Supraorbital Nerve Radiofrequency for Severe Neuralgia Caused by Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus.
This study aimed to use the supraorbital nerve for computed tomography- (CT-) guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation to treat refractory OHN. Methods: This was a retrospective case series study of patients with simple or combined OHN treated at our hospital between 06/2012 and 06/2018. The numerical rating score (NRS), spontaneous pain, allodynia, gabapentin dosage, paracetamol/oxycodone dosage, patient global impression of change (PGIC) score, Barrow numbness score, postoperative 360-day recurrence rate, and complications were recorded before the operation and at 1, 30, 90, 180, and 360 days after the operation. ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhang H, Ni H, Liu S, Xie K Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Headache in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.
Conclusions: Approximately one-third of all patients with CSM had headaches preoperatively. Headache in patients with CSM may be neuropathic pain. A proportion of headaches in patients with CSM can be treated by decompression surgery. PMID: 33062084 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yabuki S, Takatsuki K, Otani K, Nikaido T, Watanabe K, Kato K, Kobayashi H, Handa JI, Konno S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Bioinformatics Analysis of Genes and Mechanisms in Postherpetic Neuralgia.
Conclusions: Bioinformatics analysis is a useful tool to explore the mechanism and pathogenesis of PHN. The identified hub genes may participate in the onset and development of PHN and serve as therapeutic targets. PMID: 33029266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 9, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Qiu Y, Hao ML, Cheng XT, Hua Z Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Fluoroscopy-Guided Blockade of the Greater Occipital Nerve in Cadavers: A Comparison of Spread and Nerve Involvement for Different Injectate Volumes.
Conclusions: A 3.5 or 5 mL fluoroscopy-guided GON injection of methylene blue successfully stains the GON, TON, and suboccipital nerves. This suggests that such an injection would generate blockade of all three nerve groups, which may contribute to the efficacy of the block for CGH. A volume of 3.5 ml may be enough for the performance of a fluoroscopy-guided GON block for therapeutic purposes. PMID: 33029267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 9, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Song Z, Zhao S, Ma J, Wu Z, Yang S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Treatment for Chronic Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions: Ultrasonography is an effective, safe, nonradiative, and easily applicable guidance method for RF in pain relief and functional improvement in KOA patients. PMID: 33014212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Huang Y, Deng Q, Yang L, Ma J, Wang Z, Huang D, Luo L, Zhou H Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain in the Prehospital Setting in Rwanda: Results of a Mixed-Methods Quality Improvement Project.
Abstract Introduction: Pain is a universal human experience tied to an individual's health but difficult to understand. It is especially important in health emergencies. We performed a two-step quality improvement project to assess pain management by the SAMU ambulance service in Kigali, Rwanda, examining how pain is assessed and treated by ambulance staff to facilitate development of standardized guidelines of pain management in the prehospital setting, which did not exist at the time of the study. Materials and Methods: Deidentified ambulance service records from December 2012 to May 2016 were analyzed desc...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rosenberg A, Uwitonze E, Dworkin M, Guidry JPD, Cyuzuzo T, Banerjee D, McIntyre K, Carlyle K, Uwitonze JM, Kabagema I, Dushime T, Jayaraman S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effect of PKC/NF- κB on the Regulation of P2X3 Receptor in Dorsal Root Ganglion in Rats with Sciatic Nerve Injury.
Conclusion: The upregulation of p-PKCα, p-NF-κB p65, and P2X3R expression in the DRGs of CCI rats was involved in the occurrence and development of neuropathic pain. Phosphorylated PKCα and phosphorylated NF-κB p65 regulated with each other. Phosphorylated NF-κB p65 and PKCα have a mutual regulation relationship with P2X3R, respectively, while the specific regulatory mechanism needs further research. PMID: 33014214 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Li X, Yuan J, Yu X, Zhang Q, Qin B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the Laser Application in Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: A Systematic Review of 1172 Patients.
