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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330940/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-treatment-of-keloid-scars
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Ching-Jen Wang, Jih-Yang Ko, Wen-Yi Chou, Jai-Hong Cheng, Yur-Ren Kuo
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of keloid scars, and compared the results with intralesional steroid injection. Thirty-nine patients were randomly divided into 22 in ESWT group and 17 in steroid group. The ESWT group received 3 ESWT treatments in 6 weeks. The steroid group received 3 intra-lesional triamcinolone injections in 6 weeks. The evaluations included gross morphology, functional outcome, local blood flow perfusion, biopsy for histopathological examination and immunohistochemical analysis...
January 13, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329746/evaluation-of-a-transtympanic-delivery-system-in-mus-musculus-for-extended-release-steroids
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Nathan H Dormer, Jennifer Nelson-Brantley, Hinrich Staecker, Cory J Berkland
OBJECTIVE: The current investigation evaluated a novel extended release delivery system for treating inner ear diseases. The platform technology consists of a film forming agent (FFA) and microsphere component to localize and extend drug delivery within the ear. STUDY DESIGN: Studies evaluated dissolution kinetics of microspheres with multiple encapsulates, testing of a variety of FFAs, and ability to localize to the round window membrane in mice in vivo. SETTING: Studies were completed at Orbis Biosciences and The University of Kansas Medical Center...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327045/serial-in-office-intralesional-steroid-injections-in-airway-stenosis
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Caitlin Bertelsen, Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Karla O'Dell, Michael M Johns, Lindsay S Reder
Importance: Endoscopic dilation is the mainstay treatment strategy for subglottic and proximal tracheal stenosis (SGS/PTS). Its major limitation is restenosis requiring repeated surgery. Intralesional steroid injection (ISI) is a promising adjunctive treatment aimed at prolonging the effects of dilation. Objective: To evaluate the association of serial in-office ISI after endoscopic dilation with surgery-free interval (SFI) in adults with SGS/PTS. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective study of adults with SGS/PTS who underwent at least 2 consecutive in-office ISI at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, over a 3-year period was conducted...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322966/the-influence-of-adjunctive-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-on-the-therapeutic-effect-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
#4
Atilla Kircelli, Tufan Cansever, Cem Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injection is widely used to treat the short and long-term symptoms of low back and radicular pain. To the best of our knowledge, the influence of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFSI) combined with caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) on pain intensity, patient satisfaction, and quality of life in lumbar radiculopathy has not been examined. AIM: To evaluate the short and long-term efficacy of TFSI, and TFSI combined with CESI (TFSI + CESI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322309/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-summary-of-guidelines-on-invasive-interventions-for-the-management-of-persistent-and-disabling-spinal-pain-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
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REVIEW
Emre Acaroğlu, Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Tiro Mmopelwa, Scott Haldeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to synthesize recommendations on the use of common elective surgical and interventional procedures for individuals with persistent and disabling non-radicular/axial with or without myelopathy, radicular back pain, cervical myelopathy, symptomatic spinal stenosis, and fractures due to osteoporosis. This review was to inform a clinical care pathway on the patient presentations where surgical interventions could reasonably be considered. METHODS: We synthesized recommendations from six evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and one appropriate use criteria guidance for the surgical and interventional management of persistent and disabling spine pain...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321825/umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cell-treatment-for-a-patient-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#6
Margaret Coutts, Rowena Soriano, Rajendran Naidoo, Habib Torfi
Clinical and laboratory results document psoriatic arthritis in a 56-year old patient. The symptoms did not resolve with standard treatments (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids and methotrexate). TNF-alpha inhibitors (certolizumab pegol and adalimumab) were added to the treatment regime, with some adverse effects. A trial of human umbilical cord stem cell therapy was then initiated. The stem cells were enriched and concentrated from whole cord blood, by removal of erythrocytes and centrifugation...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319605/epidural-hematoma-following-interlaminar-epidural-injection-in-patient-taking-aspirin
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Rebecca A Sanders, Markus A Bendel, Susan M Moeschler, William D Mauck
OBJECTIVE: We present a case report of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma following an interlaminar epidural steroid injection with no risk factors aside from old age and aspirin use for secondary prevention. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man developed an epidural hematoma requiring surgical treatment following an uncomplicated interlaminar epidural steroid injection performed for neurogenic claudication. In the periprocedural period, he continued aspirin for secondary prophylaxis following a myocardial infarction...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314223/delayed-type-hypersensitivity-to-vaccine-aluminum-adjuvant-causing-subcutaneous-leg-mass-and-urticaria-in-a-child
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Samantha C Gordon, Diana W Bartenstein, Shahein H Tajmir, Johanna S Song, Elena B Hawryluk
