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Asokumar Buvanendran, MD

Asokumar Buvanendran, MD
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Specialty:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine, Nigeria
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Anesthesiology
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Pain Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Back pain
  • Baclofen pump management
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Discography
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Headache
  • Intrathecal pumps
  • Migraine
  • Nerve blocks
  • Pain management
  • Pre-emptive analgesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
Research Interests:
  • New treatment modalities for chronic pain
  • Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome
  • Acute postoperative pain
Languages Spoken:
  • Tamil
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. Relationship between endogenous opioid function and opioid analgesic adverse effects.
    Gupta RK, Bruehl S, Burns JW, Buvanendran A, Chont M, Schuster E, France CR
    Reg Anesth Pain Med
    2014 May-Jun
    39(3):219-24.
  2. Endogenous opioid inhibition of chronic low-back pain influences degree of back pain relief after morphine administration.
    Bruehl S, Burns JW, Gupta R, Buvanendran A, Chont M, Schuster E, France CR
    Reg Anesth Pain Med
    2014 Mar-Apr
    39(2):120-5.
  3. Spinal epidural hematoma after spinal cord stimulator trial lead placement in a patient taking aspirin.
    Buvanendran A, Young AC
    Reg Anesth Pain Med
    2014 Jan-Feb
    39(1):70-2.
  4. Pain management for total hip arthroplasty.
    Young AC, Buvanendran A
    J Surg Orthop Adv
    2014
    23(1):13-21.
  5. Best practices in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
    Elmofty DH, Anitescu M, Buvanendran A
    Pain Manag
    2013 Nov
    3(6):475-83.
  6. Endogenous opioid function mediates the association between laboratory-evoked pain sensitivity and morphine analgesic responses.
    Bruehl S, Burns JW, Gupta R, Buvanendran A, Chont M, Kinner E, Schuster E, Passik S, France CR.
    Pain. 2013
    2013 Jun 6. doi:pii: S0304-3959(13)00295-9. 10.1016/j.pain.2013.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Effect of acute versus continuous glycemic control on duration of local anesthetic sciatic nerve block in diabetic rats.
    Kroin JS, Buvanendran A, Tuman KJ, Kerns JM.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012
    2012 Nov-Dec
    37(6):595-600. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e31826742fd.
  8. Predictors for moderate to severe acute postoperative pain after total hip and knee replacement.
    Liu SS, Buvanendran A, Rathmell JP, Sawhney M, Bae JJ, Moric M, Perros S, Pope AJ, Poultsides L, Valle CJ, Shin NS, McCartney CJ, Ma Y, Shah M, Wood MJ, Manion SC, Sculco TP.
    Int Orthop. 2012
    2012 Nov
    36(11):2261-7. doi: 10.1007/s00264-012-1623-5. Epub 2012 Jul 29.
  9. Recent advances in multimodal analgesia.
    Young A, Buvanendran A.
    Anesthesiol Clin. 2012
    2012 Mar
    30(1):91-100. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2011.12.002. Epub 2012 Jan 12. Review.
  10. Safety of local anesthetics administered intrathecally in diabetic rats.
    Kroin JS, Buvanendran A, Tuman KJ, Kerns JM.
    Pain Med. 2012
    2012 Jun
    13(6):802-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2012.01396.x. Epub 2012 May 23.
  11. A cross-sectional survey on prevalence and risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain 1 year after total hip and knee replacement.
    Liu SS, Buvanendran A, Rathmell JP, Sawhney M, Bae JJ, Moric M, Perros S, Pope AJ, Poultsides L, Della Valle CJ, Shin NS, McCartney CJ, Ma Y, Shah M, Wood MJ, Manion SC, Sculco TP.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012
    2012 Jul-Aug
    37(4):415-22. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e318251b688.
  12. Cerebrospinal fluid neurotransmitter changes during the perioperative period in patients undergoing total knee replacement: a randomized trial.
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Della Valle CJ, Moric M, Tuman KJ.
    Anesth Analg. 2012
    2012 Feb
    114(2):434-41. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31823dc5fb. Epub 2011 Dec 9.
  13. Ultrasound versus fluoroscopy in image-guided pain treatment: use caution.
    Buvanendran A, Rathmell JP.
    Anesthesiology. 2012
    2012 Aug
    117(2):236-7. No abstract available.
  14. Chronic postsurgical pain: are we closer to understanding the puzzle?
    Buvanendran A.
    Anesth Analg. 2012
    2012 Aug
    115(2):231-2. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318258b9f7. No abstract available.
  15. Characterization of a new animal model for evaluation and treatment of back pain due to lumbar facet joint osteoarthritis.
    Kim JS, Kroin JS, Buvanendran A, Li X, van Wijnen AJ, Tuman KJ, Im HJ.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2011
    2011 Oct
    63(10):2966-73. doi: 10.1002/art.30487.
  16. Uncomplicated removal of epidural catheters in 4365 patients with international normalized ratio greater than 1.4 during initiation of warfarin therapy.
    Liu SS, Buvanendran A, Viscusi ER, Hutton E, Lubenow T, Zhou J, Shaw PM, Moric M, Lenart S.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011
    2011 May-Jun
    36(3):231-5. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e31820d4376.
  17. Multimodal systemic and intra-articular analgesics.
    Young A, Buvanendran A.
    Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2011
    2011 Fall
    49(4):117-33. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0b013e31821b7c20. Review. No abstract available.
  18. The rat intervertebral disk degeneration pain model: relationships between biological and structural alterations and pain.
