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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235749/analysis-of-patient-narratives-in-disease-blogs-on-the-internet-an-exploratory-study-of-social-pharmacovigilance
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Shinichi Matsuda, Kotonari Aoki, Shiho Tomizawa, Masayoshi Sone, Riwa Tanaka, Hiroshi Kuriki, Yoichiro Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Although several reports have suggested that patient-generated data from Internet sources could be used to improve drug safety and pharmacovigilance, few studies have identified such data sources in Japan. We introduce a unique Japanese data source: tōbyōki, which translates literally as "an account of a struggle with disease." OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the basic characteristics of the TOBYO database, a collection of tōbyōki blogs on the Internet, and discuss potential applications for pharmacovigilance...
February 24, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227862/effects-of-high-frequency-rtms-on-sleep-deprivation-a-pilot-study
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D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, A Garcia-Quintanar, L Jimenez-Angeles, R Santana-Miranda, J Azpiroz-Leehan, D P Martinez-Cancino
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a neurostimulation technique which has the potential to serve as a unique research tool for investigating a wide variety of fields in cognitive neuroscience. TMS has been approved by the FDA to serve as a treatment to depression and has also been used to evaluate its effects among several conditions such as Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, chronic pain and stroke. High frequency TMS has been previously used with the intention to measure and modulate the negative effects of sleep deprivation in cognitive performance, but there is no consensus about the ideal protocol yet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
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Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219167/-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-the-soft-palate-fold-surgery-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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M Zhu, X Bai
Objective: To evaluate the relationships between anatomical changes and treatment outcomes after modified velopharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients with the soft palate drooping. Methods: From November 2011 to November 2015, 44 OSHS patients (AHI 5-30 times/h) with the soft palate drooping determined by Muller test and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) were randomly selected. Treatment group included 23 patients who underwent modified velopharyngeal surgery, in which uvula was preserved and soft palate was shortened and advanced...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218802/non-invasive-ventilation-for-cystic-fibrosis
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Fidelma Moran, Judy M Bradley, Amanda J Piper
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation may be a means to temporarily reverse or slow the progression of respiratory failure in cystic fibrosis by providing ventilatory support and avoiding tracheal intubation. Using non-invasive ventilation, in the appropriate situation or individuals, can improve lung mechanics through increasing airflow and gas exchange and decreasing the work of breathing. Non-invasive ventilation thus acts as an external respiratory muscle. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216859/prevalence-of-phantom-limb-pain-stump-pain-and-phantom-limb-sensation-among-the-amputated-cancer-patients-in-india-a-prospective-observational-study
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Arif Ahmed, Sushma Bhatnagar, Seema Mishra, Deepa Khurana, Saurabh Joshi, Syed Mehmood Ahmad
INTRODUCTION: The phantom limb pain (PLP) and phantom limb sensation (PLS) are very common among amputated cancer patients, and they lead to considerable morbidity. In spite of this, there is a lack of epidemiological data of this phenomenon among the Asian population. This study was done to provide the data from Indian population. METHODS: The prevalence of PLP, stump pain (SP), and PLS was prospectively analyzed from the amputated cancer patients over a period of 2 years in Dr...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216232/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-nav1-7-selective-sodium-channel-blocker-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-withdrawal-phase-2a-trial
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Joanna M Zakrzewska, Joanne Palmer, Valerie Morisset, Gerard Mp Giblin, Mark Obermann, Dominik A Ettlin, Giorgio Cruccu, Lars Bendtsen, Mark Estacion, Dominique Derjean, Stephen G Waxman, Gary Layton, Kevin Gunn, Simon Tate
BACKGROUND: Current standard of care for trigeminal neuralgia is treatment with the sodium channel blockers carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, which although effective are associated with poor tolerability and the need for titration. BIIB074, a Nav1.7-selective, state-dependent sodium-channel blocker, can be administered at therapeutic doses without titration, and has shown good tolerability in healthy individuals in phase 1 studies. We therefore assessed the safety and efficacy of BIIB074 in patients with trigeminal neuralgia in a phase 2a study...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212389/application-of-calibrated-forceps-for-assessing-mechanical-nociception-with-high-time-resolution-in-mice
