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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780212/administration-of-an-herbal-complex-jakyak-gamcho-tang-jgt-for-plantar-fasciitis-in-military-medical-service-a-case-report
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Seungwon Kwon, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Ki-Ho Cho, Kyoung-Ho Shin
Plantar fasciitis is a common disease affecting the heel and plantar side of the foot. This condition can be improved within 6 months with conservative treatments such as stretching, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and corticosteroid injection. However, soldiers need a faster and safer therapy for symptomatic relief to meet the requirements of their occupation. In this report, we reveal that Jakyak-Gamcho-Tang (JGT), an herbal complex, had a positive effect in a case series of 10 military patients with plantar fasciitis...
July 4, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630791/corticosteroid-treatment-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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REVIEW
Burcu Nurözler Tabakcı, Nurten Ünlü
Diabetic macular edema is the most common cause of visual impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus. The pathogenesis of macular edema is complex and multifactorial. For many years, laser photocoagulation has been considered the standard therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema; however, few patients achieve significant improvements in visual acuity. Today the intravitreal administration of anti-inflammatory or anti-angiogenic agents together with the use of laser photocoagulation represents the standard of care for the treatment of this complication...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624706/bilirubin-nanoparticles-ameliorate-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Dong Eon Kim, Yonghyun Lee, MinGyo Kim, Soyoung Lee, Sangyong Jon, Seung-Hyo Lee
Although asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease, is relatively well-managed by inhaled corticosteroids, the side effects associated with the long-term use of these agents precipitate the need for alternative therapeutic options based on differing modes of action. Bilirubin, a potent endogenous antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory molecule have been shown to ameliorate asthmatic symptoms; however, its clinical translation has been limited owing to its water insolubility and associated potential toxicity...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577705/nonoperative-options-for-management-of-articular-cartilage-disease
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REVIEW
Sourav K Poddar, Luke Widstrom
Nonoperative options for articular cartilage injury are pervasive but have not shown to be curative. Recommendations for low-impact exercise and weight loss provide benefit and are a foundation for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Judicious use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen can be appropriate for pain management. Topical NSAIDs may be a treatment option with fewer side effects than its oral counterpart. Additionally, viscosupplementation injections are useful for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, whereas short-term pain relief is provided by intra-articular corticosteroid injections...
July 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541885/serpiginous-hypopigmentation-secondary-to-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection
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Danielle Neal, Jason Arnold, Tyler Moss
Corticosteroids have been a mainstay of therapy for the treatment of many inflammatory diseases for well over 50 years. Cutaneous side effects of local corticosteroid therapy include striae, thinning of the skin, hypopigmentation, and atrophy, which are well known complications of this treatment modality.Herein, we present an unusual cutaneous adverse side effect rarely seen in intra-articular corticosteroid injections.
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427068/intravitreal-steroids-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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Rosangela Lattanzio, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Francesco Bandello
Over the past decade, great strides have been made in the management of diabetic macular edema (DME). Therapeutic alternatives now include focal/grid laser photocoagulation, vitreo-retinal surgery, and intraocular injection of anti-angiogenic and steroid molecules. Intravitreal administration of steroids represents a fundamental alternative for recalcitrant and naive eyes with DME, especially in those cases when anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents are contraindicated or a treatment regimen with fewer intravitreal injections is required...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417660/anatomic-characteristics-identification-and-protection-of-the-nonrecurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thyroidectomy
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Na Qiao, Lin-Feng Wu, Wei Gao, Feng-Zhi Qu, Peng-Yu Duan, Cheng-Liang Cao, Pan-Quan Li, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
Objective We aimed to investigate the anatomical features and variation pattern of the nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN), summarize the methods for identifying the NRLN before and during thyroidectomy, and share experiences regarding preventing and treating its injury. Study Design Retrospective case data analysis. Setting First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University. Subjects and Methods Between January 2002 and May 2016, 7392 patients underwent thyroidectomy in our hospital. Of them, 28 patients with NRLN were identified, and their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339540/interventional-pain-management-for-sacroiliac-tumors-in-the-oncologic-population-a-case-series-and-paradigm-approach
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Nathan Hutson, Joseph C Hung, Vinay Puttanniah, Eric Lis, Ilya Laufer, Amitabh Gulati
Introduction: Tumors invading the sacrum and/or ilium often represent incurable metastatic disease, and treatment is targeted toward palliation of symptoms and control of pain. As systemic opioid therapy is frequently inadequate and limited by side effects, a variety of interventional techniques are available to better optimize analgesia. Using six patients as a paradigm for interventional approaches to pain relief, we present a therapeutic algorithm for treating sacroiliac tumor-related pain in the oncologic population...
