The interpretation bias and trap of multicenter clinical research.
Authors: Jo D PMID: 32606263 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix ®): a new option for the prevention of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.
This article reviews the brief history, efficacy, and safety of the two vaccines and discusses the advantage of RZV over LZV based on the available literature. PMID: 32606264 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Zoster sine herpete: a review.
Authors: Zhou J, Li J, Ma L, Cao S Abstract Zoster sine herpete (ZSH) is one of the atypical clinical manifestations of herpes zoster (HZ), which stems from infection and reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the cranial nerve, spinal nerve, viscera, or autonomic nerve. Patients with ZSH display variable symptoms, such as neuralgia, however, different from HZ, ZSH show no zoster, which makes clinical diagnosis difficult. ZSH not only causes initial symptoms, such as neuropathic pain in the affected nerve, Bell palsy, and Ramsay Hunt syndrome, but also postherpetic neuralgia and fatal complications suc...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Exploring the role and mechanisms of diallyl trisulfide and diallyl disulfide in chronic constriction-induced neuropathic pain in rats.
Conclusions: Diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide have the potential to attenuate neuropathic pain in CCI-subjected rats possibly through activation of H2S-BDNF-Nrf2 signaling pathway. PMID: 32606266 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Comparison of treatment outcomes in lumbar central stenosis patients treated with epidural steroid injections: interlaminar versus bilateral transforaminal approach.
Authors: Sencan S, Edipoglu IS, Celenlioglu AE, Yolcu G, Gunduz OH Abstract Background: We aimed to compare interlaminar epidural steroid injections (ILESI) and bilateral transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI) on pain intensity, functional status, depression, walking distance, and the neuropathic component in patients with lumbar central spinal stenosis (LCSS). Methods: The patients were divided into either the ILESI or the bilateral TFESI groups. Prime outcome measures include the numerical rating scale (NRS), Oswestry disability index (ODI), Beck depression inventory (BDI), and pain-free walking d...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Patients' perception about opioids and addiction in South Korea.
Conclusions: Perception of opioids among patients who take them was either neutral or positive. However, 39.0% patients who have not been prescribed opioids did not want an opioid prescription, citing fear of addiction and side effects as the primary reasons. PMID: 32606268 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

High prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in individuals with severe obesity: sites, intensity, and associated factors.
Conclusions: There was a high prevalence of pain and intense pain in individuals with severe obesity and an association with clinical variables, the degree of obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. PMID: 32606269 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Comparing the effectiveness of ultrasound guided versus blind genicular nerve block on pain, muscle strength with isokinetic device, physical function and quality of life in chronic knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized controlled study.
Conclusions: This study demonstrated that both US-guided and blind GNB, in the treatment of knee OA, were effective in reducing symptoms and improving physical function. GNB wasn't an effective treatment for isokinetic muscle function. USguided injections may yield more effective clinical results than blind injections. PMID: 32606270 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Effects of different anesthetic techniques on the incidence of phantom limb pain after limb amputation: a population-based retrospective cohort study.
Authors: Cho HS, Kim S, Kim CS, Kim YJ, Lee JH, Leem JG Abstract Background: General anesthesia (GA) has been considered the anesthetic technique which most frequent leads to phantom limb pain (PLP) after a limb amputation. However, these prior reports were limited by small sample sizes. The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of PLP according to the various anesthetic techniques used for limb amputation and also to compare the occurrence of PLP according to amputation etiology using the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service for large-scale demographic information. Methods: The cla...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Diffusion tensor imaging of the C1-C3 dorsal root ganglia and greater occipital nerve for cervicogenic headache.
Authors: Wang L, Shen J, Das S, Yang H Abstract Background: Previous studies showed neurography and tractography of the greater occipital nerve (GON). The purpose of this study was determining diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters of bilateral GONs and dorsal root ganglia (DRG) in unilateral cervicogenic headache as well as the grading value of DTI for severe headache. The correlation between DTI parameters and clinical characteristics was evaluated. Methods: The fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in bilateral GONs and cervical DRG (C2 and C3) were measured. Grading v...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Re: Role of dexmedetomidine as adjuvant in postoperative sciatic popliteal and adductor canal analgesia in trauma patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Lee KJ, Doo AR PMID: 32606273 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

RE: The effect of atropine in preventing catheter-related pain and discomfort in patients undergoing transurethral resection due to bladder tumor: a prospective, randomized, controlled study.
Authors: Lee JH PMID: 32606274 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Author's reply.
Authors: Şahiner Y, Yağan Ö, Ekici AA, Ekici M, Demir E PMID: 32606275 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

