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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647094/long-term-prognosis-of-hematogenous-vertebral-osteomyelitis-mortality-quality-of-life-and-pain
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Terufumi Kokabu, Masahiko Takahata, Nobuhisa Ishiguro, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis (HVO) has a generally favorable prognosis if appropriate treatment is initiated in its early phase; however, some intractable cases with HVO can develop neurological impairment as well as spinal deformity during the course of treatment and these sequelae may lead to impaired quality of life (QOL). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the long-term relapse rate, mortality, and QOL of patients with HVO. METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, medical records of 60 patients with HVO with a mean follow-up period of 8 years (5-23 years) were reviewed to assess demographic data, details of infection, and clinical course...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645451/differences-in-outcomes-of-patients-treated-by-male-vs-female-chiropractors
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Malin B Muehlemann, Cynthia K Peterson, B Kim Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare treatment outcomes of low back pain patients depending on the sex of the treating doctor of chiropractic (DC). METHODS: For this study, 1095 adult patients with no manual therapy in the prior 3 months were recruited. Pretreatment pain levels (Numeric Rating Scale for pain [NRS]), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and patient demographic details were recorded. The NRS and Patient Global Impression of Change were assessed after 1 week and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644192/vulvodynia-younger-age-and-combined-therapies-associate-with-significant-reduction-in-self-reported-pain
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Anu P Aalto, Silja Vuoristo, Heidi Tuomaala, Riikka J Niemi, Synnöve M Staff, Johanna U Mäenpää
OBJECTIVES: Eight percent of women have vulvodynia (VD), a chronic pain disorder with unknown etiology. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of given VD treatments measured by numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain and patients' quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study material consisted of a retrospective VD patient cohort (N = 70). Data were collected by postal questionnaires and review of the medical records. RESULTS: We report here a statistically significant reduction in NRS only with combination of therapies (median NRS before treatments 8 vs median NRS 4 after treatments, p < ...
July 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640436/two-step-irradiance-schedule-versus-single-dose-cold-compress-for-pain-control-during-5-aminolevulinic-acid-based-photodynamic-therapy-of-condyloma-acuminatum
#4
Xiaonan Shao, Fang Wang, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of two-step irradiance schedule in relieving pain during PDT of CA. METHODS: The study was a prospective, controlled trial of 141 CA patients who were randomly divided into Group A (two-step irradiance schedule) and Group B (single-dose cold compress). The numeric rating scales (NRS) of patients' pain were recorded at 5, 10, 15, and 20 minutes during each PDT. RESULTS: The efficacy of PDT and NRS scores of patients in the two groups were compared...
June 22, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634698/association-between-characteristics-of-pain-and-stiffness-and-the-functional-status-of-patients-with-incident-polymyalgia-rheumatica-from-primary-care
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A Cawley, J A Prior, S Muller, T Helliwell, S L Hider, B Dasgupta, K Barraclough, C D Mallen
This paper aims to examine the relationship between different characteristics of pain and stiffness and the functional status of patients with newly diagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Baseline analysis of an inception cohort study was conducted. Patients aged ≥18 years, with a new diagnosis of PMR were recruited from 382 English general practices. Participants were mailed a baseline questionnaire, including separate pain and stiffness manikins and numerical rating scales (NRS), a question on their ability to raise their arms above their head and the modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (mHAQ) to examine participants' functional status...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633778/results-of-hemicap-%C3%A2-implantation-as-a-salvage-procedure-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
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Sarah Ettinger, Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Hazibullah Waizy, Christoph Becher, Daiwei Yao, Leif Claassen, Yvonne Noll, Christian Plaass
Osteochondral defects (OCDs) of the talus remain a surgical challenge, especially after failed primary treatment. The aim of the present study was to examine the clinical outcomes after HemiCAP(®) implantation for OCDs of the medial talar dome after failed previous surgery. Our retrospective study included 11 patients, who had undergone surgery from June 2009 to September 2012 for an OCD of the medial talar dome and received a HemiCAP(®) on the talus after failed previous surgery for OCD. The data were acquired using patients' medical records and standardized questionnaires, including the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) activity score, EQ-5D, numerical rating scale (NRS), and Short-Form 36-item Health Survey (SF-36)...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628595/activity-based-therapy-from-basic-science-to-clinical-application-for-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Andrea L Behrman, Elizabeth M Ardolino, Susan J Harkema
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Collaboration between scientists and clinicians effectively accelerated translation of scientific evidence for activity-based therapies (ABTs) into rehabilitation. This article addresses the basic scientific findings of activity-dependent plasticity that led to locomotor training, an ABT, and its principles to advance recovery in adult and pediatric populations with spinal cord injury (SCI). Expansion to new therapies based on these common principles is highlighted, for example, epidural stimulation...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628232/sensory-mapping-of-pelvic-dermatomes-in-women-with-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Tatiana Sanses, Patrick McCabe, Ling Zhong, Aisha Taylor, Gisela Chelimsky, Sangeeta Mahajan, Tony Buffington, Adonis Hijaz, Sarah Ialacci, Jeffrey Janata, Thomas Chelimsky
AIM: To describe a sensory map of pelvic dermatomes in women with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). We hypothesized that if IC/BPS involves changes in central processing, then women with IC/BPS will exhibit sensory abnormalities in neurologic pelvic dermatomes. METHODS: Women with IC/BPS and healthy controls underwent neurologic examination that included evaluation of sharp pain sensitivity and vibration in dermatomes T12, L1, L2, S1-5. Peripheral nervous system sensitivity to pressure, vibration, and pinprick were scored using numeric rating scales (NRS)...
