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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522121/clinical-criteria-of-central-sensitization-in-chronic-pelvic-and-perineal-pain-convergences-pp-criteria-elaboration-of-a-clinical-evaluation-tool-based-on-formal-expert-consensus
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Amélie Levesque, Thibault Riant, Stéphane Ploteau, Jérôme Rigaud, Jean-Jacques Labat
Background: The evaluation of chronic pelvic and perineal pain (CPP) is often complex. The patient's description of the pain often appears to be disproportionate to the limited findings on physical examination and/or complementary investigations. The concept of central sensitization may allow better understanding and management of patients with CPP. Objective: The aim of this study was to elaborate a clinical evaluation tool designed to simply identify sensitization in pelvic pain...
March 7, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386440/-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-mcs-history-epidemiology-and-mechanism
#2
REVIEW
Takahiko Katoh
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as idiopathic environmental intolerance, has been described as a chronic acquired disorder characterized by nonspecific symptoms in multiple organ systems and is associated with exposure to low-level chemicals. The name was established by Cullen, in 1987, although the name and diagnostic criteria are still under debate even now. A number of hypotheses concering the etiology and pathogenesis of MCS have been proposed, including impairmens of neurological, immunological and psychological systems...
2018: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329146/national-prevalence-and-effects-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivities
#3
Anne Steinemann
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), its co-occurrence with asthma and fragrance sensitivity, and effects from exposure to fragranced consumer products. METHODS: A nationally representative cross-sectional population-based sample of adult Americans (n = 1137) was surveyed in June 2016. RESULTS: Among the population, 12.8% report medically diagnosed MCS and 25.9% report chemical sensitivity...
March 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295715/symptoms-related-to-new-flight-attendant-uniforms
#4
Eileen McNeely, Steven J Staffa, Irina Mordukhovich, Brent Coull
BACKGROUND: Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines reported health symptoms after the introduction of new uniforms in 2011. The airline replaced the uniforms in 2014 without acknowledging harm. To understand possible uniform-related health effects, we analyzed self-reported health symptoms in crew who participated in the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study between 2007 and 2015, the period before, during, and after the introduction of new uniforms. METHODS: We calculated a standardized prevalence of respiratory, dermatological and allergic symptoms at baseline, as well as during and after uniform changes in 684 flight attendants with a varying number of surveys completed across each time point...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249738/factors-contributing-to-the-self-reported-prevalence-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-in-public-facility-workers-and-the-general-population-of-korea
#5
Yong Heo, Sang-Hoon Kim, Seok-Ki Lee, Hyoung-Ah Kim
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), an acquired disorder with multiple recurrent symptoms, has been studied for its association with diverse environmental factors. The present study investigated the factors associated with the self-reported prevalence of MCS in public facility workers and the general population in Korea. The Quick Environmental Exposure Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI) questionnaire was obtained from public facility workers (N=530) and the general population (N=500) to determine the prevalence of MCS and the degree of its risk...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223727/urodynamic-characteristics-might-be-variable-in-bladder-pain-syndrome-interstitial-cystitis-patients-with-different-non-bladder-co-morbid-conditions
#6
Wei-Ming Cheng, Yu-Hua Fan, Alex T L Lin
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to identify the impact of non-bladder co-morbid conditions on the urodynamic characteristics of patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. METHODS: Patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis completed the screening questionnaires for chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporo-mandibular disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, tension/migraine headache, and localized myofascial pain disorder...
March 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111991/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-review-of-the-state-of-the-art-in-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-future-perspectives
#7
Sabrina Rossi, Alessio Pitidis
OBJECTIVE: Systematic bibliography analysis of about the last 17 years on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) was carried out in order to detect new diagnostic and epidemiological evidence. The MCS is a complex syndrome that manifests as a result of exposure to a low level of various common contaminants. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are still debated among researchers. METHOD: Querying PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane library, both using some specific MESH terms combined with MESH subheadings and through free search, even by Google...
