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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541877/erythromelalgia-involving-the-face
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Rachel R Gilmore, Danielle S Applebaum, Jessica L Parsons, Sylvia Hsu
Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder characterized by burning pain, erythema, and increased temperature typically involving the distal extremities. Although it can progress to involve the face, erythromelalgia presenting only on the face is particularly rare. This disorder is often misdiagnosed when it presents on the extremities and is even more likely to be misdiagnosed when presenting only on the face, delaying appropriate treatment and causing considerable frustration for the patient. We report a case of a 26-year-old woman with erythromelalgia that involved only the face for a number of years and was treated unsuccessfully as rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527504/telehealth-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Adam S Tenforde, Jaye E Hefner, Jodi E Kodish-Wachs, Mary A Iaccarino, Sabrina Paganoni
Telehealth refers to health care interactions that leverage telecommunication devices to provide medical care outside the traditional face-to-face, in-person medical encounter. Technology advances and research have expanded use of telehealth in health care delivery. Physical medicine and rehabilitation providers may use telehealth to deliver care to populations with neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, commonly treated in both acute care and outpatient settings. Patients with impaired mobility and those living in locations with reduced access to care may particularly benefit...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515727/basics-of-radiation-biology-when-treating-hyperproliferative-benign-diseases
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REVIEW
Franz Rödel, Claudia Fournier, Julia Wiedemann, Felicitas Merz, Udo S Gaipl, Benjamin Frey, Ludwig Keilholz, M Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Claus Rödel, Stephanie Hehlgans
For decades, low- and moderate-dose radiation therapy (RT) has been shown to exert a beneficial therapeutic effect in a multitude of non-malignant conditions including painful degenerative muscoloskeletal and hyperproliferative disorders. Dupuytren and Ledderhose diseases are benign fibroproliferative diseases of the hand/foot with fibrotic nodules and fascial cords, which determine debilitating contractures and deformities of fingers/toes, while keloids are exuberant scar formations following burn damage, surgery, and trauma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511689/harnessing-interactive-technologies-to-improve-health-outcomes-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Andrea Coda, Dean Sculley, Derek Santos, Xavier Girones, Lucie Brosseau, Derek R Smith, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Jane Munro, Davinder Singh-Grewal
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) typically have reduced physical activity level and impaired aerobic and anaerobic exercise capacity when compared to their non-JIA counterparts. Low intensity exercise regimens appear to be safe in children with JIA and may results in improvements in overall physical function. Poor adherence to paediatric rheumatology treatment may lead to negative clinical outcomes and possibly increased disease activity. This includes symptoms such as pain, fatigue, quality of life, longer term outcomes including joint damage, as well as increase of healthcare associated costs...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509777/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cryoneurolysis-for-acute-pain-management-a-case-report
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Rodney A Gabriel, John J Finneran, Deepa Asokan, Andrea M Trescot, NavParkash S Sandhu, Brian M Ilfeld
We report 3 different cases in which ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis was performed to treat acute pain: 1 patient with refractory incisional pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy; 1 patient with burns to the foot; and 1 patient with pain from iliac crest grafting. Acute pain associated with surgery or injury is a challenge to treat with local anesthetic-based regional anesthesia techniques when the anticipated pain duration exceeds a few days. Cryoneurolysis is an alternative analgesic method that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to reversibly ablate peripheral nerves and is potentially a novel method for acute pain management...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485879/evidence-for-silver-in-wound-care-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies-from-2000-2015
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Joachim Dissemond, Johannes Georg Böttrich, Horst Braunwarth, Jörg Hilt, Patricia Wilken, Karl-Christian Münter
BACKGROUND: Given that the scientific evidence for silver in wound care is generally considered insufficient, there is uncertainty among users regarding its clinical use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of experts evaluated the clinical studies on silver in wound management published from 2000-2015. RESULTS: Overall, 851 articles were identified, 173 of which were included and categorized. There were 31 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and eight cohort studies...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461226/clinical-and-functional-characteristics-of-people-with-chronic-and-recent-onset-plantar-heel-pain
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Allegra Barnes, Justin Sullivan, Evangelos Pappas, Roger Adams, Joshua Burns
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common condition that reduces health-related quality of life. Recovery usually occurs within 12 months; however, up to 20 percent of people remain symptomatic beyond this time-frame. The level of pain and function in this chronic heel pain group is not well described. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and functional characteristics associated with chronic plantar heel pain compared with heel pain of recent onset. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study SETTING: University research laboratory and private physiotherapy clinic PARTICIPANTS: A total of 71 people with plantar heel pain for longer than 12 months and 64 people with plantar heel pain for less than 6 months were recruited from the general public...
