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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525911/putative-intravascular-myofibroma-mimicking-a-vascular-malformation-with-phleboliths
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Daniel M Klufas, Syril Keena T Que, Marti Rothe, Hanspaul S Makkar, Michael J Murphy
Myofibroma is a rare, benign myofibroblastic tumor that commonly presents at birth or in early infancy, usually as a painless, slow-growing, solitary, nodular mass. We present a case of a 40-year-old woman with a painful, solitary, myofibroma on the right elbow. The unique features of this case include age and gender of the patient, site, pain on presentation, tumor morphology, and putative intravascular nature of the tumor.
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525409/preserved-analgesia-with-reduction-in-opioids-through-the-use-of-an-acute-pain-protocol-in-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-open-hepatectomy
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Michael C Grant, Philip M Sommer, Cathy He, Sylvia Li, Andrew J Page, Alexander B Stone, Deborah Hobson, Elizabeth Wick, Christopher L Wu
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are designed to restore baseline physiology, mitigate surgical stressors, and hasten recovery. Paramount to this approach is optimal pain control through multimodal analgesia and limiting reliance on opioid-based medications. Recent studies have fostered growing controversy surrounding the use of epidural analgesia in the ERAS setting, especially for higher-risk procedures. We examine the analgesic end points associated with the use of epidural within the ERAS framework for open hepatectomy...
May 18, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524125/-surgical-management-of-venous-compression-causing-trigeminal-neuralgia
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V K Poshataev, A N Konovalov, V N Shimanskiy
Venous compression is a rare cause of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Vascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve root, as the only etiopathogenetic treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, is a well-known procedure that is extensively used at various neurosurgical clinics. As the number of interventions for TN increases, the absolute number of surgeries for eliminating venous compression of the trigeminal nerve also grows. Five hundred TN patients underwent surgery at the Neurosurgical Institute in the period from 2000 to 2015...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523328/duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-pancreatic-head-mass-a-case-report
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DănuŢ Vasile, George Iancu, Raluca Claudia Iancu, George Simion, Radu Constantin Ciuluvică
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon. Tumors arising from the first and the second part of the duodenum (DI and DII, respectively) can be wrongly diagnosed as pancreatic mass. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman who came with abdominal pain and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin 3.5 g÷dL). A solid, heterogeneously enhancing neoplasm in the head of the pancreas was revealed preoperatively by an abdominal computed tomography scan. A diagnosis of GIST was suggested...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523197/disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-presenting-as-vertebral-osteomyelitis
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Daphne M Moutsoglou, Frank Merritt, Ethan Cumbler
Mycobacterium chimaera, a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex, is a slow-growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium associated with outbreaks in cardiac-surgery patients supported on heart-lung machines. We report a case of an elderly woman on chronic prednisone who presented with a six-month history of worsening chronic back pain, recurrent low-grade fevers, and weight loss. Imaging identified multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis and lumbar soft-tissue abscess. Abscess culture identified M. chimaera.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523133/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-major-lung-resections-pitfalls-tips-and-tricks
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Mahmoud Ismail, Marc Swierzy, Dania Nachira, Jens C Rückert, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Nearly six years since inception, uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become a growing part of major lung resections and has revolutionized the way thoracic surgeons treat pulmonary lesions. This technique is being touted for various benefits. It ensures direct visualization together with a better exposure of the lung and allows the chance of a digital palpation of the lesion through a small incision. Postoperative pain is reduced due to the involvement of only one intercostal space without rib spreading and muscle disruption...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515817/systematic-review-of-the-potential-role-of-cannabinoids-as-antiproliferative-agents-for-urological-cancers
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Shreyas Gandhi, Gaurav Vasisth, Anil Kapoor
INTRODUCTION: The palliative effects of cannabis sativa (marijuana), which include appetite stimulation, attenuation of nausea and emesis, and pain relief, are well known. The active components of cannabis sativa (cannabinoids) and their derivatives have received growing interest due to their diverse pharmacological activities, such as cell growth inhibition and tumour regression. The aim of this review is to look at the current evidence on the antiproliferative effects of cannabinoids in urological malignancies, including renal, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancers...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513526/cecal-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-nigerian-man-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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O A Obateru, J A Taiwo, S Oladejo, D A Awelimobor, O O Fadaunsi, A B Olokoba
Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine tumors that have been reported in a wide range of organs but most commonly involve the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, ileum, appendix, and colon), and rarely ovary and thymus. We present a case of a 56-year-old Nigerian man with a cecal carcinoid tumor that was surgically removed. A 56-year-old Nigerian man, presented to our hospital with a year history of right-sided lower abdominal fullness, audible bowel sounds, occasional diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511678/multidimensional-daily-diary-of-fatigue-fibromyalgia-17-items-mdf-fibro-17-part-1-development-and-content-validity
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S Morris, Y Li, J A M Smith, S Dube', C Burbridge, T Symonds
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FM), a disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and tenderness, affects greater than five million individuals in the United States alone. Patients experience multiple symptoms in addition to pain, and among them, fatigue is one of the most bothersome and disabling. There is a growing body of literature suggesting that fatigue is a multidimensional concept. Currently, to our knowledge, no multidimensional Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measure of FM-related fatigue meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to support a product label claim...
