A Survey of Chronic Pain Telephone Consultations During COVID-19 at an Inner-City Secondary Care Centre.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has mandated telehealth adaptations. Communication in the pain consultation is a complex interplay of non-verbal visual cues and behaviours. The crucial “therapeutic alliance” can be difficult to […]

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Multisystem Spinal Cord Stimulation Trialing: A Single Center, Retrospective, Observational Study.

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Spinal cord stimulation is a well established modality for the treatment of chronic intractable pain. The safety and efficacy of various stimulation therapy designs have been demonstrated in multiple randomized […]

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The Diagnostic Value of an X-ray based scoring system for degeneration of the cervical spine: A Reproducibility and Validation study.

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In interventional pain medicine cervical facet joint (CFJ) pain is commonly treated with CFJ denervation techniques, almost automatically assuming degeneration of the CFJs as an important cause of CFJ pain. […]

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Pressure pain thresholds in office workers with chronic neck pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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1) Compare pressure pain threshold (PPT) values between office workers with chronic neck pain and asymptomatic controls; 2) establish reference PPT values in chronic neck pain; 3) evaluate associations between […]

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Reasons for Discontinuation of Acute Postoperative Pain Ketamine Infusions: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

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The purpose of the study was to investigate factors associated with early discontinuation of low-dose ketamine infusions due to adverse drug events (ADEs).A retrospective, matched case-control study of surgical patients […]

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Development and Description of a New Multifidus-Sparing Radiofrequency Neurotomy Technique for Facet Joint Pain.

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The technique of radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) of the facet joints has been used for decades to treat persistent low back pain to good effect in carefully selected patients. Traditionally, the […]

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ECAP-Controlled Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation Efficacy and Opioid Reduction over 24-Months: Final Results of the Prospective, Multicenter, Open-Label Avalon Study.

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Chronic pain is a major public health concern, as is the associated use of opioid medications, highlighting the importance of alternative treatments such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Here we […]

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Structural Validity and Reliability of the Spanish Central Sensitization Inventory in Breast Cancer Survivors.

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One of the most widely used instruments to identify symptoms that may be related to central sensitization is the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI). Although this instrument has been translated and […]

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Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Across Subgroups of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory – A Study from the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation (SQRP).

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The Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) is frequently used in the assessment of chronic pain. Three subgroups have been derived from MPI: Adaptive Coper (AC), Dysfunctional (DYS) and Interpersonally Distressed (ID). […]

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Factors predicting successful outcome for ozone chemonucleolysis in lumbar disc herniation.

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the aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate factors predicting a successful outcome after ozone chemonucleolysis (OCN) in patients with radicular pain and poor response to conservative treatments.univariable and […]

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Combination of pain location and pain duration is associated with central sensitization related-symptoms in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: A cross-sectional study.

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Increased evidence indicates that pain location affects central sensitization (CS)-related symptoms. In addition, pain location and pain duration may be intricately related to CS-related symptoms. However, these factors have been […]

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Comparison of ultrasound-guided type-II pectoral nerve block and rhomboid intercostal block for pain management following breast cancer surgery: a randomized, controlled trial.

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Although breast-conserving surgery-axillary dissection (BCS-AD) is a minimal invasive surgery, patients may suffer from moderate-to-severe pain. Several regional techniques can be used for pain control. The type II pectoral nerve […]

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Parascapular Sub-Iliocostalis Plane Block: Comparative Description of a Novel Technique for Posterior Rib Fractures.

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We describe a new analgesic technique, parascapular sub-iliocostalis plane block (PSIP), for lateral-posterior rib fractures as an alternative to other regional techniques in a high-risk patient who suffered a decompensation […]

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Prevalence of problematic use of opioids in patients with chronic non-cancer pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

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Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain is associated with problematic use. We aimed to review and summarize the evidence on the prevalence of problematic use of opioids in adults with […]

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Neuropathic Pain in the Eyes, Body, and Mouth: Insights from the Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance.

