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641. Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain?

Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Ferreira M L, Ferreira P H, Latimer J, Herbert R, Maher C G Authors' objectives To assess the effect of spinal manipulative therapy on clinically relevant outcomes in patients with chronic lower back pain. Searching EMBASE, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PEDro were searched from inception (...) ) on a 100-point disability scale (n=157). Authors' conclusions For patients with chronic lower back pain, spinal manipulation does not produce clinically worthwhile decreases in pain compared with sham treatment, or clinically worthwhile decreases in disability compared with NSAIDs. There was insufficient evidence to determine whether spinal manipulation is more effective than NSAIDS in reducing pain in these patients. CRD commentary The review question and the inclusion criteria were clearly stated

2002 DARE.

642. The effect of antidepressant treatment on chronic back pain: a meta-analysis

The effect of antidepressant treatment on chronic back pain: a meta-analysis The effect of antidepressant treatment on chronic back pain: a meta-analysis The effect of antidepressant treatment on chronic back pain: a meta-analysis Salerno S M, Browning R, Jackson J L Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of antidepressants in treating chronic back pain in adults. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to August 2000), PsycLIT (from 1987 to August 2000), CINAHL (from 1982 to 2000), EMBASE (from 1974 (...) discomfort for at least 2 months. All of the studies included patients with chronic back pain; one study also included patients with acute back pain, while another included patients with cervical spine pain. Some studies included only patients with and/or without mood disorders. Outcomes assessed in the review Studies were included if they assessed measurable outcomes. The primary outcomes assessed in the included studies were pain severity and activities of daily living (ADL). How were decisions

2002 DARE.

643. [Chronic pain and other symptoms following treatment of breast cancer]. (PubMed)

[Chronic pain and other symptoms following treatment of breast cancer]. 10895467 2001 12 04 2013 11 21 0012-7183 114 1 1998 Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja Duodecim [Chronic pain and other symptoms following treatment of breast cancer]. 52-4 Tasmuth T T HYKS:n kirurgian klinikka, Helsinki. von Smitten K K Blomqvist C C Kalso E E fin Clinical Trial Journal Article Randomized Controlled Trial Rintasyövän hoitojen jälkeinen krooninen kipu ja muut oireet. Finland Duodecim 0373207 0012 (...) -7183 0 Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic 1806D8D52K Amitriptyline IM Amitriptyline adverse effects therapeutic use Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic adverse effects therapeutic use Breast Neoplasms complications therapy Cross-Over Studies Double-Blind Method Female Humans Pain Measurement Pain, Intractable drug therapy etiology psychology Quality of Life 2000 7 15 2002 1 5 10 1 2000 7 15 0 0 ppublish 10895467

2001 Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja

644. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain. (PubMed)

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain. BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is used in a variety of different clinical settings to treat a range of different acute and chronic pain conditions and has become popular with both patients and health professionals. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of TENS in chronic pain. SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline, CINAHL and The Oxford Pain Database were searched. Reference (...) lists from retrieved reports and reviews were examined. Date of the most recent search: March 1999. SELECTION CRITERIA: RCTs were eligible if they included the following treatment comparisons: active TENS versus sham TENS controls active TENS versus no treatment controls active TENS versus active TENS controls (for instance High Frequency TENS vs Low Frequency TENS) Studies of patients suffering chronic pain for three months or more which included subjective outcome measures for pain intensity

2001 Cochrane

645. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: systematic review. (PubMed)

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: systematic review. 11420271 2001 06 22 2001 07 12 2017 02 19 0959-8138 322 7301 2001 Jun 23 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: systematic review. 1511-6 To assess the effect of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation on clinically relevant outcomes in patients with chronic low back pain. Systematic literature review of randomised controlled trials. A total of 1964 (...) outcomes when compared with non-multidisciplinary outpatient therapy or usual care. Few trials reported effects on quality of life or global assessments. The reviewed trials provide evidence that intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation with functional restoration reduces pain and improves function in patients with chronic low back pain. Less intensive interventions did not show improvements in clinically relevant outcomes. Guzmán J J Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada M4W

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2001 BMJ

646. Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. (PubMed)

Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. 11431299 2001 06 29 2001 07 26 2017 02 19 0959-8138 322 7302 2001 Jun 30 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. 1574-8 To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain. Prospective (...) , randomised, placebo controlled trial. Three outpatient departments in Germany. 177 patients aged 18-85 years with chronic neck pain. Patients were randomly allocated to five treatments over three weeks with acupuncture (56), massage (60), or "sham" laser acupuncture (61). maximum pain related to motion (visual analogue scale) irrespective of direction of movement one week after treatment. range of motion (3D ultrasound real time motion analyser), pain related to movement in six directions (visual

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2001 BMJ

647. Randomised crossover trial of transdermal fentanyl and sustained release oral morphine for treating chronic non-cancer pain. (PubMed)

Randomised crossover trial of transdermal fentanyl and sustained release oral morphine for treating chronic non-cancer pain. 11348910 2001 05 11 2001 06 14 2014 07 28 0959-8138 322 7295 2001 May 12 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised crossover trial of transdermal fentanyl and sustained release oral morphine for treating chronic non-cancer pain. 1154-8 To compare patients' preference for transdermal fentanyl or sustained release oral morphine, their level of pain (...) control, and their quality of life after treatment. Randomised, multicentre, international, open label, crossover trial. 35 centres in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and South Africa. 256 patients (aged 26-82 years) with chronic non-cancer pain who had been treated with opioids. Patients' preference for transdermal fentanyl or sustained release oral morphine, pain control, quality of life, and safety assessments. Of 212 patients, 138 (65%) preferred transdermal fentanyl, whereas

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2001 BMJ

648. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs

Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Bassett K, Sibley LM, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A Record Status This is a bibliographic record (...) of a published health technology assessment. The agency responsible for the publication has subsequently been disbanded. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Bassett K, Sibley LM, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic cervical pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs. Vancouver: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment (BCOHTA). BCOHTA 01:5T. 2001 Authors

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

649. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain Stocks R A, Williams C T Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Stocks R A, Williams C T. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. Bazian Ltd, Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development (WIHRD). STEER: Succint and Timely (...) Evaluated Evidence Reviews 1(5). 2001 Authors' objectives This study aims to assess the effects of spinal cord stimulation in people with chronic pain. Authors' conclusions Chronic back pain and non-ischaemic leg pain: One high quality systematic review has found insufficient evidence on the effects of spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery syndrome. We found insufficient evidence on the effects in people with other chronic back pain or non-ischaemic leg pain. Treatment awaits evaluation

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

650. Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain

Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain Vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain Medical Services Advisory Committee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Medical Services Advisory Committee. Vertebral axial (...) decompression therapy for chronic low back pain. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2001: 29 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness of vertebral axial decompression therapy for chronic low back pain. Authors' conclusions Since there is currently insufficient evidence pertaining to the effectiveness of vertebral axial decompression (VAX-D) therapy, MSAC recommended that public funding should not be supported at this time for this procedure. Project page URL INAHTA

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

651. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review NHSC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NHSC (...) . Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic back pain - horizon scanning review. Birmingham: National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). New and Emerging Technology Briefing. 2001 Authors' objectives To summarise the current research evidence on intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for chronic discogenic back pain. Authors' conclusions - Clinical impact: IDET represents a new minimally invasive alternative to other surgical techniques for persistent low back pain. There is an estimated maximum patient population

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

652. Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury

Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database (...) . Citation Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 45. 2001 Authors' objectives To evaluate (a) the measurement of central neuropathic pain (CNP) after traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), (b) the prevalence of acute and chronic CNP, (c) predictive factors for chronic CNP, and (d) the effectiveness and safety

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

653. The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain

The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain Wasiak J Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Wasiak J. The use of magnets in the alleviation of chronic muscular pain. Clayton, Victoria: Centre for Clinical (...) Effectiveness (CCE) 2001: 7 Authors' objectives This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess whether the use of therapeutic magnets alleviates and reduces chronic muscular pain. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Pain /therapy; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

654. Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review]

Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Psychodynamische Therapieverfahren bei chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen: eine systematische Literaturubersicht [Psychodynamic therapy (...) in chronic pain patients: a systematic review] Sollner W, Schussler G Authors' objectives To evaluate the evidence on the indication and modification of psychodynamic therapy procedures and their effectiveness in the treatment of patients with chronic pain. Only the effectiveness data will be considered in this abstract. Searching The reviewers searched MEDLINE (from 1984 to 2000), PSYNDEX (from 1977 to 2000) and Evidence Based Medicine (from 1996 to 2000) for studies published in English or German

