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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035986/long-term-outcome-of-mini-open-surgical-decompression-for-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-forearm-in-professional-motorcycling-riders
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Giorgio Gondolini, Paolo Schiavi, Francesco Pogliacomi, Francesco Ceccarelli, Tommaso Antonetti, Michele Zasa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate results of mini-open fasciotomy (MOF) in high-level motorcycling or motocross riders with chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) at long-term follow-up (minimum 5 years). DESIGN: Case series. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: IV. SETTING: University Hospital/Private Practice. PATIENTS: Fifty-four professional motorcycling riders treated with MOF for a CECS of the forearm from January 2006 to June 2011...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035730/features-of-mood-associated-with-high-body-weight-in-females-with-fibromyalgia
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Alessandra Alciati, Fabiola Atzeni, Massimiliano Grassi, Daniela Caldirola, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Jules Angst, Giampaolo Perna
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common syndrome whose main characteristic is chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, the severity of which is frequently worsened by concomitant obesity. Major depression (MD), particularly as part of a bipolar spectrum disorder (BSD), is associated with both obesity and FM. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between lifetime MD, hypomanic symptoms and the body mass index (BMI) in patients with FM. METHOD: Of the 115 patients originally screened, 87 women with FM finally entered the study...
September 6, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034074/recent-advances-in-managing-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Jaspreet Sandhu, Hin Yu Vincent Tu
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a common disorder seen in men under the age of 50 and has a considerable negative impact on quality of life; it is a complex and difficult condition to treat, owing to its wide symptomatology. In order to effectively treat this condition, the UPOINT system was developed: it allows clinical profiling of a patient's symptoms into six broad categories (urinary symptoms, psychological dysfunction, organ-specific symptoms, infectious causes, neurologic dysfunction, and tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles) to allow individualized and multimodal therapy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031895/chronic-pelvic-pain-in-an-interdisciplinary-setting-1-year-prospective-cohort
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Catherine Allaire, Christina Williams, Sonja Bodmer-Roy, Sean Zhu, Kristina Arion, Kristin Ambacher, Jessica Wu, Ali Yosef, Fontayne Wong, Heather Noga, Susannah Britnell, Holly Yager, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Arianne Y Albert, Sarka Lisonkova, Paul J Yong
BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic pain affects ∼15% of women, and presents a challenging problem for gynecologists due to its complex etiology involving multiple comorbidities. Thus an interdisciplinary approach has been proposed for chronic pelvic pain, where these multifactorial comorbidities can be addressed by different interventions at a single integrated center. Moreover, while cross-sectional studies can provide some insight into the association between these comorbidities and chronic pelvic pain severity, prospective longitudinal cohorts can identify comorbidities that are associated with changes in chronic pelvic pain severity over time...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026672/intraoperative-navigation-guided-resection-of-anomalous-transverse-processes-in-patients-with-bertolotti-s-syndrome
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Harish Babu, Carlito Lagman, Terrence T Kim, Marshall Grode, J Patrick Johnson, Doniel Drazin
BACKGROUND: Bertolotti's syndrome is characterized by enlargement of the transverse process at the most caudal lumbar vertebra with a pseudoarticulation between the transverse process and sacral ala. Here, we describe the use of intraoperative three-dimensional image-guided navigation in the resection of anomalous transverse processes in two patients with Bertolotti's syndrome. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Two patients diagnosed with Bertolotti's syndrome who had undergone the above-mentioned procedure were identified...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026610/selective-blood-sampling-for-fgf-23-in-tumor-induced-osteomalacia
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Hans-Christof Schober, Christian Kneitz, Franziska Fieber, Kathrin Hesse, Henry Schroeder
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is caused by the hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23). It is mainly produced in the tissue of mesenchymal tumors. Patients with TIO frequently suffer from a chronic decompensated pain syndrome and/or muscle weakness with postural deformity. Despite the severity of the disease, the diagnosis is frequently established late. In some cases, it takes several years to establish the condition. This case report concerning a 68-year old woman demonstrates the selective blood sampling for FGF-23 as path-breaking diagnostics to confirm the diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumor...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026048/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
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S Sc Wong, C W Chan, C W Cheung
Spinal cord stimulation provides analgesia through electrical stimulation of the dorsal column of the spinal cord via electrode leads placed into the epidural space. In traditional tonic stimulation, a painful sensation is replaced with paraesthesia. Spinal cord stimulation is effective in reducing neuropathic pain, enhancing function, and improving quality of life in different chronic pain conditions. Currently, there is most evidence to support its use for failed back surgery syndrome when multidisciplinary conventional management is unsuccessful...
