Pain Management Yearbook 2011

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED093000



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In this yearbook for 2011 we start out with a description of research from the University of Toronto in Canada on bone metastases. The next section also from the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is about brain metastases, a frequent manifestation of advanced cancer devastating to the patient as typically patients do not survive more than a year upon diagnosis and the treatment itself often results in significant side effects that impact a patients quality of life.

The next section is on neuroplasticity, which reflects the ability of human brain to alter the pattern of neural activation in response to previous experience, and recent findings indicate that the effects of experience can lead to both structural as well as functional reorganization. If neuromodulatory approaches prove to be safe and effective, they could change the current view of best practice in pain management and assume a significant role in the clinic.

This yearbook will present you with the latest research on pain management. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Pain Management Yearbook 2011…………………………………………1
(Joav Merrick)


Chapter 1
Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program and Multidisciplinary Bone Metastases Clinic
(Janet Nguyen, Arjun Sahgal, Emily Sinclair, Gunita Mitera, Macey Farhadian, Cyril Danjoux, Joel Finkelstein, Albert Yee, Michael Ford, Robyn Pugash, Urban Emmenegger, Anita Chakraborty and Edward Chow)

Chapter 2
Conventional Radiation Treatment and Bone Metastases
(Shaelyn Culleton, Sheldon Kwok, and Edward Chow)

Chapter 3
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spine Tumors
(Arjun Sahgal, Eric Massicotte, Raja Rampersaud, Albert Yee, Michael Fehlings, Stephen Lewis, Daniel Letourneau, Derek Hyde, David A. Larson and Lijun Ma)

Chapter 4
Management of Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
(Gunita Mitera, Arjun Sahgal, Normand Laperriere and Andrew Loblaw)

Chapter 5
Defining Oncologic Spinal Instability
(Michael G. Fehlings and Kenny S. David)

Chapter 6
Vertebral Compression Fractures from Spinal Metastases: Imaging and Application of Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty
(Roger M.L. Smith)

Chapter 7
Less Invasive Surgical Approaches for Spine Metastases
(Raphael Lotan and Joel A. Finkelstein)

Chapter 8
Evaluation of Photodynamic Therapy as Treatment for Spinal Metastases
(Margarete K. Akens, Shane Burch and Albert J.M. Yee)

Chapter 9
Bisphosphonates in the Management of Bone Metastases
(Sara K. Taylor, Orit C. Freedman, Eitan Amir and Mark Clemons)

Chapter 10
Spinal Cord Tolerance to Radiation
(Arjun Sahgal)

Chapter 11
Bone Metastases and Pain Flare
(Roseanna Presutti, Amanda Hird, Carlo DeAngelis, Alysa Fairchild, Tanya Holt, Andrew Loblaw and Edward Chow)

Chapter 12
Bone Metastases and Quality of Life
(Roseanna Presutti, Janet Nguyen, Amanda Hird, Alysa Fairchild, Mark Clemons, Marc Kerba, Arjun Sahgal and Edward Chow)


Chapter 13
Treatment of Brain Metastases: Striving to Improve Patient Outcomes
(Hany Soliman, Andrea Bezjak, Arjun Sahgal and May Tsao)

Chapter 14
Radiosensitizers and Anti-Angiogenic Agents for Brain Metastases
(Caroline Chung and Anthony Brade)

Chapter 15
Role of Surgery and Awake Craniotomy for Brain Metastasis
(Todd G. Mainprize and Mark Bernstein)

Chapter 16
Quantification of Metastatic Burden in the Spine and its Structural Implications
(Cari M. Whyne and Michael R. Hardisty)

Chapter 17
Palliative Radiation Therapy: Cone Beam CT Imaging in Radiation Oncology
(Daniel Létourneau, Andrew E. Potter and Rebecca K.S. Wong)

Chapter 18
Advanced CT and MR Imaging of Brain Metastases
(Aditya Bharatha, Sean P. Symons and Richard I. Aviv)

Chapter 19
Brain Metastasis: Gamma Knife Technology for Radiosurgery
(Young-Bin Cho, BeiBei Zhang, Mark Bernstein and Arjun Sahgal)


Chapter 20
Targeting TRPV1 for Pain Relief: Should we Quench or Reignite the Fire?
(Marcello Trevisani and Arpad Szallasi)

Chapter 21
Allodynia and Neuronal Plasticity
(Ricardo A. Cruciani, Charles B. Stacy and Helena Knotkova)

Chapter 22
Spinal Cord Neural Plasticity in Chronic Pain and its Clinical Implication
(Jacqueline R. Dauch and Hsinlin T. Cheng)

Chapter 23
Plasticity in Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Role of Neuroimaging
(Christine Chang and Marco Pappagallo)

Chapter 24
Sensorimotor Training and its Implication on Cortical Reorganization
(Martin Diers and Herta Flor)

Chapter 25
Cortical Reorganization, Mental Imagery and Pain
(Kate MacIver, Paul Sacco and Turo Nurmikko)

