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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049125/correlation-between-the-pain-numeric-rating-scale-and-the-12-item-who-disability-assessment-schedule-2-0-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-pain
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Mikhail Saltychev, Esa Bärlund, Katri Laimi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between pain severity measured on a numeric rating scale and restrictions of functioning measured with the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 1207 patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions. Correlation was assessed using Spearman's and Pearson tests. RESULTS: Although all the Spearman's rank correlations between WHODAS 2...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049118/risk-factors-for-opioid-use-disorder-and-overdose
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Lynn R Webster
Opioid analgesics are recognized as a legitimate medical therapy for selected patients with severe chronic pain that does not respond to other therapies. However, opioids are associated with risks for patients and society that include misuse, abuse, diversion, addiction, and overdose deaths. Therapeutic success depends on proper candidate selection, assessment before administering opioid therapy, and close monitoring throughout the course of treatment. Risk assessment and prevention include knowledge of patient factors that may contribute to misuse, abuse, addiction, suicide, and respiratory depression...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048273/chiari-1000-registry-project-assessment-of-surgical-outcome-on-self-focused-attention-pain-and-delayed-recall
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P A Allen, D Delahanty, K P Kaut, X Li, M Garcia, J R Houston, D M Tokar, F Loth, J Maleki, S Vorster, M G Luciano
BACKGROUND: Prior research has typically found a negative relationship between chronic pain and memory, and we examined whether cognitive control processes (e.g. reflection and rumination) moderated this relationship in individuals with Chiari malformation Type I (CM). CM is a neurological condition in which the cerebellar tonsils descend into the medullary and upper cervical spine regions potentially resulting in severe headaches and neck pain. METHODS: CM patients who had (n = 341) and had not (n = 297) undergone decompression surgery completed the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form-Revised (SF-MPQ-2), the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), and the Rumination-Reflection Questionnaire (RRQ)...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046930/asfotase-alfa-treatment-for-1%C3%A2-year-in-a-16%C3%A2-year-old-male-with-severe-childhood-hypophosphatasia
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S A Bowden, B H Adler
We describe the clinical outcome of asfotase alfa therapy in a 16-year-old boy with severe childhood hypophosphatasia (HPP), who began therapy at age 15 years. The patient was diagnosed with HPP at age 2 years when he presented with genu varum and premature loss of primary teeth. He had a history of multiple fractures requiring 16 orthopedic surgeries with rod and pin placement in his lower extremities. He had chronic skeletal pain and used cane to ambulate with great difficulty. His height Z score at age 15 years was - 5...
October 18, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045928/factors-associated-with-alcohol-consumption-among-medical-cannabis-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Alan K Davis, Maureen A Walton, Kipling M Bohnert, Carrie Bourque, Mark A Ilgen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain is the most common reason for medical cannabis certification. Data regarding alcohol use and risky drinking among medical cannabis patients with pain is largely unknown. Therefore, we examined the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use and risky drinking in this population. METHODS: Participants completed surveys regarding demographics, pain-related variables, anxiety, cannabis use, and past six-month alcohol consumption. Alcohol use groups were defined using the AUDIT-C [i...
October 12, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044497/pediatric-headache-and-sleep-disturbance-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-groups
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Jonathan Rabner, Karen J Kaczynski, Laura E Simons, Alyssa LeBel
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether sleep disturbance differs by headache diagnosis in a pediatric sample, and whether this effect remains when other factors affecting sleep are included. BACKGROUND: Primary headache disorders can be severe and disabling, impacting a child's functioning and quality of life. Many children and adolescents with chronic headaches also experience sleep difficulties, and there is likely a bidirectional relationship between headaches and sleep difficulties...
October 17, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044444/characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-depression-in-the-elderly-in-spain-from-a-gender-perspective
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Juan M Sendra-Gutiérrez, Inmaculada Asensio-Moreno, Martín L Vargas-Aragón
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a main cause of disability and it is a priority public health problem among the elderly because of its significant consequences regarding morbidity and mortality, especially in women. METHODS: We selected records of people aged 65 and over out of the 2014 European Health Survey in Spain (n=6,520). We then performed a descriptive analysis stratified by gender of relevant variables such as demographic, socioeconomic, health status, health care and health determinants...
September 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044408/testing-a-positive-psychological-intervention-for-osteoarthritis
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Leslie R M Hausmann, Ada Youk, C Kent Kwoh, Said A Ibrahim, Michael J Hannon, Debra K Weiner, Rollin M Gallagher, Acacia Parks
Objective: Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability for which there is no cure. Psychosocial-oriented treatments are underexplored. We developed and tested an intervention to build positive psychological skills (e.g., gratitude) to reduce osteoarthritis symptom severity, including pain and functioning, and to improve psychosocial well-being in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Design: Two-arm randomized design with six-month follow-up. Setting: An academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
October 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043859/gastrointestinal-bleeding-associated-with-chronic-excessive-use-overdosing-with-topical-ketoprofen-patch-in-elderly-patient
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Sakiko Hirose, Kana Matsuura, Hiroko Kato-Hayashi, Akio Suzuki, Koichi Ohata, Ryo Kobayashi, Takashi Ibuka, Hiroshi Araki, Masahito Shimizu, Yoshinori Itoh
PURPOSE: Topical ketoprofen patch has been developed to reduce the risk of systemic adverse effects such as gastrointestinal injury and renal toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reported here a case of lower intestinal bleeding associated with chronic excessive use of topical ketoprofen patch in an elderly patient. RESULTS: A 74-year-old female visited to the outpatient clinic of the Gifu University Hospital and admitted thereafter. She had fecal occult blood and anemia...