May 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509820/impact-of-preoperative-opioid-use-on-total-knee-arthroplasty-outcomes
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Savannah R Smith, Jennifer Bido, Jamie E Collins, Heidi Yang, Jeffrey N Katz, Elena Losina
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern about the use of opioids prior to total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and research has suggested that preoperative opioid use may lead to worse pain outcomes following surgery. We evaluated the pain relief achieved by TKA in patients who had and those who had not used opioids use before the procedure. METHODS: We augmented data from a prospective cohort study of TKA outcomes with opioid-use data abstracted from medical records. We collected patient-reported outcomes and demographic data before and 6 months after TKA...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509783/the-evaluation-of-adolescent-chest-pain-a-screening-ecg-or-psc-17
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Patricia E Acra, María T Pérez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review offers an update on entities presenting as chest pain in the adolescent population. It discusses recently proposed tools and shared mental models used in primary and urgent care settings to evaluate chest pain, and their focus on identifying life-threatening processes. We consider whether the current practice may be improved by accounting for the increasingly recognized non-life-threatening causes of adolescent chest pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The present experiences and behaviors of adolescents have added new causes of chest pain to the work-up of this disquieting chief complaint...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506855/rates-and-risk-factors-for-opioid-dependence-and-overdose-after-urologic-surgery
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Arpeet S Shah, Robert H Blackwell, Paul C Kuo, Gopal N Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Effective pain management is a critical component of the perioperative process, with opioids representing a mainstay of therapy. The opioid epidemic is a growing concern in the United States. The goal of this study was to quantify the risk of opioid dependence or overdose (ODO) among patients undergoing urologic surgery and to identify risk factors of ODO. METHODS: A retrospective review of urologic surgery from 2007-2011. Data sources included the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Inpatient, Ambulatory Surgery, and Emergency Department datasets...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505954/manipulative-rehabilitation-applied-soon-after-lumbar-disc-surgery-improves-late-post-operative-functional-disability-a-preliminary-2-year-follow-up-study
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Byungho J Kim, Taeyeong Kim, Junghoon Ahn, Heecheol Cho, Dongyun Kim, Bumchul Yoon
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown late post-operative physical disability and residual pain in patients following lumbar disc surgery despite growing evidence of its beneficial effects. Therefore, rehabilitation is required to minimise the late post-operative complications. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of manipulative rehabilitation to improve late post-operative outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-one patients aged 25-65 years undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy were randomly assigned to the rehabilitation group (n = 14) or active control group (n = 7) by simple randomisation...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502967/neck-and-occipital-pain-caused-by-deep-cervical-intramuscular-lipoma-a-surgical-case
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Kazunari Kogure, Michio Yamazaki, Tomonori Tamaki, Yoji Node, Akio Morita
A lipoma is a slow-growing, benign tumor and is usually asymptomatic; hence, surgical intervention can often be avoided in patients with these tumors in the cervical and cranial area. Lipomas arise most commonly in the subcutaneous fat, but occasionally in muscle tissue. Intramuscular lipomas in the cervico-cranial area have rarely been reported. We describe here a patient with a large intramuscular lipoma in the deep cervical tissue. The patient experienced troublesome pain in the neck and occipital area, and surgical treatment was therefore suggested...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501792/healing-ministry-and-palliative-care-in-christianity
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S Stephen Jayard, Nishant A Irudayadason, J Charles Davis
Death is inevitable, but that does not mean it can be planned or imposed. It is an ethical imperative that we attend to the unbearable pain and suffering of patients with incurable and terminal illnesses. This is where palliative care plays a vital role. Palliative care has been growing faster in the world of medicine since its emergence as a specialty in the last decade. Palliative care helps to reduce physical pain while affirming the aspect of human suffering and dying as a normal process. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life both of the patient and the family...
May 3, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499451/effects-of-annulus-defects-and-implantation-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-plga-fibrin-gel-scaffolds-on-nerves-ingrowth-in-a-rabbit-model-of-annular-injury-disc-degeneration
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Long Xin, Weixing Xu, Leijun Yu, Shunwu Fan, Wei Wang, Fang Yu, Zhenbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Growth of nerve fibers has been shown to occur in a rabbit model of intravertebral disc degeneration (IVD) induced by needle puncture. As nerve growth may underlie the process of chronic pain in humans affected by disc degeneration, we sought to investigate the factors underlying nerve ingrowth in a minimally invasive annulotomy rabbit model of IVD by comparing the effects of empty disc defects with those of defects filled with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/fibrin gel (PLGA) plugs...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495661/virtual-reality-as-an-adjunct-home-therapy-in-chronic-pain-management-an-exploratory-study
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Bernie Garrett, Tarnia Taverner, Paul McDade
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) therapy has been successfully used as an adjunct therapy for the management of acute pain in adults and children, and evidence of potential efficacy in other health applications is growing. However, minimal research exists on the value of VR as an intervention for chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: This case series examined the value of VR to be used as an adjunctive therapy for chronic pain patients in their own homes. METHODS: An exploratory approach using a case series and personal interviews was used...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484944/prolotherapy-for-osteoarthritis-and-tendinopathy-a-descriptive-review
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REVIEW
David Rabago, Bobby Nourani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Osteoarthritis and overuse tendinopathy are common chronic conditions of high societal and patient burden. The precise etiology of pain and disability in both conditions is multifactorial and not well understood. Patients are often refractory to conservative therapy. The development of new therapeutic options in both conditions is a public health priority. Prolotherapy is an injection-based outpatient regenerative therapy for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis and tendinopathy...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484399/biochemical-benefits-diagnosis-and-clinical-risks-evaluation-of-kratom
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REVIEW
Dimy Fluyau, Neelambika Revadigar
BACKGROUND: Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical tree with a long history of traditional use in parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. Kratom is also known as Thom, Thang, and Biak. Its leaves and the teas brewed from them have long been used by people in that region to manage pain and opioid withdrawal and to stave off fatigue. Kratom is actually consumed throughout the world for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute (in form of tea, chewed, smoked, or ingested in capsules)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
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