I-Wen Chen, Ting-Sian Yu, Kuo-Chuan Hung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Laney Yarycky, Louise I R Castillo, Michelle M Gagnon, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
OBJECTIVES: Pain is often undertreated in older adult populations due to factors, such as insufficient continuing education and health care resources. Initiatives to increase knowledge about pain assessment and management are crucial for the incorporation of research evidence into practice. Knowledge translation (KT) studies on pain management for older adults and relevant knowledge users have been conducted; however, the wide variety of KT program formats and outcomes underscores a need to evaluate and systematically report on the relevant literature...
April 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Felix Ho Won Wu, Chi Wai Cheung, Yiu Yan Leung
OBJECTIVE: Neuronavigation improves intraoperative visualization of the cranial structures, which is valuable in percutaneous surgical treatments for patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) who are refractory to pharmacotherapy or reluctant to receive open surgery. The objective of this review was to evaluate the available neuronavigation-guided percutaneous surgical treatment modalities with cannulation of foramen ovale to TN, and their relative benefits and limitations. METHODS: This review was conducted based on the PRISMA statement...
April 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Minghe Tan, Bozhou Chen, Qingshu Li, Siqi Wang, Daiyu Chen, Maoji Zhao, Jun Cao
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the analgesic effects of continuous femoral nerve block (FNB), femoral triangle block (FTB), and adductor canal block (ACB) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The goal was to identify the most effective nerve block technique among these three. METHODS: Patients undergoing TKA were randomly assigned to one of three groups: FNB, FTB, or ACB. Nerve blocks were administered preoperatively, with catheters placed for patient-controlled nerve analgesia (PCNA)...
March 20, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Anna Monica Agoston, John Bleacher, Alexis Smith, Susanne Edwards, Maia Routly
OBJECTIVES: Around 20% of children demonstrate persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) after unintentional injury, with more severe pain intensity predicting concurrent and later PTSS. Examining additional pain characteristics like pain behaviors, impairment related to pain, and subjective experiences of pain might provide additional insight into the mechanisms that reinforce relationships between risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSS, and pain. METHODS: During hospitalization for unintentional injury, the Screening Tool for Predictors of PTSD (STEPP) was administered and highest pain score was collected...
March 19, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Amin Mohamed Alansary, Marwa Ahmed Khairy Elbeialy
OBJECTIVES: Aripiprazole is a second-generation atypical antipsychotic with worldwide clinical approval. Nevertheless, its perioperative antinociceptive application has not been studied. As a result, the purpose of this study was to investigate the analgesic effects of perioperative aripiprazole on reducing postoperative pain, as well as the possible adverse effects. METHODS: This randomized controlled study enrolled eighty female patients scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy who were assigned randomly into two equal groups in 1:1; Aripiprazole group (n=40): patients received an aripiprazole 30 mg tablet orally three hours before surgery, and Placebo group (n=40): patients received a placebo tablet three hours before surgery...
March 7, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Joshua A Jesin, David M Walton
OBJECTIVES: The best available predictors of chronic pain development broadly encompass baseline metrics of cognition (ie, beliefs/expectations) about the trauma and resulting symptoms. In the context of musculoskeletal trauma, we have previously shown the Traumatic Injuries Distress Scale (TIDS) capable of risk-stratifying cohorts for chronic pain development. Here, we explore whether the physiological marker cortisol shows meaningful associations with cognitions predictive of pain outcomes...
March 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Bi Zhang, Chang Cai, Zhihao Pan, Liye Zhuang, Yong Qi
OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to explore the effect of remifentanil on acute and chronic postsurgical pain after cardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials were retrieved from electronic databases, such as PubMed, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Internet databases, Scopus, and Web of Science. A systematic review, meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis (TSA) were performed. Basic information and outcomes were extracted from the included studies...
March 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Esthael Cristina Querido Avelar Bergamaschi, Rioko Kimiko Sakata, Ana Laura Albertoni Giraldes, Leonardo Henrique Cunha Ferraro
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare pain intensity after pulsed radiofrequency (RF) or suprascapular nerve block for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain. The secondary objectives were to compare the shoulder range of motion and supplementary analgesic requirement. METHODS: This randomized and prospective study included 40 patients, with chronic shoulder pain allocated into 2 groups. One group underwent pulsed RF, and the other group was submitted to block (B) of the suprascapular nerve, guided by ultrasound...
March 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
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February 23, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Xinyu Hu, Yun Xia, Jingwen Li, Xinyi Wang, Hanshu Liu, Jichuan Hu, Juan Bi, Jing Wu, Tao Wang, Zhicheng Lin, Nian Xiong
OBJECTIVE: This review aims to analyze the current data for the use of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and highlight the evidence for its efficacy and safety. Pain management in patients with TN is challenging, as facial pain often does not respond well to conventional therapies. BTX-A has been suggested as a potential treatment option, but there is limited evidence regarding its long-term efficacy. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted in various databases (PubMed, Scopus, Embase, ClinicalTrials and Cochrane Library) to identify clinical studies evaluating the use of BTX-A in TN until October 2023...
