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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904817/transitional-vertebra-and-spina-bifida-occulta-related-with-chronic-low-back-pain-in-a-young-patient
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Maryam Kundi, Maham Habib, Sumbal Babar, Asif K Kundi, Salman Assad, Amjad Sheikh
Bertolotti's syndrome (BS) must be considered as a differential diagnosis in a young patient presenting with low back pain (LBP). We present a case of a 26-year-old male complaining of mild chronic LBP for six years, radiating to his left thigh for the past six months. He has been taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with skeletal muscle relaxants for pain relief. The X-ray and computed tomography (CT) imagings showed congenital enlargement of the left transverse process of the fifth lumbar (L5) vertebra forming pseudo-articulation with the sacrum and unilateral pars interarticularis defect at the L4 level on the left side, respectively...
October 19, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881247/pain-management-in-ckd-a-guide-for-nephrology-providers
#2
Holly M Koncicki, Mark Unruh, Jane O Schell
Although pain is one of the most commonly experienced symptoms by patients with chronic kidney disease, it is under-recognized, the severity is underestimated, and the treatment is inadequate. Pain management is one of the general primary palliative care competencies for medical providers. This review provides nephrology providers with basic skills for pain management. These skills include recognition of types of pain (nociceptive and neuropathic) syndromes and appropriate history-taking skills. Through this history, providers can identify clinical circumstances in which specialist referral is beneficial, including those who are at high risk for addiction, at risk for adverse effects to medications, and those with complicated care needs such as patients with a limited prognosis...
November 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875946/the-role-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-infertility-on-reproductive-health-in-diabetics-pathogenesis-evaluation-and-management
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Jason Gandhi, Gautam Dagur, Kelly Warren, Noel Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled or long-term diabetes mellitus is conducive to vascular and oxidative stress disturbances that impede several physiological systems, which may in turn elicit psychological symptoms. OBJECTIVE: We assess the sexual and hormonal complications of diabetes mellitus that impair reproductive function in males and females. METHOD: A comprehensive MEDLINE® search was guided using key words relevant to diabetes mellitus and reproductive health...
November 22, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871525/a-retrospective-study-of-open-thoracotomies-versus-thoracoscopic-surgeries-for-persistent-postthoracotomy-pain
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Harsha Shanthanna, Dina Aboutouk, Eugenia Poon, Ji Cheng, Christian Finley, James Paul, Lehana Thabane
OBJECTIVE: Persistent thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) is a recognized complication and is considered to be less after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) compared with open thoracic surgery (OTS). The primary objective was to compare the incidence of PTPS at 6 months. Secondary objectives were to compare the incidence of neuropathic pain between VATS and OTS and to report perioperative factors associated with the development of PTPS. METHODS: This historical cohort study involved patient contact by a questionnaire regarding the presence of PTPS and its type...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866728/what-is-new-in-2015-in-dysimmune-neuropathies
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REVIEW
T Kuntzer
This review discusses and summarizes the concept of nodopathies, the diagnostic features, investigations, pathophysiology, and treatment options of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, and gives updates on other inflammatory and dysimmune neuropathies such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, sensory neuronopathies, small-fiber-predominant ganglionitis, POEMS syndrome, neuropathies associated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy and multifocal motor neuropathy. This field of research has contributed to the antigenic characterization of the peripheral motor and sensory functional systems, as well as helping to define immune neuropathic syndromes with widely different clinical presentation, prognosis and response to therapy...