Chapter 26
Functional and Structural Cortical Neuroplasticity in Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain
(Marcos F.H. DosSantos and Alexandre F. DaSilva)

Chapter 27
Neuroplasticity in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(Vitaly Napadow, Yumi Maeda, Joseph Audette and Norman Kettner)


Chapter 28
Systematic Review of Data from Randomized Controlled Trials on the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Drugs Used to Treat Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
(John Edelsberg, Claudia Lord and Gerry Oster)

Chapter 29
Dedicated Out-Patient Palliative Radiation Treatment Clinics for Patients with Advanced Cancer
(Justin Kwong, Florencia Jon, Lori Holden, Liang Zeng, Shaelyn Culleton, Cyril Danjoux, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Arjun Sahgal, Kristopher Dennis and Edward Chow)

Chapter 30
Life Mission Theory X: Theory of Humiliation and Pain
(Søren Ventegodt, Joav Merrick and Gary Orr)

Chapter 31
Parental Experiences of Pediatric Chronic Pain Management Services
(Donald Maciver, Derek Jones and Margaret Nicol)

Chapter 32
An Audit on Postoperative Pain in Liver Resection Surgery Following Epidural Catheter Removal
(Zoka Milan, Taryn Kalami, Aman Harbis, Jonathan Hooper, Peter Westwood, Natasa Milic and Mark Bellamy)

Chapter 33
A Novel Technique for Reducing and Eliminating Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: A Clinical Study
(Jose Santiago-Figueroa, Ivan J. Sosa, Onix Reyes, Humberto Guzman, Ruben Hernandez and Damien P. Kuffler)

Chapter 34
The Relationship between Narcotic Administration and Emergency Department Recidivism
(Vanessa A. Casillas, Diomaris E. Jurecska, Mary A. Peterson, Wayne Adams and Kathleen Gathercoal)

Chapter 35
Total Pain Concept: Multisensory Stimulation, Exercise Therapy and Coping Skill Training for Community-Dwelling Older Persons with Chronic Pain
(Mimi M.Y. Tse, Eva Y.M. Au and Alex M.H. Wong)

Chapter 36
What is the Role of Decision Making and Patient Choice on Chronic Pain Patients’ Psychological Well-Being during a Residential Chronic Pain Management Programme?
(Amy Cowburn, Jared G. Smith, Lucie Knight and Nicole Jamani)

Chapter 37
Correlation of the Palliative Performance Scale with the Karnofsky Performance Status in an Outpatient Palliative Radiotherapy Clinic
(Shaelyn Culleton, Kristopher Dennis, Kaitlin Koo, Liying Zhang, Liang Zeng, Justin Kwong, Janet Nguyen, Florencia Jon, Lori Holden, Elizabeth Barnes, May Tsao, Cyril Danjoux, Arjun Sahgal and Edward Chow)

Chapter 38
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Acute Pain
(Rasika Jayasekara)

Chapter 39
Oxycodone or Oxycodone Plus Paracetamol for Acute Postoperative Pain in Adults
(Raymond Chan)

Chapter 40
Oral Paracetamol (acetaminophen) with Codeine for Postoperative Pain in Adults
(Rie Konno)

Chapter 41
Transcutaneous Electrostimulation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
(Ruth Rojahn)

Chapter 42
Renal Mass – Primary or Metastatic? The Search for a Definitive Diagnosis
(Justin Kwong, Florencia Jon, Linda Sugar, Bonnie O’Hayon, Lori Holden, Janet Nguyen, Michelle Ross, Cassandra Uy, Luluel Khan, Kristopher Dennis and Edward Chow)

Chapter 43
Asymptomatic 20cm-long Femoral Metastasis. A Unique Case of Long-Bone Disease Responding to Radiotherapy Alone
(Martin Leung, Janet Nguyen, Joel Rubenstein, Edward Chow, Lori Holden, Kristopher Dennis, and Florencia Jon)

Chapter 44
Painful Sacral Insufficiency Fracture Simulating Metastatic Disease from Primary Breast Cancer
(Florencia Jon, Janet Nguyen, Joel Rubenstein, Lori Holden, Michelle Ross, Gunita Mitera, Kristopher Dennis and Edward Chow)

Chapter 45
Suspicious Perianal Lesion in a Patient with Renal Cell Carcinoma
(Cassandra Uy, Florencia Jon, Corwyn Rowsell, Bonnie O’Hayon, Sherif Hanna, Georg Bjarnason, Lori Holden, Janet Nguyen, Michelle Ross, Justin Kwong, Arjun Sahgal, Luluel Khan, Kristopher Dennis and Edward Cho)

Chapter 46
Pathological Fracture of the Tibia in a Patient with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast: A Case Report of a Rare Finding
(Esther Chan, Florencia Jon, Lori Holden, Kristopher Dennis and Edward Chow)


Chapter 47
About the Editor

Chapter 48
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



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