June 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626981/post-discharge-nausea-and-vomiting-after-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-and-standardised-ponv-prophylaxis-for-ambulatory-surgery
#9
U Bruderer, A Fisler, M P Steurer, M Steurer, A Dullenkopf
BACKGROUND: The incidence of post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PDNV) after ambulatory anaesthesia using total intravenous anaesthesia with a risk-stratified anti-emetic approach is not well documented in the literature. In this study, we outline such an approach. The goal was to achieve an acceptably low rate of PDNV both immediately and the day after surgery. METHODS: With ethics committee approval, adult patients undergoing outpatient surgery received a Propofol-based general anaesthetic plus standardised PONV-prophylaxis corresponding to their Apfel risk-score (0-4); ondansetron (risk-score 2), additional dexamethasone (risk-score 3), and additional droperidol (risk-score 4)...
June 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626326/effects-of-measurement-posture-and-stimulation-intensity-on-the-nociceptive-flexion-reflex-riii-reflex
#10
Jeong-Woo Lee, Se-Won Yoon
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the measurement posture and stimulation intensity on the nociceptive flexion reflex (RIII reflex). [Subjects and Methods] Thirty normal female adult subjects were selected for this study. Their RIII reflexes were measured in three positions and with three degrees of stimulation intensity. The measurement posture was randomly selected. The analysis items were the stimulation intensity of the induced RIII reflex, the amplitude of the RIII reflex, and the numeric rating scale (NRS)...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625958/pain-management-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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Yulan Shi, Xiao Ying, Xiaoye Hu, Hong Shen
This study was performed to evaluate cancer pain control of high-Intensity focused ultrasound ablation (HIFU) and to manage the HIFU treatment pain in advanced pancreatic cancer patients with analgesics. We collected 71 locally advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated with HIFU from 2013 March to 2014 January in our hospital. The cancer pain (pre-HIFU and two weeks after HIFU) and HIFU treatment pain were evaluated respectively. The numeric rating scale (NRS) was used as the tool of pain evaluation. The related factors with pains were analyzed...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625445/prospective-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-the-pectoral-nerves-pecs-block-type-ii
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Barbara Versyck, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Patrick Van Houwe
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this clinical trial was to test the hypothesis whether adding the pectoral nerves (Pecs) block type II to the anesthetic procedure reduces opioid consumption during and after breast surgery. DESIGN: A prospective randomized double blind placebo-controlled study. SETTING: A secondary hospital. PATIENTS: 140 breast cancer stage 1-3 patients undergoing mastectomy or tumorectomy with sentinel node or axillary node dissection...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625114/the-role-of-testosterone-supplemental-therapy-in-opioid-induced-hypogonadism-a-retrospective-pilot-analysis
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Omer A Raheem, Sunil H Patel, David Sisul, Tim J Furnish, Tung-Chin Hsieh
Chronic opioid therapy for pain management is known to induce several endocrine changes. The authors examined the effect of testosterone supplemental therapy (TST) in patients with chronic, noncancer pain undergoing opioid therapy. It was hypothesized that treatment of opioid-induced hypogonadism (OIH) can reduce opioid requirements in patients suffering from chronic pain and approve their quality of life. Over 18 months period, patients with OIH were identified in a tertiary referral pain center, Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) pain scores and daily morphine equivalent dose (MED) were the primary outcomes measured...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623906/correlations-between-inflammatory-cytokines-muscle-damage-markers-and-acute-postoperative-pain-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Hai-Bo Si, Ti-Min Yang, Yi Zeng, Zong-Ke Zhou, Fu-Xing Pei, Yan-Rong Lu, Jing-Qiu Cheng, Bin Shen
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in reducing knee pain and improving functional disability, the management of acute postoperative pain is still unsatisfactory. This study was aimed to quantitatively analyze the possible correlations between inflammatory cytokines, muscle damage markers and acute postoperative pain following primary TKA. METHODS: Patients scheduled for unilateral primary TKA were consecutively included, the serial changes of the numerical rating scale (NRS) at rest (NRSR) and at walking (NRSW), serum inflammatory cytokines and muscle damage markers were assessed before surgery (T0) and at postoperative day 1, 2, 3 and 5 (T1-T4, respectively); while pain disability questionnaire (PDQ) and synovial fluid inflammatory cytokines were evaluated at T0...
