R Sabatowski

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cologne
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi [Opioids and driving ability -- a problem unsolved?]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln, Cologne
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:337-41. 2003
  2. ncbi [Cancer pain management in Germany - results and analysis of a questionnaire]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Schmerz 15:241-7. 2001
  3. ncbi Pain treatment: a historical overview
    R Sabatowski
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Curr Pharm Des 10:701-16. 2004
  4. ncbi Pregabalin reduces pain and improves sleep and mood disturbances in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia: results of a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial
    Rainer Sabatowski
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Pain 109:26-35. 2004
  5. ncbi [Development and state of the in-patient palliative care institutions in Germany]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat Koln
    Schmerz 15:312-9. 2001
  6. ncbi Constipation and the use of laxatives: a comparison between transdermal fentanyl and oral morphine
    L Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Med 14:111-9. 2000
  7. ncbi [Deficits in the treatment of chronic pain (I)]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 94:373-8. 2000
  8. ncbi [Deficits in the treatment of chronic pain. 2. Possibilities for improvement through the Pain Therapy Ambulant Network (STAN)]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 94:495-500. 2000
  9. ncbi [Morphine dose and side effects: a comparison of older and younger patients with tumor pain]
    G Loick
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 125:1216-21. 2000
  10. ncbi Cognitive impairment and its influence on pain and symptom assessment in a palliative care unit: development of a Minimal Documentation System
    L Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Med 14:266-76. 2000

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Publications40

  1. ncbi [Opioids and driving ability -- a problem unsolved?]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln, Cologne
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:337-41. 2003
  2. ncbi [Cancer pain management in Germany - results and analysis of a questionnaire]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Schmerz 15:241-7. 2001
    ..Continuous medical education is still necessary before a further alleviation of regulations will help to reduce the undertreatment of patients suffering from cancer pain in Germany...
  3. ncbi Pain treatment: a historical overview
    R Sabatowski
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Curr Pharm Des 10:701-16. 2004
    ..However, older traditional beliefs and attitudes have not been replaced completely and have survived to some degree in modern patients...
  4. ncbi Pregabalin reduces pain and improves sleep and mood disturbances in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia: results of a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial
    Rainer Sabatowski
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Pain 109:26-35. 2004
    ..Pregabalin efficaciously treated the neuropathic pain of PHN. Additionally, pregabalin was associated with decreased sleep interference and significant improvements in HRQoL measures...
  5. ncbi [Development and state of the in-patient palliative care institutions in Germany]
    R Sabatowski
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat Koln
    Schmerz 15:312-9. 2001
    ..Despite a significant increase in units and inpatient beds providing palliative care, there still is a major deficit in the overall number of beds and the quality of palliative care...
  6. ncbi Constipation and the use of laxatives: a comparison between transdermal fentanyl and oral morphine
    L Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Med 14:111-9. 2000
    ..The difference in the degree of constipation between the two analgesic regimens should be confirmed in a randomized double-blind study that takes into account both constipation and use of laxatives...
  7. ncbi [Deficits in the treatment of chronic pain (I)]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 94:373-8. 2000
    ..Networks with general practitioners and specialised units in the hospital may offer possibilities for improvement of pain management deficits...
  8. ncbi [Deficits in the treatment of chronic pain. 2. Possibilities for improvement through the Pain Therapy Ambulant Network (STAN)]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 94:495-500. 2000
    ..Participating physicians were also asked to provide analgesic regimens for constructed case reports with chronic headache or cancer pain. The evaluation of these prescriptions showed poor adherence to analgesic guidelines...
  9. ncbi [Morphine dose and side effects: a comparison of older and younger patients with tumor pain]
    G Loick
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 125:1216-21. 2000
    ..On account of this many elderly patients with cancer pain are denied adequate analgesic treatment. We compared efficacy and side effects of cancer pain management in different age groups...
  10. ncbi Cognitive impairment and its influence on pain and symptom assessment in a palliative care unit: development of a Minimal Documentation System
    L Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Med 14:266-76. 2000
    ..Assessment instruments for patients with advanced disease must provide simple categorical scales and the possibility of being administered by interview...
  11. ncbi Transdermal fentanyl for the management of cancer pain: a survey of 1005 patients
    L Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Med 15:309-21. 2001
    ..Transdermal fentanyl can be recommended for treatment of moderate to severe cancer pain and probably may even be used as a first-line drug on step 3 of the World Health Organization recommendations in selected patient groups...
