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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934803/two-interesting-cases-of-meralgia-paraesthetica
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Christopher David Jones, Luke Guiot, Mark Portelli, Timothy Bullen, Paul Skaife
Meralgia paraesthetica (MP) is a condition originally described by Bernhardt in 1878 and was eventually named by Roth in 1895. It is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) resulting in varying types of discomfort. Severity of the symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to painfully disabling. In this article we discuss 2 patients with a LFCN injury occurring as a result of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR). The first patient is a 46-year-old female who reported pain and dysesthesia in the left groin and the anterolateral thigh, 2 days post LCR...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898685/avoidance-of-the-vaginal-incision-site-for-mesh-placement-in-vaginal-wall-prolapse-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Alfred Robichaud, Mathieu Bélanger, Martine Poirier, Frank Cloutier, Jeffrey Gaudet, Caroline Jose
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy of a minimal surface area, vaginally-installed polypropylene tape (VPT), avoiding insertion on the incision line to treat an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse waiting for surgical treatment were included in the study. Primary outcome was the incidence of prolapse recurrence reported with combined outcome measures and was reported with Kaplan-Meier cumulative incidence...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890702/a-pilot-study-of-the-effects-of-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-on-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-brain-response-to-traumatic-reminders-of-combat-in-operation-enduring-freedom-operation-iraqi-freedom-combat-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress
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James Douglas Bremner, Sanskriti Mishra, Carolina Campanella, Majid Shah, Nicole Kasher, Sarah Evans, Negar Fani, Amit Jasvant Shah, Collin Reiff, Lori L Davis, Viola Vaccarino, James Carmody
OBJECTIVE: Brain imaging studies in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have implicated a circuitry of brain regions including the medial prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, parietal cortex, and insula. Pharmacological treatment studies have shown a reversal of medial prefrontal deficits in response to traumatic reminders. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a promising non-pharmacologic approach to the treatment of anxiety and pain disorders. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of MBSR on PTSD symptoms and brain response to traumatic reminders measured with positron-emission tomography (PET) in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combat veterans with PTSD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873346/painful-posterior-shoulder-instability-anticipating-and-preventing-failure-a-study-in-25-patients
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Jerome Garret, Geoffroy Nourissat, Marie Béatrice Hardy, Diego Antonucci, Philippe Clavert, Pierre Mansat, Arnaud Godenèche
BACKGROUND: Painful posterior shoulder instability (PPSI) is the least common of the three clinical patterns of posterior shoulder instability. PPSI is defined as pain combined with anatomical evidence of posterior instability but no instability events. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We studied a multicentre cohort of 25 patients with PPSI; 23 were identified retrospectively and had a follow-up of at least 2 years and 2 patients were included prospectively. Most patients engaged in sports...
September 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863202/immigrant-with-stomach-pain-distension-nausea-and-fever-%C3%A2-dx
#5
Joshua Tessier, Callie Waller
A 34-year-old Eritrean man presented to the emergency department with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain and distention. He had emigrated to the United States 3 months earlier, following 5 years in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Two weeks earlier, the patient sought care at his primary care clinic and was diagnosed with post-operative urinary retention and constipation following a recent hemorrhoidectomy. A Foley catheter was inserted and provided a short period of relief. Following the visit, however, his abdominal pain worsened...
September 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861623/arthroscopic-management-of-snapping-scapula-syndrome-improves-pain-and-functional-outcomes-although-a-high-rate-of-residual-symptoms-has-been-reported
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M Memon, J Kay, N Simunovic, O R Ayeni
PURPOSE: To investigate the use of arthroscopy in the management of patients with snapping scapula syndrome, including aetiology, surgical decision-making, outcomes, complications, effectiveness of arthroscopy, and quality of evidence of the existing literature. METHODS: Three databases (PubMed, Ovid [MEDLINE], and EMBASE) were searched independently and in duplicate to systematically screen the literature. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) checklist guided the reporting and data abstraction...
September 1, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852819/outcomes-of-surgery-for-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation-using-different-angled-hook-plates-a-prospective-study
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Ding Xu, Peng Luo, Jukun Chen, Liefeng Ji, Luxu Yin, WeiKang Wang, Jiang Zhu
PURPOSE: Hook plate fixation is widely used to treat acromioclavicular joint dislocation. However, there are many post-operative complications affecting the effect of treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the clavicular hook plate with different hook angles as a method of treatment in AC joint dislocation, and to guide the clinical application of hook plate. METHODS: We prospectively analysed 54 patients who were diagnosed with AC joint dislocation and treated with hook plate fixation by different hook angles...
