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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781961/-from-ear-to-trunk-mri-reveals-referral-of-pain
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Julia Forstenpointner, Stephan Wolff, Patrick W Stroman, Olav Jansen, Stefanie Rehm, Ralf Baron, Janne Gierthmühlen
Referred and projecting pain can be observed in acute and chronic pain states. We present the case of a 69-year-old female patient with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in dermatome Th2/3 who reported that touching the ipsilateral earlap (dermatome C2) would enhance pain and dynamic mechanical allodynia (DMA) in the affected Th2/3-dermatome. The aim was to investigate possible underlying mechanisms of this phenomenon using the capsaicin experimental pain sensitization model, quantitative sensory testing (QST) and functional spinal and supraspinal MRI (fMRI)...
May 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775910/hip-and-patellofemoral-joint-loading-during-gait-are-increased-in-children-with-idiopathic-torsional-deformities
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Elyse Passmore, H Kerr Graham, Marcus G Pandy, Morgan Sangeux
BACKGROUND: Torsional deformities of the femur and tibia are associated with gait impairments and joint pain. Several studies have investigated these gait deviations in children with cerebral palsy. However, relatively little is known about gait deviations in children with idiopathic torsion and debate ensues about the management of these patients. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the effects of idiopathic increased femoral neck anteversion and external tibial torsion on lower-limb kinematics, kinetics and joint loading during gait in children and adolescents...
May 9, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770222/recurrent-vertebral-fractures-in-a-young-adult-a-closer-look-at-bone-health-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Eleanor P Thong, Sarah Catford, Julie Fletcher, Phillip Wong, Peter J Fuller, Helena Teede, Frances Milat
The association between type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and bone health has garnered interest over the years. Fracture risk is known to be increased in individuals with T1DM, although bone health assessment is not often performed in the clinical setting. We describe the case of a 21-year-old male with longstanding T1DM with multilevel vertebral fractures on imaging, after presenting with acute back pain without apparent trauma. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) revealed significantly reduced bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768929/current-concepts-in-revision-hip-arthroscopy
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Renato Locks, Ioanna Bolia, Hajime Utsunomiya, Karen Briggs, Marc J Philippon
Hip arthroscopy is an evolving procedure and its indications have expanded. The number of patients undergoing this procedure has increased significantly as well as the number of surgeons being trained. This has resulted in a notable increase in post-operative complication rates creating the need to develop advanced hip arthroscopic techniques. Revision hip arthroscopy is often complex and many factors should be considered to achieve a satisfactory clinical outcome. Careful pre-operative planning and agreement of expectations between the physician and patient regarding the procedure are important...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753112/patients-with-chronic-spinal-pain-benefit-from-pain-neuroscience-education-regardless-the-self-reported-signs-of-central-sensitization-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Anneleen Malfliet, Jeroen Kregel, Mira Meeus, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie, Nathalie Roussel, Jo Nijs
BACKGROUND: Pain neuroscience education is effective in chronic pain management. Central sensitization (i.e. generalized hypersensitivity) is often explained as underlying mechanism for chronic pain, because of its clinical relevance and influence on pain severity, prognosis, and treatment outcome. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether patients with more or fewer symptoms of central sensitization respond differently to pain neuroscience education. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a multicentre, triple-blind randomized controlled trial SETTING: University hospital Ghent and University Hospital Brussels, Belgium...
May 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752907/effectiveness-of-the-pilates-method-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-mechanical-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luciana de Araujo Cazotti, Anamaria Jones, Diego Roger-Silva, Luiza Helena Coutinho Ribeiro, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of the Pilates method on pain, function, quality of life, and consumption of pain medication in patients with mechanical neck pain. DESIGN: The design was a randomized controlled trial, with a blinded assessor and intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: The study took place in the outpatient clinic of the rheumatology department, referral center. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-four patients with chronic mechanical neck pain were randomly allocated into 2 groups: the Pilates group (PG) and control group (CG)...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738991/digital-tracking-algorithm-reveals-the-influence-of-structural-irregularities-on-joint-movements-in-the-human-cervical-spine
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Christian Balkovec, Jim Veldhuis, John W Baird, G Wayne Brodland, Stuart M McGill
BACKGROUND: Disc height loss and osteophytes change the local mechanical environment in the spine; while previous research has examined kinematic dysfunction under degenerative change, none has looked at the influence of disc height loss and osteophytes throughout movement. METHODS: Twenty patients with pain related to the head, neck or shoulders were imaged via videofluoroscopy as they underwent sagittal-plane flexion and extension. A clinician graded disc height loss and osteophytes as "severe/moderate", "mild", or "none"...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713181/minodronate-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis
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Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Yukihiro Matsuyama
Minodronate is a third-generation bisphosphonate that was developed and approved for clinical use in osteoporosis therapy in Japan. The mechanism of action for suppressing bone resorption is the inhibition of farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase, a key enzyme in the mevalonic acid metabolic pathway of osteoclasts, to induce apoptosis of the cells. Minodronate is the strongest inhibitor of bone resorption among the currently available oral bisphosphonates. Large randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials have revealed an increase in bone mineral density of both the lumbar spine and femoral neck over 3 years of daily minodronate therapy and risk reduction in vertebral fractures over 2 years of therapy...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698934/a-review-of-clinical-radioprotection-and-chemoprotection-for-oral-mucositis
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REVIEW
Bryan Oronsky, Sharad Goyal, Michelle M Kim, Pedro Cabrales, Michelle Lybeck, Scott Caroen, Neil Oronsky, Erica Burbano, Corey Carter, Arnold Oronsky
The first tenet of medicine, "primum non nocere" or "first, do no harm", is not always compatible with oncological interventions e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation, since they commonly result in significant toxicities. One of the more frequent and serious treatment-induced toxicities is mucositis and particularly oral mucositis (OM) described as inflammation, atrophy and breakdown of the mucosa or lining of the oral cavity. The sequelae of oral mucositis (OM), which include pain, odynodysphagia, dysgeusia, decreased oral intake and systemic infection, frequently require treatment delays, interruptions and discontinuations that not only negatively impact quality of life but also tumor control and survivorship...
