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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086853/taking-action-to-reduce-pain-action-study-rationale-design-and-protocol-of-a-randomized-trial-of-a-proactive-telephone-based-coaching-intervention-for-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-among-african-americans
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Rozina H Bhimani, Lee J S Cross, Brent C Taylor, Laura A Meis, Steven S Fu, Kelli D Allen, Sarah L Krein, Tam Do, Robert D Kerns, Diana J Burgess
BACKGROUND: Rates of chronic pain are rising sharply in the United States and worldwide. Presently, there is evidence of racial disparities in pain treatment and treatment outcomes in the United States but few interventions designed to address these disparities. There is growing consensus that chronic musculoskeletal pain is best addressed by a biopsychosocial approach that acknowledges the role of psychological and environmental factors, some of which differ by race. METHODS/DESIGN: The primary aim of this randomized controlled trial is to test the effectiveness of a non-pharmacological, self-regulatory intervention, administered proactively by telephone, at improving pain outcomes and increasing walking among African American patients with hip, back and knee pain...
January 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072811/evaluation-of-the-ototoxicity-potential-of-once-daily-single-entity-hydrocodone-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-results-of-two-phase-3-clinical-studies
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Kathleen Campbell, J Walter Kutz, Angela Shoup, Warren Wen, Shau Yu Lynch, Ellie He, Steven R Ripa
BACKGROUND: Use/misuse of the opioid combination hydrocodone-acetaminophen has been associated with permanent hearing loss. Although reports have been rare, this potential effect can have significant detrimental effect on patients' overall quality of life. To date, the ototoxic effect of hydrocodone alone has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we aimed to evaluate the potential ototoxicity of a novel, single-entity, once-daily, extended-release hydrocodone tablet (Hysingla® ER; HYD)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068620/temporal-trends-in-antidepressant-prescribing-to-children-in-uk-primary-care-2000-2015
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Jane Sarginson, Roger T Webb, S Jill Stocks, Aneez Esmail, Shruti Garg, Darren M Ashcroft
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of antidepressant prescribing in children and adolescents increased steadily in the United States and parts of Europe between 2005 and 2012 despite regulatory safety warnings. Little is known about the characteristics of those being prescribed antidepressants for the first time. METHODS: A longitudinal study of antidepressant prescribing in 3-17 year olds was carried out using data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) between 2000 and 2015...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042914/the-polyanalgesic-consensus-conference-pacc-recommendations-for-intrathecal-drug-delivery-guidance-for-improving-safety-and-mitigating-risks
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REVIEW
Timothy R Deer, Jason E Pope, Salim Hayek, Tim J Lamer, Iler Elias Veizi, Michael Erdek, Mark S Wallace, Jay S Grider, Robert M Levy, Joshua Prager, Steven M Rosen, Michael Saulino, Tony L Yaksh, Jose A De Andrés, David Abejon Gonzalez, Jan Vesper, Stefan Schu, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal therapy is an important part of the pain treatment algorithm for chronic disease states. The use of this option is a viable treatment strategy, but it is inherent for pain physicians to understand risk assessment and mitigation. In this manuscript, we explore evidence and mitigating strategies to improve safety with intrathecal therapy. METHODS: A robust literature search was performed covering January 2011 to October 9, 2016, in PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, Biomed Central, Google Scholar, Current Contents Connect, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts...
January 2, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040075/results-of-geriatric-distal-radius-fractures-treated-by-intramedullary-fixation
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Steffi S I Falk, Thomas Mittlmeier, Georg Gradl
INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fracture are common injuries but no gold standard for their therapy exists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of fracture care in distal radius fractures using an intramedullary implant (Targon DR interlocking nail). The nail had been developed to minimize the surgical exposure, increase fixation strength, to prevent tendon irritations and to allow for a fast return to activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective study reports the result of 43 patients with an age over 70 years (range 70-91 years) treated by closed reduction and intramedullary fixation...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033313/increases-in-drug-and-opioid-involved-overdose-deaths-united-states-2010-2015
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Rose A Rudd, Puja Seth, Felicita David, Lawrence Scholl
The U.S. opioid epidemic is continuing, and drug overdose deaths nearly tripled during 1999-2014. Among 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (60.9%) involved an opioid (1). Illicit opioids are contributing to the increase in opioid overdose deaths (2,3). In an effort to target prevention strategies to address the rapidly changing epidemic, CDC examined overall drug overdose death rates during 2010-2015 and opioid overdose death rates during 2014-2015 by subcategories (natural/semisynthetic opioids, methadone, heroin, and synthetic opioids other than methadone)...
