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121. Kinesio taping reduces elbow pain during resisted wrist extension in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis: a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Kinesio taping reduces elbow pain during resisted wrist extension in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis: a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study Lateral epicondylitis is frequently seen in racquet sport players and the treatments are usually symptomatic rather than curative. Taping therapy is cheap and easy to apply in the sport field. In this study we valued the effectiveness of Kinesio taping (KT) on immediate pain control for patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis.We (...) conducted a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study with 15 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis. All participants received two taping sessions in a random order with a 3-day interval in between: one with KT and the other with sham taping (ST). Pain perceived during resisted wrist extension and at rest using numeric rating scale (NRS), the pain-free grip strength, and the pressure pain threshold, were measured before and 15 min after the tape was applied.A significant reduction of 2.1 ± 1.6

2018 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

122. Hypnosis Enhances the Effects of Pain Education in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Hypnosis Enhances the Effects of Pain Education in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial The potential benefits of combining pain education (PE) with clinical hypnosis (CH) has not yet been investigated in individuals with chronic pain. A total of 100 patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain were randomized to receive either: 1) PE alone, or 2) PE with CH. Outcomes were collected by a blinded assessor at 2 weeks and 3 months after randomization (...) showing that additional use of hypnosis with PE results in improved outcomes over PE alone in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.This study provides evidence supporting the efficacy of another treatment option for teaching patients to self-manage chronic low back pain that has a relatively low cost and that can be offered in groups.Copyright © 2018 The American Pain Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

123. Effects of Electroacupuncture on Opioid Consumption in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Effects of Electroacupuncture on Opioid Consumption in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial To evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture in reducing opioid consumption in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.A randomized, participant-assessor-blinded, three-arm trial.Participants from three pain clinics and from the public.One hundred and eight adults with chronic pain who were taking opioids.All participants received pain (...) at the end of the treatment phase, but without any group difference. Intensity of pain of all three groups did not change over time. No group differences were found in dosage of nonopioid analgesics, pain intensity, function, and opioid-related adverse events. During follow-up, the education group had a 47% reduction of opioids after a course of electroacupuncture. Adverse events to electroacupuncture were minor.It is safe to reduce opioid medication use in patients with chronic pain. Due to the small

2018 EvidenceUpdates

124. The effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates intervention on disability, pain and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

The effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates intervention on disability, pain and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial To assess the effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates practice on disability, pain and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.This is a randomized controlled trial.This study was conducted in the university laboratory.A total of 64 participants with chronic non-specific low back pain were included.Participants (...) with Visual Analogue Scale scores of 2.40 (0.26) ( P < 0.001).Pilates intervention in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain is effective in the management of disability, pain and kinesiophobia.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

125. Prospective Randomized Trial of Electrolysis for Chronic Plantar Heel Pain (Abstract)

Prospective Randomized Trial of Electrolysis for Chronic Plantar Heel Pain Chronic plantar heel pain (CPHP) is a common condition with high prevalence rates and a projected cost of treatment of US$192 to US$376 million. There are several therapeutic approaches and there is increased interest in treatments aimed at the regeneration of tissues with poor healing potential. Our purpose was to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis in chronic plantar heel (...) measures of the plantar heel ( P < .002). Patients in the experimental group had better results posttreatment at 12 and 24 weeks compared with the control group.With chronic plantar heel pain, ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis improved pain and function. This treatment may also decrease fascia thickness.Level I, randomized controlled trial.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

126. Consensus Guidelines on the Use of Intravenous Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain Full Text available with Trip Pro

Consensus Guidelines on the Use of Intravenous Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain Consensus Guidelines on the Use of Intravenous Ketamine Infu... : Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Login No user account? Lippincott Journals Subscribers , use your username or email along with your password to log in. Remember me on this computer Register for a free account Registered (...) Reference Manager Save my selection doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000808 CHRONIC AND INTERVENTIONAL PAIN: SPECIAL ARTICLE Open Background Over the past 2 decades, the use of intravenous ketamine infusions as a treatment for chronic pain has increased dramatically, with wide variation in patient selection, dosing, and monitoring. This has led to a chorus of calls from various sources for the development of consensus guidelines. In November 2016, the charge for developing consensus guidelines was approved

