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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742837/risk-factors-associated-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-us-veterans-a-cohort-study
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Jan Müller, Sarmila Ganeshamoorthy, Jonathan Myers
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between clinical and exercise test factors and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in US Veterans. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Exercise capacity, demographics and clinical variables were assessed in 5826 veterans (mean age 59.4 ± 11.5 years) from the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Palo Alto, CA. The study participants underwent routine clinical exercise testing between the years 1987 and 2011. The study end point was the development of PTSD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742757/concurrent-validity-and-responsiveness-of-promis-health-domains-among-patients-presenting-for-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Taylor E Purvis, Elena Andreou, Brian J Neuman, Lee H Riley, Richard L Skolasky
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine validity and responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) health domains. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PROMIS health domains (anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, physical function, satisfaction with participation in social roles, sleep disturbance) may measure quality of care and determine minimal important differences (MIDs) after spine surgery...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742646/comparison-of-3-symptom-classification-methods-to-standardize-the-history-component-of-the-heart-score
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Michael R Marchick, Michael L Setteducato, Jesse J Revenis, Matthew A Robinson, Emily C Weeks, Thomas F Payton, David E Winchester, Brandon R Allen
OBJECTIVES: The History, Electrocardiography, Age, Risk factors, Troponin (HEART) score enables rapid risk stratification of emergency department patients presenting with chest pain. However, the subjectivity in scoring introduced by the history component has been criticized by some clinicians. We examined the association of 3 objective scoring models with the results of noninvasive cardiac testing. METHODS: Medical records for all patients evaluated in the chest pain center of an academic medical center during a 1-year period were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742428/neck-and-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-patients-following-neck-dissection-looking-beyond-the-shoulder
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Elise M Gane, Shaun P O'Leary, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Steven M McPhail
Objective To measure patient-perceived upper limb and neck function following neck dissection and to investigate potential associations between clinical factors, symptoms, and function. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects and Methods Inclusion criteria: patients treated with neck dissection (2009-2014). EXCLUSION CRITERIA: aged <18 years, accessory nerve or sternocleidomastoid sacrifice, previous neck dissection, preexisting shoulder/neck injury, and inability to provide informed consent (cognition, insufficient English)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742263/progesterone-receptor-modulators-for-endometriosis
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Jing Fu, Hao Song, Min Zhou, Huili Zhu, Yuhe Wang, Hengxi Chen, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue (glands and stroma) outside the uterine cavity. This condition is oestrogen-dependent and thus is seen primarily during the reproductive years. Owing to their antiproliferative effects in the endometrium, progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs) have been advocated for treatment of endometriosis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of PRMs primarily in terms of pain relief as compared with other treatments or placebo or no treatment in women of reproductive age with endometriosis...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741421/joint-dysfunction-associated-with-venous-malformations-of-the-limbs-which-patients-are-at-high-risk
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Li Hu, Hui Chen, Xi Yang, Ming Liu, Mengning Yan, Xiaoxi Lin
Objectives Joint dysfunction occurs frequently in patients with venous malformations of the extremities. This study aims to describe the risk factors of joint dysfunction in these patients. Method We retrospectively collected clinical and radiological aspects of 168 patients with extremity venous malformations from January 2013 to August 2015. Patients were categorized into "with joint dysfunction" or "without joint dysfunction" groups according to the symptoms. Results Forty-four (26%) patients were assigned into with joint dysfunction group...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741328/-short-term-results-of-weils-osteotomy-in-patients-with-propulsive-metatarsalgia
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J C Hernández-Martínez, J Vázquez-Escamilla, M Coronado-Puente
INTRODUCTION: Metatarsalgia is the most common reason for consultation in orthopedic pathology of the foot. The key to its treatment lies in the correct determination of the symptoms, which are biological, morphological and mechanical alterations responsible for pain. Weil´s osteotomy is commonly used for multiple forefoot pathologies, including metatarsalgias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included patients with first-line failure syndrome and associated mechanical metatarsalgia-producing deformities...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741147/constipation-in-degenerative-cervico-thoracic-spine-myelopathy-a-simple-co-existence-or-a-complex-inter-relationship
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Anant Mehrotra, Janmejay Jamdar, Pradeep Sharma, Chaitanya Godbole, Suyash Singh, Kuntal Kanti Das, Abhai Verma, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Jayesh Sardhara, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Sanjay Behari, Raj Kumar
PURPOSE: Identify factors affecting constipation and post surgical improvement in patients of myelopathy. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with myelopathy due to extradural spine pathologies (47 cervical; 17 thoracic spine, male:female-5.4:1 with mean age 46.16) underwent evaluation including Bristol stool scale (BSS), PFT and uroflowmetry. All cases were evaluated by gastroenterologist to rule out any intrinsic bowel disease. Chi-square test, Kruskal-Wallis/Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rank test were employed to ascertain statistical significance...
