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Kristi L Lockhart, Frank C Keil
We live in an increasingly pharmacological and medical world, where children and adults frequently encounter alleged treatments for an enormous range of illnesses. How do we come to understand what heals and why? Here, 15 studies explore how 1,414 children (ages 5-11) and 882 adults construe the efficacies of different kinds of cures. Developmental patterns in folk physics, psychology, and biology lead to predictions about which expectations about cures will remain relatively constant across development and which will change...
June 2018: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667719/occupational-health-hazards-in-the-interventional-laboratory-time-for-a-safer-environment
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Lloyd W Klein, Donald L Miller, Stephen Balter, Warren Laskey, Neil Naito, David Haines, Allan Ross, Matthew A Mauro, James A Goldstein
Over the past 30 years, the advent of fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures has resulted in dramatic increments in both X-ray exposure and physical demands that predispose interventionists to distinct occupational health hazards. The hazards of accumulated radiation exposure have been known for years, but until recently the other potential risks have been ill-defined and under-appreciated. The physical stresses inherent in this career choice appear to be associated with a predilection to orthopedic injuries, attributable in great part to the cumulative adverse effects of bearing the weight and design of personal protective apparel worn to reduce radiation risk and to the poor ergonomic design of interventional suites...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667288/a-brief-bedside-visual-art-intervention-decreases-anxiety-and-improves-pain-and-mood-in-patients-with-haematologic-malignancies
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J J Saw, E A Curry, S L Ehlers, P D Scanlon, B A Bauer, J Rian, D R Larson, A P Wolanskyj
Treatment of cancer-related symptoms represents a major challenge for physicians. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine whether a brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improves mood, reduces pain and anxiety in patients with haematological malignancies. Thirty-one patients (21 women and 10 men) were invited to participate in a BVAI where the goal of the session was to teach art technique for ~30 min. Primary outcome measures included the change in visual analog scale, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule scale, from baseline prior to and immediately post-BVAI...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666932/-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-an-update
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V Dimova, F Birklein
The acute phase of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is pathophysiologically characterized by an activation of the immune system and its associated inflammatory response. During the course of CRPS, central nervous symptoms like mechanical hyperalgesia, loss of sensation, and body perception disorders develop. Psychological factors such as pain-related anxiety and traumatic events might have a negative effect on the treatment outcome. While the visible inflammatory symptoms improve, the pain often persists...
April 17, 2018: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666101/solitary-cardiac-metastasis-from-primary-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-st-elevation-mi
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Hiren Patel, Michael Francke, Heather Stahura, Mohammad El-Hajjar, Joshua Schulman-Marcus
Cardiac metastases from oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are rare, especially in the absence of systemic metastasis. We describe a case of a patient presenting with chest pain and ECG abnormalities concerning for ST-elevation myocardial infarction that eventually was found to have an incidental right ventricular mass on chest CT angiogram. Ultimately, she had an intracardiac echocardiography-assisted biopsy diagnosis of isolated cardiac metastasis from primary oral SCC. The extent of the disease precluded any surgical intervention, and the patient subsequently transitioned to hospice care...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666095/idiopathic-scrotal-fat-necrosis-an-unusual-cause-of-scrotal-pain
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Samuel John Davies, Ross Copping, Rajendra Kumar
The clinical differential diagnosis of scrotal pain with a mass in a prepubertal boy is difficult. Often conditions such as testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis are diagnosed. We present a rare cause of scrotal pain, idiopathic scrotal fat necrosis. This condition has a typical clinical presentation and ultrasound findings that have been described in a limited number of case reports. However, if it is diagnosed correctly and confirmed with ultrasound, we hope that people will be treated without surgical intervention...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665830/implementation-of-telemedicine-for-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhengping Huang, Xia Pan, Weiming Deng, Zhixiang Huang, Yukai Huang, Xuechan Huang, Zhaohua Zhu, Weiyu Han, Shaoling Zheng, Xin Guo, Changhai Ding, Tianwang Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease, characterized by joint structural deterioration, pain and loss of function among the elders. It is also associated with several extra-articular symptoms (fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression) and a reduction of life quality. Studies have revealed that patients with OA benefitted from enhanced management via telemedicine. Guangdong Online Hospital (GOH) is the first officially recognized web-based hospital that provides telemedicine service in China...
