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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331569/an-unusual-diagnosis-for-persistent%C3%A2-diarrhoea-and-vomiting
#1
James Nott, Asad Khan, Ravi Madhotra, George MacFaul, Kamran Rostami
Identifying the etiology of chronic diarrhoea might be challenging in some patients, and before a diagnosis is made these patients may spend a substantial length of time with unresolved symptoms leading to uncertainty and anxiety that is severely impairing their life quality. A 45-year-old female was referred by her general practitioner with a 5-year history of increasingly frequent episodes of cyclical diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and intermittent palpitations. Contrast CT Abdomen/Pelvis revealed a 36x33x46 mm mass in the aorto caval region of her retro-peritoneum, just above the bifurcation...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326943/analgesia-induced-by-the-epigenetic-drug-l-acetylcarnitine-outlasts-the-end-of-treatment-in-mouse-models-of-chronic-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain
#2
Serena Notartomaso, Giada Mascio, Matteo Bernabucci, Cristina Zappulla, Pamela Scarselli, Milena Cannella, Tiziana Imbriglio, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Background L-acetylcarnitine, a drug marketed for the treatment of chronic pain, causes analgesia by epigenetically up-regulating type-2 metabotropic glutamate (mGlu2) receptors in the spinal cord. Because the epigenetic mechanisms are typically long-lasting, we hypothesized that analgesia could outlast the duration of L-acetylcarnitine treatment in models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Results A seven-day treatment with L-acetylcarnitine (100 mg/kg, once a day, i.p.) produced an antiallodynic effect in the complete Freund adjuvant mouse model of chronic inflammatory pain...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325432/wide-awake-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-extensor-central-slip-tenotomy-for-chronic-mallet-finger-a-prospective-study-of-14-cases-with-videos
#3
T Apard, G Candelier
The central slip tenotomy described by Fowler is an effective option for treating chronic mallet finger in order to avoid swan neck deformity of the finger. In a prospective study of 14 cases (13 failures of conservative treatment and one case of untreated mallet finger), we performed percutaneous ultrasound-guided central slip tenotomy with a 19 G needle using the wide-awake local anesthesia and no tourniquet (WALANT) technique. The mean extensor lag before surgery was 28° (range 20°-40°) and three patients had a swan neck deformity...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323223/robotic-assisted-conservative-excision-of-retrocervical-rectal-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-a-case-series
#4
Alfredo Ercoli, Emma Bassi, Stefania Ferrari, Daniela Surico, Anna Fagotti, Francesco Fanfani, Fiorenzo De Cicco, Nicola Surico, Giovanni Scambia
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a complex disease that impairs the quality of life and the fertility of women. Colorectal DIE accounts for 70% to 93% of all the intestinal endometriotic sites and frequently needs a surgical approach. However, the indications for the surgical management of this condition are still controversial. From March 2010 to June 2014, we scheduled 33 consecutive patients presenting with retrocervical-rectal DIE of any diameter not involving the mucosa nor producing rectal stenosis > 50% for laparoscopic robotic assisted nerve-sparing rectal nodulectomy (LRN)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322973/imidazoline-i2-receptors-an-update
#5
REVIEW
Jun-Xu Li
Since first introduced more than two decades ago, the research in imidazoline I2 receptors has been steadily increasing. This review provides an update on the current status of I2 receptor pharmacology. Imidazoline I2 receptors or I2 binding sites refer to several (at least four) different proteins that bind to [(3)H]-idazoxan and [(3)H]-2-BFI with high affinity. The molecular identities of the proteins remain elusive. One of the proteins (45 kD) seems to be consistent with the identity of brain creatine kinase...
