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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792994/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-comparison-of-surgical-practice-variation-and-clinical-outcome-in-three-national-spine-registries
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Greger Lønne, Peter Fritzell, Olle Hägg, Dennis Nordvall, Paul Gerdhem, Tobias Lagerbäck, Mikkel Andersen, Søren Eiskjaer, Martin Gehrchen, Wilco Jacobs, Miranda L van Hooff, Tore K Solberg
BACKGROUND: Decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common spinal procedure in the elderly. To avoid persisting low back pain, adding arthrodesis has been recommended, especially if there is a coexisting degenerative spondylolisthesis. However, this strategy remains controversial, resulting in practice-based variation. PURPOSE: To evaluate in a pragmatic study if surgical selection criteria and variation in use of arthrodesis in three Scandinavian countries can be linked to variation in treatment effectiveness...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790618/intratendinous-injection-of-autologous-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-disease-a-first-in-human-trial
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Chris H Jo, Jee Won Chai, Eui Cheol Jeong, Sohee Oh, Paul S Kim, Jeong Yong Yoon, Kang Sup Yoon
Despite relatively good results of current symptomatic treatments for rotator cuff disease, there has been an unmet need for fundamental treatments to halt or reverse the progress of disease. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intratendinous injection of autologous adipose-tissue derived MSCs (AD MSCs) in patients with rotator cuff disease. The first part of the study consists of 3 dose-escalation cohorts; the low- (1.0x107 cells), mid- (5.0x107 ), and high-dose (1.0x108 ) groups with 3 patients each for the evaluation of the safety and tolerability...
May 23, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790589/genotype-phenotype-correlation-of-hereditary-erythrocytosis-mutations-a-single-center-experience
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Jennifer L Oliveira, Lea M Coon, Lori A Frederick, Molly Hein, Kenneth C Swanson, Michelle E Savedra, Tavanna R Porter, Mrinal M Patnaik, Ayalew Tefferi, Animesh Pardanani, Stefan K Grebe, David S Viswanatha, James D Hoyer
Hereditary erythrocytosis is associated with high oxygen affinity hemoglobin variants (HOAs), 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate deficiency and abnormalities in EPOR and the oxygen-sensing pathway proteins PHD, HIF2α, and VHL. Our laboratory has 40 years of experience with hemoglobin disorder testing and we have characterized HOAs using varied protein and molecular techniques including functional assessment by p50 analysis. In addition, we have more recently commenced adding the assessment of clinically relevant regions of the VHL, BPGM, EPOR, EGLN1 (PHD2), and EPAS1 (HIF2A) genes in a more comprehensive hereditary erythrocytosis panel of tests...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789376/optogenetic-activation-of-colon-epithelium-of-the-mouse-produces-high-frequency-bursting-in-extrinsic-colon-afferents-and-engages-visceromotor-responses
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Payal A Makadia, Sarah A Najjar, Jami L Saloman, Peter Adelman, Bin Feng, Joseph F Margiotta, Kathryn M Albers, Brian M Davis
Epithelial cells of the colon provide a vital interface between the internal environment (lumen of the colon) and colon parenchyma. To examine epithelial-neuronal signaling at this interface, we analyzed mice in which channelrhodopsin (ChR2) was targeted to either TRPV1-positive afferents or to villin expressing colon epithelial cells. Expression of a ChR2-EYFP fusion protein was directed to either primary sensory neurons or to colon epithelial cells by crossing Ai32 mice with TRPV1-Cre or villin-Cre mice, respectively...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788532/the-effect-of-adding-magnesium-sulfate-to-epidural-bupivacaine-and-morphine-on-post-thoracotomy-pain-management-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Behrooz Farzanegan, Mahdi Zangi, Kimia Saeedi, Ali Khalili, Mehdi Rajabi, Alireza Jahangirifard, Habib Emami, Amir Ali Mahboobipour, Shadi Baniasadi
Post-thoracotomy pain is very severe and may cause pulmonary complications. Thoracic epidural analgesia can greatly decrease the pain experience and its consequences. However, finding new methods to decrease the amount of administered opioids is an important issue of research. We aimed to evaluate the effect of adding epidural magnesium sulfate to bupivacaine and morphine on pain control and the amount of opioid consumption after thoracotomy. Eighty patients undergoing thoracotomy at a tertiary cardiothoracic referral centre were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind trial...
May 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787991/synthetic-chalcones-as-potential-tool-for-acute-and-chronic-pain-control
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Lilian W Rocha, Daniele R Sonza, Milena Fronza Broering, Roberta Nunes, Fátima de Campos-Buzzi, Rogério Corrêa, Rangel L Silva, Thiago M Cunha, José Roberto Santin, Nara L M Quintão
The purpose of this study was to validate the potential anti-hypersensitive activity of two chalcones, (2E)-1-(4-aminophenyl)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (ANCh) and N-{4-[(2E)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-enoil]phenyl}acetamide (AcANCh), by different models of acute and persistent pain in mice, besides in silico analysis. Molecules computational investigation for prediction of Lipinki's and Veber's rules to determine solubility, % absorption, drug likeness and toxicity liabilities was performed. Male and female C57BL/6 mice (20-30 g, n = 6) were used...
