[Systematic literature search in PubMed : A short introduction].
tschall E Abstract In order to identify current (and relevant) evidence for a specific clinical question within the unmanageable amount of information available, solid skills in performing a systematic literature search are essential. An efficient approach is to search a biomedical database containing relevant literature citations of study reports. In this article, we explain step by step how to perform a systematic literature search via PubMed (MEDLINE) by means of an example research question in the field of ophthalmology. First, we demonstrate how to translate the clinical problem into a&nbs...
Source: Schmerz - October 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Blümle A, Lagrèze WA, Motschall E Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[A weakly negative recommendation is not an absolute "no" : Comment on AWMF guideline recommendations for cannabis-based medicines in fibromyalgia syndrome].
[A weakly negative recommendation is not an absolute "no" : Comment on AWMF guideline recommendations for cannabis-based medicines in fibromyalgia syndrome]. Schmerz. 2018 Oct;32(5):327-329 Authors: Häuser W, Petzke F, Nothacker M PMID: 30259150 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Häuser W, Petzke F, Nothacker M Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[The actual task].
PMID: 30259151 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Osterbrink J Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President ´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.).
President´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.). Schmerz. 2018 Oct;32(5):397-398 Authors: PMID: 30259152 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President's Corner (Mitteilungen der SGSS).
Authors: PMID: 30259153 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Long-term opioid therapy of non-cancer pain : Prevalence and predictors of hospitalization in the event of possible misuse].
DISCUSSION: The study is in line with the recommendations of the German national guidelines on long-term opioid therapy of chronic non-cancer pain (LONTS) to avoid concomitant prescription of tranquilizers for CNCP and to carefully select and monitor patients with depression and somatoform pain disorder. PMID: 30242530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 21, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Häuser W, Schubert T, Scherbaum N, Tölle T Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Parental responses to children's pain : Analysis of the parental responses to their child's pain in the German general population].
CONCLUSION: The results offer a basis to grade parental catastrophizing, so that risk-groups can be identified. PMID: 30225590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Frerker MK, Hirschfeld G, Thielsch MT, Hechler T Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

Avoidance-endurance fast screening (AE-FS) : Content and predictive validity of a  9-item screening instrument for patients with unspecific subacute low back pain.
Avoidance-endurance fast screening (AE-FS) : Content and predictive validity of a 9-item screening instrument for patients with unspecific subacute low back pain. Schmerz. 2018 Sep 17;: Authors: Wolff SV, Willburger R, Hallner D, Rusu AC, Rusche H, Schulte T, Hasenbring MI PMID: 30225591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wolff SV, Willburger R, Hallner D, Rusu AC, Rusche H, Schulte T, Hasenbring MI Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Oxycodone, piritramide and tramadol for the management of postoperative pain : A  registry study on use and effectiveness in clinical routine].
CONCLUSIONS: In summary, our findings suggest that postoperative pain treatment with slow release oral oxycodone does not show disadvantages compared to tramadol or piritramide with regard to pain-related impairments and opioid-induced side effects. This hypothesis needs to be further analyzed in controlled studies. PMID: 30209595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 12, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Muraskaite I, Koscielny S, Komann M, Weinmann C, Meißner W Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pain therapy for children and adolescents with hemophilia : Recommendations by an expert panel].
Abstract BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with severe hemophilia commonly suffer from acute and chronic pain as a consequence of hemophilia-related bleeding. Intervention-related pain also plays a major role. Despite its high prevalence in this patient group, hemophilia-related pain is not always adequately addressed and sufficiently treated. OBJECTIVES: This paper discusses how to improve pain management for children and adolescents (0-18 years) with hemophilia and which specific features in this population should influence decisions in pain management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exper...
Source: Schmerz - September 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stromer W, Messerer B, Crevenna R, Hemberger SH, Jauk B, Schwarz R, Streif W, Thom K, Wagner B, Zwiauer K, Likar R Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Postoperative opioids, endocrine changes,and immunosuppression].
PMID: 30182176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - September 4, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Haroutounian S Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Anonymize or personalize? : Does social desirability influence the response behavior of chronic pain patients?]
