Boris Zernikow

Summary

Affiliation: University of Witten/Herdecke
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Characteristics of highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: a 5-year retrospective study on 2249 pediatric pain patients
    Boris Zernikow
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Datteln, Germany
    BMC Pediatr 12:54. 2012
  2. pmc Paediatric palliative home care by general paediatricians: a multimethod study on perceived barriers and incentives
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 9:11. 2010
  3. pmc Barriers and needs in paediatric palliative home care in Germany: a qualitative interview study with professional experts
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 9:10. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Pediatric palliative care: use of opioids for the management of pain
    Boris Zernikow
    Children s Hospital, Witten Herdecke University, Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Datteln, Germany
    Paediatr Drugs 11:129-51. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint [Standards in pediatric palliative care in Europe--recommendations of the IMPaCCT group]
    Boris Zernikow
    Vodafone Stiftungsinstitut für Kinderschmerztherapie und Pädiatrische Palliativmedizin, Vestische Kinder und Jungendklinik Datteln, Universitat Witten Herdecke, Datteln
    Kinderkrankenschwester 27:228-32. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Stop the pain! A nation-wide quality improvement programme in paediatric oncology pain control
    Boris Zernikow
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s Hospital Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Dr Friedrich Steiner Str 5, D 45711 Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 12:819-33. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The pain provocation technique for adolescents with chronic pain: preliminary evidence for its effectiveness
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    Pain Med 11:897-910. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Changes in pain-related coping strategies and their importance for treatment outcome following multimodal inpatient treatment: does sex matter?
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescent s Hospital, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    J Pain 11:472-83. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Maintaining lasting improvements: one-year follow-up of children with severe chronic pain undergoing multimodal inpatient treatment
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    German Paediatric Pain Centre and Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Germany
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:224-36. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a multimodal inpatient treatment for pediatric chronic pain: a comparison between children and adolescents
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Clinic for Children and Adolescents Datteln, University of Witten Herdecke, Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 14:97.e1-9. 2010

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Publications31

  1. pmc Characteristics of highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: a 5-year retrospective study on 2249 pediatric pain patients
    Boris Zernikow
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Datteln, Germany
    BMC Pediatr 12:54. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was the precise description of children with high impairment from chronic pain referred to the German Paediatric Pain Centre over a 5-year period...
  2. pmc Paediatric palliative home care by general paediatricians: a multimethod study on perceived barriers and incentives
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 9:11. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was therefore to examine potential barriers, incentives, and the professional self-image of general paediatricians with regard to paediatric palliative care...
  3. pmc Barriers and needs in paediatric palliative home care in Germany: a qualitative interview study with professional experts
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 9:10. 2010
    ..As part of the research, barriers and needs with respect to paediatric palliative home care in the target region were explored...
  4. doi request reprint Pediatric palliative care: use of opioids for the management of pain
    Boris Zernikow
    Children s Hospital, Witten Herdecke University, Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Datteln, Germany
    Paediatr Drugs 11:129-51. 2009
    ..Additionally, we discuss the problem of hyperalgesia and the use of adjuvant drugs to support opioid therapy...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Standards in pediatric palliative care in Europe--recommendations of the IMPaCCT group]
    Boris Zernikow
    Vodafone Stiftungsinstitut für Kinderschmerztherapie und Pädiatrische Palliativmedizin, Vestische Kinder und Jungendklinik Datteln, Universitat Witten Herdecke, Datteln
    Kinderkrankenschwester 27:228-32. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Stop the pain! A nation-wide quality improvement programme in paediatric oncology pain control
    Boris Zernikow
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s Hospital Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Dr Friedrich Steiner Str 5, D 45711 Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 12:819-33. 2008
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  7. doi request reprint The pain provocation technique for adolescents with chronic pain: preliminary evidence for its effectiveness
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    Pain Med 11:897-910. 2010
    ..e., imagining increases in pain intensity), bilateral stimulation (tactile stimulation), and implementation of pain-related coping to decrease pain intensity--for adolescents suffering from chronic pain...
  8. doi request reprint Changes in pain-related coping strategies and their importance for treatment outcome following multimodal inpatient treatment: does sex matter?
