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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339436/pain-related-limitations-in-daily-activities-following-thoracic-surgery-in-a-united-states-population
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Emine O Bayman, Richard Lennertz, Timothy J Brennan
BACKGROUND: Ringsted et al created a statistically validated questionnaire to assess pain-related limitations in daily activities following thoracic surgery and translated it to English. We utilized the questionnaire to assess the impact of pain impairing certain daily activities in a United States thoracic surgery population. OBJECTIVES: Examine if the questionnaire developed and translated to English by Ringsted et al to assess the effects of chronic pain after thoracic surgery on daily activities would be applicable in a sample of thoracic surgery patients in the United States...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319551/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-implanted-devices-for-chronic-pain-management
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Christopher R Abrecht, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Richard D Urman, James P Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Analysis of closed malpractice claims allows the study of rare but serious complications and likely results in improved patient safety by raising awareness of such complications. Clinical studies and closed claims analyses have previously reported on the common complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). This study provides a contemporary analysis of claims from within the past 10 years. METHODS: We performed a closed claims analysis for a period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 for cases with pain medicine as the primary service...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301454/characteristics-of-initial-prescription-episodes-and-likelihood-of-long-term-opioid-use-united-states-2006-2015
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Anuj Shah, Corey J Hayes, Bradley C Martin
Because long-term opioid use often begins with treatment of acute pain (1), in March 2016, the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain included recommendations for the duration of opioid therapy for acute pain and the type of opioid to select when therapy is initiated (2). However, data quantifying the transition from acute to chronic opioid use are lacking. Patient records from the IMS Lifelink+ database were analyzed to characterize the first episode of opioid use among commercially insured, opioid-naïve, cancer-free adults and quantify the increase in probability of long-term use of opioids with each additional day supplied, day of therapy, or incremental increase in cumulative dose...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299720/ketamine-infusion-as-a-counter-measure-for-opioid-tolerance-in-mechanically-ventilated-children-a-pilot-study
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Felix Neunhoeffer, Anja Hanser, Martin Esslinger, Vanja Icheva, Matthias Kumpf, Ines Gerbig, Michael Hofbeck, Jörg Michel
BACKGROUND: Drug rotation to prevent opioid tolerance is well recognized in chronic pain management. However, ketamine infusion as a counter measure for opioid tolerance is rarely described in mechanically ventilated children developing tolerance from prolonged opioid infusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in a 14-bed medical-surgical-cardiac pediatric intensive care unit. Thirty-two mechanically ventilated children who had developed tolerance from prolonged intravenous infusion of opioids received a continuous intravenous infusion of ketamine as an opioid substitute for more than 2 days, scheduled in a drug rotation protocol...
March 15, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295608/incidence-and-anatomical-variations-of-accessory-navicular-bone-in-patients-with-foot-pain-a-retrospective-radiographic-analysis
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Heba Kalbouneh, Omar Alajoulin, Mohammad Alsalem, Noor Humoud, Jamil Shawaqfeh, Mohammad Alkhoujah, Hana Abu-Hassan, Waleed Mahafza, Darwish Badran
INTRODUCTION: The accessory navicular (AN) is an accessory ossicle anatomically located on the medial side of the foot, proximal to the navicular and continuous with the tibialis posterior tendon. It is occasionally a source of pain and local tenderness. Knowledge of the AN and its morphological variations can help identify the source of a patient's symptoms and prevent misinterpreting them as fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Foot radiographs from 1240 patients who presented in two centers with chronic foot pain, or persistent pain developed after trauma, were retrospectively reviewed to determine the incidence and variations of the AN in relation to gender...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286723/fecal-myeloperoxidase-as-a-biomarker-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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David R Hansberry, Kush Shah, Prateek Agarwal, Nitin Agarwal
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving the inflammation of the colon and small intestine. IBD affects as many as 1.4 million people in the U.S. alone and costs the health care industry over $1.7 billion annually. Managing IBD normally requires invasive and often discomforting diagnostic tests. In an effort to alleviate the painful and costly nature of traditional diagnosis, there has been increasing research initiative focused on noninvasive biomarkers. PubMed, provided by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, was utilized with the following search terms: 1) myeloperoxidase (MPO) 2), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and 3) neutrophils...
