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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491302/fibromyalgia-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-narrative-review
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Claire Jobanputra, Roberta H Richey, Jagdish Nair, Robert J Moots, Andreas Goebel
INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic widespread pain and tenderness. It has often been reported to occur concomitantly with chronic rheumatological conditions. Behçet's disease is a chronic relapsing, multisystem, autoinflammatory disease. There is only limited understanding of a potential relationship between fibromyalgia and Behçet's disease. AIM: Given the potential detrimental influence of pain on the outcome of chronic disease, the aim of this narrative review is to gain an understanding of the incidence and presentation of fibromyalgia in Behçet's disease...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491301/short-and-long-term-results-of-an-inpatient-programme-to-manage-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents
#2
Giovanni Cucchiaro, Kevin Craig, Kerri Marks, Kristin Cooley, Thalitha Kay Black Cox, Jennifer Schwartz
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether an inpatient approach and the use of regional anaesthesia techniques can accelerate the recovery to normal functions in children with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This study looked at the data of patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit with a diagnosis of CRPS from January 2010 to April 2015. Variables such as hospital stay, medications administered, regional anaesthesia procedures, changes in functional status prior to treatment and at the time of discharge, psychological evaluation and diagnosis were evaluated...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491300/schoolbags-and-back-pain-in-children-between-8-and-13-years-a-national-study
#3
Karl Spiteri, Maria-Louisa Busuttil, Samuel Aquilina, Dorothy Gauci, Erin Camilleri, Victor Grech
Schoolbag weight in schoolchildren is a recurrent and contentious issue within the educational and health sphere. Excessive schoolbag weight can lead to back pain in children, which increases the risk of chronic back pain in adulthood. There is limited research regarding this among the Maltese paediatric population. A cross-sectional study was undertaken across all schools in Malta among students aged 8-13 years (inclusive). Data were collected using a questionnaire detailing schoolbag characteristics, self-reported pain and demographic variables, such as age and gender...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491299/contextual-modulation-of-pain-sensitivity-utilising-virtual-environments
#4
Ashley Smith, Klancy Carlow, Tara Biddulph, Brooke Murray, Melissa Paton, Daniel S Harvie
BACKGROUND: Investigating psychological mechanisms that modulate pain, such as those that might be accessed by manipulation of context, is of great interest to researchers seeking to better understand and treat pain. The aim of this study was to better understand the interaction between pain sensitivity, and contexts with inherent emotional and social salience - by exploiting modern immersive virtual reality (VR) technology. METHODS: A within-subjects, randomised, double-blinded, repeated measures (RM) design was used...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491298/low-back-pain-clinical-guidelines-similarities-and-divergent-views-across-the-pond
#5
EDITORIAL
Roger Knaggs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386404/assessing-physical-functioning-on-pain-management-programmes-the-unique-contribution-of-directly-assessed-physical-performance-measures-and-their-relationship-to-self-reports
#6
Beth J Guildford, Clair M Jacobs, Aisling Daly-Eichenhardt, Whitney Scott, Lance M McCracken
Physical functioning is a recommended outcome domain for pain management programmes. It can be assessed by self-report and by direct assessment of performance. Although physical performance measures may provide unique and useful information about patient functioning over and above self-report measures, it is not entirely clear which of the many possible performances to assess. This study investigated a battery of three directly assessed physical performance measures and their relationship to three currently used self-report measures of general health and functioning...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386403/clinical-benefits-referral-practice-and-cost-implications-of-an-in-hospital-pain-service-results-of-a-service-evaluation-in-a-london-teaching-hospital
#7
Maya Sussman, Elizabeth Goodier, Izabella Fabri, Jessica Borrowman, Sarah Thomas, Charlotte Guest, Carsten Bantel
BACKGROUND: In-hospital pain services (IPS) are commonplace, but evidence of efficacy is inadequate, and patients' pain management in any hospital ward remains problematic. This service evaluation aimed to measure the effect of a contemporary IPS, its appropriate use and cost-efficacy. METHODS: Records of 249 adults reviewed by the IPS in an inner London Teaching Hospital over an 8-month period were analysed for demographic data, interventions, workload and change in pain intensity measured by numerical rating scale (NRS)...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386402/opioid-induced-myoclonus-and-hyperalgesia-following-a-short-course-of-low-dose-oral-morphine
