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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631809/anabolic-steroids-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Cho Naing, Maxine A Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619118/serum-levels-of-leptin-and-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-are-inversely-associated-with-radiographic-spinal-progression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-from-the-enradas-trial
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Agnes Hartl, Joachim Sieper, Uta Syrbe, Joachim Listing, Kay-Geert Hermann, Martin Rudwaleit, Denis Poddubnyy
BACKGROUND: Previous research indicates a role of adipokines in inflammation and osteogenesis. Hence adipokines might also have a pathophysiological role in inflammation and new bone formation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of adipokine serum levels as predictors of radiographic spinal progression in patients with AS. METHODS: A total of 120 patients with definite AS who completed a 2-year follow up in the ENRADAS trial were included in the current study...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614233/discordant-lumbar-epidural-hematoma-after-caudal-steroid-injection-a-case-report-care-compliant
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Jung Ju Choi, Young Jin Chang, Wol Seon Jung, Kyung Cheon Lee, Ju Ho Kim, Youn Yi Jo
RATIONALE: Caudal epidural injection is one of the conventional treatments of chronic back pain. Even though spinal epidural hematoma after caudal epidural injection is rare but it can cause serious neurologic complication. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old woman taking cilostazol received caudal epidural steroid injection because of her chronic back pain. Six hours later, she experienced an acute hip pain which worsened with time. DIAGNOSIS: Magnetic resonance image showed acute cord compression due to a spinal epidural hematoma at L2-S1 level with concomitant central canal compromise at L2/3, L3/4 level...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604494/risk-factors-for-and-complications-after-surgical-delay-in-elective-single-level-lumbar-fusion
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Scott C Wagner, Joseph S Butler, Ian D Kaye, Arjun Sebastian, Patrick B Morrissey, Christopher Kepler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort Objective: To assess the incidence of and risk factors for delay of elective lumbar fusion surgery, as well as medical and surgical complications associated with surgical delay. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar fusion is a well-established treatment for patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis with stenosis who have failed conservative management. Rarely, patients admitted for elective lumbar fusion may experience a delay in surgery past the day of admission...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601860/characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-neurosarcoidosis-a-population-based-study-from-1976-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neurosarcoidosis is a rare condition with serious health consequences. However, little is known about clinical characteristics and outcome of neurosarcoidosis in the community setting. METHODS: Patients with neurosarcoidosis were identified from a previously described cohort of patients with incident sarcoidosis from Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States from 1976 to 2013 using individual medical record review. Data on clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome were collected...
June 10, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601821/study-protocol-comparison-of-the-effect-of-treatment-with-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-added-to-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-a-therapy-versus-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-a-therapy-alone-on-progression-of-structural-damage-in-the-spine-over-two-years
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Fabian Proft, Burkhard Muche, Joachim Listing, Valeria Rios-Rodriguez, Joachim Sieper, Denis Poddubnyy
INTRODUCTION: There is some evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in particular celecoxib, might possess not only a symptomatic efficacy but also disease-modifying properties in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), retarding the progression of structural damage in the spine if taken continuously. In contrast, this remains controversial for tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors, despite their good clinical efficacy. The impact of a combined therapy (a TNF inhibitor plus an NSAID) on radiographic spinal progression in AS is unclear...
