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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790353/-back-pain-treatment
#1
Marek Hakl
Spine pain is one of the most common medical problems. Yearly incidence is reported between 15 and 45 %, lifelong is 60-90 %. Neurological examination, radiology examination, CT or magnetic resonance imaging are the basic diagnostics. Acute back pain is usually treated monotherapeutically, NSAIDs is the base. Chronic back pain treatment is multidisciplinary, it combines pharmacotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy and other methods. In pharmacotherapy we proceed according to the WHO three-step ladder, including strong opioid medication for strong back pain...
2018: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789115/hints-on-diagnosing-and-treating-headache
#2
Arne May
BACKGROUND: Headache, like dizziness, is one of the more common presenting complaints in outpatient care and in the emergency room. More than 200 varieties of headache have been described, and the false impression may arise that the diagnosis and treatment of these syndromes is a highly challenging task. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. RESULTS: In primary headache, the headache is not a symptom but a disease in its own right...
April 27, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789102/an-update-on-drug-induced-oral-reactions
#3
Hila Yousefi, Mohammas Abdollahi
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are one of the major culprits in the development of oral lesions, which can be misdiagnosed with underlying diseases. The goal of this study is to summarize and update the current knowledge about drug-induced oral reactions. Electronic searches were performed in Scopus, Google Scholar, Cochrane and PubMed databases, for articles published between January 2008 and August 2017. Two authors screened the titles and abstracts for eligibility. Finally, 56 studies included in this review...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787324/provider-perspectives-on-topical-analgesics
#4
Michael A Smith, Katherine Cho, Phillip Rodgers
Topical analgesics are effective and alternative means to systemic therapy, often minimizing the adverse drug effects and complications of systemic analgesic use. Despite the number of available topical analgesics, there is little direction provided in practice guidelines on their appropriate use and little is known about patterns of their prescribing. To begin understanding these knowledge gaps, we sought provider perspectives on topical analgesic use at a large academic medical center. This electronic survey seeks to explore the perceptions and prescription patterns of topical analgesics among prescribers in a large academic medical center, where the availability of topical analgesics varies...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786138/association-of-different-immunosuppressive-medications-with-periodontal-condition-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Dirk Ziebolz, Annegret Rupprecht, Jan Schmickler, Laura Bothmann, Juliane Krämer, Daniel Patschan, Gerhard A Müller, Rainer F Mausberg, Jana Schmidt, Gerhard Schmalz, Susann Patschan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate clinical periodontal findings as well as prevalence of selected potentially periodontal pathogenic bacteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with different immunosuppressive rheumatic medications. METHODS: 168 patients with RA undergoing different immunosuppressive medications were included and divided into subgroups according to their medication, which was taken in the past six months, in detail I) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and glucocorticoids combined, and II-VII) different disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs): II) Methotrexate (MTX), III) Leflunomide, IV) MTX and TNF-α antagonists combined, V) Interleukin-6 (IL-6) antagonist, VI) MTX and Rituximab combined, and VII) combination therapies of more than two of these DMARDs...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778548/risk-factors-of-the-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-in-aging-uremia-patients-under-regular-hemodialysis
#6
Xi-Hsuan Lin, Chung-Chi Lin, Yuan-Jen Wang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Shih-Hao Young, Ping-Hsien Chen, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that uremia patients under hemodialysis (HD) have a significantly higher occurrence of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) than healthy controls and that elderly patients remain at high risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and PUB. Here we aimed to identify the risk factors for PUB in aging (≥65-years-old) uremic patients under regular HD. METHODS: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we compared 18,252 aging regular HD patients and 17,883 age-, gender-, and medication-matched patients without kidney disease (control group)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775206/prospective-determination-of-aspirin-sensitivity-in-patients-resistant-to-low-dose-aspirin-a-proof-of-concept-study
#7
Erica S Westphal, Michelle Rainka, Michelle Amsler, Traci Aladeen, Caitlin Wisniewski, Vernice Bates, Fran M Gengo
This study tested the capability of an assay to predict aspirin response and reduce ischemic events, and healthcare costs, and delays to optimal treatment. Patients who needed aspirin in the course of normal medical care were included. Patients were excluded if they had disorders affecting platelet function, alcohol use within 24 hours of a test, or NSAID use. Dose escalation of chewable aspirin from 81 mg, to 162 mg, to 325 mg daily occurred based on the results of whole blood impedance aggregation testing to the agonists, collagen (1ug/mL, 5 ug/mL) and arachidonate (0...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771750/injectable-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-sport