Conclusion: TMD patients suffer with continuous pain for long time even after conventional treatment. Laser therapy shows a promising outcome of pain reduction for TMD patients. Therefore, laser therapy can be recommended for the TMD patients' better outcome. This trial is registered with PROSPERO (CRD42020177562). PMID: 33005278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zwiri A, Alrawashdeh MA, Khan M, Ahmad WMAW, Kassim NK, Ahmed Asif J, Suan Phaik K, Husein A, Ab-Ghani Z Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Seasonal and Weather Effects on Rheumatoid Arthritis: Myth or Reality?
Conclusion: Our study supported the physicians' assumption regarding the effect of climate on pain in RA patients. PMID: 32963656 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Azzouzi H, Ichchou L Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Fatigue and Mental Status of Caregivers of Severely Chronically Ill Patients.
Conclusions: The caregivers of patients with cancer or chronic severe illnesses experience high levels of fatigue: the longer the disease duration, the greater the degrees of depression, anxiety, and physical fatigue experienced by the caregivers. Such caregivers need strategies to manage their fatigue and depression. PMID: 32963657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kang SG, Song SW, Kim SH, Kang YJ, Kim YR, Eun Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Associated Factors Among Bankers in Ethiopia, 2018.
Conclusion: The prevalence of WMSDs among bankers was high. The significant associated factors responsible for the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders include longer working experience, being above 30 years old, low educational status, physical exercise, job stress, poor posture, absence of breaks during working hours, and absence of ergonomic training. PMID: 32963658 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kasaw Kibret A, Fisseha Gebremeskel B, Embaye Gezae K, Solomon Tsegay G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Physiological Measures of Acute and Chronic Pain within Different Subject Groups: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: Some pain assessment methods show good and consistent results and have high technological maturity; however, using them as pain assessment for persons with ID is uncommon. Since this addition can ameliorate caregiving, more research of assessment methods should occur. PMID: 32952747 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Korving H, Sterkenburg PS, Barakova EI, Feijs LMG Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

SIRT1 Mediates Neuropathic Pain Induced by Sciatic Nerve Chronic Constrictive Injury in the VTA-NAc Pathway.
Conclusions: The discovery of the effect of SIRT1 on neuropathic pain in the VTA represents an important step forward in understanding the analgesic mechanisms of the VTA-NAc pathway. PMID: 32922581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Li Y, Wang L, Zhang G, Qiao X, Zhang M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Patients with Migraine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
This study aimed to determine the overall prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with migraine through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: To identify and select related studies, the Scopus, ScienceDirect, Embase, SID, IranDoc, Web of Science, Knowledge Network System Medline (PubMed), and Google Scholar databases were searched. All related cross-sectional studies, published in English or Persian language between January 2000 and December 2019 and using the keywords such as migraine, restless leg syndrome, sleep disorder, RLS, and migraine disorder, were collected. The heterogeneity of the ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 12, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ghasemi H, Khaledi-Paveh B, Abdi A, Jalali R, Salari N, Vaisi-Raygani A, Mohammadi M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Electromyography as a Means of Assessing Masticatory Muscle Activity in Patients with Pain-Related Temporomandibular Disorders.
Conclusion: The use of electromyography to assess masticatory muscle function revealed alterations in the pattern of temporalis and masseter muscle activity in patients with pain-related TMD compared with the pain-free subjects. PMID: 32855751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Szyszka-Sommerfeld L, Machoy M, Lipski M, Woźniak K Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Facet Blocking for Treating Back Pain Caused by Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture.
Abstract Methods: Clinical and radiological data of 204 patients were reviewed. The patients were divided into Group A (PVP alone) and Group B (PVP and FB combined therapy) according to treatments. Back pain was evaluated with Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). The operation, fluoroscopic exposure time, and bone cement leakage were recorded. The χ 2 test, Student's t-test, and repeated measures analysis of variance were used to compare the differences between the two groups. Results: There were 125 patients in Group A and 79 patients in Group B. Their baseline characteristics w...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Cheng Y, Wu X, Shi J, Jiang H Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Nurses' Knowledge and Attitude towards Postoperative Pain Management in Ghana.
Conclusion and recommendation. The level of knowledge and attitude towards postoperative management were generally inadequate among nurses. Therefore, there is the need to implement in-service training on pain management for nurses working in the surgical units frequently. PMID: 32831982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 26, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Adams SM, Varaei S, Jalalinia F Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Can Platelet Count and Mean Platelet Volume be Used as Markers of Postdural Puncture Headache in Obstetric Patients?
