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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454129/delayed-post-traumatic-subacute-lumbar-subarachnoid-hematoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thiébaud Picart, Timothée Jacquesson, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Moncef Berhouma
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal subarachnoid hematoma, associated or not to a concurrent subdural hematoma has rarely been described. The evolution of such hematomas is heterogeneous. This study aims at defining the most accurate management which is currently not standardized. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 20-year-old man, victim of a high kinetic road accident five days before, suffering from several non-neurologic non-surgical vertebral fractures, complained of a sudden dorso-lumbar pain irradiating to his lower limbs...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411402/safety-tolerability-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-the-slimme-device-for-circumference-reduction
#2
Giovanni Ferrando
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short- and long-term thermal impact of subclinical and clinical regimens of a single, non-invasive uniform ultrasound treatment session on subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, open-label, single-arm, split-side study. METHODS: Patients (n = 17) were subjected to uniform ultrasound treatment, delivered in a single session with the SlimME device. The device was set to one of four treatment regimens, which differed in their durations and energy fluences during the raise and maintenance phases...
February 7, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405668/treatment-of-recent-onset-low-back-pain-with-periradicular-injections-of-meloxicam-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study
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Battista Borghi, Lucia Aurini, Paul F White, Andrea Tognù, Barbara Rossi, Greta Fini, Paola Rucci, Tiziana Greggi, Raffaele Borghi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common and costly illness. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study tested the hypothesis that periradicular injections of meloxicam would reduce LBP and improve physical activity compared to a saline injection at 3 months follow-up. METHODS: After IRB approval, 80 consenting patients suffering LBP of <6 months duration were randomly assigned to the Control (C-group, n=40, receiving 10ml of saline) or the Meloxicam (M- group, n=40, receiving 10 mg in 10 ml saline)...
February 5, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397636/use-of-pain-medication-before-and-after-lumbar-discectomy-longitudinal-analysis-of-a-nation-wide-cohort
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Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi, Juho Rantakokko, Ryan Mattie, Zachary McCORMICK, Ville Aalto, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that variation in results of lumbar discectomy depends on careful selection of patients. Numerous factors have been suggested to explain this variation with no direct examinations on this issue. The objective was to examine the use of pain medication before and after lumbar discectomy in patients with back pain. METHODS: Prospective occupational cohort study (n=151 618) with linkage to national registers. Of the cohort members, 1 538 (age 44 years) underwent discectomy...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381043/foot-and-ankle-conditions-midfoot-and-forefoot-conditions
#5
Katherine M Edenfield
The midfoot and forefoot are the regions of the foot distal to the talus and calcaneus and are critical to weight bearing and movement. They help support the arch of the foot, provide shock absorption, and convert vertically oriented forces into horizontal forward and propulsive movement. A spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic conditions in these regions can cause pain and decreased function. A thorough history and physical examination should include foot and leg biomechanics, alignment, and posture in addition to palpation of painful areas...
February 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380289/prevention-and-treatment-of-chronic-postsurgical-pain-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Arnaud Steyaert, Patricia Lavand'homme
Chronic postsurgical pain affects between 5 and 75% of patients, often with an adverse impact on quality of life. While the transition of acute to chronic pain is a complex process-involving multiple mechanisms at different levels-the current strategies for prevention have primarily been restricted to perioperative pharmacological interventions. In the present paper, we first present an up-to-date narrative literature review of these interventions. In the second section, we develop several ways by which we could overcome the limitations of the current approaches and enhance the outcome of our surgical patients, including the better identification of individual risk factors, tailoring treatment to individual patients, and improved acute and subacute pain evaluation and management...
