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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809936/benefits-and-safety-of-gabapentinoids-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Rizq AlAmri, Sriganesh Kamath, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is very common, with a lifetime prevalence between 51% and 80%. In majority, it is nonspecific in nature and multifactorial in etiology. Pregabalin (PG) and Gabapentin (GB) are gabapentinoids that have demonstrated benefit in neuropathic pain conditions. Despite no clear rationale, they are increasingly used for nonspecific CLBP. They necessitate prolonged use and are associated with adverse effects and increased cost. Recent guidelines from the National Health Service (NHS), England, expressed concerns on their off-label use, in addition to the risk of misuse...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807047/adverse-outcomes-associated-with-opioid-prescription-for-acute-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Natalia Mouravska, Laura Zielinski, Meha Bhatt, Nitika Sanger, Monica Bawor, Brittany Dennis, Laura Banfield, James MacKillop, James Paul, Andrew Worster, Philip Laplante, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Acute low back pain (ALBP) is the top cause of global disability, demonstrating a significant impact on individuals and society and demanding the need for appropriate management. There is a trend towards an increasing number of opioid prescriptions for ALBP despite the lack of investigation for its various short- and long-term outcomes. The objective of this review is to examine adverse outcomes associated with opioid use for ALBP. METHODS/DESIGN: Using a search strategy, the search will be conducted using the following electronic databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, Cochrane Library, the National Institutes for Health Clinical Trials Registry and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP)...
August 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791786/emergency-department-provider-perspectives-on-benzodiazepine-opioid-co-prescribing-a-qualitative-study
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Howard S Kim, Danielle M McCarthy, Jason A Hoppe, D Mark Courtney, Bruce L Lambert
OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines and opioids are prescribed simultaneously (i.e. "co-prescribed") in many clinical settings, despite guidelines advising against this practice and mounting evidence that concomitant use of both medications increases overdose risk. This study sought to characterize the contexts in which benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing occurs and providers' reasons for co-prescribing. METHODS: We conducted focus groups with ED providers (resident and attending physicians, advanced practice providers, and pharmacists) from three hospitals using semi-structured interviews to elicit perspectives on benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768775/the-surgical-treatment-of-non-specific-low-back-pain
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N V Todd
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued guidelines that state fusion for non-specific low back pain should only be performed as part of a randomised controlled trial, and that lumbar disc replacement should not be performed. Thus, spinal fusion and disc replacement will no longer be routine forms of treatment for patients with low back pain. This annotation considers the evidence upon which these guidelines are based. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:1003-1005.
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767620/effects-of-training-and-overtraining-on-intervertebral-disc-proteoglycans
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Renato H S Ueta, Victor A F Tarini, Carlos E Franciozi, Marcel J S Tamaoki, Valquíria P Medeiros, Helena B Nader, Flávio Faloppa
STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimental study OBJECTIVE.: Evaluate the effect of physical activity and overtraining condition on glycosaminoglycan concentration on the intervertebral disc (IVD) using a rat running model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Some guidelines recommend the implementation of a physical exercise program as treatment for low back pain, however cyclic loading impact on the health of the intervertebral disc and whether there is a dose-response relationship is still incompletely understood...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761545/primary-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-of-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mayur Sharma, Vernon Velho, Rachana Binayake, Hrushikesh Kharosekar
Primary pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) of the spinal cord is a rare slow growing tumor. To our knowledge, only five such cases have been reported in the literature till date. We report the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of a spinal PXA in a 23-year-old female previously operated 5 years back for a spinal tumor, presented with weakness in lower limbs, sphincter incontinence and low back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging scan with contrast reveals an intramedullary lesion in the spinal cord from D8-D10 level...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740325/low-level-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-foot-and-ankle-joint-pain
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Hideaki Izukura, Midori Miyagi, Takashi Harada, Toshio Ohshiro, Satoru Ebihara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic foot and ankle joint pain is one of the most frequent complaints which is regularly seen in the out-patient clinic of our medical institute. In previous studies we have reported on the benefits of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for chronic pain in the elbow, hand, finger and the lower back. The present study examined the effects of LLLT on chronic foot and ankle joint pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over the past 5 years, 17 subjects visited the out-patient clinic with complaints of chronic foot and ankle joint pain of a variety of aetiologies...
