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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820755/sleep-complications-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Natalie A Grima, Jennie L Ponsford, Matthew P Pase
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent research has provided extensive characterization as to the frequency and nature of sleep disturbances following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This review summarizes the current state of knowledge and proposes future directions for research. RECENT FINDINGS: Complaints of sleep disturbance are common following TBI, and objective assessments of sleep largely corroborate these complaints. Sleep is often disturbed in the acute phase postinjury and can persist for decades, with the prevalence of sleep disorders higher in patients with TBI as compared with the general population...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807628/vertebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-a-case-report-systematic-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thomas Raphael Meinel, Bruno Gottstein, Vanessa Geib, Marius Johann Keel, Ruggero Biral, Markus Mohaupt, Jan Brügger
Alveolar echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is an infrequent zoonosis with a high degree of disability, morbidity, and mortality, especially in disease clusters of the northern hemisphere. The diagnosis is complicated by extended incubation time, diverse clinical manifestations, and mimicking of differential diagnoses. The primary organ affected is the liver, but extrahepatic disease is possible, with vertebral involvement in only a few dozen cases described worldwide. Although vertebral alveolar echinococcosis seems to be rare, it might be under diagnosed, and it might be seen more often as the number of people with immunocompromised conditions increases...
August 11, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807027/health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-brazilian-amazon-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Marcus Tolentino Silva, Monica Caicedo Roa, Tais Freire Galvao
BACKGROUND: To analyze perceptions of health-related quality of life and associated factors in populations from the Manaus Metropolitan Region. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study from May to August 2015. Adults aged 18 years and older were selected using probabilistic three-phase cluster sampling and stratified by sex and age, based on official estimates. Quality of life data were collected using the European Quality of Life 5-Dimensions 3-Levels (EQ-5D-3L) along with socioeconomic, demographic, and health perception data...
August 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806828/-prophylactic-plexus-catheter-treatment-in-operations-following-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps
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Florian Neubrech, Roderick Franciscus Pronk, Amir Khosrow Bigdeli, Christian Tapking, Ulrich Kneser, Leila Harhaus
Background This paper investigates and discusses the effect of perioperative plexus catheter treatment in former CRPS patients. Patients and Methods A retrospective matched-pair analysis was conducted on 10 CRPS patients with comparable injuries, who underwent surgery in the disease-free interval. In 10 cases, the procedure was performed with perioperative plexus catheter treatment (intervention group), whereas 10 patients did not receive perioperative plexus catheter treatment (control group). Results In the intervention group, after a follow-up time of 105 (20-184) days after the last surgical procedure, pain intensity on the visual analogue scale (VAS; 0 to 10) was 6...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803495/molecular-signature-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-and-its-analysis
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Simone König, Tanja Schlereth, Frank Birklein
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, but often disabling pain disease. Biomarkers are lacking, but several inflammatory substances have been associated with the pathophysiology. This review outlines the current knowledge with respect to target biomolecules and the analytical tools available to measure them. Areas covered: Targets include cytokines, neuropeptides and resolvins; analysis strategies are thus needed for different classes of substances such as proteins, peptides, lipids and small molecules...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802070/memantine-for-the-treatment-of-general-neuropathic-pain-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Gisèle Pickering, Véronique Morel
Neuropathic pain (NP) is difficult to treat and is associated with a decline in quality of life. NP aetiologies are numerous and a number of pathologies display neuropathic characteristics. Of the various N-Methyl-D-Aspartate antagonists that are alternatives to recommended in first-line NP treatment, memantine has the safest side-effect profile and has long been approved in Alzheimer's disease. The review covers memantine studies in post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic pain, postoperative pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic phantom limb pain, opioid refractory pain, and fibromyalgia...
August 12, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800576/heterotopic-pregnancy-including-intrauterine-normal-gestation-and-tubal-complete-hydatidiform-mole-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dan Lu, Jian Jenny Tang, Konstantin Zakashansky, Ross S Berkowitz, Tamara Kalir, Yuxin Liu
We report a rare case of heterotopic pregnancy with intrauterine normal gestation alongside tubal complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) that resulted in a viable pregnancy after removal of molar tissue. Because of their rarity and inherent complexity, such cases represent a significant challenge in diagnosis and management. A 34-year-old female in her 10th week of gestation presented with nausea, vomiting, and intermittent abdominal pain that progressively worsened. Imaging studies revealed a normal intrauterine fetus and an 11-cm heterogenous mass in the left adnexal region...
September 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798671/bodily-sensory-inputs-and-anomalous-bodily-experiences-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-evaluation-of-the-potential-effects-of-sound-feedback
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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Helen Cohen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Neuroscientific studies have shown that human's mental body representations are not fixed but are constantly updated through sensory feedback, including sound feedback. This suggests potential new therapeutic sensory approaches for patients experiencing body-perception disturbances (BPD). BPD can occur in association with chronic pain, for example in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). BPD often impacts on emotional, social, and motor functioning. Here we present the results from a proof-of-principle pilot study investigating the potential value of using sound feedback for altering BPD and its related emotional state and motor behavior in those with CRPS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790475/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-a-mysterious-cause-of-hip-pain-in-adults
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Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Virender Kumar, Vipul Vijay, Abhishek Vaish
BACKGROUND: Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is a poorly understood and forgotten clinical entity. The diagnosis is often delayed, and inappropriate treatment is provided, due to the lack of its awareness among the clinicians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients (11 male and one female) within the age group of 35-50 years, were identified retrospectively from the hospital records between July 2011 and June 2015 who had evidence of TOH on clinical and radiological parameters...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780302/systematic-assessment-reveals-lack-of-understandability-for-prostate-biopsy-online-patient-education-materials
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Kimberly A Maciolek, David F Jarrard, E Jason Abel, Sara L Best
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy, readability, understandability and actionability of internet patient education materials (PEM) about transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive internet search was performed to find PEM with pre- or post-biopsy instructions. PEM that were duplicates, government affiliated, international, or video-based were excluded. Biopsy instructions were evaluated for accuracy and presence of essential topics...
