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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332129/development-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-results-of-the-first-120-consecutive-cases-from-a-university-hospital
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Antonio Brescia, Federico Tomassini, Giammauro Berardi, Carola Sebastiani, Massimo Pezzatini, Anna Dall'Oglio, Giovanni Guglielmo Laracca, Fabrizio Apponi, Marcello Gasparrini
The ERAS(®) represents a dynamic culmination of upon perioperative care elements, successfully applied to different surgical specialties with shorter hospital stay and lower morbidity rates. The aim of this study is to describe the introduction of the ERAS protocol in colorectal surgery in our hospital analysing our first series. Between September 2014 and June 2016, 120 patients suffering from colorectal diseases were included in the study. Laparoscopic approach was used in all patients if not contraindicated...
March 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331240/minimally-invasive-breast-fibroadenoma-excision-using-an-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-device
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Thomas Papathemelis, Stefanie Heim, Michael P Lux, Ines Erhardt, Anton Scharl, Sophia Scharl
Introduction We studied the extent to which an ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy device ("hand-held Mammotome") could be used not only as a valuable tool for investigation of suspicious breast lesions, but also therapeutically for the complete removal of breast fibroadenomas. Materials and Methods 132 aspiration biopsies showing fibroadenoma on histology were collected retrospectively. We ascertained whether there were residual findings on breast ultrasound at a median follow-up of approx. 9 months following biopsy...
February 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330725/a-botanical-phytochemical-and-ethnomedicinal-review-of-the-genus-mitragyna-korth-implications-for-products-sold-as-kratom
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REVIEW
Paula N Brown, Jensen A Lund, Susan J Murch
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The genus Mitragyna (Rubiacaeae) has been traditionally used in parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania. In recent years, there has been increased interest in species of Mitragyna with the introduction of products to western markets and regulatory uncertainty. AIM OF THE STUDY: This paper reviewed the traditional ethnomedicinal uses of leaves for species belonging to the genus Mitragyna with reference to the botany and known chemistry in order to highlight areas of interest for products currently being sold as kratom...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320980/effects-of-intervention-program-for-systematic-use-of-transfer-equipment-on-care-workers-low-back-pain-in-elderly-care-facilities
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Kazuyuki Iwakiri, Ko Matsudaira, Kiyosi Ichikawa, Masaya Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an intervention program to prevent care workers' low back pain by the systematic use of transfer equipment at elderly care facilities. METHODS: Questionnaire surveys were administered to administrators and care workers before (baseline), 1 year after, and 2.5 year after starting the program at two elderly care facilities. Care workers at the intervention facility were requested to ensure the use of a transfer's hoist, sliding board, and sliding sheet when assisting in the transfer of residents who were judged as appropriate to use the equipment (27...
March 17, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320522/-image-guided-bone-consolidation-in-oncology-cementoplasty-and-percutaneous-screw-fixation
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REVIEW
Xavier Buy, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Vittorio Catena, Guilhem Roubaud, Michele Kind, Jean Palussiere
Bone metastases are a common finding in oncology. They often induce pain but also fractures which impair quality of life, especially when involving weight-bearing bones. Percutaneous image-guided consolidation techniques play a major role for the management of bone metastases. Cementoplasty aims to stabilize bone and control pain by injecting acrylic cement into a weakened bone. This minimally invasive technique has proven its efficacy for bones submitted to compression forces: vertebra, acetabular roof, and condyles...
