Timing of musculoskeletal steroid injections in pain practice during Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine administration
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):1-3. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966006 | PMC:PMC8728550 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kyung-Hoon Kim Source Type: research

The evolving classifications and epidemiological challenges surrounding chronic migraine and medication overuse headache: a review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):4-13. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.4.ABSTRACTChanges in diagnostic criteria, for example, the various International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria, would lead to changes in the outcomes of epidemiological studies. International Classification of Headache Disorders-1 was based mainly on expert opinion, yet most of the diagnostic criteria were reliable and valid, but it did not include chronic migraine. In its second version, the classification introduced chronic migraine, but this diagnosis resembled more a high-frequency migraine rather than the actual migraine transformation pr...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emanuel Schembri Michelle Barrow Christopher McKenzie Andrew Dawson Source Type: research

Steroid injections in pain management: influence on coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):14-21. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.14.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been rampant since the end of 2019, has evidently affected pain management in clinical practice. Fortunately, a COVID-19 vaccination program is currently in progress worldwide. There is an ongoing discussion that pain management using steroid injections can decrease COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, although currently there is no direct evidence to support this statement. As such, the feeling of pain in patients is doubled in addition to the co-existing ill-effects of social isolation associated...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sung Man Hong Yeon Wook Park Eun Joo Choi Source Type: research

The role of basolateral amygdala orexin 1 receptors on the modulation of pain and psychosocial deficits in nitroglycerin-induced migraine model in adult male rats
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest a role for Orx1R within the BLA in control comorbid affective complaints with migraine in rats.PMID:34966009 | PMC:PMC8728545 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.22 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Khadijeh Askari-Zahabi Mehdi Abbasnejad Razieh Kooshki Maryam Raoof Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi Mahnaz Zamyad Source Type: research

Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil isolated from < em > Cupressus arizonica < /em > Greene fruits
CONCLUSIONS: EC showed potent anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities with the relative involvement of opioid and benzodiazepine receptors.PMID:34966010 | PMC:PMC8728547 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.33 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sajad Fakhri Safoora Jafarian Mohammad Bagher Majnooni Mohammad Hosein Farzaei Ehsan Mohammadi-Noori Haroon Khan Source Type: research

The efficacy of GABAergic precursor cells transplantation in alleviating neuropathic pain in animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):43-58. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.43.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Current therapies are quite unsuccessful in the management of neuropathic pain. Therefore, considering the inhibitory characteristics of GABA mediators, the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the efficacy of GABAergic neural precursor cells on neuropathic pain management.METHODS: Search was conducted on Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. A search strategy was designed based on the keywords related to GABAergic cells combined with neuropathic pain. The outcomes were allodynia and hyperalge...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shaghayegh Askarian-Amiri Solmaz Nasseri Maleki Seyedeh Niloufar Rafiei Alavi Arian Madani Neishaboori Amirmohammad Toloui Mohammed I M Gubari Arash Sarveazad Mostafa Hosseini Mahmoud Yousefifard Source Type: research

Pharmacological interactions between intrathecal pregabalin plus tianeptine or clopidogrel in a rat model of neuropathic pain
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that intrathecal coadministration of pregabalin and tianeptine effectively attenuated mechanical allodynia in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Thus, pregabalin plus tianeptine may be a valid option to enhance the efficacy of neuropathic pain treatment.PMID:34966012 | PMC:PMC8728554 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.59 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hyung Gon Lee Yeo Ok Kim Jeong Il Choi Xue Hao Han Yang Un Shin Myung Ha Yoon Source Type: research

Effects of cyanocobalamin and its combination with morphine on neuropathic rats and the relationship between these effects and thrombospondin-4 expression
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of cyanocobalamin and morphine is more effective in antinociception and partially decreased the induced TSP4 expression compared to the use of either drug alone.PMID:34966013 | PMC:PMC8728557 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.66 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Neslihan D üzenli Sibel Ülker G ülgün Şengül Buse Kayhan Ayt ül Önal Source Type: research