December 30, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027249/neurectomy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-postoperative-pain-after-surgery-of-the-trunk
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Purushottam Nagarkar, Smita Ramanadham, Khalil Chamseddin, Avneesh Chhabra, Shai M Rozen
BACKGROUND: Incidence of chronic postoperative neurogenic pain after open and laparoscopic trunk operations is reported between 1 and 20 percent, rendering a large population in the United States and worldwide. One possible treatment is selective surgical neurectomy. METHODS: All patients who underwent neurectomy for chronic trunk or groin postoperative neurogenic pain were identified. Based on individual history and examination, patients underwent neurectomies of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, lateral-femoral cutaneous, or intercostal nerves...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025355/does-a-brief-educational-session-produce-positive-change-for-individuals-waiting-for-tertiary-chronic-pain-services
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Anne L J Burke, Linley A Denson, Jane L Mathias
OBJECTIVES: To examine: 1) whether a single brief pre-clinic educational session improved the well-being and quality of life of individuals entering the wait-list for a tertiary chronic pain (CP) service; and 2) the impact of waiting for services on these outcomes. METHODS: Participants were 346 adults, with basic English skills and non-urgent triage codes, who were recruited on referral to a tertiary Australian metropolitan CP unit. Participants were randomized across two conditions: "treatment as usual" (normal wait-list) and "experimental" (normal wait-list plus a 3-hour CP educational session)...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003942/clinical-usage-and-economic-effectiveness-of-a-recently-developed-epidermal-autograft-harvesting-system-in-13-chronic-wound-patients-in-a-university-based-wound-center
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Angela Hulsey, Paul Linneman, Jeff Litt
INTRODUCTION:  Chronic wounds are a significant healthcare problem in the United States. Their costs approach 25 billion dollars in the United States. Current wound-care treatments of local wound care, moist dressings, and source control, while necessary for wound healing, are frequently not enough to ensure complete wound closure. The current surgical technique of split-thickness skin grafting is an operative procedure, painful, time-consuming, and leaves significant donor site wounds...
November 14, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002095/assessing-prescribing-trends-of-adjuvant-medication-therapy-in-outpatients-with-a-diagnosis-of-non-malignant-chronic-pain
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Rafia S Rasu, Rachel K Vossen, Maureen Knell
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain affects over 100 million people in the United States, yet continues to be difficult to treat. Concerns continue to mount over the use of opioids to treat nonmalignant chronic pain (NMCP). Guidelines support the use of adjuvant medications as one of the preferred options for treating chronic pain over opioids. OBJECTIVES: To examine reported usage of adjuvants in the treatment of chronic pain via the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983689/abobotulinum-toxin-a-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Duarte Machado, Aditya Kumar, Bahman Jabbari
Chronic low back pain is a debilitating condition with a complex and multifactorial pathophysiology. Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) have strong analgesic effects, as shown in both animal models of pain and in human beings. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel format study to investigate the efficacy of abobotulinum toxin A (aboA) in chronic low back pain was conducted. The study cohort consisted of 18 patients who received 100 units of aboA into each of the five lumbar extensor spinae muscles unilaterally or bilaterally (total dose 500 to 1000 units), and 19 who received normal saline of the same volume...
December 15, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965284/development-of-a-microscopic-colitis-disease-activity-index-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Thomas G Cotter, Moritz Binder, Edward V Loftus, Rami Abboud, Meredythe A McNally, Thomas C Smyrk, William J Tremaine, William J Sandborn, Darrell S Pardi
OBJECTIVE: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a common cause of chronic diarrhoea, often with additional symptoms. No validated instruments exist to assess disease activity in MC, making it difficult to compare efficacy of treatments between clinical trials. We aimed to identify clinical features that independently predicted disease severity and create a Microscopic Colitis Disease Activity Index (MCDAI). DESIGN: Patients with MC were prospectively administered a survey assessing their GI symptoms and the IBD Questionnaire (IBDQ)...
