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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110031/interspinous-process-devices-ipd-alone-versus-decompression-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-lss-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xing-Wen Zhao, Jian-Xiong Ma, Xin-Long Ma, Fei Li, Wei-Wei He, Xuan Jiang, Yin Wang, Biao Han, Bin Lu
BACKGROUND: and purpose: Interspinous process devices (IPD) were widely used for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). However, whether IPD was superior to bony decompression was still debated. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of IPD to bony decompression for LSS. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane library, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR), Ovid Medline, China national knowledge internet database, Wan Fang database were searched in August...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108641/spinal-cord-stimulation-scs-with-anatomically-guided-3d-neural-targeting-shows-superior-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-relief-compared-to-traditional-scs-lumina-study
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Elias Veizi, Salim M Hayek, James North, T Brent Chafin, Thomas L Yearwood, Louis Raso, Robert Frey, Kevin Cairns, Anthony Berg, John Brendel, Nameer Haider, Matthew McCarty, Henry Vucetic, Alden Sherman, Lilly Chen, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
: BACKGROUND : The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) using 3D neural targeting provided sustained overall and low back pain relief in a broad routine clinical practice population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:  This was a multicenter, open-label observational study with an observational arm and retrospective analysis of a matched cohort. After IPG implantation, programming was done using a patient-specific, model-based algorithm to adjust for lead position (3D neural targeting) or previous generation software (traditional)...
January 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107900/quality-of-sleep-in-renal-transplant-recipients-and-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Paraskevi G Liaveri, Dimitris Dikeos, Ioannis Ilias, Eirini P Lygkoni, Ioannis N Boletis, Chryssanthi Skalioti, Thomas Paparrigopoulos
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are very common in patients with chronic kidney disease and they may not always subside after kidney transplantation. AIM AND METHODS: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the self-reported quality of sleep, insomnia problems in particular, and examine the factors that disturb sleep of kidney transplant recipients (KTx: n=152) in comparison to age- and sex-matched patients on dialysis (HD: n=67) and participants with normal renal function (NOR: n=49), through the administration of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) at least six months after transplantation...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107576/non-invasive-anaesthetic-methods-for-dermatological-laser-procedures-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
K Greveling, E P Prens, L Liu, M B A van Doorn
Pain is a common side-effect of dermatological laser procedures. Non-invasive anaesthetic drugs and anaesthetic procedures can be used to provide pain relief and increase patient satisfaction and treatment efficacy. However, it remains unclear which method provides the best pain relief. The objective of this systematic review was therefore to assess the efficacy and safety of non-invasive anaesthetic methods during dermatological laser procedures. A systematic literature search was conducted. Randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs and CCTs) were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107551/knee-function-among-elite-handball-and-football-players-1-to-6-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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G Myklebust, R Bahr, A Nilstad, K Steffen
The aim of the study was to describe objective and self-reported knee function for athletes who have returned to elite handball and football play after an ACL injury, comparing these to non-injured players at the same level. A total of 414 handball and 444 football players completed baseline tests from 2007 through 2014, examining lower extremity strength, dynamic balance, knee laxity, and knee function (KOOS questionnaire). Measures were compared between injured and non-injured legs, and between injured legs and legs of controls...