February 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108689/spatial-variation-in-risk-for-physician-diagnosed-environmental-sensitivity
#8
Daniel Rainham, Patrick Brown, Tara Sampalli
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic condition characterized by recurring and severe symptoms triggered by exposures to low levels of toxicants or anthropogenic pollution. This study investigated the spatial structure of MCS incidence and estimated the contribution of socio-economic deprivation to variations in rates of MCS at the community level in Nova Scotia, Canada. Patient data were used to calculate cumulative incidence rate ratios for treated multiple chemical sensitivities. Poisson regression with a spatially autoregressive random effect was employed to assess spatial variation in MCS...
November 2017: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960517/psychological-and-cognitive-effects-of-laser-printer-emissions-a-controlled-exposure-study
#9
B Herbig, R A Jörres, R Schierl, M Simon, J Langner, S Seeger, D Nowak, S Karrasch
The possible impact of ultrafine particles from laser printers on human health is controversially discussed although there are persons reporting substantial symptoms in relation to these emissions. A randomized, single-blinded, cross-over experimental design with two exposure conditions (high-level and low-level exposure) was conducted with 23 healthy subjects, 14 subjects with mild asthma, and 15 persons reporting symptoms associated with laser printer emissions. To separate physiological and psychological effects, a secondary physiologically based categorization of susceptibility to particle effects was used...
January 2018: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955000/levetiracetam-improves-symptoms-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-case-report
#10
Yosuke Kakisaka, Kazutaka Jin, Mayu Fujikawa, Yu Kitazawa, Kazuhiro Kato, Nobukazu Nakasato
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a disorder of unknown etiology with no effective treatment. Many clinicians accept that a diagnosis of somatic symptoms disorder (SSD) is an appropriate diagnostic category for MCS. We found that administration of levetiracetam improved recurrent symptoms of MCS in a patient. A 23-year-old female presented with recurrent multiple symptoms of musculoskeletal, airway or mucous membrane, heart/chest-related, gastrointestinal, cognitive, affective, neuromuscular, head-related, and skin-related induced by exposure to diesel or gas engine exhaust, tobacco smoke, insecticide, gasoline, paint or paint thinner, cleaning products, fragrances, tar or asphalt, nail polish or hairspray, and new furnishings...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726292/-in-visibility-online-the-benefits-of-online-patient-forums-for-people-with-a-hidden-illness-the-case-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-mcs
#11
Tarryn Phillips, Tyson Rees
Sufferers of medically unexplained conditions that are not observable in the clinic can experience multiple layers of invisibility: a lack of biomedical diagnosis; legal skepticism; political disinterest; and a loss of their prior social identity. For those with environmental sensitivities, this is compounded by literal hiddenness due to often being housebound. Drawing on an online survey of people with multiple chemical sensitivity, this article examines how the everyday experience of invisibility is mitigated by engaging with other patients online...
July 20, 2017: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712429/the-association-between-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-and-mental-illness-evidence-from-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-canadians
#12
Dylan Johnson, Ian Colman
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present study was to investigate the association between multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), MDD and GAD comorbidity (MDD+GAD), severe distress, and positive mental wellbeing. METHODS: This cross-sectional investigation was carried out using the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health Component. The study population consisted of 21,977 individuals aged 20 and older, from Canada's ten provinces...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570499/stable-remission-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-syndrome-and-major-depression-with-citalopram-and-1-month-deep-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-a-case-report
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LETTER
Antonio Del Casale, Chiara Rapinesi, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Serena Sorice, Alessio Padovano, Giovanna Gentile, Gloria Angeletti, Stefano Ferracuti, Gabriele Sani, Maurizio Pompili, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Girardi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545941/sevoflurane-anaesthesia-for-nasal-surgery-in-a-patient-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
#14
M T Fernández Martín, J C Álvarez López
Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome is a group of complex disorders that include psychiatric disorders, chronic fatigue and/or respiratory problems. This syndrome could be triggered by specific allergens and toxins that cause neurophysiological sensitization and the appearance of the clinical symptomatology. Anaesthesia for these patients always poses a challenge for the anaesthetist, because they need to find and use drugs that do not trigger or aggravate the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, sevoflurane in these circumstances might be "the ideal anaesthetic"...
