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Giustino Varrassi

M.D.,PhD, FIPP
(Italy)

Giustino Varrassi

M.D.,PhD, FIPP
(Italy)

Biography
Biography

Giustino Varrassi

M.D.,PhD, FIPP


• In 1985 became Chairman of the Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department

• One of the Founding Members of the EFIC

• In May of 2018, will begin a term as President of the World Institute of Pain.

BIOGRAPHY

Professional career
Graduated in Medicine in Roma (Italy), in 1973, I started the academic career in the same University, in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Three years later I moved to the University of L’Aquila (Italy), where in 1985 I became Chairman of the Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department. At the end of 2010 I was engaged as General Manager of a public company, part of the national Health Care Service. For this reason, in 2011 I left the University, as Chairman and Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. At the moment I am President of the Paolo Procacci Foundation and of the European League Against Pain, and involved in research and education on Pain Medicine.

Other professional activities
As a member of the scientific community, I have published few hundred papers and chapters of books, and edited over 30 books. Since 1974 I have been involved, at different levels, in few scientific societies. In 1993 I have been one of the Founding Members of the EFIC, of which I have been Member of the Executive Board for 21 years, also serving as President (2008-2011). In May of 2018, I will begin my term as President of the World Institute of Pain.

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A Pharmacological Rationale to Reduce the Incidence of Opioid Induced Tolerance and Hyperalgesia: A Review.

Varrassi G1, Fusco M2, Skaper SD3, Battelli D4, Zis P5, Coaccioli S6, Pace MC7, Paladini A8.
Pain Ther. 2018 Mar 28. doi: 10.1007/s40122-018-0094-9.

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Evaluation of Psychometric and Linguistic Properties of the Italian Adolescent Pain Assessment Scales: A Systematic Review.

Marti F1, Paladini A2, Varrassi G2,3, Latina R4.
Pain Ther. 2018 Feb 22. doi: 10.1007/s40122-018-0093-x.

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Assessment of chronic pain and access to pain therapy: a cross-sectional population-based study.

Del Giorno R1, Frumento P2, Varrassi G3, Paladini A3, Coaccioli S1,4.
J Pain Res. 2017 Nov 6;10:2577-2584. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S136292. eCollection 2017.

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Palmitoylethanolamide in the Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.

Paladini A1, Varrassi G2, Bentivegna G3, Carletti S4, Piroli A1, Coaccioli S2,3.
Pain Res Treat. 2017;2017:1486010. doi: 10.1155/2017/1486010. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

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Pain as a First Manifestation of Paraneoplastic Neuropathies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Zis P1,2, Paladini A3, Piroli A3, McHugh PC4, Varrassi G5, Hadjivassiliou M6,7.
Pain Ther. 2017 Dec;6(2):143-151. doi: 10.1007/s40122-017-0076-3. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

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Painful Peripheral Neuropathy and Cancer.

Zis P1,2, Varrassi G3.
Pain Ther. 2017 Dec;6(2):115-116. doi: 10.1007/s40122-017-0077-2. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

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Multimodal analgesia in moderate-to-severe pain: a role for a new fixed combination of dexketoprofen and tramadol.

Varrassi G1, Hanna M2, Macheras G3, Montero A4, Montes Perez A5,6, Meissner W7, Perrot S8, Scarpignato C9.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2017 Jun;33(6):1165-1173. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2017.1310092. Epub 2017 Apr 7.

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Degenerative Joint Diseases and Neuroinflammation.

Fusco M1, Skaper SD2, Coaccioli S3, Varrassi G4,5, Paladini A6.
Pain Pract. 2017 Apr;17(4):522-532. doi: 10.1111/papr.12551. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

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Change Pain: Ever Evolving-An Update for 2016.

Pergolizzi JV1,2, Paladini A3, Varrassi G4,5,6,7, Raffa RB2.
Pain Ther. 2016 Dec;5(2):127-133. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

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Palmitoylethanolamide, a Special Food for Medical Purposes, in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Pooled Data Meta-analysis.

Paladini A1, Fusco M2, Cenacchi T3, Schievano C4, Piroli A1, Varrassi G5.
Pain Physician. 2016 Feb;19(2):11-24.

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Chronic Pain in the Elderly: The Case for New Therapeutic Strategies.

Paladini A1, Fusco M2, Coaccioli S3, Skaper SD4, Varrassi G5.
Pain Physician. 2015 Sep-Oct;18(5):E863-76.

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Palmitoylethanolamide in Fibromyalgia: Results from Prospective and Retrospective Observational Studies.

