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Validation of the numerical rating scale for pain intensity and unpleasantness in pediatric acute postoperative pain: sensitivity to change over time
This study evaluates the construct validity (including sensitivity to change) of the numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain intensity (I) and unpleasantness (U) and participant pain scale preferences in children/adolescents ...
Reliability and validity of the Child Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (CPASS) in a clinical sample of children and adolescents with acute postsurgical pain
Pain anxiety refers to the cognitive, emotional, physiological, and behavioural reactions to the experience or anticipation of pain. The Child Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (CPASS) has recently been developed and validated ...
Prospective diary study of nonpainful and painful phantom sensations in a preselected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs.
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004)
Objective: To prospectively study factors associated with the occurrence of phantom sensations and pains in a pre-selected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs. Design: Prospective diary study ...
Pain flashbacks in posttraumatic stress disorder
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004)
Objectives: Surgical patients who regain consciousness while under general anesthesia may develop symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One common PTSD symptom is the experiencing of abnormal perceptions during ...
Disease Rarity, Carrier Status, and Gender: A Triple Disadvantage for Women with Fabry Disease
(Springer Verlag, 2008)
Fabry disease is a multi-systemic X-linked genetic disorder which has progressive and deadly consequences for those it afflicts. Fabry disease symptoms are widely recognized as a substantive burden for affected males. In ...
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 ...
Transition from acute to chronic postsurgical pain: risk factors and protective factors
(Expert Reviews, 2009)
Most patients who undergo surgery recover uneventfully and resume their normal daily activities within weeks. Nevertheless, chronic postsurgical pain develops in an alarming proportion of patients. The prevailing approach ...
A meta-analysis of the analgesic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for inflammatory joint pain
Between 40% and 60% of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine to manage medical conditions, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs) have been used ...
The Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service: development and implementation of a multidisciplinary program to prevent chronic postsurgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Limited, 2015-10)
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP), an often unanticipated result of necessary and even life-saving procedures, develops in 5–10% of patients one-year after major surgery. Substantial advances have been made in identifying ...
Maternal family history of hypertension attenuates neonatal pain response
Reduced sensitivity to naturally occurring and laboratory pain stimuli has been observed in individuals with hypertension, high-normal blood pressure, and a family history of hypertension. The present study sought to extend ...
PTSD and the Experience of Pain: Research and Clinical Implications of Shared Vulnerability and Mutual Maintenance Models
(SAGE Publications, 2002-12)
It is common for individuals with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to present with cooccurring pain problems, and vice versa. However, the relation between these conditions often goes unrecognized in clinical ...
Online communities for breast cancer survivors: a review and analysis of their characteristics and levels of use
(Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-05)
Purpose Online communities have been heralded as one of the most promising health resources on the Internet. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics and levels of use of online communities for breast ...
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 ...
Pregabalin Effective for the Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Really? In response.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013-02)
Survey of the prevalence of immunization non-compliance due to needle fears in children and adults
Needle fears are a documented barrier to immunization in children and adults. There is a paucity of data, however, regarding the prevalence of needle fears and their impact on immunization compliance. In this cross-sectional ...
Beta-Endorphin Concentration After Administration of Sucrose in Preterm Infants
(American Medical Association, 2003)
Background Sucrose is an effective analgesic for procedural pain in preterm infants. It has been hypothesized that its analgesic effects are mediated by the release of endogenous opioid neurotransmitters such as ...