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Trigger point injections

Evangelos G Papanikolaou, Hakan Yarali, Evi Timotheou, Michael Grynberg, Odysseas Zafeiratis, Herman Tournaye, Robert Najdecki
Introduction: A drawback of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols in in vitro fertilization (IVF) is that they have limited flexibility in cycle programming. This proof of concept study explored the efficacy of a single-dose, long-acting GnRH antagonist IVF protocol. Trial registration number is NCT03240159, retrospectively registered on March 08, 2017. Materials and methods: The efficacy of a single-dose long-acting antagonist, degarelix, was explored initially in healthy donors and subsequently in infertile patients...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Carla Campos Martins Chamochumbi, Patrícia Toscano, Mônica Pitanguy Julio, Wilson Marques, Júlio César Rosa-E-Silva, Francisco José Candido-Dos-Reis, Antônio Alberto Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the electromyography pattern of abdominal trigger points developed after a caesarean section and the association between clinical response and local anaesthetic injection. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: A tertiary university hospital. POPULATION: Twenty-nine women with chronic pelvic pain associated with trigger points after a caesarean section were included in the study. METHODS: Participants received needle electromyography before treatment, then underwent a treatment protocol consisting of trigger-point injection of 2 mL of 1% lidocaine...
February 27, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Manjula Chandragomi Caldera, Sameera Jayan Senanayake, Sujith Priyankara Perera, Nadeeke Nidhan Perera, Ranjanie Gamage, Inuka Kishara Gooneratne
Introduction: The antinociceptive effect of botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) in trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described. We evaluated effects of BTX-A in relieving pain in patients with refractory TN at National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Materials and Methods: Pain in patients with TN was assessed using a visual analog from 0 to 10. Three months after commencement of drug therapy with ≥2 drugs including one first-line drug (carbamazepine/oxcarbazepine), pain scores were re-assessed...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Wei Tang, Zhen Yang, Sheng Wang, Zhantong Wang, Jibin Song, Guocan Yu, Wenpei Fan, Yunlu Dai, Jingjing Wang, Lingling Shan, Gang Niu, Quli Fan, Xiaoyuan Chen
Combination of photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound (US) imaging offers high spatial resolution images with deep tissue penetration, which shows great potential in applications in medical imaging. Development of PA/US dual-contrast agents with high contrast and excellent biocompatibility is of great interest. Herein, an organic semiconducting photoacoustic nanodroplet, PS-PDI-PAnD, is developed by stabilizing low-boiling-point perfluorocarbon (PFC) droplet with a photoabsorber and photoacoustic agent of perylene diimide (PDI) molecules and coencapsulating the droplet with photosensitizers of ZnF16 Pc molecules...
February 21, 2018: ACS Nano
Gopinath Niraj
Background: Chronic abdominal wall pain arising from the myofascial structures is termed abdominal myofascial pain syndrome and is an important cause of refractory abdominal pain that utilizes significant health care costs. The current literature is vague on its management. Design: The author presents a prospective audit of a structured management pathway and discusses the pathophysiology of abdominal myofascial pain syndrome. The objective was to identify an effective and durable treatment for the individual patient and evaluate patient satisfaction with the management pathway...
February 9, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Casey G Kowalik, Joshua A Cohn, Andrea Kakos, Patrick Lang, W Stuart Reynolds, Melissa R Kaufman, Mickey M Karram, Roger R Dmochowski
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Urethral injury resulting from transvaginal mesh slings is a rare complication with an estimated incidence of <1%. Our objective was to review the surgical management and functional outcomes of women presenting with urethral mesh perforation following midurethral sling (MUS) placement. METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter review of women who from January 2011 to March 2016 at two institutions underwent mesh sling excision for urethral perforation with Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship-trained surgeons...
