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Ashi Acupuncture Versus Local Anesthetic Trigger Point Injections in the Treatment of Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial
CONCLUSION: Treatments with ashi acupuncture and local anesthetic injections were effective in reducing clinical pain in women with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome.
Julio Cesar Rosa-E-Silva. Pain physician. 2020-09-24 00:00:00
The Efficacy of Scrambler Therapy for the Management of Head, Neck and Thoracic Cancer Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSIONS: The trial showed that ST is an effective treatment for the management of pain due to head and neck and thoracic cancer. On the basis of this study, the use of ST for the management of...
Sushma Bhatnagar. Pain physician. 2020-09-24 00:00:00
The Analgesic Efficacy of Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Block Combined with Pectoral Nerve Block in Modified Radical Mastectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of Pecs II and PIFB provide better perioperative analgesia for MRM than Pecs II alone.
Shaimaa F Mostafa. Pain physician. 2020-09-24 00:00:00
Efficacy of Intradiscal Ozone Therapy with or without Periforaminal Steroid Injection on Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Double-Blinded Controlled Study
CONCLUSION: This study showed that intradiscal ozone injection alone was sufficient to treat low back and leg pain caused by LDH and that periforaminal steroid injection does not provide additional...
Mustafa Kilic. Pain physician. 2020-09-24 00:00:00
Comparing the Safety and Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation on Genicular Nerve, Intraarticular Pulsed Radiofrequency with Steroid Injection in the Pain Management of Knee Osteoarthritis
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is characterized by the clinical symptoms of chronic knee pain and knee dysfunction, leading to disability and influencing the quality of life in severe cases....
Peng Yao. Pain physician. 2020-09-18 00:00:00
Relationship Between Epidural Steroid Dose and Suppression of Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
CONCLUSIONS: Although the difference in pain relief according to the ESI dose is not significant, the HPA suppression is prolonged with a higher dose than a lower dose, and the recovery is slower....
Ho Sik Moon. Pain physician. 2020-09-18 00:00:00
INYBI: A New Tool for Self-Myofascial Release of the Suboccipital Muscles in Patients With Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSION: Both, MRT and self-MRT using the INYBI, are equally effective to enhance self-reported pain intensity, and local pressure pain sensitivity in chronic NSNP patients. For cervical mobilit...
Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca. Spine. 2020-08-16 00:00:00
Contrast Medium Volume Needed to Reach Anterior Epidural Space via the Kambin Triangle or Subpedicular Approach for Transforaminal Epidural Injection
CONCLUSIONS: To conclude, our study revealed that average volume of contrast medium needed to reach AES and other landmarks were comparable with both approaches of TF injection.
Sarvdeep Singh Dhatt. Pain physician. 2020-07-26 00:00:00
Bilateral Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block Versus Transversus Abdominis Plane Block on Postoperative Analgesia after Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
CONCLUSIONS: Bilateral ultrasound-guided ESP block provides more potent and longer postoperative analgesia with less morphine consumption than TAP block after open total abdominal hysterectomy.
Mohamed Abdel Moniem Ibrahem. Pain physician. 2020-07-26 00:00:00
Facet Arthropathy Following Disc Replacement Versus Rehabilitation: A Prospective Study With 8-Year Follow-Up
CONCLUSION: Index level FA development was more likely after TDR compared with nonoperative treatment but was not associated with the 8-year clinical outcome. Index level FA may have contributed to...
Christian Hellum. Spine. 2020-07-23 00:00:00
Prosthesis in Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Approach Does Not Prevent Radiologic Adjacent Segment Degeneration
CONCLUSIONS: Radiological ASD occurs in a similar manner in patients who were subjected to arthrodesis in cervical radiculopathy and in patients who received arthroplasty to maintain motion. Curren...
Carmen L A Vleggeert-Lankamp. Spine. 2020-07-18 00:00:00
The Titanium-coated PEEK Cage Maintains Better Bone Fusion With the Endplate Than the PEEK Cage 6 Months After PLIF Surgery: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Study
CONCLUSION: Using the TiPEEK cage for PLIF enabled the maintenance of better bone fusion to the endplate than using the PEEK cage at 6 months after the surgery. Our findings suggest the possibility...
Yukihiro Matsuyama. Spine. 2020-07-18 00:00:00
Postoperative Single-shot Epidural Fentanyl and Bupivacaine for Postoperative Analgesia After Lumbar Decompression: A Prospective, Double-blind Randomized Study
CONCLUSIONS: A postoperative bolus of Fentanyl and Bupivacaine is effective in reducing early postoperative pain without the related complications of opiod administration.
Lulu Joan C Mamaril. Spine. 2020-07-18 00:00:00
Neck-Related Headache in Patients With Cervical Disc Disease After Surgery and Physiotherapy: A 1-Year Follow-up of a Prospective Randomized Study
CONCLUSION: There was a significant improvement in headache intensity 1 year postoperatively in patients with cervical radiculopathy and neck-related headache, but there were no differences between...
Anneli Peolsson. Spine. 2020-07-02 00:00:00
Comparing Heterotopic Ossification in Two Cervical Disc Prostheses
CONCLUSION: In comparison of two cervical disc prostheses the development of HO is independent on their architecture. Although global ROM was higher in the Bryan prosthesis group, this difference w...
Carmen L A Vleggeert-Lankamp. Spine. 2020-06-25 00:00:00


