Reading relevant to Pain Medicine practice
This section includes articles of interest; some recent, some dating back some years but still very relevant to today’s practice and knowledge base. They are intended to be useful to read preparation for the exam, but also for continued professional development.
This list of recommended reading will be updated regularly by the Faculty. Previous recommended papers will be archived for future reference. For copyright reasons, only the reference and the link to the paper are listed.
Click the headers in each section below to show the relevant papers for this month.
Access to papers
The great majority of papers listed will be open access or available through NHS libraries. Some are publications from peer reviewed Journals, some are articles of interest from other sources. The papers listed intend to reflect the multidisciplinary ethos of Pain Medicine.
Complimenting this section is the Journal Club section where specific papers are listed with specific questions posed, aimed to generate interest and further reading.
Recommended Reading April 2021
C. Small, H. Laycock: Acute postoperative pain management BJS Volume107, Issue2 Special Issue: Advances in perioperative care January 2020
Tonia L. Vincent: Peripheral pain mechanisms in osteoarthritis Pain. 2020 Sep; 161(1): S138–S146.
Friso de Vries, Mees Bruin, Daniel J Lobatto, Olaf M Dekkers, Jan W Schoones, Wouter R van Furth, Alberto M Pereira, Niki Karavitaki, Nienke R Biermasz, Amir H Zamanipoor Najafabadi: Opioids and Their Endocrine Effects: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 105, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 1020–1029
Christopher Eccleston, Fiona M. Blyth, Blake F. Dear, Emma A. Fisher, Francis J. Keefe, Mary E. Lynch, Tonya M. Palermo, M. Carrington Reid, and Amanda C de C Williams: Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services. Pain. 2020 May; 161(5): 889–893.
Elbert A. Joostena and Glenn Frankena: Spinal cord stimulation in chronic neuropathic pain: mechanisms of action, new locations, new paradigms Pain. 2020 Sep; 161(1): S104–S113.
Anne Mette Schmidt, Trine Bay Laurberg, Line Thorndal Moll, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Thomas Maribo: The effect of an integrated multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: Long-term follow up of a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, October 2020
Jennifer Pearson, Katie Whale, Nicola E Walsh, Sandi Derham, Julie Russell, Fiona Cramp:
Fibromyalgia Self‐Management: Mapping the behaviour change techniques used in a practice‐based programme Musculoskeletal Care Volume18, Issue3, September 2020, Pages 372-382
L McLean House, II, MD, Kayla N Tabari, RN, Travis N Rieder, PhD, Zachary L McCormick, MD Pain in the Pandemic: Ethical Approaches During COVID-19
Pain Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 11, November 2020, Pages 2629–2633
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Recommended Reading March 2021
Clauw D, Hauser W, Cohen S, Fitzcharles MA: Considering the potential for an increase in chronic pain after the COVID-19 pandemic Pain. 2020 Aug; 161(8): 1694–1697.
Gary R: William D. Willis, Jr, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture: The evolutionary history of nerve growth factor and nociception. Published online 2020 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001889; Pain. 2020 Sep; 161(1): S36–S47.
Blanco FJ, Guermazi A, Miki K, Yamabe T, Viktrup L, Junor R, Carey W, Brown M, West C, Verburg KSubcutaneous tanezumab for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: efficacy and safety results from a 24-week randomised phase III study with a 24-week follow-up period. Ann Rheum Dis 2020;79:800–810. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216296
Shapiro, F: The Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Medicine: Addressing the Psychological and Physical Symptoms Stemming from Adverse Life Experiences Perm J. 2014 Winter; 18(1): 71–77.
Manchikanti L, Kosanovic R, Vanaparthy R, Vangala B, Soin A, Sachdeva H, Shah S, Knezevic N, Hirsch J. Steroid Distancing in Interventional Pain Management During COVID-19 and Beyond: Safe, Effective and Practical Approach Pain Physician 2020; 23:S319-S350 • ISSN 2150-1149
Trujillo M, Alvarez A, Nguyen L, Petros J Embodiment in Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Series J Pain Res. 2020; 13: 3131–3137. Published online 2020 Nov 25. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S275312
Nicholson C, Edwards M, Carson A, Gardiner P, Golder D, Hayword K, Humblestone S, Jinadu H, Lumsden C, MacLean J, Main L, Macgregor L, Nielsen G, Oakley L, Price J, Ranford J, Ranu J, Sum E, Stone J - Occupational therapy consensus recommendations for functional neurological disorder J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2020;91:1037–1045. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2019-322281
Chan S, Tulloch E, Cooper S, Smith A, Wojcik W, Norman J: Montgomery and informed consent: where are we now? BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2224 (Published 12 May 2017)