Rebecca L McCue

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OBJECTIVES To explore relationships between beliefs and worries held by parents of adolescents with chronic, nondisease specific, musculoskeletal pain and (1) parental pain promoting behaviors, (2) the adolescent's pain-related disability, (3) family functioning, and (4) parenting stress. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted for 138(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether low dosages (4.5 mg/day) of naltrexone reduce fibromyalgia severity as compared with the nonspecific effects of placebo. In this replication and extension study of a previous clinical trial, we tested the impact of low-dose naltrexone on daily self-reported pain. Secondary outcomes included general satisfaction with life,(More)
BACKGROUND Determinants of the duration of opioid use after surgery have not been reported. We hypothesized that both preoperative psychological distress and substance abuse would predict more prolonged opioid use after surgery. METHODS Between January 2007 and April 2009, a prospective, longitudinal inception cohort study enrolled 109 of 134(More)
OBJECTIVE We previously reported that increased preoperative Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) scores were associated with a 47% (95% CI 24%-64%) reduction in the rate of opioid cessation following surgery. We aimed to identify the underlying factors of the BDI-II (affective/cognitive vs somatic) associated with a decreased rate of opioid cessation(More)
OBJECTIVE Preoperative determinants of pain duration following surgery are poorly understood. We identified preoperative predictors of prolonged pain after surgery in a mixed surgical cohort. METHODS We conducted a prospective longitudinal study of patients undergoing mastectomy, lumpectomy, thoracotomy, total knee replacement, or total hip replacement.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate sleep quality in adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) and determine whether sleep abnormalities, including alpha-delta sleep (ADS), correlate with pain intensity. We hypothesized that successful treatment for pain with exercise therapy would reduce ADS and improve sleep quality. DESIGN(More)
Prolonged tissue oxygenation and maintenance of intravascular oncotic pressure are severely impaired with the absence of an effective RBC mass. We recently encountered a patient with a nondetectable hematocrit value (0%) attributed to Clostridium perfringens hemolysis. The patient maintained normal BP, tissue oxygenation, and mentation and survived longer(More)
Children acquire consonant and vowel categories by 12 months, but take much longer to learn to interpret perceptible variation. This dissertation considers children’s interpretation of pitch variation. Pitch operates, often simultaneously, at different levels of linguistic structure. English-learning children must disregard pitch at the lexical level—since(More)
Importance Guidelines recommend using gabapentin to decrease postoperative pain and opioid use, but significant variation exists in clinical practice. Objective To determine the effect of perioperative gabapentin on remote postoperative time to pain resolution and opioid cessation. Design, Setting, and Participants A randomized, double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVE A bidirectional relationship between working memory (WM) and acute pain has long been assumed, but equivocal evidence exists regarding this relationship. This study characterized the relationship between WM and acute pain processing in healthy individuals using an adapted Sternberg WM task. DESIGN Participants completed a Sternberg task while(More)