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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143576/a-nationwide-study-of-health-related-quality-of-life-stress-pain-or-discomfort-and-the-use-of-medicine-among-problem-gamblers
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Ola Ekholm, Michael Davidsen, Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen, Knud Juel
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between problem gambling and health-related quality of life, stress, pain or discomfort and the use of analgesics and sleeping pills. METHODS: Data derives from the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey 2010. The survey was based on a random sample of 25,000 adult Danes (response rate: 61%), and data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire. The Lie/Bet Questionnaire was used as the screening instrument for problem gambling...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142546/comparison-of-analgesic-effect-of-preoperative-topical-diclofenac-versus-ketorolac-on-postoperative-pain-after-corneal-collagen-cross-linkage
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Murtaza Sameen, Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Muhammad Amer Yaqub, Mazhar Ishaq
Objective: To compare post-operative pain relieving effect of topical diclofenac 0.1% versus ketorolac 0.5% in Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) for patients diagnosed with keratoconus. Methods: This randomized controlled trial was carried out for six months from October 2016 to March 2017. We included young patients having keratoconus with k-readings greater than 47D and central corneal thickness more than 400 microns. All the patients received single dose one drop of topical diclofenac 0...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140960/radiofrequency-procedures-to-relieve-chronic-hip-pain-an-evidence-based-narrative-review
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Anuj Bhatia, Yasmine Hoydonckx, Philip Peng, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic hip pain from osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions is a common problem. A few publications have recently reported analgesic success of radiofrequency (RF) procedures on nerves innervating the hip, but interpretation is hampered by lack of clarity regarding indications, clinical protocols, anatomic targets, and longevity of benefit from RF procedures. METHODS: We reviewed the following medical literature databases for publications on RF procedures on the hip joint for chronic pain: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google Scholar through February 28, 2017...
November 14, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138268/n-acyl-amino-acids-elmiric-acids-endogenous-signaling-molecules-with-therapeutic-potential
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Sumner Burstein
The subject of N-acyl amino acid conjugates has been rapidly growing in recent years, especially with regard to their analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. The field is comprised of a large family of lipid signaling molecules whose importance is only now being fully realized. The most widely studied member is N-arachidonoyl glycine (NAGly), which differs structurally from the endocannabinoid anandamide (N-arachidonoyl ethanolamide) by a single oxygen atom and the two are metabolically related. Topics that are covered in this mini review are: biosynthetic pathways for N-acyl amino acids, receptors for N-acyl amino acids, physiological actions of N-acyl amino acids, pharmacological effects of N-acyl amino acids and molecular mechanisms believed to be responsible for their effects...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138154/pharmacologic-management-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-review-of-the-canadian-pain-society-consensus-statement
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Alex Mu, Erica Weinberg, Dwight E Moulin, Hance Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To provide family physicians with a practical clinical summary of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) revised consensus statement on the pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A multidisciplinary interest group within the CPS conducted a systematic review of the literature on the current treatments of neuropathic pain in drafting the revised consensus statement. MAIN MESSAGE: Gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are the first-line agents for treating neuropathic pain...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128237/medication-management-in-minnesota-schools-the-need-for-school-nurse-pharmacist-partnerships
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Meg M Little, Sara Eischens, Mary Jo Martin, Susan Nokleby, Laura C Palombi, Cynthia Van Kirk, Jayme van Risseghem, Ya-Feng Wen, Jennifer Koziol Wozniak, Erika Yoney, Randall Seifert
BACKGROUND: Pharmacist participation in school medication management (MM) is minimal. School nurses are responsible for increasingly complex medication administration and management in schools. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the MM needs of school nurses in Minnesota, and 2) determine if and how interprofessional partnerships between nurses and pharmacists might optimize MM for students. METHODS: Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a 32-item online survey of school nurses...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125899/demographic-and-clinical-factors-associated-with-non-surgical-osteoarthritis-treatment-use-among-patients-in-outpatient-clinics
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Lauren M Abbate, Amy S Jeffreys, Cynthia J Coffman, Todd A Schwartz, Liubov Arbeeva, Leigh F Callahan, Nicole A Negbenebor, Wendy M Kohrt, Robert S Schwartz, Ernest Vina, Kelli D Allen
OBJECTIVE: To identify patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with osteoarthritis (OA) treatment use. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of three clinical trials among patients with hip or knee OA conducted in 1) Duke Primary Care practices, 2) the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (DVAHCS), and 3) the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). At baseline, participants reported socio-demographic characteristics, OA-related pain and function, and OA treatment use including oral analgesia, topical creams, joint injections and physical therapy...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125423/management-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-with-single-and-compounded-topical-analgesics
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Tatiana Tverdohleb, Farid Nikibin, Ivana Knezevic, Kenneth D Candido
The goal of our review was to emphasize important aspects that physicians should take into consideration when prescribing topical analgesics as part of chronic neuropathic pain treatment. We discuss the dermatopharmacokinetics and microstructural components of the skin, differences between topical and transdermal drug delivery, and topical medication effects on peripheral neuropathy and central sensitization. Even though the US FDA approved topical analgesics are 8%-capsaicin and 5%-lidocaine patches for treating postherpetic neuralgia, there are many other studies conducted on the efficacy of topical ketamine cream, clonidine gel, topical gabapentin, topical baclofen and topical phenytoin for peripheral neuropathic pain, either alone or in combination with other formulations...
