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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916953/dexlansoprazole-for-heartburn-relief-in-adolescents-with-symptomatic-nonerosive-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease
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Benjamin D Gold, Betsy Pilmer, Jaroslaw Kierkuś, Barbara Hunt, Maria Claudia Perez, David Gremse
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are commonly used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and nonerosive GERD (NERD) in adolescents and adults. Despite the efficacy of available medications, many patients have persisting symptoms, indicating a need for more effective agents. AIMS: To assess the safety and efficacy of dexlansoprazole dual delayed-release capsules in adolescents for treatment of symptomatic NERD. METHODS: A phase 2, open-label, multicenter study was conducted in adolescents aged 12-17 years...
September 15, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913502/regional-anesthesia-for-a-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-an-adult-patient-with-spastic-diplegia-and-an-intrathecal-baclofen-pump
#2
Elird Bojaxhi, David R Salek, Courtney E Sherman, Roy A Greengrass
We describe the clinical presentation of a patient with spastic diplegia, and its unique perioperative challenges. Opioids and antispasmodic medications are the primary therapy for managing pain and spasticity in the perioperative setting. However, such combination results in several side-effects and their sedative properties are synergistic. A 64-year-old woman with a history of spastic diplegia and an intrathecal baclofen pump for the treatment of her lower extremity spasticity was scheduled for a third elective left knee arthroplasty...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903357/intratumoral-acidosis-fosters-cancer-induced-bone-pain-through-the-activation-of-the-mesenchymal-tumor-associated-stroma-in-bone-metastasis-from-breast-carcinoma
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Gemma Di Pompo, Silvia Lemma, Lorenzo Canti, Nadia Rucci, Marco Ponzetti, Costantino Errani, Davide Maria Donati, Shonagh Russell, Robert Gillies, Tokuhiro Chano, Nicola Baldini, Sofia Avnet
Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is common in patients with bone metastases (BM), significantly impairing quality of life. The current treatments for CIBP are limited since they are often ineffective. Local acidosis derived from glycolytic carcinoma and tumor-induced osteolysis is only barely explored cause of pain. We found that breast carcinoma cells that prefer bone as a metastatic site have very high extracellular proton efflux and expression of pumps/ion transporters associated with acid-base balance (MCT4, CA9, and V-ATPase)...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894571/vonoprazan-10-mg-daily-is-effective-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-proton-pump-inhibitor-resistant-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
Satoshi Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osawa, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yasutoshi Kobayashi, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is commonly treated by primary care physicians. Although proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been the mainstay of GERD treatment for two decades, in some patients GERD is refractory to standard dose PPI for more than eight weeks and is referred to as PPI-resistant GERD. Vonoprazan, a novel competitive acid blocker, became available in Japan for the treatment of patients with GERD, and has greater acid inhibition than existing PPIs. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of vonoprazan 10 mg daily on PPI-resistant GERD...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889721/spinal-myoclonus-responding-to-continuous-intrathecal-morphine-pump
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Jung-Eun Ahn, Dallah Yoo, Ki-Young Jung, Jong-Min Kim, Beom Seok Jeon, Myung Chong Lee
Spinal myoclonus is a sudden, brief, and involuntary movement of segmental or propriospinal muscle groups. Spinal myoclonus has occasionally been reported in patients undergoing opioid therapy, but the pathophysiology of opioid-induced myoclonus has not been elucidated yet. Here, we present two patients with spinal segmental myoclonus secondary to ischemic and radiation myelopathy. Conventional medications did not help treat persistent myoclonus in both legs. Continuous intrathecal morphine infusion was implanted for pain control in one patient, which relieved spinal myoclonus entirely...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883672/comparison-of-different-analgesic-techniques-for-pain-relief-during-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Afsaneh Fouladi, Aria Soleimani
BACKGROUND: Most patients experience some degree of pain during extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy (ESWL). AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of target-controlled infusion (TCI) of remifentanil or sufentanil and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with sufentanil or morphine for pain relief during ESWL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a double blind, randomized clinical trial, a total of 60 patients who were scheduled for elective ESWL, randomly assigned into four groups (A, B, C and D)...
