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Persistent post surgical pain

Jae Won Lee, Sang Ki Lee, Won Sik Choy
Diagnosis of Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is made primarily on a clinical basis, and no specific test is known to confirm or exclude CRPS diagnosis. That is, there aren't specific diagnostic tools and instrumental tests are made only for identifying an etiology at the basis of the CRPS. Numerous therapeutic methods have been introduced, but none have shown definitive results. When symptoms persist, patients experience permanent impairment and disability. Therefore, early recognition of CRPS, along with proper treatment, is important for minimizing permanent loss of function...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Weiqian Wu, Chongyang Wang, Jianwei Ruan, Feng Chen, Ningjun Li, Fanghu Chen
RATIONALE: Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare and often misdiagnosed syndrome. Surgical resection is currently the first line treatment for TIO. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we report the case of a 49-year-old woman presented with intermittent pain in the right chest and bilateral hip that had persisted for over two years. DIAGNOSES: She was diagnosed of TIO caused by a phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor based on the following examinations. Laboratory tests revealed high serum alkaline phosphatase, high urinary phosphorus, hypophosphatemia and normal serum calcium levels...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tahleesa Cuda, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan de Costa
BACKGROUND: Acquired Megacolon (AMC) is a condition involving persistent dilatation and lengthening of the colon in the absence of organic disease. Diagnosis depends on subjective radiological, endoscopic or surgical findings in the context of a suggestive clinical presentation. This review sets out to investigate diagnostic criteria of AMC. METHODS: The literature was searched using the databases - PubMed, Medline via OvidSP, ClinicalKey, Informit and the Cochrane Library...
January 31, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Sinem Sari, Betul Kozanhan, Ayse Ilksen Egilmez, Aykut Soyder, Osman Nuri Aydin, Fabrizio Galimberti, Daniel Sessler, Alparslan Turan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fluctuations of female sex hormones during menstrual cycle influence pain perception. Endogenous pain inhibition is impaired in follicular phase of menstrual cycle. We tested the primary hypothesis that the women having surgery during their follicular phase have more acute pain and require higher opioids than those in the luteal phase, and secondarily we tested that women who have surgery during their follicular phase have more incisional pain at 3 month postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Sunghye Kim, Pamela W Duncan, Leanne Groban, Hannah Segal, Rica Moonyeen Abbott, Jeff D Williamson
Aim of review: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) on functional, social, and behavioral factors might be important preoperative predictors of postoperative outcomes. We conducted a literature review to explore associations of preoperative depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, and nutritional status with surgical outcomes. Methods: Two electronic data bases, including PubMed and Google Scholar, were searched linking either depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, or nutritional status with surgery, postoperative complications, or perioperative period within the past 2 decades...
November 28, 2017: Journal of anesthesia and perioperative medicine
Jennifer Kurowicki, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Linsen T Samuel, Morad Chughtai, Martin Roche, Peter M Bonutti, Michael A Mont
Background: The ability to reach full functional capacity following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is reliant on the strength of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Weakness of these muscles can persist anywhere from 1 to 3 years post-operatively. There remains considerable controversy as to what factors influence restoration of muscle strength after TKA. Implant designs have been implicated in the ability of patients to recover. Currently there is a paucity of literature available describing the influence of patient characteristics, surgical factors, and clinical outcomes on quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength following TKA with a cruciate-retaining, single radius (SR) implant...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Ashish B Shah, Breann K Tisano, Osama Elattar, Jackson Rucker Staggers, Sameer Naranje
Introduction: Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by acroosteolysis, wormian skull bones with persistent skull sutures, premature loss of teeth, micrognathia, short stature, hypermobility of the joints, neurologic manifestations such as basilar invagination with subsequent paresthesia, hearing loss, and speech alterations, and osteoporosis with tendency to pathologic fractures of long bones and vertebrae as well as painful hands and feet. Very few cases have been earlier reported in the literature...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Prasoon Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Rakesh John, Rajbahadur Sharma
Introduction: Unilateral pedicle screw fixation and transforaminal cage for interbody fusion are well-established form of treatment for lumbar spondylolisthesis. It is cost effective and has shown to have a comparable outcome to bilateral pedicle screw fixation. We present a case of unilateral pedicle screw fixation and transforaminal cage for interbody fusion in a patient of Grade 1 Degenerative spondylolisthesis who had an early implant failure, and try to assess the possible events leading to it...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
N Stark, S Kerr, J Stevens
Post-surgical opioid prescribing intended for the short-term management of acute pain may lead to long-term opioid use. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of persistent post-surgical opioid use and patient-related factors associated with post-surgical opioid use. One thousand and thirteen opioid-naïve patients awaiting elective surgery in a tertiary private hospital in Sydney were enrolled. Preoperatively, patients completed a questionnaire comprising potential predictors of persistent post-surgical opioid use...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Sabu Kumar James
Persistent or chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) has been defined as 'pain persisting beyond 2 months'. The cut-off limit of 2 months has been controversial, and some researchers argue for a 3-month period for the definition of CPSP. Multiple mechanisms, including both patient and surgical, have been shown to influence this transition. Patient factors include age, gender, anxiety, depression, somatisation, catastrophising, pre-existing pain anywhere and pain at the site of surgery. The various surgical factors include site and nature of surgery, infection, inflammation and repeat surgery...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
Zhisong Li, Yaru Li, Jing Cao, Xuemin Han, Weihua Cai, Weidong Zang, Jitian Xu, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Persistent post-surgical pain is a difficult clinical problem. In this study, we intend to explore the mechanism underlying the persistent post-surgical pain in SMIR (skin/muscle incision and retraction) rats. METHODS: First of all, the expression of membrane protein Nav1.7 and p-p65 (Phosphorylation of p65) were detected in ipsilateral L4-6 DRGs of SMIR rats by western-blot and immunostaining. Then with ProTx-II (Nav1.7 blocker) or PDTC (p65 inhibitor) were intrathecally injected while the change of Nav1...