  12. ncbi Slow-release tramadol for treatment of chronic malignant pain--an open multicenter trial
    F Petzke
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 9:48-54. 2001
    ..Slow-release tramadol provided fast and efficient pain relief in almost two-thirds of patients both during initial dose finding and during long-term treatment, improving treatment options in step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder...
  13. ncbi Assessing cognition and psychomotor function under long-term treatment with controlled release oxycodone in non-cancer pain patients
    J Gaertner
    Department of Palliative Care, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:664-72. 2006
    ..Several studies have demonstrated the impact of opioid therapy on psychomotor performance and cognition, but no data exist about the effect of long-term treatment with controlled release oxycodone (CRO) on driving ability...
  14. ncbi Treatment of severe low back pain with opioids during pregnancy in a patient with incomplete tetraplegia
    R Sabatowski
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Germany
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 44:348-50. 2000
    ..The neonatal withdrawal symptoms after delivery were mild. Residual pain slowly diminished after delivery and the patient was able to discontinue opioid therapy. The aetiology of low back pain remains unclear and may be multifactorial...
  15. ncbi [Tetrahydrocannabinol for treatment of chronic pain]
    F Elsner
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin der Universität zu Köln, Cologne
    Schmerz 15:200-4. 2001
    ..It is also recommended in the treatment of chronic pain. We present our first experiences with THC in the treatment of patients with chronic pain...
  16. ncbi [Emergency pain treatment--ambulatory intravenous morphine titration in a patient with cancer pain]
    F Elsner
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Anaesthesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat Koln
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 35:462-4. 2000
    ..We conclude that intravenous morphine titration may be performed even in cancer patients at home, adequate monitoring, however, should be available...
  17. ncbi [Central pain processing in chronic low back pain. Evidence for reduced pain inhibition]
    T Giesecke
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Klinikum der Universität Köln
    Schmerz 20:411-4, 416-7. 2006
    ..In a new analysis of this dataset, we further investigated the differences in central pain processing between LBP patients and controls, looking for possible pathogenic mechanisms...
  18. ncbi [Oral controlled-release oxycodone for the treatment of chronic pain. Data from 4196 patients]
    J Gaertner
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Klinikum der Universität zu Köln
    Schmerz 20:61-8. 2006
    ..The treatment with oral controlled-release oxycodone was a safe and effective option even when used by nonspecialized physicians...
  19. ncbi A randomized crossover trial of IV fluid replacement versus no fluid replacement in autologous blood donors with cardiovascular disease
    Stefan Mario Kasper
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Transfusion 42:226-31. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of arterial hypotension in response to autologous blood donation with and without simultaneous IV fluid replacement in 60 patients with cardiovascular disease...
  20. ncbi Prevalence, severity, and chronicity of pain and general health-related quality of life in patients with localized prostate cancer
    Hans J Gerbershagen
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Kerpenerstr 62, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Pain 12:339-50. 2008
    ..To analyze the prevalence and the severity spectrum of pain and its relationships to health-related quality of life and the bio-psycho-social consequences of pain among patients scheduled for radical prostatectomy...
  21. doi Preoperative pain as a risk factor for chronic post-surgical pain - six month follow-up after radical prostatectomy
    Hans J Gerbershagen
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Pain 13:1054-61. 2009
    ..Preoperative pain is assumed to be a major risk factor for CPSP. Prospective studies to endorse this assumption are missing...
  22. ncbi Mu-opioid receptor mRNA regulation during morphine tolerance in the rat peripheral nervous system
    Thomas Meuser
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Anesth Analg 97:1458-63. 2003
    ..These data suggest that the peripheral nervous system may be an important site of opioid tolerance development...
  23. ncbi Patients' associations with regard to analgesic drugs and their forms for application -- a pilot study
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 10:480-5. 2002
    ..The results may give a first hint that minor cultural differences even between western European countries may lead to major differences in prescribing habits and treatment regimens...
  24. ncbi [Postoperative pain therapy with hydromorphone and metamizole. A prospective randomized study in intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)]
    K A Lehmann
    Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitat zu Koln, Joseph Stelzmann Strasse 9, 50924 Köln
    Anaesthesist 50:750-6. 2001
    ..Due to a favourable patient acceptance, hydromorphone can be recommended as a suitable alternative to other opioids for the treatment of postoperative pain...
  25. doi Risk factors for acute and chronic postoperative pain in patients with benign and malignant renal disease after nephrectomy
    Hans J Gerbershagen
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Kerpenerstr 62, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Pain 13:853-60. 2009
    ..This longitudinal study was performed in order to analyze the incidence of and perioperative risk factors for the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) in patients after nephrectomy...
