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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666064/role-of-kinesiophobia-on-pain-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-people-suffering-from-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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Alejandro Luque-Suarez, Javier Martinez-Calderon, Deborah Falla
OBJECTIVE: (1) To explore the level of association between kinesiophobia and pain, disability and quality of life in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) detected via cross-sectional analysis and (2) to analyse the prognostic value of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in this population detected via longitudinal analyses. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature including an appraisal of the risk of bias using the adapted Newcastle Ottawa Scale...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666030/resection-arthroplasty-compared-with-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-treating-chronic-hip-pain-of-patients-with-a-history-of-substance-abuse
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William Curtis, Meir Marmor
BACKGROUND: Retrospective comparison of surgical management of severe hip pain in patients with a history of substance abuse treated by modified Girdlestone resection arthroplasty (RA) vs delayed total hip arthroplasty (THA) following yearlong sobriety pathway. METHODS: Patients were identified using charts, current procedural terminology (CPT) code query, and THA sobriety pathway registry. The primary outcome was adequate pain control following surgery, defined as visual analog scale ≤ 5 or verbal description of "moderate" or lower pain...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665830/implementation-of-telemedicine-for-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhengping Huang, Xia Pan, Weiming Deng, Zhixiang Huang, Yukai Huang, Xuechan Huang, Zhaohua Zhu, Weiyu Han, Shaoling Zheng, Xin Guo, Changhai Ding, Tianwang Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease, characterized by joint structural deterioration, pain and loss of function among the elders. It is also associated with several extra-articular symptoms (fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression) and a reduction of life quality. Studies have revealed that patients with OA benefitted from enhanced management via telemedicine. Guangdong Online Hospital (GOH) is the first officially recognized web-based hospital that provides telemedicine service in China...
April 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662445/dysregulation-of-pain-and-emotion-related-networks-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Yanyang Zhang, Zhiqi Mao, Longsheng Pan, Zhipei Ling, Xinyun Liu, Jun Zhang, Xinguang Yu
Classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe neuropathic facial pain disorder associated with increased risks of anxiety and depression. Converging evidence suggests that chronic pain pathophysiology involves dysfunctional pain-related and emotion-related networks. However, whether these systems are also among the culprit networks for TN remains unclear. Here, we aimed to assess TN-related anatomical and functional brain anomalies in pain-related and emotion-related networks. We investigated differences in gray matter (GM) volume and the related resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) between 29 classical TN patients and 34 matched healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662328/hyporeninemic-hypoaldosteronism-in-a-patient-with-diabetes-mellitus-an-unforgettable-case-report
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Naziha Chelaghma, Samson O Oyibo
A 58-year-old man presented with a 3-year history of chronic and intermittent hyperkalemia requiring recurrent attendances to the emergency department for urgent treatment. His medical history included secondary diabetes mellitus following a bout of acute pancreatitis and a previous splenectomy for a spontaneous splenic rupture. He also had a history of prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for back pain and painful neuropathy. He was not on any medication or diet that would cause a raised serum potassium level and his renal function was normal...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661704/becoming-an-ecoach-training-therapists-in-online-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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Jessy A Terpstra, Rosalie van der Vaart, Saskia Spillekom-van Koulil, Arno van Dam, Judith G M Rosmalen, Hans Knoop, Henriët van Middendorp, Andrea W M Evers
OBJECTIVE: Online cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) is effective in supporting patients' self-management. Since iCBT differs from face-to-face CBT on several levels, proper training of therapists is essential. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a therapist training based on theoretical domains that are known to influence implementation behavior, for an iCBT for chronic pain. METHODS: The training consists of 1.5 days and covers the implementation domains "knowledge", "skills", "motivation", and "organization", by focusing on the therapy's rationale, iCBT skills, and implementation strategies...
