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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036016/exercise-preserves-physical-function-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases
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Daniel A Galvão, Dennis R Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Prue Cormie, David Joseph, Suzanne K Chambers, Raphael Chee, Carolyn Peddle-McIntyre, Nicolas H Hart, Freerk T Baumann, James Denham, Michael Baker, Robert U Newton
PURPOSE: The presence of bone metastases has excluded participation of cancer patients in exercise interventions and is a relative contraindication to supervised exercise in the community setting due to concerns of fragility fracture. We examined the efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 57 prostate cancer patients (70.0±8.4 years; BMI 28.7±4.0 kg/m) with bone metastases (pelvis 75...
October 14, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033764/non-meckel-small-intestine-diverticulitis
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Shamim Ejaz, Raghu Vikram, John R Stroehlein
Non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can have many manifestations and its management is not well-defined. We report 4 unselect cases of small intestine diverticulitis; all patients were seen by the same physician at the Emergency Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1999 and 2014. The median age at diagnosis of these patients was 82 years (range, 76-87 years). All 4 patients presented with acute onset of abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans showed characteristics of small intestine diverticulitis unrelated to cancer...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030323/gender-and-the-association-between-long-term-prescription-opioid-use-and-new-onset-depression
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Joanne Salas, Jeffrey F Scherrer, Brian K Ahmedani, Laurel A Copeland, Kathleen K Bucholz, Mark D Sullivan, Thomas Burroughs, F David Schneider, Patrick J Lustman
Women have a higher prevalence of chronic non-cancer pain conditions and report more severe pain, yet, it is not known if the association between long term opioid analgesic use (OAU) and risk of a new depression episode (NDE) differs by gender. We analyzed patient data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA; 2000 to 2012; n=70,997) and a large private-sector health care organization (2003 to 2012; n=22,981) to determine whether long-term OAU and risk of NDE differed by gender. Patients were free of depression and OAU for two years prior to baseline...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026458/safe-opioid-prescription-a-smart-on-fhir-approach-to-clinical-decision-support
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Shyamashree Sinha, Mark Jensen, Sarah Mullin, Peter L Elkin
Background Prescription opioid pain medication overuse, misuse and abuse have been a significant contributing factor in the opioid epidemic. The rising death rates from opioid overdose have caused healthcare practitioners and researchers to work on optimizing pain therapy and limiting the prescriptions for pain medications. The state of New York has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program(PDMP), amended public health law to limit the prescription of opioids for acute pain and utilized the resources of the state and county health departments to help in curbing this epidemic...
2017: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026048/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
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S Sc Wong, C W Chan, C W Cheung
Spinal cord stimulation provides analgesia through electrical stimulation of the dorsal column of the spinal cord via electrode leads placed into the epidural space. In traditional tonic stimulation, a painful sensation is replaced with paraesthesia. Spinal cord stimulation is effective in reducing neuropathic pain, enhancing function, and improving quality of life in different chronic pain conditions. Currently, there is most evidence to support its use for failed back surgery syndrome when multidisciplinary conventional management is unsuccessful...
October 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020728/diagnosing-testicular-lumps-in-primary-care
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Tom Stonier, Nick Simson, Ben Challacombe
Although the incidence of testicular cancer has increased over the past few decades, testicular tumours are still rare and many GPs will only see one or two new diagnoses in their career. In one UK study, out of 845 patients who had been referred with testicular lumps or pain, only 33 (4%) were diagnosed with testicular cancer. Epididymal cysts, or spermatoceles when containing sperm, were the most common finding, and were found in 228 patients (27%). The second most common finding was hydrocele, a fluid collection between the parietal and visceral layers of the tunica vaginalis, which was found in 96 patients (11%)...
