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I-Ting Kuo, Kuang-Yi Chang, De-Fong Juan, Steen J Hsu, Chia-Tai Chan, Mei-Yung Tsou
Pain relief always plays the essential part of perioperative care and an important role of medical quality improvement. Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a method that allows a patient to self-administer small boluses of analgesic to relieve the subjective pain. PCA logs from the infusion pump consisted of a lot of text messages which record all events during the therapies. The dosage information can be extracted from PCA logs to provide easily understanding features. The analysis of dosage information with time has great help to figure out the variance of a patient's pain relief condition...
2018: PloS One
Gabriel Carvajal, Denis Dupoiron, Valerie Seegers, Nathalie Lebrec, François Boré, Pierre-Yves Dubois, Damien Leblanc, Thierry Delorme, Sabrina Jubier-Hamon
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe and the United States. Studies have demonstrated that patients with pancreatic cancer have a high prevalence of pain, with rates varying from 47% to 82%. Analgesia using intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) has been poorly studied specifically in this population. METHODS: The IDDS for pancreatic cancer pain was a follow-up observational study designed to evaluate 11-year results of IDDS for refractory pancreatic cancer pain at the Institut de Cancérologie de L'Ouest, Paul Papin in France...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
J He, X Q Zheng, C H Luo, Z X Huang, W Y He, H B Wang, C X Yang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound guided quadratus lumborum block combined with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Methods: From January to June 2017, sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status Ⅰ to Ⅲ patients, aged 55-75 yr, scheduled for total hip arthroplasty, were randomly divided into control group(group N) and quadratus lumborum block (group R). Ultrasound guided quadratus lumborum block was implemented on the affected side at the end of operation...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Thomas Krysztofiak, John Byrne
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays have emerged as a powerful tool in the management of patients presenting acutely to hospital with suspected cardiac chest pain. Recent guidelines emphasize the reassurance offered by low troponin concentrations early after admission. We describe a patient with known coronary artery disease, who presented with a classical history of recurrent myocardial ischaemia. High-sensitivity cardiac Troponin-I concentrations remained in the low-normal sex-specific reference range, despite serial testing on the day of admission, and despite recurrent pain with dynamic ECG changes...
January 1, 2018: Scottish Medical Journal
Toshiaki Isogai, Tsutomu Yoshikawa, Tetsuro Ueda, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Yoichi Imori, Yuichiro Maekawa, Konomi Sakata, Tsutomu Murakami, Hiroki Mochizuki, Kenshiro Arao, Akihisa Kimura, Ken Nagao, Takeshi Yamamoto, Morimasa Takayama
BACKGROUND: Although the typical apical form of Takotsubo syndrome and anterior acute myocardial infarction have similar electrocardiographic and echocardiographic presentations, data on the clinical differences between the two disorders are limited. METHODS: Using the Tokyo Cardiovascular Care Unit network registry, we identified patients hospitalised with apical Takotsubo syndrome ( n=540; 2010-2014) or anterior acute myocardial infarction ( n=2,806; 2013-2014) and created 522 age and sex-matched pairs (mean age 74...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Marko Tomov, Kevin Tou, Rose Winkel, Ross Puffer, Mohamad Bydon, Ahmad Nassr, Paul Huddleston, Michael Yaszemski, Bradford Currier, Brett Freedman
Study Design: Retrospective case-control study using prospectively collected data. Purpose: Evaluate the impact of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) on postoperative pain management and narcotic use following standardized single-level low lumbar transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Overview of Literature: Poor pain control after surgery has been linked with decreased pain satisfaction and increased economic burden. Unfortunately, opioids have many limitations and side effects despite being the primary treatment of postoperative pain...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Kamiar Ghoseiri, Mostafa Allami, Mohammad Reza Soroush, Mohammad Yusuf Rastkhadiv
The prevalence of limb amputation is increasing globally as a devastating experience that can physically and psychologically affect the lifestyle of a person. The residual limb pain and phantom limb pain are common disabling sequelae after amputation surgery. Assistive devices/technologies can be used to relieve pain in people with amputation. The existing assistive devices/technologies for pain management in people with amputation include electrical nerve block devices/technologies, TENS units, elastomeric pumps and catheters, residual limb covers, laser systems, myoelectric prostheses and virtual reality systems, etc...