CONCLUSION: The results of the study suggest that the responses of chronic pain patients with respect to their subjective state of health are not influenced by social desirability. Thus, scoring systems such as the German pain questionnaire will not be influenced by social desirability in chronic pain patients and can therefore be used as a part of diagnostics and therapy planning. PMID: 30167874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - August 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Langenmaier AM, Metje E, Klasen B, Brinkschmidt T, Karst M, Amelung V Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Erratum to: Persistent postsurgical pain in children and young people : Prediction, prevention, and management].
PMID: 30167875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - August 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Williams G, Howard RF, Liossi C Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President ´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.).
President´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.). Schmerz. 2018 Aug;32(4):321-322 Authors: PMID: 30066046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - August 1, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Schmerzgesellschaft.
Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Schmerzgesellschaft. Schmerz. 2018 Aug;32(4):325-326 Authors: PMID: 30066047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - August 1, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[painApp-mobile pain monitoring in the home care setting].
CONCLUSIONS: The development of the painApp as a prototype was realized in the study with high acceptability by the patients. The painApp is able to establish digital communication with the general practitioner without any technical problems and allows the physician access to patient data in real time. PMID: 30019159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - July 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ewers A, Gnass I Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Interdisciplinary pain psychology  II : Risk factors, diagnostic workup, therapy and transfer in clinical practice].
[Interdisciplinary pain psychology II : Risk factors, diagnostic workup, therapy and transfer in clinical practice]. Schmerz. 2018 Jul 13;: Authors: Hasenbring MI, Klinger R, Thieme K PMID: 30006837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - July 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hasenbring MI, Klinger R, Thieme K Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Exposure therapy for chronic back pain].
Abstract Exposure therapy is an economical and promising psychological method for the treatment of chronic back pain, although little research has been done and its evidence needs further clarification. Exposure therapy has so far been little used in practice, which is partly due to the few published studies on this topic and partly to the uncertainty of the practitioners as to whether exposure therapy can be carried out without risk. Exposure therapy can be classified as a "tailored treatment" approach, in which patients with certain profiles (here: increased fear of movement) receive specific trea...
Source: Schmerz - July 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Glombiewski JA Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Persistent postsurgical pain in children and young people : Prediction, prevention, and management].
PMID: 29992500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - July 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Williams G, Howard RF, Liossi C Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Avoidance-endurance fast screening (AE-FS) : Content and predictive validity of a 9 ‑item screening instrument for patients with unspecific subacute low back pain].
DISCUSSION: The 9‑item AE-FS displayed sufficient prognostic validity for all three outcomes in a sample of primary care patients with subacute LBP. The differentiation of the high-risk patients into fear-avoidance and endurance-related pain processing enables the physician to provide an individualized counselling with the aim of a healthy balance between stress and relaxation. PMID: 29987513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - July 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wolff SV, Willburger R, Hallner D, Rusu AC, Rusche H, Schulte T, Hasenbring MI Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobson for migraine prophylaxis : Clinical effectiveness and mode of action].
Kropp P Abstract Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) after Jacobson has been used for migraine prophylaxis since the early 1970s. Migraine patients are assumed to have an enhanced autonomic arousal which can be counterbalanced by systematic relaxation. Relaxation techniques are thought to reduce the activation level, to alter cortical pain processing and to enhance activation in pain-reducing cortical structures in the periaqueductal grey matter. Meta-analyses could show PMR to be just as efficacious as pharmacological treatment options. A beneficial effect can only arise if regular daily exercises of 5-25 min a...
Source: Schmerz - July 4, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Meyer B, Keller A, Müller B, Wöhlbier HG, Kropp P Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Joint pain and consumption of analgesics among young elite athletes : Nationwide data from youth basketball].
CONCLUSION: From the point of view of pain medicine, it is not only the high prevalence of pain that is remarkable but also the widespread use of analgesics without a prescription and the misguided conception of adolescent competitive athletes that such medications have preventive effects. PMID: 29951920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - June 27, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Schneider S, Sauer J, Berrsche G, Löbel C, Sommer DK, Schmitt H Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Psychosocial risk factors for chronic back pain in the general population and in competitive sports : From theory to clinical screening-a review from the MiSpEx network].
