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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922338/does-the-%C3%AE-receptor-antagonist-esmolol-have-analgesic-effects-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study-on-healthy-volunteers-undergoing-the-cold-pressor-test
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Fredrik Ander, Anders Magnuson, Alex de Leon, Rebecca Ahlstrand
BACKGROUND: Esmolol may attenuate the sympathetic response to pain and reduce postoperative opioid consumption. It is not clear whether esmolol has an analgesic effect per se. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effect of esmolol in the absence of anaesthetics and opioids. We tested the hypothesis that esmolol would reduce the maximum pain intensity perceived during the cold pressor test (CPT) by 2 points on a 0 to 10 numeric pain rating scale (NRS) compared to placebo...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921042/symptomatic-treatment-of-dyspnea-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-narrative-review-of-the-current-literature
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REVIEW
Matthäus Strieder, Martin Pecherstorfer, Gudrun Kreye
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common, very distressing symptom in advanced cancer patients that challenges them, their relatives, and healthcare professionals. This narrative review summarizes important literature dealing with the evidence for opioids, benzodiazepines, oxygen, and steroids for treating dyspnea in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: A selective literature search was undertaken in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library and extended with literature from the reference lists of included studies up to April 2016...
September 18, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920043/short-term-analgesic-effects-of-5-dextrose-epidural-injections-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Liza Maniquis-Smigel, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Howard Jeffrey Rosen, John Lyftogt, Cassie Graham-Coleman, An-Lin Cheng, David Rabago
BACKGROUND: Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) is reported to reduce pain including non-surgical chronic low back pain (CLBP), and subcutaneous injection of 5% dextrose is reported to reduce neurogenic pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia. The mechanism in both cases is unclear, though a direct effect of dextrose on neurogenic pain has been proposed. This study assessed the short-term analgesic effects of epidural 5% dextrose injection compared with saline for non-surgical CLBP...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
#4
Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915853/low-threshold-unmyelinated-mechanoafferents-can-modulate-pain
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Kathrin Habig, Anne Schänzer, Wolfgang Schirner, Gothje Lautenschläger, Benjamin Dassinger, Håkan Olausson, Frank Birklein, Elke R Gizewski, Heidrun H Krämer
BACKGROUND: Human, hairy skin contains a subgroup of C-fibers, the C-low threshold mechanoreceptive afferents ((C-LTMR) C-tactile or C-touch (CT) fibers) that are linked with the signaling of affective aspects of human touch. Recent studies suggest an involvement of these afferents in the modulation of pain in healthy volunteers. Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is associated with a damage of C-fibers. Therefore, an impairment of C-LTMRs can be assumed. We aimed to elaborate a possible role of CT-afferents in pain modulation by investigating healthy volunteers and SFN-patients...
September 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911933/pain-cognition-versus-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-endometriosis-toward-personalized-treatment
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Mieke A W van Aken, Joukje M Oosterman, C M van Rijn, Magdalena A Ferdek, Gé S F Ruigt, B W M M Peeters, Didi D M Braat, Annemiek W Nap
OBJECTIVE: To explore how pain intensity and pain cognition are related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in women with endometriosis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey. SETTING: Multidisciplinary referral center. PATIENT(S): Women with laparoscopically and/or magnetic resonance imaging-proven endometriosis (n = 50) and healthy control women (n = 42). INTERVENTION(S): For HRQoL, two questionnaires: the generic Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Endometriosis Health Profile 30 (EHP-30)...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910814/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-intervention-programmes-integrating-functional-exercise-into-daily-life-of-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Michaela Weber, Nacera Belala, Lindy Clemson, Elisabeth Boulton, Helen Hawley-Hague, Clemens Becker, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, exercise programmes for improving functional performance and reducing falls are organised as structured sessions. An alternative approach of integrating functional exercises into everyday tasks has emerged in recent years. OBJECTIVES: Summarising the current evidence for the feasibility and effectiveness of interventions integrating functional exercise into daily life. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted including articles based on the following criteria: (1) individuals ≥60 years; (2) intervention studies of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies (NRS); (3) using a lifestyle-integrated approach; (4) using functional exercises to improve strength, balance, or physical functioning; and (5) reporting outcomes on feasibility and/or effectiveness...
