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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222994/palliative-care-and-palliative-radiation-therapy-education-in-radiation-oncology-a-survey-of-us-radiation-oncology-program-directors
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Randy L Wei, Lauren E Colbert, Joshua Jones, Margarita Racsa, Gabrielle Kane, Steve Lutz, Neha Vapiwala, Kavita V Dharmarajan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the state of palliative and supportive care (PSC) and palliative radiation therapy (RT) educational curricula in radiation oncology residency programs in the United States. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed 87 program directors of radiation oncology residency programs in the United States between September 2015 and November 2015. An electronic survey on PSC and palliative RT education during residency was sent to all program directors...
December 1, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216858/impact-of-scrambler-therapy-on-pain-management-and-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-a-study-of-twenty-cases
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Komal Kashyap, Saurabh Joshi, Saurabh Vig, Vishwajeet Singh, Sushma Bhatnagar
AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the effect of scrambler therapy on patients with chronic cancer pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study conducted on patients with chronic pain due to malignancy which is not responding to oral analgesics. A total of twenty patients were included in the study (ten males, ten females) with a visual analog scale score of >4 on oral analgesics. Patients aged 18-70 years with a life expectancy of >3 months having bony, neuropathic, or mixed type of pain were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205574/neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Luana Colloca, Taylor Ludman, Didier Bouhassira, Ralf Baron, Anthony H Dickenson, David Yarnitsky, Roy Freeman, Andrea Truini, Nadine Attal, Nanna B Finnerup, Christopher Eccleston, Eija Kalso, David L Bennett, Robert H Dworkin, Srinivasa N Raja
Neuropathic pain is caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system, including peripheral fibres (Aβ, Aδ and C fibres) and central neurons, and affects 7-10% of the general population. Multiple causes of neuropathic pain have been described and its incidence is likely to increase owing to the ageing global population, increased incidence of diabetes mellitus and improved survival from cancer after chemotherapy. Indeed, imbalances between excitatory and inhibitory somatosensory signalling, alterations in ion channels and variability in the way that pain messages are modulated in the central nervous system all have been implicated in neuropathic pain...
February 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205185/use-of-an-alpha-lipoic-methylsulfonylmethane-and-bromelain-dietary-supplement-opera-%C3%A2-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-management-a-prospective-study
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Isacco Desideri, Giulio Francolini, Carlotta Becherini, Francesca Terziani, Camilla Delli Paoli, Emanuela Olmetto, Mauro Loi, Marco Perna, Icro Meattini, Vieri Scotti, Daniela Greto, Pierluigi Bonomo, Susanna Sulprizio, Lorenzo Livi
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a major clinical problem associated with a number of cytotoxic agents. OPERA(®) (GAMFARMA srl, Milan, Italy) is a new dietary supplement where α-lipoic acid, Boswellia Serrata, methylsulfonylmethane and bromelain are combined in a single capsule. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the efficacy and safety of OPERA(®) supplementation in a series of patients affected by CIPN. We selected 25 subjects with CIPN evolving during or after chemotherapy with potentially neurotoxic agents...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186946/gabapentinoids-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari, Rizq AlAmri, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sriganesh Kamath
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common condition and causes significant pain, distress and disability across the world. It is multifactorial in aetiology and is challenging to manage. Although the underlying mechanism of pain is predominantly non-specific, many argue that there is a substantial neuropathic pain element. Neuropathic pain is more severe, with significant disability. Gabapentinoids, including gabapentin and pregabalin, have proven efficacy in some neuropathic pain conditions...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185319/gabapentenoids-in-pain-management-in-urological-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-gabapentin-or-pregabalin
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Mayank Mohan Agarwal, Mudelin Elsi Sy
AIMS: To compare efficacy of gabapentin and pregabalin in patients with urological chronic pelvic-pain syndrome (UCPPS). METHODS: Design-retrospective, setting-urology outpatient services of a secondary-care private hospital, inclusion criteria-men 18-50 years, presenting with pelvic pain (lower abdomen, groin, scrotum, perineum, low-back, hip) with or without lower urinary tract symptoms for at least 3 months duration. Hospital database was searched using keywords for neuropathic pain (ICD9-729...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178983/management-of-painful-clitoral-neuroma-after-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
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Jasmine Abdulcadir, Jean-Christophe Tille, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: Traumatic neuromas are the result of regenerative disorganized proliferation of the proximal portion of lesioned nerves. They can exist in any anatomical site and are responsible for neuropathic pain. Post-traumatic neuromas of the clitoris have been described as an uncommon consequence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C involves partial or total removal of the female genital organs for non-therapeutic reasons. It can involve cutting of the clitoris and can cause psychological, sexual, and physical complications...
