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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642688/lower-functional-connectivity-of-the-periaqueductal-gray-is-related-to-negative-affect-and-clinical-manifestations-of-fibromyalgia
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Marie-Andrée Coulombe, Keith St Lawrence, Dwight E Moulin, Patricia Morley-Forster, Mahsa Shokouhi, Warren R Nielson, Karen D Davis
Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is characterized by chronic widespread pain, muscle tenderness and emotional distress. Previous studies found reduced endogenous pain modulation in FM. This deficiency of pain modulation may be related to the attributes of chronic pain and other clinical symptoms experienced in patients with FM. Thus, we tested whether there is a link between the clinical symptoms of FM and functional connectivity (FC) of the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a key node of pain modulation. We acquired resting state 3T functional MRI (rsfMRI) data from 23 female patients with FM and 16 age- and sex- matched healthy controls (HC) and assessed FM symptoms with the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638291/pain-and-psychology-a-reciprocal-relationship
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REVIEW
Nalini Vadivelu, Alice M Kai, Gopal Kodumudi, Karine Babayan, Manuel Fontes, Matthew M Burg
BACKGROUND: Depression typically affects 5% of the general population, but among patients with chronic pain, 30%-45% experience depression. Studies have shown that the relationship between depression and pain is bidirectional: depression is a positive predictor of the development of chronic pain, and chronic pain increases the risk of developing depression. METHODS: This literature review focuses on the relationship between psychology and pain, covering studies that have investigated the association between depression, pain sensitivity, opioid abuse, and gender differences in pain perception...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638117/disrupted-functional-connectivity-between-the-periaqueductal-gray-and-other-brain-regions-in-a-rat-model-of-recurrent-headache
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Zhihua Jia, Wenjing Tang, Dengfa Zhao, Shengyuan Yu
Functional connectivity (FC) has been used to investigate the pathophysiology of migraine. We aimed to identify atypical FC between the periaqueductal gray (PAG) and other brain areas in rats induced by repeated meningeal nociception. The rat model was established by infusing an inflammatory soup (IS) through supradural catheters in conscious rats. Quiescent and face-grooming behaviors were observed to assess nociceptive behavior. FC analysis seeded on the PAG was performed on rats 21 days after IS infusion...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633971/manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-depicts-brain-activity-in-models-of-acute-and-chronic-pain-a-new-window-to-study-experimental-spontaneous-pain
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I M Devonshire, J J Burston, L Xu, A Lillywhite, M J Prior, D J G Watson, C M Greenspon, S J Iwabuchi, D P Auer, V Chapman
Application of functional imaging techniques to animal models is vital to understand pain mechanisms, but is often confounded by the need to limit movement artefacts with anaesthesia, and a focus on evoked responses rather than clinically relevant spontaneous pain and related hyperalgesia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) to measure neural responses during on-going pain that underpins hyperalgesia in pre-clinical models of nociception...
June 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633746/extragenital-bullous-lichen-sclerosus-on-the-anterior-lower-extremities-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review
#5
Nichelle Arnold, Mitch Manway, Sean Stephenson, Howard Lipkin
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a benign, chronic, inflammatory skin disease with a predilection for the anogenital region in women. Although males can also be affected, the ratio of female to male incidence has been reported to be as high as 6-10:1 and possesses a bimodal age distribution of pre-pubertal girls and postmenopausal women [1, 2]. Affected skin usually demonstrates polygonal papules that coalesce into porcelain white plaques and can be associated with edema, telangiectasias, and comedo-like plug formation [3]...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630831/unusual-presentation-of-mycetoma-of-the-foot-a-rare-case-report
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Amit Grover, Prashanth Nagaraj, Vinay M Joseph, Daksh Gadi
INTRODUCTION: Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by actinomycetes or fungi. It is common in tropical countries and males. Predisposing conditions include malnutrition, poor hygiene, history of trauma, wounds on barefeet, and systemic infections. Eumycotic mycetoma commonly involves lower extremities whereas actinomycosis affects the cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal regions. Mycetoma presents with a chronic indurated ulcerated plague with swelling and yellowish discharge of sulfur granules...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628479/chronic-pain-in-high-school-students-is-associated-with-physical-activity-and-sleeping-hours-but-not-with-screen-time
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Anabela G Silva, Pedro Sá Couto, Alexandra Queirós, Maritza Neto, Nelson P Rocha
