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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655271/one-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-with-predictors-of-pain-disability-and-return-to-work-in-patients-with-subacromial-pain-syndrome
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Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Cecilie Røe, Kaia B Engebretsen, Helene L Soberg, Niels G Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik, Jens I Brox
BACKGROUND: Radial extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat patients with subacromial pain syndrome despite conflicting evidence of its effectiveness. Better knowledge regarding prognostic factors may contribute to the improvement in treatment and prognosis for the patients. AIM: The first aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of rESWT in addition to supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome after one year...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655212/do-comorbidities-influence-help-seeking-for-cancer-alarm-symptoms-a-population-based-survey-in-england
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Theodosia Salika, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Katriina L Whitaker, Jo Waller, Cristina Renzi
Background: We examined associations between different chronic morbidities and help-seeking for possible cancer symptoms. Methods: Postal survey of individuals aged >50 years in England. Participants could report prior morbidities in respect of 12 pre-defined conditions. Among patients experiencing possible cancer symptoms we examined associations between specific morbidities and self-reported help-seeking (i.e. contacted versus not contacted a GP) for each alarm symptom using regression analyses...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655185/local-knockdown-of-nav1-6-relieves-pain-behaviors-induced-by-bmk-i
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Shichao Qin, Feng Jiang, You Zhou, Guokun Zhou, Pin Ye, Yonghua Ji
Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) in peripheral nociceptive sensory neurons are critical to transmit pain signals. BmK I purified from the venom of scorpion Buthus martensi Karsch (BmK) has been demonstrated to be the primary contributor of envenomation-associated pain. However, the role of distinct VGSCs such as Nav1.6 in the induction and maintenance of pain behaviors induced by BmK I was ambiguous. Herein, using molecular and behavioral approaches we investigated the mRNA and protein expression profiles of Nav1...
June 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655129/pain-related-fear-of-re-injury-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-estimation-or-measurement-in-manual-therapy-primary-care-practice-a-pilot-study
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Rob A B Oostendorp, Hans Elvers, Emilia Mikolajewska, Marjan Laekeman, Nathalie Roussel, Olaf van der Zanden, Jo Nijs, Han Samwel
BACKGROUND: Manual physical therapists (MPTs) working in primary care get limited information about patient's courses of (chronic) low back pain (LBP). Identification of kinesiophobia is mostly based on clinical perception. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the scores with which manual physical therapists in a primary care setting identify kinesiophobia in patients with low back pain, and the patients' self-reported measures of kinesiophobia...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655128/clinical-outcomes-of-kinesio-taping-applied-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Onur Aydoğdu, Zübeyir Sari, S Ufuk Yurdalan, M Gülden Polat
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare kinesio taping along with conventional treatment to conventional treatment alone and to report the results of both a single and repetitive kinesio taping application applied on quadriceps femoris and hamstring muscles on pain, range of motion, muscle strength, and functional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly allocated to two groups. A total of 28 patients were included in kinesio taping group, others were included in the control group...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655123/mechanical-low-back-pain-in-elite-track-and-field-athletes-an-observational-cohort-study
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Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Georgios Bikos, Maria Meke, Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Dev Pyne, Vasileios Korakakis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to gain information about the incidence of mechanical Low Back Pain (MLBP) injuries etiology in elite track and field athletes and to assess the recurrence rate. BACKGROUND: The prevalence and the etiology of Low Back Pain (LBP) in athletic populations at the elite level of competition lack of longitudinal studies focused on certain sport fields. The present study evaluates MLBP incidents in elite track and field athletes visiting National Track and Field Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece and classifies MLBP according to etiology...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655085/-effects-of-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-traditional-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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G Y Cui, W Tian, D He, Y G Xing, B Liu, Q Yuan, Y Q Wang, Y Q Sun