April 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665829/effect-of-a-low-intensity-self-management-lifestyle-intervention-on-knee-pain-in-community-based-young-to-middle-aged-rural-women-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yuanyuan Wang, Catherine Lombard, Sultana Monira Hussain, Cheryce Harrison, Samantha Kozica, Sharmayne R E Brady, Helena Teede, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Knee pain is common with obesity and weight gain being important risk factors. Previous clinical trials have focused on overweight or obese adults with knee pain and osteoarthritis and demonstrated modest effects of intense weight loss programs on reducing knee pain despite very significant weight loss. There has been no lifestyle intervention that targets community-based adults to test its effect on prevention of knee pain. We aimed to determine the effect of a simple low-intensity self-management lifestyle intervention (HeLP-her), proven in randomised controlled trials to improve lifestyle and prevent weight gain, on knee pain in community-based young to middle-aged rural women...
April 17, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665583/clinical-effectiveness-and-potential-survival-benefit-of-us-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-pancreatic-cancer
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Milka Marinova, Hannah C Huxold, Jana Henseler, Martin Mücke, Rupert Conrad, Roman Rolke, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Maximilian Rauch, Rolf Fimmers, Guido Luechters, Henning Cuhls, Lukas Radbruch, Hans H Schild, Holger Strunk
PURPOSE:  Pancreatic cancer (PaC) is a life-limiting tumor with a wide range of incapacitating symptoms such as cancer pain in more than 80 % of patients. This prospective interventional study addresses the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for patients with advanced-stage PaC, including pain perception, tumor size and survival benefit. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  50 patients with late-stage PaC underwent HIFU...
April 17, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665028/meta-analysis-evaluating-music-interventions-for-anxiety-and-pain-in-surgery
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A Y R Kühlmann, A de Rooij, L F Kroese, M van Dijk, M G M Hunink, J Jeekel
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate anxiety and pain following perioperative music interventions compared with control conditions in adult patients. METHODS: Eleven electronic databases were searched for full-text publications of RCTs investigating the effect of music interventions on anxiety and pain during invasive surgery published between 1 January 1980 and 20 October 2016. Results and data were double-screened and extracted independently. Random-effects meta-analysis was used to calculate effect sizes as standardized mean differences (MDs)...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664955/efficacy-of-a-biomechanically-based-yoga-exercise-program-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alexander B Kuntz, Jaclyn N Chopp-Hurley, Elora C Brenneman, Sarah Karampatos, Emily G Wiebenga, Jonathan D Adachi, Michael D Noseworthy, Monica R Maly
OBJECTIVE: Certain exercises could overload the osteoarthritic knee. We developed an exercise program from yoga postures with a minimal knee adduction moment for knee osteoarthritis. The purpose was to compare the effectiveness of this biomechanically-based yoga exercise (YE), with traditional exercise (TE), and a no-exercise attention-equivalent control (NE) for improving pain, self-reported physical function and mobility performance in women with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Single-blind, three-arm randomized controlled trial...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664840/malignant-ascites-validation-of-a-novel-ascites-symptom-mini-scale-for-use-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Ram Eitan, Oded Raban, Daliah Tsoref, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Gad Sabah, Lina Salman, Effi Yeoshua, Avi Ben-Haroush
BACKGROUND: Ascites is a common finding in patients with ovarian cancer. Paracentesis is a relatively simple, safe, and effective procedure for draining fluid from the peritoneum, but valid quality-of-life tools are needed to determine its subjective value for alleviating symptoms and improving patient quality of life. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the performance of a novel Ascites Symptom Mini-Scale (ASmS) and compare it with a previously available questionnaire...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664210/differential-clinical-presentation-of-adamantiades-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-in-non-endemic-and-endemic-areas-retrospective-data-from-a-middle-european-cohort-study
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Thomas Moosmann, Cécilia Veraar, Jürgen Brunner, Gustav Fraedrich, Andreas Frech, Wolfgang Horninger, Gudrun Ratzinger, Werner Streif, Barbara Teuchner, Johann Willeit, Manuela Zlamy, Tobias De Zordo, Michael Schirmer
OBJECTIVES: To assess demographical and clinical data in a Middle-European cohort of patients with Adamantiades-Behçet's disease (ABD), together with the use of medication in adherence to international guidelines. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, in- and outpatients of an Austrian secondary and tertiary university hospital center were analyzed independent from the medical discipline involved. After ethics approval, screening for ABD-patients in the clinical information system resulted in 1821 documents from 1997 to 2016...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664203/trends-and-patterns-of-opioid-analgesic-prescribing-regional-and-rural-urban-variations-in-kentucky-from-2012-to-2015
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Huong Luu, Svetla Slavova, Patricia R Freeman, Michelle Lofwall, Steven Browning, Heather Bush
PURPOSE: Increased opioid analgesic prescribing (OAP) has been associated with increased risk of prescription opioid diversion, misuse, and abuse. We studied regional and rural-urban variations in OAP trends in Kentucky, from 2012 to 2015, and examined potential county-level risk and protective factors. METHODS: This study used prescription drug monitoring data. Marginal models employing generalized estimating equations were used to model repeated counts of residents with opioid analgesic prescriptions within county-quarter, 2012-2015, with offset for resident population, by rural-urban classification exposure, and adjusting for time-varying socioeconomic and relevant health status measures...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664187/exercise-interventions-and-patient-beliefs-for-people-with-hip-knee-or-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-a-mixed-methods-review
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REVIEW
Michael Hurley, Kelly Dickson, Rachel Hallett, Robert Grant, Hanan Hauari, Nicola Walsh, Claire Stansfield, Sandy Oliver
BACKGROUND: Chronic peripheral joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely prevalent and a major cause of physical dysfunction and psychosocial distress. Exercise is recommended to reduce joint pain and improve physical function, but the effect of exercise on psychosocial function (health beliefs, depression, anxiety and quality of life) in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To improve our understanding of the complex inter-relationship between pain, psychosocial effects, physical function and exercise...
