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María Teresa Nestares, Macarena Salinas, Carlos De Teresa, Javier Díaz-Castro, Jorge Moreno-Fernández, Magdalena López-Frías
Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) encompass a series of debilitating diseases with high incidence and prevalence, representing a high economic and social cost. Prevention is crucial, so is of great interest to determine modifiable risk factors, such as those related to lifestyle. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed in 91 patients selected by systematic random sampling and were divided into three experimental groups according to the cause and evolution of its MSD (neck pain, knee pain and back pain)...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Josef Finsterer, Barbara Enzelsberger, Adam Bastowansky
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia calcification (BGC) is a rare sporadic or hereditary central nervous system (CNS) abnormality, characterized by symmetric or asymmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old Gypsy female who was admitted for a tetanic seizure, and who had a history of polyneuropathy, restless-leg syndrome, retinopathy, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis with consecutive hyperkyphosis, cervicalgia, lumbalgia, struma nodosa requiring thyroidectomy and consecutive hypothyroidism, adipositas, resection of a vocal chord polyp, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atheromatosis of the aorta, peripheral artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, steatosis hepatis, mild renal insufficiency, long-term hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, impingement syndrome, spondylarthrosis of the lumbar spine, and hysterectomy...
April 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
L Maizo Alemán
OBJECTIVE: The idea of this article is to propose to the general use of a new term to semiologically describe musculoskeletal wrist pain. FINDINGS: The use of terms with Greco-Latin roots is common in the medical field. The result is expressed in the newly coined word (neologism) "carpalgia", defined as musculoskeletal pain in the region of the wrist. CONCLUSIONS: The use of other terms related to musculoskeletal pain of the shoulder (omalgia), knee (gonalgia), metatarsus (metatarsalgia), spine (cervicalgia, lumbalgia), or hip (coxalgia) terms have demonstrated their importance through their applicability in different medical journals in recent years...
March 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
N V Yakovleva, Yu Yu Gorbljansky, T E Pictushanskaya
The authors considered topics of occupational and general comorbidity of occupational lumbosacral radiculopathy in coal miners (2791 examinees) observed over 1976-2014 in occupational center. In patients having lumbosacral radiculopathy without occupational mixed diseases, the occupational disease was diagnosed at the age 3-5 years younger, and 2-4 years earlier from primary visit. Analysis of occurrence of general comorbid conditions with lumbosacral radiculopathy revealed some regularities: patients manifested with symptoms due to vibration have more frequent arterial hypertension than in those with lumbalgia, whereas in risk group of hearing affected by noise IHD was more possible...
2016: Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia
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October 1961: Revue Médicale de France
Leila Metoui, Faïda Ajili, Mouna Maiza, Mehdi Ben Ammar, Imen Gharsallah, Issam M'sakni, Bassem Louzir, Salah Othmani
A 68-year-old female presented with inflammatory lumbalgia and cruralgia. Physical examination revealed a lumbar stiffness without neurological deficit. Secondarily, paraplegia and urinary retention appeared. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a vertebral compaction of L3 vertebra with medullar compression. Emergent surgery revealed an epidural tumor involving largely the L3 vertebral body. Histology found schwannoma with positive protein S100 on the immunohistochemical study. Metastasis screening revealed bilateral nodular lesions of the lungs and a trochanter high scintigraphic signal...
2013: Case Reports in Medicine
R C Martin-Du Pan, P Berney
The case of a 85 years old woman is reported. She suffered from a partially reversible episodic memory dysfunction after i.m. injections of bethamethasone for acute lumbalgia. Cognitive impairments observed in Cushing's disease are reviewed as well as the deleterious effects of glucocorticoid treatments on episodic memory. They could be prevented by memantine.
November 14, 2012: Revue Médicale Suisse
E N Shchurova, E Iu Tropina
Thermoesthesia-and-algesthesia disorders have been registered in the dermatomes of cauda equina roots of patients with lumbar spine osteochondrosis in all the cases. Negative changes in the sensitivity of this type are manifested themselves as follows: 1) 2-8-degree increases of thresholds; 2) 3-6-degree decreases of thresholds; 3) absence of thermal sense. In the presence of reflex syndromes (lumbalgia and lumbar ischialgia) the disorders in L4, L5, S1 dermatomes have been determined to the greatest degree...
September 2012: Fiziologiia Cheloveka
R Hart, P Wendsche, J Kočiš, M Komzák, F Okál, J Krejzla
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Both the range of motion and load transfer of the sacroiliac (SI) joint improve considerably after lumbar spine surgery. When, following surgery, SI joint pain develops in spite of appropriate physical therapy, injection of an anaesthetic with added corticosteroid into the SI joint is a first choice treatment. The aim of this presentation is to provide information on our experience with this therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients after lumbar spine fusion reported lumbalgia different form pain before surgery...
2011: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Hiroyuki Kuroda, Tamaki Sakurai, Michiko Yamada, Naoki Uemura, Michihiro Ono, Tomoyuki Abe, Shigeyuki Fujii, Masahiro Maeda, Kyuhei Kohda, Masahiko Obata, Masakatsu Ando, Satoshi Iyama, Junji Kato
Salivary ductcarcinoma (SDC)is a high-grade malignant tumor arising predominantly in the parotid gland. Androgen receptor(AR)expression was mainly restricted to SDC in salivary cancer. We report successful treatment of a patient with advanced SDC using an endocrine chemotherapy. A 76-year-old man was hospitalized with lumbalgia and swelling of left submandibular region. Radiological examination indicated a tumor in left submandibular gland and metastatic tumors in lumbar vertebra, accompanied by swollen lymph nodes of the neck, mediastinum...
