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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667301/the-feasibility-of-using-the-brighthearts-biofeedback-assisted-relaxation-application-for-the-management-of-pediatric-procedural-pain-a-pilot-study
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Karen L O Burton, Angela M Morrow, Brooke V Beswick, George P Khut
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to assess the acceptability and feasibility of using BrightHearts, a biofeedback-assisted relaxation application (app), in children undergoing painful procedures. METHODS: Thirty children 7 to 18 years of age undergoing a medical procedure (peripheral blood collection, botulinum toxin injection, or intravenous cannula insertion) participated. Participants used BrightHearts, a heart rate-controlled biofeedback-assisted relaxation training app delivered via an iPad with heart rate measured through a pulse oximeter worn on the ear or thumb...
April 17, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656635/clinical-characteristics-of-dizziness-associated-with-acute-peripheral-facial-palsy
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Kudamo Song, Sehun Chang, Jun Lee, Sun Ae Shin, Ho Yun Lee
Background and Objectives: We aimed to assess the clinical significance of dizziness associated with acute peripheral facial palsy (APFP). Subjects and Methods: Medical records of patients who visited an otorhinolaryngology clinic at a university hospital and were admitted for treatment of APFP between 2014 and 2016 were thoroughly reviewed. Results: In total, 15.3% (n=15) of patients had dizziness. Continuous, rotatory dizziness without exacerbating factors was most common and frequently accompanied by nausea/vomiting...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629231/internal-auditory-canal-exostosis-a-technical-case-report
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Lynn Mubita, Michael Seidman, Jack Rock
Background: Exostoses of the internal auditory canal is a rare finding that may present with disabling symptoms of dizziness, hearing loss, and vestibular dysfunction based on the extent of cranial nerve compression. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the presentation and outcomes in a patient who presented with this disorder. Case Description: A 19-year-old female presented to the neurotologist with left ear discomfort, pain with left lateral gaze, and dizziness...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621075/comparison-of-incidence-and-severity-of-chronic-postsurgical-pain-following-ear-surgery
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Mehmet Güven, Ahmet Kara, Mahmut Sinan Yilmaz, Deniz Demir, Ebru Mihriban Güven
OBJECTIVES: Literature review shows a limited number of studies investigating chronic pain following ear surgeries. The effect of mastoidectomy on chronic postsurgical pain, however, has never been investigated. The present study investigates not only the incidence and severity of chronic pain following ear surgeries with and without mastoidectomy, but also predisposing diseases for pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was performed in a total of 150 patients who underwent tympanoplasty or tympanomastoidectomy through a retroauricular incision in a single tertiary health care center...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618507/further-delineation-of-the-mecp2-duplication-syndrome-phenotype-in-59-french-male-patients-with-a-particular-focus-on-morphological-and-neurological-features