January 23, 2018: Military Medical Research
Alfred Burger, Chad Miller, Bradley A Sharpe, Rachel E Thompson
BACKGROUND: Hospital Medicine has a widening scope of practice. This article provides a summary of recent highimpact publications for busy clinicians who provide care to hospitalized adults. METHODS: The authors reviewed articles published between March 2016 and March 2017 for the Update in Hospital Medicine presentations at the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine and Society of General Internal Medicine annual meetings. Nine of the 20 articles presented were selected for this review based on the article quality and potential to influence practice...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Biljana Kurtović, Krešimir Rotim, Inga Mladić Batinica, Milan Milošević, Boris Božić, Sonja Kalauz
Lumbar discectomy is the most common surgical treatment for intervertebral disc extrusion. Postoperative pain is a common clinical problem that greatly affects the length of hospitalization, functional status and patient quality of life. Th e aim of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic effi cacy of paracetamol administered intermittently and through patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump following single level lumbar discectomy. Patients who underwent elective lumbar discectomy of intervertebral disc extrusion at the L4-L5 level diagnosed by magnetic resonance of the lumbosacral spine were included in the study...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Elena Losina, Ilana M Usiskin, Savannah R Smith, James K Sullivan, Karen C Smith, David J Hunter, Stephen P Messier, A David Paltiel, Jeffrey N Katz
OBJECTIVE: The cost-effectiveness of the recently-introduced generic celecoxib in knee OA has not been examined. METHOD: We used the Osteoarthritis Policy (OAPol) Model, a validated computer simulation of knee OA, to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of generic celecoxib in persons with knee OA. We examined eight treatment strategies consisting of generic celecoxib, over-the-counter (OTC) naproxen, or prescription naproxen, with or without prescription or OTC proton-pump-inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity...
February 23, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Yohei Kawatani, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Takaki Hori
Ischemic heart disease presents with various symptoms, and chest pain is a chief complaint. Occlusion of the left main trunk often results in serious symptoms such as cardiogenic shock. However, while extremely rare, left main trunk occlusion can present with only slight chronic symptoms. In the present case, a 62-year-old woman with few risk factors for ischemic heart disease visited our hospital complaining of exertional chest pain, which had gradually intensified over the past several years. Coronary artery computed tomography revealed total occlusion of the left main trunk, which was examined closely using coronary angiography...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
J Sorrieul, J Robert, V Gibory, M Collet, M Boutet, H Kieffer, C Folliard, D Dupoiron, C Devys
Intrathecal analgesia has increased over the past two decades in various indications: chronic refractory pain from cancerous or non-cancerous origins, spasticity. These different indications involve the use of different molecules alone or in combination such as morphine, ropivacaine, bupivacaine, fentanyl, sufentanil, clonidine, baclofen and ziconotide. Pump refills are prepared at the pharmacy under a laminar flow hood. An analytical control should be carried out before release of the preparation. A new method of analytical control by chromatography has been developed and validated according to the International Conference on Harmonization guideline in order to secure the production process...