May 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257614/dry-needling-versus-cortisone-injection-in-the-treatment-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-a-noninferiority-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kindyle L Brennan, Bryce C Allen, Yolanda Munoz Maldonado
Study Design Prospective, randomized, partially blinded. Background Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is the current terminology for what was once called greater trochanteric or subgluteal bursitis. Cortisone (corticosteroid) injection into the lateral hip has traditionally been the accepted treatment for this condition; however, the effectiveness of injecting the bursa with steroids is increasingly being questioned. An equally effective treatment with fewer adverse side effects would be beneficial...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
May 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061032/effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-with-concomitant-use-of-a-corticosteroid-on-tenocytes-from-degenerative-rotator-cuff-tears-in-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-tendinopathic-conditions
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Chris Hyunchul Jo, Seung Yeon Lee, Kang Sup Yoon, Sue Shin
BACKGROUND: A corticosteroid injection is commonly used to treat tendinopathy, but it has been associated with negative effects on tendon homeostasis. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is known to have proliferative and anabolic effects as well as cytoprotective effects against corticosteroids on tenocytes. However, the combined effects of a corticosteroid and PRP on the anti-inflammatory, matrix synthesis, and cytoprotective potential of tenocytes in conditions simulating tendinopathy have not been investigated...
April 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035909/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-lidocaine-and-betamethasone-dipropionate-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-injection
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Bahar Dernek, Tugba Aydin, Pinar Kursuz Koseoglu, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Tugba Yesilyurt, Demirhan Diracoglu, Cihan Aksoy
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a commonly seen peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. Corticosteroid injection within the carpal tunnel is among the conservative treatment options. The exact mechanism of action of steroids is not fully clear; decreased inflammation surrounding nerves or tendons is thought to be the main effect. Lidocaine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on certain cells (monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils etc.). The aim of this study is to evaulate the efficacy of lidocaine treatment as a alternative to corticosteroid treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome...
2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888990/a-randomized-controlled-multicentric-study-of-inhaled-budesonide-and-intravenous-methylprednisolone-in-the-treatment-on-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Zhen Ding, Xiu Li, Youjin Lu, Guangsheng Rong, Ruiqing Yang, Ruixia Zhang, Guiqin Wang, Xiqiang Wei, Yongqing Ye, Zhaoxia Qian, Hongyan Liu, Daifeng Zhu, Ruiqing Zhou, Kun Zhu, Rongping Ni, Kui Xia, Nan Luo, Cong Pei
BACKGROUND: Almost all international guidelines recommend corticosteroids for management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), because it leads to improved outcomes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Nevertheless, due to its side effects, there are still concerns regarding the use of systemic corticosteroid (SC). Inhaled corticosteroids (IC) can be used as an alternative to SC, while reducing the risk of occurrence of side effects...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874912/corticosteroid-injections-a-review-of-sex-related-side-effects
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REVIEW
Emily M Brook, Caroline H Hu, Kiera A Kingston, Elizabeth G Matzkin
Corticosteroid injections are used as a nonoperative modality to combat acute inflammation when conservative treatments fail. As female patients are regularly seen by orthopedic physicians, it is essential to identify and understand potential sex-related side effects. The aim of this article is to examine available literature for sex-related side effects of orthopedic-related corticosteroid injections. Although the incidence is low, sex-related side effects, such as abnormal menstruation, lactation disturbances, facial flushing, and hirsutism, are associated with corticosteroid injections...
