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Pain management and analgesia

This section considers manuscripts relating to the management of pain in all settings.

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  1. Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) after hysterectomy has been recognized as a major clinical problem in the Western World. Reports on post-hysterectomy pain are relatively scarce in China. The aim of the curre...

    Authors: Chao Han, Zhijun Ge, Wenjie Jiang, Hailong Zhao and Tieliang Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:103

    Content type: Research article

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  2. High post-operative pain scores after “minor” orthopedic/trauma surgery are in part attributed to inadequate prescription of opioid analgesics. Novel concepts aiming to achieve sufficient analgesia while minim...

    Authors: Gertrud Haeseler, Dirk Schaefers, Natalie Prison, Jörg Ahrens, Xiaofei Liu and Annika Karch

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:91

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Anesthesia management for patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty is challenging due to a potential difficult airway and difficult neuraxial block. We report 4 cases wi...

    Authors: Xijian Ke, Ji Li, Yong Liu, Xi Wu and Wei Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:86

    Content type: Case report

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  4. It has been argued that postoperative pain treatment should be “procedure-specific”, since different analgesics may have specific effects dependent on the surgical procedure. The aim of the present subgroup an...

    Authors: Maria Louise Fabritius, Anja Geisler, Pernille Lykke Petersen, Jørn Wetterslev, Ole Mathiesen and Jørgen Berg Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:85

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To provide an overview of phantom limb pain (PLP) in China. This includes the prevalence of PLP and possible risk factors.

    Authors: Yan Yin, Lan Zhang, Hong Xiao, Chuan-Bing Wen, Yue-E Dai, Guang Yang, Yun-Xia Zuo and Jin Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:69

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Propofol injection pain (PIP) has been adequately studied during the past decades. However, patients’ opinion on this problem and the incidence of patients’ recall of this brief discomfort are still unknown. T...

    Authors: Wen Wang, Linxin Wu, Chaobin Zhang and Li Sun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:24

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs typically utilizes multi-modal analgesia to reduce perioperative opioid consumption. Systemic lidocaine is used in several of these ERAS algorithms and has been ...

    Authors: Bhiken I. Naik, Siny Tsang, Anne Knisely, Sandeep Yerra and Marcel E. Durieux

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  8. After cesarean delivery, analgesia is often incomplete and a multimodal approach to analgesia is necessary. Transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block has been advocated in this setting, yet no systematic descript...

    Authors: Nicholas Kiefer, Stefanie Krahe, Ulrich Gembruch and Stefan Weber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:126

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To assess the effect of rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) administration with ifenprodil (NR2B receptor blocker) on bone cancer pain (BCP)-related aversion sentiment using the conditioned place avoidanc...

    Authors: Hao Feng, Zhaowei Chen, Gongming Wang, Xin Zhao and Zhonghao Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:117

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) remains a major clinical problem which may be associated with impaired activities of daily life and decreased health-related quality of life. Although cesarean section is one ...

    Authors: Juying Jin, Lihua Peng, Qibin Chen, Dong Zhang, Li Ren, Peipei Qin and Su Min

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:99

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Pain after surgery is a major issue for patient discomfort and often associated with delayed recovery. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of pain and requirement for analgesics up to 6...

    Authors: Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Bernd Kappis, Susanne Mauff, Irene Schmidtmann and Marion Ferner

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:91

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The opioid remifentanil induces a decrease of vestibulo-ocular reflex function, which has been associated with nausea and vomiting when the subjects are moved. The study investigates in healthy female voluntee...

    Authors: Fabian Heuser, Christian M. Schulz, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Nadine Lehnen, Eberhard F. Kochs and Klaus J. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:90

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is used for pain relief during and after abdominal surgery, but the effect of TEA on the splanchnic microcirculation remains debated. We evaluated whether TEA affects splanchn...

    Authors: Rikard Ambrus, Rune B. Strandby, Niels H. Secher, Kim Rünitz, Morten B. S. Svendsen, Lonnie G. Petersen, Michael P. Achiam and Lars B. Svendsen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:86

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Dexamethasone added to local anesthetic for brachial plexus block improves postoperative pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, as compared with the use of local anesthetic alone. Dexamethasone is presen...

    Authors: Kunitaro Watanabe, Joho Tokumine, Tomoko Yorozu, Kumi Moriyama, Hideaki Sakamoto and Tetsuo Inoue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:84

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Peripheral venous cannulation is an everyday practice in hospitals, which many adults find painful. However, anaesthesia for cannulation is usually only offered to children. Inadequate pain relief is not only ...

