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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454134/back-pain-improves-significantly-following-discectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation
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R Kirk Owens, Leah Y Carreon, Erica F Bisson, Mohamad Bydon, Eric A Potts, Steven D Glassman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although lumbar disc herniation (LDH) classically presents with lower extremity radiculopathy, there are patients who have substantial associated back pain PURPOSE: To determine if patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with substantial back pain improve with decompression alone. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal observational cohort PATIENT SAMPLE: Patients enrolled in the Quality and Outcomes Database (QOD) with LDH and a baseline back pain score ≥ 5 of 10 who underwent 1 or 2-level lumbar discectomy only OUTCOME MEASURES: Back and leg pain scores (0-10), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and EuroQoL 5D (EQ-5D)...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454059/towards-a-regulatory-use-of-alternative-developmental-neurotoxicity-testing-dnt
#2
Andrea Terron, Susanne Hougaard Bennekou
There is a need for a more effective Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT) screening which is scientifically driven by the fact that the developing nervous system might be more sensitive to exposures to some hazardous chemical. Additional concern comes from the recent societal concerns that toxic chemicals can contribute to the prevalence of neurodevelopment disabilities. Consequently, hazard identification and actions to reduce exposure to these chemicals is a priority in chemical risk assessment. To reach this goal a cost-efficient testing strategy based on a reliable in-vitro testing battery should be developed...
February 14, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454050/when-travel-is-a-challenge-travel-medicine-and-the-dis-abled-traveller
#3
REVIEW
Irmgard Bauer
Travellers with recognised disabilities or the dis-ability to function as required during a trip have been overlooked in the travel medicine literature. This paper provides a starting point for further discussion and research into this neglected traveller population. In contrast, tourism research has explored travel with a disability for some time in order to understand the travellers' needs and to improve services accordingly. The contemporary bio-psycho-social understanding of disability serves as the framework for exploring motivations to travel as well as barriers, such as inter and intrapersonal, economic, structural and attitudinal obstacles...
February 14, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453832/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-mild-zellweger-spectrum-disorder-up-to-17-years-follow-up
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Tanguy Demaret, Sharat Varma, Xavier Stephenne, Françoise Smets, Isabelle Scheers, Ronald Wanders, Lionel Van Maldergem, Raymond Reding, Etienne Sokal
Mild Zellweger spectrum disorder, also described as Infantile Refsum disease, is attributable to mutations in PEX genes. Its clinical course is characterized by progressive hearing and vision loss, and neurodevelopmental regression. Supportive management is currently considered the standard of care, as no treatment has shown clinical benefits. LT was shown to correct levels of circulating toxic metabolites, partly responsible for chronic neurological impairment. Of three patients having undergone LT for mild ZSD, one died after LT, while the other two displayed significant neurodevelopmental improvement on both the long-term (17 years post-LT) and short-term (9 months post-LT) follow-up...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453752/satisfied-patients-after-shoulder-arthrodesis-for-brachial-plexus-lesions-even-after-20-years-of-follow-up
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M A J van der Lingen, S G C J de Joode, M G M Schotanus, B Grimm, F A van Nie, L A W M Speth, S K Samijo
PURPOSE: Patients with an upper brachial plexus lesion can suffer from dysfunction, joint deformities and instability of the shoulder. The goal of this study was to determine pain, shoulder function, patient satisfaction and muscle strength in shoulder arthrodesis in patients with an upper brachial plexus lesion more than 15 years after surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 12 patients with a brachial plexus lesion of mean age 46 years (27-61). At a mean of 19...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453295/socioeconomic-religious-spiritual-and-health-factors-associated-with-symptoms-of-common-mental-disorders-a-cross-sectional-secondary-analysis-of-data-from-bhutan-s-gross-national-happiness-study-2015
#6
Gyambo Sithey, Mu Li, Li Ming Wen, Patrick J Kelly, Kelly Clarke
OBJECTIVE: Common mental disorders (CMDs) are a major cause of the global burden of disease. Bhutan was the first country in the world to focus on happiness as a state policy; however, little is known about the prevalence and risk factors of CMDs in this setting. We aim to identify socioeconomic, religious, spiritual and health factors associated with symptoms of CMDs. DESIGN AND SETTING: We used data from Bhutan's 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) Survey, a multistage, cross-sectional nationwide household survey...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453235/a-workforce-survey-on-developmental-behavioral-pediatrics
#7
Carolyn Bridgemohan, Nerissa S Bauer, Britt A Nielsen, Anne DeBattista, Holly S Ruch-Ross, Linda B Paul, Nancy Roizen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Developmental-behavioral conditions are common, affecting ∼15% of US children. The prevalence and complexity of these conditions are increasing despite long wait times and a limited pipeline of new providers. We surveyed a convenience sample of the developmental-behavioral pediatric (DBP) workforce to determine current practices, workforce trends, and future needs. METHODS: An electronic survey was e-mailed to 1568 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Council on Children with Disabilities, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Developmental and Behavioral Mental Health Special Interest Group...
