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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914984/hypercalcemic-disorders-in-children
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REVIEW
Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than 2 standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
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Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902290/effect-of-secondary-infection-on-epithelialisation-and-total-healing-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-lesions
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Liliane de Fátima Antonio, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Maurício Naoto Saheki, Armando de Oliveira Schubach, Luciana de Freitas Campos Miranda, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Maria Cristina da Silva Lourenço, Aline Fagundes, Érica Aparecida Dos Santos Ribeiro, Leonardo Barreto, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) generally presents with a single or several localised cutaneous ulcers without involvement of mucous membranes. Ulcerated lesions are susceptible to secondary contamination that may slow the healing process. OBJECTIVE: This study verified the influence of non-parasitic wound infection on wound closure (epithelialisation) and total healing. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with a confirmed diagnosis of CL and ulcerated lesions underwent biopsy of ulcer borders...
September 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899205/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-the-management-of-refractory-primary-chronic-headaches-a-real-world-experience
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Michele Trimboli, Adnan Al-Kaisy, Anna P Andreou, Madeleine Murphy, Giorgio Lambru
Background Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation has initial evidence of efficacy in migraine and cluster headache. However, little is known about its role in the management of refractory chronic headaches. Methods We evaluated the preventive and abortive effects of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in 41 consecutive patients with refractory primary chronic headaches in an open-label prospective clinical audit. Headache diaries were used to collect clinical information. Those who obtained at least 30% reduction in headache days/episodes after three months of treatment were considered responders and were offered treatment continuation...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893753/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-venous-stenting-with-conservative-treatment-in-patients-with-deep-venous-obstruction-research-protocol
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Timme Maj van Vuuren, Jorinde H H van Laanen, Maaike de Geus, Patty J Nelemans, Rick de Graaf, Cees H A Wittens
INTRODUCTION: Deep venous obstruction (DVO) has a great impact on quality of life (QoL) comparable to angina pectoris or chronic pulmonary disease. Post-thrombotic scar formation and May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) are the most common causes of DVO. Conventional treatment of DVO focuses on reducing pain or leg swelling by use of (pain) medication and therapeutic elastic stockings. In the past, a venous bypass was offered in severe post-thrombotic cases, but this procedure showed bad clinical and patency outcomes...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893459/placing-the-patient-at-the-centre-of-chronic-wound-care-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Naomi Fearns, Stephen Heller-Murphy, Joanna Kelly, Jenny Harbour
BACKGROUND: Chronic wounds are a major health burden and have a severe impact on well-being. This synthesis of qualitative studies was undertaken to inform a health technology assessment of antimicrobial wound dressings. It aimed to explore patients' experiences of chronic wounds and determine improvements for clinical practice. METHOD: Inclusion criteria included use of qualitative methods, and English language publication. Databases searched included MEDLINE (Ovid), MEDLINE in Process (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCOHost), and PsychInfo (EBSCOHost)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892221/a-novel-leadless-miniature-implantable-tibial-nerve-neuromodulation-system-for-the-management-of-overactive-bladder-complaints
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John P F A Heesakkers, Guiseppe A Digesu, Jetske van Breda, Philip Van Kerrebroeck, Sohier Elneil
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder is a chronic condition affecting lower urinary tract function that has a significant negative impact on QoL. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the BlueWind implantable tibial nerve system performance and safety in refractory OAB. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS INTERVENTION: A 6-month multi-center prospective intervention study. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Objective assessment was done by voiding diary parameters included voids/day, volume voided/day, urgency assessment, leaking episodes/day, pads used/day, leak severity, and clinical success defined as a ≥50% reduction in the number of leaks/day or number of voids/day or number of episodes with degree of urgency >2 or a return to <8 voids/day on a 3 Day diary...