    Authors: Mary Bond, Louise Crathorne, Jaime Peters, Helen Coelho, Marcela Haasova, Chris Cooper, Quentin Milner, Vicki Shawyer, Christopher Hyde and Roy Powell

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:81

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Ultrasound guidance has reduced the amount of local anesthetics to achieve a successful block. Previous studies of the relationship between the volume or concentration of local anesthetics and the effects of t...

    Authors: Wenwen Zhai, Xuedong Wang, Yulan Rong, Min Li and Hong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:80

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Fractured neck of femur is a common cause of hospital admission in the elderly and usually requires operative fixation. In a variety of clinical settings, preoperative glucocorticoid administration has improve...

    Authors: Szilard Szucs, David Jessop, Gabriella Iohom and George D. Shorten

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:79

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The use of elastomeric devices for ambulatory intravenous pain treatment in Major Ambulatory Surgery (MAS) has been described to improve postoperative pain management. The objective of the study was to describ...

    Authors: Magdalena Serra, Roser Vives, Montserrat Cañellas, Josep Planell, Joan Carles Oliva, Carmen Colilles and Caridad Pontes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:78

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is known to induce inflammation and pain; however its role in opioid-induced tolerance has not been studied. This study investigated the effects of an anti-NGF neutralizing antibody o...

    Authors: Bopaiah P. Cheppudira, Alex V. Trevino, Lawrence N. Petz, Robert J. Christy and John L. Clifford

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:73

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Abnormal acute pain after burn injury still torments patients severely. In this study, we investigated that one voltage gated sodium channel Nav1.7 plays a vital role in lowering heat pain threshold after burn...

    Authors: Weihua Cai, Jing Cao, Xiuhua Ren, Liang Qiao, Xuemei Chen, Ming Li and Weidong Zang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:59

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Unsatisfactory analgesia for major knee surgery with femoral nerve block (FNB) alone was reported and the additional benefit of sciatic block to continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) was not conclusive. The ai...

    Authors: Petchara Sundarathiti, Jadesadha Thammasakulsiri, Supawadee Supboon, Supalak Sakdanuwatwong and Molruedee Piangjai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:38

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Several factors are believed to influence the development and experience of pain.

    Authors: Morten Sejer Hansen, Jørn Wetterslev, Christian Bressen Pipper, Mohammad Sohail Asghar and Jørgen Berg Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. The pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathic pain is complicated and its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaMKs) IV (CaMKIV), one of CaMKs, regulates several transcriptio...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Le Shen, Li Xu, Zhiyao Wang, Chao Ma and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:27

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common procedure associated with moderate postoperative pain. No nerve block without loss of motor function has been documented for THA. We hypothesised that an ultrasound-gui...

    Authors: Kasper H. Thybo, Harald Schmidt and Daniel Hägi-Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:21

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The benefits of an Acute Pain Service (APS) for pain management have been widely reported, but its diffusion is still limited. There are two APS models: anesthesiologist-based and a nurse-based model. Here we ...

    Authors: Tommaso Borracci, Daniela Prencipe, Anita Masotti, Alessandra Nella, Germana Tuccinardi, Lucia Margiacchi, Gianluca Villa, Fulvio Pinelli, Stefano Romagnoli, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio and Giovanni Zagli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:14

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Dexketoprofen trometamol plus tramadol hydrochloride is a new oral combination of two analgesics, which have different mechanisms of action for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain.

    Authors: R. A. Moore, H. J. McQuay, J. Tomaszewski, G. Raba, D. Tutunaru, N. Lietuviete, J. Galad, L. Hagymasy, D. Melka, J. Kotarski, T. Rechberger, B. Fülesdi, A. Nizzardo, C. Guerrero-Bayón, S. Cuadripani, B. Pizà-Vallespir…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:159

  27. The predictive value of an individual’s attitude towards painful situations and the status of his immune system for postoperative analgesic requirements are not well understood. These may help the clinician to...

    Authors: Myriam Daoudia, Céline Decruynaere, Bernard Le Polain de Waroux, Jean-Louis Thonnard, Léon Plaghki and Patrice Forget

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:183

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Neuropathic pain is evasive to treat once developed, however evidence suggests that local administration of anesthetics near the time of injury reduces the development of neuropathic pain. As abnormal electric...

    Authors: John L. Clifford, Alberto Mares, Jacob Hansen and Dayna L. Averitt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:135

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In what way volume, concentration and dose affect block duration is controversial. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of dose, volume and concentration of mepivacaine on the duration...

