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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642332/morphine-worsens-the-severity-and-prevents-pancreatic-regeneration-in-mouse-models-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Usman Barlass, Raini Dutta, Hassam Cheema, John George, Archana Sareen, Ajay Dixit, Zuobiao Yuan, Bhuwan Giri, Jingjing Meng, Santanu Banerjee, Sulagna Banerjee, Vikas Dudeja, Rajinder K Dawra, Sabita Roy, Ashok K Saluja
BACKGROUND: Opioids such as morphine are widely used for the management of pain associated with acute pancreatitis. Interestingly, opioids are also known to affect the immune system and modulate inflammatory pathways in non-pancreatic diseases. However, the impact of morphine on the progression of acute pancreatitis has never been evaluated. In the current study, we evaluated the impact of morphine on the progression and severity of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Effect of morphine treatment on acute pancreatitis in caerulein, L-arginine and ethanol-palmitoleic acid models was evaluated after induction of the disease...
June 22, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638946/nerve-atrophy-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-due-to-neurovascular-compression-and-its-association-with-surgical-outcomes-after-microvascular-decompression
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Jian Cheng, Jinli Meng, Wenke Liu, Heng Zhang, Xuhui Hui, Ding Lei
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is caused by neurovascular compression and is often related to morphological changes in the trigeminal nerve. The aim of this study was to quantitatively measure atrophic changes of trigeminal nerves in patients with TN, and to further investigate whether nerve atrophy affected the efficacy of microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS: We conducted a prospective case-control study of 60 consecutive patients with TN and 30 sex- and age-matched healthy controls...
June 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634838/superselective-transarterial-chemoembolization-as-an-alternative-to-surgery-in-symptomatic-enlarging-liver-hemangiomas
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İlgin Özden, Arzu Poyanlı, Yılmaz Önal, Ali Aslan Demir, Gültekin Hoş, Bülent Acunaş
BACKGROUND: Transarterial embolization of liver hemangiomas has not been considered to be consistently effective. METHODS: The charts of 25 patients who underwent superselective transarterial chemoembolization with the bleomycin-lipiodol emulsion were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients had abdominal pain; asymptomatic/vaguely symptomatic enlargement was the treatment indication in three patients. A single session was conducted in 17 patients, two sessions in 7 and three sessions in one...
June 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633735/angiolymphoid-hyperplasia-with-eosinophilia-of-the-nail-unit
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P Halteh, C Magro, S R Lipner
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a distinctive lymphocyte rich vasoformative proliferation comprising epithelioid-appearing endothelial cells with partially canalized capillary vessels in a lymphohistiocytic and eosinophil rich environment. ALHE presents clinically as single or multiple pink-brown dome-shaped papules or nodules, most commonly on the ear and peri-auricular area, followed by the face, and scalp. ALHE involving the subungual unit is rare with only 5 previously reported cases and all involved the underlying bone...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632507/tibialis-posterior-tenosynovitis-a-unique-musculoskeletal-manifestation-of-gout
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Peter Shupper, Todd P Stitik
Extra-articular manifestations of gout can present in several ways, including tenosynovitis. We present a rare case of acute tibialis posterior gouty tenosynovitis. An 82-year-old man with a history of well-controlled gout presented with acute onset of left ankle pain, occurring without inciting event. The medial ankle was slightly erythematous with moderate dorsal-medial swelling and mild dorsal-lateral swelling, with severe tenderness to palpation over the medial retro-malleolar region. Range of motion and manual muscle testing were pain limited throughout...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630831/unusual-presentation-of-mycetoma-of-the-foot-a-rare-case-report
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Amit Grover, Prashanth Nagaraj, Vinay M Joseph, Daksh Gadi
INTRODUCTION: Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by actinomycetes or fungi. It is common in tropical countries and males. Predisposing conditions include malnutrition, poor hygiene, history of trauma, wounds on barefeet, and systemic infections. Eumycotic mycetoma commonly involves lower extremities whereas actinomycosis affects the cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal regions. Mycetoma presents with a chronic indurated ulcerated plague with swelling and yellowish discharge of sulfur granules...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630738/outcomes-of-heterotopic-ossification-excision-following-revision-hip-arthroscopy
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John M Redmond, Molly A Keegan, Asheesh Gupta, Jacob R Worsham, Jon E Hammarstedt, Benjamin G Domb
This study reviewed pain and outcome scores of patients undergoing revision surgery with heterotopic ossification (HO) excision following previous hip arthroscopy. The aim was to determine if performing the excision arthroscopically improved clinical outcomes. Data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed in patients who had HO removed arthroscopically between February 2008 and 2014. Four patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures were collected: Modified Harris Hip Score (mHHS), Non-Arthritis Hip Score (NAHS), Hip Outcome Score-Activity of Daily Living (HOS-ADL) and Sport-Specific (HOS-SS) subscales...
