Editor-in-Chief:
Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD
Managing Editor: Fellows Bert, MA


Articles

  1. 2018;21;309-326Reframing the Prevention Strategies of the Opioid Crisis: Focusing on Prescription Opioids, Fentanyl, and Heroin Epidemic
    Health Policy Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Jaya Sanapati, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
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  2. 2018;21;327-336Is Unilateral Percutaneous Kyphoplasty Superior to Bilateral Percutaneous Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures? Evidence from a Systematic Review of Discordant Meta-Analyses
    Systematic Review
    Xiaofeng Chen, MD, Weijun Guo, MD, Qian Li, MD, Zhicong Ou, MD, Zehui Lao, MD, Yi Liu, MD, Chenguha Zhu, MD, Zhuangxun Han, MD, Xueyuan Chu, MD, and Dongling Cai, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  3. 2018;21;337-350Prevalence of Recurrent Herniation Following Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: A Meta-Analysis
    Systematic Review
    Si Yin, MD, Heng Du, MD, Weizhou Yang, MD, Chungguang Duan, PhD, Chaoshuai Feng, MD, and Huiren Tao, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  4. 2018;21;351-362Thermal Versus Super Voltage Pulsed Radiofrequency of Stellate Ganglion in Post-Mastectomy Neuropathic Pain Syndrome: A Prospective Randomized Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Dina N. Abbas, MD, and Raafat M. Reyad, MD.
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  5. 2018;21;363-372Evaluation of an Experimental Pain Model by Noncompartmental Analysis of Results from a Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial
    Retrospective Study
    Sybil Skinner-Robertson, BSN, PhD, Mohamad-Samer Mouksassi, PharmD, PhD, and France Varin, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  6. 2018;21;373-382Transforaminal vs Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection for Acute-Phase Shingles: A Randomized, Prospective Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Aki Fujiwara, MD, Keisuke Watanabe, MD, PhD, Keiji Hashizume, MD, PhD, Kozue Shinohara, MD, and Masahiko Kawaguchi, MD, PhD.
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  7. 2018;21;383-406Clinical Outcomes of Posterolateral Fusion vs. Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Instability
    Randomized Trial
    Majid Reza Farrokhi, MD, Golnaz Yadollahikhales, MD, Mehrnaz Gholami, MA, Seyed Reza Mousavi, MD, Amir Reza Mesbahi, MD, and Ali A. Asadi-Pooya, MD.
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  8. 2018;21;E307-E322Pulsed Radiofrequency on Dorsal Root Ganglion Relieved Neuropathic Pain Associated with Downregulation of the Spinal Interferon Regulatory Factor 8, Microglia, p38MAPK Expression in a CCI Rat Model
    Animal Study
    Rongguo Liu, MD, PhD, Xueru Xu, MD, Yunlu Xu, PhD, Xiangyu Fang, MD, and Xingwu Lin, MD.
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  9. 2018;21;407-414Pulsed Radiofrequency Application on Femoral and Obturator Nerves for Hip Joint Pain: Retrospective Analysis with 12-Month Follow-up Results
    Retrospective Study
    Andrea Tinnirello, MD, Manuel Todeschini, MD, Deborha Pezzola, MD, and Sandra Barbieri, MD.
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  10. 2018;21;E323-E329Effect of Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation of Thoracic Nerve Roots in Patients with Cancer and Intractable Chest Wall Pain
    Retrospective Study
    Tak Kyu Oh, MD, Nam Woo Kim, MD, Jiyeon Yim, MD, HyunJae Lim, MD, Boram Park, MS, and Dae Hyun Kim, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  11. 2018;21;E331-E340Operation of Soft or Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniations in the Full-Endoscopic Uniportal Extraforaminal Technique
    Retrospective Review
    Sebastian Ruetten, MD, PD, Patrick Hahn, MD, Semih Oezdemir, MD, Xenophon Baraliakos, MD, Georgios Godolias, MD, and Martin Komp, MD.
