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3221. Use of botulinum toxin-A in pain associated with neuromuscular disorders

Use of botulinum toxin-A in pain associated with neuromuscular disorders Use of botulinum toxin-A in pain associated with neuromuscular disorders Use of botulinum toxin-A in pain associated with neuromuscular disorders Health Technology Advisory Committee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. The agency responsible for the publication has subsequently been disbanded. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA (...) database. Citation Health Technology Advisory Committee. Use of botulinum toxin-A in pain associated with neuromuscular disorders. Minnesota: Health Technology Advisory Committee (HTAC) 2001 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness of botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) for the treatment of pain associated with neuromuscular disorders. Authors' conclusions BTX-A (Botox) has been found to be safe and effective for a number of clinical conditions. Presently, BTX-A has been approved

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3222. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain Health Technology Advisory Committee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. The agency responsible for the publication has subsequently been disbanded. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Health Technology (...) Advisory Committee. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain. Minnesota: Health Technology Advisory Committee (HTAC) 2001 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for lower back pain. Authors' conclusions While the initial data are promising, large randomized controlled trials are needed to determine safety, cost, effectiveness, and long-term outcome. Published research is limited

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3223. Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review

Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain - horizon scanning review NHSC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NHSC. Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for low back pain (...) - horizon scanning review. Birmingham: National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). New and Emerging Technology Briefing. 2001 Authors' objectives To summarise the current research evidence on endoscopic laser foraminoplasty (ELF) for low back pain. Authors' conclusions - Clinical impact: Until the results of a planned trial study are available the true impact of ELF on the general population with chronic low back pain is not known. However, evidence presented in the form of a longitudinal case series

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3224. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review NHSC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NHSC (...) . Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review. Birmingham: National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). New and Emerging Technology Briefing. 2001 Authors' objectives To summarise the current research evidence on intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for chronic discogenic back pain. Authors' conclusions - Clinical impact: IDET represents a new minimally invasive alternative to other surgical techniques for persistent low back pain. There is an estimated

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3225. The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain

The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain Wasiak J Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Wasiak J. The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain. Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical (...) Effectiveness (CCE) 2001: 7 Authors' objectives This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether the use of therapeutic magnets alleviates and reduces chronic muscular pain. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Pain /therapy; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3226. Is ropivacaine hydrochloride effective as an intercostal block for pain management in adult cardiac surgery patients compared to bupivacaine hydrochloride?

Is ropivacaine hydrochloride effective as an intercostal block for pain management in adult cardiac surgery patients compared to bupivacaine hydrochloride? Is ropivacaine hydrochloride effective as an intercostal block for pain management in adult cardiac surgery patients compared to bupivacaine hydrochloride? Is ropivacaine hydrochloride effective as an intercostal block for pain management in adult cardiac surgery patients compared to bupivacaine hydrochloride? Abdulwadud O Record Status (...) This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Abdulwadud O. Is ropivacaine hydrochloride effective as an intercostal block for pain management in adult cardiac surgery patients compared to bupivacaine hydrochloride? Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE) 2001: 5 Authors' objectives This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether ropivacaine hydrochloride is effective

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3227. Does femoral nerve block provide pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur?

Does femoral nerve block provide pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur? Does femoral nerve block provide pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur? Does femoral nerve block provide pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur? Abdulwadud O Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Abdulwadud O. Does femoral nerve (...) block provide pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur? Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE) 2001: 8 Authors' objectives This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether femoral nerve block provides pain relief for patients with a fractured neck of femur. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Femoral Neck Fractures; Femoral Nerve; Nerve Block; Pain Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3228. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs

Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Bassett K, Sibley LM, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A Record Status This is a bibliographic record (...) of a published health technology assessment. The agency responsible for the publication has subsequently been disbanded. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Bassett K, Sibley LM, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs. Vancouver: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment (BCOHTA). BCOHTA 01:5T. 2001 Authors