March 31, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713052/advice-for-acute-low-back-pain-a-comparison-of-what-research-supports-and-what-guidelines-recommend
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REVIEW
Matthew L Stevens, Chung-Wei C Lin, Flavia A de Carvalho, Kevin Phan, Bart Koes, Chris G Maher
Background Advice is widely considered an effective treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) however details on what and how to deliver this intervention is less clear. Purpose We assessed and compared clinical trials which test advice for acute LBP to practice guidelines for their completeness of reporting and concordance on the content, method of delivery and treatment regimen of advice interventions. Study Design/Setting Systematic Review Methods Advice RCTs were identified through a systematic search. Guidelines were taken from recent overviews of guidelines for LBP...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708761/most-red-flags-for-malignancy-in-low-back-pain-guidelines-lack-empirical-support-a-systematic-review
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Arianne P Verhagen, Aron Downie, Chris G Maher, Bart W Koes
Clinicians do not want to miss underlying serious pathology, but it is still unclear which red flags are relevant. We aimed to evaluate the origin and evidence on diagnostic accuracy of red flags for malignancy for the management of low back pain in primary care. We performed a comprehensive overview, and searched the literature using snowballing techniques and reference checking for evidence on red flags endorsed in clinical guidelines for identifying patients with higher likelihood of malignancy. We selected studies including people with low back pain without any restriction on study design...
July 11, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701365/mckenzie-method-of-mechanical-diagnosis-and-therapy-was-slightly-more-effective-than-placebo-for-pain-but-not-for-disability-in-patients-with-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-with-short-and-longer-term-follow-up
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Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa, Mark J Hancock, Fabrício Soares de Souza, Geórgia Vieira Freschi de Oliveira Gomes, Matheus Oliveira de Almeida, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
BACKGROUND: The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is one of the exercise approaches recommended by low back pain (LBP) guidelines. We investigated the efficacy of MDT compared with placebo in patients with chronic LBP. METHODS: This was a prospectively registered, two-arm randomised placebo controlled trial, with a blinded assessor. A total of 148 patients seeking care for chronic LBP were randomly allocated to either MDT (n=74) or placebo (n=74)...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690076/patient-non-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-care-in-acute-low-back-pain
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Jasper D Bier, Steven J Kamper, Arianne P Verhagen, Christopher G Maher, Christopher M Williams
OBJECTIVE: To describe the magnitude of patient reported non-adherence with guideline-recommended care for acute low back pain. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from participants enrolled in the PACE trial, a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of paracetamol for acute low back pain. PARTICIPANTS: Data from 1643 participants with acute low back pain. INTERVENTIONS: Guideline recommendend care including; reassurance, simple analgesia, and the advice to stay active and avoid bed rest...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688789/yoga-treatment-for-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain-2017
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Alison Whitehead, Susan Gould Fogerite
Wieland LS, Skoetz N, Pilkington K, Vempati R, D׳Adamo CR, Berman BM. Yoga treatment for chronic non-specific low back pain.Cochrane Database Syst Rev2017, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010671. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010671.pub2. BACKGROUND: Non-specific low back pain is a common, potentially disabling condition usually treated with self-care and non-prescription medication. For chronic low back pain, current guidelines state that exercise therapy may be beneficial. Yoga is a mind-body exercise sometimes used for non-specific low back pain...
July 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684921/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-german-pain-solutions-questionnaire-an-instrument-to-measure-assimilative-and-accommodative-coping-in-response-to-chronic-pain
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Robert Sielski, Julia Anna Glombiewski, Winfried Rief, Geert Crombez, Antonia Barke
According to the dual process model of coping, assimilative or accommodative strategies can be applied to deal with aversive life situations. In people with chronic pain, the tenacious focus on achieving analgesia is often referred to as assimilative coping and associated with more disability and catastrophic thinking. In contrast, accommodative coping (accepting one's pain and setting new goals) appears to have beneficial effects. To assess how people with chronic pain use these different coping strategies, questionnaires measuring these concepts are needed...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671393/top-20-research-studies-of-2016-for-primary-care-physicians
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REVIEW
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
This article summarizes the top 20 original research studies and four practice guidelines of 2016, based on regular literature surveillance and as selected by members of the Canadian Medical Association. The studies, known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), were rated highly because of their relevance, validity, and potential to change practice. Key hypertension treatment findings include reduced mortality (a benefit not demonstrated in lower-risk persons or persons with diabetes mellitus) but also an increase in harms with a more aggressive blood pressure target in high-risk persons with hypertension and without diabetes...