June 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592693/non-genomic-actions-of-17-%C3%AE-estradiol-restore-respiratory-neuroplasticity-in-young-ovariectomized-female-rats
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Brendan J Dougherty, Elizabeth S Kopp, Jyoti J Watters
Gonadal steroids modulate CNS plasticity, including phrenic long-term facilitation (pLTF), a form of spinal respiratory neuroplasticity resulting in increased phrenic nerve motor output following exposure to acute intermittent hypoxia (aIH; three 5 min episodes, 10.5% O2). Despite the importance of respiratory system neuroplasticity, and its dependence on estrogen in males, little is known about pLTF expression or mechanisms of estrogen signaling in females. Here, we tested the hypotheses that: 1) pLTF expression in young, gonadally intact female rats would be expressed during estrous cycle stages in which 17β-estradiol (E2) is naturally high (e...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589049/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-with-cranial-and-caudal-extension
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Mahmood Mubasher, Aseel Sukik, Ahmed Hassan El Beltagi, Ali Rahil
A 23-year-old lady presented with vertigo and imbalance in walking, blurring of vision, diplopia, and headache, in addition to numbness in the lower limbs over a period of six days. On examination patient had nystagmus, ataxia, positive Romberg test, and hyperreflexia. MRI examination of the brain and spinal cord showed evidence of faint bright signal intensity foci in T2/FLAIR involving bilateral cerebral hemispheres, subcortical deep white matter, bilateral thalami, posterior pons and left brachium pontis, and basal ganglia, with small nodular enhancement that aligned along curvilinear structures; those lesions also were apparent along the spinal cord at multiple levels...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588731/anti-rheumatic-drug-iguratimod-protects-against-cancer-induced-bone-pain-and-bone-destruction-in-a-rat-model
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Yue Sun, Ying-Xing Wu, Peng Zhang, Guang Peng, Shi-Ying Yu
The bone is one of the most common sites of metastasis in patients with cancer. Current treatments for bone metastases include bisphosphonates, denosumab, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics, but each of them has certain limitations. Cytokines and mediators released from various cells in the bone microenvironment may drive a vicious cycle of osteolytic bone metastases. Iguratimod (T-614), a novel disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug, has demonstrated therapeutic effects by suppressing the production of inflammatory cytokines in rats and patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588659/the-incidence-of-flare-reaction-and-short-term-outcome-following-steroid-injection-in-the-shoulder
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Hassan M T Fawi, Munier Hossain, Timothy J W Matthews
BACKGROUND: To determine the short-term effects following corticosteroid injection into the shoulder. METHODS: Type-specific shoulder injection was administered, followed by physiotherapy 7 days to 10 days later. One hundred and sixteen adult patients were prospectively followed-up. The primary outcome was a visual analogue score (VAS) for pain. Scores were recorded immediately before injection, 30 minutes after, daily until day 7 and then at 6 weeks. Post injection pain was defined as an increase of 2 or more points in the VAS score after the injection...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582272/ultrasound-guided-steroid-injection-of-the-pisotriquetral-joint-a-multidisciplinary-effort
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Steven W Brose, Janel Montfort, Kenneth J Gustafson, Ionica Mittebrun, Samantha Gauriloff, Mary Mosher, Dennis J Bourbeau
From the perspective of a multidisciplinary team, the authors describe the first reported use of ultrasound guidance for steroid injection into the pisotriquetral joint to relieve wrist pain of a person with spinal cord injury undergoing acute inpatient rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance was used to improve the accuracy of a corticosteroid injection of the pisotriquetral joint and the basal thumb in a 70-year-old man with paraplegia experiencing multifocal degenerative wrist pain. There was no bleeding or bruising after the injections, and the patient reported complete pain resolution 1 wk after the injections, which continued for over 1 yr...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574391/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-s-antinociception-mediated-by-the-opioid-mechanism-in-the-nucleus-raphe-magnus
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T Gorgiladze, I Nozadze, E Abzianidze, M Tsagareli
It has been established that the midbrain periaqueductal gray matter (PAG) and rostral ventro-medial medulla (RVM) are involved in the descending pain control system. The latter involves the midline nucleus raphe magnus (NRM) and adjacent reticular formation. These brain structures are is one of important parts of CNS circuit that controls nociceptive transmission at the level of spinal cord. Here we report that microinjection of commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), diclofenac, ketorolac, metamizol, and xefocam into the NRM produces strong antinociception which is mediated by the opioid mechanism...