May 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787611/evaluation-of-anaesthetic-protocols-for-laboratory-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Tânia Martins, Enoque Diniz, Luís M Félix, Luís Antunes
In the last decades, the use of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in biomedical research has increased. Anaesthesia is daily used in fish during experimental procedures to avoid discomfort, stress or pain. Also, fish welfare and the reliability of results can be compromised if an unsuitable anaesthetic protocol is used. Therefore, we aimed to refine anaesthetic protocols to be used in adult zebrafish by evaluating the efficacy of different anaesthetics, used alone or in combination. For that, zebrafish were randomly assigned to 8 different groups: 100 μg/mLMS-222 (MS); 0...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785548/operative-vaginal-delivery-in-case-of-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-after-manual-rotation-failure-a-6-month-follow-up-on-pelvic-floor-function
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Paul Guerby, Olivier Parant, Elodie Chantalat, Christophe Vayssiere, Fabien Vidal
PURPOSE: To compare the short- and long-term perineal consequences (at 6 months postpartum) and short-term neonatal consequences of instrumental rotation (IR) to those induced by assisted delivery (AD) in the occiput posterior (OP) position, in case of manual rotation failure. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study; tertiary referral hospital including all women presenting with persistent OP position who delivered vaginally after manual rotation failure with attempted IR or AD in OP position from September 2015 to October 2016...
May 21, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785079/decreasing-recurrent-bowel-obstructions-improving-quality-of-life-with-physiotherapy-controlled-study
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Amanda D Rice, Kimberley Patterson, Evette D Reed, Belinda F Wurn, Kristen Robles, Bernhard Klingenberg, Leonard B Weinstock, Janey Sa Pratt, C Richard King, Lawrence J Wurn
AIM: To compare (1) quality of life and (2) rate of recurrent small bowel obstructions (SBO) for patients treated with novel manual physiotherapy vs no treatment. METHODS: One hundred and three subjects (age 19-89) with a history of recurrent adhesive SBO were treated with a manual physiotherapy called the Clear Passage Approach (CPA) which focused on decreasing adhesive crosslinking in abdominopelvic viscera. Pre- and post-therapy data measured recurring obstructions and quality of life, using a validated test sent 90 d after therapy...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782398/benefit-and-harm-of-adding-epinephrine-to-a-local-anesthetic-for-neuraxial-and-locoregional-anesthesia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-trial-sequential-analyses
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Clément Tschopp, Martin R Tramèr, Alexis Schneider, Maroun Zaarour, Nadia Elia
BACKGROUND: This systematic review examines the benefit and harm of adding epinephrine to local anesthetics for epidural, intrathecal, or locoregional anesthesia. METHODS: We searched electronic databases to October 2017 for randomized trials comparing any local anesthetic regimen combined with epinephrine, with the same local anesthetic regimen without epinephrine, reporting on duration of analgesia, time to 2 segments regression, or any adverse effects. Trial quality was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool and a random-effects model was used...
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781824/symptom-experience-and-self-rated-physical-functioning-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-longitudinal-study
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Ingvild Vistad, Milada Cvancarova, Guro Lindviksmoen Astrup, Tone Rustøen, Astrid H Liavaag
OBJECTIVES: In this longitudinal study, we investigated occurrence of multiple symptoms during chemotherapy in patients with ovarian cancer. We also evaluated whether self-rated physical functioning, selected demographic, and clinical variables were associated with symptom burden over time. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In total, 82 patients provided longitudinal data (4 time points) by completing questionnaires including the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale, and the Self-Administered Comorbidity Questionnaire...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781654/is-fatigue-a-disease-specific-or-generic-symptom-in-chronic-medical-conditions
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Juliane Menting, Cees J Tack, Gijs Bleijenberg, Rogier Donders, Hal A Droogleever Fortuyn, Jaap Fransen, Martine M Goedendorp, Joke S Kalkman, Riet Strik-Albers, Nens van Alfen, Sieberen P van der Werf, Nicol C Voermans, Baziel G van Engelen, Hans Knoop
OBJECTIVE: Severe fatigue is highly prevalent in various chronic diseases. Disease-specific fatigue models have been developed, but it is possible that fatigue-related factors in these models are similar across diseases. The purpose of the current study was to determine the amount of variance in fatigue severity explained by: (a) the specific disease, (b) factors associated with fatigue across different chronic diseases (transdiagnostic factors), and (c) the interactions between these factors and specific diseases...
