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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203104/proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessment-of-metabolite-status-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-chronic-pain-patients-and-healthy-controls
#1
Takahiro Ito, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Narihito Iwashita, Ikuo Tooyama, Akihiko Shiino, Katsuyuki Miura, Sei Fukui
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a common cause of reduced quality of life. Recent studies suggest that chronic pain patients have a different brain neurometabolic status to healthy people. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) can determine the concentrations of metabolites in a specific region of the brain without being invasive. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 56 chronic pain patients and 60 healthy controls to compare brain metabolic characteristics...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203103/the-impact-of-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-on-chronic-pain-in-conservatively-and-operatively-treated-hand-surgery-patients
#2
Niklaus Egloff, Barbara Wegmann, Bettina Juon, Stefanie Stauber, Roland von Känel, Esther Vögelin
The aim of this prospective study was to examine to what extent anxiety and depressive symptoms predict the level of pain at 4-month follow-up in hand surgery patients. A total of 132 consecutive patients (mean age: 51.5±17.1 years, 51.9% female) of a tertiary center for hand surgery participated in this study. The patients underwent conservative or operative treatment, depending on the nature of their hand problem. The initial pain assessment included psychometric testing with the hospital anxiety and depression scale...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184169/differential-drug-effects-on-spontaneous-and-evoked-pain-behavior-in-a-model-of-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain
#3
K Deseure, G H Hans
PURPOSE: Baclofen and morphine have shown efficacy against mechanical allodynia after infraorbital nerve chronic constriction injury (IoN-CCI). No drug effects have yet been reported on spontaneous trigeminal neuropathic pain. It has been proposed that the directed face grooming behavior that also develops following IoN-CCI offers a measure of spontaneous trigeminal neuropathic pain. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We examined the effects of a continuous 1-week infusion of 30 mg/day carbamazepine (the first-line drug treatment for trigeminal neuralgia), 1...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184168/rational-dosing-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
EDITORIAL
Mena Raouf, Timothy J Atkinson, Meredith W Crumb, Jeffrey Fudin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184167/heat-pain-detection-threshold-is-associated-with-the-area-of-secondary-hyperalgesia-following-brief-thermal-sensitization-a-study-of-healthy-male-volunteers
#5
Morten Sejer Hansen, Jørn Wetterslev, Christian Bressen Pipper, Mohammad Sohail Asghar, Jørgen Berg Dahl
INTRODUCTION: The area of secondary hyperalgesia following brief thermal sensitization (BTS) of the skin and heat pain detection thresholds (HPDT) may both have predictive abilities in regards to pain sensitivity and clinical pain states. The association between HPDT and secondary hyperalgesia, however, remains unsettled, and the dissimilarities in physiologic properties suggest that they may represent 2 distinctively different pain entities. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between HPDT and BTS-induced secondary hyperalgesia...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182130/therapeutic-effect-of-epidural-hyaluronic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-foraminal-stenosis
#6
Francis Sahngun Nahm, Pyung Bok Lee, Ghee Young Choe, Young Jin Lim, Yong Chul Kim
PURPOSE: Since receiving a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space having serious adverse events, we have sought alternative medications for injection at this site. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has anti-adhesive, anti-inflammatory, and lubricating properties, so could potentially be useful for spinal pain. The exact mechanism by which spinal stenosis develops is not fully understood, but is likely to involve inflammation...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182128/co-prescription-of-opioids-with-benzodiazepine-and-other-co-medications-among-opioid-users-differential-in-opioid-doses
#7
Che Suraya Zin, Fadhilah Ismail
PURPOSE: This study investigated the patterns of opioid co-prescription with benzodiazepine and other concomitant medications among opioid users. Opioid dose in each type of co-prescription was also examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among opioid users receiving concomitant medications at an outpatient tertiary hospital setting in Malaysia. Opioid prescriptions (morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, dihydrocodeine and tramadol) that were co-prescribed with other medications (opioid + benzodiazepines, opioid + antidepressants, opioid + anticonvulsants, opioid + antipsychotics and opioid + hypnotics) dispensed from January 2013 to December 2014 were identified...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182123/long-term-safety-and-analgesic-efficacy-of-buprenorphine-buccal-film-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-chronic-pain-requiring-around-the-clock-opioids
#8
Martin Hale, Veronica Urdaneta, M Todd Kirby, Qinfang Xiang, Richard Rauck
