Dr. Rene Przkora, M.D. Ph.D., is an expert on pain medicine and is involved in the national policy review. He researches nonopioid alternatives and advanced pain interventions. Dr. Przkora is a professor of anesthesiology, chief of the Pain Medicine Division and director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Advanced Pain Interventions
Pain Medicine Fellowship Video Interviews: A COVID-19 Trend or Here to Stay?Pain Physician
Rebecca Dale, et al.
The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a shift to a video format for pain medicine fellowship interviews for the 2021-2022 academic year, which represented a major change in the fellowship interview paradigm. Our aim was to assess the experience of a video-only format in place of in-person interviews for Pain Medicine fellowship program directors and applicants after the 2020 fellowship interview season to determine the feasibility for continuation beyond COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Tramadol Use in Perioperative Care and Current ControversiesAcute Pain Medicine
Blessing Ogbemudia, et al.
The aim of this review is to discuss the use of tramadol in the perioperative period. There is no doubt that tramadol has revolutionized pain treatment, making it important to understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in order to provide patients with the safest and most effective analgesia. Although some of the perioperative uses of tramadol may be rare, it is a pain management option to consider when alternatives have proved ineffective.
Modulatory Effects of Stem Cells on Opioid Receptors and NeuroinflammationRegenerative Pain Medicine/Interventional Pain Medicine
Matthew Meroney, et al.
Opioid therapy frequently has poor efficacy in patients who suffer from neuropathic pain. There is evidence that the presence of neuropathic pain itself causes changes to the opioid receptor, decreasing the therapeutic potential of this modality. The efficacy of opioid therapy is further decreased in this patient population after chronic opioid exposure, which leads to opioid tolerance and in some cases opioid-induced hyperalgesia.