A 3-year-old girl presented with a 7-month history of a waxing and waning left thigh mass associated with pruritus and erythema at the site of two previous DTaP-HepB-IPV vaccinations. Patch testing was positive to aluminum chloride, supporting a diagnosis of vaccine granuloma secondary to aluminum allergy; her symptoms had been well controlled with antihistamines and topical steroids. Injection site granulomas are a benign but potentially bothersome reaction to aluminum-containing immunizations that can be supportively managed, and we encourage strict adherence to the recommended vaccine schedule in this setting...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306239/comparing-the-effectiveness-of-ultrasound-guided-versus-blind-steroid-injection-in-the-treatment-of-severe-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Özgür Zeliha Karaahmet, Eda Gürçay, Murat Kara, Azize Serçe, Zeynep Kıraç Ünal, Aytül Çakcı
Background/aim: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of ultrasound (US)-guided injection versus blind injection of corticosteroids in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Materials and methods: This prospective, randomized clinical trial included patients with severe CTS based on clinical and electrophysiological criteria. The patients were evaluated for clinical and electrophysiological parameters at baseline and 4 weeks after treatment. Symptom severity and hand function were assessed by the Boston questionnaire...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305780/corticosteroid-injection-for-an-orthopedic-complaint-in-a-female-with-gestational-diabetes
#10
Palee Myrex, Lorie Harper, Sara Gould
A female with gestational diabetes presented with hip pain characteristic of meralgia paresthetica and trochanteric bursitis. She had similar episodes prior to pregnancy that were treated successfully with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroid injections. However, NSAID use during pregnancy poses risks to the fetus and corticosteroids carry a risk of hyperglycemia, especially in those with diabetes. Unfortunately, all attempts made to treat her conservatively failed to improve her symptoms...
January 5, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304271/blau-jabs-syndrome-in-a-tertiary-ophthalmologic-center
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Heloisa Nascimento, Jacqueline M Sousa, Délia González Fernández, Gustavo H A Salomão, Elcio H Sato, Cristina Muccioli, Rubens Belfort
In a prospective case series of patients with Blau-Jabs syndrome (BJS) conducted in the Ophthalmology Department/Federal University of Sao Paulo, seven patients with clinical and ophthalmologic manifestations of the disease and a positive genetic test result for the presence of a mutation in the CARD15/NOD2 gene were followed for a minimal period of 1 year. All patients had uveitis, five had nummular corneal subepithelial opacities, and four had multifocal choroiditis. Oral prednisolone was administered to all patients; inflammation was controlled in six patients with at least one immunosuppressive drug...
January 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304236/the-effect-of-epidural-steroid-injections-on-bone-mineral-density-and-vertebral-fracture-risk-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-current-literature
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Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Christine L Hunt, Wenchun Qu, Timothy P Maus, Mohamad Bydon
Objective: The aim of this paper is to review the available literature investigating the effect of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) on bone mineral density (BMD) and vertebral fracture risk. Study design: Systematic review of current literature. Methods: The sources of the data were PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Scopus. Papers included in the review were original research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Results: A total of 7,233 patients (eight studies) with a mean age ranging between 49 and 74 years and an average follow-up between six and 60 months were studied...
January 2, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303871/a-systematic-evaluation-of-state-laws-governing-optometric-glaucoma-management-in-the-united-states-up-to-2015
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Kevin Chodnicki, Sachin Kalarn, Laura Quinn, Henry Jampel, Osamah Saeedi
PURPOSE: To describe state laws that govern the optometric practice of glaucoma management in the United States and to correlate those laws with state demographics up to 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional ecological study of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Regulations governing optometric scope of practice as written by each state Board of Optometry were reviewed. Specific optometric privileges assessed included: ability to manage glaucoma independently, use of diagnostic pharmaceutical agents, use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (including topical and oral steroids and other oral pharmaceutical agents), intravenous injections, intraocular injections, therapeutic lasers, presence of defined referral and co-management guidelines, and hours of yearly continuing education needed for glaucoma management...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290218/shoulder-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-a-review-of-surgical-management
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REVIEW
Jay Pandya, Tamara Johnson, Adrian K Low
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is caused by progressive cartilage wear of the glenohumeral joint. Its prevalence is increasing due to our ageing population and it may affect up to one-third of people over 60 years of age. Patients usually complain of pain with restricted shoulder movement and function. Initial treatment should be non-operative, such as activity modification, oral analgesics (e.g. non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) and possibly physical therapy or corticosteroid injections. Patients with ongoing severe pain and functional restriction despite non-operative treatment would be candidates for surgery, usually a shoulder replacement...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290052/sialendoscopy-in-treatment-of-adult-chronic-recurrent-parotitis-without-sialolithiasis
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Johanna Jokela, Aaro Haapaniemi, Antti Mäkitie, Riitta Saarinen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of sialendoscopy in the management of adult chronic recurrent parotitis without sialolithiasis. In addition, preliminary results of an initial randomized placebo-controlled trial of single-dose intraductal steroid injection given concurrently with sialendoscopy, are presented. METHODS: Forty-nine adult patients with chronic recurrent parotitis without sialoliths were included in this study...