BACKGROUND: This open-label, single-arm study was conducted to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of a novel buprenorphine formulation, buprenorphine buccal film, in the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic pain requiring around-the-clock opioids. METHODS: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of buprenorphine buccal film. Five hundred and six patients who completed previous studies with buprenorphine buccal film (n=445; rollover patients) or were recruited de novo for this study (n=61) were enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176970/percutaneous-vertebroplasty-and-interventional-tumor-removal-for-malignant-vertebral-compression-fractures-and-or-spinal-metastatic-tumor-with-epidural-involvement-a-prospective-pilot-study
#9
Yi-Feng Gu, Qing-Hua Tian, Yong-Dong Li, Chun-Gen Wu, Yan Su, Hong-Mei Song, Cheng-Jian He, Dong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and interventional tumor removal (ITR), with PVP alone for malignant vertebral compression fractures and/or spinal metastatic tumor with epidural involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 124 patients were selected for PVP and ITR (n = 71, group A) and PVP alone (n = 53, group B). A 14 G needle and guide wire were inserted into the vertebral body, followed by sequential dilatation of the tract until the last cannula reached the anterior portion of the pedicle...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176938/unilateral-occipital-nerve-stimulation-for-bilateral-occipital-neuralgia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Aijun Liu, Yongcheng Jiao, Huijun Ji, Zhiwen Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to present a case of successful relief of bilateral occipital neuralgia (ON) using unilateral occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) and to discuss the possible underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a 59-year-old female patient with severe bilateral ON treated with unilateral ONS. We systematically reviewed previous studies of ONS for ON, discussing the possible mechanisms of ONS in the relief of ON...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176937/an-integrated-perspective-on-diabetic-alcoholic-and-drug-induced-neuropathy-etiology-and-treatment-in-the-us
#11
REVIEW
Lily Zeng, Doungkamol Alongkronrusmee, Richard M van Rijn
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a syndrome that results from damaged nerves and/or aberrant regeneration. Common etiologies of neuropathy include chronic illnesses and medication use. Chronic disorders, such as diabetes and alcoholism, can cause neuronal injury and consequently NeuP. Certain medications with antineoplastic effects also carry an exquisitely high risk for neuropathy. These culprits are a few of many that are fueling the NeuP epidemic, which currently affects 7%-10% of the population. It has been estimated that approximately 10% and 7% of US adults carry a diagnosis of diabetes and alcohol disorder, respectively...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176921/increased-local-expressions-of-cx3cl1-and-ccl2-are-related-to-clinical-severity-in-lumbar-disk-herniation-patients-with-sciatic-pain
#12
Zhen-Yu Peng, Rui Chen, Zuo-Zhong Fang, Bin Chen, Zhi-Hua Wang, Xi-Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: Chemokines have been identified to be involved in the modulation of pain through both peripheral and central mechanisms. However, the role of chemokines in lumbar disk herniation (LDH) with sciatic pain remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The current study was performed to explore the expression of two most commonly studied chemokines CX3CL1 and CCL2 and assess their associations with clinical severity in LDH patients with sciatic pain. METHODS: The soft tissues around nerve root (STANR), annulus fibrosus (AF), and nucleus pulposus (NP) biopsies were obtained from 36 LDH patients with chronic sciatic pain and 10 scoliosis patients (painless controls)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176917/xiaozhi-decoction-reduced-posthemorrhoidectomy-pain-and-analgesic-medication-consumption-a-prospective-study
#13
Jianbin Shen, Xiagang Luo, Xiao Zhou, Chengwu Tang, Huanyu Ju, Yongqiang Xu, Lianjin Qin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Xiaozhi decoction (XZD) on posthemorrhoidectomy pain and analgesic medication consumption. METHODS: From May 2013 to March 2015, 315 patients who underwent open hemorrhoidectomy in our hospital were enrolled in this study, of whom, 160 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with warm water after hemorrhoidectomy (control group) and 155 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with XZD (XZD group) after hemorrhoidectomy...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176903/analysis-of-perioperative-pain-management-in-vascular-surgery-indicates-that-practice-does-not-adhere-with-guidelines-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#14
Krste Boric, Matija Boric, Teo Boric, Livia Puljak
BACKGROUND: Inadequate treatment of pain related to surgery may be associated with complications and prolonged recovery time and increased morbidity and mortality rates. We investigated perioperative pain management in vascular surgery and compared it with the relevant guidelines for the treatment of perioperative pain. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 501 patients who underwent vascular surgery at the University Hospital Split, Croatia. We collected the following data from patients' charts: age, gender, premedication, preoperative patient's physical status, type of surgery, duration of surgery and anesthesia, type of anesthesia, postoperative analgesia, and need for intensive care...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144162/thoracic-epidural-catheter-for-postoperative-pain-control-following-an-ineffective-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-using-liposome-bupivacaine