March 17, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320028/extent-of-decompression-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-after-endoscopic-surgery
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Naresh Kumar Dewanngan, Yad Ram Yadav, Vijay Singh Parihar, Shailendra Ratre, Yatin Kher, Pushpraj Bhatele
Introduction Endoscopic techniques are being used in lumbar disk disease and lumbar canal stenosis to decompress the spinal canal. The present study analyzed pre- and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of the lumbar canal. Material and Methods This was a prospective study of 30 lumbar levels. Patients < 18 years of age with unilateral compression, previous surgery at the same level, and spinal instability were excluded. Endoscopic posterior decompression was used. Pre- and postoperative MRIs of all the patients were performed...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316858/spontaneous-intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-an-unusual-chest-pain-aetiology
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Samantha Cooray, Dionysios Dellaportas, Clifford Caruana, Andrew R Davies
Introduction. Spontaneous intramural oesophageal haematoma is a rare condition that usually occurs secondary to an acute or chronic coagulation disorder. The presenting complaint is often with retrosternal chest pain and most patients are initially investigated to exclude more common causes in the differential diagnosis, such as acute coronary syndromes. Severe life-threatening bleeding or perforation seldom, if ever, arises. Case Presentation. We present a case of spontaneous oesophageal haematoma which appears to have developed gradually in a 69-year-old female with uncontrolled hypertension and antiplatelet medication use...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315260/introduction-to-sigma-receptors-their-role-in-disease-and-as-therapeutic-targets
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Sylvia B Smith
This book highlights contributions from leaders in the field of sigma receptor research. Sigma receptors represent a promising, novel target for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, retinal degenerations, pain and substance abuse. Information is presented about tracers for molecular imaging these receptors, the newly determined crystal structure of human sigma 1 receptor and information about sigma 2 receptor. New discoveries about the role of sigma 1 receptors in cancer, pain, neuropsychiatric disorders, learning and memory, neuronal networks and depression are described...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299300/the-health-seeking-behaviors-and-perceptions-of-iranian-patient-with-osteoarthritis-about-pain-management-a-qualitative-study
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Vahid Zamanzadeh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Marjaneh Foolady, Mozhgan Behshid, Alireza Irajpoor
Introduction: Pain is the main reason for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) to visit health clinics. Health seeking behaviors indicate unmet patient needs and lack of understanding of OA pain patterns. This study aimed to describe the experiences of Iranian patients with OA and explore their health seeking behaviors and perceptions on pain management related to osteoarthritis. Methods: Using a qualitative approach, data was collected by interviewing 19 patients, 2 family members, and 5 health care providers from the in-patient and out-patient clinics, and physicians' offices...
March 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299294/the-effect-of-chamomile-cream-on-episiotomy-pain-in-primiparous-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maryam Aradmehr, Sedigheh Azhari, Sedigheh Ahmadi, Elham Azmoude
Introduction: Episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the perineum to enlarge it. Perineal pain is the most common complaint of mothers after episiotomy. Chamomile extract has been proposed as a sedative in traditional medicine. This study was conducted to assess the effect of chamomile cream on the pain after episiotomy. Methods: This triple blind clinical trial was performed on 114 eligible women at Ommolbanin Hospital in Mashhad, Iran in 2014.They were randomly assigned to two groups using random blocks...
March 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295894/cost-effectiveness-analysis-appraisal-and-application-an-emergency-medicine-perspective
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Michael D April, Brian P Murray
Cost-effectiveness is an important goal for emergency care delivery. The many diagnostic, treatment, and disposition decisions made in the emergency department (ED) have a significant impact upon healthcare resource utilization. Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is an analytic tool to optimize these resource allocation decisions through the systematic comparison of costs and effects of alternative healthcare decisions. Yet few emergency medicine leaders and policy-makers have any formal training in CEA methodology...
March 10, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293318/gluten-sensitivity-among-egyptian-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Inas R El-Alameey, Hanaa H Ahmed, Sawsan M Tawfik, Fawzia Hassaballa, Ayman M Abdel Gawad, Eman Eltahlawy
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are a common feature in infants with congenital heart disease. AIM: This study was designed to evaluate age-dependent serum levels of antigliadin antibodies among malnourished Egyptian infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) and gastrointestinal symptoms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This case-control study conducted on 60 infants with established congenital heart disease. They were subdivided into cyanotic and acyanotic groups, and each group includes 30 patients compared with thirty apparently healthy infants of matched age, sex, and social class...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291471/chondrotoxicity-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-articular-chondrocytes-preliminary-findings
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K Aaron Shaw, Peter C Johnson, Steve Zumbrun, Augustine H Chuang, Craig D Cameron
OBJECTIVE: The chondrotoxicity of local anesthetics has been previously recognized. Recent introduction of a liposomal formulation of bupivacaine has been found to significantly improve postoperative pain control but its effect on chondrocyte viability has yet to be investigated with this new formulation. We sought to assess the in vitro chondrotoxicity of liposomal bupivacaine. METHODS: Chondrocytes were isolated from articular cartilage from fresh stifle joints and grown in culture medium...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291045/an-introduction-to-the-biennial-review-of-pain
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Francis J Keefe, Claudia Sommer
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April 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288607/influence-of-different-great-trochanteric-entry-points-on-the-outcome-of-intertrochanteric-fractures-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuo Pan, Xiao-Hui Liu, Tao Feng, Hui-Jun Kang, Zhi-Guang Tian, Chun-Guang Lou
BACKGROUND: The Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) system for treatment of intertrochanteric fractures is currently widely applied worldwide. However, even though the PFNA has produced good clinical outcomes, a poor introduction technique with an inappropriate entry point can cause surgical complications. Some researchers suggest improving clinical outcomes by modifying the entry point, but no research has focused on this issue. The purpose of the present study is to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of two different trochanteric entry points for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures using the PFNA system...
