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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427449/urolithiasis-analysis-in-a-multiethnic-population-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nairobi-kenya
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Francis K Wathigo, Alfred Hayombe, Daniel Maina
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a global problem whose incidence is reported to be on the rise across the world. Previously, urolithiasis was reported as being rare among the indigenous African population but recent data suggest otherwise. This study reviewed the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with urolithiasis seen at the Aga Khan University hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) as well as the chemical composition of the stones and the modalities of therapy used. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which utilized patients' clinical and laboratory records from 2013 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423916/pegfilgrastim-induced-bone-pain-a-review-on-incidence-risk-factors-and-evidence-based-management
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Donald C Moore, Annie E Pellegrino
OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence, risk factors, and management of pegfilgrastim-induced bone pain (PIBP). DATA SOURCES: PubMed was searched from 1980 to March 31, 2017, using the terms pegfilgrastim and bone pain. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: English-language, human studies and reviews assessing the incidence, risk factors, and management of PIBP were incorporated. DATA SYNTHESIS: A total of 3 randomized, prospective studies and 2 retrospective studies evaluated pharmacological management of PIBP...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416252/hydroceles-not-just-for-men
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Danielle Biggs, Amy Patwa, Steve Gohsler
BACKGROUND: Hydroceles develop in females through the canal of Nuck. This canal is formed when the processes vaginalis fails to obliterate during development. The canal of Nuck can lead to the formation of not only hydroceles, but hernias as well. Although physicians typically think of hydroceles occurring in males, on rare occasions, they do occur in females because of this defect. They are often mistaken for incarcerated hernias, making ultrasound an excellent tool to distinguish between them and guide further treatment...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413271/assist-patient-satisfaction-survey-in-postoperative-pain-management-from-indian-subcontinent
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Balavenkata Subramanian, Naman Shastri, Lutful Aziz, Ramachandran Gopinath, Anil Karlekar, Yatin Mehta, Anand Sharma, Jitendra Suhas Bapat, Pradeep Jain, Aveek Jayant, Tanvir Samra, Ajantha Perera, Anil Agarwal, Vijay Shetty, Sushma Bhatnagar, Sunil T Pandya, Paramanand Jain
INTRODUCTION: To compare pain scores at rest and ambulation and to assess patient satisfaction between the different modalities of pain management at different time points after surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The ASSIST (Patient Satisfaction Survey: Pain Management) was an investigator-initiated, prospective, multicenter survey conducted among 1046 postoperative patients from India. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pain scores, patient's and caregiver's satisfaction toward postoperative pain treatment, and overall pain management at the hospital were captured at three different time points through a specially designed questionnaire...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408986/pain-management-using-acetaminophen-throughout-postoperative-course-of-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-a-case-matched-control-study
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Masanori Naito, Takeo Sato, Takatoshi Nakamura, Takahiro Yamanashi, Hirohisa Miura, Atsuko Tsutsui, Masahiko Watanabe
BACKGROUD: The main advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that it is minimally invasive because of the use of small incisions. An approach using small incisions offers many benefits including attenuation of surgical wound pain. However, the presence of postoperative pain may undermine the advantages of laparoscopic surgery as a minimally invasive technique. In addition, perioperative pain management is an important factor affecting recovery after surgery. This study investigated the usefulness of a multimodal approach to postoperative pain management with acetaminophen as a baseline analgesic after minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
May 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406279/update-on-the-clinical-utility-of-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Shaw H Kueh, Christopher Naoum
Over the last decade, coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has emerged as a valuable non-invasive imaging modality with excellent diagnostic performance compared to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for identifying patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Beyond the diagnosis of CAD, CCTA also provides valuable prognostic information. While patients with normal CCTA have excellent long-term prognosis, among those with CAD, increasing CAD extent and severity is associated with increased cardiovascular event risk over both medium- and long-term follow-up in both men and women...
