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Hiroki Namikawa, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Ayako Makuuchi, Masanori Kobayashi, Shigeki Kinuhata, Mina Morimura, Takashi Ikebe, Hiromu Tanaka, Taichi Shuto
BACKGROUND: Most cases of disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) arise from gastric cancer. DCBM from pancreatic cancer is very rare. We herein present a case of DCBM from pancreatic cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man was referred to our hospital for severe lumbago. Laboratory data indicated that he suffered from disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Non-contrast abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple bone masses but no other abnormal findings...
October 13, 2016: BMC Cancer
Laurent Thefenne, Charlotte Gislot, Gratiane De Brier, Arnaud Jouvion, Thomas Trappier
OBJECTIVE: Lumbago/low-back pain is the first cause of morbidity and incapacity work-related in the world. Its social and economical weight is considerable. In the armies, since 2009, lumbago is the object of a prevention plan. Therefore, we sought to determinate knowledge levels of Marseille Marine fire fighters about primary and secondary prevention. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: It's a transverse, descriptive, observational study concerning a representative sample of French military population from Marseille Marine firefighter's battalion, between September 25th 2014 and October 24th 2014...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Khalil Ghoussoub, Alain El Asmar, Gaby Kreichati, Sawma Wakim, Mayla Bakhache, Maria Baz, Zakhia Naoum
OBJECTIVE: Our study aims to assess the prevalence and risk factors of low back pain occurred in health care workers in a Lebanese Hospital, and the impact of gestural and postural education in prevention. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A transversal survey with retrospective data collection was conducted at the University Hospital Center Hôtel-Dieu de France (HDF) Beirut in November 2015. It was based on a questionnaire of 29 items exploring the demographic, anthropometric and social data subjects and data for low back pain: duration, trigger back pain, risk factors, low back pain history, and the role of staff training to handling...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Run Xiang, Tianpeng Xie, Qiang Li
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is common in thoracic neoplasms, with a high degree of malignancy and rapid tumor progression. SCLC is often diagnosed with widespread metastases at the time of the initial diagnosis. A small proportion of late-stage SCLC patients are in a poor physical condition and exhibit disqualifying chemoradiotherapy indications. The present study reports the case of a patient who presented with lumbago and backache. Following physical examination, computed tomography, bronchoscopy and biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with SCLC with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group score of <2...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Jihoon Shim, Kwanghyun Lee, Hunchul Kim, Byungjik Kang, Haewon Jeong, Chang-Nam Kang
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are widely known as complications of rheumatoid arthritis. Kyphoplasty (KP) is known as an effective treatment modality for reducing pain and correcting kyphotic deformity in osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). However, cutcomes of KP in rheumatoid patients are not well known. The purpose of the study was to investigate the clinical and radiological outcomes of balloon KP on OVCF in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza, Wladimir Bocca Vieira de Rezende Pinto, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
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July 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Gregory M Anstead
In 1915, a British medical officer on the Western Front reported on a soldier with relapsing fever, headache, dizziness, lumbago, and shin pain. Within months, additional cases were described, mostly in frontline troops, and the new disease was called trench fever. More than 1 million troops were infected with trench fever during World War 1, with each affected soldier unfit for duty for more than 60 days. Diagnosis was challenging, because there were no pathognomonic signs and symptoms and the causative organism could not be cultured...
August 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Qing-qing Yang, Chun-sheng Jia, Jian-ling Wang, Jun-lei Li, Xin-xin Feng, Zhan-na Tan, Bo-ying Li, Xue-liang Zhu, Jing Shi, Yan-hui Sun, Xiao-feng Li, Jing Xu, Xuan-ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-zhu Du, Na Bao, Qiong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularities and features of compound reinforcing-reducing manipulation of acupuncture filiform needles in the treatment of clinical conditions or diseases by using data mining technique, so as to guide clinical practice. METHODS: At first, the data base about the reinforcing-reducing manipulation (CRRM) of filiform needles for different clinical problems was established by collection, sorting, screening, recording, collation, data extraction of the related original papers published in journals and conferences and related academic dissertations from Jan...
April 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Ryo Tanaka, Hitoshi Kameyama, Ikuma Shioi, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Satoru Hatakeyama, Tomoaki Maruta, Akihiro Tsukahara, Norio Tanaka, Satoshi Shimoda, Toshifumi Wakai
A 62-year-old man with abdominal pain and lumbago was admitted to our hospital. Blood examination revealed renal insufficiency, and CT revealed retroperitoneal fibrosis causing bilateral hydrocele and ureteral compression. A colonoscopy was performed to rule out secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis due to malignancies, and this imaging revealed an ascending colon cancer. Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with lymphadenectomy and retroperitoneal biopsy were performed. The retroperitoneum was filled with hard, white fibrous tissue, which made it difficult to mobilize the right mesocolon from the retroperitoneum...
August 2016: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Zhengyang Han, Yuecheng Xi, Lijun Luo, Chunyang Zhou, Katsuhisa Kurogi, Yoichi Sakakibara, Masahito Suiko, Ming-Cheh Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Turkey, daphnetin-containing Daphne oleoides is used as a folk medicine for treating rheumatic pain and lumbago. A daphnetin-containing traditional Chinese medicine tablet, named Zushima-Pian, is available in China for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The present study aimed to investigate the metabolism of daphnetin through sulfation in cultured human cells and to identify the human cytosolic sulfotransferase(s) (SULT(s)) that is(are) capable of mediating the sulfation of daphnetin...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
M Marta Arcas, George L Delclos, Isabel Torá-Rocamora, José Miguel Martínez, Fernando G Benavides
BACKGROUND: There is wide evidence that women present longer duration of sickness absence (SA) than men. Musculoskeletal disorders are influenced by gender due to the sexual division of work. METHODS: 354 432 episodes of non-work-related SA due to musculoskeletal disorders, which were registered in Catalonia between 2005 and 2008, were selected. The outcome variable was the duration of SA. Frailty survival models, stratified by sex and adjusted for explanatory variables (age, employment status, case management, economic activity and repeated episode), were fitted to study the association between each variable and the duration of SA, obtaining HRs...
