Eija Kalso

Summary

Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical undergraduate students' beliefs and attitudes toward pain: how do they mature?
    Leila Niemi-Murola
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Pain 11:700-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Do surgical patients benefit from perioperative gabapentin/pregabalin? A systematic review of efficacy and safety
    Elina M Tiippana
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Anesth Analg 104:1545-56, table of contents. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint [Opioids in the treatment of pain--efficient weapon in the expert's hand]
    Eija Kalso
    HYKS, anestesiologia ja tehohoito, kipuklinikka PL 340, 00029 HUS
    Duodecim 120:195-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Do strong opioids have a role in the early management of back pain? Recommendations from a European expert panel
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:1819-28. 2005
  5. pmc Predicting long-term response to strong opioids in patients with low back pain: findings from a randomized, controlled trial of transdermal fentanyl and morphine
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med 5:39. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for using opioids in chronic non-cancer pain
    Eija Kalso
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Pain 7:381-6. 2003
  7. doi request reprint HLA-DRB1*01 allele and low plasma immunoglobulin G1 concentration may predispose to herpes-associated recurrent lymphocytic meningitis
    Katariina Kallio-Laine
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Immunol 71:179-81. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Trends in opioid consumption in the Nordic countries 2002-2006
    Katri Hamunen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahti Hospital, Helsinki, HUS, Finland
    Eur J Pain 13:954-62. 2009
  9. pmc Recurrent lymphocytic meningitis positive for herpes simplex virus type 2
    Katariina Kallio-Laine
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1119-22. 2009
  10. pmc Temperament traits and chronic pain: the association of harm avoidance and pain-related anxiety
    Peter Knaster
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e45672. 2012

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical undergraduate students' beliefs and attitudes toward pain: how do they mature?
    Leila Niemi-Murola
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Pain 11:700-6. 2007
    ..Attitudes towards treating the pain of cancer patients and elderly patients are positive. Attention should be paid to helping students to cope with their emotions and to reducing their anxiety about meeting patients with chronic pain...
  2. ncbi request reprint Do surgical patients benefit from perioperative gabapentin/pregabalin? A systematic review of efficacy and safety
    Elina M Tiippana
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Anesth Analg 104:1545-56, table of contents. 2007
    ..These properties may also be beneficial in acute postoperative pain. In this study we evaluated randomized, controlled trials examining the analgesic efficacy, adverse effects, and clinical value of gabapentinoids in postoperative pain...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Opioids in the treatment of pain--efficient weapon in the expert's hand]
    Eija Kalso
    HYKS, anestesiologia ja tehohoito, kipuklinikka PL 340, 00029 HUS
    Duodecim 120:195-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Do strong opioids have a role in the early management of back pain? Recommendations from a European expert panel
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:1819-28. 2005
    ..Given the prevalence of CLBP, and the complex nature of this multifactorial condition, it was felt that specific, evidence-based recommendations, with a focus on primary-care treatment, would be helpful...
  5. pmc Predicting long-term response to strong opioids in patients with low back pain: findings from a randomized, controlled trial of transdermal fentanyl and morphine
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med 5:39. 2007
    ..We assessed data from a large-scale randomized comparison of transdermal fentanyl (TDF) and sustained-release oral morphine (slow-release morphine; SRM) to determine characteristics of treatment responders...
  6. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for using opioids in chronic non-cancer pain
    Eija Kalso
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Pain 7:381-6. 2003
    ..6. Treatment should be monitored. 7. A contract setting out the patient's rights and responsibilities may help to emphasize the importance of patient involvement. 8. Opioid treatment should not be considered a lifelong treatment...
  7. doi request reprint HLA-DRB1*01 allele and low plasma immunoglobulin G1 concentration may predispose to herpes-associated recurrent lymphocytic meningitis
    Katariina Kallio-Laine
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Immunol 71:179-81. 2010
    ..05). HLA-DRB1*01 (p = 0.009) and -B*27 (p = 0.050) were more common among patients than controls. We conclude that HLA-DRB1*01 and -B*27 alleles and low plasma IgG1 levels may be significant risk factors for RLM...
  8. doi request reprint Trends in opioid consumption in the Nordic countries 2002-2006
    Katri Hamunen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahti Hospital, Helsinki, HUS, Finland
    Eur J Pain 13:954-62. 2009
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the trends in opioid consumption in the five Nordic countries between 2002 and 2006 and to explore possible explanations for changes in the quality and quantity of opioids consumed...
