Implementation of the treat-to-target approach and treatment satisfaction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: perspectives of Chinese rheumatologists
CONCLUSIONS: T2T implementation in China is suboptimal. Our findings provide insight into T2T implementation and physician treatment satisfaction, supporting T2T use in Chinese RA clinical practice. Key Points • T2T implementation in China is currently suboptimal. • Patients with greater pain were more likely to be managed using T2T but were less likely to have achieved their T2T goals. • Physician treatment satisfaction was associated with T2T goal achievement.PMID:35579773 | DOI:10.1007/s10067-022-06187-y (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 17, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jiu Liang Zhao Xin Liu Jin Nan Li Meng Ru Liu Elke Rottier Yan Zhao Xiao Feng Zeng Source Type: research

Physician Communication and Perceived Stigma in Prenatal Cannabis Use
J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 May 17:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2022.2076179. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCannabis has long been widely used throughout the prenatal period. However, motives for prenatal cannabis use (PCU) have not been comprehensively examined. Stigmatization has been identified as a barrier to therapeutic cannabis use and related physician communication. Such stigma may be particularly salient in the context of PCU. One hundred and three women who reported current or past pregnancy were recruited online. Participants completed a survey querying prenatal experiences, substance use, and attitudes toward PCU....
Source: Pain Physician - May 17, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sarah Daniels Michelle St Pierre Tatiana Sanchez Zach Walsh Source Type: research

Cannabis use patterns among patients with upper extremity conditions at the time of legalization in Canada
CONCLUSION: Many patients with upper extremity conditions were regularly using cannabis. Patients were more comfortable discussing cannabis with their physician than before legalization. Treating surgeons should be aware of these trends and expect to receive questions regarding cannabis use.PMID:35580883 | DOI:10.1503/cjs.004821 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 17, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Laura Sims Tom Goetz Neil White Armin Badre Braden Grammon Andrew Trenholm Jason Strelzow Ruby Grewal Wrist Evaluation Canada (WECAN) Source Type: research

Improving the outcome of treating striae gravidarum by combined therapies using topical β-glucan and 1565-nm non-ablative fractional laser: A prospective randomized vehicle-controlled parallel group study
J Dermatol. 2022 May 15. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.16417. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStriae gravidarum (SG) is a kind of dermal scar associated with psychosocial and therapeutic challenge. Topical reagents and non-invasive laser are more preferred than invasive procedures for less pain and shorter downtime. However, there are few studies on comparing and combining these two modalities. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of a topical regimen containing β-glucan, 1565-nm non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL; ResurFX), and combination of them for SG. A total of 128 unilateral abdomens from...
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yajing Cao Peiru Wang Xiaojing Liu Guolong Zhang Zhi Cao Huan Xue Qiumin He Xiuli Wang Source Type: research

What Are Patients Saying About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Online: A Sentiment Analysis of 2,235 Physician Review Website Reviews
Conclusion Physicians who were younger, personable, provided sufficient pain relief, and who worked in favorable offices received the most positive reviews. This study informs SMISS members on the traits deemed important by patients who ultimately review surgeons online.PMID:35573577 | PMC:PMC9106264 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.24113 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Justin Tang Christopher A White Varun Arvind Samuel Cho Jun S Kim Jeremy Steinberger Source Type: research

Alveolar Arterial Gradient and Respiratory Index in Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Patients; a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study
CONCLUSION: A-a oxygen gradient and respiratory index calculated at time of admission to ICU in patients with COVID-19 were poor predictors of survival.PMID:35573712 | PMC:PMC9078060 | DOI:10.22037/aaem.v10i1.1543 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Abhishek Singh Kapil Dev Soni Yudhyavir Singh Richa Aggarwal Vineeta Venkateswaran Mohd Suhail Ashar Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Evidence based position paper of the UEMS PRM on the role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physician in the management of children and adults with spinal dysraphism
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2022 May 16. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.22.07536-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSpinal dysraphism (SD) or Spina bifida (SB) is a congenital deformity that results from embryonic neural tube closure failure during fetal development. This evidence-based position paper represents the official position of the European Union through the UEMS PRM Section. This paper aims to evaluate the role of the physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) physician and PRM practice for children and adults with spinal dysraphism. A systematic literature review and a consensus procedure involved all European countries del...
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ivana Petronic Markovic Dejan Nikolic Minna Stahl Piotr Tederko Oksana Hdyrya Stefano Negrini Mauro Zampolini Carlotte Kiekens Source Type: research

Real-world effectiveness after initiating fremanezumab treatment in US patients with episodic and chronic migraine or difficult-to-treat migraine
CONCLUSIONS: In this real-world study, fremanezumab demonstrated effectiveness for migraine regardless of migraine type or the presence of factors contributing to DTT migraine (MO, GAD, MDD, or prior exposure to a different CGRP mAb).PMID:35578182 | DOI:10.1186/s10194-022-01415-x (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Maurice T Driessen Joshua M Cohen Stephen F Thompson Oscar Patterson-Lomba Michael J Seminerio Karen Carr Todor I Totev Rochelle Sun Erica Yim Fan Mu Rajeev Ayyagari Source Type: research

