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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533627/reduced-foot-pain-after-spasticity-control-with-alcohol-block-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-a-case-report
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Min Cheol Chang
[Purpose] This study report a case of a patient with hemiparetic stroke who showed significantly reduced foot pain when ankle spasticity was reduced using nerve and motor point blocks with 20% ethyl alcohol. [Subject and Methods] A 58-year-old woman with left hemiparesis following intracranial hemorrhage five years previously presented with pain in the left fifth metatarsal head for two years (numeric rating scale[NRS]: 8). Erythema and edema were observed on the lateral aspect of the head of the fifth metatarsal bone...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521738/multidimensional-daily-diary-of-fatigue-fibromyalgia-17-items-mdf-fibro-17-part-2-psychometric-evaluation-in-fibromyalgia-patients
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Y Li, S Morris, J Cole, S Dube', J A M Smith, C Burbridge, T Symonds, S Hudgens, W Wang
BACKGROUND: The Multidimensional Daily Diary of Fatigue-Fibromyalgia-17 instrument (MDF-Fibro-17) has been developed for use in fibromyalgia (FM) clinical studies and includes 5 domains: Global Fatigue Experience, Cognitive Fatigue, Physical Fatigue, Motivation, and Impact on Function. Psychometric properties of the MDF-Fibro-17 needed to demonstrate the appropriateness of using this instrument in clinical studies are presented. METHODS: Psychometric analyses were conducted to evaluate the factor structure, reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the MDF-Fibro-17 using data from a Phase 2 clinical study of FM patients (N = 381)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521006/does-immediate-pain-relief-after-an-injection-into-the-sacroiliac-joint-with-anesthetic-and-corticosteroid-predict-subsequent-pain-relief
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Byron J Schneider, Lisa Huynh, Josh Levin, Pranathip Rinkaekan, Ramin Kordi, David J Kennedy
Objectives. : To determine if immediate pain response following an injection with local anesthetic and corticosteroid predicts subsequent relief. Design.:  Prospective observational cohort. Setting.:  An institutional review board-approved prospective study from a single academic medical center. Methods.:  Patients with clinical diagnosis of sacroiliac (SIJ) pain and referred for SIJ injection were enrolled; 1 cc of 2% lidocaine and 1 cc of triamcinolone 40 mg/mL were injected into the SIJ...
May 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514300/increasing-efficacy-and-reducing-side-effects-in-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissures-a-study-of-topical-diazepam-therapy
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Minh Tuan H Hang, Betsy E Smith, Carson Keck, Ali Keshavarzian, Shahriar Sedghi
This is a single institution nonexperimental study intended to analyze the therapeutic efficacy of topical diazepam in treating symptoms of chronic anal fissures.Anal fissures are a common cause of anal pain. Conventional treatments include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, topical creams, such as nitroglycerin and nifedipine, and surgery. However, these treatments are usually suboptimally efficacious or have deterring side effects.Patients at an outpatient community center with a diagnosis of a chronic anal fissure were prescribed either topical 2% (n = 19) or 4% (n = 18) diazepam cream between January 2013 and February 2015...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498074/an-analysis-from-the-quality-outcomes-database-part-1-disability-quality-of-life-and-pain-outcomes-following-lumbar-spine-surgery-predicting-likely-individual-patient-outcomes-for-shared-decision-making
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Matthew J McGirt, Mohamad Bydon, Kristin R Archer, Clinton J Devin, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell, Theodore Speroff, Robert S Dittus, Sharon E Philips, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kevin T Foley, Anthony L Asher
OBJECTIVE Quality and outcomes registry platforms lie at the center of many emerging evidence-driven reform models. Specifically, clinical registry data are progressively informing health care decision-making. In this analysis, the authors used data from a national prospective outcomes registry (the Quality Outcomes Database) to develop a predictive model for 12-month postoperative pain, disability, and quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery. METHODS Included in this analysis were 7618 patients who had completed 12 months of follow-up...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498069/an-analysis-from-the-quality-outcomes-database-part-2-predictive-model-for-return-to-work-after-elective-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disease
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Anthony L Asher, Clinton J Devin, Kristin R Archer, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Mohamad Bydon, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell, Theodore Speroff, Robert S Dittus, Sharon E Philips, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kevin T Foley, Matthew J McGirt
OBJECTIVE Current costs associated with spine care are unsustainable. Productivity loss and time away from work for patients who were once gainfully employed contributes greatly to the financial burden experienced by individuals and, more broadly, society. Therefore, it is vital to identify the factors associated with return to work (RTW) after lumbar spine surgery. In this analysis, the authors used data from a national prospective outcomes registry to create a predictive model of patients' ability to RTW after undergoing lumbar spine surgery for degenerative spine disease...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496358/analgesic-efficacy-adverse-effects-and-safety-of-oxycodone-administered-as-continuous-intravenous-infusion-in-patients-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Bogumił Olczak, Grzegorz Kowalski, Wojciech Leppert, Iwona Zaporowska-Stachowiak, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) causes extensive tissue damage and severe pain. This study aimed to assess the analgesic efficacy, adverse effects (AEs), and safety of continuous intravenous (iv) oxycodone infusion with ketoprofen (injected into the iv line) in patients after THA, and to assay serum oxycodone levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients, aged 59‒82 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification I or III, underwent THA with intrathecal analgesia and sedation induced by iv propofol...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496357/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-persistent-low-back-pain-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-lumbar-disk-herniation