April 28, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435216/pain-perception-description-after-advanced-surface-ablation
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Eva M Sobas, Sebastián Videla, Amanda Vázquez, Itziar Fernández, Miguel J Maldonado, José-Carlos Pastor
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to characterize the evolution of ocular pain after advanced surface ablation (ASA) to improve strategies in postoperative pain management. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective, descriptive, cohort study. The inclusion criteria were healthy individuals ≥18 years old receiving bilateral alcohol-assisted surface ablation with epithelial removal. Pain intensity was evaluated with the visual analog scale (VAS) and the numeric pain rating scale before and after surgery...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417508/effectiveness-of-semi-permeable-dressings-to-treat-radiation-induced-skin-reactions-a-systematic-review
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M Fernández-Castro, B Martín-Gil, I Peña-García, M López-Vallecillo, M E García-Puig
The aim of this systematic review is to assess the available evidence concerning the effectiveness of semi-permeable dressings, on the full range of skin reactions, related to radiation therapy in cancer patients, from local erythema to moist desquamation, including subjective symptoms such as pain, discomfort, itchiness, burning and the effect on daily life activities. The bibliographic search was carried out looking for Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs) indexed in PubMed, Cinhal, Cochrane plus and Biblioteca Nacional de Salud, published in the English and Spanish language, between 2010 and 2015...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410768/-small-fiber-neuropathy
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V Langlois, A-L Bedat Millet, M Lebesnerais, S Miranda, F Marguet, Y Benhamou, P Marcorelles, H Lévesque
Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is still unknown. Characterised by neuropathic pain, it typically begins by burning feet, but could take many other expression. SFN affects the thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C-fibers, by an inherited or acquired mechanism, which could lead to paresthesia, thermoalgic disorder or autonomic dysfunction. Recent studies suggest the preponderant role of ion channels such as Nav1.7. Furthermore, erythromelalgia or burning mouth syndrome are now recognized as real SFN. Various aetiologies of SFN are described...
April 11, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407984/review-allergic-contact-stomatitis
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REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Neil Hamilton Wood, Razia Abdool Gafaar Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Allergic contact stomatitis (ACS) is an oral mucosal immunoinflammatory disorder variably characterized clinically by erythematous plaques, vesiculation, ulceration, and/or hyperkeratosis and by pain, burning sensation, or itchiness. ACS is brought about by a T cell-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity immune reaction generated by a second or subsequent contact exposure of an allergen with the oral mucosa, in a genetically susceptible, sensitized subject. Lichenoid contact reaction is a variant of ACS brought about by direct contact with the oral mucosa of certain metals in dental restorations...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385365/texas-bull-nettle-cnidoscolus-texanus-exposures-reported-to-texas-poison-centers
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Mathias B Forrester
OBJECTIVE: Texas bull nettle (Cnidoscolus texanus) is covered in bristly hairs similar to stinging nettle. Contact with the plant may result in intense dermal pain, burning, itching, cellulitis, and allergic reaction. This study characterizes C texanus exposures reported to a large state-wide poison center system. METHODS: Cases were C texanus exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2000-2015. The distribution of cases was determined for patient demographics, exposure circumstances, and patient outcome...