January 29, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Andréia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Antônio Alberto Nogueira, Francisco José Candido-Dos-Reis, Júlio César Rosa-E-Silva
Objective: Strong evidence shows that 85% of women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have musculoskeletal disorders, such as abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of local acupuncture treatment for women with CPP secondary to AMPS unresponsive to treatment with trigger-point injection. Materials and Methods: This pilot study involved 17 women with moderate-to-severe AMPS-related CPP. Acupuncture treatments were given at abdominal-wall trigger points once per week for 10 consecutive weeks...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
Mehmet E Yalvac, Jakkrit Amornvit, Cilwyn Braganza, Lei Chen, Syed-Rehan A Hussain, Kimberly M Shontz, Chrystal L Montgomery, Kevin M Flanigan, Sarah Lewis, Zarife Sahenk
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A) have suggested that calpain-3 (CAPN3) mutations result in aberrant regeneration in muscle. METHODS: To gain insight into pathogenesis of aberrant muscle regeneration in LGMD2A, we used a paradigm of cardiotoxin (CTX)-induced cycles of muscle necrosis and regeneration in the CAPN3-KO mice to simulate the early features of the dystrophic process in LGMD2A. The temporal evolution of the regeneration process was followed by assessing the oxidative state, size, and the number of metabolic fiber types at 4 and 12 weeks after last CTX injection...
December 14, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
Andrew Stent, Alison L Every, Yok T Chionh, Garrett Z Ng, Philip Sutton
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori has undergone considerable adaptation to allow chronic persistence within the gastric environment. While H. pylori-associated diseases are driven by an excessive inflammation, severe gastritis is detrimental to colonization by this pathogen. Hence, H. pylori has developed strategies to minimize the severity of gastritis it triggers in its host. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is well known for its role in protecting against oxidative attack; less recognized is its ability to inhibit immunity, shown for SOD from mammalian sources and those of some bacterial species...
December 13, 2017: Helicobacter
Nolwen L Rey, Sonia George, Jennifer A Steiner, Zachary Madaj, Kelvin C Luk, John Q Trojanowski, Virginia M-Y Lee, Patrik Brundin
Parkinson's disease is characterized by degeneration of substantia nigra dopamine neurons and by intraneuronal aggregates, primarily composed of misfolded α-synuclein. The α-synuclein aggregates in Parkinson's patients are suggested to first appear in the olfactory bulb and enteric nerves and then propagate, following a stereotypic pattern, via neural pathways to numerous regions across the brain. We recently demonstrated that after injection of either mouse or human α-synuclein fibrils into the olfactory bulb of wild-type mice, α-synuclein fibrils recruited endogenous α-synuclein into pathological aggregates that spread transneuronally to over 40 other brain regions and subregions, over 12 months...
January 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
Tomislav Kifer, Zrinjka Mišak, Oleg Jadrešin, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is often an overlooked cause of abdominal pain. Data for pediatric patients, especially regarding the treatment modalities are scarce. The aim of this study is to present a treatment modality of ACNES with combined local subfascial anesthetic and corticosteroid injection in a prospectively collected cohort of pediatric patients. METHODS: This was a prospective observational long-term study, which included pediatric patients who were diagnosed with ACNES in a tertiary care pediatric center and followed up for at least 12 months (median 1...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
Leonie Runtz, Benoit Girard, Marion Toussenot, Julie Espallergues, Alexis Fayd'Herbe De Maudave, Alexandre Milman, Frederic deBock, Chaitali Ghosh, Nathalie C Guérineau, Jean-Marc Pascussi, Federica Bertaso, Nicola Marchi
OBJECTIVE: Available evidence points to a role of cytochrome P450 (Cyp) drug biotransformation enzymes in central nervous system diseases, including epilepsy. Deviations in drug pharmacokinetic profiles may impact therapeutic outcomes. Here, we ask whether spontaneous recurrent seizure (SRS) activity is sufficient to modulate the expression of major Cyp enzymes in the liver and brain. METHODS: Unilateral intrahippocampal (IH) kainic acid (KA) injections were used to elicit nonconvulsive status epilepticus (SE), epileptogenesis, and SRS, as monitored by video-electroencephalography...
