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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922327/releasable-single-suture-for-primary-pterygium-excision-with-a-conjunctival-autograft
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Gautam Singh Parmar, Sachin Arya, Ashok Kumar Meena, Bhushan Ghodke, Elesh Jain, Budhendra Jain
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of a releasable single suture for pterygium excision with a conjunctival autograft (CAG). METHODS: Retrospective case series at a tertiary eye care center in central India was conducted. Medical records of 150 patients, who underwent primary pterygium excision with a CAG secured by a single releasable 10-0 nylon suture in the last year were reviewed. The surgical duration was noted. The suture was released on the first postoperative day under topical anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922230/optimal-dose-of-perineural-dexamethasone-to-prolong-analgesia-after-brachial-plexus-blockade-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kyle Robert Kirkham, Alain Jacot-Guillarmod, Eric Albrecht
BACKGROUND: Perineural dexamethasone has gained popularity in regional anesthesia to prolong analgesia duration. However, uncertainty remains regarding the optimal perineural dose. Clarification of this characteristic is of significant importance as the administration of dexamethasone may lead to dose-dependent complications. The objective of this meta-analysis was to define the optimal perineural dexamethasone dose to prolong analgesia after brachial plexus blockade for adult patients undergoing upper limb surgery...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922229/micrornas-as-clinical-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-tools-in-perioperative-medicine
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Simone Kreth, Max Hübner, Ludwig Christian Hinske
Over the past decade, evolutionarily conserved, noncoding small RNAs-so-called microRNAs (miRNAs)-have emerged as important regulators of virtually all cellular processes. miRNAs influence gene expression by binding to the 3'-untranslated region of protein-coding RNA, leading to its degradation and translational repression. In medicine, miRNAs have been revealed as novel, highly promising biomarkers and as attractive tools and targets for novel therapeutic approaches. miRNAs are currently entering the field of perioperative medicine, and they may open up new perspectives in anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922053/distribution-and-function-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-in-the-nervous-system
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Jun Wang, Shao-Wu Ou, Yun-Jie Wang
Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are the basic ion channels for neuronal excitability, which are crucial for the resting potential and the generation and propagation of action potentials in neurons. To date, at least nine distinct sodium channel isoforms have been detected in the nervous system. Recent studies have identified that voltage-gated sodium channels not only play an essential role in the normal electrophysiological activities of neurons but also have a close relationship with neurological diseases...
September 18, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921656/animal-models-for-studying-the-etiology-and-treatment-of-low-back-pain
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Changgui Shi, Sujun Qiu, Scott M Riester, Vaskar Das, Bingqian Zhu, Atiyayein A Wallace, Andre J van Wijnen, Fackson Mwale, James C Iatridis, Daisuke Sakai, Gina Votta-Velis, Wen Yuan, Hee-Jeong Im
Chronic low back pain is a major cause of disability and health care costs. Effective treatments are inadequate for many patients. Animal models are essential to further understanding of the pain mechanism and testing potential therapies. Currently, a number of preclinical models have been developed attempting to mimic aspects of clinical conditions that contribute to low back pain. This review focused on describing these animal models and the main behavioral tests for assessing pain in each model. Animal models of low back pain can be divided into the following five categories: discogenic low back pain, radicular back pain, facet joint osteoarthritis back pain, muscle-induced low back pain, and spontaneous occurring low back pain models...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921474/origins-of-phantom-limb-pain
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Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a chronic neuropathic pain occurring in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities. Chronic pain is physically and mentally debilitating, affecting an individual's potential for self-care and the performance of daily living activities essential for personal and economic independence. In addition, chronic pain may lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness. A National Center for Biotechnology Information study found that in the USA alone, the annual cost of dealing with neuropathic pain is more than $600 billion, with an estimated 20 million people in the USA suffering this condition...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921418/coping-with-phantom-limb-pain
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Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain is a chronic neuropathic pain that develops in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities and appears predominantly during two time frames following an amputation: the first month and later about 1 year. Although in most patients the frequency and intensity of pain diminish over time, severe pain persists in about 5-10%. It has been proposed that factors in both the peripheral and central nervous systems play major roles in triggering the development and maintenance of pain associated with extremity amputations...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920710/use-of-strong-opioids-for-chronic-pain-in-osteoarthritis-an-insight-into-the-latin-american-reality
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Miguel Angel Ruiz Iban, Javier Benavides, Juan Pablo Forero, Sacha Bittelman, Rafael Martinez, Miguel Angel Mite, Jorge Diaz Heredia, Sergio Ulloa, Mauro Marcelo Lizárraga Ferrand
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of arthritis and one of the principle causes of chronic pain. Although opioids are frequently employed for chronic pain treatment, their usage for osteoarthritis pain remains controversial due to the associated adverse effects. Most guidelines reserve their use for refractory pain in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The situation is even more complex in Latin America, where the prevalence of insufficient pain treatment is high because of the limited availability and use of strong opioids...
September 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920461/discovery-and-development-of-tramadol-for-the-treatment-of-pain
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Lidia Bravo, Juan Antonio Mico, Esther Berrocoso
Tramadol is an opioid drug that, unlike classic opioids, also modulates the monoaminergic system by inhibiting noradrenergic and serotoninergic reuptake. For this reason, tramadol is considered an atypical opioid. These special pharmacological characteristics have made tramadol one of the most commonly prescribed analgesic drugs to treat moderate to severe pain. Areas covered: The aim of this review is to provide a historical description of the biochemistry, pharmacokinetics and particularly, the mechanisms of action of tramadol...
