Living with Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Study of the Daily Life of Older People with Chronic Pain in Chile.
pos M Abstract One of the main causes of chronic pain in older people is spine deformity, an abnormal curvature of the spine. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the experience of chronic pain produced by spinal deformity in older people and understand how cultural factors may affect this experience. A qualitative study was performed with 10 older people. Participants were encouraged to describe a typical day in their life, including the factors that affect their pain and how their quality of life had been affected since experiencing chronic pain. The semistructured interviews were transcribed...
Source: Pain Research and Management - May 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rodríguez I, Abarca E, Herskovic V, Campos M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Chinese Association for the Study of Pain (CASP): Expert Consensus on the Cervicogenic Headache.
This article summarizes the conclusions of the consensus group regarding the epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cervicogenic headache in China. PMID: 31065305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - May 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xiao H, Peng B, Ma K, Huang D, Liu X, Lu Y, Liu Q, Lu L, Liu J, Li Y, Song T, Tao W, Shen W, Yang X, Wang L, Zhang X, Zhuang Z, Liu H, Liu Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Analyzing the Influence of Modic Changes on Patients with Lower Back Pain Undergoing Conservative Treatment.
Conclusions: The existence of MCs affects the outcomes of nonsurgical treatment in patients with LBP. However, symptoms can be improved after an additional round of treatment for Modic type I changes, while this is not confirmed for Modic type II changes. PMID: 31015885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chen Y, Yang H, Zhang L, Wang Y, Zou J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural Validation of the English Chronic Pain Myth Scale in Emergency Nurses.
Conclusion: Our results provide support for the preliminary validity of the English CPMS to measure knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes towards CP among emergency nurses in the United States. PMID: 31001368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Martorella G, Lacasse A, Kostic M, Schluck G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of Early Effectiveness of Three Different Intervention Methods in Patients with Chronic Orofacial Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial.
Conclusions: Occlusal appliances in conjunction with NSAID showed better orofacial pain relief after 3 weeks of therapy, compared to the use of occlusal appliances alone or in conjunction with dry needling. Additionally, differences between pain perception and quality of life between OA and DN + OA groups were not found to be statistically significant. PMID: 30984320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dalewski B, Kamińska A, Szydłowski M, Kozak M, Sobolewska E Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Locating the Site of Neuropathic Pain In Vivo Using MMP-12-Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles.
Abstract Neuropathic pain remains underrecognised and ineffectively treated in chronic pain sufferers. Consequently, their quality of life is considerably reduced, and substantial healthcare costs are incurred. The anatomical location of pain must be identified for definitive diagnosis, but current neuropsychological tools cannot do so. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are thought to maintain peripheral neuroinflammation, and MMP-12 is elevated particularly in such pathological conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the peripheral nervous system has made headway, owing to its high-contrast resolution and m...
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Husain SF, Lam RWM, Hu T, Ng MWF, Liau ZQG, Nagata K, Khanna S, Lam Y, Bhakoo K, Ho RCM, Wong HK Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effect of Injectate Viscosity on Epidural Distribution in Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection.
Conclusion: The epidural distribution of the contrast agent through the transforaminal approach was most affected by the injectate volume and was also partly affected by the viscosity. PMID: 30944685 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Choi J, Kim N, Smuck M, Lee SH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Postoperative Analgesic Effects of Different Doses of Epidural Hydromorphone Coadministered with Ropivacaine after Cesarean Section: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: Epidural administration of 0.6 mg hydromorphone coadministered with ropivacaine after cesarean section provided satisfactory pain relief with less sulfentanil consumption. This trial is registered with ChiCTR-IPR-16010026. PMID: 30944686 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yang M, Wang L, Chen H, Tang Y, Chen X Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Differences in Nonspecific Low Back Pain between Young Adult Females with and without Lumbar Scoliosis.