The profile of musculoskeletal pain and its associations with sleep quality and depression during the COVID-19 in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that musculoskeletal pain was varied in body parts with different intensities according to age groups in Turkey during the pandemic. The most common pain was in the head, back, and lower back. Headache was found correlated with the parameters of sleep quality. Pain of the head, neck, back, lower back, and shoulder were correlated with sleep latency. Sleep quality was associated with depression and musculoskeletal pain, while musculoskeletal pain was correlated with depression.PMID:34966014 | PMC:PMC8728556 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.78 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Merve Karatel Zeynep Irem Bulut Erkin Oguz Sari Zerrin Pelin Yavuz Yakut Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of low back and pelvic pain in women with rectus abdominis diastasis: a multicenter retrospective cohort study
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):86-96. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.86.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: To explore the association between low back pain (LBP) and pelvic pain (PP) and rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD) in postpartum women and identify the characteristics and risk factors.METHODS: Women diagnosed with RAD and a history of labor and delivery, between 2009 and 2018, were identified from six hospitals within the Partners Healthcare System. Univariate and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors associated with pain.RESULTS: Age at onset of RAD in the non-cesarean delivery group w...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sue Yuan Honghong Wang Jie Zhou Source Type: research

Outcomes of epidural steroids following percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):97-105. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.97.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) has been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases. Epidural injection of steroids can reduce the incidence and duration of postoperative pain in a short period of time. Although steroids are widely believed to reduce the effect of surgical trauma, the observation indicators are not uniform, especially the long-term effects, so the problem remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of epidural steroids following PT...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yinghao Song Changxi Li Jingjing Guan Cheng Li Haisheng Wu Xinzhi Cheng Bingyu Ling Jinglang Zhang Source Type: research

Comparison of treatment outcomes in chronic coccygodynia patients treated with ganglion impar blockade < em > versus < /em > caudal epidural steroid injection: a prospective randomized comparison study
CONCLUSIONS: Although GIB may provide more pain relief in short term, both GIB and CESI are useful treatment methods in coccygodynia unresponsive to more conservative treatments.PMID:34966017 | PMC:PMC8728552 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.106 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Savas Sencan Gunay Yolcu Serhad Bilim Ozge Kenis-Coskun Osman Hakan Gunduz Source Type: research

Evaluation of the efficacy of unipolar and bipolar spinal dorsal root ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
CONCLUSIONS: DCRF with a 5 mm spacing exhibits a longer duration and higher effective rate in the treatment of PHN and is worth promoting.PMID:34966018 | PMC:PMC8728553 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.114 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jianjun Zhu Ge Luo Qiuli He Ming Yao Source Type: research

Comments on "The role of percutaneous neurolysis in lumbar disc herniation: systematic review and meta-analysis"
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):124-125. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966019 | PMC:PMC8728548 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Min Cheol Chang Source Type: research

Timing of musculoskeletal steroid injections in pain practice during Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine administration
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):1-3. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966006 | PMC:PMC8728550 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kyung-Hoon Kim Source Type: research

The evolving classifications and epidemiological challenges surrounding chronic migraine and medication overuse headache: a review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):4-13. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.4.ABSTRACTChanges in diagnostic criteria, for example, the various International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria, would lead to changes in the outcomes of epidemiological studies. International Classification of Headache Disorders-1 was based mainly on expert opinion, yet most of the diagnostic criteria were reliable and valid, but it did not include chronic migraine. In its second version, the classification introduced chronic migraine, but this diagnosis resembled more a high-frequency migraine rather than the actual migraine transformation pr...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emanuel Schembri Michelle Barrow Christopher McKenzie Andrew Dawson Source Type: research

Steroid injections in pain management: influence on coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):14-21. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.14.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been rampant since the end of 2019, has evidently affected pain management in clinical practice. Fortunately, a COVID-19 vaccination program is currently in progress worldwide. There is an ongoing discussion that pain management using steroid injections can decrease COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, although currently there is no direct evidence to support this statement. As such, the feeling of pain in patients is doubled in addition to the co-existing ill-effects of social isolation associated...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sung Man Hong Yeon Wook Park Eun Joo Choi Source Type: research

