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The Numeric Rating Scale for Clinical Pain Measurement: A Ratio Measure?
Simultaneous pain measurements using these 2 scales were compared in clinical situations commonly encountered in a tertiary community hospital and no correlations were noted for the same postoperative patients at rest or for postoperative orthopedic patients.
Evidence‐Based Interventional Pain Medicine According to Clinical Diagnoses
Treatment for patients with severe pain in the chronic phase consists of manual therapy and/or a local injec- tion of local anesthetic and corticosteroid into the painful segment and other interventional treatments such as intradiscal injections, ganglion impar block, radiofrequency treatment and caudal block are advised only under study conditions.
Tapentadol in Pain Management
Clinical trial evidence in acute and chronic non-cancer pain and neuropathic pain supports an opioid-sparing effect that reduces some of the typical opioid-related adverse effects for tapentadol, which results in improved tolerability and adherence to therapy for both the immediate- and extended-release formulations of tapENTadol.
Tapentadol immediate release for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain
  • C. Hartrick
  • Medicine, Biology
    Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
  • 30 October 2009
The observed efficacy across different pain models and favorable gastrointestinal tolerability profile associated with tapentadol IR indicate that this novel analgesic is an attractive treatment option for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain.
Direct and Indirect Economic Costs Among Private-Sector Employees With Osteoarthritis
Private-sector employees with OA have higher direct and indirect costs than those without this condition and their costs of health care and work loss to age-and-sex-matched employees without evidence of OA in that year is compared.
Back Pain and Neuraxial Anesthesia
Additional studies are needed to confirm the efficacy of epidural dexamethasone, or other steroids, or the addition of an anti-inflammatory drug to the local anesthetic infiltration for the prevention of back pain after neuraxial anesthesia.
Multimodal postoperative pain management.
  • C. Hartrick
  • Medicine
    American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP…
  • 1 April 2004
Research is needed to identify analgesic agents and administration techniques with greater efficacy and safety than those currently available.