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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449352/effectiveness-and-safety-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-interim-analysis-of-the-patient-registry-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-management-prizm
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Timothy Deer, Richard L Rauck, Philip Kim, Michael F Saulino, Mark Wallace, Eric J Grigsby, I-Zu Huang, Fannie Mori, Geertrui F Vanhove, Gladstone McDowell
BACKGROUND: The Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) evaluates long-term effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of intrathecal ziconotide treatment in clinical practice. METHODS: PRIZM is an open-label, long-term, multicenter, observational study of adult patients with severe chronic pain. This interim analysis (data through July 10, 2015) of ziconotide as the first versus not first intrathecal agent in pump included change from baseline in Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS; primary efficacy measure) and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) score...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446377/external-closed-circuit-cooling-system-for-management-of-patients-after-device-implantation-a-feasibility-study
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Fabrizio Giofrè, Paola Ferrari, Cristina Leidi, Maria Laura Foschi, Michele Senni, Paolo De Filippo
BACKGROUND: In the first 24h after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) implantation or replacement, the occurrence of hematoma and pain in the surgically treated region is not infrequent and may result in re-intervention and/or more severe complications, such as infections. Currently, the post-implant phase management is very empiric. The aim of this study was to test the clinical applicability and usefulness of an external close-circuit cooling system for the management of the early post-implant period in patients with high risk of hematoma due to anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet therapy...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439445/ultrasound-guided-continuous-interpectoral-block-for-patient-undergoing-mastectomy-and-axillary-clearance
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Mario Fajardo-Pérez, Ece Yamak Altınpulluk, Javier García-Miguel, Borja Quintana-Gordon
Using a single dose of local anaesthetics has some disadvantages and provides limited analgesia depending on the pharmacokinetic characteristics of the local anaesthetic used. Nevertheless, the use of continuous perineural infusions allows sustained pain control. Ultrasound-guided interpectoral block followed by the placement of catheters in patients undergoing mastectomies with or without lymph node axillary dissections can result in sufficient pain control. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman undergoing mastectomy and axillary clearance who received ultrasound-guided continuous interpectoral block for postoperative analgesia...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429535/a-cross-circulated-bicephalic-model-of-head-transplantation
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Peng-Wei Li, Xin Zhao, Yun-Long Zhao, Bing-Jian Wang, Yang Song, Zi-Long Shen, Hong-Jun Jiang, Hai Jin, Sergio Canavero, Xiao-Ping Ren
AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis ("head transplant") requires, among others, the ability to control long-term immune rejection and avoidance of ischemic events during the head transference phase. We developed a bicephalic model of head transplantation to study these aspects. METHODS AND RESULTS: The thoracic aorta and superior vena cava of a donor rat were anastomosed with the carotid artery and extracorporeal veins of a recipient rat by vascular grafts...
April 21, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405322/specific-dyspeptic-symptoms-are-associated-with-poor-response-to-therapy-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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A D'Alessandro, F P Zito, M Pesce, P Andreozzi, E Efficie, M Cargiolli, F Maione, G D De Palma, R Cuomo, G Sarnelli
INTRODUCTION: In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), co-existence of functional dyspepsia (FD) is known to be associated with poor response to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), but the contribution of specific dyspepsia symptoms has not yet been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the impact of dyspepsia symptoms on response to PPIs in patients with GORD. METHODS: The enrolled subjects were consecutive patients with a diagnosis of GORD...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404554/oesophageal-eosinophilia-in-children-with-coeliac-disease
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Anne Ari, Sara Morgenstern, Gabriel Chodick, Manar Matar, Ari Silbermintz, Amit Assa, Yael Mozer-Glassberg, Firas Rinawi, Vered Nachmias-Friedler, Raanan Shamir, Noam Zevit
OBJECTIVES: An association between coeliac disease (CD) and eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE)/oesophageal eosinophilia (EE) has been suggested. We sought to characterise children with CD+EE in-depth and assess the contribution of each condition to the clinical presentation and treatment response. STUDY DESIGN: Medical records of children with both CD+EE, or isolated EoE diagnosed between 2000 and 2014, were retrospectively reviewed and compared with patients with isolated CD or epigastric pain...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399049/evaluation-of-gabapentin-and-clonidine-use-in-children-following-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-retrospective-review