August 29, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832214/painful-pseudotendon-of-the-flexor-carpi-radialis-tendon-a-literature-review-and-case-report
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Robert E Van Demark, Elizabeth Helsper, Meredith Hayes, Matthew Hayes, Vanessa J S Smith
BACKGROUND: Flexor tendon ruptures in the wrist are uncommon. Flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendon rupture can occur in rheumatoid patients, following cortisone injection for tenosynovitis, and following trauma. Following tendon rupture, tethering of the ruptured FCR tendon, or pseudotendon, can form which may or may not be symptomatic. METHODS: A literature review was done reviewing treatment and outcomes of FCR tendon lesions. A case report of painful FCR pseudotendon following a fall is presented...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795208/effects-of-pre-operative-psychological-status-on-post-operative-recovery-a-prospective-study
#9
Ajay Raghunath Aspari, K Lakshman
BACKGROUND: Often in clinical practice, a spectrum of outcomes from surgery may be observed ranging from a quick and comfortable recovery to a recovery punctuated by persistent pain and decreased quality of life. While there has been a fast pace of advances made in the field of operative surgery, surgeons seldom pay attention to factors such as the psychological profile of a patient that can affect recovery from surgery. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of pre-operative psychological profile on post-operative recovery in terms of pain, return to work and quality of life...
August 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713049/patient-reported-outcomes-after-surgical-stabilization-of-spinal-tumors-symptom-based-validation-of-the-spinal-instability-neoplastic-score-sins-and-surgery
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Ibrahim Hussain, Ori Barzilai, Anne S Reiner, Natalie DiStefano, Lily McLaughlin, Shahiba Ogilvie, Mark Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Neoplastic spinal instability is movement-related pain or neurologic compromise under physiologic loads with the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) developed to facilitate diagnosis. There is a paucity of evidence that mechanical instability correlates with patient-reported symptoms and that surgical stabilization significantly improves these patient-reported outcomes (PROs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine if SINS correlates with patient-reported preoperative pain and disability, and if surgical stabilization significantly improves PRO...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712889/the-adjustable-transobturator-male-system-in-stress-urinary-incontinence-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Alexander Friedl, Jenifer Schneeweiss, Kathrin Stangl, Sandra Mühlstädt, Roman Zachoval, Stephan Hruby, Therese Gründler, Danijel Kivaranovic, Paolo Fornara, Lukas Lusuardi, Clemens Brössner
Objective To investigate the efficacy and safety of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS) in males with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Materials and methods From a large international prospectively administrated ATOMS-register we identified 49 patients with an ATOMS device due to persistent SUI after TURP. For evaluation males were divided into standard TURP (sTURP) and palliative/post radiation TURP (pTURP). Baseline and follow-up measurements included continence parameters, urodynamics, quality of life surveys (PGI-I, ICIQ-SF) and pain ratings...
July 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681193/bone-spect-ct-in-the-postoperative-spine-a-focus-on-spinal-fusion
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REVIEW
Khulood Al-Riyami, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Jamshed Bomanji
Low back pain is a global problem affecting one in 10 people. The management of low back pain varies from conservative to more invasive methods with a spectacular increase in the number of patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery during the last decade. Conventional radiological and radionuclide studies are often used in the assessment of persistent or recurring pain after spinal surgery with several advantages and limitations related to each technique. This article reviews the key contribution of integrated bone SPECT/CT in evaluating patients with persistent or recurring pain after spinal surgery, focusing on spinal fusion...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677012/persistent-impairments-3%C3%A2-years-after-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-results-from-the-matox-project
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Hans-Jürgen Hurtz, Hans Tesch, Thomas Göhler, Ulrich Hutzschenreuter, Johanna Harde, Lisa Kruggel, Martina Jänicke, Norbert Marschner
PURPOSE: Although treatment for early breast cancer improved prognosis greatly, it can have significant long-term consequences, which must be considered during treatment decision. METHODS: 453 patients with neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment intention were recruited into the MaTox project within the prospective, multicentre, population-based German TMK cohort study (Tumour Registry Breast Cancer) between 2008 and 2009. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) on 26 treatment-related symptoms were assessed via a specifically designed questionnaire at 4 weeks, 6 months, 18 months and 3 years after start of systemic treatment...