October 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
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Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042816/incidence-and-predictive-factors-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-treatment-after-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Merja Vakkala, Voitto Järvimäki, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää, Seppo Alahuhta
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is recommended for the treatment of postsurgical chronic back and leg pain refractory to other treatments. We wanted to estimate the incidence and predictive factors of SCS treatment in our lumbar surgery cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three questionnaires (a self-made questionnaire, the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire, and the Beck Depression Inventory) were sent to patients aged 18-65 years with no contraindications for the use of SCS, and who had undergone non-traumatic lumbar spine surgery in the Oulu University Hospital between June 2005 and May 2008...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042810/changes-in-pain-and-concurrent-pain-medication-use-following-compounded-topical-analgesic-treatment-for-chronic-pain-3-and-6-month-follow-up-results-from-the-prospective-observational-optimizing-patient-experience-and-response-to-topical-analgesics-study
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Jeffrey A Gudin, Michael J Brennan, E Dennis Harris, Peter L Hurwitz, Derek T Dietze, James D Strader
BACKGROUND: Opioids and other controlled substances prescribed for chronic pain are associated with abuse, addiction, and death, prompting national initiatives to identify safe and effective pain management strategies including topical analgesics. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes from baseline in overall mean severity and interference scores on the Brief Pain Inventory scale and the use of concurrent pain medications at 3- and 6-month follow-up assessments in chronic pain patients treated with topical analgesics...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041942/patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-work-productivity-and-activity-impairment-during-treatment-with-alo-02-extended-release-oxycodone-and-sequestered-naltrexone-for-moderate-to-severe-chronic-low-back-pain
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Arnold J Weil, Elizabeth T Masters, Alexandra I Barsdorf, Almasa Bass, Glenn Pixton, Jacquelyn G Wilson, Gernot Wolfram
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of ALO-02, an abuse-deterrent formulation containing extended-release oxycodone and sequestered naltrexone, in the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) was studied in a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Primary efficacy endpoint results have been published previously (Rauck et al., 2015). The current paper focuses on patient-reported outcomes for health-related quality of life (HRQL), work productivity, and activity impairment that were assessed during this study...
October 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040246/a-rare-case-of-cecal-bascule-in-a-child-with-normal-neurodevelopment
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Sandra Oliveira Loureiro, Timothy Lynch, Braeden John Medeiros, Neil Merritt, Rodrick Lim
Cecal volvulus is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults and an extremely rare presentation in children. One form known as a cecal bascule has only previously been reported in children with neurodevelopmental issues or with severe chronic constipation. We present the case of a 10-year-old boy who presented with an acute history of left lower quadrant abdominal pain, who upon investigation was found to have a cecal bascule.
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040155/the-complexities-of-fibromyalgia-and-its-comorbidities
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Adi Lichtenstein, Shmuel Tiosano, Howard Amital
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is defined as chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness with concomitant mood and cognitive dysfunction. Several comorbidities have been reported to be associated with FMS. We reviewed the literature concerning the most noteworthy chronic conditions associated with FMS. RECENT FINDINGS: There is mounting evidence displaying the concurrence of fibromyalgia and coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#16
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038680/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-moderates-the-relationship-between-trauma-exposure-and-chronic-pain
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J Siqveland, T Ruud, E Hauff
Background: Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are risk factors for chronic pain. Objective: This study investigated how exposure to intentional and non-intentional traumatic events and PTSD are related to pain severity and outcome of treatment in chronic pain patients. Methods: We assessed exposure to potentially traumatizing events, psychiatric diagnosis with structured clinical interview, and pain severity in 63 patients at a secondary multidisciplinary pain clinic at the beginning of treatment, and assessed level of pain at follow up...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037487/-chronic-chest-pain-after-rib-fracture-it-can-cause-a-disability
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S Rabiou, Y Ouadnouni, M Lakranbi, A Traibi, F Antoini, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: The rib fractures and instability of the chest wall are the main lesions of closed chest trauma. These lesions can be a source of chronic, often disabling with daily discomfort resulting limitation of some activities. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of this phenomenon in order to improve the quality of early care. METHODOLOGY: Through an observational retrospective cohort study on a number of 41 patients supported and monitored for traumatic rib fractures at the Military Hospital of Meknes during the period from October 2010 to March 2016...
October 13, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037350/prospective-study-of-safety-and-effectiveness-in-the-use-of-radiofrequency-ablation-for-incompetent-great-saphenous-vein-%C3%A2-12%C3%A2-mm
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Maday Cabrero Fernandez, Isaac Martinez Lopez, Manuela Maria Hernandez Mateo, Pablo Marques de Marino, Iñaki Cernuda Artero, Francisco Javier Serrano Hernando
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) according to its diameter. METHODS: This was a prospective single-center study including all patients treated with RFA from September 2014 to December 2015. The sample was divided according to the maximum GSV diameter measured on duplex ultrasound scan (A, <12 mm; B, ≥12 mm). Second-generation catheters (ClosureFast; Covidien, Mansfield, Mass) and tumescent anesthesia were used...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037346/contemporary-outcomes-of-elective-iliocaval-and-infrainguinal-venous-intervention-for-post-thrombotic-chronic-venous-occlusive-disease
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Johnathon C Rollo, Steven M Farley, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Karen Woo, Peter F Lawrence, Brian G DeRubertis
BACKGROUND: Patients with iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis are at risk for development of post-thrombotic syndrome. Iliac vein stenting has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes in patients with venous outflow obstruction, although many studies include a heterogeneous population with several different venous pathologic processes. Our objective was to evaluate the results of iliocaval and infrainguinal venous intervention for venous outflow obstruction due to post-thrombotic chronic venous occlusive disease...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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