#8
Matthew J Matava
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this article is to review the basic science of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), their clinical effects, indications, potential complications, and ethical issues associated with the use of injectable NSAIDs in the treatment of athletes. These objectives are presented taking into consideration the contemporaneous issues associated with the treatment of amateur and professional athletes. DATA SOURCES: A nonformal review of the published medical literature and lay media focusing on the use of injectable NSAIDs in athletes was used for this article...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766368/systemic-contact-dermatitis
#9
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Marcella Aquino, Greg Rosner
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD) traditionally refers to a skin condition where an individual who is cutaneously sensitized to an allergen will subsequently react to that same allergen or a cross reacting allergen via a different route. It occurs to allergens including metals, medications, and foods. The exact pathophysiology underlying this disease remains unknown, although it appears to be mediated by type 4 hypersensitivity reactions and possibly type 3 hypersensitivity reactions. The p-I concept (pharmacologic interaction with immunoreceptors) hypothesized that drugs are able to bind directly to a T cell receptor without first being presented by MHC (major histocompatibility complex) molecules and without prior metabolism, which would help explain why SCD can be seen on first exposure to medications...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759063/discontinuation-of-the-pace-plus-trial-problems-in-patient-recruitment-in-general-practice
#10
M Schreijenberg, P A J Luijsterburg, Y D M Van Trier, D Rizopoulos, M A Koopmanschap, L Voogt, C G Maher, B W Koes
BACKGROUND: The PACE Plus trial was a multi-center, double-blinded, superiority randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in patients from Dutch general practice to investigate the efficacy of paracetamol and NSAIDs in acute non-specific low back pain (LBP). Because insufficient numbers of patients could be recruited (only four out of the required 800 patients could be recruited over a period of 6 months), the trial was prematurely terminated in February 2017, 6 months after the start of recruitment...
May 14, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754841/-risks-associated-with-the-use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-during-pneumonia
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REVIEW
G Voiriot, M Chalumeau, J Messika, D Basille, B Philippe, J-D Ricard, C Andrejak, V Jounieaux, O Sanchez, M Fartoukh
INTRODUCTION: Outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is frequent, although this is not based on clinical recommendations and there is no scientific evidence supporting better symptom relief in comparison to acetaminophen. STATE OF THE ART: Experimental data suggest that NSAIDs alter the intrinsic functions of neutrophils, limit their locoregional recruitment, alter bacterial clearance and delay the resolution of inflammatory processes during acute bacterial pulmonary challenge...
May 10, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745893/cell-therapies-for-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
REVIEW
Rui Liu, Pengfei Zhao, Wenfeng Tan, Miaojia Zhang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease, is characterised by a persistent synovitis in the joints and systemic inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are widely used to treat RA patients. However, a portion of patients still have inadequate response to traditional medications. Recently, cell-based therapies have become the focus, attracting more attention due to their potential for remission induction. Several immune-regulatory cell types, such as haematopoietic stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells and regulatory T cells have been defined as novel targets...
May 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745486/-knee-osteoarthritis-assessment-and-follow-up-in-family-medicine
#13
Noémie Rapin, Thomas Hügle, Yolanda Mueller
Knee osteoarthritis is a frequent diagnosis in family medicine. Through a case vignette, we will review the tools available to family physicians to support their patients. Initial assessment can be simple, but it should be done rigorously and early when symptoms appear. There are ways to slow down osteoarthritis progression : weight reduction, physiotherapy, correction of misalignment. In terms of medication, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are partially effective and must be used with caution to decrease risk of adverse events...
May 9, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742066/endoscopic-management-of-recurrent-tracheoesophageal-fistula-induced-by-chronic-use-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Theodor Alexandru Voiosu, Andrada Viorela Gheorghe, Dan Adrian Bobeica, Andrei Mihai Voiosu, Radu Bogdan Mateescu
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is frequently congenital and requires surgical correction. TEF can also occur secondary to malignant esophageal tumors or benign diseases and these cases are managed by endoscopic means, such as closing the defect with metallic stents. Although esophageal injury can occur secondary to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), TEF secondary to chronic NSAIDs use hasn't been described in the literature. We report the case of a male patient with refractory migraine and chronic use of NSAIDs, with a history of esophageal stenosis presenting with acute-onset total dysphagia...
