Pain Management Yearbook 2016


Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
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

In this yearbook for 2016 we present you with some of the latest research on pain management. We start out with chapters on nausea, lead and cancer. Then we move into a whole section on pediatric and adolescent pain. Afterwards a whole section on virtual reality and rehabilitation and finally we have a whole discussion on cannabis and its use in modern day medicine. We hope that you as the reader will find the information of interest and useful. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction – Pain in Children
Donald E Greydanus, Dilip R Patel, Colleen Dodich, Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick

Section one: Nausea, Lead and Cancer

Chapter 1. The Combination of NK1 Receptor Antagonist, Palonosetron, and Dexamethasone Compared to Palonosetron and/or Dexamethasone for the Prophylaxis of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Ronald Chow, Marko Popovic, Leonard Chiu, Wayne Fu, Stephanie Cheon, Henry Lam, Milica Milakovic, Mark Pasetka, Sherlyn Vuong, Edward Chow and Carlo DeAngelis

Chapter 2. From Nicander of Colophon, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh, and Now the Children of Flint, Michigan, United States: the Long, Lethal Legacy of Lead Neurotoxicity Tragically Lingers
Donald E Greydanus and Joav Merrick

Chapter 3. Effect of Metformin on Body Mass Index in Adolescent Females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Alissa Briggs, Mandakini Sadhir, Maya Todd and Hatim Omar

Chapter 4. Pharmacological Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Assessment
Melissa L Mehalick, Sterling McPherson, Karen B Schmaling, Arthur W Blume and Renee E Magnan

Chapter 5. Shock Wave versus Phonophoresis on Mechanical Neck Dysfunction
Mohamed SM Mohamed and Tarek AEA Ammar

Chapter 6. Progression of Benign to Malignant Cartilage Tumor of the Femur: A Case Report
Anthony Furfari, Marko Popovic, Breanne Lechner, Xixi Wu, Albert Yee, Edward Chow and Xiaojing Zhang

Chapter 7. Using External Beam Radiation Treatment as an Adjunct in Radium-223 Treatment
Vithusha Ganesh, Arnav Agarwal, Sherlyn Vuong, Tasneem Barakat, Michael Borean and Edward Chow

Chapter 8. Differential Response to External Beam Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases
Michael Borean, Arnav Agarwal, Elizabeth David, Linda Probyn, Vithusha Ganesh, Sherlyn Vuong, Rachel McDonald, Elizabeth Barnes, Angela Turner, Tasneem Barakat, Sydney Caskenette, Leigha Rowbottom, Stephanie Chan and Edward Chow

Chapter 9. The Importance of Biopsies in Distinguishing Lung Adenocarcinoma from Remote Breast Cancer: A Case Report
Stephanie Chan, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel McDonald, Arnav Agarwal and Edward Chow

Section Two: Pain in Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 10. Juvenile Fibromyalgia
Dilip R Patel

Chapter 11. Neuropathic Pain Pediatrics: An Introductory Overview
Silpa Nadella and Dilip R. Patel

Chapter 12. Adolescent Pelvic Pain: Diagnostic and Management Strategies to Optimize Reproductive Health
Leslie Ayensu Appiah, Sorna Kamara and Ashleigh Long

Chapter 13. Thoracolumbar Back Pain in Adolescents
Dilip R Patel, Sonia Joychan and Meveshni Govender

Chapter 14. Headache in Children and Adolescents
Stephanie Stockburger

Chapter 15. Perspectives in Pediatric Pain: Chronic Abdominal Pain
Orhan Atay

Chapter 16. Rheumatologic Pain in Adolescents
Dilip R Patel and Mary D Moore

Chapter 17. Pain in Dermatological Disorders
Ruqiya Shama Tareen and Kinza Tareen

Chapter 18. Dermatological Side Effects to Certain Vaccines
Fatima N Mirza, Andrey Leonov and Donald E Greydanus

Chapter 19. Psychosomatic Pain in Children and Adolescents
Sonia Joychan, Rasha Kazi and Dilip R Patel

Chapter 20. Phantom Limb Pain
Stephanie Stockburger, Mandakini Sadhir and Hatim A Omar

Chapter 21. Oncologic Pain in Pediatrics
Santosh S Hanmod and Renuka Gera

Chapter 22. Dental Pain Management in Patients with Intellectual Disabilities
Kristin Compton, Camila DiGiorgio and Haley Burson

Chapter 23. Pain in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Focus on Children
Meir Lotan, Cochavit Elefant and Joav Merrick

Section Three: Virtual Reality

Chapter 24. Arm Prosthesis Simulation on a Virtual Reality L-Shaped Workbench Display System Using a Brain Computer Interface
Gernot JP Heisenberg, Yashar A Rezaei, Timo Rothdeutsch and Wolfgang Heiden

Chapter 25. Case Study Series Using Brain-Training Games to Treat Attention and Memory Following Brain Injury
Bonnie B Connor and Cindy A Shaw

Chapter 26. Virtual Reality-Augmented Rehabilitation for Patients in Sub-Acute Phase Post-Stroke: A Feasibility Study
Gerard Fluet, Alma Merians, Jigna Patel, Anita Van Wingerden, Qinyin Qiu, Matthew Yarossi, Eugene Tunik, Sergei Adamovich and Supriya Massood

Chapter 27. Cognitive Stimulation through Mhealth-Based Program for Patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Study
Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Paulo Lopes, Rodrigo Brito, Diogo Morais, Sara Rebelo, Diana Silva, Cristiana Caçôete and Alberto Deus

Chapter 28. Intensive Language-Action Therapy in Virtual Reality for a Rehabilitation Gaming System
Klaudia Grechuta, Belen Rubio, Armin Duff, Esther Duarte Oller, Friedemann Pulvermüller and Paul Verschure