Del Giorno R1, Skaper S2, Paladini A3, Varrassi G4,5, Coaccioli S6,5.
Pain Ther. 2015 Dec;4(2):169-78. doi: 10.1007/s40122-015-0038-6. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

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Chronic pain and neurodegenerative processes in elderly people.

Varrassi G1, Fusco M, Coaccioli S, Paladini A.
Pain Pract. 2015 Jan;15(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/papr.12254. Epub 2014 Oct 29.

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GlideScope and Frova Introducer for Difficult Airway Management.

Ciccozzi A1, Angeletti C, Guetti C, Papola R, Angeletti PM, Paladini A, Varrassi G, Marinangeli F.
Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2013;2013:717928. doi: 10.1155/2013/717928. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

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The development of chronic pain: physiological CHANGE necessitates a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

Pergolizzi J1, Ahlbeck K, Aldington D, Alon E, Coluzzi F, Dahan A, Huygen F, Kocot-Kępska M, Mangas AC, Mavrocordatos P, Morlion B, Müller-Schwefe G, Nicolaou A, Pérez Hernández C, Sichère P, Schäfer M, Varrassi G.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2013 Sep;29(9):1127-35. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2013.810615. Epub 2013 Jul 3.

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Low back pain in a natural disaster.

Angeletti C1, Guetti C, Ursini ML, Taylor R Jr, Papola R, Petrucci E, Ciccozzi A, Paladini A, Marinangeli F, Pergolizzi J, Varrassi G.
Pain Pract. 2014 Feb;14(2):E8-16. doi: 10.1111/papr.12087. Epub 2013 Jun 14.

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Tramadol Extended-Release for the Management of Pain due to Osteoarthritis.

Angeletti C1, Guetti C1, Paladini A1, Varrassi G1.
ISRN Pain. 2013 Sep 4;2013:245346. doi: 10.1155/2013/245346. eCollection 2013.

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Pain and natural disaster.

Guetti C1, Angeletti C, Paladini A, Varrassi G, Marinangeli F.
Pain Pract. 2013 Sep;13(7):589-93. doi: 10.1111/papr.12010. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

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Duloxetine and pregabalin for pain management in multiple rheumatic diseases associated with fibromyalgia.

Angeletti C1, Guetti C, Piroli A, Angeletti PM, Paladini A, Ciccozzi A, Marinangeli F, Varrassi G.
Pain Pract. 2013 Nov;13(8):657-62. doi: 10.1111/papr.12009. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

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Pain management techniques and practice: new approaches, modifications of techniques, and future directions.

Trescot A1, Hansen H, Helm S, Varrassi G, Iskander M.
Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:239636. Epub 2012 Sep 16.

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High dose of buprenorphine in terminally ill patient with liver failure: efficacy and tolerability.

Ciccozzi A1, Angeletti C, Baldascino G, Petrucci E, Bonetti C, De Santis S, Paladini A, Varrassi G, Marinangeli F.
J Opioid Manag. 2012 Jul-Aug;8(4):253-9. doi: 10.5055/jom.2012.0123.

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Pain after earthquake.

Angeletti C1, Guetti C, Papola R, Petrucci E, Ursini ML, Ciccozzi A, Masi F, Russo MR, Squarcione S, Paladini A, Pergolizzi J, Taylor R Jr, Varrassi G, Marinangeli F.
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2012 Jun 29;20:43. doi: 10.1186/1757-7241-20-43.

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Low back pain.

Ohtori S1, Aoki Y, Inoue G, Stone LS, Varrassi G.
Pain Res Treat. 2012;2012:165479. doi: 10.1155/2012/165479. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

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Episodic (breakthrough) pain prevalence in a population of cancer pain patients. Comparison of clinical diagnoses with the QUDEI–Italian questionnaire for intense episodic pain.

Caraceni A1, Bertetto O, Labianca R, Maltoni M, Mercadante S, Varrassi G, Zaninetta G, Zucco F, Bagnasco M, Lanata L, De Conno F; Breakthrough/Episodic Pain Italian Study Group.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 May;43(5):833-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.05.018.

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Bedside tests to predict laryngoscopic difficulty in pediatric patients.

Mansano AM1, Módolo NS2, Silva LM3, Ganem EM4, Braz LG5, Knabe Ade C6, Freitas FM7.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Apr;83:63-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.01.031. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

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Prevention of renal ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats using acetylcysteine after anesthesia with isoflurane.

Mansano AM1, Vianna PT, Fabris VE, Silva LM, Braz LG, Castiglia YM.
Acta Cir Bras. 2012 Apr;27(4):340-5.

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Pain: Management, Issues and Controversies
Editors: Jaroslava Raudenská, Ph.D., Alena Javùrková, Ph.D. and Giustino Varrassi, Ph.D. (Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

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