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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730167/the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-anal-pain
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Weiming Mao, Xiujun Liao, Wenjing Wu, Yanyan Yu, Guangen Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and psychological distress in patients with chronic idiopathic anal pain. The study was conducted on patients referred to Hangzhou Third Hospital for chronic anal pain from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Patient demographics, clinical history, anorectal physiology, and radiological imaging data were recorded for all patients. The treatment outcome was noted for patients treated and followed up for more than 6 month at the present unit...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728827/the-use-of-perioperative-ketorolac-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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R Michael Dorman, George Ventro, Sarah B Cairo, Kaveh Vali, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the effect of ketorolac on pediatric primary spontaneous pneumothorax recurrence after operation. METHODS: The Pediatric Health Information System database was queried for patients ages 10-16years discharged in the years 2004-2014 with pneumothorax or pleural bleb and a related operative procedure. Deaths and secondary pneumothorax were excluded. Variables included demographics, chronic disease, intensive care unit admission, mechanical ventilation, and lung resection or plication...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725617/post-vasectomy-pain-syndrome-diagnosis-management-and-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Varsha Sinha, Ranjith Ramasamy
Vasectomy is the most effective form of sterilization for men. With approximately 500,000 vasectomies performed each year in the United States, 1-2% of these patients will experience chronic testicular pain for greater than three months after the procedure. Post-vasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS) is diagnosis of exclusion, and may be caused by direct damage to spermatic cord structures, compression of nerves in the spermatic cord via inflammation, back pressure from epididymal congestion, and perineural fibrosis...
May 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718248/outcome-of-0-2-glyceryltrinitrate-cream-versus-2-diltiazem-cream-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure
#4
Muhammad Siddique Khan, Ismail Akbar, Junaid Zeb, Salman Ahmad, Ajmal Khan
BACKGROUND: Anal fissure is a linear tear in the distal anal canal resulting from persistent hypertonia and spasm of the internal sphincter which results in mucosal ischemia. We have conducted a study in order to compare the outcome of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate cream versus 2% diltiazem cream in the treatment of chronic anal fissure. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) was carried out in the Department of Surgical "B" unit, at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, Pakistan from 15th June 2012 to 15th May 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693374/john-f-kennedy-s-back-chronic-pain-failed-surgeries-and-the-story-of-its-effects-on-his-life-and-death
#5
T Glenn Pait, Justin T Dowdy
The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy (JFK), experienced chronic back pain beginning in his early 20s. He underwent a total of 4 back operations, including a discectomy, an instrumentation and fusion, and 2 relatively minor surgeries that failed to significantly improve his pain. The authors examined the nature and etiology of JFK's back pain and performed a detailed investigation into the former president's numerous medical evaluations and treatment modalities. This information may lead to a better understanding of the profound effects that JFK's chronic back pain and its treatment had on his life and presidency, and even his death...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683056/vital-signs-changes-in-opioid-prescribing-in-the-united-states-2006-2015
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Gery P Guy, Kun Zhang, Michele K Bohm, Jan Losby, Brian Lewis, Randall Young, Louise B Murphy, Deborah Dowell
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths increased sharply during 1999-2010 in the United States in parallel with increased opioid prescribing. CDC assessed changes in national-level and county-level opioid prescribing during 2006-2015. METHODS: CDC analyzed retail prescription data from QuintilesIMS to assess opioid prescribing in the United States from 2006 to 2015, including rates, amounts, dosages, and durations prescribed. CDC examined county-level prescribing patterns in 2010 and 2015...
July 7, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676067/chronic-scrotal-pain-in-young-adults
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Misgav Rottenstreich, Yuval Glick, Ofer Natan Gofrit
OBJECTIVE: Chronic scrotal pain (CSP) is a common and well recognized symptom of young males presenting to primary care units. Historically, CSP is defined as a testicular pain lasting for over 3 months. However, its etiology and outcome are poorly understood and its management is largely empirical. This study was conducted to examine the frequency, spectrum of pathology and outcome of CSP among young adults. RESULTS: The medical records of 382,036 young males were reviewed for anamnestic information, physical findings, primary care physician decisions, and final outcome...
July 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657698/mental-and-physical-health-conditions-in-us-combat-veterans-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
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Melissa M Thomas, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Jack Tsai, Steven M Southwick, Robert H Pietrzak
Objective: To identify sociodemographic and military characteristics of combat-exposed and non-combat-exposed veterans in the United States and to compare rates of mental and physical health conditions in these populations. Methods: Data were analyzed from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study (NHRVS), a contemporary, nationally representative survey of 1,480 US veterans conducted September-October 2013. Poststratification weights were applied to analyses to permit generalizability of results to the US veteran population...