April 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993857/smabcare-study-subcutaneous-monoclonal-antibody-in-cancer-care-cost-consequence-analysis-of-subcutaneous-rituximab-in-patients-with-follicular-lymphoma
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Emilie Fargier, Florence Ranchon, Laure Huot, Pascale Guerre, Violaine Safar, Arthur Dony, Nathalie Hequet, Emmanuel Bachy, Stéphane Savouroux, Clémentine Fronteau, Patrick Tomaré, Jean-François Tournamille, Vérane Schwiertz, Nicolas Vantard, Steven Le Gouill, Emmanuel Gyan, Gilles Salles, Catherine Rioufol
Rituximab is used as a standard of care for follicular lymphoma and is usually administered intravenously. A novel subcutaneous formulation recently showed non-inferior efficacy with similar pharmacokinetic and safety profiles compared to intravenous rituximab in patients with follicular lymphoma. This new approach is promising in terms of comfort for patients and time-saving for hospital staff. To evaluate the real-life economic impact of subcutaneous rituximab as maintenance therapy in patients with follicular lymphoma in real life, we conducted a cost-consequence analysis from the hospital's point of view in three French teaching hospitals...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991039/heavy-load-lifting-acute-response-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-risk-for-lymphedema
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Kira Bloomquist, Peter Oturai, Megan L Steele, Lis Adamsen, Tom Møller, Karl Bang Christensen, Bent Ejlertsen, Sandra C Hayes
PURPOSE: Despite a paucity of evidence, prevention guidelines typically advise avoidance of heavy lifting in an effort to protect against breast cancer-related lymphedema. This study compared acute responses in arm swelling and related symptoms after low- and heavy-load resistance exercise among women at risk of lymphedema while receiving adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy. METHODS: This is a randomized, cross-over equivalence trial. Women receiving adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy for breast cancer who had undergone axillary lymph node dissection (n=21) participated in low- (60-65% 1 repetition maximum (RM), two sets of 15-20 repetitions) and heavy-load (85-90% 1RM, three sets of 5-8 repetition) upper-extremity resistance exercise separated by a one-week wash-out period...
October 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990272/the-impact-of-bladder-cancer-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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Angela B Smith, Byron Jaeger, Laura C Pinheiro, Lloyd J Edwards, Hung-Jui Tan, Matthew E Nielsen, Bryce B Reeve
OBJECTIVES: To identify HRQOL changes before to after diagnosis in older adults with bladder cancer and to compare their changes to non-cancer controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries were linked with Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) data. Medicare beneficiaries >= 65 years from 1998-2013 who were diagnosed with bladder cancer between baseline and follow-up MHOS were matched with non-cancer controls using propensity scores...
October 8, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988103/opioid-tapering-in-patients-with-prescription-opioid-use-disorder-a-retrospective-study
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Kehua Zhou, Peng Jia, Swati Bhargava, Yong Zhang, Taslima Reza, Yuan Bo Peng, Gary G Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opioid use disorder (OUD) refers to a maladaptive pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. OUD causes, and vice versa, misuses and abuse of opioid medications. Clinicians face daily challenges to treat patients with prescription opioid use disorder. An evidence-based management for people who are already addicted to opioids has been identified as the national priority in the US; however, options are limited in clinical practices...
October 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985716/selection-of-opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-using-a-biomarker-a-randomized-multi-institutional-open-label-trial-relief-study
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Hiromichi Matsuoka, Junji Tsurutani, Yasutaka Chiba, Yoshihiko Fujita, Masato Terashima, Takeshi Yoshida, Kiyohiro Sakai, Yoichi Otake, Atsuko Koyama, Kazuto Nishio, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients experience pain that has physiological, sensory, affective, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural dimensions. Opioids are used in treatment of pain in patients with various types of cancer. We previously showed that the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genotype is related to the plasma level of morphine and the required dose of morphine in an exploratory prospective study. The findings showed that a group of patients with a GG single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs4680 in COMT required a significantly higher dose of morphine than a non-GG group...
October 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983880/cannabis-and-cannabinoids-for-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Ashley L Kolano, P Abigail Alvarado-Vázquez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to provide the most up-to-date scientific evidence of the potential analgesic effects, or lack thereof, of the marijuana plant (cannabis) or cannabinoids, and of safety or tolerability of their long-term use. RECENT FINDINGS: We found that inhaled (smoked or vaporized) cannabis is consistently effective in reducing chronic non-cancer pain. Oral cannabinoids seem to improve some aspects of chronic pain (sleep and general quality of life), or cancer chronic pain, but they do not seem effective in acute postoperative pain, abdominal chronic pain, or rheumatoid pain...
October 5, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981581/systematic-review-to-determine-which-validated-measurement-tools-can-be-used-to-assess-risk-of-problematic-analgesic-use-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
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R Lawrence, D Mogford, L Colvin
Misuse of prescription opioids, and other drugs prescribed for chronic pain, has increased, with major concerns about harm. This review was undertaken to identify validated measurement tools for risk assessment and monitoring of chronic non-cancer pain patients being considered for, or currently prescribed, analgesic drugs with abuse potential.Selected databases (Embase, Medline, Cochrane library/CENTRAL, PsycINFO, PubMed, CINAHL) were systematically searched for studies evaluating tools for risk of analgesic misuse, either before, or during, analgesic therapy for chronic pain, using predetermined inclusion/exclusion criteria...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980072/relationship-between-phase-i-study-duration-and-symptom-burden
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Michelle Treasure, Barbara Daly, Pingfu Fu, Svetoslava Kerpedjieva, Afshin Dowlati, Neal J Meropol
PURPOSE: Phase I clinical trials are critical to development of cancer therapeutics. Adverse events (AEs) and symptom burden contribute to early treatment withdrawal, and it is often difficult to ascertain whether these events are disease- or treatment-related. Regardless, early withdrawal may delay determination of the effectiveness of potential new therapies. We sought to characterize the reasons for early treatment termination to identify potential modifiable events. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on solid tumor patients enrolled in institutional phase I clinical trials from 2003 to 2013 through the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center...
