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Low backache

Bhagya Ranjan Jena, Anil Paswan, Yashpal Singh, Sandeep Loha, Anil Prasad Singh, Virendra Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) is a minimally invasive target-selective technique that has been used with success for many years in the treatment of different pathologies, such as low back pain, trigeminal neuralgia, and others. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare different mode of RF - continuous RF (CRF) versus pulsed RF (PRF) along with steroid in the management of low back pain of discogenic origin. SETTING AND DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind trial...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Saru Singh, Kulvinder Singh, Ruchi Gupta, Nayyamat Kaur, Pranav Bansal, Sanjeet Singh
CONTEXT AND AIM: The assessment of severity of low back pain includes subjective questionnaires to quantify the impact on routine life. The objective of current study was to correlate various quality of life (QOL) scores to the clinical outcome measured as improvement in Visual Analog Score (VAS) after interventional treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive chronic low backache patients were assessed for pain intensity using VAS, revised Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Quebec's, Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), and depression score at presentation...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Suryapratap Singh
Baastrup's disease is an uncommon entity in the elderly spine and it is very rare in the pediatric age group. There are only few case reports in the literature containing Baastrup's disease in pediatric spine. Baastrup's disease is also known as kissing spine because the posterior spinous processes touch or "kiss" one another, characterized by enlarged posterior spinous projections with normal neuroforamina and normal spinal disk height. There are various pathological and etiological hypotheses behind Baastrup's disease...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Anuj Singhal, Darshan Bhakuni, Vishal Marwaha, Vivek Hande, Garvit Bagga
INTRODUCTION: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapeutic failure is treated with biologics. AIM: To compare the clinical outcomes of different biologics for Asian Indian patients with AS who have NSAID therapeutic failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five AS patients with NSAID failure were administered Etanercept (n=15) (50mg SQ, weekly) or Infliximab (n=20) (5mg/kg IV every 2(nd) month) based on patient convenience or physician discretion as per 2015 ACR/SAA/SPARTAN recommendations...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
V V Ramesh Chandra, B C M Prasad, C Krishna Mohan, T C Kalawat, V Satyanarayana, A Y Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is caused by a variety of conditions. When conventional imaging failed, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was superior to scintigraphy in identifying the pathology. Injection therapies are often helpful in treating the pathology. AIM: To determine the cause of chronic low backache in individuals with normal conventional imaging (radiographs, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to determine the specific pathology using scintigraphic studies and diagnostic blocks; and, to treat the individuals with various spinal injection techniques and determine their efficacy...
September 2016: Neurology India
Ranjan Kumar Prusty, Sayeed Unisa
BACKGROUND: India is home to the highest number of adolescents in the world. Adolescents in India suffer from lack of knowledge and empowerment to make informed sexual and reproductive health decisions. This paper analyses the prevalence of reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted infections (RTI/STI) and treatment seeking behavior among married adolescent women in India aged 15-19 years. METHODS: Data from the District Level Household Survey (DLHS, 2007-08) of India were used...
2013: Int J MCH AIDS
G Garg, A Gogia, A Kakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Zahra Soltani, Fereydon Davatchi
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent histological type of malignant lymphomas (approximately 30% of cases). DLBCL is highly curable through chemotherapy. Rituximab in combination with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) chemotherapy as the most frequent of care for first - DLBCL therapy, improves long-term survival of patients effectively. CASE REPORT: A young female (25 years old) complained about pain in her right back for two years...
June 2016: Medical Archives
Mohd Faheem, Qazi Zeeshan, Balkrishna Ojha, Preeti Agrawal
An 8-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of low backache, followed by paraparesis and urinary incontinence. MRI of the thoracic spine revealed an intramedullary, intensely contrast-enhancing lesion extending from T11 to L1 vertebral level, consistent with astrocytoma, ependymoma or haemangioblastoma. A diagnosis of intramedullary chordoma was made on tissue biopsy and immunohistochemical study. This is the second report of an intramedullary chordoma without bone involvement in English literature. After 6 months of follow-up, patient showed good clinical outcome in terms of improvement in power in lower limbs and backache...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Roop Singh, Sushil Kumar Yadav, Sushma Sood, Rohtas Kumar Yadav, Ravi Rohilla
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the lumbar trunk parameters by MRI and investigate their association with chronic low backache. METHODS: Fifty patients (26 males and 24 females) with mean age 33.54 ± 8.33 years with a history of low back pain (LBP) of minimum 3 consecutive months constituted the study group (Group A). To match with the study group, 15 normal healthy volunteers (9 males and 6 females) with no history of back pain were selected (Group B)...
