Treating Chronic Pain with SSRIs: What Do We Know?
Abstract Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that plays a major role in both nociception and mood regulation. Alterations in the 5-hydroxytryptophan (5HT) system have been reported in chronic pain patients. In recent years, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) have been suggested as an alternative treatment for chronic pain due to the fact that they are better tolerated presenting less secondary effects than other antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants. Although several clinical trials have been published, the effectiveness of SSRI as treatment for pain conditions is inconclusive. This ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Patetsos E, Horjales-Araujo E Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The McGill University Health Centre Cancer Pain Clinic: A Retrospective Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Cancer Pain Management.
Conclusion. The MUHC interdisciplinary approach to cancer pain management provides meaningful relief of pain and other cancer-related symptoms and decreases patients' disability. PMID: 27445602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Perez J, Olivier S, Rampakakis E, Borod M, Shir Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Relationship between Neuropathic Pain and Obesity.
Abstract Objectives. Overweight negatively affects musculoskeletal health; hence obesity is considered a risk factor for osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. This was conducted to determine if obesity affects neuropathic pain, usually considered unrelated to the weight-load on the musculoskeletal system. Methods. Using a cut-off body mass index value of 25, 44 patients with neuropathic pain were grouped into a "high-BMI" group and a "normal-BMI" group. Results. The numeric rating scale of the high-BMI group was significantly higher than that of the normal-weight group (P
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hozumi J, Sumitani M, Matsubayashi Y, Abe H, Oshima Y, Chikuda H, Takeshita K, Yamada Y Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Catastrophizing Correlates with Early Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome.
Conclusions. Higher levels of pain catastrophizing were related to adverse early MTBI outcomes. The early detection of pain catastrophizing may facilitate goal-oriented interventions to prevent or minimize the development of chronic pain and other postconcussion symptoms. PMID: 27445604 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chaput G, Lajoie SP, Naismith LM, Lavigne G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Depressed Mood Differentially Mediates the Relationship between Pain Intensity and Pain Disability Depending on Pain Duration: A Moderated Mediation Analysis in Chronic Pain Patients.
Abstract Research has shown that pain is associated with disability and that depressed mood mediates the relationship between pain and disability. The question of whether duration of pain moderates these effects was addressed in this cross-sectional study with 356 chronic pain patients. A simple mediation model replicated the notion that depressed mood explains a significant proportion of the relationship between pain and disability (in the study at hand: 12%). A moderated mediation model revealed that the indirect effect of pain on disability through depressed mood is moderated by pain duration: while depressed m...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Probst T, Neumeier S, Altmeppen J, Angerer M, Loew T, Pieh C Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Patient Controlled Analgesia for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Awaiting Admission from the Emergency Department.
Abstract Background. A treatment algorithm for sickle cell disease (SCD) pain in adults presenting to a single emergency department (ED) was developed prioritizing initiation of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) for patients awaiting hospitalization. Objectives. Evaluate the proportion of ED visits in which PCA was started in the ED. Methods. A two-year retrospective chart review of consecutive SCD pain ED visits was undertaken. Data abstracted included PCA initiation, low versus high utilizer status, pain scores, bolus opioid number, treatment times, and length of hospitalization. Results. 258 visits resulted in...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Santos J, Jones S, Wakefield D, Grady J, Andemariam B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Lower Limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following Three Weeks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
We present our experience with posttraumatic Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) type 2 in a patient who underwent 15 sessions of HBOT. A 41-year-old male with one-year history of CRPS of left foot followed by left ankle fracture demonstrated less pain, decreased swelling, less allodynia, and improvement in skin color and range of motion of the lower limb after 3 weeks of HBOT. Patient was back to work for the first time in over a year. HBOT may be considered as a valuable therapeutic tool in the treatment of long-standing CRPS. PMID: 27445607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Katznelson R, Segal SC, Clarke H Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Effect of Guidance regarding Home Exercise and ADL on Adolescent Females Suffering from Adverse Effects after HPV Vaccination in Japanese Multidisciplinary Pain Centers.
Conclusions. Guidance on home exercise and activities of daily living based on a cognitive-behavioral approach alleviated the AEs that women suffered from after HPV vaccination in Japan. PMID: 27445608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ushida T, Shibata M, Kitahara M, Yabuki S, Sumitani M, Murakami T, Iseki M, Hosoi M, Shiokawa H, Tetsunaga T, Nishie H, Fukui S, Kawasaki M, Inoue S, Nishihara M, Aono S, Ikemoto T, Kawai T, Arai YC Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Needle Tip Position and Bevel Direction Have No Effect in the Fluoroscopic Epidural Spreading Pattern in Caudal Epidural Injections: A Randomized Trial.
