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701. Subcutaneous sterile water injections for chronic neck and shoulder pain following whiplash injuries.

Subcutaneous sterile water injections for chronic neck and shoulder pain following whiplash injuries. 8094485 1993 03 18 1993 03 18 2015 06 16 0140-6736 341 8843 1993 Feb 20 Lancet (London, England) Lancet Subcutaneous sterile water injections for chronic neck and shoulder pain following whiplash injuries. 449-52 In many cases of whiplash injury symptoms persist and do not respond to treatment. There is uncontrolled evidence to suggest that intracutaneous injections of sterile water might help (...) 8096613 Lancet. 1993 Feb 20;341(8843):470 8094495 Adult Aged Chronic Disease Female Humans Injections, Subcutaneous Male Middle Aged Neck Pain etiology Pain Management Pain Measurement Shoulder Water administration & dosage Whiplash Injuries complications 1993 2 20 1993 2 20 0 1 1993 2 20 0 0 ppublish 8094485

Lancet1993

702. Morphine responsiveness of chronic pain: double-blind randomised crossover study with patient-controlled analgesia.

Morphine responsiveness of chronic pain: double-blind randomised crossover study with patient-controlled analgesia. 1350803 1992 07 06 1992 07 06 2015 06 16 0140-6736 339 8806 1992 Jun 06 Lancet (London, England) Lancet Morphine responsiveness of chronic pain: double-blind randomised crossover study with patient-controlled analgesia. 1367-71 There is controversy about whether the lack of response of some chronic pain to opioid treatment is absolute or relative. It is widely believed (...) that nociceptive pain is responsive to opioids whereas neuropathic pain tends not to be. We have used a method of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with simultaneous nurse-observer measurement of analgesia, mood, and adverse effects to address these issues. Ten patients with chronic pain were given morphine at two concentrations (10 and 30 mg/ml) by PCA in two separate sessions in a double-blind randomised crossover study. Before the study a clinical judgment was made as to whether each pain was nociceptive

Lancet1992

703. A controlled trial of corticosteroid injections into facet joints for chronic low back pain.

A controlled trial of corticosteroid injections into facet joints for chronic low back pain. 1832209 1991 10 09 1991 10 09 2013 11 21 0028-4793 325 14 1991 Oct 03 The New England journal of medicine N. Engl. J. Med. A controlled trial of corticosteroid injections into facet joints for chronic low back pain. 1002-7 Chronic low back pain is a common problem with many treatments, few of which have been rigorously evaluated. This randomized, placebo-controlled trial was designed to evaluate (...) the efficacy of injections of corticosteroid into facet joints to treat chronic low back pain. Patients with chronic low back pain who reported immediate relief of their pain after injections of local anesthetic into the facet joints between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae and the fifth lumbar and first sacral vertebrae were randomly assigned to receive under fluoroscopic guidance injections of either methylprednisolone acetate (20 mg; n = 49) or isotonic saline (n = 48) in the same facet joints

NEJM1991

704. A controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and exercise for chronic low back pain.

A controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and exercise for chronic low back pain. 2140432 1990 06 27 1990 06 27 2007 11 15 0028-4793 322 23 1990 Jun 07 The New England journal of medicine N. Engl. J. Med. A controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and exercise for chronic low back pain. 1627-34 A number of treatments are widely prescribed for chronic back pain, but few have been rigorously evaluated. We examined the effectiveness (...) of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), a program of stretching exercises, or a combination of both for low back pain. Patients with chronic low back pain (median duration, 4.1 years) were randomly assigned to receive daily treatment with TENS (n = 36), sham TENS (n = 36), TENS plus a program of exercises (n = 37), or sham TENS plus exercises (n = 36). After one month no clinically or statistically significant treatment effect of TENS was found on any of 11 indicators of outcome measuring pain