September 2016: European Spine Journal
N Taneja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2001: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Rashmi Datta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2011: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Narinder Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2011: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Rashmi Datta, K K Upadhyay
BACKGROUND: Although epidural steroids are commonly used for conservative management of sciatica, controversies exist regarding optimal approach, type and dose of steroids, volume of injectate and frequency of administration. This randomized comparative blinded study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of caudal methylprednisolone acetate with triamcinolone acetonide and dexamethasone acetate, for pain relief for sciatica associated with lumbar-disk herniations. METHODS: A Total of 163 patients with radicular pain due to lumbar-disk herniations, between 27-70 years of age were randomly divided into four groups: three were given epidural steroid injection therapy (methylprednisolone acetate, triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone acetate) with bupivacaine; one group received bupivacaine alone via caudal approach...
January 2011: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
K K Sen, V K Batish, Mandeep Saini
Gadolinium enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of the post operative lumbo-sacral spine is a sensitive and specific imaging technique. A need for establishing a specific protocol for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) for use in the service hospitals is highlighted for convenience of patient management and preservation of active manpower. The MR scan of 50 patients performed over a span of six months, who complained of persistent low backache even after surgery, were retrospectively analysed...
January 2002: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Raghavendra V, Papanaik Haridas, Anand Kumar, Ajith K
INTRODUCTION: Epidural venous plexus enlargement, presenting with low back pain and radiculopathy, is an uncommon cause of nerve roots impingement. This condition commonly mimics a herniated nucleus pulposus radiologically. The radiological diagnosis is often missed and the diagnosis is made during the surgery. We are hereby presenting 2 such cases of epidural varices mimicking intervertebral disc prolapse with lumbar radiculopathy. CASE REPORT: Case 1: 43 yr old female presented with acute exacerbation of low back ache and significant right L5-S1 radiculopathy without neurological deficit...
October 2014: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Johann Steurer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2016: Praxis
Mohamed Mohamed Tawfik, Magdy Mamdouh Atallah, Walaa Safaa Elkharboutly, Nasser Sameh Allakkany, Mostafa Abdelkhalek
BACKGROUND: Preprocedural ultrasound may improve the efficacy and safety of epidural catheterization, especially in difficult cases. Most studies of ultrasound-assisted epidural catheterization in the obstetric population are dated and nonblinded with inconsistent designs. This double-blind, randomized controlled study aimed to compare the ultrasound-assisted with the conventional palpation techniques for epidural catheterization in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery. We hypothesized that the use of preprocedural ultrasound would increase the success rate of epidural catheterization at the first needle pass...
May 13, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
C Padilla-Moledo, J R Ruiz, J Castro-Piñero
BACKGROUND: Interest on the impact of socioeconomic differences on youth's health is growing. The aim of the present study was to examine the association of parental educational level with psychological positive health and health complaints in Spanish children and adolescents. METHODS: Parental educational level, psychological positive health indicators (perceived health status, life satisfaction, quality of family relationships, quality of peer relationships and academic performance) and health complaint index (headache, stomach ache, backache, feeling low, irritability or bad temper, feeling nervous, difficulties getting to sleep, feeling dizzy) were self-reported using the Health Behavior in School-aged Children questionnaire in 685 (366 boys and 319 girls) children and adolescents...
July 2016: Child: Care, Health and Development
Ajaya Kumar Ayyappan Unnithan, T P Joseph, Amol Gautam, V Shymole
BACKGROUND: Capillary hemangioma is a rare tumor in spinal intradural location. Despite the rarity, early recognition is important because of the risk of hemorrhage. This is a case report of a woman who had capillary hemangioma of cauda equina. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54 -year-old woman presented with a low backache, radiating to the left leg for 2 months. She had left extensor hallucis weakness, sensory impairment in left L5 dermatome, and mild tenderness in lower lumbar spine...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
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