Current Issue Highlights


Corticospinal excitability as a biomarker of myofascial pain syndrome

Thibaut, Aurore; Zeng, Dian; Caumo, Wolnei; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e594, May/June 2017.


Diagnostic confounders of chronic widespread pain: not always fibromyalgia

Häuser, Winfried; Perrot, Serge; Sommer, Claudia; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e598, May/June 2017.


Phonetic characteristics of vocalizations during pain

Lautenbacher, Stefan; Salinas-Ranneberg, Melissa; Niebuhr, Oliver; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e597, May/June 2017.


Reduced intraepidermal nerve fiber density after a sustained increase in insular glutamate: a proof-of-concept study examining the pathogenesis of small fiber pathology in...

Harte, Steven E.; Clauw, Daniel J.; Hayes, John M.; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e590, May/June 2017.

  • Editor's Choice

Effect of gastroretentive gabapentin (Gralise) on postmastectomy pain syndrome: a proof-of-principle open-label study

Belfer, Inna; Pollock, Netanya I.; Martin, Jodi L.; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e596, May/June 2017.

  • 2017 Global Year

Efficient conditioned pain modulation despite pain persistence in painful diabetic neuropathy

Granovsky, Yelena; Nahman-Averbuch, Hadas; Khamaisi, Mogher; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e592, May/June 2017.


Accelerated aging in adults with knee osteoarthritis pain: consideration for frequency, intensity, time, and total pain sites

Sibille, Kimberly T.; Chen, Huaihou; Bartley, Emily J.; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e591, May/June 2017.


Women report higher pain intensity at a lower level of inflammation after knee surgery compared with men

Solheim, Nina; Östlund, Simon; Gordh, Torsten; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e595, May/June 2017.

  • 2017 Global Year

Can training in empathetic validation improve medical students' communication with patients suffering pain? A test of concept

Linton, Steven J.; Flink, Ida K.; Nilsson, Emma; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e600, May/June 2017.


Methylphenidate attenuates the response to cold pain but not to aversive auditory stimuli in healthy human: a double-blind randomized controlled study

Pud, Dorit; Broitman, Eelena; Hameed, Omar; More

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e593, May/June 2017.


The opioid epidemic and national guidelines for opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain: a perspective from different continents

Häuser, Winfried; Schug, Stephan; Furlan, Andrea D.

PAIN Reports . 2(3):e599, May/June 2017.

2017 is IASP Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. This year-long initiative raises international awareness and offers resources for pain researchers and clinicians. Read more on the IASP website.


Articles published in PAIN in 2017 related to postsurgical pain are marked with an indicator and added to the Pain After Surgery Article Collection, which also includes related articles that appeared in the journal in recent years.

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Pain in Dementia

Stefan Lautenbacher, Stephen J. Gibson BBSc(Hon), PhD, MAPsS

With the help of Pain in Dementia, you can learn new ways to give dementia patients a better quality of life through identifying the source of their pain and recommending the most effective treatment options

Pain 2016 Refresher Courses: 16th World Congress on Pain

Claudia L Sommer MD, Steven P Cohen , Michaela Kress , Mark S Wallace

Presented at the 16th World Congress on Pain in Yokohama, Japan, in September 2016, these papers represent the thinking of the world's top pain scientists and clinicians

Pain in the Joints

Serge Perrot and Lars Arendt-Nielsen

A comprehensive overview of joint pain, including its assessment, mechanisms, and treatment options