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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505029/treatment-options-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-with-refractory-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-approach
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Kasra Amirdelfan, Lynn Webster, Lawrence Poree, Vishad Sukul, Porter McRoberts
STUDY DESIGN: A significant number of lumbar post-surgical patients continue to suffer persistent pain and limited function and are termed to have "Failed back surgery syndrome" (FBSS). This review evaluates clinical trial data for the treatment of FBSS patients. OBJECTIVE: Using an evidence-based approach to evaluate FBSS treatments will assist clinicians in choosing the most effective options for FBSS patients. Furthermore, reducing the utilization of less effective therapies may result in substantial financial savings for this patient population...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457932/the-role-of-conventional-myelography-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-degenerative-spine-diseases-in-low-income-communities-a-prospective-study
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David Kitya, Maria Punchak, Francis Bajunirwe
INTRODUCTION: Chronic back pain is a common problem and imaging is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. In low-resource settings conventional myelography is a cheap alternative to MRI and CT. This study was conducted to re-examine the diagnostic reliability, effectiveness for surgical decision making and safety of conventional myelography. METHODS: The study was conducted at Tenwek Mission Hospital during June 2009 and March 2010. New patients who presented with features of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy were eligible...
April 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194840/burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-increases-peripheral-antineuroinflammatory-interleukin-10-levels-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-predominant-back-pain
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Thomas M Kinfe, Sajjad Muhammad, Carolina Link, Sandra Roeske, Shafqat R Chaudhry, Thomas L Yearwood
OBJECTIVES: Burst spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been reported to reduce back pain and improve functional capacity in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). However, its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Systemic circulating cytokines have been associated with the development of chronic back pain. METHODS: This prospective, feasibility study enrolled 12 refractory FBSS patients with predominant back pain (70% of overall pain) suitable for Burst SCS...
February 13, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152784/breast-cancer-patient-functional-status-and-comorbidities-and-their-impact-on-treatment-aggressiveness-a-population-based-study
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Ramsankar Basak, Ronald C Chen
306 Background: The ASCO Choosing Wisely Campaign and other published guidelines recommend avoidance of aggressive treatments in early-stage cancer patients with limited life expectancy. However, patients with more advanced cancers are likely to benefit from aggressive treatment. The population-based SEER-MHOS (Medicare Health Outcomes Survey) provides unique data to allow assessment of aggressiveness of cancer treatment by cancer stage and patient frailty. METHODS: MHOS includes patient-reported functional deficits in a sample of Medicare beneficiaries, and has been linked with SEER data which provide diagnostic and treatment data...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132158/evaluation-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-the-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-and-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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L P Robb, J M Cooney, C R McCrory
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is now established as the primary treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Commonly, patients with chronic pain and FBSS often report symptoms of anxiety and depression resulting from this condition. These factors can modulate and amplify the pain experience, therefore, further challenging treatment success. AIMS: This study examined the efficacy of SCS on alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain as well as pain intensity in a group of patients with FBSS...
January 28, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096691/pain-acceptance-potentially-mediates-the-relationship-between-pain-catastrophizing-and-post-surgery-outcomes-among-compensated-lumbar-fusion-patients
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Cassie Dance, M Scott DeBerard, Jessica Gundy Cuneo
PURPOSE: Chronic low back pain is highly prevalent and often treatment recalcitrant condition, particularly among workers' compensation patients. There is a need to identify psychological factors that may predispose such patients to pain chronicity. The primary aim of this study was to examine whether pain acceptance potentially mediated the relationship between pain catastrophizing and post-surgical outcomes in a sample of compensated lumbar fusion patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients insured with the Workers Compensation Fund of Utah and who were at least 2 years post-lumbar fusion surgery completed an outcome survey...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072795/treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-failed-back-surgery
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Jae Hwan Cho, Jae Hyup Lee, Kwang Sup Song, Jae-Young Hong, Yoon-Suk Joo, Dong-Ho Lee, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a frequently encountered disease entity following lumbar spinal surgery. Although many plausible reasons have been investigated, the exact pathophysiology remains unknown. Various medications, reoperations, interventions such as spinal cord stimulation, epidural adhesiolysis or epidural injection, exercise therapy, and psychotherapy have been suggested treatment options. However, the evidence of the clinical outcome for each treatment has not been clearly determined...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025843/10-khz-high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-in-patients-with-no-history-of-spinal-surgery-a-preliminary-prospective-open-label-and-proof-of-concept-study
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Adnan Al-Kaisy, Stefano Palmisani, Thomas E Smith, David Pang, Khai Lam, William Burgoyne, Russell Houghton, Emma Hudson, Jonathan Lucas
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of 10 kHz high frequency spinal cord stimulation (HF10 therapy) treatment of chronic low back pain in patients who have not had spinal surgery. METHODS: Patients with chronic low back pain without prior spinal surgery were evaluated by a team of spine surgeons to rule out any spinal pathology amenable to surgical interventions and by a multidisciplinary pain team to confirm eligibility for the study. After a successful (>50% back pain reduction) trial of HF10 therapy, enrolled subjects underwent permanent system implantation and were followed-up one year post-implant...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008467/readmissions-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-a-uk-district-general-hospital
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Olugbenga Awolaran, Tabitha Gana, Nehemiah Samuel, Kenneth Oaikhinan
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic gallstones and its practice as day case where possible is considered the standard over the last decade. However, readmission after surgery is recognised as a new problem. AIM: The aim of this cohort observational study was to investigate the readmission rate in a district general hospital and identify the causes of readmission in order to explore ways by which this can be reduced or managed more cost effectively...
