Provider specialty effect on spine pain resource use/costs Authors: Dr. Peter Staats, Dr. Ricardo Vallejo, Nicolas Gasquet, Christine Ricker Background & Objective Total annual costs of chronic pain in the United States have been estimated between $560 and $635 billion, with losses in annual productivity value between $299 and $335 billion (1) Patients seeking care […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Altered Cortical Reorganization and Brain Functional Connectivity in Phantom Limb Pain: A Functional MRI Study With this study Bi-Xin Zheng and colleagues from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (see page 394-403) demonstrate the importance of imaging techniques in pain science and, more specific, in understanding the possible mechanism involved in phantom limb pain. Phantom […]
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Just published: The Use of Contrast Agents in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multispecialty and Multisociety Practice Advisory on Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain, Encephalopathy After Unintentional Intrathecal Gadolinium Injection, and Hypersensitivity Reactions. Read more…
ORIGINAL ARTICLE The Tourniquet Ischemia Test in the Diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Neurology and Neurophysiology of University Freiburg (Germany) (see pages 308-316). As we all know diagnosis of CRPS is difficult and complex. These authors present the tourniquet ischemia test (IT) and show that a positive tourniquet IT has a high positive predictive […]
Congratulations to Einar Ottestad, MD, FIPP, CIPS! WIP extends congratulations to Einar Ottestad, MD, FIPP, CIPS, who has been promoted to Professor of Anesthesiology, Periopertive and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Congratulations Dr. Ottestad!