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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458195/human-dorsal-root-ganglion-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-modulates-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytes-and-neuroinflammatory-markers-in-chronic-radicular-pain
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Basabjit Das, Melissa Conroy, David Moore, Joanne Lysaght, Connail McCrory
Radicular pain is a common cause of disability. Traditionally treatment has been either epidural steroid injection providing short-term relief or surgery with associated complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) applied to the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a minimally invasive day-care treatment, which is gaining significant clinical acceptance in a selective group of patients with pure radicular pain. Greater insights into the immunomodulatory effects of this procedure may help to further optimise its application and find alternative treatment options...
February 16, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458183/age-dependent-attitudes-of-ischemic-patients-towards-disability-after-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
#2
Byoung-Joon Kim, Yeon Ran Hong, Youngmin Han, Yang-Ha Hwang, Boram Ohk, Jaechan Park
OBJECTIVE: To improve the process of surgical informed consent, patient attitudes towards acceptable levels of disability after decompressive surgery for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction are investigated, including the impact of patient age. METHODS: Patients who had experienced a recent minor stroke were asked to complete a questionnaire comprised of 2 parts: 1) demographic information, including patient age, gender, years of education, working status, religion, and economic status and 2) acceptable level of disability based on a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) with corresponding illustrations to explain the mRS levels...
February 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457674/a-review-of-brain-stimulation-methods-to-treat-substance-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Alexandria S Coles, Karolina Kozak, Tony P George
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a leading cause of disability worldwide. While several pharmacological and behavioral treatments for SUDs are available, these may not be effective for all patients. Recent studies using non-invasive neuromodulation techniques including Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) have shown promise for SUD treatment. OBJECTIVE: Multiple studies were evaluated investigating the therapeutic potential of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in treatment of SUDs...
February 19, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457672/gambling-related-cognitive-distortions-predict-level-of-function-among-us-veterans-seeking-treatment-for-gambling-disorders
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Steven D Shirk, Megan M Kelly, Shane W Kraus, Marc N Potenza, Kendra Pugh, Christopher Waltrous, Edward Federman, Christopher Krebs, Charles E Drebing
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gambling Disorder (GD) is characterized by recurrent gambling behavior that is associated with significant impairment and distress, high psychiatric comorbidities, and high functional disability. The military veteran population appears particularly susceptible to developing the disorder, but relatively little has been studied among this population. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the clinical psychopathologies and comorbidities of veterans seeking treatment for problem gambling and how problem gambling may impact functioning...
February 19, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457585/training-nurses-in-a-competency-framework-to-support-adults-with-epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability-the-epaid-cluster-rct
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Howard Ring, James Howlett, Mark Pennington, Christopher Smith, Marcus Redley, Caroline Murphy, Roxanne Hook, Adam Platt, Nakita Gilbert, Elizabeth Jones, Joanna Kelly, Angela Pullen, Adrian Mander, Cam Donaldson, Simon Rowe, James Wason, Fiona Irvine
BACKGROUND: People with an intellectual (learning) disability (ID) and epilepsy have an increased seizure frequency, higher frequencies of multiple antiepileptic drug (AED) use and side effects, higher treatment costs, higher mortality rates and more behavioural problems than the rest of the population with epilepsy. The introduction of nurse-led care may lead to improvements in outcome for those with an ID and epilepsy; however, this has not been tested in a definitive clinical trial...
February 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457562/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-cochlear-implantation-of-children-with-profound-and-multiple-learning-disability
#6
Richard Benjamin Speaker, Jennifer Roberston, Cristina Simoes-Franklin, Fergal Glynn, Peter Walshe, Laura Viani
This study was performed to investigate the effect of cochlear implantation on the Quality of Life (QoL) of children with profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD). This cohort of children has been viewed historically as poor candidates for cochlear implantation as they generally have poor speech and hearing outcomes. The Irish National Cochlear Implant Program's prospectively maintained database was examined for all children implanted from July 1996 to July 2015. All charts of the 381 children implanted during this time were reviewed retrospectively; 16 children met criteria for being PMLD...
