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Bhagya Ranjan Jena, Anil Paswan, Yashpal Singh, Sandeep Loha, Anil Prasad Singh, Virendra Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) is a minimally invasive target-selective technique that has been used with success for many years in the treatment of different pathologies, such as low back pain, trigeminal neuralgia, and others. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare different mode of RF - continuous RF (CRF) versus pulsed RF (PRF) along with steroid in the management of low back pain of discogenic origin. SETTING AND DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind trial...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Saru Singh, Kulvinder Singh, Ruchi Gupta, Nayyamat Kaur, Pranav Bansal, Sanjeet Singh
CONTEXT AND AIM: The assessment of severity of low back pain includes subjective questionnaires to quantify the impact on routine life. The objective of current study was to correlate various quality of life (QOL) scores to the clinical outcome measured as improvement in Visual Analog Score (VAS) after interventional treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive chronic low backache patients were assessed for pain intensity using VAS, revised Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Quebec's, Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), and depression score at presentation...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Mathur A, Daga A, Gangopadhyay D, Saxena P, Malhotra H
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Suryapratap Singh
Baastrup's disease is an uncommon entity in the elderly spine and it is very rare in the pediatric age group. There are only few case reports in the literature containing Baastrup's disease in pediatric spine. Baastrup's disease is also known as kissing spine because the posterior spinous processes touch or "kiss" one another, characterized by enlarged posterior spinous projections with normal neuroforamina and normal spinal disk height. There are various pathological and etiological hypotheses behind Baastrup's disease...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Akm Anisur Rahman, Dirk Berkvens, Claude Saegerman, David Fretin, Noor Muhammad, Akram Hossain, Emmanuel Abatih
INTRODUCTION: This study describes the seroprevalence of human brucellosis among pyretic patients and detection of Brucella abortus DNA from seropositive pyretic patients using real-time polymerase chain reaction (rtPCR) for the first time in Bangladesh. METHODOLOGY: Blood samples were collected from 300 pyretic patients from October 2007 to May 2008 and subjected to three serological tests: Rose-Bengal plate test (RBT), standard tube agglutination test (STAT), and indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (iELISA)...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Awder A Khazendar, Hemin M Hama Ameen, Nzar I Jabbar, Seerwan O Hasan, Talar S Ahmed, Alaa A Ali
BACKGROUND: Intradural extramedullary spinal teratoma (IEST) is a rare condition in adult patients with male predominance. It is commonly associated with spinal dysraphism, lumbar puncture and prior spinal surgeries. The study presents a 37-year-old male diagnosed with upper lumbar intradural extramedullary mature cystic teratoma without dysraphism or prior surgical interventions. CASE DESCRIPTION: Patient's symptoms included a lumbar backache which progressed to the toes, as well as the anterior region of both the thighs...
September 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Anuj Singhal, Darshan Bhakuni, Vishal Marwaha, Vivek Hande, Garvit Bagga
INTRODUCTION: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapeutic failure is treated with biologics. AIM: To compare the clinical outcomes of different biologics for Asian Indian patients with AS who have NSAID therapeutic failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five AS patients with NSAID failure were administered Etanercept (n=15) (50mg SQ, weekly) or Infliximab (n=20) (5mg/kg IV every 2(nd) month) based on patient convenience or physician discretion as per 2015 ACR/SAA/SPARTAN recommendations...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
V V Ramesh Chandra, B C M Prasad, C Krishna Mohan, T C Kalawat, V Satyanarayana, A Y Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is caused by a variety of conditions. When conventional imaging failed, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was superior to scintigraphy in identifying the pathology. Injection therapies are often helpful in treating the pathology. AIM: To determine the cause of chronic low backache in individuals with normal conventional imaging (radiographs, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to determine the specific pathology using scintigraphic studies and diagnostic blocks; and, to treat the individuals with various spinal injection techniques and determine their efficacy...
September 2016: Neurology India
G Garg, A Gogia, A Kakar
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October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Run Xiang, Tianpeng Xie, Qiang Li
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is common in thoracic neoplasms, with a high degree of malignancy and rapid tumor progression. SCLC is often diagnosed with widespread metastases at the time of the initial diagnosis. A small proportion of late-stage SCLC patients are in a poor physical condition and exhibit disqualifying chemoradiotherapy indications. The present study reports the case of a patient who presented with lumbago and backache. Following physical examination, computed tomography, bronchoscopy and biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with SCLC with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group score of <2...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Zahra Soltani, Fereydon Davatchi
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent histological type of malignant lymphomas (approximately 30% of cases). DLBCL is highly curable through chemotherapy. Rituximab in combination with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) chemotherapy as the most frequent of care for first - DLBCL therapy, improves long-term survival of patients effectively. CASE REPORT: A young female (25 years old) complained about pain in her right back for two years...