Conclusions. Neither the needle tip position nor the bevel direction affected the epidural drug spreading pattern during CESI. PMID: 27445609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kwon WK, Kim AN, Lee PM, Park CH, Kim JH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Parasternal Block for Postoperative Pain Management after Cardiac Surgery.
Conclusions. Parasternal block was more effective than TENS in the management of early postoperative pain and the reduction of opioid requirements in patients who underwent cardiac surgery through median sternotomy. This trial is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov number NCT02725229. PMID: 27445610 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ozturk NK, Baki ED, Kavakli AS, Sahin AS, Ayoglu RU, Karaveli A, Emmiler M, Inanoglu K, Karsli B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Measurement through Temperature Changes in Children Undergoing Dental Extractions.
pos-Lara NP, Pierdant-Perez M Abstract Background and Objective. Pain evaluation in children can be a difficult task, since it possesses sensory and affective components that are often hard to discriminate. Infrared thermography has previously been used as a diagnostic tool for pain detection in animals; therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the presence of temperature changes during dental extractions and to evaluate its correlation with heart rate changes as markers of pain and discomfort. Methods. Thermographic changes in the lacrimal caruncle and heart rate measurements were recorded in healthy childr...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kolosovas-Machuca ES, Martínez-Jiménez MA, Ramírez-GarcíaLuna JL, González FJ, Pozos-Guillen AJ, Campos-Lara NP, Pierdant-Perez M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Teddy and I Get a Check-Up: A Pilot Educational Intervention Teaching Children Coping Strategies for Managing Procedure-Related Pain and Fear.
Conclusions. The results of this study suggest that an evidence-based, interactive educational program can reduce young children's expectations of needle pain and may help teach them procedural coping strategies. PMID: 27445612 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dalley JS, McMurtry CM Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Relief of Unilateral Painful Thoracic Radiculopathy without Headache from Remote Spontaneous Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak.
We report a 67-year-old female who presented with chronic, positional radicular right T11 pain. Computed tomography myelography showed a spontaneous lumbar spinal CSF leak at L2-3 and repeated lumbar epidural blood patches significantly alleviated chronic, positional, and lower thoracic radiculopathic pain. The authors speculate that a chronic spontaneous spinal CSF leak not severe enough to cause typical orthostatic headache or epidural CSF collection may cause local symptoms such as irritation of a remote nerve root. There might be considerable variabilities in the clinical features of SIH which can present a diagnostic ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Son BC, Ha SW, Lee SH, Choi JG Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pain Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions. Due to heterogeneity of medications and routes of administration in the articles reviewed, an optimal analgesic cannot be recommended for all pain categories. Larger trials are required for further evaluation of analgesics, especially trials combining a nonopioid with an opioid agent or with a nonpharmacological intervention. PMID: 27445614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Le May S, Ali S, Khadra C, Drendel AL, Trottier ED, Gouin S, Poonai N Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Pregabalin for Refractory Radicular Leg Pain due to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Preliminary Prospective Study.
Abstract We investigated the efficacy of pregabalin (PGB) for neuropathic leg pain in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients with disturbed activities of daily living (ADL)/quality of life (QOL) in a prospective observational study. Subjects were a total of 104 LSS patients with neuropathic pain (NeP) in leg and neurological intermittent claudication (IMC) refractory to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least a month. NeP was identified using screening tool, Pain DETECT questionnaire. Visual analog scale (VAS) scores and responses to the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Quest...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Orita S, Yamashita M, Eguchi Y, Suzuki M, Inoue G, Miyagi M, Watanabe T, Ozawa T, Kamoda H, Ishikawa T, Aoki Y, Ito T, Kubota G, Suzuki M, Yamauchi K, Hanaoka E, Sakuma Y, Shimbo J, Oikawa Y, Suzuki T, Takahashi K, Ohtori S Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Identification and Characterization of Unique Subgroups of Chronic Pain Individuals with Dispositional Personality Traits.
Abstract Objective. The current study attempted to identify and characterize distinct CP subgroups based on their level of dispositional personality traits. The secondary objective was to compare the difference among the subgroups in mood, coping, and disability. Methods. Individuals with chronic pain were assessed for demographic, psychosocial, and personality measures. A two-step cluster analysis was conducted in order to identify distinct subgroups of patients based on their level of personality traits. Differences in clinical outcomes were compared using the multivariate analysis of variance based on cluster m...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mehta S, Rice D, McIntyre A, Getty H, Speechley M, Sequeira K, Shapiro AP, Morley-Forster P, Teasell RW Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Continuous Thoracic Sympathetic Ganglion Block in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Patients with Spinal Cord Stimulation Implantation.