January 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284228/interactive-wearable-systems-for-upper-body-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
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Qi Wang, Panos Markopoulos, Bin Yu, Wei Chen, Annick Timmermans
BACKGROUND: The development of interactive rehabilitation technologies which rely on wearable-sensing for upper body rehabilitation is attracting increasing research interest. This paper reviews related research with the aim: 1) To inventory and classify interactive wearable systems for movement and posture monitoring during upper body rehabilitation, regarding the sensing technology, system measurements and feedback conditions; 2) To gauge the wearability of the wearable systems; 3) To inventory the availability of clinical evidence supporting the effectiveness of related technologies...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282361/use-of-analgesics-in-young-adults-as-a-predictor-of-health-care-utilization-and-pain-prevalence-israel-defense-forces-experience
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Karina Dorfman, Olga Komargodski, Racheli Magnezi, Stanislav Lifshitz, Dorit Tzur, Nirit Yavnai, Gal Ifergane
Pain evaluation in large community studies is difficult. Analgesics can be a useful tool in estimating pain related conditions in which analgesic use is highly regulated. In this study we evaluated analgesics consumption patterns of regular Israel Defense Force soldiers. We have performed a historical cohort study of 665,137 young adults during active duty in 2002-2012. Analgesics were prescribed to 518,242 (78%) soldiers, mostly for musculoskeletal pain (69.3%), abdominal pain (12.7%) and headache (12.1%)...
March 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279592/older-red-cell-units-are-associated-with-an-increased-incidence-of-infection-in-chronically-transfused-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Matthew S Karafin, Erica Carpenter, Amy Pan, Pippa Simpson, Joshua J Field
BACKGROUND: In adults with sickle cell disease (SCD), the effects of the red cell storage lesion are not well defined. The objectives of this study were to: (1) describe the distribution of storage ages provided to adults with SCD, and (2) evaluate clinical outcomes associated with storage age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adults with SCD managed with prophylactic simple transfusion regimens. Units were universally pre-storage leukocyte reduced and CEK-matched...
February 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278145/vital-signs-prevalence-of-doctor-diagnosed-arthritis-and-arthritis-attributable-activity-limitation-united-states-2013-2015
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Kamil E Barbour, Charles G Helmick, Michael Boring, Teresa J Brady
BACKGROUND: In the United States, doctor-diagnosed arthritis is a common and disabling chronic condition. Arthritis can lead to severe joint pain and poor physical function, and it can negatively affect quality of life. METHODS: CDC analyzed 2013-2015 data from the National Health Interview Survey, an annual, nationally representative, in-person interview survey of the health status and behaviors of the noninstitutionalized civilian U.S. adult population, to update previous prevalence estimates of arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitations...
March 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277399/best-practices-in-management-of-postpartum-pain
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Jenifer O Fahey
Pain has been documented as a major concern for women in the postpartum period. Management of postpartum pain, however, is a relatively neglected area of clinical research. As a result, evidence to support interventions to alleviate the discomforts associated with childbirth is sparse. This paucity of research on postpartum pain management is particularly surprising given that in the United States alone nearly 4 million women give birth each year. Inadequate pain relief in the hours to months following childbirth can interfere with maternal-newborn bonding and feeding and, by impeding mobility, can increase the risk of postpartum complications...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270128/the-effect-of-referral-templates-on-out-patient-quality-of-care-in-a-hospital-setting-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Henrik Wåhlberg, Per Christian Valle, Siri Malm, Øistein Hovde, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad
BACKGROUND: The assessment of quality of care is an integral part of modern medicine. The referral represents the handing over of care from the general practitioner to the specialist. This study aimed to assess whether an improved referral could lead to improved quality of care. METHODS: A cluster randomized trial with the general practitioner surgery as the clustering unit was performed. Fourteen surgeries in the area surrounding the University Hospital of North Norway Harstad were randomized stratified by town versus countryside location...
March 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267066/prevalence-and-incidence-of-chronic-pain-with-or-without-neuropathic-characteristics-in-patients-with-cancer
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Didier Bouhassira, Elisabeth Luporsi, Ivan Krakowski
This prospective national multicentre study was carried out to estimate the prevalence and incidence of chronic pain with or without neuropathic characteristics in patients with cancer in France. All consecutive outpatients (n = 1885) seen over two weeks for cancer treatment in 12 oncology units were invited to participate in the study and 1805 were included. Patients underwent a clinical examination during visit 1, and a questionnaire was completed to detect chronic pain (defined as daily pain for at least three months) and to characterise its intensity, location and neuropathic characteristics (i...
