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Preoperative coping strategies and distress predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption in women undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery
Objectives The aim of the present study was to predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption based on preoperative psychosocial factors. Methods One hundred and twenty-two women completed measures of distress and ...
Postoperative Morphine Use and Hyperalgesia Are Reduced by Preoperative but Not Intraoperative Epidural Analgesia: Implications for Preemptive Analgesia and the Prevention of Central Sensitization
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003)
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the postoperative morphine-sparing effects and reduction in pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia after preincisional or postincisional epidural administration of a ...
What is the role of online support from the perspective of facilitators of face-to-face support groups? A multi-method study of the use of breast cancer online communities
Objective: To explore the role of online communities from the perspective of breast cancer survivors who are facilitators of face-to-face support groups. Methods: Seventy-three attendees (73% response rate) of a Canadian ...
Letter to the Editor. Comment on: Kim et al. Pain 2014;155(1):22-27, Comparison of postoperative pain in the first and second knee in staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty:clinical evidence of enhanced pain sensitivity after surgical injury
We read with interest the article by Kim et al.  involving pain and hyperalgesia in patients undergoing staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Factorial Validity of the English-Language Version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale–Child Version
The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) was developed in English to assess 3 components of catastrophizing (rumination, magnification, helplessness). It has been adapted for use and validated with Flemish-speaking children ...
Evaluation of Pain Measurement Practices and Opinions of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons
(Springer Verlag, 2009)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the opinions and practices of peripheral nerve surgeons regarding assessment and treatment of pain in patients following nerve injury. Surgeons with expertise in upper extremity ...
The effect of tactile and visual sensory inputs on phantom limb awareness
(Oxford University Press, 2003)
Multiple sensory stimuli contribute to the conscious awareness of the body. It is well known that limb amputation can result in abnormal body awareness, but the manner in which the CNS constructs and updates a body schema ...
Influence of repeated painful procedures and sucrose analgesia on the development of hyperalgesia in newborn infants
This study determined the effects of cumulative exposure to painful needle procedures and sucrose analgesia on the development of remote hyperalgesia in newborn infants, defined as an increase in response to a normally ...
Pain, opioid tolerance and sensitisation to nociception in the neonate
Pain is commonplace in newborn infants. Opioid analgesics have become increasingly used to reduce different types of pain in neonates, including pain from surgery, medical procedures and chronic conditions. Adverse effects ...