The role of basolateral amygdala orexin 1 receptors on the modulation of pain and psychosocial deficits in nitroglycerin-induced migraine model in adult male rats
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest a role for Orx1R within the BLA in control comorbid affective complaints with migraine in rats.PMID:34966009 | PMC:PMC8728545 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.22 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Khadijeh Askari-Zahabi Mehdi Abbasnejad Razieh Kooshki Maryam Raoof Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi Mahnaz Zamyad Source Type: research

Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil isolated from < em > Cupressus arizonica < /em > Greene fruits
CONCLUSIONS: EC showed potent anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities with the relative involvement of opioid and benzodiazepine receptors.PMID:34966010 | PMC:PMC8728547 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.33 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sajad Fakhri Safoora Jafarian Mohammad Bagher Majnooni Mohammad Hosein Farzaei Ehsan Mohammadi-Noori Haroon Khan Source Type: research

The efficacy of GABAergic precursor cells transplantation in alleviating neuropathic pain in animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):43-58. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.43.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Current therapies are quite unsuccessful in the management of neuropathic pain. Therefore, considering the inhibitory characteristics of GABA mediators, the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the efficacy of GABAergic neural precursor cells on neuropathic pain management.METHODS: Search was conducted on Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. A search strategy was designed based on the keywords related to GABAergic cells combined with neuropathic pain. The outcomes were allodynia and hyperalge...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shaghayegh Askarian-Amiri Solmaz Nasseri Maleki Seyedeh Niloufar Rafiei Alavi Arian Madani Neishaboori Amirmohammad Toloui Mohammed I M Gubari Arash Sarveazad Mostafa Hosseini Mahmoud Yousefifard Source Type: research

Pharmacological interactions between intrathecal pregabalin plus tianeptine or clopidogrel in a rat model of neuropathic pain
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that intrathecal coadministration of pregabalin and tianeptine effectively attenuated mechanical allodynia in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Thus, pregabalin plus tianeptine may be a valid option to enhance the efficacy of neuropathic pain treatment.PMID:34966012 | PMC:PMC8728554 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.59 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hyung Gon Lee Yeo Ok Kim Jeong Il Choi Xue Hao Han Yang Un Shin Myung Ha Yoon Source Type: research

Effects of cyanocobalamin and its combination with morphine on neuropathic rats and the relationship between these effects and thrombospondin-4 expression
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of cyanocobalamin and morphine is more effective in antinociception and partially decreased the induced TSP4 expression compared to the use of either drug alone.PMID:34966013 | PMC:PMC8728557 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.66 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Neslihan D üzenli Sibel Ülker G ülgün Şengül Buse Kayhan Ayt ül Önal Source Type: research

The profile of musculoskeletal pain and its associations with sleep quality and depression during the COVID-19 in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that musculoskeletal pain was varied in body parts with different intensities according to age groups in Turkey during the pandemic. The most common pain was in the head, back, and lower back. Headache was found correlated with the parameters of sleep quality. Pain of the head, neck, back, lower back, and shoulder were correlated with sleep latency. Sleep quality was associated with depression and musculoskeletal pain, while musculoskeletal pain was correlated with depression.PMID:34966014 | PMC:PMC8728556 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.78 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Merve Karatel Zeynep Irem Bulut Erkin Oguz Sari Zerrin Pelin Yavuz Yakut Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of low back and pelvic pain in women with rectus abdominis diastasis: a multicenter retrospective cohort study
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):86-96. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.86.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: To explore the association between low back pain (LBP) and pelvic pain (PP) and rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD) in postpartum women and identify the characteristics and risk factors.METHODS: Women diagnosed with RAD and a history of labor and delivery, between 2009 and 2018, were identified from six hospitals within the Partners Healthcare System. Univariate and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors associated with pain.RESULTS: Age at onset of RAD in the non-cesarean delivery group w...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sue Yuan Honghong Wang Jie Zhou Source Type: research

Outcomes of epidural steroids following percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):97-105. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.97.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) has been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases. Epidural injection of steroids can reduce the incidence and duration of postoperative pain in a short period of time. Although steroids are widely believed to reduce the effect of surgical trauma, the observation indicators are not uniform, especially the long-term effects, so the problem remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of epidural steroids following PT...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yinghao Song Changxi Li Jingjing Guan Cheng Li Haisheng Wu Xinzhi Cheng Bingyu Ling Jinglang Zhang Source Type: research

