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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803078/safety-and-effectiveness-of-palliative-drug-treatment-in-the-last-days-of-life-a-systematic-literature-review
#2
REVIEW
Kristian Jansen, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Lisa Pont, Sabine Ruths
CONTEXT: Dying patients commonly experience potentially distressing symptoms. Palliative care guidelines recommend opioids, anticholinergics, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines for symptom relief. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effectiveness and safety of palliative drug treatment in the last days of life of adult patients, focusing on the management of pain, dyspnea, anxiety, restlessness, and death rattle. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature published before December 2016 in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane, ClinicalTrials...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764666/a-mega-ethnography-of-eleven-qualitative-evidence-syntheses-exploring-the-experience-of-living-with-chronic-non-malignant-pain
#3
Fran Toye, Kate Seers, Erin Hannink, Karen Barker
BACKGROUND: Each year over five million people develop chronic non-malignant pain and can experience healthcare as an adversarial struggle. The aims of this study were: (1) to bring together qualitative evidence syntheses that explore patients' experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain and develop conceptual understanding of what it is like to live with chronic non-malignant pain for improved healthcare; (2) to undertake the first mega-ethnography of qualitative evidence syntheses using the methods of meta-ethnography...
August 1, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751485/herbal-medications-for-surgical-patients-a-systematic-review-protocol
#4
Ana Paula Nappi Arruda, Ana Patricia Ayala, Luciane C Lopes, Cristiane C Bergamaschi, Caio Guimarães, Mariana Del Grossi, Leonardo A R Righesso, Arnav Agarwal, Regina El Dib
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) affect approximately 80% of surgical patients and is associated with increased length of hospital stay and systemic costs. Preoperative and postoperative pain, anxiety and depression are also commonly reported. Recent evidence regarding their safety and effectiveness has not been synthesised. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of herbal medications for the treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression, pain and PONV in patients undergoing laparoscopic, obstetrical/gynaecological and cardiovascular surgical procedures...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743507/ketamine-for-pain-management-side-effects-potential-adverse-events
#5
Cheryl A Allen, Julius R Ivester
An old anesthetic agent, ketamine is finding new use in lower doses for analgesic purposes. There are concerns stemming from its potential side effects-specifically psychomimetic effects. These side effects are directly related to dose amount. The doses used for analgesic purposes are much lower than those used for anesthesia purposes. A literature review was performed to ascertain potential side effects and/or adverse events when using ketamine for analgesia purposes. The search included CINAHL, PubMed, and Ovid using the search terms "ketamine," "ketamine infusion," "pain," "adverse events," "practice guideline," and "randomized controlled trial...
July 22, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731832/effects-of-cervical-high-velocity-low-amplitude-techniques-on-range-of-motion-strength-performance-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-a-review
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Xabier Galindez-Ibarbengoetxea, Igor Setuain, Lars L Andersen, Robinson Ramírez-Velez, Miriam González-Izal, Andoni Jauregi, Mikel Izquierdo
BACKGROUND: Cervical high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation technique is among the oldest and most frequently used chiropractic manual therapy, but the physiologic and biomechanics effects were not completely clear. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to describe the effects of cervical HVLA manipulation techniques on range of motion, strength, and cardiovascular performance. METHODS/DESIGN: A systematic search was conducted of the electronic databases from January 2000 to August 2016: PubMed (n = 131), ScienceDirect (n = 101), Scopus (n = 991), PEDro (n = 33), CINAHL (n = 884), and SciELO (n = 5)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708753/effectiveness-of-preoperative-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-compared-with-oral-midazolam-for-the-prevention-of-emergence-delirium-in-the-pediatric-patient-undergoing-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review
#7
James FitzSimons, Laura S Bonanno, Stephanie Pierce, Jennifer Badeaux
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium is defined as a cognitive disturbance during emergence from general anesthesia resulting in hallucinations, delusions and confusion manifested by agitation, restlessness, involuntary physical movement and extreme flailing in bed. Postoperative emergence delirium develops in 12% to 18% of all children undergoing general anesthesia for surgery. This post-anesthetic phenomenon changes cognitive and psychomotor behavior, and puts pediatric patients and health care personnel at risk of injury...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702057/role-of-fluoride-varnish-in-preventing-early-childhood-caries-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Poulami Mishra, Nusrath Fareed, Hemant Battur, Sanjeev Khanagar, Manohar A Bhat, Jagan Palaniswamy
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries is a public health problem that continues to affect babies and preschool children worldwide. This untreated caries process results in progressive destruction of the crowns of the teeth, often accompanied by severe pain and suffering, affecting the quality of life. Fluoride varnish which is one of the most important materials to prevent ECC is easy to apply and well tolerated by children. This study aimed to evaluate the scientific evidence regardingthe role of fluoride varnish in preventing early childhood caries...
