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Ultrasound and pain management

Otto Mauro Dos Santos-Rosa, Henrique Simonsen Lunardelli, Marcelo Augusto Fontenelle Ribeiro-Junior
Background: The pyogenic liver abscess has an incidence of 1.1/1,000 habitants. Mortality can reach 100%. The use of less invasive procedures diminish morbidity and hospital stay. Aim: Identify risk factors in patients who underwent percutaneous drainage guided by ultrasound as treatment. Method: Were analyzed 10 patients submitted to the method. Epidemiological characteristics, laboratory markers and imaging exams (ultrasound and CT) were evaluated...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
K Ye, X Lu, W Li, M Yin, X Liu, J Qin, G Liu, M Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the technical aspects and short-term clinical results of stent placement for chronic occlusion of a filter-bearing inferior vena cava (IVC) in patients with severe post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 24 patients with severe PTS associated with occlusion of a filter-bearing IVC treated by stent placement was conducted at a single institution from January 2010 to December 2014. Patient-reported quality of life and limb Villalta scores were evaluated before and after treatment by questionnaire and clinical examination, respectively...
October 14, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Arindam Pande, Soumya Patra, Manabhanjan Jena, Rabin Chakraborty
Thirty-nine year male had a history of road traffic accident with polytrauma. At emergency room he started having chest pain with ventricular tachycardia. He was subsequentially diagnosed with right coronary artery dissection secondary to blunt trauma which is an extremely rare cause of inferior wall myocardial infarction. After some dilemmas, he was ultimately treated with intravascular ultrasound guided coronary angioplasty with stenting and had an uneventful recovery.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Lang Jia, Yan Wang, Jinyun Chen, Wenzhi Chen
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of focused low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (FLIPUS) therapy on the functional and health status of patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). A total of 106 subjects with bilateral KOA were randomized sequentially into two groups. Group I received FLIPUS + diclofenac sodium, and group II received sham FLIPUS + diclofenac sodium. The therapeutic effects of the interventions were evaluated by measuring changes in VAS pain, the WOMAC scores, and the LI scores after 10 days of treatment as well as changes in LI and VAS at follow-up, 4 and 12 weeks later...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Giovanni Teruzzi, Giuseppe Calligaris, Paolo Ravagnani, Daniela Trabattoni, Luca Grancini, Giovanni Monizzi, Alessandro Lualdi, Antonio L Bartorelli
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) accounts approximately for 0.2% of cases of acute coronary syndrome. It is defined "spontaneous" in absence of any coronary wall damage. This disease affects primarily young women in good health, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, especially during the postpartum period. Since the clinical presentation varies widely from no symptoms to typical angina and sudden cardiac death, SCAD incidence is underestimated.A 40-year-old woman, in the 8th week after delivery, was admitted to our emergency department because of acute chest pain, and a diagnosis of inferior and posterior non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction was made...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Tuğba Yeğin, Lale Altan, Meliha Kasapoğlu Aksoy
Osteoartritis (OA) is one of the most frequent causes of pain, loss of function and disability in adults. The prevalence of OA is expected to increase substantially in the future. Knee OA is the most common subset of OA. Therapeutic ultrasound (US) is one of several physical therapy modalities suggested for the management of pain and loss of function due to OA. The purpose of our study was to investigate the efficacy of US therapy in reducing pain and functional loss and improving the quality of life in patients with knee OA in comparison to sham US therapy...
October 7, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Ajay Yadlapati, Mark Gajjar, Daniel R Schimmel, Mark J Ricciardi, James D Flaherty
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which constitutes nearly 25-40 % of current acute myocardial infarction (AMI) cases, is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Since the 2013 STEMI practice guidelines, a wealth of additional data that may further advance optimal STEMI practices has emerged. These data highlight the importance of improving patient treatment and transport algorithms for STEMI from non-primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers. In addition, a focus on the reduction of total pain-to-balloon (P2B) times rather than simply door-to-balloon (D2B) times may further improve outcomes after primary PCI for STEMI...
October 6, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Francesco Catanzariti, Lucilla Servi, Andrea Fabiani, Alessandra Filosa, Gabriele Mammana
INTRODUCTION: Testicular cancer is one of the most frequent in young men and its incidence is increasing in recent years because of incidental finding during routine ultrasound exams. Adenomatous hyperplasia of the rete testis is one of the benign and rare pathological types incidentally detected and very few cases are described in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 40 years old man come to our attention for a balanoposthitis without testicular pain. During andrological examination we performed palpation of the testes and we noticed a palpable nodule of hard consistency in the left testicle...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Andrea C Issler-Fisher, Oliver M Fisher, Ania O Smialkowski, Frank Li, Constant P van Schalkwyk, Peter Haertsch, Peter K M Maitz
BACKGROUND: The introduction of ablative fractional CO2 lasers (CO2-AFL) for burn scar management shows promising results. Whilst recent studies have focused on objective scar outcomes following CO2-AFL treatment, to date no data on patient subjective factors such as quality of life are available. METHODS: A prospective study was initiated to analyze the safety and efficacy of the CO2-AFL. Various objective and subjective outcome parameters were prospectively collected from the date of first consultation and follow-up following treatment...
October 1, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Jake A Nieto, Michael A Yamin, Itzhak D Goldberg, Prakash Narayan
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is associated with progressive enlargement of the kidneys fuelled by the formation and expansion of fluid-filled cysts. The disease is congenital and children that do not succumb to it during the neonatal period will, by age 10 years, more often than not, require nephrectomy+renal replacement therapy for management of both pain and renal insufficiency. Since increasing cystic index (CI; percent of kidney occupied by cysts) drives both renal expansion and organ dysfunction, management of these patients, including decisions such as elective nephrectomy and prioritization on the transplant waitlist, could clearly benefit from serial determination of CI...