Conclusions: The characteristics of NSLBP experienced by patients with lumbar scoliosis were distinct from those of NSLBP experienced by nonscoliotic patients. The treatment of NSLBP in scoliotic patients should be different from that in nonscoliotic patients. PMID: 30944687 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yuan W, Shen J, Chen L, Wang H, Yu K, Cong H, Zhou J, Lin Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Computer-Assisted Design Template Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation through Foramen Rotundum for Treatment of Isolated V2 Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.
Conclusions: CAD template is a safe and precise navigation instrument for RFT treatment of isolated V2 trigeminal neuralgia via the foramen rotundum. Therefore, this novel tool is worthy of clinical promotion. PMID: 30944688 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - April 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wang R, Han Y, Lu L Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Optimizing the Management and Outcomes of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Consensus Statement on Definition and Outlines for Patient Assessment.
Abstract Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a controversial term for identifying patients affected by new, recurrent, or persistent pain in the low back and/or legs following spinal surgery. The lack of a comprehensive standardized care pathway compromises the appropriate management of FBSS patients, which is associated with a heavy financial burden. An international panel of spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pain specialists with a particular interest in FBSS established the chronic back and leg pain (CBLP) network with the aim of addressing the challenges and barriers in the clinical management of FBSS pati...
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rigoard P, Gatzinsky K, Deneuville JP, Duyvendak W, Naiditch N, Van Buyten JP, Eldabe S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Acceptance and Its Associated Factors among Cancer Patients in Mainland China: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Conclusions: The findings suggest that the prevalence of pain acceptance is relatively low for Chinese cancer patients. The cancer pain acceptance is affected by age, gender, pain duration, number of pain sites, and duration of taking analgesics. The acceptance of cancer pain is negatively correlated with depression and anxiety. Therefore, patients with risk factors for low pain acceptance should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings. PMID: 30906486 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xu X, Ou M, Xie C, Cheng Q, Chen Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Behaviour Scale (PaBS): An Exploratory Study of Reliability and Construct Validity in a Chronic Low Back Pain Population.
Conclusion: The Pain Behaviour Scale is a valid and reliable tool for measuring the presence and severity of pain behaviour, and the physical performance tests are reliable tests. PMID: 30863470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alamam DM, Leaver A, Moloney N, Alsobayel HI, Alashaikh G, Mackey MG Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Subcostal Transversus Abdominis Plane Block and Quadratus Lumborum Block in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study.
pal S Abstract Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided (USG) subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and quadratus lumborum (QL) block as preventive analgesia methods after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: A total of 120 patients, 18-75 years of age, were separated into 2 groups preoperatively. Patients in group TAP (n = 60) received 0.3 ml/kg bupivacaine with USG bilateral subcostal TAP block; patients in group QL (n = 60) received 0.3 ml/kg bupivacaine with USG bilateral QL block. Patients were a...
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Baytar Ç, Yılmaz C, Karasu D, Topal S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Perspective of Pain Clinicians in Three Global Cities on Local Barriers to Providing Care for Chronic Noncancer Pain Patients.
This study demonstrates a simple methodology for informing global and local efforts to improve access to and implementation of CNCP services globally. PMID: 30863473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lakha SF, Ballantyne P, Badr H, Agboatwala M, Mailis A, Pennefather P Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Gabapentin versus Transdermal Fentanyl Matrix for the Alleviation of Chronic Neuropathic Pain of Radicular Origin: A Randomized Blind Multicentered Parallel-Group Noninferiority Trial.
This study demonstrated that the analgesic effect of fentanyl matrix is noninferior in comparison with gabapentin and supports the use of fentanyl matrix as an effective and safe treatment for moderate-to-severe chronic neuropathic pain. This trial is registered with NCT01127100. PMID: 30863474 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hwang CJ, Lee JH, Kim JH, Min SH, Park KW, Seo HY, Song KS Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Role of p120 Catenin in Epac1-Induced Chronic Postsurgical Pain in Rats.
