Kenneth L Kirsh

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of prescription opioid abuse in the United States: focus on route of administration
    Kenneth Kirsh
    BehavioralMedicine and Ancillary Services, The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, 2416 Regency Road, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 26:348-61. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Multimodal approaches to optimize outcomes of chronic opioid therapy in the management of chronic pain
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Behavioral Medicine and the Patient Referral Evaluation Unit, The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky 40517 4306, USA
    Pain Med 12:S1-11. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Differentiating and managing common psychiatric comorbidities seen in chronic pain patients
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pain Treatment Center of Bluegrass, 2416 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 24:39-47. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Initial development of a survey tool to detect issues of chemical coping in chronic pain patients
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0082, USA
    Palliat Support Care 5:219-26. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Difficulties in screening for adjustment disorder, Part II: An attempt to develop a novel self-report screening instrument in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:33-41. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Managing pain in patients with aberrant drug-taking behaviors
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    J Support Oncol 3:83-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A new tool to assess and document pain outcomes in chronic pain patients receiving opioid therapy
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, CC449, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    Clin Ther 26:552-61. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing aberrant drug-taking behaviors in the patient with chronic pain
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, CC125, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 8:289-94. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Pain clinicians' rankings of aberrant drug-taking behaviors
    Steven D Passik
    Chandler Medical College, and Marky Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 16:39-49. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint The need to identify predictors of aberrant drug-related behavior and addiction in patients being treated with opioids for pain
    Steven D Passik
    Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Pain Med 4:186-9. 2003

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of prescription opioid abuse in the United States: focus on route of administration
    Kenneth Kirsh
    BehavioralMedicine and Ancillary Services, The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, 2416 Regency Road, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 26:348-61. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Multimodal approaches to optimize outcomes of chronic opioid therapy in the management of chronic pain
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Behavioral Medicine and the Patient Referral Evaluation Unit, The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky 40517 4306, USA
    Pain Med 12:S1-11. 2011
    ..To review clinical strategies for long-term opioid management as well as strategies to assess and monitor patients with moderate to severe chronic pain who may be at risk for aberrant drug-related behaviors...
  3. doi request reprint Differentiating and managing common psychiatric comorbidities seen in chronic pain patients
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pain Treatment Center of Bluegrass, 2416 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 24:39-47. 2010
    ..Three common psychiatric issues seen in pain patients: anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorder, are discussed. A brief history of the DSM is also discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Initial development of a survey tool to detect issues of chemical coping in chronic pain patients
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0082, USA
    Palliat Support Care 5:219-26. 2007
    ..We have used the term chemical coping to describe this vast middle ground and seek to begin a line of research starting with the development of a clinically useful tool to identify this subset of patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Difficulties in screening for adjustment disorder, Part II: An attempt to develop a novel self-report screening instrument in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:33-41. 2004
    ..Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has a high level of morbidity that can cause significant stress for patients faced with the procedure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Managing pain in patients with aberrant drug-taking behaviors
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    J Support Oncol 3:83-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A new tool to assess and document pain outcomes in chronic pain patients receiving opioid therapy
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, CC449, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    Clin Ther 26:552-61. 2004
    ..During long-term treatment, this assessment should focus on a broad range of outcomes, each of which should be documented in the medical record...
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing aberrant drug-taking behaviors in the patient with chronic pain
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, CC125, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 8:289-94. 2004
    ..The assessment of aberrant behaviors in patients with chronic pain is one key aspect of mastering these principles...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pain clinicians' rankings of aberrant drug-taking behaviors
    Steven D Passik
    Chandler Medical College, and Marky Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 16:39-49. 2002
    ..Further inquiry could be used to guide clinicians' responses to aberrant behaviors when encountered in patients on controlled substances for pain...
  10. ncbi request reprint The need to identify predictors of aberrant drug-related behavior and addiction in patients being treated with opioids for pain
    Steven D Passik
    Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Pain Med 4:186-9. 2003
  11. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of a palliative care consultation tool
    Alexei Trout
    St Joseph s Hospital, Continuing Care Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky 40503, USA
    Palliat Support Care 10:171-5. 2012
    ..However, there has been little systematic attempt to identify when a palliative care consultation should be triggered in a hospital, and there is some evidence that these services are under-utilized and not fully understood...
