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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29864977/metastatic-lung-cancer-in-patient-with-non-malignant-neck-pain-a-case-report
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W Z Pawlak, L Svensson, P F Jensen
Background Symptoms from disseminated cancer can develop very slowly. This could be very difficult to distinguish those symptoms from chronic disabilities and nuisances in patients with chronic non-malignant pain. Objective In this report, the case of a woman with both nonmalignant pain and cancer is presented. Case report A 54 years old woman was referred by a general practitioner to Multidisciplinary Pain Center. The diagnosis was chronic non-malignant neck pain on the basis of degenerative columnar disease...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808097/infectious-aortitis-a-life-threatening-endovascular-complication-of-nontyphoidal-salmonella-bacteremia
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Seifeldin Hakim, Francisco Davila, Mitual Amin, Ismail Hader, Mitchell S Cappell
A 65-year-old Japanese man living in the United States presented with pyrexia and chills associated with intermittent lower abdominal and back pain for 5 days. He denied recent travel, rash, diarrhea, or rectal bleeding. Physical examination revealed spiking pyrexia, and routine laboratory tests revealed mild leukocytosis and neutrophilia. Abdominal CT with contrast showed findings highly compatible with aortitis. Comprehensive autoimmune evaluation was negative. Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis was isolated from blood cultures...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792106/psychometric-properties-of-the-photograph-series-of-daily-activities-short-electronic-version-phoda-sev-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-according-to-cosmin-checklist
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Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Samantha Janaina Demarchi, Rob Johannes E M Smeets, Ivan P J Huijnen, Priscila Kalil Morelhão, Thalysi Mayumi Hisamatsu, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background The Photograph Daily Activities Series - Short Electronic Version (PHODA-SeV) assesses perceived harmfulness of daily activities in patients with low back pain (LBP). Although there is some evidence that the PHODA-SeV is a reliable and valid tool, its psychometric properties have not been fully investigated. Objectives To investigate the test-retest reliability, measurement error, interpretability, construct validity, internal and external responsiveness of the PHODA-SeV in patients with chronic LBP...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790166/physical-therapy-as-the-first-point-of-care-to-treat-low-back-pain-an-instrumental-variables-approach-to-estimate-impact-on-opioid-prescription-health-care-utilization-and-costs
#4
Bianca K Frogner, Kenneth Harwood, C Holly A Andrilla, Malaika Schwartz, Jesse M Pines
OBJECTIVE: To compare differences in opioid prescription, health care utilization, and costs among patients with low back pain (LBP) who saw a physical therapist (PT) at the first point of care, at any time during the episode or not at all. DATA SOURCES: Commercial health insurance claims data, 2009-2013. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analyses using two-stage residual inclusion instrumental variable models to estimate rates for opioid prescriptions, imaging services, emergency department visits, hospitalization, and health care costs...
May 23, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
#5
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718896/salmonella-potsdam-causing-lumbar-vertebral-osteomyelitis-a-case-report
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Weike Cheng, Kejian Lian, Deqing Luo, Dasheng Lin, Wanqiang Feng, Hang Xian, Tongtao Li
RATIONALE: Salmonella osteomyelitis is an uncommon complication of salmonella infection, especially the salmonella vertebral osteomyelitis (SVO). PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a case of a 29-year-old female who presented with serious lower back pain and severe limitation of motion for 50 days with no obvious inducements. She once had a fever up to 39.5°C. Physical examination only revealed limited motion of lower back without neurological complications. The laboratory results revealed no specificity...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669083/immediate-physical-therapy-initiation-in-patients-with-acute-low-back-pain-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-downstream-health-care-utilization-and-costs
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Xinliang Liu, William J Hanney, Michael Masaracchio, Morey J Kolber, Mei Zhao, Aaron C Spaulding, Meghan H Gabriel
Background: Physical therapy is an important treatment option for patients with low back pain (LBP). However, whether to refer patients for physical therapy and the timing of initiation remain controversial. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of receiving physical therapy and the timing of physical therapy initiation on downstream health care utilization and costs among patients with acute LBP. Design: The design was a retrospective cohort study...