Abstract Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a chronic pain state that is difficult to be treated clinically. A series of complicated changes have been produced from nociceptive stimulation to the occurrence and development of postsurgical pain. Many mechanisms remain unclear. In order to study the role of intercellular gap junctions in inducing inflammatory microenvironment at the beginning of nociceptor after operation, the model of skin/muscle incision and retraction (SMIR) was established. We observed the changes of the expression of exchange proteins directly activated by cAMP-1 (Epac1) and p120 catenin (p120...
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pan P, Huang SS, Shen SR, Lu CE, Qin YB, Zhang JL, Cao S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of Different Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors in Attenuating Inflammatory Pain in Rats.
Abstract Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs), which interfere with the epigenetic process of histone acetylation, have shown analgesic effects in animal models of persistent pain. The HDAC family comprises 18 genes; however, the different effects of distinct classes of HDACIs on pain relief remain unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of these HDACIs on attenuating thermal hyperalgesia in persistent inflammatory pain. Persistent inflammatory pain was induced by injecting Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) into the left hind paw of rats. Then, HDACIs targeting class I (entinostat (MS-275)) ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - March 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mao Y, Zhou J, Liu X, Gu E, Zhang Z, Tao W Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

A Comparison of Pain between Parkinson's Disease and Multiple System Atrophy: A Clinical Cross-Sectional Survey.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence, characteristics, therapy (especially the effect of dopaminergic therapy), and associated symptoms of pain in Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients. Methods: Seventy-one PD patients, sixty-five MSA patients, and forty age-matched healthy controls were enrolled and evaluated by using the German pain questionnaire and visual analogue scale (VAS). In addition, the influence of pain in PD patients on anxiety, depression, and the quality of life was assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39)...
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: You HY, Wu L, Yang HT, Yang C, Ding XL Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Clinic in Tibet, China: A Single-Center Retrospective Study.
This study collected and analyzed the data of medical records of pain clinic in Tibet Autonomous Region People's Hospital from September 2017 to August 2018. The results showed that the total amounts of patients visiting pain clinic were very small, the most common pain diseases were postherpetic neuralgia and sciatica, and more female patients visited the pain clinic than male patients. All these results indicate that the hospital and government need to pay more attention to the development and promotion of pain medicine in Tibet to make Tibetans being accessed to high-quality pain clinic service. PMID: 30766644 [Pub...
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shen L, Zhang X, Dawawuzhu, Labaciren, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Huang Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Trans-Sacral Epiduroscopic Laser Decompression Compared to Percutaneous Epidural Neuroplasty.
This study evaluated the clinical efficacy and safety of SELD compared to PEN, as well as the change in protruded disc volume after SELD through pre- and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in patients with HLD. Thirty consecutive patients underwent SELD (SELD group), and 45 patients underwent PEN (PEN group). The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for leg pain; Oswestry Disability Index (ODI); 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12); preoperative and postoperative 4-, 12-, and 24-week Macnab criteria; and preoperative and 24-week postoperative lumbar spinal MRIs after SELD were obtained. There was no significant diffe...
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Moon BJ, Yi S, Ha Y, Kim KN, Yoon DH, Shin DA Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Hypertension and Postoperative Pain: A Prospective Observational Study.
Conclusion: We agree that hypertensive hypoanalgesia exists in some experimental settings. The mechanism linking postoperative pain and hypertension is far more complex than we initially believed. Therefore, more studies are required to investigate the roles that antihypertensive drugs, sex, and psychological stress play. Antihypertensive drugs may play a crucial role in mediating the relationship between pain and hypertension. Psychosocial factors were discussed but were not examined. PMID: 30728877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chiang HL, Huang YC, Lin HS, Chan MH, Chia YY Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Negative Affect, Type D Personality, Quality of Life, and Dysfunctional Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty.
This study is the first to investigate the influence of TDP on TKA assuming (1) negative affect (NA) to be linked to fear avoidance and to increased dissatisfaction with TKA and (2) the expression of NA and social inhibition (SI) to not be stable over time. Method: We studied 79 participants using the brief symptom inventory-18, the pain-catastrophizing scale, the Tampa scale of kinesiophobia, the SF-36, and the WOMAC preoperatively and 12 months postoperatively. T-test and regression were used to compare the variables of interest between groups built based upon outcome severity. Result: NA at follow-up predicted...