April 7, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661045/recent-approaches-for-targeted-drug-delivery-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Sana Pirmardvand Chegini, Jaleh Varshosaz, Somayeh Taymouri
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with complex pathology characterized by inflammation of joints, devastation of the synovium, pannus formation, bones and cartilage destruction and often is associated with persistent arthritic pain, swelling, stiffness and work disability. In conventional RA therapy, because of short biological half-life, poor bioavailability, high and frequent dosing is required. Thereby, these anti-RA medications, which unable to selectively target affected zone, may cause severe side effects in extra-articular tissues...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660645/the-association-between-severity-of-depression-and-prescription-opioid-misuse-among-chronic-pain-patients-with-and-without-anxiety-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel Feingold, Silviu Brill, Itay Goor-Aryeh, Yael Delayahu, Shaul Lev-Ran
BACKGROUND: In light of the increased rates of Prescription Opioid (PO) misuse and associated mortality in several developed countries in recent years, efforts have been made to identify populations who may be at increased risk for misuse of POs. Though the association between depression and PO misuse among pain patients is well documented, little is known regarding the effects of severity of depression on rates of misuse. In this study we explored rates of PO misuse among chronic pain patients screening positive for depression according to level of severity...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659589/correlation-between-physical-markers-and-psychiatric-health-in-a-portuguese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-cohort-the-role-of-suffering-in-chronic-autoimmune-disease
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Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Caleb Cornaby, Miguel Bernardes, Marta Figueiredo, Cristina Dos Santos Mesquita, Lúcia Costa, Brian D Poole
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects a large number of people throughout the world. Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common symptoms of SLE that substantially contribute to decreased quality of life. This study investigates the interplay between physical and psychiatric manifestations of lupus. To this end, an SLE patient cohort was examined for correlations between clinical presentation, laboratory tests, and psychological indicators...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659469/alloknesis-and-hyperknesis-mechanisms-assessment-methodology-and-clinical-implications-of-itch-sensitization
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Hjalte Holm Andersen, Tasuku Akiyama, Leigh Ann Nattkemper, Antoinette van Laarhoven, Jesper Elberling, Gil Yosipovitch, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
Itch and pain share numerous mechanistic similarities. Patients with chronic itch conditions (for instance atopic dermatitis or neuropathic itch), often experience symptoms such as mechanical alloknesis and hyperknesis. These dysesthesias are analoguous to the pain-associated phenomena allodynia and hyperalgesia, which are often observed, e.g., in neuropathic pain conditions. Mechanical itch dysesthesias represent abnormal sensory states (caused by neuroplastic changes) wherein considerable itch is evoked, for instance by light cutaneous stimuli such as from clothing (alloknesis), or where increased itch is perceived in response to normally itch-evoking stimuli (hyperknesis)...
April 11, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658795/an-update-and-systematic-review-on-drug-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-cough
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Nicole M Ryan, Anne E Vertigan, Surinder S Birring
Chronic Cough (CC) is common and often associated with significant comorbidity and decreased quality of life. In up to 50% of cases, the cough is refractory despite extensive investigation and treatment trials. It is likely that the key abnormality in refractory CC is dysfunctional, hypersensitive sensory nerves, similar to conditions such as laryngeal hypersensitivity and neuropathic pain. Areas covered: The aim of this systematic review is to assess drug therapies for refractory CC. The authors review the current management of CC and provide discussion of the similarities between neuropathic pain and refractory CC...
April 16, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658285/-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-raynaud-s-disease
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Balázs Fábián, Zoltán Csiki, Antal Bugán
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is characterized by episodic vasospastic attacks and digital ischemia usually followed by pain, numbness and cold. Despite the severity of the symptoms, the investigation of the quality of life in this disease received less attention yet. AIM: The aim of the study was to examine how the disease affects the patients' quality of life. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were made with 28 patients diagnosed with Raynaud's disease...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650180/pain-stress-and-sleep-quality-in-chronic-wound-patients
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Hasna Fauziyah, Dewi Gayatri
Chronic wounds are one impact of cancer cell growth that may cause discomforts or pain. This study aimed to identify the relationship between pain, stress, and sleep quality in cancer patients with a chronic wound. We used a cross-sectional design with 76 patients from a cancer hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. The instruments used were the Numeric Rating Scale, the Questionnaire on Stress in Cancer Patients, Revised 23, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The results of this study showed that moderate-severe pain produced a higher than average amount of stress (58...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649613/anxiety-and-depression-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Janni Strøm, Merete B Bjerrum, Claus V Nielsen, Cecilie N Thisted, Tove L Nielsen, Malene Laursen, Lene B Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of preoperative anxiety and depression occur in approximately one-third of patients with chronic back pain undergoing surgery. In the last 2 decades, several studies have established that preoperative anxiety and depression are important outcome predictors of greater pain and physical impairments, and lower health-related quality of life in patients undergoing spine surgery. To accommodate symptoms of anxiety and depression and thereby better surgical outcomes, we need to identify factors associated with these symptoms...
