Khalid Mahmood Malik

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Pain innate to intervertebral disc, often referred to as discogenic pain, is suspected by some authors to be the major source of chronic low back and neck pain. Current management of suspected discogenic pain lacks standardized diagnosis, treatment, and terminology. PURPOSE In an attempt to determine whether patterns existed that may(More)
Fatigue, a common presenting symptom in primary care, negatively impacts work performance, family life, and social relationships. The differential diagnosis of fatigue includes lifestyle issues, physical conditions, mental disorders, and treatment side effects. Fatigue can be classified as secondary to other medical conditions, physiologic, or chronic. The(More)
Application of radiofrequency currents to the dorsal root ganglia, in the treatment of various pain syndromes, has been clinically practiced for more than 30 yr. The clinical efficacy and the safety of this technique, however, remain poorly understood. The authors reviewed the literature on this modality of pain relief to determine its clinical efficacy,(More)
OBJECTIVE A patient with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) did not respond to medications, either singly or in combination, or to intrathecal methylprednisolone but responded to intrathecal alcohol. This evidenced-based case management article evaluates and grades the evidence for the prevention and treatment of PHN. METHODS A search of published(More)
We report the successful use of water-cooled radiofrequency where more traditional forms of neuroablation-conventional and pulsed radiofrequency-had failed to achieve adequate pain relief. We also discuss the mechanism of neural damage with water cooled radiofrequency and discuss why this technique may have a broader role in the management of a wide array(More)
UNLABELLED Crown-lengthening surgery (CLS) consists of recontouring and repositioning the gingival margin as well as the alveolar crest. This technique results in the increase of the clinical crown height of teeth, which can consequently be advantageous in terms of improving retention and resistance, as well as aesthetics.The aim of this article is to(More)
UNLABELLED Scalene muscle injections are used to confirm the diagnosis of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and predict the response of patients to surgery. We performed a retrospective study to determine if relief of pain was related to brachial plexus blockade in these patients. METHODS We reviewed the charts of 12 patients who had anterior and middle(More)
OBJECTIVE Nerve stimulator-assisted localization of the femoral nerve is well described; however, direct ultrasound imaging of the femoral nerve branches may be challenging. The purpose of this study was to correlate the evoked motor responses obtained by femoral nerve stimulation and the topographic orientation of the femoral nerve branches during(More)
OBJECTIVES Our study surveyed physician members of 3 American pain societies to determine prescription patterns and whether these practices reflect current expert opinion. METHODS We sent 3 mailings to 2938 physicians from January 2010 to January 2011. The questionnaire contained 49 questions on topics related to opioids, antidepressants, anticonvulsants,(More)
* The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Oxford Department of International Development Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. ° Departamento de Economía, Universidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET, 12 de Octubre y San Juan, 7 Piso. 8000 Bahía Blanca, Argentina, and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department(More)