RCTs from: Pain, Pain physician, Pain Medicine, European journal of pain, Musculoskeletal science practice, American journal of PM & R, PM & R, Spine, European spine journal, The spine journal

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Latest Systematic Reviews [2]

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Health Care Provider Utilization of Prescription Monitoring Programs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Our study found that health care providers underutilize prescription monitoring program data and that many barriers exist to prescription monitoring program data use.
Mark Asbridge. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2021-01-23 00:00:00
Instrumentation techniques to prevent proximal junctional kyphosis and proximal junctional failure in adult spinal deformity correction - a systematic review of biomechanical studies
CONCLUSIONS: A variety of techniques, involving either posterior semi-rigid junctional fixation or the reinforcement of vertebral bodies, has been biomechanically assessed. However, the low number...
Paul C Willems. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2021-01-22 00:00:00
A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Radiofrequency Procedures on Innervation to the Shoulder Joint for relieving Chronic Pain
CONCLUSIONS: RF treatments targeting the sensory innervation of the shoulder joint affected by degenerative conditions have the potential to reduce pain but the current evidence does not suggest an...
Anuj Bhatia. European journal of pain (London, England). 2021-01-20 00:00:00
Psychometric properties of chronic low back pain diagnostic classification systems: a systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple low risk of bias studies demonstrate strong inter-rater reliability for OCS classification specifically OCS-MCI subcategory. Future studies with low risk of bias are needed to...
Robert Vining. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 2021-01-20 00:00:00
"The prevalence of residual limb pain and symptomatic neuromas following lower extremity amputation: a systematic review and meta-analysis"
Residual Limb Pain (RLP) is associated with (partial) extremity amputations and is defined as pain felt in the remaining part of the amputated limb. A common cause of RLP is neuroma formation after...
J Henk Coert. Pain. 2021-01-20 00:00:00
The effectiveness of biofeedback for improving pain, disability and work ability in adults with neck pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Biofeedback appears to have a small-to-moderate effect on reducing neck pain disability in the short- and intermediate-term, but no effect on pain or work ability. More trials reporting...
Petra L Graham. Musculoskeletal science & practice. 2021-01-18 00:00:00
A practical guide to preclinical systematic review and meta-analysis
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Jan Vollert. Pain. 2021-01-15 00:00:00
Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment and management of low back pain: A systematic review of quantity and quality
CONCLUSIONS: CPGs varied in quality, with most scoring the highest in the scope and purpose and clarity of presentation domains. CPGs achieved variable and lower scores in the stakeholder involveme...
Ashlee M Azizudin. Musculoskeletal science & practice. 2021-01-14 00:00:00
Comparison of a dual-surgeon versus single-surgeon approach for scoliosis surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: This review observed that there are no randomised control trials evaluating dual-surgeon versus single-surgeon operating for scoliosis. We provide aggregated data and analysis of availa...
Connor Green. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 2021-01-13 00:00:00
Relative Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSION: Nortriptyline reported the advantage relative to other drugs in achieving 30% and 50% pain reduction from the baseline. Gabapentin reported a significance of 50% pain reduction relative...
Dipika Bansal. Pain physician. 2021-01-05 00:00:00
Mind-Body Interventions for Depressive Symptoms in Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses
CONCLUSIONS: Mind-body interventions show consistent small to moderate effects in reducing depressive symptoms in CP. The literature in this area demonstrates understudy and oversynthesis. There is...
Danielle B Rice. Pain physician. 2021-01-05 00:00:00
Is Epidural Injection of Sodium Chloride Solution a True Placebo or an Active Control Agent? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this systematic review and meta-analysis show that epidurally administered sodium chloride solution and sodium chloride solution with steroids may be effective in manag...
Joshua A Hirsch. Pain physician. 2021-01-05 00:00:00
Is Dry Needling Effective for the Management of Spasticity, Pain, and Motor Function in Post-Stroke Patients? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSION: Moderate evidence suggests a positive effect of dry needling on spasticity (muscle tone) in the lower extremity in post-stroke patients. The effects on related pain and motor function a...
Marcos J Navarro-Santana. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2020-12-18 00:00:00
Effects of manual therapy on fear avoidance, kinesiophobia and pain catastrophizing in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Manual therapy may not be superior to no treatment or other treatments on improving fear-avoidance, kinesiophobia and pain catastrophizing, based on very low or low quality of evidence....
Letícia Bojikian Calixtre. Musculoskeletal science & practice. 2020-12-10 00:00:00
Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy versus Open Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: There is moderate quality evidence suggesting no difference in leg pain or functional status at intermediate and long-term follow-up between PTED and OM in the treatment of LDH. High q...
Sidney M Rubinstein. Spine. 2020-12-08 00:00:00


Reviews from: Pain, Pain physician, Pain Medicine, European journal of pain, Musculoskeletal science practice, American journal of PM & R, PM & R, Spine, European spine journal, The spine journal

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