    Kim JS, Kroin JS, Li X, An HS, Buvanendran A, Yan D, Tuman KJ, van Wijnen AJ, Chen D, Im HJ.
    Arthritis Res Ther. 2011
    2011
    13(5):R165. doi: 10.1186/ar3485. Epub 2011 Oct 13.
  19. Brain activity associated with chronic cancer pain.
    Buvanendran A, Ali A, Stoub TR, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ.
    Pain Physician. 2010
    2010 Sep-Oct
    13(5):E337-42.
  20. Can a single dose of 300 mg of pregabalin reach acute antihyperalgesic levels in the central nervous system?
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Kari M, Tuman KJ.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010
    2010 Nov-Dec
    35(6):535-8. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e3181fa6b7a.
  21. Local anesthetic sciatic nerve block and nerve fiber damage in diabetic rats.
    Kroin JS, Buvanendran A, Williams DK, Wagenaar B, Moric M, Tuman KJ, Kerns JM.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010
    2010 Jul-Aug
    35(4):343-50.
  22. Perioperative oral pregabalin reduces chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Della Valle CJ, Kari M, Moric M, Tuman KJ.
    Anesth Analg. 2010
    2010 Jan 1
    110(1):199-207. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181c4273a. Epub 2009 Nov 12.
  23. Absorption and distribution of etoricoxib in plasma, CSF, and wound tissue in patients following hip surgery--a pilot study.
    Renner B, Zacher J, Buvanendran A, Walter G, Strauss J, Brune K.
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2010
    2010 Feb
    381(2):127-36. doi: 10.1007/s00210-009-0482-0. Epub 2010 Jan 6.
  24. Preoperative and postoperative anesthetic and analgesic techniques for minimally invasive surgery of the spine.
    Buvanendran A, Thillainathan V.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010
    2010 Dec 15
    35(26 Suppl):S274-80. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31820240f8. Review.
  25. A prospective randomized trial of mini-incision posterior and two-incision total hip arthroplasty.
    Della Valle CJ, Dittle E, Moric M, Sporer SM, Buvanendran A.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010
    2010 Dec
    468(12):3348-54. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1491-5. Epub 2010 Jul 29.
  26. Development of a severity score for CRPS.
    Harden RN, Bruehl S, Perez RS, Birklein F, Marinus J, Maihofner C, Lubenow T, Buvanendran A, Mackey S, Graciosa J, Mogilevski M, Ramsden C, Schlereth T, Chont M, Vatine JJ.
    Pain. 2010
    2010 Dec
    151(3):870-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.09.031. Epub 2010 Oct 20.
  27. Does manipulating local surgical wound cytokines improve surgical outcomes?
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS.
    Anesth Analg. 2010
    2010 Dec
    111(6):1335-6. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181f861ae. No abstract available.
  28. Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the Budapest Criteria) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
    Harden RN, Bruehl S, Perez RS, Birklein F, Marinus J, Maihofner C, Lubenow T, Buvanendran A, Mackey S, Graciosa J, Mogilevski M, Ramsden C, Chont M, Vatine JJ.
    Pain. 2010
    2010 Aug
    150(2):268-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.04.030. Epub 2010 May 20.
  29. Cytokine gene expression after total hip arthroplasty: surgical site versus circulating neutrophil response.
    Buvanendran A, Mitchell K, Kroin JS, Iadarola MJ.
    Anesth Analg. 2009
    2009 Sep
    109(3):959-64. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181ac1746.
  30. Multimodal analgesia for controlling acute postoperative pain.
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS.
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2009
    2009 Oct
    22(5):588-93. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e328330373a. Review.
  31. Where in the world is ASRA AcutePOP?
    Liu SS, Wu CL, Ballantyne JC, Buvanendran A, Rathmell JP, Warren DT, Viscusi ER, Ginsberg B, Rosenquist RW, Yadeau JT, Liguori GA.
    Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009
    2009 May-Jun
    34(3):269-74.
  32. Early use of memantine for neuropathic pain.
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS.
    Anesth Analg. 2008
    2008 Oct
    107(4):1093-4. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e318180ebfe. No abstract available.
  33. Occult cervical (C1-2) dural tear causing bilateral recurrent subdural hematomas and repaired with cervical epidural blood patch.
    Buvanendran A, Byrne RW, Kari M, Kroin JS.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2008
    2008 Nov
    9(5):483-7. doi: 10.3171/SPI.2008.9.11.483.
  34. Efficacy of transverse tripolar spinal cord stimulator for the relief of chronic low back pain from failed back surgery.
    Buvanendran A, Lubenow TJ.
    Pain Physician. 2008
    2008 May-Jun
    11(3):333-8.
  35. A new knee surgery model in rats to evaluate functional measures of postoperative pain.
    Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Kari MR, Tuman KJ.
    Anesth Analg. 2008
    2008 Jul
    107(1):300-8. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181732f21.
  36. Why does the pain specialist not meet the needs of the referring physicians?
    Buvanendran A
    J Opioid Manag
    2008 Jan-Feb
    4(1):11-2
  37. Peripheral nerve stimulator for the treatment of supraorbital neuralgia: a retrospective case series
    Amin S, Buvanendran A, Park KS, Kroin JS, Moric M
    Cephalalgia
    2008 Apr
    28(4):355-9
  38. Upregulation of dorsal horn microglial cyclooxygenase-1 and neuronal cyclooxygenase-2 after thoracic deep muscle incisions in the rat.
    Kroin JS, Takatori M, Li J, Chen EY, Buvanendran A, Tuman KJ.
    Anesth Analg. 2008
    2008 Apr
    106(4):1288-95, table of contents. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e318163faa6.
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