August 2, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779873/spatially-defined-motor-deficits-in-people-with-unilateral-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Emily J Reid, Felicity A Braithwaite, Sarah B Wallwork, Daniel Harvie, K Jane Chalmers, Charles Spence, Alberto Gallace, G Lorimer Moseley
OBJECTIVE: Spatially-defined disruption of autonomic and sensory function has been identified in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This study aimed to determine whether motor performance is also disrupted in a spatially-defined manner in people with CRPS. METHODS: Thirteen people with CRPS type 1 of the upper limb participated in two motor experiments. In Experiment 1 participants performed a circle drawing task that primarily tested motor accuracy. In Experiment 2 participants performed a button pressing task that tested motor co-ordination...
July 14, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779491/antiepileptic-drugs-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Philip J Wiffen, Lauren C Heathcote, Jacqui Clinch, Richard Howard, Elliot Krane, Susan M Lord, Navil Sethna, Neil Schechter, Chantal Wood
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
August 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779487/antidepressants-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#14
REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Jacqui Clinch, Jeffrey I Gold, Richard Howard, Susan M Lord, Neil Schechter, Chantal Wood, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776544/quantitative-evaluation-of-pain-with-pain-index-extracted-from-electroencephalogram
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Jian-Xiong An, Yong Wang, Doris K Cope, John P Williams
BACKGROUND: The current pain assessment methods are strongly subjective and easily affected by outside influences, and there is an urgent need to develop a reliable objective and quantitative pain-monitoring indicator. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using Pain index (Pi) to assess pain symptoms in pain patients. METHODS: Subjects were enrolled from patients seeking treatment at Pain Medicine Center of China Medical University Aviation General Hospital from October 2015 to December 2016, such as postherpetic neuralgia, spinal cord injury, femoral head necrosis, lumbar disc herniation, trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, perineal pain, phantom limb pain, etc...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774452/imaging-of-posttraumatic-arthritis-avascular-necrosis-septic-arthritis-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-and-cancer-mimicking-arthritis
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Andrey Rupasov, Usa Cain, Simone Montoya, Johan G Blickman
This article focuses on the imaging of 5 discrete entities with a common end result of disability: posttraumatic arthritis, a common form of secondary osteoarthritis that results from a prior insult to the joint; avascular necrosis, a disease of impaired osseous blood flow, leading to cellular death and subsequent osseous collapse; septic arthritis, an infectious process leading to destructive changes within the joint; complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic limb-confined painful condition arising after injury; and cases of cancer mimicking arthritis, in which the initial findings seem to represent arthritis, despite a more insidious cause...
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774246/iatrogenic-injuries-of-the-palmar-branch-of-the-median-nerve-following-volar-plate-fixation-of-the-distal-radius
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Deepak Samson, Dominic M Power
BACKGROUND: Our aims were to identify iatrogenous injuries to the palmar branch of the median nerve sustained during volar plate fixation of the distal radius, make the clinician aware of this relatively uncommon complication of distal radius fixation, to emphasise common threads in symptomatology and to propose an algorithm for evaluation and management. METHODS: Retrospectively interrogating our database over a 5 year period, the case records, neurophysiology records, operative records, therapy records were reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760557/testicular-metastasis-from-prostatic-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-recurrent-epididymo-orchitis
#18
Kyle Waisanen, Tijani Osumah, Sneha S Vaish
OBJECTIVE: To present a rare case of testicular metastasis from prostatic adenocarcinoma origin and to provide a meaningful discussion of currently available supporting literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pertinent health information was obtained by retrospective analysis of hospital electronic medical records. RESULTS: A 93-year-old male with history of castration resistant prostatic adenocarcinoma presenting with recurrent episodes of epididymo-orchitis with Initial symptoms responsive to oral antibiotics...
July 28, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757916/bone-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-pain
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REVIEW
Seung Hyeon Shin, Seong Jang Kim
Nuclear medicine imaging is widely used in pain medicine. Low back pain is commonly encountered by physicians, with its prevalence from 49% to 70%. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are usually used to evaluate the cause of low back pain, however, these findings from these scans could also be observed in asymptomatic patients. Bone scintigraphy has an additional value in patients with low back pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is defined as a painful disorder of the extremities, which is characterized by sensory, autonomic, vasomotor, and trophic disturbances...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741324/-endoscopic-treatment-for-the-posterior-impingement-of-the-ankle
#20
A Cuéllar-Avaroma, M A King-Hayata, M C Martínez-de Anda, M King-Martínez, A C King-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain on the posterior portion of the ankle is often due to posterior impingement between bony or soft tissue structures. The presence of an os trigonum or a prominent posterior apophysis of the talus can produce this impingement. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of hindfoot endoscopy in patients with a diagnosis of posterior ankle impingement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied 24 individuals who underwent a posterior ankle endoscopic procedure during the period between 2008 and 2012, with the diagnosis of posterior ankle impingement...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
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