Optimizing Chronic Pain Management Through Patient Engagement With Quality of Life Measures

Condition:   Chronic Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: Health-Related Quality of Life Report Sponsor:   University of North Texas Health Science Center Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Publication date: November 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 6Author(s): Harish Seethapathy, Lama NoureddineCalciphylaxis is a rare disorder of poor prognosis that can lead to intense, painful lesions involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although mostly described in dialysis patients, it can affect patients with normal kidney function. The diagnosis of calciphylaxis is complicated by the absence of a gold standard marker of disease such as a clear histopathological finding. Late diagnosis and advanced lesions can significantly shorten life expectancy. Calciphylaxis wounds can have a ma...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of these specific harm‐reduction strategies and provides guidance on how to practically utilize them when caring for patients with cancer pain.Implications for Practice.Treating cancer pain has important and unique considerations compared with other chronic, noncancer pain disorders. The use of risk mitigation strategies for opioid prescribing as promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not translate seamlessly to patients with cancer. It is crucial to be wary of the advantages and pitfalls of all risk mitigation strategies related...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care Cancer Care and the Opioid Crisis Source Type: research
ConclusionGiven the increasing number of such surgeries performed the recognition of acute and chronic complications, and their optimal management is of great importance. Although performing a Roux-en-Y fistulojejunostomy was recommended in the literature, conservative and endoscopic treatment should be considered before.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Shoulder Pain Chronic Intervention:   Behavioral: Self-Managed Exercise Strategy Sponsors:   Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences;   Oslo University Hospital;   Keele University;   National Institute of Occupational Health;   Diakonhjemmet Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractDiseases of the foot and ankle are common but relatively difficult to diagnose because of the complexity of the anatomy and the frequent occurrence of multiple diseases at the same time. For these reasons, management of chronic foot pain is often clinically challenging. MRI is the imaging modality of choice in many types of diseases causing chronic foot pain, due to high resolution and excellent soft tissue contrast. However, in the postoperative state, the use of MRI can be limited by artifact from metallic devices, and it may be difficult to confirm whether the pathology detected on the MRI is the actual cause of...
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, a randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the clinical effect of laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal herniorrhaphy (TEP) with hernia sac transection and complete sac reduction.MethodFrom May 2017 to May 2018, 70 patients aged 18 –75 with primary indirect inguinal hernia in our hospital were randomly divided into a transected sac group (TS) and a completely reduced sac group (RS). The primary outcomes compared between the two groups were the hernia sac treatment time, operation time, and the incidence of seroma formation a fter operation. Secondary outcomes included acute pain, chr...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Smith-Whitley K Abstract Pregnancy in women with sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with increased maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Outcomes vary widely owing to methodological limitations of clinical studies, but overall, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, venothromboembolism, poor fetal growth, and maternal and perinatal mortality are increased globally. Few therapeutic interventions have been explored other than prophylactic and selective transfusion therapy. Unfortunately, existing data are limited, and it remains unclear whether prophylactic use of chronic transfusions will improve p...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
We present the case of a young woman with bilateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head at varying stages of progression; we also highlight other important comorbid complications (eg, chronic pain requiring long-term opioids, debility, and social isolation) and postoperative outcomes. In this review, partly based on recommendations on osteonecrosis management from the 2014 evidence-based report on sickle cell disease from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes, we also discuss early signs or symptoms of osteonecrosis of the femoral head, radiographic diagnosis and staging criteria, hydroxyurea effect on progression to...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
ConclusionThe application of additional tactile cues using low thickness placed under the toes could contribute to change postural control and may have therapeutic benefits in the management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. This brings new perspectives also in the management of athletes to prevent injury risk and optimize performance.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The knowledge of the patients was moderate and it was necessary to promote educational actions according to individual demands. PMID: 31800800 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
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