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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Click on the article headings to view the abstracts A comprehensive review of opioid-induced hyperalgesia Lee M, Silverman SM, Hansen H, Patel VB, Manchikanti L. Pain Physician 2011; 14:145-161 In this review of opioid-induced hyperalgesia, it is suggested that this phenomenon may result from neuroplastic changes in the […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Once-daily opioids for chronic dyspnea: a dose increment and pharmacovigilance study Currow DC, McDonald C, Oaten S, Kenny B, Allcroft P, Frith P, Briffa M, Johnson MJ, Abernethy AP. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2010;11.021 In a Phase II dose increment study and a long-term Phase IV […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Celiac plexus block for pancreatic cancer pain in adults Arcidiacono PG, Calori G, Carrara S, McNicol ED, Testoni PA.Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011;3. CD007519. In this Cochrane review, the authors conclude that although statistical evidence is minimal for the superiority of Celiac plexus block pain relief over analgesic therapy, […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Do CBT-Based Interventions Alleviate Distress Following Bereavement? A Review of the Current Evidence International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 2010; 3(1): 77-93 doi: 10.1521/ijct.2010.3.1.77 This review found that cognitive-behavioural therapy based interventions provided significant benefits for bereaved adults compared with non-cognitive-behavioural strategies and no treatment. Reviewers of this paper have commented […]

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