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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524238/psychosocial-work-factors-and-low-back-pain-in-taxi-drivers
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Barbara J Burgel, Rami A Elshatarat
INTRODUCTION: Taxi drivers are at high risk for low back pain (LBP). AIM: Identify the association between psychosocial-work factors (Job strain, Iso-strain, effort-reward imbalance [ERI], unfairness, and mental exertion) and LBP in taxi drivers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done with 129 taxi drivers. RESULTS: Approximately 63% reported LBP in the prior 12 months. Chi square or t-test analyses identified the associations between demographic, work, health, and psychosocial work factors, and self-report of LBP in the prior 12 months...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520648/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-influence-of-comorbidities-and-lifestyle-factors-on-low-back-pain-in-older-men
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P Parreira, C G Maher, M L Ferreira, G C Machado, F M Blyth, V Naganathan, L M Waite, M J Seibel, D Handelsman, R G Cumming
Older adults are largely under-represented in to LBP research. In light of the ageing population, it is crucial to understand the influence of comorbidities and lifestyle factors on the risk and prognosis of LBP in older adults. The aims of this study were to describe the course of LBP in older men; to investigate if comorbidities/ lifestyle factors can predict the course of LBP in older men; to assess if comorbidities/ lifestyle factors increase the risk of developing LBP in older men. The study sample comprised 1,685 older men living in suburban Sydney, Australia...
May 16, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514779/low-back-pain-in-pregnancy-investigations-management-and-role-of-neuraxial-analgesia-and-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review
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Herman Sehmbi, Rohan D'Souza, Anuj Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is commonly experienced during pregnancy and is often poorly managed. There is much ambiguity in diagnostic work-up, appropriate management and decision-making regarding the use of neuraxial analgesia and anaesthesia during labour and delivery in these patients. This systematic review summarises the evidence regarding investigations, management strategies and considerations around performing neuraxial blocks for pregnant women with LBP. METHODS: We searched 3 databases and reviewed literature concerning LBP in pregnancy with regards to diagnostic modalities, management strategies and use of neuraxial techniques for facilitating labour and delivery...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513888/pain-quality-of-life-and-safety-outcomes-of-kyphoplasty-for-vertebral-compression-fractures-report-of-a-task-force-of-the-american-society-for-bone-and-mineral-research
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A J Rodriguez, H A Fink, L Mirigian, N Guañabens, R Eastell, K Akesson, D C Bauer, P R Ebeling
The relative efficacy and harms of balloon kyphoplasty (BK) for treating vertebral compression fractures (VCF) are uncertain. We searched multiple electronic databases to March 2016 for randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials comparing BK with control treatment (non-surgical management [NSM], percutaneous vertebroplasty [PV], KIVA®, vertebral body stenting, or other) in adults with VCF. Outcomes included back pain, back disability, quality of life (QoL), new VCF and adverse events (AE). One reviewer extracted data, a second checked accuracy, and two rated risk of bias (ROB)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512052/cystic-dilation-of-the-ventriculus-terminalis-cdvt-report-of-six-surgical-cases-treated-with-cyst-subarachnoid-shunting-using-t-catheter
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Liang Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang, Wuyang Yang, Wenqing Jia, Yulun Xu, Jun Yang
OBJECT: Cystic dilation of the ventriculus terminalis (CDVT) is a rare anatomical variation and may become symptomatic. Existing literature regarding CDVT is limited, and as a result, the clinical characteristics and management strategy of CDVT is unclear. We report in this study six cases of CDVT in our institution, and provide a review of current literature. METHODS: We included six patients with CDVT in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between September 2010 and June 2015...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507834/clinical-and-radiological-improvement-following-ozone-disc-nucleolysis-a-case-report
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Sharad Ghatge, Pranav D Modi, Dhaval B Modi
The results of traditional open surgery for herniated intervertebral disc are often limited by complications and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Over the past few decades, a considerable amount of research has been done in the field of minimally invasive procedures as a treatment option for herniated intervertebral disc disease. Ozone disc nucleolysis is one such procedure which has results equal to or better than traditional surgery with virtually no complications. A 27-year-old post-partum female presented to the clinic with acute onset of severe lower back pain radiating to the left lower limb for one month...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506406/adrenal-ganglioneuroma-the-padua-endocrine-surgery-unit-experience
