Understanding the Problem of Pain and Its Treatment

Getty Images ... Pain is not just a symptom: Experts now believe that it is a disease in its own right, a complex condition that involves a combination of biological, psychological and social factors.
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Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Amr A. Arafat., Mohammad A. Torky., Mustafa Elhamshary., Mohamed Aboelnasr.AbstractThymic IgG4 is a rare entity that can mimic anterior mediastinal tumors. Preoperative diagnosis is essential to prevent unnecessary surgery. Little is known about disease presentation, diagnosis and response to therapy. A 40-year-old male presented with retrosternal chest pain. X-ray showed anterior mediastinal mass. Intraoperatively, the dense adhesions to the phrenic nerve, aorta and pulmonary artery deemed the tumor unresectable. Thymic IgG4 d...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this paper is to propose a definition for remission for use as an outcome to evaluate the long-term efficacy of therapies for chronic pain. METHODS: Data from a randomized clinical trial (NCT01609972) testing the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in low back and leg pain subjects was used to evaluate the association between pain and functional outcomes and identify the cut-off value to predict remission. Available data over 24-month assessment period included visual analog score (VAS), disability (Oswestry Disability Index [ODI]), patient and clinician global impression of change (PGIC and CGIC), and...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Ammar Fadil AbidAbstractUrinary endometriosis is a rare condition accounting for 1–5.5% of the extragenital endometriosis locations. The diagnosis takes long time during which patient misdiagnosed as urinary tract infection or interstitial cystitis.A 25-year-old married woman presented with cyclical pain last for ten days every month for six months prior to diagnosis. There was no history of hematuria. Had three times caesarian section. Endometrial mass on posterior wall of bladder about 3 × 2 cm treated by transurethral ...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: The nature and profile of different modes of poisoning vary significantly in different parts of India. The assessment of the magnitude of suicidal poisoning is an area of paramount importance not only for appropriate management but also for rai...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis, and this problem is particularly prevalent among individuals with chronic pain. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for interventions to mitigate the risk for opioid misuse and opioid ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus injuries have devastating effects on upper extremity function, with significant pain, psychosocial stress, and reduced quality of life. The aim of this study is to identify socioeconomic disparities in the receipt of brachial pl...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis study indicated good work ability, but a high prevalence of WMSDs among nurses in Lagos state. The job risk factor most reported by nurses was working in awkward and cramped positions. Furthermore, the work ability of nurses in Lagos state had no influence on the prevalence of WMSDs.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 March 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Johannes Han, Marco van der Pluijm, Martin Pouw, Quinten TM. Felsch, Petra Heesterbeek, Maarten J. de VosAbstractBackgroundPurpose of this study was to evaluate the long – term survivorship and clinical and radiological results of a primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) performed with uncemented stems.MethodsFrom 2001 until 2006 61 primary uncemented RTSAs were implanted, which were included in a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Range of motion, functional scores and radiological follow – up was obtained. 27 pa...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF REGIONAL Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, in conjunction with the European Society of Anaesthesiology, published updated guidelines on antithrombotic therapy in the patient receiving neuraxial and peripheral regional anesthesia.1 These guidelines aim to resolve international differences in the management of antithrombotic agents for neuraxial and peripheral nerve procedures and to incorporate new information and medications that have become available since the last guidelines were published in 2010.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Pharmacology Facts Source Type: research
Authors: Chojnacki C, Popławski T, Błońska A, Błasiak J, Romanowski M, Chojnacki J Abstract Introduction: Helicobacter pylori infection induces clinical symptoms in 15-20% of subjects, and the reason for this variation is still not clear. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the expression of tryptophan hydroxylase (TpH-1) in gastric mucosa of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic H. pylori infection in relation to the intensity of bacterial colonization and severity of dyspeptic symptoms. Material and methods: Ninety subjects (aged 35-49 years) were enrolled in the study and separated into 3 gr...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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