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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330230/reducing-sedentary-behaviour-to-decrease-chronic-low-back-pain-the-stand-back-randomised-trial
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Bethany Barone Gibbs, Andrea L Hergenroeder, Sophy J Perdomo, Robert J Kowalsky, Anthony Delitto, John M Jakicic
OBJECTIVE: The Stand Back study evaluated the feasibility and effects of a multicomponent intervention targeting reduced prolonged sitting and pain self-management in desk workers with chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This randomised controlled trial recruited 27 individuals with chronic LBP, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) >10% and desk jobs (sitting ≥20 hours/week). Participants were randomised within strata of ODI (>10%-<20%, ≥20%) to receive bimonthly behavioural counselling (in-person and telephone), a sit-stand desk attachment, a wrist-worn activity-prompting device and cognitive behavioural therapy for LBP self-management or control...
January 12, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324620/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-vulvar-dermatoses
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Colleen K Stockdale, Lori Boardman
Vulvar symptoms of pain, dyspareunia, and pruritus are common and may significantly affect a woman's sense of well-being and sexual function. Despite this, vulvar symptoms are often underreported by women. When identified, however, vulvovaginal symptoms should be addressed by health care providers to optimize care. The evaluation of patients with vulvovaginal complaints begins with a thorough history and physical examination. Biopsy is indicated when concern exists for malignancy or the diagnosis is uncertain...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320513/a-harm-reduction-model-of-abortion-counseling-about-misoprostol-use-in-peru-with-telephone-and-in-person-follow-up-a-cohort-study
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Daniel Grossman, Sarah E Baum, Denitza Andjelic, Carrie Tatum, Guadalupe Torres, Liza Fuentes, Jennifer Friedman
BACKGROUND: In Peru, abortion is legal only to preserve the life and health of the woman. A non-profit clinic system in Peru implemented a harm-reduction model for women with unwanted pregnancy that included pre-abortion care with instructions about misoprostol use and post-abortion care; they started offering telephone follow-up for clients in 2011. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the harm-reduction model, and to compare outcomes by type of follow-up obtained...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320316/translabial-us-and-dynamic-mr-imaging-of-the-pelvic-floor-normal-anatomy-and-dysfunction
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Luciana P Chamié, Duarte Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues Ribeiro, Angela H M Caiado, Gisele Warmbrand, Paulo C Serafini
Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common condition that typically affects women older than 50 years and decreases the quality of life. Weakening of support structures can involve all three pelvic compartments and cause a combination of symptoms, including constipation, urinary and fecal incontinence, obstructed defecation, pelvic pain, perineal bulging, and sexual dysfunction. The causes of PFD are complex and multifactorial; however, vaginal delivery is considered a major predisposing factor. Physical examination alone is limited in the evaluation of PFD; it frequently leads to an underestimation of the involved compartments...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316883/active-ingredients-of-a-person-centred-intervention-for-people-on-hiv-treatment-analysis-of-mixed-methods-trial-data
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Keira Lowther, Richard Harding, Victoria Simms, Aabid Ahmed, Zipporah Ali, Nancy Gikaara, Lorraine Sherr, Hellen Kariuki, Irene J Higginson, Lucy Ellen Selman
BACKGROUND: A new model of care is required to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV (PLWH), particularly in low and middle-income countries, where prevalence is highest. We evaluated a palliative care intervention for PLWH in Mombasa, Kenya. Although we found no effect on pain (primary outcome), there was a positive effect on mental health (secondary outcome) in the intervention group. To inform replication and implementation, we have determined the active ingredients of the intervention and their mechanisms of action...