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Maurizio Iacobone, Francesca Torresan, Marilisa Citton, Donatella Schiavone, Giovanni Viel, Gennaro Favia
BACKGROUND: Adrenal ganglioneuroma (AGN) is a rare tumor that originates from the gangliar cells of the sympathetic nervous system. It represents less than 5% of all adrenal masses. AGN occurs as a large mass, with benign behavior and no relevant symptoms and hormonal secretion, but it is often misdiagnosed because the preoperative radiological diagnosis is generally challenging. The aim of the present paper is to report the experience of a tertiary referral academic center regarding the management of AGN and review the relevant literature...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505954/manipulative-rehabilitation-applied-soon-after-lumbar-disc-surgery-improves-late-post-operative-functional-disability-a-preliminary-2-year-follow-up-study
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Byungho J Kim, Taeyeong Kim, Junghoon Ahn, Heecheol Cho, Dongyun Kim, Bumchul Yoon
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown late post-operative physical disability and residual pain in patients following lumbar disc surgery despite growing evidence of its beneficial effects. Therefore, rehabilitation is required to minimise the late post-operative complications. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of manipulative rehabilitation to improve late post-operative outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-one patients aged 25-65 years undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy were randomly assigned to the rehabilitation group (n = 14) or active control group (n = 7) by simple randomisation...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505228/associations-of-musculoskeletal-pain-with-mobility-in-older-adults-potential-cerebral-mechanisms
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Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Andrea Rosso, Zachary Marcum, Tamara Harris, Anne B Newman, Michael Nevitt, Suzanne Satterfield, Kristine Yaffe, Caterina Rosano
Background: Musculoskeletal pain is highly prevalent and limits mobility in older adults. A potential mechanism by which pain affects mobility could be through its negative impact on the brain. We examined whether structural integrity of cerebral gray and white matter (WM) mediated the relationship between pain and mobility in community-dwelling older adults. Methods: Musculoskeletal pain, gait speed, and neuroimaging data were obtained concurrently from the Health ABC study (mean age = 83/56% female, n = 212)...
May 13, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505029/treatment-options-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-with-refractory-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-approach
#10
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/28503875/a-rare-vascular-complication-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythaemia-spontaneous-abdominal-aortic-dissection
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Ye Chen, Xue Han, Fang Wang, Beibei Bai, Yingchun Wang
A 27-year-old woman complained of waist and back pain. Abdominal computed tomography angiography showed abdominal aortic dissection, the blood count revealed a high platelet count of 1655 × 10(9) /L. Negative for JAK2V617F, CALR and MPL mutations (i.e. triple-negative), the patient was diagnosed as essential thrombocythaemia (ET) with abdominal aortic dissection and was treated with cytoreduction and antiplatelet drugs. Cases of abdominal aortic dissection in ET have not been previously reported. As such, we proposed a mechanism of abdominal aortic dissection caused by endothelial dysfunction and further emphasised appropriate management in ET with abdominal aortic dissection...
May 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503221/management-of-musculoskeletal-pain-in-retail-drug-outlets-within-a-nigerian-community-a-descriptive-study
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Samirah N Abdu-Aguye, Aishatu Shehu, Ubaidullah I Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to describe attitudes and practices of both community pharmacies and patent and proprietary medicine vendor (PPMV) outlets towards over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic use for musculoskeletal pain states within Zaria, Nigeria. METHODS: The study was carried out in 2 phases from May to August 2016. Phase one was a cross-sectional survey of 40 retail drug outlets (10 community pharmacies and 30 PPMVs). A simulated patient scenario of a young adult male complaining of acute onset back pain was used to collect data on the type and quality of analgesic recommended, duration of consultation, as well as nature of information provided during the drug dispensing process...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492440/diskitis-osteomyelitis-spinal-epidural-abscess-meningitis-and-endocarditis-following-sacroiliac-joint-injection-for-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain-in-a-patient-on-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus
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Geeta Nagpal, John P Flaherty, Honorio T Benzon
OBJECTIVE: Sacroiliac joint injections are frequently performed procedures in the management of acute and chronic low-back pain, including patients with various immunocompromised states. Infectious complications following these procedures along with other spinal injections are rarely reported, but the true incidence is unknown. The purpose of this report is to highlight the devastating neurologic sequela that can occur, and to discuss potential future management strategies. CASE REPORT: We present a patient who developed diskitis, osteomyelitis, spinal epidural abscess, meningitis, and endocarditis from Staphylococcus aureus, all of which developed shortly after a sacroiliac joint injection...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491203/traumatic-lumbar-vertebral-ring-apophysis-fracture-with-disk-herniation-in-an-adolescent
