12th International PAIN CLINIC
World Society of Pain Clinicians
(July 4-7, 2006, Turin, Italy)
contains selected lectures from the "12th International Pain Clinic of
the World Society of Pain Clinicians" held in Turin on 4-7 July 2006.
For over twenty years, the WSPC has upheld its commitment to disseminate
the pain related knowledge and medical information to the pain
clinicians of the world. Therefore we are happy for the large
participation of members from different countries and with different
background and cultures who came to Turin. Over the years, this
important appointment in the life of our society, which occurs every two
years, has become a reference event for those researchers and clinicians
interested in the development of pain medicine as a specific discipline.
At the meeting we had the
participation of more than one hundred invited clinical experts of
unquestionable international fame to give a broad range of lectures,
workshops and seminars and discuss clinical issues, technical details
and the various "secrets of the trade"
of various pain conditions and managements.
Current academic studies in pain
medicine are showing that the solution to the problems of the pain
patients, especially chronic pain, requires a common language among the
clinicians, the utilization of shared pain assessments, RCT studies and
validated pain managements but also a scientific arena like the
International Pain Clinic where to debate controversial issues, discuss
clinical and technical progress, exchange opinions and experiences.
Today new concepts are facing in the
international scene. These are the recognition of chronic pain as a
disease "per se" and
the consideration that an adequate pain management is not only an
humanitarian need and a religious must but primarily a human right.
Since pain is a multidimensional and
extremely complex phenomenon this book offers a broad range of updated
lectures capable to satisfy the needs of all those who are interested in
an international perspective in pain medicine.
I join the publisher in thanking all
members of the WSPC board, members of the various committees, and mostly
invited speakers for their contribution to the success of the meeting
and dedication to the finalization of this editorial project.
Diego Beltrutti, M.D., FIPP
12th International Pain Clinic World Society of Pain Clinicians
The International Guido Moricca Prize in Pain Medicine
The International Guido Moricca Prize for Pain
MedicineD. Beltrutti, G. Varrassi and A. Lamberto
A New Definition of "Pain"An Imperative of Our TimesE. Ibarra
Acute and Postoperative Pain
Assessment and Pharmacological Management of
Postoperative PainI. Smilov and N. Faitondjieva
Balanced (Multimode) Relief of Pain Following
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Spinal Surgery)Changing Trends with
Advance in TechnologyP.S. Ramani, K.S. Jagger and S. Kulkarni
Does Postoperative Analgesia Affect Outcome?N. Rawal
Continuos Peripheral Nerve Blocks in PediatricsG. Ivani, V. Mossetti and S. Italiano
Distribution of Thoracic Epidural Analgesia with
Three Different Volumes of 1.5% LidocaineS.H. Kim
Use of Oxycodone CR in Post-operative Pain Control
After Gynecologic SurgeryM.C. Pace, A. Palagiano, M.B. Passavanti,
M. Iannotti, M. Maisto, L. Mazzariello, P. Sansone and C. Aurilio
Medical Students’ Knowledge Level of Acute Pain
Management M.-L. Shen, C.-J. Hung, Y.-Y. Chiang, T.-S.
Li and R.S.-C. Wu
TENS as Pre-Hospital Emergency Interventional Care:
Treating Acute Pelvic Pain in Young WomenR. Barker, T. Lang, B. Steinlechner, B.
Mora, P. Heigel, N. Gauss, M. Zimpfer and A. Kober
Pain Measurement in Clinical SettingsG. Varrassi, F. Marinangeli, M.L. Ursini
and D. Paradiso
Chronic Pain Syndrome: Evaluation for Impairment,
Disability, Handicap, and Functional ImpairmentM. Grabois
Myofascial Pain SyndromesM. Zoppi and E. Beneforti
Peripheral Sensitisation in Patients with OA and RAH. Sprott
The Phantom Limb Pain: Incidence, Aethiology and
TreatmentC. Reverberi and L. Borghesi
Multidisciplinary Pain Management A. Singh
Role of Nurses in Pain Management at Chronic Pain
Treatment for Vertebral Pain Syndrome Associated with
Osteochondrosis of Cervical and Thoracic Spine in Women with Menopausal
Disorders V.V. Povoroznyuk, T.V. Orlyk, O.T. Dudko
and N.V. Grygoryeva
NSAIDs in Cancer PainR. Fantozzi and M. Collino
Nausea & Vomiting in Palliative CareM.R. Iskander
Pregabalin in Post-Mastectomy Patients: Neurometer
CPT EvaluationM.B. Passavanti, M.C. Pace, P. Sansone, E.