April 23, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690828/evidence-for-increased-mri-signal-intensity-and-morphological-changes-in-the-brachial-plexus-and-median-nerves-of-patients-with-chronic-arm-and-neck-pain-following-whiplash-injury
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Jane Greening, Kamakshi Anantharaman, Rupert Young, Andrew Dilley
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Whiplash following a motor vehicle accident can result in chronic neck and arm pain. Patients frequently present with cutaneous hypersensitivities and hypoesthesia but without obvious clinical sign of nerve injury. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has previously been used to identify nerve pathology. Objectives To determine whether there are signs of peripheral nerve pathology on MRI in patients with chronic arm and neck pain following whiplash injury...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690806/a-case-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-with-concurrent-takayasu-arteritis
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Masakazu Matsushita, Shigeto Kobayashi, Kurisu Tada, Eri Hayashi, Ken Yamaji, Atsushi Amano, Naoto Tamura
We herein report a case involving a 56-year-old man who had experienced neck and lower back pain since the age of 23 years. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was diagnosed at 41 years of age, and treatment with sulfasalazine was initiated. At 44 years of age, the patient developed respiratory distress on exertion and chest pain. Aortic regurgitation (AR) was diagnosed via echocardiography, and the patient presented to our hospital for close examination and treatment. Coronary computed tomography angiography revealed no lesions in the coronary artery; however, magnetic resonance angiography revealed stenotic lesions in the left common carotid artery and left subclavian artery...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686821/acute-effect-of-different-concentrations-of-cayenne-pepper-cataplasm-on-sensory-motor-functions-and-serum-levels-of-inflammation-related-biomarkers-in-healthy-subjects
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Nejc Sarabon, Stefan Löfler, Jan Cvecka, Wolfgang Hübl, Sandra Zampieri
Physical medicine therapies are often used in treating widespread musculoskeletal disorders, such as neck and low back pain. Herbal cataplasms containing rubefacient substances, such as Cayenne pepper, or galenic preparations like Munari cataplasm are commonly used as natural medications to treat painful areas. In this paper we show the effects of a 20-min application of Cayenne pepper and kaolin powder cataplasm (CPC) on healthy subjects. Treatment effects were evaluated by cold/hot feeling on visual analogue scale, blood pressure, body temperature, skin light touch sensations, two-point discrimination, and pain threshold to a mechanical stimulus, before and immediately after, 15 min after and 30 min after different concentration of Cayenne pepper in CPC preparation on healthy subjects...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671866/isocapnic-hyperventilation-provides-early-extubation-after-head-and-neck-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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K Hallén, P Jildenstål, O Stenqvist, J Oras, S-E Ricksten, S Lindgren
BACKGROUND: Isocapnic hyperventilation (IHV) shortens recovery time after inhalation anaesthesia by increasing ventilation while maintaining a normal airway carbon dioxide (CO2 )-level. One way of performing IHV is to infuse CO2 to the inspiratory limb of a breathing circuit during mechanical hyperventilation (HV). In a prospective randomized study, we compared this IHV technique to a standard emergence procedure (control). METHODS: Thirty-one adult ASA I-III patients undergoing long-duration (>3 hours) sevoflurane anaesthesia for major head and neck surgery were included and randomized to IHV-treatment (n = 16) or control (n = 15)...
