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joint injections and patient perception

Raphael J Dehoratius, Lawrence H Brent, Jeffrey R Curtis, Lorie A Ellis, Kezhen L Tang
BACKGROUND: Patient perceptions of treatment success, including satisfaction/preference, may complement clinical efficacy assessments. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate satisfaction with subcutaneous golimumab and its auto-injector in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and an inadequate adalimumab/etanercept response. METHODS: In the multicenter, assessor-blinded GO-SAVE study, 433 patients with active RA (28-joint Disease Activity Score incorporating erythrocyte sedimentation rate [DAS28-ESR] ≥ 3...
February 9, 2018: Patient
Valdis Goncars, Konstantins Kalnberzs, Eriks Jakobsons, Ilze Enģele, Ieva Briede, Kristaps Blums, Kristaps Erglis, Martins Erglis, Liene Patetko, Indrikis Muiznieks, Andrejs Erglis
Objectives To evaluate the main symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and tissue structure changes after a single dose bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BM MNC) intra articular injection. Case series study. Patients with knee OA Kellgren Lawrence (K-L) grade II and III received 1 injection of BM MNC. The clinical results were analyzed with the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and Knee Society Score (KSS) before, 3, 6, and 12 months after injection. Radiological evaluation was performed with a calibrated x-ray and the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging before and 6 to 7 months postinjection...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
Y H Roh, J H Noh, H S Gong, G H Baek
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a corticosteroid injection for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with and without Raynaud's phenomenon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, 139 patients with CTS were treated with a corticosteroid injection (10 mg triamcinolone acetonide); 34 had Raynaud's phenomenon and 105 did not (control group). Grip strength, perception of touch with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaires (BCTQ) were assessed at baseline and at six, 12 and 24 weeks after the injection...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
Andre J Witkin, David F Chang, J Michael Jumper, Steve Charles, Dean Eliott, Richard S Hoffman, Nick Mamalis, Kevin M Miller, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: To expand understanding of presentation, diagnosis, and outcomes of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV). DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six eyes of 23 patients. METHODS: The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) formed a joint task force to define clinical characteristics of HORV and to study its prevalence, cause, treatment, and outcomes...
May 2017: Ophthalmology
Günter Auerswald, Gerry Dolan, Anne Duffy, Cedric Hermans, Victor Jiménez-Yuste, Rolf Ljung, Massimo Morfini, Thierry Lambert, Silva Zupančić Šalek
Joint pain is common in haemophilia and may be acute or chronic. Effective pain management in haemophilia is essential to reduce the burden that pain imposes on patients. However, the choice of appropriate pain-relieving measures is challenging, as there is a complex interplay of factors affecting pain perception. This can manifest as differences in patients' experiences and response to pain, which require an individualized approach to pain management. Prophylaxis with factor replacement reduces the likelihood of bleeds and bleed-related pain, whereas on-demand therapy ensures rapid bleed resolution and pain relief...
December 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Sara Christensen Holz, Nalini Sehgal
BACKGROUND: Facet joint pain is a common cause of low back pain. There are no physical exam findings that provide a reliable diagnosis. Diagnosis is made by medial branch block injections (MBB). Once the source of pain has been determined, radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) can be performed. Previous studies have shown that RFN reduces level of pain and improves function. No study has tried to correlate MBB results with outcomes after RFN. OBJECTIVES: (1) Estimate percentage decrease in pain, decrease in analgesic use, and increase in activity tolerance after facet joint radiofrequency neurotomy (2) Determine correlation between percentage pain relief or duration of pain relief after MBB and RFN outcomes...
March 2016: Pain Physician
John W Barrington
Attention to patient satisfaction is critical in today's health care environment-satisfaction surveys inform the development of hospital performance standards and can influence an institution's rankings and reimbursement. The effectiveness of postoperative pain management can affect clinical outcomes and also influence the patient's perception of the overall surgical experience. Ample clinical- trial data now exist that demonstrate the benefits of periarticular injections as part of a multimodal regimen in patients undergoing joint arthroplasty...
October 2015: American Journal of Orthopedics
Petr Teyssler, Katarina Kolostova, Vladimir Bobek
Untreated chronic haemophiliac synovitis leads to the development of haemophilic arthropathy (HA) by affecting the metabolism of chondrocytes. Symptoms are progressive and often surgical intervention is required to prevent total loss of joint function. The focus of our study was to influence the chronic haemophiliac synovitis by means of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. Six patients with hemophilia (PWH), aged between 9 and 45 and manifesting chronic synovitis of the ankle joint on one or on both sides (8 joints in total) were included into the PRP-study...
March 2014: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Shayne A Wilson, Ernst M Shanahan, Malcolm D Smith
AIM: To assess the outcomes for patients seen in a rheumatology service presenting with features of the greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) and the impact of imaging results on the outcomes of treatment. METHODS: Retrospective audit, using a phone interview was performed to establish links between results of imaging undertaken in the diagnostic work-up of patients with lateral hip pain and clinical outcomes for these patients. Patient perceptions of the effectiveness of interventions were also assessed...
July 2014: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Marco Klinger, Fabio Caviggioli, Francesco Maria Klinger, Silvia Giannasi, Valeria Bandi, Barbara Banzatti, Davide Forcellini, Luca Maione, Barbara Catania, Valeriano Vinci
INTRODUCTION: Regenerative medicine is an emerging and rapidly evolving field of research and therapy, thanks to new discoveries on stem cells. Adipose tissue is a connective tissue which contains a reserve of mesenchymal stem cells. Clinical improvements in trophic characteristics of teguments after autologous fat graft are well described in literature. In this paper, we present our observation after 6 years of autologous fat graft experience in scar remodeling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients recruited had retractile and painful scars compromising the normal daily activity/mobility of the joint involved...
