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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538332/examining-drivers-of-health-care-spending-evidence-on-self-referral-among-a-privately-insured-population
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Jean M Mitchell, James D Reschovsky, Roy J Film, Luisa Franzini
BACKGROUND: Despite the enactment of laws to restrict the practice of self-referral, exceptions in these prohibitions have enabled these arrangements to persist and proliferate. Most research documenting the effects of self-referral arrangements analyzed claims records from Medicare beneficiaries. Empirical evidence documenting the effects of self-referral on use of services and spending incurred by persons with private insurance is sparse. OBJECTIVES: We analyzed health insurance claims records from a large private insurer in Texas to evaluate the effects of physician self-referral arrangements involving physical therapy on the treatment of patients with frozen shoulder syndrome, elbow tendinopathy or tendinitis, and patellofemoral pain syndrome...
May 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537957/testing-the-implementation-of-a-pain-self-management-support-intervention-for-oncology-patients-in-clinical-practice-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-antipain
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Antje Koller, Jan Gaertner, Sabina De Geest, Monika Hasemann, Gerhild Becker
BACKGROUND: In oncology, pain control is a persistent problem. Significant barriers to cancer pain management are patient related. Pain self-management support interventions have shown to reduce pain intensity and patient-related barriers. Comparative effectiveness research is a suitable approach to test whether effects are sustained in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot randomized controlled trial, the implementation of the ANtiPain intervention into clinical practice was tested to assess the effects on pain intensity, function-related outcomes, self-efficacy, and patient-related barriers to pain management to prepare a larger effectiveness trial...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535548/is-traumatic-and-non-traumatic-neck-pain-associated-with-brain-alterations-a-systematic-review
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Robby DePauw, Iris Coppieters, Mira Meeus, Karen Caeyenberghs, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain affects 50% - 85% of people who have experienced an acute episode. This transition and the persistence of chronic complaints are believed to be mediated by brain alterations among different central mechanisms. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to systematically review and critically appraise the current existing evidence regarding structural and functional brain alterations in patients with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and idiopathic neck pain (INP)...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534670/a-long-preoperative-duration-of-symptoms-is-associated-with-worse-functional-outcomes-after-1-stage-arthroscopic-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tears-with-shoulder-stiffness
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Yuzhou Chen, Shiyi Chen, Yang Qiao, Yunshen Ge, Hong Li, Jiwu Chen, Yinghui Hua, Yunxia Li
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness remain a difficult issue. Despite the reported satisfactory results of 1-stage surgery, little information is available regarding the factors that affect clinical outcomes. Purpose/Hypothesis: To evaluate the 1-stage arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness and to present the influence of duration of symptoms (DOS) on postoperative functional outcomes. The hypothesis was that a long preoperative DOS is related to worse functional outcomes...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533644/atypical-parathyroid-adenoma-with-multiple-brown-tumors-as-initial-presentation-a-rare-entity
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V S Krishna Mohan, Manishi L Narayan, Arun Mukka, Bharath Bachimanchi, Amit Kumar Chowhan, B Vijayalakshmi Devi, Suresh Vaikkakara, Alok Sachan
Brown tumors seen in hyperparathyroidism are rare, non-neoplastic lesions because of abnormal bone metabolism, and they can mimic benign bone tumors or malignancy. Although biopsy is considered as the gold standard for diagnosis, it can be inconclusive. As the diagnosis of brown tumors is often challenging, a high index of suspicion is essential for diagnosis. We present a case of 21-year-old woman who presented with multiple painful bony lesions, which were initially misdiagnosed as fibrous dysplasia. Due to persistent bone pain and deterioration in her physical mobility, she was referred to tertiary care centre...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533424/comparison%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-efficacy%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-safety%C3%A2-between%C3%A2-dezocine-and%C3%A2-morphine-for-persistence-of-pain-in-cancer-patients-in-chinese-a-meta-analysis
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Lei Wang, Xudong Liu, Jianfeng Wang, Yingjiao Sun, Guozhuan Zhang, Lishuang Liang
   The association between the efficacy and safety of dezocine injection and morphine injection for persistence of pain in patients with cancer had yielded controversial results. Therefore, we conduct a meta-analysis of existing observational published studies to assess the relationship between them among Chinese. We conducted a comprehensive research from the databases of PubMed, Web of Science and Wan Fang Med Online for the related studies up to October 2016. Summary odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated with the random effects model...