May 8, 2018: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741912/therapeutic-effects-of-standardized-formulation-of-stachys-lavandulifolia-vahl-on-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
#15
Faezeh Monji, Farshad Hashemian, Mohammad-Hossein Salehi Surmaghi, Fatemeh Mohammadyari, Saeid Ghiyaei, Alireza Soltanmohammadi
OBJECTIVES: In Iranian folklore medicine, boiled extract of Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl is reputed to have therapeutic effects in painful disorders. This study evaluated the efficacy of the standardized formulation of S. lavandulifolia Vahl in reducing pain in primary dysmenorrhea, which is known to be a common disorder with significant impact on quality of life. DESIGN: A randomized, double blind, crossover, placebo-controlled pilot study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Bu-Ali Hospital affiliated with Tehran Medical Branch, Islamic Azad University...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737468/potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-a-cohort-of-elderly-polymedicated-primary-care-patients-on-antithrombotic-treatment
#16
Katharina Luise Schneider, Kathrin Kastenmüller, Klaus Weckbecker, Markus Bleckwenn, Miriam Böhme, Julia Carolin Stingl
INTRODUCTION: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are an important risk factor for adverse drug reactions. Older, polymedicated patients are particularly affected. Although antithrombotics have been detected as high-risk drugs for DDIs, data on older patients exposed to them are scarce. METHODS: Baseline data of 365 IDrug study outpatients (≥ 60 years, use of an antithrombotic and one or more additional long-term drug) were analyzed regarding potential drug-drug interactions (pDDIs) with a clinical decision support system...
May 8, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736825/bleeding-events-attributable-to-concurrent-use-of-warfarin-and-other-medications-in-high-risk-elderly-meta-analysis-and-italian-population-based-investigation
#17
Rosanna Irene Comoretto, Federico Rea, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Alessandro Mugelli, Gianluca Trifirò, Silvia Cascini, Giuseppe Roberto, Alessandro Chinellato, Amelia Filippelli, Giovanni Corrao
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of bleedings that occurred among warfarin users attributable to the concomitant use of other medications. A general approach for measuring the impact of the prescriptive inappropriateness on drug adverse outcomes at the population level is described. METHODS: A meta-analysis was conducted to obtain summary relative risks of bleeding associated with concurrent use of warfarin and other medications compared to warfarin use alone...
May 7, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732728/dyspepsia-in-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-users-and-the-effect-of-preventive-measures
#18
Hooi Leng Lee, Siew Siang Chua, Sanjiv Mahadeva
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dyspepsia is the commonest gastrointestinal (GI) adverse effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). The effects of preventive measures and their adherence from a real-world perspective have been little reported. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was conducted among outpatients with regular NSAID usage. The presence of dyspepsia (assessed by locally validated versions of the Leeds Dyspepsia Questionnaire (LDQ), gastric preventive agents (GPA) and their adherence were assessed at recruitment and two weeks later...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732361/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-induced-diaphragm-disease-a-report-of-3-cases-and-literature-review
#19
Chun-Seok Yang, Ji Y Park, Hye Ryeon Choi, Daedong Kim
Multiple strictures of small bowel induced by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), were known as diaphragm disease. The purpose of these case reports is to present 3 cases of diaphragm disease of small bowel and summarize the clinical features of this disease entity. A 34-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 66-year-old woman were admitted to Daegu Catholic University Medical Center because of recurrent intestinal obstructions. Two of these patients had taken heavy NSAIDs use. Capsule endoscopy was performed in all cases and the all capsules were retained by circumferential strictures of the ileum...
May 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731316/the-grisel-s-syndrome-a-non-traumatic-subluxation-of-the-atlantoaxial-joint
#20
L Fath, H Cebula, M N Santin, A Coca, C Debry, F Proust
INTRODUCTION: Grisel's syndrome consists in rotational subluxation of C1-C2 following ENT infection or surgery. There is no consensus on management. We present 2 cases requiring surgical treatment in our center. CASE REPORTS: Two 10-year-old patients presented torticollis with cervical pain resistant to medical treatment, with onset a few months after tonsillectomy. In both cases, radiological assessment, comprising CT scan and MRI, showed Fielding-Hawkins type-3 C1-C2 rotational subluxation, without ligament lesion...
May 3, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
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