October 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979762/ketamine-for-pain
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REVIEW
Kelly Jonkman, Albert Dahan, Tine van de Donk, Leon Aarts, Marieke Niesters, Monique van Velzen
The efficacy of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine as an analgesic agent is still under debate, especially for indications such as chronic pain. To understand the efficacy of ketamine for relief of pain, we performed a literature search for relevant narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We retrieved 189 unique articles, of which 29 were deemed appropriate for use in this review. Ketamine treatment is most effective for relief of postoperative pain, causing reduced opioid consumption...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977548/ribcage-kinematics-during-exercise-justifies-thoracoscopic-versus-postero-lateral-thoracotomy-lobectomy-prompt-recovery
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Antonella LoMauro, Andrea Aliverti, Melania Chiesa, Margherita Cattaneo, Emilia Privitera, Davide Tosi, Mario Nosotti, Luigi Santambrogio, Alessandro Palleschi
OBJECTIVES: The video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach is encouraged over postero-lateral thoracotomy (PLT) for lobectomy in lung cancer. We compare the ribcage kinematics during exercise before and after both procedures, assuming that VATS, being minimally invasive, could better preserve ribcage expansion. METHODS: Thirty-one patients undergoing lobectomy by means of VATS ( n  = 20) or PLT ( n  = 11) were compared presurgery, after chest drainage removal ( T 1 ) and 2 months post-surgery ( T 2 ) during quiet breathing and incremental exercise...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968342/attention-bias-modification-training-for-adolescents-with-chronic-pain-a-randomized-placebocontrolled-trial
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Lauren C Heathcote, Konrad Jacobs, Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem, Emma Fisher, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Fox, Jennifer Y F Lau
Attention bias for pain-related information is theorised to maintain chronic pain, indicating that changing this bias could improve pain-related outcomes. Modifying attention biases in adolescents, when chronic pain often first emerges, may be particularly beneficial. We report here a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial of Attention Bias Modification (ABM) training in adolescents with chronic non-cancer pain. Adolescent patients (N=66) were randomly assigned to complete multiple sessions of dot-probe ABM training (N=23), placebo training (N=22), or no training (waitlist; N=21) across a period of four weeks...
September 29, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965169/voltage-gated-sodium-channel-%C3%AE-subunits-and-their-related-diseases
#18
Alexandra A Bouza, Lori L Isom
Voltage-gated sodium channels are protein complexes comprised of one pore forming α subunit and two, non-pore forming, β subunits. The voltage-gated sodium channel β subunits were originally identified to function as auxiliary subunits, which modulate the gating, kinetics, and localization of the ion channel pore. Since that time, the five β subunits have been shown to play crucial roles as multifunctional signaling molecules involved in cell adhesion, cell migration, neuronal pathfinding, fasciculation, and neurite outgrowth...
October 1, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956274/successful-treatment-of-non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-with-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-and-open-abdomen-management
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Toshiyuki Irie, Takeshi Matsutani, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Tsutomu Nomura, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Daisuke Kakinuma, Eiji Uchida
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI), which can lead to multifocal and segmental intestinal necrosis without demonstrable occlusion in the main mesenteric artery, is associated with extremely high mortality. Because these intestinal ischemic changes can progress, it is difficult to make a definitive determination intraoperatively as to whether resection of damaged intestine is required. A 62-year-old man who underwent esophagectomy for advanced cervicothoracic esophageal cancer complained of severe abdominal pain on postoperative day 4...
September 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953194/guideline-recommended-vs-high-dose-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-noncancer-pain-is-associated-with-better-health-outcomes-data-from-representative-sample-of-german-population
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Winfried Häuser, Tino Schubert, Norbert Scherbaum, Thomas Tölle
Recent evidence-based guidelines for long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) have defined daily morphine equivalent doses (MEQ/d) that require particular caution. The recommendation for a threshold MEQ/d is based on North American studies that have demonstrated negative health outcomes associated with high-dose LTOT for CNCP. We have conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study using an anonymized German health claims database, including 4.028.618 persons insured by 69 German statutory health insurances, representative of age and gender for the German population in 2014...
September 25, 2017: Pain
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