Review Article
01 April 2023

Practical strategies for the prevention and management of chronic postsurgical pain

Bo Rim Kim, Soo-Hyuk Yoon, and Ho-Jin Lee

Korean J Pain 2023; 36: 149-162

Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a multifactorial condition that affects a significant proportion of patients undergoing surgery. The prevention and management of CPSP require the identification of preoperative risk factors to screen high-risk pat...
Key Words: Acute pain; Chronic Pain; Neuralgia; Pain Management; Pain, Postoperative; Perioperative Medicine; Postoperative Complications; Surgical Procedures, Operative.
Review Article
01 January 2023

Current scenario and future applicability of antivirals against herpes zoster

Sang Hun Kim

Korean J Pain 2023; 36: 4-10

Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common disease in the aging population and immunocompromised individuals, with a lifetime risk of 20%–30% that increases with age. HZ is caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which remains latent in...
Key Words: Acyclovir; Amenamevir; Antiviral Agents; ASP2151; Brivudine; Famciclovir; Herpes Zoster; Herpesvirus 3, Human; Neuralgia, Postherpetic; Valacyclovir; Varicella Zoster Virus Infection.
Review Article
01 January 2023

No more tears from surgical site infections in interventional pain management

Seungjin Lim, Yeong-Min Yoo, and Kyung-Hoon Kim

Korean J Pain 2023; 36: 11-50

As the field of interventional pain management (IPM) grows, the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) is increasing. SSI is defined as an infection of the incision or organ/space that occurs within one month after operation or three months after im...
Key Words: Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antibiotic Prophylaxis; Blood Culture; Cefazolin; C-Reactive Protein; Discitis; Drug Combinations; Drug Resistance, Bacterial; Guideline; Serum Amyloid A Protein; Surgical Wound Infection; Vancomycin.
Review Article
01 October 2022

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of opioid use disorder under the supervision of opioid stewardship programs: it’s time to act now

Eun-Ji Kim, Eun-Jung Hwang, Yeong-Min Yoo et al.

Korean J Pain 2022; 35: 361-382

The third opium war may have already started, not only due to illicit opioid trafficking from the Golden Crescent and Golden Triangle on the international front but also through indiscriminate opioid prescription and opioid diversion at home. Opioid ...
Key Words: Analgesics, Opioid; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Buprenorphine; Methadone; Naltrexone; Narcotic Antagonists; Opioid-Related Disorders; Opium; Prescriptions; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; United States Food and Drug Administration.
Review Article
01 April 2022

Radiation safety for pain physicians: principles and recommendations

Sewon Park, Minjung Kim, and Jae Hun Kim

Korean J Pain 2022; 35: 129-139

C-arm fluoroscopy is a useful tool for interventional pain management. However, with the increasing use of C-arm fluoroscopy, the risk of accumulated radiation exposure is a significant concern for pain physicians. Therefore, efforts are needed to re...
Key Words: Fluoroscopy; Pain, Procedural; Radiation; Radiation Dosage; Radiation Effects; Radiation Exposure; Radiation, Ionizing; Radiography, Interventional; Radiology, Interventional; Safety; Scattering, Radiation; X-Rays.
Review Article
01 January 2022

The evolving classifications and epidemiological challenges surrounding chronic migraine and medication overuse headache: a review

Emanuel Schembri, Michelle Barrow, Christopher McKenzie et al.

Korean J Pain 2022; 35: 4-13

Changes in diagnostic criteria, for example, the various International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria, would lead to changes in the outcomes of epidemiological studies. International Classification of Headache Disorders-1 was based mai...
Key Words: Analgesics; Brain Diseases; Classification; Headache; Headache Disorders; Headache Disorders, Primary; Headache Disorders, Secondary; Migraine Disorders.
Review Article
01 January 2022

Steroid injections in pain management: influence on coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines

Sung Man Hong, Yeon Wook Park, and Eun Joo Choi

Korean J Pain 2022; 35: 14-21

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been rampant since the end of 2019, has evidently affected pain management in clinical practice. Fortunately, a COVID-19 vaccination program is currently in progress worldwide. There is an o...
Key Words: Adaptive Immunity; Coronavirus; COVID-19; COVID-19 Vaccines; Immunization Programs; Immunosuppression; Injections; Nerve Block; Pain; Pain Management; Pandemics; Social Isolation; Steroids.
Vol. 36, Issue 2

Vol. 36, Issue 2

Editor-in-Chief: Francis S. Nahm, MD, PhD
eISSN: 2093-0569
pISSN: 2005-9159
Frequency: Quarterly
2021 JCR Impact Factor 2.600