  9. pmc Recurrent lymphocytic meningitis positive for herpes simplex virus type 2
    Katariina Kallio-Laine
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1119-22. 2009
    ..2/100,000 population in Finland during 1996-2006, higher than previous estimates. PCR was most sensitive in detecting HSV-2 DNA from cerebrospinal fluid if the sample was taken 2-5 days after symptom onset...
  10. pmc Temperament traits and chronic pain: the association of harm avoidance and pain-related anxiety
    Peter Knaster
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e45672. 2012
    ..Proneness to anxiety has a large interindividual variation. The aim of the study was to determine whether the anxiety-related temperament trait Harm Avoidance (HA), is associated with pain-related anxiety...
  11. ncbi request reprint Amitriptyline in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic symptoms
    Anna Liisa Kautio
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 00029 HUS, Finland
    Anticancer Res 29:2601-6. 2009
    ..This double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial assessed the efficacy of amitriptyline to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathic symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint Burden of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy--a cross-sectional study
    Anna Liisa Kautio
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 180, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Support Care Cancer 19:1991-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and discomfort caused by neuropathic symptoms in relation to other adverse effects of chemotherapy...
  13. doi request reprint Transdermal fentanyl in cachectic cancer patients
    Tarja Heiskanen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 140, 00029 HUS Helsinki, Finland
    Pain 144:218-22. 2009
    ..Absorption of transdermal fentanyl is impaired in cachectic patients compared with that of normal weight cancer pain patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Opioids in chronic non-cancer pain: systematic review of efficacy and safety
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 340, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Pain 112:372-80. 2004
    ..The small number of selected patients and the short follow-ups do not allow conclusions concerning problems such as tolerance and addiction...
  15. ncbi request reprint Five easy pieces on evidence based medicine (5). Trading benefit against harm--pain relief vs. adverse effects
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 6:409-12. 2002
  16. ncbi request reprint Oxaliplatin scale and National Cancer Institute-Common Toxicity Criteria in the assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
    Anna Liisa Kautio
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 180, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 31:3493-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to compare two different neurotoxicity scales in grading chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity...
  17. doi request reprint Stress-induced analgesia and morphine responses are changed in catechol-O-methyltransferase-deficient male mice
    Oleg Kambur
    Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 103:367-73. 2008
    ..COMT activity seems to take part in the modulation of nociception not only in the brain, as suggested earlier, but also at the spinal/peripheral level...
  18. ncbi request reprint Analgesic effects of dextromethorphan and morphine in patients with chronic pain
    Tarja Heiskanen
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital, P O Box 340, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Pain 96:261-7. 2002
    ..There were no significant differences in either the incidence or severity of adverse effects. In conclusion, oral dextromethorphan 100 mg had no effect on pain relief by intravenous morphine 15 mg in patients with chronic pain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Improving opioid effectiveness: from ideas to evidence
    Eija Kalso
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 340, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Pain 9:131-5. 2005
    ..The theoretical background and the clinical evidence of these combinations will be discussed...
  20. doi request reprint Pain intensity influences the relationship between anger management style and depression
    Ann Mari Estlander
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Pain Clinic, Mannerheimvagen 110 A 4, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Pain 140:387-92. 2008
    ..However, analysing separately the two subscales of the BDI, negative view and physical function, significant positive relationships between pain intensity and both subscales appeared...
  21. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of trial methodology, using the placebo groups of randomized controlled trials in paediatric postoperative pain
    Katri Hamunen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 140, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Pain 116:146-58. 2005
    ..In conclusion, analysis of the methodology showed several aspects of trial design that can be improved in future studies. Placebo control groups can be used in paediatric analgesic studies to demonstrate internal sensitivity...
  22. doi request reprint Psychiatric disorders as assessed with SCID in chronic pain patients: the anxiety disorders precede the onset of pain
    Peter Knaster
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 590, FIN 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:46-52. 2012
    ..The temporal relationship between the onset of pain and depression and anxiety and the association of psychiatric disorders with pain intensity were also analyzed...