June 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881110/endoscopic-spine-surgery
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Gun Choi, Chetan S Pophale, Bhupesh Patel, Priyank Uniyal
Surgical treatment of the degenerative disc disease has evolved from traditional open spine surgery to minimally invasive spine surgery including endoscopic spine surgery. Constant improvement in the imaging modality especially with introduction of the magnetic resonance imaging, it is possible to identify culprit degenerated disc segment and again with the discography it is possible to diagnose the pain generator and pathological degenerated disc very precisely and its treatment with minimally invasive approach...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879317/the-evaluation-of-implementing-smart-patient-controlled-analgesic-pump-with-a-different-infusion-rate-for-different-time-duration-on-postoperative-pain-management
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Saeyoung Kim, Younghoon Jeon, Hyeonjun Lee, Jung A Lim, Sungsik Park, Si Oh Kim
BACKGROUND: Control of postoperative pain is an important aspect of postoperative patient management. Among the methods of postoperative pain control, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) has been the most commonly used. This study tested the convenience and safety of a PCA method in which the dose adjusted according to time. METHODS: This study included 100 patients who had previously undergone orthognathic surgery, discectomy, or total hip arthroplasty, and wished to control their postoperative pain through PCA...
December 2016: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869954/acute-kidney-injury-due-to-fish-gallbladder-ingestion-a-case-report-from-cambodia
#10
Kanitha Sovann
We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with a 3-day history of watery stool, generalized abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, and decreased urine output following the consumption of fish gallbladder for self-treatment of acne. She was admitted and received empirical antiemetic, proton pump inhibitor, and intravenous saline treatment. Urine output reduced drastically with markedly elevated urea and creatinine, and she underwent urgent hemodialysis (HD). Based on thorough history taking and prompt biochemical investigations that showed extremely high urea and creatinine levels, we made a diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to fish gallbladder poisoning...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866702/a-fatal-gastric-perforation-secondary-to-ulcerated-metastasis-in-undiagnosed-breast-cancer-pathological-aspects-and-review-of-literature
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R Barranco, G F Orcioni, F Ventura
The authors describe a fatal case of gastric perforation secondary to an ulcerated metastasis in a woman with undiagnosed breast cancer. The 48-year-old woman, with no significant medical history, presented with weight loss, persistent dyspepsia and pain in the epigastric and mesogastric region. She was treated by her primary care physician with proton-pump inhibitors and antispasmodics. The following day she was found dead at her home. External examination showed a tumefaction in the lateral region of her left breast, near the axilla...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858135/stability-study-of-dezocine-in-0-9-sodium-chloride-solutions-for-patient-controlled-analgesia-administration
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Bao-Xia Fang, Lin-Hai Wang, Hui-Min Liu, Fu-Chao Chen, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: Dezocine, a mixed agonist/antagonist of opioid receptors, has been used in iv patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps for postoperative pain control. The aim of this study was to investigate the physicochemical stability of dezocine solutions in 0.9% sodium chloride for injection for PCA administration. METHODS: Solutions of dezocine (0.3, 0.45, or 0.6 mg/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride for injection) were stored in polyolefin bags and glass bottles. Their stabilities at storage conditions of 4°C for 14 days and 25°C for 72 hours were studied...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850371/management-of-patients-with-pain-and-severe-side-effects-while-on-intrathecal-morphine-therapy-a-case-study
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Kehua Zhou, Sen Sheng, Gary G Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The use of intrathecal morphine therapy has been increasing. Intrathecal morphine therapy is deemed the last resort for patients with intractable chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) who failed other treatments including surgery and pharmaceutical interventions. However, effective treatments for patients with CNCP who "failed" this last resort because of severe side effects and lack of optimal pain control remain unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we report two successfully managed patients (Ms...
