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"Persistent pain"

Achilleas Boutsiadis, Laurent Baverel, Hubert Lenoir, Philippe Delsol, Johannes Barth
Chronic acromioclavicular (AC) instability is a rare posttraumatic shoulder condition that can lead to undesirable symptoms like persistent pain, muscle fatigue, loss of strength, or even scapular dyskinesis. It is well known that in these cases the superior functional results depend on the restoration of the anatomy and stability of the AC joint in both vertical and horizontal planes. Considering the ligaments degeneration and atrophy in chronic AC joint dislocations, we present an arthroscopic-assisted reconstruction of both the coracoclavicular and AC ligaments using autograft augmentation...
October 21, 2016: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Carlo Luca Romanò, Delia Romanò, Ilaria Morelli, Lorenzo Drago
Biofilms have a tremendous impact on industrial machines working in moist environments, while in biological systems their effect is further complicated by the host's response.Implant-related infections are a complex process, starting with bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation, followed by the variable interaction between host, implant, microorganisms and their by-products. Depending on the balance of these factors, different clinical presentations are observed, which may eventually, at times, shift from one into the other...
October 19, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Michele R Colonna, Giuseppe Tallarida, Francesco Stagno d'Alcontres, Salvatore Noto, Aurora Parodi, Alberto Tagliafico
Five years after both right ulnar and median nerve decompression for paraesthesias and palsy, a patient, coming from Nigeria but living in Italy, came to our unit claiming to have persistent pain and combined median and ulnar palsy. Under suspicion of leprosy, skin and left sural nerve biopsy were performed. Skin tests were negative, but Schwann cells resulted as positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB), leading to the diagnosis of Pure Neuritic Leprosy (PNL). The patient was given PB multidrug therapy and recovered from pain in two months...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Amanda C de C Williams, Kirstine Amris
Torture and the conditions under which it is inflicted often leave persistent painful disorders. Because there may be no lasting signs, persistent pain is often misconceived as a somatic representation of psychological distress, also common after torture. This serious failure to understand the nature of persistent pain means that pain is largely overlooked and untreated in torture survivors. We carried out a systematic review on treatments for pain from torture, but found few studies and little use of current understanding and evidence...
October 13, 2016: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
Chailee F Moss, Lynn A Damitz, Richard H Gracely, Alice C Mintz, Denniz A Zolnoun, A Lee Dellon
INTRODUCTION: Transobturator slings can be successfully used to treat stress urinary incontinence and improve quality of life through a minimally invasive vaginal approach. Persistent postoperative pain can occur and pose diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. Following a sling procedure, a patient complained of pinching clitoral and perineal pain. Her symptoms of localized clitoral pinching and pain became generalized over the ensuing years, eventually encompassing the entire left vulvovaginal region...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Kevin M Fain, Carlos Castillo-Salgado, David D Dore, Jodi B Segal, Andrew R Zullo, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: We quantified transdermal fentanyl prescribing in elderly nursing home residents without prior opioid use or persistent pain, and the association of individual and facility traits with opioid-naïve prescribing. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Linked Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments; Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) records; and Medicare Part D claims. PARTICIPANTS: From a cross-section of all long-stay US nursing home residents in 2008 with an MDS assessment and Medicare Part D enrollment, we identified individuals (≥65 years old) who initiated transdermal fentanyl, excluding those with Alzheimer disease, severe cognitive impairment, cancer, or receipt of hospice care...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Peng Liu, Bo Xing, Zheng Chu, Fei Liu, Gang Lei, Li Zhu, Ya Gao, Teng Chen, Yong-Hui Dang
Pain is a complex and subjective experience. Previous studies have shown that mice lacking the dopamine D3 receptor (D3RKO) exhibit hypoalgesia, indicating a role of the D3 receptor in modulation of nociception. Given that there are sex differences in pain perception, there may be differences in responses to nociceptive stimuli between male and female D3RKO mice. In the current study, we examined the role of the D3 receptor in modulating nociception in male and female D3RKO mice. Acute thermal pain was modeled by hot-plate test...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Ryan Sauber, George Saborio, Beth M Nickel, Benjamin R Kivlan, John J Christoforetti
Advanced hip joint-preserving arthroscopic techniques have been shown to improve patient-reported functional outcomes with low rates of postoperative complications. Prior work has shown that formation of adhesive scar is a potential source of persistent pain and cause for revision surgery. As resources for postoperative in-studio physical therapy become scarce, a home-based strategy to avoid scar formation without adding formal therapy cost may be beneficial. The purpose of this technical note is to introduce a patient-centered educational video technique for home-caregiver delivery of manual hip pendulum exercises in the postoperative setting...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Travis J Menge, Justin J Mitchell, Karen K Briggs, Marc J Philippon
There has been growing interest in recent years on the functional importance of the ligamentum teres and its role in hip stability. Partial or complete tearing has previously been treated with debridement or radiofrequency ablation with good results; however, a subset of patients will continue to experience persistent pain or instability with injury to this structure. Advances in arthroscopic instruments and techniques have led to our ability to provide improved care for these patients by performing a ligamentum teres reconstruction...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Catharina A Nordin, Peter Michaelson, Gunvor Gard, Margareta K Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Web-based interventions with a focus on behavior change have been used for pain management, but studies of Web-based interventions integrated in clinical practice are lacking. To emphasize the development of cognitive skills and behavior, and to increase activity and self-care in rehabilitation, the Web Behavior Change Program for Activity (Web-BCPA) was developed and added to multimodal pain rehabilitation (MMR). OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the effects of MMR in combination with the Web-BCPA compared with MMR among persons with persistent musculoskeletal pain in primary health care on pain intensity, self-efficacy, and copying, as part of a larger collection of data...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Andrea Polli, Luca Weis, Roberta Biundo, Michael Thacker, Andrea Turolla, Kostantinos Koutsikos, K Ray Chaudhuri, Angelo Antonini
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of pain in Parkinson's disease (PD) is still poorly understood, although it is conceivable that supraspinal mechanisms may be responsible for pain generation and maintenance. METHODS: We examined brain functional and anatomical changes associated with persistent pain in 40 PD patients, 20 with persistent pain and 20 without pain. We also examined 15 pain-free healthy participants of similar age, gender, and cognitive state as a control group...
