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Alexander A Juhl, Páll Karlsson, Tine E Damsgaard
BACKGROUND: Persistent pain is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, affecting 24-52% of women after mastectomy. Recent studies have described analgesic effects of fat grafting in various settings. We aimed to investigate whether fat grafting had an analgesic effect on persistent pain after mastectomy and whether fat grafting had a remodeling effect on the mastectomy scar. METHODS: This study was conducted as a randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomized to either receive fat grafting to the pain-afflicted area around the missing breast or a control group without any intervention...
September 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Kim Kristiansen, Pernille Lyngholm-Kjaerby, Claus Moe
Background. Coexistence of pain and depression has significant impact on the patient's quality of life and treatment outcome. DoloTest is a pain and HRQoL assessment tool developed to provide shared understanding between the clinician and the patient of the condition by a visual profile. Aim. To find the sensitivity and specificity of DoloTest as a screening tool for depression for patients in primary care. Methods. All patients coming to a primary care clinic were asked to fill in a DoloTest and a Major Depression Inventory...
2012: International Journal of Family Medicine
Kim Kristiansen, Pernille Lyngholm-Kjaerby, Claus Moe
PURPOSE: The aim of the publication is to introduce DoloTest(®) and to document the validation of DoloTest(®) . DoloTest(®) is a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) tool for pain patients with low-time burden involving the patient in interpretation of the test result by creating a graphic presentation of the test result in a DoloTest(®) Profile and therefore, suitable use in clinical setting. METHODS: Validation against SF-36, 246 participants in four pain clinics...
September 2010: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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