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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040155/the-complexities-of-fibromyalgia-and-its-comorbidities
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Adi Lichtenstein, Shmuel Tiosano, Howard Amital
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is defined as chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness with concomitant mood and cognitive dysfunction. Several comorbidities have been reported to be associated with FMS. We reviewed the literature concerning the most noteworthy chronic conditions associated with FMS. RECENT FINDINGS: There is mounting evidence displaying the concurrence of fibromyalgia and coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034243/improving-surgical-outcome-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-techniques-in-deep-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
Angela An Qi See, Nicolas Kon Kam King
INTRODUCTION: Recent advances in surgical imaging include the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in deep brain stimulation (DBS) and provide a detailed view of the white matter tracts and their connections which are not seen with conventional magnetic resonance imaging. Given that the efficacy of DBS depends on the precise and accurate targeting of these circuits, better surgical planning using information obtained from DTI may lead to improved surgical outcome. We aim to review the available literature to evaluate the efficacy of such a strategy...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
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Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031785/prior-mental-disorders-and-subsequent-onset-of-chronic-back-or-neck-pain-findings-from-19-countries
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Maria Carmen Viana, Carmen C W Lim, Flavia Garcia Pereira, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jordi Alonso, Ronny Bruffaerts, Peter de Jonge, Jose Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida, Siobhan O'Neill, Dan J Stein, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Corina Benjet, Graça Cardoso, Silvia Florescu, Giovanni de Girolamo, Josep Maria Haro, Chiyi Hu, Viviane Kovess-Masfety, Daphna Levinson, Marina Piazza, José Posada-Villa, Daniel Rabczenko, Ronald C Kessler, Kate M Scott
Associations between depression/anxiety and pain are well established, but its directionality is not clear. We examined the associations between temporally prior mental disorders and subsequent self-reported chronic back/neck pain onset, and investigated the variation in the strength of associations by timing of events during the life course, and by gender. Data were from population-based household surveys conducted in 19 countries (n=52,095). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset of 16 DSM-IV mental disorders, and the occurrence and age-of-onset of back/neck pain were assessed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024980/comorbid-pain-syndromes-in-hiv-associated-peripheral-neuropathy
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Allison Navis, Jocelyn Jiao, Mary Catherine George, David Simpson, Jessica Robinson-Papp
Objective: Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a common complication of HIV. There is increasing awareness that some forms of PN, particularly small-fiber neuropathies, can be associated with chronic widespread pain syndromes. Given the high prevalence of both PN and chronic pain in HIV, we sought to determine whether patients with a diagnosis of HIV-PN were more likely to experience other chronic pain syndromes. Methods: Data were obtained from the Clinical Data Warehouse maintained by our institution...
August 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018388/emdr-beyond-ptsd-a-systematic-literature-review
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Alicia Valiente-Gómez, Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Devi Treen, Carlos Cedrón, Francesc Colom, Víctor Pérez, Benedikt L Amann
Background: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through several randomized controlled trials (RCT). Solid evidence shows that traumatic events can contribute to the onset of severe mental disorders and can worsen their prognosis. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the most important findings from RCT conducted in the treatment of comorbid traumatic events in psychosis, bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and chronic back pain...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016937/screening-for-insomnia-an-observational-study-examining-sleep-disturbances-headache-characteristics-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-patients-visiting-a-headache-center
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Olivia Begasse de Dhaem, Elizabeth Seng, Mia T Minen
Objective: Effective treatments for insomnia exist, but few physicians treating headaches have routine methods for screening for insomnia. We sought to 1) describe the migraine characteristics and comorbid conditions that can affect sleep and 2) assess their relationships with positive screens on the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI). Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study of the migraine and sleep characteristics of new patients in our headache center (August 15, 2015-October 28, 2015) who were suspected of having migraines based on the new patient intake questionnaire...
July 21, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016895/the-accuracy-of-a-fibromyalgia-diagnosis-in-general-practice
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Rosalind Gittins, Molly Howard, Ameer Ghodke, Timothy J Ives, Paul Chelminski
Objective: To compare the characteristics of people with fibromyalgia (FM) with those with other forms of nonmalignant chronic pain. Design: A prospective cohort study conducted in a chronic pain management clinic within an academic medical center. Setting. : Many symptoms of the chronic pain syndrome FM are common to other pain or musculoskeletal syndromes. FM may be misdiagnosed by clinicians. Subjects: Thirty-three patients with a working diagnosis of FM were identified: 26 (78...
July 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016379/oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-neuroprogression-in-chronic-ptsd
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Mark W Miller, Alex P Lin, Erika J Wolf, Danielle R Miller
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a serious and often disabling syndrome that develops in response to a traumatic event. Many individuals who initially develop the disorder go on to experience a chronic form of the condition that in some cases can last for many years. Among these patients, psychiatric and medical comorbidities are common, including early onset of age-related conditions such as chronic pain, cardiometabolic disease, neurocognitive disorders, and dementia. The hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress-recurrent sensory-memory reexperiencing of the trauma(s)-are associated with concomitant activations of threat- and stress-related neurobiological pathways that occur against a tonic backdrop of sleep disturbance and heightened physiological arousal...
October 9, 2017: Harvard Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965072/dysregulation-of-aversive-signaling-pathways-a-novel-circuit-endophenotype-for-pain-and-anxiety-disorders
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REVIEW
Li-Feng Yeh, Mayumi Watanabe, Jessica Sulkes-Cuevas, Joshua P Johansen
Aversive experiences activate dedicated neural instructive pathways which trigger memory formation and change behavior. The strength of these aversive memories and the degree to which they alter behavior is proportional to the intensity of the aversive experience. Dysregulation of aversive learning circuits can lead to psychiatric pathology. Here we review recent findings elucidating aversive instructive signaling circuits for fear conditioning. We then examine how chronic pain as well as stress and anxiety disrupt these circuits and the implications this has for understanding and treating psychiatric disease...
