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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438384/evaluation-of-vitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-leg-pain
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Yalkın Çalık, Ümit Aygün
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the relationship between the levels of vitamin D and patients with chronic low back-leg pain (CLBLP) and to investigate its effects on pain and functional capacity. METHODS: 145 patients (female/male:103/42) with CLBLP, aged between 35 and 65 years (mean age: 53,06 ± 8,14), participated in the study. Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAS) was used to measure the state of pain. Pain-related functional capacity was evaluated through Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)...
April 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435318/prevalence-characteristics-and-burden-of-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-the-influence-of-various-residual-symptoms-on-patient-satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-as-assessed-by-a-nationwide-internet-survey-in-japan
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Shinsuke Inoue, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Makoto Nishihara, Young-Chang P Arai, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Takahiro Ushida
We conducted a cross-sectional, Internet-based survey with a nationally representative sample of Japanese adults to assess the prevalence and characteristics of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Data regarding the residual symptoms and patient satisfaction from an online survey of 1842 lumbar surgery patients revealed the prevalence of FBSS to be 20.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 18.8-22.6). The prevalence of low back pain, dull ache, numbness, cold sensations, and paresthesia after surgery was 94.0%, 71...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433659/carbonic-anhydrase-xii-functions-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Abdul Waheed, William S Sly
Human CAXII was initially identified as a cancer marker in different cancers and tumors. Expression of CAXII is regulated by hypoxia and estrogen receptors. CAXII expression has been also detected in several tissues, whereas in cancer and tumor tissues its expression is several fold higher. In brain tumors, an alternatively spliced form of CAXII is expressed. Higher expression of CAXII in breast cancer is indicative of lower grade disease. CAXII plays a key role in several physiological functions. Mutation in the CAXII gene causes cystic fibrosis-like syndrome and salt wasting disease...
April 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427472/optimising-conservative-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Katherine J Simson, Clint T Miller, Jon Ford, Andrew Hahne, Luana Main, Timo Rantalainen, Wei-Peng Teo, Megan Teychenne, David Connell, Guy Trudel, Guoyan Zheng, Gary Thickbroom, Daniel L Belavy
BACKGROUND: Lower back pain is a global health issue affecting approximately 80% of people at some stage in their life. The current literature suggests that any exercise is beneficial for reducing back pain. However, as pain is a subjective evaluation and physical deficits are evident in low back pain, using it as the sole outcome measure to evaluate superiority of an exercise protocol for low back pain treatment is insufficient. The overarching goal of the current clinical trial is to implement two common, conservative intervention approaches and examine their impact on deficits in chronic low back pain...
April 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422795/trial-design-and-endpoint-evaluation-in-clinical-studies-addressing-chronic-back-pain
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Peter Staats
STUDY DESIGN: A review of the literature evaluating clinical trials of chronic back pain. OBJECTIVE: To assist physicians in assessing the quality of clinical trial data to make the most informed treatment decisions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic pain is a tremendous public health issue, affecting close to 100 million adults in the United States, and costs the American people billions of dollars. One traditional treatment approach, the long-term use of opiate medications, has recently come under intense scrutiny for problems with complications, diversion, abuse, addiction and lack of efficacy...
April 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416501/protocol-for-a-placebo-controlled-within-participants-crossover-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-intranasal-oxytocin-to-improve-pain-and-function-among-women-with-chronic-pelvic-musculoskeletal-pain
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Joshua A Rash, Kirsti Toivonen, Magali Robert, Maryam Nasr-Esfahani, John F Jarrell, Tavis S Campbell
INTRODUCTION: This protocol presents the rationale and design for a trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in improving pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide traditionally recognised for involvement in labour, delivery and lactation. Novel evidence suggests that oxytocin decreases pain sensitivity in humans. While oxytocin administration has been reported to lower pain sensitivity among patients experiencing chronic back pain, headache, constipation and colon pain, no research has evaluated the association between intranasal oxytocin and chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399090/-a-comparative-study-of-immune-and-clinical-indicators-in-radicular-and-myofascial-back-pain
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A I Levashova, V S Morozova, S N Petrochenko, М А Myagkova, I A Moseikin
AIM: To compare immunochemical and clinical parameters in patients with chronic radicular and myofascial back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study included 92 patients (55 men and 37 women) with radicular pain syndrome and 97 patients (33 men and 64 women) with myofascial pain syndrome. Pain status was assessed with the differential visual analogous scale (at rest, on movement, at night and during spontaneous pain). Tensor algometry was used to measure pain intolerance thresholds at day and night...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397030/electroencephalographic-evidence-of-altered-top-down-attentional-modulation-in-fibromyalgia-patients-during-a-working-memory-task
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Alberto J González-Villar, Marina Pidal-Miranda, Manuel Arias, Dolores Rodríguez-Salgado, María T Carrillo-de-la-Peña
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome involving widespread pain of unclear pathophysiology. FM patients frequently complain about cognitive symptoms that interfere with their daily life activities. Several studies have reported attentional deficits and working memory impairment in FM patients. Nevertheless, the mechanisms involved in these alterations are still poorly understood. In this study we recorded electroencephalographic activity in 32 women with FM and 30 matched controls while they performed a 2-back working memory task...