January 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107402/risk-factors-for-postoperative-pain-intensity-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-disc-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Marie Dorow, Margrit Löbner, Janine Stein, Alexander Konnopka, Hans J Meisel, Lutz Günther, Jürgen Meixensberger, Katarina Stengler, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
OBJECTIVES: Pain relief has been shown to be the most frequently reported goal by patients undergoing lumbar disc surgery. There is a lack of systematic research investigating the course of postsurgical pain intensity and factors associated with postsurgical pain. This systematic review focuses on pain, the most prevalent symptom of a herniated disc as the primary outcome parameter. The aims of this review were (1) to examine how pain intensity changes over time in patients undergoing surgery for a lumbar herniated disc and (2) to identify socio-demographic, medical, occupational and psychological factors associated with pain intensity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104503/invasive-candida-krusei-infection-and-candida-vasculitis-of-a-leg-ulcer-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
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Jud Philipp, Valentin Thomas, Regauer Sigrid, Gary Thomas, Hackl Gerald, Rief Peter, Brodmann Marianne, Hafner Franz
A 71year old female Caucasian farmer without any known immunosuppression presented with a painful ulcer of her right lower leg after a trauma caused by a wood billet. There was no response to empirical antibacterial treatment. An ulcer biopsy showed an invasive Candida infection of the soft tissue and leucocytoclastic vasculitis. Voriconazole treatment was followed by wound healing. Invasive Candida infection and localized Candida vasculitis represent a rare cause of persisting leg ulcers. The similar clinical picture of chronic venous leg ulcers might blur the true cause and refractory cases should therefore promptly be processed by histopathological diagnostics...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101631/lumbar-and-sacral-pedicle-screw-placement-using-a-template-does-not-improve-the-midterm-pain-and-disability-outcome-in-comparison-with-free-hand-method
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Matjaz Merc, Gregor Recnik, Zmago Krajnc
BACKGROUND: The free-hand technique carries a higher risk of pedicle weakening and neurovascular injuries in comparison with pedicle screw placement using a drill guide. Due to this evidence and because of some variances in the surgical method, different outcome can be expected. The objective of the study was to evaluate the disability, the back and leg pain before and at least 3 years after the surgery between examined groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients in drill guide and 13 in control group were randomly assigned for vertebral fusion in the lumbar and first sacral regions...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101016/cellulitis-in-a-liver-transplant-patient-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-disseminated-cryptococcal-disease
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Marcos Davi Gomes de Sousa, Fred Bernardes Filho, Luís Eduardo Barros Costa Fernandes, Cássia Regina Guedes Leal, Cristiane Rocha Magalhães, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Halime Silva Barcaui
A 50-year-old male underwent liver transplantation due to cryptogenic cirrhosis and was admitted with severe pain in the left leg as well as phlogosis. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was prescribed, assuming bullous erysipelas. Among the tests performed, the latex agglutination test for the Cryptococcus sp. antigen was positive, and in both the blood culture and blister culture Cryptococcus sp. was isolated. Daily fluconazole was started. Even though liposomal amphotericin B has been started on the fifth day of hospitalization, the patient progressed to death...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100982/bilateral-lower-extremity-edema-caused-by-iliopsoas-bursal-distention-after-hip-arthroplasty
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Sameer K Avasarala, Syed T Ahsan
Lower-extremity edema is encountered by internists, nephrologists, vascular specialists, and many others. We report a case of an elderly woman who presented with a painful, swollen left leg. Without a clear diagnosis, she had been taking diuretics for the past 8 years for swelling in both legs. After extensive investigation, we found that her lower-extremity edema was due to bilateral iliopsoas bursal distention secondary to degeneration of her hip prostheses. Chronic breakdown of the polyethylene component of the hip prostheses had led to a communication between the artificial joints and the iliopsoas bursae...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100198/mr-imaging-for-detection-of-trampoline-injuries-in-children
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E Hauth, H Jaeger, P Luckey, M Beer
BACKGROUND: The recreational use of trampolines is an increasingly popular activity among children and adolescents. Several studies reported about radiological findings in trampoline related injuries in children. The following publication presents our experience with MRI for detection of trampoline injuries in children. METHODS: 20 children (mean 9.2 years, range: 4-15 years) who had undergone an MRI study for detection of suspected trampoline injuries within one year were included...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097246/three-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-preoperative-neuroscience-education-for-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Adriaan Louw, Ina Diener, Merrill R Landers, Kory Zimney, Emilio J Puentedura
BACKGROUND: Results from a previous multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) on preoperative pain neuroscience education (PNE) for lumbar radiculopathy found no significant difference in patient reported outcomes between groups. However, patients who received PNE viewed their surgical experience more favorably and utilized significantly less healthcare compared to those that did not. The purpose is to determine if the reduction in healthcare costs from 1-year would be continued at 3-year following surgery, and to explore differences (if any) in patient reported outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097242/anterior-to-psoas-atp-fusion-of-the-lumbar-spine-evolution-of-a-technique-facilitated-by-changes-in-equipment
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Cristian Gragnaniello, Kevin Seex
