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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928587/unexpected-complication-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-hiccup
#1
Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Persistent hiccup is uncommon, and the mechanism is poorly understood. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient referred to the Algology department due to chronic back pain who developed what we believe a rare case of persistent hiccup secondary to caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI). The causes of hiccup are many and include electrolyte derangement, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and instrumentation, cardiovascular disorders, renal impairment, central nervous system disorders, and drugs; however, the cause may be unknown...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928496/dorsal-scapular-nerve-neuropathy-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#2
Brad Muir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to elucidate this little known cause of upper back pain through a narrative review of the literature and to discuss the possible role of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) in the etiopathology of other similar diagnoses in this area including cervicogenic dorsalgia (CD), notalgia paresthetica (NP), SICK scapula and a posterolateral arm pain pattern. BACKGROUND: Dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) neuropathy has been a rarely thought of differential diagnosis for mid scapular, upper to mid back and costovertebral pain...
August 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926365/primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-leg-type-with-spontaneous-regression-after-biopsy
#3
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/28922517/effective-relief-of-pain-and-associated-symptoms-with-closed-loop-spinal-cord-stimulation-system-preliminary-results-of-the-avalon-study
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Marc Russo, Michael J Cousins, Charles Brooker, Nathan Taylor, Tillman Boesel, Richard Sullivan, Lawrence Poree, Nastaran Hesam Shariati, Erin Hanson, John Parker
OBJECTIVES: Conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) delivers a fixed-input of energy into the dorsal column. Physiologic effects such as heartbeat, respiration, spinal cord movement, and history of stimulation can cause both the perceived intensity and recruitment of stimulation to increase or decrease, with clinical consequences. A new SCS system controls stimulation dose by measuring the recruitment of fibers in the dorsal column and by using the amplitude of the evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) to maintain stimulation within an individualized therapeutic range...
September 18, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921656/animal-models-for-studying-the-etiology-and-treatment-of-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Changgui Shi, Sujun Qiu, Scott M Riester, Vaskar Das, Bingqian Zhu, Atiyayein A Wallace, Andre J van Wijnen, Fackson Mwale, James C Iatridis, Daisuke Sakai, Gina Votta-Velis, Wen Yuan, Hee-Jeong Im
Chronic low back pain is a major cause of disability and health care costs. Effective treatments are inadequate for many patients. Animal models are essential to further understanding of the pain mechanism and testing potential therapies. Currently, a number of preclinical models have been developed attempting to mimic aspects of clinical conditions that contribute to low back pain. This review focused on describing these animal models and the main behavioral tests for assessing pain in each model. Animal models of low back pain can be divided into the following five categories: discogenic low back pain, radicular back pain, facet joint osteoarthritis back pain, muscle-induced low back pain, and spontaneous occurring low back pain models...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920043/short-term-analgesic-effects-of-5-dextrose-epidural-injections-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Liza Maniquis-Smigel, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Howard Jeffrey Rosen, John Lyftogt, Cassie Graham-Coleman, An-Lin Cheng, David Rabago
BACKGROUND: Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) is reported to reduce pain including non-surgical chronic low back pain (CLBP), and subcutaneous injection of 5% dextrose is reported to reduce neurogenic pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia. The mechanism in both cases is unclear, though a direct effect of dextrose on neurogenic pain has been proposed. This study assessed the short-term analgesic effects of epidural 5% dextrose injection compared with saline for non-surgical CLBP...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919806/how-stable-are-quantitative-sensory-testing-measurements-over-time-report-on-10-week-reliability-and-agreement-of-results-in-healthy-volunteers
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Helen Nothnagel, Christian Puta, Thomas Lehmann, Philipp Baumbach, Martha B Menard, Brunhild Gabriel, Holger H W Gabriel, Thomas Weiss, Frauke Musial
BACKGROUND: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is a diagnostic tool for the assessment of the somatosensory system. To establish QST as an outcome measure for clinical trials, the question of how similar the measurements are over time is crucial. Therefore, long-term reliability and limits of agreement of the standardized QST protocol of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain were tested. METHODS: QST on the lower back and hand dorsum (dominant hand) were assessed twice in 22 healthy volunteers (10 males and 12 females; mean age: 46...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918594/the-association-of-knee-structural-pathology-with-pain-at-the-knee-is-modified-by-pain-at-other-sites-in-those-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Feng Pan, Jing Tian, Dawn Aitken, Flavia Cicuttini, Tania Winzenberg, Graeme Jones