April 9, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649527/recommendations-for-evaluation-and-management-of-pain-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-in-latin-america
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J M Politei, G Gordillo-González, N Guelbert, C F M Souza, C M Lourenço, M L Solano, M M Junqueira, T S P C Magalhães, A M Martins
The mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) constitute a heterogeneous group of rare genetic disorders caused by enzymatic deficiencies that lead to the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Several types of MPS are described, historically numbered from I to IX. Clinical observations strongly suggest the presence of chronic pain in patients with all types of MPS. There are few data in the literature on the evaluation and management of pain in these patients, a fact which can compromise the quality of life even more...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649027/pain-and-its-long-term-interference-of-daily-life-after-critical-illness
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Christina J Hayhurst, Jim C Jackson, Kristin R Archer, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Christopher G Hughes
BACKGROUND: Persistent pain likely interferes with quality of life in survivors of critical illness, but data are limited on its prevalence and risk factors. We sought to determine the prevalence of persistent pain after critical illness and its interference with daily life. Additionally, we sought to determine if intensive care unit (ICU) opioid exposure is a risk factor for its development. METHODS: In a cohort of adult medical and surgical ICU survivors, we used the brief pain inventory (BPI) to assess pain intensity and pain interference of daily life at 3 and 12 months after hospital discharge...
April 11, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648854/potential-mechanisms-involved-in-the-effect-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-on-fatigue-severity-in-type-1-diabetes
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Juliane Menting, Cees J Tack, Rogier Donders, Hans Knoop
OBJECTIVE: To identify mediators of the beneficial effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on fatigue severity in chronically fatigued patients with Type 1 diabetes. METHOD: We performed secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of CBT. Primary outcome was fatigue severity assessed with the Checklist Individual Strength, subscale fatigue severity. We used multiple mediation analysis to determine potential mediators of the treatment effect...
April 2018: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644866/diagnostic-accuracy-of-symptoms-endoscopy-and-imaging-signs-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-without-nasal-polyps-compared-to-allergic-rhinitis
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A Koskinen, J Numminen, A Markkola, J Karjalainen, T Karstila, M Seppälä, A Julkunen, R Lemmetyinen, J Pekkanen, M Rautiainen, P Dastidar, M Hytönen, S Toppila-Salmi
Objectives The diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) and distinguishing it from allergic rhinitis is difficult. Yet, early detection of CRSsNP is important to prevent progressive and severe chronic rhinosinusitis. Our aim was to compare diagnostic accuracy of symptoms, endoscopy, and imaging signs of CRSsNP and allergic rhinitis -only phenotypes. Setting Prospective controlled follow-up study. Participants Forty-two nonsmoking patients visiting tertiary care due to CRSsNP and 19 nonsmoking volunteer controls with allergic rhinitis filled a symptoms questionnaire and underwent nasal endoscopy off-seasonally...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644167/chronic-scrotal-pain-may-lead-to-reduced-sexual-function-and-interest-while-sexual-activity-may-worsen-chronic-scrotal-pain-double-jeopardy
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Aosama Aljumaily, Hind Abdul Jaleel Al-Khazraji, Allan Gordon, Susan Lau, Keith Allen Jarvi
Background: While it is recognized that chronic pain may adversely impact sexual function and activity in men and we also recognize that sexual activity may worsen the pain for men with chronic scrotal pain (CSP), the effect on sexual functioning and conversely the impact of sex on CSP has not previously been documented. Methods: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database. Results: From Feb 2014 to Sep 2015, a total of 128 men presenting for assessment of CSP completed all or parts of a standardized questionnaire...
March 2018: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643902/is-there-difference-in-chronic-pain-after-suture-and-stapler-fixation-method-of-mesh-in-ventral-hernia-is-stapler-fixation-method-quicker-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Noureen Shaukat, Farhat Jaleel, Masood Jawaid, Imrana Zulfiqar
Background & Objective: Chronic pain occurs in 20-30% of patients after hernia surgery. As a consequence of this chronic pain, almost one third of patients have limitations in daily activities. Frequency and severity of this pain varies with different techniques of hernia repair. The objective of this study was to compare polypropylene suture and skin staples for securing mesh in uncomplicated ventral hernioplasty in terms of acute and chronic postoperative pain and to compare the time taken for mesh fixation between polypropylene sutures and skin stapler in ventral hernioplasty...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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