September 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904523/music-listening-among-postoperative-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-mixed-methods-analysis
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Nancy Ames, Rebecca Shuford, Li Yang, Brad Moriyama, Meredith Frey, Florencia Wilson, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, Danelle Gori, Andrew Mannes, Alexandra Ranucci, Deloris Koziol, Gwenyth R Wallen
BACKGROUND: Music listening may reduce the physiological, emotional, and mental effects of distress and anxiety. It is unclear whether music listening may reduce the amount of opioids used for pain management in critical care, postoperative patients or whether music may improve patient experience in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A total of 41 surgical patients were randomized to either music listening or controlled non-music listening groups on ICU admission...
2017: Integrative Medicine Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902105/clinical-effectiveness-of-intra-articular-pulsed-radiofrequency-compared-to-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-atlanto-occipital-joint-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#9
So Min Shin, Sang Gyu Kwak, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized controlled pilot study OBJECTIVE.: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation on the atlanto-occipital (AO) joint in patients with chronic joint pain. Additionally, we compared the effects of AO intra-articular (IA) PRF and AO IA corticosteroid. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IA injection of corticosteroids into the AO joint is widely used for the management of head and upper cervical pain, and its effectiveness has been shown in previous studies...
September 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899844/a-new-lipid-formulation-of-low-dose-ibuprofen-shows-non-inferiority-to-high-dose-standard-ibuprofen-the-flare-study-flaring-arthralgia-relief-evaluation-in-episodic-flaring-knee-pain-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Sita Ma Bierma-Zeinstra, John Brew, Karen Stoner, Rosamund Wilson, Anthony Kilbourn, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate short-term efficacy and safety of a novel lipid ibuprofen formulation 1200mg/day compared with standard ibuprofen 1200mg/day and 2400mg/day in episodic knee arthralgia/flaring pain. DESIGN: Multicentre, randomised, double-blind, 3-arm, non-inferiority trial conducted at 27 primary care centres. Adults with ≥1 knee flare episode within 12 months were recruited within 24 hours of new flare with pain severity ≥5 on a 0-10 numerical rating scale (NRS)...
September 9, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899386/improved-clinical-outcome-measures-of-knee-pain-and-function-with-concurrent-resolution-of-subchondral-bone-marrow-edema-lesion-and-joint-effusion-in-an-osteoarthritic-patient-following-pentosan-polysulphate-sodium-treatment-a-case-report
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Matthew J Sampson, Margie Kabbani, Ravi Krishnan, Michael Nganga, Annika Theodoulou, Jeganath Krishnan
BACKGROUND: At present, there are no registered products for the treatment of subchondral Bone Marrow Edema Lesion (BML) and associated knee pain. Patients who do not respond to current anti-inflammatory therapies are left with limited treatment options, and may resort to operative management with Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). We report the use of Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium (PPS) for the treatment of BMLs of the knee. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 70-year-old female with knee osteoarthritis presenting with a high level of knee pain, scoring 8 on the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), and functional limitation demonstrating a poor Lysholm Knee Score of 37...
September 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898536/treatment-with-naloxegol-versus-placebo-pain-assessment-in-patients-with-noncancer-pain-and-opioid-induced-constipation
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Lynn Webster, Ulysses Diva, Raj Tummala, Mark Sostek
OBJECTIVE: To summarize results from pain and opioid use assessments with naloxegol in adults with opioid-induced constipation (OIC) and chronic noncancer pain. METHODS: Two phase 3 randomized, double-blind, 12-week studies evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral naloxegol (12.5 or 25 mg daily) in adults (18-<85 years) with confirmed OIC and chronic noncancer pain: KODIAC-04 (NCT01309841) and KODIAC-05 (NCT01323790). Pain level was assessed daily (11-point Numeric Rating Scale [NRS]; 0=no pain, 10=worst imaginable pain)...
September 12, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894933/particulate-versus-non-particulate-corticosteroids-for-transforaminal-nerve-root-blocks-comparison-of-outcomes-in-494-patients-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Susanne Bensler, Reto Sutter, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Cynthia K Peterson
PURPOSE: We set out to compare outcomes in CT-guided lumbar transforaminal nerve root block patients receiving either particulate or non-particulate corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective comparative effectiveness outcomes study on two cohorts of lumbar radiculopathy patients. 321 received particulate and 173 non-particulate corticosteroids at CT-guided transforaminal lumbar nerve root injections. The particulate steroid was used from October 2009 until May 2014 and the non-particulate steroid was used from May 2014...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893309/efficacy-and-safety-of-controlled-release-oxycodone-naloxone-versus-controlled-release-oxycodone-in-korean-patients-with-cancer-related-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kyung-Hee Lee, Tae Won Kim, Jung-Hun Kang, Jin-Soo Kim, Jin-Seok Ahn, Sun-Young Kim, Hwan-Jung Yun, Young-Jun Eum, Sung Ae Koh, Min Kyoung Kim, Yong Sang Hong, Jeong Eun Kim, Gyeong-Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Controlled-release oxycodone/naloxone (OXN-CR) maintains the effect of opioid-induced analgesia through oxycodone while reducing the occurrence rate of opioid-induced constipation through naloxone. The present study was designed to assess the non-inferiority of OXN-CR to controlled-release oxycodone (OX-CR) for the control of cancer-related pain in Korean patients. METHODS: In this randomized, open-labeled, parallel-group, phase IV study, we enrolled patients aged 20 years or older with moderate to severe cancer-related pain [numeric rating scale (NRS) pain score ≥4] from seven Korean oncology/hematology centers...