The objective of this study was to investigate the associations of knee structural abnormalities with different patterns of pain. A total of 891 participants (average age 63 years; range 50 to 80 years) participated in this study. Presence of pain at the neck, back, hands, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet was assessed by questionnaire. Participants were categorized as having no pain at any site (no pain), pain only at the knee (KP), pain at other sites but not the knee (OP), and pain at the knee and other sites (KOP)...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912674/a-mechanistic-understanding-of-axon-degeneration-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Yusuke Fukuda, Yihang Li, Rosalind A Segal
Chemotherapeutic agents cause many short and long term toxic side effects to peripheral nervous system (PNS) that drastically alter quality of life. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and enduring disorder caused by several anti-neoplastic agents. CIPN typically presents with neuropathic pain, numbness of distal extremities, and/or oversensitivity to thermal or mechanical stimuli. This adverse side effect often requires a reduction in chemotherapy dosage or even discontinuation of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905097/color-doppler-and-spectral-doppler-ultrasound-detection-of-active-sacroiliitis-in-spondyloarthritis-compared-to-physical-examination-as-gold-standard
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Concepción Castillo-Gallego, Eugenio De Miguel, Miriam García-Arias, Chamaida Plasencia, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Emilio Martín-Mola
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) involvement is a distinctive feature of spondyloarthritis (SpA). The main objective of this study was to assess the validity of color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) in SIJ. This was a cross-sectional, blinded, case-control study of 108 cases divided into three groups: (a) 53 SpA patients with inflammatory back pain (IBP); (b) 28 SpA patients with no IBP; and (c) 27 healthy mechanical lumbar pain subjects. Physical examinations of the SIJs were assessed as positive or negative in each SIJ and were used as the gold standard...
September 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900711/evidence-of-splinting-in-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-of-perturbation-studies
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REVIEW
Maarten R Prins, Mariëtte Griffioen, Thom T J Veeger, Henri Kiers, Onno G Meijer, Peter van der Wurff, Sjoerd M Bruijn, Jaap H van Dieën
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to assess whether LBP patients demonstrate signs of splinting by evaluating the reactions to unexpected mechanical perturbations in terms of (1) trunk muscle activity, (2) kinetic and (3) kinematic trunk responses and (4) estimated mechanical properties of the trunk. METHODS: The literature was systematically reviewed to identify studies that compared responses to mechanical trunk perturbations between LBP patients and healthy controls in terms of muscle activation, kinematics, kinetics, and/or mechanical properties...
September 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891499/astroglial-hydro-ionic-waves-guided-by-the-extracellular-matrix-an-exploratory-model
#12
Alfredo Pereira
Calcium waves are generated from the astrocyte endoplasmatic reticulum, in response to neuronal electrochemical stimulation. The waves feed back on neurons, modulating (reinforcing or depressing) their activity and the resulting behavior. How do these waves propagate from the astrocyte endoplasmatic reticulum to the synaptic space and reach neuron membrane channels? An exploratory model is elaborated, on the basis of complex interactions of ions, water negative exclusion zones and charged sites of proteins...
2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888529/eyelid-inflammation-an-uncommon-cause-in-occidental-countries
#13
Hélène Devambez, Morgane Richeux, Maximilien Guericolas, Christophe Choquet, Enrique Casalino, Aiham Daniel Ghazali
BACKGROUND: Myiasis designates the infestation of live human and vertebrate animals with dipterous (two-winged) larvae (maggots) and is the fourth most common travel-associated skin disease. Furuncle is the most common aspect of cutaneous myiasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old Caucasian female had been back from Cap-Vert. She described pruritus, slight pain, and the sensation of a foreign body moving in the eyelid. Physical examination showed a single furuncle-like nodule with surrounding erythema and a central pore of the upper eyelid through which a serosanguinous fluid was exuding...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882810/study-of-methods-for-assessing-research-topic-elicitation-and-prioritization-smarter-study-protocol-to-compare-qualitative-research-methods-and-advance-patient-engagement-in-research
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Danielle C Lavallee, Bryan Comstock, Mary R Scott, Andrew L Avins, David R Nerenz, Todd C Edwards, Donald L Patrick, Sarah O Lawrence, Zoya Bauer, Anjali R Truitt, Jeffrey G Jarvik
BACKGROUND: Involving patients as partners in research is a defining characteristic of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). While patients' experiential knowledge of a health condition or treatment may yield research priorities not reflected by researchers and policy makers, the methods for identifying and effectively collaborating with patients are still evolving. Patient registries and crowdsourcing may offer ease of access and convenience to both researchers and patients. Surveys and focus groups, including online modalities, have been described for prioritizing research topics...