January 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447135/-environmental-medical-syndromes
#15
REVIEW
Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Claudia Hornberg
Environmental medical syndromes comprise sick building syndrome (SBS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)/idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), electromagnetic hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), burnout, fibromyalgia, and the candida syndrome. There is also some overlap described in the literature. There is still no established knowledge of etiology, pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapy, prevention and prognosis. These syndromes are thought to result from a complex interaction of physical, chemical and/or (micro)biological environmental stresses, individual dispositions, psychological influencing factors, perceptual and processing processes, variants of somatization disorders, culturally or socially caused distress, or simply iatrogenic causation...
June 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295128/medically-unexplained-physical-symptoms-mups-among-adults-in-canada-comorbidity-health-care-use-and-employment
#16
Jungwee Park, Heather Gilmour
Based on data from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey and the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health, this study provides estimates of the prevalence of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) in the household population aged 25 or older. MUPS are examined in relation to sociodemographic characteristics, physical and mental comorbidity, health care use and unmet needs, labour force participation and productivity. In 2014, 5.5% of Canadian adults-an estimated 1.3 million - reported having chronic fatigue syndrome (1...
March 15, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283271/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-genotypic-characterization-nutritional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-52-patients
#17
Viviana Loria-Kohen, Helena Marcos-Pasero, Rocío de la Iglesia, Elena Aguilar-Aguilar, Isabel Espinosa-Salinas, Jesús Herranz, Ana Ramírez de Molina, Guillermo Reglero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic, multisystem syndrome of unknown etiology. The aim of the present study was to describe the nutritional status and quality of life of patients suffering from MCS, as well as to identify potential polymorphisms associated with this illness. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed on patients with a diagnosis of MCS. Data on anthropometric and body composition variables, hand muscle strength and quality of life were collected...
March 7, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275316/cohort-description-the-danish-study-of-functional-disorders
#18
Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Jeanette Frost Ebstrup, Allan Linneberg, Sine Skovbjerg, Anja Lykke Madsen, Jesper Mehlsen, Louise Brinth, Lene Falgaard Eplov, Tina Wisbech Carstensen, Andreas Schroder, Per Klausen Fink, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Jørgensen
The Danish study of Functional Disorders (DanFunD) cohort was initiated to outline the epidemiology of functional somatic syndromes (FSS) and is the first larger coordinated epidemiological study focusing exclusively on FSS. FSS are prevalent in all medical settings and can be defined as syndromes that, after appropriate medical assessment, cannot be explained in terms of a conventional medical or surgical disease. FSS are frequent and the clinical importance varies from vague symptoms to extreme disability...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980496/reversal-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-sleep-disturbance-and-fatigue-with-an-elimination-diet-lifestyle-modification-and-dietary-supplements-a-case-report
#19
Stephanie Davis
BACKGROUND: A 53-y-old Caucasian patient presented in August 2015 with chief complaints of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gas/bloating, gastroesophageal reflux), fatigue, and sleep disturbances. He also noted a history of chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, and right knee pain (3 surgeries). His primary care physician, in 2014, diagnosed prediabetes based on an elevated hemoglobin A1c and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which was treated with diet and lifestyle modification...
October 2016: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936122/association-of-odor-thresholds-and-responses-in-cerebral-blood-flow-of-the-prefrontal-area-during-olfactory-stimulation-in-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
#20
Kenichi Azuma, Iwao Uchiyama, Mari Tanigawa, Ikuko Bamba, Michiyo Azuma, Hirohisa Takano, Toshikazu Yoshikawa, Kou Sakabe
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a disorder characterized by nonspecific and recurrent symptoms from various organ systems associated with exposure to low levels of chemicals. Patients with MCS process odors differently than controls do. Previously, we suggested that this odor processing was associated with increased regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the prefrontal area during olfactory stimulation using near-infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) imaging. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of odor thresholds and changes in rCBF during olfactory stimulation at odor threshold levels in patients with MCS...
2016: PloS One
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