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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161007/polymer-based-technologies-for-sensing-applications
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Wildemar Stefanio Pereira Carvalho, Menglian Wei, Nduka Ikpo, Yongfeng Gao, Michael J Serpe
Reports in the literature on the development of new chemical sensing technologies have been growing steadily in number for years. For example, a Web of Science topic search using the term "Chemical Sensing" revealed that over 8,000 papers were published in 2015-2017, with over 40,000 citations to those papers. In this review, we focus on highlighting recent examples of chemical sensing related to human health (e.g., disease diagnosis, health monitoring, and water/food safety), and for environmental monitoring...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160603/relationship-between-self-reported-cognitive-difficulties-objective-neuropsychological-test-performance-and-psychological-distress-in-chronic-pain
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K S Baker, S J Gibson, N Georgiou-Karistianis, M J Giummarra
BACKGROUND: Persons with chronic pain often report problems with cognitive abilities, such as memory or attention. There is limited understanding of whether objective performance is consistent with subjective reports, and how psychological factors contribute. We aimed to investigate these relationships in a group of patients expressing cognitive concerns, and evaluate the utility of self-report tools for pain management settings. METHOD: Participants with chronic pain (n = 41) completed standardized neuropsychological tests, and self-report measures of cognitive functioning, pain, mood and sleep, as part of a broader study investigating cognitive performance in pain...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160596/chronic-pain-and-opioid-abuse-factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Jermaine D Jones, Jonathan S Vogelman, Rachel Luba, Mudassir Mumtaz, Sandra D Comer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While research on the separate relationships between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and chronic pain, and HRQOL and opioid abuse has been sparse, even less work has investigated the factors associated with HRQOL in individuals who have both chronic pain and meet criteria for opioid use disorder. The data presented in this analysis should allow a better understanding the factors important to quality of life among this dual-diagnosed population. METHODS: Individuals with dual diagnoses of chronic pain and opioid use disorder were recruited for clinical research studies at Columbia University Medical Center...
November 21, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160551/effects-of-pilates-and-yoga-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-sonographic-study
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Naime Uluğ, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar
BACKGROUND: Various studies have shown the efficacy of conventional isometric, Pilates and yoga exercises. However, data on the effects and comparison of these specific exercises on the cervical muscle morphology are insufficient or lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different exercise treatments on neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A randomized study. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with chronic neck pain were randomized into 3 groups as follows: Pilates group (n = 20), yoga group (n = 18) and isometric group (n = 18)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159993/low-fodmaps-diet-vs-general-dietary-advice-improves-clinical-response-in-patients-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Vahideh Behrouz, Maryam Azimi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent evidence indicates that new approach of the diet with low Fermentable Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) may has an effective role in management of the patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We compared the results of low FODMAP diet vs. current dietary treatment, general dietary advices (GDA), on the clinical response in patients with diarrhea subtype of IBS (IBS-D). METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, single-blind trial, we included 110 patients with IBS-D in 2 intervention groups...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159782/cecal-bascule-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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B E Lung, S B Yelika, A S Murthy, M Gachabayov, P Denoya
BACKGROUND: Cecal volvulus is a rare clinical entity with an average incidence of 2.8-7.1 per million people per year, accounting for 1-2% of all large bowel obstructions. Cecal bascule is the rarest type of cecal volvulus, accounting for 5-20% of all cases. Although several case reports have been published, there is no consensus regarding its diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this study was to review the literature on cecal bascule in order to summarize the etiopathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment options...
November 20, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159776/non-pharmacological-interventions-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-compression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
María Paniagua-Collado, Omar Cauli
Spinal cord compression is a complex and challenging condition that greatly affects the quality of life. Non-pharmacological techniques have only been studied to a very lesser extent; although they are evidence to be beneficial. We performed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) analysis of the scientific literature in several databases (Medline, Cochrane, Scopus, Cuiden, Pubmed, Lilacs and Embase); using the following keywords: spinal cord compression, spine compression, mobilization, positioning, brace and bracing...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159676/the-posterior-anterior-flexed-view-is-better-than-the-anterior-posterior-view-for-assessing-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner, Noor Maza, Armin Runer, Ulrich Bechler, Peter Sculco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine whether the posterior-anterior (PA)-flexed view improves the radiographic assessment of patients with knee pain compared with the standard standing anterior-posterior radiograph. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-five patients with knee pain underwent anterior-posterior (AP), PA flexed, lateral, and Merchant radiographs of the knee. Knees were grouped as mild (Kellgren and Lawrence [K-L] 1-2) or severe (K-L 3-4) osteoarthritis (OA) and either varus (medial compartment), valgus (lateral compartment), or patellofemoral OA...
