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Selected Publications

Recent Articles:


Burns, L.C., Ritvo, S.E., Ferguson, M.K., Clarke, H., & Seltzer, Z., Katz, J. (2015). Pain catastrophizing as a risk factor for chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review. Journal of Pain Research, 8, 21-32.

Clarke, H., Katz, J., Flor, H., Rietschel, M., Diehl, S., & Seltzer, Z. (2015). Genetics of chronic post-surgical pain: A crucial step toward personal pain medicine. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Mar, 62(3), 294-303. Epub 2014 Dec 4. DOI: 10.1007/s12630-014-0287-6.

Clarke, H.A., Poon, M., Weinrib, A., Katznelson, R., & Katz, J. (2015). Preventive analgesia and novel strategies for the prevention of chronic post-surgical pain. Drugs, Mar, 75(4), 339-351. doi: 10.1007/s40265-015-0365-2.

Pagé, M.G., Katz, J., Romero Escobar, E.M., Cohen, N., Curtis, K., Fuss, S., & Clarke, H.A. (2015). Distinguishing problematic from nonproblematic postsurgical pain: A pain trajectory analysis after total knee arthroplasty. Pain, Mar, 156 (3), 460-468. doi: 10.1097/01.j.pain.0000460327.10515.2d.

Curtis, K., Hitzig, S.L., Leong, K., Wicks, C., Ditor, D.S., & Katz, J. (2015). Evaluation of a modified yoga program for persons with spinal cord injury: A pilot study. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49 (2), 97-117 (in press).

Katz, J., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Fashler, S. (2015). Chronic pain, psychopathology, and DSM-5 somatic symptom disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (in press).


Clarke, H., Katz, J., McCartney, C.J.L, Stratford, P., Kennedy, D., Pagé, M.G., Awad, I., Gollish, J., & Kay, J. (2014). Perioperative gabapentin reduces 24 hour opioid consumption and improves in-hospital rehabilitation but not post-discharge outcomes following total knee arthroplasty with peripheral nerve block. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 113(5), 855-64. doi: 10.1093/bja/aeu202. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Fashler, S., & Katz, J. (2014). More than meets the eye: Visual attention biases in individuals reporting chronic pain. Journal of Pain Research, 7, 557-570.

Holtzman, S., Clarke, H., McCluskey, S., Turcotte, K., Grant, D., & Katz, J. (2014). Acute and chronic post-surgical pain after living liver donation: Incidence and predictors. Liver Transplantation, Nov, 20 (11), 1336-1346. doi: 10.1002/lt.23949.

Khan, J., Katz, J., Montbriand, J., Ladak, S., McCluskey, S., Srinivas, C., Ko, R., Grant, D., & Clarke, H. (2014). Surgically-placed abdominal wall catheters on postoperative analgesia and outcomes after live liver donation. Liver Transplantation, 2014 Dec 26. doi: 10.1002/lt.24073. [Epub ahead of print].


Bilanovic, A., Irvine, J., Kovacs, A. H., Hill, A., Cameron, D., & Katz, J. (2013). Uncovering phantom shocks in cardiac patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology: PACE, 36 (6), 673-683. DOI: 10.1111/pace.12116

Clarke, H., Kirkham, K. R., Orser, B. A., Katznelson, R., Ko, R., Snyman, A., Ma, M., & Katz, J. (2013). Gabapentin reduces preoperative anxiety and pain catastrophizing in highly anxious patients prior to major surgery: a blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, 60 (5), 432-443. DOI 10.1007/s12630-013-9890-1

Novak, C. B., Anastakis, D. J., Beaton, D. E., Mackinnon, S. E., & Katz, J. (2013). Validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale in patients following upper extremity nerve injury. Hand8, 132–138. DOI 10.1007/s11552-013-9506-9

Pagé, M. G., Stinson, J., Campbell, F., Isaac, L., & Katz, J. (2013). Identification of pain-related psychological risk factors for the development and maintenance of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain. Journal of pain research6, 167-180. DOI

Rosenbloom, B. N., Khan, S., McCartney, C., & Katz, J. (2013). Systematic review of persistent pain and psychological outcomes following traumatic musculoskeletal injury. Journal of pain research6, 39-51. DOI

Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2013). Pain. WIREs Cognitive Science, 4, 1-15. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1201.

Roth, M., Harle, I.A., St. Cyr, K., & Katz, J. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in palliative care patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46 (2), 182-191, doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.07.015. Epub 2012 Nov 22.

Pagé, M.G., Campbell, F., Isaac, L., Stinson, J., & Katz, J. (2013). Parental risk factors for the development of pediatric acute and chronic post-surgical pain: A longitudinal study. Journal of Pain Research, 6, 727–741. DOI:

Recent Book Chapters


Katz, J., & Fashler, S. (2015). Phantom limbs. In J.D. Wright (ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd edition), Oxford: Elsevier (in press).


Seltzer, Z., Diehl, S.R., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2014). The human chronic pain phenome: Mapping non-genetic modifiers of the heritable risk. In L. Diatchenko and I. Belfer (eds.), The genetics of pain: Science medicine and drug development (pp. 161-182). Seattle: WA: IASP Press. DOI: 10.1002/9781118398890.ch11

Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2014). The Neuromatrix in behavioral medicine. In Mostofsky, D.I. (ed.) The handbook of behavioral medicine (pp. 759-774). Hoboken: NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118453940.ch35

Katz, J., Pagé, M.G., Fashler, S., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2014). Chronic pain and the anxiety disorders: Epidemiology, mechanisms and models of comorbidity, and treatment. In I. Gaumond, D. Saravane, & S. Marchand (eds.), Mental health and pain. (pp. 119-155). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-2-8178-0414-9_8

Katz, J., & Melzack, R. (2014). McGill Pain Questionnaire. In A. C. Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3881-3883). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5


Melzack, R., & Katz, J. (2013). The McGill Pain Questionnaire. In R.F. Schmidt, G.F. Gebhart (eds.), Encyclopedia of pain (2nd ed., pp. 1792-1794). New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-28753-4

Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2013). Pain measurement in adult patients. In S.B. McMahon, M. Koltzenburg, I. Tracey & D.C. Turk (Eds.), Wall & Melzack’s textbook of pain (6th ed.). New York: Churchill-Livingstone.

Pagé, M.G., Huguet, A., & Katz, J. (2013). Prevention of the development and maintenance of paediatric chronic pain and disability. In McGrath, P.J., Stevens, B., Walker, S., & Zempsky, W., (eds.) Oxford textbook of paediatric pain (pp. 39-49). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

***Note: In the above publications, underlined authors are members of the Human Pain Mechanisms Lab. For more publications, go to this link


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