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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342940/high-test-retest-reliability-of-pain-related-evoked-potentials-prep-in-healthy-subjects
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Özüm Simal Özgül, Christoph Maier, Elena K Enax-Krumova, Jan Vollert, Marc Fischer, Martin Tegenthoff, Oliver Höffken
Pain-related-evoked potentials (PREP) is an established electrophysiological method to evaluate the signal transmission of electrically stimulated A-delta fibres. Although prerequisite for its clinical use, test-retest-reliability and side-to-side differences of bilateral stimulation in healthy subjects have not been examined yet. We performed PREP twice within 3 to 14days in 33 healthy subjects bilaterally by stimulating the dorsal hand. Detection (DT) and pain thresholds (PT) after electrical stimulation, the corresponding pain ratings, latencies of P0, N1, P1 and N2 components and the corresponding amplitudes were assessed...
March 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342436/-vulnerations-of-human-dignity-at-the-end-of-life
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Roberto Germán Zurriaráin
Death is constitutive of human nature and therefore it must happen naturally. But there are mainly two ways that falsify it: euthanasia and therapeutic obstinacy. Two wrong choices that do not accept the human reality of death (the first, anticipates death and the second, delays it). From the philosophical and ethical point of view, both options are rejected, because they are against human dignity at the end of life. Aside from these, this article also rejects the different names which are given to refer to euthanasia, that also go against human nature at the end of life...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338392/the-effects-of-low-intensity-therapeutic-ultrasound-litus-on-measurable-outcomes-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Sarah Daniels, Gabriela Santiago, Jennifer Cuchna, Bonnie Van Lunen
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US) is a popular modality among healthcare professionals and is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.(1) Throughout the past 70 years of clinical use,(2) ultrasound has been shown to be an effective way to decrease pain,(2,3) increase tissue temperature,(4) and decrease tissue stiffness of trigger points,(5) amidst other benefits. Treatment parameters with US are typically high-intensity and occur over a short period of time (minutes). The US machine is large and stationary, forcing patients to be non-mobile for the duration of their treatment...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338306/implantation-of-a-biodegradable-rectum-balloon-implant-tips-tricks-and-pitfalls
#4
Ben G L Vanneste, Kees van De Beek, Ludy Lutgens, Philippe Lambin
INTRODUCTION: A rectum balloon implant (RBI) is a new device to spare rectal structures during prostate cancer radiotherapy. The theoretical advantages of a RBI are to reduce the high radiation dose to the anterior rectum wall, the possibility of a post-implant correction, and their predetermined shape with consequent predictable position. OBJECTIVE: To describe, step-by-step, our mini-invasive technique for hands-free transperineal implantation of a RBI before start of radiotherapy treatment...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338301/analgesia-for-patients-undergoing-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-urinary-stones-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Omar M Aboumarzouk, Rami Hasan, Ali Tasleem, Martin Mariappan, Rachael Hutton, John Fitzpatrick, Laura Beatty, Gareth E Jones, Tarik Amer
BACKGROUND: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment modality for a significant proportion of patients with upper urinary tracts stones. Simple analgesics, opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are all suitable agents but the relative efficacy and tolerability of these agents is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of the different types of analgesics used for the control of pain during SWL for urinary stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Renal Group's Specialised Register, MEDLINE, EMBASE and also hand-searched reference lists of relevant articles (Figure-1)...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338118/unusual-discovery-after-an-examination-for-abdominal-pain-abernethy-1b-malformation-and-liver-adenomatosis-a-case-report
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Romeo Ioan Chira, Adriana Calauz, Simona Manole, Simona Valean, Petru Adrian Mircea
Congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (Abernethy malformation) is a rare condition characterized by developmental abnormalities of the portal venous system resulting in the diversion of the portal blood from the liver to the systemic venous system through a complete or partial shunt of the portomesenteric blood. We report the case of an 18 year-old female examined for abdominal pain, presenting cholestasis syndrome and an elevated serum aspartate aminotransferase level. Liver ultrasound examination revealed the absence of the portal vein with a complete extrahepatic shunt of the portal blood, multiple focal liver lesions, and multiple associated vascular anomalies...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338036/to-cord-or-not-to-cord-that-is-still-a-question
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Analia Veitz-Keenan, James R Keenan
Data sourcesA broad computerised search with similar key terms was performed in different databases that included: Ovid Medline, Thomson's ISI Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library. Grey literature, dissertations, abstracts and theses were searched too. Reference lists of the selected articles were hand-searched.Study selectionThe inclusion criteria included in vivo randomised clinical trials and quasi-randomised clinical trials using gingival retraction techniques with and without cord...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337591/arthroscopic-r-lcl-plication-for-symptomatic-minor-instability-of-the-lateral-elbow-smile
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Paolo Arrigoni, Davide Cucchi, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Alessandra Menon, Alberto Aliprandi, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: Minor instability has been proposed as a possible aetiology of lateral elbow pain. This study presents the results of the arthroscopic plication of the radial component of the lateral collateral ligament (R-LCL) to reduce minor instability of the lateral elbow. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis who had failed conservative therapy and who had no previous trauma or overt instability, were included. R-LCL plication was performed in the presence of at least one sign of lateral ligamentous patholaxity and one intra-articular abnormal finding...