September 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893013/effects-of-intraperitoneal-local-anaesthetics-bupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-versus-placebo-on-postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Neha T Das, Charulata Deshpande
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is the most frequently performed elective daycare surgery and provision of postoperative pain relief is of importance. After laparoscopic cholecystectomy shoulder and abdominal pain causes considerable distress. Visceral pain during coughing, respiration and mobilization increases morbidity, hospital stay and costs. AIM: To compare the analgesic efficacy of intraperitoneally instilled equipotent concentrations of bupivacaine and ropivacaine versus placebo in relieving postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy when used as a part of multimodal analgesia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891743/high-intensity-cardiorespiratory-and-strength-exercises-reduced-emotional-distress-and-fatigue-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#16
S H Sveaas, I J Berg, C Fongen, S A Provan, H Dagfinrud
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of high-intensity exercise on emotional distress, fatigue, and ability to do a full day's activities in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHOD: A total of 28 physically inactive axSpA patients were randomized to either an exercise group (EG), which performed 12 weeks of cardiorespiratory and strength exercises, or a control group (CG), which received treatment as usual. The outcomes reported in this paper are secondary outcomes in the trial and included emotional distress (General Health Questionnaire-12, 0-36, 36 = worst), fatigue [numeric rating scale (NRS), 0-10, 10 = worst], and ability to do a full day's activities (NRS, 0-10, 10 = worst)...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885348/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrheal
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hai-Yan Bai, Hong-Yan Bai, Zhi-Qin Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effect and safety of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy for relieving pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea (PD). METHODS: In this study, 134 participants with PD were randomly divided into the intervention group and the sham group, with 67 participants in each group. Participants in the intervention group received TENS, whereas those in the sham group received sham TENS. The primary outcome was measured by the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873414/influence-of-transient-spatial-attention-on-the-p3-component-and-perception-of-painful-and-non-painful-electric-stimuli-in-crossed-and-uncrossed-hands-positions
#18
Karolina Świder, Eligiusz Wronka, Joukje M Oosterman, Clementina M van Rijn, Marijtje L A Jongsma
Recent reports show that focusing attention on the location where pain is expected can enhance its perception. Moreover, crossing the hands over the body's midline is known to impair the ability to localise stimuli and decrease tactile and pain sensations in healthy participants. The present study investigated the role of transient spatial attention on the perception of painful and non-painful electrical stimuli in conditions in which a match or a mismatch was induced between skin-based and external frames of reference (uncrossed and crossed hands positions, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869897/thalidomide-alleviates-postoperative-pain-and-spatial-memory-deficit-in-aged-rats
#19
Peng Guo, Si-Ping Hu
Pain is a major risk factor of post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in aged population. We investigated the effects of thalidomide, an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug, on POCD in aged rats, and also explored the underlying mechanisms. Laparotomy was performed under anesthesia in aged rats (24-25 months) to establish POCD models. Thalidomide (5-50mg/kg) was intraperitoneally administered immediately after laparotomy. Within 12h after the operation, pain symptoms were assessed by rat grimace scale (RGS)...
September 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858553/liposomal-bupivacaine-use-in-third-molar-impaction-surgery-innovate-study
#20
Stuart E Lieblich, Hassan Danesi
The analgesic efficacy and safety of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) in third molar extraction was evaluated in this phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of subjects undergoing bilateral third molar extraction. Subjects were randomized 2 : 1 to infiltration with LB (133 mg/10 mL) or placebo, and received opioid rescue medication as needed. Primary efficacy measure was cumulative area under the curve (AUC) of numeric rating scale (NRS) pain severity scores through 48 hours (AUC of NRS0-48) postsurgery...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
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