From the torpedo fish to the spinal cord stimulator.
Authors: Nahm FS PMID: 32235009 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain: technical advances.
Authors: Isagulyan E, Slavin K, Konovalov N, Dorochov E, Tomsky A, Dekopov A, Makashova E, Isagulyan D, Genov P Abstract Chronic severe pain results in a detrimental effect on the patient's quality of life. Such patients have to take a large number of medications, including opioids, often without satisfactory effect, sometimes leading to medication abuse and the pain worsening. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is one of the most effective technologies that, unlike other interventional pain treatment methods, achieves long-term results in patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. The first described mode of SCS...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

All about pain pharmacology: what pain physicians should know.
Authors: Kim KH, Seo HJ, Abdi S, Huh B Abstract From the perspective of the definition of pain, pain can be divided into emotional and sensory components, which originate from potential and actual tissue damage, respectively. The pharmacologic treatment of the emotional pain component includes antianxiety drugs, antidepressants, and antipsychotics. The anti-anxiety drugs have anti-anxious, sedative, and somnolent effects. The antipsychotics are effective in patients with positive symptoms of psychosis. On the other hand, the sensory pain component can be divided into nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Non-steroidal ...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, acupuncture, and spinal cord stimulation on neuropathic, inflammatory and, non-inflammatory pain in rat models.
Authors: Sato KL, Sanada LS, Silva MDD, Okubo R, Sluka KA Abstract Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), manual acupuncture (MA), and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) are used to treat a variety of pain conditions. These non-pharmacological treatments are often thought to work through similar mechanisms, and thus should have similar effects for different types of pain. However, it is unclear if each of these treatments work equally well on each type of pain condition. The purpose of this study was to compared the effects of TENS, MA, and SCS on neuropathic, inflammatory, and non-inflammatory ...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Increased calcium-mediated cerebral processes after peripheral injury: possible role of the brain in complex regional pain syndrome.
Conclusions: The calcium-mediated cerebral process occurs after peripheral injury in CRPS, and there can be a relationship between the cerebrum and the pathogenesis of CRPS. PMID: 32235013 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Comparison of preoperative ultrasound guided fascia iliaca block versus femoral nerve block for proximal femur fractures before positioning for spinal anesthesia: an observational study.
Authors: Gupta M, Kamath SS Abstract Background: Severe pain associated with proximal femur fractures makes the positioning for regional anesthesia a challenge. Systemic administration of analgesics can have adverse effects. Individually, both the fascia iliaca block (FIB) and femoral nerve blocks (FNB) have been studied. However, there is little evidence comparing the two. The aim of this study was to compare the overall efficacy of the two blocks in patients with proximal femur fracture before positioning for spinal anesthesia. Methods: ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) class I, II, and III patients...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Costoclavicular brachial plexus block reduces hemidiaphragmatic paralysis more than supraclavicular brachial plexus block: retrospective, propensity score matched cohort study.
Authors: Oh C, Noh C, Eom H, Lee S, Park S, Lee S, Shin YS, Ko Y, Chung W, Hong B Abstract Background: Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis, a frequent complication of the brachial plexus block performed above the clavicle, is rarely associated with an infraclavicular approach. The costoclavicular brachial plexus block is emerging as a promising infraclavicular approach. However, it may increase the risk of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis because the proximity to the phrenic nerve is greater than in the classical infraclavicular approach. Methods: This retrospective analysis compared the incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paral...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