July 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630240/port-site-endometrioma-a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-wall-pain-following-laparoscopic-surgery
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Zohaib A Siddiqui, Fahd Husain, Zain Siddiqui, Midhat Siddiqui
Endometriomas are a rare cause of abdominal wall pain. We report a case of a port site endometrioma presenting with an umbilical swelling. The patient underwent a laparoscopy for pelvic endometriosis 6 months previously and presented with a swelling around her umbilical port site scar associated with cyclical pain during menses. Ultrasound scan reported a well-defined lesion in the umbilicus and MRI scanning excluded other pathology. As she was symptomatic, she underwent an exploration of the scar and excision of the endometrioma with resolution of her symptoms...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628496/proton-pump-inhibitor-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-therapy-for-the-management-of-noncardiac-chest-pain
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Nikos Viazis, Konstantina Katopodi, George Karamanolis, Konstantinos Denaxas, Lazaros Varytimiadis, Michail Galanopoulos, Emmanouela Tsoukali, Dimitirs Kamberoglou, Angeliki Christidou, Dimitrios G Karamanolis, George Papatheodoridis, Gerasimos J Mantzaris
INTRODUCTION: Although gastroesophageal reflux disease is the main cause of noncardiac chest pain (NCCP), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) benefit a minority of patients. Our prospective study evaluated the effect of PPI and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on the different subtypes of NCCP characterized by impedance-pH monitoring. METHODS: All NCCP patients underwent impedance-pH monitoring and on the basis of the results, those with abnormal distal esophageal acid exposure received PPIs twice daily (group A), those with a positive symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg and PPI once daily (group B), and those with a negative symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg once daily (group C)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624011/peroneal-tendon-pathology-pre-and-post-operative-high-resolution-us-and-mr-imaging
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Yogesh Kumar, Ali Alian, Shivani Ahlawat, Dane K Wukich, Avneesh Chhabra
Peroneal tendon pathology is an important cause of lateral ankle pain and instability. Typical peroneal tendon disorders include tendinitis, tenosynovitis, partial and full thickness tendon tears, peroneal retinacular injuries, and tendon subluxations and dislocations. Surgery is usually indicated when conservative treatment fails. Familiarity with the peroneal tendon surgeries and expected postoperative imaging findings is essential for accurate assessment and to avoid diagnostic pitfalls. Cross-sectional imaging, especially ultrasound and MRI provide accurate pre-operative and post-operative evaluation of the peroneal tendon pathology...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623447/new-approaches-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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William Kethman, Mary Hawn
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder of the esophagus. It is a chronic, progressive disorder that presents most typically with heartburn and regurgitation and atypically with chest pain, dysphagia, chronic cough, globus, or sore throat. The mainstay for diagnosis and characterization of the disorder is esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD), high-resolution esophageal manometry, and symptom-associated ambulatory esophageal pH impedance monitoring...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623421/comparison-of-dual-energy-ct-ultrasound-and-surface-measurement-for-assessing-tophus-dissolution-during-rapid-urate-debulking
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Dodji V Modjinou, Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Virginia C Pike, Elaine Karis, Robert T Keenan, Kristen Lee, Daria B Crittenden, Jonathan Samuels, Michael H Pillinger
Tophaceous gout is painful and impairs quality of life. The optimal modality for assessing tophus resolution in response to urate-lowering treatment remains poorly defined. Using pegloticase as a model system for resolving tophi, we compared multiple imaging and physical diagnostic strategies for assessing tophus resolution. A 32-year-old subject with chronic refractory tophaceous gout was enrolled and received 6 months of pegloticase treatment. Measurements of tophi using vernier calipers (monthly), photographs and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US; every 3 months), and dual-energy CT (DECT) were compared...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618294/focused-high-resolution-sonography-of-the-suprascapular-nerve-a-simple-surrogate-marker-for-neuralgic-amyotrophy
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Leonhard Gruber, Alexander Loizides, Wolfgang Löscher, Bernhard Glodny, Hannes Gruber
OBJECTIVES: To define the diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) in the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy (NA). METHODS: The cross-section areas (CSA) of the SSN at the C5 root (CSA1) and the omohyoid muscle in the midclavicular line (CSA2) were assessed bilaterally in 15 healthy volunteers and 14 patients with clinically and electrophysiologically verified NA. Receiver-operator-characteristics (ROC) curves were generated and cut-off values, sensitivity, specificity, positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV), likelihood (LR) and odds ratios (OR) were calculated...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616302/esophagogastric-junction-outflow-obstruction-related-functional-chest-pain-treated-using-robotic-assisted-thoracoscopic-esophageal-myotomy
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Kuan-Hsun Lin, Shih-Chun Lee, Tsai-Wang Huang, Hsu-Kai Huang
