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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651262/relationship-of-radiographic-osteoarthritis-severity-with%C3%A2-treatment-outcomes-after-imaging-guided-knee%C3%A2-injections-a-prospective-outcomes-study
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Ivan Miletic, Christoph Agten, Reto Sutter, Christian Pfirrmann, Cynthia Peterson
Introduction To be able to predict which patients are more likely to have a positive treatment outcome, the purpose of this study is 1: To compare outcomes after intra-articular corticosteroid knee injections with the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) 5 and 3 grading systems for knee osteoarthritis, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) grading system and actual joint space measurements; and 2: To compare the reliability of these grading systems. Materials and Methods Knee radiographs of 117 patients who received intra-articular corticosteroid injections were independently evaluated by two radiologists blinded to the outcome...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647500/acceptability-of-the-community-level-provision-of-sayana%C3%A2-press-by-medical-and-nursing-students-in-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Jane T Bertrand, Paul Bukutuvwidi Makani, Julie Hernandez, Pierre Akilimali, Bitshi Mukengeshayi, Saleh Babazadeh, Arsene Binanga
OBJECTIVES: To assess acceptors' attitudes toward Sayana® Press as a method and toward the mechanism of community-based distribution by medical and nursing (M/N) students, known locally as "DBC," in Kinshasa, DRC; and to evaluate the experience of these DBC. STUDY DESIGN: In 2015, surveys were conducted among (1) acceptors of Sayana® Press on the day of the initial injection, (2) these same acceptors three months later, and (3) the DBC providing community-based services...
June 21, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635179/changing-trends-in-opioid-use-among-u-s-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Fenglong Xie, Christian Smith, Kenneth G Saag, Lang Chen, Timothy Beukelman, Melissa Mannion, Huifeng Yun, Stefan Kertesz
Introduction Opioid prescribing recently has come under intense scrutiny. However, longitudinal patterns of opioid prescription receipt in a population-based cohort of patients who have chronic pain, such as those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), have not been well characterized. Methods We identified a cohort of RA patients based on 2006-2014 Medicare data and evaluated longitudinal time trends in regular opioid use (>=3 filled prescriptions in each 12 month interval). A separate analysis in 2014 assessed rheumatologist-specific variability in regular opioid prescription for RA patients...
June 21, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632962/a-novel-minimally-invasive-wireless-technology-for-neuromodulation-via-percutaneous-intercostal-nerve-stimulation-pns-for-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report-with-short-term-follow-up
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Bart Billet, Roel Wynendaele, Niek E Vanquathem
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of primary afferent neurons provides control of localized chronic pain. This technique applies permanent electrical stimulation at the target area via a minimally invasive, subcutaneous placement of an electrode. OBJECTIVE: To assess analgesic effects of a minimally invasive wireless neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic intractable pain secondary to post-herpetic neuralgia. CASE SUMMARY: A 78-year-old man presented with severe intractable post herpetic neuralgic pain...
June 20, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623171/broad-analgesic-activity-of-a-novel-selective-m1-agonist
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Michael W Wood, Giovanni Martino, Martin Coupal, Mattias Lindberg, Patricia Schroeder, S Santhakumar, Manon Valiquette, Johan Sandin, Daniel Widzowski, Jennifer Laird
Although the muscarinic receptor family has long been a source of potentially compelling targets for small molecule drug discovery, it was difficult to achieve agonist selectivity within the family. A new class of M1 muscarinic agonists has emerged, and these compounds have been characterized as agonists that activate the receptor at an allosteric site. Members of this class of M1 agonists have been shown to be selective across the muscarinic receptors. However, upon introduction of a novel pharmacologic mechanism, it is prudent to ensure that no new off-target activities have arisen, particularly within the context of in vivo experiments...
June 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621025/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-as-a-salvage-treatment-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-refractory-to-dorsal-column-spinal-cord-stimulation-a-case-series
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Ajax Yang, Corey W Hunter
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of traditional spinal cord stimulation (t-SCS) tends to decay over time in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). While it has been shown that dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation is extremely effective in t-SCS-naïve patients with CRPS, its efficacy in patients who had previously failed t-SCS is unknown. Given that DRG-SCS and t-SCS target different spinal pathways, a failure with t-SCS should not automatically preclude a patient from attempting DRG-SCS...
