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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936087/primary-myxoid-liposarcoma-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-in-an-elderly-patient
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Aristedis Rovlias, Alexia Balanika, Alexandros Nomikos, Savas Melissaris
Liposarcoma, one of the most common soft-tissue sarcomas, originates from primitive mesenchymal cells, and its diagnostic criteria have been well established. Myxoid liposarcoma is the second most common histological subtype, occurring more frequently during the fourth and fifth decades of life. There are only a few sporadic published cases of spinal liposarcomas, whatever primary or metastatic. We describe an unusual case of primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thoracic spine in a 79-year-old male, presented with a 2-month history of intractable dorsal pain and progressive weakness of lower limbs...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934536/glomus-tumor-of-the-sciatic-nerve-an-extraspinal-cause-of-sciatica
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Basilia Onyinyechukwu Nwankwo, Robert M Henshaw, Dhruv Kumar
Glomus tumors are small, benign tumors that arise from glomus bodies, structures found normally within the dermis that assist in temperature regulation via their vasoconstrictive response to sympathetic stimuli. Glomus tumors are found typically in the hand and are classically a cause of focal pain and temperature sensitivity. They often present as a small blue lesion seen under the nail bed of a finger or a toe and cause point tenderness. Glomus tumors of peripheral nerves are exceedingly rare and can lead to disability akin to compressive neuropathy when present...
September 21, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931977/epidemiology-and-psychological-factors-of-whiplash-associated-disorders-in-japanese-population
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Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Tomoko Fujii, Sakae Tanaka, Tomoaki Kitagawa
[Purpose] This study was designed to examine the epidemiological background of Whiplash-associated disorders in Japanese adults and to investigate the psychological factors associated with prolonged treatment for Whiplash-associated disorders. [Subjects and Methods] An online survey was completed by 127,956 participants, of whom 4,164 had been involved in a traffic collision. A random sample of the collision participants (n=1,698) were provided with a secondary questionnaire. From the 974 (57.4%) participants who returned the questionnaire, 183 cases (intractable neck pain treated over a period of 6 months) and 333 controls (minor neck pain treated within 3 months) were selected...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
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Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929218/percutaneous-gastric-remnant-gastrostomy-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-a-single-tertiary-center-s-13-year-experience
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Shehbaz Hasam Shaikh, Justin Jay Stenz, David W McVinnie, James J Morrison, Todd Getzen, Arthur M Carlin, Farhaan R Mir
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the indications, techniques, and outcomes for percutaneous gastrostomy placement in the gastric remnant following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in bariatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review and summary statistical analysis was performed on all RYGB patients that underwent attempted percutaneous remnant gastrostomy placement at our institution between April 2003 and November 2016. RESULTS: A total of 38 patients post-RYGB who underwent gastric remnant gastrostomy placement were identified, 32 women and 6 men, in which a total of 41 procedures were attempted...
September 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928366/fibromyalgia-and-microglial-tnf-%C3%AE-translational-research-using-human-blood-induced-microglia-like-cells
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Masahiro Ohgidani, Takahiro A Kato, Masako Hosoi, Makoto Tsuda, Kohei Hayakawa, Chie Hayaki, Rie Iwaki, Noriaki Sagata, Ryota Hashimoto, Kazuhide Inoue, Nobuyuki Sudo, Shigenobu Kanba
Fibromyalgia is a refractory disease characterized by chronic intractable pain and psychological suffering, the cause of which has not yet been elucidated due to its complex pathology. Activation of immune cells in the brain called microglia has attracted attention as a potential underlying pathological mechanism in chronic pain. Until recently, however, technological and ethical considerations have limited the ability to conduct research using human microglia. To overcome this limitation, we have recently developed a technique to create human-induced microglia-like (iMG) cells from human peripheral blood monocytes...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923410/extended-case-duration-and-hypotension-are-associated-with-higher-grade-postoperative-complications-after-urinary-diversion-for-non-oncological-disease
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Y Santiago-Lastra, Michael R Mathis, Elizabeth Andraska, Aleda L Thompson, Bahaa S Malaeb, Anne P Cameron, J Quentin Clemens, John T Stoffel
OBJECTIVE: To report survival for patients who undergo urinary diversion for benign indications and to identify risk factors for morbidity at 90 days. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of consecutive urinary diversions with or without cystectomy for non-oncological indications at a single institution. The indication for diversion was intractable incontinence, upper tract deterioration, urinary fistula, and unmanageable bladder pain. Patients were categorized according to their most severe complication within 90 days of surgery, using the Clavien-Dindo system...