February 22, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
Steven Hageman, Maria O Kovalchuk, Boudewijn T H M Sleutjes, Leonard J van Schelven, Leonard H van den Berg, Hessel Franssen
OBJECTIVE: Sodium-potassium pump dysfunction in peripheral nerve is usually assessed by determining axonal hyperpolarization following maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) or maximal electrical nerve stimulation. As MVC may be unreliable and maximal electrical stimulation too painful, we assessed if hyperpolarization can also be induced by submaximal electrical nerve stimulation. METHODS: In 8 healthy volunteers different submaximal electrical stimulus trains were given to the median nerve at the wrist, followed by 5 min assessment of thresholds for compound muscle action potentials of 20%, 40% or 60% of maximal...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Sung-Min Rhee, Nam Yun Chung, Hyeon Jang Jeong, Joo Han Oh
BACKGROUND: Subacromial pain pumps are used for analgesia after arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. However, there is controversy about myotoxic or tendinotoxic effects of local anesthetics. HYPOTHESIS: Ropivacaine administered via a subacromial pain pump would have no adverse effect on rotator cuff tendon healing, fatty degeneration, strength, or functional outcomes after arthroscopic repair. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Wang Xiu-Zhen, Ye-Ying Ge, Guang-Yao Ye, Jing-Wei Zhang, Wei-Hu Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultrasound guided inter-scalene brachial plexus block and patient-controlled infraclavicular brachial plexus block for postoperative pain and surgical efficacy in patients with terrible tyriad of the elbow. METHODS: From March 2015 to August 2016, 60 patients with terrible tyriad of the elbows were treated in Ningbo No.6 Hospital with ASA I to II internal fixation. There were 32 males and 28 females, ranging in age from 16 to 70 years old, with a mean age of (55...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Myriam L Montminy, Arjun Jayaraj, Seshadri Raju
BACKGROUND: Surgical techniques to address various components of chronic venous disease are rapidly evolving. Their efficacy and generally good results in treating superficial venous reflux (SVR) have been documented and compared in patients presenting with pain and swelling. A growing amount of literature is now available suggesting their efficacy in patients with venous leg ulcer (VLU). This review attempts to summarize the efficacy and limitations of commonly used venous interventions in the treatment of SVR and incompetent perforator veins (IPVs) in patients with VLU...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Daisy Smith, Rebecca Lane, Rosemary McGinnes, Jane O'Brien, Renea Johnston, Lyndal Bugeja, Victoria Team, Carolina Weller
Standard best practice for the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is compression bandaging of the lower leg to reduce hydrostatic pressure. There is considerable variation in reported healing rates when using this gold-standard approach; therefore, a systematic and robust evaluation of other interventions is required. Exercise interventions, in addition to standard compression therapy, could improve wound-healing time and prevent their recurrence. We have conducted a systematic review to examine the effects of exercise on wound characteristics, including time to heal, size and recurrence, pain, quality of life, adverse events, and economic outcomes...
February 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
Dawood Sayed, Forrest Monroe, Walter N Orr, Milind Phadnis, Talal W Khan, Edward Braun, Smith Manion, Andrea Nicol
OBJECTIVES: Cancer pain is common and difficult to treat, as conservative medical management fails in approximately 20% of patients for reasons such as intolerable side-effects or failure to control pain. Intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS), while underutilized, can be effective tools to treat intractable cancer pain. This study aims to determine the degree of pain relief, efficacy, and safety of patients who underwent IDDS implantation at a multidisciplinary pain clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients with an intrathecal pain pump implanted for malignant pain...
February 14, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Martin Purdy, Mari Kinnunen, Merja Kokki, Maarit Anttila, Matti Eskelinen, Heidi Hautajärvi, Marko Lehtonen, Hannu Kokki
BACKGROUND: There is a controversy regarding the efficacy of rectus sheath block (RSB). The aim of the present study was to evaluate analgesic efficacy and safety of three different methods of RSB in postoperative pain management after midline laparotomy. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled, open-label clinical trial with 4 parallel groups was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Finland. A total of 57 patients undergoing midline laparotomy were randomized to the control group (n = 12) or to 1 of the 3 active RSB analgesia groups: single-dose (n = 16), repeated-doses (n = 12), or continuous infusion (n = 17)...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hideki Mizuno, Kazutoshi Yamada, Keiji Minouchi, Shinji Kamiyamamoto, Yoshinobu Hinoue
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of a potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB), vonoprazan, for the maintenance therapy of healed reflux esophagitis (RE). A total of 60 patients were enrolled in this open-label, single-center, prospective study. All patients were diagnosed with RE with a frequency scale for the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (FSSG) total score ≥8 following treatment with standard proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a minimum of 8 weeks. Standard PPI treatment was switched to vonoprazan 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks...
February 2018: Biomedical Reports
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