July 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659057/anatomical-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-epileptic-patients-with-instability-arthropathy-and-persistent-seizures
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Tanujan Thangarajah, Mark Falworth, Simon M Lambert
PURPOSE: Epileptic seizures can cause shoulder dislocation, recurrent instability and eventually arthritis. The purpose of this study was to report the results, complications and rate of revision surgery following anatomical shoulder arthroplasty in epileptic patients with instability arthropathy. METHODS: A consecutive series of eight patients with epilepsy underwent anatomical shoulder arthroplasty for recurrent shoulder instability and were retrospectively reviewed after a mean of 4...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607894/impact-of-co-existing-vascular-headache-on-symptom-relief-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Shilpa Chandrashekarappa, Sandeep Shetty, T Shivaram Shetty, Amjad Khan, Parijat Joshi
Vascular headache and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are diseases that share similar symptoms and demographics, including headache, facial pain and nasal symptoms. Contribution of chronic sinusitis as a cause of chronic headache is controversial, as there are scarce studies to know incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. To evaluate incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. Using descriptive study design, group of 100 patients with symptoms of CRS with headache were included in study. Patients underwent surgical management and 3% managed medically...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597247/pre-operative-predictors-of-post-operative-falls-in-people-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Pazit Levinger, Elin Wee, Soula Margelis, Hylton B Menz, John R Bartlett, Neil R Bergman, Stephen McMahon, Keith D Hill
INTRODUCTION: Pain and disability often persist following hip (THR) and knee replacement (TKR) surgery predisposing patients to increased risk of falling. This study identified pre-operative predictors for post-operative falls in TKR and THR patients, and the incidence and circumstances of falls in the 12 months post-surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was undertaken of patients before THR and TKR, and was repeated 12 months post-operation. The survey included (1) medical history and medications usage, (2) pain and function, (3) health-related and physical activity and (4) fear of falls and history of falls questionnaires...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596053/the-assessment-of-portal-tract-healing-after-knee-arthroscopy
#17
Nihat Acar, Ali Er, Mehmet Erduran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the pattern of portal-tract healing, to compare the healing time of anteromedial and anterolateral portal tracts and to assess the impact of portal-tract delayed healing on the post-operative sub-acute and chronic anterior knee tenderness. METHODS: The study included 104 patients (68 males and 36 females; mean age: 49 ± 3.16 years (range; 17-66)) who have undergone knee arthroscopy. Puncture wounds were divided into two groups, (1) anteromedial and (2) anterolateral groups...
June 5, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574117/combined-anteversion-technique-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-crowe-iv-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#18
Biao Zhu, Changzheng Su, Yeteng He, Xingyu Chai, Zhen Li, Zhenyang Hou, Tengteng Lou, Xinfeng Yan
BACKGROUND: A high rate of postoperative dislocation in total hip arthroplasty (THA) for Crowe IV developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) has been reported, 1 of the main reasons being higher true acetabular anteversion. If the cup is fixed with normal anteversion, the anterior rim will be excessively exposed, which reduces the contact areas of the cup and bone, affects prosthesis stability, and leads to iliopsoas tendinitis and persistent hip pain after THA. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that when cup anteversion is larger, adjusting femoral anteversion to bring the combined anteversion (CA) into the "safe zone" might prevent dislocation...
May 27, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562150/preoperative-psychosocial-risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-at-1-and-5-years-after-total-knee-replacement
#19
Vikki Wylde, Lea Trela-Larsen, Michael R Whitehouse, Ashley W Blom
Background and purpose - Psychosocial factors are important risk factors for poor outcomes in the first year after total knee replacement (TKR), however their impact on long-term outcomes is unclear. We aimed to identify preoperative psychosocial risk factors for poor outcomes at 1 year and 5 years after TKR. Patients and methods - 266 patients were recruited prior to TKR surgery. Knee pain and function were assessed preoperatively and at 1 and 5 years postoperative using the WOMAC Pain score, WOMAC Function score and American Knee Society Score (AKSS) Knee score...
October 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540414/bone-substitutes-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-surgery-using-sublaminar-bands-is-it-useful-a-case-control-study
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Sebastien Pesenti, Soufiane Ghailane, Jeffrey J Varghese, Matthieu Ollivier, Emilie Peltier, Elie Choufani, Gerard Bollini, Benjamin Blondel, Jean-Luc Jouve
INTRODUCTION: In order to avoid pseudarthrosis in adolescent idiopathic (AIS) patients, it is recommended to bring additional bone graft or substitute. Modern rigid instrumentations have been shown to provide less pseudarthroses even without bone substitutes. The aim of our study was to determine the impact of using bones substitutes on fusion rates in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing PSF with sublaminar bands. METHOD: AIS patients scheduled to undergo PSF with sublaminar bands were prospectively enrolled into this study and not given any bone substitutes (no-substitute group)...
May 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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