September 2013: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith
Lower back pain and pain involving the area of the posterior iliac spine are extremely common. Degeneration of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is one potential cause for lower back pain and pain radiating into the groin or buttocks. Degenerative changes to the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints are common. A recent study evaluating SIJ abnormalities in a primary low back pain population demonstrated 31.7% of patients demonstrated SI joint abnormalities. (4) As is the case for the evaluation and management of isolated lower back pain, the evaluation, management, and role for surgical intervention in SIJ pain is very controversial...
July 2013: Neurosurgical Focus
Anjali Bhagra, Husnain Syed, Darcy A Reed, Thomas H Poterucha, Stephen S Cha, Tammy J Baumgartner, Paul Y Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal joint pain of varied etiology can be diagnosed and treated with joint and soft-tissue corticosteroid injections. PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to compare patients' bodily pain and quality of life (QOL), in addition to the procedural benefit and patient satisfaction, before and after musculoskeletal injections in the office setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were eligible for recruitment if they were over age 18 and had an injection for musculoskeletal pain from a primary care provider in an office procedural practice...
2013: International Journal of General Medicine
Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Jan Fritz, Risto Ojala, John A Carrino
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is promising tool for image-guided therapy. In musculoskeletal setting, image-guided therapy is used to direct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and to steer patient management. Studies have demonstrated that MRI-guided interventions involving bone, soft tissue, joints, and intervertebral disks are safe and in selected indications can be the preferred action to manage clinical situation. Often, these procedures are technically similar to those performed in other modalities (computed tomography, fluoroscopy) for bone and soft tissue lesions...
August 2011: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
Evangelos Perdikakis, Eleni Drakonaki, Thomas Maris, Apostolos Karantanas
OBJECTIVE: We sought to prospectively evaluate patients' pain perception and technical success of four different arthrographic techniques for shoulder MR arthrography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 125 consecutive patients were referred for shoulder MR arthrography. The patients were randomly injected under fluoroscopic guidance (n(1) = 37), with CT guidance using an anterior (n(2) = 29) or a posterior approach (n(3) = 32) and with ultrasound guidance (n(4) = 27)...
January 2013: Skeletal Radiology
Luca Guarda-Nardini, Antonio Stecco, Carla Stecco, Stefano Masiero, Daniele Manfredini
A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare the short-term effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections and physiatric treatment provided by means of Fascial Manipulation techniques in the management of myofascial pain of jaw muscles. Thirty patients with a Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) diagnosis of myofascial pain were randomized to receive either single-session botulinum toxin injections (Group A) or multiple-session Fascial Manipulation (Group B). Maximum pain levels (VAS ratings) and jaw range of motion in millimeters (maximum mouth opening, protrusion, right and left laterotrusion) were assessed at baseline, at the end of treatment, and at a three-month follow-up...
April 2012: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Ben L Laplante, Jessica M Ketchum, Thomas R Saullo, Michael J DePalma
BACKGROUND: Discogenic, facet joint, and sacroiliac joint mediated axial low back pain may be associated with overlapping pain referral patterns into the lower limb. Differences between pain referral patterns for these three structures have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the individual and combined relationship of age, hip/girdle pain, leg pain, and thigh pain and the source of internal disc disruption (IDD), facet joint pain (FJP), or sacroiliac joint pain (SIJP) in consecutive chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients...
March 2012: Pain Physician
Matthew S Davenport, Carly S Gardner, Tracy A Jaffe
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether radiologist-performed electronic order entry affects use of oral contrast material for CT. Contrast media have been classified as medications by The Joint Commission, which necessitates a physician order for their administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, rates of use of oral and IV contrast material for inpatient abdominopelvic CT examinations performed 6 months before and 6 months after the date of implementation of computerized physician order entry were calculated...
March 2012: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Young Hak Roh, Seung Rim Yi, Jung Ho Noh, Sung Yup Lee, Joo Han Oh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
PURPOSE: An intra-articular corticosteroid injection is considered an effective treatment for idiopathic adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. This study examined the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for the treatment for adhesive capsulitis in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Forty-five diabetic patients were randomized into a corticosteroid injection group or non-injection control group and received the same instruction for a home stretching exercise...
October 2012: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
James G McGarry, Kerr Livingston, Zubin J Daruwalla
Corticosteroid joint injections are perceived as being an effective treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, with a very low risk of complications. While the procedure is often performed in secondary care by orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists (and trainees in either specialty), the role of general practitioners (GPs) in chronic disease management has long existed with joint injections also frequently performed in primary care. The perception that serious complications from corticosteroid knee joint injections are rare and that their benefits in treating symptomatic knee osteoarthritis significantly outweigh the risks has not been well addressed...
June 2011: European Journal of General Practice
James G McGarry, Zubin J Daruwalla
PURPOSE: Corticosteroid knee injections are being increasingly used in the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis. The procedure is usually performed in secondary care by orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists, but as the role of general practitioners in chronic disease management expands, joint injections are now frequently being performed in primary care. It is commonly perceived amongst clinicians that the benefits of corticosteroid knee joint injections in treating symptomatic knee osteoarthritis significantly outweigh the risks of complications...
October 2011: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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