Comparison of treatment outcomes in chronic coccygodynia patients treated with ganglion impar blockade < em > versus < /em > caudal epidural steroid injection: a prospective randomized comparison study
CONCLUSIONS: Although GIB may provide more pain relief in short term, both GIB and CESI are useful treatment methods in coccygodynia unresponsive to more conservative treatments.PMID:34966017 | PMC:PMC8728552 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.106 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Savas Sencan Gunay Yolcu Serhad Bilim Ozge Kenis-Coskun Osman Hakan Gunduz Source Type: research

Evaluation of the efficacy of unipolar and bipolar spinal dorsal root ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
CONCLUSIONS: DCRF with a 5 mm spacing exhibits a longer duration and higher effective rate in the treatment of PHN and is worth promoting.PMID:34966018 | PMC:PMC8728553 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.114 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jianjun Zhu Ge Luo Qiuli He Ming Yao Source Type: research

Comments on "The role of percutaneous neurolysis in lumbar disc herniation: systematic review and meta-analysis"
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):124-125. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966019 | PMC:PMC8728548 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Min Cheol Chang Source Type: research

Timing of musculoskeletal steroid injections in pain practice during Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine administration
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):1-3. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966006 | PMC:PMC8728550 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kyung-Hoon Kim Source Type: research

The evolving classifications and epidemiological challenges surrounding chronic migraine and medication overuse headache: a review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):4-13. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.4.ABSTRACTChanges in diagnostic criteria, for example, the various International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria, would lead to changes in the outcomes of epidemiological studies. International Classification of Headache Disorders-1 was based mainly on expert opinion, yet most of the diagnostic criteria were reliable and valid, but it did not include chronic migraine. In its second version, the classification introduced chronic migraine, but this diagnosis resembled more a high-frequency migraine rather than the actual migraine transformation pr...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emanuel Schembri Michelle Barrow Christopher McKenzie Andrew Dawson Source Type: research

Steroid injections in pain management: influence on coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):14-21. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.14.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been rampant since the end of 2019, has evidently affected pain management in clinical practice. Fortunately, a COVID-19 vaccination program is currently in progress worldwide. There is an ongoing discussion that pain management using steroid injections can decrease COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, although currently there is no direct evidence to support this statement. As such, the feeling of pain in patients is doubled in addition to the co-existing ill-effects of social isolation associated...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sung Man Hong Yeon Wook Park Eun Joo Choi Source Type: research

The role of basolateral amygdala orexin 1 receptors on the modulation of pain and psychosocial deficits in nitroglycerin-induced migraine model in adult male rats
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest a role for Orx1R within the BLA in control comorbid affective complaints with migraine in rats.PMID:34966009 | PMC:PMC8728545 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.22 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Khadijeh Askari-Zahabi Mehdi Abbasnejad Razieh Kooshki Maryam Raoof Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi Mahnaz Zamyad Source Type: research

Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil isolated from < em > Cupressus arizonica < /em > Greene fruits
CONCLUSIONS: EC showed potent anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities with the relative involvement of opioid and benzodiazepine receptors.PMID:34966010 | PMC:PMC8728547 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.33 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sajad Fakhri Safoora Jafarian Mohammad Bagher Majnooni Mohammad Hosein Farzaei Ehsan Mohammadi-Noori Haroon Khan Source Type: research

The efficacy of GABAergic precursor cells transplantation in alleviating neuropathic pain in animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):43-58. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.43.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Current therapies are quite unsuccessful in the management of neuropathic pain. Therefore, considering the inhibitory characteristics of GABA mediators, the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the efficacy of GABAergic neural precursor cells on neuropathic pain management.METHODS: Search was conducted on Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. A search strategy was designed based on the keywords related to GABAergic cells combined with neuropathic pain. The outcomes were allodynia and hyperalge...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shaghayegh Askarian-Amiri Solmaz Nasseri Maleki Seyedeh Niloufar Rafiei Alavi Arian Madani Neishaboori Amirmohammad Toloui Mohammed I M Gubari Arash Sarveazad Mostafa Hosseini Mahmoud Yousefifard Source Type: research