January 29, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-transverse-myelitis-and-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Yhojan Rodríguez, Manuel Rojas, Yovana Pacheco, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Diana M Monsalve, M Eric Gershwin, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and transverse myelitis (TM) both represent immunologically mediated polyneuropathies of major clinical importance. Both are thought to have a genetic predisposition, but as of yet no specific genetic risk loci have been clearly defined. Both are considered autoimmune, but again the etiologies remain enigmatic. Both may be induced via molecular mimicry, particularly from infectious agents and vaccines, but clearly host factor and co-founding host responses will modulate disease susceptibility and natural history...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369103/antegrade-intramedullary-pinning-in-subacute-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fracture-after-failed-conservative-treatment-a-prospective-comparative-study-with-acute-fracture
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Soo Min Cha, Hyun Dae Shin
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of antegrade intramedullary pinning performed for neck fractures with angulations of over 30 degrees after failed conservative treatment during the subacute phase and to compare the radiologic and clinical results with those of acute fractures with angulations of over 30 degrees treated via the same procedure. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with a fifth metacarpal neck fracture were admitted to our institute between January 2010 and April 2015...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344938/a-clinical-audit-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-uterine-artery-embolisation-for-symptomatic-adenomyosis-results-in-117-women
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Eisen Liang, Bevan Brown, Maxim Rachinsky
BACKGROUND: Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is a possible uterine-sparing treatment option for women with unsuccessful conservative management for adenomyosis-related heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and dysmenorrhoea. AIM: To conduct a clinical audit on the efficacy and safety of UAE for symptomatic adenomyosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 309 women who underwent UAE identified 117 women with magnetic resonance imaging features of adenomyosis (junctional zone thickness ≥ 12 mm)...
January 18, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318178/outcomes-after-dermal-allograft-reconstruction-of-chronic-or-subacute-pectoralis-major-tendon-ruptures
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Julie A Neumann, Christopher M Klein, Carola F van Eck, Hithem Rahmi, John M Itamura
Background: Avoiding delay in the surgical management of pectoralis major (PM) ruptures optimizes outcomes. However, this is not always possible, and when a tear becomes chronic or when a subacute tear has poor tissue quality, a graft can facilitate reconstruction. Purpose: The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PM reconstruction with dermal allograft augmentation for chronic tears or for subacute tears with poor tissue quality. A second aim was to determine patient and surgical factors affecting outcome...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312702/risk-factors-of-pre-operational-aortic-rupture-in-acute-and-subacute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-patients
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Zhuo-Dong Li, Yang Liu, Jiang Zhu, Jun Wang, Fang-Lin Lu, Lin Han, Zhi-Yun Xu
Background: Aortic rupture is one of the main causes of early death in acute and subacute Stanford type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients. This study aimed to analyze potential risk factors for pre-operational aortic rupture in ATAAD patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed aortic dissection cases treated between May 2013 and May 2016 in Changhai Hospital, Shanghai. A total of 329 patients with ATAAD were included in the final analysis, and 31 patients died of aortic rupture before surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287151/effects-of-stacked-wedge-pads-and-chains-applied-to-the-forefeet-of-tennessee-walking-horses-for-a-five-day-period-on-behavioral-and-biochemical-indicators-of-pain-stress-and-inflammation
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James B Everett, Jim Schumacher, Thomas J Doherty, Randi A Black, Lisa L Amelse, Peter Krawzel, Johann F Coetzee, Brian K Whitlock
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of stacked wedge pads and chains applied to the forefeet of Tennessee Walking Horses on behavioral and biochemical indicators of pain, stress, and inflamation. ANIMALS 20 Tennessee Walking Horses. PROCEDURES Horses were randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups: keg shoes (control; n = 10) or stacked wedge pads and exercise with chains (10). Ten days before treatment application, an accelerometer was attached at the left metatarsus of each horse to record daily activity. Horses were exercised for 20 minutes daily, beginning on day -7...
