Affiliation: Stanford University
- Towards a physiology-based measure of pain: patterns of human brain activity distinguish painful from non-painful thermal stimulationJUSTIN E BROWN
Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e24124. 2011..Our findings demonstrate that fMRI with SVM learning can assess pain without requiring any communication from the person being tested. We outline tasks that should be completed to advance this approach toward use in clinical settings...
- Viewing pictures of a romantic partner reduces experimental pain: involvement of neural reward systemsJarred Younger
Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e13309. 2010..The results suggest that the activation of neural reward systems via non-pharmacologic means can reduce the experience of pain...
- Sensory pain qualities in neuropathic painSean Mackey
Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Management, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
J Pain 13:58-63. 2012..Results of the confirmatory factor analysis strongly supported the correlated 2-factor model...
- Low-dose naltrexone for the treatment of fibromyalgia: findings of a small, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced, crossover trial assessing daily pain levelsJarred Younger
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1573, USA
Arthritis Rheum 65:529-38. 2013..Secondary outcomes included general satisfaction with life, positive mood, sleep quality, and fatigue...
- Perioperative interventions to reduce chronic postsurgical painIan Carroll
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
J Reconstr Microsurg 29:213-22. 2013..The surgeon, working with the anesthesiologist, has the ability to modify both early and chronic postoperative pain by implementing an evidence-based preventative analgesia plan...
- Reduced cold pain tolerance in chronic pain patients following opioid detoxificationJarred Younger
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Management, Palo Alto, California 94304 1573, USA
Pain Med 9:1158-63. 2008..Little scientific attention has been given to how cessation of opioid medication affects the hyperalgesic state. In this study, we examined the effects of opioid tapering on pain sensitivity in chronic pain patients...
- Fibromyalgia symptoms are reduced by low-dose naltrexone: a pilot studyJarred Younger
School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Management, Stanford University, 780 Welch Road, Suite 208, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1573, USA
Pain Med 10:663-72. 2009..In this pilot clinical trial, we tested the effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia...
- Multivariate analysis of chronic pain patients undergoing lidocaine infusions: increasing pain severity and advancing age predict likelihood of clinically meaningful analgesiaIan Carroll
Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1573, USA
Clin J Pain 23:702-6. 2007....
- Pain outcomes: a brief review of instruments and techniquesJarred Younger
Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Management, Stanford University School of Medicine, 780 Welch Road, Suite 208C, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1573, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 13:39-43. 2009..By selecting the proper tools and employing them correctly, we can obtain highly reliable and valid measures of pain outcomes in research and clinical care...
- Human response to unintended intrathecal injection of botulinum toxinIan Carroll
Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94040, USA
Pain Med 12:1094-7. 2011..Describe the first reported human intrathecal (IT) botulinum toxin injection...
- Sympathetic block with botulinum toxin to treat complex regional pain syndromeIan Carroll
Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94304 1573, USA
Ann Neurol 65:348-51. 2009..02). BTA profoundly prolonged the analgesia from sympathetic block in this preliminary study...
- Preoccupation in an early-romantic relationship predicts experimental pain reliefAneesha Nilakantan
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
Pain Med 15:947-53. 2014..We hypothesized that a greater degree of preoccupation in the early stages of a romantic relationship would be associated with greater analgesia during a pain induction task...
- Real-time fMRI applied to pain managementHeather Chapin
Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Neurosci Lett 520:174-81. 2012..Finally, remaining methodological questions concerning the further development of rtfMRI feedback and its implications for the future of pain research are also discussed...
- Pulsed radiofrequency for chronic painDavid Byrd
Stanford University, 780 Welch Road 208, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 12:37-41. 2008..Although much anecdotal evidence exists in favor of PRF, there are few quality studies substantiating its utility...
- Understanding central mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia using dynamic quantitative sensory testing: a reviewJiang Ti Kong
Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 1070 Arastradero Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:187182. 2013..The appropriate addition of TS and CPM to our current research armamentarium will facilitate our efforts to elucidate the central analgesic mechanisms of acupuncture in clinical populations...
- Complex regional pain syndrome is associated with structural abnormalities in pain-related regions of the human brainMeredith J Barad
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
J Pain 15:197-203. 2014..Our findings demonstrate that CRPS is associated with abnormal brain system morphology, particularly pain-related sensory, affect, motor, and autonomic systems...
- Test-retest reliability of thermal temporal summation using an individualized protocolJiang Ti Kong
Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
J Pain 14:79-88. 2013..Finally, a Bland-Altman analysis suggested that TS is reliable across the range of observed scores. Without intervention, thermally-generated TS is generally stable within day and between days...
- Development of the Stanford Expectations of Treatment Scale (SETS): a tool for measuring patient outcome expectancy in clinical trialsJarred Younger
Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94304, USA
Clin Trials 9:767-76. 2012..There is therefore a need for a tool that prospectively predicts expectancy effects on treatment outcomes across a wide range of treatment modalities...
- Self-loathing aspects of depression reduce postoperative opioid cessation rateJennifer M Hah
Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
Pain Med 15:954-64. 2014..We aimed to identify the underlying factors of the BDI-II (affective/cognitive vs somatic) associated with a decreased rate of opioid cessation after surgery...
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging identifies somatotopic organization of nociception in the human spinal cordPaul Nash
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
Pain 154:776-81. 2013..Our study contributes to creating an objective analysis of pain transmission; other investigators can use these results to further study central nervous system changes that occur in patients with acute and chronic pain...
- Healthy young women with serotonin transporter SS polymorphism show a pro-inflammatory bias under resting and stress conditionsCarolyn A Fredericks
Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Brain Behav Immun 24:350-7. 2010....
- A novel CT-guided transpsoas approach to diagnostic genitofemoral nerve block and ablationDavid Parris
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA
Pain Med 11:785-9. 2010..We report a computed tomography (CT)-guided transpsoas technique to selectively block the genitofemoral nerve for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes while avoiding injury to the nearby ureter and intestines...