September 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962922/treadmill-exercise-alleviated-prenatal-buprenorphine-exposure-induced-depression-in-rats
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Chih-Cheng Wu, Chih-Jen Hung, Shih-Yi Lin, Ya-Yu Wang, Cheng-Yi Chang, Wen-Ying Chen, Su-Lan Liao, Shue-Ling Raung, Ching-Ping Yang, Chun-Jung Chen
Mounting evidence suggests that physical exercise shows health benefits in a range of diseases, including psychiatric disorders. Perinatal opioid exposure produces neurobehavioral abnormality, which includes depression symptoms, in patients and their offspring following chronic use of buprenorphine, a mixed agonist/antagonist with a high affinity to opioid receptors, for pain control. Previously, we demonstrated that prenatal buprenorphine exposure in pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats starting from gestation day 7 and lasting for 14 days caused the development of depression-like phenotypes in pups at postnatal day 21...
September 27, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961164/three-types-of-intimate-relationships-among-individuals-with-chronic-pain-and-a-history-of-trauma-exposure
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Carissa van den Berk-Clark, Terri L Weaver, F David Schneider
Individuals with chronic pain often have psychiatric disorders, such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can affect their intimate relationship satisfaction and stability. Little is known about the nature of support stemming from chronic pain patients' intimate relationships, and therefore, this study sought to: (1) use cluster modeling to construct specific intimate relationship groups based on types of support patients receive, and (2) determine if there is a relationship between support type and PTSD, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression...
September 29, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954757/recurrent-gastric-metal-bezoar-a-rare-cause-of-gastric-outlet-obstruction
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Elias Chahine, Lionel El Khoury, Ramez Baghdady, Elie Chouillard
A 52-year-old male patient with psychiatric medical history who presented to the emergency department five times during a period of 5 years due to gastric outlet obstruction manifested mainly by abdominal pain, vomiting and haematemesis after intentionally ingesting metals and which necessitate several surgical interventions. Lately, he presented with generalised peritonitis due to gastric perforation from metal bezoars. Chronic abdominal symptoms in patient having a psychiatric disorder can be due to foreign body ingestion...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929914/the-conundrum-of-opioid-tapering-in-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-a-commentary
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Ajay Manhapra, Albert A Arias, Jane C Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: In response to the opioid epidemic and new guidelines, many patients on high-dose long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain are getting tapered off opioids. As a result, a unique clinical challenge is emerging: while many on LTOT have poor pain control, functional decline, psychiatric instability, aberrancies and misuse, these issues may often worsen with opioid tapering. Currently, a clear explanation and practical guidance on how to manage this perplexing clinical scenario is lacking...
September 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923189/gender-differences-in-sleep-disorders-in-the-us-military
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Shannon N Foster, Shana L Hansen, Dale C Capener, Panagiotis Matsangas, Vincent Mysliwiec
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare sleep disorders between male and female military personnel. Comorbid behavioral health disorders and chronic pain were also studied in relation to sleep disorders. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of military personnel who underwent a sleep medicine evaluation and an in-laboratory attended polysomnography. Initial sleep questionnaires, demographics, polysomnographic variables, and comorbid disorders of interest were reviewed and compared for each sex...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920179/review-of-virtual-reality-treatment-in-psychiatry-evidence-versus-current-diffusion-and-use
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REVIEW
Matthew C Mishkind, Aaron M Norr, Andrea C Katz, Greg M Reger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the current evidence base for and clinical applications of the use of virtual reality (VR) in psychiatric practice, in context of recent technological developments. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of VR in psychiatric practice shows promise with much of the research demonstrating clinical effectiveness for conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and phobias, chronic pain, rehabilitation, and addictions...
September 18, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920050/management-of-chronic-daily-headache-and-psychiatric-co-morbidities-by-lifestyle-modification-participatory-action-research-combining-new-communication-media
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Fakhrudin Faizi, Abbas Tavallaee, Abolfazl Rahimi, Masoud Saghafinia
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle modification has a significant role in chronic daily headache (CDH) management. Participatory action research (PAR) can play an important role in managing chronic medical conditions. However, it has been scarcely used in CDH management. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to empower patients with CDH to modify their lifestyle in order to reduce both their headache and related psychiatric co-morbidities in a multidisciplinary headache clinic at Baqiyatallah hospital, Tehran, IR Iran...
April 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914984/hypercalcemic-disorders-in-children
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REVIEW
Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than 2 standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895491/preliminary-validation-of-the-whodas-2-0-for-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Deborah Snell, Grant L Iverson, William Panenka, Noah D Silverberg
The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability, factor structure, and validity of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0 12-item version) in a sample of patients who were slow to recover from a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Participants were 79 adults with MTBI recruited from one of four specialty outpatient clinics in Vancouver, Canada. The WHODAS 2.0 12-item version is a disease-non-specific measure of disability representing six International Classification of Disability, Functioning, and Health activity and participation domains including cognition, mobility, self-care, interpersonal functioning, life activities, and participation...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895154/perceptions-of-pain-of-laryngeal-electromyography
#20
Ashley P O'Connell Ferster, Amanda Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pain associated with laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective case series. METHODS: Adult patients scheduled for LEMG in a tertiary care laryngology practice were recruited between July 20, 2016, and March 1, 2017. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from the charts. Study participants reported their anticipated pain level using a visual analog scale (VAS) prior to the procedure. VAS was administered again within 10 minutes after the procedure, along with the validated McGill Pain Questionnaire, to gauge patient's pain perception after undergoing LEMG...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
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