June 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405543/imaging-of-renal-medullary-carcinoma
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Federico Greco, Eliodoro Faiella, Domiziana Santucci, Carlo Augusto Mallio, Marco Nezzo, Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, Bruno Beomonte Zobel, Rosario Francesco Grasso
Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare, highly aggressive tumor recognized as an independent pathological entity. African-descent adolescents and young adults with sickle cell hemoglobinopathy are the most affected groups. This rare subtype of renal cell carcinoma has its own morphogenetic and pathological characteristics. The major clinical manifestations include gross hematuria, abdominal or flank pain, and weight loss. The prognosis is very poor, with 95% of cases diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease...
2017: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405120/fractionated-palliative-pelvic-radiotherapy-as-an-effective-modality-in-the-management-of-recurrent-refractory-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-an-institutional-experience
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Anshuma Bansal, Bhavana Rai, Shikhar Kumar, Vanita Suri, Sushmita Ghoshal
BACKGROUND: The advent of effective chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian carcinoma has made radical abdomino-pelvic radiation redundant. Nevertheless, palliative pelvic radiotherapy still has a role in palliating local symptoms. However, its effect on progression-free survival (PFS) may be debated. AIMS: To study the outcome of fractionated palliative pelvic radiotherapy in relapsed ovarian cancers in terms of symptom control and PFS. METHODS: Twenty-three patients of ovarian cancers, heavily pretreated with chemotherapy and with recurrent or residual pelvic masses, were planned for palliative pelvic radiotherapy to the dose of 46-50 Gy in 23-25 fractions in 4...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402524/the-effectiveness-of-an-intensive-interdisciplinary-pain-rehabilitation-program-in-the-treatment-of-post-laminectomy-syndrome-in-patients-who-have-failed-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Joshua C Bailey, Svetlana Kurklinsky, Christopher D Sletten, Michael D Osborne
Introduction.:  Post-laminectomy syndrome (PLS) patients who have previously undergone spinal cord stimulation and failed to have significant improvement create a unique challenge for ongoing pain management. We hypothesize that, following successful completion of intensive, interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation (IPR), this patient population can achieve a significant reduction in pain, improvement in mood, functional levels, and self-efficacy. Materials and methods...
April 11, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400876/adhesive-capsulitis-of-the-shoulder-is-there-consensus-regarding-the-treatment-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Georgiannos, George Markopoulos, Eirini Devetzi, Ilias Bisbinas
BACKGROUND: Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS) is a common self-limiting condition characterized by disabling pain and restricted movements. Its pathophysiology is poorly understood, clinically it is characterized by stages of pain and stiffness, and finally often patients never recover fully. However, there is no consensus about available methods of treatment for ACS. The aims of this paper are to discuss and develop issues regarding approaches to management in ACS in the stages of it...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399549/cost-effectiveness-data-regarding-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-low-back-pain
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Christian Hoelscher, Jonathan Riley, Chengyuan Wu, Ashwini Sharan
STUDY DESIGN: Review of published literature pertaining to spinal cord stimulation cost data analysis. OBJECTIVE: To acquire, organize, and succinctly summarize the available literature regarding the costs associated with, and the cost-effectiveness of, spinal cord stimulation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic back and limb pain is a pervasive complaint in modern society, with estimated annual costs of medical care greater than $100 billion...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379872/patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-who-score-highly-on-the-paindetect-questionnaire-present-with-multi-modality-hyperalgesia-increased-pain-and-impaired-physical-function
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Penny Moss, Heather A E Benson, Rob Will, Anthony Wright
OBJECTIVES: PainDETECT is a self-report questionnaire that can be used to identify features of neuropathic pain. A proportion of patients with knee osteoarthritis score highly on the PainDETECT questionnaire. This study aimed to determine whether those with a higher "positive neuropathic" score on the PainDETECT questionnaire also had greater pain, hypersensitivity and reduced function compared to individuals with knee OA with lower PainDETECT scores. METHODS: 130 participants with knee OA completed the PainDETECT, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and Pain Quality Assessment Scale (PQAS) questionnaires...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378370/the-changing-face-of-petrous-apicitis-a-40-year-experience
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Arun K Gadre, Richard A Chole
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Petrous apicitis (PA) is a rare complication of otitis media. Gradenigo syndrome, with the classic triad of otitis, deep pain, and abducens paralysis, is rarer still. The objective of this study was to determine if clinical presentation and management has changed over time. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Forty-four patients with PA over a 40-year period were studied. Symptoms, signs, and management outcomes were studied...
