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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922168/update-of-the-swiss-guidelines-on-post-treatment-lyme-disease-syndrome
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Johannes Nemeth, Enos Bernasconi, Ulrich Heininger, Mohamed Abbas, David Nadal, Carol Strahm, Stefan Erb, Stefan Zimmerli, Hansjakob Furrer, Julie Delaloye, Thierry Kuntzer, Ekkehard Altpeter, Mathias Sturzenegger, Rainer Weber, For The Swiss Society For Infectious Diseases And The Swiss Society For Neurology
Lyme borreliosis is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infection, which responds well to antibiotic therapy in the overwhelming majority of cases. However, despite adequate antibiotic treatment some patients report persisting symptoms which are commonly summarised as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). In 2005, the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases published a case definition for PTLDS. We aimed to review the scientific literature with a special emphasis on the last 10 years, questioning whether the definitions from 2005 are still valid in the light of current knowledge...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921992/the-hubble-trial-haemorrhoidal-artery-ligation-hal-versus-rubber-band-ligation-rbl-for-symptomatic-second-and-third-degree-haemorrhoids-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-and-health-economic-evaluation
#2
Steven Brown, Jim Tiernan, Katie Biggs, Daniel Hind, Neil Shephard, Mike Bradburn, Allan Wailoo, Abualbishr Alshreef, Lizzie Swaby, Angus Watson, Simon Radley, Oliver Jones, Paul Skaife, Anil Agarwal, Pasquale Giordano, Marc Lamah, Mark Cartmell, Justin Davies, Omar Faiz, Karen Nugent, Andrew Clarke, Angus MacDonald, Phillip Conaghan, Paul Ziprin, Rohit Makhija
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical intervention for low-grade haemorrhoids is unknown. Rubber band ligation (RBL) is probably the most common intervention. Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) is a novel alternative that may be more efficacious. OBJECTIVE: The comparison of HAL with RBL for the treatment of grade II/III haemorrhoids. DESIGN: A multicentre, parallel-group randomised controlled trial. PERSPECTIVE: UK NHS and Personal Social Services...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921162/multicentre-randomized-trial-of-the-ajust%C3%A2-single-incision-sling-compared-to-the-align%C3%A2-transobturator-tape-sling
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Jordi Sabadell, Marta Palau-Gené, Eva Huguet, Anabel Montero-Armengol, Sabina Salicrú, Jose L Poza
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Tension-free suburethral tapes have become the first-line surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Single-incision midurethral slings (SIMS) were introduced with the aim of offering similar efficacy with reduced morbidity, particularly postoperative pain. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and complications of the Ajust™ SIMS and the Align™ transobturator tape sling. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial with a noninferiority design...
December 5, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920981/infective-endocarditis-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosed-simultaneously
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Fujiko Morita, Yuji Hirai, Kiyozumi Suzuki, Yuki Uehara, Kazunori Mitsuhashi, Atsushi Amano, Toshio Naito
Poor dentition and/or dental infection due to insufficient oral care are presumed to be risk factors for infective endocarditis (IE). We present a case of endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) with oral complications diagnosed simultaneously. A 67-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with fever, general fatigue, arthralgia, and back pain. She was diagnosed with primary SS according to the criteria of the American-European Consensus Group. Transthoracic echocardiography carried out to examine her persistent fever revealed vegetation formation (14 × 5 mm) on the aortic valve and her blood cultures were positive for G...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919773/analgesic-effects-of-alcohol-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-experimental-studies-in-healthy-participants
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REVIEW
Trevor Thompson, Charlotte Oram, Christoph U Correll, Stella Tsermentseli, Brendon Stubbs
: Despite the long-standing belief in the analgesic properties of alcohol, experimental studies have produced mixed results. This meta-analysis aimed to clarify whether alcohol produces a decrease in experimentally-induced pain and to determine the magnitude of any such effect. PubMed, PsycINFO and Embase databases were searched from inception until 21/4/2016 for controlled studies examining the effect of quantified dosages of alcohol on pain response to noxious stimulation. Eighteen studies involving 404 participants were identified providing alcohol vs...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919770/pain-acceptance-decouples-the-momentary-associations-between-pain-pain-interference-and-physical-activity-in-the-daily-lives-of-people-with-chronic-pain-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Anna L Kratz, Dawn M Ehde, Charles H Bombardier, Claire Z Kalpakjian, Robin A Hanks
: Pain acceptance is a robust predictor of adjustment to chronic pain; however, the dynamics of pain acceptance in daily life are largely unexamined. Furthermore, research on pain acceptance in those with pain and physical disability is needed. To examine pain acceptance in daily life, we collected 7 days of ecological momentary assessments of pain intensity and pain interference (5X/day) with continuous accelerometry (physical activity) in 128 individuals with chronic pain and spinal cord injury...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919285/a-randomised-patient-assessor-blinded-sham-controlled-trial-of-external-non-invasive-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-following-peripheral-nerve-injury-en-pens-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Selina Johnson, Andreas Goebel, Roberta Richey, Emily Holmes, Dyfrig Hughes
BACKGROUND: Eight percent of people in the UK are estimated to have persistent (chronic) neuropathic pain, and for many there is no effective treatment. Medications are the most common first-line treatment but often have limited benefit or adverse events. Surgical treatments, such as spinal cord stimulation, are then often considered. External non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation (EN-PENS) is a form of electrical stimulation that involves placing a pen-shaped electrode onto the skin, which can be easily self-administered by patients...
