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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339447/chronic-localized-back-pain-due-to-posterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-pocnes-a-new-diagnosis
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Oliver B Boelens, Robert C Maatman, Marc R Scheltinga, Kees van Laarhoven, Rudi M Roumen
Most patients with chronic back pain suffer from degenerative thoracolumbovertebral disease. However, the following case illustrates that a localized peripheral nerve entrapment must be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic back pain. We report the case of a 26-year-old woman with continuous excruciating pain in the lower back area. Previous treatment for nephroptosis was to no avail. On physical examination the pain was present in a 2 x 2 cm area overlying the twelfth rib some 4 cm lateral to the spinal process...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332372/efficacy-and-safety-of-different-aceclofenac-treatments-for-chronic-lower-back-pain-prospective-randomized-single-center-open-label-clinical-trials
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Jae Ho Yang, Kyung Soo Suk, Byung Ho Lee, Woo Chul Jung, Young Mi Kang, Ji Hye Kim, Hak Sun Kim, Hwan Mo Lee, Seong Hwan Moon
PURPOSE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a mainstay for medical treatment of chronic lower back pain (CLBP). Increased dose intervals for medication have been associated with increased patient adherence to prescriptions. The purpose of this clinical trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of a once daily dose of aceclofenac controlled release (CR) and a twice daily dose of aceclofenac for CLBP management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, single center, open-label clinical trial was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of aceclofenac CR (200 mg once daily) to aceclofenac dose (100 mg twice daily)...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328011/when-emotional-pain-becomes-physical-adverse-childhood-experiences-pain-and-the-role-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders
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Natalie J Sachs-Ericsson, Julia L Sheffler, Ian H Stanley, Jennifer R Piazza, Kristopher J Preacher
OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between retrospective reports of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and painful medical conditions. We also examined the mediating and moderating roles of mood and anxiety disorders in the ACEs-painful medical conditions relationship. METHOD: Ten-year longitudinal data were obtained from the National Comorbidity Surveys (NCS-1, NCS-2; N = 5001). The NCS-1 obtained reports of ACEs, current health conditions, current pain severity, and mood and anxiety disorders...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325585/gender-differences-in-demographic-and-clinical-correlates-among-veterans-with-musculoskeletal-disorders
#4
Diana M Higgins, Brenda T Fenton, Mary A Driscoll, Alicia A Heapy, Robert D Kerns, Matthew J Bair, Constance Carroll, Penny L Brennan, Diana J Burgess, John D Piette, Sally G Haskell, Cynthia A Brandt, Joseph L Goulet
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that women may be at greater risk for developing chronic pain and pain-related disability. METHODS: Because musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most frequently endorsed painful conditions among veterans, we sought to characterize gender differences in sociodemographic and clinical correlates among veterans upon entry into Veterans Health Administration's Musculoskeletal Disorders Cohort (n = 4,128,008). RESULTS: Women were more likely to be younger, Black, unmarried, and veterans of recent conflicts...
March 18, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288044/the-accessory-sacroiliac-joint-diagnosed-with-bone-spect-ct
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Ji-Hun Kang, Min-Woo Kim, Eun Ha Moon, Young Jun Kim, Ki Pi Yu
The accessory sacroiliac (SI) joint is not rare and can be one of the causes of lower back pain. We present a case of a 35-year-old woman with chronic lower back pain. Conventional radiography was equivocal, and bone scintigraphy showed a focus of mildly increased uptake in left SI joint region. SPECT/CT revealed increased uptakes in the accessory articulations between both sacral alae and iliac bones, and confirmed the diagnosis of accessory SI joint. This case illustrates the SPECT/CT findings of the accessory SI joint...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280380/estimated-risk-for-chronic-pain-determined-using-the-generic-start-back-5-item-screening-tool
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Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Tomoko Fujii, Norimasa Kikuchi, Yuri Haga, Takayuki Sawada, Junji Katsuhira, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Kayo Kawamata, Juichi Tonosu, Masahiko Sumitani, Satoshi Kasahara, Sakae Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: The generic STarT Back 5-item screening tool (STarT-G) is used to manage chronic pain in the lower back and elsewhere. This study evaluated the validity of the Japanese version of this generic screening tool. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Japanese participants between the ages of 20 and 64 years completed online surveys regarding pain. Survey reliability was assessed with internal consistency, as calculated using Cronbach's alpha coefficients. Spearman's correlation coefficients were used to evaluate concurrent validity between the STarT-G score and standard reference questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278241/the-prevalence-of-diagnosed-chronic-conditions-and-multimorbidity-in-australia-a-method-for-estimating-population-prevalence-from-general-practice-patient-encounter-data
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Christopher Harrison, Joan Henderson, Graeme Miller, Helena Britt
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of common chronic conditions and multimorbidity among patients at GP encounters and among people in the Australian population. To assess the extent to which use of each individual patient's GP attendance over the previous year, instead of the average for their age-sex group, affects the precision of national population prevalence estimates of diagnosed chronic conditions. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A sub-study (between November 2012 and March 2016) of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health program, a continuous national study of GP activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269810/comparison-of-trunk-electromyographic-muscle-activity-depends-on-sitting-postures
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DongGeon Lee, SeoJeong Yu, SunHae Song, Se-Han Lee, SeungHeon An, Hwi-Young Cho, Ki-Hun Cho, GyuChang Lee
BACKGROUND: Different postural positions can be characterized by the activation and relative contributions of different postural muscles, and may variously contribute to the recovery from or worsening of chronic lower back pain. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigates trunk muscle activities in four types of seated postures: cross-legged, long, side, and W-shaped. METHODS: Eight healthy adults participated in the study. Trunk muscle activities of the external oblique (EO), rectus abdominis (RA), latissimus dorsi (LD), and erector spinae (ES) muscles in each of the sitting postures including cross-legged, long, side, and W-shaped were collected utilizing surface electromyography (sEMG)...