June 22, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652205/opioid-analgesics-administered-for-pain-on-the-inpatient-pediatric-setting
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Gary A Walco, Nancy Gove, Jennifer Phillips, Steven J Weisman
This study aimed to describe utilization of opioid medications among infants, children, and adolescents on the inpatient setting. These data are needed to guide clinical trials and improve research methodologies, as well as to inform more about possible sources of opioid misuse in the United States. A retrospective chart review was conducted covering a span of one year, with a special focus on the prescription of opioids for long-term treatment of chronic pain. Opioid medications were prescribed for less than 5 days in the overwhelming majority (75%) of patients...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648165/-psychosocial-treatment-of-pain-at-general-practitioners-and-in-specialist-pain-treatment-units
#10
Gitte Handberg
Patients with complex chronic pain conditions are often difficult to treat with analgesia alone. Psychosocial intervention is needed to help them gain control and find an appropriate level of activity. This article summarizes the possibilities of psychosocial treatment of pain patients at the general practitioners and in specialist units of multidisciplinary pain treatment. The theoretical frame used is cognitive behavioural therapy. In practice, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises are introduced to the patients to help them with daily life activity and work...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569130/meta-analysis-of-electroacupuncture-in-cardiac-anesthesia-and-intensive-care
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Sven Asmussen, Rene Przkora, Dirk M Maybauer, John F Fraser, Filippo Sanfilippo, Kristofer Jennings, Michael Adamzik, Marc O Maybauer
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture treatment has been employed in China for over 2500 years and it is used worldwide as analgesia in acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture is also used in general anesthesia (GA). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) in addition to GA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We searched 3 databases (Pubmed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science-from 1965 until January 31, 2017) for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) including patients undergoing cardiac surgery and receiving GA alone or GA + EA...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560220/medical-and-surgical-treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-review
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REVIEW
Nicolò Scuderi, Ambra Monfrecola, Luca Andrea Dessy, Gabriella Fabbrocini, Matteo Megna, Giuseppe Monfrecola
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease presenting with painful nodules, abscesses, sinus tracts, and scarring primarily affecting apocrine gland-rich intertriginous areas. HS prevalence ranges from 0.05 to 1%. The central pathogenic event in HS is believed to be the occlusion of the upper part of the folliculopilosebaceous unit, leading to the rupture of the sebofollicular canal with the consequent development of perifollicular lymphohistiocytic inflammation. The HS treatment choices are influenced by disease severity and its individual subjective impact, involving both medical and surgical interventions...
May 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546770/reduced-gabaergic-neuronal-activity-in-zona-incerta-causes-neuropathic-pain-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-chronic-constriction-injury-model
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Hyeong Cheol Moon, Young Seok Park
PURPOSE: The zona incerta (ZI) is below the ventral tier of the thalamus and has a strong influence selectively in higher-order thalamic relays. Although neuropathic pain has been suggested to result from reduced gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and GABAergic signaling in the ZI, the mechanisms remain unclear. Here, the role of GABA and GABAergic signaling was investigated in the ZI in neuropathic pain using sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-unit neuronal activity was recorded, and microdialysis was performed in the ZI of CCI rats and sham-treated rats in vivo...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
#14
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533997/metoclopramide-for-acute-migraine-treatment-in-the-emergency-department-an-effective-alternative-to-opioids
#15
REVIEW
Mejdi Najjar, Tyler Hall, Blanca Estupinan
In light of recent warnings by the United States (US) Surgeon General and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for recommending more prudent use of opioid narcotics, the search for a non-opioid alternative for aborting acute migraines is particularly relevant. The CDC also estimates the prevalence of opioid dependence may be as high as 26% among patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain, not due to cancer, in the primary care setting. Given such staggering data, it is imperative that we, as caretakers, not foster opioid dependence but rather continue to investigate non-opioid therapies for the management of acute migraines in the emergent care settings...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522283/-standardised-pain-assessment-in-cognitively-impaired-nursing-home-residents-comparing-the-use-of-assessment-tools-in-dementia-care-units-and-in-integrated-care-units
#16
Rebecca Palm, Erika Sirsch, Bernhard Holle, Sabine Bartholomeyczik
BACKGROUND: A large number of nursing home residents with cognitive impairments (CI) suffer from chronic pain, which is also discussed as a reason for challenging behavior. To assess pain in people with severe CI, the use of an observational pain instrument is recommended; for people without or with mild CI the gold standard is a self-rating instrument. It is unknown whether in German nursing homes pain assessment in residents with severe CI is actually conducted using observational instruments and which instruments are used...
May 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510996/tramadol-with-or-without-paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-cancer-pain
#17
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Tramadol is an opioid analgesic licensed for use in moderate to severe pain. It is considered as a low risk for abuse, so control regulations are not as stringent as for 'strong' opioids such as morphine. It has a potential role as a step 2 option of the World Health Organization (WHO) analgesic ladder. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and adverse effects of tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer-related pain. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases using a wide range of search terms: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
May 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506083/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-needle-fenestration-and-corticosteroid-injection-for-anterior-and-anterolateral-ankle-impingement
#18
Levon N Nazarian, Nar V Gulvartian, Erik C Freeland, Wen Chao
BACKGROUND: Ankle impingement is a common cause of chronic ankle pain. We retrospectively studied the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle fenestration of the pathological soft tissues combined with corticosteroid injection to treat this condition. METHODS: We administered a telephone survey to patients who underwent the procedure. Patients were asked questions on the Foot Function Index and queried about their overall satisfaction with the procedure on a scale of 0 (completely unsatisfied) to 10 (very satisfied)...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466419/group-based-exercise-at-workplace-short-term-effects-of-neck-and-shoulder-resistance-training-in-video-display-unit-workers-with-work-related-chronic-neck-pain-a-pilot-randomized-trial
#19
Giuseppa M Caputo, Mauro Di Bari, José Naranjo Orellana
Effectiveness of exercise therapy in video display unit (VDU) workers with work-related chronic neck pain (W-RCNP) is unclear. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of group-based neck-shoulder resistance exercises on symptoms and muscular function in VDU workers with W-RCNP. Thirty-five employees with CNP were randomly assigned to neck-shoulder resistance exercise (NSRE) group or to conventional stretching and postural exercise (SPE) group. Participants trained 45 min, twice a week for 7 weeks...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465773/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
#20
Rajiv Mallick, Aditya Raju, Chelsey Campbell, Rashad Carlton, David Wright, Kimberly Boswell, Michael Eaddy
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
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