February 22, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Alberto E Ardon, Emma Curley, Roy Greengrass
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the incidence of complications after landmark-based paravertebral blocks for breast surgery. METHODS: The medical records of patients that received a paravertebral block for breast surgery between 2019 and 2022 were reviewed. Patient age, gender, type of procedure, number of injections, volume of injected anesthetic, and possible complications were noted. A record was identified as a possible serious block-related complication if there was concern or treatment for local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST), pneumothorax, altered mental status, or intrathecal/epidural spread...
February 19, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Flavia P Kapos, Grace O Gordon, Cornelius B Groenewald, Katherine Slack, Vienna Wang, Tonya M Palermo, Anna C Wilson, Jennifer A Rabbitts
OBJECTIVES: Understanding adolescent perspectives on prescribed opioids in the context of medical care for acute pain is needed to prevent opioid-related adverse outcomes. We explored factors that may influence opioid decision-making and use behaviors among adolescents prescribed opioids for acute pain. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with nineteen adolescents (63% females, ages 12-17) prescribed opioids upon discharge from surgery or intensive care unit admission...
February 13, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Gadi Gilam, Jemma Silvert, Sheer Raev, Din Malka, Inbar Gluzman, Melissa Rush, Odelia Elkana, Valerie Aloush
OBJECTIVES: Perceived injustice (PI), assessed by the Injustice Experience Questionnaire (IEQ), is an important trigger of anger. Both PI and anger are associated with adverse chronic pain outcomes, and with comorbid mental health severity. We aimed to examine the roles of PI and anger in mediating pain across Fibromyalgia patients, with and without comorbid anxiety/depression (FM+A/D, FM-A/D respectively), as well as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and healthy controls (HC). We hypothesized the highest levels of PI, anger, and pain in FM+A/D patients, followed by FM-A/D, RA, and HC, thus also validating a Hebrew version of the IEQ...
February 12, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Andrew H Rogers, Tanya Smit, Jafar Bakhshaie, Michael J Zvolensky
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain is a significant public health concern. Psychological treatments are effective for treating chronic pain, but long term follow up studies are limited, and treatment effects sizes are small. Identifying modifiable treatment targets, such as emotion regulation, is critical to improve interventions. Emotion regulation (ER; i.e., cognitive and attentional strategies to modulate or maintain emotional experience) has been linked to psychopathology and pain experience in adults...
February 12, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Wei Zhang, Bin Yu, Zipu Jia, Chunmei Zhao, Fang Luo
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of early combined therapy with CT-guided paravertebral nerve (PVN) pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and subcutaneous block on acute/subacute herpes zoster (HZ). METHODS: A total of 98 medical records were analyzed. All patients underwent CT-guided PRF on PVN immediately followed by a single subcutaneous block with lidocaine and dexamethasone in acute/subacute phase. The therapy efficacy was evaluated by pain numeric rating scale (NRS) and effective rate, which was defined as a percent of cases with a reduction in pain NRS>50%, at day 1, week 2, 4, 12 and 24 after procedure...
February 5, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Delane Linkiewich, Katherine C Dib, Paula A Forgeron, Bruce D Dick, C Meghan McMurtry
OBJECTIVES: A biopsychosocial approach to understand and treat pain is crucial; however, there are limited socially-targeted interventions for adolescents with chronic pain. Peer support interventions implemented with other populations are associated with positive outcomes. Adolescents with chronic pain perceive peer support to have high potential value. This study explored the preferences of adolescents with chronic pain regarding the content and design of a group peer support intervention...
February 2, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
I-Wen Chen, Chia-Li Kao, Kuo-Chuan Hung
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February 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Ping Qian, Xiaoyu Zheng, Huaying Wei, Kemin Ji
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to compare the analgesic efficacy of serratus anterior plane block (SAB) with the paravertebral block (PVB) and intercostal block (ICB) for patients undergoing surgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed on the databases of ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, PubMed, and Embase from inception to October 24, 2021. Only randomized controlled trials comparing SAB with either PVB or ICB and reporting pain outcomes were included...
February 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
Qing Peng, Bo Meng, Sheng Yang, Zhenghu Ban, Yu Zhang, Man Hu, Wenjie Zhao, Haisheng Wu, Yuping Tao, Liang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: As 2 novel peripheral nerve blocks, the erector spinae plane block (ESPB) and thoracolumbar interfascial plane (TLIP) block can relieve postoperative pain in spinal surgery. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of ESPB versus TLIP block in patients undergoing spine surgery. METHODS: An extensive search of English online databases, including PubMed, Web of Sciences, Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Chinese online databases like Wanfang Data, CNKI, and CQVIP until March 31, 2023, with no language restrictions, was performed...
February 1, 2024: Clinical Journal of Pain
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