May 22, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532890/fascial-manipulation-%C3%A2-for-persistent-knee-pain-following-acl-and-meniscus-repair
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Sannasi Rajasekar, Aurélie Marie Marchand
Fascial Manipulation(®) (FM) is a manual therapy approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Anomalous fascial tension is common following surgery due to surgical scar, inadequate mobility and fear of movement. Fascial tension may result in pain and loss of mobility. This case report aims at investigating the effectiveness of FM(®) on pain and function in a patient following knee surgery. A 32 years old male patient, with persisting knee pain following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (hamstring graft) and meniscal repair, underwent the systematic FM(®) assessment process, the selected centers of coordination of myofascial units were treated...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531867/the-efficacy-of-steroids-for-postoperative-persistent-inflammatory-reaction-in-a-patient-with-barium-peritonitis-a-case-report
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Hirofumi Kojima, Shozo Hojo, Takahiro Manabe, Shiori Demura, Shinichi Sekine, Kazuto Shibuya, Isaya Hashimoto, Isaku Yoshioka, Tomoyuki Okumura, Takuya Nagata, Tsutomu Fujii
INTRODUCTION: Barium peritonitis is a serious and life-threatening disease requiring intensive care. Residual barium in the intraperitoneal cavity can cause persistent inflammation, postoperatively. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 80-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of abdominal pain and vomiting after barium meal examination. Physical and radiographic examination showed sigmoid colon perforation. Barium sulfate extravasation was noted in the intraperitoneal cavity...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531148/early-childhood-dental-caries-mouth-pain-and-malnutrition-in-the-ecuadorian-amazon-region
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Marvin So, Yianni A Ellenikiotis, Hannah M Husby, Cecilia Leonor Paz, Brittany Seymour, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez
Malnutrition and dental caries in early childhood remain persistent and intertwined global health challenges, particularly for indigenous and geographically-remote populations. To examine the prevalence and associations between early childhood dental caries, parent-reported mouth pain and malnutrition in the Amazonian region of Ecuador, we conducted a cross-sectional study of the oral health and nutrition status of 1407 children from birth through age 6 in the "Alli Kiru" program (2011-2013). We used multivariate regression analysis to examine relationships between severe caries, parent-reported mouth pain measures, and nutritional status...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529867/efficacy-of-antibiotic-suppressive-therapy-in-patients-with-a-prosthetic-joint-infection
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Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Jasperina M Nijman, Greetje A Kampinga, Sander van Assen, Paul C Jutte
Introduction: For chronic prosthetic joint infections (PJI), complete removal of the infected prosthesis is necessary in order to cure the infection. Unfortunately, a subgroup of patients is not able to undergo a revision surgery due to high surgical risk. Alternatively, these patients can be treated with antibiotic suppressive therapy (AST) to suppress the infection. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of AST. Methods: We retrospectively collected data (period 2009-2015) from patients with a PJI (of hip, knee or shoulder) who were treated with AST at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529864/allograft-bone-as-antibiotic-carrier
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Heinz Winkler, Peter Haiden
The treatment of chronic bone and joint infections is characterized by obstinate persistency of the causing microorganisms and resulting long term disability to patients, associated with remarkable costs for the health care system. Difficulties derive from biofilm formed on dead bone and eventual implants, with resistance against immunological defences and antimicrobial substances. Biofilm embedded bacteria require up to 1000 times the antibiotic concentration of planktonic bacteria for elimination. Systemic antibiotic treatment alone cannot provide the concentrations required and surgical intervention is always prerequisite for potentially providing a cure...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529812/diabetic-muscle-infarction-masquerading-as-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Perry Wengrofsky, Phone Oo, Sheldon Greenberg, Regina Tarkovsky, Kavita Sharma
A 43-year-old male patient with past medical history of diabetes mellitus (DM), end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD), congestive heart failure (CHF), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and chronic anemia presented with complaints of left thigh pain. A computerized tomogram (CT) of the thigh revealed evidence of edema with no evidence of a focal collection or gas formation noted. The patient's clinical symptoms persisted and he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of his thigh which was reported to show small areas of muscle necrosis with fluid collection...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528935/influencing-nursing-knowledge-and-attitudes-to-positively-affect-care-of-patients-with-persistent-pain-in-the-hospital-setting
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Alyson Keen, Brian McCrate, Susan McLennon, Alexis Ellis, Donna Wall, Sarah Jones
Hospitalized patients with persistent pain are among the most challenging populations to effectively manage because of coexistence with acute pain. Nurses play a vital role in pain management; however, gaps in knowledge and detrimental attitudes exist. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted evidence-based pain education program to increase nurses' knowledge and attitudes about pain management. One group, paired, pretest/posttest educational intervention. A convenience sample of nurses from three medical and surgical inpatient units were recruited...