A prediction model of low back pain risk: a population based cohort study in Korea.
Conclusions: LBP risk prediction models and simplified risk scores have been developed and validated using data from general medical practice. This study also offers an opportunity for external validation and updating of the models by incorporating other risk predictors in other settings, especially in this era of precision medicine. PMID: 32235016 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Role of dexmedetomidine as adjuvant in postoperative sciatic popliteal and adductor canal analgesia in trauma patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: Postoperative tramadol consumption was reduced at 48 hours in patients receiving perineural or systemic dexmedetomidine with ACB and SPB in below knee trauma surgery. PMID: 32235017 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The effect of atropine in preventing catheter-related pain and discomfort in patients undergoing transurethral resection due to bladder tumor; prospective randomized, controlled study.
Conclusions: Atropine is a cheap, easy-to-access, safe-to-use drug for reducing CRBD symptoms, without any observed adverse effects. Since it not only reduces CRBD symptoms but also has a positive effect on postoperative pain, it can be used safely to increase patient comfort in patients receiving general anesthesia and a urinary catheter. PMID: 32235018 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Reduction of opioid intake after cooled radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain: a retrospective evaluation up to 1 year.
Conclusions: CRF denervation of the SIJ can safely elicit pain and disability relief, and reduce opioid use, regardless of intervention success. Future studies may support CRF denervation as a dependable therapy to alleviate opioid use in patients with SIJ-derived LBP and show that opioid use measurements can be a surrogate indicator of pain. PMID: 32235019 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Comparing pain relief and functional improvement between methylprednisolone and dexamethasone lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections: a self-controlled study.
Conclusions: These findings support the use of non-particulate corticosteroids for lumbosacral TFESIs in the context of documented safety concerns with particulate corticosteroids. PMID: 32235020 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Neurotrophins and neuropathic pain in patients with traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Baik J PMID: 31888311 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Pregabalin and gabapentin in neuropathic pain management after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The objective of this systematic review is to examine the safety and efficacy of pregabalin (PGB) and gabapentin (GBP) in the treatment of neuropathic pain due to SCI. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, Scopus, and the Web of Science were searched up to December 2018. The reference lists of key and review studies were reviewed for additional citations. The quality of the studies was evaluated using the Cochrane Collaboration's tools for assessing the risk of bias. A meta-analysis was performed for primary and secondary outcomes. Eight studies were eligible for inclusion. Meta-analysis of PGB vs. placebo showed that PGB ...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Antinociceptive and neuroprotective effects of bromelain in chronic constriction injury-induced neuropathic pain in Wistar rats.
This study investigated the antinociceptive and neuroprotective effects of bromelain in sciatic nerve ligation-induced neuropathic pain in Wistar rats. Methods: Forty-eight Wistar rats randomly divided into eight groups comprised of six animals each were used for this study. Peripheral neuropathy was induced via chronic constriction of the common sciatic nerve. Thermal hyperalgesic and mechanical allodynia were assessed using a hotplate and von Frey filaments, respectively. The functional recovery and structural architecture of the ligated sciatic nerve were evaluated using the sciatic functional index test and a histo...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The effect of human mesenchymal stem cell injection on pain behavior in chronic post-ischemia pain mice.
Conclusions: These results suggested that hMSCs may be also another treatment modality in NP model by ischemia-reperfusion. PMID: 31888314 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Gabexate mesilate ameliorates the neuropathic pain in a rat model by inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide pathway via suppression of nuclear factor- κB.
This study examined the effects of gabexate mesilate on spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced neuropathic pain. To confirm the involvement of gabexate mesilate on neuroinflammation, we focused on the activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and consequent the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used for the study. After randomization into three groups: the sham-operation group, vehicle-treated group (administered normal saline as a control), and the gabexate group (administered gabexate mesilate 20 mg/kg), SNL was performed....
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Perioperative duloxetine as part of a multimodal analgesia regime reduces postoperative pain in lumbar canal stenosis surgery: a randomized, triple blind, and placebo-controlled trial.
In this study, the role of duloxetine in decreasing acute postoperative pain after lumbar canal stenosis surgery is explored. Methods: In this single center, triple blinded, and placebo-controlled trial, 96 patients were randomized for statistical analysis. The intervention group received oral duloxetine 30 mg once a day (OD) for 2 days before surgery, 60 mg OD from the day of surgery to the postoperative second day and 30 mg OD for the next 2 days (a total duration of 7 days). A placebo capsule was given in the other group for a similar time and schedule. The same standard perioperative analgesia protocols were follow...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