May 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457509/evidence-based-practice-self-efficacy-of-undergraduate-speech-pathology-students-following-training
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Maree Doble, Kate Short, Elizabeth Murray, Hans Bogaardt, Patricia McCabe
AIM: The aims of this study were to determine the self-efficacy of speech pathology students in conducting evidence-based practice before and after a comprehensive evidence-based practice course, and the impact of timing of the course (Semester 1/2). METHOD: Students attended a 13-week course in their final year of study. The evidence-based practice confidence scale (EPIC) was used to measure the students' self-efficacy pre- and post-training. RESULTS: Ninety-two percent of students enrolled over six semesters participated...
February 18, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457488/referral-patterns-and-implementation-costs-of-the-partners-in-recovery-initiative-in-gippsland-learnings-for-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme
#8
Anton N Isaacs, Kim Dalziel, Keith Sutton, Darryl Maybery
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to provide some learnings for the NDIS from the referral pattern and cost of implementing the Partners in Recovery initiative of Gippsland. METHOD: Information on referral areas made for each consumer was collated from support facilitators. Cost estimates were determined using budget estimates, administrative costs and a literature review and are reported from a government perspective. RESULTS: Sixty-three per cent of all referrals were made to organisations that provided multiple types of services...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457478/the-interrelationships-among-pain-interference-depressive-symptoms-loneliness-and-employment-status-a-moderated-mediation-study
#9
George Ct Mugoya, Lisa M Hooper, Sara Tomek, Safiya George Dalmida, Anneliese Bolland, Joy Ufomadu, John Bolland
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mediating effect of loneliness on the relationship between pain interference and depressive symptoms and to determine whether this mechanism is contingent on employment status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: A total of 876 adult caregivers of adolescents living in extremely impoverished conditions. ANALYSIS: Mediation and moderated mediation analyses using standard path-analytic approaches...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457477/enabling-choice-recovery-and-participation-evidence-based-early-intervention-support-for-psychosocial-disability-in-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme
#10
Laura Hayes, Lisa Brophy, Carol Harvey, Juan Jose Tellez, Helen Herrman, Eoin Killackey
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the most effective interventions for early intervention in psychosocial disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through an evidence review. METHODS: A series of rapid reviews were undertaken to establish possible interventions for psychosocial disability, to develop our understanding of early intervention criteria for the NDIS and to determine which interventions would meet these criteria. RESULTS: Three interventions (social skills training, supported employment and supported housing) have a strong evidence base for effectiveness in early intervention in people with psychosocial disability, with the potential for adoption by the NDIS...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457372/clinical-characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-disability-and-impaired-quality-of-life-in-children-with-juvenile-systemic-sclerosis
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Brandi E Stevens, Kathryn S Torok, Suzanne C Li, Nicole Hershey, Megan Curran, Gloria C Higgins, Katharine F Moore, C Egla Rabinovich, Samuel Dodson, Anne M Stevens
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical manifestations of juvenile systemic sclerosis (jSSc), including disease characteristics and patient quality of life, through the multinational Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry. METHODS: Subjects with jSSc were prospectively enrolled between 2010 and 2013. Diagnosis of jSSc was determined by the enrolling pediatric rheumatologist, with disease onset required prior to age 18. Collected data included demographics, disease characteristics, medication exposure, and quality of life metrics...
February 18, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457288/injury-to-the-perineal-branch-of-the-pudendal-nerve-in-men-outcomes-from-surgical-resection-of-the-perineal-branches
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Eric L Wan, A Lee Dellon
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to report the outcome of an anterior surgical approach to treat neuroma of the perineal branch of the pudendal nerve (PBPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved prospective study enrolled 14 consecutive male patients from 2011 through 2015 who had symptoms of perineal/scrotal pain. Each patient had a successful, diagnostic, pudendal nerve block. The surgical procedure was resection of the PBPN and implantation of the nerve into the obturator internus muscle...
February 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457232/tackling-obesity-and-disease-the-culprit-is-sugar-the-response-is-legal-regulation
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Lawrence O Gostin
It is staggering to observe the new normal in America: 37.9 percent of adults are obese, and 70.7 percent are either obese or overweight. One out of every five minors is obese. The real tragedy, of course, is the disability, suffering, and early death that devastates families and communities. But all of society pays, with the annual medical cost estimated at $147 billion. The causal pathways are complex, but if we drill down, sugar is a deeply consequential pathway to obesity, and the single greatest dietary source is sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)...