July 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847898/when-vad-things-happen-to-good-people
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Joseph G Rogers, Marc Samsky
In his book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner explores explanations for human pain and suffering. He notes that while many of the afflictions of the human condition are beyond our understanding, none of us are exempt from the common experience. Despite the original publication of this thesis more than 35 years ago, Kushner's musings draw parallels to the patient experience with mechanically assisted circulation. The underlying mechanism and management of several morbid and mortal left ventricular assist device (LVAD) complications are beyond contemporary understanding but are sufficiently frequent to be considered common...
August 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840489/plain-radiography-in-patients-treated-with-intrathecal-drug-delivery-using-an-implantable-pump-device
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Elmar M Delhaas, Biswadjiet S Harhangi, Sander P G Frankema, Frank J P M Huygen, Aad van der Lugt
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal drug administration using an implanted pump system is well established in intractable spasticity and pain. However, despite continuous advancements in manufacturing technology, adverse events related to the pump and catheter still occur. Most of them, such as migration, damage, disconnection and occlusion, are related to the spinal catheter. The aim of this overview is to update radiologists on how plain radiography of the implanted delivery system for intrathecal drug administration should be interpreted and to increase awareness for the need of urgent and timely multidisciplinary troubleshooting...
August 24, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829523/sex-differences-in-the-daily-rhythmicity-of-morphine-consumption-after-major-abdominal-surgery
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Stefano Cattaneo, Pablo Ingelmo, Luigia Scudeller, Manuela De Gregori, Dario Bugada, Marco Baciarello, Maurizio Marchesini, Giovanni Alberio, Marco Normanno, Gloria Saccani Jotti, Tiziana Meschi, Guido Fanelli, Allegri Massimo
OBJECTIVE: The sex of the patients has been shown to affect postoperative pain and morphine consumption; still a clear understanding able to explain the reasons behind this difference struggles to emerge. Our research aimed to investigate one specific aspect of the variability in morphine consumption between sexes. Previous studies have shown that circadian rhythm can influence opioid consumption. Furthermore, circadian rhythm is different between female and male. Our analysis investigated the presence of differences in daily rhythmicity of morphine consumption between males and females...
March 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819361/unilateral-headache-status-after-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-placement
#17
Garret M Weber, Alan L Gass, Shalvi B Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation is a catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease and decompensated heart failure to increase coronary blood flow and improve cardiac output. IABP is generally well tolerated, and complications are usually related to peripheral vasculature or red blood cell and platelet consumption. The usual insertion site via femoral artery renders the patient bedbound. Recently, axillary artery has been used in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease and documented small arteries or in those awaiting transplant to ensure ambulation and prevent deconditioning...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817499/nurse-practitioner-lead-pediatric-baclofen-pump-program-impact-on-safety-and-quality-of-care
#18
Kristin Buxton, Ann Morgan, Jayne Rogers
Children with cerebral palsy experience spasticity that can be debilitating and cause significant pain and contractures. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy can help relieve this spasticity and improve the quality of life for these patients, but it comes with risk. Withdrawal from the medication in case of abrupt discontinuation of delivery can be life-threatening. Regular maintenance of the system is mandatory. Having a program in place to manage the device and support patients helps to ensure their safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816906/comparison-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-with-bupivicaine-pain-pump-in-tka-patients-commentary-on-an-article-by-eric-b-smith-md-et-al-periarticular-liposomal-bupivacaine-injection-versus-intra-articular-bupivacaine-infusion-catheter-for-analgesia-after-total-knee
#19
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816893/periarticular-liposomal-bupivacaine-injection-versus-intra-articular-bupivacaine-infusion-catheter-for-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Eric B Smith, Gregory S Kazarian, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Jess H Lonner, Peter F Sharkey, Robert P Good
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) infusion catheters and periarticular injections of liposomal bupivacaine are often used as postoperative local anesthetics. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacies of these local anesthetics following total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: This study was a superiority trial with a randomized, controlled, double-blinded design. Patients were randomly assigned to either delivery of bupivacaine HCl by the ON-Q* Pain Relief System pump (n = 96) or by an injection of Exparel (liposomal bupivacaine) (n = 104)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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