  23. doi request reprint The burden of symptoms predicts early retirement: a twin cohort study on fibromyalgia-associated symptoms
    Ritva Markkula
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Finland
    Eur J Pain 15:741-7. 2011
    ..To assess whether symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) predict disability retirement or mortality...
  24. ncbi request reprint No pain, no gain: clinical excellence and scientific rigour--lessons learned from IA morphine
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Hospital, P O Box 340, Helsinki, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Pain 98:269-75. 2002
    ..A minimum of 30% of the maximum possible pain intensity is needed for an analgesic effect to be detected in a study...
  25. ncbi request reprint Non-analgesic effects of opioids: interactions between opioids and other drugs
    Tarja Heiskanen
    Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Curr Pharm Des 18:6079-89. 2012
    ..The literature in this field is mainly based on case reports. Interindividual differences play an important role. Other potential interactions include prolongation of the QT-interval and lowering of the threshold for convulsions...
  26. doi request reprint The effect of paracetamol and tropisetron on pain: experimental studies and a review of published data
    Elina Tiippana
    Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 112:124-31. 2013
    ..However, tropisetron may have an analgesic effect of its own. Clinicians should not avoid using these drugs together, unless larger clinical studies indicate otherwise...
  27. ncbi request reprint What do different databases tell about the use of opioids in seven European countries in 2002?
    Katri Hamunen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 140, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Pain 12:705-15. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper was to analyse opioid consumption in a number European countries using different sources of data...
  28. ncbi request reprint Amitriptyline in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic symptoms
    Anna Liisa Kautio
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:31-9. 2008
    ..No statistical significance was reached, probably due to the small number of patients and too low dose of amitriptyline. Amitriptyline was well tolerated...
  29. ncbi request reprint How palliative care of cancer patients is organised between a university hospital and primary care in Finland
    Tiina Tasmuth
    Cancer Society of Finland
    Acta Oncol 45:325-31. 2006
    ..Every third patient reported of poor quality of palliative care in the primary care. Also the physicians reported a need for training in palliative care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Acute opioid effects on human brain as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Mika Leppä
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 340, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Neuroimage 31:661-9. 2006
    ..These areas belong to a circuitry that modulates the affective experience of sensory stimuli...
  31. ncbi request reprint Five easy pieces on evidence-based medicine (4)
    Eija Kalso
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 6:89-93. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Oxycodone
    Eija Kalso
    University of Helsinki, and Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:S47-56. 2005
    ..Oxycodone closely resembles morphine but it has some distinct differences, particularly in its pharmacokinetic profile. Being an old drug, the basic pharmacology of oxycodone has been a neglected field of research...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sodium channel blockers in neuropathic pain
    Eija Kalso
    University of Helsinki, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 340, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Curr Pharm Des 11:3005-11. 2005
    ..An oral local anesthetic type sodium channel blocker, mexiletine is an antiarrhythmic agent that is effective in neuropathic pain. However, effective doses may be difficult to achieve because of adverse effects...
  34. doi request reprint Clustering of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia in a Finnish Twin Cohort
    Ritva Markkula
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, 00029 HUS Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 13:744-50. 2009
    ..The symptoms known to be associated with fibromyalgia seem to have a strong genetic background...
  35. ncbi request reprint Placebo and opioid analgesia-- imaging a shared neuronal network
    Predrag Petrovic
    Cognitive Neurophysiology Research Group, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 171 76, Sweden, Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    Science 295:1737-40. 2002
    ..These findings indicate a related neural mechanism in placebo and opioid analgesia...
  36. doi request reprint Widespread unilateral pain associated with herpes simplex virus infections
    Katariina Kallio-Laine
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pain 9:658-65. 2008
    ..HSV reactivations and the accompanying inflammatory process cause dysfunction of the central nervous system that manifests as neuropathic pain. Studies using functional brain imaging are needed to clarify this syndrome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Venlafaxine in neuropathic pain following treatment of breast cancer
    Tiina Tasmuth
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, FIN 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 6:17-24. 2002
    ..The two poor responders had low venlafaxine concentrations whereas the two slow hydroxylizers had high venlafaxine concentrations and excellent pain relief. Thus, higher doses could be used in order to improve pain relief...
  38. pmc Cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors in lumbar radicular pain or clinically defined sciatica: a systematic review
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 16:2043-54. 2007
    ..However, more prospective studies are needed in order to further clarify these associations and the mechanisms of action...
