Breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery – persistent pain and quality of life 1-8 years after breast reconstruction.

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To assess the long-term outcome of breast reconstructions with special focus on chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) in a larger cohort of breast cancer survivors.A cross-sectional study on 121 women with […]

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The efficacy of botulinum toxin A treatment for tension-type or cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials.

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The pathogeneses of chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) and cervicogenic headache (CEH) are not well established. Peripheral activation or sensitization of myofascial nociceptors is suggested as a potential mechanism and injections […]

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Reliability and smallest detectable change of the Danish version of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain.

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Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability and a global public health concern. Studies indicate that pain self-efficacy is associated with the development of disability in chronic […]

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Reliability and smallest detectable change of the Danish version of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain.

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Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability and a global public health concern. Studies indicate that pain self-efficacy is associated with the development of disability in chronic […]

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The mediating effect of pain catastrophizing on pain intensity: the influence of the timing of assessments.

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Pain catastrophizing underpins several psychosocial theories of pain, but there is limited evidence to support the proposal that changes in pain catastrophizing cause changes in pain. Results from mediation analyses […]

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Are cardiometabolic markers of allostatic load associated with pronociceptive processes in Native Americans?: A structural equation modeling analysis from the Oklahoma Study of Native American Pain Risk.

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Native Americans (NAs) experience higher rates of chronic pain than the general U.S. population, but the risk factors for this pain disparity are unknown. NAs also experience high rates of […]

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Dysregulation in sphingolipid signaling pathways is associated with symptoms and functional connectivity of pain processing brain regions in provoked vestibulodynia.

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Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by local hypersensitivity and severe pain with pressure localized to the vulvar vestibule. Despite decades of study, the lack of identified […]

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Pain and Trauma: The Role of Criterion A Trauma and Stressful Life Events in the Pain and PTSD Relationship.

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Chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently co-occur, and research suggests that these two conditions exacerbate one another producing greater impact on normal functioning in combination than separately. The […]

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Chronic pain produces reversible memory deficits that depend on task difficulty in rats.

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Cognitive impairment associated with chronic pain remains relatively poorly understood. Use of analgesic drugs and often present co-morbidities in patients can preclude conclusions of causative relationships between chronic pain and […]

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Risk of infection within 4 weeks of corticosteroid injection (CSI) in the management of chronic pain during a pandemic: a cohort study in 216 patients.

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Targeted corticosteroid injections (CSI) are one of the treatments that can provide pain relief and thereby, enhance quality of life in patients with chronic pain. Corticosteroids (CS) are known to […]

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Sensory characteristics according to chronic diseases and chronic pain in adults: cross-sectional study.

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Aim: To investigate somatosensory, gustative and olfactory characteristics of subjects according to their chronic diseases and the presence of chronic pain complaints. Materials & methods: A total of 254 chronic pain patients and 52 […]

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Population-Focused Approaches for Proactive Chronic Pain Management in Older Adults.

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Chronic pain, and the ethical management thereof, is the single most imperative health issue of this decade. Although a growing majority of individuals with chronic pain are middle-aged, the largest […]

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A Narrative Review of the Assessment of Depression in Chronic Pain.

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This narrative review sought to explore the main critical issues in the assessment of depression in chronic pain and to identify self-report tools that can be reliably used for measuring […]

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Sex Differences, Sleep Disturbance and Risk of Persistent Pain Associated With Groin Hernia Surgery: A Nationwide Register-Based Cohort Study.

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Persistent pain after groin hernia repair is a major health problem. Sleep disturbance is associated with heightened pain sensitivity. The main objective of this study was to examine the role […]

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The effect of experimental and clinical musculoskeletal pain on spinal and supraspinal projections to motoneurons and motor unit properties in humans: a systematic review.

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Numerous studies have examined the influence of pain on spinal reflex excitability, motor unit behaviour and corticospinal excitability. Nevertheless, there are inconsistencies in the conclusions made. This systematic review sought […]

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Anti-hypersensitivity effect of betanin (red beetroot extract) via modulation of microglial activation in a mouse model of neuropathic pain.

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Neuropathic pain (NeP) medications have several side effects that affect NeP patients’ quality of life. Betanin, the most common betacyanin pigment, has been shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory […]

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Occipital Nerve Blockade for the Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia-Like Acute Postcraniotomy Headache: A Retrospective Study.

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The therapeutic effectiveness and safety of occipital nerve blockade (ONB) on occipital neuralgia- (ON-) like acute postcraniotomy headache (ON-APCH) was evaluated.Persistent occipital neuralgia is a subclassification of chronic postcraniotomy headache […]

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The efficacy of an educational movie to improve pain and dysfunctional behavior in school children: A randomized controlled trial.

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Chronic pain in children is a serious issue, therefore calling for effective prevention/intervention measures. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an educational movie on pain knowledge in school […]

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Prevalence and interference of chronic pain among people with haemophilia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Chronic pain is a common condition among people with haemophilia (PWH), associated with joint deterioration due to repeated joint bleeds. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the prevalence […]

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Shifting the National Consciousness about Pain Treatment: The Critical Need for a National Public Education Campaign.

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The failure of past practices and policies related to opioid prescribing for chronic pain has led federal agencies and professional organizations to recommend multimodal approaches that prioritize evidence-based nonpharmacological pain […]

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