March 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321191/palmitoylethanolamide-reduces-neuropsychiatric-behaviors-by-restoring-cortical-electrophysiological-activity-in-a-mouse-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Francesca Guida, Serena Boccella, Monica Iannotta, Danilo De Gregorio, Catia Giordano, Carmela Belardo, Rosaria Romano, Enza Palazzo, Maria A Scafuro, Nicola Serra, Vito de Novellis, Francesco Rossi, Sabatino Maione, Livio Luongo
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a major public health problem, which is associated with neurological dysfunction. In severe or moderate cases of TBI, in addition to its high mortality rate, subjects may encounter diverse behavioral dysfunctions. Previous reports suggest that an association between TBI and chronic pain syndromes tends to be more common in patients with mild forms of brain injury. Despite causing minimal brain damage, mild TBI (mTBI) often leads to persistent psychologically debilitating symptoms, which can include anxiety, various forms of memory and learning deficits, and depression...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320421/effectiveness-of-a-physiotherapist-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-patient-education-for-patients-who-undergoes-operation-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Sara Birch, Maiken Stilling, Inger Mechlenburg, Torben Bæk Hansen
BACKGROUND: Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a common and generally effective procedure performed mainly due to advanced osteoarthritis, pain, physical disability and reduced quality of life. However, approximately 20% of the patients respond poorly to the surgery and chronic pain and disability following TKA remains a major health burden for many patients. Among the most well documented and powerful psychological predictors of poor outcome following TKA is pain catastrophizing. Recent research has shown that patients with these thoughts are at higher risk of having persistent pain and lower physical function after the operation than patients with low levels of pain catastrophizing before TKA...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319997/intradiscal-glucocorticoid-injection-for-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-associated-with-active-discopathy-a-randomized-trial
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Christelle Nguyen, Isabelle Boutron, Gabriel Baron, Katherine Sanchez, Clémence Palazzo, Raphaël Benchimol, Guillaume Paris, Étienne James-Belin, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, Johann Beaudreuil, Jean-Denis Laredo, Anne Béra-Louville, Anne Cotten, Jean-Luc Drapé, Antoine Feydy, Philippe Ravaud, François Rannou, Serge Poiraudeau
Background: Active discopathy is associated with a specific phenotype of chronic low back pain (LBP). Local inflammation has a role in active discopathy-associated symptoms. Objective: To assess the efficacy of a single glucocorticoid intradiscal injection (GC IDI) in patients with chronic LBP with active discopathy. Design: Prospective, parallel-group, double-blind, randomized, controlled study. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00804531). Setting: 3 tertiary care centers in France...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319509/a-high-preoperative-pain-and-symptom-profile-predicts-worse-pain-outcomes-for-children-after-spine-fusion-surgery
#9
Terri Voepel-Lewis, Michelle S Caird, Alan R Tait, Shobha Malviya, Frances A Farley, Ying Li, Matthew D Abbott, Tara van Veen, Afton L Hassett, Daniel J Clauw
BACKGROUND: Preoperative pain predicts persistent pain after spine fusion, yet little is understood about the nature of that pain, related symptoms, and how these symptoms relate to postoperative pain outcomes. This prospective study examined children's baseline pain and symptom profiles and the association between a high symptom profile and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Seventy children (aged 10-17 years) scheduled for correction of idiopathic scoliosis completed pain and symptom surveys during their preoperative visit (ie, pain intensity [0-10 numeric rating scores], a pediatric version of the 2011 fibromyalgia survey criteria [including pain locations and symptom severity scale], neuropathic pain symptoms [painDETECT], and Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement System measures of fatigue, depression, function, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing)...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315267/pharmacological-modulation-of-the-sigma-1-receptor-and-the-treatment-of-pain
#10
Manuel Merlos, Javier Burgueño, Enrique Portillo-Salido, Carlos Ramón Plata-Salamán, José Miguel Vela
There is a critical need for new analgesics acting through new mechanisms of action, which could increase the efficacy with respect to existing therapies and reduce their unwanted effects. Current preclinical evidence supports the modulatory role of sigma-1 receptors (σ1R) in nociception, mainly based on the pain-attenuated phenotype of σ1R knockout mice and on the antinociceptive effect exerted by σ1R antagonists on pains of different etiologies. σ1R is highly expressed in different pain areas of the CNS and the periphery (particularly dorsal root ganglia), and interacts and modulates the functionality of different receptors and ion channels ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301318/antihypernociceptive-and-antioxidant-effects-of-petersianthus-macrocarpus-stem-bark-extracts-in-rats-with-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-persistent-inflammatory-pain
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Francis Desire Tatsinkou Bomba, Bibiane Aimée Wandji, Christian Kuete Fofié, Albert Kamanyi, Télesphore Benoit Nguelefack
Background Petersianthus macrocarpus (P. Beauv.) Liben (Lecythidaceae) is a plant used in Cameroonian folk medicine to cure ailments such as inflammation and pain. Previous work showed that aqueous (AEPM) and methanol (MEPM) extracts from the stem bark of P. macrocarpus possess acute analgesic activities. The present study evaluates whether the same extracts could inhibit persistent hyperalgesia induced by complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) in rats. Methods Inflammatory pain was induced by intraplantar injection of CFA into the left hind paw of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299231/chronic-osteoporotic-pain-in-mice-cutaneous-and-deep-musculoskeletal-pain-are-partially-independent-of-bone-resorption-and-differentially-sensitive-to-pharmacological-interventions
#12
Miyako Suzuki, Magali Millecamps, Lina Naso, Seiji Ohtori, Chisato Mori, Laura S Stone
Although the pathological changes in osteoporotic bones are well established, the characterization of the osteoporotic pain and its appropriate treatment are not fully elucidated. We investigated the behavioral signs of cutaneous and deep musculoskeletal pain and physical function; time-dependent changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and the emergence of the behavioral phenotype; and the effects of pharmacological interventions having different mechanisms of action (chronic intraperitoneal administration of pamidronate [0...