Abstract The sympathetic block is widely used for treating neuropathic pain such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, single sympathetic block often provides only short-term effect. Moreover, frequent procedures for sympathetic block may increase the risk of complications. The use of epidural route may be limited by concern of infection in case of previous implantation of the spinal cord stimulation (SCS). In contrast, a continuous sympathetic block can be administered without such concerns. The continuous thoracic sympathetic block (TSGB) has been used to treat the ischemic disease and other neuropa...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kim E, Roh M, Kim S, Jo D Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment Facilities.
This study reviewed the published literature evaluating multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment facilities to provide an overview of their availability, caseload, wait times, and facility characteristics. A systematic literature review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines following a search of MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases. Inclusion criteria stipulated that studies be original research, survey more than one pain treatment facility directly, and describe a range of available treatments. Fourteen articles satisfied inclusion criteria. Results showed little consistency in the research design used to describe pain...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fashler SR, Cooper LK, Oosenbrug ED, Burns LC, Razavi S, Goldberg L, Katz J Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Increasing the Frequency and Timeliness of Pain Assessment and Management in Long-Term Care: Knowledge Transfer and Sustained Implementation.
Conclusions. It is feasible to implement regular and systematic pain assessment in LTC. Future research should focus on ensuring effective clinical practices in response to assessment results, and determination of longer-term sustainability. PMID: 27445619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hadjistavropoulos T, Williams J, Kaasalainen S, Hunter PV, Savoie ML, Wickson-Griffiths A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Incorporating Family Function into Chronic Pain Disability: The Role of Catastrophizing.
Discussion. The current study provides further support for the notion that the impact of emotional and cognitive variables upon CP-related disability can be better understood when we consider the social context of pain patients and family function in particular. PMID: 27445620 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Akbari F, Dehghani M, Khatibi A, Vervoort T Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Long Term Role of Anxiety Sensitivity and Experiential Avoidance on Pain Intensity, Mood, and Disability among Individuals in a Specialist Pain Clinic.
Abstract Background. Anxiety sensitivity (AS) and experiential avoidance (EA) have been shown to have an interactive effect on the response an individual has to chronic pain (CP) potentially resulting in long term negative outcomes. Objective. The current study attempted to (1) identify distinct CP subgroups based on their level of EA and AS and (2) compare the subgroups in terms of mood and disability. Methods. Individuals with CP were recruited from an academic pain clinic. Individuals were assessed for demographic, psychosocial, and personality measures at baseline and 1-year follow-up. A cluster analysis was c...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mehta S, Rice D, Janzen S, Serrato J, Getty H, Shapiro AP, Morley-Forster P, Sequeira K, Teasell RW Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Early Treatment of Acute Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Fracture or Injury with Prednisone: Why Is There a Failure to Treat? A Case Series.
Conclusion. Corticosteroids can be an effective treatment option for CRPS after fracture. PMID: 27445622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Winston P Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Psychological Distress in Out-Patients Assessed for Chronic Pain Compared to Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Conclusions. This study found greater levels of psychological distress among CP individuals referred to an academic pain clinic when compared to RA patients referred to an academic rheumatology clinic. PMID: 27445623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rice D, Mehta S, Shapiro A, Pope J, Harth M, Morley-Forster P, Sequeira K, Teasell R Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Facial Expression Overrides Lumbopelvic Kinematics for Clinical Judgements about Low Back Pain Intensity.
Discussion. The use of additive rule of integration does not appear to be systematic when assessing others' pain. When assessing pain intensity, communicative and protective pain behaviors may have different relevance. PMID: 27445624 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Courbalay A, Deroche T, Descarreaux M, Prigent E, O'Shaughnessy J, Amorim MA Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Mood, Disability, and Quality of Life among a Subgroup of Rheumatoid Arthritis Individuals with Experiential Avoidance and Anxiety Sensitivity.
Abstract Objective. The current study aimed to identify and characterize distinct RA subgroups based on their level of EA and AS and compares the difference among the subgroups in mood, disability, and quality of life. Methods. Individuals with chronic pain for at least 3 months were recruited from an academic rheumatoid clinic. Participants were assessed for demographic, psychosocial, and personality measures. A two-step cluster analysis was conducted to identify distinct subgroups of patients. Differences in clinical outcomes were compared using the Multivariate ANOVA based on cluster membership. Results. From a...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mehta S, Rice D, Janzen S, Pope JE, Harth M, Shapiro AP, Teasell RW Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Effect of Tramadol/Acetaminophen on Motivation in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.
