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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327605/does-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extensor-muscle-function-correlate-with-good-clinical-outcome-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-on-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extension-strength-pain-and-disability-in-chronic-low-back-pain
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James Steele, James Fisher, Craig Perrin, Rebecca Conway, Stewart Bruce-Low, Dave Smith
PURPOSE: Secondary analysis of data from studies utilising isolated lumbar extension exercise interventions for correlations among changes in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies reporting isolated lumbar extension strength changes were examined for inclusion criteria including: (1) participants with chronic low back pain, (2) intervention ≥ four weeks including isolated lumbar extension exercise, (3) outcome measures including isolated lumbar extension strength, pain (Visual Analogue Scale), and disability (Oswestry Disability Index)...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327593/the-impact-of-age-and-gender-on-the-icf-based-assessment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Elisabeth Fehrmann, Simone Kotulla, Linda Fischer, Thomas Kienbacher, Kerstin Tuechler, Patrick Mair, Gerold Ebenbichler, Birgit Paul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of age and gender on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)-based assessment for chronic low back pain. METHODS: Two hundred forty-four chronic low back pain patients (52% female) with a mean age of 49 years (SD =17.64) were interviewed with the comprehensive ICF core set for activities and participation, and environmental factors. After conducting explorative factor analysis, the impact of age and gender on the different factors was analyzed using analyzes of variances...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325836/interleukin-6-and-leptin-levels-are-associated-with-preoperative-pain-severity-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-but-not-with-acute-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Syed Azim, James Nicholson, Mario J Rebecchi, William Galbavy, Tian Feng, Sabeen Rizwan, Ruth A Reinsel, Martin Kaczocha, Helene Benveniste
BACKGROUND: Identifying drivers of pain that can serve as novel drug targets is important for improving perioperative analgesia. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with significant postoperative pain. Cytokines contribute to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and associated pain. However, the influence of perioperative cytokine levels after TKA surgery upon postoperative pain remains unexplored. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study to profile three proinflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), and leptin in serum, synovial, and cerebrospinal fluid of TKA patients perioperatively to determine associations between cytokine levels and pain...
January 8, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322861/community-mobility-after-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Steven Wesselhoff, Timothy A Hanke, Christian C Evans
Background Stroke is the leading cause of severe disability and many survivors report long-term physical or cognitive impairments that may impact their ability to achieve community mobility (CM). PURPOSE: To determine the extent to which people with chronic stroke achieve CM compared to age-matched norms or non-neurologically impaired controls. Methods The StrokEDGE outcome measures were searched to identify validated tools that included >25% of items addressing CM. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Google Scholar, PubMed, PEDro and the Cochrane databases were searched from 2001 to 2015 with the identified outcome measures cross-referenced against search terms related to stroke and CM...
January 11, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320964/autologous-us-guided-prp-injection-versus-us-guided-focal-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-lateral-epicondylitis-a-minimum-of-2-year-follow-up-retrospective-comparative-study
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Mattia Alessio-Mazzola, Ilaria Repetto, Besmir Biti, Roberto Trentini, Matteo Formica, Lamberto Felli
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of two independent groups of patients treated with ultrasound (US)-guided extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) therapy and with US-guided injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for chronic lateral epicondylitis (LE) with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 63 patients treated for chronic LE (31 patients with autologous US-guided PRP injection and 32 patients with US-guided focal ESW therapy) from 2009 to 2014...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318418/investigation-of-the-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-ultrasound-with-high-resolution-ultrasonographic-cross-sectional-area-measurement-of-cervical-nerve-roots-in-patients-with-chronic-cervical-radiculopathy-a-prospective-controlled-single-blind-study
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Korgün Ökmen, Lale Altan
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effects of therapeutic ultrasound (US) on chronic cervical radiculopathy (CR) patients using both the clinical parameters and the cross-sectional area (CSA) values of the cervical nerve roots (NR) measured by high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). METHODS: Thirty-two patients with chronic CR were included in this prospective, controlled, and single-blind study. All of the patients received therapeutic US at continuous mode, 1-MHz frequency, and 1...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318178/outcomes-after-dermal-allograft-reconstruction-of-chronic-or-subacute-pectoralis-major-tendon-ruptures
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Julie A Neumann, Christopher M Klein, Carola F van Eck, Hithem Rahmi, John M Itamura
Background: Avoiding delay in the surgical management of pectoralis major (PM) ruptures optimizes outcomes. However, this is not always possible, and when a tear becomes chronic or when a subacute tear has poor tissue quality, a graft can facilitate reconstruction. Purpose: The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PM reconstruction with dermal allograft augmentation for chronic tears or for subacute tears with poor tissue quality. A second aim was to determine patient and surgical factors affecting outcome...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314645/tofacitinib-with-conventional-synthetic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-patient-reported-outcomes-from-a-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhanguo Li, Yuan An, Houheng Su, Xiangpei Li, Jianhua Xu, Yi Zheng, Guiye Li, Kenneth Kwok, Lisy Wang, Qizhe Wu
