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23rd Annual Meeting
February 7-10, 2007
New Orleans, LA

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Thursday, February 8, 2007: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Poster Abstracts
Scientific Abstract Submissions
Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I in Upper Limb – Evaluation of Continuous Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block and Continuous Stellate Ganglion Block with Bupivacaine
Gokul Toshniwal, M.B, B.S, G. P. Dureja, M.D, Jayalakshmi S, Rani Sunder
Unusual Complication During a C1-2 Facet Joint Injection
Gennady Gekht, MD, Jeffrey M. Tiede, MD, Marc Huntoon, MD, Douglas S Fenton
Improving Chronic Pain Management Skills of Physicians: A Randomized Trial
Thomas E. Elliott, MD, John M. Harris Jr., MD, MBA, Charles Chabal, MD, Bennet Davis, MD
A Single Intra-Operative Administration of 4975 Provides Well-Tolerated, Long-Term Analgesia for Postsurgical Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
J. Davis, M.D., H. Williams, M.D., K. Bramlett, M.D., T. Powell, M.D., A. Schuster, M.D., K.P. Yu, M.D., D. Gennevois, M.D.
Pain as a Reason for Seeking Admission to Methadone Treatment
J. David Haddox, DDS, MD, Meredith Smith, MPA, PhD, Salvatore Colucci, Andrew Rosenblum, PhD, Chunki Fong, MS, Carleen Maxwell, MPH, Mark Parrino, MPA
Abuser-Reported Sources of Illegally Obtained Opioid Analgesic Medications
Ann T. Kline, MS, Meredith Y. Smith, MPA, PhD, J. David Haddox, DDS, MD, John P. Fitzgerald, MS, LPC, CAS, Andrew Rosenblum, PhD, Chunki Fong, MS, Mark Parrino, MPA, Carleen Maxwell, MPH
Characterizing Opioid Analgesic Abuse: Findings from Ethnographic Field Research
John P. Fitzgerald, MS, LPC, CAS, Meredith Y. Smith, Ann T. Kline, J. David Haddox
A Novel Molecular Target for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain: PPAR γ
Sajay Churi, M.D., M.S., Omar Abdel-Aleem, B.S., Melvin C. Gitlin, M.D., Bradley K. Taylor, PhD.
Low Back Pain Treatment in Female Patients with Adjunct of PDE-5 Inhibitors. A Retrospective Analysis
Alexander A. Krakovsky, Suzy Williams
A Retrospective Analysis to Determine the Ideal Ziconotide Patient
Alexander A. Krakovsky, Edward Bowie
Anterograde Approach to Dorsal Nerve Root Stimulation for Treating Chronic Intractable Pelvic Pain Associated with Interstitial Cystitis
Andrew Carvalho, Braxton Turner, Janene Holladay, MD, Richard Campbell, Reginald Strother
Pharmacogenomics and TDM for Pain Management: Towards Personalized Medicine
Paul J. Jannetto, Ph.D., Steven H. Wong, Ph.D., Nancy C. Bratanow, M.D.
Efficacy of Duloxetine in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Patients with Clinically Significant Painful Physical Symptoms
Risa Weisberg, MD, Maurizio Fava, James Hartford, Janelle Erickson, Deborah D'Souza, Jerry Hall, James Russell
Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Lidoderm® (Lidocaine Patch 5%) Compared to Trigger Point Injections (1% Lidocaine) in Patients with Low Back Pain after Non-operated Injury: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study
Michael G. Jenson, MS, PA-C, CPP, Raymond F. Sorensen, DO, Suna Barlas, PhD, Arnold R. Gammaitoni, PharmD
Predominantly Neurological Deficits after Epidural Steroid Injection: Time Course, Differential Diagnoses, Management and Prognosis Suggested by Review of Case Reports
Donna M. Bloodworth, MD, Marco R. Perez Toro, M.D., Kent Nouri, M.D.
Patients with CRPS Demonstrate Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia: a magneto-encephalographic (MEG) study
Talal M. Ghazal, M.D., M.S., Kimberly D. Moran, Kerry Walton, Ph.D., Rodolfo Llinas, M.D., Ph.D., Michel Dubois, M.D.