September 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922142/reduced-amputation-rate-with-isovolemic-hemodilution-in-critical-limb-ischemia-patients
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Doosang Kim, Daniel J Cho, Young I Cho
AIMS: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients are characterized by intractable pain in spite of medication, non-healing ulcers, and gangrene. The objective of this study was to investigate whether or not isovolemic hemodilution treatment can reduce the rate of major amputations in CLI. METHODS: 28 patients were studied who had tissue loss on Rutherford Grade III, Category 5 or 6. The subjects were divided into two arms: standard-of-care, conventional therapy (CT) (n = 15) as a control group and hemodilution therapy (HT) (n = 13) as a study group...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915703/treatments-of-traumatic-neuropathic-pain-a-systematic-review
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Chenglun Yao, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Keshav Poonit, Hede Yan
Traumatic neuropathic pain caused by traumatic neuroma has long been bothering both doctors and patients, the mechanisms of traumatic neuropathic pain are widely discussed by researchers and the treatment is challenging. Clinical treatment of painful neuroma is unclear. Numerous treatment modalities have been introduced by experts in this field. However, there is still no single standard recognized treatment. Different forms of treatments have been tested in animals and humans, but pharmacotherapies (antidepressants, antiepileptics) remain the basis of traumatic neuropathic pain management...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902127/altered-gene-expression-of-rnf34-and-pacap-possibly-involved-in-mechanism-of-exercise-induced-analgesia-for-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Shintaro Yamaoka, Yusuke Oshima, Hideki Horiuchi, Tadao Morino, Masayuki Hino, Hiromasa Miura, Tadanori Ogata
Despite the availability of several modalities of treatment, including surgery, pharmacological agents, and nerve blocks, neuropathic pain is often unresponsive and sometimes progresses to intractable chronic pain. Although exercise therapy is a candidate for treatment of neuropathic pain, the mechanism underlying its efficacy has not been elucidated. To clarify the molecular mechanism for pain relief induced by exercise, we measured Rnf34 and Pacap mRNA levels in the spinal cord dorsal horn of SNL rats, a model of neuropathic pain...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895017/total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-for-acute-recurrent-and-chronic-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Varvara A Kirchner, Ty B Dunn, Gregory J Beilman, Srinath Chinnakotla, Timothy L Pruett, Joshua J Wilhelm, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, Martin L Freeman, Melena D Bellin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The first total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TP-IAT) was performed for chronic pancreatitis in 1977 with the goal to ameliorate the pain and simultaneously preserve islet function. We reviewed the recent medical literature regarding indications, patient suitability, current outcomes, and challenges in TP-IAT. RECENT FINDINGS: Current indications for TP-IAT include intractable pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis (CP) or acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) with failed medical and endoscopic/surgical management...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894809/tympanic-plexus-neurectomy-for-intractable-otalgia
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Daniel S Roberts, Alisa Yamasaki, Ahmad R Sedaghat, Daniel J Lee, Edward Reardon
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to analyze whether tympanic plexus neurectomy is a successful surgical option in patients with intractable otalgia. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single institution study from the experience of two surgeons was conducted. METHODS: Records of adult patients with intractable unilateral otalgia of likely glossopharyngeal origin were reviewed, with institutional review board approval. Patients who responded to a tympanic plexus block were considered for tympanic neurectomy...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888796/laparoscopic-treatment-of-gastroparesis-a-single-center-experience
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Kotaro Wakamatsu, Federico Perez Quirante, Lisandro Montorfano, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Yasuyuki Seto, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis (GP) is a chronic disorder of gastric motility with delayed gastric emptying. Gastric electrical stimulator (GES) implantation and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are surgical options for medically refractory GP. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate operational outcomes and symptom improvement of patients with diabetic (DM) and idiopathic (IP) GP. SETTING: University Hospital, United States. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients who underwent surgical treatment of GP from February 2003 to December 2014...
