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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229033/an-innovative-use-of-cortoss-bone-cement-to-stabilize-a-nonunion-after-interbody-fusion
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Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
A 65-year-old male originally had surgery for spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 in 2008 and then went on to have an L4-5 transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with pedicle screw fixation from L4 to S1 and interbody graft in 2010. Despite having two surgical procedures, he continued with intractable back pain and was told he had a failed lumbar fusion. When he was evaluated with a computerized tomography (CT) scan from April 2015, it demonstrated an erosive nonunion of the L4-5 interbody fusion without incorporation of the polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage...
January 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
#2
Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226332/responsible-safe-and-effective-prescription-of-opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-american-society-of-interventional-pain-physicians-asipp-guidelines
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Adam M Kaye, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Heath McAnally, Konstantin Slavin, Andrea M Trescot, Susan Blank, Vidyasagar Pampati, Salahadin Abdi, Jay S Grider, Alan D Kaye, Kavita N Manchikanti, Harold Cordner, Christopher G Gharibo, Michael E Harned, Sheri L Albers, Sairam Atluri, Steve M Aydin, Sanjay Bakshi, Robert L Barkin, Ramsin M Benyamin, Mark V Boswell, Ricardo M Buenaventura, Aaron K Calodney, David L Cedeno, Sukdeb Datta, Timothy R Deer, Bert Fellows, Vincent Galan, Vahid Grami, Hans Hansen, Standiford Helm Ii, Rafael Justiz, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Yogesh Malla, Annu Navani, Kent H Nouri, Ramarao Pasupuleti, Nalini Sehgal, Sanford M Silverman, Thomas T Simopoulos, Vijay Singh, Daneshvari R Solanki, Peter S Staats, Ricardo Vallejo, Bradley W Wargo, Arthur Watanabe, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015. Recent data show a continuing increase in deaths due to natural and semisynthetic opioids, a decline in methadone deaths, and an explosive increase in the rates of deaths involving other opioids, specifically heroin and illicit synthetic fentanyl...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220381/pharmacological-management-of-people-living-with-end-stage-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Victoria Dalgliesh, Hilary Pinnock
Supportive care and pharmacological treatment can improve the quality of life of people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who cope on a daily basis with substantial physical, psychological, social and spiritual morbidity. Smoking cessation is the only intervention that reduces the rate of progression of COPD, but evidence-based drug treatments and non-pharmacological strategies can relieve symptoms and reduce the impact of exacerbations. People with severe COPD live with increasingly troublesome breathlessness and other symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sputum production and weight loss...
February 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209581/postoperative-mri-evaluation-of-a-radiofrequency-cordotomy-lesion-for-intractable-cancer-pain
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A Vedantam, P Hou, T L Chi, K R Hess, P M Dougherty, E Bruera, A Viswanathan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are limited data on the use of postoperative imaging to evaluate the cordotomy lesion. We aimed to describe the cordotomy lesion by using postoperative MR imaging in patients after percutaneous cordotomy for intractable cancer pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Postoperative MR imaging and clinical outcomes were prospectively obtained for 10 patients after percutaneous cordotomy for intractable cancer pain. Area, signal intensity, and location of the lesion were recorded...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202302/short-term-outcomes-of-patients-being-treated-for-chronic-intractable-pain-at-a-liaison-clinic-and-exacerbating-factors-of-prolonged-pain-after-treatment
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Tomoko Tetsunaga, Tomonori Tetsunaga, Keiichiro Nishida, Masato Tanaka, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Tomoyuki Takigawa, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Although a multidisciplinary approach is often recommended to treat intractable pain, this approach does not completely prevent uncontrolled pain in some patients. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the exacerbating factors of prolonged, intractable pain among patients being treated at a pain liaison clinic. METHODS: The participants of this study were 94 outpatients (32 men, 62 women) with chronic intractable pain who visited our hospital between April 2013 and February 2015...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195183/interleukin-1%C3%AE-pre-treated-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-alleviate-neuropathic-pain-through-ccl7-mediated-inhibition-of-microglial-activation-in-the-spinal-cord
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Jian Li, Guoying Deng, Haowei Wang, Mei Yang, Rui Yang, Xiangnan Li, Xiaoping Zhang, Hongbin Yuan