June 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528393/chronic-and-episodic-stress-predict-physical-symptom-bother-following-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Lauren N Harris, Margaret R Bauer, Joshua F Wiley, Constance Hammen, Jennifer L Krull, Catherine M Crespi, Karen L Weihs, Annette L Stanton
Breast cancer patients often experience adverse physical side effects of medical treatments. According to the biobehavioral model of cancer stress and disease, life stress during diagnosis and treatment may negatively influence the trajectory of women's physical health-related adjustment to breast cancer. This longitudinal study examined chronic and episodic stress as predictors of bothersome physical symptoms during the year after breast cancer diagnosis. Women diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 4 months (N = 460) completed a life stress interview for contextual assessment of chronic and episodic stress severity at study entry and 9 months later...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527701/reasons-for-and-functional-results-of-repeated-hip-arthroscopy-a-continuous-prospective-study-of-17-revisions-out-of-295-primary-hip-arthroscopies-at-mean-28-months-follow-up
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C Tissot, L Merlini, M Mercier, N Bonin
INTRODUCTION: The rate of iterative arthroscopy has been increasing over the last decade as the technique has grown. The results of and reasons for these revision procedures, however, are not exactly known. We therefore conducted a prospective study to shed light on 1) functional results and patient satisfaction following repeated arthroscopy, and 2) the relevant indications. HYPOTHESIS: Functional scores and patient satisfaction increase following repeated arthroscopy...
May 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527082/usefulness-of-an-occlusal-device-in-the-treatment-of-medication-overuse-headache-and-persistent-idiopathic-facial-pain-preliminary-results
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H A Didier, M Curone, V Tullo, A H Didier, R Cornalba, A B Giannì, G Bussone
There is a debate in literature about the therapeutic usefulness of oral devices in patients suffering from Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) or in patients suffering from Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP). From the case histories of 3356 patients, referred to us with a diagnosis of chronic craniofacial pain for assessment of the eventual application of an occlusal device to correct an impaired neuromuscular relationship between the mandible and the maxilla, we selected, following the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3beta), two groups of patients suffering from MOH and PIFP...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526294/central-amygdala-activation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-and-age-dependent-changes-in-inflammatory-pain-sensitivity-in-mice
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Katelyn E Sadler, Nathan M Gartland, Jane E Cavanaugh, Benedict J Kolber
Aging populations are more sensitive to noxious stimuli as a result of altered somatosensory systems. In these experiments, we examined pain-like behaviors in young, middle-aged, and old mice during peripheral inflammation to determine if the same sensitivity exists in preclinical animal models. Immediately following injury, middle-aged and old mice exhibited more spontaneous pain-like behaviors than young mice, matching pain prevalence in clinical populations. Middle-aged and old mice also developed persistent mechanical hypersensitivity in the injured paw...
April 26, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525647/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-tanezumab-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-nerve-growth-factor-on-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-adult-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis-a-stereologic-histomorphologic-and-cardiofunctional-assessment
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Patrice Belanger, Paul Butler, Mark Butt, Siddhartha Bhatt, Stephen Foote, David Shelton, Mark Evans, Rosalinda Arends, Susan Hurst, Carlin Okerberg, Thomas Cummings, David Potter, Jill Steidl-Nichols, Mark Zorbas
Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor is in development for treatment of chronic pain. Three nonclinical studies assessed effects of clinically relevant and supratherapeutic doses of tanezumab on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of adult nonhuman primates. Study 1 evaluated potential effects of subcutaneous (SC) tanezumab (1.2 mg/kg every 8 weeks [Q8W]) on SNS in cynomolgus monkeys for 3 or 6 months and reversibility or persistence of any effects through a non-dosing/recovery period...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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