January 2018: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457189/development-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-nursing-competencies-for-the-care-of-people-with-psychiatric-disabilities-in-a-hospital-environment
#14
Danjun Feng, Hongyao Li, Lu Meng, Gengkun Zhong
The recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities requires high-quality nursing care. However, the existing research on the nursing competencies needed for caring for people with psychiatric disabilities have been based on a narrow competency framework. By adopting a broader competency framework, this study aimed to find the competencies needed for the nursing care of people with psychiatric disabilities in a hospital environment. Accordingly, a questionnaire will be developed to measure these competences...
February 19, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457123/general-anesthesia-with-propofol-for-ovarian-teratoma-excision-associated-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#15
Masami Sato, Hiroaki Yasumoto, Toshiyuki Arai
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder caused by production of anti-NMDAR antibodies that is often associated with ovarian teratoma and exhibits various manifestations including psychiatric symptoms, seizures, hypoventilation, and autonomic nerve instability. Patients with this disorder who receive early surgical tumor resection along with immunotherapy have better outcome than the rest of the patients. To establish an anesthetic plan, it is important to understand the pharmacological interaction between the anesthetic agents and the disabled NMDAR, because NMDAR is one of the major sites of action for commonly-used anesthetic agents...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456980/effect-of-patellar-electrocautery-neurectomy-on-postoperative-pain-among-patients-referred-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
#16
Mehdi Motififard, Khalilollah Nazem, Aida Zarfeshani, Kaveh Zarfeshani
Background: Anterior knee pain is a major problem in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It is accepted that anterior knee pain (AKP) often contributes to a patellofemoral etiology; however, its etiology or treatment is not understood completely. Disabling pain receptors by electrocautery could theoretically lead to anterior knee area denervation. The present study aimed to evaluate the pain post-patellar denervation (PD) with electrocautery in TKA. Materials and Methods: Clinical results for 92 patients who underwent TKA (58 women, 34 men; mean age 67...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456977/epidemiologic-and-demographic-features-therapeutic-intervention-and-prognosis-of-the-patients-with-cerebral-aneurysm
#17
Masih Sabouri, Amir Mahabadi, Homayoun Tabesh, Majeed Rezvani, Masih Kouchekzadeh, Ali Namazi
Background: Cerebral aneurysms are a kind of cardiovascular diseases which are accompanied with high morbidity and mortality due to rupturing and causing subarachnoid hemorrhages. The current study aimed to determine epidemiologic and demographic features and prognosis of patients with cerebral aneurysms. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 465 patients with cerebral aneurysms hospitalized in Al-Zahra Hospital were studied. The required information including demographic, epidemiologic, and clinical features of the disease were extracted from their records...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456943/transnasal-endoscopic-optic-nerve-decompression-in-post-traumatic-optic-neuropathy
#18
Devang Gupta, Monica Gadodia
To quantify the successful outcome in patients following optic nerve decompression in post traumatic unilateral optic neuropathy in form of improvement in visual acuity. A prospective study was carried out over a period of 5 years (January 2011 to June 2016) at civil hospital Ahmedabad. Total 20 patients were selected with optic neuropathy including patients with direct and indirect trauma to unilateral optic nerve, not responding to conservative management, leading to optic neuropathy and subsequent impairment in vision and blindness...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456930/review-of-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-co-morbid-tic-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#19
REVIEW
Michael O Ogundele, Hani F Ayyash
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents, with prevalence ranging between 5% and 12% in the developed countries. Tic disorders (TD) are common co-morbidities in paediatric ADHD patients with or without pharmacotherapy treatment. There has been conflicting evidence of the role of psychostimulants in either precipitating or exacerbating TDs in ADHD patients. We carried out a literature review relating to the management of TDs in children and adolescents with ADHD through a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane databases...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456916/spine-degenerative-conditions-and-their-treatments-national-trends-in-the-united-states-of-america
#20
Zorica Buser, Brandon Ortega, Anthony D'Oro, William Pannell, Jeremiah R Cohen, Justin Wang, Ray Golish, Michael Reed, Jeffrey C Wang
Study Design: Retrospective database study. Objective: Low back and neck pain are among the top leading causes of disability worldwide. The aim of our study was to report the current trends on spine degenerative disorders and their treatments. Methods: Patients diagnosed with lumbar or cervical spine conditions within the orthopedic subset of Medicare and Humana databases (PearlDiver). From the initial cohorts we identified subgroups based on the treatment: fusion or nonoperative within 1 year from diagnosis...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
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