Pharmacological interactions between intrathecal pregabalin plus tianeptine or clopidogrel in a rat model of neuropathic pain
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that intrathecal coadministration of pregabalin and tianeptine effectively attenuated mechanical allodynia in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Thus, pregabalin plus tianeptine may be a valid option to enhance the efficacy of neuropathic pain treatment.PMID:34966012 | PMC:PMC8728554 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.59 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hyung Gon Lee Yeo Ok Kim Jeong Il Choi Xue Hao Han Yang Un Shin Myung Ha Yoon Source Type: research

Effects of cyanocobalamin and its combination with morphine on neuropathic rats and the relationship between these effects and thrombospondin-4 expression
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of cyanocobalamin and morphine is more effective in antinociception and partially decreased the induced TSP4 expression compared to the use of either drug alone.PMID:34966013 | PMC:PMC8728557 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.66 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Neslihan D üzenli Sibel Ülker G ülgün Şengül Buse Kayhan Ayt ül Önal Source Type: research

The profile of musculoskeletal pain and its associations with sleep quality and depression during the COVID-19 in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that musculoskeletal pain was varied in body parts with different intensities according to age groups in Turkey during the pandemic. The most common pain was in the head, back, and lower back. Headache was found correlated with the parameters of sleep quality. Pain of the head, neck, back, lower back, and shoulder were correlated with sleep latency. Sleep quality was associated with depression and musculoskeletal pain, while musculoskeletal pain was correlated with depression.PMID:34966014 | PMC:PMC8728556 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.78 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Merve Karatel Zeynep Irem Bulut Erkin Oguz Sari Zerrin Pelin Yavuz Yakut Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of low back and pelvic pain in women with rectus abdominis diastasis: a multicenter retrospective cohort study
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):86-96. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.86.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: To explore the association between low back pain (LBP) and pelvic pain (PP) and rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD) in postpartum women and identify the characteristics and risk factors.METHODS: Women diagnosed with RAD and a history of labor and delivery, between 2009 and 2018, were identified from six hospitals within the Partners Healthcare System. Univariate and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors associated with pain.RESULTS: Age at onset of RAD in the non-cesarean delivery group w...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sue Yuan Honghong Wang Jie Zhou Source Type: research

Outcomes of epidural steroids following percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):97-105. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.97.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) has been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases. Epidural injection of steroids can reduce the incidence and duration of postoperative pain in a short period of time. Although steroids are widely believed to reduce the effect of surgical trauma, the observation indicators are not uniform, especially the long-term effects, so the problem remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of epidural steroids following PT...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yinghao Song Changxi Li Jingjing Guan Cheng Li Haisheng Wu Xinzhi Cheng Bingyu Ling Jinglang Zhang Source Type: research

Comparison of treatment outcomes in chronic coccygodynia patients treated with ganglion impar blockade < em > versus < /em > caudal epidural steroid injection: a prospective randomized comparison study
CONCLUSIONS: Although GIB may provide more pain relief in short term, both GIB and CESI are useful treatment methods in coccygodynia unresponsive to more conservative treatments.PMID:34966017 | PMC:PMC8728552 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.106 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Savas Sencan Gunay Yolcu Serhad Bilim Ozge Kenis-Coskun Osman Hakan Gunduz Source Type: research

Evaluation of the efficacy of unipolar and bipolar spinal dorsal root ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
CONCLUSIONS: DCRF with a 5 mm spacing exhibits a longer duration and higher effective rate in the treatment of PHN and is worth promoting.PMID:34966018 | PMC:PMC8728553 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.114 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jianjun Zhu Ge Luo Qiuli He Ming Yao Source Type: research

Comments on "The role of percutaneous neurolysis in lumbar disc herniation: systematic review and meta-analysis"
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):124-125. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966019 | PMC:PMC8728548 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.124 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Min Cheol Chang Source Type: research