2017: Journal of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297577/surgical-excision-of-heterotopic-ossification-leads-to-re-emergence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-populations-responsible-for-recurrence
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Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn Loder, David Cholok, John Li, Chris Breuler, James Drake, Cameron Brownley, Joshua Peterson, Shuli Li, Benjamin Levi
Trauma-induced heterotopic ossification (HO) occurs after severe musculoskeletal injuries and burns, and presents a significant barrier to patient rehabilitation. Interestingly, the incidence of HO significantly increases with repeated operations and after resection of previous HO. Treatment of established heterotopic ossification is challenging because surgical excision is often incomplete, with evidence of persistent heterotopic bone. As a result, patients may continue to report the signs or symptoms of HO, including chronic pain, nonhealing wounds, and joint restriction...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296747/adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-atypical-cutaneous-manifestations
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Francisco Javier Narváez Garcia, María Pascual, Mercè López de Recalde, Pablo Juarez, Isabel Morales-Ivorra, Jaime Notario, Anna Jucglà, Joan M Nolla
The diagnosis of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) can be very difficult. There are no specific tests available, and diagnosis is usually based on a symptom complex and the well-described typical evanescent rash seen in the majority of patients. However, in recent years, other atypical cutaneous manifestations of AOSD have been reported. These atypical skin eruptions often present in addition to the typical evanescent rash but may also be the only skin manifestation, resulting in delayed diagnosis because of under-recognition...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295608/incidence-and-anatomical-variations-of-accessory-navicular-bone-in-patients-with-foot-pain-a-retrospective-radiographic-analysis
#15
Heba Kalbouneh, Omar Alajoulin, Mohammad Alsalem, Noor Humoud, Jamil Shawaqfeh, Mohammad Alkhoujah, Hana Abu-Hassan, Waleed Mahafza, Darwish Badran
INTRODUCTION: The accessory navicular (AN) is an accessory ossicle anatomically located on the medial side of the foot, proximal to the navicular and continuous with the tibialis posterior tendon. It is occasionally a source of pain and local tenderness. Knowledge of the AN and its morphological variations can help identify the source of a patient's symptoms and prevent misinterpreting them as fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Foot radiographs from 1240 patients who presented in two centers with chronic foot pain, or persistent pain developed after trauma, were retrospectively reviewed to determine the incidence and variations of the AN in relation to gender...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289608/management-of-chronic-non-healing-wounds-by-hirudotherapy
#16
REVIEW
Arsheed Iqbal, Afroza Jan, M A Wajid, Sheikh Tariq
A chronic wound is a wound that does not heal in an orderly set of stages and in a predictable amount of time or wounds that do not heal within three months are often considered chronic. Chronic wounds often remain in the inflammatory stage for too long and may never heal or may take years. Chronic wound patients often report pain as dominant in their lives. Persistent pain is the main problem for patients with chronic ulcers. Many wounds pose no challenge to the body's innate ability to heal; some wounds, however, may not heal easily either because of the severity of the wounds themselves or because of the poor state of health of the individual...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289513/role-of-%C3%AE-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic-acid-receptor-regulation-in-stress-induced-pain-chronification
#17
EDITORIAL
Sufang Liu, Feng Tao
Persistent postsurgical pain is a serious issue in public health, which has received increased interest in recent years. Previous studies have reported that psychological factors promote the development of chronic postsurgical pain. However, it is unclear how chronification of postsurgical pain occurs. The α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid receptor (AMPA) phosphorylation in the central nervous system plays a critical role in synaptic plasticity and contributes to central sensitization and chronic pain development...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289001/presentation-of-calcinosis-cutis-universalis-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disorder-an-encounter-during-hip-arthroplasty
#18
Munis Ashraf, Krishnanunni Gopikrishnan, Balaji Umamahesvaran, Senthil Nathan Sambandam
A woman aged 23 years with a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disorder presented with left groin pain extending over 6 months. Workup revealed avascular necrosis of the femoral head (Grade 3) secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic steroid intake. An uncemented total hip arthroplasty was considered as the patient was only in the third decade of life. During the preop workup, careful clinical assessment had revealed multiple subcutaneous nodules affecting the extensor musculature limited to the gluteal region, anterior and posterior aspects of the thigh...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284238/applying-current-concepts-in-pain-related-brain-science-to-dance-rehabilitation
#19
Sarah B Wallwork, Valeria Bellan, G Lorimer Moseley
Dance involves exemplary sensory-motor control, which is subserved by sophisticated neural processing at the spinal cord and brain level. Such neural processing is altered in the presence of nociception and pain, and the adaptations within the central nervous system that are known to occur with persistent nociception or pain have clear implications for movement and, indeed, risk of further injury. Recent rapid advances in our understanding of the brain's representation of the body and the role of cortical representations, or "neurotags," in bodily protection and regulation have given rise to new strategies that are gaining traction in sports medicine...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276824/clinical-profile-and-treatment-outcome-of-chronic-pancreatitis-in-children-a-long-term-follow-up-study-of-156-cases
#20
Ujjal Poddar, Surender Kumar Yachha, Vibhor Borkar, Anshu Srivastava, Vivek A Saraswat
AIM: There is a paucity of literature in pediatric chronic pancreatitis (CP) and most information is derived from adult literature. We, therefore, analyzed our experience of CP to look for clinical profile and long-term outcome. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2015, 156 consecutive children (≤18 years) diagnosed as CP were included. Their clinical profile, management, and follow-up data were retrieved. Genetic markers (PRSS1, SPINK1, and CFTR) were studied in 40 idiopathic cases...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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