December 23, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810456/considerations-in-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-chronic-lumbar-pain-psychosocial-factors-rating-scales-and-perioperative-patient-education-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Daniel Gaudin, Brianna M Krafcik, Tarek R Mansour, Ahmed Alnemari
OBJECTIVE: Despite widespread use of lumbar spinal fusion as a treatment for back pain, outcomes remain variable. Optimizing patient selection can help to reduce adverse outcomes. This literature review was conducted to better understand factors associated with optimal postoperative results after lumbar spinal fusion for chronic back pain and current tools used for evaluation. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched for clinical trials related to psychosocial determinants of outcome after lumbar spinal fusion surgery; evaluation of commonly used patient subjective outcome measures; and perioperative cognitive, behavioral, and educational therapies...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764706/management-of-postoperative-pain-after-lumbar-surgery-pregabalin-for-one-day-and-14-days-a-randomized-triple-blinded-placebo-controlled-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mohammad Zarei, Arvin Najafi, Pejman Mansouri, Sadaf Sadeghi-Yazdankhah, Houshang Saberi, Mehran Moradi, Mahmoud Farzan
OBJECTIVES: Despite the progress in understanding acute pain physiology during recent decade, eighty percent of patients still suffer from post-operative discomfort. Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant agent that is approved for painful neuropathies in diabetic patients and post herpetic neuralgia. The main objective of the present study was to compare the improvement in post-operative pain management and patient lifestyle in 3 groups, as first group received placebo, second who received Pregabalin for one day and the last group those who received it for 14 days...
December 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683679/the-outcome-of-pedicle-screw-instrumentation-removal-for-ongoing-low-back-pain-following-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion
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Mario G Zotti, Oscar P Brumby-Rendell, Ben McDonald, Tom Fisher, Christovalantis Tsimiklis, Wai Weng Yoon, Orso L Osti
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to determine whether patients derived benefit from removal of pedicle screw instrumentation for axial pain without other cause using our surgical technique and patient selection. A secondary aim was to investigate factors that were associated with poorer outcomes for this procedure as well as complication rate in this cohort. METHODS: Theater records from a single spinal surgeon's practice were reviewed to identify patients that had undergone lumbar fusion for discogenic back pain with subsequent pedicle screw instrumentation removal (Expedium, DePuy Synthes) in the preceding 3 years with a minimum of 18 months follow-up...
December 2015: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225614/-subcutaneous-stimulation-as-additional-therapy-to-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-a-post-laminectomy-syndrome-patient
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Mert Akbaş, Mehmet Arif Yeğin, İrem Özdemir, Ethem Göksu, Mahmut Akyüz
Spinal cord stimulation as treatment of chronic low back pain via neuromodulation has been frequently performed in recent years. The dorsal column is stimulated by an electrode placed at the epidural region. In the case presently described, subcutaneous lead was implanted in a patient with failed back syndrome after spinal cord stimulation was inadequate to treat back and gluteal pain. A 65-year-old male had undergone surgery to treat lumbar disc herniation, after which he received physical therapy and multiple steroid injections due to unrelieved pain...
