Xiulu Ruan

Xiulu Ruan
PPSA · Pain Medicine

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Oxycodone, a semisynthetic opioid analgesic, is widely used in clinical practice. Oxycodone and morphine seem to be equally effective and equipotent; however, morphine is 10 times more potent than oxycodone when given epidurally. This article provides an updated review of the basic pharmacology of oxycodone with a special focus on pharmacokinetic/p...
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To the Editor Soneji et al¹ looked at rates of ongoing opioid use and found that about 0.4% of older opioid-naive patients continued to receive ongoing opioid therapy 1 year after major surgery. They believe their study provides reassurance that the individual risk of long-term opioid use in opioid-naive surgical patients is low.
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Chronic pain is pervasive and costly. In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report on chronic pain, which estimated that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making pain a major and significant public health problem. The benefits of interdisciplinary pain management programs are undeniable and have been d...
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To the Editor The article of Ursano and colleagues¹ is interesting and informative. The authors examined suicide attempt risk factors, methods, and timing among soldiers currently deployed, previously deployed, and never deployed at the time the study was conducted. Ursano et al¹ concluded that identifying the timing and risk factors for suicide at...
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Dear Editor, We read with interest the article by Yang and colleagues [1] entitled “FDA Approval of Extended-Release Oxycodone for Children with Severe Pain”, published in Pediatrics . The authors comment on the approval of extended-release (ER) oxycodone for use by children between 11 and 16 years old when alternative treatment options are inadeq...
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Pain. 2016 Oct;157(10):2390. Harnessing positive placebo effect and minimize negative nocebo effect: the art of a healing profession. Ruan X1, Tran L, Kaye AD.
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To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Taylor, et al , “Is Chronic Pain a Disease in Its Own Right? Discussions from a Pre-OMERACT 2014 Workshop on Chronic Pain,” published in The Journal of Rheumatology 1. First, we are quite amazed to see how widespread the attendees’ responses were regarding the definition of chronic pain (CP) af...
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To the Editor We read with interest the article by Lane and colleagues.1 They found that industry-sponsored studies were statistically significantly more likely than other-sponsored studies to report favorable cost-effectiveness results. They believe that the contributing factors were retrospective study design and potentially coexistent conflicts...
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To the Editor The Editorial by Hill and colleagues1 is interesting and informative. They suggest that online reviews are a fast, efficient, transparent way to obtain actionable feedback from patients.1 However, we believe one of the major problems of physician online ratings is actually the lack of transparency. It is very difficult or even impossi...
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To the Editor The article by Dr O’Brien1 published with the label “Less Is More” in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine was very interesting. The author reported an incredible medical history regarding her misdiagnosis of Chagas disease that resulted from her injudicious laboratory request. The initial laboratory test for Chagas disease was mi...
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Dear Editor, It is with great interest that we read the article by Linares and colleagues, “Personalized oxycodone dosing: using pharmacogenetic testing and clinical pharmacokinetics to reduce toxicity risk and increase effectiveness”, published in the April 2014 issue of Pain Medicine [1]. In this study, a randomized, crossover, double-blind, pla...
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To the Editor We read with interest the article by Bhatti and colleagues1 published in JAMA Surgery. The authors conducted a longitudinal cohort analysis to compare self-harm behavior 3 years before and 3 years after bariatric surgery. They found that the number of self-harm emergencies significantly increased after surgery and that the most common...
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To the Editor It is with interest that we read the article by Dawes and colleagues1 published in JAMA Surgery. The authors found that, while treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury, the guideline adherence rates ranged from 9.6% to 65.2% for intracranial pressure monitoring and from 6.7% to 76.2% for craniotomy, yet no association betw...

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