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

Pain Physician is the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). The open access journal is published 6 times a year.

Pain Physician is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open access 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. 

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Current issue highlights: (May 2023, Volume 26, Issue 3)

  1. Comparison of Intercostal Block and Epidural Analgesia for Post-thoracotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Systematic Review
    Zangong Zhou, MD, Xin Zheng, MD, Jianfang Song, MD, Xiangfeng Jin, MD, PhD, Lipeng Zhao, MD, and Shanling Liu, MD, PhD.
  2. Timing of Percutaneous Balloon Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures
    Systematic Review
    Donghua Liu, Master, Jiao Xu, Master, Qiang Wang, Master, Longyu Zhang, Master, Shi Yin, Master, Bo Qian, Master, Xingxuan Li, Master, Tianlin Wen, MD, PhD, and Zhiwei Jia, MD, PhD.
  3. Effects of Ketamine on Chronic Postsurgical Pain in Patients Undergoing Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Wanchen Sun, MD, Yang Zhou, MD, Juan Wang, MD, Yuxuan Fu, MD, Jingyi Fan, MD, Yidan Cui, MD, Yishuang Wu, MD, Lianjie Wang, MD, Yun Yu, MD, and Ruquan Han, MD, PhD.
  4. Ultrasound-Guided Techniques for Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Erector Spinae Plane Block vs. Quadratus Lumborum Block
    Randomized Trial
    Tarek M. Ashoor, MD, Ahmed S. Jalal, MBBCh, Alfred Maurice Said, MD, Mohamed M. Ali, MD, and Ibrahim M. Esmat, MD.
  5. Sub-Anesthesia Dose of S-Ketamine Reduces Postoperative Pain and Anxiety in Patients Receiving Breast and Thyroid Surgery: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Dongxu Zhou, MSc, Fan Liu, MSc, Fei Jiang, MSc, Xihong Ye, MD, PhD, Xingrui Gong, MD, PhD, and Mazhong Zhang, MD, PhD.
  6. Comparison of Craniocaudal Spread of Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block With Two Volumes of Local Anesthetics
    Randomized Trial
    JiHee Hong, MD, PhD, Ji Hoon Park, MD, PhD, and Jin Woo Shim, MD.
  7. Pre-incisional Preventive Precise Multimodal Analgesia May Enhance the Rehabilitation Process of Acute Postoperative Pain Following Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Mengyao Qi, MSc, Wei Xiao, MD, Shuyi Yang, MD, Shijun Wang, MD, Liane Zhou, BS, Anxia Wan, BS, Shuai Feng, MSc, Dongxu Yao, MSc, Chunxiu Wang, MD, and Tianlong Wang, MD.
  8. Regional Analgesia for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using Ultrasound-guided Quadratus Lumborum Block or Erector Spinae Block: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Ahmed Hassanein, MD, Mohamed Abdel-Haleem, MSc, and Shadwa R. Mohamed, MD.
  9. A Retrospective Review of Real-world Outcomes Following 60-day Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
    Retrospective Review
    Marc A. Huntoon, MD, Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, Jonathan M. Hagedorn, MD, Nathan D. Crosby, PhD, and Joseph W. Boggs, PhD.
  10. Fluoroscopic Analysis of Cannula Tip Location During Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation of the Trigeminal Ganglion
    Retrospective Analysis
    JiHee Hong, MD, PhD, Ji Hoon Park, MD, PhD, and Hyun Ji Je, MD.