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.
Review Article
01 October 2021

Percutaneous osteoplasty for painful bony lesions: a technical survey

Won-Sung Kim and Kyung-Hoon Kim

Korean J Pain 2021; 34: 375-393

Percutaneous osteoplasty (POP) is defined as the injection of bone cement into various painful bony lesions, refractory to conventional therapy, as an extended technique of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). POP can be applied to benign osteochondral...
Key Words: Augmentation; Bone Cements; Cementoplasty; Humeral Head; Neoplasm Metastasis; Neoplasms; Osteoporosis; Pain Management; Percutaneous Osteoplasty; Ribs; Skeleton; Spinal Fractures; Sternum.
Review Article
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.

Vol. 35, Issue 4

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