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescent s Hospital, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    J Pain 11:472-83. 2010
    ..The causal quality of this relationship remains to be determined in future studies. Gender-role expectations and family interactions may account for the sex differences demonstrated for seeking social support...
  9. doi request reprint Maintaining lasting improvements: one-year follow-up of children with severe chronic pain undergoing multimodal inpatient treatment
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    German Paediatric Pain Centre and Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Germany
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:224-36. 2013
    ..To investigate the long-term effectiveness of a 3-week multimodal inpatient program for children and adolescents with chronic pain...
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a multimodal inpatient treatment for pediatric chronic pain: a comparison between children and adolescents
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Clinic for Children and Adolescents Datteln, University of Witten Herdecke, Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 14:97.e1-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate short and long-term treatment outcome of children (7-10 years) in comparison to adolescents (11-18 years) with disabling chronic pain following multimodal inpatient pain treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Paediatric cancer pain management using the WHO analgesic ladder--results of a prospective analysis from 2265 treatment days during a quality improvement study
    Boris Zernikow
    Children s Pain Therapy and Pediatric Palliative Care, Children s Hospital Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Dr Friedrich Steiner Strasse 5, D 45711 Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 10:587-95. 2006
    ..SETTING, DESIGN, PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight German tertiary care paediatric oncology centres prospectively documented all their in-patient pain treatment courses from June 1999 to December 2000. Pain was scored using a 1-6 faces scale...
  12. doi request reprint Specialized multimodal outpatient treatment for children with chronic pain: treatment pathways and long-term outcome
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Germany
    Eur J Pain 15:976-84. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate effectiveness of multimodal outpatient treatment (MOT) through the examination of treatment pathways and long-term outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Snake: the development and validation of a questionnaire on sleep disturbances in children with severe psychomotor impairment
    Markus Blankenburg
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Germany
    Sleep Med 14:339-51. 2013
    ..Our aim is to develop and validate a sleep questionnaire for these children that could be used both for clinical management and systematic research...
  14. doi request reprint Parental catastrophizing about their child's chronic pain: are mothers and fathers different?
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s Hospital Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Germany
    Eur J Pain 15:515.e1-9. 2011
    ..The present findings attest to the importance of maternal and paternal catastrophizing for the child's pain characteristics and pain-related parent behavior, which are both relevant for treatment conceptualization...
  15. ncbi request reprint Children dying from cancer: parents' perspectives on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death, and end-of-life decisions
    Pia von Lützau
    Pediatric Palliative Care Centre and German Pediatric Pain Centre, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Germany
    J Palliat Care 28:274-81. 2012
    ..To further improve end-of-life care for children with cancer, it is also necessary to evaluate parents' perspectives on structures for pediatric palliative care delivery...
  16. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a 3-week multimodal inpatient pain treatment for adolescents suffering from chronic pain: statistical and clinical significance
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute of Children s Pain Therapy and Palliative Care, Datteln, Germany
    Clin J Pain 25:156-66. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a 3-week multimodal inpatient pain program for children and adolescents with chronic pain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Transdermal fentanyl in childhood and adolescence: a comprehensive literature review
    Boris Zernikow
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Pediatric Palliative Care, Children s Hospital, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    J Pain 8:187-207. 2007
    ..5 microg/h. Evidence for superiority of fentanyl TTS treatment above conventional opioid administration is both scarce and of low quality...
  18. doi request reprint Sex differences in pain intensity in adolescents suffering from cancer: differences in pain memories?
    Tanja Hechler
    Vodafone Foundation Institute for Children s Pain Therapy and Palliative Care, Clinic for Children and Adolescents Datteln, University of Witten Herdecke, Datteln, Germany
    J Pain 10:586-93. 2009
    ..Additionally, psychosocial factors such as gender role expectations may need to be investigated. Parental variables and their impact on parents' pain ratings, especially for ratings of precedent pain, warrants further investigation...
  19. doi request reprint Tension-type headache or migraine? Adolescents' pain descriptions are of little help
    Julia Wager
    German Paediatric Pain Centre and Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Headache 53:322-32. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of pain descriptors (pain quality, pain intensity) assessed in a questionnaire to discriminate tension-type headache (TTH) from TTH plus migraine in a sample of adolescents...
