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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 ...
Acute pain after total hip arthroplasty does not predict the development of chronic postsurgical pain 6 months later
(Springer Verlag, 2010)
Purpose Much remains unknown about the relationship between acute postoperative pain and the development of pathologic chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). The purpose of this project was to identify the extent to which ...
Pain-related psychological correlates of pediatric acute post-surgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 12/11/2012)
Background: Post-surgical pain is prevalent in children, yet is significantly understudied. The goals of this study were to examine gender differences in pain outcomes and pain-related psychological constructs postoperatively ...
Preventive Analgesia: Quo Vadimus?
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011-11)
The classic definition of preemptive analgesia requires 2 groups of patients to receive identical treatment before or after incision or surgery. The only difference between the 2 groups is the timing of administration of ...
Systematic review of persistent pain and psychological outcomes following traumatic musculoskeletal injury
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 09/01/2013)
Background: Persistent pain and psychological distress are common after traumatic musculoskeletal injury (TMsI). Individuals sustaining a TMsI are often young, do not recover quickly, and place a large economic burden on ...
Continuous regional anaesthesia provides effective pain management and reduces opioid requirement following major lower limb amputation
Objectives: Postoperative stump pain after major lower limb amputation is a significant impediment to the recovery of amputees. The vast majority of patients require opioid analgesics following surgery, which are associated ...
Genetics of chronic post-surgical pain: A crucial step toward personal pain medicine
(Springer International Publishing AG, 2015-03)
Purpose Most patients who undergo surgery or experience a traumatic injury suffer from acute pain that subsides once tissues heal. Nevertheless, the pain remains in 15-30% of patients, sometimes for life, and this chronic ...
Distinguishing problematic from nonproblematic postsurgical pain: A pain trajectory analysis after total knee arthroplasty
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2015-03)
The goal of this study was to follow a cohort of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty over time to: (1) identify and describe the various pain trajectories beginning preoperatively and for up to 12 months after ...