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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675607/medical-and-financial-burden-of-acute-intermittent-porphyria
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Rochus A Neeleman, Margreet A E M Wagenmakers, Rita H Koole-Lesuis, G Sophie Mijnhout, J H Paul Wilson, Edith C H Friesema, Janneke G Langendonk
INTRODUCTION: A small proportion of patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) suffer from recurrent porphyric attacks, with a severely diminished quality of life. In this retrospective case-control study, the burden of disease is quantified and compared among three AIP patient subgroups: cases with recurrent attacks, cases with one or occasional attacks and asymptomatic carriers. METHODS: Data from patient records and questionnaires were collected in patients between 1960 and 2016 at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666064/role-of-kinesiophobia-on-pain-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-people-suffering-from-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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Alejandro Luque-Suarez, Javier Martinez-Calderon, Deborah Falla
OBJECTIVE: (1) To explore the level of association between kinesiophobia and pain, disability and quality of life in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) detected via cross-sectional analysis and (2) to analyse the prognostic value of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in this population detected via longitudinal analyses. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature including an appraisal of the risk of bias using the adapted Newcastle Ottawa Scale...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662778/comparisons-of-slice-encoding-metal-artifact-correction-and-view-angle-tilting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-traditional-digital-radiography-in-evaluating-chronic-hip-pain-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Yimin Ma, Panli Zuo, Mathias Nittka, Xiaoguang Cheng, Hongyi Shao, Chen Wang
Purpose: The aims of this study were (1) to compare the areas of metal-induced artifacts and definition of periprosthetic structures between patients scanned with the slice-encoding metal artifact correction and view-angle tilting (SEMAC-VAT) turbo-spin-echo (TSE) prototype and those scanned with the standard TSE magnetic resonance (MR) sequences and (2) to further clarify the superiority of the SEMAC-VAT MR imaging technique at detecting lesions in patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA), compared with digital radiography (DR)...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659589/correlation-between-physical-markers-and-psychiatric-health-in-a-portuguese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-cohort-the-role-of-suffering-in-chronic-autoimmune-disease
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Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Caleb Cornaby, Miguel Bernardes, Marta Figueiredo, Cristina Dos Santos Mesquita, Lúcia Costa, Brian D Poole
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects a large number of people throughout the world. Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common symptoms of SLE that substantially contribute to decreased quality of life. This study investigates the interplay between physical and psychiatric manifestations of lupus. To this end, an SLE patient cohort was examined for correlations between clinical presentation, laboratory tests, and psychological indicators...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658285/-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-raynaud-s-disease
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Balázs Fábián, Zoltán Csiki, Antal Bugán
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is characterized by episodic vasospastic attacks and digital ischemia usually followed by pain, numbness and cold. Despite the severity of the symptoms, the investigation of the quality of life in this disease received less attention yet. AIM: The aim of the study was to examine how the disease affects the patients' quality of life. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were made with 28 patients diagnosed with Raynaud's disease...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657190/fighting-for-freedom-by-killing-the-pain
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E Ann Jeschke
This symposium includes six personal narratives about military veterans' experiences receiving health care through the Military Health System or the Veterans' Health Administration. Five of the narratives were autobiographical accounts of men's personal experience of care and one of the accounts was written by a wife who watched her husband suffer with chronic pain after leaving the military. There is a good deal of literature in military and veteran's medical research pertaining to psychological and physical trauma rehabilitation; however, there is little reflection on what it is like for injured military personnel or veterans to overcome obstacles while in pain and attempting interface with these governmental health care systems...
2018: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651227/a-case-of-atopic-dermatitis-caused-by-ascaris-lumbricoides-infection
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Rosanna Qualizza, Laura M Losappio, Fabiana Furci
Background: Parasite infections stimulate total and specific IgE production that, in the case of Toxocara canis infection, corresponds to chronic allergic symptoms. There may also be other infections which have similar symptoms, such as Ascaris lumbricoides infection. Ascaris lumbricoides is a large nematode that causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, anorexia and intermittent diarrhoea. Patients with ascaridiasis and high IgE levels may also have allergy-like symptoms such as asthma, urticaria and atopic dermatitis...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643158/is-an-enhanced-behaviour-change-intervention-cost-effective-compared-with-physiotherapy-for-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-results-from-a-multicentre-trial-in-israel
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Alastair Canaway, Tamar Pincus, Martin Underwood, Yair Shapiro, Gabriel Chodick, Noa Ben-Ami
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of an enhanced transtheoretical model of behaviour change in conjunction with physiotherapy compared with standard care (physiotherapy) in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP). DESIGN: Cost-utility and cost-effectiveness analyses alongside a multicentre controlled trial from a healthcare perspective with a 1-year time horizon. SETTING: The trial was conducted in eight centres within the Sharon district in Israel...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642749/chronic-migraine-a-process-of-dysmodulation-and-sensitization
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Min Su, Shengyuan Yu
Chronic migraine is a common chronic daily headache featured by frequent headache attacks with at least 15 headache days per month, which brings great disease burden to both the sufferers and the society. Transformed from episodic migraine, the pathophysiology of chronic migraine is not fully understood, even though several risk factors have been associated with migraine progression. Recent studies have identified both structural and functional alterations in some brain regions of chronic migraine patients indicating that maladaptation of the top-down pain modulation and subsequent sensitization of trigeminal system may be important in the pathogenesis of chronic migraine...