December 6, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918444/mental-health-comorbidities-in-pediatric-chronic-pain-a-narrative-review-of-epidemiology-models-neurobiological-mechanisms-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Jillian Vinall, Maria Pavlova, Gordon J G Asmundson, Nivez Rasic, Melanie Noel
Chronic pain during childhood and adolescence can lead to persistent pain problems and mental health disorders into adulthood. Posttraumatic stress disorders and depressive and anxiety disorders are mental health conditions that co-occur at high rates in both adolescent and adult samples, and are linked to heightened impairment and disability. Comorbid chronic pain and psychopathology has been explained by the presence of shared neurobiology and mutually maintaining cognitive-affective and behavioral factors that lead to the development and/or maintenance of both conditions...
December 2, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918377/utility-of-emergency-department-observation-units-for-neurologically-intact-children-with-head-ct-abnormalities-secondary-to-acute-closed-head-injury
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Roxanna Lefort, Jill V Hunter, Andrea T Cruz, A Chantal Caviness, Thomas G Luerssen, Aderonke Adekunle-Ojo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the utility of the emergency department observation unit (EDOU) for neurologically intact children with closed head injuries (CHIs) and computed tomography (CT) abnormalities. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of children aged 0 to 18 years with acute CHI, abnormal head CT, and a Glasgow Coma Scales score of 14 or higher admitted to the EDOU of a tertiary care children's hospital from 2007 to 2010. Children with multisystem trauma, nonaccidental trauma, and previous neurosurgical or coagulopathic conditions were excluded...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918333/effectiveness-of-epidural-analgesia-continuous-surgical-site-analgesia-and-patient-controlled-analgesic-morphine-for-postoperative-pain-management-and-hyperalgesia-rehabilitation-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-open-nephrectomy-a-prospective-randomized
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Xavier Capdevila, Sebastien Moulard, Christian Plasse, Jean-Luc Peshaud, Nicolas Molinari, Christophe Dadure, Sophie Bringuier
BACKGROUND: There is no widely recognized effective technique to optimally reduce pain scores and prevent persistent postoperative pain after nephrectomy. We compared continuous surgical site analgesia (CSSA), epidural analgesia (EA), and a control group (patient-controlled analgesic morphine) in patients undergoing open nephrectomy. METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients were randomized to be part of EA, CSSA, or control groups postoperatively for 72 hours. All patients received patient-controlled analgesic morphine, if needed...
