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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727706/opioids-for-ocular-pain-a-narrative-review
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Vinicius Bp Pereira, Renato Garcia, Andre Am Torricelli, Samir J Bechara
BACKGROUND: Refractive surgery is a common procedure, but may be associated with severe post-operative pain. OBJECTIVES: To describe studies addressing the use of opioids for control of pain after ocular surgery, with an emphasis on refractive surgery. STUDY DESIGN: This is a narrative review of relevant articles on the physiology of corneal pain and the use of opioids for its treatment after surgery. SETTING: Single tertiary center...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726660/pemetrexed-induced-pseudocellulitis-a-rare-cutaneous-adverse-reaction-to-multi-targeted-antifolate-therapy
#3
U Hansel G Zschuppe E Tchernev G Wollina
Pemetrexed is a multi-targeted folate antagonists approved for non-small cell lung cancer and other malignancies. Adverse cutaneous reactions have been reported in up to 1/3 of patients treated. A rare cutaneous adverse reaction is pseudocellulitis. We report about a 62-year-old male patient treated with a combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer stage IV who developed about 4 months after initiation of treatment painful, non-febrile erythematous lesions on feet and lower legs...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723265/a-text-mining-analysis-of-the-public-s-reactions-to-the-opioid-crisis
#5
Elizabeth M Glowacki, Joseph B Glowacki, Gary B Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in the United States. On August 25, 2016, the former Surgeon General of the United States sent an open letter to care providers asking for their help with combatting this growing health crisis. Social media forums like Twitter allow for open discussions among the public and up-to-date exchanges of information about timely topics like opioids. Therefore, the goal of the current study is to identify the public's reactions to the opioid epidemic by identifying the most popular topics tweeted by users...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720620/in-this-issue-opiates-tobacco-social-determinants-of-health-social-accountability-for-non-profit-hospitals-more-on-pcmh-and-clinical-topics
#6
EDITORIAL
Marjorie A Bowman, Anne Victoria Neale, Dean A Seehusen
This issue contains several articles about the factors contributing to the complex and deadly interplay between social determinants of health, pain, mental illness, and addictive substances such as opioids and tobacco. One article clearly is a call to action: more than half of opioid prescriptions in the United States are given to patients with mental health problems. Two articles report work on the next steps for social determinants of health in health care settings. Social accountability based on community health needs assessments required of community hospitals should lead to the creation of more family medicine residency positions...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719485/does-the-application-of-heat-gel-pack-after-eutectic-mixture-of-local-anesthetic-cream-improve-venipuncture-or-intravenous-cannulation-success-rate-in-children-a-randomized-control-trial
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Silvana Schreiber, Giorgio Cozzi, Giuseppa Patti, Andrea Taddio, Marcella Montico, Chiara Pierobon, Egidio Barbi
OBJECTIVE: Needle-related procedures are the most common sources of pain for children in the hospital setting. The most used topical anesthetic, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream, may cause transient vasoconstriction. It has been postulated that this vasoconstriction may decrease vein visualization. The application of heat gel pack after removal of EMLA cream in the site of venipuncture counteracts the vasoconstriction, improving vein visualization. We assessed using a prospective randomized controlled trial whether the application of heat gel pack increases the needle procedure success rate...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718248/outcome-of-0-2-glyceryltrinitrate-cream-versus-2-diltiazem-cream-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure
#8
Muhammad Siddique Khan, Ismail Akbar, Junaid Zeb, Salman Ahmad, Ajmal Khan
BACKGROUND: Anal fissure is a linear tear in the distal anal canal resulting from persistent hypertonia and spasm of the internal sphincter which results in mucosal ischemia. We have conducted a study in order to compare the outcome of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate cream versus 2% diltiazem cream in the treatment of chronic anal fissure. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) was carried out in the Department of Surgical "B" unit, at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, Pakistan from 15th June 2012 to 15th May 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716738/photodynamic-therapy-and-pain-a-systematic-review
#9
Jennifer Maria Ang, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Gyorgy Paragh, Nathalie C Zeitouni
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for actinic keratoses and early skin cancers, and the only office procedure to control field cancerization. Procedure-associated pain limits widespread PDT use and by early termination of treatment can decrease overall therapeutic efficacy. Here we review and assess reported interventions on PDT-associated pain, in order to identify the most promising methods to manage treatment-associated pain and identify focus for future studies. Literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library by two independent reviewers to select publications that assessed and compared pain quantitatively during PDT treatment for actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas, and/or in situ squamous cell carcinomas...