February 16, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453111/febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-fires-therapeutic-complications-long-term-neurological-and-neuroimaging-follow-up
#8
Hsiu-Fen Lee, Ching-Shiang Chi
PURPOSE: To understand the long-term neurological outcomes and chronological changes of brain MRIs in patients with febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). METHODS: From December 2000 to May 2016, 29 patients diagnosed with FIRES were collected retrospectively. The demographic distribution, clinical manifestations, neuroimaging findings, and treatment methodology were described. Follow-up clinical outcomes and chronological evolution of neuroimaging findings were analyzed...
February 6, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452986/the-psychological-consequences-of-violence-against-people-with-disabilities
#9
Robert S Dembo, Monika Mitra, Michael McKee
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities experience mental health disparities and higher rates of violence compared to people without disabilities. Few studies have examined the psychological consequences of violence against people with disabilities, and whether they differ from those experienced by people without disabilities. OBJECTIVE: This study compared psychological consequences of violence among men and women with and without disabilities. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2008-2014 waves of the National Crime Victimization Survey...
February 1, 2018: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452899/influence-of-dominant-as-compared-with-nondominant-side-symptoms-on-disabilities-of-the-arm-shoulder-and-hand-and-western-ontario-rotator-cuff-scores-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy
#10
David Høyrup Christiansen, Lori Michener, Jean-Sébastien Roy
HYPOTHESIS AND BACKGROUND: The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (WORC) index are 2 widely used patient-reported questionnaires in individuals with rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy. In contrast to the WORC index, for which the items are specific to the affected shoulder, the items of the DASH questionnaire assess the ability to perform activities regardless of the arm used. The objective of this study is to determine whether scores on the DASH questionnaire and WORC index are affected if the symptoms are on the dominant or nondominant side in individuals with RC tendinopathy...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452781/physical-training-maintains-or-improves-gait-ability-in-long-term-nursing-home-residents-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Haritz Arrieta, Chloe Rezola-Pardo, Susana María Gil, Jon Irazusta, Ana Rodriguez-Larrad
Numerous studies have reported the benefits of physical exercise in older adults. However, studies performed in long-term nursing home (LTNH) residents are scarce. A literature search was conducted to identify physical exercise intervention studies that were randomized and controlled and that assessed gait ability in older LTNH residents using both walking speed and timed up-and-go (TUG) tests simultaneously. Together, these tests have been defined under the term "gait ability"; they are widely used to screen for impaired physical function, and can predict accelerated functional decline, difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL), falls, and disability in older adults...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452750/-consequences-of-chronic-pain-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Rocío Cáceres-Matos, Eugenia Gil-García, Sergio Barrientos-Trigo, Esther Molina, Ana María Porcel-Gálvez
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine and map the consequences of chronic pain in children and adolescents. METHOD: A scoping review was carried out in the international databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, WOS and CINAHL, Cochrane Library) and gray literature. We included documents that addressed psychosocial aspects that influence chronic pain, published in English between 2010 and 2016. We excluded the documents that dealt with pharmacological treatments, chronic pain derived from surgical interventions or where there was no access to full text...
February 13, 2018: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452717/evaluation-of-the-mobility-of-the-shoulder-and-quality-of-life-after-perforator-flaps-for-recalcitrant-axillary-hidradenitis
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R Nail-Barthelemy, N Stroumza, Q Qassemyar, M Delage, A Nassif, M Atlan
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a very debilitating disease, treated by antibiotics and excision. The reconstruction is usually done by secondary wound healing and/or split-thichness skin graft. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reconstruction of the axilla with local perforator flaps as a single stage surgical treatment. METHODS: This was a monocentric retrospective study conducted between November 2013 and June 2015. We included the patients with a severe axillary localization of the disease...
February 13, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452685/behavioural-outcomes-of-subthalamic-stimulation-and-medical-therapy-versus-medical-therapy-alone-for-parkinson-s-disease-with-early-motor-complications-earlystim-trial-secondary-analysis-of-an-open-label-randomised-trial
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Eugénie Lhommée, Lars Wojtecki, Virginie Czernecki, Karsten Witt, Franziska Maier, Lisa Tonder, Lars Timmermann, Thomas D Hälbig, Fanny Pineau, Franck Durif, Tatiana Witjas, Marcus Pinsker, Maximilian Mehdorn, Friederike Sixel-Döring, Andreas Kupsch, Rejko Krüger, Saskia Elben, Stephan Chabardès, Stéphane Thobois, Christine Brefel-Courbon, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Jean-Marie Regis, David Maltête, Anne Sauvaget, Jörn Rau, Alfons Schnitzler, Michael Schüpbach, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Gunther Deuschl, Jean-Luc Houeto, Paul Krack
BACKGROUND: Although subthalamic stimulation is a recognised treatment for motor complications in Parkinson's disease, reports on behavioural outcomes are controversial, which represents a major challenge when counselling candidates for subthalamic stimulation. We aimed to assess changes in behaviour in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving combined treatment with subthalamic stimulation and medical therapy over a 2-year follow-up period as compared with the behavioural evolution under medical therapy alone...
March 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452590/factors-associated-with-persistent-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-among-u-s-military-service-members-and-veterans
#15
Richard F Armenta, Toni Rush, Cynthia A LeardMann, Jeffrey Millegan, Adam Cooper, Charles W Hoge
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have long-term and far-reaching impacts on health and social and occupational functioning. This study examined factors associated with persistent PTSD among U.S. service members and veterans. METHODS: Using baseline and follow-up (2001-2013) questionnaire data collected approximately every 3 years from the Millennium Cohort Study, multivariable logistic regression was conducted to determine factors associated with persistent PTSD...
February 17, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452283/posterolateral-fusion-plf-vs-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-for-spondylolisthesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Jay M Levin, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz, Samuel C Overley
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar fusion is an effective and durable treatment for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis, however the current literature provides insufficient evidence to recommend an optimal surgical fusion strategy. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes, fusion rates, blood loss, and operative times between open posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) alone and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion + posterolateral fusion (TLIF) for spondylolisthesis...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452024/factors-shaping-expectations-for-complete-relief-from-symptoms-during-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-spine-pain
#17
Mark D Bishop, Paul Mintken, Joel E Bialosky, Joshua A Cleland
OBJECTIVE: Patient expectations are related to treatment outcome across a broad variety of patient conditions. Here we sought to examine factors associated with the expectation of complete relief from treatment for spinal pain. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data pooled from two randomized controlled trials of conservative rehabilitation interventions. PATIENTS: 252 patients (103 men, 149 women) with neck (n = 140) or back (n = 112) pain. METHODS: We used logistic regression model with backward elimination to test which patient clinical or demographic factors were most related to the expectation of complete relief...
February 16, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451714/development-of-regenerative-and-flexible-fibroin-based-wound-dressings
#18
Angelica Panico, Federica Paladini, Mauro Pollini
Skin injuries represent a health problem with consequences in terms of morbidity, disability and life quality. Numerous strategies have been developed for the treatment of wounds, including skin substitutes, biomembranes, scaffolds, and smart dressings. The excellent properties of fibroin can be exploited for the development of advanced wound dressing biomaterials, aiming at promoting the wound healing process. In this work, silk fibroin films modified through the addition of glucose were developed to enhance flexibility of medical device without affecting the biocompatibility, to promote wound healing and to improve the patient well-being...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451665/mirror-therapy-a-potential-intervention-for-pain-management
#19
Priscilla G Wittkopf, Mark I Johnson
The consequences of chronic pain and associated disabilities to the patient and to the health care system are well known. Medication is often the first treatment of choice for chronic pain, although side effects and high costs restrict long-term use. Inexpensive, safe and easy to self-administer non-pharmacological therapies, such as mirror therapy, are recommended as adjuncts to pain treatment. The purpose of this review is to describe the principles of use of mirror therapy so it can be incorporated into a health care delivery...
November 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451523/-towards-new-therapeutic-paradigms-beyond-symptom-control-in-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#20
Stefano Festa, Giulia Zerboni, Annalisa Aratari, Riccardo Ballanti, Claudio Papi
Inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic relapsing conditions that may result in progressive bowel damage, high risk of complications, surgery and permanent disability. The conventional therapeutic approach for inflammatory bowel diseases is based mainly on symptom control. Unfortunately, a symptom-based therapeutic approach has little impact on major long-term disease outcomes. In other chronic disabling conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis, the development of new therapeutic approaches has led to better outcomes...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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