    Authors: Maaike G. E. Fenten, Karin P. W. Schoenmakers, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek, Gert Jan Scheffer and Rudolf Stienstra

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:130

    Content type: Research article

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  30. This study was designed to investigate whether stepwise tapering of remifentanil at the end of surgery could decrease postoperative pain scores and requirements of rescue analgesics after remifentanil-desflura...

    Authors: Sun Sook Han, Sang Hwan Do, Tae Hee Kim, Won Joon Choi, Ji Sup Yun and Jung Hee Ryu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:46

    Content type: Research article

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  31. This multi-centre, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to test the hypotheses that parecoxib improves patients’ postoperative analgesia without increasing surgical bloo...

    Authors: Daniel Dirkmann, Harald Groeben, Hassan Farhan, David L Stahl and Matthias Eikermann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:31

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) is used widely in spinal surgery because inhalational anesthetics are known to decrease the amplitude of motor evoked potentials. Presently, dexmedetomidine is used as an ad...

    Authors: Wonjung Hwang, Jaemin Lee, Jihyun Park and Jin Joo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To evaluate intranasal administration of butorphanol on postoperative pain and early postoperative cognitive dysfunction in old patients undergoing H-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (H-UPPP).

    Authors: Lin Yang, De-feng Sun, Yue Wu, Jun Han, Ruo-chuan Liu and Li-jie Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:20

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Morphine-induced hyperalgesia and tolerance significantly limits its clinical use in relieving acute and chronic pain. Melatonin, a pineal gland neurohormone, has been shown to participate in certain neuropsyc...

    Authors: Li Song, Chaoran Wu and Yunxia Zuo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Despite being a commonly performed procedure, epidural catheter insertion has a significant failure rate. There is a lack of guidance as to how regularly the procedure should be performed in order to maintain ...

    Authors: Thomas P Heinink, Benjamin G Baker, Victoria F Yates, Dorothea C Addison and John P Williams

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2015 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Postoperative pain management is of great importance in perioperative anesthetic care. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been described as an effective technique to reduce postoperative pain and morp...

    Authors: Nanze Yu, Xiao Long, Jorge R Lujan-Hernandez, Julien Succar, Xin Xin and Xiaojun Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:121

    Content type: Research article

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  37. High-concentration-capsaicin-patches (Qutenza®) have been put on the market as a treatment for peripheral neuropathic pain. A minimum infrastructure and a determinate skill set for its application are required...

    Authors: Marc Giménez-Milà, Sebastián Videla, Marco-Antonio Navarro, Adela Faulí, Antonio Ojeda, Ana Bogdanovich, Luis-Alfonso Moreno, Clara Hernández-Cera and Carme Busquets

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:120

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  38. Growing evidence has shown that unilateral nerve injury results in pain hypersensitivity in the ipsilateral and contralateral sides respective to the injury site. This phenomenon is known as mirror image pain ...

    Authors: Jing Cao, Zhihua Li, Zhenhua Zhang, Xiuhua Ren, Qingzan Zhao, Jinping Shao, Ming Li, Jiannan Wang, Puchao Huang and Weidong Zang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:119

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  39. Epidural lipomatosis (EL) is an increase of adipose tissue, normally occurring in the epidural space, sufficient to distort the thecal sac and compress neural elements. There is a lack of knowledge of risk fac...

    Authors: Rafael Jaimes III and Angelo G Rocco

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:70

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been proposed as part of a multimodal postoperative analgesia in patients operated for colorectal cancer. However, whether these drugs are prescribed and taken...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Mads Klein, Jakob Burcharth, Jacob Rosenberg and Jørgen B Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:18

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The pattern of opioid use after skeletal trauma is a neglected topic in pain medicine. The purpose of this study was to analyse the long-term prescriptions of potent opioids among patients with tibial shaft fr...

    Authors: Zewar Al Dabbagh, Karl-Åke Jansson, Carl-Olav Stiller, Scott Montgomery and Rüdiger J Weiss

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  42. A multimodal and preventative approach to providing postoperative analgesia is becoming increasingly popular for children and adults, with the aim of reducing reliance on opioids. We conducted a prospective, r...

    Authors: Esra Caliskan, Mesut Sener, Aysu Kocum, Nesrin Bozdogan Ozyilkan, Semire Serin Ezer and Anis Aribogan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:34

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The analgesic effect of a TAP block has been investigated in various surgical settings. There are however limited information about block level and block duration. Furthermore, there is a lack of information a...

    Authors: Pernille L Petersen, Karen L Hilsted, Jørgen B Dahl and Ole Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:30

    Content type: Research article

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