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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930222/add-on-complementary-medicine-in-cancer-care-evidence-in-literature-and-experiences-of-integration
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REVIEW
Elio Rossi, Mariella Di Stefano, Fabio Firenzuoli, Maria Valeria Monechi, Sonia Baccetti
Background: According to the literature an increasing number of cancer patients demand for complementary therapies during their disease. Research has demonstrated that some of these therapies are effective and safe as adjunctive treatments in specific symptoms of these patients. Methods: The aims of the paper are to review the main and recent papers of international literature on the effectiveness of complementary medicine (CM) therapies on side effects of anti-cancer protocols and improvement in the quality of life of oncological patients, and to describe the integration of evidence-based acupuncture, herbal medicine and homeopathy treatments in Public Cancer Network of the region of Tuscany...
January 24, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929914/the-conundrum-of-opioid-tapering-in-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-a-commentary
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Ajay Manhapra, Albert A Arias, Jane C Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: In response to the opioid epidemic and new guidelines, many patients on high-dose long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain are getting tapered off opioids. As a result, a unique clinical challenge is emerging: while many on LTOT have poor pain control, functional decline, psychiatric instability, aberrancies and misuse, these issues may often worsen with opioid tapering. Currently, a clear explanation and practical guidance on how to manage this perplexing clinical scenario is lacking...
September 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929859/endotracheal-tube-induced-sore-throat-pain-and-inflammation-is-coupled-to-the-release-of-mitochondrial-dna
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Carlos A Puyo, Daniela Peruzzi, Alexander Earhart, Evan Roller, Menelaos Karanikolas, Marin H Kollef, Alexander S Krupnick, Daniel Kreisel, Mohsen Ibrahim, Andrew E Gelman
In the absence of infection, the pathophysiology of endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is unclear. Activated neutrophils release elastase, reactive oxygen species, and inflammatory cytokines known to contribute to neuropathic pain. Sterile tissue injury can cause the release of damage-associated molecular patterns such as mitochondrial DNA that promote neutrophil activation. We hypothesized that endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is linked to mitochondrial DNA-mediated neutrophil inflammation...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929471/-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol-in-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-clinical-experience
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C Grao-Castellote, F Torralba-Collados, L M Gonzalez, M Giner-Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity in chronic spinal cord injury is a condition that can have negative repercussions on the patient's quality of life. Its treatment is complex and sometimes the outcome is insufficient. Cannabinoids have recently been used in multiple sclerosis to successfully treat spasticity that is refractory to other therapies. AIM: To quantify the clinical response of a group of patients with spastic chronic spinal cord injury to the orally administered drug delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol (Sativex ®) as medication for use in special situations...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929088/microbial-invasion-vs-tick-immune-regulation
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REVIEW
Daniel E Sonenshine, Kevin R Macaluso
Ticks transmit a greater variety of pathogenic agents that cause disease in humans and animals than any other haematophagous arthropod, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tick-borne encephalitis, Crimean Congo haemorhagic fever, and many others (Gulia-Nuss et al., 2016). Although diverse explanations have been proposed to explain their remarkable vectorial capacity, among the most important are their blood feeding habit, their long term off-host survival, the diverse array of bioactive molecules that disrupt the host's natural hemostatic mechanisms, facilitate blood flow, pain inhibitors, and minimize inflammation to prevent immune rejection (Hajdušek et al...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929056/clinico-pathological-profile-of-deep-neck-space-infection-a-prospective-study
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Rumpa Das, Gorakh Nath, Anupam Mishra
Deep neck space infections (DNI) has been a common and serious disease, involving several spaces created by planes of greater and lesser resistance between the fascial layers of the neck. Infection of deep neck space has been dangerous due to its potential ease of spread from one space to other space, associated sepsis and upper airway obstruction. This prospective study was done in 45 patients of DNI over a period of 1 year. Patients with age of 1 month to 80 years of both the sexes were included. Patient's particular, clinical presentation and associated co-morbid conditions, physical examination, routine laboratory investigations and radiological investigations were analyzed...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928643/how-situational-context-impacts-empathic-responses-and-brain-activation-patterns