April 19, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650525/flushing-disorders-associated-with-gastrointestinal-symptoms-part-1-neuroendocrine-tumors-mast-cell-disorders-and-hyperbasophila
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REVIEW
Vaibhav Rastogi, Devina Singh, Joseph J Mazza, Dennis Yang, Dipendra Parajuli, Steven H Yale
Flushing is the subjective sensation of warmth accompanied by visible cutaneous erythema occurring throughout the body with a predilection for the face, neck, pinnae, and upper trunk where the skin is thinnest and cutaneous vessels are superficially located and in greatest numbers. Flushing can be present in either a wet or dry form depending upon whether neural-mediated mechanisms are involved. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system results in wet flushing, accompanied by diaphoresis, due to concomitant stimulation of eccrine sweat glands...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619560/dysphagia-and-oral-morbidities-in-chemoradiation-treated-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#15
Yoshiaki Ihara, Michael A Crary, Aarthi Madhavan, David C Gregorio, Ikjae Im, Sarah E Ross, Giselle D Carnaby
This study prospectively evaluated relationships between oral morbidities and swallowing ability in head/neck cancer patients following chemoradiation therapy (CRT) and at 3 months following CRT. Thirty patients with confirmed head/neck cancer undergoing chemoradiation were assessed with a battery of swallowing measures and measures of oral morbidities related to chemoradiation (xerostomia, mucositis, pain, taste/smell, oral moisture). All measures were completed at baseline (within the first week of CRT), at 6 weeks (end of treatment), and at 3 months following chemoradiation...
April 4, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616886/effect-of-unifocal-versus-multifocal-lenses-on-cervical-spine-posture-in-patients-with-presbyopia
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Rami L Abbas, Mohamad T Houri, Mohammad M Rayyan, Hamada Ahmad Hamada, Ibtissam M Saab
SIGNIFICANCE: There are many environmental considerations which may or may not lead to the development of faulty cervical mechanics. The design of near vision lenses could contribute to the development of such cervical dysfunction and consequently neck pain. Decision making regarding proper type of lens prescription seems important for presbyopic individuals. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of unifocal and multifocal lenses on cervical posture. METHODS: Thirty subjects (18 females and 12 males) participated in the study with an age range from 40 to 64 years...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605718/a-novel-mouse-model-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-shows-altered-cell-fate-and-matrix-homeostasis
#17
Hyowon Choi, Steven Tessier, Elizabeth S Silagi, Rutvin Kyada, Farzad Yousefi, Nancy Pleshko, Irving M Shapiro, Makarand V Risbud
Intervertebral disc degeneration and associated low back and neck pain is a ubiquitous health condition that affects millions of people world-wide, and causes high incidence of disability and enormous medical/societal costs. However, lack of appropriate small animal models with spontaneous disease onset has impeded our ability to understand the pathogenetic mechanisms that characterize and drive the degenerative process. We report, for the first time, early onset spontaneous disc degeneration in SM/J mice known for their poor regenerative capacities compared to "super-healer" LG/J mice...
March 29, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599656/degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-a-clinical-review
#18
REVIEW
Justin Gibson, Aria Nouri, Bryan Krueger, Nikita Lakomkin, Rani Nasser, David Gimbel, Joseph Cheng
Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) is the most common form of spinal cord impairment in adults and results in disability and reduced quality of life. DCM can present with a wide set of clinical and imaging findings, including: 1) pain and reduced range of motion of the neck, and motor and sensory deficits on clinical exam, and 2) cord compression due to static and dynamic injury mechanisms resulting from degenerative changes of the bone, ligaments, and intervertebral discs on MRI. The incidence and prevalence of DCM has been estimated at a minimum of 4...
March 2018: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573794/the-effect-of-static-neck-flexion-on-mechanical-and-neuromuscular-behaviors-of-the-cervical-spine
#19
Roghayeh Mousavi-Khatir, Saeed Talebian, Nima Toosizadeh, Gholam Reaza Olyaei, Nader Maroufi
Occupations that involve sustained or repetitive neck flexion are associated with a higher incidence of neck pain. Little in vivo information is available on the impact of static neck flexion on cervical spinal tissue. The aim of this study was to assess changes in mechanical and neuromuscular behaviors to sustained neck flexion in healthy adults. Sixty healthy subjects aged 20-35 years participated in this study. The participants were exposed to static neck flexion at a fixed angle of full flexion for 10 min...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558408/diagnosing-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-current-approaches-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Sebastian Povlsen, Bo Povlsen
The diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) has long been a controversial and challenging one. Despite common presentations with pain in the neck and upper extremity, there are a host of presenting patterns that can vary within and between the subdivisions of neurogenic, venous, and arterial TOS. Furthermore, there is a plethora of differential diagnoses, from peripheral compressive neuropathies, to intrinsic shoulder pathologies, to pathologies at the cervical spine. Depending on the subdivision of TOS suspected, diagnostic investigations are currently of varying importance, necessitating high dependence on good history taking and clinical examination...
March 20, 2018: Diagnostics
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