Background Existing studies on the association between physical activity (PA), screen based time and sleeping show conflicting results. Objective This study investigates the association between chronic pain at different body regions and self-reported PA, screen based time and sleeping hours in high school students. Subjects A total of 969 students aged 13-19 years old. Methods Participants completed a questionnaire on chronic pain, time spent in moderate and vigorous PA, screen based time watching televivsion (TV)/digital versatile discs (DVD), playing, using mobile phones and computers and sleeping hours...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626329/effects-of-high-intensity-laser-therapy-on-pain-and-function-of-patients-with-chronic-back-pain
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Hyeun-Woo Choi, Jongmin Lee, Sangyong Lee, Jioun Choi, Kwansub Lee, Byung-Kon Kim, Gook-Joo Kim
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of High Intensity Laser Therapy on pain and function of patients with chronic back pain. [Subjects and Methods] This study evenly divided a total of 20 patients with chronic back pain into a conservative physical therapy group that received conservative physical therapy, and a high intensity laser therapy group that received High Intensity Laser Therapy after conservative physical therapy. All patients received the therapy three times a week for four weeks. For the high intensity laser therapy group, treatment was applied to the L1-L5 and S1 regions for 10 minutes by using a high intensity laser device while vertically maintaining the separation distance from handpiece to skin at approximately 1 cm...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622208/duloxetine-plasma-concentrations-and-its-effectiveness-in-the-treatment-of-nonorganic-chronic-pain-in-the-orofacial-region
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Yuka Kobayashi, Wataru Nagashima, Tatsuya Tokura, Keizo Yoshida, Eri Umemura, Tomoya Miyauchi, Munetaka Arao, Mikiko Ito, Hiroyuki Kimura, Kenichi Kurita, Norio Ozaki
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the pain-relieving effects of duloxetine and its plasma concentrations in patients with burning mouth syndrome and atypical odontalgia characterized by chronic nonorganic pain in the orofacial region. METHODS: We administered duloxetine to 77 patients diagnosed as having burning mouth syndrome or atypical odontalgia for 12 weeks. The initial dose of duloxetine was established as 20 mg/d and was increased to 40 mg/d after week 2...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621701/epigenetics-insights-into-chronic-pain-dna-hypomethylation-in-fibromyalgia-a-controlled-pilot-study
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Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, Mariana Maschietto, Ricardo Galhardoni, Gisele Gouveia, Thais Chile, Ana C Victorino Krepischi, Camila S Dale, André R Brunoni, Daniella C Parravano, Ana S Cueva Moscoso, Irina Raicher, Helena H S Kaziyama, Manoel J Teixeira, Helena P Brentani
To evaluate changes in DNA methylation profiles in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) compared to matched healthy controls (HCs). All individuals underwent full clinical and neurophysiological assessment by cortical excitability (CE) parameters measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation. DNA from the peripheral blood of patients with FM (n = 24) and HC (n = 24) were assessed using the Illumina-HumanMethylation450 BeadChips. We identified 1610 differentially methylated positions (DMPs) in patients with FM displaying a nonrandom distribution in regions of the genome...
June 15, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621630/evaluation-of-surgical-treatment-for-neuropathic-pain-from-neuroma-in-patients-with-injured-peripheral-nerves
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Valérie Decrouy-Duruz, Thierry Christen, Wassim Raffoul
OBJECTIVE Chronic neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury is a major clinical problem. Its management is difficult, and therapeutic approaches vary and include oral medication, neurostimulation, and surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the adequacy of surgical nerve revision in a large series of patients with long-term follow-up. METHODS The authors reviewed the charts of 231 patients (335 nerve injuries) who experienced neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury and underwent surgery for nerve revision at the authors' institution between 1997 and 2012...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619696/postoperative-pain-management-in-spanish-hospitals-a-cohort-study-using-the-pain-out-registry
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Mauricio Polanco-García, Jaume García-Lopez, Neus Fàbregas, Windfried Meissner, Margarita M Puig
Pain after surgery remains a problem worldwide, though there is no published data on postoperative outcomes in Spain. We evaluated 2922 patients in the first day after surgery in thirteen tertiary care Spanish Hospitals, using the PAIN-OUT questionnaire. Aims were to: assess postoperative outcomes, and anesthetic/analgesic management in orthopedics (ORT) and general (GEN) surgery patients; explore the influence of the analgesic therapy on outcomes and opioid requirements; evaluate and compare outcomes and analgesic management by surgical procedure...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619068/late-onset-jaw-and-teeth-pain-mimicking-trigeminal-neuralgia-associated-with-chronic-vagal-nerve-stimulation-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gabriela Timarova, Andrej Šteňo
BACKGROUND: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for refractory epilepsy is well established. Trigeminal neuralgia itself is a common disease in adults, and thus, late-onset pain in the trigeminal region under VNS, which is extremely rare, may not be recognized as caused by VNS. CASE PRESENTATION: Two patients with drug-resistant symptomatic epilepsy treated with chronic VNS experienced stimulation-related pain in the lower and upper jaw and teeth on the side of stimulation...