Selective Sacral Nerves Stimulation for Pudendal Nerve Entrapement Syndromes
Samer Narouze, MD, MS, Amgad Abdou, MD
Hematomas and Hygromas: Rare Post-operative Subdural Fluid Collections After Intrathecal Implants
Surjya Sen, MD
Outcomes Associated with Non-Equianalgesic Opioid Prescribing in an Emergency Department
Alec B. O'Connor, MD, Dan P. Hays, PharmD, Frank L. Zwemer Jr., MD, MBA
Psychometric Evaluation Of The Chronic Pain Sleep Inventory (CPSI)
Mark Kosinski, Kavita Gajria, BS, Pharm, MS, Jeff Schein, DrPH, MPH, Carmela Janagap, MS, Karl Doghramji, MD
Tramadol Improves Sleep in Osteoarthritis
Carmela Janagap, MS, Jeff Schein, DrPh, MPH, Mark Kosinski, MA, Gary V. Vorsanger, PhD, MD
Safety and Efficacy of Extended-Release Tramadol in Elderly Patients
Gary V. Vorsanger, PhD, MD, Donna Jordan, BSN, Jim Xiang, PhD, Matthew Siccardi, MS, Jean Farrell, RN, MEd
Pharmacokinetics of 12-hour controlled-release hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets in healthy subjects following single- and multiple-dose(s)
Cheri E. Klein, PhD, Wei Liu, PhD, Jiang X. Qian, PhD, Rita Jain, MD, Sandeep Dutta, PhD
Correlation of symptom relief with global improvement of opioid-induced bowel dysfunction: results of a phase IIb study of the PAM-OR antagonist, alvimopan, in non-cancer pain (SB-767905/011)
Lynn R. Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM, Bart Morlion, Jan Peter Jansen, Kai Hermanns, Rainer Sabatowski, Jerry Snidow, Amy Pierce, Eric Mortensen, Christi Kleoudis, Eric Carter
Impact of Opioid Analgesic Therapy on Preoperative Gastric Volume
Thomas A. Burgess, BS, Candidate, Frederick W. Burgess, Richard A. Browning, Gregory Towne
Botox Injections for Refractory Headache Syndromes
Andrew J. Linn, M.D., Jan J. Kraemer, Zahid H. Bajwa, MD
Prolotherapy vs Corticosteroid Therapy for Treatment of Lateral Epicondyltis
Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Jonas Sokolof, Alec Meleger, Darren Rosenberg
Validation Study of the Self-Administered Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs by Mailed Survey in a Community Setting
Toby N. Weingarten, MD, James C. Watson, MD, W. Michael Hooten, MD, Peter C. Wollan, PhD, Adam J. Locketz, L. Joseph Melton III, MD, Gilbert Y. Wong, MD, Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSPH, MSc
Validation Study of the Self-Administered Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs Scale by Telephone Interview in a Community Setting
Toby N. Weingarten, MD, James C. Watson, MD, W. Michael Hooten, MD, Peter C. Wollan, PhD, Adam J. Locketz, L. Joseph Melton III, MD, Gilbert Y. Wong, MD, Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSPH, MSc
Amplitude of A delta fibers action potentials objectively discriminate severe chronic spine pain patients from controls
Alex Ambroz, MD
Pharmacokinetics, Excretion, and Metabolism of Tapentadol HCl, a Novel Centrally Acting Analgesic, in Healthy Subjects
Rolf Terlinden, Ph.D., Joachim Ossig, Ph.D., Frank Fliegert, M.D., Karin Goehler, M.D.
Using Thaliomide in Patients with Arachnoiditis
Anthony H. Guarino, MD, Todd Silverman
Tarlov Cyst: a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
Sanjeev Agarwal, MD, Muhammad A. Munir, M.D.
Enhancing The ICD-based Classification System For Pain
Tino Villani, DC, Steven Delaronde, MPH, MSW
Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled 12-Week Study Assessing the Efficacy of Oxymorphone Extended Release in Opioid-naive Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Richard Rauck, MD, Gilbert Podolsky, MD, Tina Ma, PhD, Rosemary Kerwin, PharmD, Harry Ahdieh, PhD
Phase III Results From Two Multi-Center Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trials Of Methylnaltrexone For Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) In Patients With Advanced Illness (AI)
Jay Thomas, MD, Sloan Karver, MD, Gail Austin Cooney, MD, Bruce H. Chamberlain, MD
Treatment of acute pain with 12-hour controlled-release hydrocodone-acetaminophen tablets following bunionectomy: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
Paul Desjardins, DMD, PhD, Eric Diamond, DPM, CPI, Francis Clark, DPM, Mark McDonnell, DPM, James W. Thomas, MS, Andrea Best, DO, MPH, Rita Jain, MD
Efficacy of a Single Dose of Tapentadol HCl for Analgesia After Third Molar Surgery
Regina Kleinert, MSc, Christoph Hallmann, MD, Achim Steup, Dipl., Stat., Peter Black, MS, MPH, Jutta Goldberg, PhD, Paul Desjardins, DMD, PhD
Community Perception and Response to Warning Signs of Inappropriate Drug Use
Ike Eriator, MD, MPH, Arleen Anderson, Stephen Tafor, Leticia Otchere-Darko
How Well -Controlled is Sickle Cell Pain in the Community?
