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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123627/abdominal-wall-myofascial-pain-still-an-unrecognized-clinical-entity
#1
Rohit Balyan, Saneep Khuba, Sujeet Gautam, Anil Agarwal, Sanjay Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123626/treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-in-patient-with-hemifacial-atrophy-using-combination-therapy-ultrasound-therapy-and-tens-a-case-report
#2
Apala Baduni, Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy
A 19-year-old male patient presented with facial hemi-atrophy with unilateral spasms of the masseter and temporalis muscles. Ultrasound therapy and Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation therapy, known as combination therapy, were given on alternate days for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks of combination therapy the patient reported a drastic reduction in the number of episodes of muscle spasm. The visual analog scale score for tenderness of the masseter and temporalis was also markedly reduced. No one has previously used combination therapy for the treatment of facial hemi-atrophy with hemi-facial spasms...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123625/relationship-between-paravertebral-muscle-twitching-and-long-term-effects-of-radiofrequency-medial-branch-neurotomy
#3
Jae Chul Koh, Do Hyeong Kim, Youn Woo Lee, Jong Bum Choi, Dong Hun Ha, Ji Won An
Background: To achieve a prolonged therapeutic effect in patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome, radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy (RF-MB) is commonly performed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of paravertebral muscle twitching when performing RF-MB in patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome. Methods: We collected and analyzed data from 68 patients with confirmed facet joint syndrome. Sensory stimulation was performed at 50 Hz with a 0...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123624/state-of-education-regarding-ultrasound-guided-interventions-during-pain-fellowships-in-korea-a-survey-of-recent-fellows
#4
Hyung Tae Kim, Sae Young Kim, Gyung Jo Byun, Byung Chul Shin, Jin Young Lee, Eun Joo Choi, Jong Bum Choi, Ji Hee Hong, Seung Won Choi, Yeon Dong Kim
Background: Recently, the use of ultrasound (US) techniques in regional anesthesia and pain medicine has increased significantly. However, the current extent of training in the use of US-guided pain management procedures in Korea remains unknown. The purpose of the present study was to assess the current state of US training provided during Korean Pain Society (KPS) pain fellowship programs through the comparative analysis between training hospitals. Methods: We conducted an anonymous survey of 51 pain physicians who had completed KPS fellowships in 2017...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123623/effect-of-epidural-corticosteroid-injection-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
#5
Min Soo Kim, Tae Yoon Jeong, Yu Seon Cheong, Young Wook Jeon, So Young Lim, Seong Sik Kang, In Nam Kim, Tsong Bin Chang, Hyun Ho Seong, Byeong Mun Hwang
Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is the preferred diagnostic tool for pathologic conditions affecting the spine. However, in patients receiving epidural corticosteroid injection (ESI) for treatment of spinal diseases, there is a possibility of misreading of MR images because of air or fluid in the epidural space after the injection. Therefore, we defined the characteristics of abnormal changes in MRI findings following an ESI in patients with low back pain. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 133 patients who underwent MRI of the lumbar spine within 7 days after ESI between 2006 and 2015...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123622/retrospective-analysis-of-the-financial-break-even-point-for-intrathecal-morphine-pump-use-in-korea
#6
Eun Kyoung Kim, Ji Yeon Shin, Anyela Marcela Castañeda, Seung Jae Lee, Hyun Kyu Yoon, Yong Chul Kim, Jee Youn Moon
Background: The high cost of intrathecal morphine pump (ITMP) implantation may be the main obstacle to its use. Since July 2014, the Korean national health insurance (NHI) program began paying 50% of the ITMP implantation cost in select refractory chronic pain patients. The aims of this study were to investigate the financial break-even point and patients' satisfaction in patients with ITMP treatment after the initiation of the NHI reimbursement. Methods: We collected data retrospectively or via direct phone calls to patients who underwent ITMP implantation at a single university-based tertiary hospital between July 2014 and May 2016...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123621/a-hybrid-cardiac-rehabilitation-is-as-effective-as-a-hospital-based-program-in-reducing-chest-pain-intensity-and-discomfort
#7
Mozhgan Saeidi, Ali Soroush, Saeid Komasi, Puneetpal Singh
