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UNLABELLED Use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain is controversial and the efficacy of comprehensive pain rehabilitation programs (CPRPs) that incorporate opioid withdrawal requires further investigation. We test the hypothesis that patients with chronic pain and longstanding opioid use who undergo opioid withdrawal in the course of rehabilitative(More)
points which are perpendicular to the lines of the distal stimulus. Thus, with a radiating pattern they are circular, and can be seen more readily within the orange annuli. If a white surface is observed following fixation on the pattern for around 30 seconds then scintillating dots will seem to be streaming in a direction orthogonal to the previously(More)
OBJECTIVE To study differences in treatment outcomes between patients with chronic noncancer pain taking vs those not taking maintenance opioids at admission to a pain rehabilitation program. PATIENTS AND METHODS A nonrandomized 2-group prepost design was used to compare 356 patients admitted to the Mayo Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center from(More)
In an attempt to detect the presence, if any, of cervical chlamydial infection, we obtained endocervical smears from 1000 female patients attending the outpatient gynecologic and family planning clinics at Women's Hospital, Zheijiang Medical University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. Using direct immunofluorescent monoclonal antibody staining(More)
Because the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotic therapy has yet to be established and because numerous variables often hamper studies of such therapy, the results of prophylactic antibiotic therapy were studied in a homogeneous gynecologic population. The patients were 4000 women undergoing first trimester abortions. The surgical procedure, the(More)
UNLABELLED Adults with chronic abdominal pain remain a poorly defined population, despite the debilitation and depression associated with this therapeutically challenging condition. This study compared patients with chronic abdominal pain with an empirically well-known group of patients with chronic pain (back pain) to investigate similarities and(More)