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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239826/observational-multicentric-survey-on-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-demographic-and-clinical-data-from-34-italian-centers
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R Luchetti, S Tognon, M Cacciavillani, S Ronco, N Buzzelli, G Lanni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at a national level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric observational study was conducted in 34 Italian centers by specialists participating in the Management of Peripheral Neuropathies Study Group on 377 patients (age, mean±SD 56±14.4 years, 73.2% females) with CTS. The characteristics of the disease and its management were recorded at baseline and during a 2-month follow-up using a standardized clinical record and assessed with validated clinical tests...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235509/management-of-isolated-infraorbital-neuralgia-by-ultrasound-guided-infraorbital-nerve-block-with-combination-of-steroid-and-local-anesthetic
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Oya Y Cok, Sinan Deniz, H Evren Eker, Levent Oguzkurt, Anis Aribogan
Patients with isolated peripheral branch neuralgia of trigeminal nerve usually receive traditional treatment such as medical therapy and interventional procedures targeting the entire trigeminal nerve or related ganglions. However, if the intractable pain is limited to a certain branch, the patient may also benefit from a peripheral and nerve-targeted interventional approach. Here, we report the management of a patient with isolated infraorbital neuralgia by ultrasound-guided infraorbital nerve block with steroid and local anesthetic combination...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229182/outpatient-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-who-is-afraid-of-outpatient-surgery
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Alexander Hoorntje, Koen L M Koenraadt, Margreet G Boevé, Rutger C I van Geenen
PURPOSE: In recent years, duration of hospitalisation after knee arthroplasty has decreased and fast track and outpatient surgery protocols have been developed. Studies have shown that outpatient surgery is feasible, safe, and cost effective. However, the psychological well-being of patients undergoing outpatient surgery has never been described before. The purpose of this study was to investigate how patients experience outpatient surgery for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), examining levels of anxiety and depression, satisfaction, and pain...
February 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219453/a-consult-is-just-a-page-away-a-prospective-observational-study-on-the-impact-of-jinxing-on-call-karma-in-neurosurgery
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Holger Joswig, Lauren Zarnett, David A Steven, Martin N Stienen
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the impact of jinxing on "call karma" in neurosurgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study on 15 residents on call for the neurosurgery service, recording the total number of admissions, consults, deaths encountered, surgeries performed, hours of sleep and subjective call rating on a numeric rating scale (NRS) of 0-10 in terms of general awfulness. RESULTS: Some 204 on-call nightshifts were analyzed, of which 61 (29...
February 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219167/-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-the-soft-palate-fold-surgery-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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M Zhu, X Bai
Objective: To evaluate the relationships between anatomical changes and treatment outcomes after modified velopharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients with the soft palate drooping. Methods: From November 2011 to November 2015, 44 OSHS patients (AHI 5-30 times/h) with the soft palate drooping determined by Muller test and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) were randomly selected. Treatment group included 23 patients who underwent modified velopharyngeal surgery, in which uvula was preserved and soft palate was shortened and advanced...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217426/treatment-of-anterior-shoulder-subluxation-using-the-mulligan-concept-and-reflex-neuromuscular-stabilization-a-case-report
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Robinetta A Hudson, Russell T Baker, Alan Nasypany, Don Reordan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shoulder instability, a common issue among athletes who engage in contact sports, may lead to recurrent subluxations, or partial dislocations of the shoulder. Young athletic patients generally respond poorly to the nonsurgical treatments for shoulder instability that are commonly utilized. The purpose of this case report is to describe the effects of the treatment guided by the Mulligan Concept (MC) coupled with reflex neuromuscular stabilization (RNS) also known as reactive neuromuscular training (RNT), on an adolescent football player with glenohumeral joint (GHJ) instability who sustained a traumatic anterior subluxation...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216975/negative-oncologic-impact-of-poor-postoperative-pain-control-in-left-sided-pancreatic-cancer
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Eun-Ki Min, Jae Uk Chong, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Sang Joon Pae, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee
AIM: To investigate the association between postoperative pain control and oncologic outcomes in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2014, 221 patients were diagnosed with PDAC and underwent resection with curative intent. Retrospective review of the patients was performed based on electronic medical records system. One patient without records of numerical rating scale (NRS) pain intensity scores was excluded and eight patients who underwent total pancreatectomy were also excluded...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210872/responsiveness-and-minimum-important-change-of-the-oswestry-disability-index-in-italian-subjects-with-symptomatic-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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Carla Vanti, Silvano Ferrari, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Pedro Berjano, Marco Monticone
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the responsiveness and the minimum important change of the Italian version of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI-I) in subjects with symptomatic specific low back pain associated with lumbar spondylolisthesis (SPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-one patients with symptomatic SPL completed the ODI-I, a 0-100 numerical rating scale (NRS), and performed the prone and supine bridge tests. The global perception of effectiveness was measured with a 7-point Likert scale...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207662/expression-of-mirna-124a-in-cd4-cells-reflects-response-to-a-multidisciplinary-treatment-program-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Benjamin Luchting, Jens Heyn, Ludwig Christian Hinske, Shahnaz Christina Azad
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pain- and T cell-related miRNAs are differentially expressed in CLBP when compared with healthy volunteers and whether these miRNAs may distinguish between responders and nonresponders to a multidisciplinary treatment program. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is a common health problem worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207536/cervical-plexus-anesthesia-versus-general-anesthesia-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Lijun Zhang, Wenyuan Ding
Both general anesthesia (GA) and cervical plexus anesthesia (CPA) can be used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of anesthetic techniques on perioperative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing cervical surgery.From January 2008 to December 2015, 356 patients who underwent 1-level ACDF for cervical spinal myelopathy were prospectively reviewed. They were assigned to receive GA (group A) and CPA (group B). The analgesic efficacy of the block was assessed by anesthesia preparation time, the maximum heart rate, and mean arterial blood pressure changes compared with the baseline, time of postoperative revival, and duration of recovery stay...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202302/short-term-outcomes-of-patients-being-treated-for-chronic-intractable-pain-at-a-liaison-clinic-and-exacerbating-factors-of-prolonged-pain-after-treatment
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Tomoko Tetsunaga, Tomonori Tetsunaga, Keiichiro Nishida, Masato Tanaka, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Tomoyuki Takigawa, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Although a multidisciplinary approach is often recommended to treat intractable pain, this approach does not completely prevent uncontrolled pain in some patients. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the exacerbating factors of prolonged, intractable pain among patients being treated at a pain liaison clinic. METHODS: The participants of this study were 94 outpatients (32 men, 62 women) with chronic intractable pain who visited our hospital between April 2013 and February 2015...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194529/a-randomized-clinical-study-on-postoperative-pain-comparing-between-the-supraglottic-airway-device-and-endotracheal-tubing-in-transabdominal-preperitoneal-repair-tapp
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Y Nagahisa, K Hashida, R Matsumoto, R Kawashima, M Okabe, K Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair is the most widely used laparoscopic technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia in Japan. Many studies have shown that in comparison with open hernia repair, laparoscopic repair results in less pain and a shorter convalescence. However, postoperative pain remains a concern. One possible cause of postoperative pain in the early postoperative phase is strain or cough on removal of the endotracheal tube. Use of a supraglottic airway (SGA) device helps to avoid such complaints...
February 13, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187915/effect-of-ileal-bile-acid-transporter-inhibitor-gsk2330672-on-pruritus-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-crossover-phase-2a-study
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Vinod S Hegade, Stuart F W Kendrick, Robert L Dobbins, Sam R Miller, Douglas Thompson, Duncan Richards, James Storey, George E Dukes, Margaret Corrigan, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Ulrich Beuers, Gideon M Hirschfield, David E Jones
BACKGROUND: Up to 70% of patients with primary biliary cholangitis develop pruritus (itch) during the course of their disease. Treatment of pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis is challenging and novel therapies are needed. Ursodeoxycholic acid, the standard first-line treatment for primary biliary cholangitis, is largely ineffective for pruritus. We investigated the efficacy and safety of GSK2330672, a selective inhibitor of human ileal bile acid transporter (IBAT), in patients with primary biliary cholangitis with pruritus...
February 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183583/visual-emotional-stimuli-and-treatment-with-antidepressants-alter-numerical-rating-scale-score-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Akifumi Kanai, Shigehiro Matsumoto, Norihito Hayashi, Junko Shimao, Yuki Nagahara
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of visual stimulation (exciting red and tranquilizing green) on the score of the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) questionnaire in patients with chronic pain. DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. SETTING: Outpatient pain clinic of a university hospital. PATIENTS: Two hundred outpatients with chronic pain. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive the NRS questionnaire printed on either red paper (red group) or green paper (green group)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182513/effects-of-long-duration-low-intensity-ultrasound-for-active-trapezius-trigger-points-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Justin H Rigby, David O Draper
CONTEXT: Upper trapezius trigger points can be debilitating and often lead to chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine if long duration low intensity therapeutic ultrasound is effective at treating upper trapezius trigger point pain compared to an inactive placebo treatment. DESIGN: Randomized control trial. SETTING: Research laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-one participants (19 males, 32 females, age = 31...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179349/does-rectus-sheath-block-analgesia-alter-levels-of-the-oxidative-stress-biomarker-glutathione-peroxidase-a-randomised-trial-of-patients-with-cancer-and-benign-disease
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Martin Purdy, Jari Kärkkäinen, Merja Kokki, Maarit Anttila, Samuli Aspinen, Petri Juvonen, Hannu Kokki, Kari Pulkki, Tuomo Rantanen, Matti Eskelinen
AIM: To evaluate whether the overall satisfaction, as measured by numeric rating scale (NRS), regarding rectus sheath block (RSB) analgesia is associated with the plasma glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) level. The second end-point of the study was to evaluate the differences in GPX1 levels in patients with and without RSB analgesia, with special emphasis on benign or malign disease status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially, 56 patients were randomized to the placebo group (n=12) and to one of three active RSB analgesia groups: single-dose (n=16), repeated-dose (n=12) and continuous infusion (n=16) groups...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178931/transformation-of-5-d-itch-scale-and-numerical-rating-scale-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Jia-Wen Lai, Hung-Chih Chen, Che-Yi Chou, Hung-Rong Yen, Tsai-Chung Li, Mao-Feng Sun, Hen-Hong Chang, Chiu-Ching Huang, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Johannes Tschen, Chiz-Tzung Chang
BACKGROUND: Pruritus is a common and frustrating symptom in hemodialysis (HD) patients and 5-D itch scale is proposed as a reliable measurement of pruritus. However, information regarding 5-D itch scale categories is currently unavailable. We explored optimal cut-offs 5-D itching scale based on numerical rating scale (NRS) categories in HD patients. METHODS: Four hundred and nine HD patients in China Medical University Hospital in December 2014 were included and severity of pruritus was estimated using NRS and 5-D itch scale...
February 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178166/headache-improvement-after-intracranial-endovascular-procedures-in-chinese-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-a-prospective-observational-study
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Linjing Zhang, Yunxia Wang, Qingkui Zhang, Wei Ge, Xiancong Wu, Hai Di, Jun Wang, Xiangyu Cao, Baomin Li, Ruozhuo Liu, Shengyuan Yu
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a long-term improvement in headache of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) treated with intracranial endovascular procedures.Using a prospective design, consecutive patients with UIAs with neuroendovascular treatment from January 2014 to December 2014 were asked to participate. Headache outcomes were established before aneurysm treatment and for 6 months following treatment. Factors associated with different headache outcomes were investigated...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163844/effect-of-entonox-on-reducing-the-need-for-pethidine-and-the-relevant-fetal-and-maternal-complications-for-painless-labor
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Alireza Sharifian Attar, Atefe Shirinzadeh Feizabadi, Lida Jarahi, Laya Shirinzadeh Feizabadi, Shima Sheybani
BACKGROUND: Pain relief during labour is one of the major concerns in obstetrics; severe labor pain causes fear of the next pregnancy, and interferes with the mother's family relationship. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effects of Entonox during labor on reducing the need for pethidine (Meperidine) and fetal-maternal complications. METHODS: This double-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on pregnant women who were candidates for vaginal delivery in Educational Hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran between January 2014 and November 2015...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160905/pain-associated-with-treatment-of-dupuytren-contracture-with-collagenase-clostridium-histolyticum
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Rafael Sanjuan-Cerveró, Francisco J Carrera-Hueso, Pedro Vazquez-Ferreiro, Narjis Fikri-Benbrahim, Nuria Franco-Ferrando, Clayton A Peimer
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to quantify the degree of pain associated with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection and to determine whether it is related to other factors in the intervention. METHODS: A prospective study of 135 patients was performed to evaluate pain at 3 points during treatment: (1) after CCH injection, using a numerical rating scale (NRS), (2) a binary (positive/negative) assessment before manipulation 24 hours after CCH and after removing the bandage, and (3) after joint manipulation performed with wrist block anesthesia...
February 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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