November 10, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075099/design-and-evaluation-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-coloaded-nanoparticulate-drug-delivery-systems-for-topical-anesthetic-analgesic-therapy-a-comparison-between-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-and-nanostructured-lipid-carriers
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Peijun You, Ran Yuan, Chuanyu Chen
PURPOSE: Topical anesthesia analgesic therapy has diverse applicability in solving the barrier properties of skin and unfavorable physicochemical properties of drugs. Lidocaine (LID) combined with prilocaine (PRI) has been used as a topical preparation for dermal anesthesia for treatment of conditions such as paresthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, for combination anesthesia and overcoming the drawbacks of LID and PRI, respectively, LID- and PRI-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) were prepared and characterized by determination of their particle size, drug loading capacity, stability, in vitro drug release behavior and in vitro cellular viability...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069016/topical-cryoanesthesia-for-the-relief-of-pain-caused-by-steroid-injections-used-to-treat-hypertrophic-scars-and-keloids
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xiuxia Wang, Xiaoli Wu, Ke Liu, Lingling Xia, Xunxun Lin, Wei Liu, Zhen Gao
Intralesional steroid injections are the standard treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloids. The procedure is, however, quite painful and is unpopular with patients because of this. Topical application of anesthetic creams, such as Ametop gel (tetracaine) and EMLA cream (lidocaine and prilocaine), has limited efficacy because of poor drug penetration. The onset of the analgesic effect is also slow, which means that the use of topical anesthetics is time-consuming in clinical practice.We hypothesized that a commercially available cryotip could be used to provide fast-acting topical cryoanesthesia that would reduce the pain associated with steroid injections...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067087/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-pain-relief-in-hysterosalpingographyanetwork-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Xin Guo, Zongjian Tan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of placebo, oral opioid analgesic (OOA), intravenous opioid analgesic (IOA), non-opioid analgesic (NOA), topical anesthetic (TA) and locally injected anesthetic (LIA) for pain relief duringhysterosalpingography (HSG) using a Bayesian network meta-analysis of data from randomized controlled trials. METHODS: PUBMED, EMBASE, and CENTRAL search engines were used to search and identify clinical trials that evaluated interventions for pain relief in HSG...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066862/localized-neuropathic-pain-an-expert-consensus-on-local-treatments
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REVIEW
Gisèle Pickering, Elodie Martin, Florence Tiberghien, Claire Delorme, Gérard Mick
BACKGROUND: Pain localization is one of the hallmarks for the choice of first-line treatment in neuropathic pain. This literature review has been conducted to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding the etiology and pathophysiology of localized neuropathic pain (LNP), its assessment and the existing topical pharmacological treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature review was performed using Medline from 2010 to December 2016, and all studies involving LNP and treatments were examined...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059585/cyclic-and-non-cyclic-breast-pain-a-systematic-review-on-pain-reduction-side-effects-and-quality-of-life-for-various-treatments
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REVIEW
Jan-Willem Groen, Sissi Grosfeld, Wichor M Bramer, Miranda F Ernst, Magriet M Mullender
CYCLIC AND NON-CYCLIC BREAST-PAIN: A systematic review on pain reduction, side effects, and quality of life for various treatments. BACKGROUND: No clear systematic-review on all the various treatment regimen for (Non-) cyclical-breast-pain currently exists. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the various forms of therapy for treatment of breast-pain and the evidence for their effectiveness. SEARCH STRATEGY: Search-terms included 'mastalgia' and 'therapy' or 'hormones' or 'nsaid' or 'psychotherapy' or 'analgesia' or 'surgery', and synonyms...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055360/neuropathic-corneal-pain-approaches-for-management
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REVIEW
Gabriela Dieckmann, Sunali Goyal, Pedram Hamrah
Neuropathic pain is caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction of the nervous system and can occur in the cornea. However, neuropathic corneal pain (NCP) is currently an ill-defined disease. Patients with NCP are extremely challenging to manage, and evidence-based clinical recommendations for the management of patients with NCP are scarce. The objectives of this review are to provide guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of patients with NCP and to summarize current evidence-based literature in this area. We performed a systematic literature search of all relevant publications between 1966 and 2017...