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vogel M, Riediger C, Krippl M, Frommer J, Lohmann C, Illiger S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy with and without Foraminoplasty for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A 2-Year Follow-Up.
Conclusions: This study suggested that the safety and effectiveness of TF PELF are comparable to TF PELD for LDH patients. PMID: 30719201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wu B, Zhan G, Tian X, Fan L, Jiang C, Deepti B, Cao H, Li J, Lian Q, Huang X, Xu F Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Topical Review: Basic Psychological Needs in Adolescents with Chronic Pain-A Self-Determination Perspective.
Abstract This topical review outlines the resilience pathway to adaptive functioning in pediatric pain within a developmental perspective. Self-Determination Theory proposes that the satisfaction of one's basic psychological needs (for autonomy, relatedness, and competence) is crucial for understanding human flourishing and healthy development. However, the role of the basic psychological needs received little attention in a pediatric-pain population. Yet, we propose that need satisfaction may be a resilience factor and need frustration a risk factor, for living with chronic pain. In this topical review, we first ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - February 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Riggenbach A, Goubert L, Van Petegem S, Amouroux R Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Effects of Thoracic Epidural Analgesia during Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
This study reviewed the efficacy of thoracic epidural analgesia, during and after PRFA, for patients with HCC. Study Design: A retrospective, observational chart review. Setting: Tertiary medical center/teaching hospital. Methods: Patients who had undergone PRFA for HCC in the past 5 years were divided into two groups, based on the type of anesthesia administered: thoracic epidural anesthesia group (Group E) and local anesthesia with monitored anesthesia care group (Group C). We retrospectively reviewed changes in the numeric rating scale (NRS) score during and after PRFA, opioid consumption, length of the p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Choi EJ, Choi YM, Kim HJ, Ok HG, Chang EJ, Kim HY, Yoon JU, Kim KH, Byeon GJ Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Shared Mechanisms of Chronic Pain and Emotional-Motivational Problems: From Basic Science to the Clinics.
PMID: 30581516 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Becker S, Navratilova E, Nees F, Van Damme S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Contribution of Endogenous Modulatory Systems to TMS- and tDCS-Induced Analgesia: Evidence from PET Studies.
Abstract Chronic pain is an important public health issue. Moreover, its adequate management is still considered a major clinical problem, mainly due to its incredible complexity and still poorly understood pathophysiology. Recent scientific evidence coming from neuroimaging research, particularly functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) studies, indicates that chronic pain is associated with structural and functional changes in several brain structures that integrate antinociceptive pathways and endogenous modulatory systems. Furthermore, the last two decades have witnessed a hu...
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: DosSantos MF, Oliveira AT, Ferreira NR, Carvalho ACP, Rosado de Castro PH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Occupational Therapy's Unique Contribution to Chronic Pain Management: A Scoping Review.
A, Masse J Abstract Occupational therapy (OT) makes a unique contribution to chronic pain (CP) management due to its overarching focus on occupation. The aim of this scoping review was to describe current knowledge about this contribution by documenting OT roles, models, assessments, and intervention methods used with adults living with CP. A systematic search exploring 10 databases and gray literature from 2006 to 2017 was conducted. Fifty-two sources were retained and analysed. Results bring forward the main role of OT being improving activities and participation (76.9 %), the Canadian Model of Occupational Per...
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lagueux É, Dépelteau A, Masse J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Local Anesthetic Wound Infiltration after Osteosynthesis of Extracapsular Hip Fracture Does Not Reduce Pain or Opioid Requirements: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial in 49 Patients.