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  12. 2018;21;E341-E345Fluoroscopically-Guided Superior Hypogastric Plexus Neurolysis Using a Single Needle: A Modified Technique for a Posterolateral Transdiscal Approach
    Technical Note
    Po-Chou Liliang, MD, Chao-Ming Hung, MD, Kang Lu, MD, PhD, and Han-Jung Chen, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  13. 2018;21;E347-E353Comparison of 3 Anesthetic Methods for Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy: A Prospective Study
    Prospective Study
    Yanjie Zhu, MD, Yongzhao Zhao, MD, Guoxin Fan, MD, Shiyu Sun, MD, Zhi Zhou, MD, Dongdong Wang, MD, Yunshan Fan, MD, Shisheng He, MD, PhD, and Guangfei Gu, MD.
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  14. 2018;21;E355-E365Quantitative 3D Trajectory Measurement for Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
    Technical Note
    Xin Huang, MD, Bin Zhu, MD, and Xiaoguang Liu, MD.
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  15. 2018;21;E367-E376The Validity and Reliability of Provocation Tests in the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    Retrospective Review
    Hilal Telli, MD, Serkan Telli, MD, and Murat Topal, MD.
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  16. 2018;21;E377-E387Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRGS) for the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Single-Center Study with Long-Term Prospective Results in 62 Cases
    Prospective Study
    Matthias H. Morgalla, MD, Marcos Fortunato, MD, Guilherme Lepski, MD, and Bankim S. Chander, MS.
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  17. 2018;21;E389-E399High Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D in Patients with Low Back Pain: Evidence from Meta-Analysis
    Meta-Analysis
    Dipika Bansal, MD, DM, Chandra Sehkar Boya, MPharm, PhD, Rambabu Vatte, MPharm, and Babita Ghai, MD, DNB.
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  18. 2018;21;E401-E408Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for All Types of Lumbar Disc Herniations (LDH) Including Severely Difficult and Extremely Difficult LDH Cases
    Retrospective Study
    Hyeun Sung Kim, MD, PhD, Byapak Paudel, MD, Jee Soo Jang, MD, PhD, Keun Lee, MD, Seong Hoon Oh, MD, PhD, and Il Tae Jang, MD, PhD.
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  19. 2018;21;E409-E418Patients with Impaired Descending Nociceptive Inhibitory System Present Altered Cardiac Vagal Control at Rest
    Cross-Sectional Study
    Pedro Rodrigues, MD, Leticia Correa, MD, Marcelle Ribeiro, MD, Bruno Silva, PhD, Felipe Reis, PhD, and Leandro Nogueira, PhD.
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  20. 2018;21;E419-E427Subclinical Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) Study
    Retrospective Review
    Carlos J. Roldan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Carrie Johnson, MD, PhD, Sin-Ong Lee, MD, Andrew Peng, MS, Patrick M. Dougherty, PhD, and Billy Huh, MD, PhD.
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  21. 2018;21;E429-E434Comparison of the Efficacy of a Gabapentinoid with an Opioid Versus an Opioid Alone in Patients with Spinal Cord Stimulation
    Retrospective Review
    Ji Su Jang, MD, Youngsuk Kwon, MD, Sung Mi Hwang, MD, PhD, Jong Ho Kim, MD, Taehyung Yun, MD, Young Soo Kim, MD, Rak Min Choi, MD, and Jae Jun Lee, MD.
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  22. 2018;21;E435-E447Effects of Epidural Steroid Injections on Bone Mineral Density and Bone Turnover Markers in Patients Taking Anti-Osteoporotic Medications
    Retrospective Review
    Seon Yoon Nah, MD, Jae Hyup Lee, MD, PhD, and Ji-Ho Lee, MD, PhD.
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  23. 2018;21;E449-E456Six-Month Results of Cervical Intradiscal Oxygen-Ozone Mixture Therapy on Patients with Neck Pain: Preliminary Findings
    Cross-Sectional Study
    Serbulent Gokhan Beyaz, MD, and Havva Sayhan, MD.
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  24. 2018;21;E457-E466Postoperative Longitudinal Outcomes in Patients with Residual Disc Fragments after Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
    Retrospective Study
    Jonghyuk Baek, BS, Seung Heon Yang, MD, Chi Heon Kim, MD, PhD, Chun Kee Chung, MD, PhD, Yunhee Choi, PhD, Ji Han Heo, BS, Sung Bae Park, MD, PhD, Sung Hwan Hwang, MD, Jong-Myung Jung, MD, and Kyoung-Tae Kim, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF