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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087310/clinical-features-and-three-year-outcomes-of-takotsubo-stress-cardiomyopathy-observational-data-from-one-center
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Sigita Glaveckaitė, Pranas Šerpytis, Dovilė Pečiūraitė, Roma Puronaitė, Nomeda Valevičienė
OBJECTIVE: The natural history, management, and outcome of Takotsubo (stress) cardiomyopathy (TTC) is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical features, define prognostic predictors, and assess the clinical course and outcomes of patients with TTC. METHODS: We analyzed 64 patients (52 women) meeting the proposed Mayo Clinic diagnostic criteria for TTC. All patients were treated at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos from 2001-01-01 to 2014-11-27...
November 16, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072907/symptomatic-treatments-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-motor-neuron-disease
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Louisa Ng, Fary Khan, Carolyn A Young, Mary Galea
BACKGROUND: Motor neuron disease (MND), which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes a wide range of symptoms but the evidence base for the effectiveness of the symptomatic treatment therapies is limited. OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from Cochrane Systematic Reviews of all symptomatic treatments for MND. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on 15 November 2016 for systematic reviews of symptomatic treatments for MND...
January 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043841/non-opioid-pain-management-in-benign-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-a-systematic-review
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Emily Blanton, Georgine Lamvu, Insiyyah Patanwala, Kenneth I Barron, Kathryn Witzeman, Frank F Tu, Sawsan As-Sanie
BACKGROUND: Less postoperative pain is typically associated with a minimally invasive hysterectomy compared to a laparotomy approach but poor pain control can still be an issues. Multiple guidelines exist for managing postoperative pain yet most are not specialty-specific and are based on procedures bearing little relevance to a minimally invasive hysterectomy. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is enough quality evidence within the benign gynecology literature to make non-opioid pain control recommendations for women undergoing a benign minimally invasive hysterectomy...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040458/a-novel-approach-for-the-development-of-a-nanostructured-lipid-carrier-formulation-by-hot-melt-extrusion-technology
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Ajinkya M Bhagurkar, Michael A Repka, S Narasimha Murthy
The main aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of preparing nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) utilizing hot-melt extrusion (HME) coupled with probe sonication. The process parameters for HME and sonication were optimized and a modified screw configuration was used for extrusion. Lidocaine loaded NLCs were successfully prepared by the proposed method with particle size lower than 50 nm and PDI less than 0.3. Transmission electron microscopy revealed the spherical nature of the particles. The second objective was to develop NLCs for topical controlled delivery of drug for pain management in cutaneous wounds...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038974/nursing-education-interventions-for-managing-acute-pain-in-hospital-settings-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-outcomes-and-teaching-methods
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Gareth Drake, Amanda C de C Williams
The objective of this review was to examine the effects of nursing education interventions on clinical outcomes for acute pain management in hospital settings, relating interventions to health care behavior change theory. Three databases were searched for nursing education interventions from 2002 to 2015 in acute hospital settings with clinical outcomes reported. Methodological quality was rated as strong, moderate, or weak using the Effective Public Health Practice Project Quality Assessment Tool for quantitative studies...
December 27, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035438/should-axial-spondyloarthritis-without-radiographic-changes-be-treated-with-anti-tnf-agents
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Andrew Keat, Alexander N Bennett, Karl Gaffney, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Raj Sengupta, Tamara Everiss
A spectrum of disease extends beyond the rigid confines of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) encompasses non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) in individuals without established radiographic changes but with other clinical/imaging axSpA features and AS in those with definite sacroiliac joint changes on pelvic X-rays. A broad consensus about the management of nr-axSpA is emerging among clinicians, but the evidence base remains open to question. To explore whether nr-axSpA and AS should be treated similarly, we examined the literature on their prevalence, natural history, disease burden, and treatment...
December 29, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033582/diosgenin-ameliorates-development-of-neuropathic-pain-in-diabetic-rats-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Zahra Kiasalari, Tayebeh Rahmani, Narges Mahmoudi, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Mehrdad Roghani
Neuropathic pain is one of the prevalent complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Oxidative stress and inflammation are the principal determinants for its development. Pharmacological interventions targeted at alleviating or suppressing these pathways are clinically promising. Diosgenin is a natural steroidal saponin with anti-diabetic and multiple protective properties. This study was designed to study the efficacy of chronic diosgenin administration on alleviation of hyperalgesia in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats...
December 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030360/effect-of-natural-products-on-diabetes-associated-neurological-disorders
#8
Sita Sharan Patel, Malairaman Udayabanu
Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder, is associated with neurological complications such as depression, anxiety, hypolocomotion, cognitive dysfunction, phobias, anorexia, stroke, pain, etc. Traditional system of medicine is long known for its efficient management of diabetes. The current review discusses the scope of some common medicinal herbs as well as secondary metabolites with a special focus on diabetes-mediated central nervous system complications. Literatures suggest that natural products reduce diabetes-mediated neurological complications partly by reducing oxidative stress and/or inflammation or apoptosis in certain brain regions...
December 28, 2016: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009052/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-alleviating-pain-during-orthodontic-treatment
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REVIEW
Padhraig S Fleming, Hardus Strydom, Christos Katsaros, Lci MacDonald, Michele Curatolo, Piotr Fudalej, Nikolaos Pandis
BACKGROUND: Pain is prevalent during orthodontics, particularly during the early stages of treatment. To ensure patient comfort and compliance during treatment, the prevention or management of pain is of major importance. While pharmacological means are the first line of treatment for alleviation of orthodontic pain, a range of non-pharmacological approaches have been proposed recently as viable alternatives. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate pain associated with orthodontic treatment...
December 23, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003770/advances-in-the-management-of-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-role-of-afamelanotide
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Ashley M Lane, Jerome T McKay, Herbert L Bonkovsky
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and the phenotypically similar disease X-linked protoporphyria (XLPP) are inherited cutaneous porphyrias characterized clinically by acute non-blistering photosensitivity, intolerance to sunlight, and significantly reduced quality of life. They are due to marked overproduction of protoporphyrin (PP) chiefly by erythroblasts and reticulocytes. In EPP, the underlying genetic defect is in the ferrochelatase gene, which encodes the final enzyme in the heme synthetic pathway. In XLPP, the genetic defect is a gain-of-function mutation, usually a four-base deletion, in the gene that encodes the enzyme 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase-2, the first and rate-controlling enzyme of heme synthesis in developing red blood cells...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003132/frequency-and-morbidity-of-temporomandibular-joint-involvement-in-adult-patients-with-a-history-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Cory M Resnick, Rushil Dang, Lauren A Henderson, David A Zander, Kimberly M Daniels, Peter A Nigrovic, Leonard B Kaban
PURPOSE: Most patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement, but little is known about the natural history of TMJ disease as these children enter adulthood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate adults with a history of JIA to document the frequency and severity of TMJ abnormalities and morbidity. The authors hypothesized that most would have persistent TMJ disease as adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included adults (>19 years of age) with JIA who were managed at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) as children and at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) as adults...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002850/medical-management-of-endometriosis-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
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Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Catherine Allaire, Paul Yong, Sukinah Alfaraj
Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain in women of reproductive age. Traditional medical therapies are hormonal in nature, including estrogen-progestin contraceptives, progestins, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Other hormonal options are androgens and aromatase inhibitors, with research also suggesting a possible role for GnRH antagonists and selective progesterone receptor modulators. Other than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, further work is required for nonhormonal therapies such as antiangiogenic and immune-modulating drugs...
December 21, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002325/flexible-transgastric-endoscopic-liver-cyst-fenestration-a-feasibility-study-in-humans-with-video
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Dong Wang, Yaping Liu, Danlei Chen, Xi Li, Renpei Wu, Weifen Liu, Joseph W Leung, Chuansen Zhang, Zhaoshen Li
There is no clinical report on the use of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) for the management of patients with large liver cysts.This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and safety of NOTES for liver cyst fenestration in humans using a currently available technique.From February 2009 to June 2010, 4 cases of transgastric endoscopic liver cyst fenestration were performed; in which 3 cases received NOTES only, while 1 case received additional laparoscopic assistance.Mean time to endoscopically locate the liver cyst was 16 minutes (5-22 minutes)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001268/the-evolving-role-of-physical-therapists-in-the-long-term-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-longitudinal-care-using-assisted-self-management-strategies
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Paul F Beattie, Sheri P Silfies, Max Jordon
Background: Longitudinal studies have shown that the symptoms of chronic low back pain (CLBP) will follow an episodic trajectory characterized by periods of high and low pain intensity that can persist for many years. There is a growing belief that the contemporary approach of limiting physical therapy to short, but intense courses of treatment for (CLBP) may be sub-optimal because these limited "windows" of clinical care are not congruent with the natural history of this condition. Recent research has suggested that people with CLBP undergo substantial, and individualized long-term variations in the neural processing of nociception over time...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995808/quercetin-and-derivatives-useful-tools-in-inflammation-and-pain-management
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Gabriele Carullo, Anna Rita Cappello, Luca Frattaruolo, Mariateresa Badolato, Biagio Armentano, Francesca Aiello
Inflammation represents a very frequent condition in humans; it is often underestimated, making the problem an increasingly alarming phenomenon. For these reasons, conventional therapies are losing their effectiveness, leaving room for innovative therapies. In this field, natural products showed their efficacy in various diseases; and flavonoids, in particular quercetin, is known for its broad range of activities. In this review, we have highlighted its efficacy in various models of inflammation, focusing also on the activity of its semisynthetic derivatives, and those naturally present in plant extracts...
January 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960229/automated-telephone-communication-systems-for-preventive-healthcare-and-management-of-long-term-conditions
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REVIEW
Pawel Posadzki, Nikolaos Mastellos, Rebecca Ryan, Laura H Gunn, Lambert M Felix, Yannis Pappas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Steven A Julious, Liming Xiang, Brian Oldenburg, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Automated telephone communication systems (ATCS) can deliver voice messages and collect health-related information from patients using either their telephone's touch-tone keypad or voice recognition software. ATCS can supplement or replace telephone contact between health professionals and patients. There are four different types of ATCS: unidirectional (one-way, non-interactive voice communication), interactive voice response (IVR) systems, ATCS with additional functions such as access to an expert to request advice (ATCS Plus) and multimodal ATCS, where the calls are delivered as part of a multicomponent intervention...
14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940762/pediatric-chronic-pain-biopsychosocial-assessment-and-formulation
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REVIEW
Christina Liossi, Richard F Howard
Chronic pain in children is an increasingly recognized clinical problem with alarmingly high prevalence rates found in some populations. Although it is not understood why some children experience high levels of pain, the subjective experience of chronic pain (including its site, intensity, quality, unpleasantness, and associated suffering) has long been believed to result from interactions between multiple contributors, including nociceptive, affective, sociocultural, behavioral, and cognitive. Regardless of whether the antecedent of chronic pain is known or unknown, similar patterns of symptoms, behaviors, and disability are often seen...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938897/translating-clinical-findings-into-the-patient-s-perspective-post-hoc-pooled-analysis-of-bowel-movement-changes-as-a-predictor-of-improvement-in-patients-opioid-induced-constipation-symptoms-and-outcomes
#18
Karin S Coyne, Jiat-Ling Poon, Christine Thompson, Yiqun Hu, Catherine J Datto, Mark Sostek
PURPOSE: Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a bothersome side effect of opioid use for the management of noncancer pain, affecting patients' health-related quality of life and chronic-pain management. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between changes in the frequency of spontaneous bowel movements (SBMs) and changes in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) among patients with OIC treated with naloxegol. METHODS: Post hoc analyses were conducted using pooled data from two Phase III 12-week, placebo-controlled trials of naloxegol for the treatment of OIC (NCT01309841 and NCT01323790)...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935182/pain-management-intervention-targeting-nursing-staff-and-general-practitioners-pain-intensity-consequences-and-clinical-relevance-for-nursing-home-residents
#19
Dagmar Dräger, Andrea Budnick, Ronny Kuhnert, Sonja Kalinowski, Franziska Könner, Reinhold Kreutz
AIM: Although chronic pain is common in older adults, its treatment is frequently inappropriate. This problem is particularly prevalent in nursing home residents. We therefore developed an intervention to optimize pain management and evaluated its effects on pain intensity and pain interference with function in nursing home residents in Germany. METHODS: In a cluster-randomized controlled intervention, 195 residents of 12 Berlin nursing homes who were affected by pain were surveyed at three points of measurement...
December 9, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917453/phase-i-study-of-mrx34-a-liposomal-mir-34a-mimic-administered-twice-weekly-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
#20
Muhammad S Beg, Andrew J Brenner, Jasgit Sachdev, Mitesh Borad, Yoon-Koo Kang, Jay Stoudemire, Susan Smith, Andreas G Bader, Sinil Kim, David S Hong
Purpose Naturally occurring tumor suppressor microRNA-34a (miR-34a) downregulates the expression of >30 oncogenes across multiple oncogenic pathways, as well as genes involved in tumor immune evasion, but is lost or under-expressed in many malignancies. This first-in-human, phase I study assessed the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, pharmacokinetics, and clinical activity of MRX34, a liposomal miR-34a mimic, in patients with advanced solid tumors. Patients and Methods Adult patients with solid tumors refractory to standard treatment were enrolled in a standard 3 + 3 dose escalation trial...
December 5, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
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