September 7, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874978/prevalence-patterns-and-genetic-association-analysis-of-modic-vertebral-endplate-changes
#15
Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Veera Ranjani Rajagopalan, Senthil Natesan, Raveendran Muthuraja, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung, Danny Chan, Patrick Yu Ping Kao, Anita Yee, Ajoy Prasad Shetty
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective genetic association study. PURPOSE: The etiology of Modic changes (MCs) is unclear. Recently, the role of genetic factors in the etiology of MCs has been evaluated. However, studies with a larger patient subset are lacking, and candidate genes involved in other disc degeneration phenotypes have not been evaluated. We studied the prevalence of MCs and genetic association of 41 candidate genes in a large Indian cohort. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: MCs are vertebral endplate signal changes predominantly observed in the lumbar spine...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863296/associations-of-prolonged-standing-with-musculoskeletal-symptoms-a-systematic-review-of-laboratory-studies
#16
REVIEW
Pieter Coenen, Sharon Parry, Lisa Willenberg, Joyce W Shi, Lorena Romero, Diana M Blackwood, Genevieve N Healy, David W Dunstan, Leon M Straker
While prolonged standing has shown to be detrimentally associated with musculoskeletal symptoms, exposure limits and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. We systematically reviewed evidence from laboratory studies on musculoskeletal symptom development during prolonged (≥20min) uninterrupted standing, quantified acute dose-response associations and described underlying mechanisms. Peer-reviewed articles were systematically searched for. Data from included articles were tabulated, and dose-response associations were statistically pooled...
August 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862573/the-sagittal-spinal-profile-type-a-principal-precondition-for-surgical-decision-making-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#17
Simon Heinrich Bayerl, Florian Pöhlmann, Tobias Finger, Jörg Franke, Johannes Woitzik, Peter Vajkoczy
OBJECTIVE Microsurgical decompression (MD) in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) shows good clinical results. Nevertheless, 30%-40% of patients do not have a significant benefit after surgery-probably due to different anatomical preconditions. The sagittal profile types (SPTs 1-4) defined by Roussouly based on different spinopelvic parameters have been shown to influence spinal degeneration and surgical results. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the SPT on the clinical outcome in patients with LSS who were treated with MD...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858181/double-sided-mechanical-shocks-provoke-larger-seated-postural-reactions-compared-to-single-sided-mechanical-shocks
#18
Tobias Carl Stenlund, Fredrik Öhberg, Ronnie Lundström, Ola Lindroos, Charlotte K Häger, Gregory Neely, Börje Rehn
STUDY DESIGN: Human volunteers were exposed experimentally to single-sided mechanical shocks (SSMS) and double-sided mechanical shocks (DSMS) while seated. OBJECTIVE: To describe and contrast seated postural reactions due to SSMS or DSMS in healthy male adults. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Mechanical shocks to the body, caused when driving on irregular terrain, are suggested to be hazardous to the spine and may be associated with the reported musculoskeletal pain of the back and neck among professional drivers...
August 29, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858108/effect-of-bone-mineral-density-on-lumbar-discs-in-young-adults-a-case-control-study
#19
Nese Keser, Arzu Atici, Erhan Celikoglu, Pinar Akpinar, Ali F Ramazanoglu, İlknur Aktas
Bone mineral density (BMD) might be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in young adults, but there is not enough data concerning this effect. Several studies have been performed on elderly and osteoporotic patients. Thus, we aimed to investigate the effect of BMD on the etiopathogenesis of LDH in young adults.One hundred patients (mean age: 38.45 ± 8.92 years; 50 men and 50 women) were enrolled this case-control study and classified into 2 groups, as follows. The case group (G-I) included 50 patients with symptomatic LDH who were hospitalized in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, and the control group (G-II) included 50 patients with lower back pain but no finding of LDH detected using magnetic resonance imaging...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844565/within-between-session-reliability-and-agreement-of-lumbopelvic-kinematics-in-the-sagittal-plane-during-functional-movement-control-tasks-in-healthy-persons
#20
Thomas Matheve, Liesbet De Baets, Fabian Rast, Christoph Bauer, Annick Timmermans
A lack of adequate lumbopelvic movement control has been suggested as an underlying mechanism contributing to the development and persistence of low back pain and lower limb pathologies. The purpose of this study was to assess the within and between session reliability (i.e. the ability to discriminate between subjects), and the agreement (i.e. whether scores are identical on repeated measures) of lumbopelvic kinematics in the sagittal plane during functional movement control tasks. Kinematics were measured with a portable inertial measurement unit system...
August 24, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
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