July 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714762/effectiveness-of-prp-injection-in-reducing-recovery-time-of-acute-hamstring-injury-a-critically-appraised-topic
#10
Mary Lynn Manduca, Stephen J Straub
Clinical Scenario Hamstring strains are common athletic injuries, with a high recurrence rate (34%).(2) Recently, platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections have gained popularity as a potential treatment option to accelerate healing of hamstring injury.(3) Focused Clinical Question Does the combination of PRP injection and rehabilitation decrease recovery time of acute hamstring injury as compared to rehabilitation alone in collegiate athletes? Summary of Key Findings A literature search resulted in three randomized controlled trials (RCT)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713495/awareness-of-epidural-analgesia-among-pregnant-women-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#11
Abdulrahim Gari, Ala Aziz, Nourah ALSaleh, Yosra Hamour, Hanaa Abdelal, Raed Sayed Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Labor pain is one of the most severe forms of pain that women experience throughout their lifetime. Many pregnant women decide to have an epidural anesthesia to cope with labor pain. This study has focused on general awareness about epidural anesthesia among pregnant women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study using a self-administered questionnaire, conducted in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and International Medical Centre...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713052/advice-for-acute-low-back-pain-a-comparison-of-what-research-supports-and-what-guidelines-recommend
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REVIEW
Matthew L Stevens, Chung-Wei C Lin, Flavia A de Carvalho, Kevin Phan, Bart Koes, Chris G Maher
Background Advice is widely considered an effective treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) however details on what and how to deliver this intervention is less clear. Purpose We assessed and compared clinical trials which test advice for acute LBP to practice guidelines for their completeness of reporting and concordance on the content, method of delivery and treatment regimen of advice interventions. Study Design/Setting Systematic Review Methods Advice RCTs were identified through a systematic search. Guidelines were taken from recent overviews of guidelines for LBP...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712478/comparison-of-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-two-point-acupressure-on-the-severity-of-venipuncture-pain-among-hospitalized-6-12-year-old-children
#13
Parisa Shahmohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6-12-year-old children. A sample (n = 120) of 6-12-year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupressure, and control groups. For children in the topical anesthesia and the acupressure groups, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream and two-point acupressure were used, respectively, prior to performing venipuncture, whereas children in the control group only received routine prevenipuncture care...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
#14
REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707999/development-of-a-membrane-of-poly-l-co-d-l-lactic-acid-co-trimethylene-carbonate-with-aloe-vera-an-alternative-biomaterial-designed-to-improve-skin-healing
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Daniel Komatsu, Daniel V Mistura, Adriana Motta, Juliana A Domingues, Moema A Hausen, Eliana Duek
The search for new therapies and drugs that act as topical agents to relieve pain and control the infectious processes in burns always attracted interest in clinical trials. As an alternative to synthetic drugs, the use of natural extracts is useful in the development of new strategies and formulations for improving the life quality. The aim of this study was to develop a wound dressing using Poly(L-co-D,L lactic acid-co-TMC) (PLDLA-co-TMC) containing aloe vera (AV). This natural plant extract is known for its modulatory effects under healing process...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705292/a-case-of-ischemia-induced-perianal-ulceration-mimicking-pyoderma-gangrenosum
#16
Michael Joseph Lavery, Nicola Cooke
A 68-year-old woman, with a 75-pack-year smoking history and a history of chronic excess alcohol intake, presented with a 5-week history of worsening perianal pain and ulceration. She recently had an inpatient admission with back pain and urinary tract infection during which she developed diarrhea and fecal incontinence. Initially, the perianal ulceration was diagnosed as severe irritant contact dermatitis and treated with barrier creams and topical clobetasone 17-butyrate 0.05% weight for weight, oxytetracycline 3...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702984/regenerative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-and-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-from-research-to-cure
#17
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, M Bianchetti, B Mangiavillano, T Zurlo, J Lotti, I La Mantia, K França, T Lotti
We present our observational study on 40 patients treated with the Hana medical device that releases magnesium alginate, performing a lubricating and hydrating action. This device is in the form of a gel, with topical action to contrast gastroesophageal reflux and to exert a mechanical role of protection of the mucosal tissues (mouth-pharyngo-esophageal mucosa and gastric mucose.). Forty patients were recruited aged between 22- and 72-years-old with painful dyspeptic Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptomatology in acute or in clinical phase (25 patients) and with pharyngo-laryngo-tracheal symptomatology (15 patients)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702850/nonmotor-fluctuations-phenotypes-pathophysiology-management-and-open-issues
#18
REVIEW
Joseph Classen, Jiri Koschel, Christian Oehlwein, Klaus Seppi, Peter Urban, Christian Winkler, Ullrich Wüllner, Alexander Storch
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative multisystem disorder characterized by progressive motor symptoms such as bradykinesia, tremor and muscle rigidity. Over the course of the disease, numerous non-motor symptoms, sometimes preceding the onset of motor symptoms, significantly impair patients' quality of life. The significance of non-motor symptoms may outweigh the burden through progressive motor incapacity, especially in later stages of the disease. The advanced stage of the disease is characterized by motor complications such as fluctuations and dyskinesias induced by the long-term application of levodopa therapy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702685/durable-usage-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-clinical-practice-to-monitor-health-related-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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S Duman-Lubberding, C F van Uden-Kraan, F Jansen, B I Witte, S E J Eerenstein, S van Weert, R de Bree, C R Leemans, I M Verdonck-de Leeuw
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term follow-up (5 years) of implementing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice to monitor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. METHODS: A mixed method design was used. The usage rate of OncoQuest (a touch screen computer system to monitor HRQOL) and the subsequent nurse consultation was calculated among HNC patients who visited the outpatient clinic for regular follow-up, as well as differences between ever users and never users (sociodemographic and clinical characteristics)...
July 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700537/qst-response-patterns-to-capsaicin-and-uv-b-induced-local-skin-hypersensitization-in-healthy-subjects-a-machine-learned-analysis
#20
Jörn Lötsch, Gerd Geisslinger, Sarah Heinemann, Florian Lerch, Bruno G Oertel, Alfred Ultsch
The comprehensive assessment of pain-related human phenotypes requires combinations of nociceptive measures that produce complex high-dimensional data, posing challenges to bioinformatic analysis. In this study, we assessed established experimental models of heat hyperalgesia of the skin, consisting of local ultraviolet-B (UV-B) irradiation or capsaicin application, in 82 healthy subjects using a variety of noxious stimuli. We extended the original heat simulation by applying cold and mechanical stimuli and assessing the hypersensitization effects with a clinically established quantitative sensory testing (QST) battery (German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain)...
July 8, 2017: Pain
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