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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545172/femoral-nerve-block-versus-adductor-canal-block-for-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
In Jun Koh, Young Jun Choi, Man Soo Kim, Hyun Jung Koh, Min Sung Kang, Yong In
Inadequate pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) impedes recovery, increases the risk of postoperative complications, and results in patient dissatisfaction. Although the preemptive use of multimodal measures is currently considered the principle of pain management after TKA, no gold standard pain management protocol has been established. Peripheral nerve blocks have been used as part of a contemporary multimodal approach to pain control after TKA. Femoral nerve block (FNB) has excellent postoperative analgesia and is now a commonly used analgesic modality for TKA pain control...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539864/comparative-evaluation-of-diode-laser-ablation-and-surgical-stripping-technique-for-gingival-depigmentation-a-clinical-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Gaurav Bakutra, Rajesh Shankarapillai, Lalit Mathur, Balaji Manohar
INTRODUCTION: There are various treatment modalities to remove the black patches of melanin pigmentation. The aim of the study is to clinically compare the diode laser ablation and surgical stripping technique for gingival depigmentation and to evaluate their effect on the histological changes in melanocyte activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 sites of 20 patients with bilateral melanin hyperpigmentation were treated with the surgical stripping and diode laser ablation technique...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537343/practice-patterns-for-spasticity-management-with-phenol-neurolysis
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Jay Karri, Manuel F Mas, Gerard E Francisco, Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. RESULTS: The cohort included 71.9% males and 61.6% inpatient procedures...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536669/disparate-presentations-of-localized-cystic-disease-of-kidney-a-review-with-an-objective-of-correct-approach-for-accurate-treatment-plan
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Sachin Khanduri, Mriganki Chaudhary, Tushar Sabharwal, Aakshit Goyal, Gaurav Katyal
BACKGROUND: Localized cystic disease of the kidney is a rare, non-familial condition. Its imaging and clinical features are unique and need to be differentiated from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and focal cystic masses such as multicystic nephroma and cystic renal cell carcinoma. It is always restricted to one kidney and is characterized by multiple cysts of varying sizes separated by residual normal renal tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reports 12 cases of localized cystic disease of the kidney based on imaging findings and clinical histories...
April 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535552/stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-pain-management-review-of-uses-advances-and-adverse-effects
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Krishnan Chakravarthy, Yian Chen, Cathy He, Paul J Christo
BACKGROUND: This review article outlines the recent advances, uses, and adverse effects of cell-based therapy for chronic pain management. Cell based therapies are gaining increasing ground as novel treatment modalities for a variety of pain pathologies that include, but are not limited to, neuropathic pain and degenerative disc disease. As these treatment modalities become more common practice, we have focused our review to provide pain practitioners and other practicing physicians an understanding of the technology and to summarize key clinical data and existing clinical trials that are being pursued by clinical investigators worldwide...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534323/-era-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-and-robotic-gastric-cancer-surgery
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Yanbing Zhou
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been rapidly developing by combining several techniques with evidence-based adjustments, including preoperative education, preoperative carbohydrate loading, epidural or regional anesthesia, early initiation of enteral nutrition, ambulation and multi-modal pain management. The core part of ERAS is to reduce and reverse surgical stress and therefore greatly improve clinical outcome. Under the guidance of ERAS, perioperative management of robotic gastric cancer operation should follow the basic principles of ERAS and clinical pathway to maximize the advantages of the robotic surgery...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524907/breakthrough-cancer-pain-a-systematic-review-of-pharmacologic-management%C3%A2
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Jeannine M Brant, Barbara B Rodgers, Eva Gallagher, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi
BACKGROUND: Breakthrough cancer pain (BtCP), defined as a transient exacerbation of pain that occurs in conjunction with well-controlled background pain, is a common and burdensome problem in patients with cancer.
. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to identify evidence-based pharmacologic modalities for adequate management of BtCP. 
. METHODS: PubMed and CINAHL® databases were searched to identify literature regarding pharmacologic strategies for BtCP published from January 2006 to June 2016...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524906/chronic-and-refractory-pain-a-systematic-review-of-pharmacologic-management-in-oncology%C3%A2
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Jeannine M Brant, Lisa Keller, Karen McLeod, Chao Yeh, Linda H Eaton
BACKGROUND: Chronic and refractory cancer pain are significant issues and can increase patient suffering and compromise quality of life. A variety of evidence-based pharmacologic strategies can be used routinely to control cancer pain. 
