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Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084045/tapentadol-for-cancer-pain-management-a-narrative-review
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Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Paula Jiménez Fonseca, Juan Virizuela Echaburu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pain is one of the most common symptoms in patients with cancer. The aim of this review is to summarize the most recent literature regarding tapentadol use in oncology patients and moderate or severe pain. DATABASES AND DATA TREATMENT: We have conducted a review of the literature using PubMed, The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for all manuscripts published between 2008 and 2016, using the key words "tapentadol," "cancer," "pain," "tumor," and "malignant...
January 13, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083999/determinants-of-patient-satisfaction-in-a-private-practice-pain-management-clinic
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Anthony Dragovich, Thomas Beltran, George M Baylor, Marc Swanson, Anthony Plunkett
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction is used to measure physician performance in hospital and governmental practice settings. There is limited understanding about factors affecting satisfaction in a chronic pain management setting for patients prescribed chronic opioids. OBJECTIVE: To identify the determinants of patient satisfaction and correlation to recommended outcome measures in a private practice pain management clinic. METHODS: We performed a 4-week quality assessment survey to define the determinants of patient satisfaction among pain management patients who were prescribed opioids...
January 13, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083991/reporting-characteristics-and-quality-of-systematic-reviews-of-acupuncture-analgesia
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REVIEW
Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xiue Shi, Jinlong Su, Yuanqing Pan, Jinhui Tian, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Evaluating the clinical efficacy of acupuncture analgesia with systematic reviews (SRs) has attracted wide interest. OBJECTIVE: To collect a sample of published SRs on acupuncture analgesia in PubMed and examine them in terms of reporting characteristics and quality. METHODS: A search in PubMed was performed in January 2016. All SRs on acupuncture analgesia were included. To assess the quality of the SRs, AMSTAR and PRISMA Statements were used...
January 13, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066970/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-led-patient-controlled-analgesia-dosing-service
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Alen L Dezia, Tim D Baccus, Allycia M Natavio, Sean M Conroy, Levi M Hall
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pharmacist-led patient controlled analgesia (PCA) dosing service in a large academic institution is described. SUMMARY: To improve pain management at our institution and expand pharmacy clinical services, a pharmacist-led PCA dosing service was developed and implemented. The service is modeled after established antimicrobial and anticoagulation dosing services at our institution. A core group of pharmacists (service leaders) and a pain physician champion developed a policy and guideline and designed electronic medical record (EMR) tools to support the service...
January 9, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042685/lumbopelvic-core-stabilization-exercise-and-pain-modulation-among-individuals-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain
#5
Aatit Paungmali, Leonard H Joseph, Sitilertpisan Patraporn, Ubon Pirunsan, Sureeporn Uthaikhup
BACKGROUND: Lumbopelvic stabilization training (LPST) may provide therapeutic benefits on pain modulation in chronic nonspecific low back pain conditions. This study aimed to examine the effects of LPST on pain threshold and pain intensity in comparison to the passive automated cycling intervention and control intervention among patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. METHODS: A within-subject, repeated-measures, crossover randomized controlled design was conducted among 25 participants (7 males and 18 females) with chronic nonspecific low back pain...
January 2, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039964/degenerative-joint-diseases-and-neuroinflammation
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REVIEW
Mariella Fusco, Stephen D Skaper, Stefano Coaccioli, Antonella Paladini, Giustino Varrassi
Rheumatic and joint diseases, as exemplified by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, are among the most widespread painful and disabling pathologies across the globe. Given the continuing rise in life expectancy, their prevalence is destined to grow. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is, in particular, on its way to becoming the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020, with the rising incidence of obesity in addition to age being important factors. It is estimated that 25% of osteoarthritic individuals are unable to perform daily activities...