January 10, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303056/is-shifting-to-a-progestin-worthwhile-when-estrogen-progestins-are-inefficacious-for-endometriosis-associated-pain
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Paolo Vercellini, Federica Ottolini, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Laura Buggio, Anna Roberto, Edgardo Somigliana
The purpose of this study was to assess the proportion of patients satisfied with their treatment after a change from a low-dose oral contraceptive (OC) to norethisterone acetate (NETA) because of inefficacy of OC on pain symptoms. To this end, prospective, self-controlled study was conducted on 153 women using OC as a treatment for endometriosis and with persistence of one or more moderate or severe pain symptoms. At baseline and during 12 months after a shift from OC to oral NETA, 2.5 mg/d, pelvic pain was measured by means of a 0- to 10-point numerical rating scale and a multidimensional categorical rating scale...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302531/need-for-revisiting-the-role-of-sexually-transmitted-disease-clinics-in-government-hospitals-in-india
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Madhulekha Bhattacharya, Hema Gogia
Introduction: The Government of India provides treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through government's sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics with the mandate of providing curative and preventive services for clients in the context of STIs. However, besides the patients suffering from STDs, other clients with problems related to reproductive and sexual health also attend these clinics. This study aimed to assess the profile and treatment-seeking behavior of clients attending STD clinics in government hospitals in India...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299961/erythromelalgia
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Peter Franz Klein-Weigel, Theresa Sophie Volz, Jutta Gisela Richter
Erythromelalgia is a rare syndrome characterized by the intermittent or, less commonly, by the permanent occurrence of extremely painful hyperperfused skin areas mainly located in the distal extremities. Primary erythromelalgia is nowadays considered to be a genetically determined neuropathic disorder affecting SCN9A, SCN10A, and SCN11A coding for NaV1.7, NaV1.8, and NaV1.9 neuronal sodium channels. Secondary forms might be associated with myeloproliferative disorders, connective tissue disease, cancer, infections, and poisoning...
January 4, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299652/hyaluronic-acid-injections-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-predictors-of-successful-treatment
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Eric N Bowman, Justin D Hallock, Thomas W Throckmorton, Fredrick M Azar
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify patient and treatment factors that predict a favourable response to intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment to better guide patient and treatment selection. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated patients with mild-to-moderate (Kellgren-Lawrence grades 1-3) primary knee osteoarthritis treated between March 2013 and May 2016. Patient function and pain scores were assessed by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index/Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (WOMAC/KOOS) and visual analogue scale (VAS) surveys, with response to treatment defined according to the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) 2004 criteria...
January 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298257/telephone-based-intervention-to-improve-rehabilitation-engagement-after-spinal-stenosis-surgery-a-prospective-lagged-controlled-trial
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Richard L Skolasky, Anica M Maggard, Stephen T Wegener, Lee H Riley
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery outcomes are variable. Patients who participate in and take responsibility for their recovery have improved health outcomes. Interventions to increase patient involvement in their care may improve health outcomes after a surgical procedure. We conducted a prospective interventional trial to compare the effectiveness of health behavior change counseling with usual care to improve health outcomes after lumbar spine surgical procedures. METHODS: In this study, 122 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis undergoing a decompression surgical procedure from December 2009 through August 2012 were enrolled...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288922/a-prospective-study-of-the-frequency-of-severe-pain-and-predictive-factors-in-women-undergoing-first-trimester-surgical-abortion-under-local-anaesthesia
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Solène Duros, Yolaine Joueidi, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Laurence Boyer, Paul Lemeut, Aude Tavenard, Bruno Laviolle, Jean Levêque, Vincent Lavoué
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of severe pain among women and to identify the associated predictive factors during first-trimester surgical abortion under local anaesthesia (LA). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study from November 2013 to January 2014 at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rennes, France. The study population was composed of one hundred and ninety-four patients who underwent an elective first-trimester surgical abortion under LA...
December 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288289/anterolateral-thigh-flap-combined-with-reconstruction-plate-versus-double-free-flaps-for-composite-mandibular-reconstruction-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Anaeze C Offodile, Jennifer An-Jou Lin, Kai-Ping Chang, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Hao-Wei Kou, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Mario A Aycart, Huang-Kai Kao
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to examine the comparative effectiveness of oromandibular defect reconstruction via anterolateral thigh flap and bridging plate (ALT only) versus simultaneous soft tissue and vascularized bone flap (DFF), with regards to long-term plate exposure and complications. METHODS: A propensity score-matched analysis of patients with an oncologic head and neck defect who underwent microvascular reconstruction was performed. Two surgical groups, i...
December 30, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281560/high-rate-of-return-to-cycling-after-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome
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Rachel M Frank, Gift Ukwuani, Ian Clapp, Jorge Chahla, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is most commonly diagnosed in athletes who sustain repetitive flexion and rotational loading to their hip. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a patient's ability to return to cycling after hip arthroscopy for FAIS. HYPOTHESIS: There is a high rate of return to cycling after hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4...
