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01 April 2019

Opioid-induced constipation: a narrative review of...

Kordula Lang-Illievich and Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 69-78

Pain therapy often entails gastrointestinal adverse events. While opioids are effective drugs for pain relief, the incidence of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) varies greatly from 15% to as high as 81%. This can lead to a significant impairment in ...
Key Words: Constipation; Dietary fiber; Enema; Exercise; Habits; Incidence; Laxatives; Narcotic antagonists; Opioid analgesics; Pain management; Pharmaceutical preparations; Quality of life.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Analgesic effects of eucalyptus essential oil in m...

Ganggeun Lee, Junbum Park, Min Sun Kim et al.

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 79-86

Background: The use of aroma oils dates back to at least 3000 B.C., where it was applied to mummify corpses and treat the wounds of soldiers. Since the 1920s, the term “aromatherapy” has been used for fragrance therapy with essential oils. The pu...
Key Words: Acetic acid; Analgesics; Aromatherapy; Eucalyptus; Formaldehyde; Glyburide; Intraperitoneal injections; Mice; Naloxone; Naltrindole; Rotarod performance test; Opioid antagonists.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Effect of sec-O-glucosylhamaudol on mechanical all...

Gi-Ho Koh, Hyun Song, Sang Hun Kim et al.

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 87-96

Background: This study was performed in order to examine the effect of intrathecal sec-O-glucosylhamaudol (SOG), an extract from the root of the Peucedanum japonicum Thunb., on incisional pain in a rat model.Methods: The intrathecal catheter was inse...
Key Words: Analgesia; Blotting, western; Dimethyl sulfoxide; Hyperalgesia; Nociceptive pain; Pain, postoperative; Rats; Receptors, opioid; Spinal cord; 11-hydroxy-sec-O-glocosylhamaudol.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Low-dose intravenous ketamine versus intravenous k...

Mehran Sotoodehnia, Mozhgan Farmahini-Farahani, Arash Safaie et al.

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 97-104

Background: This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of low-dose ketamine versus ketorolac in pain control in patients with acute renal colic presenting to the emergency department (ED).Methods: This is a double-blind randomized clinical...
Key Words: Acute pain; Blood pressure; Double-blind method; Drug-related adverse reactions; Hospital emergency service; Ketamine; Ketorolac; Pain management; Randomized controlled trial; Renal colic; Urinary calculi.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Small dose of naloxone as an adjuvant to bupivacai...

Asmaa Fawzy Amer and Amany Faheem Omara

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 105-112

Background: Severe pain always develops after thoracotomy; intrapleural regional analgesia is used as a simple, safe technique to control it. This study was performed to evaluate whether a small dose of naloxone with local anesthetics prolongs sensor...
Key Words: Analgesia; Anesthetics, local; Bupivacaine; Incidence; Intrapleural analgesia; Naloxone; Pain measurement; Pain, postoperative; Thoracotomy.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Efficacy of transforaminal laser annuloplasty vers...

Chan Hong Park, Kyoung Kyu Lee, and Sang Ho Lee

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 113-119

Background: Discogenic pain is a common cause of disability and is assumed to be a major cause of nonspecific low back pain. Various treatment methods have been used for the treatment of discogenic pain. This study was conducted to compare the therap...
Key Words: Annulus fibrosus; Case-control studies; Clinical trials; Disability evaluation; Intervertebral disc; Lasers; Low back pain; Pain management; Pain measurement; Radiofrequency ablation.
Original Article
01 April 2019

Fibromyalgia diagnostic model derived from combina...

Banafsheh Ghavidel-Parsa, Ali Bidari, Asghar Hajiabbasi et al.

Korean J Pain 2019; 32: 120-128

Background: We aimed to explore the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 and 2011 fibromyalgia (FM) classification criteria’s items and the components of Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) to identify features best discriminating FM fea...
Key Words: Chronic pain; Discriminant analysis; Fatigue; Fibromyalgia; Logistic models; Neck pain; Osteoarthritis; Periarthritis; Sensitivity and specificity; Shoulder pain; Sleep initiation and maintenance disorders; Survey and questionnaires.
Current Issue Volume 32, Number 2
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Journal Info

April 2019, Vol. 32, Issue 2

Editor-in-Chief:
Francis Sahngun Nahm, MD, PhD
eISSN: 2093-0569
pISSN: 2005-9159
Frequency: Quarterly
Ranking: 43/124 in Anesthesiology and Pain medicine