June 16, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613836/design-and-performance-of-a-novel-interface-for-combined-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-at-elevated-pressure-and-electrospray-ionization-with-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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Mikhail E Belov, Shane R Ellis, Marialaura Dilillo, Martin R L Paine, William F Danielson, Gordon A Anderson, Eric L De Graaf, Gert B Eijkel, Ron M A Heeren, Liam A McDonnell
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization, MALDI, has been increasingly used in a variety of biomedical applications, including tissue imaging of clinical tissue samples, and in drug discovery and development. These studies strongly depend on the performance of the analytical instrumentation and would drastically benefit from improved sensitivity, reproducibility and mass / spatial resolution. In this work, we report on a novel combined MALDI/ESI interface, which was coupled to different Orbitrap mass spectrometers (Elite™ and Q Exactive™ Plus) and extensively characterized with peptide and protein standards, and in tissue imaging experiments...
June 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593417/laparoscopic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-groin-pain-after-inguinal-hernia-repair-laparoscopic-approach-for-inguinodynia
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Bruce Ramshaw, Vincent Vetrano, Mayuri Jagadish, Brandie Forman, Eric Heidel, Matthew Mancini
BACKGROUND: Traditional methods of clinical research may not be adequate to improve the value of care for patients with complex medical problems such as chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. This problem is very complex with many potential factors contributing to the development of this complication. METHODS: We have implemented a clinical quality improvement (CQI) effort in an attempt to better measure and improve outcomes for patients suffering with chronic groin pain (inguinodynia) after inguinal hernia repair...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586250/pain-after-percutaneous-irreversible-electroporation-of-renal-tumors-is-not-dependent-on-tumor-location
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Igor Sorokin, Aaron H Lay, Nikitha K Reddy, Noah E Canvasser, Murthy Chamarthy, Jeffrey A Cadeddu
Introduction Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a non-thermal minimally invasive technique to treat small renal masses (SRM). Prior work has demonstrated greater narcotic requirements after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for tumors closer to body-wall musculature. We hypothesized that pain after IRE is not dependent on tumor location due to the athermal mechanistic action. Methods Retrospective review of 50 consecutive percutaneous IRE and RFA cases was performed from 2013 to 2014. Eight patients were excluded from analysis due to incomplete anesthesia record and/or multiple ablations per session leaving 21 patients in each group...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579359/evolution-in-treatment-strategy-for-metastatic-spine-disease-presently-evolving-modalities
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REVIEW
N Kumar, R Malhotra, A S Zaw, K Maharajan, N Naresh, A Kumar, B Vellayappan
The advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the surgical management armamentarium and stereotactic radiosurgery in the domain of radiotherapy, has led to a major evolution in treatment of metastatic spine disease (MSD). We reviewed the recent literature to discuss evolution from open to MIS approaches in MSD and the concurrent evolution in radiotherapy. This will provide a sound base for further development and understanding of treatment paradigms in MSD. Literature review showed that evolution of surgery can be traced from inappropriate open surgery (i...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560480/patient-quality-of-life-and-short-term-surgical-outcomes-between-robotic-and-laparoscopic-anterior-resection-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-rectum
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D Kamali, K Omar, S Z Imam, A Jha, A Reddy, M Jha
PURPOSE: To compare patient quality of life (QoL) and short-term surgical outcomes between robotic anterior resection (r-AR) and laparoscopic (l-AR) approach. METHODS: Consecutive patients having undergone either robotic or laparoscopic AR for adenocarcinoma were studied. All operations were performed by two surgeons experienced in laparoscopic and recently introduced robotic surgery. Surgical outcomes were determined by post-operative histology and short-term complications...
May 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557889/introduction-to-the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-pulmonary-circulation
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Rihab Saeed Sharara, Yousef Hattab, Kaushal Patel, Briana DiSilvio, Anil C Singh, Khalid Malik
In the United States, venous thromboembolism is associated with high mortality and morbidity affecting as many as 900 000 people (1-2 per 1000) each year. Estimates suggest that 60 000 to 100 000 Americans die of deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolism and 10% to 30% die within 1 month of diagnosis, with sudden death being the first symptom in approximately 25% of population with pulmonary embolism. One-half of the patients with deep venous thrombosis will have postthrombotic syndrome, which includes swelling, pain, discoloration, and scaling in the affected limb...
July 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553439/check-rein-technique-for-management-of-neglected-locked-posterior-shoulder-dislocations-evaluation-of-mid-term-outcome-of-a-novel-technique
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N K Magu, P Gogna, A Singh, R Rohilla
Introduction: Neglected locked posterior shoulder dislocations, although rare, are quiet perplexing to manage. Various treatment methods have been explained for their management, but a consensus is still lacking. Besides describing a novel technique for the management of these lesions, this study aims to evaluate the mid-term outcome of this technique. Method: This prospective study involved seven consecutive patients with locked posterior dislocation of the shoulder with humeral defect between 25% and 50%...