March 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337536/functional-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-the-swanson-metacarpo-phalangeal-arthroplasty-in-the-rheumatoid-hand
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Firas K Elherik, Sean Dolan, John Antrum, Frank Unglaub, Colin R Howie, Steffen J Breusch
INTRODUCTION: Replacement of the metacarpo-phalangeal joints (MCPJ) with silastic Swanson's implants can help decrease pain, stiffness and allow for improved function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a lack of patient reported outcome measure (PROM) studies assessing the efficacy of this procedure in RA. The aim of this study was to report any change in function, pain, stiffness and satisfaction following the Swanson MCPJ replacement using patient reported outcomes in a rheumatoid population...
March 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337460/caudal-epidural-block-an-updated-review-of-anatomy-and-techniques
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REVIEW
Sheng-Chin Kao, Chia-Shiang Lin
Caudal epidural block is a commonly used technique for surgical anesthesia in children and chronic pain management in adults. It is performed by inserting a needle through the sacral hiatus to gain entrance into the sacral epidural space. Using conventional blind technique, the failure rate of caudal epidural block in adults is high even in experienced hands. This high failure rate could be attributed to anatomic variations that make locating sacral hiatus difficult. With the advent of fluoroscopy and ultrasound in guiding needle placement, the success rate of caudal epidural block has been markedly improved...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336243/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-workers-experience-with-functional-impairment-and-disability
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Midori Handford, Kiera Lepine, Kristina Boccia, Francesca Ruddick, Darya Alyeksyeyeva, Aaron Thompson, D Linn Holness, Sharon Switzer-McIntyre
STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative and descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a prevalent disease in Canada. There is little work on the perspectives of HAVS patients. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Explore perceptions of disability and functional compromise in patients with HAVS. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with HAVS patients and analysed using content analysis. RESULTS: The 11 participants reported numbness, pain, and reduced dexterity, strength, and sensation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334999/rewiring-the-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-with-acupuncture
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Yumi Maeda, Hyungjun Kim, Norman Kettner, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Rebecca Ong-Sutherland, Pia Mezzacappa, Alexandra Libby, Ishtiaq Mawla, Leslie R Morse, Ted J Kaptchuk, Joseph Audette, Vitaly Napadow
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally-invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory therapies. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms by which acupuncture impacts accepted subjective/psychological and objective/physiological outcomes are not well understood. Eligible patients (n = 80, 65 female, age: 49...
March 2, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333873/knitting-as-a-promising-pain-self-management-strategy-for-older-women-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-hand
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Lucie Brosseau, Guillaume Léonard
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April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332431/diagnosis-and-management-of-symptomatic-seminal-vesicle-calculi
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Michelle Christodoulidou, Arie Parnham, Raj Nigam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the management of patients with symptomatic seminal vesicle calculi, from presentation and diagnosis to postoperative outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the English literature in MEDLINE and Embase was performed, based on the following model: patients with a diagnosis of seminal vesicle calculi; all interventions considered with or without control groups with single and comparator interventions; outcomes considered were incidence, presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment...