January 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27178677/feasibility-and-safety-of-lumbosacral-epiduroscopy-in-the-standing-horse
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B Shrauner, A Blikslager, J Davis, N Campbell, M Law, M Lustgarten, T Prange
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: The large size of the adult horse prevents the use of advanced imaging modalities in most areas of the axial skeleton, including the lumbosacral vertebral column. Traditional imaging techniques are frequently unable to pinpoint the underlying pathology in horses with caudal back pain. In man, lumbosacral epiduroscopy is used to diagnose and treat subjects with chronic back and leg pain. This technique may close the diagnostic gap in horses with similar clinical signs...
May 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27145020/lumbar-facet-resurfacing-first-experience-with-the-fenix%C3%A2-implant
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Erik Van de Kelft
STUDY DESIGN: This is a feasibility study to confirm the design, the patient population and the surgical technique for FENIX™ implants. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the safety, the clinical and radiological performance of bilaterally implanted FENIX™ facet resurfacing device. INTRODUCTION: Facet joint osteoarthritis is responsible for up to 30% of chronic low back pain. Arthroplasty is a surgical treatment option that aims to relieve pain while maintaining or restoring motion...
May 3, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27130165/risk-factors-for-persistent-and-new-chronic-opioid-use-in-patients-undergoing-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maria C S Inacio, Craig Hansen, Nicole L Pratt, Stephen E Graves, Elizabeth E Roughead
OBJECTIVES: To determine chronic opioid use pre-THA (total hip arthroplasty) and post-THA, and risk factors for persistent or new chronic opioid use post-THA. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs health claims database. PARTICIPANTS: 9525 patients who had an elective unilateral THA between 1/01/2001 and 12/31/2012. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURE: Chronic opioid use...
April 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27026838/using-provocative-discography-and-computed-tomography-to-select-patients-with-refractory-discogenic-low-back-pain-for-lumbar-fusion-surgery
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Mengqiao Alan Xi, Henry C Tong, Daniel K Fahim, Mick Perez-Cruet
Background Context Controversy remains over the use of provocative discography in conjunction with computed tomography (CT) to locate symptomatic intervertebral discs in patients with chronic, low back pain (LBP). The current study explores the relationship between discogenic pain and disc morphology using discography and CT, respectively, and investigates the efficacy of this combined method in identifying surgical candidates for lumbar fusion by evaluating outcomes. Methods 43 consecutive patients between 2006 and 2013 who presented with refractory low back pain and underwent discography and CT were enrolled in the study...
2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27008308/thoracic-nerve-root-entrapment-by-intrathecal-catheter-coiling-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Jing L Han, Daniel B Loriaux, Caroline Tybout, Merritt D Kinon, Shervin Rahimpour, Scott L Runyon, Thomas J Hopkins, Richard L Boortz-Marx, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal catheter placement has long-term therapeutic benefits in the management of chronic, intractable pain. Despite the diverse clinical applicability and rising prevalence of implantable drug delivery systems in pain medicine, the spectrum of complications associated with intrathecal catheterization remains largely understudied and underreported in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of thoracic nerve root entrapment resulting from intrathecal catheter migration...
March 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26941975/from-200-bc-to-2015-ad-an-integration-of-robotic-surgery-and-ayurveda-yoga
#19
Ali Zamir Khan, Geethakrishnan Gopalakrishna Pillai
BACKGROUND: Among the traditional systems of medicine practiced all over the world, Ayurveda and Yoga has a documented history dating back to beyond 200 BC. Robotic and video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is an invention of the 21(st) century. We aim to quantify the effects of integration of Ayurveda and Yoga on patients undergoing minimally invasive robotic and VATS. METHODS: Four hundred and fifty-four patients undergoing VATS and robotic thoracic surgery were introduced to a pre and postoperative protocol of Yoga therapy, mediation and oil massages...
February 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26815254/percutaneous-and-endoscopic-adhesiolysis-in-managing-low-back-and-lower-extremity-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Standiford Helm, Gabor B Racz, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Rafael Justiz, Salim M Hayek, Eugene D Kaplan, Mohamed Ahamed El Terany, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory low back and lower extremity pain is frustrating to treat. Percutaneous adhesiolysis and spinal endoscopy are techniques which can treat chronic refractory low back and lower extremity pain.Percutaneous adhesiolysis is performed by placing the catheter into the tissue plane at the ventrolateral aspect of the foramen so that medications can be injected. Adhesiolysis is used both for pain caused by scarring which is not resistant to catheter placement and other sources of pain, including inflammation in the absence of scarring...
February 2016: Pain Physician
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