September 11, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891868/a-bivalent-ligand-that-activates-mu-opioid-receptor-and-antagonizes-mglur5-receptor-reduces-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
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Cristina D Peterson, Kelley F Kitto, Eyup Akgün, Mary M Lunzer, Maureen S Riedl, Lucy Vulchanova, George L Wilcox, Philip S Portoghese, Carolyn A Fairbanks
The mu opioid receptor (MOR) and metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) are well-established pharmacological targets in the management of chronic pain. Both receptors are expressed in spinal cord. MMG22, a bivalent ligand containing two pharmacophores separated by 22 atoms that simultaneously activates MOR and antagonizes mGluR5 has been shown to produce potent reversal of tactile hypersensitivity in rodent models of LPS- and bone-cancer-induced chronic pain. The present study assessed whether intrathecal MMG22 also is effective in reducing pain of neuropathic origin...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891453/management-of-hemophilic-arthropathy-of-the-ankle
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E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
BACKGROUND: Hemophilic arthropathy (HA) of the ankle is prevalent in people with hemophilia (PWH). It is frequently severe and incapacitating, due to recurrent bleeding into the ankle articulation during infancy. Around 50% of hemophilic patients suffer from ankle pain and radiological signs of HA. OBJECTIVE: To review current treatment of HA of the ankle in PWH. METHOD: A literature review of hemophilic ankle arthropathy in PWH was performed utilizing MEDLINE (PubMed) and the Cochrane Library...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877136/medicate-or-meditate-greater-pain-acceptance-is-related-to-lower-pain-medication-use-in-persons-with-chronic-pain-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Anna L Kratz, John Murphy, Claire Z Kalpakjian, Philip Chen
OBJECTIVES: There is little information about whether use of pain self-management skills that are common targets of psychosocial interventions for pain are associated with reduced reliance on pain medications. The aim of this study was to test whether higher chronic pain acceptance, which is a readily-modified pain self-management approach, is related to lower use of pain medications (all types), opioid medications, and gabapentinoids in a sample with chronic pain and spinal cord injury (SCI)...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875731/outpatient-palliative-cardiology-service-embedded-within-a-heart-failure-clinic-experiences-with-an-emerging-model-of-care
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Benjamin Gandesbery, Krista Dobbie, Eiran Z Gorodeski
BACKGROUND: The role of palliative care consultation in the outpatient treatment of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) is poorly studied. In August 2015, we created an outpatient palliative care service embedded within the HF clinic at Cleveland Clinic main campus. AIM: To characterize patients cared for by our novel outpatient palliative cardiology service, including their degree of HF, symptoms, comorbidities, topics addressed in clinic, palliative treatments prescribed, advanced directives status, and mortality...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869934/typical-hemodialysis-in-india-a-case-report
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Georgi Abraham, Madhusudan Vijayan, Milly Mathew
We report here a typical case of a patient on hemodialysis (HD) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in India that highlights some of the management issues encountered in a country with an enormous burden of ESRD and major challenges of underdialysis and management of comorbidities. The patient, a 42-year-old multiparous woman with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage V, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension is a homemaker from a middle-class family, living in a large city, with no family history of CKD. From May 2013 to December 2016, she has been receiving twice-weekly maintenance HD for 4 h (intermittent HD); access was via an internal jugular line initially and then via a left brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) from late June 2013...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868303/adjuvants-to-local-anesthetics-current-understanding-and-future-trends
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EDITORIAL
Amlan Swain, Deb Sanjay Nag, Seelora Sahu, Devi Prasad Samaddar
Although beneficial in acute and chronic pain management, the use of local anaesthetics is limited by its duration of action and the dose dependent adverse effects on the cardiac and central nervous system. Adjuvants or additives are often used with local anaesthetics for its synergistic effect by prolonging the duration of sensory-motor block and limiting the cumulative dose requirement of local anaesthetics. The armamentarium of local anesthetic adjuvants have evolved over time from classical opioids to a wide array of drugs spanning several groups and varying mechanisms of action...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866904/a-selective-review-of-medical-cannabis-in-cancer-pain-management
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Alexia Blake, Bo Angela Wan, Leila Malek, Carlo DeAngelis, Patrick Diaz, Nicholas Lao, Edward Chow, Shannon O'Hearn
Insufficient management of cancer-associated chronic and neuropathic pain adversely affects patient quality of life. Patients who do not respond well to opioid analgesics, or have severe side effects from the use of traditional analgesics are in need of alternative therapeutic op-tions. Anecdotal evidence suggests that medical cannabis has potential to effectively manage pain in this patient population. This review presents a selection of representative clinical studies, from small pilot studies conducted in 1975, to double-blind placebo-controlled trials conducted in 2014 that evaluated the efficacy of cannabinoid-based therapies containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for reducing cancer-associated pain...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864051/-bowel-endometriosis-and-infertility-do-we-need-to-operate
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M Bourdon, P Santulli, L Marcellin, M C Lamau, C Maignien, C Chapron
Endometriosis is a benign chronic inflammatory disease, whose pathogenesis is still unclear. Endometriosis is responsible for infertility and/or pelvic pain. One of the most important features of the disease is the heterogeneity (clinical and anatomical: superficial peritoneal, ovarian and/or deep infiltrating lesions). Bowel involvement constitutes one particularly severe form of the disease, affecting 8-12% of women with deep endometriosis. In case of associated infertility, bowel endometriosis constitutes a real therapeutic challenge for gynecologists...
