Pain Physician

Official Journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
March/April 2015 - Volume 18 Issue 2
Alan David Kaye. MD, PhD

Managing Editor - Bert Fellows, MA

2015;18;E101-E105. Elusive “Doc Fix”: Groundhog Day 2015 for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)
Public Health Policy Opinion
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Vijay Singh, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E107-E113. First, Do No Harm by Adopting Evidence-Based Policy Initiatives: The Overselling of ICD-10 by Congress with High Expectations
Health Policy Opinion
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E115-E127. An Updated Assessment of Utilization of Interventional Pain Management Techniques in the Medicare Population: 2000 – 2013
Public Health Policy Perspective
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD


2015;18;E129-E138. Safeguards to Prevent Neurologic Complications after Epidural Steroid Injections: Analysis of Evidence and Lack of Applicability of Controversial Policies
Health Policy Opinion
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, and Frank J.E. Falco, MD


2015;18;109-130. Systematic Review of Radiofrequency Ablation and Pulsed Radiofrequency for Management of Cervicogenic Headache
Systematic Review
Vittal R Nagar, MD, PhD, Pravardhan Birthi, MD, Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, and Amit Asopa, MD, FRCA


2015;18;131-152. The Impact of Genetic Variation on Sensitivity to Opioid Analgesics in Patients with Postoperative Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Systematic Review
Zhen-Yu Ren, MD, PhD, Xiao-Qing Xu, PhD, Yan-Ping Bao, PhD, Jie He, PhD, Le Shi, PhD, Jia-Hui Deng, , Xue-Jiao Gao, MS, Hui-Lin Tang, MS, Yu-Mei Wang, MD, and Lin Lu, MD, PhD


2015;18;153-162. Ultrasound-Guided Greater Occipital Nerve Block: An Efficient Technique in Chronic Refractory Migraine Without Aura?
Randomized Trial
Deniz Palamar, MD, Derya Uluduz, MD, Sabahattin Saip, MD, Gul Erden, MD, Halil Unalan, MD, and Ulku Akarirmak, MD


2015;18;163-171. Piriformis Syndrome: Comparison of the Effectiveness of Local Anesthetic and Corticosteroid Injections: A Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Study
Randomized Trial
Tugce O Misirlioglu, MD, Kenan Akgun, MD, Deniz Palamar, MD, Meryem G Erden, MD, and Tuba Erbilir, MD


2015;18;173-178. Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on Sedation as Assessed by Bispectral Index in Normal Healthy Volunteers
Randomized Trial
Jinseok Yeo, MD, and Younghoon Jeon, MD, PhD


2015;18;E139-E146. Perioperative Lidocaine Infusion Reduces the Incidence of Post-Mastectomy Chronic Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial
Randomized Trial
Abdullah S Terkawi, MD, Sonal Sharma, MD, Marcel E Durieux, MD, PhD, Swapna Thammishetti, MD, David Brenin, MD, and Mohamed Tiouririne, MD


2015;18;E147-E155. Pulsed Radiofrequency for Chronic Inguinal Neuralgia
Randomized Trial
Mohamed Y Makharita, MD, and Yasser Mohamed Amr, MD


2015;18;179-184. Transforaminal Endoscopic Treatment of Lumbar Radiculopathy after Instrumented Lumbar Spine Fusion
Retrospective Study
Albert E Telfeian, MD, PhD, Gabriele P Jasper, MD, and Gina M Francisco, BSc


2015;18;185-194. Event-Related Cortical Processing in Neuropathic Pain under Long-Term Spinal Cord Stimulation
Observational Study
Ralf Weigel, MD, H Holger Capelle, MD, Herta Flor, MD, PhD, and Joachim K Krauss, MD


2015;18;E157-E161. Blood Testing in Chronic Pain Management
Narrative Review
Timothy R. Deer, MD, and Joshua Gunn, PhD


2015;18;E163-E170. Assessment of Clinical Outcomes of Cervical Epidural Neuroplasty Using a Racz-Catheter and Predictive Factors of Efficacy in Patients with Cervical Spinal Pain
Observational Study
Dong Eon Moon, MD, Hae Jung Park, MD, and Young Hoon Kim, MD


2015;18;E171-E176. Patients with Refractory Back Pain Treated in the Emergency Department: Is Immediate Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection Superior to Hospital Admission and Standard Medical Pain Management?
Observational Study
Todd Miller, MD, Judah Burns, PhD, Jeffrey Gilligan, BS, Francis Baffour, MD, and Allan Brook, MD


2015;18;E177-E185. Clinical Evaluation of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection in Patients with Gadolinium Enhancing Spinal Nerves Associated with Disc Herniation
Observational Study
Hyeong-Jun Tak, MD, Rodney Jones, MD, Yun-Woo Cho, MD, PhD, Eun-Hyuk Kim, MD, and Sang-Ho Ahn, MD, PhD


2015;18;E187-E194. Comparison of High-Viscosity Cement Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures
Prospective Assessment
Cheng-hu Wang, MD, Jin-zhu Ma, MD, Chuan-chen Zhang, MD, and Lin Nie, MD, PhD