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Marguerite Miguet, Laurence Faivre, Jeanne Amiel, Mathilde Nizon, Renaud Touraine, Fabienne Prieur, Laurent Pasquier, Mathilde Lefebvre, Julien Thevenon, Christèle Dubourg, Sophie Julia, Catherine Sarret, Ganaëlle Remerand, Christine Francannet, Fanny Laffargue, Odile Boespflug-Tanguy, Albert David, Bertrand Isidor, Jacqueline Vigneron, Bruno Leheup, Laetitia Lambert, Christophe Philippe, Mylène Béri-Dexheimer, Jean-Marie Cuisset, Joris Andrieux, Ghislaine Plessis, Annick Toutain, Laurent Guibaud, Valérie Cormier-Daire, Marlene Rio, Jean-Paul Bonnefont, Bernard Echenne, Hubert Journel, Lydie Burglen, Sandrine Chantot-Bastaraud, Thierry Bienvenu, Clarisse Baumann, Laurence Perrin, Séverine Drunat, Pierre-Simon Jouk, Klaus Dieterich, Françoise Devillard, Didier Lacombe, Nicole Philip, Sabine Sigaudy, Anne Moncla, Chantal Missirian, Catherine Badens, Nathalie Perreton, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Réseau AChro-Puce, Jean-Michel Pedespan, Caroline Rooryck, Cyril Goizet, Catherine Vincent-Delorme, Bénédicte Duban-Bedu, Nadia Bahi-Buisson, Alexandra Afenjar, Kim Maincent, Delphine Héron, Jean-Luc Alessandri, Dominique Martin-Coignard, Gaëtan Lesca, Massimiliano Rossi, Martine Raynaud, Patrick Callier, Anne-Laure Mosca-Boidron, Nathalie Marle, Charles Coutton, Véronique Satre, Cédric Le Caignec, Valérie Malan, Serge Romana, Boris Keren, Anne-Claude Tabet, Valérie Kremer, Sophie Scheidecker, Adeline Vigouroux, Marilyn Lackmy-Port-Lis, Damien Sanlaville, Marianne Till, Maryline Carneiro, Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier, Marjolaine Willems, Hilde Van Esch, Vincent Des Portes, Salima El Chehadeh
The Xq28 duplication involving the MECP2 gene ( MECP2 duplication) has been mainly described in male patients with severe developmental delay (DD) associated with spasticity, stereotypic movements and recurrent infections. Nevertheless, only a few series have been published. We aimed to better describe the phenotype of this condition, with a focus on morphological and neurological features. Through a national collaborative study, we report a large French series of 59 affected males with interstitial MECP2 duplication...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605360/grommet-and-adenoid-pain-evaluation-grape-study
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Lammens F, Boons J, Michiels E, Beckers K, Laureyns G, Indesteege J, Indesteege F, Lemmens W, Lemkens N, Jans F, Jorissen M, Lemkens P
In the GRAPE study an analysis is made of postoperative pain sensation in children between 6 months and 6 years after adenotomy and placement of ear grommets. Intraoperative treatment with paracetamol versus placebo shows no statistically significant difference in pain between both groups indicating that this type of surgery causes little discomfort and does not require specific intraoperative analgesic treatment.
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599807/analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-diethyl-ether-and-n-hexane-extract-of-polyalthia-suberosa-leaves
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Nelufar Yasmen, Md Abdullah Aziz, Afsana Tajmim, Mst Irin Akter, Amit Kumar Hazra, S M Mushiur Rahman
In folk medicine, Polyalthia suberosa is used as abortifacient, laxative, febrifuge analgesic, filler of tooth cavities, and anti-HIV drug and for rheumatism and various skin infections. The present study was directed to evaluate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of diethyl ether and n-hexane extracts of Polyalthia suberosa leaves (PSDE and PSNH). A variety of tests including formalin-induced paw licking test, acetic acid induced writhing test, and tail immersion test were used to assess the analgesic activity...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595737/surgical-approach-to-injuries-of-the-cervical-plexus-and-its-peripheral-nerve-branches
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David L Brown, A Lee Dellon
BACKGROUND: Located in the neck beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the cervical plexus comprises a coalition of nerves originating from C1 through C4, which provide input to four cutaneous, seven motor, and three cranial nerves and the sympathetic trunk. Sporadic instances of injury to these superficial nerves have been reported. Nevertheless, this specific anatomical cause of neurogenic pain remains incompletely described and underrecognized. METHODS: Twelve patients presented with pain and were diagnosed with various combinations of injury to the lesser occipital, great auricular, transverse cervical, and supraclavicular nerves...
