Opioid Overdoses: Not a Prescribing Crisis – an Addiction Crisis

The dean of my medical school liked to tell us that, fundamentally, physicians do only two things: Relieve pain and extend life. But now our ability to relieve pain is being inappropriately restricted by pharmacists, payors, and state and federal regulators. The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain were published in 2016. [...]

Evidence-Based Pain Medicine for Primary Care Physicians

The last several decades have seen a marked increase in both the recognition and treatment of chronic pain. Unfortunately, patients frequently misunderstand both the nature of pain and the best practices for its treatment. Because primary care physicians treat the majority of chronic pain, they are ideally situated to provide evidence-based pain care. The [...]

Women’s G Tolerance

Gillingham, K.K., Schade, C.M., Jackson, W.G., Gilstrap, L.C., "Women's G Tolerance," Aviation Space Environmental Medicine, 57(8): 745-53, 1986. G tolerances of 102 women and 139 men subjected to Standard Medical Evaluation (Medeval) G Profiles were compared. Unpaired t-tests revealed no significant difference between the women and men in either relaxed or straining G tolerance. [...]

Voltage Versus Current Stimulation Presentation

Sasaki J., Schade C.M., M.D., Ph.D., Shultz, D. et al. American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting Abstracts: Preference for voltage or current stimulation pulse trains is not consistent in patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trial (#161). Pain Medicine 2009; 10(1):228. Primary Presenter: John Sasaki, MD; Primary Presenter Institution: John Sasaki, M.D., Inc. [...]

Voltage Versus Current Stimulation

Schade, C.M., Sasaki J., Schultz D., et al. Voltage versus current stimulation pulse trains in patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trial. North American Neuromodulation Society, 12th Annual Meeting 2008; Ref Type: Abstract Introduction: Commercially available SCS devices control the energy delivered to neural tissue through constant voltage (CV) or constant current (CC) stimulation. [...]

The Story of the TPS

Schade, C.M., M.D., Ph.D., Raj, P.P., M.D., Hill Jr. C.S., M.D., Racz, G., M.D., Heavner, J., DVM, Ph.D., Grabois M., M.D., Neill L., M.D., Willis Jr., W., M.D., Ph.D., Rashbaum, R., M.D., Calodney, A., M.D., Burton, A.W., M.D., Somerville, J., M.D. The Story of the Texas Pain Society: Formation and Function of a Regional [...]

Super Stim

Schade, C.M., M.D., Ph.D. Treating Chronic Neck Pain: An Innovative Approach by Surgeons at Vista Hospital's Center of Excellence for Cervical Spinal Cord, M.D. NEWS - Super Stim, Stimulation, 2005. Although therapeutic electrical stimulation of the spinal cord (SCS) to treat chronic pain conditions has been performed since the early 1970s, significant technological refinements [...]

Successful SCS Trials

Schade, C.M., M.D., Rashbaum, R.F., M.D., Hanks, T.F., Ph.D., Successful SCS Trials Targeting Chronic Pain in the Low Back, Medtronic, Inc., 2004 Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has not traditionally been considered for chronic low back pain secondary to conditions such as Failed Back Syndrome, degenerative disk disease, lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis, or epidural fibrosis because [...]


Barnett, R.D., Schade, C.M., Gowen, R.J., "Processing of the Leg Volume Data Obtained on the MO92 Skylab Missions," Instrumentation Laboratory Report, Department of Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1974. The design of the leg volume measuring system employed for the Skylab mission involved the development of a capacitive measurement system to [...]

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