Conclusions. Tramadol-acetaminophen was effective at reducing chronic LBP and conferred a prophylactic motivational effect in patients with chronic LBP. PMID: 27445626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tetsunaga T, Tetsunaga T, Tanaka M, Nishida K, Takei Y, Ozaki T Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite.
en BS, Nielsen CS Abstract Background. Chronic pain is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, predominated by cardiovascular disease and cancer. Investigating related risk factor measures may elucidate the biological burden of chronic pain. Objectives. We hypothesized that chronic pain severity would be positively associated with the risk factor composite. Methods. Data from 12,982 participants in the 6th Tromsø study were analyzed. Questionnaires included demographics, health behaviors, medical comorbidities, and chronic pain symptoms. The risk factor composite was comprised of body mass index,...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sibille KT, Steingrímsdóttir ÓA, Fillingim RB, Stubhaug A, Schirmer H, Chen H, McEwen BS, Nielsen CS Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Prevalence and Correlates of Pain in People Aged 60 Years and above in Singapore: Results from the WiSE Study.
Conclusion. Study findings showed that disability related to pain among the elderly is considerable making it a priority to reduce the morbidity and disability among the elderly with pain. PMID: 27445628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Satghare P, Chong SA, Vaingankar J, Picco L, Abdin E, Chua BY, Subramaniam M Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Botulinum Toxin A for the Treatment of a Child with SUNCT Syndrome.
Conclusion. Botulinum toxin A can be used to treat the first episode of SUNCT in children over the age of 12 years. PMID: 27445629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhang Y, Zhang H, Lian YJ, Ma YQ, Xie NC, Cheng X, Zhang L Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Development of Cardiovascular Indices of Acute Pain Responding in Infants: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions. Longitudinal research is needed to further understand the inherent variability of cardiovascular pain responses across and within gestational and postnatal ages and the causes for the variability. PMID: 27445630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Waxman JA, Pillai Riddell RR, Tablon P, Schmidt LA, Pinhasov A Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Prevention of Opioid Misuse: A Summary with Suggestions from a Pain Working Group.
PMID: 27445631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lavigne GJ Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Finding Ways to Lift Barriers to Care for Chronic Pain Patients: Outcomes of Using Internet-Based Self-Management Activities to Reduce Pain and Improve Quality of Life.
Conclusion. Self-management support interventions, such as Internet-based educational tools, can be considered to help patients manage their chronic pain, depression, and anxiety and may be helpful to improve the treatment outcome in patients who could not otherwise afford noninsured services. PMID: 27445632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rod K Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Medical Evidence Influence on Inpatients and Nurses Pain Ratings Agreement.
Abstract Biased pain evaluation due to automated heuristics driven by symptom uncertainty may undermine pain treatment; medical evidence moderators are thought to play a role in such circumstances. We explored, in this cross-sectional survey, the effect of such moderators (e.g., nurse awareness of patients' pain experience and treatment) on the agreement between n = 862 inpatients' self-reported pain and n = 115 nurses' pain ratings using a numerical rating scale. We assessed the mean of absolute difference, agreement (κ-statistics), and correlation (Spearman rank) of inpatients and nurses' pain ratings and ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Samolsky Dekel BG, Gori A, Vasarri A, Sorella MC, Di Nino G, Melotti RM Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The Implications of Tobacco Smoking on Acute Postoperative Pain: A Prospective Observational Study.
Conclusions. In this study, the male current-smokers required more morphine in the first 72 h after surgery than did the nonsmokers and past-smokers. Furthermore, smoking was more prevalent among the males than the females. Health care providers must be aware of the potential for increased narcotic requirements in male current-smokers. PMID: 27445634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chiang HL, Chia YY, Lin HS, Chen CH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Self-Managing Postoperative Pain with the Use of a Novel, Interactive Device: A Proof of Concept Study.
Abstract Background. Pain is commonly experienced following surgical procedures. Suboptimal management is multifactorial. Objectives. The primary objective was to assess whether patients used a device (Navimed) to self-report pain over and above a normal baseline of observations. Secondary outcome measures included comparison of pain scores and patient use of and feedback on the device. Methods. In a prospective randomized controlled trial, elective gynaecological surgery patients received standard postoperative pain care or standard care plus the Navimed, which allowed them to self-report pain and offered interac...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mordecai L, Leung FH, Carvalho CY, Reddi D, Lees M, Cone S, Fox Z, Williams AC, Brandner B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

An Epidemiological Study of Neuropathic Pain Symptoms in Canadian Adults.