November 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159157/surgical-removal-of-a-ruptured-radiculomedullary-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Seung Bin Kim, Seung Pil Ban, Hyun-Jib Kim, O-Ki Kwon
Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a solitary spinal aneurysm is extremely rare, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We report a rare case of a ruptured radiculomedullary artery aneurysm in a patient with Behçet disease. A 49-year-old man presented with severe lower abdominal and leg pain. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed and an enhanced intradural-extramedullary lesion at the T12 spinal level with subarachnoid hemorrhage was identified. Diagnostic spinal angiography was performed to evaluate the vascular lesion, and a radiculomedullary artery aneurysm at the T12 level was identified...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158998/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-patellar-tendon-sheath-a-rare-case-of-anterior-knee-pain
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Ömer Faruk Kılıçaslan, Yusuf Alper Katı, Ozkan Kose, Bekir Erol, Arsenal Sezgin Alikanoglu
Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is a benign, proliferative lesion of the synovium of the joint, the bursa, and the tendon sheath. We report a case of intra-articular, localized GCTTS arising from the patellar tendon, which is a rare cause of anterior knee pain. The diagnosis may be delayed due to non-specific symptoms and normal plain radiographic findings. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is diagnostic to detect the lesion, but several other clinical entities and lesions should be evaluated in the differential diagnosis...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158957/relationship-of-preseason-movement-screens-with-overuse-symptoms-in-collegiate-baseball-players
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Andrew M Busch, Daniel R Clifton, James A Onate, Vincent K Ramsey, Fred Cromartie
Background: The shoulder mobility screen of the Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS™) and the upper extremity patterns of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assess global, multi-joint movement capabilities in the upper-extremities. Identifying which assessment can most accurately determine if baseball players are at an increased risk of experiencing overuse symptoms in the shoulder or elbow throughout a competitive season may reduce throwing-related injuries requiring medical attention...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158768/acute-pancreatitis-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-caused-by-coxsackievirus-a16-case-report
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Byungsung Park, Hyuckjin Kwon, Kwanseop Lee, Minjae Kang
Coxsackievirus A16 (CA16), which primarily causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), is associated with complications, such as encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and shock. However, no case of pancreatitis associated with CA16 has been reported in children. We report a case of CA16-associated acute pancreatitis in a 3-year-old girl with HFMD. She was admitted because of poor oral intake and high fever for 1 day. Maculopapular rashes on both hands and feet and multiple vesicles on the soft palate were observed on physical examination...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158691/project-for-the-introduction-of-prehospital-analgesia-with-fentanyl-and-morphine-administered-by-specially-trained-paramedics-in-a-rural-service-area-in-germany
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Maximilian Scharonow, Timo Alberding, Wolfgang Oltmanns, Christian Weilbach
Background: In patients with serious illness or trauma, reduction of severe pain is a key therapeutic goal of emergency medical service (EMS) teams. In Germany, only physicians are allowed to use opioid analgesics. In the rural EMS area studied, the mean arrival time for paramedics is 8 minutes, 23 seconds, and for the rescue physician between 10 minutes, 30 seconds and 16 minutes, 59 seconds, depending on EMS site. In cases of parallel callouts, rescue-physician arrival times may be considerably longer...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158689/assessment-of-chronic-pain-and-access-to-pain-therapy-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Rosaria Del Giorno, Paolo Frumento, Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini, Stefano Coaccioli
Background: Chronic pain (CP) has been shown as an important public health problem, and several studies emphasize the need to strengthen the health care and social systems to reduce its marginalization. This study aimed to: evaluate the epidemiology of CP in the general population in an Italian area; and assess the awareness of a specific law, unanimously approved in Parliament, which provides citizens the right to access pain management (Italian Law 38/2010). Methods: A cross-sectional population-based study carried out during the spring of 2014 at Narni, Umbria, Italy...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158678/efficacy-and-safety-of-dfn-15-an-oral-liquid-formulation-of-celecoxib-in-adults-with-migraine-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Sagar Munjal, Alix Bennett