CONCLUSION: Psychosocial risk factors of chronic back pain, such as chronic stress, depressive mood, and maladaptive pain processing are becoming increasingly more recognized in competitive sports. Screening instruments that have been shown to be predictive in the general population are currently being tested for suitability in the German MiSpEx research consortium. PMID: 29946960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - June 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hasenbring MI, Levenig C, Hallner D, Puschmann AK, Weiffen A, Kleinert J, Belz J, Schiltenwolf M, Pfeifer AC, Heidari J, Kellmann M, Wippert PM Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Neurobiology of opioid dependence].
Abstract Opioid dependence is a chronic mental disease with multifactorial etiology. The neurobiological theory of addiction focuses on the manipulation of the dopaminergic reward system as a basic property of substances with addictive potential including opioids. With regular opioid intake, the manipulation of the reward system results in a cognitive bias towards drug-related stimuli. In addition, opioids inhibit the locus caeruleus, resulting in symptoms of sympathetic rebound during opioid detoxification. The pharmacokinetics of opioids also influence the risk of addiction. These biological facto...
Source: Schmerz - June 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Scherbaum N, Bonnet U Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

Pain in older adults with dementia : A  survey across Europe on current practices, use of assessment tools, guidelines and policies.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that pain education is required across all countries surveyed. This should include a focus on guidelines and standards for assessment and subsequent management of pain. Findings suggest that clinical staff find interpreting facial expressions in relation to pain more difficult. PMID: 29931391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - June 21, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zwakhalen S, Docking RE, Gnass I, Sirsch E, Stewart C, Allcock N, Schofield P Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President's Corner (Mitteilungen der SGSS).
Authors: PMID: 29922882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - June 19, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Cannabinoids in pain medicine].
Abstract The endocannabinoid system (ECS) controls a large number of vital functions. Suboptimal tone of the ECS in certain regions of the nervous system may be associated with disorders that are also associated with pain. Pain and inflammation processes can be modulated by the exogenous supply of cannabinoids. Low-to-moderate pain-relieving effects and in individual cases large pain-relieving effects were observed in randomized, controlled studies of various types of chronic pain. People with chronic neuropathic pain and stress symptoms seem to particularly benefit. The therapeutic range of cannabinoids is s...
Source: Schmerz - June 7, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Karst M Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Influence of early childhood stress exposure and traumatic life events on pain perception].
Abstract Adult pain perception is influenced substantially by interactions between mind, body, and social environment during early life. Early stress exposure and traumatic life events induce powerful psychophysical stress reactions that exert multiple neurofunctional processes. This has significant implications for pain perception and pain processing. As part of this review, the complex relationships between traumatic stress experiences and associated psychobiological mechanisms of chronic pain will be discussed. Based on selected studies, psychophysiological findings are presented and possible underlying mechani...
Source: Schmerz - June 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tesarz J, Gerhardt A, Eich W Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and oncological diseases in residential geriatric care : Pain frequency and selected healthcare features in comparison].
CONCLUSION: The generally high level of pain in all observed residents elucidates the principle necessity of adequate pain assessment and an interprofessional pain treatment. Furthermore, there seems to be a still unmet need for specifically adapted pain management strategies especially for the steadily increasing number of people with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease living in nursing homes. This should be a future high priority task for (nursing) practice and research against the background of the vulnerability of nursing home populations. PMID: 29872919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - June 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kutschar P, Lex K, Osterbrink J, Lorenzl S Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Another "War on Drugs" : A  war against addicts and a "roll-back" for patients needing opioids?]
[Another "War on Drugs" : A war against addicts and a "roll-back" for patients needing opioids?] Schmerz. 2018 May 23;: Authors: Maier C PMID: 29796766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - May 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Maier C Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President ´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.).
President´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.). Schmerz. 2018 May 23;: Authors: PMID: 29796767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - May 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pain and epilepsy : A  clinical, neuroanatomical and pathophysiological review].