April 10, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394896/physical-activity-level-at-work-and-risk-of-chronic-low-back-pain-a-follow-up-in-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Ingrid Heuch, Ivar Heuch, Knut Hagen, John-Anker Zwart
BACKGROUND: Physical activity in leisure time seems to reduce the risk of low back pain, but it is not known whether occupational activity, as recorded in a representative working population, produces a higher or lower risk. OBJECTIVE: To study associations between physical activity level at work and risk of chronic low back pain. METHODS: Associations were examined in a Norwegian prospective study using data from the HUNT2 and HUNT3 surveys carried out in the whole county of Nord-Trøndelag...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388975/psychosocial-work-stressors-work-fatigue-and-musculoskeletal-disorders-comparison-between-emergency-and-critical-care-nurses-in-brunei-public-hospitals
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Hanif Abdul Rahman, Khadizah Abdul-Mumin, Lin Naing
PURPOSE: Little evidence estimated the exposure of psychosocial work stressors, work-related fatigue, and musculoskeletal disorders for nurses working in South-East Asian region, and research on this subject is almost nonexistent in Brunei. The main aim of our study was to provide a comprehensive exploration and estimate exposure of the study variables amongst emergency (ER) and critical care (CC) nurses in Brunei. The study also aims to compare whether experiences of ER nurses differ from those of CC nurses...
March 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384682/interactive-voice-response-based-self-management-for-chronic-back-pain-the-copes-noninferiority-randomized-trial
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Alicia A Heapy, Diana M Higgins, Joseph L Goulet, Kathryn M LaChappelle, Mary A Driscoll, Rebecca A Czlapinski, Eugenia Buta, John D Piette, Sarah L Krein, Robert D Kerns
Importance: Recommendations for chronic pain treatment emphasize multimodal approaches, including nonpharmacologic interventions to enhance self-management. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that facilitates management of chronic pain and improves outcomes, but access barriers persist. Cognitive behavioral therapy delivery assisted by health technology can obviate the need for in-person visits, but the effectiveness of this alternative to standard therapy is unknown...
April 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383311/musculoskeletal-pain-profile-of-obese-individuals-attending-a-multidisciplinary-weight-management-service
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Grace A MacLellan, Colin Dunlevy, Emer O'Malley, Catherine Blake, Cathy Breen, Karen Gaynor, Natalie Wallace, Ruth Yoder, Domhnall Casey, John Mehegan, Donal O'Shea, Brona M Fullen
Obesity is associated with numerous chronic diseases, including musculoskeletal (MSK) pain, which impacts on quality of life (QoL). There is, however, limited research providing a comprehensive MSK pain profile of an obese cohort. This retrospective study utilized a patient database at a national weight management service (WMS). Following ethical approval, anonymized patient data were statistically analyzed to develop a pain profile, investigate relationships between pain, sleep, and function, and explore variables associated with having low back pain (LBP) and knee pain...