Elevated relaxation pressure in combination with intact or weak peristalsis characterizes esophagogastric junction (EGJ) outflow obstruction. Symptoms of EGJ outflow obstruction include dysphagia and atypical chest pain. EGJ outflow obstruction can be diagnosed using high-resolution manometry (HRM), but there is a lack of consensus regarding treatment. We present a case report of a 43-year-old man with a history of headache and mitral valve disorder who suffered from intermittent atypical chest pain for 20 years...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615421/outcomes-of-colorado-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-at-1-year
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Jan A Martin, Kevin Messacar, Michele L Yang, John A Maloney, Jennifer Lindwall, Terri Carry, Patricia Kenyon, Stefan H Sillau, Joyce Oleszek, Kenneth L Tyler, Samuel R Dominguez, Teri L Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: We describe long-term functional, neurodiagnostic, and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 12 children from Colorado diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014. METHODS: Children were assessed every 3 months for 1 year or until clinical resolution. Assessments included neurologic examination, MRI, EMG/nerve conduction studies (NCS), functional measures (Assisting Hand Assessment, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale), and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System questionnaires...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613836/design-and-performance-of-a-novel-interface-for-combined-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-at-elevated-pressure-and-electrospray-ionization-with-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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Mikhail E Belov, Shane R Ellis, Marialaura Dilillo, Martin R L Paine, William F Danielson, Gordon A Anderson, Eric L De Graaf, Gert B Eijkel, Ron M A Heeren, Liam A McDonnell
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization, MALDI, has been increasingly used in a variety of biomedical applications, including tissue imaging of clinical tissue samples, and in drug discovery and development. These studies strongly depend on the performance of the analytical instrumentation and would drastically benefit from improved sensitivity, reproducibility and mass / spatial resolution. In this work, we report on a novel combined MALDI/ESI interface, which was coupled to different Orbitrap mass spectrometers (Elite™ and Q Exactive™ Plus) and extensively characterized with peptide and protein standards, and in tissue imaging experiments...
June 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612108/surgical-therapy-of-prostatitis-a-systematic-review
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Dominik S Schoeb, Daniel Schlager, Martin Boeker, Ulrich Wetterauer, Martin Schoenthaler, Thomas R W Herrmann, Arkadiusz Miernik
PURPOSE: The clinical term "prostatitis" refers to a clinical syndrome defined by the following 4 distinct entities: acute bacterial prostatitis (category 1), chronic bacterial prostatitis (category 2), chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (category 3), and asymptomatic prostatitis (category 4) The etiology of the chronic forms is still not fully understood and choice of therapy is often debated. The objective of this systematic review is to collect evidence on the surgical treatment of the chronic form of prostatitis and to evaluate its clinical implication...
June 13, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606166/poncet-s-disease-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#18
Enoch Omonge, Fredrick Otieno, Mary Kubo, Betty Shiruli
BACKGROUND: Poncet's disease is a rare reactive polyarthritis associated with active tuberculosis and no evidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the affected joint. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 35 year old Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive Kenyan male of Kikuyu ethnicity from Kiambu County who presented to hospital with a 6 day history of bilateral knee pain and swelling, bilateral ankle pain with right ankle swelling. The patient reported 6 months history of cough and weight loss...
June 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604577/pain-after-cochlear-implantation-an-unusual-complication
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Charlotte Celerier, Isabelle Rouillon, Marion Blanchard, Marine Parodi, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical signs and better define the underestimated long-term pain after implantation, to discuss etiological hypothesis, and to propose our department treatment algorithm and results. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective review of children implanted with complaints of atypical pain in the area of device implantation, not in the immediate postoperative period, more than or equal to 4 on the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS: 0-10) in the ENT pediatric department of Trousseau and Necker Enfants Malades Hospitals between 1998 and 2015...
June 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603868/pre-operative-brachial-plexus-block-compared-with-an-identical-block-performed-at-the-end-of-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
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A Holmberg, A R Sauter, Ø Klaastad, T Draegni, J C Raeder
We evaluated whether pre-emptive analgesia with a pre-operative ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block resulted in better postoperative analgesia than an identical block performed postoperatively. Fifty-two patients undergoing fixation of a fractured radius were included. All patients received general anaesthesia with remifentanil and propofol. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups: a pre-operative block or a postoperative block with 0.5 ml.kg(-1) ropivacaine 0.75%. After surgery, all patients received regular paracetamol plus opioids for breakthrough pain...
June 12, 2017: Anaesthesia
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