December 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279685/psychological-factors-in-oral-mucosal-and-orofacial-pain-conditions
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REVIEW
Mohammad S Alrashdan, Mustafa Alkhader
The psychological aspects of chronic pain conditions represent a key component of the pain experience, and orofacial pain conditions are not an exception. In this review, we highlight how psychological factors affect some common oral mucosal and orofacial pain conditions (namely, oral lichen planus, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, burning mouth syndrome, and temporomandibular disorders) with emphasis on the significance of supplementing classical biomedical treatment modalities with appropriate psychological counseling to improve treatment outcomes in targeted patients...
October 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276777/patient-centered-dentinal-hypersensitivity-treatment-outcomes-results-from-the-national-dental-pbrn
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M W Heft, M S Litaker, D T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, C Meyerowitz, S Chonowski, R L Yardic, V V Gordan, R Mungia, G H Gilbert
Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) can have a significant impact on oral health and functioning, and it is a clinical symptom commonly managed by dentists during routine clinical practice. DH symptoms are typically elicited by otherwise innocuous, nonpainful stimuli applied to exposed dentin (e.g., tactile stimuli, warming or cooling temperatures or air puffs). Treatment approaches have sought to directly target the dentinal pulp tissues or close dentinal tubules via dental office care and treatment services (fluoride varnishes, glutaraldehydes, bonding agents, sealants, oxalates, or lasers) or home care services (toothpastes or dentifrices containing fluoride or potassium nitrate compounds)...
January 2018: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274894/the-physical-activity-daily-pad-trial-the-rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-an-internet-walking-program-to-improve-maximal-walking-distance-among-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Anjana M Kumar, Angela K Lyden, Noelle E Carlozzi, Ananda Sen, Caroline R Richardson, Elizabeth A Jackson
BACKGROUND: Despite established guidelines for regular walking as a first line therapy for adults with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), most patients do not walk routinely. This paper presents the design specifications for a randomized clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of an internet-based walking program compared to a telephone intervention, or the combination (internet-based with telephone counseling) for promotion of regular walking in patients with PAD. METHODS: Sedentary adults with documented lower extremity PAD are being recruited from the University of Michigan Health System and the surrounding area...
December 21, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249649/systematic-review-on-the-impact-of-pancreatoduodenectomy-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Sven M van Dijk, Hanne D Heerkens, Dorine S J Tseng, Martijn Intven, I Quintus Molenaar, Hjalmar C van Santvoort
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer have a high risk of major postoperative complications and a low survival rate. Insight in the impact of pancreatoduodenectomy on quality of life (QoL) is therefore of great importance. The aim of this systematic review was to assess QoL after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines. A systematic search of all the English literature available in PubMed and Medline was performed...
December 14, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246200/delayed-onset-of-progressive-pseudorheumatoid-dysplasia-in-a-chinese-adult-with-a-novel-compound-wisp3-mutation-a-case-report
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Qiongyi Hu, Jing Liu, Yi Wang, Jiucun Wang, Hui Shi, Yue Sun, Xinyao Wu, Chengde Yang, Jialin Teng
BACKGROUND: Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease that is characterized by pain, stiffness and enlargement of multiple joints with an age of onset between 3 and 8 years old. Mutations in the WISP3 (Wnt1-inducible signal pathway) gene are known to be the cause of PPD. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of delayed-onset PPD in a Chinese man. The 35-year-old proband presented with an almost 20-year history of pain and limitations in mobility in multiple joints...
December 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243180/transoral-thyroidectomy-a-viable-surgical-option-with-unprecedented-complications-a-case-series
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S Bakkar, M Al Hyari, M Naghawi, C Corsini, P Miccoli
PURPOSE: To report the clinical implications of an initial experience with transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). METHODS: From March to November 2017, five cases of TOETVA were performed. Data reported include patient demographics, indication for surgery, extent of surgery, operative time, the need to convert to cervicotomy, the length of hospital stay and post-operative pain and morbidity. Unconventional complications regarded as specific for TOETVA were reported...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
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Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
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