February 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176937/an-integrated-perspective-on-diabetic-alcoholic-and-drug-induced-neuropathy-etiology-and-treatment-in-the-us
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REVIEW
Lily Zeng, Doungkamol Alongkronrusmee, Richard M van Rijn
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a syndrome that results from damaged nerves and/or aberrant regeneration. Common etiologies of neuropathy include chronic illnesses and medication use. Chronic disorders, such as diabetes and alcoholism, can cause neuronal injury and consequently NeuP. Certain medications with antineoplastic effects also carry an exquisitely high risk for neuropathy. These culprits are a few of many that are fueling the NeuP epidemic, which currently affects 7%-10% of the population. It has been estimated that approximately 10% and 7% of US adults carry a diagnosis of diabetes and alcohol disorder, respectively...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162257/-intramedullary-astrocytomas-a-french-retrospective-multicenter-study
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F Parker, C Campello, J-P Lejeune, P David, A Herbrecht, N Aghakhani, M Messerer
AIM: The authors report the results of a multicenter retrospective series with a long-term follow-up and the analysis of clinical, radiological, surgical data as well as the complementary treatments in patients with intramedullary astrocytomas (IA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all the patients with IA operated on between 1984 and 2011 at 7 French centers (Kremlin-Bicêtre, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, and Nîmes)...
February 2, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162253/-intramedullary-ependymomas-a-french-retrospective-multicenter-study-of-221%C3%A2-cases
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N Aghakhani, M Messerer, P David, A Herbrecht, F Parker
AIM: Intramedullary ependymomas (IE) are the most frequent intramedullary tumors in the adult population. The gold standard treatment is to obtain gross total removal without any new postoperative neurological deficit. The authors report the results of a multicenter series with a long-term follow-up and the analysis of clinical, radiological, surgical data as well as the complementary treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of adult patients with IE operated on between January 1984 and December 2011 at 7 French centers (Bordeaux, Kremlin-Bicêtre, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, and Nîmes) was performed...
February 2, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161985/reliability-of-the-english-version-of-the-paindetect-questionnaire
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B Tampin, T Bohne, M Callan, M Kvia, A Melsom Myhre, E C Neoh, C Bharat, H Slater
BACKGROUND: The painDETECT questionnaire (PD-Q) has been used widely for the identification of neuropathic pain (NeP); however, the reliability of the English version of the PD-Q has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the reliability of the PD-Q pre- (T0) and immediately post- (T1) clinical consultation and at one-week follow-up (T2). METHODS: We recruited 157 patients attending a Neurosurgery Spinal Clinic and Pain Management Department...
February 5, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156509/palliative-care-and-palliative-radiotherapy-education-in-radiation-oncology-a-survey-of-us-radiation-oncology-program-directors
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Lauren Colbert, Joshua Adam Jones, Gabrielle Kane, Margarita Racsa-Alamgir, Neha Vapiwala, Kavita Vyas Dharmarajan
: 178 Background: To assess the state of palliative care education curricula in radiation oncology residency programs in the United States. METHODS: We surveyed 90 program directors of radiation oncology residency programs in the United States from September 2015 to November 2015. An electronic survey on palliative care education during residency was sent to all program directors. The survey consisted of questions on perceived relevance of palliative care in radiation oncology residency, formal didactics on domains of palliative care, effective teaching formats for palliative care education, and perceived barriers for integrating palliative care into the residency curriculum...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155755/-objective-the-objective-of-this-study-was-to-determine-current-practices-in-the-lorraine-region-in-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-and-to-assess-the-challenges-faced-by-general-practitioners-gps-methods-we-conducted-a-qualitative-study-by-the-focus-group
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155118/antinociceptive-interaction-of-gabapentin-with-minocycline-in-murine-diabetic-neuropathy
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H F Miranda, F Sierralta, V Jorquera, P Poblete, J C Prieto, V Noriega
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is the most common complication of diabetes and pain is one of the main symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, however, currently available drugs are often ineffective and complicated by adverse events. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the antinociceptive interaction between gabapentin and minocycline in a mice experimental model of DN by streptozocin (STZ). METHODS: The interaction of gabapentin with minocycline was evaluated by the writhing and hot plate tests at 3 and 7 days after STZ injection or vehicle in male CF1 mice...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151738/an-update-on-the-pharmacologic-management-and-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
#15
Megan E Wright, Denise Rizzolo
Neuropathic pain results directly from a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system and can be central or peripheral in origin. Epidemiologic research suggests that 7% to 10% of the general population suffers from neuropathic pain, although the prevalence may be underestimated. Patients with neuropathic pain may experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, disability, and reduced quality of life. Treatment remains suboptimal because traditional drugs provide only modest pain relief. This article reviews the causes of neuropathic pain, patient presentation, diagnosis, and management strategies...