November 7, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Stefano Sanna, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Desideria Argnani, Marta Mengozzi, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli
The management of hemothorax (spontaneous or, more often, due to thoracic trauma lesions), follows basic tenets well-respected by cardiothoracic surgeons. In most, a non-operative approach is adequate and safe, with a defined group of patients requiring only tube thoracostomy. Only a minority of patients need a surgical intervention due to retained hemothorax, persistent bleeding or incoming complications, as pleural empyema or entrapped lung. In the early 1990s, the rapid technological developments determined an increase of diagnostic and therapeutical indications for multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) as the gold standard therapy for retained and persistent hemothorax, allowing an earlier diagnosis, total clots removal and better tubes placement with less morbidity, reduced post-operative pain and shorter hospital stay...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Muska Khpal, James R C Miller, Zika Petrovic, Delilah Hassanally
BACKGROUND: Axillary node dissection has a central role in the surgical management of breast cancer; however, it is associated with a significant risk of lymphoedema and chronic pain. Peri-operative administration of local anesthesia reduces acute and persistent post-surgical pain, but there is currently no consensus on the optimal method of local anesthetic delivery. METHODS: Patients undergoing axillary dissection for breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive a one-off dose of levobupivacaine 0...
October 26, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
John T Pierce, Guy Kositratna, Mark A Attiah, Michael J Kallan, Rebecca Koenigsberg, Peter Syre, David Wyler, Paul J Marcotte, W Andrew Kofke, William C Welch
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown varying results in selected outcomes when directly comparing spinal anesthesia to general in lumbar surgery. Some studies have shown reduced surgical time, postoperative pain, time in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), incidence of urinary retention, postoperative nausea, and more favorable cost-effectiveness with spinal anesthesia. Despite these results, the current literature has also shown contradictory results in between-group comparisons...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
Margreet Meems, Viola Spek, Willem J Kop, Berend-Jan Meems, Leo H Visser, Victor J M Pop
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common, compressive nerve-entrapment disorder with symptoms of numbness, paresthesia, and pain. Carpal tunnel release surgery is the only known long-term effective treatment. However, surgery is invasive and up to 30% of patients report recurrence or persistence of symptoms or suffer from post-surgical complications. A promising non-surgical treatment for CTS is mechanical wrist traction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes following mechanical traction in patients with CTS compared to care as usual...
October 10, 2017: Trials
Christopher David Jones, Luke Guiot, Mark Portelli, Timothy Bullen, Paul Skaife
Meralgia paraesthetica (MP) is a condition originally described by Bernhardt in 1878 and was eventually named by Roth in 1895. It is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) resulting in varying types of discomfort. Severity of the symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to painfully disabling. In this article we discuss 2 patients with a LFCN injury occurring as a result of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR). The first patient is a 46-year-old female who reported pain and dysesthesia in the left groin and the anterolateral thigh, 2 days post LCR...
September 2017: Pain Physician
Isabel A C Baert, Enrique Lluch, Francis Van Glabbeek, Rudy Nuyts, Salim Rufai, Joanna Tuynman, Filip Struyf, Mira Meeus
Short stem uncemented femoral implants were developed with the aim of preserving proximal bone stock for future revisions, improving biomechanical reconstruction, aiding insertion through smaller incisions and potentially decreasing or limiting the incidence of thigh pain. Despite all the advantages of short stem designs, it remains unclear whether they are able to limit post-surgical thigh pain. In patients with short stem hip arthroplasty and persistent thigh pain, it is of the utmost importance to understand the potential etiologies of this chronic pain for selecting the appropriate treatment strategy...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
Alfred Robichaud, Mathieu Bélanger, Martine Poirier, Frank Cloutier, Jeffrey Gaudet, Caroline Jose
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy of a minimal surface area, vaginally-installed polypropylene tape (VPT), avoiding insertion on the incision line to treat an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse waiting for surgical treatment were included in the study. Primary outcome was the incidence of prolapse recurrence reported with combined outcome measures and was reported with Kaplan-Meier cumulative incidence...
October 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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