NEJM1990

705. Clinical trial of intensive muscle training for chronic low back pain.

Clinical trial of intensive muscle training for chronic low back pain. 2904582 1989 01 26 1989 01 26 2015 06 16 0140-6736 2 8626-8627 1988 Dec 24-31 Lancet (London, England) Lancet Clinical trial of intensive muscle training for chronic low back pain. 1473-6 105 patients who had chronic low back pain without clinical signs of lumbar nerve root compression or radiological evidence of spondylolysis or osteomalacia were randomised to three treatments: 30 sessions of intensive dynamic back extensor (...) Christensen I I Lundberg E E eng Clinical Trial Journal Article Randomized Controlled Trial Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't England Lancet 2985213R 0140-6736 AIM IM Activities of Daily Living Adult Back Pain rehabilitation Chronic Disease Clinical Trials as Topic Exercise Exercise Therapy methods Humans Middle Aged Pain Measurement Random Allocation 1988 12 24 1988 12 24 0 1 1988 12 24 0 0 ppublish 2904582 S0140-6736(88)90944-0

Lancet1989

706. Mexiletine for treatment of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy.

Mexiletine for treatment of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy. 2891940 1988 02 05 1988 02 05 2015 06 16 0140-6736 1 8575-6 1988 Jan 2-9 Lancet (London, England) Lancet Mexiletine for treatment of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy. 9-11 Sixteen of nineteen patients completed a randomised double-blind crossover trial to assess the effect of oral mexiletine (10 mg/kg bodyweight daily) on the symptoms and signs of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy. The median age of the sixteen patients (...) of the sixteen patients during mexiletine treatment. Dejgard A A Hvidøre Hospital, Klampenborg, Denmark. Petersen P P Kastrup J J eng Clinical Trial Journal Article Randomized Controlled Trial England Lancet 2985213R 0140-6736 0 Placebos 1U511HHV4Z Mexiletine AIM IM Administration, Oral Adult Chronic Disease Clinical Trials as Topic Diabetic Neuropathies complications drug therapy Double-Blind Method Female Humans Male Mexiletine administration & dosage therapeutic use Middle Aged Pain drug therapy etiology

Lancet1988

707. A new approach to the treatment of chronic low back pain.

A new approach to the treatment of chronic low back pain. 2439856 1987 08 18 1987 08 18 2015 06 16 0140-6736 2 8551 1987 Jul 18 Lancet (London, England) Lancet A new approach to the treatment of chronic low back pain. 143-6 81 patients with chronic low back pain (average duration 10 years) were randomised to two treatment groups. 40 received an empirically devised regimen of forceful spinal manipulation and injections of a dextrose-glycerine-phenol ("proliferant") solution into soft-tissue (...) structures, as part of a programme to decrease pain and disability. The other 41 patients received parallel treatment in which the main differences were less extensive initial local anaesthesia and manipulation, and substitution of saline for proliferant. Neither patients nor assessors knew which treatment had been given. When assessed by disability scores the experimental group had greater improvement than the control group at one (p less than 0.001), three (p less than 0.004), and six (p less than

Lancet1987

708. Auriculotherapy fails to relieve chronic pain. A controlled crossover study.

Auriculotherapy fails to relieve chronic pain. A controlled crossover study. 6363735 1984 03 23 1984 03 23 2016 10 17 0098-7484 251 8 1984 Feb 24 JAMA JAMA Auriculotherapy fails to relieve chronic pain. A controlled crossover study. 1041-3 Enthusiastic reports of the effectiveness of electrical stimulation of the outer ear for the relief of pain ("auriculotherapy") have led to increasing use of the procedure. In the present study, auriculotherapy was evaluated in 36 patients suffering from (...) chronic pain, using a controlled crossover design. The first experiment compared the effects of stimulation of designated auriculotherapy points, and of control points unrelated to the painful area. A second experiment compared stimulation of designated points with a no-stimulation placebo control. Pain-relief scores obtained with the McGill Pain Questionnaire failed to show any differences in either experiment. It is concluded that auriculotherapy is not an effective therapeutic procedure for chronic

JAMA1984