delivery of current, pain decreased an average of 63% at rest, with 4 of 5 subjects having relief of >50%...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910253/a-computed-tomography-guided-demonstration-of-the-unilateral-distribution-of-low-volume-epidural-injectate
#3
Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer
The epidural space is frequently used for placement of the epidural needle, catheter, and various pharmacological agents. The presence of structures in the epidural space such as epidural fat, venous plexus, or ligaments that may lead to uneven distribution of agents within the epidural space have been described.(1-3) Whether these structures are anatomical (such as connective tissue) or functional (due to distortions of actual anatomy secondary to injection of agents epidurally) has been disputed.(2-5) We describe our management of a patient who presented with bilateral radicular symptoms and severe low back pain...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910248/use-of-heart-rate-variability-and-photoplethysmograph-derived-parameters-as-assessment-signals-of-radiofrequency-therapy-efficacy-for-chronic-pain
#4
Jing-Jhao Ye, Chiung-Cheng Chuang, Yu-Ting Tai, Kuan-Ting Lee, Kuo-Sheng Hung
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency therapy (RFT) generates molecular motion, and produces heat and electromagnetic effects on tissues, which attenuate pain sensation and thereby relieve pain. This study was to observe the altering trend of physiological parameters after RFT for chronic cervical or lumbar pain. METHODS: This study recruited 66 patients with chronic cervical or lumbar pain, and recorded their physiological parameters before and after RFT by using heart rate variability (HRV) and photoplethysmography (PPG) to explore the feasibility of RFT efficacy assessment...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910226/successful-treatment-of-post-dural-puncture-headache-using-epidural-fibrin-glue-patch-after-persistent-failure-of-epidural-blood-patches
#5
Kevin Wong, Brian R Monroe
OBJECTIVES: Epidural blood patch is the gold standard for the treatment of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) when conservative treatments have failed to provide any relief. However, alternative therapies are lacking when epidural blood patch persistently fails to improve symptoms. Failure to treat PDPH may lead to significant functional impairment of daily living. Alternative therapies should be sought to accelerate recovery from PDPH. CASE REPORT: This case describes a woman who developed PDPH secondary to accidental dural puncture during a spinal cord stimulator trial...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910210/microbiological-evaluation-of-the-extension-wire-and-percutaneous-epidural-lead-anchor-site-following-a-2-stage-cut-down-spinal-cord-stimulator-procedure
#6
Abdul Ghaaliq Lalkhen, Mahindra Chincholkar, Jiten Patel
OBJECTIVES: There are concerns regarding bacterial colonization of the temporary extension leads and subsequent infection risk using the 2-stage cut-down approach in spinal cord stimulation (SCS). We sought to quantify the extent of bacterial colonization of the temporary extension wire and percutaneous epidural lead anchor site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study recruiting a pragmatic sample of 25 consecutive patients listed for a cut-down trial of SCS...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910200/percutaneous-sacroplasty-for-painful-bone-metastases-a-case-report
#7
Jaclyn Yoong, Ronil Vikesh Chandra, Leeroy William, Michael Franco, Tony Goldschlager, Fiona Runacres, Peter Poon
The occurrence of bone metastases is common in patients with advanced cancer. Metastatic bone disease occurs across a range of tumor types, with prostate and breast cancers having the highest incidence. Bone metastases, and associated skeletal-related events, are the most common cause of cancer-related pain. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860208/randomized-double-blind-trial-of-oral-methylnaltrexone-for-the-treatment-of-opioid-induced-constipation-in-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
#8
Richard Rauck, Neal E Slatkin, Nancy Stambler, Joseph R Harper, Robert J Israel
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous methylnaltrexone, a peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonist, improves opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with chronic noncancer pain. An oral methylnaltrexone formulation has been developed. METHODS: In this phase 3, double-blind trial, adults with chronic noncancer pain receiving opioid doses of ≥50 mg/d oral morphine equivalents with OIC were randomly assigned to oral methylnaltrexone (150 mg, 300 mg, or 450 mg) or placebo once daily (QD) for 4 weeks followed by as-needed dosing for 8 weeks...