May 13, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Yuanxin Ye, Xuejiao Hu, Yunying Shi, Juan Zhou, Yi Zhou, Xingbo Song, Yi Xie, Xiaojun Lu, Lanlan Wang, Binwu Ying, Xuerong Chen
To investigate the epidemiology, clinical features, and drug-resistance profile of urinary tuberculosis (UTB) in south-western China to improve UTB diagnostics.After the screening of 1036 cases of suspected UTB, 193 patients with UTB were enrolled during 2009 to 2014. Urine samples were collected for routine urinalysis, smear, tuberculosis DNA (TB-DNA) detection, and drug-resistant analysis, whereas blood samples were collected for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and renal function evaluation...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Koji Shimozono, Hideki Korenaga, Reiko Mawatari, Naoki Tsukishima
A 59-years old man, having untreated hypertension and diabetes, was admitted to our hospital because of lumbago and fever. A T2-weighted image of spine showed increased signal intensity of vertebra at L3 and L4. Methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection was confirmed by blood culturing. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis showed pleocytosis. Diagsosis of pyogenic spondylitis with bacterial meningitis was made. Diffusion-weighted magnetic imaging of the brain disclosed a focal hyperintense lesion in the corpus callosum which showed a low coefficient in the apparent diffusion coefficient mapping...
May 31, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Takashi Maruyama, Masanori Abe, Tetsuya Furukawa, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Yoshinori Yoshida, Hiroko Noda, Kazuyoshi Okada, Masayoshi Soma
A 73-year-old man with chronic kidney disease stage G5 was admitted to our hospital because of a worsening kidney dysfunction. He had undergone prosthetic valve replacement of the mitral valve 5 years previously and was currently taking warfarin. He showed excessive anticoagulation on admission, with a prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) of 3.91. The use of warfarin was ceased and PT-INR decreased to 2.1. Since the patient would need renal replacement therapy, he underwent arteriovenous fistula surgery for hemodialysis access on day 16...
2016: Internal Medicine
Hai-mei Yuan, Lu Qiu, Zhen-jian Xie, Liang Zou, Jin Zheng, Qiang Fu
There are 250 species of Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) in the world. This genus distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. Alkaloids are the major and representative ingredients in these plants including quinolines, isoquinolines, and amide alkaloids, with such biological activities as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-virus, anti-platelet aggregation, anti-bacteria and anti- oxidant. These species have been used for a long time to treat toothache, urinary and venereal diseases, lumbago and rheumatism...
December 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Erika Dillard-Cannon, Kofi-Buaku Atsina, George Ghobrial, Esteban Gnass, Mark T Curtis, Joshua Heller
Spinal paragangliomas (SP) are benign and overall rare extra-adrenal neuroendocrine tumors often diagnosed during workup for lower back pain. Complete surgical resection achieves both symptomatic relief and cure. We present a 32-year-old man with a longstanding history of lumbago and bilateral lower extremity pain found to have a lumbar paraganglioma at the level of the L3 vertebrae. The clinical, histopathological, and radiological characteristics are described, including the rare finding of superficial siderosis on MRI of the brain...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Shane M Burke, Steven W Hwang, William A Mehan, Harprit S Bedi, Richard Ogbuji, Ron I Riesenburger
Cross-specialty inter-rater reliability has not been explicitly reported for imaging characteristics that are thought to be important in lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration. Sufficient cross-specialty reliability is an essential consideration if radiographic stratification of symptomatic patients to specific treatment modalities is to ever be realized. Therefore the purpose of this study was to directly compare the assessment of such characteristics between neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. Sixty consecutive patients with a diagnosis of lumbago and appropriate imaging were selected for inclusion...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Jie Yang, Pu Li, Chuan Su, Jia-Yi Zhang, Min Gu
An old fishman presented with left lumbago and finding worms in his urine. Type-B ultrasonic inspection and computed tomography scan found a Bosniak cyst III, containing several wire-like elements, in the middle of the left kidney. Expelled worms were confirmed to be Dioctophyma renale. After two courses of albendazole, the man was cured.
July 2016: Urology
Zhao Wang, Bin Yan, Yong-Bao Wei, N A Hu, Qin Shen, Duo Li, Jin-Rui Yang, Xin Yang
Primary kidney parenchyma squamous cell carcinoma is extremely rare, and this is the forth case to be reported. In the present study, a case of a 61-year old man is discussed. The man presented with recurrent lumbago, gross hematuria for nearly 2 months, and suspicious inflammatory kidney diseases on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT, but a tumor can not be excluded completely prior to surgery. Finally, radical nephrectomy was performed, and histological analysis determined that the diagnosis was kidney parenchyma squamous cell carcinoma with inflammation invasion...
March 2016: Oncology Letters
Hiroaki Matsumoto, Shigeo Matsumoto, Yasuhisa Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Concomitant intracranial chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) and spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) are rare, and the etiology has yet to be elucidated. However, migration of the hematoma intracranially to a spinal site or coincidence of both intracranial and spinal CSDHs have been proposed as etiologies. We report a case of concomitant intracranial CSDH and spinal SDH in which spinal hematoma might have migrated from the cranial lesion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A previously healthy 58-year-old man with previous trauma to the occiput and lumbar spine suffered from headache, lumbago, and left hemiparesis...
June 2016: World Neurosurgery
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