[Pain and epilepsy : A clinical, neuroanatomical and pathophysiological review]. Schmerz. 2018 May 23;: Authors: Martin P Abstract Besides postictal headaches, epileptic seizures are infrequently associated with pain experiences. Nevertheless, seizure-associated pain is an important clinical symptom to recognize, diagnose and to differentiate from non-epileptic disorders. Seizure-associated pain may shed light on the anatomical and pathophysiological foundation of pain in general. According to its localization seizure-related pain is classified as unilateral somatosensory, abdominal and cephalic ...
Source: Schmerz - May 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Martin P Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Preventing and treating medication overuse headache].
PMID: 29766273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - May 15, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alstadhaug KB, Ofte HK, Kristoffersen ES Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[The German version of the Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BBPDS-D) : Translation, cultural adaptation and linguistic validation on patients with complex regional pain syndrome].
Abstract BACKGROUND: Besides the classical clinical manifestations, body perception disturbances are common among patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BBPDS) represents a useful tool to assess these changes in CRPS patients; however, to date no validated German version is available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to translate the BBPDS into German, to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and linguistic validation in patients with acute (symptoms
Source: Schmerz - May 7, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tschopp M, Swanenburg J, Wertli MW, Langenfeld A, McCabe CS, Lewis J, Baertschi E, Brunner F Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Diagnosis F45 is scientifically reliable].
PMID: 29721847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - May 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nilges P, Rief W, Kaiser U, Lutz J, Pfingsten M, Arnold B Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Physiotherapeutic assessment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome : Development of a  standardized physiotherapeutic assessment instrument for interprofessional cooperation in patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome].
CONCLUSION: The developed instrument provides for the first time a physiotherapeutic assessment tool for patients with CPPS for interprofessional clinical and scientific use. PMID: 29693198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - April 24, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Klotz SGR, Ketels G, Richardsen B, Löwe B, Brünahl CA Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Chronic pain disorder with somatic and psychological factors : A diagnosis initiated by professional politics awaits its scientific validation].
r W PMID: 29693199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - April 24, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Häuser W Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) : An update].
Abstract The acute phase of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is pathophysiologically characterized by an activation of the immune system and its associated inflammatory response. During the course of CRPS, central nervous symptoms like mechanical hyperalgesia, loss of sensation, and body perception disorders develop. Psychological factors such as pain-related anxiety and traumatic events might have a negative effect on the treatment outcome. While the visible inflammatory symptoms improve, the pain often persists. A stage adapted, targeted treatment could improve the prognosis. Effective multidiscip...
Source: Schmerz - April 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dimova V, Birklein F Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pain relief during and after surgical procedures : Results of an Austria-wide patient survey on postoperative pain and perioperative pain management].
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pain after surgery, especially on the first postoperative day, results in longer hospital stays, increased complication rates and may also cause a higher risk of pain chronification. However, the expected intensity of pain is often misjudged and therefore not adequately treated. METHODOLOGY: An Austria-wide patient survey on the pain situation on the first postoperative day and on the quality of perioperative pain management was carried out on a voluntary and anonymous basis. RESULTS: Regarding the intensity of pain a clear gender difference could be observed. Women we...
Source: Schmerz - April 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jaksch W, Likar R, Frohner U, Herbst F Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Self-hypnosis training for in-hospital chronic pain patients : A  retrolective observational study].
DISCUSSION: In a small patient collective, the present investigation was able to show that the integration of modern hypnotherapy into the treatment of chronic pain patients in an inpatient setting can be another useful therapeutic aspect. In particular, the instructions for learning independently seem to be useful due to the limited in-patient time. More research needs to be carried out to support our initial findings. PMID: 29663083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - April 16, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Keil PC, Lindenberg N, Lassen CL, Graf BM, Meier J, Wiese CH Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis-related pain].
Abstract Joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is often severe and disabling and affects a large proportion of the aging population impairing daily living and quality of life. Numerous pharmacological treatment approaches are available. Including major OA guidelines this review presents the current evidence of pharmacological therapies in OA-related pain and covers topical, oral and intraarticular treatment approaches. In patients with mild OA topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be recommended. Topical capsaicin can be used when other treatments are ineffective or contraindicated. In pati...
