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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092337/anatomical-basis-and-clinical-application-of-synovial-flaps-in-the-wrist-and-distal-forearm
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David L Colen, Jiun-Ting Yeh, Lawrence B Colen
Neuropathic symptoms after median nerve repair at the wrist or secondary to refractory carpal tunnel syndrome may become debilitating. These symptoms develop due to perineural adhesions, intraneural fibrosis and fixation of the nerve to the transverse carpal ligament after surgery and often require neurolysis. Interposition of vascularized soft tissue over the median nerve at the time of neurolysis prevents recurrence of such adhesions. The synovial flap, fashioned from the synovial lining of the flexor tendon sheath, is an ideal tissue for this purpose...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073787/col6a5-variants-in-familial-neuropathic-chronic-itch
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Filippo Martinelli-Boneschi, Marina Colombi, Marco Castori, Grazia Devigili, Roberto Eleopra, Rayaz A Malik, Marco Ritelli, Nicoletta Zoppi, Chiara Dordoni, Melissa Sorosina, Paola Grammatico, Hassan Fadavi, Monique M Gerrits, Rowida Almomani, Catharina G Faber, Ingemar S J Merkies, Daniela Toniolo, Massimiliano Cocca, Claudio Doglioni, Stephen G Waxman, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Michela M Taiana, Jenny Sassone, Raffaella Lombardi, Daniele Cazzato, Andrea Zauli, Silvia Santoro, Margherita Marchi, Giuseppe Lauria
Itch is thought to represent the peculiar response to stimuli conveyed by somatosensory pathways shared with pain through the activation of specific neurons and receptors. It can occur in association with dermatological, systemic and neurological diseases, or be the side effect of certain drugs. However, some patients suffer from chronic idiopathic itch that is frequently ascribed to psychological distress and for which no biomarker is available to date. We investigated three multigenerational families, one of which diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), characterized by idiopathic chronic itch with predominantly proximal distribution...
January 9, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072810/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
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Joseph T Crapanzano, Lisa M Harrison-Bernard, Mark R Jones, Alan D Kaye, Erich O Richter, Mordeci N Potash
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, debilitating, neuropathic pain condition which is often misdiagnosed, difficult to manage, and lacks proven methods for remission. Most available methods provide some relief to a small percentage of patients. Recent FDA approval and superiority of the Nevro Senza 10-kHz high frequency (HF10) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic back and leg pain may provide a new interventional therapeutic option for patients suffering from CRPS...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072749/ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-of-the-cervical-sympathetic-chain-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Eung Don Kim, Woo Joo Yoo, Yoo Na Kim, Hue Jung Park
The stellate ganglion is a common target to manage neuropathic pain in the upper extremities. However, the effect duration of a single stellate ganglion block is often temporary. To overcome the short-term effects of a single sympathetic block, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) can be applied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of PRF on the cervical sympathetic chain under ultrasound guidance for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).Twelve CRPS patients who underwent PRF on the cervical sympathetic chain were enrolled in this retrospective analysis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069916/flight-lieutenant-peach-s-observations-on-burning-feet-syndrome-in-far-eastern-prisoners-of-war-1942-45
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N T Roocroft, E Mayhew, M Parkes, W A Frankland, G V Gill, D Bouhassira, A S C Rice
INTRODUCTION: 'Burning Feet Syndrome' affected up to one third of Far Eastern Prisoners of War in World War 2. Recently discovered medical records, produced by RAF Medical Officer Nowell Peach whilst in captivity, are the first to detail neurological examinations of patients with this condition. METHODS: The 54 sets of case notes produced at the time were analysed using modern diagnostic criteria to determine if the syndrome can be retrospectively classed as neuropathic pain...
November 15, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057813/neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-burning-mouth-syndrome-evaluated-using-paindetect
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Pia Lopez-Jornet, Diana Molino-Pagan, Paco Parra-Perez, Sara Valenzuela
OBJECTIVE : This study set out to identify the neuropathic component of pain experienced by burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients evaluated using painDETECT, a diagnostic tool that could easily be introduced into clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS : This study included 64 patients (33 BMS and 31 suffering nociceptive pain). Each completed the painDETECT neuropathic pain questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and pain intensity was also measured using a visual analogue scale (VAS)...
January 4, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042909/the-neurostimulation-appropriateness-consensus-committee-nacc-recommendations-for-infection-prevention-and-management
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Timothy R Deer, David A Provenzano, Michael Hanes, Jason E Pope, Simon J Thomson, Marc A Russo, Tory McJunkin, Michael Saulino, Louis J Raso, Shivanand P Lad, Samer Narouze, Steven M Falowski, Robert M Levy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Stanley Golovac, Didier Demesmin, William O Witt, Brian Simpson, Elliot Krames, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: The use of neurostimulation for pain has been an established therapy for many decades and is a major tool in the arsenal to treat neuropathic pain syndromes. Level I evidence has recently been presented to substantiate the therapy, but this is balanced against the risk of complications of an interventional technique. METHODS: The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) of the International Neuromodulation Society convened an international panel of well published and diverse physicians to examine the best practices for infection mitigation and management in patients undergoing neurostimulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030470/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-yielded-higher-treatment-success-rate-for-crps-and-causalgia-at-3-and-12-months-randomized-comparative-trial
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Timothy R Deer, Robert M Levy, Jeffrey Kramer, Lawrence Poree, Kasra Amirdelfan, Eric Grigsby, Peter Staats, Allen W Burton, Abram H Burgher, Jon Obray, James Scowcroft, Stan Golovac, Leonardo Kapural, Richard Paicius, Christopher Kim, Jason Pope, Thomas Yearwood, Sam Samuel, W Porter McRoberts, Hazmer Cassim, Mark Netherton, Nathan Miller, Michael Schaufele, Edward Tavel, Timothy Davis, Kristina Davis, Linda Johnson, Nagy Mekhail
Animal and human studies indicate that electrical stimulation of DRG neurons may modulate neuropathic pain signals.ACCURATE, a pivotal, prospective, multi-center, randomized-comparative effectiveness trial, was conducted in 152 subjects diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or causalgia in the lower extremities. Subjects received neurostimulation of the DRG or dorsal column (SCS). The primary endpoint was a composite of safety and efficacy at 3 months and subjects were assessed through 12 months for long term outcomes and adverse events...