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Yawei Cheng, Chenyi Chen, Jean Decety
Clinical empathy, which is defined as the ability to understand the patient's experience and feelings from the patient's perspective, is acknowledged to be an important aspect of quality healthcare. However, how work experience modulates the empathic responses and brain activation patterns in medical professions remains elusive. This fMRI study recruited one hundred female nurses, who varied the length of work experience, and examined how their neural response, functional connectivity, and subjective evaluations of valence and arousal to perceiving another individual in physical pain are modulated by the situational context in which they occur (i...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928638/affective-circuitry-alterations-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Dave J Hayes, David Q Chen, Jidan Zhong, Ariel Lin, Brendan Behan, Matthew Walker, Mojgan Hodaie
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe chronic neuropathic facial pain disorder. Affect-related behavioral and structural brain changes have been noted across chronic pain disorders, but have not been well-studied in TN. We examined the potential impact of TN (37 patients: 23 with right-sided TN, 14 with left-sided TN), compared to age- and sex-matched healthy controls, on three major white matter tracts responsible for carrying affect-related signals-i.e., cingulum, fornix, and medial forebrain bundle. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI), deterministic multi-tensor tractography for tract modeling, and a model-driven region-of-interest approach was used...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927774/chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-in-a-child-with-treacher-collins-syndrome
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E Giabicani, J Lemale, L Dainese, S Boudjemaa, A Coulomb, P Tounian, B Dubern
BACKGROUND: Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) mainly presents with severe craniofacial developmental abnormalities characterized by a combination of bilateral downward-slanting palpebral fissures, colobomas of the lower eyelids, hypoplasia of the facial bones, cleft palate, malformation of the external ears, atresia of the external auditory canals, and bilateral conductive hearing loss. It is due to mutations in Treacher Collins syndrome 1 (TCOF1) (5q32-q33.1) and Polymerase RNA 1 polypeptides D and C (POLR1D [13q12...
September 15, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927662/transarterial-chemoembolization-with-small-drug-eluting-beads-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-cohort-of-421-patients-at-an-italian-center
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Camillo Aliberti, Riccardo Carandina, Sara Lonardi, Vincenzo Dadduzio, Alessandro Vitale, Enrico Gringeri, Giacomo Zanus, Umberto Cillo
PURPOSE: To assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of small drug-eluting embolic (DEE) agents (70-150 μm) for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center, single-arm, retrospective study involved 421 patients (mean age, 66.1 y ± 9.8 [standard deviation]) with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A (n = 88), B (n = 140), or C (n = 193) HCC and Child-Pugh class A (n = 233) or B (n = 188) cirrhosis...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927042/surgical-bypass-and-permanent-iodine-125-seed-implantation-vs-surgical-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-cancer
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Zhenjiang Zheng, Yinglong Xu, Shu Zhang, Guangchun Pu, Chi Cui
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of Iodine-125 ((125)I) seed implantation in the treatment of locally advanced unresectable pancreatic head cancer. A prospective nonrandomized study was performed using data collected from patients between January 2009 and December 2012. A total of 34 patients underwent surgical bypass and permanent (125)I seed implantation (group A), and 32 patients underwent biliary and gastric bypass (group B). The preoperative variables, operative data, postoperative complications and follow-up information were examined...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926509/testicular-torsion-pain-honeymoons
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Larry Bruce Mellick, James Sinex
A subset of testicular torsion patients report resolution of their initial severe pain that is followed by variable periods of hours to days of reduced or absent pain. Other patients report only mild pain that is described as gradual in onset. Because of delayed initial presentations or less than timely returns for secondary evaluation, these pain honeymoons may be partially responsible for poor clinical outcomes of the torsed spermatic cords and ischemic testicles.