November 17, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860211/ultrasound-guided-peristyloid-steroid-injection-for-eagle-syndrome
#9
Timothy Maher, Hariharan Shankar
The styloid process arising from the temporal bone is normally about 2.5 cm in length. For various reasons, including trauma and inflammation, it may become elongated. This elongated styloid process, when symptomatic with clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of local compression or neuropathic pain, is termed Eagle syndrome. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is characterized by intermittent shooting sharp pain in the jaw, throat, tongue, and ear. Conservative management includes anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory agents...
November 11, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862903/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-as-a-sole-sedative-agent-in-small-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Feline F J A Ter Bruggen, Ismail Eralp, Chris K Jansen, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
Dexmedetomidine is an upcoming agent with sedative, anxiolytic and analgetic properties. This review summarizes empirical evidence for the efficacy of dexmedetomidine as a sole sedative agent, and its effectiveness for small diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, in comparison with other frequently used sedatives. All randomized controlled trials on the effect of dexmedetomidine were reviewed. Pain level, patient satisfaction, operator satisfaction, procedure duration, recovery time, and hemodynamic and respiratory characteristics were examined...
November 8, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782366/chronic-pain-features-relate-to-quality-of-life-more-than-physiopathology-a-cross-sectional-evaluation-in-pain-clinics
#11
Concepción Pérez, César Margarit, Sánchez-Magro Isabel, Ana de Antonio, Villoria Jesús
OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of chronic pain physiopathology on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL), considering the influence of pain features and psychosocial adjustment (intensity, interference, psychological comorbidities, and sleep quality). DESIGN: A cross-sectional study involving 1,025 noncancer patients with predominantly neuropathic, nociceptive, or mixed chronic pain conditions was conducted in 88 pain clinics within Spain. The EuroQol 5-Dimensions instrument (EQ-5D) was used to measure HR-QoL...
October 26, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781376/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-pharmacist-managed-patient-controlled-analgesia-service-in-postsurgical-patients
#12
Katrina H McGonigal, Christopher A Giuliano, Jeff Hurren
PURPOSE: To compare the safety and efficacy of a pharmacist-managed patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) service with physician/midlevel provider-managed (standard) PCA services in postsurgical patients. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study performed at 3 major hospitals in the Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan area. Postsurgical patients from October 2012 to December 2013 were included. The primary outcome compared the pain area under the curve adjusted for time on PCA (AUC/T) of patients receiving pharmacist-managed PCA services vs...
October 26, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781372/sufentanil-sublingual-tablet-30-mcg-for-the-management-of-pain-following-abdominal-surgery-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-3-study
#13
Harold S Minkowitz, David Leiman, Timothy Melson, Neil Singla, Karen DiDonato, Pamela P Palmer
BACKGROUND: Results from a phase-3, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating sufentanil sublingual tablet 30 mcg (SST) for the management of pain after ambulatory abdominal surgery are presented. METHODS: Adults with American Society of Anesthesiologists status 1 - 3 scheduled to undergo abdominoplasty, open tension-free inguinal hernioplasty, or laparoscopic abdominal surgery under general or spinal anesthesia that did not include intrathecal opioids during the operation were eligible...
October 26, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779368/safety-and-efficacy-of-occipital-nerves-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-migraines-randomized-double-blind-controlled-single-center-experience
#14
Nagy A Mekhail, Emad Estemalik, Gerges Azer, Kristina Davis, Stuart J Tepper
BACKGROUND: A recent multicenter study presented 52-week safety and efficacy results from an open-label extension of a randomized, sham-controlled trial for patients with chronic migraine (CM) undergoing peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves. We present the data from a single center of 20 patients enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic's Pain Management Department. METHODS: In this single center, 20 patients were implanted with a neurostimulation system, randomized to an active or control group for 12 weeks, and received open-label treatment for an additional 40 weeks...
October 25, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770601/portuguese-version-of-the-pain-beliefs-and-perceptions-inventory-a-multicenter-validation-study
#15
Luís Filipe Azevedo, Rute Sampaio, Cláudia Camila Dias, José Romão, Laurinda Lemos, Luís Agualusa, Sílvia Vaz-Serra, Teresa Patto, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, José Manuel Castro-Lopes
BACKGROUND: We aimed to perform the translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Pain Beliefs and Perceptions Inventory (PBPI) for the European Portuguese language and chronic pain population. METHODS: This is a longitudinal multicenter validation study. A Portuguese version of the PBPI (PBPI-P) was created through a process of translation, back-translation, and expert panel evaluation. The PBPI-P was administered to a total of 122 patients from 13 chronic pain clinics in Portugal, at baseline and after 7 days...