New insights into pathways of the accessory nerve and transverse cervical artery for distal selective accessory nerve blockade.
Conclusions: The results expand the current knowledge of the relation between the AN and TCA, and provide helpful information for selective diagnostic nerve blocks in the scapular region. PMID: 31888317 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The prognostic value of median nerve thickness in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome using magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study.
Conclusions: Even though both MNCSA and MNT were significantly associated with CTS, MNT was identified as a more suitable measurement parameter. PMID: 31888318 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Evaluation of the cross-sectional area of acromion process for shoulder impingement syndrome.
Authors: Joo Y, Cho HR, Kim YU Abstract Background: Anatomic changes in the acromion have been considered a main cause of shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). To evaluate the relationship between SIS and the acromion process, we devised a new morphological parameter called the acromion process cross-sectional area (APA). We hypothesized that the APA could be an important morphologic diagnostic parameter in SIS. Methods: We collected APA data from 95 patients with SIS and 126 control subjects who underwent shoulder magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Then we measured the maximal cross-sectional area of the bone ma...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Effectiveness of intradiscal injection of radiopaque gelified ethanol (DiscoGel ®) versus percutaneous laser disc decompression in patients with chronic radicular low back pain.
Conclusions: Both techniques were equivalent in pain reduction but DiscoGel® had a greater effect on decreasing disability after 12 months, although the rate of progression to secondary treatments and/or surgery was almost equal in the two groups. PMID: 31888320 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Dexmedetomidine during suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block for pediatric cleft palate repair, randomized double-blind controlled study.
Authors: Mostafa MF, Aal FAA, Ali IH, Ibrahim AK, Herdan R Abstract Background: For children with cleft palates, surgeries at a young age are necessary to reduce feeding or phonation difficulties and reduce complications, especially respiratory tract infections and frequent sinusitis. We hypothesized that dexmedetomidine might prolong the postoperative analgesic duration when added to bupivacaine during nerve blocks. Methods: Eighty patients of 1-5 years old were arbitrarily assigned to two equal groups (forty patients each) to receive bilateral suprazygomatic maxillary nerve blocks. Group A received bilateral ...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The phenomenology of pain in Parkinson's disease.
Authors: Camacho-Conde JA, Campos-Arillo VM Abstract Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is the second most common disorder after Alzheimer's disease. PD includes both "motor" and "non-motor" symptoms, one of which is pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of pain in patients with PD. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 250 patients diagnosed with PD, 70% of which had mild to moderate PD (stages 2/3 of Hoehn and Yahr scale). The average age was 67.4 years, and the average duration since PD diagnosis was 7.1 y...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - January 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The opioid epidemic and crisis in US: how about Korea?
Authors: Lee JH PMID: 31569915 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Stem cell therapy in pain medicine.
Authors: Han YH, Kim KH, Abdi S, Kim TK Abstract Stem cells are attracting attention as a key element in future medicine, satisfying the desire to live a healthier life with the possibility that they can regenerate tissue damaged or degenerated by disease or aging. Stem cells are defined as undifferentiated cells that have the ability to replicate and differentiate themselves into various tissues cells. Stem cells, commonly encountered in clinical or preclinical stages, are largely classified into embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Recently, stem cell transplantation has been frequently applied t...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of N-acetylcysteine and verapamil in Wistar rats.
Conclusions: NAC and verapamil have antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects comparable to diclofenac sodium. PMID: 31569917 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Quantitative assessment of steroid amount in the tissue after epidural steroid injection: a new rabbit model.
Authors: Cho J, Lee JW, Lee E, Kang Y, Cho HR, Kim DY, Ho MJ, Kang MJ, Choi YS Abstract Background: To develop a rabbit epidural steroid injection (ESI) model for analyzing steroid retention in the tissue, and to assess the difference in steroid retention in the model according to the location and time elapsed after ESI. Methods: Fluoroscopy-guided ESI was performed using the interlaminar approach between the lowest two lumbar segments in 13 female New Zealand white rabbits. Four rabbits were allocated to each of three different groups according to the time of sacrifice: 3, 7, and 15 days post-ESI; the remainin...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Increased white matter diffusivity associated with phantom limb pain.
Conclusions: The phantom limb pain after unilateral arm amputation induced plasticity in the white matter. We conclude that loss of white matter integrity, particularly in the hemisphere connected with the missing hand, is significantly correlated with phantom limb pain. PMID: 31569919 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

The effect of needle tip position on the analgesic efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency treatment in patients with chronic lumbar radicular pain: a retrospective observational study.
Conclusions: The analgesic efficacy of PRF treatment did not differ with the needle tip position. PMID: 31569920 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

PECS II block is associated with lower incidence of chronic pain after breast surgery.
Authors: Cassai A, Bonanno C, Sandei L, Finozzi F, Carron M, Marchet A Abstract Background: Breast cancer is complicated by a high incidence of chronic postoperative pain (25%-60%). Regional anesthesia might play an important role in lowering the incidence of chronic pain; however it is not known if the pectoral nerve block (PECS block), which is commonly used for breast surgery, is able to prevent this complication. Our main objective was therefore to detect any association between the PECS block and chronic pain at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months in patients undergoing breast surgery. Methods: We conducted a prospecti...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Complex regional pain syndrome in the young male population: a retrospective study of 200 Korean young male patients.
Conclusions: Our results demonstrated that manifestation of CRPS in the young Korean population was more common in male and among those male CRPS patients, about half the cases developed during the military service period. PMID: 31569922 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Are steroids required in the treatment of ganglion impar blockade in chronic coccydynia? a prospective double-blinded clinical trial.
Conclusions: Ganglion impar blockade decreases pain in the treatment of chronic coccydynia and improve depression. Addition of steroids in a ganglion impar blockade is required for treatment response that should accumulate over a long period of time. PMID: 31569923 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

New insights into pathways of the dorsal scapular nerve and artery for selective dorsal scapular nerve blockade.
Conclusions: Results of this study enhance the current knowledge regarding the pathway of the DSN and DSA and provide helpful information for selective diagnostic nerve blocks in the interscapular region. PMID: 31569924 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Questions and comments on the efficacy of transforaminal laser annuloplasty versus intradiscal radiofrequency annuloplasty for discogenic low back pain.
Authors: Jo D PMID: 31569925 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Author's reply.
Authors: Park CH PMID: 31569926 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - October 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research

Artemisinin and the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2015.
Authors: Park JY PMID: 31257822 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Journal of Pain)
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - July 2, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research