May 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669081/prediction-of-persistent-musculoskeletal-pain-at-12-months-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-optimal-screening-for-prediction-of-referral-and-outcome-ospro-validation-cohort-study
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Jason M Beneciuk, Trevor A Lentz, Ying He, Samuel S Wu, Steven Z George
Background: Musculoskeletal pain is a societal epidemic because it is highly prevalent and a leading contributor to disability; however, physical therapists are still challenged when predicting which patients are at high risk for persistent symptoms. Objective: The objectives of this study were to identify patient characteristics predictive of persistent musculoskeletal pain 12 months following physical therapist care and to determine the influence of anatomical region...
May 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628812/exercise-therapy-for-a-patient-with-parkinson-disease-and-back-pain-a-case-report
#9
Christina L Rosarion
Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe an exercise intervention for an elderly patient with Parkinson disease with a chief complaint of lower back pain. Clinical Features: The patient was an 85-year-old man who had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and kyphosis. Back pain was preventing him from carrying out activities of daily living. He was referred for physical therapy for treatment to reduce lower back pain and increase function. An initial examination consisted of testing flexibility and range of motion and administering a pain severity scale and a Lower Extremity Functional Index (LEFI); the patient's initial LEFI score was 14/80...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616222/does-a-better-perfusion-of-deconditioned-muscle-tissue-release-chronic-low-back-pain
#10
Paola Valdivieso, Martino V Franchi, Christian Gerber, Martin Flück
Non-specific chronic low back pain (nsCLBP) is a multifactorial condition of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Physical and genetic factors may influence the predisposition of individuals to CLBP, which in many instances share a musculoskeletal origin. A reduced pain level in low back pain patients that participate in exercise therapy highlights that disuse-related muscle deconditioning may predispose individuals to nsCLBP. In this context, musculoskeletal pain may be the consequence of capillary rarefaction in inactive muscle as this would lower local tissue drainage and washing out of toxic waste...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493525/current-uses-of-ultrasound-imaging-in-musculoskeletal-rehabilitation
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Robert Jopowicz, Małgorzata Jopowicz, Łukasz Czarnocki, Jarosław Michał Deszczyński, Jarosław Deszczyński
The term Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) refers to the use of ultrasound imaging by physiothera-pists. Ultrasound is used by physiotherapists to evaluate the morphology of muscles and other associated soft tissues not only at rest but also for a dynamic assessment of those structures during physical activities and tasks. RUSI is most commonly utilized as part of a biofeedback mechanism, which shows good efficacy in lower back pain treatment. Several possibilities have been also described for clinically adapting this method in the rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee and postoperative improvement of tendons...
December 13, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489568/effectiveness-and-downstream-healthcare-utilization-for-patients-that-received-early-physical-therapy-versus-usual-care-for-low-back-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Daniel Rhon, Robert Miller, Julie Fritz
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE.: Compare early physical therapy versus usual care in patients with low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Early physical therapy (PT) has been associated with reduced downstream healthcare utilization in retrospective studies, but not investigated prospectively in the military health system. METHODS: Military service members seeking care from a general practitioner were recruited. Patients attended a 20-minute self-management class with focus on psychosocial resilience and then randomized to usual care only (UC) versus immediately starting a 3-week physical therapy program (PT)...