February 27, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266863/microcurrent-point-stimulation-applied-to-lower-back-acupuncture-points-for-the-treatment-of-nonspecific-neck-pain
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Kelly Armstrong, Raman Gokal, Antoine Chevalier, William Todorsky, Mike Lim
OBJECTIVES: Although acupuncture and microcurrent are widely used for chronic pain, there remains considerable controversy as to their therapeutic value for neck pain. We aimed to determine the effect size of microcurrent applied to lower back acupuncture points to assess the impact on the neck pain. DESIGN: This was a cohort analysis of treatment outcomes pre- and postmicrocurrent stimulation, involving 34 patients with a history of nonspecific chronic neck pain...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266756/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-surgery-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-a-prospective-single-center-study
#10
Sebastian A Ahmadi, Jan Vesper, Stefan Schu, Philipp J Slotty
INTRODUCTION: A multitude of evidence supporting the beneficial effects of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in patients suffering from chronic pain syndromes following spinal surgery has been published in the last decade. Evidence is scarce, however, for the use of high frequency SCS (HF-SCS) in the treatment of surgery naïve patients suffering from lower back pain (LBP). METHODS: From June 2014 to April 2015, we prospectively enrolled patients suffering from LBP alone or in conjunction with leg pain in a trial of HF-SCS...
March 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247084/anatomy-of-the-sacral-hiatus-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-caudal-epidural-block
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Hassan Bagheri, Figen Govsa
PURPOSE: Caudal epidural anesthesia (CEB) is widely used for the prevention of chronic lower back pain, the control of intraoperative analgesia such as genitourinary surgery and labor pain cases in sacral epidural space approach for the implementation of analgesia. CEB is an anesthetic solution used into the sacral canal via sacral hiatus (SH). For optimal access into the sacral epidural space, detailed anatomical landmarks of SH are required. This study aims at exploring the anatomical structures and differences of the SH by using the sacral bone as a guide point to failure criteria for reviewing the caudal epidural anesthesia and improving the criteria for success in practice...
February 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244114/influence-of-culture-on-pain-comorbidity-in-women-with-and-without-temporomandibular-disorder-pain
#12
M Al-Harthy, A Michelotti, T List, R Ohrbach
BACKGROUND: Evidence on cultural differences in prevalence and impact of common chronic pain conditions, comparing individuals with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) vs individuals without TMD, is limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess cross-cultural comorbid pain conditions in women with chronic TMD pain. METHODS: Consecutive women patients (n=122) with the index condition of chronic TMD pain diagnosed per the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD and TMD-free controls (n=121) matched for age were recruited in Saudi Arabia, Italy and Sweden...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243753/pain-in-parkinson-disease-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-its-prevalence-specifics-and-therapy
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Carsten Buhmann, Nathalie Wrobel, Wiebke Grashorn, Odette Fruendt, Katharina Wesemann, Sabrina Diedrich, Ulrike Bingel
We aimed to evaluate prevalence, phenotype, and therapeutic realities of pain in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Therefore, we assessed 181 outpatients with PD using a cross-sectional approach applying the German Pain Questionaire (DSF), the PainDetect, and a self-developed Parkinson Disease Pain Questionaire (UPDPQ) covering detailed therapeutic aspects. Furthermore, we investigated the association between pain and PD-disease characteristics, quality of life (PDQ-39), depression, and anxiety (HADS-D, HADS-A)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242398/a-contained-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-presenting-with-vertebral-erosion
#14
Yongqi Li, Lei Li, Dongming Zhang, Xiaomei Wang, Weidong Sun, Han Wang
Chronic contained rupture (CCR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with vertebral erosion is a rare condition. Although it has been reported previously, it is still liable to be misdiagnosed. We present a case of CCR of AAA with vertebral erosion. A brief analysis of similar cases reported in the last five years is presented. A 71-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of severe prickling pain in his left thigh. Computerized tomography angiography revealed an AAA which had caused erosion of L3 vertebral body and the left psoas muscle...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214616/exploring-factors-influencing-low-back-pain-in-people-with-nondysvascular-lower-limb-amputation-a-national-survey
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Hemakumar Devan, Paul Hendrick, Leigh Hale, Allan Carman, Michael P Dillon, Daniel Cury Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal impairment in people with lower limb amputation. Given the multifactorial nature of LBP, exploring the factors influencing the presence and intensity of LBP is warranted. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which physical, personal, and amputee-specific factors predicted the presence and intensity of LBP in persons with nondysvascular transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA). DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional survey...