September 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920179/review-of-virtual-reality-treatment-in-psychiatry-evidence-versus-current-diffusion-and-use
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REVIEW
Matthew C Mishkind, Aaron M Norr, Andrea C Katz, Greg M Reger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the current evidence base for and clinical applications of the use of virtual reality (VR) in psychiatric practice, in context of recent technological developments. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of VR in psychiatric practice shows promise with much of the research demonstrating clinical effectiveness for conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and phobias, chronic pain, rehabilitation, and addictions...
September 18, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920163/correction-of-whistle-deformity-using-autologous-free-fat-grafting-first-results-of-a-pilot-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sven Holger Baum, Gunnar Rieger, Roman Pförtner, Christopher Mohr
PURPOSE: Whistle deformities are frequent sequelae after surgical correction of cleft lip, trauma, or tumor excision. The aim of this study was to examine the role of autologous free fat grafting in the reconstruction of whistle deformity. PATIENTS: Fifteen patients with whistle deformity were enrolled in this pilot study. The mean follow-up period was 19 months. Liposuction was done followed by the replantation of an average of 2.2 ml autologous fat per patient (range 0...
September 17, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920040/parasympathetic-cholinergic-and-neuropeptide-mechanisms-of-migraine
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REVIEW
Nikita Mikhailov, Oleg V Mamontov, Alexei A Kamshilin, Rashid Giniatullin
CONTEXT: Migraine mechanisms remain largely uncovered for various reasons including a very high complexity of the neurophysiological mechanisms implicated in this disorder and a plethora of endogenous biologically active compounds involved in the pathological process. The functional role of parasympathetic innervation of meninges and cholinergic mechanisms of migraine are among little explored issues despite multiple evidence indirectly indicating the role of acetylcholine (ACh) and its analogues in migraine and other types of headache...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919830/identification-of-patients-with-congenital-hemophilia-in-a-large-electronic-health-record-database
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Michael Wang, Anissa Cyhaniuk, David L Cooper, Neeraj N Iyer
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) are an important source of information with regard to diagnosis and treatment of rare health conditions, such as congenital hemophilia, a bleeding disorder characterized by deficiency of factor VIII (FVIII) or factor IX (FIX). OBJECTIVE: To identify patients with congenital hemophilia using EHRs. DESIGN: An EHR database study. SETTING: EHRs were accessed from Humedica between January 1, 2007, and July 31, 2013...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919812/the-effect-of-local-topical-analgesics-on-incisional-pain-in-a-pig-model
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David Castel, Itai Sabbag, Sigal Meilin
Interest in the development of new topical/local drug administration for blocking pain at peripheral sites, with maximum drug activity and minimal systemic effects, is on the rise. In the review article by Kopsky and Stahl, four critical barriers in the process of research and development of topical analgesics were indicated. The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and the formulation are among the major challenges. The road to the development of such drugs passes through preclinical studies. These studies, if planned correctly, should serve as guidance for choosing the right API and formulation...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919771/the-challenge-of-perioperative-pain-management-in-opioid-tolerant-patients
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REVIEW
Flaminia Coluzzi, Francesca Bifulco, Arturo Cuomo, Mario Dauri, Claudio Leonardi, Rita Maria Melotti, Silvia Natoli, Patrizia Romualdi, Gennaro Savoia, Antonio Corcione
The increasing number of opioid users among chronic pain patients, and opioid abusers among the general population, makes perioperative pain management challenging for health care professionals. Anesthesiologists, surgeons, and nurses should be familiar with some pharmacological phenomena which are typical of opioid users and abusers, such as tolerance, physical dependence, hyperalgesia, and addiction. Inadequate pain management is very common in these patients, due to common prejudices and fears. The target of preoperative evaluation is to identify comorbidities and risk factors and recognize signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and opioid withdrawal...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919610/open-door-laminoplasty-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-opll-using-titanium-reconstruction-miniplate-and-screws
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M K Ahsan, M A Awwal, S I Khan, N Zaman, M H Haque, Z Zahangiri
To review outcome of 25 patients who underwent open-door cervical laminoplasty for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (MCSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) using titanium reconstruction miniplate and screws. Records of 18 men and 7 women aged 35 to 78 (mean, 62.6) years were reviewed retrospectively from October 2009 and October 2014 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and in our private settings, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four patients had 5 levels (C3-C7), 21 patients had 4 levels (C3-C6) decompression and 3 patients (12%) performed foraminotomies...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919368/a-comparison-of-clinical-follow-up-of-different-total-temporomandibular-joint-replacement-prostheses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Luxiang Zou, Dongmei He, Edward Ellis
PURPOSE: There are different total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) prostheses on the market but no comparison of their efficacy. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of different TMJ replacement (TJR) systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed using the PubMed, Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Library search engines in May 2017 to identify qualified studies. Outcome measurements were changes in maximal incisal opening (MIO), pain, dietary limitations, and functional deficiencies from before to after TJR...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919145/outcomes-of-therapy-for-vulvar-manifestation-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-adolescents
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Katherine E Debiec, Scott D Lee, Ghassan T Wahbeh, Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager
BACKGROUND: Vulvar manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are variable in presentation and challenging to treat. We describe vulvar manifestations and treatment response in adolescent females with IBD. CASES: We identified six patients with vulvar manifestations of IBD and documented treatments by retrospective chart review. Vulvar symptoms occurred without gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in one patient. For the remaining five patients, two had GI symptoms prior to the onset of vulvar symptoms (mean time difference 4...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919091/intravenous-acetaminophen-as-an-adjunct-to-multimodal-analgesia-after-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Liqing Yang, Shuai Du, Yuefeng Sun
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aimed to perform a meta-analysis to investigate the impact of additional intravenous acetaminophen for pain management after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS: We conducted electronic searches of Medline (1966-2017.07), PubMed (1966-2017.07), Embase (1980-2017.07), ScienceDirect (1985-2017.07) and the Cochrane Library. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs were included. The quality assessments were performed according to the Cochrane systematic review method...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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