April 5, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377243/hybrid-bone-spect-ct-imaging-in-evaluation-of-chronic-low-back-pain-correlation-with-modic-changes-and-degenerative-disc-disease
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Vittorio M Russo, Ranju T Dhawan, Nishanth Dharmarajah, I Baudracco, Antonio I Lazzarino, Adrian T Casey
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Multiple radiological modalities are used in the evaluation of patients with low back pain (LBP). Only limited evidence currently exists to support the use of Bone HDP (hydroxydiphosphonate) SPECT/CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) in patients with Modic changes (MC) and degenerative disc disease (DDD). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the value of the hybrid Bone SPECT/CT imaging in patients with chronic low back pain...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376754/fat-in-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscles-predictive-value-and-change-following-disc-prosthesis-surgery-and-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-and-degenerative-disc-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-trial
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Kjersti Storheim, Linda Berg, Christian Hellum, Øivind Gjertsen, Gesche Neckelmann, Ansgar Espeland, Anne Keller
BACKGROUND: Evidence is lacking on whether fat infiltration in the multifidus muscles affects outcomes after total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and if it develops after surgery. The aims of this study were 1) to investigate whether pre-treatment multifidus muscle fat infiltration predicts outcome 2 years after treatment with TDR surgery or multidisciplinary rehabilitation, and 2) to compare changes in multifidus muscle fat infiltration from pre-treatment to 2-year follow-up between the two treatment groups...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374968/long-term-functional-and-mobility-outcomes-for-individuals-with-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita
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Hirmand Nouraei, Bonita Sawatzky, Megan MacGillivray, Judith Hall
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a birth defect that involves congenital joint contractures in two or more joints including the limbs, spine, and jaw. The purpose of our study was to identify long-term outcomes of adults with AMC. We recruited 177 participants from over 15 countries, making this the largest international study of adults with AMC. Participants provided demographic information including living situation and mobility and completed two standardized outcome measures, of quality of life and physical activity, using an online survey format...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371249/osteoid-osteoma-benign-osteoblastic-tumor-of-the-lumbar-l4-transverse-process-associated-with-radicular-pain-a-case-report
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Carlos L Nebreda, Ricardo Vallejo, Victor Mayoral-Rojals, Antonio Ojeda
Osteoid osteomas of the spine are benign bone tumors typically presenting with progressive pain without neurological deficit. This report presents a case of an osteoid osteoma in the lumbar spine associated with radicular pain. The patient, a young male athlete, presented with severe chronic nightly left low back pain radiated to the ipsilateral lower extremity who failed to respond to physical therapy and analgesic medications. Initial radiologic examination was reported as normal, but closer inspection of the T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance image as well as technetium-99m total body bone scan and a computed tomography scan revealed a bony lesion in the left transverse process of the L4 vertebra consistent with the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma...
March 30, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369761/erythema-ab-igne-new-technology-rebounding-upon-its-users
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REVIEW
Fernanda Salgado, Marc Z Handler, Robert A Schwartz
Erythema ab igne (EAI) is a persistent, chronic skin condition resulting from prolonged exposure to infrared radiation, experienced as heat. Once associated with traditional warming sources like wood burning stoves or open fires, modern, infrared exposure originates also from newer sources like laptops and heating pads and may be creating a rebound of EAI. The epidemiology may be different too, with younger patients than previously seen. Localized EAI over an area of pain in the abdomen or lower back can be a sign of an underlying disorder, including cancer...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361297/neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-assessing-teens-and-young-adults
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Fabricio Dias Antunes, Vynicius Goltran Sobral Propheta, Hulemar Andrade Vasconcelos, Rosana Cipolotti
Chronic pain conditions are little studied and may be underestimated in sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of this study was to identify the occurrence and characteristics of neuropathic pain (NP) in SCD patients. A sample of 56 patients was chosen from a total of 554 patients submitted to the inclusion criteria between 2015 and 2016. The Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs scale was used for detecting NP. The groups with and without NP were compared by sex, age, use of hydroxyurea, and sensory changes through Chi-square, Fisher's exact, ANOVA, and Kruskal-Wallis tests...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361271/the-development-of-translational-biomarkers-as-a-tool-for-improving-the-understanding-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain
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David A Buckley, Elaine M Jennings, Nikita N Burke, Michelle Roche, Veronica McInerney, Jonathan D Wren, David P Finn, Patrick C McHugh
Chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) is one of the most significant unmet clinical needs in modern medicine. Alongside the lack of effective treatments, there is a great deficit in the availability of objective diagnostic methods to reliably facilitate an accurate diagnosis. We therefore aimed to determine the feasibility of a simple diagnostic test by analysing differentially expressed genes in the blood of patients diagnosed with CNP of the lower back and compared to healthy human controls. Refinement of microarray expression data was performed using correlation analysis with 3900 human 2-colour microarray experiments...
March 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353611/comparison-of-intra-articular-lumbar-facet-joint-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-intra-articular-lumbar-facet-joint-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-lumbar-facet-joint-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kyung Hee Do, Sang Ho Ahn, Yun Woo Cho, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to demonstrate the effect of intra-articular (IA) lumbar facet joint (LFJ) pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for the management of LFJ pain, and to compare the effect of IA LFJ PRF to IA corticosteroid injection (ICI). Pathology in the LFJ is a common source of lower back pain (LBP). It is responsible for chronic LBP in approximately 15% to 45% of patients. It has been reported that PRF stimulation can effectively reduce refractory joint pain. METHODS: Sixty patients with LFJ pain were recruited and randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: the IA PRF group and the ICI group...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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