In this study, considering the importance of platelet function in inflammatory processes, we explored whether there are relationships of platelet indices with postdural puncture headache (PDPH) and pain developing after use of spinal needles and whether patient characteristics contribute to the development of PDPH. Methods: This prospective, observational study included 76 patients (Group 1) with PDPH and 93 patients (Group 2) without PDPH. The postoperative hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelet count (PC), and mean platelet volume (MPV) values were recorded, along with age, blood type, Rh factor, gravida, parity, and gest...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 26, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Uzundere O, Kaçar CK, Kaya S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effect of Preoperative Zoledronic Acid Administration on Pain Intensity after Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures.
This study aimed to compare and analyze the effect of preoperative zoledronic acid (ZOL) administration on pain intensity after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). Methods: The study included 242 patients with OVCFs who underwent PVP in our hospital between January 2015 and June 2018. The patients were randomly assigned to either a ZOL group (n = 121) or a control group (n = 121). The patients in the ZOL group were treated preoperatively with intravenous infusion of 5 mg ZOL. Those in the control group were treated without ZOL. All the p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 26, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hu W, Wang H, Shi X, Song Y, Zhang G, Xing S, Zhang K, Gao Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Correlation between Parental-Reported Tooth Grinding and Sleep Disorders: Investigation in a Cohort of 741 Consecutive Children.
Conclusions: Parental-reported tooth grinding in children is correlated, even if weakly, with some sleep disorders concerning the sphere of bedtime problems, night awakenings, nocturnal symptoms, breathing symptoms, and morning symptoms. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings, with particular regard to the consistency of correlation outcomes between the parental reports and the sleep laboratory measures. PMID: 32802220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Segù M, Pollis M, Santagostini A, Meola F, Manfredini D Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, and Validation of the Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire in Dutch Healthy Volunteers.
In this study, we aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the PSQ from its published German and English versions into the Dutch language and to assess validity of the PSQ in healthy volunteers. After translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the PSQ following international guidelines, we validated the PSQ in 394 healthy volunteers by comparing the PSQ-values with two different experimental pain tests: electrical pain tolerance (EPT) and pressure pain threshold (PPT). In addition, ratings of pain intensity during these tests were obtained on the numerical rating scale (NRS, 0-10). We found that the reliability of t...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Van Boekel RLM, Timmerman H, Bronkhorst EM, Ruscheweyh R, Vissers KCP, Steegers MAH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Association between Anatomical Features of Petrotympanic Fissure and Tinnitus in Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Using CBCT Imaging: An Exploratory Study.
Abstract Mandible displacement is known to correlate with otological conditions such as pain in the ear canal, hearing loss, or tinnitus. The present work aimed to determine the association between the displacement of the condyle in a temporomandibular joint, the structure and position of the petrotympanic fissure (PTF), and comorbid tinnitus in patients affected by temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMD). We enrolled 331 subjects with TMD (268 women and 63 men). The average age of women was 40.8 ± 16.8 years (range 13-88), whereas the average age of the examined men was 38 &p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kijak E, Szczepek AJ, Margielewicz J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

EXPAREL ® (Long-Acting Liposomal Bupivacaine) Use for Popliteal Nerve Block in Postoperative Pain Control after Ankle Fracture Fixation.
EXPAREL® (Long-Acting Liposomal Bupivacaine) Use for Popliteal Nerve Block in Postoperative Pain Control after Ankle Fracture Fixation. Pain Res Manag. 2020;2020:5982567 Authors: Discepola P, Bouhara M, Kwon M, Siddiqui BA, Whitwell TA, Sanghvi SY, Cook KD, Moore RE, Korban A, Eloy JD Abstract EXPAREL® has been used successfully to prolong postoperative pain control when applied as a wound infiltrate. EXPAREL® has not yet been approved for use in regional anesthesia to prolong postoperative pain control. We conducted a clinical case series of 4 patients using EXPAREL® for sciatic block...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Discepola P, Bouhara M, Kwon M, Siddiqui BA, Whitwell TA, Sanghvi SY, Cook KD, Moore RE, Korban A, Eloy JD Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Retrospective Study on Ganglionic and Nerve Block Series as Therapeutic Option for Chronic Pain Patients with Refractory Neuropathic Pain.