July 24, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740948/a-rare-case-of-spigelian-hernia-combined-with-direct-and-indirect-inguinal-hernias
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Murat Özgür Kılıç, Gürkan Değirmencioğlu, Cenap Dener
Spigelian hernia is a rare type of ventral hernias with nonspecific symptoms and signs. Therefore, its diagnosis is often difficult and requires more clinical attention. Although intermittent abdominal swelling and pain are the main symptoms, Spigelian hernias can be sometimes asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally at the operation. In some cases, these hernias can be associated with other abdominal wall hernias, therefore a detailed physical examination of the patients is necessary to avoid mistakes in diagnosis...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740946/is-it-necessary-to-perform-prophylactic-cholecystectomy-for-all-symptomatic-gallbladder-polyps-diagnosed-with-ultrasound
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Mehmet Velidedeoğlu, Bülent Çitgez, Akif Enes Arıkan, Fadıl Ayan
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study is to determine the necessity of cholecystectomy in patients with ultrasound diagnosed symptomatic polypoid lesions of the gallbladder. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data of 82 patients with polypoid lesions of the gallbladder who had cholecystectomy between 2000 and 2012 were analyzed retrospectively with preoperative ultrasound and histopathology results. RESULTS: The mean age was 48.05±11.18 years (range 25-74 years)...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740925/characterization-of-efficacy-and-toxicity-after-high-dose-pelvic-reirradiation-with-palliative-intent-for-genitourinary-second-malignant-neoplasms-or-local-recurrences-after-full-dose-radiation-therapy-in-the-pelvis-a-high-volume-cancer-center-experience
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Sophia C Kamran, Lauren C Harshman, Mandar S Bhagwat, Vinayak Muralidhar, Paul L Nguyen, Neil E Martin, Stephanie La Follette, Sarah Faso, Akila N Viswanathan, Jason A Efstathiou, Clair J Beard
PURPOSE: The use of large-field external beam reirradiation (re-RT) after pelvic radiation therapy (RT) for genitourinary (GU) cancers has not been reported. We report the results of such treatment in patients with either symptomatic GU second malignant neoplasms or locally recurrent pelvic tumors after initial RT for whom surgery or further systemic therapy was not an option. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 28 consecutive patients with advanced, bulky GU malignancies treated with high-dose, large-field re-RT with palliative intent between 2008 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740530/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-with-a-contralateral-delayed-involvement-a-case-report
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Bruno Iannò, Marco De Gori, Filippo Familiari, Teresa Pugliese, Giorgio Gasparini
We describe a case of non-simultaneous bilateral hip pain with bone marrow edema occurring in an adult male, with the contralateral hip being involved 12 years later after the onset of symptoms. On the basis of clinical and imaging findings, together with a complete resolution after conservative management, a post-hoc diagnosis of metachronous bilateral transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) was made. Non-simultaneous bilateral presentation of TOH is exceptional, and contralateral involvement with a 12-year delay has never been previously described...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740519/low-dose-diclofenac-in-patients-with-fragility-fractures
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Letizia Vannucci, Caterina Fossi, Giorgio Gronchi, Maria Luisa Brandi
Most osteoporotic patients complain of back pain one year after a fragility vertebral fracture and the frequency of chronic back pain increases with increasing age. The use of the lowest effective dose of an analgesic which is able to control symptoms seems to be a possible solution in order to limit potential side effects in multi-treated elderly patients. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a proven efficacy in the treatment of back pain associated with fragility vertebral fractures and diclofenac is available at low-dose subcutaneous injective formulation...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740427/vulvodynia-is-not-created-equally-empirical-classification-of-women-with-vulvodynia
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Meryl Alappattu, Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Kathryn Witzeman, Michael Robinson, Andrea Rapkin
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia classification is based on the sensory dimensions of pain and does not include psychological factors associated with the pain experience and treatment outcomes. Previous work has shown that individuals with chronic pain can be classified into subgroups based on pain sensitivity, psychological distress, mood, and symptom severity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify distinct subgroups of women with vulvodynia enrolled in the National Vulvodynia Registry...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740425/efficacy-of-piroxicam-for-postoperative-pain-after-lower-third-molar-surgery-associated-with-cyp2c8-3-and-cyp2c9