December 13, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964855/a-case-of-brachiocephalic-fistula-steal-and-the-emergency-physician-s-approach-to-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-complications
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Erica Simon, Brit Long, Kyle Johnston, Shane Summers
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is common in the United States, with many patients maintained on hemodialysis (HD). The process of HD requires vascular access through an arteriovenous (AV) fistula, AV graft, or central venous catheter. Today, as a result of the National Kidney Foundation's "Fistula First" initiative, nearly 55% of HD patients utilize an AV fistula. As there is significant morbidity and mortality associated with fistula placement and recurrent fistula cannulation, emergency physicians must be equipped to recognize and treat fistula complications...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957661/-it-s-been-an-experience-a-life-learning-experience-a-qualitative-study-of-hospitalized-patients-with-substance-use-disorders
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Christine M Velez, Christina Nicolaidis, P Todd Korthuis, Honora Englander
BACKGROUND: Individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) have high rates of chronic illness and readmission, yet few are engaged in addiction treatment. Hospitalization may be a reachable moment for initiating and coordinating addiction care, but little is known about motivation for change in the inpatient setting. OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of hospitalized adults with SUD and to better understand patient and system level factors impacting readiness for change...
December 12, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940011/pediatric-intracranial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Shawn C Aylward, Rachel E Reem
Primary (idiopathic) intracranial hypertension has been considered to be a rare entity, but with no precise estimates of the pediatric incidence in the United States. There have been attempts to revise the criteria over the years and adapt the adult criteria for use in pediatrics. The clinical presentation varies with age, and symptoms tending to be less obvious in younger individuals. In the prepubertal population, incidentally discovered optic disc edema is relatively common. By far the most consistent symptom is headache; other symptoms include nausea, vomiting tinnitus, and diplopia...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919449/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-affect-cytokine-response-and-benefit-healing-of-combat-related-extremity-wounds
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Felipe A Lisboa, Matthew J Bradley, Matthew T Hueman, Seth A Schobel, Beverly J Gaucher, Edda L Styrmisdottir, Benjamin K Potter, Jonathan A Forsberg, Eric A Elster
BACKGROUND: After adequate operative debridement and antimicrobial therapies, combat-related extremity wounds that either heal or fail are both associated with a distinct inflammatory response. Short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in postoperative pain management may affect this response and, by consequence, the healing potential of these wounds. We investigated whether patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs had a distinct inflammatory response; different rates of critical colonization, defined as >10(5) colony forming units on quantitative bacteriology; and healing potential...
December 2, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915497/current-and-future-development-of-extended-release-abuse-deterrent-opioid-formulations-in-the-united-states
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Lynn R Webster, John Markman, Edward J Cone, Gwendolyn Niebler
Prescription opioid misuse and abuse in the United States (US) is epidemic and is a major burden on health-care resources and costs to society. The need to significantly reduce the risks of prescription opioid misuse and abuse must be balanced with the important needs of patients with chronic pain who may benefit from treatment with opioids. The use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of prescription opioids is one approach that could reduce the risk of prescription opioid abuse and misuse while maintaining access to opioids...
December 12, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907013/development-and-implementation-of-the-ebola-traveler-monitoring-program-and-clinical-outcomes-of-monitored-travelers-during-october-may-2015-minnesota
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Aaron DeVries, Pamela Talley, Kristin Sweet, Susan Kline, Patricia Stinchfield, Pritish Tosh, Richard Danila
BACKGROUND: In October 2014, the United States began actively monitoring all persons who had traveled from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the previous 21 days. State public health departments were responsible for monitoring all travelers; Minnesota has the largest Liberian population in the United States. The MDH Ebola Clinical Team (ECT) was established to assess travelers with symptoms of concern for Ebola virus disease (EVD), coordinate access to healthcare at appropriate facilities including Ebola Assessment and Treatment Units (EATU), and provide guidance to clinicians...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906080/tonic-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-waveforms-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-intractable-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Konstantin V Slavin, Richard B North, Timothy R Deer, Peter Staats, Kristina Davis, Roni Diaz
BACKGROUND: Burst stimulation is a novel form of neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic pain which has demonstrated promise in small uncontrolled studies, but has not yet gained approval for use in the U.S. We report the study methods for an ongoing multicenter, randomized, controlled, cross-over study designed to gain United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for burst stimulation. METHODS: Participants who are candidates for a currently approved neurostimulation device were enrolled and screened...
December 1, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884150/identifying-and-prioritizing-lower-value-services-from-dutch-specialist-guidelines-and-a-comparison-with-the-uk-do-not-do-list
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Joost Johan Godert Wammes, M Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Eva W Verkerk, Simone A van Dulmen, Gert P Westert, Antoinette D I van Asselt, R B Kool
BACKGROUND: The term 'lower value services' concerns healthcare that is of little or no value to the patient and consequently should not be provided routinely, or not be provided at all. De-adoption of lower value care may occur through explicit recommendations in clinical guidelines. The present study aimed to generate a comprehensive list of lower value services for the Netherlands that assesses the type of care and associated medical conditions. The list was compared with the NICE do-not-do list (United Kingdom)...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medicine
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