2016: PloS One
G C Ginesu, M Barmina, P Paliogiannis, M Trombetta, M L Cossu, C F Feo, F Addis, A Porcu
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate from the neural crest. They are malignant in approximately 10% of cases, with a 50% survival rate at 5 years from diagnosis. In most cases, manifestations of malignancy (such as metastasis) are lacking, and paragangliomas are considered benign lesions. Pancreatic paragangliomas are extremely rare, with only 31 cases described in the scientific literature to date. CASE SUMMARY: Here we describe a case of a 55-year-old Caucasian male patient referred to our institution in September 2013 for lumbar pain lasting five months...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, José Carlos Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum block was recently described and has already shown good results as an analgesic technique in abdominal surgeries, having the potential to significantly reduce opioids consumption and be a valid alternative to epidural catheter. We performed a type II Quadratus Lumborum block for analgesia in a septic patient having a sub-total gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: An 80 year-old, ASA III, male patient, weighting 50kg, with a history of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, diagnosed with sepsis due to purulent peritonitis was submitted to an open laparotomy...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Evert Baten, Murat Akand, Michael S Floyd, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Maarten Albersen, Wouter Everaerts, Hendrik Van Poppel, Frank Van Der Aa, Steven Joniau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors and treatment options for ureteroenteric strictures (UES) following radical cystectomy (RC) and ileal conduit (IC) formation, and specifically to comment on the conservative management of UES in asymptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The datasheets were reviewed of 304 consecutive patients who were treated with an RC and IC between January 2001 and May 2011 in a Belgian tertiary center and who followed a strict follow-up protocol...
September 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Samira Lahrabli, Herman Azanmasso, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif El Fatimi
OBJECTIVE: Spasticity of the upper limb is a disabling symptom in patients with vascular hemiplegia, both functionally and orthopedic evolution of these patients. Many treatments exist for spasticity, and botulinum toxin may be an attractive therapeutic alternative, to fight against the often deleterious spasticity. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report a retrospective work of 10 spastic patients treated with ultrasound-guided injection of botulinum toxin into the MPR Casablanca service...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ahmed H Othman, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Fatma El Sherif
BACKGROUND: Breast surgery is an exceedingly common procedure with an increased incidence of acute and chronic pain. Pectoral nerve block is a novel peripheral nerve block alternative to neuro-axial and paravertebral blocks for ambulatory breast surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of modified Pecs block with ketamine plus bupivacaine versus bupivacaine in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Danny Badawy, Elie El Rassy, Fouad Aoun, Roland Van Velthoven
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive treatment option that might be considered in the management of localized prostate cancer. It is a well-tolerated treatment with few minor urologic complications and no major toxicities. In this paper, we report to our knowledge the first case of levator ani necrosis in a patient treated with HIFU, manifesting as sturdy perineal pain, which took years of NSAID intake and serial MRIs to demonstrate partial improvement. Therefore, we regard HIFU as a serious potential treatment option that still requires longer follow-up data before its approval in the personalized treatment panel of prostate cancer...
2016: Case Reports in Urology
Mohammad S Khuroo, Ajaz A Rather, Naira S Khuroo, Mehnaaz S Khuroo
Portal biliopathy refers to cholangiographic abnormalities which occur in patients with portal cavernoma. These changes occur as a result of pressure on bile ducts from bridging tortuous paracholedochal, epicholedochal and cholecystic veins. Bile duct ischemia may occur due prolonged venous pressure effect or result from insufficient blood supply. In addition, encasement of ducts may occur due fibrotic cavernoma. Majority of patients are asymptomatic. Portal biliopathy is a progressive disease and patients who have long standing disease and more severe bile duct abnormalities present with recurrent episodes of biliary pain, cholangitis and cholestasis...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Liangsheng Lu, Yunli Bi, Xiang Wang, Shuangsui Ruan
PURPOSE: Midureteral obstruction is an extremely rare condition. This retrospective study assessed the outcomes of laparoscopic ureteroureterostomy (UU) in 13 children with midureteral obstructions. METHODS: Records of patients with midureteral obstruction who underwent laparoscopic end-to-end UU between July 2011 and August 2015 were reviewed. The medical records comprised patient demographic data, intraoperative details, postoperative outcomes, and related complications...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Timothy J Fuller, Christopher M Paprzycki, Muhammad H Zubair, Lala R Hussain, Brian A Kuhn, Matthew H Recht, Patrick E Muck
BACKGROUND: Interventional strategies for massive and submassive Pulmonary Embolism (smPE) have historically included either systematic intravenous thrombolytic alteplase (IV TPA) or surgical embolectomy, both of which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, with the advent of endovascular techniques, recent studies have suggested that an endovascular approach to the treatment of acute smPE may be both safe and effective with excellent outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who have undergone catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) for smPE at our institution in an effort to determine the safety of the procedure...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Aneela N Mian, Khaldoun Chaabo, Julekha Wajed, Sujith Subesinghe, Nicola J Gullick, Bruce Kirkham, Toby Garrood
BACKGROUND: In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) clinical measures of disease activity may not reliably discriminate between patients with active inflammatory disease and those with concomitant fibromyalgia (FM). Recent work has shown RA patients with a 28 tender joint count (TJC) minus swollen joint count (SJC) of 7 or more (joint count criteria) are more likely to meet classification criteria for FM. This study aimed to determine whether RA patients meeting clinical criteria for FM had lower levels of joint inflammation as determined by ultrasound (US)...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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