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01 April 2021

The quality of subgroup analyses in chronic pain randomized controlled trials: a methodological review

Mahmood AminiLari, Vahid Ashoorian, Alexa Caldwell et al.

Korean J Pain 2021; 34: 139-155

The quality of subgroup analyses (SGAs) in chronic non-cancer pain trials is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to address this issue. We conducted a comprehensive search in MEDLINE and EMBASE from January 2012 to September 2018 to identify eli...
Key Words: Bias; Chronic Pain; Logistic Models; MEDLINE; Methods; Pain; Research Design; Uncertainty.
Review Article
01 April 2021

Transcranial direct current stimulation for spinal cord injury-associated neuropathic pain

Caixia Li, Sukunya Jirachaipitak, Paul Wrigley et al.

Korean J Pain 2021; 34: 156-164

Several types of pain occur following spinal cord injury (SCI); however, neuropathic pain (NP) is one of the most intractable. Invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques have been studied in clinical trials to treat chronic NP following S...
Key Words: Chronic Pain; Deep Brain Stimulation; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Electrodes, Implanted; Motor Cortex; Neuralgia; Spinal Cord Injuries; Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Treatment Outcome.
Review Article
01 January 2021

Mirogabalin: could it be the next generation gabapentin or pregabalin?

Jae-Yeon Kim, Salahadin Abdi, Billy Huh et al.

Korean J Pain 2021; 34: 4-18

Except for carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia, gabapentinoid anticonvulsants have been the standard for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Pregabalin, which followed gabapentin, was developed with the benefit of rapid peak blood concentration and...
Key Words: Analgesia; Anticonvulsants; Ataxia; Calcium Channels; Cerebellum; Dizziness; Gabapentin; Ganglia, Spinal; Mirogabalin; Neuralgia; Pregabalin; Sleepiness.
Review Article
01 October 2020

Etiopathogenesis of sacroiliitis: implications for assessment and management

Manuela Baronio, Hajra Sadia, Stefano Paolacci et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 294-304

The sacroiliac joints connect the base of the sacrum to the ilium. When inflamed, they are suspected to cause low back pain. Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints is called sacroiliitis. The severity of the pain varies and depends on the degree of in...
Key Words: Inflammation; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Low Back Pain; Sacroiliac Joint; Sacroiliitis; Sacrum; Spondylitis, Ankylosing; Spondyloarthropathies
Review Article
01 October 2020

Extra-spinal sciatica and sciatica mimics: a scoping review

Md Abu Bakar Siddiq, Danny Clegg, Suzon Al Hasan et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 305-317

Not all sciatica-like manifestations are of lumbar spine origin. Some of them are caused at points along the extra-spinal course of the sciatic nerve, making diagnosis difficult for the treating physician and delaying adequate treatment. While evalua...
Key Words: Buttocks; Chronic Pain; Low Back Pain; Lumbar Vertebrae; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Osteitis; Piriformis Muscle Syndrome; Sciatica; Sciatic Nerve
Review Article
01 July 2020

Recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix®): a new option for the prevention of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia

Grisuna Singh, Sejin Song, Eunjoo Choi et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 201-207

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a challenging condition for pain management specialists. The prevention of herpes zoster (HZ) and subsequent PHN in individuals aged 50 years and older, via the development of new vaccines, is an ongoing research proje...
Key Words: Herpes Zoster; Herpes Zoster Vaccine; Immunity, Humoral; Neuralgia, Postherpetic; Pain; Vaccines, Attenuated; Vaccines, Subunit; Vaccines, Synthetic.
Review Article
01 July 2020

Zoster sine herpete: a review

Junli Zhou, Juan Li, Lulin Ma et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 208-215

Zoster sine herpete (ZSH) is one of the atypical clinical manifestations of herpes zoster (HZ), which stems from infection and reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the cranial nerve, spinal nerve, viscera, or autonomic nerve. Patients ...
Key Words: Antiviral Agents; Diagnosis; Herpes Zoster; Herpesvirus 3, Human; Infections; Neuralgia, Postherpetic; Therapeutics; Virus Diseases; Zoster Sine Herpete.
Current Issue Volume 34, Number 2
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Journal Info

Volume 34, Number 2

Editor-in-Chief:
Francis S. Nahm, MD, PhD
eISSN: 2093-0569
pISSN: 2005-9159
Frequency: Quarterly
2019 JCR Impact Factor 1.431