Abstract Background and purpose: Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) supports early mobilization after hip and knee arthroplasty. Inspired by this, we studied the effectiveness of wound infiltration with the long acting local anesthetic ropivacaine in an effort to decrease the need for postoperative opioids after osteosynthesis of extracapsular hip fracture. Methods: Forty-nine patients undergoing osteosynthesis with a sliding hip screw were randomized into two groups in a double-blind study (ClinicalTrials.gov:NCT01119209). The patients received intraoperative infiltration followed by 6 postoperative injectio...
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bech RD, Ovesen O, Lauritsen J, Emmeluth C, Lindholm P, Overgaard S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Physical Activity and Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Associations with Symptom Severity in the General Population Cohort LifeLines.
This study used data of LifeLines, a general population cohort in which 1.0% (n=943, 63.7% female, age 44.9 (SD 11.6) years) reported CFS, 3.0% (n=2,714; 91.6% female; age 48.4 (SD 10.7) years) reported FMS, and 95.7% (n=87,532; 57.9% female; age 44.3 (SD 12.4) years) reported neither CFS nor FMS. Physical activity, sleep duration, and symptom severity were assessed by questionnaires and analysed using ANCOVA and regression analyses, adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, smoking, and educational level. Results: Patients with CFS and FMS had significantly lower physical activity scores (8834 ± 5967 and 8813 &p...
Source: Pain Research and Management - December 12, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Joustra ML, Zijlema WL, Rosmalen JGM, Janssens KAM Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Patient-Reported Outcomes Thermometer-5-Item Scale (5T-PROs): Validation of a New Tool for the Quick Assessment of Overall Health Status in Painful Rheumatic Diseases.
Abstract Objective: To investigate the construct validity, reliability (internal consistency and retest reliability), and feasibility of the patient-reported outcomes thermometer-5-item scale (5T-PROs), a new tool to measure overall health status in patients with painful chronic rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), axial spondyloarthritis (axialSpA), and fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: Consecutive patients have been involved in this study. The following analyses were performed to establish the validity of the 5T-PROs: (1) principal component factor analysis was used to ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 15, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Salaffi F, Di Carlo M, Carotti M, Farah S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Which Seems to Be Worst? Pain Severity and Quality of Life between Patients with Lateral Hip Pain and Low Back Pain.
te;ndez-Carnero J Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the pain severity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and risk of continue having pain with prognostic risk scores (PRS), between patients referring greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) and chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design using nonprobability convenience sampling was performed. A total sample of 102 patients were recruited from two primary health-care centers and divided into GTPS (n = 51) and CLBP (n = 51) groups. The primary outcome was pain severity which was assessed with the Spa...
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 15, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ferrer-Peña R, Calvo-Lobo C, Aiguadé R, Fernández-Carnero J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Psychiatric Disorders in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): The Role of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist.
Conclusions: In neuropathies, treatment of the neuropathic pain has a modulating effect on mental disorders. As CRPS patients are frequently affected by depressions, and owing to the connection between depression and suicidal tendencies, patients should be seen by a consultation-liaison psychiatrist, and nonpsychiatrists should pay special attention to this patient group. PMID: 30416634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Brinkers M, Rumpelt P, Lux A, Kretzschmar M, Pfau G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Analgesic Efficacy of Transverse Abdominis Plane Block versus Epidural Block after Caesarean Delivery: Which One Is Effective? TAP Block? Epidural Block?
The objective of this study is to compare the analgesic efficacy of both the techniques. Materials and Methods: Eighty patients in the ASA I-II risk group, undergone an elective C-section, were randomly assigned to the study. In the TAP group, before the C-section, a single-dose spinal anaesthesia was performed by administering 3 ml of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine to the patients when they were in the sitting position. After the C-section, an ultrasound-guided bilateral TAP block was performed in these patients in the recovery room for postoperative analgesia. In the single-dose EPI group, the patients received ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Canakci E, Gultekin A, Cebeci Z, Hanedan B, Kilinc A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Relationship between Cervical Spine and Skeletal Class II in Subjects with and without Temporomandibular Disorders.
