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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129465/developing-a-model-for-measuring-fear-of-pain-in-norwegian-samples-the-fear-of-pain-questionnaire-norway
#1
Sara M Vambheim, Peter Solvoll Lyby, Per M Aslaksen, Magne Arve Flaten, Ole Åsli, Espen Bjørkedal, Laila M Martinussen
BACKGROUND: Fear of pain is highly correlated with pain report and physiological measures of arousal when pain is inflicted. The Fear of Pain Questionnaire III (FPQ-III) and The Fear of Pain Questionnaire Short Form (FPQ-SF) are self-report inventories developed for assessment of fear of pain (FOP). A previous study assessed the fit of the FPQ-III and the FPQ-SF in a Norwegian non-clinical sample and proved poor fit of both models. This inspired the idea of testing the possibility of a Norwegian FOP-model...
November 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126848/evaluation-of-external-vibratory-stimulation-as-a-treatment-for-chronic-scrotal-pain-in-adult-men-a-single-center-open-label-pilot-study
#2
Yash S Khandwala, Fernando Serrano, Michael L Eisenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic scrotal pain is a common yet poorly understood urologic disease. Current treatment paradigms are sub-optimal and include anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids as well as invasive surgical management such as microdenervation of the spermatic cord. In this study, the efficacy of external vibratory stimulation (EVS) was evaluated as an alternative treatment option for idiopathic scrotal pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive patients presenting to an academic urology clinic between December 2016 and April 2017 with scrotal pain were prospectively enrolled...
November 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126847/visualization-of-painful-inflammation-in-patients-with-pain-after-traumatic-ankle-sprain-using-11-c-d-deprenyl-pet-ct
#3
Mikko Aarnio, Lieuwe Appel, Mats Fredrikson, Torsten Gordh, Olof Wolf, Jens Sörensen, Måns Thulin, Magnus Peterson, Clas Linnman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Positron emission tomography (PET) with the radioligand [(11)C]-D-deprenyl has shown increased signal at location of pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic whiplash injury. The binding site of [(11)C]-D-deprenyl in peripheral tissues is suggested to be mitochondrial monoamine oxidase in cells engaged in post-traumatic inflammation and tissue repair processes. The association between [(11)C]-D-deprenyl uptake and the transition from acute to chronic pain remain unknown...
November 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103867/impact-of-analgesics-on-executive-function-and-memory-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-neuroimaging-initiative-database
#4
Lisa Doan, Daniel Choi, Richard Kline
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain is common in older adults but may be undertreated in part due to concerns about medication toxicity. Analgesics may affect cognition. In this retrospective cohort study, we used the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) database to examine the interaction of cognitive status and medications, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We hypothesized NSAID use would be associated with cognition and that this could be mediated through changes in brain structure...
November 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111493/lateral-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-lacnes-a-previously-unrecognized-cause-of-intractable-flank-pain
#5
R C Maatman, N E Papen-Botterhuis, M R M Scheltinga, R M H Roumen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic abdominal pain may occasionally be due to terminal endings of intercostal nerves (ACNES, abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome) that are entrapped in the abdominal wall. Spontaneous neuropathic flank pain may also be caused by involvement of branches of these intercostal nerves. Aim is to describe a series of patients with flank pain due to nerve entrapment and to increase awareness for an unknown condition coined Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (LACNES)...
October 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107209/phkv-a-toxin-isolated-from-the-spider-venom-induces-antinociception-by-inhibition-of-cholinesterase-activating-cholinergic-system
#6
Flavia Karine Rigo, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Gabriela Trevisan, Samira Dal-Toé De Prá, Rafael Porto Ineu, Mariane Bernardo Duarte, Célio José de Castro Junior, Juliano Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Gomez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholinergic agents cause antinociception by mimicking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) from spinal cholinergic nerves. PhKv is a peptide isolated from the venom of the armed spider Phoneutria nigriventer. It has an antiarrythmogenic activity that involves the enhanced release of acetylcholine. The aim of this study was to investigate whether PhKv had an antinociceptive action in mice. METHODS: Male albino Swiss mice (25-35g) were used in this study...
October 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080490/a-new-treatable-chronic-pain-diagnosis-flank-pain-caused-by-entrapment-of-posterior-cutaneous-branch-of-intercostal-nerves-lateral-acnes-coined-lacnes
#7
Harald Breivik, Audun Stubhaug
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074199/pain-catastrophizing-perceived-injustice-and-pain-intensity-impair-life-satisfaction-through-differential-patterns-of-physical-and-psychological-disruption
#8
John A Sturgeon, Maisa S Ziadni, Zina Trost, Beth D Darnall, Sean C Mackey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous research has highlighted the importance of cognitive appraisal processes in determining the nature and effectiveness of coping with chronic pain. Two of the key variables implicated in appraisal of pain are catastrophizing and perceived injustice, which exacerbate the severity of pain-related distress and increase the risk of long-term disability through maladaptive behavioural responses. However, to date, the influences of these phenomena have not been examined concurrently, nor have they been related specifically to quality of life measures, such as life satisfaction...
October 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065371/a-case-history-illustrates-importance-of-knowledge-of-drug-interactions-when-pain-patients-are-prescribed-non-pain-drugs-for-co-morbidities
#9
Harald Breivik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055253/why-can-multimodal-multidisciplinary-pain-clinics-not-help-all-chronic-pain-patients
#10
Harald Breivik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054791/initial-validation-of-the-exercise-chronic-pain-acceptance-questionnaire
#11
James D Sessford, Lawrence R Brawley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain acceptance, measured by the chronic pain acceptance questionnaire (CPAQ), is related to exercise adherence for those with arthritis. The CPAQ measure has 20 items comprising two subscales -- pain willingness and activities engagement about pursuing "valued daily activities" despite pain. However, exercise is not specified as a valued activity and respondents may be considering other activities raising generalizability and strength of prediction concerns. METHODS: Accordingly, a modified CPAQ solely for exercise (CPAQ-E) was developed to heighten salience to pursuit of exercise in the face of pain...
