Treatment of knee osteoarthritic pain with platelet-rich plasma: a systematic review of clinical studies.

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Introduction: Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is secondary to degradation of articular cartilage, reformation of subchondral bone through degradation and proliferation as well as presence of synovitis. Materials […]

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Cannabis-based medicines and pain: a review of potential synergistic and entourage effects.

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The recent legalization of medicinal cannabis in several jurisdictions has spurred the development of therapeutic formulations for chronic pain. Unlike pure delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), full-spectrum products contain naturally occurring cannabinoids and […]

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Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome following lumbar medial branch block in a patient with HIV on ritonavir and darunavir.

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We present a case report of a 62-year old female with HIV and chronic facetogenic back pain who underwent bilateral L3-L4 and L4-L5 medial branch nerve blocks using triamcinolone acetonide 80 mg. 2 weeks […]

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HTX-011 (bupivacaine and meloxicam) for the prevention of postoperative pain – clinical considerations.

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HTX-011 is an extended-release, dual-acting local anesthetic consisting of liposomal bupivacaine (sodium-channel blocker) and low-dose meloxicam (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug [NSAID]) applied needle-free during surgery. Introducing low-dose meloxicam addresses the limited […]

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The feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of parent-targeted interventions in vaccination pain management of infants: a pilot randomized control trial (RCT).

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Aim: To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of parent interventions for improving the use of pain management strategies during vaccination of infants, a two-armed pilot randomized control trial (RCT) was […]

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The visual time analog scale: simple, novel measurement approach to assess pain in patients with chronic pain.

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Aim: We conducted a preliminary evaluation of a newly developed, time-based visual time analog (VITA) scale for measuring pain in chronic pain patients. Materials & methods: 40 patients with chronic back pain rated […]

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Objective postoperative pain assessment using incentive spirometry values: a prospective observational study.

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Aim: Determine if incentive spirometry (IS) values correlate with postoperative pain control. Design: Prospective observational study. Setting & participants: A total of 100 patients undergoing major abdominal procedures at the University of North […]

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Unmet needs in the management of functional impairment in patients with chronic pain: a multinational survey.

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Background: A survey of European Pain Federation 2019 attendees was conducted to identify unmet needs in chronic pain patients. Materials & methods: Four questions were asked focusing on functional impairment […]

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A review of the StimRouter® peripheral neuromodulation system for chronic pain management.

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The StimRouter® peripheral nerve stimulation system created by Bioness, Inc., (CA, USA) is US FDA-approved for the treatment of peripheral mononeuropathy refractory to conservative medical management. StimRouter is a minimally invasive system […]

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Quality of life and functional outcomes with tapentadol prolonged release in chronic musculoskeletal pain: post hoc analysis.

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Aims: To investigate quality of life (QOL) and functionality changes in chronic pain during tapentadol prolonged release (PR) treatment. Patients & methods:Post hoc analysis of data from three Phase III […]

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