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of the pharmacologic evidence in the management of chronic and refractory cancer pain. 
. METHODS: The Oncology Nursing Society's Putting Evidence Into Practice pain team conducted a search of 184 systematic reviews, meta-analyses, research studies, and guidelines and classified the evidence into weight-of-evidence categories...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514779/low-back-pain-in-pregnancy-investigations-management-and-role-of-neuraxial-analgesia-and-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review
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Herman Sehmbi, Rohan D'Souza, Anuj Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is commonly experienced during pregnancy and is often poorly managed. There is much ambiguity in diagnostic work-up, appropriate management and decision-making regarding the use of neuraxial analgesia and anaesthesia during labour and delivery in these patients. This systematic review summarises the evidence regarding investigations, management strategies and considerations around performing neuraxial blocks for pregnant women with LBP. METHODS: We searched 3 databases and reviewed literature concerning LBP in pregnancy with regards to diagnostic modalities, management strategies and use of neuraxial techniques for facilitating labour and delivery...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505029/treatment-options-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-with-refractory-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-approach
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Kasra Amirdelfan, Lynn Webster, Lawrence Poree, Vishad Sukul, Porter McRoberts
STUDY DESIGN: A significant number of lumbar post-surgical patients continue to suffer persistent pain and limited function and are termed to have "Failed back surgery syndrome" (FBSS). This review evaluates clinical trial data for the treatment of FBSS patients. OBJECTIVE: Using an evidence-based approach to evaluate FBSS treatments will assist clinicians in choosing the most effective options for FBSS patients. Furthermore, reducing the utilization of less effective therapies may result in substantial financial savings for this patient population...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501228/integrative-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-pain
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REVIEW
Marni G Hillinger, Ruth Q Wolever, Lindsey C McKernan, Roy Elam
Integrative health modalities can provide useful tools in the management of persistent pain in the primary care setting. These modalities, such as acupuncture, mind-body medicine, diet and herbs, and movement strategies can be safely used and may provide patients with hope and empowerment. It is highly recommended that the patient work alongside trained professionals for a given modality and/or an interprofessional team.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500876/does-adjunctive-botulinum-toxin-a-reduce-pain-scores-when-combined-with-temporomandibular-joint-arthroscopy-for-the-treatment-of-concomitant-temporomandibular-joint-arthralgia-and-myofascial-pain
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Nick Thomas, Sharon Aronovich
PURPOSE: Currently, there is no standard of care for the treatment of refractory myofascial pain and concomitant temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthralgia. This comparative study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A (Btx), as an adjunct to TMJ arthroscopy, in this patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients who underwent TMJ arthroscopy with (Btx group) or without (control group) intramuscular Btx for TMJ arthritis and refractory myofascial pain at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from 2011 through 2014...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499465/current-treatment-of-infected-non-union-after-intramedullary-nailing
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H Simpson, S T J Tsang
Non-union is a devastating consequence of a fracture. Non-unions cause substantial patient morbidity with patients suffering from loss of function of the affected extremity, increased pain, and a substantial decrease in the quality of life. The management is often associated with repeated, unsuccessful operations resulting in prolonged hospital stays, which has social and economic consequences to both the patient and the healthcare system. The rates of non-union following intramedullary (IM) nailing vary according to anatomical location...
May 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493225/-definition-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-chronic-widespread-pain-and-the-so-called-fibromyalgia-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents-updated-guidelines-2017
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N Draheim, F Ebinger, E Schnöbel-Müller, B Wolf, W Häuser
BACKGROUND: The regular update of the guidelines on fibromyalgia syndrome, AWMF number 145/004, was scheduled for April 2017. METHODS: The guidelines were developed by 13 scientific societies and 2 patient self-help organizations coordinated by the German Pain Society. Working groups (n = 8) with a total of 42 members were formed balanced with respect to gender, medical expertise, position in the medical or scientific hierarchy and potential conflicts of interest...
