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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777250/prevalence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-in-patients-with-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Alina Grozdinska, Elisabeth Hofmann, Matthias Schmid, Ursula Hirschfelder
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), also known as Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), is a degenerative inflammatory disease with high prevalence among women and has been associated with fibromyalgia and widespread chronic pain. The goal was to determine the frequency of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with HT. METHODS: In all, 119 women (age 19-60 years) were divided into a study (52 women diagnosed with HT) and a control (67 healthy individuals, of which 15 were excluded) group...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775120/successful-improvement-of-pain-symptomatology-in-a-suspected-case-of-cramp-fasciculation-syndrome-via-interventional-pain-treatment
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Anita Gupta, Lucas First, Celeste A Swain
Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromes are a rare set of neuromuscular disorders that include cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) and Isaacs syndrome (IS). Successful treatment of these diseases has been achieved with antiepileptic medications; however, chronic pain symptoms can persist. We provide a case report of a 25-year-old female who has suffered from painful severe muscle spasms and fasciculations since childhood. With CFS as our working diagnosis, a treatment regimen using interventional pain techniques, including sympathetic chain blocks, ketamine infusions, and trigger point injections, resulted in a significant decrease in the patient's chronic pain symptoms...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772741/changes-in-lumbopelvic-movement-and-muscle-recruitment-associated-with-prolonged-deep-squatting-a-pilot-study
#3
Tim K S Lui, Sharon M H Tsang, Anthony W L Kwok
This study examined the changes in spinal kinematics and muscle recruitment of the lumbopelvic region associated with prolonged squatting. Eight subjects with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP) and eight asymptomatic subjects (AS) performed squat-to-stand and reverse movements, before and immediately after 15 min deep-squatting. Within-group and between-group differences in lumbopelvic kinematics and electromyographic activity acquired in lumbar erector spinae (ES), gluteus maximus (GM), and vastus lateralis (VL) were analyzed...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762339/the-relationship-between-fear-avoidance-and-neuromuscular-measures-of-function-in-patients-with-adult-degenerative-scoliosis
#4
Ram Haddas, Isador H Lieberman, Andrew Block
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of fear-avoidance beliefs and neuromuscular activity during gait in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Among patients with chronic spine pain, fear-avoidance beliefs are predictive of poor surgical outcomes. Fear-avoidance occurs when patients perceive that movement will worsen underlying physical problems. This process leads them to restrict activity, which further heightens emotional distress...
May 14, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762276/short-term-effect-of-low-dose-electromyography-guided-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lateral-epicondylar-tendinopathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Alexandre Creuzé, Hervé Petit, Mathieu de Sèze
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is a novel treatment for chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. Preliminary studies have demonstrated promising results; however, confirmation of the effectiveness of BoNT-A treatment and further assessment of its side effects are required. This study investigated the analgesic effects of BoNT-A in the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. METHODS: This was a phase-III, single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study including 60 patients with chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy that had been resistant to treatment for >6 months...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756974/-effects-of-lacto-vegetarian-diet-and-stabilization-core-exercises-on-body-composition-and-pain-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alejandro Martínez-Rodríguez, Belén Leyva-Vela, Alba Martínez-García, Yolanda Nadal-Nicolás
BACKGROUND: fibromyalgia is a disease of unknown origin characterized by chronic muscular pain. The lack of knowledge about this disease is one of the main causes that makes complex to make a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment. OBJECTIVE: the main objective of this study was to know the efficacy of a physiotherapy treatment combined with a lacto-vegetarian dietary-nutritional intervention, on low back pain and body composition in women with fibromyalgia. METHODS: twenty-one women were randomly divided into three groups: A (core stabilization exercises + lacto-vegetarian diet), B (placebo + lacto-vegetarian diet) and C (control)...
March 1, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747677/use-of-clinical-and-computed-tomography-findings-to-assess-long-term-unsatisfactory-outcome-after-femoral-head-and-neck-ostectomy-in-four-large-breed-dogs
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Ciprian Ober, Cosmin Pestean, Lucia Bel, Marian Taulescu, Joshua Milgram, Adrian Todor, Rodica Ungur, Mirela Leșu, Liviu Oana
Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHNO) is a salvage surgical procedure intended to eliminate hip joint laxity associated pain in the immature dog, or pain due to secondary osteoarthritis in the mature dog. The outcome of the procedure is associated with the size of the dog but the cause of a generally poorer outcome in larger breeds has not been determined. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term results of FHNO associated with unsatisfactory functional outcome by means of clinical examination and computed tomography (CT) scanning...