October 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024980/comorbid-pain-syndromes-in-hiv-associated-peripheral-neuropathy
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Allison Navis, Jocelyn Jiao, Mary Catherine George, David Simpson, Jessica Robinson-Papp
Objective: Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a common complication of HIV. There is increasing awareness that some forms of PN, particularly small-fiber neuropathies, can be associated with chronic widespread pain syndromes. Given the high prevalence of both PN and chronic pain in HIV, we sought to determine whether patients with a diagnosis of HIV-PN were more likely to experience other chronic pain syndromes. Methods: Data were obtained from the Clinical Data Warehouse maintained by our institution...
August 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023318/comparison-of-gut-directed-hypnotherapy-and-unspecific-hypnotherapy-as-self-help-format-in-children-and-adolescents-with-functional-abdominal-pain-or-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Marco D Gulewitsch, Angelika A Schlarb
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial treatments for chronic abdominal pain in childhood or adolescence are effective, but time consuming and hardly available. In the present study, gut-directed hypnotherapy (GDHT) and unspecific hypnotherapy (UHT) were compared to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a hypnotherapeutic self-help intervention. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Children/adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age with chronic abdominal pain were randomized to GDHT or UHT...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021995/tumor-induced-osteomalacia
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Pablo Florenzano, Rachel I Gafni, Michael T Collins
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome clinically characterized by bone pain, fractures and muscle weakness. It is caused by tumoral overproduction of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) that acts primarily at the proximal renal tubule, decreasing phosphate reabsorption and 1α-hydroxylation of 25 hydroxyvitamin D, thus producing hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia. Lesions are typically small, benign mesenchymal tumors that may be found in bone or soft tissue, anywhere in the body...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020997/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-with-pain-present-only-during-carnett-s-sign-testing-a-case-report
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Ryutaro Tanizaki, Yousuke Takemura
BACKGROUND: The identification of anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome is often challenging, due to no widely accepted standard guidelines regarding laboratory and imaging tests for the diagnosis of ACNES. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old Japanese man presented with mild lower abdominal pain that had been present for the past 3 years. Physical examination revealed no abdominal pain during palpation, with normal laboratory and imaging testing; therefore, conservative therapy was initiated...
October 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019641/spine-conditions-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Steven D Trigg, Zachary Devilbiss
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a frequent cause of chronic low back and lower extremity pain in older patients. Symptomatic LSS typically is described as neurogenic claudication consisting of pain, weakness, numbness, and/or fatigue arising in the back and radiating into the buttock, thigh, or lower leg. The diagnosis is complicated by lack of reliable clinical or x-ray criteria. North American Spine Society guidelines recommend magnetic resonance imaging study without contrast to confirm anatomic narrowing of the spinal canal or nerve root impingement...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019640/spine-conditions-mechanical-and-inflammatory-low-back-pain
#13
Christopher Ledford
Mechanical low back pain (LBP) is an injury or derangement of an anatomic structure in the low back. When evaluating patients with LBP, clinicians should maintain clinical suspicion for vertebral fracture, cancer, and cauda equina syndrome. Management includes patient education focused on exercise, massage, and behavioral approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Acupuncture can be an effective alternative and specific herbal supplements may provide short-term pain relief. The prognosis for patients with mechanical LBP is good...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016958/increased-central-nervous-system-interleukin-8-in-a-majority-postlaminectomy-syndrome-chronic-pain-population
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Sarah E Giron, Martin F Bjurstrom, Charles A Griffis, F Michael Ferrante, Irene I Wu, Andrea L Nicol, Tristan R Grogan, Joseph F Burkard, Michael R Irwin, Elizabeth Crabb Breen
Background and Objectives: Multiple processes have been identified as potential contributors to chronic pain, with increasing evidence illustrating an association with aberrant levels of neuroimmune mediators. The primary objectives of the present study were to examine central nervous system cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors present in a chronic pain population and to explore patterns of the same mediator molecules over time. Secondary objectives explored the relationship of central and peripheral neuroimmune mediators while examining the levels of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, and perception of pain associated with the chronic pain patient experience...