June 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622902/a-critical-analysis-of-sagittal-plane-deformity-correction-with-minimally-invasive-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-2-year-follow-up-study
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Gregory M Mundis, Jay D Turner, Vedat Deverin, Juan S Uribe, Pierce Nunley, Praveen Mummaneni, Neel Anand, Paul Park, David O Okonkwo, Michael Y Wang, Shay Bess, Adam S Kanter, Richard Fessler, Stacie Nguyen, Behrooz A Akbarnia
INTRODUCTION: Sagittal plane realignment is important to achieve desirable clinical outcomes after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. This study evaluates the impact of minimally invasive (MIS) techniques on sagittal plane alignment and clinical outcomes in ASD patients. METHODS: A retrospective, multi-center review of ASD patients (age ≥18 years, and with one of the following: coronal Cobb ≥20°, sagittal vertical axis [SVA] >5 cm, and/or pelvic tilt >25°), MIS surgery, and four or more levels instrumented...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618292/influence-of-transcutaneous-spinal-stimulation-on-human-ltp-like-pain-amplification-a-randomized-double-blind-study-in-volunteers
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L M Schweizer, P K Zahn, E M Pogatzki-Zahn, W Magerl, M Tegenthoff, C H Meyer-Frießem
OBJECTIVE: Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) has been proven to affect nociceptive signal processing. We designed a randomized, double-blind, cross-over study to investigate whether tsDCS applied before or after inducing long-term potentiation-(LTP)-like hyperalgesia may decrease nociceptive sensitivity. METHODS: In healthy volunteers, tsDCS (2.5mA, 15min) was applied to the thoracic spine prior (n=14) or immediately following (n=12) electrical high-frequency stimulation (HFS) to the thigh, inducing hyperalgesia...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616747/criteria-for-failure-and-worsening-after-surgery-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-multicenter-observational-study-based-on-data-from-the-norwegian-registry-for-spine-surgery
#17
David A T Werner, Margreth Grotle, Sasha Gulati, Ivar M Austevoll, Greger Lønne, Øystein P Nygaard, Tore K Solberg
PURPOSE: In clinical decision-making, it is crucial to discuss the probability of adverse outcomes with the patient. A large proportion of the outcomes are difficult to classify as either failure or success. Consequently, cutoff values in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for "failure" and "worsening" are likely to be different from those of "non-success". The aim of this study was to identify dichotomous cutoffs for failure and worsening, 12 months after surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation, in a large registry cohort...
June 14, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614481/persistent-arthralgia-and-related-risks-factors-in-laboratory-confirmed-cases-of-chikungunya-virus-infection-in-mexico
#18
Efrén Murillo-Zamora, Oliver Mendoza-Cano, Benjamín Trujillo-Hernández, Ramón Alberto Sánchez-Piña, José Guzmán-Esquivel
Objective: To estimate the cumulative incidence of persistent arthralgia at 6 months from acute Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection and to evaluate the association of clinical markers with the risk of long-term arthralgia. Methods: This multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted in the Mexican state of Colima. A total of 136 individuals aged 15 years and older with serologically confirmed CHIKV infection were enrolled. Participants were interviewed at 6 months from the onset of symptoms, and self-reported persistent arthralgia (PA) was the main binary outcome...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596973/quadriceps-strength-in-patients-with-isolated-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-results-of-isokinetic-strength-measurements-and-their-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-results
#19
Anja Hirschmüller, Tasja Andres, Wolfgang Schoch, Heiner Baur, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found a significant deficit of maximum quadriceps strength after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the knee. However, it is unclear whether muscular strength deficits in patients with cartilage damage exist prior to operative treatment. PURPOSE: To isokinetically test maximum quadriceps muscle strength and quantify the impact of possible strength deficits on functional and clinical test results. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591073/predictors-of-persistent-axial-neck-pain-after-cervical-laminoplasty
#20
Atsushi Kimura, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Hirokazu Inoue, Teruaki Endo, Katsushi Takeshita
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to reveal baseline predictors of persistent post-laminoplasty neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Axial neck pain is one of the most common complications after cervical laminoplasty; however, baseline predictors of persistent post-laminoplasty neck pain are unclear. METHODS: We analyzed data from 156 patients who completed a 2-year follow-up after double-door laminoplasty for degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM)...
June 6, 2017: Spine
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