May 10, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745626/train-the-brain-immediate-sensorimotor-effects-of-mentally-performed-flexor-exercises-in-patients-with-neck-pain-a-pilot-study
#8
Konstantin Beinert, Marc Sofsky, Jörg Trojan
BACKGROUND: Sensorimotor tests, like cranio- cervical flexion and cervical joint position sense tests, share a strong cognitive component during their execution. However, cognitive training for those tests has not been investigated so far. AIM: To compare mental and physical exercises for improving the sensorimotor function of the cervical spine. DESIGN: A within-subject design with 16 participants. SETTING: Outpatient physiotherapy centre...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744722/chronic-stress-and-temporalis-muscle-activity-in-tmd-patients-and-controls-during-sleep-a-pilot-study-in-females
#9
Marc Schmitter, Alexandra Kares-Vrincianu, Horst Kares, Carolin Malsch, Hans Jürgen Schindler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between chronic stress and temporalis muscle activity during four nights. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-four female subjects were recruited in five dental practices located in different areas of the federal state of Saarland, Germany (dental practice network in Saarland). The following inclusion criteria were used: female, aged between 18 and 65, no somatization or depression, and no pain medication, graded chronic pain status < 3...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733841/abdominal-skeletal-muscle-activity-precedes-spontaneous-menstrual-cramping-pain-in-primary-dysmenorrhea
#10
Folabomi A Oladosu, Frank F Tu, Saaniya Farhan, Ellen F Garrison, Nicole D Steiner, Genevieve E Roth, Kevin M Hellman
BACKGROUND: Dysmenorrhea is a pervasive pain condition that affects 20-50% of reproductive-aged women. Distension of a visceral organ, such as the uterus, could elicit a viscero-motor reflex resulting in involuntary skeletal muscle activity and referred pain. Although referred abdominal pain mechanisms can contribute to visceral pain, the role of abdominal muscle activity has not yet been investigated within the context of menstrual pain. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to determine if involuntary abdominal muscle activity precedes spontaneous episodes of menstrual cramping pain in dysmenorrheic women and if naproxen administration affects abdominal muscle activity...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732595/noninvasive-measurement-of-sciatic-nerve-stiffness-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-related-leg-pain-using-shear-wave-elastography
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Tiago Neto, Sandro R Freitas, Ricardo J Andrade, João R Vaz, Bruno Mendes, Telmo Firmino, Paula M Bruno, Antoine Nordez, Raúl Oliveira
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether sciatic nerve stiffness is altered in people with chronic low back-related leg pain by using shear wave elastography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the sciatic nerve shear wave velocity (ie, an index of stiffness) was measured in both legs of 16 participants (8 with unilateral low back-related leg pain and 8 healthy controls). Sciatic stiffness was measured during a passive ankle dorsiflexion motion performed at 2°/s in an isokinetic dynamometer...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732211/efficacy-of-sertraline-and-gabapentin-in-the-treatment-of-urethral-pain-syndrome-retrospective-results-of-a-single-institutional-cohort
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Özer Ural Cakici, Nurullah Hamidi, Emre Ürer, Emrah Okulu, Onder Kayigil
Introduction: Urethral pain syndrome is a subgroup of chronic pelvic pain syndromes and comprises a relatively challenging patient group in urological practice. Several different treatments have been used for the management of the condition from a mostly empirical basis. In this article, we present the results of a small cohort of young male patients treated with sertraline and gabapentin therapy. Material and methods: The data of 52 patients was retrospectively evaluated and 31 patients' data was included in this study...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730805/association-of-electromyographic-activation-patterns-with-pain-and-functional-disability-in-people-with-chronic-neck-pain
#13
Sharon M H Tsang, Grace P Y Szeto, Y F Xie, Raymond Y W Lee
PURPOSE: This study examined the activation patterns of the cervical and thoracic muscles in people with and without chronic neck pain during functional activities and their associations with pain intensity and functional disability. METHODS: Thirty-four adults with chronic neck pain and 34 asymptomatic adults were recruited. They were requested to perform active cervical movements and an upper limb lifting task. Electromyographic activation patterns (EMG) of bilateral upper trapezius, cervical erector spinae, sternocleidomastoid, and thoracic erector spinae were recorded during these tasks...
May 5, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730613/photomodulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorder-protocol-for-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Ana Paula Taboada Sobral, Camila Leal H de Godoy, Kristianne P Santos Fernandes, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita Ferrari, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana, Sonia F Monken, Lara J Motta
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological data show that the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) start becoming apparent from 6 years of age, and during adolescence these signs and symptoms are similar to those of adults. The present study aims to estimate the direct costs for treatment of chronic muscle pain with photobiomodulation therapy, occlusal splint and placebo in patients with TMD; to evaluate the effectiveness of photobiomodulation therapy and occlusal splint for treatment of muscle pain in patients with TMD; to analyse the cost-effectiveness of the two proposed treatments for pain; and to describe and compare the results of the analyses of these treatments...