The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of neuropathic pain in Canada. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a random sample of Canadian adults. The response rate was 21.1% (1504/7134). Likely or possible neuropathic pain was defined using a neuropathic pain-related diagnosis and a positive outcome on the Self-Report Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs pain scale (S-LANSS) or the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) Questions. The prevalence of likely neuropathic pain was 1.9% (S-LANSS) and 3.4% (DN4) and that of possible neuropathic pain was 5.8% (S-LANSS) and 8.1% (DN4). Neuropathic pain ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: VanDenKerkhof EG, Mann EG, Torrance N, Smith BH, Johnson A, Gilron I Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Method to Reduce the False-Positive Rate of Loss of Resistance in the Cervical Epidural Region.
Conclusions. The use of contrast medium for LOR technique is associated with a lower rate of false-positivity compared with the use of air. PMID: 27445637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - July 26, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kim YU, Kim D, Park JY, Choi JH, Kim JH, Bae HY, Joo EY, Suh JH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

An epidemiological study of neuropathic pain symptoms in Canadian adults.
PMID: 26583459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: VanDenKerkhof EG, Mann EG, Torrance N, Smith BH, Johnson A, Gilron I Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Comparison of transcutaneus electrical nerve stimulation and parasternal block for postoperative pain management after cardiac surgery.
PMID: 26583460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ozturk NK, Baki ED, Kavakli AS, Sahin AS, Ayoglu RU, Karaveli A, Emmiler M, Inanoglu K, Karsli B Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Research priorities in the field of post-traumatic pain and disability: Results of a transdisciplinary consensus-generating workshop.
aker JK, Siegmund G, Versteegh T, Wideman TH PMID: 26583461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Walton DM, Elliott J, Lee J, Loh E, MacDermid J, Schabrun S, Siqueira WL, Corneil BD, Aal B, Birmingham T, Brown A, Cooper L, Dickey JP, Dixon SJ, Fraser D, Gati J, Gloor G, Good G, Holdsworth D, McLean SA, Millard W, Miller J, Sadi J, Seminowicz DA, Shoe Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Facial expression overrules lumbopelvic kinematics for clinical judgements regarding low back pain intensity.
PMID: 26583462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Courbalay A, Deroche T, Descarreaux M, Prigent E, O'Shaughnessy J, Amorim MA Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Prevention of opioid misuse: A summary with suggestions from a Pain Working Group.
PMID: 26583463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lavigne G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The need for improved management of painful diabetic neuropathy in primary care.
PMID: 26583464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - November 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sobhy TM Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Physician-to-physician telephone consultations for chronic pain patients: A pragmatic randomized trial.
PMID: 26474380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 16, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Clark AJ, Taenzer P, Drummond N, Spanswick CC, Montgomery LS, Findlay T, Pereira JX, Williamson T, Palacios-Derflingher L, Braun T Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Impact on health-related quality of life and costs of managing chronic neuropathic pain in academic pain centres: Results from a one-year prospective observational Canadian study.
PMID: 26474381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 16, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tarride JE, Moulin DE, Lynch M, Clark AJ, Stitt L, Gordon A, Morley-Forster PK, Nathan H, Smyth C, Toth C, Ware MA Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

A prospective multicentre study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of osmotic release oral system hydromorphone in opioid-naive cancer patients: Results of the Korean South West Oncology Group study.
PMID: 26474382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 16, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Song EK, Shim H, Han HS, Sun D, Lee SI, Kang MH, Lee K, Cho D, Cho IS, Park SY, Kim S, Yim CY Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The effect of guidance for home exercise and activities of daily living on female adolescents experiencing adverse events after human papillomavirus vaccination in Japanese multidisciplinary pain centres.
PMID: 26474383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - October 16, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ushida T, Shibata M, Kitahara M, Yabuki S, Sumitani M, Murakami T, Iseki M, Hosoi M, Shiokawa H, Tetsunaga T, Nishie H, Fukui S, Kawasaki M, Inoue S, Nishihara M, Aono S, Ikemoto T, Kawai T, Arai YC Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Nitrous oxide persistently alleviates pain hypersensitivity in neuropathic rats: A dose-dependent effect.
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Source: Pain Research and Management - September 15, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ben Boujema M, Laboureyras E, Pype J, Bessière B, Simonnet G Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

The prolongation of pulse transit time after a stellate ganglion block: An objective indicator of successful block.
PMID: 26371892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 15, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kim YU, Cheong YS, Kong YG, Lee J, Kim S, Choi HG, Suh JH Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

Opioid use among same-day surgery patients: Prevalence, management and outcomes.
PMID: 26357683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Research and Management)
Source: Pain Research and Management - September 10, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wilson JL, Poulin PA, Sikorski R, Nathan HJ, Taljaard M, Smyth C Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research