Manual therapy versus advice to stay active for nonspecific back and/or neck pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that manual therapy for nonspecific back and/or neck pain is slightly less costly and more beneficial than advice to stay active for this sample of working age persons. Since manual therapy treatment is at least as cost-effective as evidence-based advice from a physician, it may be recommended for neck and low back pain. Further health economic studies that may confirm those findings are warranted. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN56954776. Retrospectively registered 12 September 2006, http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN56954776 .PMID:35578230 | DOI:10.1186/s12998-022-00431-7 (S...
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emmanuel Aboagye Stina Lilje Camilla Bengtsson Anna Peterson Ulf Persson Eva Skillgate Source Type: research

Improving the outcome of treating striae gravidarum by combined therapies using topical β-glucan and 1565-nm non-ablative fractional laser: A prospective randomized vehicle-controlled parallel group study
J Dermatol. 2022 May 15. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.16417. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStriae gravidarum (SG) is a kind of dermal scar associated with psychosocial and therapeutic challenge. Topical reagents and non-invasive laser are more preferred than invasive procedures for less pain and shorter downtime. However, there are few studies on comparing and combining these two modalities. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of a topical regimen containing β-glucan, 1565-nm non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL; ResurFX), and combination of them for SG. A total of 128 unilateral abdomens from...
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yajing Cao Peiru Wang Xiaojing Liu Guolong Zhang Zhi Cao Huan Xue Qiumin He Xiuli Wang Source Type: research

What Are Patients Saying About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Online: A Sentiment Analysis of 2,235 Physician Review Website Reviews
Conclusion Physicians who were younger, personable, provided sufficient pain relief, and who worked in favorable offices received the most positive reviews. This study informs SMISS members on the traits deemed important by patients who ultimately review surgeons online.PMID:35573577 | PMC:PMC9106264 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.24113 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Justin Tang Christopher A White Varun Arvind Samuel Cho Jun S Kim Jeremy Steinberger Source Type: research

Alveolar Arterial Gradient and Respiratory Index in Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Patients; a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study
CONCLUSION: A-a oxygen gradient and respiratory index calculated at time of admission to ICU in patients with COVID-19 were poor predictors of survival.PMID:35573712 | PMC:PMC9078060 | DOI:10.22037/aaem.v10i1.1543 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Abhishek Singh Kapil Dev Soni Yudhyavir Singh Richa Aggarwal Vineeta Venkateswaran Mohd Suhail Ashar Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Evidence based position paper of the UEMS PRM on the role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physician in the management of children and adults with spinal dysraphism
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2022 May 16. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.22.07536-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSpinal dysraphism (SD) or Spina bifida (SB) is a congenital deformity that results from embryonic neural tube closure failure during fetal development. This evidence-based position paper represents the official position of the European Union through the UEMS PRM Section. This paper aims to evaluate the role of the physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) physician and PRM practice for children and adults with spinal dysraphism. A systematic literature review and a consensus procedure involved all European countries del...
Source: Pain Physician - May 16, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ivana Petronic Markovic Dejan Nikolic Minna Stahl Piotr Tederko Oksana Hdyrya Stefano Negrini Mauro Zampolini Carlotte Kiekens Source Type: research

Orthopedic Telemedicine Outpatient Practice Diagnoses Set during the First COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown-Individual Observation
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Apr 29;19(9):5418. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095418.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial intensification of the telemedicine transformation process in orthopedics since 2020. In the light of the legal regulations introduced in Poland, from the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, have had the opportunity to conduct specialist teleconsultations. Teleconsultations increase epidemiological safety and significantly reduce the exposure of patients and medical staff to direct transmission of the viral vector and the spread of infection...
Source: Pain Physician - May 14, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wojciech Micha ł Glinkowski Source Type: research

Functional Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
We reported the functional outcomes of HNC patients using the HNC-Functional InTegrity (FIT) Scales, which is a validated tool for the rapid clinical assessment of functional status based on observable clinical criteria. Patients with newly diagnosed HNC treated at the Medical University of Innsbruck between 2008 and 2020 were consecutively included, and their status in the six functional domains of food-intake, breathing, speech, pain, mood, and neck and shoulder mobility was scored by the treating physician at oncological follow-up visits on a scale from 0 (loss of function) to 4 (full function). HNC-FIT scales were avai...
Source: Pain Physician - May 14, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Herbert Riechelmann Daniel Dejaco Teresa Bernadette Steinbichler Anna Lettenbichler-Haug Maria Anegg Ute Ganswindt Gabriele Gamerith David Riedl Source Type: research