Timing of musculoskeletal steroid injections in pain practice during Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine administration
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):1-3. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34966006 | PMC:PMC8728550 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.1 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kyung-Hoon Kim Source Type: research

The evolving classifications and epidemiological challenges surrounding chronic migraine and medication overuse headache: a review
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):4-13. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.4.ABSTRACTChanges in diagnostic criteria, for example, the various International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria, would lead to changes in the outcomes of epidemiological studies. International Classification of Headache Disorders-1 was based mainly on expert opinion, yet most of the diagnostic criteria were reliable and valid, but it did not include chronic migraine. In its second version, the classification introduced chronic migraine, but this diagnosis resembled more a high-frequency migraine rather than the actual migraine transformation pr...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emanuel Schembri Michelle Barrow Christopher McKenzie Andrew Dawson Source Type: research

Steroid injections in pain management: influence on coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):14-21. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.14.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been rampant since the end of 2019, has evidently affected pain management in clinical practice. Fortunately, a COVID-19 vaccination program is currently in progress worldwide. There is an ongoing discussion that pain management using steroid injections can decrease COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, although currently there is no direct evidence to support this statement. As such, the feeling of pain in patients is doubled in addition to the co-existing ill-effects of social isolation associated...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sung Man Hong Yeon Wook Park Eun Joo Choi Source Type: research

The role of basolateral amygdala orexin 1 receptors on the modulation of pain and psychosocial deficits in nitroglycerin-induced migraine model in adult male rats
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest a role for Orx1R within the BLA in control comorbid affective complaints with migraine in rats.PMID:34966009 | PMC:PMC8728545 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.22 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Khadijeh Askari-Zahabi Mehdi Abbasnejad Razieh Kooshki Maryam Raoof Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi Mahnaz Zamyad Source Type: research

Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil isolated from < em > Cupressus arizonica < /em > Greene fruits
CONCLUSIONS: EC showed potent anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities with the relative involvement of opioid and benzodiazepine receptors.PMID:34966010 | PMC:PMC8728547 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.33 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sajad Fakhri Safoora Jafarian Mohammad Bagher Majnooni Mohammad Hosein Farzaei Ehsan Mohammadi-Noori Haroon Khan Source Type: research

The efficacy of GABAergic precursor cells transplantation in alleviating neuropathic pain in animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Korean J Pain. 2022 Jan 1;35(1):43-58. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.43.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Current therapies are quite unsuccessful in the management of neuropathic pain. Therefore, considering the inhibitory characteristics of GABA mediators, the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the efficacy of GABAergic neural precursor cells on neuropathic pain management.METHODS: Search was conducted on Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. A search strategy was designed based on the keywords related to GABAergic cells combined with neuropathic pain. The outcomes were allodynia and hyperalge...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shaghayegh Askarian-Amiri Solmaz Nasseri Maleki Seyedeh Niloufar Rafiei Alavi Arian Madani Neishaboori Amirmohammad Toloui Mohammed I M Gubari Arash Sarveazad Mostafa Hosseini Mahmoud Yousefifard Source Type: research

Pharmacological interactions between intrathecal pregabalin plus tianeptine or clopidogrel in a rat model of neuropathic pain
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that intrathecal coadministration of pregabalin and tianeptine effectively attenuated mechanical allodynia in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Thus, pregabalin plus tianeptine may be a valid option to enhance the efficacy of neuropathic pain treatment.PMID:34966012 | PMC:PMC8728554 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.59 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hyung Gon Lee Yeo Ok Kim Jeong Il Choi Xue Hao Han Yang Un Shin Myung Ha Yoon Source Type: research

Effects of cyanocobalamin and its combination with morphine on neuropathic rats and the relationship between these effects and thrombospondin-4 expression
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of cyanocobalamin and morphine is more effective in antinociception and partially decreased the induced TSP4 expression compared to the use of either drug alone.PMID:34966013 | PMC:PMC8728557 | DOI:10.3344/kjp.2022.35.1.66 (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - December 30, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Neslihan D üzenli Sibel Ülker G ülgün Şengül Buse Kayhan Ayt ül Önal Source Type: research