Barbato, M. Maisto, T. Russo, N. Zagaria and C. Aurilio
Oral Opioid Titration Using Single Dose 5 mg
Oxycontin TabletsJ. Ikegaki and Y. Ito
Spinal Paralysis Due to Spinal Metastasis or
Cancerous InvasionT. Fukushige, T. Sano, S. Yamada, S. Kaneko,
Y. Ooish and T. Kano
Particular Pain Conditions
Low Back Pain and Headache During PregnancyE. Alon, P. Biro and D. Niv
Pain in Burnt PatientsD. Risso, M. Stella, E. Gangemi and E.
The Overuse Pain Syndrome and Its TreatmentR. Rossi and F. Castoldi
The Treatment of Facial Pain: Neurosurgical
Central Post Stroke PainA. Dario and G. Tomei
Drug Therapy of HeadacheM. Collino and R. Fantozzi
Muscle Tenderness and Psychiatric Comorbidity in
Headache and Craniofacial Pain
New Trends in Management of Neuropathic PainHanaoka Kazuo, Hayashida Masakazu, Arita
Hideko, Yamamoto Kahori and Nagase Masaki
Complementary Medicine in Patients with Intractable
Homeopathy: Does It Help in Chronic Pain?A. Magnetti
Pain Remedies from the Plant Kingdom: A ReviewM. Valussi
Music Therapy and PainA. Prino and I. Aina
The Comparison of the Effectiveness in Auricular
Acupuncture between E.J. Han
Acupuncture Points and Tender Points for Frozen Shoulder
Interventional Pain Techniques
From Discography to Disc StimulationD. Beltrutti
Intradiscal ProceduresA. Veihelmann
Epiduroscopy for Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal
Pain SyndromesG. Schütze
Towards a Consensus Document on Percutaneous
Spinal Canal EndoscopyL. Saberski
Cervical & Thoracic Radiofrequency Facet Joint
Denervation / The ‘Dose Pulse’ ConceptC.A. Gauci
From Pulsed Radiofrequency (PRF) to Pulsed Dose
Radiofrequency (PDRF): New Concepts in Radiofrequency TechniquesR. Bellini and D. Beltrutti
Lysis of Adhesions Epidural NeuroplastyJ.E. Heavner and G.B. Racz
Hypogastric Nerve LesioningR. Plancarte-Sanchez and J. Guajardo-Rosas
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: The ProceduresP. De Negri, T. Tirri, P. Modano, L.
Ioffredo and G.L. Paternoster
Sharp Versus Blunt Needle: A Comparative Study of
Penetration of Internal Structures and Bleeding in DogsJ.E. Heavner, G.B. Racz, B. Jenigiri, T.
Lehman and M.R. Day
Role of Interventional Pain Therapy in Italy F. Marino
The Effectiveness of Endoscopic Epidurolysis in
Treatment of Degenerative Chronic Low Back Pain: A Prospective AnalysisA. Di Donato and C. Fontana
New Concepts in Electro-stimulation L. Saberski
The Continuous Measurement of Regional Cerebral Blood
Flow During the Formalin TestF. Shimizu and T. Kasai
Sensory and Sympathetic Nerve Function in Herpes
Zoster PatientsK. Doi, T. Mihara, H. Kushizaki, T.
Hashimoto and Y. Saito
Pharmacokinetics of FentanylDuragesic®/Durotep®.
Comparison between Three Patching MethodsY. Sekiya
Present Status in Pain ManagementH. Arita, M. Hayashida, J. Mizuno and K.
A Provocative Suggestion: Inhalant Equimolar O2/N2O
SolutionS. Gned and R. Vittorangeli