Although neuropathic pain is one of the most intractable diseases, recent studies indicate that systemic or local injection of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines release and alleviates neuropathic pain. However, it is still not clear whether pre-treated BMSCs have a strong anti-inflammatory and/or analgesia effect. Using the spinal nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain, IL-1β pre-treated BMSCs (IL-1β-BMSCs) were injected into rats followed by SNL in order to determine possible effects...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186850/the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-pediatric-palliative-care-a-preliminary-study
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Jamie Burns, Kevin Jackson, Kathy A Sheehy, Julia C Finkel, Zenaide M Quezado
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine infusions in patients with advanced malignancies, advanced heart disease, or after stem cell transplantation (SCT), who during end-of-life care had pain and/or agitation unresponsive to conventional therapies. BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with intractable advanced malignancies, end-stage congenital heart diseases, or after SCT can suffer a great deal during end of life. Pain, drowsiness, fatigue, irritability, and worrying are experienced frequently, considered distressing, and are strongly associated with reductions in health-related quality-of-life scores...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184272/treatment-of-radiation-induced-cystitis-and-vulvodynia-via-a-ganglion-impar-block-using-a-lateral-approach-under-computed-tomography-guidance-a-case-report
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Jeong-Eun Lee, Kyung-Hwa Kwak, Seong Wook Hong, Hoon Jung, Seung-Yeon Chung, Jun-Mo Park
Adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) after colorectal cancer surgery can prevent local recurrence, but has several side effects. Precise injection of drugs into the affected areas is complicated by radiation-induced fibrosis of soft or connective tissue. A 48-year-old woman experienced severe intractable perineal pain, dysuria, urinary urgency, and frequent urination after rectal cancer surgery and adjuvant RT, and was diagnosed with radiation-induced cystitis and vulvodynia. Her symptoms persisted despite two fluoroscopy-guided ganglion impar blocks...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178147/a-case-report-of-stellate-ganglion-block-in-the-treatment-of-epileptic-pain
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Shengtao Wang, Yangzi Zhu
RATIONALE: Stellate ganglion blocks have been shown to provide effective pain relief in a number of different conditions, but no one had reported stellate ganglion blocks for the treatment of epileptic pain. We describe a case report of the successful use of stellate ganglion block in the treatment of epileptic pain in the patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 8-year-old girl who had experienced severe paroxysmal pain in her right upper limb. DIAGNOSES: She was diagnosed as drug-resistant partial epilepsy...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176353/lysophosphatidic-acid-induced-itch-is-mediated-by-signaling-of-lpa5-receptor-phospholipase-d-and-trpa1-trpv1
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Hiroki Kittaka, Kunitoshi Uchida, Naomi Fukuta, Makoto Tominaga
Intractable and continuous itch sensations often accompany diseases such as atopic dermatitis, neurogenic lesions, uremia and cholestasis. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is an itch mediator found in cholestatic itch patients and it induces acute itch and pain in the experimental rodent models. However, the molecular mechanism by which LPA activates peripheral sensory neurons remains unknown. In this study, we used a cheek injection method in mice to reveal that LPA induced itch-related behaviors but not pain-related behaviors...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175355/118%C3%A2-use-of-spinal-cord-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-quantify-neural-ablation-and-evaluate-outcome-after-percutaneous-cordotomy-for-intractable-cancer-pain
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Aditya Vedantam, Ping Hou, Linda Chi, Patrick M Dougherty, Ashwin Viswanathan
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173896/effects-of-a-sensory-branch-to-the-posterior-external-ear-canal-coughing-pain-ramsay-hunt-s-syndrome-and-hitselberger-s-sign
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S Mulazimoglu, R Flury, S Kapila, T Linder
BACKGROUND: A distinct nerve innervating the external auditory canal can often be identified in close relation to the facial nerve when gradually thinning the posterior canal wall. This nerve has been attributed to coughing during cerumen removal, neuralgic pain, Hitselberger's sign and vesicular eruptions described in Ramsay Hunt's syndrome. This study aimed to demonstrate the origin and clinical impact of this nerve. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with intractable otalgia or severe coughing whilst inserting a hearing aid, who responded temporarily to local anaesthesia, the symptoms could be resolved by sectioning a sensory branch to the posterior canal...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169940/role-of-posterior-stabilization-and-transpedicular-decompression-in-the-treatment-of-thoracic-and-thoracolumbar-tb-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Areena R D'souza, Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Murari L Bansal, Kalidutta Das