April 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587605/chondritis-of-the-ear-after-docetaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy
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Tae Hoon Kong, Sung Min Han, Young Joon Seo
Docetaxel, derived from the yew tree, belongs to the taxane family of medications. It works by disrupting the normal function of microtubules, thereby stopping cell division. Docetaxel is used in the treatment of ovarian, breast, esophageal, gastric, prostate, lung, and head and neck cancers. Common side effects include hair loss, low blood cell counts, peripheral neuropathy, vomiting, and muscle pain. Auricular chondritis with ear deformity has not been reported previously as a side effect of docetaxel. In this paper, we present the case of a 64-year-old male patient with chondritis accompanied by ear deformity that developed due to docetaxel-carboplatin chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571228/an-anti-barotrauma-system-for-preventing-barotrauma-during-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Moon Song, Se Jeon Hoon, Tae Min Shin
In the present study, a tympanometry-based anti-barotrauma (ABT) device was designed using eardrum admittance measurements to develop an objective method of preventing barotrauma that occurs during hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy. The middle ear space requires active equalization, and barotrauma of these tissues during HBO₂therapy constitutes the most common treatment-associated injury. Decongestant nasal sprays and nasal steroids are used, but their efficacy is questionable to prevent middle ear barotrauma (MEB) during HBO₂ treatment...
January 2018: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570108/intra-operative-lidocaine-in-the-prevention-of-vomiting-after-elective-tonsillectomy-in-children-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ghislaine C Echevarría, Fernando R Altermatt, Sebastian Paredes, Valentina Puga, Hernán Auad, Ana M Veloso, María F Elgueta
BACKGROUND: Postoperative vomiting (POV) is a frequent complication of tonsillectomy in children. In adult patients undergoing abdominal surgeries, the use of intravenous lidocaine infusion can prevent POV. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the anti-emetic effect of an intravenous lidocaine infusion used as an adjuvant to general anaesthesia, in children undergoing elective ear, nose and throat surgery. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomised, controlled study...
May 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552864/-frostbite-animal-model-preparation-specification-draft
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Ming-San Miao, Li-Ling Xiang, Ming Bai, Li-Hua Cao
Frostbite is a common disease in winter, and systemic or local injury caused by low temperature invasion. Frostbite sites are commonly face, ears, nose, hands, feet and other peripheral blood circulation parts. The main symptoms are pale skin, cold, pain and numbness, skin itching in high temperature, and severe cases may suffer from skin erosions and ulcers. Frostbite model is a pathological model mainly based on Western medicine index. Based on the analysis of clinical symptoms of frostbite in traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine, and a large number of experimental studies on the existing animal models, the animal model preparation of specifications (draft) was formulated as follows...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552570/myocardial-infarction-presenting-as-ear-fullness-and-pain
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Israel Ugalde, Ibrar Anjum, Saberio Lo Presti, Alfonso Tolentino
Acute coronary syndrome usually presents with retrosternal chest pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and jaw and arm pain. Some patients only present with neck, epigastric, or ear discomfort. A 47-year-old male with a history of hypertension and coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department complaining of bilateral otalgia. He never felt chest pain, jaw pain, nausea, diaphoresis, or shortness of breath. He had a history of 2 acute coronary events and had a stress test 2 months prior to admission, which was unremarkable...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550129/effects-of-local-anesthetic-or-systemic-analgesia-on-pain-associated-with-cautery-disbudding-in-calves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Charlotte B Winder, Cynthia L Miltenburg, Jan M Sargeant, Stephen J LeBlanc, Derek B Haley, Kerry D Lissemore, M Ann Godkin, Todd F Duffield
Disbudding is a common management procedure performed on dairy farms and, when done without pain mitigation, is viewed as a key welfare issue. Use of pain control has increased in recent years, but full adoption of anesthesia and analgesia by veterinarians or dairy producers has not been achieved. This may in part be due to the lack of a consistent recommendations of treatment protocols between studies examining pain control methods for disbudding. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the effects of these pain control practices for the most common method of disbudding, cautery, on outcomes associated with disbudding pain in calves...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550099/battlefield-acupuncture-to-treat-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Lindsay M Fox, Mikiko Murakami, Houman Danesh, Alex F Manini
INTRODUCTION: Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) is an ear acupuncture protocol used by the military for immediate pain relief. This is a pilot feasibility study of BFA as a treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Thirty acute LBP patients that presented to ED were randomized to standard care plus BFA or standard care alone. In the BFA group, outcomes were assessed at the time of randomization, 5 min after intervention, and again within 1 h after intervention...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543742/gender-differences-in-laser-acupuncture-results-of-a-crossover-study-with-green-and-yellow-laser-at-the-ear-point-shenmen
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Daniela Litscher, Junying Wang, Gerhard Litscher, Guangzong Li, Peggy Bosch, Maurits van den Noort, Lu Wang
Background: One of the most commonly used auricular acupuncture points selected for different pain treatment regimens is Shenmen. This point on the ear has been recognized as having a wide number of applications, as found by scientific investigation. Methods: Within this crossover study, the ear acupoint Shenmen was stimulated with two different kinds of laser (green, 532 nm and yellow, 589 nm) in 22 healthy volunteers (13 female, 9 male; mean age ± SD = 25.3 ± 4.1 years; range 21-36 years). Both green and yellow lasers were used for 15 min in the same volunteers in two different sessions...