May 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694166/title-the-initial-accuracy-and-learning-curve-of-transvaginal-ultrasound-with-bowel-preparation-for-deep-endometriosis-in-a-united-states-tertiary-care-center
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Scott W Young, Nirvikar Dahiya, Maitray D Patel, Mauricio S Abrao, Javier F Magrina, M'hamed Temkit, Rosanne M Kho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and learning curve of a sonographic mapping protocol for deep endometriosis (DE). DESIGN: Patients with pelvic pain at our institution underwent transvaginal ultrasound with bowel-preparation (TVUS-BP) performed by a single radiologist. Findings suspicious for DE were reported and correlated to surgical and histopathologic findings. The exam duration and number of cases required to achieve proficiency were calculated for positive, equivocal and negative findings...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679321/case-report-an-unwanted-leftover-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#10
Eline Stroobants, Peter Cools, Francis Somville
BACKGROUND: A 72-year-old female patient with a history of laparoscopic cholecystectomy presented at the gastroenterology consultation with intermittent complaints of abdominal pain since two months in the right hemi abdomen. METHODS: Imaging discovered a subhepatic abscess. Explorative surgery showed multiple gallstones as the cause of the abscess. A brief literature study was conducted and after a thorough selection based on title and abstract, we ended up with 14 articles...
July 6, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655317/intraoperative-and-postoperative-feasibility-and-safety-of-total-tubeless-tubeless-small-bore-tube-and-standard-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-16-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
Joo Yong Lee, Seong Uk Jeh, Man Deuk Kim, Dong Hyuk Kang, Jong Kyou Kwon, Won Sik Ham, Young Deuk Choi, Kang Su Cho
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is performed to treat relatively large renal stones. Recent publications indicate that tubeless and total tubeless (stentless) PCNL is safe in selected patients. We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis to evaluate the feasibility and safety of different PCNL procedures, including total tubeless, tubeless with stent, small-bore tube, and large-bore tube PCNLs. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and EMBASE™ databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials published before December 30, 2013...
June 27, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637424/gabapentin-in-procedure-specific-postoperative-pain-management-preplanned-subgroup-analyses-from-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analyses-and-trial-sequential-analyses
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Maria Louise Fabritius, Anja Geisler, Pernille Lykke Petersen, Jørn Wetterslev, Ole Mathiesen, Jørgen Berg Dahl
BACKGROUND: It has been argued that postoperative pain treatment should be "procedure-specific", since different analgesics may have specific effects dependent on the surgical procedure. The aim of the present subgroup analysis was to compare the beneficial and harmful effects of perioperative gabapentin treatment in different surgical procedures. METHODS: Relevant databases were searched for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing gabapentin versus placebo...
June 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633460/guidelines-for-composing-and-assessing-a-paper-on-treatment-of-pain
#13
Nikolai Bogduk, David J Kennedy, Yakov Vorobeychik, Andrew Engel
Authors, readers, and editors share a common focus. Authors want to publish their work. Readers want to see high-quality, new information. Referees and editors serve to ensure that authors provide valid conclusions based on the quality of information that readers want. Common to each of these roles are instructions to authors. However, these are typically written in an uninspiring, legalistic style, as if they are a set of rules that authors must obey if they expect to get published. This renders the instructions boring and oppressive, if not forbidding...
June 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618987/synthesis-of-new-thiazolyl-coupled-pyrazoles-bearing-2-4-thiazolidinedionyl-pharmacophore-and-their-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-evaluation
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Lalit Khillare, Manisha Bhosle, Mahendra Bhalerao, Kiran Kharat, Ramrao Mane
BACKGROUND: 2, 4-Thiazolidinedione (TZD), pyrazole and thiazole heterocyclic rings exhibit wide range of pharmacological activities. Medicinal chemists use these heterocyclic moieties as scaffolds in drug designing and discovery. The existing medicaments, celecoxib and meloxicam, used for treating inflammation and pain are having, pyrazole and thiazole, respectively as a key scaffolds. Pyrazoles coupled with 2, 4-thiazolidinediones may display enhanced anti inflammatory activity. With this hope the title work was carried...