2015;18;E195-E200. Pain Relief Scale Is More Highly Correlated with Numerical Rating Scale than with Visual Analogue Scale in Chronic Pain Patients
Research Article
Jae Jin Lee, MD, Mi Kyoung Lee, MD, PhD, Jung Eun Kim, MD, Hee Zoo Kim, MD, PhD, Sang Hoon Park, MD, Jong Hyun Tae, MD, and Sang Sik Choi, MD, PhD


2015;18;E201-E205. Pressure Pain and Isometric Strength of Neck Flexors Are Related in Chronic Tension-Type Headache
Research Article
Rene Castien, PhD, Annette Blankenstein, PhD, and Willem DeHertogh, PhD


2015;18;195-205. Different Analgesic Effects of Intrathecal Endomorphin-2 on Thermal Hyperalgesia and Evoked Inflammatory Pain in Ovariectomized Rats
Experimental Assessment
Xiao-Hui Zhao, MD, Ya-Qun Zhao, MD, PhD, Chao Zhu, MD, PhD, Lei Chen, MD, PhD, Wei Hu, BA, Ting Zhang, MD, Yu-Lin Dong, MD, PhD, Sheng-Xi Wu, MD, PhD, Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, Wen Wang, MD, PhD, and Yun-Qing Li, MD, PhD


2015;18;E207-E216. Trigeminal Neuralgia Induced by Cobra Venom in the Rat Leads to Deficits in Abilities of Spatial Learning and Memory
Experimental Assessment
Zhe Wu, MD, Xiao-yan Qian, CRNA, Jian-xiong An, MD, PhD, Cai-cai Liu, MD, Ming Tian, PhD, Doris K Cope, MD, and John P. Williams, MD


2015;18;E217-E223. Intervertebral Disc Temperature Mapping During Disc Biacuplasty in the Human Cadaver
Research Article
Mehul J. Desai, MD, Jeremy Ollerenshaw, PhD, Robert Harrison, MA, Laura Yu, PhD, Puneet Sayal, MD, Tyler Crone, MS, and Alan Dine, BSN


2015;18;E225-E228. Occult Spinal Dysraphism: A Challenge in Pain Management
Case Report
Frederic J. Gerges, MD, Chhavi Manchanda, MD, Gordon Novak, MD, Magid Al-Kimawi, MD, Michael Semenovski, MD, and Stephen Williams, DO


2015;18;E229-E236. Management of Pain Secondary to Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Case Series
Manuel J Rodriguez-Lopez, MD, Mariano Fernandez-Baena, MD, and Carlos Aldaya-Valverde, MD


2015;18;E237-E243. Intrapelvic Obturator Internus Muscle Injections: A Novel Fluoroscopic Technique
Case Series
Assia Valovska, MD, Michael P Zaccagnino, MD, Michael J Weaver, MD, Ivan Valovski, MD, Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, and Richard D. Urman, MD


2015;18;E245-E249. Spontaneous Muscle Contraction with Extreme Pain after Thoracotomy Treated by Pulsed Radiofrequency
Brief Commentary
Yuecheng Yang, MD, Lihua Dai, MD, and Ma Ke, PhD


2015;18;E251-E252. The Results of Scaphoid Avascular Necrosis Can Be More Than Just Hand Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Brief Commentary
Didem Yenigun, MD, Timur Ekiz, MD, Cem Hatipoglu, MD, and Murat Kara, MD


2015;18;E253-E256. Lumbar Disc Herniation with Contralateral Radiculopathy: Do We Neglect the Epidural Fat?
Brief Commentary
Jun-Song Yang, MD, Dong-Jie Zhang, MS, and Ding-Jun Hao, MD, PhD


2015;18;E257-E258. Early Onset of Syringomyelia Presenting With Hyperhidrosis and Neuropathic Pain in Upper Limbs in a Paraplegic Patient
Brief Commentary
Timur Ekiz, MD, Didem Yenigun, MD, Guldal FN Yuzer, MD, Cem Hatipoglu, MD, and Murat Kara, MD


2015;18;E259-E260. Is Hip Originated Pain Misdiagnosed?
Brief Commentary
Ozlem Tasoglu, MD, Hulya Sirzai, MD, Sule Sahin Onat, MD, and Nese Ozgirgin, MD


2015;18;E261-E264. Effect of Buprenorphine on Total Intravenous Anesthetic Requirements During Spine Surgery
Brief Commentary
Yury Khelemsky, MD, Jacob Schauer, MD, and Nathaniel Loo, MD


2015;18;E265-E265. Steroid Effects on Upper Limb Functions in a Patient with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Brief Commentary
Ender Erden, MD, Huma Boluk, MD, Gokhan T Ozturk, MD, Ilkay Karabay, MD, and Murat Ersoz, MD


2015;18;E267-E269. Sacroiliac Fascial Lipocele Could be a Neglected Cause of Lumbosacral Pain: Case Study of Percutaneous Endoscopic Treatment
Brief Commentary
Jun-Song Yang, MD, Lei Chu, MD, Ding-Jun Hao, MD, PhD, Yuan-Yi Zhen, MD, and Zhong-Liang Deng, MD


2015;18;E271-E272. Spinal Anesthesia and Not Pneumorrhachis as Cause for Temporary Paraplegia
Letter to the Editor
Randall W Henthorn, MD


2015;18;E271-E272. Response to Letter to the Editor
Joan Dalmau-Carola, MD


2015;18;E272-E272. In Errata


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