i S Abstract Objective: Current recommendations controversially discuss local infiltration techniques as specific treatment for refractory pain syndromes. Evidence of effectiveness remains inconclusive and local infiltration series are discussed as a therapeutic option in patients not responding to standard therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of infiltration series with techniques such as sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block and ganglionic local opioid analgesia (GLOA) for the treatment of neuropathic pain in the head and neck area in a selected patient group. Methods: In a retr...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gerken JD, Fritzsche T, Denke C, Schäfer M, Tafelski S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Progesterone Attenuates Allodynia of Inflamed Temporomandibular Joint through Modulating Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel 1.7 in Trigeminal Ganglion.
Conclusion: Progesterone, by modulating trigeminal ganglionic Nav1.7, may represent a promising agent to prevent allodynia of inflamed TMJ. PMID: 32774568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bi RY, Zhang XY, Zhang P, Ding Y, Gan YH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Use of Oral Analgesics and Pain Self-Efficacy Are Independent Predictors of the Quality of Life of Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
This study investigated the relationship between quality of life (QOL) and several factors, including pain assessments, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: This cross-sectional, single-center study enrolled 85 patients with RA. The variables investigated included demographic characteristics, the 28-joint disease activity score with C-reactive protein (DAS28-CRP), painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ), pain self-efficacy questionnaire (PSEQ), and pain catastrophizing scale (PCS). QOL was measured using the Japanese validated version of the European Quality of Life questionnaire with five dimensions and five l...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hashimoto A, Sonohata M, Mawatari M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Dysmenorrhea and Associated Factors among Polish Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.
ena K Abstract Purpose: The aim of the research was to conduct an assessment of the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and associated factors among Polish women. Patients and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among Polish women using an online questionnaire. The mean age of the participants was 23 ± 4 years. Out of the total of 1,317 women who took part in the study, 1,127 were included in the analysis, and 190 were excluded due to incomplete answers. The questionnaire consisted of 19 questions that were grouped into three parts. The first concerned sociodemographic data such as age, weig...
Source: Pain Research and Management - August 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Barcikowska Z, Wójcik-Bilkiewicz K, Sobierajska-Rek A, Grzybowska ME, Wąż P, Zorena K Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Trends in Opioid Use in a Cohort of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The objective was to determine the trend in the use of opioid analgesics in a cohort of patients diagnosed with and treated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 24 cities in Colombia. This retrospective cohort study included adult patients diagnosed with RA, which was managed in a specialized institution in Colombia between January 2011 and December 2012. The first rheumatology visit was recorded as an index date, and monthly monitoring of the analgesic medication received was performed until December 2017. Sociodemographic variables, the use of opioids, and concomitant prescriptions were evaluated. A total of 1,329 patients d...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Machado-Duque ME, Ramírez-Valencia DM, Murillo-Muñoz MM, Machado-Alba JE Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Psychotherapy for Physical Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: Evidence on the effect of psychotherapy on physical pain in patients with FS was divergent; though most studies report a reduction in pain, this was not always lasting and/or significant. Diversity of the results might be due to the selected psychotherapeutic approaches, assessment tools, and other internal (e.g., personality traits, (sub)clinical psychiatric symptoms, and treatment adherence) and external (e.g., family environment and social support) variables worth to be considered in the future research. PMID: 32714478 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gómez-de-Regil L, Estrella-Castillo DF Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Obesity and Multisite Pain in the Lower Limbs: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
In this study, a total of 4,661 adults aged 45-79 years with or at high risk for knee osteoarthritis were included from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. The persons who had an elevated risk of developing symptoms of knee osteoarthritis during the study were defined as high risk for knee osteoarthritis. According to the body mass index, participants were categorized into three groups: normal weight (n = 1,068), overweight (n = 1,832), and obese (n = 1,761). Logistic regression was used to examine the association between obesity and multisite pain. Results: The odds of multisite p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vennu V, Alenazi AM, Abdulrahman TA, Binnasser AS, Bindawas SM Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effects of Scrambler Therapy in Patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndromes and Factors Associated with Depression Affecting Pain before and after the Therapy.