April 3, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368918/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-during-burn-wound-care-in-the-nonintubated-patient-population
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Samantha Weimer, Justin Burleson, Mary Mancuso, Cameron Bell, Mary Beth Flynn Makic
Daily burn wound care for nonintubated patients involves administration of intravenous analgesic and sedation agents. Vital signs and oxygen saturation monitoring alone can result in late signs of oversedation and ineffective breathing. End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCo2) monitoring provides immediate feedback of effective breathing during procedural sedation. The purpose of this study was to describe the nurse's sedation and analgesic therapy management of nonintubated patients during burn wound care when EtCo2 was used...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365372/endogenous-opioid-function-and-responses-to-morphine-the-moderating-effects-of-anger-expressiveness
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John W Burns, Stephen Bruehl, Christopher R France, Erik Schuster, Daria Orlowska, Melissa Chont, Rajnish K Gupta, Asokumar Buvanendran
Long-term use of opioid analgesics may be ineffective or associated with significant negative side effects for some people. At present, there is no sound method of identifying optimal opioid candidates. Individuals with chronic low back pain (n = 89) and healthy control individuals (n = 102) underwent ischemic pain induction with placebo, opioid blockade (naloxone), and morphine in counterbalanced order. They completed the Spielberger Anger-Out subscale. Endogenous opioid function × Anger-out × Pain status (chronic pain, healthy control) interactions were tested for morphine responses to ischemic threshold, tolerance, and pain intensity (McGill Sensory and Affective subscales) and side effects...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363626/validating-signs-and-symptoms-from-an-actual-mass-casualty-incident-to-characterize-an-irritant-gas-syndrome-agent-igsa-exposure-a-first-step-in-the-development-of-a-novel-igsa-triage-algorithm
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Joan M Culley, Jane Richter, Sara Donevant, Abbas Tavakoli, Jean Craig, Salvatore DiNardi
INTRODUCTION: Chemical exposures can pose a significant threat to life. Rapid assessment by first responders/emergency nurses is required to reduce death and disability. Currently, no informatics tools for irritant gas syndrome agents (IGSA) exposures exist to process victims efficiently, continuously monitor for latent signs/symptoms, or make triage recommendations. This study describes the first step in developing ED informatics tools for chemical incidents: validation of signs/symptoms that characterize an IGSA syndrome...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363301/heterotopic-ossification-following-upper-extremity-injury
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REVIEW
Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn Loder, Benjamin Levi
Heterotopic ossification (HO) presents a substantial barrier to rehabilitation for patients with severe burns or trauma. Although surgical excision is a mainstay of management for this condition, this is unable to address the chronic sequelae of HO, including chronic pain, joint contractures, nerve dysfunction, and open wounds. Current therapeutic modalities are aimed at excision and the prevention of recurrence using nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or radiation therapy. Research is now focused on identifying alternative strategies to prevent the initial occurrence of HO through NSAIDs and novel inhibitors of the bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathway...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357703/refractory-burning-mouth-syndrome-clinical-and-paraclinical-evaluation-comorbiities-treatment-and-outcome
#17
Dimos D Mitsikostas, Srdjan Ljubisavljevic, Christina I Deligianni
BACKGROUND: Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain condition characterized by persistent intraoral burning without related objective findings and unknown etiology that affects elderly females mostly. There is no satisfactory treatment for BMS. We aimed to observe the long-term efficacy of high velanfaxine doses combined with systemic and topical administered clonazepam in a particular subgroup of BMS patients who do not respond to current clinical management. RESULTS: Eight (66...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340085/prevalence-of-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury-a-multicenter-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Palma Ciaramitaro, Luca Padua, Grazia Devigili, Eugenia Rota, Stefano Tamburin, Roberto Eleopra, Giorgio Cruccu, Andrea Truini
Objective. : Prevalence and clinical characteristics of neuropathic pain due to traumatic brachial plexus injury. Design. : Observational epidemiological study. Setting. : Hospital-based multicenter study. Subjects. : One hundred seven prospectively enrolled patients with brachial plexus injury. Methods. : All the patients underwent clinical examination and neurophysiological testing for a definitive diagnosis of the brachial plexus lesion...
March 3, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339433/management-of-neuropathic-chronic-pain-with-methadone-combined-with-ketamine-a-randomized-double-blind-active-controlled-clinical-trial
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Flavia Karine Rigo, Gabriela Trevisan, Maria C Godoy, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Gerusa D Dalmolin, Mariane A Silva, Mirian S Menezes, Wolnei Caumo, Juliano Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Methadone and ketamine are used in neuropathic pain management. However, the benefits of both drugs association are uncertain in the treatment of neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was test the hypothesis that oral methadone combined with oral ketamine is more effective than oral methadone or ketamine alone in reducing neuropathic pain. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-controlled parallel-group clinical trial...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338596/operation-versus-antibiotics-the-appendicitis-conundrum-continues-a-meta-analysis
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Joseph V Sakran, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Alexandros Gryparis, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Christopher J Burns, Maher M Matar, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis continues to constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this study was to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing nonoperative versus surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the PubMed, Cochrane, and Scopus databases was performed with respect to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) statement (end-of-search date: January 29, 2017)...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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