June 16, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592238/a-survey-of-palliative-medicine-education-in-japan-s-undergraduate-medical-curriculum
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Yoichi Nakamura, Yusuke Takamiya, Mari Saito, Koichi Kuroko, Tatsuko Shiratsuchi, Kenzaburo Oshima, Yuko Ito, Satoshi Miyake
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the status of undergraduate palliative care education among Japanese medical students using data from a survey conducted in 2015. METHODS: A questionnaire was originally developed, and the survey forms were sent to universities. The study's objectives, methods, disclosure of results, and anonymity were explained to participating universities in writing. Responses returned by the universities were considered to indicate consent to participate...
June 7, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558746/characteristics-of-therapeutic-alliance-in-musculoskeletal-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-practice-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
#16
Folarin Babatunde, Joy MacDermid, Norma MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: Most conventional treatment for musculoskeletal conditions continue to show moderate effects, prompting calls for ways to increase effectiveness, including drawing from strategies used across other health conditions. Therapeutic alliance refers to the relational processes at play in treatment which can act in combination or independently of specific interventions. Current evidence guiding the use of therapeutic alliance in health care arises largely from psychotherapy and medicine literature...
May 30, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557648/ventral-hernia-repair-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Julie L Holihan, Craig Hannon, Christopher Goodenough, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, Kamal M Itani, Oscar Olavarria, Jiandi Mo, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: From the patient's perspective, a ventral hernia (VH) can cause pain, adversely affect function, increase size, cosmetically distort the abdomen, and incarcerate/strangulate abdominal contents. The only known "cure" for a VH is surgical repair. The aim of this study was to review systematically the published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the surgical care of VH. METHOD: A search of the Ovid, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to obtain reports of RCTs on the use of mesh reinforcement in abdominal wall hernia repair...
May 30, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550009/digital-support-interventions-for-the-self-management-of-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
#18
Barbara I Nicholl, Louise F Sandal, Mette J Stochkendahl, Marianne McCallum, Nithya Suresh, Ottar Vasseljen, Jan Hartvigsen, Paul J Mork, Per Kjaer, Karen Søgaard, Frances S Mair
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability and is ranked as the most burdensome health condition globally. Self-management, including components on increased knowledge, monitoring of symptoms, and physical activity, are consistently recommended in clinical guidelines as cost-effective strategies for LBP management and there is increasing interest in the potential role of digital health. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to synthesize and critically appraise published evidence concerning the use of interactive digital interventions to support self-management of LBP...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546566/a-diastereoselective-synthesis-of-cebranopadol-a-novel-analgesic-showing-nop-mu-mixed-agonism
#19
Anna Fantinati, Sara Bianco, Remo Guerrini, Severo Salvadori, Salvatore Pacifico, Maria Camilla Cerlesi, Girolamo Calo, Claudio Trapella
A diastereoselective synthesis of the title compound as a single E diastereomer has been efficiently accomplished by assembling the featured pyrano-indole scaffold of the spiro[cyclohexane-dihydropyrano[3,4-b]-indole]-amine framework through an oxa-Pictet-Spengler reaction, promoted by a cheap and green Zeolite catalyst. Basic pharmacological experiments demonstrate that Cebranopadol acts as a mixed nociception/orphanin FQ (NOP) and mu (MOP) opioid receptor agonist useful for treatment of chronic pain.
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535552/stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-pain-management-review-of-uses-advances-and-adverse-effects
#20
REVIEW
Krishnan Chakravarthy, Yian Chen, Cathy He, Paul J Christo
BACKGROUND: This review article outlines the recent advances, uses, and adverse effects of cell-based therapy for chronic pain management. Cell based therapies are gaining increasing ground as novel treatment modalities for a variety of pain pathologies that include, but are not limited to, neuropathic pain and degenerative disc disease. As these treatment modalities become more common practice, we have focused our review to provide pain practitioners and other practicing physicians an understanding of the technology and to summarize key clinical data and existing clinical trials that are being pursued by clinical investigators worldwide...
May 2017: Pain Physician
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