November 10, 2017: Epilepsia
L Antonio González-Grajales, Laura Pieper, Sebastian Mengel, Rudolf Staufenbiel
Glucose metabolism in dairy and beef cattle has received considerable attention because balanced blood glucose is essential for numerous processes, such as milk production and general health. The glucose tolerance test measures the ability of an organism to regulate blood glucose levels. Glucose half-life time (GHLT) has high heritability and could serve as a potential parameter to breed for metabolic resistance. However, studies focusing on identification of an adequate glucose dose have not yet been conducted in cattle...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Shehryar N Khawaja, Steven J Scrivani, Nicole Holland, David A Keith
PURPOSE: Masticatory muscle pain disorders respond well to conservative therapy; however, in some patients the pain becomes refractory. Botulinum toxin type A (BoT-A) therapy has been shown to be an effective modality in the management of refractory headache disorders. Conversely, there are conflicting reports in the literature regarding the efficacy, safety, and predictors of therapeutic response to BoT-A therapy for management of refractory masticatory muscle pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent at least 2 injection cycles of 100 U of BoT-A for refractory masticatory myalgia in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, between May 2012 and June 2016...
November 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Thomas Perreault, James Dunning, Raymond Butts
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger point (MTrP) injection and trigger point dry needling (TrPDN) are widely accepted therapies for myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Empirical evidence suggests eliciting a local twitch response (LTR) during needling is essential. OBJECTIVE: This is the first review exploring the available literature, regardless of study design, on the neurophysiological effects and clinical significance of the LTR as it relates to reductions in pain and disability secondary to MTrP needling...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Jae Young Choe, Jong Kun Kim, Dong Eun Lee, Kang Suk Seo, Jung Bae Park, Mi Jin Lee, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Jae Yun Ahn, Sungbae Moon
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare form of mediastinal infection. Most cases are associated with esophageal rupture. DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius has not been described previously. We present a case of DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius. A 70-year-old man visited the emergency department with chest discomfort and fever after a trigger point injection in the left upper trapezius. Chest computed tomography showed evidence of DNM, and antibiotic therapy was immediately administered intravenously...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
Veena Kanti, Sowmya Ananthan, Gayathri Subramanian, Samuel Y P Quek
Masticatory myofascial pain is the one of the most common etiologies for nonodontogenic pain, often characterized by the presence of trigger points. Conventional management includes approaches such as jaw exercises, physical therapy, intraoral appliances, medications, and trigger point injections. Peripheral/regional nerve blocks have shown to be effective in managing myogenous pain conditions. The twin block is a nerve block that blocks both the masseteric and the anterior deep temporal nerves. The objective of this case series is to illustrate expeditious and sustained efficacy of the twin block in the management of chronic masticatory myofascial pain...
October 6, 2017: Quintessence International
Kehua Zhou, Peng Jia, Swati Bhargava, Yong Zhang, Taslima Reza, Yuan Bo Peng, Gary G Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opioid use disorder (OUD) refers to a maladaptive pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. OUD causes, and vice versa, misuses and abuse of opioid medications. Clinicians face daily challenges to treat patients with prescription opioid use disorder. An evidence-based management for people who are already addicted to opioids has been identified as the national priority in the US; however, options are limited in clinical practices...
October 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Yacov Fogelman, Eli Carmeli, Amir Minerbi, Baruch Harash, Simon Vulfsons
An estimated 19% of the adult population in western countries lives with chronic pain. Pain management lies mainly within the primary care and community setting. We evaluated the outcome of a new model of secondary care clinics, conducted by primary care physicians with specialized training in pain medicine. Data on referral patterns, prevalence of pain diagnosis, and medication consumption were recorded at five secondary pain management clinics in the community setting. In total, 997 patients with pain attended 2,652 visits (average 2...
October 5, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Danixa Martínez, Ricardo Oyarzún, Juan Pablo Pontigo, Alex Romero, Alejandro J Yáñez, Luis Vargas-Chacoff
Iron deprivation is a nutritional immunity mechanism through which fish can limit the amount of iron available to invading bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the modulation of iron metabolism genes in the liver and brain of sub-Antarctic notothenioid Eleginops maclovinus challenged with Piscirickettsia salmonis. The specimens were inoculated with two P. salmonis strains: LF-89 (ATCC(®) VR-1361™) and Austral-005 (antibiotic resistant). Hepatic and brain samples were collected at intervals over a period of 35 days...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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