Background: The objective of this proof-of-concept study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and potential for dose response of a new oral liquid formulation of celecoxib, DFN-15, in adults with migraine. Variability in patient-identified most bothersome symptom (MBS) across 3 migraine attacks was also evaluated. Methods: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, 3-treatment, 6-sequence, 3-period, crossover study of 3 treatments (DFN-15 120 mg, DFN-15 240 mg, and placebo) administered at the onset of moderate to severe headache...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158567/optogenetic-silencing-of-nociceptive-primary-afferents-reduces-evoked-and-ongoing-bladder-pain
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Vijay K Samineni, Aaron D Mickle, Jangyeol Yoon, Jose G Grajales-Reyes, Melanie Y Pullen, Kaitlyn E Crawford, Kyung Nim Noh, Graydon B Gereau, Sherri K Vogt, H Henry Lai, John A Rogers, Robert W Gereau
Patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) suffer from chronic pain that severely affects quality of life. Although the underlying pathophysiology is not well understood, inhibition of bladder sensory afferents temporarily relieves pain. Here, we explored the possibility that optogenetic inhibition of nociceptive sensory afferents could be used to modulate bladder pain. The light-activated inhibitory proton pump Archaerhodopsin (Arch) was expressed under control of the sensory neuron-specific sodium channel (sns) gene to selectively silence these neurons...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158412/induced-gnas-r201h-expression-from-the-endogenous-gnas-locus-causes-fibrous-dysplasia-by-up-regulating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Sanjoy Kumar Khan, Prem Swaroop Yadav, Gene Elliott, Dorothy Zhang Hu, Ruoshi Xu, Yingzi Yang
Fibrous dysplasia (FD; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man no. 174800) is a crippling skeletal disease caused by activating mutations of the GNAS gene, which encodes the stimulatory G protein Gαs FD can lead to severe adverse conditions such as bone deformity, fracture, and severe pain, leading to functional impairment and wheelchair confinement. So far there is no cure, as the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms remain largely unknown and the lack of appropriate animal models has severely hampered FD research...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158180/effect-of-left-lateral-tilt-down-position-on-cecal-intubation-time-a-2-center-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sheng-Bing Zhao, Xia Yang, Jun Fang, Shu-Ling Wang, Lun Gu, Tian Xia, Xiao-Ju Su, Dong Wang, Zhao-Shen Li, Yu Bai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy insertion is technically challenging, time-consuming and painful, especially for the sigmoid. Several pilot studies indicated (left) tilt-down position could facilitate insertion procedure, but no formal trials have been published to demonstrate its efficacy. We performed the study to verify the benefits of left lateral tilt-down position (LTDP) on insertion process. METHODS: The two-center prospective trial (NCT02842489) randomized unsedated patients to LTDP or left lateral horizontal position (LHP) to aid insertion...
November 17, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157875/prostatic-calculi-do-they-matter
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REVIEW
Jun-Jie Cao, Wei Huang, Hong-Shen Wu, Min Cao, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Jin
INTRODUCTION: Prostatic calculi (PC) are frequently detected at computed tomography or ultrasound in men attending the health center or the urology outpatient department. PC have attracted more attention from urologists, but the clinical significance of PC is unknown. AIM: To review the available literature on the effects of PC on prostatic diseases and sexual function in men. METHODS: Relevant clinical trials were identified by searching the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases...
November 17, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157843/predictors-of-osteoarthritis-following-operative-treatment-of-medial-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Markus Parkkinen, Jan Lindahl, Tatu J Mäkinen, Seppo K Koskinen, Antti Mustonen, Rami Madanat
PURPOSE: To determine factors influencing the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) following medial tibial plateau fractures and to evaluate concomitant injuries associated with these fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chart review of patients with operatively treated medial tibial plateau fractures admitted to our Level I trauma centre from 2002 to 2008 was performed. Of 63 patients, 41 participated in a clinical and radiographic examination. The mean age was 47 years (range 16-78) and the mean follow-up time was 7...
November 14, 2017: Injury
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