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Hui Wang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of persistent low back pain (PLBP) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar disk herniation and to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeons and surgically treated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2013 to December 2016, 221 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified as having PLBP if numeric rating scale (NRS) scores were >50 at all postoperative follow-up time points (3 months, 6 months, and 12 months)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495661/virtual-reality-as-an-adjunct-home-therapy-in-chronic-pain-management-an-exploratory-study
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Bernie Garrett, Tarnia Taverner, Paul McDade
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) therapy has been successfully used as an adjunct therapy for the management of acute pain in adults and children, and evidence of potential efficacy in other health applications is growing. However, minimal research exists on the value of VR as an intervention for chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: This case series examined the value of VR to be used as an adjunctive therapy for chronic pain patients in their own homes. METHODS: An exploratory approach using a case series and personal interviews was used...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494892/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-single-shot-and-continuous-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Yun-Mi Choi, Gyeong-Jo Byeon, Soon-Ji Park, Young-Min Ok, Sang-Wook Shin, Kwangho Yang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided single-shot and continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block to that of IV-PCA in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Post-anesthesia care unit and General ward. PATIENTS: 108 American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) physical status I-II patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491116/a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-the-effectiveness-of-electroacupuncture-versus-medium-frequency-electrotherapy-for-discogenic-sciatica
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Xue Zhang, Yang Wang, Zhao Wang, Chao Wang, Wentao Ding, Zhishun Liu
Objective. To investigate the short- and long-term effects of electroacupuncture (EA) compared with medium-frequency electrotherapy (MFE) on chronic discogenic sciatica. Methods. One hundred participants were randomized into two groups to receive EA (n = 50) or MFE (n = 50) for 4 weeks. A 28-week follow-up of the two groups was performed. The primary outcome measure was the average leg pain intensity. The secondary outcome measures were the low back pain intensity, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), patient global impression (PGI), drug use frequency, and EA acceptance...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489926/moving-beyond-pain-scores-multidimensional-pain-assessment-is-essential-for-adequate-pain-management-after-surgery
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Regina L M van Boekel, Kris C P Vissers, Rob van der Sande, Ewald Bronkhorst, Jos G C Lerou, Monique A H Steegers
BACKGROUND: Clinical experience teaches us that patients are willing to accept postoperative pain, despite high pain intensity scores. Nevertheless, relationships between pain scores and other methods of pain assessment, e.g. acceptability of pain or its interference with physical functioning, are not fully established. Our aims were to examine these relationships. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who underwent major surgery between January 2008 and August 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489643/factors-influencing-quality-of-pain-management-in-a-physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Nicole Oberholzer, Alexander Kaserer, Roland Albrecht, Burkhardt Seifert, Mario Tissi, Donat R Spahn, Konrad Maurer, Philipp Stein
BACKGROUND: Pain is frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and needs to be treated quickly and sufficiently. However, incidences of insufficient analgesia after prehospital treatment by emergency medical services are reported to be as high as 43%. The purpose of this analysis was to identify modifiable factors in a specific emergency patient cohort that influence the pain suffered by patients when admitted to the hospital. METHODS: For that purpose, this retrospective observational study included all patients with significant pain treated by a Swiss physician-staffed helicopter emergency service between April and October 2011 with the following characteristics to limit selection bias: Age > 15 years, numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain documented at the scene and at hospital admission, NRS > 3 at the scene, initial Glasgow coma scale > 12, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics score < VI...
May 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485945/direct-observation-of-interactions-between-nanoparticles-and-nanoparticle-self-assembly-in-solution
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Shu Fen Tan, See Wee Chee, Guanhua Lin, Utkur Mirsaidov
Hierarchically organized nanoparticles (NPs) possess unique properties and are relevant to various technological applications. An important "bottom-up" strategy for building such hierarchical nanostructures is to guide the individual NPs into ordered nanoarchitectures using intermolecular interactions and external forces. However, our current understanding of the nanoscale interactions that govern such self-assembly processes usually relies on post-synthesis/assembly or indirect characterization. Theoretical models that can derive these interactions are presently constrained to systems with only a few particles or on short time scales...