May 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663215/nice-low-back-pain-guidelines-opportunities-and-obstacles-to-change-practice
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EDITORIAL
Kieran O'Sullivan, Mary O'Keeffe, Peter O'Sullivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646809/efficacy-of-fascial-distortion-model-treatment-for-acute-nonspecific-low-back-pain-in-primary-care-a-prospective-controlled-trial
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Detlef Richter, Matthias Karst, Hartmut Buhck, Matthias G Fink
Context • Low-back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and potentially crippling condition for which treatment is often unsatisfactory from the perspectives of physicians, patients, and payers. The application of the fascial distortion model (FDM), an integrated concept for the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, is conceptually promising for LBP but has not been investigated systematically. Objective • The study intended to provide proof of concept to establish the noninferiority of the FDM treatment as opposed to the therapy recommended by the German National Disease Management Guideline (NDMG) for acute LBP...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639551/facet-joint-injections-for-people-with-persistent-non-specific-low-back-pain-facet-injection-study-a-feasibility-study-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David R Ellard, Martin Underwood, Felix Achana, James Hl Antrobus, Shyam Balasubramanian, Sally Brown, Melinda Cairns, James Griffin, Frances Griffiths, Kirstie Haywood, Charles Hutchinson, Ranjit Lall, Stavros Petrou, Nigel Stallard, Colin Tysall, David A Walsh, Harbinder Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2009 guidelines for persistent low back pain (LBP) do not recommend the injection of therapeutic substances into the back as a treatment for LBP because of the absence of evidence for their effectiveness. This feasibility study aimed to provide a stable platform that could be used to evaluate a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intra-articular facet joint injections (FJIs) when added to normal care...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630974/guideline-in-low-back-pain-nonpharmacologic-treatments-are-recommended
#18
Simon Somerville
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603768/consensus-guidelines-for-lumbar-puncture-in-patients-with-neurological-diseases
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Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Ellis Niemantsverdriet, Hanne Struyfs, Kaj Blennow, Raf Brouns, Manuel Comabella, Irena Dujmovic, Wiesje van der Flier, Lutz Frölich, Daniela Galimberti, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Bernhard Hemmer, Erik Hoff, Jakub Hort, Ellen Iacobaeus, Martin Ingelsson, Frank Jan de Jong, Michael Jonsson, Michael Khalil, Jens Kuhle, Alberto Lleó, Alexandre de Mendonça, José Luis Molinuevo, Guy Nagels, Claire Paquet, Lucilla Parnetti, Gerwin Roks, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Philip Scheltens, Constance Skårsgard, Erik Stomrud, Hayrettin Tumani, Pieter Jelle Visser, Anders Wallin, Bengt Winblad, Henrik Zetterberg, Flora Duits, Charlotte E Teunissen
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrospinal fluid collection by lumbar puncture (LP) is performed in the diagnostic workup of several neurological brain diseases. Reluctance to perform the procedure is among others due to a lack of standards and guidelines to minimize the risk of complications, such as post-LP headache or back pain. METHODS: We provide consensus guidelines for the LP procedure to minimize the risk of complications. The recommendations are based on (1) data from a large multicenter LP feasibility study (evidence level II-2), (2) systematic literature review on LP needle characteristics and post-LP complications (evidence level II-2), (3) discussion of best practice within the Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's Disease and Biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis consortia (evidence level III)...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582950/the-prevalence-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-sonographers
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Tamader Y Al-Rammah, Areej S Aloufi, Saffana K Algaeed, Noura S Alogail
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) have a significant effect on the psychological and physical function of the sonographer. OBJECTIVE: This study is concerned about finding the prevalence of WRMSDs among sonographers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and assessing how to improve future practices and develop guidelines for safe, pain-free ultrasound departments. METHODS: A survey was distributed to sonographers working in major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (n = 100, 83% response rate)...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
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