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Geetanjalee Kadam, Kaustubh Narsinghpura, Sonali Deshmukh, Sanjay Desai
We present a case of a 15-year-old male with history of back pain and bilateral lower limb radiculopathy due to fall. The magnetic resonance imaging scan showed disc bulge at L2-L3 level causing compression on contained nerve roots. In this case, computed tomography scan was indispensable for diagnosis and classification of the vertebral apophyseal fracture and to guide appropriate further management. Apophyseal ring fracture is an uncommon cause of back pain with radiculopathy in adolescents and athletes. High degree of suspicion is necessary to differentiate these injuries from disc herniation so as to further guide appropriate conservative or surgical management...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486278/interventional-approaches-to-low-back-pain
#15
Ariana M Nelson, Geeta Nagpal
Chronic low back pain (LBP) places a tremendous economic burden on society due to both direct and indirect costs. Health care costs for adults with chronic LBP have steadily increased over the past 20 years, coinciding with a large increase in the utilization of spinal injections, surgical interventions, opioid medications, and physical therapy. The treatment of LBP is best approached by a multimodal and even multidisciplinary approach with a combination of physical rehabilitation, pharmacologic management, psychological intervention, spinal injections, and surgical intervention with a goal of improving the functional status of the patient...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485460/comparison-of-the-minimally-invasive-and-conventional-open-surgery-approach-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Feng Chang, Ting Zhang, Gang Gao, Shengqiang Ding, Yunxing Su, Lijun Li, Genle Zuo, Bin Chen, Xiaojian Wang, Chen Yu
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is increasingly used in the treatment of lumbar stenosis. However, it is still not clear if the employment of minimally invasive surgical techniques can achieve superior clinical outcomes compared to standard open laminectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive literature review regarding the clinical outcome, safety, and efficiency of MIS and standard open surgery (OS) in the treatment of lumbar stenosis was conducted on Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases up to 19 August 2016...
April 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485007/management-of-adverse-events-associated-with-ixazomib-plus-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Shaji Kumar, Philippe Moreau, Parameswaran Hari, Maria-Victoria Mateos, Heinz Ludwig, Chaim Shustik, Tamas Masszi, Andrew Spencer, Roman Hájek, Kenneth Romeril, Irit Avivi, Anna M Liberati, Monique C Minnema, Hermann Einsele, Sagar Lonial, Deborah Berg, Jianchang Lin, Neeraj Gupta, Dixie-Lee Esseltine, Paul G Richardson
The oral proteasome inhibitor ixazomib is approved in the United States, European Union and other countries, in combination with oral lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd), for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Approval was based on the global, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III TOURMALINE-MM1 study of ixazomib-Rd (IRd) versus placebo-Rd in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. IRd resulted in a significant improvement in progression-free survival versus placebo-Rd (median: 20·6 vs...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484915/impact-of-marital-status-and-comorbid-disorders-on-health-related-quality-of-life-after-cardiac-surgery
#18
Ann Kristin Bjørnnes, Monica Parry, Ragnhild Falk, Judy Watt-Watson, Irene Lie, Marit Leegaard
PURPOSE: To explore associations between HRQL, marital status, and comorbid disorders in men and women following cardiac surgery. METHOD: A secondary analysis was completed using data from a randomized controlled trial in which 416 individuals (23% women) scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass graft and/or valve surgery were recruited between March 2012 and September 2013. HRQL was assessed using the Health State Descriptive System (15D) preoperatively, then at 2 weeks, and at 3, 6, and 12 months following cardiac surgery...
May 8, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483706/clinical-classification-criteria-for-radicular-pain-caused-by-lumbar-disc-herniation-the-rapidh-criteria-radicular-pain-caused-by-disc-herniation
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Stéphane Genevay, Delphine S Courvoisier, Kika Konstantinou, Francisco M Kovacs, Marc Marty, James Rainville, Michael Norberg, Jean-François Kaux, Thomas D Cha, Jeffrey N Katz, Steven J Atlas
CONTEXT: Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research studies. Since imaging evidence of lumbar disc herniations (LDH) may not be associated with symptoms, clinical classification criteria based upon patient symptoms and physical examination findings are required. PURPOSE: This study aimed to produce clinical classification criteria to identify patients with radicular pain caused by LDH...
May 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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