Comparison Between Two Volumes of 70% Alcohol in Single Injection Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSIONS: During ultrasound-guided CPN for patients with inoperable upper abdominal cancers who failed medical management, a volume of 20 mL is as effective as 40 mL of 70% alcohol regarding pain control, opioid consumption, quality of life, and procedure-related complications.PMID:35652769 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mohamed E Abdel-Ghaffar Salah A Ismail Reda A Ismail Mostafa M Abdelrahman Mohamed E Abuelnaga Source Type: research

Comparison of Intravascular Uptake Using Touhy or Quincke Needle During Lumbar Medial Branch Block
CONCLUSIONS: The overall incidence rate of intravascular injection during lumbar MBB was nearly 20% under real-time fluoroscopy for both types of needle. Use of the Touhy needle did not reduce the intravascular injection rate nor the injection time, radiation dose, and patient discomfort.PMID:35652770 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ji Hee Hong Ki Beom Park Sung Won Jung Source Type: research

Comparative Efficacy of Rotator Interval Versus Posterior Capsule Approach Intraarticular Corticosteroid Injections for Primary Frozen Shoulder: A Single-blind, Randomized Trial
CONCLUSIONS: Both groups showed significant pain reduction and functional improvement until 12 weeks after injection. Although no significant differences were observed in pain and functional scores between the 2 groups, the RI group showed better improvement of ROM than the PC group. These results indicate that the RI and anterior structures are a major site in the pathogenesis and treatment target of PFS.PMID:35652771 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chul-Hyun Cho Du Hwan Kim Du-Han Kim Byong-Chan Choi Soon Gu Kim Dong Gyu Lee Jang Hyuk Cho Source Type: research

The Interspace Between Popliteal Artery and Posterior Capsule of the Knee (IPACK) Block in Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial
CONCLUSION: The addition of IPACK to the ACB significantly reduced the postoperative morphine consumption and postoperative pain scores compared to the ACB alone without significant difference in mobilization ability in patients undergoing TKA.PMID:35652772 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mohammad A Abdullah Mohamed M Abu Elyazed Shaimaa F Mostafa Source Type: research

Event-Related Potentials Following Cutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders
CONCLUSIONS: The CWAD patients did not show signs of hypersensitivity, but their ERP characteristics were related to the intensity of the applied stimulus, self-reported symptoms of CS, and the worst pain reported during the past week.PMID:35652773 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dorine Lenoir Ward Willaert Kelly Ickmans Jo Nijs Barbara Cagnie Mira Meeus Kristl Vonck Jean Delbeke Robby De Pauw Iris Coppieters Source Type: research

Foraminal Access Strategies in Patients with Lumbar Posterolateral Fusions in Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Case Series and Technical Note
CONCLUSION: Transforaminal endoscopic spine surgery offers a unique approach to post-laminectomy and post-fusion foraminal compression because it avoids scar tissue resulting from previous posterior approaches. Large posterolateral fusion masses associated with some posterior fusions can be a sizeable bony barrier to transforaminal access. The authors share their techniques and success for navigating large posterior, bony fusion masses in transforaminal post-fusion foraminal decompression.PMID:35652774 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Albert E Telfeian Ankush Bajaj Rahul Sastry Rohaid Ali Adetokunbo Oyelese Jared Fridley Joaquin Q Camara-Quintana Tianyi Niu Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski Ziya L Gokaslan Source Type: research

Association Between Abdominal Obesity and Subsequent Vertebral Fracture Risk
CONCLUSIONS: Abdominal obesity was significantly associated with a higher risk of SVF after PVA. Management of body type after PVA may be an effective prevention strategy against SVF.PMID:35652775 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hao-Wei Xu Hao Chen Shu-Bao Zhang Yu-Yang Yi Xin-Yue Fang Tao Hu Xiao-Yong Ge Shan-Jin Wang Source Type: research

Transfixation of the Sacroiliac Joint: Biomechanical Stability of a Dual-Implant Minimally Invasive Procedure
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to the intact sacroiliac joint, the implant and procedure in this study demonstrated decreased motion under cyclic compression. Under rotation, the implanted sacroiliac joint displayed increased initial stability that subsequently normalized to intact sacroiliac joint values.PMID:35652776 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Steven M Falowski Antonio Valdevit Source Type: research