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of posterior pedicle-screw fixation with transpedicular decompression in 21 cases of thoracic and thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis (TB) in terms of functional, neurological, and radiologic outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal TB is predominantly an anterior disease that can lead to kyphotic deformity. Hence, anterior debridement and fusion was considered as the gold standard...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162620/-127-can-viral-infections-cause-sudden-onset-of-intractable-pain
#15
F Tennant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143718/comparative-efficacy-of-bilateral-thoracoscopic-splanchnicectomy-for-intractable-pain-secondary-to-pancreatic-cancer-vs-chronic-pancreatitis
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Neal Bhutiani, Gerald A Cheadle, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Splanchnicectomy has been evaluated for treatment of chronic pain in both pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis patients, though its efficacy has not been compared in these two patient populations. This study aims to compare bilateral thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy (BTS) in treatment of abdominal pain secondary to pancreatic cancer (PC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: A University of Louisville database was evaluated from July 1998 to March 2016 for patients undergoing BTS for intractable pain secondary to PC (n=48) or CP (n=75)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142280/can-segmental-mobility-be-increased-by-cervical-arthroplasty
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Hsuan-Kan Chang, Chih-Chang Chang, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Jau-Ching Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Li-Yu Fay, Peng-Yuan Chang, Ching-Lan Wu, Henrich Cheng
OBJECTIVE Many reports have successfully demonstrated that cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) can preserve range of motion after 1- or 2-level discectomy. However, few studies have addressed the extent of changes in segmental mobility after CDA or their clinical correlations. METHODS Data from consecutive patients who underwent 1-level CDA were retrospectively reviewed. Indications for surgery were medically intractable degenerative disc disease and spondylosis. Clinical outcomes, including visual analog scale (VAS)-measured neck and arm pain, Neck Disability Index (NDI), and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores, were analyzed...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138442/intra-abdominal-abscess-and-intractable-sinus-a-rare-late-complication-after-splenectomy
#18
Badri Shrestha, James Hampton
Intra-abdominal abscess and an intractable abdominal wall sinus forty years after splenectomy is rare, which has not been described previously in the surgical literature. We report the management of a patient who had presented with an intractable sinus on his left hypochondrium forty years after having undergone splenectomy and cholecystectomy, which persisted for more than two years despite repeated surgery and courses of antibiotics and compromised quality of life significantly from pain. A sinogram and computerised tomographic scan followed by exploration and laying open of the sinus delivered multiple silk sutures used for ligation of splenic pedicle, led to complete resolution of the sinus...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138306/trigeminal-nerve-block-with-alcohol-for-medically-intractable-classic-trigeminal-neuralgia-long-term-clinical-effectiveness-on-pain
#19
Kyung Ream Han, Yun Jeong Chae, Jung Dong Lee, Chan Kim
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal nerve block (Tnb) with alcohol for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) may not be used widely as a percutaneous procedure for medically intractable TN in recent clinical work, because it has been considered having a limited duration of pain relief, a decrease in success rate and increase in complications on repeated blocks. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical outcome of the Tnb with alcohol in the treatment of medically intractable TN. METHODS: Six hundred thirty-two patients were diagnosed with TN between March 2000 and February 2010...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096589/water-cooled-radiofrequency-neuroablation-for-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunctional-pain
#20
Binay Kumar Biswas, Samarjit Dey, Saumya Biswas, Varinder Kumar Mohan
Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a common source of chronic low-back pain. Recent evidences from different parts of the world suggest that cooled radiofrequency (RF) neuroablation of sacral nerves supplying SI joints has superior pain alleviating properties than available existing treatment options for SI joint dysfunctional pain. A 35-year-old male had intractable bilateral SI joint pain (numeric rating scale [NRS] - 9/10) with poor treatment response to intra-articular steroid therapy. Bilateral water cooled = RF was applied for neuroablation of nerves supplying both SI joints...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
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