#8
Owen Bleddyn Woodward, Sangeeta Naraen, Akriti Naraen
A 76-year-old man was admitted to hospital with a right-sided fractured neck of femur requiring repair via a cemented hemiarthroplasty. Intraoperatively he received 10 mg of intravenous morphine. Post-operatively he received a short course of low-dose oral opioids and subsequently developed myoclonic jerks and hyperalgesia. The opioids were discontinued and both adverse effects resolved. This case report discusses the concurrent development of myoclonus and hyperalgesia following a low dose of opioids and explores possible management options...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386401/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-lidocaine-for-analgesia-in-the-older-adult-a-literature-review
#9
REVIEW
Harriet Daykin
Opioids remain the mainstay of analgesia for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain. Even in the young, the use of opioids can be associated with an increased incidence of post-operative complications such as respiratory depression, vomiting, pruritus, excessive sedation, slowing of gastrointestinal function, and urinary retention. The need to manage acute pain in the older patient is becoming more common as the population ages, and increasingly older patients are undergoing more major surgery. Medical conditions are more common in older people and can result in the requirement of systemic analgesia for fractures, malignancy, nociceptive or neuropathic pain and peripheral vascular disease...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386400/neuropathic-pain-may-be-common-in-chronic-lower-limb-tendinopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
#10
Patrick C Wheeler
BACKGROUND: To identify the prevalence of neuropathic pain, through the use of the painDETECT questionnaire, in a cohort of patients with chronic lower limb tendinopathy conditions. METHODS: Patients with chronic lower limb tendinopathy conditions treated within a Sport and Exercise Medicine hospital clinic were identified from clinical records. At the time of the clinical consultation, pain and painDETECT scores were recorded. RESULTS: In total, 282 suitable patients with chronic lower limb tendinopathy conditions were identified who had completed a painDETECT questionnaire...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386399/development-of-research-priorities-in-paediatric-pain-and-palliative-care
#11
Christina Liossi, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Richard F Howard
Priority setting for healthcare research is as important as conducting the research itself because rigorous and systematic processes of priority setting can make an important contribution to the quality of research. This project aimed to prioritise clinical therapeutic uncertainties in paediatric pain and palliative care in order to encourage and inform the future research agenda and raise the profile of paediatric pain and palliative care in the United Kingdom. Clinical therapeutic uncertainties were identified and transformed into patient, intervention, comparison and outcome (PICO) format and prioritised using a modified Nominal Group Technique...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386398/a-fall-from-grace-exposing-the-neurotoxicities-of-morphine
#12
Sam H Ahmedzai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386397/opioid-prescribing-balancing-overconsumption-and-undersupply
#13
EDITORIAL
Roger D Knaggs, Cathy Stannard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867513/ultrasound-guided-alcohol-neurolysis-of-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-for-intractable-meralgia-paresthetica-a-case-series
#14
Arif Ahmed, Divesh Arora, Amit Kumar Kochhar
Meralgia paresthetica is a rare sensory entrapment neuropathy which leads to burning, tingling and numbness in the antero-lateral aspect of thigh. Mostly it runs a benign course, and responds to conservative measures. We present a case series of six patients with intractable meralgia paresthetica with severe pain over antero-lateral thigh along the distribution of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh which was further confirmed by nerve conduction study. These patients did not respond to the oral anti-neuropathic medications...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867512/a-service-improvement-project-to-review-prescribing-information-provided-by-general-practitioners-for-new-referrals-to-a-uk-national-health-service-hospital-pain-clinic-potential-implications-of-cyp2d6-enzyme-inhibition
#15