Abstract Aim: To assess changes in the craniocervical structure and in hyoid bone position in skeletal Class II subjects with and without temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Materials and Methods: The cephalometric analysis of 59 subjects with skeletal Class II was evaluated and compared. The measurements considered were ANB as a parameter of Class II and C0-C1 distance, C1-C2 distance, craniocervical angle, and hyoid bone position for the cervical spine analysis. Patients were divided into patients with TMD (group A) and patients without TMD (group B). TMD were evaluated with Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (DC/T...
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Di Giacomo P, Ferrara V, Accivile E, Ferrato G, Polimeni A, Di Paolo C Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effects of Physical-Agent Pain Relief Modalities for Fibromyalgia Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Conclusion: Our analyses revealed that thermal therapy and LLLT had a partial effect on pain relief in FM patients, and this beneficial effect may have a positive influence on FM patients' health status. PMID: 30402199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 9, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Honda Y, Sakamoto J, Hamaue Y, Kataoka H, Kondo Y, Sasabe R, Goto K, Fukushima T, Oga S, Sasaki R, Tanaka N, Nakano J, Okita M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Preconditioning Contractions Suppress Muscle Pain Markers after Damaging Eccentric Contractions.
This study clearly demonstrated that at the mRNA level, prior light ECC suppressed muscle damage induced by later damaging ECC and promoted recovery from muscle pain. PMID: 30405861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 9, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nagahisa H, Ikezaki K, Yamada R, Yamada T, Miyata H Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Impact of Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: Costs and Patients' Burden.
This study shows that in patients with CDP referred to a pain clinic, costs for society are high and the most used healthcare resources are pain therapies. Patients suffer severe pain, are physically limited, and experience a serious loss in quality of life. PMID: 30364097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 28, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Geurts JW, Willems PC, Kallewaard JW, van Kleef M, Dirksen C Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Association of Depression/Anxiety Symptoms with Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Literature in China.
This study aimed to conduct a comprehensive estimation of controlled trials of psychological problems and to test hypotheses concerning whether NP was statistically relative to anxiety/depression symptoms. Methods: Chinese literature databases such as the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Information (VIP), Chinese Biomedicine (CBM), and Wanfang Data (WANFANG) were scientifically searched for reports published until February 5, 2018. Controlled trials incorporating NP patients with anxiety/depression versus healthy people were contained. Two researchers screened each article and extracted data, respe...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Liu F, Fang T, Zhou F, Zhao M, Chen M, You J, Jin Y, Xie J, Liu Z Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Impaired Autophagy of GABAergic Interneurons in Neuropathic Pain.
Abstract Neuropathic pain (NP) is caused by lesions of the peripheral fibers and central neurons in the somatosensory nervous system and affects 7-10% of the general population. Although the distinct cause of neuropathic pain has been investigated in primary afferent neurons over the years, pain modulation by central sensitization remains controversial. NP is believed to be driven by cell type-specific spinal synaptic plasticity in the dorsal horn. Upon intense afferent stimulation, spinothalamic tract neurons are potentiated, whereas GABAergic interneurons are inhibited leading to long-term depression. Growing ev...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yin Y, Yi MH, Kim DW Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Intensity Is Not Always Associated with Poorer Health Status: Exploring the Moderating Role of Spouse Personality.
Conclusions: Results support the idea that the relationship between a chronic stressor, namely, chronic pain, and health-related quality of life may be complex and contextually determined by spousal characteristics. Clinical implications are discussed in the context of couples. PMID: 30356426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Suso-Ribera C, Sullivan MJL, Suso-Vergara S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

DC/TMD Examiner Protocol: Longitudinal Evaluation on Interexaminer Reliability.
Conclusions: No clear and consistent difference in the level of agreement between the two examiners could be observed, although one was more experienced than the other. Likewise, for most components of the DC/TMD tool, recalibration of examiners did not change the reliability findings. PMID: 30356427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Skeie MS, Frid P, Mustafa M, Aßmus J, Rosén A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Impact of Pain Invisibility on Patient-Centered Care and Empathetic Attitude in Chronic Pain Management.
