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Occipital nerve blockade is a useful modality to diagnose cervicogenic headache. This case series study by Todd D Rozen revealed that high-volume anaesthetic suboccipital nerve blocks (HVSON) show consistent response over long-term use with pain relief.

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To determine the efficacy of HVSON for chronic cluster headache (CCH) and to define consistency of response over long‐term use.There are studies which show the efficacy of greater occipital and suboccipital nerve block injections for CCH and also their most likely use as a preventive treatment modality. But, the data about the long‐term efficacy of repetitive greater occipital and suboccipital nerve injections in CCH was scarce. HVSON has not been studied for CH.

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Corticosteroids are prescribed for a variety of painful conditions like arthritis, RA, lupus etc. This meta-analysis conclusively revealed that preoperative prednisolone was able to reduce the incidence of postoperative pain in single-visit nonsurgical endodontic treatment.

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This study explained the following population, comparator, intervention, outcome, timing, study design and setting question in patients suffering from preoperative pain who undergo single-visit nonsurgical endodontic treatment, what is the comparative efficacy of corticosteroids as compared to other analgesics or placebo in lowering postoperative pain and the occurrence of adverse events.

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Deeply infiltrating endometriosis presents an endometriotic lesion penetrating the retroperitoneal space or wall of pelvic organs to a depth of at least 5mm. Most of the patients presented at follow-up had a retroverted and retroflexed uterus. The laparoscopic hysteropexy to correct the uterine position significantly improved the symptoms.

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The retrodisplacement of the uterus (retroflexion and/or retroversion) may be connected with pelvic pain symptoms and posterior deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). The earliest studies in symptomatic women with retrodisplacement of the uterus showed the efficacy of hysteropexy for pain symptoms improvement. This study evaluated the sonographic, clinical and surgical outcomes of a hysteropexy technique.

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Non-surgical endodontic retreatment may be divided into categories example coronal disassembly, locating previously missed canals, removing obturation materials, negotiating blocks, bypassing ledges, repairing perforations, treatment planning fractures etc. This randomised clinical trial revealed a preference for a single visit rather than two-visit nonsurgical retreatment as it significantly decreased the postoperative pain in patients with a root canal–treated teeth.

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This study aimed to evaluate postoperative pain after single-visit and 2-visit non-surgical endodontic retreatments with 2 different intracanal medicaments.

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Many previous studies have put some insights into the fact that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) plays a prominent role in the activation of the trigeminovascular system. This study revealed a significant correlation between diffusion parameters of the white matter and interictal plasma PACAP38-LI in patients with migraine in the occipital white matter.

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To investigate if interictal plasma pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide 38-like immunoreactivity (PACAP38-LI) depicts a correlation with microstructural integrity of the white matter in migraine.

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