AIM: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We assess the effect of tofacitinib + conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti rheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) on patient-reported outcomes in Chinese patients with RA and inadequate response to DMARDs. METHODS: This analysis of data from the Phase 3 study ORAL Sync included Chinese patients randomized 4 : 4 : 1 : 1 to receive tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily, tofacitinib 10 mg twice daily, placebo→tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily, or placebo→tofacitinib 10 mg twice daily, with csDMARDs...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313265/a-systematic-review-of-discrete-choice-experiments-and-conjoint-analysis-studies-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Edward J D Webb, David Meads, Ieva Eskyte, Natalie King, Naila Dracup, Jeremy Chataway, Helen L Ford, Joachim Marti, Sue H Pavitt, Klaus Schmierer, Ana Manzano
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disabling, inflammatory, and degenerative disease of the central nervous system that, in most cases, requires long-term disease-modifying treatment (DMT). The drugs used vary in efficacy and adverse effect profiles. Several studies have used attribute-based stated-preference methods, primarily to investigate patient preferences for initiating or escalating DMT. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of attribute-based stated-preference studies in people with MS to identify common methods employed and to assess study quality, with reference to the specific challenges of this disease area...
January 8, 2018: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306740/efficacy-of-computer-based-cognitive-training-in-neuropsychological-performance-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Efthimios Dardiotis, Anastasia Nousia, Vasileios Siokas, Zisis Tsouris, Athina Andravizou, Alexios-Fotios A Mentis, Despoina Florou, Lambros Messinis, Grigorios Nasios
IMPORTANCE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system characterized by relapses and a progressive course that may lead to accumulation of physical and cognitive disability. Cognitive training interventions seem to improve the cognitive performance of MS patients. The aim of the present meta-analysis is to quantitatively investigate the effect of computer-based cognitive rehabilitation on the neuropsychological performance of patients with MS...
December 24, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303948/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-chronic-pain-one-therapeutic-approach-for-the-opioid-epidemic
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Muhammad Hassan Majeed, Donna M Sudak
Opioids are frequently prescribed for chronic pain. For the past 2 decades, long-term opioid analgesic therapy was considered the cornerstone of effective pain management for chronic nonmalignant conditions, despite a lack of documented effectiveness and safety, with the attendant risk of addiction, overdose, and death. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be used effectively to treat chronic pain, either as a stand-alone treatment or with other nonopioid pharmacological treatments. CBT improves pain-related outcomes along with mobility, quality of life, and disability and mood outcomes...
November 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298304/the-vienna-psychosocial-assessment-procedure-for-bionic-reconstruction-in-patients-with-global-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Laura Antonia Hruby, Anna Pittermann, Agnes Sturma, Oskar Christian Aszmann
BACKGROUND: Global brachial plexopathies cause major sensory and motor deficits in the affected arm and hand. Many patients report of psychosocial consequences including chronic pain, decreased self-sufficiency, and poor body image. Bionic reconstruction, which includes the amputation and prosthetic replacement of the functionless limb, has been shown to restore hand function in patients where classic reconstructions have failed. Patient selection and psychological evaluation before such a life-changing procedure are crucial for optimal functional outcomes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296872/chronic-disease-burden-and-frailty-in-survivors-of-childhood-hsct-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
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Hesham M Eissa, Lu Lu, Malek Baassiri, Nickhill Bhakta, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Brandon M Triplett, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
Outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have markedly improved over the past 2 decades, underscoring a need to better understand the long-term health effects of this intensive treatment modality. We describe the burden of chronic medical conditions and frail health among St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study participants treated for childhood hematologic malignancies with HSCT (n = 112) or with conventional therapy (n = 1106). Chronic conditions and frail health were ascertained clinically and classified according to a modified version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 4...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288974/jobelyn%C3%A2-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-neurobehavioural-deficits-associated-with-complete-freund-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Osarume Omorogbe, Abayomi M Ajayi, Benneth Ben-Azu, Ejiroghene E Oghwere, Adaeze Adebesin, Adegbuyi O Aderibigbe, Olajuwon Okubena, Solomon Umukoro
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of the patients and a major cause of work disability. Current drugs for its treatment only provide palliative effect, as cure for the disease still remains elusive. Jobelyn® (JB), a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory dietary supplement obtained from Sorghum bicolor, has been claimed to relieve arthritic pain. Thus, this study was designed to evaluate its effect on inflammatory and biochemical changes as well as neurobehavioural deficits associated with complete Freund-adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis in mice...