June 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016895/the-accuracy-of-a-fibromyalgia-diagnosis-in-general-practice
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Rosalind Gittins, Molly Howard, Ameer Ghodke, Timothy J Ives, Paul Chelminski
Objective: To compare the characteristics of people with fibromyalgia (FM) with those with other forms of nonmalignant chronic pain. Design: A prospective cohort study conducted in a chronic pain management clinic within an academic medical center. Setting. : Many symptoms of the chronic pain syndrome FM are common to other pain or musculoskeletal syndromes. FM may be misdiagnosed by clinicians. Subjects: Thirty-three patients with a working diagnosis of FM were identified: 26 (78...
July 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016885/endogenous-pain-modulation-association-with-resting-heart-rate-variability-and-negative-affectivity
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Maaike Van Den Houte, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Katleen Bogaerts, Ilse Van Diest, Omer Van den Bergh
Objectives: Several chronic pain syndromes are characterized by deficient endogenous pain modulation as well as elevated negative affectivity and reduced resting heart rate variability. In order to elucidate the relationships between these characteristics, we investigated whether negative affectivity and heart rate variability are associated with endogenous pain modulation in a healthy population. Design, Subjects, and Methods: An offset analgesia paradigm with noxious thermal stimulation calibrated to the individual's pain threshold was used to measure endogenous pain modulation magnitude in 63 healthy individuals...
July 21, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016379/oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-neuroprogression-in-chronic-ptsd
#17
Mark W Miller, Alex P Lin, Erika J Wolf, Danielle R Miller
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a serious and often disabling syndrome that develops in response to a traumatic event. Many individuals who initially develop the disorder go on to experience a chronic form of the condition that in some cases can last for many years. Among these patients, psychiatric and medical comorbidities are common, including early onset of age-related conditions such as chronic pain, cardiometabolic disease, neurocognitive disorders, and dementia. The hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress-recurrent sensory-memory reexperiencing of the trauma(s)-are associated with concomitant activations of threat- and stress-related neurobiological pathways that occur against a tonic backdrop of sleep disturbance and heightened physiological arousal...
October 9, 2017: Harvard Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016325/increased-mortality-in-seasonal-h3n2-patients-compared-with-those-with-pandemic-2009-h1n1-in-taiwan-2009-2010
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Shi-Yu Huang, Wen-Chi Huang, Yi-Chun Chen, Ching-Yen Tsai, Ing-Kit Lee
We conducted a retrospective study to compare clinical and laboratory findings between 1) severe influenza A and mild influenza A and 2) pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pdm09 A/H1) and seasonal H3N2 (A/H3) from 2009 to 2010. A total of 526 (mean age, 13.6 years; 447 pdm09 A/H1, 79 seasonal A/H3) patients were included, 41 (7.8%) with severe influenza (mean age, 28.1 years; 26 pdm09 A/H1, 15 seasonal A/H3). Influenza-associated complications were pneumonia (75.6%), meningoencephalitis (14.6%), acute kidney injury (14.6%), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (12...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993994/efficacy-and-factors-determining-the-outcome-of-dorsal-root-entry-zone-lesioning-procedure-drezotomy-in-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-syndrome
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Nontaphon Piyawattanametha, Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, Pramote Euasobhon, Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon, Pranee Rushatamukayanunt, Sarun Nunta-Aree
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a disabling condition that adversely affects patient quality of life. The dorsal root entry zone lesioning procedure (DREZotomy) is a modality used to treat intractable pain caused by insults to neural structures. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of and the factors that determine the outcome of microsurgical DREZotomy (MDT). METHOD: All consecutive patients who underwent MDT for treatment of intractable pain during September 2008 to December 2016 were enrolled...
October 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993732/purinergic-signalling-therapeutic-developments
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
Purinergic signalling, i.e., the role of nucleotides as extracellular signalling molecules, was proposed in 1972. However, this concept was not well accepted until the early 1990's when receptor subtypes for purines and pyrimidines were cloned and characterised, which includes four subtypes of the P1 (adenosine) receptor, seven subtypes of P2X ion channel receptors and 8 subtypes of the P2Y G protein-coupled receptor. Early studies were largely concerned with the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of purinergic signalling...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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