March 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286331/stems-pilot-trial-a-pilot-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-addition-of-patient-direct-access-to-physiotherapy-to-usual-gp-led-primary-care-for-adults-with-musculoskeletal-pain
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Annette Bishop, Reuben O Ogollah, Sue Jowett, Jesse Kigozi, Stephanie Tooth, Joanne Protheroe, Elaine M Hay, Chris Salisbury, Nadine E Foster
INTRODUCTION: Around 17% of general practitioner (GP) consultations are for musculoskeletal conditions, which will rise as the population ages. Patient direct access to physiotherapy provides one solution, yet adoption in the National Health Service (NHS) has been slow. SETTING: A pilot, pragmatic, non-inferiority, cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in general practice and physiotherapy services in the UK. OBJECTIVES: Investigate feasibility of a main RCT...
March 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284593/nurse-titrated-analgesia-and-sedation-in-intensive-care-increases-the-frequency-of-comfort-assessment-and-reduces-midazolam-use-in-paediatric-patients-following-cardiac-surgery
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Grace E Larson, Stephen McKeever
BACKGROUND: Pain and sedation protocols are suggested to improve the outcomes of patients within paediatric intensive care. However, it is not clear how protocols will influence practice within individual units. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate a nurse led pain and sedation protocols impact on pain scoring and analgesic and sedative administration for post-operative cardiac patients within a paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 100 patients admitted to a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit pre and post introduction of an analgesic and sedative protocol...
March 8, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282539/increasing-podiatry-referrals-for-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-a-quality-improvement-project
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K Carter, P P Cheung, K Rome, A Santosa, M Lahiri
BACKGROUND: Foot disease is highly prevalent in people with inflammatory arthritis and is often under-recognized. Podiatry intervention can significantly reduce foot pain and disability, with timely access being the key factor. The aim of this study was to plan and implement a quality improvement project to identify the barriers to, and improve, uptake of podiatry services among patients with inflammatory arthritis-related foot problems seen at a tertiary hospital in Singapore. METHOD: A 6-month quality improvement program was conducted by a team of key stakeholders using quality improvement tools to identify, implement and test several interventions designed to improve uptake of podiatry services...
December 28, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280471/eccentric-exercise-program-design-a-periodization-model-for-rehabilitation-applications
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Michael O Harris-Love, Bryant A Seamon, Tomas I Gonzales, Haniel J Hernandez, Donte Pennington, Brian M Hoover
The applied use of eccentric muscle actions for physical rehabilitation may utilize the framework of periodization. This approach may facilitate the safe introduction of eccentric exercise and appropriate management of the workload progression. The purpose of this data-driven Hypothesis and Theory paper is to present a periodization model for isokinetic eccentric strengthening of older adults in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. Exemplar and group data are used to describe the initial eccentric exercise prescription, structured familiarization procedures, workload progression algorithm, and feasibility of the exercise regimen...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277802/oxycodone-extended-release-capsules-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain
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Sebastiano Mercadante
As a consequence of greater prescription opioid utilization, there has been the parallel increase in misuse, abuse, and overdose, which are serious risks. Associated new formulations may be safer. Areas covered: The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations and continuous programs to improve opioid prescribing practices may limit the opioid abuse and its consequences. Oxycodone extended release capsules are an extended-release (ER), microsphere-in-capsule abuse-deterrent-formulation designed to retain its extended-release properties following tampering or misuse (e...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
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