#15
Brian D Terrien, David Espinoza, Charles C Stehman, Gabriel A Rodriguez, Nicholas C Connolly
A 24-year-old female with a history of ulcerative colitis underwent colectomy. The patient received an ineffective transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with liposome bupivacaine (Exparel) intraoperatively and was started on a hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia 5 hours after the TAP block, which did not relieve her pain. A continuous thoracic epidural (CTE) was then placed after blood levels of bupivacaine were drawn, and the patient immediately experienced significant pain relief. The combined use of liposome bupivacaine and bupivacaine CTE infusion in the postoperative management of this patient demonstrated no safety concerns, provided excellent analgesia and plasma concentrations of bupivacaine remained far below toxic levels...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144161/influence-of-bmi-gender-and-sports-on-pain-decrease-and-medication-usage-after-facet-medial-branch-neurotomy-or-si-joint-lateral-branch-cooled-rf-neurotomy-in-case-of-low-back-pain-original-research-in-the-austrian-population
#16
Wolfgang Stelzer, Valentin Stelzer, Dominik Stelzer, Monika Braune, Christine Duller
PURPOSE: This retrospective original research was designed to illustrate the general outcome after radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy of lumbar medial branch (MB) and posterior ramus of the sacroiliac joint of 160 patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) 1, 6, and 12 months after treatment. METHODS: Visual Analog Scale (VAS) 0-10 pain scores, quality of life, body mass index (BMI), medication usage, and frequency of physical exercise/sports participation (none, 1-3×/week, more) were collected before the procedure, at 1 month post procedure (n=160), and again at 6 (n=73) and 12 months (n=89) post procedure...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144160/association-between-lymphocyte-expression-of-the-apoptotic-receptor-fas-and-pain-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Elizabeth DE Papathanassoglou, Meropi DA Mpouzika, Margarita Giannakopoulou, Evangelos Bozas, Nicos Middleton, George Tsiaousis, Andreas Karabinis
OBJECTIVE: Lymphocyte apoptosis in critical illness is associated with immunosuppression. We explored for the first time the associations between pain ratings and expression of the apoptotic receptor Fas on B and T cells in critically ill patients and the potential mediating effects of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol, and substance P (SP). DESIGN: This is an exploratory correlational study with repeated measurements (14 days followup) and cross-sectional comparisons...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144159/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-management-challenges
#18
REVIEW
Eleni Chrona, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, Dimitrios Damigos, Chrysanthi Batistaki
Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated chronic state of pain. This syndrome is characterized by the entrapment of the cutaneous branches of the lower thoracoabdominal intercostal nerves at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, which causes severe, often refractory, chronic pain. This narrative review aims to identify the possible therapeutic strategies for the management of the syndrome. Seventeen studies about ACNES therapy were reviewed; of them, 15 were case-control studies, case series, or case reports, and two were randomized controlled trials...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138265/optimal-control-of-reaching-is-disturbed-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-single-case-study
#19
Michihiro Osumi, Masahiko Sumitani, Shin-Ichiro Kumagaya, Shu Morioka
OBJECTIVE: Disturbance of goal-directed motor control may cause or exacerbate pathological pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). We conducted a single-case study about motor control involved in reaching with a patient with CRPS in an upper limb. METHODS: Using a three-dimensional measurement system, we recorded reaching movement trajectories of the intact and affected hand before and after pain alleviation by therapeutic nerve blockade. We assessed degrees of tremor in the acceleration phase (from start until maximum peak velocity) and the deceleration phase (from maximum peak velocity until goal)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138264/validation-of-the-scale-on-satisfaction-of-adolescents-with-postoperative-pain-management-idiopathic-scoliosis-sap-s
#20
Christelle Khadra, Sylvie Le May, Ariane Ballard, Jean Théroux, Sylvie Charette, Edith Villeneuve, Stefan Parent, Argerie Tsimicalis, Jill MacLaren Chorney
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion is a common orthopedic surgery in children and adolescents and is associated with high pain levels postoperatively. If the pain is not well managed, negative outcomes may ensue. To our knowledge, there is no measure in English that assesses patient's satisfaction with postoperative pain management following idiopathic scoliosis surgery. The aim of the present study was to assess the psychometric properties of the satisfaction subscale of the English version of the Satisfaction of Adolescents with Postoperative pain management - idiopathic Scoliosis (SAP-S) scale...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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