November 2016: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553200/phase-ii-clinical-validation-of-a-powered-exoskeleton-for-the-treatment-of-elbow-spasticity
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Simona Crea, Marco Cempini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Federico Posteraro, Nicola Vitiello
Introduction: Spasticity is a typical motor disorder in patients affected by stroke. Typically post-stroke rehabilitation consists of repetition of mobilization exercises on impaired limbs, aimed to reduce muscle hypertonia and mitigate spastic reflexes. It is currently strongly debated if the treatment's effectiveness improves with the timeliness of its adoption; in particular, starting intensive rehabilitation as close as possible to the stroke event may counteract the growth and postpone the onset of spasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553139/periarticular-dextrose-prolotherapy-instead-of-intra-articular-injection-for-pain-and-functional-improvement-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Zahra Rezasoltani, Mehrdad Taheri, Morteza Kazempour Mofrad, Seyed Amir Mohajerani
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that can lead to painful and dysfunctional joints. Prolotherapy involves using injections to produce functional restoration of the soft tissues of the joint. Intra-articular injections are controversial because of the introduction of needles into the articular capsule. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of periarticular versus intra-articular prolotherapy on pain and disability in patients with knee OA. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized double-blind controlled clinical trial...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552999/development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-and-their-risk-factors-during-pregnancy-and-post-partum
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Melanie Metz, Bärbel Junginger, Wolfgang Henrich, Kaven Baeßler
Introduction The aim of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire for the assessment of pelvic floor disorders, their symptoms and risk factors in pregnancy and after birth including symptom course, severity and impact on quality of life. Methods The validated German pelvic floor questionnaire was modified and a new risk factor domain developed. The questionnaire was initially completed by 233 nulliparous women in the third trimester of pregnancy and at six weeks (n = 148) and one year (n = 120) post partum...
April 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545635/outcomes-in-patients-with-chest-pain-discharged-after%C3%A2-evaluation-using-a-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-assay
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Atosa Nejatian, Åsa Omstedt, Jonas Höijer, L O Hansson, Therese Djärv, Kai M Eggers, Per Svensson
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chest pain are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with the diagnosis "unspecified chest pain." It is unknown if evaluation with a high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assay affects prognosis in this large population. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether the introduction of an hsTnT assay is associated with reduced incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) and cardiovascular (CV) risk profile in patients with chest pain discharged from the ED...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540094/diagnosis-of-splenic-lymphoma-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Umar Darr, Zubair Khan, Muhammad Ali Khan, Anas Renno, Turki Alkully, Sehrish Kamal, Tariq Hammad, Yaseen Alastal, Muhammad Imran Khan, Ali Nawras
Introduction. Splenic tumor is usually found as an incidental finding on CT of abdomen. Traditionally, ultrasound (US) or computed tomography (CT) guided biopsies were employed for the purpose of sampling; however they have been reported to have a complication rate of 5.3%. Endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has been recently utilized for the purpose of sampling splenic tumors. In literature there are 7 reported instances where splenic lymphoma was diagnosed using EUS-FNA. We present a case of follicular B cell lymphoma of the spleen diagnosed using EUS-FNA...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539936/pregabalin-effect-on-acute-and-chronic-pain-after-cardiac-surgery
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Aik Bouzia, Vassilios Tassoudis, Menelaos Karanikolas, George Vretzakis, Argyro Petsiti, Nikolaos Tsilimingas, Elena Arnaoutoglou
Introduction. Pain after cardiac surgery affects long-term patient wellness. This study investigated the effect of preoperative pregabalin on acute and chronic pain after elective cardiac surgery with median sternotomy. Methods. Prospective double blind study. 93 cardiac surgery patients were randomly assigned into three groups: Group 1 received placebo, Group 2 received oral pregabalin 75 mg, and Group 3 received oral pregabalin 150 mg. Data were collected 8 hours, 24 hours, and 3 months postoperatively...
2017: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538741/hidradenitis-suppurativa-introduction
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Haley B Naik
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a prevalent and devastating inflammatory skin disease predominating in women and minorities. HS is characterized by painful recurrent abscesses, foul-smelling purulent drainage, sinus tract and fistula formation, and disfiguring scarring involving intertriginous body sites including the axillae, breasts, groin, and buttocks. Disease onset typically occurs in the second to fourth decades of life and is associated with significant impacts on physical and psychological well-being due to pain, shame, and isolation, leading to profound suffering and despair...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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