April 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546874/acute-paraparesis-and-sensory-loss-following-intravenous-corticosteroid-administration-in-a-case-of-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Michael A DiSano, Russell Cerejo, MaryAnn Mays
INTRODUCTION: The underlying causes of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) are broad and include inflammatory processes, compression and spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF). Presenting symptoms of SDAVF are nonspecific and often go misdiagnosed. Acute clinical deterioration from SDAVF has been described following exertion or valsalva. However, deterioration has been recently recognized following steroid administration and may contribute to increased morbidity. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 63-year-old woman with a 2-year history of intermittent lower extremity numbness and back pain, lumbar stenosis, who presented with subacute worsening of symptoms following a course of oral steroids for an upper respiratory infection...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542102/influence-of-paravertebral-muscle-quality-on-treatment-efficacy-of-epidural-steroid-infiltration-or-surgical-decompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-analysis-of-the-lumbar-spinal-outcome-study-lsos-data-a-swiss-prospective-multi-center-cohort-study
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Michael Betz, Jakob M Burgstaller, Ulrike Held, Gustav Andreisek, Johann Steurer, Francois Porchet, Mazda Farshad
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To study the question whether paravertebral muscle quality may affect the clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To the present, the impact of paravertebral muscle quality on clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has not been clarified...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
#15
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540118/spinal-cord-injury-in-the-geriatric-population-risk-factors-treatment-options-and-long-term-management
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REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are sustained by more than 12 500 patients per year in the United States and more globally. The SCIs disproportionately affect the elderly, especially men. Approximately 60% of these injuries are sustained traumatically through falls, but nontraumatic causes including infections, tumors, and medication-related epidural bleeding have also been documented. Preexisting conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis can render the spine stiff and are risk factors as well as cervical spondylosis and ensuing cervical stenosis...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536850/effectiveness-of-daily-prednisolone-to-slow-progression-of-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ariella L G Coler-Reilly, Tomoo Sato, Toshio Matsuzaki, Masanori Nakagawa, Masaaki Niino, Masahiro Nagai, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Norihiro Takenouchi, Natsumi Araya, Naoko Yagishita, Eisuke Inoue, Yoshihisa Yamano
Millions of people are infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) worldwide; notable endemic areas include Brazil, the Caribbean islands, Iran, and Japan. A small number of those infected develop the progressive neurodegenerative disease HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (HAM), also known as tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP), which is characterized by chronic spinal cord inflammation and accompanying myelopathic symptoms. The corticosteroid prednisolone (PSL) is a classic treatment for HAM/TSP, yet its effectiveness remains controversial owing to insufficient and conflicting studies...
May 23, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
#18
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532172/cranio-spinal-rosai-dorfman-disease-case-series-and-literature-review
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Shashank S Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Girish Muzumdar, Keki E Turel, Rajan M Shah, Indoo Ammbulkar, Muhammad Masood Hussain, Kishor A Choudhari
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare condition similar to lymphomas, presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy in young adults. Extra-nodal involvement is relatively common but involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is rare. Cranial RDD presents with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure, focal or generalised seizures, while spinal RDD presents with pain, peripheral neurological deficits and radiculopathy. In contrast to other similar neoplastic or degenerative conditions affecting the CNS, RDD is a benign, non-infective, granulomatous disorder...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526323/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-helps-in-unmasking-the-great-mimicker-a-case-of-neurosarcoidosis-with-isolated-involvement-of-the-spinal-cord
#20
A Gholamrezanezhad, L Mehta
A 36 year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with lower extremity numbness, gait instability, and urinary and bowel retention of 4 weeks onset. Spine MRI revealed diffuse oedema of cervicothoracic spinal cord with several solid enhancing intramedullary lesions, suggestive of metastases. The (18)F-FDG PET/CT performed to identify the primary malignancy demonstrated mild hypermetabolic foci within the cervicothoracic cord, as well as a mildly hypermetabolic bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and a mildly hypermetabolic pulmonary nodule, suggestive of sarcoidosis versus metastasis...
May 16, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
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