December 1, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918165/-sarcoidosis-of-the-female-genital-tract
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A Šefčíková, M Turková, M Žurková
OBJECTIVE: To present the findings of sarcoidosis on female genital tract. DESIGN: Review. SETTING: Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Silesian Hospital Opava. METHODS: Overview of published findings from case studies. CONCLUSION: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unclear cause. It typically involves the lymph nodes of mediastinum, predominantly billateral and/or pulmonary infiltrates...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917687/a-long-term-20-years-follow-up-after-arthroscopically-assisted-repair-of-the-tfcc
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Endre Soreide, Torstein Husby, Jan Ragnar Haugstvedt
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess long-term functional outcome for patients after arthroscopic assisted suture for peripheral tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). METHODS: Eleven patients, 26 (15-59) years old at time of surgery, 48 (35-78) years old at time of follow-up, were available for this 20-year follow-up. Subjective and objective outcomes, such as range of motion, grip strength, patients' satisfaction, pain, and Mayo Modified Wrist Score, were assessed, as well as asking the question if the patients would have had the surgery done again, knowing the outcome, based on a clinical examination and patient reported questionnaires...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914789/long-term-effects-of-lipopolysaccharide-on-satellite-glial-cells-in-mouse-dorsal-root-ganglia
#13
E Blum, P Procacci, V Conte, P Sartori, M Hanani
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been used extensively to study neuroinflammation, but usually its effects were examined acutely (24h <). We have shown previously that a single intraperitoneal LPS injection activated satellite glial cells (SGCs) in mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and altered several functional parameters in these cells for at least one week. Here we asked whether the LPS effects would persist for 1 month. We injected mice with a single LPS dose and tested pain behavior, assessed SGCs activation in DRG using glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunostaining, and injected a fluorescent dye intracellularly to study intercellular coupling...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914689/efficacy-of-biologic-therapy-across-individual-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-subtypes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rebecca Davies, Danielle Gaynor, Kimme L Hyrich, Clare E Pain
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of differing biologic therapies amongst individual juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) subtypes rather than JIA overall. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted between January 1975 and November 2014. Studies included were randomised controlled trials, controlled trials, non-randomised prospective studies or case-control studies. Subjects were required to have a diagnosis of JIA and were ≤20 years of age at study entry...
November 1, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913001/cancer-related-fatigue-persistent-pervasive-and-problematic
#15
REVIEW
Lynn H Gerber
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is commonly reported by patients with cancer before, during, and after treatment. It is a persistent sense of tiredness that interferes with function, is distressing, and requires monitoring and, possibly, treatment. Fatigue assessment requires objective measures and self-reports, such as Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue. Significant contributors to CRF include anemia, pain, insomnia, depressive symptoms, and elevated BMI. Elevated inflammatory cytokines, diabetes mellitus, cortisol, and cellular dysregulation have been associated with CRF...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909035/randomised-controlled-pilot-study-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-thoracic-epidural-and-paravertebral-blockade-in-reducing-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-topic-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909032/midterm-outcomes-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-hemiarthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-in-advanced-hallux-rigidus
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Timothy R Daniels, Alastair S E Younger, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, Ellie Pinsker, Mark Glazebrook
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is the most common arthritic condition of the foot. A randomized clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint hemiarthroplasty with a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogel implant (Cartiva) demonstrated pain relief and functional outcomes equivalent to first MTP arthrodesis at 2 years postoperation, with no cases of implant fragmentation, wear, or bone loss. We prospectively determined 5-year outcomes of first MTP hemiarthroplasty with the PVA hydrogel implant...
November 30, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908839/the-transition-of-acute-postoperative-pain-to-chronic-pain-an-integrative-overview-of-research-on-mechanisms
#18
C Richard Chapman, Charles J Vierck
The nature of the transition from acute to chronic pain still eludes explanation, but chronic pain resulting from surgery provides a natural experiment that invites both clinical epidemiological investigation and basic scientific inquiry into the mechanisms of this transition. The primary purpose of this paper is to review current knowledge and hypotheses on the transition from acute to persistent postsurgical pain, summarizing literature on clinical epidemiological studies of persistent postsurgical pain development, as well as basic neurophysiological studies targeting mechanisms in the periphery, spinal cord, and brain...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906742/is-preexisting-cervical-disk-degeneration-a-prognostic-factor-in-whiplash-associated-disorders
#19
Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Yu-Sang Lee, Jang-Ho Park, Han-Dong Lee
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective control study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether preexisting cervical disk degeneration is a prognostic factor in Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: WAD is a common injury of traffic accident and has a broad range of prognoses. Although numerous studies have investigated prognostic factors in WAD, few have evaluated the effect of preexisting disk degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involved 45 consecutive patients with grade I or II WAD having advanced disk degeneration (at least 1 disk of Miyazaki grade≥III on magnetic resonance imaging) and a control cohort of 52 patients with no or mild disk degeneration (all disks having Miyazaki grades≤II)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904963/10-year-follow-up-after-implantation-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-prosthesis
#20
Joost Dejaegher, Joris Walraevens, Johannes van Loon, Frank Van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Jan Goffin
PURPOSE: Cervical arthroplasty is being used as an alternative for cervical fusion, but long-term follow-up results have rarely been reported. In this paper, we present 10-year follow-up results after implantation of the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis in a single center. METHODS: 89 patients underwent implantation of a single-level Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis to treat radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. Clinical (Neurological Success, Neck Disability Index (NDI), Neck- and Arm-Pain, and SF-36) and radiological follow-up was prospectively organized up to 10 years after surgery...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
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