Pain Physician

Official Journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
July/August 2014 - Volume 17 Issue 4
Alan D Kaye. MD, PhD

Managing Editor - Bert Fellows, MA

2014;17;E437-E450. Zohydro™ Approval by Food and Drug Administration: Controversial or Frightening?
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Mark V. Boswell, MD, PhD, Thomas T. Simopoulos, MD, Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2014;17;E451-E474. Epidural Steroid Warning Controversy Still Dogging FDA
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Vijay Singh, MD, Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, Mark V. Boswell, MD, PhD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, Sudhir Diwan, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2014;17;E475-E487. Randomized Trial of Epidural Injections for Spinal Stenosis Published in The New England Journal of Medicine: Further Confusion Without Clarification
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, Mark V. Boswell, MD, PhD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2014;17;277-290. Transforaminal Versus Parasagittal Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection in Low Back Pain with Radicular Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Control Trial
Randomized Trial
Babita Ghai, MD, Dipika Bansal, MD, DM, Jonan Puni Kay, MD, Kaivalya Sadashiv Vadaje, MD, and Jyotsna Wig, MD


2014;17;291-296. Fluoroscopically Guided Infiltration of the Cervical Nerve Root: An Indirect Approach Through the Ipsilateral Facet Joint
Non-Randomized Study
Alexios Kelekis, MD, PhD, Dimitrios K. Filippiadis, MD, Georgios Velonakis, MD, Jean-Baptist Martin, MD, PhD, Nikolaos Oikonomopoulos, MD, Elias Brountzos, MD, PhD, and Nikolaos Kelekis, MD, PhD


2014;17;297-304. Adverse Events Associated with Fluoroscopically Guided Zygapophyseal Joint Injections
Retrospective Study
Chris Plastaras, MD, Zachary McCormick, MD, Donald Macron, MD, Cynthia Garvan, PhD, Anand Joshi, MD, MHA, Gary Chimes, MD, Wesley Smeal, MD, and Joshua Rittenberg, MD


2014;17;305-315. Effect of Thoracic Epidural Analgesia on Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in Patients Subjected to Protective Lung Ventilation During Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Randomized Trial
Khaled M. Fares, MD, Sahar A. Mohamed, MD, Hesham M Hamza, MD, Douaa M Sayed, MD, and Diab F Hetta, MSc


2014;17;317-327. Treatment of Metastatic Spinal Lesions with a Navigational Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Device: A Multicenter Retrospective Study
Retrospective Study
Praveen R Anchala, MD, Winston D Irving, MD, Travis J Hillen, MD, Michael V Friedman, MD, Bassem A. Georgy, MD, Douglass M Coldwell, MD, PhD, Nam D Tran, MD, PhD, Frank D Vrionis, MD, PhD, Allan Brook, MD, and Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD


2014;17;E489-E501. Transforaminal Epidural Injections in Chronic Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Control Trial
Randomized Trial
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Kimberly A. Cash, RT, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Frank J.E. Falco, MD


2014;17;E503-E507. Opioid Tolerance – A Predictor of Increased Length of Stay and Higher Readmission Rates
Observational Report
Padma Gulur, MD, Libby Williams, MPH, Sanjay Chaudhary, MHA, Katharine Koury, BA, and Michael Jaff, DO


2014;17;E509-E524. Transforaminal Versus Interlaminar Approaches to Epidural Steroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain
Systematic Review
George C Chang-Chien, DO, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Zachary McCormick, MD, Samuel K Chu, MD, Andrea M. Trescot, MD, and Kenneth D. Candido, MD


2014;17;329-343. Tapentadol Prolonged Release for Managing Moderate to Severe, Chronic Malignant Tumor-Related Pain
Randomized Trial
Hans G Kress, MD, PhD, E Dietlind Koch, MD, Hristiyan Kosturski, MD, Achim Steup, Dipl-Stat, Keith Karcher, MS, Bernd Lange, MD, Can Dogan, , Mila S. Etropolski, MD, and Marielle Eerdekens, MD


2014;17;345-352. Effects of Movement and Postural Positions in Spinal Cord Stimulation in the New Rechargeable Systems
Prospective Study
David Abejon, MD, Pablo Rueda, PhD, Elba Parodi, MD, PhD, and Javier Del Saz, MD


2014;17;353-357. Increased Thermal Pain Sensitivity in Animals Exposed to Chronic High Dose Vicodin® but Not Pure Hydrocodone
Randomized Animal Trial
Thomas F. O’Connell, BA, Patrick S Carpenter, MS, Nadia Caballero, MD, Andrew J Putnam, MD, Joshua T Steere, MD, Gregory J Matz, MD, and Eileen M Foecking, PhD


2014;17;359-366. KIMS, CEDIA, and HS-CEDIA Immunoassays Are Inadequately Sensitive for Detection of Benzodiazepines in Urine from Patients Treated for Chronic Pain
Diagnostic Accuracy Report
Alicia Darragh, MS, Marion L Snyder, PhD, Adam S Ptolemy, PhD, and Stacy Melanson, MD, PhD


2014;17;E525-E530. Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain
Case Report
Xiaodong Pang, MD, PhD, Hong Yang, MD, and Baogan Peng, MD, PhD


2014;17;E531-E536. Neuromodulation of the Great Auricular Nerve for Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache
Case Report
Foad Elahi, MD, and Chandan Reddy, MD


2014;17;E537-E541. High Cervical Epidural Neurostimulation for Post-Traumatic Headache Management
Case Report
Foad Elahi, MD, and Chandan Reddy, MD


2014;17;E543-E548. Androgen Deficiency in Long-Term Intrathecal Opioid Administration
Case Report
Chong H Kim, MD, Rolando Garcia, PA, Justin Stover, MD, Kyle Ritchie, MD, Thomas Whealton, MD, and Monica A Ata, MD


2014;17;E549-E552. The Food and Drug Administration’s Recent Action on April 23, 2014 Failed to Appropriately Address Safety Concerns about Epidural Steroid Use
Letter to the Editor
Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, George C Chang-Chien, DO, and Timothy R. Deer, MD


2014;17;E553-E555. Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Multiple Rib Fractures
Letter to the Editor
Nishad Poolayullathil Kunhabdulla, MD, Anil Agarwal, MD, Atul Gaur, MD, Sujeet KS Gautam, MD, Rakhi Gupta, MD, and Amita Agarwal, MD


2014;17;E556-E557. Ultrasound Imaging for the Upper Limb Nerves in CRPS: A Patient With Electrical Injury
Letter to the Editor
Murat Kara, MD, Suha Yalcin, MD, Fevziye Unsal Malas, MD, Tulay Tiftik, MD, and Levent Ozcakar, MD


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