2018 American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

127. Chronic pain

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2018 Trip Evidence Maps

128. Effects of a Home-Based Telephone-Supported Physical Activity Program for Older Adult Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of a Home-Based Telephone-Supported Physical Activity Program for Older Adult Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is highly prevalent in older adults, leading to functional decline.The objective of this study was to evaluate physical activity (PA) only and PA plus cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain (CBT-P) among older adult veterans with CLBP.This study was a pilot randomized trial comparing a 12-week telephone-supported PA-only intervention group (PA

2018 EvidenceUpdates

129. Blended-Learning Pain Neuroscience Education for People With Chronic Spinal Pain: Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Blended-Learning Pain Neuroscience Education for People With Chronic Spinal Pain: Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial Available evidence favors the use of pain neuroscience education (PNE) in patients with chronic pain. However, PNE trials are often limited to small sample sizes and, despite the current digital era, the effects of blended-learning PNE (ie, the combination of online digital media with traditional educational methods) have not yet been investigated.The study objective (...) was to examine whether blended-learning PNE is able to improve disability, catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and illness perceptions.This study was a 2-center, triple-blind randomized controlled trial (participants, statistician, and outcome assessor were masked).The study took place at university hospitals in Ghent and Brussels, Belgium.Participants were 120 people with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (ie, chronic neck pain and low back pain).The intervention was 3 sessions of PNE or biomedically focused back

2018 EvidenceUpdates

130. Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review

Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 209 Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review eComparative Effectiveness Review Number 209 Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review Prepared for: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 www.ahrq.gov Contract No. 290 (...) nonpharmacological treatments for common chronic pain conditions improve function and pain for at least 1 month after treatment. Key Messages • Interventions that improved function and/or pain for at least 1 month when used for— o Chronic low back pain: Exercise, psychological therapies (primarily cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT]), spinal manipulation, low-level laser therapy, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, acupuncture, multidisciplinary rehabilitation (MDR). o Chronic neck pain: Exercise

2018 Effective Health Care Program (AHRQ)

131. A meta-ethnography of health-care professionals' experience of treating adults with chronic non-malignant pain to improve the experience and quality of healthcare Full Text available with Trip Pro

A meta-ethnography of health-care professionals' experience of treating adults with chronic non-malignant pain to improve the experience and quality of healthcare A meta-ethnography of health-care professionals' experience of treating adults with chronic non-malignant pain to improve the experience and quality of healthcare Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could

2018 NIHR HTA programme

132. Living with chronic pain: Patients' experiences with healthcare services in Norway Full Text available with Trip Pro

Living with chronic pain: Patients' experiences with healthcare services in Norway To explore the experiences with healthcare received by people living with chronic nonmalignant pain in Norway.A descriptive and explorative qualitative design.A total of 18 individual semistructured interviews was conducted in 2015. Qualitative content analysis was applied.The findings revealed challenges related to a multifaceted pain condition. Participants described interactions with a supportive health care

2018 Nursing open

133. An evaluation of osteopathic treatment on psychological outcomes with patients suffering from chronic pain: A prospective observational cohort study collected through a health and well-being academy Full Text available with Trip Pro

An evaluation of osteopathic treatment on psychological outcomes with patients suffering from chronic pain: A prospective observational cohort study collected through a health and well-being academy Co-morbid mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and fear avoidance are often associated with chronic pain. This novel study aimed to explore the impact of osteopathic treatment on several psychological outcome measures relating to anxiety, depression, mental health and fear avoidance (...) for a chronic pain population receiving osteopathic treatment over a 2-week period. The findings show that there were significant reductions in anxiety, pain, mental health dysfunction and improvements in self-care. These results are promising, and it is suggested that now a full-scale randomised controlled trial should be conducted.

2018 Health psychology open

134. Effects of spinal manipulation and pain education on pain in patients with chronic low back pain: a protocol of randomized sham-controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of spinal manipulation and pain education on pain in patients with chronic low back pain: a protocol of randomized sham-controlled trial Low back pain (LBP) has more than doubled in the last 20 years, probably influenced by biopsychosocial factors. Noninvasive treatments have been applied in individuals with chronic nonspecific LBP as spinal manipulation and pain education. However, the neurophysiological effects of these treatments are not clear. The aim of this research is to verify (...) the pain control, functional and neurophysiological effects of spinal manipulation, and pain education in individuals with chronic nonspecific LBP.This research is an assessor and subject blinded, 2-arm, randomized sham-controlled trial and will be conducted at Governador Celso Ramos Hospital, Florianópolis, Brazil. One hundred and twenty-eight individuals with chronic nonspecific LBP will be recruited for this study. Individuals will be randomly allocated into one of the two groups: (1) spinal

