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Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine, Nigeria
Rush University Medical Center - Anesthesiology
Rush University Medical Center - Pain Medicine
Baclofen pump management
Behavioral pain management
Botulinum toxin injections
Complex regional pain syndrome
Epidural steroid injections
Spinal cord stimulation
New treatment modalities for chronic pain
Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome
Acute postoperative pain
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.
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] 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 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] 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. Recent advances in multimodal analgesia. Young A, Buvanendran A. Anesthesiol Clin. 2012 2012 Mar;30(1):91-100. Epub 2012 Jan 12. Review. 30(1):91-100. Ep 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. 13(6):80 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. 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. 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. 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 Oct 13 13(5):R165 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 Oct 63(10):2966-73. doi: 10.1002/art.30487. 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 May-Jun 36(3):231-5. Multimodal Systemic and Intra-articular Analgesics. Young A, Buvanendran A. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2011 Fall 49(4):117-33 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. 2011 Dec 9 Brain activity associated with chronic cancer pain Buvanendran A, Ali A, Stoub TR, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ Pain Physician 2010 Sep-Oct 13(5):E337-42 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 Nov 35(6):535-8 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 Jul-Aug 35(4):343-50 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 Jan 1 110(1):199-207 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 Feb 381(2):127-36 Preoperative and postoperative anesthetic and analgesic techniques for minimally invasive surgery of the spine Buvanendran A, Thillainathan V Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2010 Dec 15 35(26 Suppl):S274-80 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 Dec 468(12):3348-54 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 Dec 151(3):870-6 Does manipulating local surgical wound cytokines improve surgical outcomes? Buvanendran A, Kroin JS Anesth Analg 2010 Dec 111(6):1335-6 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 Aug 150(2):268-74 Cytokine gene expression after total hip arthroplasty: surgical site versus circulating neutrophil response Buvanendran A, Mitchell K, Kroin JS, Iadarola MJ Anesth Analg 2009 Sep 109(3):959-64 Multimodal analgesia for controlling acute postoperative pain Buvanendran A, Kroin JS Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2009 Oct 22(5):588-93 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 May-Jun 34(3):269-74 Early use of memantine for neuropathic pain Buvanendran A, Kroin JS Anesth Analg 2008 Oct 107(4):1093-4 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 Nov 9(5):483-7 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 May-Jun 11(3):333-8 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 Jul 107(1):300-8 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 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 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 Apr 106(4):1288-95, table of contents
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The typical chronic pain patients that we typically will see would be the patients who would come with back pain, or some would have cancer pain. And, especially, studies have been done and demonstrated that if you do an interventional treatment and control their pain, in fact, the cancer patients live longer.
We have special collaborative agreements with the orthopedic surgeons where we foster treatment modalities before the surgery even happens, so that we can decrease those stress responses that happen during surgery — the outcome naturally is going to be better.