  39. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency denervation for neck and back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration back review group
    Leena Niemistö
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1877-88. 2003
    ..Systematic review...
  40. ncbi request reprint Ketamine as adjuvant to opioids for cancer pain. A qualitative systematic review
    Rae F Bell
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Haukeland University Hospital, 5021 Bergen, Norway
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:867-75. 2003
    ..High quality, randomized, controlled trials with larger numbers of patients and standardized, clinically relevant routes of administration of ketamine are needed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Is intranasal ketamine an appropriate treatment for chronic non-cancer breakthrough pain?
    Rae F Bell
    Pain 108:1-2. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Venlafaxine in the treatment of atypical facial pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Heli Forssell
    Department of Oral Diseases Pain Clinic, Turku University Central Hospital Turku, Finland
    J Orofac Pain 18:131-7. 2004
    ..To study in a randomized placebo-controlled design the efficacy of the antidepressant venlafaxine, a serotonin and a weak noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor, in the treatment of atypical facial pain (AFP)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Of mice and men: what can we predict from the effects of morphine in a mouse model of bone cancer?
    Vesa K Kontinen
    Pain 132:5-7. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint The compassionate brain: humans detect intensity of pain from another's face
    Miiamaaria V Saarela
    Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
    Cereb Cortex 17:230-7. 2007
    ..These findings imply that the intersubjective representation of pain in the human brain is more detailed than has been previously thought...
  45. ncbi request reprint Subanesthetic ketamine for cancer pain and scientific rigor in cancer pain trials. A reply to Jackson et al
    Rae Frances Bell
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:386. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Morphine, oxycodone, methadone and its enantiomers in different models of nociception in the rat
    Kim Lemberg
    Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Anesth Analg 102:1768-74. 2006
    ..Opioids seem to have different profiles in different pain models. l-methadone should be studied for neuropathic pain in humans...
  47. ncbi request reprint Successful and unsuccessful outcomes with long-term opioid therapy: a survey of physicians' opinions
    Mina Nishimori
    The MGH Pain Center, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:50-6. 2006
    ..The attitudes, beliefs, and experience of physicians will influence how they view the use of opioids for chronic nonterminal pain...
  48. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers for pain
    Eija Kalso
    Pain 107:199-201. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Prolactin-releasing peptide affects pain, allodynia and autonomic reflexes through medullary mechanisms
    Maija Liisa Kalliomäki
    Department of Biology, Abo Akademi University, Biocity Artillerigatan 6A, 20520 Turku, SF, Finland
    Neuropharmacology 46:412-24. 2004
    ..The results show that PrRP modulates nociception due to supraspinal rather than spinal action, and that its antinociceptive mechanism differs from that previously characterized for NPFF...
  50. ncbi request reprint Application of principles of evidence-based medicine to occlusal treatment for temporomandibular disorders: are there lessons to be learned?
    Heli Forssell
    Department of Oral Diseases Pain Clinic, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Orofac Pain 18:9-22; discussion 23-32. 2004
    ..None of the occlusal adjustment studies provided evidence supporting the use of this treatment method. The clinical implications of the findings and future perspectives are discussed...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Only placebo?]
    Eija Kalso
    Duodecim 118:1733-4. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Pain- and morphine-associated transcriptional regulation of neuropeptide FF and the G-protein-coupled NPFF2 receptor gene
    Johanna M Nystedt
    Department of Biology, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
    Neurobiol Dis 16:254-62. 2004
    ..Acute, but not chronic, morphine activated the genes supraspinally. The results give further evidence for the involvement of the NPFF system in pain modulation and may provide new therapeutic opportunities for pathologic pain...
  53. pmc Opioids for persistent non-cancer pain
    Eija Kalso
    BMJ 330:156-7. 2005
  54. ncbi request reprint Breakthrough pain in malignant and non-malignant diseases: a review of prevalence, characteristics and mechanisms
    Kristina B Svendsen
    Danish Pain Research Center, University Hospital of Aarhus, Noerrebrogade 44, Building 1A, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 9:195-206. 2005
    ..It is suggested that sensitization could be the common denominator of BTP in malignant and non-malignant pain...
  55. ncbi request reprint How different is oxycodone from morphine?
    Eija Kalso
    Pain 132:227-8. 2007