2018 Integrative medicine research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

135. Effectiveness of Models Used to Deliver Multimodal Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: a Rapid Evidence Review Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness of Models Used to Deliver Multimodal Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: a Rapid Evidence Review Primary care providers (PCPs) face many system- and patient-level challenges in providing multimodal care for patients with complex chronic pain as recommended in some pain management guidelines. Several models have been developed to improve the delivery of multimodal chronic pain care. These models vary in their key components, and work is needed to identify which have (...) the strongest evidence of clinically-important improvements in pain and function. Our objective was to determine which primary care-based multimodal chronic pain care models provide clinically relevant benefits, define key elements of these models, and identify patients who are most likely to benefit.To identify studies, we searched MEDLINE® (1996 to October 2016), CINAHL, reference lists, and numerous other sources and consulted with experts. We used predefined criteria for study selection, data

2018 EvidenceUpdates

136. Fluoroscopic Guided Radiofrequency of Genicular Nerves for Pain Alleviation in Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Fluoroscopic Guided Radiofrequency of Genicular Nerves for Pain Alleviation in Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Nowadays, pain and disability due to chronic knee arthritis is a very common problem in middle aged people. A lot of modalities for management are available, including conservative analgesics and up to surgical interventions. Radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves is assumed to be an effective less invasive and safe pain alleviation (...) modality.To evaluate the efficacy of fluoroscopic guided radiofrequency neurotomy of the genicular nerves for alleviation of chronic pain and improvement of function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.A single-blind randomized controlled trial.Pain management unit, and Rheumatology and Rehabilitation clinics of Assiut University hospitals, Assiut, Egypt.This study involved 60 patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis. Radiofrequency neurotomy of the genicular nerves was done for 30 patients (Group

2018 EvidenceUpdates

137. The views and experiences of Malaysian primary care doctors in managing patients with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study Full Text available with Trip Pro

The views and experiences of Malaysian primary care doctors in managing patients with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common and often difficult to treat condition in the primary care setting. Research involving in-depth exploration on the views and experiences faced by primary care doctors in managing patients with CLBP in Malaysia is limited.To explore the primary care practitioners' views and experiences in managing patients with CLBP.A

2018 Malaysian family physician : the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia

138. Randomized Controlled Trial of Telephone-delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Versus Supportive Care for Chronic Back Pain Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomized Controlled Trial of Telephone-delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Versus Supportive Care for Chronic Back Pain The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a telephone-delivered, home-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for chronic low back pain in comparison to a matched supportive care (SC) treatment.Participants (N=66) were patients with chronic back pain that were randomized to either an 8-week Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or a SC condition matched (...) for contact frequency, format, and time. Participants completed validated measures of improvement in back pain disability, pain severity, and overall improvement.Intent-to-treat analyses at posttreatment showed that the treatment groups not show significantly different improvements in back pain disability (mean changes, -2.4 and -2.6 for CBT and SC, respectively; Cohen d, 0.49 and 0.55, respectively) or reductions in pain severity (mean changes, -0.9 and -1.4 for CBT and SC respectively; Cohen d, 0.50

2018 EvidenceUpdates

139. Effects and underlying mechanisms of unstable shoes on chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects and underlying mechanisms of unstable shoes on chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial To investigate the effects that wearing unstable shoes has on disability, trunk muscle activity, and lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP).Randomized controlled trial.Orthopedic Surgery Service.We randomized 40 adults with nonspecific CLBP either to an unstable shoes group ( n = 20) or to the control group ( n = 20).The participants

2018 EvidenceUpdates

140. Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial. Limited evidence is available regarding long-term outcomes of opioids compared with nonopioid medications for chronic pain.To compare opioid vs nonopioid medications over 12 months on pain-related function, pain intensity, and adverse effects.Pragmatic, 12-month, randomized trial with masked outcome assessment. Patients (...) were recruited from Veterans Affairs primary care clinics from June 2013 through December 2015; follow-up was completed December 2016. Eligible patients had moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain despite analgesic use. Of 265 patients enrolled, 25 withdrew prior to randomization and 240 were randomized.Both interventions (opioid and nonopioid medication therapy) followed a treat-to-target strategy aiming for improved pain and function. Each intervention had its own

2018 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high