October 5, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Man-Kyo Chung, Jennifer Park, Jamila Asgar, Jin Y Ro
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain in masticatory muscles is a major medical problem. Although mechanisms underlying persistent pain in masticatory muscles are not fully understood, sensitization of nociceptive primary afferents following muscle inflammation or injury contributes to muscle hyperalgesia. It is well known that craniofacial muscle injury or inflammation induces regulation of multiple genes in trigeminal ganglia, which is associated with muscle hyperalgesia. However, overall transcriptional profiles within trigeminal ganglia following masseter inflammation have not yet been determined...
2016: Molecular Pain
Ezequiel Ernesto Zaidenberg, Pablo Roitman, Gerardo Luis Gallucci, Jorge Guillermo Boretto, Pablo De Carli
Background: In recent years the use of biodegradable suture anchors for treating tendon and ligament pathology in hand surgery became popular. These materials are biocompatible, radiolucent, and load sharing, as they incrementally transfer load to surrounding bone during the resorption process. Despite these numerous advantages, polyglycolic (PGA) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) have become a problem because of the potential risk for foreign body reactions. Methods: This article presents a case of an intraosseous foreign body reaction and massive osteolysis of the proximal carpal after dorsal lunate dislocation repair with bioabsorbable suture anchors...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Andreas Robert Sandor Kercsik, Mikkel Fode, Ulla Nordström Joensen, Nessn Htum Majeed Azawi, Jens Sønksen
This article describes penile fracture and testicular rupture and offers recommendations for management. Both conditions occur most commonly after blunt trauma. Diagnosis can be supported by imaging but is usually confirmed on surgical exploration, which in both cases should be carried out promptly. Penile fracture occurs most commonly related to coitus, and surgical correction decreases the risk of long-term erectile dysfunction, deformity and pain. Testicular rupture usually presents with persisting pain and haematoma after trauma, and surgery is recommended to minimize permanent organ damage...
October 3, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Krzysztof Kamiński
The multifunctional ligands approach is one of the modern strategies in drug discovery especially in relation to diseases with complex pathomechanism, such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, or epilepsy. According to this method different molecules with given biological properties are combined in a single chemical entity to provide complex and broad activity. Thus, with the aim of obtaining more efficacious antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) that will suppress different types of human seizures, the new hybrid anticonvulsants based on the pyrrolidine-2,5-dione scaffold have been described...
September 27, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
T Lögters, S Gehrmann, J Windolf
In patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis of the thumb, treatment strategies should be based on functional impairment and pain. Although X‑ray imaging is an integral component of the diagnostics, it is of subordinate importance for the therapy algorithm. Conservative therapy is always the first step in the chain of treatment. The efficacy of non-operative treatment, including intermittent immobilization using splinting and the application of technical assist devices in the daily routine has been proven to achieve pain relief...
September 30, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
F C Heider, H M Mayer
OBJECTIVE: Herniated disc tissue removal to decompress the spinal nerve/cauda equina. Minimization of iatrogenic trauma and associated injuries. INDICATIONS: Conservative treatment did not sufficiently improve clinical symptoms. This is true for progressive or persisting neurological deficits, as well as for persisting pain which alters the quality of the patient`s life. Results of surgery are strongly dependent on the preoperative duration of symptoms. Paramount is the "timing" of surgery: poorer surgical results associated with increasing preoperative duration of symptoms...
September 29, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Ryan M Degen, Danielle Tetreault, Greg T Mahony, Riley J Williams
Articular cartilage injuries, and corresponding surgical procedures, are occurring with increasing frequency as identified by a review of recent surgical trends. Concerns have grown in recent years regarding the longevity of results following microfracture, with a shift toward cartilage restoration procedures in recent years. This case report describes 2 cases of acute failure following the use of commercially available osteochondral allograft plugs used for the treatment of osteochondral defects of the distal femur...
October 2016: Cartilage
Yansong Xu, Weizhong Tang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this analysis was to compare the advantages of the anal fistula plug (AFP) with the mucosa advancement flap (MAF) for complex anal fistulas. METHODS: Comparative studies of the efficacy of AFP and MAF were included. Two independent reviewers selected articles for inclusion. After information collection, a meta-analysis was performed using data on overall healing rates, complications, incontinences and recurrences. The quality of postoperative life and cost were also included with the clinical results...
September 29, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Flávia L Osório, Ana Carolina F Carvalho, Mariana F Donadon, André L Moreno, Omero Polli-Neto
AIM: To compare the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and early emotional traumas between women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and healthy women. METHODS: One hundred women in reproductive age, 50 of them had CPP (according to the criteria set by the International Association for Study of Pain), and 50 were considered healthy after the gynecological evaluation. The eligibility criteria were defined as follows: chronic or persistent pain perceived in the pelvis-related structures (digestive, urinary, genital, myofascial or neurological systems)...
September 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
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