Helen Radford, Pauline Fitzgerald, Stephen Martin, Mark I Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain is often managed using co-prescription of analgesics and adjuvants, with concomitant medication prescribed for comorbidities. Patients may have suboptimal response to some analgesics or be at risk of drug interactions or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) due to polypharmacy affecting CYP2D6 enzyme activity. The aim of the service improvement project was to determine the proportion of patients referred to a specialist pain service in the UK National Health Service (NHS) by general practitioners (GPs) who may be at risk of suboptimal analgesic response or ADRs due to CYP2D6 inhibition through polypharmacy...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867511/is-tapentadol-different-from-classical-opioids-a-review-of-the-evidence
#16
Richard M Langford, Roger Knaggs, Paul Farquhar-Smith, Anthony H Dickenson
Tapentadol is a single molecule able to deliver analgesia by two distinct mechanisms, a feature which differentiates it from many other analgesics. Pre-clinical data demonstrate two mechanisms of action: mu-opioid receptor agonist activity and noradrenaline re-uptake inhibition. From these, one may predict that tapentadol would be applicable across a broad spectrum of pain from nociceptive to neuropathic. The evidence in animal models suggests that norepinephrine re-uptake inhibition (NRI) is a key mechanism and may even predominate over opioid actions in chronic (and especially neuropathic) pain states, reinforcing that tapentadol is different to classical opioids and may, therefore, be an a priori choice for the treatment of neuropathic and mixed pain...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867510/effect-of-adding-intrathecal-morphine-to-a-multimodal-analgesic-regimen-for-postoperative-pain-management-after-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Fatma Adel El Sherif, Ahmed Hassan Othman, Ahmad Mohammad Abd El-Rahman, Osama Taha
BACKGROUND: Pain control after bariatric surgery is a major challenge. Our objective was to study the efficacy and safety of intrathecal (IT) morphine 0.3 mg added to bupivacaine 0.5% for postoperative pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. METHODS: After local ethics committee approval, 100 morbidly obese patients scheduled for laparoscopic bariatric surgery were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups: Group I received IT 0...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867509/comparison-of-fentanyl-iontophoretic-transdermal-system-and-routine-care-with-morphine-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-the-management-of-early-postoperative-mobilisation-results-from-a-randomised-study
#18
Richard M Langford, Kuang-Yi Chang, Li Ding, Jeffrey Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) (IONSYS(®), The Medicines Company, Parsippany, NJ, USA) and morphine intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) have demonstrated equivalent pain control in several published studies. The primary objective of the current study was to compare fentanyl ITS with morphine IV PCA with regard to the patient's ability to mobilise with acute postoperative pain. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised, active-controlled, prospective phase IV study, postoperative patients initially received IV morphine and were titrated to pain score ⩽ 4out of 10 on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and then received fentanyl ITS (up to 240 µg (6 doses)/hour; up to a maximum of 3...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867508/a-feasibility-study-to-determine-the-benefits-of-upper-extremity-virtual-rehabilitation-therapy-for-coping-with-chronic-pain-post-cancer-surgery
#19
Gregory House, Grigore Burdea, Namrata Grampurohit, Kevin Polistico, Doru Roll, Frank Damiani, Jasdeep Hundal, Didier Demesmin
BACKGROUND: Persistent pain in shoulder and arm following post-surgical breast cancer treatment can lead to cognitive and physical deficits. Depression is also common in breast cancer survivors. Virtual reality therapy with integrative cognitive and physical rehabilitation has not been clinically trialed for this population. The novel BrightArm Duo technology improved cognition and upper extremity (UE) function for other diagnoses and has great potential to benefit individuals coping with post-surgical breast cancer pain...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867507/creating-a-better-picture-of-chronic-pain-improving-pain-pictogram-designs-through-systematic-evaluation-of-user-responses
#20
Catherine Stones, Peter Knapp, S Jose Closs
This article discusses the challenges of visually representing pain qualities in pictogram design. An existing set of 12 pictograms designed for people with literacy problems was evaluated to understand more about misunderstandings of pictogram interpretation. Two sets of university students from different disciplines were asked to interpret the pictograms, and a novel classification system was developed to categorise answer types, as 'location', 'affective', temporal' or 'literal'. Several design recommendations are made as a result that will help improve the design of pain pictograms as a whole as well as guide designers of related pictogram work...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
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