May 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484212/quality-of-analgesia-in-physician-operated-telemedical-prehospital-emergency-care-is-comparable-to-physician-based-prehospital-care-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study
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Niklas Lenssen, Andreas Krockauer, Stefan K Beckers, Rolf Rossaint, Frederik Hirsch, Jörg C Brokmann, Sebastian Bergrath
Acute pain is a common reason for summoning emergency medical services (EMS). Yet in several countries the law restricts opioid-based analgesia administration to physicians. Telemedical support of paramedics is a novel approach to enable timely treatment under the guidance of a physician. In this retrospective observational study, conducted in the EMS of Aachen, Germany, the analgesic quality and occurrence of adverse events were compared between telemedically-supported paramedics (July-December, 2014) and a historical control group (conventional on-scene EMS physicians; January-March, 2014)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475240/association-of-pain-ratings-with-the-prediction-of-early-physical-recovery-after-general-and-orthopaedic-surgery-a-quantitative-study-with-repeated-measures
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Kerstin Eriksson, Lotta Wikström, Bengt Fridlund, Kristofer Årestedt, Anders Broström
AIM: To compare different levels of self-rated pain and determine if they predict anticipated early physical recovery in patients undergoing general and orthopaedic surgery. BACKGROUND: Previous research has indicated that average self-rated pain reflects patients' ability to recover the same day. However, there is a knowledge gap about the feasibility of using average pain ratings to predict patients' physical recovery for the next day. DESIGN: Descriptive, quantitative repeated measures...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472393/fluoroscopic-c-arm-and-ct-guided-selective-radiofrequency-ablation-for-trigeminal-and-glossopharyngeal-facial-pain-syndromes
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Nicholas A Telischak, Jeremy J Heit, Lucas W Campos, Omar A Choudhri, Huy M Do, Xiang Qian
Objectives.:  Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the gasserian ganglion through the foramen ovale and the glossopharyngeal nerve at the jugular foramen is a classical approach to treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN), respectively. However, it can be technically challenging with serious complications. We have thus developed a novel technique utilizing C-arm and computerized tomography (CT) guidance to block TN and GPN. Our goals were to describe a three-dimensional image-based technique to improve patient comfort and to decrease procedural time associated with needle guidance...
May 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470370/high-dosage-of-a-fixed-combination-oxycodone-naloxone-prolonged-release-efficacy-and-tolerability-in-patients-with-chronic-cancer-pain
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Francesco Amato, Silvia Ceniti, Sergio Mameli, Giovanni M Pisanu, Renato Vellucci, Vincenzo Palmieri, Leonardo Consoletti, Dorotea Magaldi, Paolo Notaro, Claudio Marcassa
PURPOSE: Opioids are associated with side effects in the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic cancer pain. Oral combination of opioid agonist-antagonist oxycodone-naloxone (OXN-PR) attenuates gastrointestinal side effects; however, evidence on high-dose OXN-PR treatment is scant. This study evaluates the efficacy and tolerability of high-dose OXN-PR in chronic cancer pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective 60-day observation on consecutive cancer patients with uncontrolled moderate-severe chronic pain or intolerant to other analgesics, who were switched at entry visit (T0) to OXN-PR ≥80 mg daily...
May 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466419/group-based-exercise-at-workplace-short-term-effects-of-neck-and-shoulder-resistance-training-in-video-display-unit-workers-with-work-related-chronic-neck-pain-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Giuseppa M Caputo, Mauro Di Bari, José Naranjo Orellana
Effectiveness of exercise therapy in video display unit (VDU) workers with work-related chronic neck pain (W-RCNP) is unclear. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of group-based neck-shoulder resistance exercises on symptoms and muscular function in VDU workers with W-RCNP. Thirty-five employees with CNP were randomly assigned to neck-shoulder resistance exercise (NSRE) group or to conventional stretching and postural exercise (SPE) group. Participants trained 45 min, twice a week for 7 weeks...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460873/long-term-therapeutic-effects-of-dextrose-prolotherapy-in-patients-with-hypermobility-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-a-single-arm-study-with-1-4-years-follow-up
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H Refai
The aim was to analyse the short-term and long-term therapeutic efficacy of dextrose prolotherapy for dislocation or subluxation (hypermobility) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Sixty-one patients with symptomatic hypermobility of the TMJ were included in this single-arm prospective study, in which they were each given four sessions of intra-articular and pericapsular injections six weeks apart. Each injection comprised 10% dextrose/mepivacaine solution 3ml. Clinical outcomes including severity of pain on movement according to the numerical rating scale (NRS), maximal interincisal opening, clicking, and frequency of locking were measured before treatment (T1), during treatment (T2) (just before the third session of injections), at the short-term follow-up (T3) (three months after treatment), and at the long-term follow-up (T4) (1-4 years after treatment)...
April 28, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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