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Hideki Kashiwadani, Yuichi Kanmura, Tomoyuki Kuwaki
In order to investigate the basic physiological mechanisms of pain and the anti-nociceptive effects of analgesics, development of pain assays in mice is critical due to the advances of genetic manipulation techniques. The von Frey hairs/Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments test (von Frey test) has long been applied to examine mechanical nociception in mice. Though the von Frey test is a well-established and standardized method, it is inappropriate to assess a rapid change in the nociceptive threshold because voluntary resting/sleeping states are necessary to examine the response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211834/is-active-design-changing-the-workplace-a-natural-pre-post-experiment-looking-at-health-behaviour-and-workplace-perceptions
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Lina Engelen, Josephine Chau, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Sarah Young, Dominique Hespe, Adrian Bauman
BACKGROUND: Active Design is a relatively new concept and evaluation on its effects on healthy behaviour is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate Active Design influence on workplace physical activity, sedentary behaviour, musculoskeletal complaints, and perceptions of the workplace and productivity. METHODS: Participants (n = 118 adults) moving from 14 workplaces into a new building completed an online questionnaire pre- and post-move. The questions related to health behaviours (physical activity, sitting time and sleep); musculoskeletal issues; perceptions of the office environment; productivity; and engagement...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210646/pain-assessment-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-versus-hamstring-tendon-autograft
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Kelechi R Okoroha, Robert A Keller, Edward K Jung, Lafi Khalil, Nathan Marshall, Patricia A Kolowich, Vasilios Moutzouros
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common outpatient procedure that is accompanied by significant postoperative pain. PURPOSE: To determine differences in acute pain levels between patients undergoing ACL reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) versus hamstring tendon (HS) autograft. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A total of 70 patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction using either BTB or HS autografts consented to participate...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208872/analgesics-self-medication-and-its-association-with-sleep-quality-among-medical-undergraduates
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Amit Kumar, Vandana, Ahmad Nadeem Aslami
INTRODUCTION: Self medication especially with analgesics is a common practice among undergraduate medical students. Variation in analgesic self medication prevalence and pattern is often seen due to geographical and target population differences. The mutual influence of pain and sleep quality might persuade students self medication behaviour. AIM: To assess analgesic self medication and its association with sleep quality among the medical undergraduates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted from December 2015 to February 2016 among 320 medical undergraduates...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207494/causes-and-consequences-of-fatigue-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Patricia Katz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current information on the causes, treatments, and consequences of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. RECENT FINDINGS: Disease activity (inflammation, pain, joint symptoms) is associated with greater fatigue. However, disease activity per se accounts for only a small portion of fatigue, and rheumatoid arthritis medications that reduce disease activity have small effects on fatigue. Instead, factors outside the direct effects of rheumatoid arthritis, such as obesity, physical inactivity, sleep disturbance, and depression, explain the majority of variation in fatigue...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205449/variations-in-comt-and-ntrk2-influence-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-breast-cancer-treatment
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Erin E Young, Debra Lynch Kelly, Insop Shim, Kyle M Baumbauer, Angela Starkweather, Debra E Lyon
Women with breast cancer frequently report distressing symptoms during and after treatment that can significantly erode quality of life (QOL). Symptom burden among women with breast cancer is of complex etiology and is likely influenced by disease, treatment, and environmental factors as well as individual genetic differences. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between genetic polymorphisms within Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 1 (NTRK1), Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 2 (NTRK2), and catechol-O-methyltransferase ( COMT) and patient symptom burden of QOL, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance before, during, and after treatment for breast cancer in a subset of participants ( N = 51) in a randomized clinical trial of a novel symptom-management modality for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202862/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-oral-contraceptive-intake-and-spending-nights-in-a-vehicle-a-case-from-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquakes
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Daisuke Sueta, Rika Akahoshi, Yoshinori Okamura, Sunao Kojima, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Kenichi Tsujita, Koichi Kaikita, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Seiji Hokimoto
A 40-year-old woman experiencing sudden dyspnea went to her personal doctor for advice. She was previously diagnosed with endometriosis and prescribed oral contraceptives for treatment. During earthquakes, she spent 7 nights sleeping in a vehicle. The patient had swelling and pain in her left leg and high D-dimer concentration levels. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a contrast deficit in the bilateral pulmonary artery and in the left lower extremity. She was diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), and anticoagulation therapy was initiated...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199359/high-impact-of-sleeping-problems-on-quality-of-life-in-transgender-individuals-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-study
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Matthias K Auer, Anita Liedl, Johannes Fuss, Timo Nieder, Peer Briken, Günter K Stalla, Thomas Hildebrandt, Sarah V Biedermann, Caroline Sievers
INTRODUCTION: Studies in the general population suggest that determinants of QoL are often sex-dependent. Sex-dependent analyses of QoL in transgender populations have not been performed so far. AIM: To identify sex-specific and potentially modifiable determinants of QoL in transgender patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional multicentre study including 82 transwomen (TW) and 72 transmen (TM) at different treatment stages, we investigated potential determinants for QoL focusing on the impact of mood (BDI, STAI-X), sleep quality (PSQI), chronic pain (GPQ), body image (FBeK) and social support (SSS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196783/symptom-cluster-trajectories-during-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-outpatients
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Hsin-Tien Hsu, Kuan-Chia Lin, Li-Min Wu, Chiung-Hui Juan, Ming-Feng Hou, Shiow-Li Hwang, Yi Liu, Marylin J Dodd
CONTEXT: Breast cancer patients often experience multiple symptoms and substantial discomfort. Some symptoms may occur simultaneously and throughout the duration of chemotherapy treatment OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate symptom severity and symptom cluster trajectories during chemotherapy in outpatients with breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal, repeated measures study administered a standardized questionnaire (M...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194840/burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-increases-peripheral-antineuroinflammatory-interleukin-10-levels-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-predominant-back-pain
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Thomas M Kinfe, Sajjad Muhammad, Carolina Link, Sandra Roeske, Shafqat R Chaudhry, Thomas L Yearwood
OBJECTIVES: Burst spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been reported to reduce back pain and improve functional capacity in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). However, its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Systemic circulating cytokines have been associated with the development of chronic back pain. METHODS: This prospective, feasibility study enrolled 12 refractory FBSS patients with predominant back pain (70% of overall pain) suitable for Burst SCS...
February 13, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192886/association-of-sleep-quality-in-behcet-disease-with-disease-activity-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-korean-population
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Jimin Lee, Sung-Soo Kim, Hye-Jin Jeong, Chang-Nam Son, Ji-Min Kim, Yong-Won Cho, Sang-Hyon Kim
Background/Aims: Sleep disturbance is prime concern in patients with Behcet disease. The purpose of this study was to find out the effects of sleep quality, in Korean patients suffering from Behcet disease. We further investigated the relationship between depression, quality of life and the clinical findings of Behcet disease. Methods: The study was performed by the cross-sectional design. Sleep quality was assessed by the Korean version of Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI)...
February 16, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191351/evaluating-the-measurement-properties-of-the-self-assessment-of-treatment-version-ii-follow-up-version-in-patients-with-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Floortje van Nooten, Dylan Trundell, Dorota Staniewska, Jun Chen, Evan W Davies, Dennis A Revicki
Background. The Self-Assessment of Treatment version II (SAT II) measures treatment-related improvements in pain and impacts and impressions of treatment in neuropathic pain patients. The measure has baseline and follow-up versions. This study assesses the measurement properties of the SAT II. Methods. Data from 369 painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) patients from a phase III trial assessing capsaicin 8% patch (Qutenza®) efficacy and safety were used in these analyses. Reliability, convergent validity, known-groups validity, and responsiveness (using the Brief Pain Inventory-Diabetic Neuropathy [BPI-DN] and Patient Global Impression of Change [PGIC]) analyses were conducted, and minimally important differences (MID) were estimated...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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