October 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054790/narratives-of-life-with-long-term-low-back-pain-a-follow-up-interview-study
#12
Sanne Angel, Lone Donbæk Jensen, Thomas Maribo, Birgitte Krøis Gonge, Niels Buus
BACKGROUND: Long-term low back pain is associated with multiple challenges to a person's identity and social position. Despite efforts to understand the challenges of low back pain, recovery remains a major problem both personally and socially. This indicate a need for a different approach. Although personal stories have been used to extend knowledge of issues that relate to low back pain, they also make it possible to learn about how people understand themselves and their lives. As such, analysis of narratives may provide further insights into people's coping processes and novel insights about how best to support them...
October 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054049/individual-variability-in-clinical-effect-and-tolerability-of-opioid-analgesics-importance-of-drug-interactions-and-pharmacogenetics
#13
REVIEW
Vigdis Solhaug, Espen Molden
BACKGROUND: As pain is often a comorbid condition, many patients use opioid analgesics in combination with several other drugs. This implies a generally increased risk of drug interactions, which along with inherent pharmacogenetic variability and other factors may cause differences in therapeutic response of opioids. AIM: To provide an overview of interactions and pharmacogenetic variability of relevance for individual differences in effect and tolerability of opioid analgesics, which physicians and other healthcare professionals should be aware of in clinical practice...
October 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042187/exploring-patient-experiences-of-a-pain-management-centre-a-qualitative-study
#14
Manasi M Mittinty, John Lee, Amanda C de C Williams, Natasha Curran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To improve care and management of patients with chronic pain it is important to understand patients' experiences of treatment, and of the people and the environment involved. As chronic pain patients often have long relationships with medical clinics and pain management centres, the team and team interactions with the patients could impact the treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to elicit as honest as possible an account of chronic pain patients' experiences associated with their care and feed this information back to the clinical team as motivation for improvement...
October 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033299/unpredictable-pain-timings-lead-to-greater-pain-when-people-are-highly-intolerant-of-uncertainty
#15
Clémence Bélanger, Bernard Blais Morin, Andréanne Brousseau, Nicolas Gagné, Anne Tremblay, Kathya Daigle, Philippe Goffaux, Guillaume Léonard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many psychological factors are known to influence pain perception. Among them, intolerance of uncertainty (IU) may play a key modulating role in situations where uncertainty prevails, especially uncertainty regarding the timing of painful events. The objective of this study was to explore the impact of individual differences in IU on pain perception during predictable and unpredictable stimulation timings. We hypothesized that people with high IU, as opposed to those with low IU, would perceive more pain when the timing of painful stimulations cannot be predicted, as compared to when they can...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031589/implicit-evaluations-and-physiological-threat-responses-in-people-with-persistent-low-back-pain-and-fear-of-bending
#16
J P Caneiro, Peter O'Sullivan, Anne Smith, G Lorimer Moseley, Ottmar V Lipp
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain and protective behaviour are dependent on implicit evaluations of danger to the body. However, current assessment of perceived danger relies on self-report, on information of which the person is aware and willing to disclose. To overcome this limitation, attempts have been made to investigate implicit evaluation of movement-related threatening images in people with persistent low back pain (PLBP) and pain-related fear. Lack of specificity of the sample and stimuli limited those explorations...
October 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030173/a-novel-miniature-wireless-neurostimulator-in-the-management-of-chronic-craniofacial-pain-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-pilot-study
#17
Richard L Weiner, Carlos Montes Garcia, Niek Vanquathem
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel wireless neuromodulation system for treatment of refractory craniofacial pain. BACKGROUND: Previous studies utilizing peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital and trigeminal nerves reported positive outcomes for alleviating neuropathic pain localized to the craniofacial and occipital areas. However several technological limitations and cosmetic concerns inhibited a more widespread acceptance and use of neuromodulation. Also, a relatively high incidence of adverse events like electrode erosions, dislocation, wire fracture and/or infection at the surgical site mandates a change in our approach to neuromodulation technology and implant techniques in the craniofacial region...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030172/towards-a-structured-examination-of-contextual-flexibility-in-persistent-pain
#18
Henrik Børsting Jacobsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993113/the-cognitive-impact-of-chronic-low-back-pain-positive-effect-of-multidisciplinary-pain-therapy
#19
Marcus Schiltenwolf, Michael Akbar, Eva Neubauer, Simone Gantz, Herta Flor, Andreas Hug, Haili Wang
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the affected cognitive problems in chronic low back pain patients. For this patient cohort research mostly focused on memory of pain, rather than cognitive difficulties related to pain. Chronic pain may be associated with specific (yet undefined) cognitive deficits that affect everyday behaviour. We set out to compare the cognitive function of patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP) in the course of multidisciplinary pain treatments before and after therapy...
October 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993112/hospitalization-due-to-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-pain-an-intervention-study-in-a-university-hospital
#20
Daniel W Wheeler, Sara Kinna, Andrew Bell, Peter J Featherstone, David J Sapsford, Sam P Bass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hospitalization as a result of acute exacerbation of complex chronic pain is a largely hidden problem, as patients are often admitted to hospital under a variety of specialities, and there is frequently no overarching inpatient chronic pain service dedicated to their management. Our institution had established an inpatient acute pain service overseen by pain physicians and staffed by specialist nurses that was intended to focus on the management of perioperative pain...
October 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
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