Objective: To compare the clinical effects of robot-assisted minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and traditional open TLIF in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Methods: A total of 41 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis accepted surgical treatment in Department of Spinal Surgery of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital From July 2015 to April 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 16 cases accepted robot-assisted minimally invasive TLIF and 25 accepted traditional open TLIF...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655084/-therapeutic-effect-of-a-new-hybrid-technique-which-combined-laparoscopic-method-and-abdominal-repair-for-parastomal-hernia-repair
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W Luo, Y Wang, X Duan
Objective: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new hybrid technique which combined laparoscopic method and abdominal repair (Dual Lap) for parastomal herniarepair. Methods: The clinical and follow-up data of 27 cases who accepted Dual Lap procedure performed at Department of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, Wuhan Central Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University from January 2010 to January 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. The data included 22 male patients and 5 female patients with mean age of 54 years...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655066/-initial-experience-with-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-anatomical-lung-resections-a-propensity-score-study-and-an-observational-assessment-of-the-learning-curve
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Davor Stamenovic, Antje Messerschmidt, Tillmann Jahn, Thomas Schneider
Introduction Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (UVATS) for anatomical lung resections has gained popularity of late. This study aimed to elucidate the impediments to implementing the uniportal access method into the daily routine of VATS lung resections. To this end, we reviewed our initial experience and evaluated our progress. Methods From January to May 2016, 24 consecutive UVATS anatomical lung resections (UVATS group) were performed by a single surgeon without any previous experience in UVATS surgery...
June 27, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655040/factors-associated-with-communicative-participation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Kathryn Yorkston, Carolyn Baylor, Helen Mach
Purpose: People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis frequently experience bulbar impairment and dysarthria that may restrict their ability to take part in everyday communication situations. The aim of this study is to examine selected variables that may contribute to restrictions in communicative participation. Method: Community-dwelling participants with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (N = 70) who reported communication changes but continued to use natural speech completed a survey, including the Communicative Participation Item Bank, demographics (age, sex, living situation, employment status, education, and time since diagnosis), and self- reported symptom-related variables (physical activity, emotional problems, fatigue, pain, speech severity, speech usage, and cognitive and communication skills)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654978/cardiac-testing-after-emergency-department-evaluation-for-chest-pain-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
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Benjamin C Sun, Rita F Redberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654959/cardiovascular-testing-and-clinical-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain
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Alexander T Sandhu, Paul A Heidenreich, Jay Bhattacharya, M Kate Bundorf
Importance: Noninvasive testing and coronary angiography are used to evaluate patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain, but their effects on outcomes are uncertain. Objective: To determine whether cardiovascular testing-noninvasive imaging or coronary angiography-is associated with changes in the rates of coronary revascularization or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admission in patients who present to the ED with chest pain without initial findings of ischemia...
June 26, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654852/adductor-canal-compression-syndrome-in-an-18-year-old-female-patient-leading-to-acute-critical-limb-ischemia-a-case-report
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Yi Zhou, Evan J Ryer, Robert P Garvin, Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal compression syndrome is a rare non-atherosclerotic cause of arterial occlusion and limb ischemia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 18-year-old healthy female who presented to the emergency department with acute left lower extremity ischemia. Her symptoms began as sudden onset mild foot pain approximately two months ago. Over the 72h prior to presentation, she developed severe pain, pallor, paralysis, loss of pedal pulses, paresthesia, and poikilothermia...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654824/visceral-sensitivity-anxiety-and-smoking-among-treatment-seeking-smokers
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Michael J Zvolensky, Jafar Bakhshaie, Peter J Norton, Jasper A J Smits, Julia D Buckner, Lorra Garey, Kara Manning
It is widely recognized that smoking is related to abdominal pain and discomfort, as well as gastrointestinal disorders. Research has shown that visceral sensitivity, experiencing anxiety around gastrointestinal sensations, is associated with poorer gastrointestinal health and related health outcomes. Visceral sensitivity also increases anxiety symptoms and mediates the relation with other risk factors, including gastrointestinal distress. No work to date, however, has evaluated visceral sensitivity in the context of smoking despite the strong association between smoking and poor physical and mental health...