February 27, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410582/comparison-of-pain-disorder-back-performance-and-psychological-factors-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-and-radicular-pain
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Seunghwan Kim, Jung Hyun Kim, You Lim Kim, Suk Min Lee
[Purpose] This study investigated the relationship between pain intensity, lumber disability, and psychological factors in patients with low back pain. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 166 outpatients (116 female, 50 male) with chronic low back pain presenting for physical therapy participated in this study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with low back pain alone and those with both low back pain and radicular pain. Pain intensity and lumbar disability were measured using a visual analogue scale and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406836/differential-diagnosis-in-a-patient-presenting-with-both-systemic-and-neuromusculoskeletal-pathology-resident-s-case-problem
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Evan J Petersen, Stephanie M Thurmond
Study Design Resident's case problem. Background Patients presenting with multiple symptomatic areas pose a diagnostic challenge for the physical therapist. Though musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal symptoms typically present separately, they can occur simultaneously and mimic each other. Consequently, the ability to differentiate between musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal symptoms is an important skill for physical therapists. The purpose of this resident's case problem was to describe the clinical-reasoning process leading to medical and physical therapy management of a patient presenting with upper and lower back pain, bilateral radiating arm and leg pain, and abdominal pain...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403305/spotlight-on-topographical-pressure-pain-sensitivity-maps-a-review
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Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, Pascal Madeleine, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Paula Rezende Camargo, Tania Fátima Salvini
Mechanical hyperalgesia defined as decreased pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) is commonly associated with pain. In this narrative review, we report the current state of the art within topographical pressure sensitivity maps. Such maps are based on multiple PPT assessments. The PPTs are assessed by an a priori defined grid with special focus on both spatial and temporal summation issues. The grid covers the muscle or the body region of interest using absolute or relative values determined from anatomical landmarks or anthropometric values...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203308/magnetic-resonance-imaging-undetectable-epiduroscopic-hotspot-in-chronic-diskogenic-back-pain-does-sinuvertebral-neuropathy-actually-exist
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Sung Ho Choi, Nitin Adsul, Hyeun Sung Kim, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND: The causes of chronic diskogenic back pain have not yet been clearly identified. Neural ingrowth around the annulus is widely considered to be one of the possible cause. However, neuropathy around the annulus has yet to be observed visually. We report a case of a hotspot that was observed in an epiduroscopic view, but not in imaging findings. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 46-year-old woman was admitted with pain in the back, left buttock, and posterior thigh for 2 years...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166883/the-humanistic-burden-of-pompe-disease-are-there-still-unmet-needs-a-systematic-review
#17
Benedikt Schoser, Deborah A Bilder, David Dimmock, Digant Gupta, Emma S James, Suyash Prasad
BACKGROUND: Humanistic burden considers the impact of an illness on a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL), activities of daily living (ADL), caregiver health, and caregiver QoL. Humanistic burden also considers treatment satisfaction and adherence to treatment regimens. Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive, progressive, multisystemic neuromuscular disease. Approval of enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) markedly improved prognosis for patients, but considerable morbidity and a substantial humanistic burden remain...
November 22, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166685/-evaluation-of-inpatient-conservative-management-of-acute-subacute-and-chronic-back-pain
#18
Ingo Haase, Kilian Haase, Bernd Kladny
BACKGROUND: Backache is very common in the German population. It is a common reason for people to seek medical advice and specific back pain programs have been developed. The intention of this study is to evaluate the short and long term effects of conservative management of back pain in a German general hospital. Outcomes of interest were pain intensity, interference in daily functions, physical functioning and health related quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 1010 patients with acute, subacute and chronic back pain, admitted to inpatient nonsurgical interventional therapy in a German hospital between July 2013 and July 2015...
April 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158960/a-combined-treatment-approach-emphasizing-impairment-based-manual-therapy-and-exercise-for-hip-related-compensatory-injury-in-elite-athletes-a-case-series
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Steve Short, Gretchen Short, Donald Strack, Philip Anloague, Brian Brewster
Background/Purpose: Athletes experiencing hip, groin, and low back pain often exhibit similar clinical characteristics. Individuals with hip, groin and low back pain may have the presence of multiple concurrent pathoanatomical diagnoses. Regardless, similar regional characteristics and dysfunction may contribute to the patient's chief complaint, potentially creating a sub-group of individuals that may be defined by lumbopelvic and hip mobility limitations, motor control impairments, and other shared clinical findings...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073842/the-influence-of-patient-choice-of-first-provider-on-costs-and-outcomes-analysis-from-a-physical-therapy-patient-registry
#20
Thomas R Denninger, Chad E Cook, Cole G Chapman, Timothy McHenry, Charles A Thigpen
Study Design Retrospective study. Background Alternative models of care that allow patients to choose direct access to physical therapy have shown promise in terms of cost reduction for neck and back pain. However, real-world exploration within the US health care system is notably limited. Objectives To compare total claims paid and patient outcomes for patients with neck and back pain who received physical therapy intervention via direct access versus medical referral. Methods Data were accessed for patients seeking care for neck or back pain (n = 603) between 2012 and 2014, who chose to begin care either through traditional medical referral or direct access to a physical therapy- led spine management program...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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