April 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664106/effect-of-therapeutic-exercise-on-knee-osteoarthritis-after-intra-articular-injection-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-hyaluronate-or-saline-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Bao, Jie-Wen Tan, Michael Flyzik, Xian-Cong Ma, Howe Liu, Hui-Yu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of therapeutic exercise on knee osteoarthritis after injection of botulinum toxin type A, hyaluronate or saline. METHODS: Sixty participants with knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to 3 groups: injection of saline (control) (group A), botulinum toxin type A (group B), or hyaluronate (group C). All participants received therapeutic exercise. Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index questionnaire score, visual analogue scale pain scale, and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Health Survey were conducted at baseline, and at the end of the 4th and 8th weeks...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663626/treatment-of-auricular-keloids-by-triple-combination-therapy-surgical-excision-platelet-rich-plasma-and-cryosurgery
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Ehab Zaki Azzam, Salma Samir Omar
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision alone for auricular keloids is frequently followed by recurrence making combining treatment options necessary. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the long-term efficacy of combining surgical excision, cryosurgery, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in treatment of auricular keloids. METHODS: This interventional study was carried out on fifty auricular keloids in 50 patients. Patients were subjected to a combination therapy of surgical excision of the keloids, intraoperative cryosurgery, and PRP injections...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663509/patients-with-a-previous-total-hip-replacement-experience-less-reduction-of-back-pain-following-lumbar-back-surgery
#18
Ted Eneqvist, Erik Bülow, Szilárd Nemes, Helena Brisby, Göran Garellick, Peter Fritzell, Ola Rolfson
The coexistence of degenerative disorders from the hip joint and the lumbar spine, known as "the hip-spine syndrome", is a common encounter in clinical practice. These degenerative conditions may cause similar symptoms which often entail diagnostic challenges in determining the origin of pain. Low back surgery (LBS) with fusion and/or decompression, and total hip replacement (THR) are both often successful interventions. However, the knowledge is limited about the post-operative patient-reported outcome (PRO) following LBS in the presence of a prior THR...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662722/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-in-the-vermont-medicaid-population-a-prospective-pragmatic-intervention-trial
#19
Robert T Davis, Gary Badger, Kristina Valentine, Alexander Cavert, Remy R Coeytaux
Introduction: In response to the opioid crisis, the 2016 Vermont legislature commissioned a study to assess acupuncture for patients with chronic pain in the Vermont Medicaid population. Objective: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of acupuncture provided by licensed acupuncturists for Vermont Medicaid patients with chronic pain. Methods: A total of 156 Medicaid patients with chronic pain were offered up to 12 acupuncture treatments within a 60-day period at the offices of 28 Vermont licensed acupuncturists...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662720/role-of-active-versus-passive-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches-in-pain-management
#20
David Cosio, Erica Lin
Background: A general conclusion about the treatment of chronic, noncancer pain is that the results from traditional, passive modalities are disheartening. Perhaps this may be due to the propensity of patients to seek out passive versus active treatments. In pain management, active treatments should be the primary focus, with passive interventions as an adjunct. Objective: The current study tested the hypotheses that Veterans would report a greater significant increase in active versus transitional and active versus passive complementary and integrative health (CIH) utilization after completing a formal pain education program...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
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