November 17, 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866180/positive-effects-of-uyakujunkisan-therapy-kampo-medicine-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-concomitant-pregabalin-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
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Toshiaki Kogure, Naoyuki Harada, Kanoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Tatsumi
Context • The hallmark of herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering rash, but neuropathic pain can persist beyond the clearing of the rash and is diagnosed as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic pain syndrome. However, the pain in PHN is often refractory to treatment. Objective • The study investigated the ability of Uyakujunkisan (UJS), or Kampo medicine, a traditional herbal medicine, to treat PHN successfully. Design • The study was observational, with discussion of 2 cases. Setting • The study took place in the Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine at Gunma Central and General Hospital (Maebashi, Gunma, Japan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864731/multiple-sclerosis-related-pain-syndromes-an-imaging-update
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REVIEW
Amir Mazhari
Pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common manifestation, made up of complex phenomenon involving intricate neurophysiological processing at central levels of the pain pathway. Our understanding of the clinical and neurophysiological mechanisms of central/neuropathic pain related to MS continues to improve with improved imaging techniques but remains a challenging area of research. The advancements in imaging techniques for lesion evaluation of the various neuroanatomic structures have improved our detection, diagnosis, and understanding of MS pain and help validate subjective symptoms...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862616/topical-gabapentin-gel-alleviates-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-in-the-chronic-sciatic-nerve-constriction-injury-neuropathic-pain-model
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M Shahid, F Subhan, N Ahmad, G Ali, S Akbar, K Fawad, R D E Sewell
BACKGROUND: Systemic gabapentin is a mainstay treatment for neuropathic pain though there are side-effects. Localized therapy may curtail such side-effects so a topical gabapentin dermal application was examined in the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Partial denervation CCI was achieved by rat sciatic nerve ligation. Gabapentin gel (10% w/w) was applied three times daily on the ipsilateral or contralateral plantar surface of the hind-paw, whereas in a concurrent systemic study, gabapentin was intraperitoneally administered daily (75 mg/kg) for 30 days...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860211/ultrasound-guided-peristyloid-steroid-injection-for-eagle-syndrome
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Timothy Maher, Hariharan Shankar
The styloid process arising from the temporal bone is normally about 2.5 cm in length. For various reasons, including trauma and inflammation, it may become elongated. This elongated styloid process, when symptomatic with clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of local compression or neuropathic pain, is termed Eagle syndrome. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is characterized by intermittent shooting sharp pain in the jaw, throat, tongue, and ear. Conservative management includes anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory agents...
November 11, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859948/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-syndromes-from-nerve-injury-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Gianni Colini Baldeschi, Alessandro Dario, Giuliano De Carolis, Nicola Luxardo, Massimo Natale, Paola Nosella, Alfonso Papa, Massimiliano Raggi, Claudio Reverberi
INTRODUCTION: Assessing the feasibility, technical implications, and clinical benefits of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) performed by an implantable pulse generator (IPG) located close to the stimulation site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selected patients were affected by neuropathic pain associated with a documented peripheral nerve lesion, refractory to conventional surgical or pharmacological treatment. A PNS system specifically designed for peripheral placement (Neurimpulse, Padova, Italy) was implanted and followed for six months, recording the degree of patient's satisfaction (PGI-I questionnaire), the pain numerical rating scale (NRS) and the quality of life (SF36 questionnaire), as well as any change in drug regimen and work capability...
November 16, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857853/entrapment-of-the-sciatic-nerve-at-the-linea-aspera-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Giovanni Monteleone, Giorgio Stevanato
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic, non-neoplastic sciatic nerve entrapment at the level of the thigh is extremely rare. In its course, in proximity of the linea aspera, the nerve is exposed to unexpected neuropathic syndromes associated with bone disorders. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 67-year-old woman presented with a painful, neuropathic syndrome of the sciatic nerve, not resulting from any trauma and persisting for approximately 2 years. Imaging studies of the thigh showed a delimited zone of hyperostosis in the proximal third of the femoral diaphysis...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855478/interventions-for-treating-burning-mouth-syndrome
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REVIEW
Roddy McMillan, Heli Forssell, John Ag Buchanan, Anne-Marie Glenny, Jo C Weldon, Joanna M Zakrzewska
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a term used for oral mucosal pain (burning pain or discomfort in the tongue, lips or entire oral cavity) without identifiable cause. General population prevalence varies from 0.1% to 3.9%. Many BMS patients indicate anxiety, depression, personality disorders and impaired quality of life (QoL). This review updates the previous versions published in 2000 and 2005. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of any intervention versus placebo for symptom relief and changes in QoL, taste, and feeling of dryness in people with BMS...
November 18, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854104/new-practical-approaches-to-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathic-pain-prevention-assessment-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Neil Majithia, Charles L Loprinzi, Thomas J Smith
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most disabling and demoralizing problems that arise for cancer survivors. When investigating symptoms of numbness, tingling, or pain in the extremities, it is critical to determine whether the problem is neuropathic, somatic, or mixed. If the diagnosis is CIPN, it is important to weigh the potential benefits and harms of possible treatment options, and to devise an evidence-based multimodality treatment program. Such programs may include mixtures of opioid and nonopioid adjunctive medications, based on evidence from CIPN trials, and also extrapolation from trials in patients with other neuropathic pain syndromes-although such extrapolating must be done with caution, since other syndromes sometimes respond to agents that CIPN does not respond to...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852964/spinal-astrocytic-activation-contributes-to-mechanical-allodynia-in-a-rat-model-of-cyclophosphamide-induced-cystitis
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Bolong Liu, Minzhi Su, ShaoJun Tang, Xiangfu Zhou, Hailun Zhan, Fei Yang, Wenbiao Li, Tengcheng Li, Juncong Xie
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that glial cells play an important role in the generation and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Activated glial cells produce numerous mediators such as proinflammatory cytokines that facilitate neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity. Similarly, bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis shares many characteristics of neuropathic pain. However, related report on the involvement of spinal glia in bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis-associated pathological pain and the underlying mechanisms are still lacking...