June 20, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654797/simvastatin-prevents-morphine-induced-tolerance-and-dependence-in-mice
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Nasim Sadat Pajohanfar, Ehsan Mohebbi, Ahmad Hosseini-Bandegharaei, Mohamadraza Amin, Golnaz Vaseghi, Bahareh Amin
BACKGROUND: Tolerance to analgesic effects of opioids and dependence to them are main concerns in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, limiting clinical application of these drugs. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of simvastatin on the morphine-induced tolerance and dependence in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this purpose, mice were treated with either daily morphine (20 mg/kg, s.c.) alone, or in combination with simvastatin (2.5, 5 and 10mg/kg, i...
June 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654672/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-oral-fentanyl-formulations-for-breakthrough-cancer-pain-treatment
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Paolo Angelo Cortesi, Lucia Sara D'Angiolella, Renato Vellucci, Massimo Allegri, Giuseppe Casale, Carlo Favaretti, Flavia Kheiraoui, Giancarlo Cesana, Lorenzo Giovanni Mantovani
Breakthrough cancer Pain (BTcP) has a high prevalence in cancer population. Patients with BTcP reported relevant health care costs and poor quality of life. The study assessed the cost-effectiveness of the available Oral Fentanyl Formulations (OFFs) for BTcP in Italy. A decision-analytical model was developed to estimate costs and benefits associated with treatments, from the Italian NHS perspective. Expected reductions in pain intensity per BTcP episodes were translated into, percentage of BTcP reduction, resource use and Quality-Adjusted-Life-Years (QALYs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654671/cerebellar-ataxia-and-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-focus-on-patients%C3%A2-experiences
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Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Gullvi Flensner
Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ataxia and ITB therapy was designed to elucidate participants' experiences through semi-structured interviews. The transcribed text was analyzed according to content analysis guidelines. Overall we identified living in the present/ taking one day at a time as the main theme covering the following categories: 1) Uncertainty about the future as a consequence of living with a hereditary disease; The disease; 2) Impact on life as a whole, 3) Influence on personal life in terms of feeling forced to terminate employment, 4) Limiting daily activities, and 5) ITB therapy, advantages, and disadvantages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654613/evidence-based-medicine-current-evidence-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Steven J Hermiz, Loree K Kalliainen
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Create a safe and effective plan for management of carpal tunnel syndrome. 2. Support his or her rationale for the use of diagnostic tests. 3. Discuss elements of management that have been controversial, including anesthesia, the use of a tourniquet, postoperative pain control, and cost of care. SUMMARY: This is the fourth MOC-PS CME article on carpal tunnel syndrome. Each of the prior three has had a slightly different focus, and the reader is invited to review all to generate a comprehensive view of the management of this common, and often controversial, topic...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654588/assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-cryolipolysis-on-saddlebags-a-prospective-study-of-53-patients
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Lucille Adjadj, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Marine Mondoloni, Jean Paul Meningaud, Barbara Hersant
BACKGROUND: Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive subcutaneous fat removal technique. Its efficacy has been demonstrated on various fatty areas but not yet on saddlebags. The main objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy, patient tolerance, and safety of cryolipolysis on the saddlebags. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 53 patients with saddlebags. Patients with a history of liposuction or other surgical procedure on the saddlebag area and those on diet pills were excluded...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654586/botulinum-toxin-for-neck-rejuvenation-assessing-efficacy-and-redefining-patient-selection
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Samer F Jabbour, Elio G Kechichian, Cyril J Awaida, Roland R Tomb, Marwan W Nasr
BACKGROUND: The "Nefertiti lift" consists of injecting the platysmal bands and the inferior border of the mandible with botulinum toxin. No clinical trial has evaluated its effect on the different lower face and neck aging components, and little is known about the clinical characteristics that predict treatment success. METHODS: Patients were injected with abobotulinumtoxinA along the inferior border of the mandible and into the platysmal bands. Using standardized preinjection and postinjection photographs, the jowls, marionette lines, oral commissures, neck volume, and platysmal bands at maximal contraction and at rest were assessed with validated photonumeric scales...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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