March 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332029/brief-submaximal-isometric-exercise-improves-cold-pressor-pain-tolerance
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Emily Foxen-Craft, Lynnda M Dahlquist
Exercise-induced hypoalgesia (EIH), or the inhibition of pain following physical exercise, has been demonstrated in adults, but its mechanisms have remained unclear due to variations in methodology. This study aimed to address methodological imitations of past studies and contribute to the literature demonstrating the generalizability of EIH to brief submaximal isometric exercise and cold pressor pain. Young adults (n = 134) completed a baseline cold pressor trial, maximal voluntary contraction (hand grip strength) assessment, 10-min rest, and either a 2-min submaximal isometric handgrip exercise or a sham exercise in which no force was exerted, followed by a cold pressor posttest...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331276/an-easy-technique-for-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-extremities-using-collagen-powder-and-sterile-gloves
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L S Sreelesh, P Laxminarayan Bhandari
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become the standard of care for wound management. Application of NPWT to the hand and foot is technically challenging due to difficulty in obtaining a proper air seal. The cost of the treatment is another negative factor affecting NPWT in developing countries. We describe an easy and economical technique for the application of NPWT to the extremities using collage powder and sterile surgical glove. Collagen creates a physiological interface between the wound surface and the environment and is also non-immunogenic, non-pyrogenic, hypoallergenic, and pain-free...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331240/minimally-invasive-breast-fibroadenoma-excision-using-an-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-device
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Thomas Papathemelis, Stefanie Heim, Michael P Lux, Ines Erhardt, Anton Scharl, Sophia Scharl
Introduction We studied the extent to which an ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy device ("hand-held Mammotome") could be used not only as a valuable tool for investigation of suspicious breast lesions, but also therapeutically for the complete removal of breast fibroadenomas. Materials and Methods 132 aspiration biopsies showing fibroadenoma on histology were collected retrospectively. We ascertained whether there were residual findings on breast ultrasound at a median follow-up of approx. 9 months following biopsy...
February 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330797/flexible-intramedullary-nailing-for-treatment-of-proximal-humeral-and-humeral-shaft-fractures-in-children-a-retrospective-series-of-118-cases
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Zenon Pogorelić, Sanja Kadić, Klaudio Pjer Milunović, Irena Pintarić, Miro Jukić, Dubravko Furlan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze outcomes of treatment and complications in children treated with flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) due to humeral fracture. HYPOTHESIS: The FIN for treatment of humeral fractures in children would allow an early functional and cast-free follow-up with a quick pain reduction and low complication rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From May 2002 until May 2016 case records of all children who underwent fixation with titanium intramedulary nails because of humeral fracture were retrospectively reviewed...
March 19, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330675/what-does-electromyography-tell-us-about-dyspareunia
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REVIEW
Linda McLean, Kaylee Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Emergent evidence suggests that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction contributes to dyspareunia, the experience of pain on vaginal penetration. Electromyography (EMG) is a valuable tool for the assessment of neuromuscular control and could be very useful in enhancing our understanding of PFM involvement in sexual function and in conditions such as dyspareunia. However, PFM EMG must be interpreted within the context of the many factors that can influence findings. AIM: To outline the main factors to consider when evaluating PFM EMG for female sexual function and dyspareunia and to synthesize the literature in which EMG has been acquired and interpreted appropriately in this context...
March 18, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330532/-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-hand-surgery
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Anne Sofie Rosenborg Peretz, Ole Rintek Madsen, Elisabeth Brogren, Lars Dahlin, Niels Henrik Søe
Rheumatoid arthritis results in characteristic deformities of the hand. Medical treatment has undergone a remarkable development. However, not all patients achieve remission or tolerate the treatment. Patients who suffer from deformities and persistent synovitis may be candidates for hand surgery, for which the main goals are pain relief and improved function. Surgical interventions can be divided into prophylactic and therapeutic procedures. The treatment strategy is individual and depends on close collaboration between rheumatologists, hand surgeons and patients...
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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