April 5, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371274/efficacy-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-steroid-injection-for-treating-chronic-abdominal-pain
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Alaa A Abd-Elsayed, David Francis Malyuk
BACKGROUND: Historically, transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been performed to treat acute abdominal pain that accompanies a variety of surgical procedures. This study represents an innovative approach in which the TAP block was performed on patients experiencing chronic abdominal pain who had failed other forms of pain management. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the TAP block procedure in patients experiencing chronic abdominal pain. METHODS: In this retrospective chart review and data analysis, we reviewed the charts of 30 chronic abdominal pain patients previously treated with 45 TAP blocks after other forms of pain management had failed...
March 30, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367694/long-term-follow-up-of-arthrodesis-vs-total-joint-arthroplasty-for-hallux-rigidus
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Oliver D Stone, Robbie Ray, Colin E Thomson, J N Alastair Gibson
BACKGROUND: The optimal operative management of hallux rigidus is still a matter for debate among surgeons. Despite arthrodesis widely considered to be the gold standard treatment, many surgeons advocate arthroplasty as a suitable alternative. There are, however, few long-term or high-quality studies evaluating these modalities. We present the 15-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: This data is the follow-up to the original study published in 2005...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365715/gall-bladder-agenesis-a-rare-embryonic-cause-of-recurrent-biliary-colic
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Aarthi Rajkumar, Albina Piya
BACKGROUND Gallbladder agenesis (GA) is an extremely rare anatomic anomaly with a reported incidence of less than 0.5%. It is usually asymptomatic, but can present with features of biliary colic and cholecystitis. We present here a case of GA in a patient with recurrent biliary colic.  CASE REPORT A 24-year-old African American woman presented with recurrent episodes of right upper-quadrant abdominal pain. During her first episode, she was found to have elevated transaminases and clinical features of cholecystitis, but ultrasound did not visualize a gallbladder and she was discharged with a diagnosis of biliary colic...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363365/chest-wall-trauma
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REVIEW
Sarah Majercik, Fredric M Pieracci
Chest wall trauma is common, and contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality of trauma patients. Early identification of major chest wall and concomitant intrathoracic injuries is critical. Generalized management of multiple rib fractures and flail chest consists of adequate pain control (including locoregional modalities); management of pulmonary dysfunction by invasive and noninvasive means; and, in some cases, surgical fixation. Multiple studies have shown that patients with flail chest have substantial benefit (decreased ventilator and intensive care unit days, improved pulmonary function, and improved long-term functional outcome) when they undergo surgery compared with nonoperative management...
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363301/heterotopic-ossification-following-upper-extremity-injury
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REVIEW
Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn Loder, Benjamin Levi
Heterotopic ossification (HO) presents a substantial barrier to rehabilitation for patients with severe burns or trauma. Although surgical excision is a mainstay of management for this condition, this is unable to address the chronic sequelae of HO, including chronic pain, joint contractures, nerve dysfunction, and open wounds. Current therapeutic modalities are aimed at excision and the prevention of recurrence using nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or radiation therapy. Research is now focused on identifying alternative strategies to prevent the initial occurrence of HO through NSAIDs and novel inhibitors of the bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathway...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351081/osteoarthritis-patients-experiences-of-pharmacotherapy-for-pain-management-in-iran-a-qualitative-study
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Vahid Zamanzadeh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Mozhgan Behshid, Alireza Irajpoor, Parvin Zakeri-Milani
Despite the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for pain management in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), personal biases in the selection, administration, and continuation of pharmacotherapy challenge the proper management of symptoms and the effectiveness of the therapy. This study was conducted to carry out an in-depth examination of the experiences of patients with OA about their use of pharmacotherapy for the OA pain management and the existing challenges. The present qualitative study was conducted on 17 patients with OA, 5 of their family members and 8 healthcare personnel using a conventional content analysis approach...
March 28, 2017: Drug Research
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