December 23, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007291/-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-review
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Berenice Carolina Hernández-Porras, Ricardo Plancarte-Sánchez, Silvia Alarcón-Barrios, Marcela Sámano-García
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome is characterized by spontaneous or induced pain disproportionate in relation to the initial event and is accompanied by a variety of regional and motor disturbances, leading to a variety of clinical presentations. It is often associated with surgery and minor trauma. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Three mechanisms are postulated: changes secondary to post traumatic inflammation, peripheral vasomotor dysfunction and structural and functional changes of the central nervous system as a result of maladaptation...
December 19, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006039/longitudinal-examination-of-frequency-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-dry-eye-symptoms-in-us-veterans
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Erin S Ong, Yousef A Alghamdi, Roy C Levitt, Allison L McClellan, Gail Lewis, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Elizabeth R Felix, Anat Galor
Importance: Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of individuals. Many cross-sectional studies have evaluated risk factors for dry eye severity, but few have assessed risk factors or symptom progression over time. Objectives: To assess symptom progression in dry eye syndrome and determine risk factors associated with severe symptoms at 1 year. Design, Setting, and Participants: A longitudinal study was conducted from October 1, 2013, to April 30, 2015, among patients at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital with a wide variety of dry eye symptoms and signs (ranging from none to severe)...
December 22, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998207/application-of-the-rat-grimace-scale-as-a-marker-of-supraspinal-pain-sensation-after-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Lonnie E Schneider, Kathryn Y Henley, Omari A Turner, Betty M Pat, Tracy L Niedzielko, Candace L Floyd
Experimental models of neuropathic pain (NP) typically rely on withdrawal responses to assess the presence of pain. Reflexive withdrawal responses to a stimulus are used to evaluate evoked pain and as such do not include the assessment of spontaneous NP nor evaluation of the affective and emotional consequences of pain in animal models. Additionally, withdrawal responses can be mediated by spinal cord reflexes and may not accurately indicate supraspinal pain sensation. This is especially true in models of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) wherein spastic syndrome, a motor disorder characterized by exaggeration of the stretch reflex that is secondary to hyperexcitability of the spinal reflex, can cause paroxysmal withdrawals not associated with NP sensation...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989332/neuropathic-and-myopathic-pain
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REVIEW
Anthony C Rodrigues, Peter B Kang
The evaluation and management of childhood pain syndromes of neuromuscular origin have distinct challenges, as the patterns of disease presentation and the ability of a child to describe symptoms may differ from that of an adult. Advances in scientific and clinical knowledge are leading to significant progress in the care of affected children. The genetic origins of Fabry disease and the inherited form of erythromelalgia are better understood. The increasing interest in neuroimmunology among pediatric neurologists has led to more sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic approaches...
August 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973115/quality-of-life-and-economic-impact-of-neuropathic-pain-and-fibromyalgia-syndrome-in-chronic-back-pain-patients-in-tertiary-care
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W Yingsakmongkol, W Limthongkul, W Singhatanadgige, P Suthipinijtham
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956668/the-inflammasome-as-a-target-for-pain-therapy
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H Zhang, F Li, W-W Li, C Stary, J D Clark, S Xu, X Xiong
The interleukin-1 family of cytokines are potent inducers of inflammation and pain. Proteolytic activation of this family of cytokines is under the control of several innate immune receptors that coordinate to form large multiprotein signalling platforms, termed inflammasomes. Recent evidence suggests that a wide range of inflammatory diseases, cancers, and metabolic and autoimmune disorders, in which pain is a common complaint, may be coordinated by inflammasomes. Activation of inflammasomes results in cleavage of caspase-1, which subsequently induces downstream initiation of several potent pro-inflammatory cascades...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916242/the-effect-of-pregabalin-and-methylcobalamin-combination-on-the-chronic-postthoracotomy-pain-syndrome
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Serda Kanbur Metin, Burhan Meydan, Serdar Evman, Talha Dogruyol, Volkan Baysungur
BACKGROUND: Chronic postthoracotomy pain (CPTP) consists of different types of pain. Some characteristics of CPTP are the same as those of recognized neuropathic pain syndromes. We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of pregabalin and methylcobalamin combination (PG-B12) in comparison with diclofenac potassium (DP) in patients with CPTP. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with CPTP after posterolateral/lateral thoracotomy were prospectively randomly assigned and evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911934/efficacy-of-noninvasive-stellate-ganglion-blockade-performed-using-physical-agent-modalities-in-patients-with-sympathetic-hyperactivity-associated-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chun-De Liao, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Tsan-Hon Liou, Hung-Chou Chen, Chi-Lun Rau
BACKGROUND: Stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) is mainly used to relieve symptoms of neuropathic pain in conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome and has several potential complications. Noninvasive SGB performed using physical agent modalities (PAMs), such as light irradiation and electrical stimulation, can be clinically used as an alternative to conventional invasive SGB. However, its application protocols vary and its clinical efficacy remains controversial. This study investigated the use of noninvasive SGB for managing neuropathic pain or other disorders associated with sympathetic hyperactivity...
2016: PloS One
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
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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
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