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Dinesh K Choudhry, B Randall Brenn, Karen Sacks, Suken Shah
BACKGROUND: Opioids are the mainstay of therapy for pain relief following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) surgery. Various adjunctive medications are being used to augment analgesia and to reduce opioid-related side effects. At our institution, we have sequentially added 2 adjuncts to a standard morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) regimen. The goal of our study was to evaluate pain control and the benefit of gabapentin and the combination of gabapentin and clonidine, whereas morphine PCA was in use in children following PSF surgery...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395788/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-an-update
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Jeroen J Kolkman, Robert H Geelkerken
Although the prevalence of mesenteric artery stenoses (MAS) is high, symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is rare. The collateral network in the mesenteric circulation, a remnant of the extensive embryonal vascular network, serves to prevent most cases of ischemia. This explains the high incidence of MAS and relative rarity of cases of CMI. The number of affected vessels is the major determinant in CMI development. Most subjects with single vessel mesenteric stenosis do not develop ischemic complaints...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393773/impact-of-dexmedetomidine-on-hemodynamic-changes-during-and-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Morteza Hashemian, Mehdi Ahmadinejad, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Alireza Mirkheshti
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of dexmedetomidine (Dex) on hemodynamic changes during cardiopulmonary pump and postoperative period in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS AND DESIGN: This study is designed as a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: University hospital and single center. PARTICIPANTS: patients candidate for elective CABG. INTERVENTION: Dex 0.5 μg/kg/h or placebo was infused from the initiation of anesthesia up to extubation in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388599/abcb1-genotype-is-associated-with-fentanyl-requirements-in-critically-ill-children
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Christopher M Horvat, Alicia K Au, Yvette L Conley, Patrick M Kochanek, Lingjue Li, Samuel L Poloyac, Philip E Empey, Robert S B Clark
BACKGROUND: The gene ABCB1 encodes p-glycoprotein, a xenobiotic efflux pump capable of transporting certain opioids, including fentanyl. ABCB1 genotype has been previously associated with patient opioid requirements and may influence fentanyl dosing requirements in critically ill children. METHODS: A diagnostically diverse cohort of 61 children who received a fentanyl infusion while admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) were included in this study...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385467/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-related-symptom-recurrence-in-patients-discontinuing-proton-pump-inhibitors-for-bravo-esophageal-wireless-ph-monitoring-study
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R Schey, S P Alla, D Midani, H P Parkman
BACKGROUND: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Those that do not achieve symptom relief, or non-responders, usually undergo esophageal pH monitoring off PPIs in order to confirm the presence of GERD. AIMS: To assess the efficacy of the reverse-PPI trial in evaluating the presence of GERD or its recurrence rates, as well as to identify a correlation between the symptom recurrence rates and GERD severity determined by 48-hour Bravo esophageal pH-monitor testing...
April 3, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374689/-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-parkinson-disease-results-of-a-12-month-open-study
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A A Skoromets, M M Odinak, E Z Yakupov, I V Litvinenko, Z A Zalyalova, A A Timofeeva, S Yu Kirtaev, R R Bogdanov, A S Agafina, K Chatamra, W Robieson, J Benesh, G R Latypova, M V Ershova, S N Illarioshkin
AIM: To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of intrajejunal levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) infusion in the treatment of patients with severe stages of Parkinson disease (PD) who did not respond adequately to treatment with oral drugs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A large-scale international prospective open-label 54-week study of LCIG in patients with PD with severe motor fluctuations was carried out. A total of 48 patients were enrolled in Russia, 46 patients (95...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368941/continuous-ropivacaine-subfascial-wound-infusion-compared-with-intrathecal-morphine-for-postcesarean-analgesia-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-double-blind-study
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Manon Lalmand, Madeleine Wilwerth, Jean-François Fils, Philippe Van der Linden
BACKGROUND: After cesarean delivery, postoperative pain management allows early rehabilitation and helps prevent postpartum depression and chronic pain. Our present prospective, randomized controlled, double-blind study assessed the duration and effect of intrathecal analgesia and continuous ropivacaine wound infiltration versus a control group after cesarean delivery. The primary outcome was analgesia duration, defined as time to first morphine request. Secondary outcomes were cumulative postoperative morphine consumption, number of patients who did not require IV morphine, incidence of adverse effects, and time to first ambulation...
