Paul J Christo

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Opioid effectiveness and side effects in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 N Broadway, Suite 301, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin North America 21:699-713. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Opioid effectiveness, addiction, and depression in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Psychosom Med 25:123-37. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Urine drug testing in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Physician 14:123-43. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Effective treatments for pain in the older patient
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:22-34. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Updated perspectives on neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:14-21. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Single CT-guided chemodenervation of the anterior scalene muscle with botulinum toxin for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Med 11:504-11. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Interventional pain treatments for cancer pain
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:299-328. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Cancer pain and analgesia
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:278-98. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-herpetic neuralgia in older adults: evidence-based approaches to clinical management
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Drugs Aging 24:1-19. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Does pain score in response to a standardized subcutaneous local anesthetic injection predict epidural steroid injection outcomes in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy? A prospective correlational study
    Steven P Cohen
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pain Med 14:327-35. 2013

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Opioid effectiveness and side effects in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 N Broadway, Suite 301, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin North America 21:699-713. 2003
    ..Clinicians may incorporate available tools, including urine toxicology tests, to assess any aberrant behavior on the part of patients using opioids and to maximize compliance with an opioid regimen...
  2. ncbi request reprint Opioid effectiveness, addiction, and depression in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Psychosom Med 25:123-37. 2004
    ..Our ability to determine the validity of such assertions and the exact role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain will benefit from further study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Urine drug testing in chronic pain
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Physician 14:123-43. 2011
    ..This comprehensive review provides the role of UDT in monitoring chronic opioid therapy along with reliability and accuracy, appropriate use, overuse, misuse, and abuse...
  4. doi request reprint Effective treatments for pain in the older patient
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:22-34. 2011
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  5. doi request reprint Updated perspectives on neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:14-21. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Single CT-guided chemodenervation of the anterior scalene muscle with botulinum toxin for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Med 11:504-11. 2010
    ..To examine pain relief in patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) after a single, low dose injection of botulinum toxin A (Botox) into the anterior scalene muscle (ASM) under computed tomographic (CT) guidance...
  7. doi request reprint Interventional pain treatments for cancer pain
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:299-328. 2008
    ..Today, interventional pain-relieving approaches should be considered a critical component of a multifaceted therapeutic program of cancer pain relief...
  8. doi request reprint Cancer pain and analgesia
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:278-98. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-herpetic neuralgia in older adults: evidence-based approaches to clinical management
    Paul J Christo
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Drugs Aging 24:1-19. 2007
    ..Hence, it is likely that the most effective future treatment for this disease will focus on prevention of VZV infection and immunisation against herpes zoster infection with a novel vaccine...
  10. doi request reprint Does pain score in response to a standardized subcutaneous local anesthetic injection predict epidural steroid injection outcomes in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy? A prospective correlational study
    Steven P Cohen
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pain Med 14:327-35. 2013
    ..Despite numerous studies, controversy continues to surround their effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a standard, clinical local anesthetic injection can predict outcomes for ESI...
  11. doi request reprint Quality-of-life scores in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome patients undergoing first rib resection and scalenectomy
    Danielle H Rochlin
    Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Vasc Surg 57:436-43. 2013
    ..Long-term benefits are not well studied but are believed to decrease over time. Our objective was to evaluate long-term NTOS outcomes using validated QOL instruments...
  12. doi request reprint Management of unresolved, recurrent, and/or contralateral neurogenic symptoms in patients following first rib resection and scalenectomy
    Danielle H Rochlin
    Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Vasc Surg 56:1061-7; discussion 1068. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe patients with unresolved, recurrent, and/or contralateral symptoms following first rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS) and to determine therapies for improving their outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of anterior scalene lidocaine blocks on predicting surgical success in older patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    Ying Wei Lum
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Vasc Surg 55:1370-5. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Effect of MRI on treatment results or decision making in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy referred for epidural steroid injections: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial
    Steven P Cohen
    Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Schoolof Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:134-42. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) improves outcomes or affects decision making in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy referred for ESI...
  15. doi request reprint The effect of morphine on glial cells as a potential therapeutic target for pharmacological development of analgesic drugs
    Haroon Hameed
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:96-104. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of success and failure for lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation
    Steven P Cohen
    Pain Management Division, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21029, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:45-52. 2007
    ..To determine the clinical factors associated with the success and failure of radiofrequency denervation of the lumbar facet joints...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cephalad lead migration following spinal cord stimulation implantation
    Kai McGreevy
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Physician 15:E79-87. 2012
    ..This migration can occur despite the use of current standard anchoring techniques. Additional investigation into the mechanism of such LM and lead-securing techniques is warranted...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence and root cause analysis of wrong-site pain management procedures: a multicenter study
    Steven P Cohen
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Anesthesiology 112:711-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the relative incidence and determine the causes of wrong-site pain management procedures...
  19. doi request reprint Interventional therapies for controlling pelvic pain: what is the evidence?
    Isabel C Green
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:22-32. 2010
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  20. ncbi request reprint Physician impairment: is recovery feasible?
    Adam J Carinci
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pain Physician 12:487-91. 2009
    ..Physician impairment is used most often to refer to substance use disorders, which involve both substance abuse and substance dependence and/or addiction...
  21. doi request reprint The effect of opioid dose and treatment duration on the perception of a painful standardized clinical stimulus
    Steven P Cohen
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21029, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:199-206. 2008
    ..g., surgery. The primary objective of this study is to delineate the effect of opioid dose and treatment duration on pain intensity and unpleasantness ratings following a standardized clinical pain stimulus...
  22. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative treatments for chronic pelvic pain
    Adam J Carinci
    Harvard Medical School, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Room 330, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 17:316. 2013
    ..The authors systematically evaluated recent literature in this area by searching the PubMed database for English-language studies published between January 2007 and August 2012...
  23. doi request reprint Spinal cord stimulators: typical positioning and postsurgical complications
    Elcin Zan
    Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe St, Phipps B 100F, Baltimore, MD 21287 2182, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:437-45. 2011
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  24. ncbi request reprint Strategies for postoperative pain management
    Amanda K Brown
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Carnegie 280, 600 North Waite Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 18:703-17. 2004
    ..Ideally, analgesic options should be incorporated into a multimodal approach to facilitate patient recovery after surgery...
  25. doi request reprint Positive recognition program increases compliance with medication reconciliation by resident physicians in an outpatient clinic
    Nathan J Neufeld
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21281, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:40-5. 2013
    ..By the consistent application of this effective tool, the authors have demonstrated that sustained performance of a tedious but important task can be achieved...
  26. ncbi request reprint Independent Medical Examinations: facts and fallacies
    Paul Ky
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pain Physician 12:811-8. 2009
    ..There have been many social advancements and a great collective struggle over the last 100 years that have ultimately lead to justice for the injured or disabled worker...
  27. doi request reprint Obstructed catheter connection pin discovered during intrathecal baclofen pump exchange
    Bryan S Williams
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin J Pain 25:256-9. 2009
    ..6% reduction) to control hypotonicity and to reestablish an Ashworth score of 2. We discuss intrathecal baclofen therapy and a unique complication associated with a catheter connecting pin...
  28. ncbi request reprint Complex regional pain syndrome: diagnostic controversies, psychological dysfunction, and emerging concepts
    Theodore S Grabow
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Adv Psychosom Med 25:89-101. 2004
    ..Current strides in our understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease have improved treatment options...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pain management in trauma patients
    Steven P Cohen
    Pain Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 83:142-61. 2004
    ..Emphasis is placed on pharmacologic interventions, invasive and noninvasive pain management techniques, analgesia in challenging patients, and pain control in commonly encountered trauma conditions...