October 22, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770599/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-an-implanted-cardiac-device
#16
Narayan R Kissoon, Bryan C Hoelzer, David P Martin, Tim J Lamer
BACKGROUND: New advances in spinal cord stimulation have led to improved treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. While the overall safety of newer stimulation devices has been established, no published reports exist regarding safety considerations when these devices are implanted in patients with a preexisting cardiac device. CASE REPORT: An 83-year-old man with a history of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to an episode of ventricular fibrillation underwent automated implantable cardiac defibrillator placement...
October 22, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770598/development-of-the-japanese-version-of-the-leeds-assessment-of-the-neuropathic-symptoms-and-signs-pain-scale-diagnostic-utility-in-a-clinical-setting
#17
Tatsuya Isomura, Masahiko Sumitani, Ko Matsudaira, Mika Kawaguchi, Reo Inoue, Jun Hozumi, Takeyuki Tanaka, Hirofumi Oshima, Kanto Mori, Shuji Taketomi, Hiroshi Inui, Keitaro Tahara, Ryota Yamagami, Kazuhiro Hayakawa
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the diagnostic utility of the linguistically validated Japanese version of the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs Pain Scale (LANSS-J) as a screening tool for neuropathic pain in the clinical setting. METHODS: Patients with neuropathic pain or nociceptive pain who were 20 to 85 years of age were included. Sensitivity and specificity using the original cutoff value of 12 were assessed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of the LANSS-J...
October 22, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739258/physicians-knowledge-of-and-attitudes-toward-use-of-opioids-in-long-term-care-facilities
#18
Charlotte Griffioen, Eva G Willems, Sanne M Kouwenhoven, Monique A A Caljouw, Wilco P Achterberg
BACKGROUND: Insufficient pain management in vulnerable older persons living in long-term care facilities is common, and opiophobia might contribute to this. As opiophobia and its related factors have not been investigated in long-term care, this study evaluates the degree of knowledge of opioids among elderly-care physicians (ECPs) and ECP trainees, as well as their attitudes and other factors possibly influencing the clinical use of opioids in these facilities. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed and distributed among ECPs and ECP trainees by email, regional symposia, and all three university training faculties for elderly-care medicine in the Netherlands...
October 14, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739246/pain-catastrophizing-mediates-the-effect-of-psychological-inflexibility-on-pain-intensity-and-upper-extremity-physical-function-in-patients-with-upper-extremity-illness
#19
Mojtaba Talaei-Khoei, Stefan F Fischerauer, Sang-Gil Lee, David Ring, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
BACKGROUND: Psychological inflexibility-the inability to take value-based actions in the presence of unwanted thoughts, feelings, or bodily symptoms-is associated with negative health outcomes including depression and anxiety. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the association between the general construct of psychological inflexibility and pain intensity, and upper extremity physical function in patients with musculoskeletal illness in an orthopedics practice. We also set out to test multiple-mediator models proposing that psychological inflexibility affects pain intensity and upper extremity physical function directly, as well as indirectly through depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing...
October 14, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739244/adherence-to-analgesics-in-oncology-outpatients-focus-on-taking-analgesics-on-time
#20
Wendy H Oldenmenger, Peter A E Sillevis Smitt, Pleun J de Raaf, Carin C D van der Rijt
BACKGROUND: Inadequate adherence to prescribed analgesics may be one of the reasons why patients with cancer experience unrelieved pain. Adherence is directly influenced by patients' barriers about pain management. Patient pain education programs (PEPs) have been developed to reduce patients' barriers and increase patients' adherence to their analgesics. The purpose of this article was to evaluate patients' adherence in patients receiving a pain consult and patient pain education in comparison with patients receiving standard pain treatment (standard care [SC]), to better explore the difficulties in medication adherence in cancer-related pain and the effects of PEP...
October 14, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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