June 2016: Medical Archives
Jing Xie, Xue-Bin Zhang, Wen-Ze Wang, Han-Zhong Li
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a multisystem hereditary disease characterized by formation of cysts in the ductal organs. Renal pelvis malignancy in ADPKD is very rare and sporadically reported in the previous literature. Here, we report the first case of renal pelvis squamous cell carcinoma with tumor embolus in a 35-year-old ADPKD patient. The patient presented with 3 months of persistent backache and intermittent fever, and was initially diagnosed as intracystic hemorrhage with inferior vena cava thrombosis formation...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Serap Ural, Behiye Özer, Fazıl Gelal, Derya Dirim Erdoğan, Nurbanu Sezak, Recep Balık, Tuna Demirdal, Metin Korkmaz
Toxocariasis caused by Toxocara canis or less frequently by T.catis is a common parasitic infection worldwide. Clinical spectrum in humans can vary from asymptomatic infection to serious organ disfunction depending on the load of parasite, migration target of the larva and the inflammatory response of the host. Transverse myelitis (TM) due to toxocariasis is an uncommon illness identified mainly as case reports in literature. In this report, a case of TM who was diagnosed as neurotoxocariasis by serological findings has been presented...
July 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
C Thielscher, E Hahn, M Klumpp, B Lindenberg, D Matusiewicz
AIM OF THE STUDY: The article examines how big German insurance companies handle back pain in terms of occupational health management (OHM). METHODOLOGY: Narrative interviews with experts from 8 out of the 20 biggest enterprises were conducted. RESULTS: Musculoskeletal diseases are the number one or number two reason for sick leave. All enterprises offer OHM; there is a variety of measures, e. g., sport, massage, advice, ergonomics, healthy food and leadership training...
August 12, 2016: Der Orthopäde
Mohd Faheem, Qazi Zeeshan, Balkrishna Ojha, Preeti Agrawal
An 8-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of low backache, followed by paraparesis and urinary incontinence. MRI of the thoracic spine revealed an intramedullary, intensely contrast-enhancing lesion extending from T11 to L1 vertebral level, consistent with astrocytoma, ependymoma or haemangioblastoma. A diagnosis of intramedullary chordoma was made on tissue biopsy and immunohistochemical study. This is the second report of an intramedullary chordoma without bone involvement in English literature. After 6 months of follow-up, patient showed good clinical outcome in terms of improvement in power in lower limbs and backache...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Zeid Badurdeen, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Neelakanthi V I Ratnatunga, Abdul W M Wazil, Tilak D J Abeysekera, Premil N Rajakrishna, Jalitha P Thinnarachchi, Ranjith Kumarasiri, Dulani D Welagedera, Needika Rajapaksha, Adambarage P D Alwis
INTRODUCTION: The majority of published data on chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) is on asymptomatic patients who were detected in screening programs. The clinicopathological profile of a group of patients presenting with acute symptoms and renal dysfunction from CKDu endemic regions in Sri Lanka was studied. METHODS: 59 patients > 10 years of age with backache, feverish fatigue feeling, dysuria, joint pain, or dyspepsia, singly or in combination with elevated serum creatinine (> 116 and > 98 µmol/L for male and females, respectively) were included in the study...
July 29, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Masaya Miyazaki, Keita Yashiro, Mishie Tanino, Shinya Tanaka, Yasunori Fujioka
Chondromas are benign tumors that can be found at several sites in the body, while those arising from the dura mater are extremely rare. Among them, although chondromas arising from the cranial dura mater have been reported, those arising from the spinal dura mater have not been reported in the literature to date. A 66-year-old woman presented with right-sided continuous backache which she had developed recently. After detailed examinations, an epidural tumor at the thoracic level was detected. The patient underwent surgery and a total en-bloc resection was accomplished...
September 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Devimeenal Jagannathan, Venkatraman Indiran, Fouzal Hithaya
INTRODUCTION: Schmorl's Nodes (SN), which appear as defects in superior and inferior endplates of vertebrae, are commonly seen around the thoracolumbar junction. They may be asymptomatic or symptomatic. Their prevalence varies with respect to age, gender, regions involved and other associated disc or vertebral findings. AIM: SN is quite a common finding on the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the spine. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of SN in the patients who underwent MRI whole spine in the radiology department, ascertain its clinical relevance and to compare the prevalence of SN in the study population with the prevalence in rest of the Indian and global population described already in the literature...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Roop Singh, Sushil Kumar Yadav, Sushma Sood, Rohtas Kumar Yadav, Ravi Rohilla
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the lumbar trunk parameters by MRI and investigate their association with chronic low backache. METHODS: Fifty patients (26 males and 24 females) with mean age 33.54 ± 8.33 years with a history of low back pain (LBP) of minimum 3 consecutive months constituted the study group (Group A). To match with the study group, 15 normal healthy volunteers (9 males and 6 females) with no history of back pain were selected (Group B)...
September 2016: European Spine Journal
Francesca Wuytack, Valerie Smith, Brian J Cleary
BACKGROUND: Many women experience perineal pain after childbirth, especially after having sustained perineal trauma. Perineal pain-management strategies are thus an important part of postnatal care. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a commonly used type of medication in the management of postpartum pain and their effectiveness and safety should be assessed. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a single dose of an oral NSAID for relief of acute perineal pain in the early postpartum period...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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