Arleen Anderson, Wendy Thompson, Stephen Tafor, Ike Eriator
Tramadol Contramid® OAD: A Placebo-controlled Study Demonstrates Efficacy and Safety in the Management of Pain
Ritchard Fishman, MD, Francis X. Burch, MD, Nicholas Messina III, MD, Bruce C. Corser, MD, Florin Radulescu, MD, Adrian Sarbu, MD, Maria Marcela Craciun-Nicodin, MD, Rodica Chiriac, MD, André Beaulieu, MD, Jude Rodrigues, MD, Philippe Beignot-Devalmont, MD, Alain Duplan, MD, Sybil Robertson, BScN, Louise Fortier, MSc, Sylvie Bouchard, MD, PhD
Treatment of Pain in Dercum's Disease (aka Adiposis Dolorosa) with Lidoderm® Patch: A Case Report
Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH, Dajie Wang, MD
Comparative Bioavailability of Tramadol Contramid® Once-a-Day and Tramadol Immediate-Release
David Karhu, BSc, Sylvie Bouchard, MD, PhD
Tapentadol HCl: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies on the Dual Mechanism of Action Underlying its Broad Analgesic Profile
Thomas Tzschentke, Ph.D., Jean De Vry, Ph.D., Thomas Christoph, Ph.D., Babette Koegel, DVM, Hagen-Heinrich Hennies, Ph.D., Werner Englberger, Ph.D., Thomas Cremers, Ph.D., Ulrich Jahnel, M.D.
Dental Disease and the Use of Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl: A Case Report
Stephanie S. Gee, MD, Julie Cunningham, Jeffrey Rome, Kevin Reid
Effect Of Alcohol Ingestion On The In Vivo Pharmacokinetics Of KADIAN®
Franklin Johnson, MS, Stephen Sun, MD, Joseph Stauffer, DO, George Wagner
Treatment of Symptomatic Planar Vertebral Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty
Irfan Lalani, MD, Allen W. Burton, MD, Phillip C. Phan, MD
Impact of Psychopathology on the Effectiveness of Medial Branch Blocks (MBBs) for Facet-Mediated Chronic Neck or Back Pain
Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, N Tipirneni, L Pham, RN Jamison, E. Fernandez, PHD, JN Katz
Psychiatric History and Psychological Adjustment as Risk Factors for Aberrant Drug-related Behavior among Patients with Chronic Pain
Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, SF Butler, PHD, SH Budman, K Fernandez, Rn Jamison
Interpreting Urine Drug Tests: Prevalence of Morphine Metabolism to Hydromorphone in Chronic Pain Patients Treated with Morphine
Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, E. Michna, D Janfaza, C. Teter, PharmD, Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, Rn Jamison
The Longitudinal Course of Activity Limiting Pain in a Community Dwelling Sample of Elders Age 70 and Older
Jana Mossey, PhD, Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH
Botulinum toxin occipital nerve block for the treatment of severe occipital neuralgia: a case series
Leonardo Kapural, Mark Stillman, Miranda Kapural, Nagy Mekhail
A Novel Radiofrequency Annuloplasty (Transdiscal Biacuplasty) for the treatment of Lumbar Discogenic Pain: 6-months results of the pilot study
Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, Alan Ng, MD, Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD
Anxiety Affecting the Efficacy of Interventional Pain Management Procedures
YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D., Sally Thompson, PA
Quality Assurance for Interventional Pain Management Procedures in Private Practice
YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D., Sally Thompson, PA
A Case Analysis of Safety for Patients Receiving Opioids Plus Ziconotide for Non-Cancer Pain
Timothy Deer, MD, Christopher Kim, MD, Richard Bowman, MD, Tina Garten, R.N., Diana Bowne, R.N.
A Case Series of Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points and Scar Neuromas
Mazin Al Tamimi, MD, FIPP, Michael H. McCeney, Alan Brewer, Jason Krutsch, Alexander Yakovlev, MD
Evaluation of the Prescribing Patterns and Efficacy of Antidepressant and Antiepileptic Medications for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in a Multidisciplinary Pain Center
Damon Robinson, MD, Zahid Bajwa, MD, Jan Kraemer, MD, Andy Linn, MD, John Bernardini, MD, Sarah Nabel
Opioid-induced constipation compromises pain management and impacts patient quality of life
Timothy Bell, John Leslie, Katherine Annunziata, Deborah Freedman
Novel Approaches for Spinal Injections
Michael Whitworth, MD
Comparison of Pain versus Osteoarthritis-specific Responder Criteria in Three Controlled Trials of a Novel Topical Diclofenac Solution
L. Grierson, Z Naseer, B Galer, Jz Shainhouse

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