December 30, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287688/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-atb-352-a-h2s-releasing-ketoprofen-derivative-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-periodontitis-in-rats
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Enrico Gugliandolo, Roberta Fusco, Ramona D'Amico, Angela Militi, Giacomo Oteri, John L Wallace, Rosanna Di Paola, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in humans, is an inflammatory disease initiated by oral microbial biofilm. Given the involvement of the inflammatory pathway in this type of pathology, the main pharmacological strategy for the treatment of periodontitis, is the inhibition of the inflammatory process in order to prevent tissue destruction and bone resorption, a condition associated with a painful state. To do this, the best class of drugs are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), however, the presence of side effects, especially at the gastrointestinal tract, limits their use for long-term therapy...
December 26, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287390/determination-of-free-steroidal-compounds-in-vegetable-oils-by-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-coupled-to-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Baocheng Xu, Liangxiao Zhang, Fei Ma, Wen Zhang, Xiupin Wang, Qi Zhang, Denglin Luo, Hongyan Ma, Peiwu Li
A method based on comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC × GC-TOF/MS) was developed to analyze steroidal compounds in vegetable oils, which could provide better separation and higher sensitivity than conventional one dimensional gas chromatography, and allowed determination of 31 sterols and triterpene alcohols in one injection. Furthermore, the approach also permitted separation and detection of small amounts of other compounds (may be steroidal compounds whose molecular structures have not been confirmed), which were obscured in the lower-resolution single-column technique...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285344/a-model-for-the-optimization-of-anti-inflammatory-treatment-with-chemerin
#18
Simao Laranjeira, Daniel Regan-Komito, Asif J Iqbal, David R Greaves, Stephen J Payne, Piotr Orlowski
Routine treatment of mild to moderate pain with a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as paracetamol in combination with corticoid opioids can lead to severe complications including death from gastrointestinal injury or to drug dependence. There is a need for the development of new safer drugs. Chemerin is a mediator promoting resolution of inflammation and it is then a promising candidate for a new treatment. A pilot experimental work using the zymosan-induced peritonitis model has found that injecting extra chemerin resulted in an approximately 1% reduction in the total number of inflammatory cells recruited...
February 6, 2018: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283148/combined-approach-to-management-of-periocular-arteriovenous-malformation-by-interventional-radiology-and-surgical-excision
#19
Bipasha Mukherjee, Vathsalya Vijay, Swatee Halbe
Periorbital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital lesions that may cause significant morbidity such as amblyopia, cosmetic disfigurement, or chronic pain. Due to the rarity of these lesions, they are frequently misdiagnosed and treated inappropriately. We managed a 6-year-old girl with preseptal AVM by endovascular embolization followed by complete surgical excision after 2 days. She was previously diagnosed as capillary hemangioma and was being treated with intralesional steroid injections and oral propranolol...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283132/efficiency-of-fenofibrate-in-facilitating-the-reduction-of-central-macular-thickness-in-diabetic-macular-edema
#20
Srilakshmi Srinivasan, Prathibha Hande, Jyoti Shetty, Sindhu Murali
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to study the benefit of addition of oral fenofibrate to the current regimen of diabetic macular edema (DME) management and quantify its effect on macular thickness and visual function in DME. METHODS: Fifty-three eyes of 50 patients were randomized into treatment (Group A) (oral fenofibrate 160 mg/day) and control groups (Group B). Both groups underwent treatment of DME as per the standard treatment protocol of our hospital including intravitreal injections (anti-vascular endothelial growth factor/steroid) and grid laser...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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