July 29, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877755/uric-acid-an-important-screening-tool-to-detect-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-case-series
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Eresha Jasinge, Grace Angeline Malarnangai Kularatnam, Hewa Warawitage Dilanthi, Dinesha Maduri Vidanapathirana, Kandana Liyanage Subhashinie Priyadarshika Kapilani Menike Jayasena, Nambage Dona Priyani Dhammika Chandrasiri, Neluwa Liyanage Ruwan Indika, Pyara Dilani Ratnayake, Vindya Nandani Gunasekara, Lynette Dianne Fairbanks, Blanka Stiburkova
BACKGROUND: Uric acid is the metabolic end product of purine metabolism in humans. Altered serum and urine uric acid level (both above and below the reference ranges) is an indispensable marker in detecting rare inborn errors of metabolism. We describe different case scenarios of 4 Sri Lankan patients related to abnormal uric acid levels in blood and urine. CASE 1: A one-and-half-year-old boy was investigated for haematuria and a calculus in the bladder. Xanthine crystals were seen in microscopic examination of urine sediment...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867384/downregulations-of-trpm8-expression-and-membrane-trafficking-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-mediate-the-attenuation-of-cold-hyperalgesia-in-cci-rats-induced-by-gfr%C3%AE-3-knockdown
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Lin Su, Ruichen Shu, Chengcheng Song, Yonghao Yu, Guolin Wang, Yazhuo Li, Changxiao Liu
BACKGROUND: Cold hyperalgesia is an intractable sensory abnormality commonly seen in peripheral neuropathies. Although glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor family receptor alpha3 (GFRα3) is required for the formation of pathological cold pain has been revealed, potential transduction mechanism is poorly elucidated. We have previously demonstrated the contribution of enhanced activity of transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) to cold hyperalgesia in neuropathic pain using a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI) to the sciatic nerve...
September 1, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862789/creating-a-strain-relief-loop-during-s1-transforaminal-lead-placement-for-dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-foot-pain-a-technical-note
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Valery van Velsen, Noud van Helmond, Kenneth B Chapman
Chronic neuropathic pain is often refractory to conventional medical treatments and leads to significant disability and socio-economic burden. Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has recently emerged as a treatment for persistent neuropathic pain, but creating a strain relief loop on the S1 level has thus far been a challenging technical component of DRG lead placement. We describe a refined technique for strain relief loop formation on the S1 level using a transforaminal approach that we employed in a 45-year old patient with intractable foot pain...
September 1, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844551/safety-and-efficacy-of-high-dose-enteral-intravenous-and-transdermal-clonidine-for-the-acute-management-of-severe-intractable-childhood-dystonia-and-status-dystonicus-an-illustrative-case-series
#18
V Nakou, K Williamson, T Arichi, D E Lumsden, Steve Tomlin, M Kaminska, J-P Lin
OBJECTIVE: Acute dystonia in children is distressing, painful and can progress to life-threatening status dystonicus. Typical management involves benzodiazepines which can result in respiratory depression requiring PICU admission. Clonidine is less respiratory-depressant, and by facilitating sleep, switches dystonia off. It can also be administered via enteral, continuous intravenous infusion, and transdermal slow release routes. We describe the dose range and safety profile of clonidine management in a case-series of children with severe acute exacerbation of dystonia in a tertiary hospital setting...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843150/neuroprotective-effect-of-liquiritin-against-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-chronic-constriction-injury-of-the-sciatic-nerve-in-mice
#19
Meng-Ting Zhang, Bing Wang, Yi-Na Jia, Ning Liu, Peng-Sheng Ma, Shuai-Shuai Gong, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
Managing of neuropathic pain remains clinically challenging because the existing pharmacotherapies are either ineffective or non-specific. Therefore, developing novel alternatives is essential for better treatment. Liquiritin is an active component extracted from Glycyrrhizae radix and has potential neuroprotective action. This study aimed to investigate the protective efficacy of liquiritin on chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain in mice. Liquiritin (30, 60, and 120mg/kg) and pregabalin (40mg/kg) were administered intragastrically for 7 consecutive days starting on the 8th day post-surgery...
August 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840489/plain-radiography-in-patients-treated-with-intrathecal-drug-delivery-using-an-implantable-pump-device
#20
Elmar M Delhaas, Biswadjiet S Harhangi, Sander P G Frankema, Frank J P M Huygen, Aad van der Lugt
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal drug administration using an implanted pump system is well established in intractable spasticity and pain. However, despite continuous advancements in manufacturing technology, adverse events related to the pump and catheter still occur. Most of them, such as migration, damage, disconnection and occlusion, are related to the spinal catheter. The aim of this overview is to update radiologists on how plain radiography of the implanted delivery system for intrathecal drug administration should be interpreted and to increase awareness for the need of urgent and timely multidisciplinary troubleshooting...
August 24, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
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