May 10, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489477/combined-sciatic-and-lumbar-plexus-nerve-blocks-for-the-analgesic-management-of-hip-arthroscopy-procedures-a-retrospective-review
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J Douglas Jaffe, Theodore Ross Morgan, Gregory B Russell
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to open hip surgery. Despite its minimally invasive nature, there can still be significant reported pain following these procedures. The impact of combined sciatic and lumbar plexus nerve blocks on postoperative pain scores and opioid consumption in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy was investigated. A retrospective analysis of 176 patients revealed that compared with patients with no preoperative peripheral nerve block, significant reductions in pain scores to 24 hours were reported and decreased opioid consumption during the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) stay was recorded; no significant differences in opioid consumption out to 24 hours were discovered...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486816/attitudes-towards-exercise-among-substance-using-older-adults-living-with-hiv-and-chronic-pain
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Annie L Nguyen, Jordan E Lake, M Carrington Reid, Suzette Glasner, Jessica Jenkins, Jury Candelario, Sarah Soliman, Homero E Del Pino, Alison A Moore
Chronic pain and substance use disorders occur commonly among HIV-infected persons. Recent CDC guidelines recommend non-pharmacologic approaches over opioid medications for the management of chronic pain. This is particularly relevant for persons with substance use disorders. Structured physical activity may be an effective strategy for pain reduction. We developed a combined cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) + exercise intervention to reduce pain, pain-related disability and substance use and improve physical function in older HIV-infected adults with chronic pain and substance use...
May 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484650/efficacy-of-keyhole-approach-to-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-under-ambulatory-strategy
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Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, César J García-Mercado, Iván Segura-Durán, Luis A Zepeda-Gutiérrez
The carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies found in humans. Currently, the gold standard is surgical treatment using different modalities. The minimally invasive strategy with high resolution capacity and less morbidity is still a challenge. Methods. Prospective nonrandomised clinical trial in which a minimally invasive microsurgical approach was used following the keyhole principle in 55 consecutive patients and 65 hands under local anesthesia and ambulatory strategy. They were evaluated with stringent inclusion criteria with the Levine severity and functional status scale and with a 2-year follow-up...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477391/a-mix-and-use-approach-for-formulation-of-human-clinical-doses-of-177-lu-dotmp-at-hospital-radiopharmacy-for-management-of-pain-arising-from-skeletal-metastases
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Sudipta Chakraborty, K V Vimalnath, A Rajeswari, Rubel Chakravarty, H D Sarma, E Radhakrishnan, Kamaleshwaran K, Ajit S Shinto, Ashutosh Dash
Use of bone seeking radiopharmaceuticals is an established modality in the palliative care of pain due to skeletal metastases. (177) Lu-DOTMP is a promising radiopharmaceutical for this application owing to the ideally suited decay properties of (177) Lu and excellent thermodynamic stability and kinetic rigidity of the macrocyclic complex. The aim of the present study is to develop a robust and easily adaptable protocol for formulation of clinical doses of (177) Lu-DOTMP at hospital radiopharmacy. After extensive radiochemical studies, an optimized strategy for formulation of clinical doses of (177) Lu-DOTMP was developed which involves simple mixing of ~3...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473087/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-sudden-onset%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cold-painful-leg
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Clifford R Weiss, Ezana M Azene, Bill S Majdalany, Ali F AbuRahma, Jeremy D Collins, Christopher J Francois, Marie D Gerhard-Herman, Heather L Gornik, John M Moriarty, Patrick T Norton, Thomas Ptak, Stephen P Reis, Frank J Rybicki, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) requires urgent diagnosis and treatment to prevent limb loss. Invasive digital subtraction arteriography (DSA) is the gold standard for diagnosing ALI. DSA is the only diagnostic modality that permits simultaneous treatment of acute arterial occlusion. Noninvasive imaging with MRA or CT angiography may also be appropriate before treatment, especially when the diagnosis of ALI is in doubt or where DSA is unavailable. Other imaging and noninvasive physiologic tests may prove important for longer term management but are less recommended in the acute setting...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467329/a-novel-association-to-treat-pain-tramadol-dexketoprofen-the-first-drug-of-a-new-pharmacological-class
#20
D Fornasari, M Allegri, S Gerboni, Guido Fanelli
 Acute and chronic pain have an important socio-economical impact. In order to help physicians to choose the appropriate drug, especially for cancer pain, in 1986 WHO has developed a three-step analgesic "ladder" for cancer pain relief in adults. Later it has also been used for acute pain and chronic non-cancer pain. In step I nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered with or without adjuvants, in step II the use of weak opioids for mild-moderate pain, with or without NSAIDs and adjuvant, is suggested, while the step III is reserved to strong opioids for moderate-severe pain with or without non-opioids or adjuvants...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
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