Chapter 29. A Serious Gaming Alternative to Pen-And-Paper Cognitive Scoring: a Pilot Study of Brightscreener™
Gregory House, Grigore Burdea, Kevin Polistico, Joel Ross and Mark Leibick

Chapter 30. Computerised Help Information and Interaction Project for People with Memory Loss and Mild Dementia
Sumair Jawaid and Rachel J McCrindle

Chapter 31. A Comparison of Upper Limb Movement Profiles When Reaching to Virtual and Real Targets Using the Oculus Rift: Implications for Virtual-Reality Enhanced Stroke Rehabilitation
Mitchell A Just, David Stirling, Montserrat Ros, Fazel Naghdy and Paul J Stapley

Chapter 32. Spatial Working Memory Performance in a Real Museum Environment versus Computer Simulation: A Comparison between Healthy Elderly and Young Adults
Maria Korman, Rachel Kizony, Michal Hochhauser, Tsvi Kuflik, Alan J Wecker and Patrice L Weiss

Chapter 33. Subjective Perceptions When Using Motion Tracking Systems: A Comparison among Healthy Subjects, Individuals Post-Stroke, and Therapists
Roberto Lloréns, Valery Naranjo, Enrique Noé, Elena Parra, Adrián Borrego and Mariano Alcañiz

Chapter 34. Assessment of Convalescent Brain-Damaged Patients Using a Virtual Shopping Test with Different Task Difficulties
Sayaka Okahashi, Hokuto Mizumoto, Akiko Komae, Katsuhiro Ueno, Masato Yokoyama, Akinori Nagano, Keiko Seki, Toshiko Futaki and Zhiwei Luo

Chapter 35. Detection and Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals Using a Virtual Human Interviewing Agent
Albert Rizzo, Stefan Scherer, David DeVault, Jonathan Gratch, Ronald Artstein, Arno Hartholt, Gale Lucas, Stacey Marsella, Fabrizio Morbini, Angela Nazarian, Giota Stratou, David Traum, Rachel Wood, Jill Boberg and Louis-Philippe Morency

Chapter 36. Evaluating the Microsoft Kinect for Use in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Following Stroke as a Commercial Off-The-Shelf Gaming System
Luke Shires, David J Brown, James Lewis, Nasser Sherkat and Penny J Standen

Chapter 37. Usability Assessment of Natural User Interfaces during Serious Games: Adjustments for Dementia Intervention
Vanessa Vallejo, Ioannis Tarnanas, Takehiko Yamaguchi, Takahiro Tsukagoshi, Ryosuke Yasuda, René Müri, Urs P Mosimann and Tobias Nef

Section Four: Cannabis and Marijuana

Chapter 38. Cannabis or Marijuana: A Review
Donald E Greydanus and Joav Merrick

Chapter 39. Pharmacology of Cannabis
Mandakini Sadhir

Chapter 40. Forms of Administration of Cannabis and Their Efficacy
Stephanie Stockburger

Chapter 41. History of Medical Cannabis
Andrew Hand, Alexia Blake, Paul Kerrigan, Phineas Samuel and Jeremy Friedberg

Chapter 42. Cannabis and Pain: A Review
Jonathan K Hwang and Hance Clarke

Chapter 43. Medical Cannabis for Pain in Adolescence
Barry Knishkowy

Chapter 44. The Adverse Effects of Cannabis Use in Adolescents
Amy L Burnett

Chapter 45. Cannabis Use: What Is the School’s Role?
Venus Wong and Alissa Briggs

Chapter 46. Medical Marijuana as a Therapeutic Option for Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia: A Scoping Review of Current Evidence
Meiko Peng, Minhaz Khaiser, Soha Ahrari, Mark Pasetka and Carlo DeAngelis

Chapter 47. Medical Cannabis Dosing Strategies in Pain-Related Conditions: A Scoping Review of Current Literature
Minhaz Khaiser, Meiko Peng, Soha Ahrari, Mark Pasetka and Carlo DeAngelis

Chapter 48. Medical Cannabis: The Pain Physician’s Perspective
Ainsley M Sutherland, Judith Nicholls and Hance Clarke

Chapter 49. Medical Cannabis: Identifying Ethical and Policy Implications for Healthcare Organizations in Canada
Sally Bean and Maxwell J Smith

Chapter 50. The Pharmacological Properties of Cannabis
Istok Nahtigal, Alexia Blake, Andrew Hand, Angelique Florentinus-Mefailoski, Haleh Hashemi and Jeremy Friedberg

Chapter 51. Plants as Medical Tools
Haleh Hashemi, Andrew Hand, Angelique Florentinus-Mefailoski, Paul Kerrigan, Phineas Samuel and Jeremy Friedberg

Chapter 52. Medical Cannabis Use in an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic: A Retrospective Chart Review
Noah Spencer, Erynn Shaw and Marissa Slaven

Chapter 53. Medical Cannabis: Four Patient Perspectives
Jeremy Friedberg

Chapter 54. Medical Marijuana: A Canadian Perspective
Blair Henry, Rachel McDonald, Stephanie Chan, Edward Chow and Leigha Rowbottom

Chapter 55. Finding Comfort beyond Your Comfort Zone: Defining Medical Cannabis’ Place in Palliative Care
Noah Spencer, Erynn Shaw and Marissa Slaven

Chapter 56. Optimizing the Safety of Medical Cannabis
Bonnie Cheung and Hance Clarke

Chapter 57. Is There a Role for Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting? A Commentary
Jordan Stinson and Carlo DeAngelis

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 58.
About the Editor

Chapter 59.
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Five: Index


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