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Pain Physician is a bi-monthly journal, the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).

Pain Physician is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal written by and directed to an audience of interventional pain physicians, clinicians and basic scientists with an interest in interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Pain Physician
presents the latest studies, research, and information vital to those in the emerging specialty of interventional pain management and critical to the people they serve.
Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD

Managing Editor - Bert Fellows, MA

Current issue highlights: (January 2015, Volume 18, Issue 1)

  1 Medical Journal Peer Review: Process and Bias
Health Policy Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Adam M Kaye, PharmD, Mark V Boswell, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  2 A Five-Star Doctor? Online Rating of Physicians by Patients in an Internet Driven World
Health Policy Review
Li Ma, PhD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, Matthew Bean, MSN, Ngoc Vo, MEd, and Xiulu Ruan, MD.
  3 Perineural Dexamethasone Added to Local Anesthesia for Brachial Plexus Block Improves Pain but Delays Block Onset and Motor Blockade Recovery
Systematic Review
Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Utchariya Anantamongkol, MD, PhD, and Kenneth D. Candido, MD.
  4 Linear Accelerator Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Systematic Review
Leonor Varela-Lema, PhD, Marisa Lopez-Garcia, MD, Maria Maceira-Rozas, MPH, and Victor Munoz-Garzon, MD.
  5 Digital Subtraction Angiography Versus Real-Time Fluoroscopy for Detection of Intravascular Penetration Prior to Epidural Steroid Injections: Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies
Ognjen Visnjevac, MD, Paul Kim, MD, Sina Farid-Davari, MD, Patrick Johnson, MD, and Nader Djalal Nader, MD, PhD.
  6 Critical Items to Consider before Adopting Advocacy of Digital Subtraction Angiography
Kenneth D. Candido, MD
  7 Do Cervical Epidural Injections Provide Long-Term Relief in Neck and Upper Extremity Pain? A Systematic Review
Systematic Review
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Devi E Nampiaparampil, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Sanjay Bakshi, MD, Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Nalini Sehgal, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  8 Bilateral Spinal Decompression of Lumbar Central Stenosis with the Full-Endoscopic Interlaminar Versus Microsurgical Laminotomy Technique: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study
Randomized Trial
Martin Komp, MD, Patrick Hahn, Dr. med., Semih Oezdemir, Dr. med., Athanasios Giannakopoulos,, Roderich Heikenfeld, Dr. med., Richard Kasch, Dr. med., Harry Merk, Prof. Dr. med, Georgios Godolias, Prof. Dr. med, and Sebastian Ruetten, MD, PD.
  9 Comparison of the Effects of Adding Dexmedetomidine Versus Midazolam to Intrathecal Bupivacaine on Postoperative Analgesia
Randomized Trial
Aloka Samantaray, MD, Natham Hemanth, MD, Karunakar Gunnampati, MD, Hemalatha Pasupuleti, MD, Madhusudan Mukkara, MD, and Mangu Hanumantha Rao, MD.
  10 A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial of Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injections in Central Spinal Stenosis: 2-Year Follow-Up
Randomized Trial
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Kimberly A. Cash, RT, Carla D. McManus, RN, BSN, Kim S. Damron, RN, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Kimberly A. Cash, RT, Carla D. McManus, RN, BSN, Kim S. Damron, RN, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Frank J.E. Falco, MD.
  11 Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Comparison of Various Injectates
Randomized Trial
Jae Hyeon Park, MD, Yu-Sun Min, MD, Seong Min Chun, MD, and Kwan Sik Seo, MD, PhD.
  12 Volume of Contrast and Selectivity for Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Prospective Assessment
Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, MD, DNB , Narinder Pal Singh, MD, PDCC, and Rahul Rastogi, MD.
  13 Concordant Pain Provocation During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Effect on Pain Outcome and Predictive Factors

Zachary McCormick, MD, Shana Margolis, MD, Kate Temme, MD, Evan Rivers, DO, Scott A Cameron, MD, Matthew C Smith, MD, Ashley Rohr, MD, Emily Zander, MD, Cynthia Garvan, PhD, David J Kennedy, MD, and Christopher Plastaras, MD.
  14 Incidence of Serotonin Syndrome in Patients Treated with Fentanyl on Serotonergic Agents

Katharine M. Koury, BA, Becky Tsui, MD, and Padma Gulur, MD.
  15 Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Implant for Management of Intractable Pain after Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
Retrospective Evaluation
Foad Elahi, MD, Chandan Reddy, MD, and David Ho, MD.
  16 The Continuance Time of Pressure Effect in the Rat Model of Complete Freunds Adjuvant Induced Arthritis
Animal Study
Sung Tae Koo, KMD, PhD, Yong Il Shin, MD, PhD, Da Young Lee, MS, and Chang-Hyung Lee, MD, PhD.
  17 Superior Hypogastric Plexus Combined with Ganglion Impar Neurolytic Blocks for Pelvic and/or Perineal Cancer Pain Relief
Case Series
Doaa G Ahmed, MD, Mohamed F Mohamed, MD, and Sahar Abd-Elbaky Mohamed, MD.
  18 Pain Relief with Percutaneous Trochanteroplasty in a Patient with Bilateral Trochanteric Myelomatous Lytic Lesions
Case Report
Sayed E Wahezi, MD, Kyle Silva, DO, and Shervin Najafi, MD.