January 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629427/reference-values-for-shear-wave-elastography-of-neck-and-shoulder-muscles-in-healthy-individuals
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Caroline Ewertsen, Jonathan Carlsen, Mohammed Aftab Perveez, Henrik Schytz
Purpose: to establish reference values for ultrasound shear-wave elastography for pericranial muscles in healthy individuals (m. trapezius, m. splenius capitis, m. semispinalis capitis, m. sternocleidomastoideus and m. masseter). Also to evaluate day-to-day variations in the shear-wave speeds and evaluate the effect of the pennation of the muscle fibers, ie scanning parallel or perpendicularly to the fibers. Materials and Methods: 10 healthy individuals (5 males and 5 females) had their pericranial muscles examined with shear-wave elastography in two orthogonal planes on two different days for their dominant and non-dominant side...
January 2018: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623654/tapentadol-extended-release-in-the-treatment-of-severe-chronic-low-back-pain-and-osteoarthritis-pain
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REVIEW
Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Jo Ann LeQuang, Robert B Raffa, John Bisney
Tapentadol is a novel pain reliever with apparently synergistic dual mechanisms of action, capable of addressing both nociceptive and neuropathic components of chronic pain. As an effective analgesic with good tolerability, tapentadol may be appropriate for patients suffering from severe chronic pain associated with low back pain (LBP) or osteoarthritis (OA). Efficacy studies of tapentadol in populations of patients with severe chronic LBP or OA pain suggest that tapentadol is non-inferior to oxycodone. Its tolerability, especially with respect to gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, may be better than that of other strong opioids in clinical trials and analyses of multiple trials...
April 5, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619755/high-frequency-of-computer-tomography-and-surgery-for-abdominal-pain-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Jorunn Sandvik, Torstein Hole, Christian A Klöckner, Bård E Kulseng, Arne Wibe
INTRODUCTION: Acute, intermittent, and chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of medical imaging and the need for surgery treating abdominal pain after RYGB in a cohort with long-term follow-up. METHODS: Data from 569 patients who underwent RYGB as the primary bariatric procedure at a public hospital in Norway between April 2004 and June 2011 were prospectively registered in a local quality registry for bariatric surgery...
April 4, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615965/neurofascin-and-compact-myelin-antigen-specific-t-cell-response-pattern-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-subtypes
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Jan-Markus Diederich, Maximilian Staudt, Christian Meisel, Katrin Hahn, Edgar Meinl, Andreas Meisel, Juliane Klehmet
Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate whether chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and its subtypes differ in their type 1 T-helper (TH1) cell response against nodal/paranodal neurofascin (NF186, NF155) as well as myelin protein zero (P0 180-199) and myelin basic protein (MBP 82-100). Methods: Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) enzyme-linked immunospot assay was used to detect antigen-specific T cell responses in 48 patients suffering typical CIDP ( n  = 18), distal acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy ( n  = 8), multifocal acquired demyelinating sensory and motor polyneuropathy (MADSAM; n  = 9), and sensory CIDP ( n  = 13) compared to other non-immune polyneuropathy (ON; n  = 19) and healthy controls ( n  = 9)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610612/the-effectiveness-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-achilles-tendinopathy-a-case-report-with-18-months-follow-up
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Erieta Dimitrije Nikolikj-Dimitrova, Cvetanka Gjerakaroska-Savevska, Valentina Koevska, Biljana Mitrevska, Marija Gocevska, Maja Manoleva, Biljana Kalchovska-Ivanovska
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a pathological state resulting from repetitive loading or stress on the tendon. The article aims to evaluate the effects of the low - energy radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (RESWT) in the treatment of the adult with chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy (AT) after the unsuccessful conservative treatment, with 18 months follow - up evaluation. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 55 years - old male suffering from severe right posterior heel pain for 4 months...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596686/hypertrophic-scar-severity-at-autograft-sites-is-associated-with-increased-pain-and-itch-after-major-thermal-burn-injury
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Matthew C Mauck, Jeffrey W Shupp, Felicia Williams, Marie Ashley Villard, Samuel W Jones, James Hwang, Jennifer Smith, Rachel Karlnoski, David J Smith, Bruce A Cairns, Samuel A McLean
