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Interventional techniques: evidence-based practice guidelines in the management of chronic spinal pain.
These guidelines include the evaluation of evidence for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment recommendations for chronic spinal pain, and the accuracy of facet joint nerve blocks is strong in the diagnosis of lumbar and cervical facet joint pain, whereas, it is moderate in the Diagnostic Accuracy Studies. Expand
Receptor mediation of 5-HT-induced inflammation and nociception in rats
Results more completely define peripheral 5-HT-receptor-dependent systems of 5- HT-induced inflammation and nociception in rats. Expand
A brief historicity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Issues and implications for the future of psychiatric canon and practice
  • S. Kawa, J. Giordano
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine…
  • 13 January 2012
It is argued that problematic issues in psychiatry, arguably reflecting the large-scale adoption of the DSM, may be linked to difficulties in formulating a standardized nosology of psychopathology, and what metrics, guidelines, and policies may need to be established to clarify such criteria. Expand
Confidentiality and Autonomy: The Challenge(s) of Offering Research Participants a Choice of Disclosing Their Identity
The authors consider the possibilities of offering research participants the choice of nonconfidentiality, afforded as an autonomous (negative) right of refusal of nondis-closure of participants' identities. Expand
The neurobiology of nociceptive and anti-nociceptive systems.
This review concisely provides an overview of the structure and function of these heterogeneous systems in mediating and modulating various types of pain and the development of therapeutic interventions that are innovative and effective. Expand
Major pathogenic mechanisms in vascular dementia: Roles of cellular stress response and hormesis in neuroprotection
Major pathogenic factors involved in vascular dementia are reviewed, highlighting the relevance of cerebrocellular stress and hormetic responses to neurovascular insult, and addresses these mechanisms as potentially viable and valuable as foci of novel neuroprotective methods to mitigate or prevent VaD. Expand
Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Pain Disorders in Head, Abdomen, Muscles and Joints
This manuscript reviews key aspects which support understanding the development of pediatric chronic pain, points to the current Pediatrics chronic pain terminology, addresses effective treatment strategies, and discusses the evidence-based use of pharmacology. Expand
Efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine interventions for chronic pain.
Findings indicate that some CAM modalities have a solid track record of efficacy, whereas others are promising but require additional research. Expand
Age-related prevalence of facet-joint involvement in chronic neck and low back pain.
This study demonstrated a variable age-related prevalence of facet joint pain in chronic low back pain, whereas in the cervical spine it was similar among all the age groups. Expand
Monitoring opioid adherence in chronic pain patients: tools, techniques, and utility.
It is described how multiple approaches to adherence monitoring may be employed to sustain the prudent use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, and the complex nature of the problem of drug misuse and abuse is discussed. Expand