Source: Schmerz - April 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nees TA, Schiltenwolf M Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Cognitive bias research and depression in chronic pain].
h J Abstract Chronic back pain is of enormous health and economic relevance for industrialized countries because a small group of patients with chronic disease is responsible for a large proportion of medical costs. The prevention of chronic disease is therefore a primary goal in the treatment of patients with acute low back pain. Psychological factors are the central risk factors for later chronification. Above all, especially depressive symptoms and occupational distress, as well as various maladaptive forms of pain management are central risk factors. It remains unclear which exact cognitive mech...
Source: Schmerz - April 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rusu AC, Hülsebusch J Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Erratum to: pain and poverty].
PMID: 29594498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Feierabend D, Walter J, Kalff R, Reichart R Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

President ´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.).
President´s Corner (Mitteilungen der Deutschen Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.). Schmerz. 2018 Mar 28;: Authors: PMID: 29594572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 28, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pain is modality-specific : Differences in the perception and processing of interoceptive visceral compared to exteroceptive cutaneous heat pain stimuli].
Abstract Interoceptive visceral pain is perceived as more fear-inducing and unpleasant compared to cutaneous heat pain in healthy women even when stimuli are matched for perceived pain intensity. On a neural level, both pain stimuli induce comparable neural activation in areas related to processing of sensory-discriminative pain aspects. However, enhanced neural responses are observed in areas associated with salience processing and descending pain inhibition for the visceral pain modality, even when results are controlled for intra-individual differences in perceived pain intensity. Moreover, immanent fear o...
Source: Schmerz - March 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Koenen LR, Elsenbruch S Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Challenges for home care services in the pain management of cancer patients : A  qualitative study].
CONCLUSIONS: Beside knowledge and competencies regarding nursing care, structures and processes for interprofessional pain management need further development and research. PMID: 29564633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 21, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gnass I, Krutter S, Nestler N Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Lumbar CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of the medial branch of the dorsal ramus of the spinal nerve : Anatomic study and description of a new technique].
CONCLUSIONS: We could demonstrate that the principle of parallelism and proximity of the needle to the nerve could be fulfilled with this new technique; however, needle positioning requires practice due to the oblique puncture direction. PMID: 29564634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 21, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Feigl GC, Mattersberger C, Rosmarin W, Likar R, Avila González C Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Pain therapy for premature babies and neonates].
Abstract Pain is a central topic on neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Acute as well as prolonged (continuous and chronic) pain frequently occurs. Due to a lack of validated physiological measurement instruments for pain (e. g. saliva cortisol, skin conductance and heart rate variability) pain in neonatology can only be assessed by external observation through the bedside team with pain scores using a regular, standardized procedure. During this very vulnerable period pain and medications (analgesics/sedatives) can negatively influence the brain development of premature babies and neonates. Therefor...
Source: Schmerz - March 21, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Richter M, Seipolt B Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Endoscopic triple neurectomy for tumor-induced inguinal pain syndrome].
We report on an endoscopic triple neurectomy in a female patient with vulvar carcinoma metastasized to the left groin with refractory neuropathic inguinodynia. Using a retroperitoneoscopic approach we resected the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves. The inguinodynia improved significantly; especially the reduced ability to walk was enhanced considerably. Endoscopic triple neurectomy could be a useful therapeutic option in refractory inguinal pain caused by local tumor manifestation. PMID: 29541853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Keller C, Mück B Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

[Headache, abdominal pain, and back pain in children and adolescents in Thuringia : Representative results of a  regional module study in KiGGS wave 1].
This study investigates recurring headache, abdominal pain, and back pain in children and adolescents in Thuringia. Data is based on a representative sub-sample from the federal state module Thuringia (2010-2012, n = 4096, 3-17 years), carried out in KiGGS wave 1 (first follow-up interview of the "German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents"). The 3‑month prevalence of recurrent headache, abdominal pain, and back pain is reported according to socio-demographic factors and is compared with the prevalence for the whole of Germany. In addition, possible assoc...
Source: Schmerz - March 12, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Krause L, Mauz E Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research