Pain Physician

Official Journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
May-June 2015 - Volume 18 Issue 3
Alan David Kaye. MD, PhD

Managing Editor - Bert Fellows, MA

2015;18;E273-E292. Analysis of the Carrot and Stick Policy of Repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate Formula: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Peter S. Staats, MD, Mark V Boswell, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E293-E298. A Case for Restraint of Explosive Growth of Health Information Technology: First, Do No Harm
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E299-E306. Economic Analysis of Kiva VCF Treatment System Compared to Balloon Kyphoplasty Using Randomized Kiva Safety and Effectiveness Trial (KAST) Data
Economic Analysis
Douglas P. Beall, MD, Wayne J. Olan, MD, Priyanka Kakad, PhD, Qianyi Li, MS, and John Hornberger, MD


2015;18;E307-E322. Reducing Opioid Analgesic Deaths in America: What Health Providers Can Do
Comprehensive Review
Taghogho Agarin, MD, Andrea M. Trescot, MD, Aniefiok Agarin, MD, Doreena Lesanics, PhD, and Claricio Decastro, MD


2015;18;E323-E331. Opioid Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions in Germany
Andreas Werber, MD, Ursula Marschall, MD, Helmut Lhoest, MD, Winfried Hauser, MD, Babak Moradi, MD, and Marcus Schiltenwolf, MD


2015;18;209-222. Comparison of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Single Level Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Meta-analysis of the Literature
Systematic Review
Hua Wang, MD, Shilabant Sen Sribastav, MD, Fubiao Ye, MD, PhD, Cangsheng Yang, MD, PhD, Jianru Wang, MD, PhD, Hui Liu, MD, PhD, and Zhaomin Zheng, MD, PhD


2015;18;223-236. Lack of Evidence for Central Sensitization in Idiopathic, Non-Traumatic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review
Systematic Review
Annaleen Malfliet, MSc, PT, Jeroen Kregel, MSc, Barbara Cagnie, PhD, Mandy Kuipers, BSc, Mieke Dolphens, PhD, Nathalie Roussel, PhD, Mira Meeus, PhD, Lieven Danneels, PhD, Wichor M Bramer, BSc, and Jo Nijs, PhD


2015;18;237-248. Effectiveness of Parasagittal Interlaminar Epidural Local Anesthetic with or without Steroid in Chronic Lumbosacral Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial
Randomized Trial
Babita Ghai, MD, Kushal Kumar, MD, Dipika Bansal, MD, Saravdeep S Dhatt, MS, Raju Kanukula, MPharma, and Yatindra K Batra, MD


2015;18;249-257. A New Transmucous-Buccal Formulation of Acetaminophen for Acute Traumatic Pain: A Non-inferiority, Randomized, Double-Blind, Clinical Trial
Randomized Trial
Gisele Pickering, MD, PhD, DPharm, Fares Moustafa, MD, Nicolas Macian, MSc, Jeannot Schmidt, MD, PhD, Bruno Pereira, PhD, and Claude Dubray, MD, PhD


2015;18;259-266. Do the Gaps in the Ligamentum Flavum in the Cervical Spine Translate into Dural Punctures? An Analysis of 4,396 Fluoroscopic Interlaminar Epidural Injections
Observational Study
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Yogesh Malla, MD, Kimberly A. Cash, RT, and Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc


2015;18;267-276. Intravenous Parecoxib and Continuous Femoral Block for Postoperative Analgesia after Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Prospective Trial
Randomized Trial
Despoina G Sarridou, MD, Georgia Chalmouki, MD, Maria Braoudaki, PhD, Anna Koutsoupaki, MD, Argiro Mela, MD, PhD, and Athina Vadalouka, MD, PhD


2015;18;277-286. Immediate and Acute Adverse Effects Following Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections with Dexamethasone
Prospective Study
Omar El Abd, MD, Joao ED Amadera, MD, PhD, Daniel C Pimentel, MD, and Lorraine Gomba, MD


2015;18;287-297. Treatment Outcomes after Combination Interventional and Cognitive Motivational Counseling on Analgesic Medication Use in Patients with Chronic Spine Pain
Retrospective Case Series
John Jerome, PhD, Ryan Topham, MD, Anna Dematatis, PhD, and Josh Corteville, BS


2015;18;299-304. Referred Pain Patterns of the Third and Fourth Dorsal Interosseous Muscles
Prospective Evaluation
Tae Woong Choi, MD, Hyeun Jun Park, MD, Ah Ry Lee, MD, and Yoon Kyoo Kang, MD, PhD


2015;18;E333-E346. Low Back Pain: Guidelines for the Clinical Classification of Predominant Neuropathic, Nociceptive, or Central Sensitization Pain
Comprehensive Review
Jo Nijs, PhD, Adri Apeldoorn, PhD, Hank Hallegraeff, PhD, Jacqui Clark, MSc, PT, Rob Smeets, MD, PhD, Annaleen Malfliet, MSc, PT, Enrique L. Girbes, MSc, PT, Margot De Kooning, MSc, and Kelly Ickmans, PhD