November 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045169/use-of-topical-cannabinomimetic-palmitoylethanolamide-in-ocular-surface-disease-associated-with-antiglaucoma-medications
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Antonio Di Zazzo, Gloria Roberti, Alireza Mashaghi, Tulio Batista Abud, Daniela Pavese, Stefano Bonini
PURPOSE: Chronic use of topical hypotensive therapies in glaucoma patients leads to chronic inflammation of the ocular surface, which decreases the success rate of long-term glaucoma management. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of topical palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) (Defluxa(©)), a well-known anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, in suppressing the ocular surface inflammation associated with the use of hypotensive eye drops. METHODS: In a pilot clinical trial, we enrolled 15 glaucomatous patients who received topical PEA (Defluxa) in addition to the current antiglaucoma drugs, while 15 glaucomatous patients did not receive any additional treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042810/changes-in-pain-and-concurrent-pain-medication-use-following-compounded-topical-analgesic-treatment-for-chronic-pain-3-and-6-month-follow-up-results-from-the-prospective-observational-optimizing-patient-experience-and-response-to-topical-analgesics-study
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Jeffrey A Gudin, Michael J Brennan, E Dennis Harris, Peter L Hurwitz, Derek T Dietze, James D Strader
BACKGROUND: Opioids and other controlled substances prescribed for chronic pain are associated with abuse, addiction, and death, prompting national initiatives to identify safe and effective pain management strategies including topical analgesics. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes from baseline in overall mean severity and interference scores on the Brief Pain Inventory scale and the use of concurrent pain medications at 3- and 6-month follow-up assessments in chronic pain patients treated with topical analgesics...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027134/topical-thermal-therapy-with-hot-packs-suppresses-physical-inactivity-induced-mechanical-hyperalgesia-and-up-regulation-of-ngf
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Tatsuki Nakagawa, Shin-Ichiro Hiraga, Kazue Mizumura, Kiyomi Hori, Noriyuki Ozaki, Tomoko Koeda
We focused on the analgesic effect of hot packs for mechanical hyperalgesia in physically inactive rats. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: control, physical inactivity (PI), PI + sham treatment (PI + sham), and PI + hot pack treatment (PI + hot pack) groups. Physical inactivity rats wore casts on both hind limbs in full plantar flexed position for 4 weeks. Hot pack treatment was performed for 20 min a day, 5 days a week. Although mechanical hyperalgesia and the up-regulation of NGF in the plantar skin and gastrocnemius muscle were observed in the PI and the PI + sham groups, these changes were significantly suppressed in the PI + hot pack group...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983877/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-local-analgesia-in-medically-compromised-children-and-adolescents
#18
REVIEW
A Dougall, M Hayes, B Daly
AIM: To determine if the use of routine techniques and agents for topical and injectable dental local analgesia (LA) are safe for use in medically compromised children and adolescents. METHOD: Medline, Embase and Cochrane Oral Health Group's trials register, were searched electronically, supplemented by hand searching of relevant journals. SELECTION CRITERIA: RCTs, cohort studies, case-control studies, observational studies, case series, case reports, evidence based guidelines reporting on children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger with one/more pre-designated medical condition, being administered topical and/or injectable local analgesic for dental procedures using standard techniques of delivery...
October 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951694/efficacy-of-topical-coriandrum-sativum-extract-on-treatment-of-infants-with-diaper-dermatitis-a-single-blinded-non-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ladan Dastgheib, Narjes Pishva, Nasrin Saki, Soghra Khabnadideh, Bahareh Kardeh, Fatemeh Torabi, Shahram Arabnia, Alireza Heiran
Diaper dermatitis is a common disorder. Coriandrum sativum is a herbal remedy with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant activities effects. In this non randomised clinical trial which was performed on 58 infants with diaper dermatitis referred to Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, the efficacy and safety of topical Coriandrum extract cream is compared with hydrocortisone ointment. Coriandrum sativum extract cream was administered for 37 (intervention group) and hydrocortisone 1% ointment for 21 (control group) patients...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948657/a-critical-review-on-phytochemistry-pharmacology-of-viola-odorata-l-and-related-multipotential-products-in-traditional-persian-medicine
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REVIEW
Zohre Feyzabadi, Fariba Ghorbani, Yasaman Vazani, Mohammad M Zarshenas
Common violet (Viola odorata L., Violaceae) has shown various medical applications. Current study aimed to compile a review over chemical composition and medicinal properties of this plant in modern phytotherapy and its related multipotential products from traditional Persian medicine (TPM). Medicinal applications of V. odorata and respective products were derived from credible pharmaceutical textbooks of TPM (10th-18th century AD). In parallel, electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus, and ScienceDirect were explored for targeted purposes...
September 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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