May 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728992/fatigue-is-associated-with-high-prevalence-and-severity-of-physical-and-emotional-symptoms-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
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Maurizio Bossola, Enrico Di Stasio, Emanuele Marzetti, Katja De Lorenzis, Gilda Pepe, Carlo Vulpio
PURPOSE: The symptom burden of fatigued hemodialysis patients is poorly known. We aimed to investigate possible differences in the prevalence and severity of symptoms between fatigued and not fatigued patients on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: All prevalent patients on chronic hemodialysis referring to the Hemodialysis Service between January 2016 and June 2017 were considered eligible. The Dialysis Symptom Index (DSI) questionnaire was performed during the dialysis treatment...
May 4, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728980/backbone-resonance-assignments-of-complexes-of-apo-human-calmodulin-bound-to-iq-motif-peptides-of-voltage-dependent-sodium-channels-na-v-1-1-na-v-1-4-and-na-v-1-7
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Holly M Isbell, Adina M Kilpatrick, Zesen Lin, Ryan Mahling, Madeline A Shea
Human voltage-gated sodium (NaV ) channels are critical for initiating and propagating action potentials in excitable cells. Nine isoforms have different roles but similar topologies, with a pore-forming α-subunit and auxiliary transmembrane β-subunits. NaV pathologies lead to debilitating conditions including epilepsy, chronic pain, cardiac arrhythmias, and skeletal muscle paralysis. The ubiquitous calcium sensor calmodulin (CaM) binds to an IQ motif in the C-terminal tail of the α-subunit of all NaV isoforms, and contributes to calcium-dependent pore-gating in some channels...
May 4, 2018: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727900/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-infraspinatus-tendon-bursa-ossification-in-a-eurasian-dog
#17
Julia Ungru, Stephan Hungerbühler, Wolfgang Henninger, Petra Klupiec, Julia Bödeker, Anna Langer, Michael Fehr, Oliver Harms
A 4-year-old male Eurasian Dog presented at our veterinary clinic with a history of perpetual forelimb lameness in both thoracic limbs. In the clinical exploration, direct pressure over the infraspinatus tendon of insertion caused pain in both thoracic forelimbs and a firm band-like structure was palpable. No improvement was observed after treatment with rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and an intralesional injection of a long-acting glucocorticoid. Radiographic examination, ultrasonographic exploration and computed tomography were performed, identifying ossified structures lateral to the proximal humerus and an irregular roughened periosteum at the insertion and tendon of the infraspinatus muscle on both sides...
April 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727344/targeted-ultrasound-guided-perineural-hydrodissection-of-the-sciatic-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-piriformis-syndrome
#18
Christopher J Burke, William R Walter, Ronald S Adler
Piriformis syndrome is a common cause of lumbar, gluteal, and thigh pain, frequently associated with sciatic nerve symptoms. Potential etiologies include muscle injury or chronic muscle stretching associated with gait disturbances. There is a common pathological end pathway involving hypertrophy, spasm, contracture, inflammation, and scarring of the piriformis muscle, leading to impingement of the sciatic nerve. Ultrasound-guided piriformis injections are frequently used in the treatment of these pain syndromes, with most of the published literature describing injection of the muscle...
May 1, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723461/-related-immunologic-mechanisms-of-chronic-prostatitis-advances-in-studies
#19
REVIEW
Yi Liu, Xian-Guo Chen, Chao-Zhao Liang
Chronic prostatitis is a common male disease with a high incidence rate and a serious impact on the patients' quality of life. The pathogenesis of chronic prostatitis remains unclear though it is considered to be possibly related to infection, inflammation, and abnormal pelvic nerve muscle activity. Recently, a growing number of studies have reported immune imbalance and changes of inflammatory cytokines in patients with chronic prostatitis as well as a close correlation of abnormal immune response with the occurrence of diseases, pelvic pain symptoms, mental symptoms, hyperalgesia, and so on...
July 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723257/pharmacological-characterization-of-potent-and-selective-nav1-7-inhibitors-engineered-from-chilobrachys-jingzhao-tarantula-venom-peptide-jztx-v
#20
Bryan D Moyer, Justin K Murray, Joseph Ligutti, Kristin Andrews, Philippe Favreau, John B Jordan, Josie H Lee, Dong Liu, Jason Long, Kelvin Sham, Licheng Shi, Reto Stöcklin, Bin Wu, Ruoyuan Yin, Violeta Yu, Anruo Zou, Kaustav Biswas, Les P Miranda
Identification of voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 inhibitors for chronic pain therapeutic development is an area of vigorous pursuit. In an effort to identify more potent leads compared to our previously reported GpTx-1 peptide series, electrophysiology screening of fractionated tarantula venom discovered the NaV1.7 inhibitory peptide JzTx-V from the Chinese earth tiger tarantula Chilobrachys jingzhao. The parent peptide displayed nominal selectivity over the skeletal muscle NaV1.4 channel. Attribute-based positional scan analoging identified a key Ile28Glu mutation that improved NaV1...
2018: PloS One
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