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

3229. Randomised crossover trial of transdermal fentanyl and sustained release oral morphine for treating chronic non-cancer pain. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised crossover trial of transdermal fentanyl and sustained release oral morphine for treating chronic non-cancer pain. To compare patients' preference for transdermal fentanyl or sustained release oral morphine, their level of pain control, and their quality of life after treatment.Randomised, multicentre, international, open label, crossover trial.35 centres in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and South Africa.256 patients (aged 26-82 years (...) ) with chronic non-cancer pain who had been treated with opioids.Patients' preference for transdermal fentanyl or sustained release oral morphine, pain control, quality of life, and safety assessments.Of 212 patients, 138 (65%) preferred transdermal fentanyl, whereas 59 (28%) preferred sustained release oral morphine and 15 (7%) expressed no preference. Better pain relief was the main reason for preference for fentanyl given by 35% of patients. More patients considered pain control as being "good" or "very

2001 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain

3230. Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain.Prospective, randomised, placebo controlled trial.Three outpatient departments in Germany.177 patients aged 18-85 years with chronic neck pain.Patients were randomly allocated to five treatments over three weeks with acupuncture (56), massage (60), or "sham" laser (...) acupuncture (61).maximum pain related to motion (visual analogue scale) irrespective of direction of movement one week after treatment.range of motion (3D ultrasound real time motion analyser), pain related to movement in six directions (visual analogue scale), pressure pain threshold (pressure algometer), changes of spontaneous pain, motion related pain, global complaints (seven point scale), and quality of life (SF-36). Assessments were performed before, during, and one week and three months after

2001 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

3231. Effect of sensory discrimination training on cortical reorganisation and phantom limb pain. (Abstract)

Effect of sensory discrimination training on cortical reorganisation and phantom limb pain. Phantom limb pain is a frequent consequence of the amputation of a body part. Based on the finding that phantom limb pain is closely associated with plastic changes in the primary somatosensory cortex and animal data showing that behaviourally relevant training alters the cortical map, we devised a sensory discrimination training programme for patients with intractable phantom limb pain. Compared (...) with a control group of medically treated patients, the training group had significant reductions in phantom limb pain (p=0.002) and cortical reorganisation (p=0.05) that were positively associated with improved sensory discrimination ability.

2001 Lancet Controlled trial quality: uncertain

3232. Management of cancer pain. Volume 1. Volume 2: evidence tables

Management of cancer pain. Volume 1. Volume 2: evidence tables Management of cancer pain. Volume 1. Volume 2: evidence tables Management of cancer pain. Volume 1. Volume 2: evidence tables Goudas L, Carr D B, Bloch R, Balk E, Ioannidis J P, Terrin N, Gialeli-Goudas M, Chew P, Lau J Authors' objectives To determine the prevalence of cancer-related pain and the efficacy of drug and non-drug therapies for its treatment. This abstract will focus only on the effectiveness of treatment. Supplemental (...) investigations were made into the side-effects of the different opioid analgesics, and the morbidity and mortality of cordotomy in treating cancer pain. Searching MEDLINE, Cancerlit and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched from 1966 to 1998 for English language studies; the search terms were listed. Additional searches were conducted by checking the bibliographies of meta-analyses and selected review articles, and by consulting technical experts. The MEDLINE search was updated to October

2001 DARE.

3233. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs

Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Bassett K, Sibley L M, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous (...) radio-frequency neurotomy (PRFN) treatment of chronic cervical spine pain arising from zygapophysial joint injury following motor vehicle and other accidents, both in itself and in comparison with alternative invasive and noninvasive therapies. Searching Current Contents, EMBASE, HealthSTAR and MEDLINE were searched (search dates not reported). A search protocol to identify primary analyses was combined with terms specific to chronic cervical zygapophysial pain and percutaneous radio-frequency

2001 DARE.

3234. Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury

Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury O'Brien M A, Wingerchuk D, Angle P, Biagi H, Denkers M, Tamayo C, Gauld M Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions for central neuropathic pain (CNP) after traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). Searching MEDLINE (...) series with less than 8 patients and case reports were tabulated and discussed separately. Specific interventions included in the review Studies that assessed the effects of pharmacological, surgical, psychological, pain management or self-management approaches were eligible for inclusion. The specific interventions assessed were: opioids (morphine, alfentanil), anticonvulsants (valproate, gabapentin), local anaesthetics (lidocaine), alpha-2-adrenergic agonists (clonidine), antispasticity drugs