March 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258773/efficacy-of-celecoxib-for-early-postoperative-pain-management-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Ronak M Patel, Michael Knesek, Vehniah K Tjong, Kevin Sonn, Michael A Terry
PURPOSE: To determine whether 400 mg of celecoxib administered 1 hour before hip arthroscopy surgery would reduce pain, provide reduction in overall narcotic consumption, and lead to more rapid discharge from recovery rooms. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients were randomized to either the celecoxib group (n = 50) or the placebo group (n = 48). An a priori power analysis was done set to detect a difference of 0.50 on the visual analog scale (VAS), based on the senior author's preference...
February 28, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257549/analysis-of-intensive-care-unit-admission-and-sequelae-in-patients-intravenously-abusing-extended-release-oral-oxymorphone
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Matthew W Wilson, Alex K Bonnecaze, Ajay Dharod, Peter J Miller
OBJECTIVES: Prescription drug abuse is a major public health problem in the United States, with the rate of opioid-related deaths nearly quadrupling between 2000 and 2014. Extended-release oral oxymorphone hydrochloride (Opana ER) is a long-acting opioid prescribed for chronic pain; however, it also has the potential to be abused via intravenous injection. This retrospective review sought to analyze specific complications and sequelae requiring intensive care unit resources for patients intravenously abusing extended-release oral oxymorphone...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255745/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-receiving-long-term-opioid-therapy-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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J Douglas Thornton, Rashmi Goyat, Nilanjana Dwibedi, George A Kelley
PURPOSE: Over 25 million Americans reported having daily pain and between 5 and 8 million Americans used opioids to treat chronic pain in 2012. This is the first systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the effects of long-term opioid use on the Physical Component Summary (PCS) score and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores of a Health-Related Quality of Life instrument in adults without opioid use disorder. METHODS: The a priori eligibility criteria for the PubMed (MEDLINE), Scopus, and PsyINFO searches were (1) randomized controlled trial, (2) at least one opioid intervention group, (3) minimum of 4-week duration of opioid use, (4) comparative control group, and (5) adults ≥18 years that do not have dominant disease...
March 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246379/the-antibiotic-resistance-crisis-with-a-focus-on-the-united-states
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REVIEW
Evan Martens, Arnold L Demain
Beginning with the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in the late 1920s, antibiotics have revolutionized the field of medicine. They have saved millions of lives each year, alleviated pain and suffering, and have even been used prophylactically for the prevention of infectious diseases. However, we have now reached a crisis where many antibiotics are no longer effective against even the simplest infections. Such infections often result in an increased number of hospitalizations, more treatment failures and the persistence of drug-resistant pathogens...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241215/effectiveness-of-an-internet-delivered-exercise-and-pain-coping-skills-training-intervention-for-persons-with-chronic-knee-pain-a-randomized-trial
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Kim L Bennell, Rachel Nelligan, Fiona Dobson, Christine Rini, Francis Keefe, Jessica Kasza, Simon French, Christina Bryant, Andrew Dalwood, J Haxby Abbott, Rana S Hinman
Background: Effective, accessible biopsychosocial treatments are needed to manage chronic knee pain on a population level. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Internet-delivered, physiotherapist-prescribed home exercise and pain-coping skills training (PCST). Design: Pragmatic parallel-group randomized, controlled trial. (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12614000243617). Setting: Community (Australia)...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239510/lidocaine-infusion-a-promising-therapeutic-approach-for-chronic-pain
#19
Enas Kandil, Emily Melikman, Bryon Adinoff
Opioid abuse is a national epidemic in the United States, where it is estimated that a prescription drug overdose death occurs every 19 minutes. While opioids are highly effective in acute and subacute pain control, their use for treatment of chronic pain is controversial. Chronic opioids use is associated with tolerance, dependency, hyperalgesia. Although there are new strategies and practice guidelines to reduce opioid dependence and opioid prescription drug overdose, there has been little focus on development of opioid-sparing therapeutic approaches...
January 2017: Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238158/acute-kidney-injury-during-a-pediatric-sickle-cell-vaso-occlusive-pain-crisis
#20
Sujatha Baddam, Inmaculada Aban, Lee Hilliard, Thomas Howard, David Askenazi, Jeffrey D Lebensburger
BACKGROUND: Patients who develop sickle cell disease (SCD) nephropathy are at a high risk for mortality. The pathophysiology of vaso-occlusive pain crisis may contribute to acute kidney injury (AKI). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known inducers of AKI, are used to treat pain crises. Multiple gaps exist in the knowledge about the impact of AKI in SCD. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year retrospective review of AKI events in patients admitted for vaso-occlusive crisis...
February 25, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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