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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458195/human-dorsal-root-ganglion-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-modulates-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytes-and-neuroinflammatory-markers-in-chronic-radicular-pain
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Basabjit Das, Melissa Conroy, David Moore, Joanne Lysaght, Connail McCrory
Radicular pain is a common cause of disability. Traditionally treatment has been either epidural steroid injection providing short-term relief or surgery with associated complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) applied to the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a minimally invasive day-care treatment, which is gaining significant clinical acceptance in a selective group of patients with pure radicular pain. Greater insights into the immunomodulatory effects of this procedure may help to further optimise its application and find alternative treatment options...
February 16, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457698/feasibility-of-a-novel-tacking-method-of-securing-mesh-in-transabdominal-preperitoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair-secure-tacking-against-recurrence
#2
Yoshio Nagahisa, Ryuju Kawashima, Ryu Matsumoto, Masaki Harada, Kazuki Hashida, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative chronic pain is an important outcome of hernia surgery. In laparoscopic hernia surgery, either fixation outside the trapezoid of disaster or no fixation is recommended to avoid postoperative pain. To avoid recurrence are transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernia repair, the myopectineal orifice must be covered with mesh during TAPP, but lifting or shrinking of the mesh can lead to recurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a novel technique for mesh fixation to prevent the mesh from lifting off...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457627/combination-pharmacotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Joelle Thorpe, Bonnie Shum, R Andrew Moore, Philip J Wiffen, Ian Gilron
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Current pharmacotherapies are often ineffective and poorly tolerated. Combining different agents could provide superior pain relief and possibly also fewer side effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combination pharmacotherapy compared to monotherapy or placebo, or both, for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase to September 2017...
February 19, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457522/a-high-prevalence-of-tmd-is-related-to-somatic-awareness-and-pain-intensity-among-healthy-dental-students
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Anna Lövgren, Catharina Österlund, Aurelija Ilgunas, Ewa Lampa, Fredrik Hellström
OBJECTIVE: Dental students have been identified as a group with high risks of developing both temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and psychosocial conditions. Our primary aim was to evaluate the cross-sectional prevalence of TMD diagnoses, as defined in the Diagnostic Criteria (DC)/TMD, among dental students. The secondary aim was to evaluate the prevalence and association of behavioural and psychosocial factors in relation to DC/TMD diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among undergraduate dental students during the second semester of their third year at the Department of Odontology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University, Sweden...
February 18, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457424/-progress-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-proximal-tibiofibular-joint-dislocation
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REVIEW
Bin Yuan, Bao-Jian Ge, Bai-Yi Meng
Dislocation of proximal tibiofibular joint(PTFJ) is relatively infrequent in clinic, it can be either isolated or associated with tibia fracture, fibular fracture and ankle injury and so on. Chronic symptomatic PTFJ instability are easily mixed with meniscal tears. It was easily neglected because of the mild clinical presentation and atypical change on radiography. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent chronic knee pain and instability. The paper concluded the anatomy, classification, complication, diagnosis, treatment, clinical effect and insufficient of the dislocation of PTFJ, to direct the diagnosis and treatment of proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation in clinical work...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457051/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-ileal-crohn-disease-or-both-a-case-of-diagnostic-challenge
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Joana R Carvalho, Joana Tavares, Inês Goulart, Paula Moura Dos Santos, Emília Vitorino, Cristina Ferreira, Fátima Serejo, José Velosa
Signet ring cell carcinoma is a rare form of adenocarcinoma that predominantly affects the stomach. Signet ring cell carcinoma originated from the ileum is extremely rare and the prognosis is poor. We present a case of small bowel obstruction with features suggesting Crohn disease of the ileum. The symptoms were chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain with a family history of inflammatory bowel disease. The patient underwent surgery and histopathology revealed both aspects of signet ring cell carcinoma and Crohn disease of the ileum...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457050/pelvic-catastrophe-after-elastic-band-ligation-in-an-irradiated-rectum
#7
Inês Pita, Pedro Bastos, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
Chronic radiation proctopathy is a frequent complication after both pelvic external radiation therapy and brachytherapy and most commonly presents as rectal bleeding. Deep rectal ulcers and fistulae are much rarer and more clinically challenging consequences. We present the case of a 72-year-old male with a history of prostate adenocarcinoma treated with brachytherapy, who was referred to our institution due to a deep painful rectal ulcer refractory to medical treatment. The ulcer presented shortly after a haemorrhoid elastic band ligation and progressed to rectourethral fistulisation despite both faecal and urinary diversion...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456810/minocycline-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-response-reduces-the-neuropathic-pain-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
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Abolfazl Abbaszadeh, Saeideh Darabi, Amin Hasanvand, Hossein Amini-Khoei, Amir Abbasnezhad, Razieh Choghakhori, Asghar Aaliehpour
Objectives: Several lines of evidence showed that minocycline possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to demonstrate the effects of minocycline in rats subjected to chronic constriction injury (CCI). Materials and Methods: In this study four groups (n = 6-8) of rats were used as follows: Sham, CCI, CCI + minocycline (MIN) 10 mg/Kg (IP) and CCI + MIN 30 mg/Kg (IP). On days 3, 7, 14, and 21 post-surgery hot-plate, acetone, and von Frey tests were carried out...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456448/pain-catastrophizing-mediates-the-relationship-between-trait-happiness-and-depressive-symptoms-in-individuals-with-current-pain
#9
Patrick Tran, John A Sturgeon, Aneesha Nilakantan, Alyssa Foote, Sean Mackey, Kevin Johnson
Objective: There is an extensive relationship between chronic pain and depression; however, there is less research examining whether pain-specific factors, such as pain intensity, predict depression, above and beyond the role of normative factors, such as positive emotions. The current study characterized the independent contributions of pain intensity, pain catastrophizing, and a trait measure of happiness to self-rated depressive symptoms. Methods: We recruited and enrolled 70 volunteers across 3 groups of participants: two groups of patients with current low back pain (one group on opioids and one group opioid-naïve), and individuals in a methadone maintenance treatment program...