BACKGROUND: Lateral interbody cages have been proven useful in spinal fusions. Spanning both lateral cortical rims while sparing the Anterior Longitudinal Ligament, the lateral interbody cages restore and maintain disc height while adding stability prior to supplemental fixation. The standard approach for their insertion is by a 90-degree lateral transpsoas method. This is relatively bloodless compared to other techniques although has its limitations, requiring neuro-monitoring and being, at times, very difficult at L4/5 due to iliac crest obstruction or an anterior plexus position...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096256/chronic-symptoms-in-a-representative-sample-of-community-dwelling-older-people-a-cross-sectional-study-in-switzerland
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Yves Henchoz, Christophe Büla, Idris Guessous, Nicolas Rodondi, René Goy, Maurice Demont, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
OBJECTIVES: The burden of multiple diagnoses is well documented in older people, but less is known about chronic symptoms, many of which are even not brought to medical attention. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of chronic symptoms, their relationships with disability in basic activities of daily living (BADL) and quality of life (QoL), and their public health impact. DESIGN: A large cross-sectional population-based study. SETTING: Community in 2 regions of French-speaking Switzerland...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095892/comparative-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-chuna-manual-therapy-versus-conventional-usual-care-for-nonacute-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-multicenter-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-pcrn-study
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Byung-Cheul Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Koh-Woon Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kibong Nam, Min Ho Lee, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kwang-Ho Heo, Namkwen Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: While Chuna manual therapy is a Korean manual therapy widely used primarily for low back pain (LBP)-related disorders in Korea, well-designed studies on the comparative effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy are scarce. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is the protocol for a three-armed, multicenter, pragmatic randomized controlled pilot trial. Sixty severe nonacute LBP patients (pain duration of at least 3 weeks, Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) ≥5) will be recruited at four Korean medicine hospitals...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095093/the-effect-of-foot-plantar-massage-on-balance-and-functional-reach-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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Eylem Tütün Yümin, Tülay Tarsuslu Şimşek, Meral Sertel, Handan Ankaralı, Murat Yumin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of manual foot plantar massage (classic and friction massage) on functional mobility level, balance, and functional reach in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2 DM). METHODS: A total of 38 subjects diagnosed with T2 DM were included in the study. A healthy control group could not be formed in this study. After the subjects' socio-demographic data were obtained, Timed Up & Go (TUG) Test, functional reach test (FRT), one-leg standing test with eyes open-closed, and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to measure foot pain intensity were performed...
January 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094428/intra-operative-results-and-post-operative-clinical-outcomes-of-lumbar-microdiscectomy-in-patients-received-transforaminal-anterior-epidural-steroid-injection-earlier-for-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Sait Ozturk, Bekir Akgun, Fatih Serhat Erol, Selami Ates Onal, Metin Kaplan
AIM: We have aimed to describe the intra and postoperative results of patients who received transforaminal anterior epidural steroid injection (TAESI) prior to undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 64 of 2461 patients evaluated who had received minimally invasive technique (MIT) for lumbar radiculopathy and who felt no relief after the procedures. 32 patients of them treated with different techniques other than TAESI and those receiving thrombolytic or anticoagulant drugs before microdiscectomy were excluded...
December 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091825/preoperative-sport-improves-the-outcome-of-lumbar-disc-surgery-a-prospective-monocentric-cohort-study
#18
Anja Tschugg, Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Matthias Wildauer, Wolfgang N Löscher, Sabrina Neururer, Claudius Thomé
A lumbar disc herniation resulting in surgery may be an incisive event in a patient's everyday life. The patient's recovery after sequestrectomy may be influenced by several factors. There is evidence that regular physical activity can lower pain perception and improve the outcome after surgery. For this purpose, we hypothesized that patients performing regular sports prior to lumbar disc surgery might have less pain perception and disability thereafter. Fifty-two participants with a single lumbar disc herniation confirmed on MRI treated by a lumbar sequestrectomy were included in the trial...
January 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091818/lumbar-microdiscectomy-for-sciatica-in-adolescents-a-multicentre-observational-registry-based-study
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Sasha Gulati, Mattis A Madsbu, Tore K Solberg, Andreas Sørlie, Charalampis Giannadakis, Marius K Skram, Øystein P Nygaard, Asgeir S Jakola
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is rare in the adolescent population. Factors predisposing to LDH in adolescents differ from adults with more cases being related to trauma or structural malformations. Further, there are limited data on patient-reported outcomes after lumbar microdiscectomy in adolescents. Our aim was to compare clinical outcomes at 1 year following single-level lumbar microdiscectomy in adolescents (13-19 years old) compared to younger adults (20-50 years old) with LDH...
January 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088941/fracture-union-in-percutaneous-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures
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Ramji Lal Sahu, Rajni Ranjan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College from June 2005 to June 2010. Sixty-six children having closed fracture of the tibial shaft with a mean age of 7.7 years (range, 2-14 years) were recruited from emergency and outpatient department. They were treated with percutaneous intramedullary Kirschner wires...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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