  20. doi request reprint Variability of "optimal" cut points for mild, moderate, and severe pain: neglected problems when comparing groups
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    Vodafone Foundation Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten Herdecke University, Germany
    Pain 154:154-9. 2013
    ..Future studies that aim to interpret differences between groups need to include measures of variability for optimal cut points...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pain in pediatric oncology--children's and parents' perspectives
    Boris Zernikow
    Children s Hospital Datteln, Witten Herdecke University, Dr Friedrich Steiner Str 5, D 45711 Datteln, Germany
    Eur J Pain 9:395-406. 2005
    ..Our data emphasize both the importance of in-house acute pain control and the need for general anesthesia during painful procedures in pediatric oncology...
  22. doi request reprint Inpatient-based intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: Randomized controlled trial of efficacy and economic effects
    Tanja Hechler
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Witten, Germany
    Pain 155:118-28. 2014
    ..The results from the present study support the efficacy of the IIPT. Future research is warranted to investigate differences in treatment response and to understand the changes in economic parameters in nonimproved children. ..
  23. doi request reprint Did increased availability of pediatric palliative care lead to improved palliative care outcomes in children with cancer?
    Pia Schmidt
    1 Paediatric Palliative Care Centre, Children s and Adolescents Hospital Datteln, Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:1034-9. 2013
    ..In this study we sought to determine whether this change in awareness led to improved palliative care outcomes in children dying due to cancer...
  24. doi request reprint Development of somatosensory perception in children: a longitudinal QST-study
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten Herdecke University, Datteln, Germany
    Neuropediatrics 43:10-6. 2012
    ..Taken together, these results highlight the importance of a reference-based interpretation of the individual QST data...
  25. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances in children with multiple disabilities
    Anna Lena Tietze
    Vodafone Foundation Institute and Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten Herdecke University, Children s Hospital Datteln, 45711 Datteln, Germany
    Sleep Med Rev 16:117-27. 2012
    ..There are no data available on frequency, severity or aetiology of sleep disturbances and related symptoms in this specific patient group...
  26. doi request reprint Minimally Clinically Significant Differences for Adolescents With Chronic Pain-Variability of ROC-Based Cut Points
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children s and Adolescents Hospital, Datteln, Germany and Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Witten, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany Electronic address
    J Pain 15:32-9. 2014
    ..On a methodological level, we call for more systematic studies aimed at defining MCSDs that also address the variability of cut point estimates so as to foster the integration of findings...
  27. doi request reprint International multiprofessional course in pediatric palliative care: benefits and challenges
    Julia Wager
    Department of Vodafone Foundation Chair for Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:96-9. 2013
    ..The "International Paediatric Palliative Care Course" (IPPCC) was held for the second time in Germany. The goals of the course were to impart knowledge and skills, to share experience and network, and to improve multiprofessional work...
  28. pmc Reliabilities of mental rotation tasks: limits to the assessment of individual differences
    Gerrit Hirschfeld
    German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children s Hospital Datteln, Dr Friedrich Steiner Street 5, 45711 Datteln, Germany Department of Children s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Alfred Herrhausen Straße 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
    Biomed Res Int 2013:340568. 2013
    ..However, the assessment of the theoretically important slope parameter for individual targets requires further adaptations to mental rotation tests. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Status quo of palliative care in pediatric oncology-a nationwide survey in Germany
    Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
    Vest Children s Hospital, Institute of Children s Pain Management and Pediatric Palliative Care, University of Witten Herdecke, Datteln, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:156-64. 2005
    ..Our study highlights the necessity of incorporating the palliative paradigm into the care of children with cancer. Barriers to its implementation must be identified and overcome...
  30. doi request reprint Use of patient-controlled analgesia for pain control in dying children
    Christine Schiessl
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50924, Cologne, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 16:531-6. 2008
    ..In the last week of life, the daily opioid dose in children is highly variable, making the use of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) a useful therapy option. Scientific data on the use of PCA in paediatric palliative care are rare...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Accompanying children into their death]
    Wilma Henkel
    Institutts für Kinderschmerztherapie und Pädiatrische Palliativmedizin, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Pflege Aktuell 59:94-8. 2005