April 2011: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
G Pärtan, R Eyb, G Artacker
Pain is also the main symptom of spinal diseases in children. The younger the child, the more frequently organic causes are to be found, whereas in adolescents functional dorsalgia and lumbalgia are ubiquitous. Apart from the neonatal period, where ultrasound is used as the primary method for investigation of closed spinal dysraphia, radiography is still considered to be the first choice examination, which nevertheless should only be carried out after a thorough anamnesis and clinical examination. For targeted follow-up and especially exclusion of neoplasms, MRI is the method of choice in most cases...
December 2010: Der Radiologe
A Dalgic, O Uckun, M F Ergungor, O Okay, E Daglioglu, G Hatipoglu, L Pasaoglu, Y S Caglar
INTRODUCTION: Unilateral hemilaminotomy (ULH) and/or bilateral hemilaminotomy (BLH) with limited facetectomy are defined approaches to decompress the thecal sac and exiting lumbar nerve roots without increasing the risk of subsequent spinal instability. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 18 cases with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with BLH or ULH that was performed in 11 and 7 cases, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed at the follow-up examination and dural sac area (DSA) was calculated on T(2)-weighted MRI images and then compared statistically...
April 2010: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery: MIN
Anton R Winterstein, Klaus Bohndorf, Kurt Vollert, Theodor Wagner, Astrid Gnekow, Frank W Roemer
Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of secondary infection associated with high morbidity. In children these complications include fungal osteomyelitis due to continuous infiltration or hematogenous spread. The case of a 4-year-old boy is presented who developed lumbalgia and thigh pain during ongoing chemotherapy for acute lymphatic leukemia. MRI revealed infarct-like lesions in the femur and L5 vertebra, which were biopsied. The histologic diagnosis was consistent with angioinvasive aspergillosis...
August 2010: Skeletal Radiology
M Weissinger, C Helmreich, G Eiserle
The aim of our retrospective study is to show how very circumspect we are to use this method. The clinical symptoms of our patients were lumbalgia or lumboischialgia with or without neurological deficiencies. All these patients were resistent to conservative therapies. We accepted for operation only patients who suffered from protrusions and types of prolaps without perforation of the posterior longitudinal ligament. 179 operations on the vertebral discs were performed in our department between 01. 01. 1992 until 31...
1998: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Ralph A Kruse, Sharina Gudavalli, Jerrilyn Cambron
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to describe chiropractic treatment of lower back and unilateral leg pain in a pregnant patient. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 26-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy had severe pain in her lower back that radiated to her hips bilaterally and to her right leg. She reported tingling down her right lower leg to the dorsum of her foot. Although no diagnostic imaging was performed, her differential diagnoses included lumbalgia with associated radiculopathy...
December 2007: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
O S Levin, I A Moseĭkin
Sixty patients with chronic vertebrogenic lumbalgia or lumboischialgia with exacerbation for at least 1 month were included in the study. A main group consisted of 40 patients and a control group of 20 patients. All patients took diclofenac in dosage 100 mg per day from the 1st day. Versatis was prescribed to patients of the main group from the 6th day. One-three plates were applied to the most painful spine areas and low extremities for 12 h during 5 days. To assess treatment efficacy, scales for measuring back pain, vertebral syndrome, neuropathic pain (NPS) as well as the Global Impression scale (CGI) and quality of life (EQ-5D) were used...
2009: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
T Lenoir, C Dauzac, L Rillardon, P Guigui
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The short- and mid-term symptom-relief of surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis is generally acknowledged, but the probability of a long-term reoperation remains to be studied. The purpose of this work was to determine the long-term risk of reoperation after surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar stenosis and to search for factors influencing this probability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients who underwent from 1989 to 1992 surgical treatment for degenerative lumbar spine stenosis were included in this work...
September 2008: Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Réparatrice de L'appareil Moteur
M V Makhnev
AIM: To analyse echinococcosis morbidity and course characteristics in men serving in the Navy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The results of annual 1983-2006 check-up of Navy men were analysed to estimate echinococcosis morbidity in patients with eosinophilia and tumors including cysts. The diagnosis was made with application of clinical, ultrasound, radionuclide, morphological (including parasitological), biochemical and immunological methods, computed tomography. RESULTS: 14 cases of hydatid echinococcosis were documented...
2008: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Michał Dwornik, Dariusz Białoszewski, Wojciech Kiebzak, Marek Lyp
BACKGROUND: Lumbosacral pain is a significant social problem. Effective treatment of this ailment should be based on thorough diagnostic work-up. The goal of the present study was to determine which physical examination findings can help predict a positive outcome of physiotherapy, including kinesitherapy and physical therapy, aimed at symptomatic improvement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 50 patients with lumbosacral pain syndromes presenting as lumbalgia and ischialgia...
May 2007: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Slavica Jandrić, Branislav Antić
INTRODUCTION: Various clinical conditions can cause low back pain, and in most cases it is of a degenerative origin. Degenerative disc disease is a common condition which affects young to middle-aged men and women equally. Changes in the mechanical properties of the disc lead to degenerative arthritis in the intervertebral joints, osteophytes, and narrowing the intervertebral foramen or the spinal canal. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Degenerative cascade, described by Kirkaldy-Willis, is the widely accepted pathophysiologic model describing the degenerative process as it affects the lumbar spine in 3 phases...
September 2006: Medicinski Pregled
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