January 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280036/seronegative-autoimmune-autonomic-neuropathy-a-distinct-clinical-entity
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Elisabeth P Golden, Meredith A Bryarly, Steven Vernino
PURPOSE: Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG) is associated with ganglionic acetylcholine receptor (gAChR) antibodies. We describe a similar but distinct series of patients with autoimmune autonomic failure lacking this antibody. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: Six patients presented with subacute autonomic failure, seronegative for gAChR antibodies. Orthostatic hypotension and gastrointestinal complaints were common. Autonomic testing revealed predominant sympathetic failure and no premature pupillary redilation...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277845/subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-by-pacemaker-lead-causing-left-sided-hemothorax-and-epicardial-hematoma
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Abdelrahman Ahmed, Mohamed Shokr, Randy Lieberman
We report a case of right ventricular wall perforation by a pacemaker lead in a 78-year-old female 18 days after a permanent pacemaker insertion. This injury necessitated explant of the perforating lead and implantation of a new one with surgical backup. We review the literature and discuss the possible risk and protective factors including lead models that were associated with higher incidence of perforation. We review the traditional pacing parameters and their lack of reliability to diagnose perforation and the need for low threshold to utilize imaging in appropriate clinical scenarios...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229053/management-of-back-pain-related-disorders-in-a-community-with-limited-access-to-health-care-services-a-description-of-integration-of-chiropractors-as-service-providers
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Peter C Emary, Amy L Brown, Douglas F Cameron, Alexander F Pessoa, Jennifer E Bolton
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a chiropractic service for back pain patients integrated within a publicly funded, multidisciplinary, primary care community health center in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. METHODS: Patients consulting for back pain of any duration were referred by their medical doctor or nurse practitioner for chiropractic treatment at the community health center. Patients completed questionnaires at baseline and at discharge from the service...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229052/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cerebral-hemodynamic-responses-to-pain-following-thoracic-thrust-manipulation-in-individuals-with-neck-pain-a-randomized-trial
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Cheryl L Sparks, Wen C Liu, Joshua A Cleland, Joseph P Kelly, Sarah J Dyer, Kathryn M Szetela, James M Elliott
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether cerebral activation in response to noxious mechanical stimuli varies with thrust manipulation (TM) when compared with sham manipulation (SM) as measured by blood oxygenation level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Twenty-four volunteers (67% female) with complaints of acute or subacute mechanical (nontraumatic) neck pain satisfied eligibility requirements and agreed to participate...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204979/treatment-of-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-self-reported-neuropsychological-performance-at-6-months-results-of-a-prospective-clinical-pilot-study-on-good-grade-patients
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Elisabeth Bründl, Petra Schödel, Sylvia Bele, Martin Proescholdt, Judith Scheitzach, Florian Zeman, Alexander Brawanski, Karl-Michael Schebesch
AIM: Limited focus has been placed on neuropsychological patient profiles after spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (sSAH). We conducted a prospective controlled study in good-grade sSAH patients to evaluate the time course of treatment-specific differences in cognitive processing after sSAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 26 consecutive sSAH patients were enrolled (drop out n=5). 9 patients received endovascular aneurysm occlusion (EV), 6 patients were treated microsurgically (MS), and 6 patients with perimesencephalic SAH (pSAH) underwent standardized intensive medical care...
November 1, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204951/-real-life-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-methocarbamol-in-patients-suffering-from-refractory-muscle-related-low-back-pain-results-of-a-health-care-research-project-based-on-data-from-the-german-pain-practice-registry
#19
Michael A Überall, Oliver M D Emrich, Gerhard H H Müller-Schwefe
BACKGROUND: Subacute, muscle-related low/back pain (L/BP) is known to be difficult to treat and frequently requires more specific causal-oriented treatments with agents improving the increased muscle tone. Currently, only methocarbamol is approved and available for the 1st-line treatment of patients with muscle-related L/BP in Germany - however, without sufficient data on longer lasting effects (> 1 week) in elsewhere refractory patients. METHOD: Noninterventional cohort study, based on anonymized routine data of the German pain practice registry; retrospective evaluation of patients with refractory L/BP, who first time received a treatment with methocarbamol between October 1st until December 31st, 2015, and who documented their response to treatment with the standardized and validated instruments of the German pain questionnaire over at least 4 weeks (n = 251 patients)...
December 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204616/noninvasive-treatments-for-acute-subacute-and-chronic-low-back-pain
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COMMENT
Sandeep Vijan, Scott Manaker, Amir Qaseem
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December 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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