This study included 26 patients (12 males and 14 females). The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) before and after scrambler therapy, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) score before therapy, and residual pain after therapy were assessed. The changes in the ODI, BPI, and residual pain before and after the therapy were analyzed using the Wilcoxon signed rank test. Spearman correlation analysis and Fisher's exact test were used to confirm the correlation between BDI and other factors. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify independent factors predicting residual pain, posttherapy ODI, and p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Byun H, Oh MK, Lee CH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pilot, Randomized, Assessor-Blinded, Controlled Trial.
This study was a pilot randomized controlled trial, which was conducted with cooperation between Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China, and Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS), Iran. Forty participants with CIPN were randomly assigned (1 : 1) to receive twelve sessions of acupuncture (20 minutes each session over 4 weeks) or take one 300 mg tablet of vitamin B1 and three 300 mg capsules of gabapentin per day for 4 weeks, after which both groups were followed up for 4 weeks. The primary endpoint was CIPN symptom severity measured by the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS). The sec...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Iravani S, Kazemi Motlagh AH, Emami Razavi SZ, Shahi F, Wang J, Hou L, Sun W, Afshari Fard MR, Aghili M, Karimi M, Rezaeizadeh H, Zhao B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Sex Difference in Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Response to Exercise: Role of Oxidative Stress.
Abstract Aim: Orofacial chronic neuropathic pain commonly occurs following trigeminal nerve injuries. We investigated whether swimming exercise can reduce trigeminal neuropathic pain through improving antioxidant capacity. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight Wistar rats of either sex and 180-220 grams were divided into 4 groups as sham, neuropathy, neuropathy + single bout exercise, and neuropathy + 2 weeks of exercise. Trigeminal neuropathy was carried out through chronic constriction injury (CCI) of infraorbital nerve. Protocols of exercise were included a single bout session (45...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rostami Z, Ghasemi S, Farzadmanesh H, Safari M, Ghanbari A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Postendodontic Pain after Pulpotomy or Root Canal Treatment in Mature Teeth with Carious Pulp Exposure: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.
rajian N, Fereidooni R, Ghobadi G, Ghodrati M, Gohari A, Hashemi A, Hosseini M, Karami E, Kheirabadi N, Kozegari S, Labaf Ghasemi H, Majidi A, Malekzadeh P, Mehrabi V, Mohammadi M, Moradi Eslami L, Noghani A, Omatali N, Pourhatami N, Rahbani Nobar B, Rahmani S, Shafaq P, Soofiabadi S, Teimoori S, Vatandoost F, Asgary S Abstract This equivalence, randomized, clinical trial aimed to compare the postoperative pain of root canal therapy (RCT) with pulpotomy with mineral trioxide aggregate (PMTA) or calcium-enriched mixture (PCEM) in permanent mature teeth. In seven academic centers, 550 cariously exposed pulps were in...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eghbal MJ, Haeri A, Shahravan A, Kazemi A, Moazami F, Mozayeni MA, Saberi E, Samiei M, Vatanpour M, Akbarzade Baghban A, Fazlyab M, Parhizkar A, Ahmadi M, Akbarian Rad N, Bijari S, Bineshmarvasti D, Davoudi P, Dehghan R, Dehghani M, Ebrahimi H, Emami N, F Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Association between Chronic Pain and Diabetes/Prediabetes: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Survey in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Results of this study found a significant association between diabetes and prediabetes and chronic pain symptoms. Prospective studies are needed to explore temporality of such association. PMID: 32676137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aldossari KK, Shubair MM, Al-Zahrani J, Alduraywish AA, AlAhmary K, Bahkali S, Aloudah SM, Almustanyir S, Al-Rizqi L, El-Zahaby SA, Toivola P, El-Metwally A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Task-Contingent Persistence is Related to Better Performance-Based Measures in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.
Conclusion: This study shows that task-persistence pattern is positively associated with physical performance in FCE, whereas pacing can have a negative influence on some tests. PMID: 32655723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Burrus C, Vuistiner P, Léger B, Rivier G, Hilfiker R, Luthi F Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Depression Prevalence in Neuropathic Pain and Its Impact on the Quality of Life.