2001 DARE.

3235. Sufentanil: an overview of its use for acute pain management

Sufentanil: an overview of its use for acute pain management Sufentanil: an overview of its use for acute pain management Sufentanil: an overview of its use for acute pain management Savoia G, Loreto M, Gravino E Authors' objectives To evaluate peri-operative sufentanil with a view to designing the optimal peri-operative sufentanil regimen. Searching MEDLINE (from 1997 to June 2001), EMBASE (from 1998 to 1999), BIOSIS Previews (from 1998 to 1999) and SciSearch (from 1998 to 1999) were searched (...) not explicitly defined in terms of outcomes. The review assessed efficacy and adverse effects. The following outcomes were mentioned in the text of the review: post-operative analgesia, speed of onset of analgesia, pain relief, plasma concentration of analgesic agents, heart rate, mean arterial pressure, sleep quality, sufentanil consumption, haemodynamics, oxygen consumption, myocardial ischaemia, recovery time, hypercapnia, respiratory rate, time to extubation, and circulating catecholamines. Some studies

2001 DARE.

3236. Evaluation of the effective drugs for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by morphine used for postoperative pain: a quantitative systematic review

Evaluation of the effective drugs for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by morphine used for postoperative pain: a quantitative systematic review Evaluation of the effective drugs for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by morphine used for postoperative pain: a quantitative systematic review Evaluation of the effective drugs for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by morphine used for postoperative pain: a quantitative systematic review Hirayama T, Ishii F, Yago (...) K, Ogata H Authors' objectives To conduct a meta-analysis of the randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the use of prophylactic drug therapy for post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV), in patients receiving morphine for the treatment of post-operative pain. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to February 2000) and the Cochrane Library (Issue 1, 2000) were searched for relevant papers. Details of the search terms used are given in the original paper. The search was restricted to English language

2001 DARE.

3237. Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for shoulder pain

Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for shoulder pain Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for shoulder pain Philadelphia Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on selected rehabilitation interventions for shoulder pain Philadelphia Panel Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation for shoulder pain, to develop evidence-based (...) , and combinations of these interventions were eligible for inclusion. Studies of iontophoresis, surgery, electroanalgesia, in-patient interventions and educational interventions were excluded. Participants included in the review Studies of participants with shoulder pain were eligible for inclusion. Shoulder pain was defined as non-specific shoulder pain, calcific tendonitis, bursitis and capsulitis. Studies of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporotic shoulder pain were excluded from the review. Further details

2001 DARE.

3238. Efficacy of radiofrequency procedures for the treatment of spinal pain: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Efficacy of radiofrequency procedures for the treatment of spinal pain: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2001 DARE.

3239. A comparison trial for stratifying intermediate-risk chest pain: benefits of emergency department observation centers

A comparison trial for stratifying intermediate-risk chest pain: benefits of emergency department observation centers A comparison trial for stratifying intermediate-risk chest pain: benefits of emergency department observation centers A comparison trial for stratifying intermediate-risk chest pain: benefits of emergency department observation centers Robinson D J, Woods P G, Snedeker C A, Lynch J H, Chambers K Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Inpatient and outpatient management strategies for intermediate-risk chest pain (IR-CP) were under evaluation. Patients with IR-CP were transferred from the hospital's emergency department (ED) to either an ED-based observation centre (ED-OC), an inpatient observation

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

3240. Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review]

Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy (...) in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Sollner W, Schussler G Authors' objectives To evaluate the evidence on the indication and modification of psychodynamic therapy procedures and their effectiveness in the treatment of patients with chronic pain. Only the effectiveness data will be considered in this abstract. Searching The reviewers searched MEDLINE (from 1984 to 2000), PSYNDEX (from 1977 to 2000) and Evidence Based Medicine (from 1996 to 2000) for studies published in English or German

2001 DARE.