Support Vector Machine versus Multiple Logistic Regression for Prediction of Postherpetic Neuralgia in Outpatients with Herpes Zoster
CONCLUSIONS: Both SVM and MLR had good discriminative power, but SVM has better performance in predicting PHN in outpatients with HZ, regarding the prediction accuracy and specificity.PMID:35652777 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jie Zhang Qiao Ding Xiu-Liang Li Yi-Wei Hao Ying Yang Source Type: research

In Errata
Pain Physician. 2022 May;25(3):323.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35652778 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: None Asipp Source Type: research

Oncologic emergencies and urgencies: A comprehensive review
This article comprehensively reviews the spectrum of oncologic emergencies and urgencies typically encountered in acute care settings. Presentation, underlying etiology, and up-to-date clinical pathways are discussed. Criteria for either a safe discharge to home or a transition of care to the inpatient oncology hospitalist team are emphasized. This review extends beyond familiar conditions such as febrile neutropenia, hypercalcemia, tumor lysis syndrome, malignant spinal cord compression, mechanical bowel obstruction, and breakthrough pain crises to include a broader spectrum of topics encompassing the syndrome of inapprop...
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bonnie E Gould Rothberg Tammie E Quest Sai-Ching J Yeung Lorraine C Pelosof David E Gerber Justin A Seltzer Jason J Bischof Charles R Thomas Nausheen Akhter Mira Mamtani Robin E Stutman Christopher W Baugh Venkataraman Anantharaman Nicholas R Pettit Adam Source Type: research

Vaping-Induced Sepsis and Rapidly Evolving Pleural Effusion in a Young, Otherwise Healthy Male
We present the case of a 26-year-old, otherwise healthy, African American male with a history of heavy use-cigarette use who presented with pleuritic chest pain. He was found to be septic and developed a rapidly accumulating pleural effusion with loculations during his hospitalization. He eventually underwent a thoracotomy due to his deteriorating respiratory status. This case highlights the importance of physician awareness regarding the growing evidence base suggesting that electronic cigarettes and vaporized tobacco products are not as safe as they have been perceived to be. Physicians should screen for and advise patie...
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bilal Malik Atefeh Kalantary Abhijeet Ghatol Arvind Kunadi Source Type: research

COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Utilization Of Interventional Techniques 18.7% In Managing Chronic Pain In The Medicare Population In 2020: Analysis Of Utilization Data From 2000 To 2020
CONCLUSION: The decline driven by the COVID-19 pandemic was 18.7% from 2019 to 2020. Overall decline in utilization in interventional techniques from 2010 to 2020 was 22.0% per 100,000 Medicare population, with an annual diminution of 2.5%, despite an increase in the population rate of 3.3% annualized (38.9% overall) and Medicare enrollees of 33.4% and 2.9% annually.PMID:35652763 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti Vidyasagar Pampati Mahendra R Sanapati Radomir Kosanovic Douglas P Beall Sairam Atluri Salahadin Abdi Shalini Shah Mark V Boswell Alan D Kaye Amol Soin Christopher G Gharibo Bradley W Wargo Joshua A Hirsch Source Type: research

Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic and Updated Utilization Patterns of Sacroiliac Joint Injections from 2000 to 2020 in The Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare Population
CONCLUSIONS: The study shows the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with a significant decrease of intraarticular injections of 19.2% from 2019 to 2020 per 100,000 Medicare population. These decreases of intraarticular injections are accompanied by a 5.3% decrease of fusion, but a 23.3% increase of arthrodesis from 2019 to 2020 per 100,000 Medicare population. Overall, the results showed an annual increase of 0.9% per 100,000 Medicare population for intraarticular injections, a 35.4% annual increase for sacroiliac joint arthrodesis and an increase of 15.5% for sacroiliac joint fusion from 2010 to 2019.PMID:35652764 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti Thomas T Simopoulos Vidyasagar Pampati Maanasa V Manchikanti Radomir Kosanovic Salahadin Abdi Mahendra R Sanapati Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta Nebojsa Nick Knezevic Douglas P Beall Amol Soin Alan D Kaye Alaa Abd-Elsayed Joshua A Hirsch Source Type: research

Cervical Facet Joint Pain and Cervicogenic Headache Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation: A Systematic Review
CONCLUSIONS: Based on this systematic review, efficacy of cervical facet RFA in treatment of chronic neck pain has Level II evidence.PMID:35652765 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 2, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michael Suer Sayed Emal Wahezi Alaa Abd-Elsayed Nalini Sehgal Source Type: research