  12. ncbi request reprint Opioid therapy in patients with a history of substance abuse
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    CNS Drugs 18:13-25. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint An exploration of the utility of hypnosis in pain management among rural pain patients
    Thomas Thornberry
    The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Palliat Support Care 5:147-52. 2007
    ..However, it has fallen into disfavor in recent years and is often perceived by physicians as simple charlatanism. We evaluated the efficacy of this treatment as used clinically in a large, mostly rural, pain management center...
  14. ncbi request reprint Issues and critiques of the forthcoming risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for opioids in pain management
    John F Peppin
    Clinical Research Division, The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Issues Law Med 27:91-119. 2011
    ..A critique of these current REMS efforts and recommendations for the future will also be provided...
  15. ncbi request reprint Defining clinical issues around tolerance, hyperalgesia, and addiction: a quantitative and qualitative outcome study of long-term opioid dosing in a chronic pain practice
    Jennifer P Schneider
    The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    J Opioid Manag 6:385-95. 2010
    ..Thus, it appears that tolerance and hyperalgesia are not foregone conclusions when considering placing a patient on long-term opioid therapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disease management tools for chronic pain
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    Manag Care 16:10-5. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Brief report: pain and readiness to quit smoking cigarettes
    Ellen J Hahn
    University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY 40536 0232, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:473-80. 2006
    ..Placing formal tobacco dependence treatment programs within pain clinics and addressing pain in smoking cessation programs is recommended...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospice staff members' views on conducting end-of-life research
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, CC129, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:273-82. 2004
    ..This survey study was designed to examine hospice staff attitudes, beliefs, and values about research with their patients and family members...
  19. ncbi request reprint A feasibility study of dignity psychotherapy delivered via telemedicine
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:149-55. 2004
    ..We delivered the Dignity Psychotherapy intervention in a feasibility study of a series of eight cancer patients via videophone technology to deliver the therapy into their homes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Difficulties in screening for adjustment disorder, Part I: Use of existing screening instruments in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:23-31. 2004
    ..This is especially true with regard to identifying adjustment disorder (AD), despite the fact that AD is the most prevalent psychiatric diagnosis in cancer patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint A retrospective chart review of the use of olanzapine for the prevention of delayed emesis in cancer patients
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0093, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:485-8. 2003
    ..These data suggest that olanzapine was well tolerated and may reduce the incidence of delayed emesis in patients receiving moderate to highly emetogenic chemotherapy. A series of prospective trials are underway...
  22. ncbi request reprint An unsuccessful attempt to develop a single-item screen for insomnia in cancer patients
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:284-7. 2003
    ..The use of this single item, or perhaps any single item, as a means of screening for sleep disturbances in cancer patients may be problematic. A better understanding of insomnia and its measurement are worthwhile areas of study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient-related barriers to fatigue communication: initial validation of the fatigue management barriers questionnaire
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:481-93. 2002
    ..Multiple barriers contribute to why cancer patients do not comment about fatigue but may be overcome if physicians screen and assess for this symptom...
  24. ncbi request reprint Palliative care of the terminally ill drug addict
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0082, USA
    Cancer Invest 24:425-31. 2006
    ..Implications for the field are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Special issues and concerns in the evaluation of older adults who have pain
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky, 725 Rose Street, 201B, Lexington, KY 40536 0082, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 24:263-74, vi. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Abuse and addiction issues in medically ill patients with pain: attempts at clarification of terms and empirical study
    Kenneth L Kirsh
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0093, USA
    Clin J Pain 18:S52-60. 2002
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  27. doi request reprint The chronic pain patient and functional assessment: use of the 6-Minute Walk Test in a multidisciplinary pain clinic
    John F Peppin
    the Center for Bioethics, Pain Management and Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 30:361-5. 2014
    ..Functional improvement is frequently evaluated by qualitative questioning. This pilot study sought to establish a simple and inexpensive measure of functional change for a chronic pain population...
  28. doi request reprint Pseudoaddiction revisited: a commentary on clinical and historical considerations
    Steven D Passik
    Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass, 2416 Regency Road, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    Pain Manag 1:239-48. 2011
    ..g., excusing the use of marijuana for pain or symptom control while on opioids for non-malignant pain). ..