Conclusion: Given the depressive comorbidity impact on the neuropathic pain components as well as the quality of life, screening for this comorbidity should be part of the baseline ND assessment. PMID: 32617124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Cherif F, Zouari HG, Cherif W, Hadded M, Cheour M, Damak R Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Selective Nerve Root Block versus Fluoroscopy-Guided Interlaminar Epidural Block versus Fluoroscopy-Guided Transforaminal Epidural Block for the Treatment of Radicular Pain in the Lower Cervical Spine: A Retrospective Comparative Study.
Abstract Background: Recently, ultrasound- (US-) guided selective nerve root block (SNRB) has been reported to have similar effects compared to fluoroscopy- (FL-) guided cervical epidural steroid injection (CESI). There is no published study comparing the therapeutic efficacy and safety of interlaminar- (IL-) CESI and transforaminal- (TF-) CESI with US-guided SNRB. Our retrospective study aimed to compare the mid-term effects and advantages of the US-guided SNRB, FL-guided IL-CESI, and TF-CESI for radicular pain in the lower cervical spine through assessment of pain relief and functional improvement. Methods:...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jang JH, Lee WY, Kim JW, Cho KR, Nam SH, Park Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Emerging Basic and Clinical Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain and Management.
PMID: 32587646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wang HQ, Varrassi G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Using RNA-Seq to Explore the Repair Mechanism of the Three Methods and Three-Acupoint Technique on DRGs in Sciatic Nerve Injured Rats.
Conclusion: The three methods and three-acupoint technique can promote the recovery of SNI model rats by altering the gene sequence in DRGs. PMID: 32587647 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lv TT, Mo YJ, Yu TY, Shao S, Lu MQ, Luo YT, Shen Y, Zhang YM, Steven W Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of Trans-Sacral Epiduroscopic Laser Decompression (SELD) in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation.
Abstract Objective: Nowadays, trans-sacral epiduroscopic laser decompression (SELD) using slender epiduroscopy and laser is one of the preferred options for minimally invasive treatment in lumbar disc diseases. However, SELD is still in the initial stages of the global field of spine surgery, and the clinical outcomes in patients with lumbar disc herniation are not established yet. Therefore, the authors investigated patients undergoing SELD to report the clinical results. Methods: Between November 2015 and November 2018, a total of 82 patients who underwent single-level SELD for lumbar disc herniation with a...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Son S, Lee SG, Ahn Y, Kim WK Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Application of Anchoring Technique in Unilateral Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Neurologically Intact K ümmell's Disease.
Application of Anchoring Technique in Unilateral Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Neurologically Intact Kümmell's Disease. Pain Res Manag. 2020;2020:4145096 Authors: Qin R, Zhang X, Liu H, Zhou B, Zhou P, Hu C Abstract Purpose: We aimed to present our experience in anchoring technique and evaluate the efficacy and safety of unilateral percutaneous vertebroplasty in patients with neurologically intact Kümmell's disease. Methods: From January 2014 to December 2017, 29 patients (17 males and 12 females) with neurologically intact Kümmell's disease were operated on using anchoring techn...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Qin R, Zhang X, Liu H, Zhou B, Zhou P, Hu C Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effects of Orem's Self-Care Model on the Life Quality of Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures.
Abstract Background: Hip fractures of elderly patients are a public health problem worldwide, mostly lying in bed for a long time; therefore, the importance of life quality in such patients is an issue beyond question. Orem's self-care model is a nursing pattern which is introduced with the purpose of improving the self-care ability of individuals, especially the patients suffering from diseases with limits on activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of Orem's self-care program on life quality of senile patients with hip fractures. Methods: A randomized clinical trial study...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xu X, Han J, Li Y, Sun X, Lin P, Chen Y, Gao F, Li Z, Zhang S, Sun W Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Episodic Cancer Pain: Patient Reporting, Prevalence, and Clinicodemographic Associations at Initial Cancer Pain Clinic Assessment.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of episodic patient-reported CP and the prevalence and associations of study-defined BTcP (S-BTcP) and IcP (S-IcP) in patients with CP. Methods: In a cross-sectional study at their first CP clinic attendance, participants with CP had the following assessments: Brief Pain Inventory (BPI); Pain Management Index (PMI), with PMI-negative status indicating undertreatment; standardized neuropathic pain component (NPC) status; S-BTcP (no trigger identified) and S-IcP (trigger identified) status, based on a preceding 7-day history of transitory pain flares distinct from background ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Reis-Pina P, Acharya A, Barbosa A, Lawlor PG Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Study on Main Drugs and Drug Combinations of Patient-Controlled Analgesia Based on Text Mining.