Approximately three quarters of major thermal burn injury (MThBI) survivors suffer from hypertrophic scarring (HTS) and over half experience chronic pain or itch. In survivors of MThBI, HTS and chronic pain or itch are considered one of the greatest unmet challenges of postburn injury care and psychosocial reintegration. Although scarring, itch, and pain have been clinically associated, there are no prospective, multisite studies examining tissue autograft site pain or itch and scar outcomes. The authors collected a representative cohort (n = 56) of MThBI survivors who received autografting within 14 days of injury and evaluated graft-site pain or itch severity (0-10 Numeric Rating Scale) and HTS using a validated scar photograph assessment scale 6 months following MThBI...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595088/the-impacts-of-rest-breaks-and-stretching-exercises-on-low-back-pain-among-commercial-truck-drivers-in-iran
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Mohammad Ghasemi, Amir Hossein Khoshakhlagh, Ali Ghanjal, Saeid Yazdanirad, Fereydoon Laal
PURPOSE: The objective of this paper aimed to determine the impacts of rest breaks and stretching exercises on low back pain (LBP) in commercial truck drivers. METHODS: This quasi-experiment was carried out on 92 truck drivers suffering from chronic LBP. Subjects were categorized into 3 groups (stretching exercises and rest breaks, rest breaks only, and reference). Pain severity and related disability were measured at the beginning of the survey and after 6 and 12 weeks...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593798/depressive-symptoms-but-not-chronic-pain-have-an-impact-on-the-survival-of-patients-undergoing-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Mariusz Kusztal, Ewa Trafidło, Katarzyna Madziarska, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Maciej Karczewski, Waclaw Weyde, Magdalena Krajewska, Joanna Rymaszewska, Marian Klinger
Introduction: More than 1/3 of patients with end-stage renal disease who are in a chronic dialysis program suffer from chronic pain and depression/anxiety. The aim of the study was to determine the impacts of symptoms of depression/anxiety, chronic pain and quality of life (QoL) on 6-year patient survival. Material and methods: Observational study of end-stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis ( n = 205) who met the inclusion criteria. Patients from three dialysis centers in Lower Silesia were asked to complete a battery of validated questionnaires: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the 36-item Short Form Health Survey Questionnaire, the Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS)...
March 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587759/anxiety-and-its-predictive-value-for-pain-and-regular-analgesic-intake-after-lumbar-disc-surgery-a-prospective-observational-longitudinal-study
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Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Bernd Kappis, Rafael J A Cámara, Marion Ferner
BACKGROUND: Ongoing pain after surgery is a major problem and influences recovery and the quality of life of the patient. Associations between anxiety and their impact on postoperative pain after herniated disc surgery have been reported, but the results are inconsistent. The aim of the present longitudinal study was to evaluate the predictive value of preoperative anxiety for postoperative ongoing pain and prolonged analgesic intake after herniated disc surgery. METHODS: 106 patients with lumbar disc herniation were evaluated in the study...
March 27, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583099/time-course-of-the-response-to-navigated-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-at-10-hz-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain
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Aaron Lawson McLean, Susanne Frank, Noman Zafar, Albrecht Waschke, Rolf Kalff, Rupert Reichart
Objective This prospective study evaluated the time to response and outcomes of navigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at a frequency of 10 Hz in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. Methods This prospective study included patients with unilateral chronic neuropathic pain. All patients received motor cortex stimulation at 10 Hz over nine consecutive days using repetitive TMS. Outcome was evaluated over a six-week follow-up period using the visual analogue scale, the German Pain Questionnaire and time to pain reduction...
March 27, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582154/association-of-body-mass-index-with-chronic-pain-prevalence-a-large-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Keiko Yamada, Yasuhiko Kubota, Hiroyasu Iso, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Ko Matsudaira
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the association between body mass index and chronic pain. METHODS: The outcome was chronic pain prevalence by body mass index (BMI). BMIs of less than 18.5, 18.5-25.0, 25.0-30.0, and 30.0 or over kg/m2 were defined as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese. SUBJECTS: We used data from 4993 participants (2464 men and 2529 women aged 20-79 years) of the Pain Associated Cross-sectional Epidemiological survey in Japan...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
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