February 1, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130880/pulsed-magnetic-field-enhances-therapeutic-efficiency-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain-model
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Tufan Mert, Akif Hakan Kurt, İdiris Altun, Ahmet Celik, Furkan Baran, Ismail Gunay
Cell-based or magnetic field therapies as alternative approaches to pain management have been tested in several experimental pain models. The aim of this study therefore was to investigate the actions of the cell-based therapy (adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells; ADMSC) or pulsed magnetic field (PMF) therapy and magneto-cell therapy (combination of ADMSC and PMF) in chronic constriction nerve injury model (CCI). The actions of individual ADMSC (route dependent [systemic or local], time-dependent [a day or a week after surgery]), or PMF and their combination (magneto-cell) therapies on hyperalgesia and allodynia were investigated by using thermal plantar test and a dynamic plantar aesthesiometer, respectively...
January 28, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125518/a-survey-of-the-opinion-and-experience-of-uk-dentists-part-2-risk-assessment-strategies-and-the-management-of-iatrogenic-trigeminal-nerve-injuries-related-to-dental-implant-surgery
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Zehra Yilmaz, Cemal Ucer, Edwin Scher, Jon Suzuki, Tara Renton
BACKGROUND: Dental implant-related iatrogenic injuries are proportionally increasing with dental implant surgery. This study assessed the experience of implant-related trigeminal nerve (TG) injuries among UK dentists. Risk management strategies and management of implant-related inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), mental nerve (MN), and lingual nerve injuries were investigated. METHODS: A survey was distributed among 405 dentists attending an Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) congress, of which 187 completed the survey...
January 25, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124176/charcot-spinal-arthropathy-in-patients-with-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Michael D Staudt, Christopher S Bailey, Fawaz Siddiqi
Charcot spine, or neuropathic spinal arthropathy, involves the progressive destruction of the spinal joint due to the lack of normal protective sensations and proprioception. A rare cause of Charcot spine is congenital insensitivity to pain, which is an absent or abnormal response to painful stimuli. There are few case reports describing this condition, and long-term follow-up data are limited. The presentation and treatment of two patients with Charcot spine secondary to congenital insensitivity to pain are described...
January 26, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118416/topical-review-potential-use-of-botulinum-toxin-in-the-management-of-painful-posttraumatic-trigeminal-neuropathy
#19
Nathan Moreau, Wisam Dieb, Vianney Descroix, Peter Svensson, Malin Ernberg, Yves Boucher
Painful posttraumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PPTTN) is a chronic condition that is difficult to endure and has a poorly understood pathophysiology. Treatment options are limited and often unsatisfactory due to insufficient efficacy and significant adverse effects. Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A), initially used in the management of pathologically sustained or twisting muscular contractions, has recently been advocated for treatment of neuropathic pain. Its action is not limited to the blockage of acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction, but also includes inhibition of exocytosis of other neurotransmitters by interfering with the SNARE complexes of synaptic membranes...
January 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118275/efficacy-of-stellate-ganglion-blockade-applied-with-light-irradiation-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chun-De Liao, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Hung-Chou Chen, Tsan-Hon Liou
OBJECTIVE: Stellate ganglion block has mostly been used to relieve symptoms of neuropathic pain; several potential complications have been reported. Noninvasive stellate ganglion block application using light irradiation (SG-LI) can be used as an alternative to conventional injection blockades. Based on the variety of application protocols among previous studies, it was needed to further identify the clinical efficacy of SG-LI in managing neuropathic pain or other disorders associated with sympathetic hyperactivity...
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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