Background: Health care services effort to provide alternative cardiac rehabilitation (CR) models to serve patients according to their preferences and needs. So, the present study aimed to assess and compare the effects of hospital-based and hybrid CR programs on chest pain intensity and discomfort in cardiac surgery patients. Methods: In this prospective study, 110 cardiac surgery patients were invited to the CR department of a hospital in the western part of Iran between March and July 2016...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123620/the-effects-of-regular-exercise-on-capsaicin-induced-pulpal-pain-and-pain-induced-changes-in-passive-avoidance-learning-and-memory-in-rats
#8
Maryam Raoof, Afshin Shakoori, Razieh Kooshki, Mehdi Abbasnejad, Sara Amanpour
Background: Pulpal pain is one of the most common and severe orofacial pain conditions with considerable adverse effects on physiological processes including learning and memory. Regular exercise is known to be effective on cognitive function as well as pain processing in the central nervous system. Here, the possible effects of regular exercise on pulpal pain response as well as pain-induced changes in learning and memory efficiency in rats were investigated. Methods: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to the control, capsaicin, exercise, and exercise plus capsaicin groups...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123619/vitamin-d-and-fibromyalgia-a-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Atekeh Hadinezhad Makrani, Mahdi Afshari, Marayam Ghajar, Zahra Forooghi, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Vitamin D is a cofactor responsible for autoimmune disorders. There is no agreement in the studies investigating the association between vitamin D and fibromyalgia. This study aims to combine the conflicting results of the primary studies which compared these patients with control groups regarding the serum concentration of vitamin D. This meta-analysis has been designed based on PRISMA guidelines. Relevant keywords were searched in PubMed, Science direct, Scopus, Cochrane, and Google scholar and primary studies were selected...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123618/practical-statistics-in-pain-research
#10
REVIEW
Tae Kyun Kim
Pain is subjective, while statistics related to pain research are objective. This review was written to help researchers involved in pain research make statistical decisions. The main issues are related with the level of scales that are often used in pain research, the choice of statistical methods between parametric or nonparametric statistics, and problems which arise from repeated measurements. In the field of pain research, parametric statistics used to be applied in an erroneous way. This is closely related with the scales of data and repeated measurements...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123617/what-the-p-values-really-tell-us
#11
EDITORIAL
Francis Sahngun Nahm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757924/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-a-patient-with-neuropathic-pain-related-to-congenital-syringomyelia
#12
Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz, Nevcihan Şahutoğlu Bal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757923/comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-in-epidural-steroid-injections-through-transforaminal-or-parasagittal-approaches
#13
Ji Hee Hong, Eun Kyul Park, Ki Bum Park, Ji Hoon Park, Sung Won Jung
BACKGROUND: The transforaminal (TF) epidural steroid injection (ESI) is suggested as more effective than the interlaminar (IL) route due to higher delivery of medication at the anterior epidural space. However, serious complications such as spinal cord injury and permanent neural injury have been reported. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the clinical effectiveness, technical ease, and safety of the TF and parasagittal IL (PIL) ESI. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were randomized to either the PIL group (n = 41) or the TF group (n = 31) under fluoroscopic guidance...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757922/earlier-treatment-improves-the-chances-of-complete-relief-from-postherpetic-neuralgia
#14
Dong Hee Kang, Su Young Kim, Hyuck Goo Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Tae Kyun Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: As herpes zoster progresses via postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) to well-established PHN, it presents its recalcitrant nature to the treatment. At this point, the well-established PHN is fixed as a non-treatable, but manageable chronic painful neuropathic disorder. This study evaluated the incidence of complete relief from PHN according to PHN duration at their first visit, and the other factors influencing it. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients with PHN at a university-based pain clinic over 7 years...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757921/the-impact-of-magnesium-sulfate-as-adjuvant-to-intrathecal-bupivacaine-on-intra-operative-surgeon-satisfaction-and-postoperative-analgesia-during-laparoscopic-gynecological-surgery-randomized-clinical-study