June 2018: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780615/feasibility-of-synthetic-mri-in-knee-imaging-in-routine-practice
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Sana Boudabbous, Angeliki Neroladaki, Ilias Bagetakos, Marion Hamard, Bénédicte Ma Delattre, Maria Isabel Vargas
Background: Synthetic magnetic resonance (MR) is a method allowing reduction of examination time and access to quantitative imaging. Purpose: This study sought to assess the image quality and diagnostic accuracy of synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to standard MRI in patients with knee pain. Material and Methods: In total, 22 patients underwent standard 1.5 knee MRI with an added synthetic sequence. Quantitative T1, T2, and proton density (PD) images were generated synthetically; T1, PD, and short tau inversion recovery (STIR) weighted images were created with chosen echo time (TE), repetition time (TR), and inversion time (TI)...
May 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779839/distal-radius-fracture-fixation-with-a-volar-locking-plate-and-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-single-15mm-approach-feasibility-study
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A Zemirline, C Taleb, K Naito, P Vernet, P Liverneaux, F Lebailly
Distal radius fractures (DRF) may trigger, reveal or decompensate acute carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in 0.5-21% of cases. Internal fixation and median nerve release must then be carried out urgently. Less invasive approaches have been described for both the median nerve release using an endoscopic device and for the DRF fixation using a volar locking plate. We assessed the feasibility of DRF fixation and median nerve release through a single, minimally-invasive 15mm approach on a series of 10 cases. We reviewed retrospectively 10 consecutive cases of DRF associated with symptomatic CTS in 8 women and 2 men, aged 57 years on average...
May 17, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777953/ultrasound-guided-application-of-percutaneous-electrolysis-as-an-adjunct-to-exercise-and-manual-therapy-for-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lorena de-Miguel-Valtierra, Jaime Salom-Moreno, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Joshua A Cleland, José L Arias-Buría
This randomized clinical trial compared the effects of adding US-guided percutaneous electrolysis into a program consisting of manual therapy and exercise on pain, related-disability, function and pressure sensitivity in subacromial pain syndrome. Fifty patients with subacromial pain syndrome were randomized into manual therapy and exercise or percutaneous electrolysis group. All patients received the same manual therapy and exercise program, one session per week for 5 consecutive weeks. Patients assigned to the electrolysis group also received the application of percutaneous electrolysis at each session...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775728/opioid-free-anaesthesia-why-and-how-a-contextual-analysis
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Patrice Forget
If the use of natural opiates, such as opium, is more than millennial, the history of synthetic opioids begins after 1950, with the development of the so-called 'modern' anaesthetic techniques. In 1962, in Belgium, the use of fentanyl, the first synthetic opioid for use in anaesthesia, is described. Subsequently, the use of opioids at high doses during surgery became common. However, over the last twenty years, many studies have questioned this practice, highlighting the many unknowns as the side effects of these molecules...
May 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775149/added-value-of-multiple-versus-single-sessions-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-predicting-motor-cortex-stimulation-efficacy-for-refractory-neuropathic-pain
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Benjamin Pommier, Charles Quesada, Camille Fauchon, Christophe Nuti, François Vassal, Roland Peyron
OBJECTIVE Selection criteria for offering patients motor cortex stimulation (MCS) for refractory neuropathic pain are a critical topic of research. A single session of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been advocated for selecting MCS candidates, but it has a low negative predictive value. Here the authors investigated whether multiple rTMS sessions would more accurately predict MCS efficacy. METHODS Patients included in this longitudinal study could access MCS after at least four rTMS sessions performed 3-4 weeks apart...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771395/glucosamine-and-chondroitin-sulfate-what-has-been-learned-since-the-glucosamine-chondroitin-arthritis-intervention-trial
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Nicholas DiNubile
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, alone or in combination, are used worldwide by individuals suffering from osteoarthritis pain. They are by prescription in some countries but are available as over-the-counter dietary supplements in other countries, such as the United States. The inconclusive results of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) did little to clarify the efficacy of these agents. However, some newer studies have provided a better perspective on the potential benefits that they can offer...
May 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769505/efficacy-of-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-with-dexamethasone-versus-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-alone-in-spinal-anaesthesia-for-patient-undergoing-lower-abdominal-urological-and-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgeries
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M M Haque, M A Aleem, F H Haque, A B Siddique, R Afrose
Spinal anaesthesia with local anaesthetics has limited duration. Different additives have been used to prolong spinal anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of adding dexamethasone to bupivacaine in spinal anaesthesia specially whether it would prolong the duration of sensory block/ surgical analgesia and post-operative analgesia/pain free period or not. This randomized, prospective, double-blind, clinical study was conducted in the Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care of Combined Military Hospital, Chittagong from October 2016 to August 2017...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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