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of visible physical signs on caregiver's patient-centered and empathetic behaviours in chronic pain context. Methods: A convenience sample of 21 nurses and 21 physicians participated in a descriptive study. PCC and empathy were evaluated from self-assessment and observer's assessment using a video of real patients with chronic pain. Results: The results show that caregivers have demonstrated an intraindividual variability: PCC and empathetic behaviours of the participants were significantly higher for patients who have visible signs of pain (rheumatoid ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Paul-Savoie E, Bourgault P, Potvin S, Gosselin E, Lafrenaye S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Relation between Headache and Mastication Muscle Tone in Adolescents.
The objective of the study was to clarify whether there is a relationship between the presence of headache in young volunteers and the mastication muscle tone. Material and Method. Volunteers aged 18 years who underwent general dental examination, clinical evaluation, and examination using the dual-axis diagnostic system Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) form in the Polish language version participated in the study. On the basis of the examination results, these individuals were divided into three groups according to RDC results. A group of healthy individuals (axis I value 0), a group ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wozniak E, Loster JE, Wieczorek A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Perioperative Immunosuppression and Risk of Cancer Progression: The Impact of Opioids on Pain Management.
Abstract Opioids comprise an important group of drugs used in cancer pain pharmacotherapy. In recent years, more and more studies have emerged indicating the potentially immunosuppressive effects of opioid analgesics and their serious consequences, including the risk of cancer progression. The identification of these risks has prompted a search for other effective, and most importantly, safer methods of perioperative analgesic management. Regional analgesia techniques, which allow for a significant reduction in opioid dosing and thus diminish the risk of immunosuppression associated with these drugs, seem to offer...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 19, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zajączkowska R, Leppert W, Mika J, Kocot-Kępska M, Woroń J, Wrzosek A, Wordliczek J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

New Frontiers in Orofacial Pain and Its Management.
PMID: 30305855 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tecco S, Ballanti F, Baldini A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Effect of Anterior Uterocervical Angle on Primary Dysmenorrhea and Disease Severity.
II Abstract Background: Primary dysmenorrhea, defined as painful menstrual cramps originating in the uterus without underlying pathology, is a gynecological disease that affects quality of life and school success. Our goal was to determine the effect of anterior uterocervical angle on primary dysmenorrhea and disease severity. Methods: A total of 200 virgin adolescents, 16 to 20 years of age, were included in the study. The Andersch and Milsom scale was used to determine dysmenorrhea severity. Those with pathologies causing secondary dysmenorrhea were excluded from the study. Study subjects were grouped base...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sahin ME, Sahin E, Madendag Y, Madendag IC, Tayyar AT, Özdemir F, Acmaz G, Muderris II Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Reconceptualisation after Pain Neurophysiology Education in Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Qualitative Study.
This study aimed to explore the extent, and nature, of patients' reconceptualisation of their chronic low back pain (CLBP) following PNE. Eleven adults with CLBP underwent semistructured interviews before and three weeks after receiving PNE. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed in a framework approach using four a priori themes identified from our previous research: (1) degrees of reconceptualisation, (2) personal relevance, (3) importance of prior beliefs, and (4) perceived benefit of PNE. We observed varying degrees of reconceptualisation from zero to almost complete, with most participants show...
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 3, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: King R, Robinson V, Elliott-Button HL, Watson JA, Ryan CG, Martin DJ Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Jaw Exercise Therapy and Psychoeducation to Reduce Oral Parafunctional Activities for the Management of Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain.
Conclusion: There was a significant reduction in pain after our combination of therapies as nonpharmacological treatments, and therefore this treatment could be useful in the management of NPDP patients. PMID: 30275919 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 3, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Makino I, Arai YC, Aono S, Inoue M, Sakurai H, Ohmichi Y, Shimo K, Nishihara M, Sato J, Hatakeyama N, Matsubara T, Ikemoto T, Ushida T Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research