March 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366995/effects-of-rikkunshito-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-refractory-to-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy
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Takashi Kawai, Yoji Hirayama, Aiko Oguchi, Fumi Ishii, Masanao Matushita, Naoya Kitayama, Shinji Morishita, Noboru Hiratsuka, Ken Ohata, Hiroyuki Konishi, Maiko Kishino, Shinichi Nakamura
We investigated the effects of rikkunshito, in combination with a proton pump inhibitor, on symptoms and quality of life in patients with proton pump inhibitor-refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease. The subjects were 47 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease with residual symptoms such as heartburn following 8 weeks of proton pump inhibitor therapy. We administered these subjects rikkunshito in combination with a proton pump inhibitor for 6-8 weeks. We scored their symptoms of heartburn, fullness, abdominal discomfort, and abdominal pain, and surveyed their quality of life using the Reflux Esophagitis Symptom Questionnaire, comprising questions concerning daily activities, meals (changes in amount and favorite foods), and sleep (getting to sleep and early morning waking)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366993/a-multicenter-randomized-trial-comparing-rabeprazole-and-itopride-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia-in-japan-the-nagoya-study
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Takeshi Kamiya, Michiko Shikano, Eiji Kubota, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Tsuneya Wada, Satoshi Tanida, Hiromi Kataoka, Hiroshi Adachi, Makoto Hirako, Noriaki Okuda, Takashi Joh
The aims of this study were to compare the therapeutic effects of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), rabeprazole (RPZ), and a prokinetic agent, itopride (ITO), and to investigate the role of PPI in the treatment strategy for Japanese functional dyspepsia (FD) patients. We randomly assigned 134 patients diagnosed by Rome III criteria to 4 weeks treatment with RPZ 10 mg/day (n = 69) or ITO 150 mg/day (n = 65). Dyspeptic symptoms were evaluated using FD scores at baseline and after 1, 2 and 4 weeks of treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357822/an-assessment-of-the-performance-of-the-baxter-elastomeric-lv10-infusor%C3%A2-pump-under-hyperbaric-conditions
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Stephen Perks, Denise F Blake, Derelle A Young, John Hardman, Lawrence H Brown, Iestyn Lewis, Tilley Pain
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data on the use of elastomeric infusion pumps during hyperbaric oxygen treatment. AIM: This study evaluated the flow rate of the Baxter elastomeric LV10 Infusor™ pump under normobaric (101.3 kPa) and three hyperbaric conditions of 203 kPa, 243 kPa and 284 kPa. METHODS: Elastomeric pumps were secured to participants in the same manner as for a typical patient, except that a container collected the delivered antibiotic solution...
March 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357069/efficacy-of-a-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-for-improving-symptoms-in-patients-with-reflux-esophagitis-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-functional-dyspepsia
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Daisuke Asaoka, Akihito Nagahara, Mariko Hojo, Kenshi Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Kohei Matsumoto, Kentaro Izumi, Tsutomu Takeda, Hiroyuki Komori, Yoichi Akazawa, Yuji Shimada, Taro Osada, Sumio Watanabe
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of a potassium-competitive acid blocker (PCAB) named vonoprazan (VPZ) for improving symptoms in patients with reflux esophagitis (RE), non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), and functional dyspepsia (FD). A hospital-based, retrospective study of outpatients in our department (Department of Gastroenterology, University of Juntendo, Tokyo, Japan) between March 2015 and August 2016 was performed. The patients who were experiencing heartburn, acid regurgitation, gastric pain, and/or a heavy feeling in the stomach of at least moderate severity at baseline were treated with 20 mg VPZ once daily for 4 weeks...
February 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351117/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-untreated-achalasia
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Han Ho Jeon, Jie-Hyun Kim, Young Hoon Youn, Hyojin Park, Jeffrey L Conklin
Background/Aims: Patients with untreated achalasia frequently complain of heartburn and regurgitation. The diagnosis of achalasia might be delayed because these symptoms are misinterpreted as gastroesophageal reflux. We aim to evaluate the clinical presentation, radiologic, and manometric findings in patient untreated achalasia. Methods: The records of patients diagnosed with primary achalasia between July 2004 and January 2012 at Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea were evaluated...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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