March 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543327/systemic-corticosteroids-for-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Respati W Ranakusuma, Yupitri Pitoyo, Eka D Safitri, Sarah Thorning, Elaine M Beller, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Chris B Del Mar
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common acute infection in children. Pain is its most prominent and distressing symptom. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for AOM, although they have only a modest effect in reducing pain at two to three days. There is insufficient evidence for benefits of other treatment options, including systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids are potent anti-inflammatory drugs, and so theoretically could be effective, either alone or as an addition to antibiotics...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535001/3-4-chlorophenylselanyl-1-methyl-1h-indole-a-new-selenium-compound-elicits-an-antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-mice
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Paloma T Birmann, Fernanda S S Sousa, Daniela H de Oliveira, Micaela Domingues, Beatriz M Vieira, Eder J Lenardão, Lucielli Savegnago
Several pathologies, such as pain and inflammation, are modulated by different pathways, making it necessary to develop drugs capable of modulating different pathways. Based on that, we investigated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of 3-(4-chlorophenylselanyl)-1-methyl-1H-indole (CMI), as well as the systems involved in these actions. This study evaluated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of CMI [0.0001-10mg/kg administered intragastrically (i.g.)] in the formalin, glutamate, hot plate, ear edema induced by croton oil and paw edema induced by formalin tests...
March 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531212/an-uncommon-cause-of-contralateral-brachial-plexus-injury-following-jugular-venous-cannulation
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Jinguo Wang, Feng Liu, Shunshun Liu, Na Wang
BACKGROUND The complication rate of central venous catheterization ranges from 4% to 35%. Brachial plexus injury can occur, mostly on the same side as the catheterization, without affecting the contralateral brachial plexus. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old woman received placement of a vein hemodialysis catheter via right internal jugular vein. Five days after the cannulation, she complained of contralateral burning pain and numbness at the ulnar side of her left forearm. On the next day, the pain increased and extended to her left shoulder girdle and whole left arm, despite use of analgesics...
March 13, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519969/-an-autopsy-case-of-meningoencephalitis-and-cerebral-infarction-that-developed-with-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-and-disseminated-herpes-zoster
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Nobuo Yamashiro, Takamura Nagasaka, Naoki Ooishi, Mai Tsuchiya, Ryusuke Takaki, Fumikazu Kobayashi, Kazumasa Shindo, Yoshihisa Takiyama
We report here the clinical presentation and subsequent autopsy of a 90-year-old man who developed small papules with pain and swelling in his right ear. On admission, he exhibited right facial nerve paralysis, neck stiffness and Kernig's sign. The cell count was elevated and the varicella-zoster virus-PCR was positive in the CSF. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed hyperintense lesions in the left pons and left temporal lobe, in FLAIR images. We diagnosed the patient with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and meningoencephalitis due to varicella-zoster virus...
March 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
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