December 31, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996204/postoperative-pain-control-following-craniotomy-a-systematic-review-of-recent-clinical-literature
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Georgia G Tsaousi, Simon W Logan, Federico Bilotta
BACKGROUND: Pain intensity after craniotomy is considered to be moderate to severe during the first 2 postoperative days. The ideal pain treatment to facilitate a rapid postoperative recovery and optimize outcome is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aims to report current clinical evidence related to pharmacological and adjuvant analgesic modalities for postcraniotomy pain control. DESIGN: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996199/chronic-postsurgical-pain-outcomes-in-breast-reconstruction-patients-receiving-perioperative-transversus-abdominis-plane-catheters-at-the-donor-site-a-prospective-cohort-follow-up-study
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Justin Oh, Gabrielle M Pagé, Toni Zhong, Stuart McCluskey, Coimbatore Srinivas, Anne C O'Neill, James Kahn, Joel Katz, Stefan O P Hofer, Hance Clarke
BACKGROUND: Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a debilitating and costly condition. Risk factors for CPSP after autologous breast reconstruction have not been clearly established. Previously, we demonstrated that transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheters delivering intermittent local anesthetic reduced postoperative morphine consumption. This prospective follow-up study aims to (1) compare the incidence of CPSP after autologous breast reconstruction between patients who received postoperative intermittent TAP catheters with bupivacaine or saline boluses and (2) assess the factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of CPSP in this study cohort...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996191/validation-of-the-greek-version-of-the-fibromyalgia-rapid-screening-tool
#9
Panagiotis Zis, Vassiliki Brozou, Evmorfia Stavropoulou, Erifilli Argyra, Ioanna Siafaka, Evangelia Kararizou, Didier Bouhassira, Serge Perrot, Vassileios Zis, Athina Vadalouca
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) is a brief, simple and straightforward self-administered questionnaire that was developed by Perrot et al. for the detection of fibromyalgia syndrome in patients with diffuse chronic pain. The aim of our study was to develop and validate the Greek version of FiRST. METHODS: The study was set up as a prospective observational study. The original French version of FiRST was adapted into Greek using forward and backward translation...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996187/gasserian-ganglion-and-retrobulbar-nerve-block-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmic-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report
#10
Jie Huang, Ni Zhongge, Philip Finch
OBJECTIVES: Varicella-zoster virus reactivation can cause permanent histological changes in the central and peripheral nervous system. Neural inflammatory changes or damage to the dorsal root ganglia sensory nerve fibers during reactivation can lead to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). For PHN of the first division of the fifth cranial nerve (ophthalmic division of the trigeminal ganglion), there is evidence of inflammatory change in the ganglion and adjacent ocular neural structures. First division trigeminal nerve PHN can prove to be difficult and sometimes even impossible to manage despite the use of a wide range of conservative measures, including anticonvulsant and antidepressant medication...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996183/relationship-between-abcb1-polymorphisms-and-cold-pain-sensitivity-among-healthy-opioid-naive-malay-males
#11
Zalina Zahari, Chee Siong Lee, Muslih Abdulkarim Ibrahim, Nurfadhlina Musa, Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin, Yeong Yeh Lee, Soo Choon Tan, Nasir Mohamad, Rusli Ismail
BACKGROUND: Endogenous and exogenous opioids are substrates of the permeability glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter, which is encoded by the ABCB1 (MDR1) gene. Genetic polymorphisms of ABCB1 may contribute to interindividual differences in pain modulation and analgesic responses. We investigated the relationship between ABCB1 polymorphisms and cold pain sensitivity among healthy males. METHODS: Cold pain responses, including pain threshold and pain tolerance, were measured using the cold-pressor test (CPT)...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989008/a-prospective-study-comparing-platelet-rich-plasma-and-la-corticosteroid-in-intra-articular-injection-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-joint-syndrome
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Jiuping Wu, Jingjing Zhou, Chibing Liu, Jun Zhang, Wei Xiong, Yang Lv, Rui Liu, Ruiqiang Wang, Zhenwu Du, Zhang Guizhen, Qinyi Liu
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness and safety between autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and LA/corticosteroid in intra-articular injection for the treatment of lumbar facet joint syndrome. METHODS: Forty-six eligible patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome were randomized into group A (intra-articular injection with PRP) and group B (intra-articular injection with LA/corticosteroid). The following contents were evaluated: pain visual analog scale (VAS) at rest and during flexion, and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMQ), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and modified MacNab criteria for pain relief and applications of post-treatment drugs...
December 18, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911035/content-validity-of-the-credibility-and-expectancy-questionnaire-in-a-pain-rehabilitation-setting
#13
Vera-Christina Mertens, Albine Moser, Jeanine Verbunt, Rob Smeets, Mariëlle Goossens
BACKGROUND: 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
#14
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
#15
Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this case report was to demonstrate the unilateral distribution of the low volume injectate given in the epidural space when paramedian interlaminar approach is utilized under computed tomography guidance. METHODS: This was a case report on a single patient with history of unilateral epidural contrast distribution under fluoroscopy views, who presented with bilateral lumbar radicular symptoms, and underwent epidural injections via bilateral paramedian interlaminar approach under computed tomography guidance...
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
#16
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 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-postdural-puncture-headache-using-epidural-fibrin-glue-patch-after-persistent-failure-of-epidural-blood-patches
#17
Kevin Wong, Brian R Monroe
OBJECTIVES: Epidural blood patch is the gold standard for the treatment of postdural 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
#18
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
#19
Jaclyn Yoong, Ronil Vikesh Chandra, Leeroy William, Michael Franco, Tony Goldschlager, Fiona Runacres, Peter Poon
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of bone metastases is common in patients with advanced cancer. The literature supports percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty as minimally invasive procedures to relieve pain and improve quality of life for selected patients with disabling pain from pathological vertebral fractures secondary to bone metastases. CASE: We describe a case of a 71-year-old patient with castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer who underwent sacroplasty for painful sacral metastases...
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
#20
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
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