December 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288142/patient-reported-outcome-measures-utility-for-predicting-spinal-surgery-in-an-integrated-spine-practice
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James R Babington, Alicia Edwards, Anna Wright, Taitea Dykstra, Andrew S Friedman, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: For the majority of patients, spinal surgery is an elective treatment. The decision as to when and if to pursue surgery is complicated and influenced by a myriad of factors including pain intensity and duration, impact on functional activities, referring physician recommendation and surgeon preference. By understanding the factors that lead a patient to choose surgery we may better understand the decision making process, improve outcomes, and provide more effective care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at initial physiatry clinic consultation and subsequent decision to pursue surgical treatment...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286319/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-non-pharmaceutical-ischemic-stroke-therapy-in-aged-subjects
#16
REVIEW
Raluca Elena Sandu, Danut Dumbrava, Roxana Surugiu, Daniela-Gabriela Glavan, Andrei Gresita, Eugen Bogdan Petcu
The incidence of ischemic stroke in humans increases exponentially above 70 years both in men and women. Comorbidities like diabetes, arterial hypertension or co-morbidity factors such as hypercholesterolemia, obesity and body fat distribution as well as fat-rich diet and physical inactivity are common in elderly persons and are associated with higher risk of stroke, increased mortality and disability. Obesity could represent a state of chronic inflammation that can be prevented to some extent by non-pharmaceutical interventions such as calorie restriction and hypothermia...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284521/exercise-intervention-for-unilateral-amputees-with-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Joseph G Wasser, Daniel C Herman, MaryBeth Horodyski, Jason L Zaremski, Brady Tripp, Phillip Page, Kevin R Vincent, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic lower limb amputation is a life-changing event for approximately 185,000 persons in the United States each year. A unilateral amputation is associated with rapid changes to the musculoskeletal system including leg and back muscle atrophy, strength loss, gait asymmetries, differential mechanical joint loading and leg length discrepancies. Even with high-quality medical care and prostheses, amputees still develop secondary musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic low back pain (LBP)...
December 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283946/rhinogenic-contact-point-headache-surgical-treatment-versus-medical-treatment
#18
Ignazio La Mantia, Calogero Grillo, Claudio Andaloro
Rhinogenic contact point headache (RCPH) is a headache syndrome secondary to mucosal contact points in the sinonasal cavities, in the absence of inflammatory signs, hyperplastic mucosa, purulent discharge, sinonasal polyps, or masses. It may result from pressure on the nasal mucosa due to anatomic variations among which the septal deviation, septal spur, and concha bullosa, are the most commonly observed. In recent years, RCPH has remained a subject of controversy regarding both its pathogenesis and treatment...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280878/ability-to-cope-with-pain-puts-migraine-surgery-patients-in-perspective
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Lisa Gfrerer, Jonathan Lans, Heather R Faulkner, Sjoerd Nota, Arjan G J Bot, William Gerald Austen
BACKGROUND: Candidates for migraine surgery are chronic pain patients with significant disability. Currently, migraine-specific questionnaires are used to evaluate these patients. Analysis tools widely used in evaluation of better understood pain conditions are not typically applied. This is the first study to include a commonly used pain questionnaire, the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) that is used to determine patients' pain coping abilities and function. It is an important predictor of pain intensity/disability in patients with musculoskeletal pain, as low scores have been associated with poor outcome...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278006/relationship-between-disease-activity-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-post-hoc-analyses-of-overall-and-japanese-results-from-two-phase-3-clinical-trials
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Naoki Ishiguro, Maxime Dougados, Zhihong Cai, Baojin Zhu, Masato Ishida, Masayo Sato, Carol Gaich, Amanda Quebe, Ivaylo Stoykov, Yoshiya Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with different rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity levels and identify residual symptoms. METHODS: Post hoc analyses of overall and Japanese data from two randomized controlled trials including RA patients with previous inadequate responses to methotrexate (NCT01710358) or no/minimal previous disease-modifying antirheumatic drug treatment (NCT01711359) (sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company). Week 24 assessments were disease activity (Simplified Disease Activity Index, Disease Activity Score/Disease Activity Score 28 joints-erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and PROs (pain visual analog scale [VAS], morning joint stiffness [MJS], Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue, and Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Health Survey Physical and Mental Component Scores)...
December 26, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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