In this study, text mining technology was used to analyze relevant literature, try to find out the main drugs of PCA, classify the drugs, and dig out the important drug combination rules. PCA studies were retrieved from PubMed database in recent 10 years, and the bibliographic information of the literatures was taken as mining sample. First, the names of the drugs in the sample were identified by MetaMap package; then, Bicomb software was used to extract high-frequency drugs for the word frequency analysis and to construct a drug-sentence matrix. Finally, "hclust" package and "arules" package of R were ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jin X, Wu Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Self-Perceived Dentists' Knowledge of Temporomandibular Disorders in Krakow: A Pilot Study.
The objective of the present study was to assess a level of self-perceived knowledge of TMD amongst dentists in Poland. Materials and methods. The participants, of whom all studied and graduated from a Polish university, were randomly selected from dental offices in Krakow (Poland). The selected dentists were administered an anonymous questionnaire, which contained questions measuring self-assessment of knowledge of TMD diagnosis and therapy and assessing knowledge of ethology and TMD symptoms. Results: Only 6.5% of the participants identified their TMD knowledge as very good, 32.3% assessed it as good, 39.3% thought ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Osiewicz M, Kojat P, Gut M, Kazibudzka Z, Pytko-Polończyk J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Inactivation of Trigger Points Combined with Muscle Fascia Stripping by Liquid Knife in Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia Complicated with Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Prospective and Controlled Clinical Study.
Abstract Objective: To evaluate ultrasound-guided inactivation of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) combined with abdominal muscle fascia stripping by liquid knife in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) complicated with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). Methods: From January 2015 to July 2018, non-head-and-neck PHN patients in the Pain Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, were treated with routine oral drugs and weekly paraspinal nerve block for two weeks. Patients with 2 
Source: Pain Research and Management - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lu XH, Chang XL, Liu SL, Xu JY, Gou XJ Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Analgesic Mechanism of Sinomenine against Chronic Pain.
In conclusion, sinomenine has promising potential for chronic pain management in different clinical settings. PMID: 32454918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jiang W, Fan W, Gao T, Li T, Yin Z, Guo H, Wang L, Han Y, Jiang JD Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Feasibility and Effectiveness of Telephone-Based Telephysiotherapy for Treatment of Pain in Low-Resource Setting: A Retrospective Pre-Post Design.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of TPT in management of pain caused due to various problems among patients living in rural areas of a developing country. Methods: This retrospective study conducted in rural areas of Nepal recruited all patients who met the eligibility criteria during a day campaign. Two physiotherapists, one for assessment and another for treatment, were involved. Based on pretraining assessment finding, evidence-based individualized physiotherapy was prescribed. Pamphlets containing pictures of the prescribed exercises and instructions in the Nepali language were dist...
Source: Pain Research and Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Adhikari SP, Shrestha P, Dev R Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Perioperative Dexmedetomidine Fails to Improve Postoperative Analgesic Consumption and Postoperative Recovery in Patients Undergoing Lateral Thoracotomy for Thoracic Esophageal Cancer: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
In this study, we evaluated the effects of perioperative dexmedetomidine infusion on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing lateral thoracotomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. Methods: A total of 62 patients undergoing lateral thoracotomy for thoracic esophageal cancer were randomized to receive adjuvant therapy with either dexmedetomidine (0.5 μg/kg intravenous bolus injection for 10 min before induction of anesthesia, followed by continuous infusion of 0.2-0.4 μg/kg/h until the end of surgery, and 0.06 μg/kg/h for 5 days after surgery) or equal volumes of saline. Acute po...
Source: Pain Research and Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mao Y, Sun X, Si L, Chen L, Liu X, Zhang Z, Gu E Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research