December 2017: Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456445/concurrent-validation-of-a-pressure-pain-threshold-scale-for-individuals-with-myofascial-pain-syndrome-and-fibromyalgia
#10
Scott W Cheatham, Morey J Kolber, G Monique Mokha, William J Hanney
Background: Manual pressure palpation is an examination technique used in the classification of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia (FM). Currently, there are no validated systems for classifying results. A valid and reliable pressure pain threshold scale (PPTS) may provide a means for clinicians to grade, document, and report findings. The purpose of this investigation was to validate a PPTS in individuals diagnosed with MPS and FM. Intra-rater reliability, concurrent validity, minimum cut-off value, and patient responses were evaluated...
February 2018: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456444/pain-pattern-classification-and-directional-preference-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Richard Yarznbowicz, Minjing Tao, Alexa Owens, Matt Wlodarski, Jonathan Dolutan
Pain Pattern Classification (PPC) and Directional Preference (DP) have shown merit as reliable and predictable clinical solutions to help reduce the burden posed by low back pain (LBP). We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study to verify the association between PPC, DP, and clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that (1) patients who demonstrated DP Centralization (CEN) would have lower pain intensity and disability at follow-up than patients who demonstrated Non-DP Non-CEN, and (2) the prevalence of DP at first examination would be lowest for patients with chronic LBP and are greater than 65 years old...
February 2018: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456399/preprocedural-anxiety-and-pain-perception-following-root-surface-debridement-in-chronic-periodontitis-patients
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Vanaja Krishna Naik, Aruna Balasundaram, Devapriya Appukuttan, Deepavalli Arumuga Nainar, Michael Robert Milward, Dhayanand John Victor, Mohammed Junaid
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare preprocedural dental anxiety levels and postprocedural pain perception in chronic periodontitis patients during conventional-staged root surface debridement (RSD) and single-stage RSD. Materials and Methods: Thirty-seven adult generalized chronic periodontitis patients requiring RSD were recruited in this study. Preprocedural anxiety levels were assessed using a self-reported questionnaire and postprocedural pain perceptions were assessed using 0-10 cm visual analog scale...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456396/gingival-tissue-response-following-placement-of-a-light-cure-dressing-and-a-non-eugenol-dressing-after-periodontal-flap-procedure-a-comparative-clinical-study
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Ankita Kakar, Arundeep Kaur Lamba, Shruti Tandon, Farrukh Faraz, Abdul Ahad
Aim: The aim was to compare the gingival tissue response following placement of a light cure dressing (Barricaid® ) and a non-eugenol periodontal dressing (Coe-Pak™ ) after periodontal flap procedure. This was carried out by evaluating plaque deposition underneath both the dressings, healing response and the patient preference for each. Materials and Methods: A total of 12 patients with chronic generalized periodontitis requiring surgery in at least two different quadrants were enrolled for this split-mouth study...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456360/clinical-features-and-psychiatric-comorbidity-of-epicrania-fugax
#14
K Rammohan, M M Shyma, Soumitra Das, C Velayudhan Shaji
Background: Epicrania fugax (EF) is a rare newly described primary headache characterized by paroxysms of unilateral pain radiating across one hemicranium. Aim: We aimed to describe 10 new cases of EF and assess the psychiatric comorbidity. Materials and Methods: Cases of EF were identified from patients attending the neurology outpatient department of a tertiary level referral and teaching hospital by the first author during a period extending from January 1, 2015 to April 31, 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456124/a-multicenter-study-of-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-tpiat-post-prospective-observational-study-of-tpiat
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Melena D Bellin, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Katherine Morgan, David Adams, Gregory J Beilman, Srinath Chinnakotla, Darwin L Conwell, Ty B Dunn, Martin L Freeman, Timothy Gardner, Varvara A Kirchner, Luis F Lara, Leslie Long-Simpson, Jaimie D Nathan, Bashoo Naziruddin, John A Nyman, Timothy L Pruett, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, Vikesh K Singh, Kerrington Smith, Jennifer L Steel, Martin Wijkstrom, Piotr Witkowski, James S Hodges
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is considered for managing chronic pancreatitis in selected patients when medical and endoscopic interventions have not provided adequate relief from debilitating pain. Although more centers are performing TPIAT, we lack large, multi-center studies to guide decisions about selecting candidates for and timing of TPIAT. METHODS: Multiple centers across the United States (9 to date) performing TPIAT are prospectively enrolling patients undergoing TPIAT for chronic pancreatitis into the Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT (POST), a NIDDK funded study with a goal of accruing 450 TPIAT recipients...