2016: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844290/potentiation-of-paclitaxel-induced-pain-syndrome-in-mice-by-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibition-and-involvement-of-kinins
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Indiara Brusco, Cássia Regina Silva, Gabriela Trevisan, Camila de Campos Velho Gewehr, Flávia Karine Rigo, Lidia La Rocca Tamiozzo, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Raquel Tonello, Gerusa Duarte Dalmolin, Daniela de Almeida Cabrini, Marcus Vinícius Gomez, Juliano Ferreira, Sara Marchesan Oliveira
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat solid tumours. However, it causes an acute and neuropathic pain syndrome that limits its use. Among the mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain caused by paclitaxel is activation of kinin receptors. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors can enhance kinin receptor signalling. The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of kinins on paclitaxel-associated acute pain syndromes (P-APS) and the effect of ACE inhibition on P-APS and paclitaxel-associated chronic peripheral neuropathy (P-CPN) in mice...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843683/spinal-neuromodulation-as-a-novel-surgical-option-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-following-rhbmp-exuberant-bony-growth-in-instrumented-lumbar-fusion-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ramsis F Ghaly, Alexei Lissounov, Tatiana Tverdohleb, David Kohanchi, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenic protein (BMP) for instrumented lumbar fusion was approved in 2002, and since then has led to an increasing incidence of BMP-related neuropathic pain. These patients are usually resistant to conventional medical therapy and frequently undergo multiple surgical revisions without any pain relief. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 58-year-old male was referred to the author's outpatient clinic after four lumbar surgeries did not provide satisfactory pain relief...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837354/congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders
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REVIEW
Anupam Singh, P K Pandey, Ajai Agrawal, Sanjeev Kumar Mittal, Kartik Maheshbhai Rana, Chirag Bahuguna
The European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) derived the term Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders in 2002 at an international workshop for a group of congenital neuromuscular diseases. CCDDs are congenital, non-progressive ophthalmoplegia with restriction of globe movement in one or more fields of gaze. This group of sporadic and familial strabismus syndromes was initially referred to as the 'congenital fibrosis syndromes' because it was assumed that the primary pathologic process starts in the muscles of eye motility...
November 11, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823926/cisplatin-induced-neuropathic-pain-is-mediated-by-upregulation-of-n-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#18
Markus Leo, Linda-Isabell Schmitt, Martin Erkel, Margarita Melnikova, Jürgen Thomale, Tim Hagenacker
Cisplatin is important in the treatment of various types of cancer. Although it is highly effective, it also has severe side effects, with neurotoxicity in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons being one of the most common. The key mechanisms of neurotoxicity are still controversially discussed; however, disturbances of the calcium homeostasis in DRG neurons have been suggested to mediate cisplatin neurotoxicity. By using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique, immunostaining and behavioral experiments with Sprague-Dawley rats, we examined the influence of short- and long-term exposure to cisplatin on voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) currents (ICa(V)) in small DRG neurons...
November 5, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819420/effect-of-co-morbid-conditions-on-persistent-neuropathic-pain-after-brachial-plexus-injury-in-adult-patients
#19
Asish Subedi, Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin, Haruthai Chotisukarat, Sahatsa Mandee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuropathic pain (NeuP) associated with traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI) can be severe, persistent, and resistant to treatment. Moreover, comorbidity associated with NeuP may worsen the pain and quality of life. This study compared persistent NeuP after BPI between patients with and without co-morbid conditions (psychiatric dysfunction and other painful conditions) and tramadol usage as a second-line agent in combination with an antiepileptic and/or antidepressant during a 2-year follow-up...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818163/down-regulation-of-zinc-transporter-1-in-astrocytes-induces-neuropathic-pain-via-the-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-k-cl-co-transporter-2-signaling-pathway-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
#20
Tomoya Kitayama, Katsuya Morita, Naoyo Motoyama, Toshihiro Dohi
We previously demonstrated, using a DNA microarray analysis, the down-regulated expression of the slc30a1 gene (zinc transporter 1, ZnT1) in a neuropathic pain model induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL). Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays important roles in physiological functions, and ZnT1 modulates intracellular zinc levels. In the present study, we examined the effects of the down-regulation of the ZnT1 gene in the spinal cord on tactile allodynia. The knockdown (KD) of ZnT1 by the intrathecal administration of siRNA against ZnT1 to mice induced allodynia, a characteristic syndrome of neuropathic pain, which persisted for at least one month...
November 3, 2016: Neurochemistry International
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