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To evaluate how ocular, oral, and bodily neuropathic pain symptoms, which characterize small fiber neuropathies, are associated with Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) classification based on the American College of Rheumatology/European League […]

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Qualitative sensory testing in outcome prediction of transforaminal epidural steroid injection for chronic painful unilateral lumbosacral radiculopathy: Prospective observational study.

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Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is widely practiced for the treatment of radicular pain. As its effectiveness is still subject to debate, a better patient selection for TFESI is necessary. […]

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An open label pilot study investigating non-invasive high frequency peripheral nerve fibre stimulation in chronic pain.

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Providing sustained and effective treatment via the peripheral nervous system for the management of chronic pain is challenging. Application of non-invasive high frequency stimulation at or near the painful area […]

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Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Normalizes Measures of Pain Processing in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Prospective Pilot Study using Quantitative Sensory Testing.

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Dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG-S) is used as a treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP), although its underlying mechanisms remain elusive. CLBP patients have been found to have reduced […]

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Percutaneous cervical cordotomy for the treatment of cancer pain: A prospective case series of 52 patients with a long-term follow-up.

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The aim of this study is to describe the effects of percutaneous cervical cordotomy (PCC) on pain, opioid consumption, adverse events, and satisfaction in palliative care patients with cancer pain […]

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Oral or topical pain therapy – how would patients decide? A discrete choice experiment in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (pNP).

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To ensure an adequate pain therapy with high patient adherence, it is necessary to know and consider patient preferences. A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was used to obtain patients’ preferences […]

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Quantitative Sensory Testing Discriminates Central Sensitization Inventory Scores in Participants with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: An Exploratory Study.

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The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) is often used in clinical settings to screen for the presence of central sensitization. However, various cutoff scores have been reported for this tool, and […]

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A cumulative impact of psychological and sensitization risk factors on pain-related outcomes.

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The risk constructs based on psychological risk factors (e.g. pain catastrophizing, PC) and sensitization risk factors (e.g. pressure pain threshold, PPT) are important in research and clinical practice. While most […]

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Qualitative evaluation of the influence of Acute Oxaliplatin-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy on Quality of Life and Activities of Daily Life.

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Oxaliplatin often causes acute or chronic peripheral neuropathy in patients with an intestinal or pancreatic tumor, but in-depth insights in its influence on quality of life (QoL) are lacking. We […]

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Use of Pulsed Radiofrequency for Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain: A Narrative Review.

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Low back pain (LBP) is one of most frequently reported symptoms of patients who visit pain clinics and a significant proportion of them have discogenic pain. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation […]

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Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block In Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Bariatric surgery is frequently complicated with considerable postoperative pain. We evaluated the impact of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on perioperative analgesia and pulmonary functions following laparoscopic bariatric surgery.60 patients […]

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Evaluation of the Pain Impact Index for community-dwelling older adults through the application of Rasch modelling.

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Evaluate the Pain Impact Index, a simple, brief, easy-to-use and novel tool to assess the impact of chronic pain in community-dwelling older adults.A Rasch modelling analysis was undertaken in Stata […]

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Pain During COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review and Guide for the Interventionalist.

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Chronic pain, the leading cause of disability in the world, imposes limitations on activities of daily living and diminishes quality of life leading to unnecessary patient suffering. The personal and […]

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Pain During COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review and Guide for the Interventionalist.

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Chronic pain, the leading cause of disability in the world, imposes limitations on activities of daily living and diminishes quality of life leading to unnecessary patient suffering. The personal and […]

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Effectiveness of Epiduroscopy for Patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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Low back or leg pain in patients suffering from failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is often severe, having a major impact on functionality and quality of life. Despite conservative and […]

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10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome with Predominant Leg Pain: Results From a Prospective Study in Patients from the Dutch Healthcare System.

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Persistent back/and or leg pain is a common outcome after spinal surgery (otherwise known as failed back surgery syndrome [FBSS]). Studies have shown that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) at 10 […]

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