#15
Khaled Salah Mohamed, Sayed Kaoud Abd-Elshafy, Ali Mahmoud El Saman
BACKGROUND: Surgeon satisfaction and patient analgesia during the procedure of laparoscopic surgery are important issues. The aim of this work was to study if an intrathecal (IT) Bupivacaine combined with Magnesium sulfate may or may not provide good surgeon satisfaction in addition to improvement of intraoperative and postoperative analgesia. METHODS: Sixty female patients were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled clinical trial study...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757920/hindi-version-of-short-form-of-douleur-neuropathique-4-s-dn4-questionnaire-for-assessment-of-neuropathic-pain-component-a-cross-cultural-validation-study
#16
Kapil Gudala, Babita Ghai, Dipika Bansal
BACKGROUND: Pain with neuropathic characteristics is generally more severe and associated with a lower quality of life compared to nociceptive pain (NcP). Short form of the Douleur Neuropathique en 4 Questions (S-DN4) is one of the most used and reliable screening questionnaires and is reported to have good diagnostic properties. This study was aimed to cross-culturally validate the Hindi version of the S-DN4 in patients with various chronic pain conditions. METHODS: The S-DN4 is already translated into the Hindi language by Mapi Research Trust...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757919/effects-of-musculoskeletal-system-problems-on-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-students-preparing-for-university-entrance-exam
#17
Ali Kitiş, Nihal Büker, Ayse Ünal, Raziye Şavkın
BACKGROUND: This study was planned to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal problems, depression, and quality of life in students preparing for university entrance exams. METHODS: A total of 180 students were included in the study, 104 were female (57.77%), and 76 were male (42.22%). Students were reached through the cram schools ("dershane") in Denizli. Musculoskeletal system problems, depression status, and quality of life were determined with the Musculoskeletal-Postural Discomfort Scale (MDS), Boratav Depression Screen Scale (Bordepta), and Short Form-36 (SF-36), respectively...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757918/low-doses-of-amitriptyline-pregabalin-and-gabapentin-are-preferred-for-management-of-neuropathic-pain-in-india-is-there-a-need-for-revisiting-dosing-recommendations
#18
Sanjay Vasant Kamble, Salman Abdulrehman Motlekar, Lyndon Lincoln D'souza, Vinay Nanda Kudrigikar, Sameer Eknath Rao
BACKGROUND: Current therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain is often unsatisfactory. Considerable variation in treatment pattern still exists in spite of availability of sufficient literature from various guidelines. Recent Indian market data suggested that the utilization (sale) of drugs such as amitriptyline, pregabalin, and gabapentin was more for low-dose unit packs than that of the high-dose unit packs, raising the belief that these drugs are prescribed at a lower dose than is actually recommended in the guidelines...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757917/intravenous-caffeine-citrate-vs-magnesium-sulfate-for-reducing-pain-in-patients-with-acute-migraine-headache-a-prospective-quasi-experimental-study
#19
Alireza Baratloo, Sahar Mirbaha, Hossein Delavar Kasmaei, Pooya Payandemehr, Ahmed Elmaraezy, Ahmed Negida
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that intravenous magnesium sulfate might be effective for reducing migraine pain. In a recent pilot study, we showed that intravenous caffeine citrate could reduce the severity of migraine headache. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of intravenous caffeine citrate vs. magnesium sulfate for management of acute migraine headache. METHODS: We conducted a prospective quasi-experimental study from January until May 2016 in two educational medical centers of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Shoahadaye Tajrish Hospital and Imam Hossein Hospital), Tehran, Iran...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757916/bone-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-pain
#20
REVIEW
Seung Hyeon Shin, Seong Jang Kim
Nuclear medicine imaging is widely used in pain medicine. Low back pain is commonly encountered by physicians, with its prevalence from 49% to 70%. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are usually used to evaluate the cause of low back pain, however, these findings from these scans could also be observed in asymptomatic patients. Bone scintigraphy has an additional value in patients with low back pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is defined as a painful disorder of the extremities, which is characterized by sensory, autonomic, vasomotor, and trophic disturbances...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
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