2001 DARE.

655. Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury

Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury Management of chronic central neuropathic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury O'Brien M A, Wingerchuk D, Angle P, Biagi H, Denkers M, Tamayo C, Gauld M Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions for central neuropathic pain (CNP) after traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). Searching MEDLINE (...) . Studies that included children with other types of CNP were included if the results for TSCI were reported separately. Studies that studied children with chronic pain, but with no further description of the pain, were excluded. The majority of the participants in the studies were male. Outcomes assessed in the review No inclusion criteria were specified for the outcome measures. All of the included studies reported the outcome of pain, which had been measured in various ways across the studies. How

2001 DARE.

656. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs

Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy treatment of chronic pain following whiplash injury: reviewing evidence and needs Bassett K, Sibley L M, Anton H, Harrison P, Kazanjian A Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous (...) radio-frequency neurotomy (PRFN) treatment of chronic cervical spine pain arising from zygapophysial joint injury following motor vehicle and other accidents, both in itself and in comparison with alternative invasive and noninvasive therapies. Searching Current Contents, EMBASE, HealthSTAR and MEDLINE were searched (search dates not reported). A search protocol to identify primary analyses was combined with terms specific to chronic cervical zygapophysial pain and percutaneous radio

2001 DARE.

657. Economic evaluation of the fentanyl transdermal system for the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain

Economic evaluation of the fentanyl transdermal system for the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain Economic evaluation of the fentanyl transdermal system for the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain Economic evaluation of the fentanyl transdermal system for the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain Neighbors D M, Bell T J, Wilson J, Dodd S L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract (...) contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The health intervention examined in the study was fentanyl transdermal system, an opioid analgesic used for the management of chronic moderate to severe pain. The transdermal system provides a continuous dosing of fentanyl for up to 72 hours. Type of intervention Analgesic treatment. Economic study type Cost-utility

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

658. Anticonvulsant drugs for acute and chronic pain. (PubMed)

Anticonvulsant drugs for acute and chronic pain. BACKGROUND: Anticonvulsant drugs have been used in the management of pain since the 1960s. The clinical impression is that they are useful for neuropathic pain, especially when the pain is lancinating or burning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the analgesic effectiveness of anticonvulsant drugs compared to either placebo or other drugs in order to provide evidence-based recommendations for pain management in clinical practice and to identify a clinical (...) research agenda. Adverse effects are also considered. SEARCH STRATEGY: Randomised trials of anticonvulsants in acute, chronic or cancer pain were identified by Medline (Silver Platter 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11) from 1966 to February 1994. In addition, 40 medical journals were hand searched (published between 1950 and 1990). Additional reports were identified from the reference list of the retrieved papers, and contacting investigators. Date of the most recent searches: 1994. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised

2000 Cochrane

659. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic low back pain. (PubMed)

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic low back pain. BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), originally based on the gate-control theory of pain, is widely used for the treatment of chronic low back pain. Despite its wide use and theoretical rationale, there appears at first glance little scientific evidence to support its use. This Cochrane review examines the available evidence on TENS (...) for the treatment of chronic back pain through an exhaustive search of the literature. OBJECTIVES: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) for chronic low back pain management have experienced a tremendous growth over the past 25 years. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of TENS and ALTENS for reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic back pain. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched MEDLINE up

2000 Cochrane

660. Behavioural treatment for chronic low back pain. (PubMed)

Behavioural treatment for chronic low back pain. BACKGROUND: The treatment of chronic low back pain is not primarily focused on removing an underlying organic pathology, but at the reduction of disability through the modification of environmental contingencies and cognitive processes. Behavioural interventions are commonly used in the treatment of chronic (disabling) low back pain. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to determine if behavioural therapy is more effective than (...) reference treatments for chronic non-specific low back pain, and which type of behavioural treatment is most effective. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Medline, PsycLit databases, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register up to April 1999, Embase up to September 1999. We also screened references of identified randomised trials and relevant systematic reviews. SELECTION CRITERIA: Only randomised trials on any type of behavioural treatment for non-specific chronic low back pain were included. DATA

2000 Cochrane