June 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616655/-cognitive-perceptive-approaches-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
C Storz, H Schulte-Göcking, M Azqueta, C Wania, M Neugebauer, A Reiners, S Azad, E Kraft
In the treatment of difficult chronic pain conditions, cognitive-perceptive approaches offer an alternative to conventional therapies. Especially phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are frequently treated with these promising modalities. This article provides an overview of the most important cognitive-perceptive therapies and the research results concerning their clinical efficacy. In addition, we discuss their neurobiological foundation and clinical perspectives.
June 14, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615060/outcome-of-proximal-esophageal-cancer-after-definitive-combined-chemo-radiation-a-swiss-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Evelyn Herrmann, Nando Mertineit, Berardino De Bari, Laura Hoeng, Francesca Caparotti, Dominic Leiser, Raphael Jumeau, Nikola Cihoric, Alexandra D Jensen, Daniel M Aebersold, Mahmut Ozsahin
OBJECTIVE: To report oncological outcomes and toxicity rates, of definitive platin-based chemoradiadiationtherapy (CRT) in the management of proximal esophageal cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with cT1-4 cN0-3 cM0 cervical esophageal cancer (CEC) (defined as tumors located below the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage, down to 22 cm from the incisors) treated between 2004 and 2013 with platin-based definitive CRT in four Swiss institutions...
June 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612120/anti-allodynic-action-of-the-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drug-iguratimod-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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K Morimoto, A Miura, Keiichi Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience nociceptive as well as neuropathic pain. The effect of iguratimod (IGU), a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug, on neuropathic pain in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI) was examined in this study. METHODS: CCI was induced by making four ligations on the left sciatic nerve. Rats with stable signs of static allodynia were selected 2 weeks after the surgery and drug treatments were started (day 0)...
June 13, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609560/resolving-the-contributions-of-anaesthesia-surgery-and-nerve-injury-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-rats-in-the-cci-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#17
James W M Kang, Kevin A Keay, David Mor
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critical for selecting and shaping complex behavioral responses. In rodent models of neuropathic pain there is evidence for both structural and functional changes in the mPFC. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the mPFC. It has been suggested that the disruption of complex behaviors and mood seen in some neuropathic pain patients is mediated in part by alterations of BDNF in this cortical region. In Sprague-Dawley rats, mPFC levels of BDNF and TrkB mRNA and protein, were quantified and compared to controls (n = 24) 6 days after either: (a) halothane (1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609146/chronic-pain-management-group-psychotherapy-for-psychiatric-inpatients-a-pilot-study
#18
Patricia J Osborne, Gladys Janice Jimenez-Torres, Yulia Landa, Jane Mahoney, Alok Madan
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) experience significant comorbid chronic pain (CP). Little is known about CP management in psychiatric inpatient settings. To address this gap in clinical practice, the authors developed CP management group psychotherapy for adult inpatients with SMI. In this report, the authors highlight (1) the theoretical underpinnings of and execution of the psychotherapy group, (2) the characteristics of participants in the pilot phase of the group, and (3) outcomes of group participants...
2017: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605972/resting-state-connectivity-between-default-mode-network-and-insula-encodes-acute-migraine-headache
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Gianluca Coppola, Antonio Di Renzo, Emanuele Tinelli, Cherubino Di Lorenzo, Marco Scapeccia, Vincenzo Parisi, Mariano Serrao, Maurizio Evangelista, Anna Ambrosini, Claudio Colonnese, Jean Schoenen, Francesco Pierelli
Background Previous functional MRI studies have revealed that ongoing clinical pain in different chronic pain syndromes is directly correlated to the connectivity strength of the resting default mode network (DMN) with the insula. Here, we investigated seed-based resting state DMN-insula connectivity during acute migraine headaches. Methods Thirteen migraine without aura patients (MI) underwent 3 T MRI scans during the initial six hours of a spontaneous migraine attack, and were compared to a group of 19 healthy volunteers (HV)...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600994/differences-in-lumbar-spine-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-a-step-down-functional-task-in-people-with-and-people-without-low-back-pain
#20
Alejandra Hernandez, Karlie Gross, Sara Gombatto
BACKGROUND: When functional movements are impaired in people with low back pain, they may be a contributing factor to chronicity and recurrence. The purpose of the current study was to examine lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity kinematics during a step down functional task between people with and without a history of low back pain. METHODS: A 3-dimensional motion capture system was used to analyze kinematics during a step down task. Total excursion of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity segments in each plane were calculated from the start to end of the task...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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