August 29, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862726/the-therapeutic-approach-to-different-forms-of-cystitis-impact-on-public-health
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Stéphane Droupy
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections and other forms of cystitis significantly impact the quality of life of patients with chronic bladder disorders and impose a considerable economic burden on health systems. Effective management is essential to provide symptom relief and to reduce the negative impact of chronic bladder disorders. Identifying the appropriate pharmacological or non-pharmacological approach is essential, and there is a growing evidence base for the use of intravesical hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate in several bladder conditions, including recurrent urinary tract infections...
August 17, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859685/an-umbrella-review-of-the-literature-on-the-effectiveness-of-psychological-interventions-for-pain-reduction
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Georgios Markozannes, Eleni Aretouli, Evangelia Rintou, Elena Dragioti, Dimitrios Damigos, Evangelia Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou, Konstantinos K Tsilidis
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions are widely implemented for pain management and treatment, but their reported effectiveness shows considerable variation and there is elevated likelihood for bias. METHODS: We summarized the strength of evidence and extent of potential biases in the published literature of psychological interventions for pain treatment using a range of criteria, including the statistical significance of the random effects summary estimate and of the largest study of each meta-analysis, number of participants, 95% prediction intervals, between-study heterogeneity, small-study effects and excess significance bias...
August 31, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859662/chronic-pain-in-gaucher-disease-skeletal-or-neuropathic-origin
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Grazia Devigili, Michele De Filippo, Giovanni Ciana, Andrea Dardis, Christian Lettieri, Sara Rinaldo, Daniela Macor, Alessandro Moro, Roberto Eleopra, Bruno Bembi
BACKGOUND: Pain is one of the most disabling symptoms of Gaucher disease. It is referred by the majority of Gaucher patients and often persists despite long-term enzyme replacement treatment. It has been mainly considered as nociceptive pain secondary to skeletal involvement but it is described even in the absence of bone disease without a clear explanation. In the last years an increasing number of reports have described the presence of neurological manifestation in Gaucher type 1 patients, including subclinical large fibre neuropathy...
August 31, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858914/neuropathic-symptoms-of-the-ocular-surface-dryness-pain-and-itch
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Hjalte H Andersen, Gil Yosipovitch, Anat Galor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe the recent findings on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of neuropathic symptoms of the ocular surface, with a focus on potential similarities between sensations of dry eye, pain and itch. RECENT FINDINGS: A narrative review of the literature was undertaken. Key references from research in dry eye, neuropathic symptoms of the ocular surface, ocular pain and itch, as well as general references on itch and pain neurobiology were included...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856112/the-efficacy-of-systemic-lidocaine-in-the-management-of-chronic-pain-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fardin Yousefshahi, Oana Predescu, Juan Francisco Asenjo
CONTEXT: Despite recent advances in the understanding of the chronic pain concept, its diagnosis and management remains a daily challenge for clinicians and patients. Based on the published literature, this review discusses and tries to organize the current knowledge and the up-to-date clinical experience about the efficacy and safety of the use of intravenous lidocaine in treatment and prevention of chronic pain. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: To prepare this narrative review, we performed an in depth literature review using the PubMed searching engine...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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