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926472/differential-sensitivity-of-presynaptic-and-postsynaptic-gabab-receptors-in-rat-ventrolateral-periaqueductal-gray
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Qian Chen, Caifeng Shao, Hui Zhou, Rui Ma, Ping Jiang, Kun Yang
The ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (PAG) in the midbrain plays a key role in the descending pain modulatory system. γ-Aminobutyric acid type B (GABAB) receptors belong to a metabotropic receptor subfamily and mediate both presynaptic and postsynaptic effects in PAG. It has been well documented that activation of GABAB receptors yields analgesia in some PAG subdivisions. In the present study, employing whole-cell patch-clamp recordings on acute rat PAG slices, we simultaneously monitored the responses of presynaptic and postsynaptic GABAB receptors...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926470/acceptability-and-practicality-of-the-turkish-translation-of-pediatric-gait-arm-legs-and-spine-in-turkish-children
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Ezgi Deniz Batu, Özge Keniş Coşkun, Hafize Emine Sönmez, Duygu Karali, Elif Arslanoğlu Aydin, Yelda Bilginer, Evrim Karadağ Saygi, Seza Özen
BACKGROUND: The pediatric Gait, Arms, Leg, and Spine (pGALS) is a practical questionnaire for musculoskeletal (MSK) system evaluation in school-age children. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability/practicality of pGALS Turkish translation in Turkey (cross-sectional study). METHODS: The Turkish translation of pGALS was administered to children (4-18 years) who attended to the Pediatric Emergency Department of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, and the outpatient clinic of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, during 1 month in 2016...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926387/magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-versus-conventional-radiation-therapy-for-painful-bone-metastasis-a-matched-pair-study
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Hsin-Lun Lee, Chia-Chun Kuo, Jo-Ting Tsai, Chun-You Chen, Meng-Huang Wu, Jeng-Fong Chiou
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is an alternative local therapy for patients with painful bone metastasis for whom standard conventional radiation therapy (RT) has failed. However, the therapeutic effects of MRgFUS as a first-line treatment for bone metastasis remain uncertain. METHODS: A matched-pair study was conducted to compare the therapeutic effects of MRgFUS with those of conventional RT as a first-line treatment for patients with painful bone metastasis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926365/primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-leg-type-with-spontaneous-regression-after-biopsy
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Gabriel Marrero-Alemán, Társila Montenegro-Dámaso, Yeray Peñate
Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCDLBCL-LT) represents approximately 20% of cutaneous B lymphomas with an intermediate prognosis. Spontaneous regression is uncommon; there are only 2 published cases. An 83-year-old woman presented 2 orange erythematous nodules on the back of her right leg with an elastic consistency, infiltrated, painful to the touch, and of an 8-month evolution. A histological examination revealed a dense cellular dermo-hypodermic infiltrate sparing the papillary dermis, composed of large cells with immunoblast and centroblast morphology and frequent mitosis...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926151/hospital-in-the-home-nurses-recognition-and-response-to-clinical-deterioration
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Erika Gray, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To obtain an understanding of how HITH (Hospital in the Home) nurses recognise and respond to clinical deterioration in patients receiving care at home or in their usual place of residence. BACKGROUND: Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration is an international safety priority and a key nursing responsibility. Despite an increase in care delivery in home environments, how HITH nurses recognise and respond to clinical deterioration is not yet fully understood...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925560/apremilast-in-psoriasis-a-prospective-real-world-study
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I Vujic, R Herman, M Sanlorenzo, C Posch, B Monshi, K Rappersberger, L Richter
BACKGROUND: Apremilast is a novel oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor approved for psoriasis treatment. Randomized trials have documented its efficacy and safety, but data on real-world patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: We aim to characterize psoriasis patients treated with apremilast in a real-world setting and calculate drug survival as an important measure of efficacy and compliance. METHODS: All psoriasis patients that received apremilast between April 1(st) 2015 and January 19(th) 2017 were evaluated every 4 weeks and we documented: age, weight, height, smoking status, family history of psoriasis, joint involvement, previous treatments, psoriasis area severity index (PASI) scores, and the onset and duration of adverse events (AE)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925529/cerebrovascular-response-to-the-cold-pressor-test-the-critical-role-of-carbon-dioxide
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Michael M Tymko, Thijs P Kerstens, Kevin W Wildfong, Philip N Ainslie
In addition to increasing sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, and cerebral blood flow (CBF), the cold pressor test (CPT) stimulates pain receptors, which may increase ventilation above metabolic demand; this response likely reduces the partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PET CO2 ), and will attenuate elevations in CBF. We hypothesized: (1) CPT would elicit hyperventilation, effectively lowering PET CO2 ; (2) the CBF response will be elevated during an isocapnic (controlled PET CO2 ), compared to a poikilocapnic CPT (uncontrolled PET CO2 ); (3) In response to CPT, the common carotid artery (CCA) will vasodilatate, while the internal carotid artery (ICA) will remain unchanged to help regulate CBF...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925497/the-feasibility-of-the-cd271-and-cd271-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-enrichment-toward-nucleus-pulposus-like-cells
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Katarzyna Jezierska-Wozniak, Monika Barczewska, Aleksandra Habich, Pawel Wojtacha, Wanda Badowska, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Factors promoting nerve cell ingrowth are considered responsible for chronic back pain resulting from the intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). One of the recent exploratory IDD treatments is stem cell transplantation therapy. The CD271 (low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor) has been identified as a marker of the most homogeneous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) subset. It is capable of promoting differentiation along adipogenic, osteogenic and chondrogenic lineages and producing significantly higher levels of cytokines as compared to the total population of plastic adherence-mesenchymal stem cells (PA-MSCs)...
September 19, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
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