February 6, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455923/prevalence-location-and-characteristics-of-chronic-pain-in-intensive-care-survivors
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Anne Kathrine Langerud, Tone Rustøen, Cathrine Brunborg, Ulf Kongsgaard, Audun Stubhaug
A growing number of studies have addressed the long-term consequences of intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, but few have studied the prevalence of chronic pain and pain characteristics longitudinally. The goal of the work described here was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in ICU survivors 3 months and 1 year after ICU discharge and to identify risk factors for chronic pain 1 year after ICU discharge. The design used was an explorative and longitudinal study. The patients in this work had stayed >48 hours in two mixed ICUs in Oslo University Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital...
February 15, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455726/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-tanshinone-iia-derivatives-for-treating-pain
#17
Qi-Nan Li, Zhi-Peng Huang, Qin-Lan Gu, Zhuo-Er Zhi, Yu-Han Yang, Long He, Kai-Li Chen, Jin-Xin Wang
Due to ineffectiveness and side effects of existing analgesics, chronic pain has become one of the most complex and difficult problems in the clinic. Monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) is an essential hydrolase in the endocannabinoid system and has been identified as a potential target for the treatment of pain. In the present study, we designed and synthesized twelve tanshinone IIA analogs and screened their activity against MAGL. Selected compounds were tested for analgesic activity in vivo, with the acetic acid writhing test model...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455430/existential-meaning-of-patients-with-chronic-facial-pain
#18
Silvia Regina Dowgan Tesseroli de Siqueira
Coping strategies are necessary to deal with pain, one of the most disabling conditions. Treatments are often refractory, and the elaboration of existential meaning is necessary to live with residual pain. The objective of this study was to discuss the relevance of the meaning of life in coping with refractory chronic neuropathic facial pain according to singular cases. Each patient is unique and needs a singular approach to understand and treat the pain phenomenon. Self-transcendence, existential issues and philosophical values are central concepts to assess chronic conditions and should be highlighted in medical practice these days...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455410/can-patients-with-symptomatic-tarlov-cysts-be-differentiated-from-patients-with-specific-low-back-pain-based-on-comprehensive-history-taking
#19
Maria Anna Hulens, Wim Dankaerts, Ricky Rasschaert, Frans Bruyninckx, Marie-Laure Willaert, Charlotte Vereecke, Greet Vansant
BACKGROUND: Tarlov cysts (TCs) are expanded nerve root sheaths that occur near the dorsal root ganglion and result from increased intraspinal hydrostatic pressure. TCs most frequently affect the lumbosacral plexus and therefore may cause specific symptoms such as perineal pain and neurogenic bladder, bowel, and sphincter problems. It has been estimated that 1% of the population has symptomatic Tarlov cysts (STCs). However, STCs appear to be underdiagnosed, with the pain reported by patients commonly attributed to degenerative alterations seen on MRI...
February 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454439/management-of-an-enormous-inferior-mesenteric-vein-aneurysm
#20
Mina Guirgis, Hanna El-Khoury, Kishore Sieunarine
Venous aneurysms are rare entities, with mesenteric venous aneurysms among the rarest reported. We present a case of a 66-year-old man with abdominal pain secondary to an enormous 7.8-cm inferior mesenteric vein aneurysm. In addition, he had evidence of other venous abnormalities, including bilateral leg chronic venous insufficiency and a right varicocele. This appears to be the only reported case of an isolated inferior mesenteric vein aneurysm. Adding to its significance, this aneurysm is among the largest of any mesenteric vein aneurysm reported...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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