March 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783331/psoriasiform-eruption-and-worsening-of-pustulosis-palmoplantaris-after-treatment-with-two-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-followed-by-successful-treatment-with-ustekinumab
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Nathalie A Bogaards, Menno A de Rie
INTRODUCTION: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors are widely used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. One of the side effects of TNF-inhibitors is the development of a psoriatiform eruption, also known as paradoxical psoriasis. In this case report, we describe a patient with this side effect after treatment with adalimumab and etanercept. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old female was treated with adalimumab 40 mg once every 2 weeks for pustulosis palmoplantaris and psoriatic arthritis...
December 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665382/systemic-corticosteroid-responses-in-children-with-severe-asthma-phenotypic-and-endotypic-features
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Anne M Fitzpatrick, Susan T Stephenson, Milton R Brown, Khristopher Nguyen, Shaneka Douglas, Lou Ann S Brown
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma in children is a heterogeneous disorder associated with variable responses to corticosteroid treatment. Criterion standards for corticosteroid responsiveness assessment in children are lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to characterize systemic corticosteroid responses in children with severe asthma after treatment with intramuscular triamcinolone and to identify phenotypic and molecular predictors of an intramuscular triamcinolone response...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631987/increasing-capacity-for-the-treatment-of-common-musculoskeletal-problems-a-non-inferiority-rct-and-economic-analysis-of-corticosteroid-injection-for-shoulder-pain-comparing-a-physiotherapist-and-orthopaedic-surgeon
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Darryn Marks, Leanne Bisset, Tracy Comans, Michael Thomas, Shu Kay Ng, Shaun O'Leary, Philip G Conaghan, Paul A Scuffham
BACKGROUND: Role substitution is a strategy employed to assist health services manage the growing demand for musculoskeletal care. Corticosteroid injection is a common treatment in this population but the efficacy of its prescription and delivery by physiotherapists has not been established against orthopaedic standards. This paper investigates whether corticosteroid injection given by a physiotherapist for shoulder pain is as clinically and cost effective as that from an orthopaedic surgeon...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609372/-chinese-experts-consensus-on-the-use-of-oral-propranolol-for-treatment-of-infantile-hemangiomas
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Jia-Wei Zheng, Xu-Kai Wang, Zhong-Ping Qin, Xin-Dong Fan, Kai Li, Yao-Wu Yang, Ran Huo, Shao-Hua Liu, Ji-Hong Zhao, Xiao-Yong Wang, De-Kai Zhou
Infantile hemangioma (IH) is one of the most common benign vascular tumors in children. A variety of treatment methods have been documented for the management of IH over the past years, including pharmacotherapy via oral administration or injection of corticosteroids, vincristine, alpha interferon and bleomycin; laser therapy, radionuclide therapy, cryotherapy and excisional surgery. The therapeutic efficacy of each treatment modality is variable, while adverse effects or complications are common and sometimes serious...
June 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570870/corticosteroid-injection-for-adhesive-capsulitis-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Kim Hwee Koh
Adhesive capsulitis is a common cause of shoulder pain and limited movement. The objectives of this review were to assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroid injections for adhesive capsulitis and to evaluate the optimum dose and anatomical site of injections. PubMed and CENTRAL databases were searched for randomised trials and a total of ten trials were included. Results revealed that corticosteroid injection is superior to placebo and physiotherapy in the short-term (up to 12 weeks). There was no difference in outcomes between corticosteroid injection and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at 24 weeks...
December 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468823/lornoxicam-injection-is-inferior-to-betamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-study-of-functional-outcomes
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M Aksakal, C Ermutlu, G Özkaya, Y Özkan
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most frequent shoulder pathologies. Initial treatment is conservative. Subacromial injection of drugs achieves a high concentration at the pathologic site with less drug use and fewer systemic side effects. Glucocorticoids are most frequently injected. One concern with steroid use is the wide array of potential systemic and local complications. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also peripherally acting and can be used locally...
February 2017: Der Orthopäde
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