2015;18;E347-E353. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Combined with Percutaneous Pediculoplasty for Lytic Vertebral Body and Pedicle Lesions of Metastatic Tumors
Observational Study
Zhen-Yong Ke, MD, Yang Wang, PhD, Yue-Long Zhong, MD, Liang Chen, PhD, and Zhong-Liang Deng, MD, PhD


2015;18;E355-E361. Increased Dose of Betamethasone for Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Is Not Associated with Superior Pain Outcomes at 4 Weeks
Retrospective Evaluation
Waylan Wong, MD, Dermot P Maher, MD, Daniel Iyayi, BS, Raul Lopez, MD, Bahman Shamloo, MD, Howard Rosner, MD, and Roya Yumul, MD, PhD


2015;18;E363-E368. Cryoablation for the Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia
Retrospective Evaluation
Chong H. Kim , MD, Wayne Hu, MD, PhD, Jeff Gao, MD, Kristin Dragan, MD, Thomas Whealton, MD, and Christina Julian, MD


2015;18;E369-E377. Analysis of Psychological Characteristics Impacting Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment Outcomes: A Prospective Assessment
Prospective Evaluation
Elizabeth Sparkes, PhD, Rui V. Duarte, PhD, Stacey Mann, BSc, Tony R Lawrence, PhD, and Jon H. Raphael, MD


2015;18;E379-E388. Effects of Ultrasound-Guided Stellate Ganglion Block on Acute Pain after Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Clinical Trial
Eun Mi Choi, PhD, Eun Mi Kim, MD, Mi Hwa Chung, PhD, Jong Hee Park, MD, Hyo Keun Lee, MD, Young Rong Choi, MD, and Mihyeon Lee, MD


2015;18;E389-E401. Cognitive Performance Is Related to Central Sensitization and Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Fibromyalgia
Case Control Study
Iris Coppieters, MSc, Kelly Ickmans, PhD, Barbara Cagnie, PhD, Jo Nijs, PhD, Robby De Pauw, MSc, Suzie Noten, MSc, and Mira Meeus, PhD


2015;18;E403-E409. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Electrical Nerve Stimulation Implant for Intractable Facial Pain
Case Report
Foad Elahi, MD, and Chandan G Reddy, MD


2015;18;E411-E415. Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Application via the Pterygopalatine Fossa: A Practical Approach to Treat Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia
Case Report
Antoun Nader, MD, Bernard R Bendok, MD, Jeremy J Prine, MD, and Mark C Kendall, MD


2015;18;E417-E420. The Successful Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal-Induced Refractory Muscle Spasms with 5-HTP in a Patient Intolerant to Clonidine
Brief Commentary
Jennifer Dais, MD, Ankur Khosia, MD, and Gulshan Doulatram, MD


2015;18;E421-E424. Serratus Anterior Plane Block: A New Analgesic Technique for Post-Thoracotomy Pain
Brief Commentary
Rajashree Madabushi, MD, Saipriya Tewari, MD, Sujeet KS Gautam, MD, Amita Agarwal, MD, and Anil Agarwal, MD


2015;18;E425-E427. Initial Experience with IV Ketamine Infusion for Treatment of Post Sternotomy Pain in a Patient with a Total Artificial Heart
Brief Commentary
Dermot P Maher, MD, Rusty Loyferman, DO, Roya Yumul, MD, PhD, and Charles Louy, MD, PhD


2015;18;E429-E431. A Costly Lesson: Fatal Respiratory Depression Induced by Clindamycin during Postoperative Patient Controlled Analgesia
Brief Commentary
Gao Wu, MM, Guo Wu, MM, and Hanbin Wu, MM


2015;18;E433-E435. Management of Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia Using Extended Duration Pulsed Radiofrequency Application
Brief Commentary
Deepak Thapa, DNB, PDCC, Vanita Ahuja, MD, Christopher Dass, MBBS, and Parul Verma, MBBS


2015;18;E437-E438. Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome with Ultrasonographic Nerve Imaging
Brief Commentary
Elif Yalcin, MD, Mufit Akyuz, MD, and Ece Unlu, MD


2015;18;E439-E441. Integrating Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics, and Quantitative Cytochrome P450 Polymorphic Gene Drug-Drug Interactions (DDIs)
Letter to the Editor
Oscar A Linares, MD, Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, Raymond C Boston, PhD, and Annemarie L Daly, MD


2015;18;E439-E441. In Response
Timothy R. Deer, MD, and Joshua Gunn, PhD


2015;18;E442-E444. Perioperative Use of Systemic Lidocaine
Letter to the Editor
Maria Paz Sebastian, MBChB, and Simeon West, MBChB


2015;18;E442-E444. In Response to Perioperative Use of Systemic Lidocaine
In Response
Mohamed Tiouririne, MD, Abdullah S Terkawi, MD, and Marcel E Durieux, MD, PhD


2015;18;E445-E446. The Effect of Abuse-Deterrent Extended-Release Oxycodone Leads to Inappropriate Conclusions with Over Estimation of Safety of Abuse-Deterrent Formulations
Letter to the Editor
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E447-E476. 2015 Abstracts from 17th Annual ASIPP Meeting


2015;18;305. In Errata


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