  26. ncbi Failure of autologous fresh frozen plasma to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in coronary artery bypass surgery
    S M Kasper
    Department of Anesthesiology, Krankenhaus Porz am Rhein, Germany
    Anesthesiology 95:81-6; discussion 6A. 2001
    ..The risks of multiple allogeneic blood donor exposure were circumvented by using autologous plasma...
  27. ncbi Assessing cognitive and psychomotor performance under long-term treatment with transdermal buprenorphine in chronic noncancer pain patients
    Oguzhan Dagtekin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Anesth Analg 105:1442-8, table of contents. 2007
    ..Several studies have demonstrated the impact of opioid therapy on psychomotor performance and cognition, but there are no data about the effect of long-term treatment with transdermal buprenorphine on driving ability...
  28. ncbi Germany: Cancer pain and palliative care--current situation
    Lukas Radbruch
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:183-7. 2002
  29. ncbi Encapsulation of an intrathecal catheter
    Jan Gaertner
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany
    Pain 103:217-20. 2003
    ..After antibiotic therapy and removal of the catheter, morphine was administered intravenously with a one to one conversion ratio...
  30. ncbi Electronic pain diary: a randomized crossover study
    Jan Gaertner
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:259-67. 2004
    ..Electronic palm-top pain diaries provide a high degree of patient satisfaction and can ease data collection for clinical research and practice...
  31. ncbi Driving ability under long-term treatment with transdermal fentanyl
    Rainer Sabatowski
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:38-47. 2003
    ..The threshold for fitness to drive as defined by German law did not differ significantly between the groups...
  32. ncbi Pain prevalence in hospitalized patients in a German university teaching hospital
    Barbara Strohbuecker
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:498-506. 2005
    ..Pain prevalence and intensity in this German university hospital were high and pain therapy was inadequate in many cases. Pain management needs to be improved by continuous assessment and adequate pain medication...
  33. ncbi Patient-controlled analgesia with intravenous L-methadone in a child with cancer pain refractory to high-dose morphine
    Rainer Sabatowski
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:3-5. 2002
  34. ncbi Modeling the economic and health consequences of managing chronic osteoarthritis pain with opioids in Germany: comparison of extended-release oxycodone and OROS hydromorphone
    Alexandra Ward
    Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA 01742, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2333-45. 2007
    ..This simulation compared managing chronic osteoarthritis pain with once-daily OROS hydromorphone with an equianalgesic dose of extended-release (ER) oxycodone administered two or three times a day...
  35. ncbi Switching from reservoir to matrix systems for the transdermal delivery of fentanyl: a prospective, multicenter pilot study in outpatients with chronic pain
    Rainer Freynhagen
    Departments of Anesthesiology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:289-97. 2005
    ..Reservoir and matrix systems appear to have comparable efficacy and safety so that outpatients can be switched directly from the reservoir to the matrix system without difficulties and new dose titration...
  36. ncbi [Pharmacotherapy of chronic, non-tumour related pain. Efficacy, tolerability and patient benefit of an oral osmotic system with hydromorphone]
    Rainer Sabatowski
    UniversitätsSchmerzCentrum, Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
    MMW Fortschr Med 149:119-24. 2007
    ..An overview of the results of a clinical study is presented in which efficacy, tolerability and patient benefit of a therapy with OROS (ORal OSmotic) hydromorphone (Jurnista) in patients with chronic pain was investigated...
  37. ncbi Analysis and treatment of different types of neuropathic cancer pain
    Petra Stute
    Department of Gynecology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1123-31. 2003
    ..The variety of different neuropathic pain syndromes should be separated in future studies of the efficacy of different treatment approaches...
  38. doi A randomized, open, parallel group, multicenter trial to investigate analgesic efficacy and safety of a new transdermal fentanyl patch compared to standard opioid treatment in cancer pain
    Hans G Kress
    Department of Anaesthesiology B, Medical University AKH, Vienna, Austria
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:268-79. 2008
    ..Scores for the tolerability endpoints were similar in the treatment groups. The new fentanyl matrix patch with a lower drug load was found noninferior and as safe as established standard oral and transdermal opioid treatment...
  39. ncbi Validation of the German version of the brief fatigue inventory
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:449-58. 2003
    ..93 and the impairment mean scores of 0.87. In conclusion, we found the German version of the BFI to be reliable and valid for cancer and noncancer patients. Minor differences were seen in the validation compared to the original version...
  40. ncbi [Consensus building on "Long-term opioid administration and non-tumor pain"]
    Hardo Sorgatz
    Institut für Psychologie der TUD, Steubenplatz 12, 64293 Darmstadt
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 96:317-23. 2002