March 2, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210742/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-174-l5-vertebral-superior-facet-osteoblastoma-ob
#16
Manickam Subramanian, Hong Chou, Kabilan Chokkappan, Wilfred Cg Peh
A 25-year-old man presented with chronic low back pain and occasional radiation to the right lower limb. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine showed an osteolytic expansile lesion with a central sclerotic nidus in the right superior facet of the L5 vertebra and surrounding marrow oedema. The diagnosis of osteoblastoma was made based on imaging findings and confirmed after CT-guided biopsy. Radiofrequency ablation of the lesion was successfully performed. The patient tolerated the procedure well and showed symptomatic relief...
February 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203603/physical-activity-level-and-sport-participation-in-relation-to-musculoskeletal-pain-in-a-population-based-study-of-adolescents-the-young-hunt-study
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Maren Hjelle Guddal, Synne Øien Stensland, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, John-Anker Zwart, Kjersti Storheim
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among adolescents is high, and pain in adolescence increases the risk of chronic pain in adulthood. Studies have shown conflicting evidence regarding associations between physical activity and musculoskeletal pain, and few have evaluated the potential impact of sport participation on musculoskeletal pain in adolescent population samples. PURPOSE: To examine the associations between physical activity level, sport participation, and musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders, low back, and lower extremities in a population-based sample of adolescents...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198635/impact-of-comorbidities-by-age-on-symptom-presentation-for-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department
#18
Larisa A Burke, Anne G Rosenfeld, Mohamud R Daya, Karen M Vuckovic, Jessica K Zegre-Hemsey, Maria Felix Diaz, Josemare Tosta Daiube Santos, Sahereh Mirzaei, Holli A DeVon
BACKGROUND: It is estimated half of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients have one or more associated comorbid conditions. AIMS: Aims were to: 1) examine the prevalence of comorbid conditions in patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of ACS; 2) determine if comorbid conditions influence ACS symptoms; and 3) determine if comorbid conditions predict the likelihood of receiving an ACS diagnosis. METHODS: A total of 1064 patients admitted to five emergency departments were enrolled in this prospective study...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185319/gabapentenoids-in-pain-management-in-urological-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-gabapentin-or-pregabalin
#19
Mayank Mohan Agarwal, Mudelin Elsi Sy
AIMS: To compare efficacy of gabapentin and pregabalin in patients with urological chronic pelvic-pain syndrome (UCPPS). METHODS: Design-retrospective, setting-urology outpatient services of a secondary-care private hospital, inclusion criteria-men 18-50 years, presenting with pelvic pain (lower abdomen, groin, scrotum, perineum, low-back, hip) with or without lower urinary tract symptoms for at least 3 months duration. Hospital database was searched using keywords for neuropathic pain (ICD9-729...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181773/influence-of-the-fitbit-charge-hr-on-physical-activity-aerobic-fitness-and-disability-in-non-specific-back-pain-participants
#20
Rebecca Gordon, Saul Bloxham
BACKGROUND: Increasing levels of physical activity (PA) and aerobic fitness can reduce non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) yet patient's physical activity 1 and aerobic fitness 2 have been shown to be lower than healthy counterparts. Pedometers are effective at promoting PA 3, yet more 'advanced consumer level activity monitors' (AAMs) can provide greater feedback to the user. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of new advances in commercially available wearable technology on PA, aerobic fitness and disability of low back pain participants...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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