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Adriana Maria Calvo, Paulo Zupelari-Gonçalves, Thiago José Dionísio, Daniel Thomas Brozoski, Flávio Augusto Faria, Carlos Ferreira Santos
OBJECTIVE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs), predominantly CYP2C8 and CYP2C9. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible association of polymorphisms in the CYP2C8*3 and CYP2C9 genes with the clinical efficacy of oral piroxicam (20 mg daily for 4 days) after lower third molar surgeries with regard to postoperative pain, swelling, trismus, adverse reactions, need for rescue medication and the volunteer's overall satisfaction...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740350/cryptogenic-multifocal-ulcerous-stenosing-enteritis-radiologic-features-and-clinical-behavior
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Jiyoung Hwang, Jin Sil Kim, Ah Young Kim, Joon Seok Lim, Se Hyung Kim, Min Ju Kim, Mi Sung Kim, Kyoung Doo Song, Ji Young Woo
AIM: To investigate the characteristic radiologic findings of cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis (CMUSE) which can be differentiated from other similar bowel disease and to assess their clinical behavior. METHODS: Twenty pathologically and clinically confirmed CMUSE patients (males:females = 8:12; mean age: 40.4 years) between March 2002 and August 2015 from seven academic centers in South Korea were retrospectively reviewed. We evaluated small bowel series (SBS; n = 25), computed tomography (CT) enterography (n = 21), magnetic resonance (MR) enterography (n = 2), and abdominopelvic CT (n = 18) images, focusing on enteric and perienteric manifestations...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739622/an-unusual-case-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-a-patient-with-cardiopulmonary-syndrome-as-the-initial-presentation-of-erdheim-chester-disease
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Domingo Franco-Palacios, April McDonald, R Neal Aguillard, Allen Berry
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a very rare disorder with only approximately 600 cases reported in the literature. ECD has been recently reclassified as a histiocytic dendritic cell neoplasm. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic tissue accumulation of histiocytes to invasive tissue infiltration, which can cause fulminant multisystem failure. It typically presents with bone pain and constitutional symptoms. Extraosseous manifestations are not uncommon. ECD-associated interstitial lung disease has been described in 20%-35% of patients...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739476/severity-of-foraminal-lumbar-stenosis-and-the-relation-to-clinical-symptoms-and-response-to-periradicular-infiltration-introduction-of-the-melting-sign
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M Farshad, R Sutter, A Hoch
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Nerve root compression causing symptomatic radiculopathy can occur within the intervertebral foramen. Sagittal MRI sequences are reliable in detection of nerve root contact to intraforaminal disc material, but a clinically relevant classification of degree of contact is lacking. PURPOSE: To investigate a potential relation of amount of contact between intraforaminal disc material and nerve root to clinical findings and response after periradicular corticosteroid infiltration...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739461/perforator-vein-access-for-venous-pharmacomechanical-thrombolysis
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Afsha Aurshina, Arkady Ganelin, Anil Hingorani, Borislav Kheyson, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
A 28-year-old Hispanic female with a history of deep vein thrombosis presented to the emergency room with left lower extremity swelling and pain. On duplex venous exam, an extensive left lower extremity DVT extending to her left common iliac vein was identified. A perforator vein measuring 2.6 mm located in the mid-calf area was used to access and perform mechanical and chemical thrombolysis. Complete resolution of symptoms was observed.
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739456/acute-type-b-dissection-causing-collapse-of-evar-endograft-and-iliac-limb-occlusion
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Nathan K Itoga, Tiffany Wu, Michael D Dake, Ronald L Dalman, Jason T Lee
We describe a rare case of acute type B dissection causing collapse of a previously placed infrarenal stent-graft, resulting in acute limb ischemia due to left iliac limb thrombosis in a 59-year-old male. The patient presented with acute back and abdominal discomfort radiating to his back, bilateral buttock stabbing discomfort, and left> right thigh and calf rest pain. CTA showed a spiral type B dissection with collapse of the proximal portion of the EVAR device and left limb occlusion. Urgent treatment with TEVAR distal to the left subclavian covered the entry tear and redirected the majority of the flow to the true lumen leading to near immediate expansion of the proximal portion of the EVAR device...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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