The burning truth about light therapy: a retrospective analysis of the MAUDE database on UV phototherapy and photodynamic therapy complications 2013-2023
DISCUSSION: The COVID-19 pandemic prohibited in-person light treatments, and social distancing requirements may have resulted in increased frequency of home-based light treatments. Hence, while at home treatment may be easier and more accessible, in-office physician supervised UV treatments are associated with less frequent AEs. Moreover, some phototherapy MDRs reported poorly written instructions accompanying the home light box, and some PDT MDRs documented patients receiving inadequate education regarding the procedure. With the rise of at-home treatment options and the ease of obtaining devices on the internet, it is ph...
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Samantha Jo Albucker Shari R Lipner Source Type: research

Abdominal Wall Endometriosis at the Cesarean Section Scar
We report a case of a 33-year-old woman who had two previous cesarean sections presented with a mass in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, approximately 4 cm superior to the Pfannenstiel incision, 5 years after her second lower segment caesarean section. The classic clinical presentation, imaging findings on ultrasonography and computed tomography are analyzed. Treatment with local surgical excision of the mass is discussed. The diagnosis was confirmed with histopathological analysis of the surgical sample. When it comes to the limited painful lesion in the subcutaneous tissue at the cesarean scar, with a pain ...
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Meral Rexhepi Learta Veliu Asani Luljeta Mulaki Kazimir Koprivnjak Majlinda Azemi Source Type: research

Live stream of prehospital point-of-care ultrasound during cardiopulmonary resuscitation - a feasibility trial
CONCLUSIONS: This feasibility study demonstrated that POCUS with tele-support can be safely performed during OHCA in an urban environment. Trial Registration (before patient enrolment): ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT04817475.PMID:38110144 | DOI:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.110089 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: C Hafner V Manschein D A Klaus W Schaubmayr A Tiboldi V Scharner A Gleiss B Thal M Krammel T Hamp H Willschke M Hermann Source Type: research

Family Anesthesia Experience: Improving Social Support of Residents Through Education of Their Family and Friends
DISCUSSION: The FAX was well liked by participants. Although we did not assess specific knowledge gained and long-term effects of the 2022 event, evaluations of previous years' events suggest that the event improved participants' understanding of anesthesiology residents' work and stressors.PMID:38106624 | PMC:PMC10721742 | DOI:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11370 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Susan M Martinelli Thanh N Tran Brooke A Chidgey Robert S Isaak Emily G Teeter Fei Chen Source Type: research

A comparison between transforaminal lumbar epidural injection performed under picture archiving and communication systems-based magnetic resonance imaging planning and injection under immediate X-ray guidance
CONCLUSION: Compared to immediate X-ray guided puncture, the puncture method using PACS for MRI planning shortened the transforaminal lumbar epidural injection procedure time and reduced the treatment costs without exposing the physician or patient to additional radiation, while there was no significant difference in the short-term clinical outcome or complication rate.PMID:38108165 | DOI:10.52312/jdrs.2023.1260 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhaokui Yan Guy Romeo Kenmegne Lixue Wu Xiaobing Pu Changchao Dong Gang Tan Hongyun Wo Chengwei Kang Source Type: research

The burning truth about light therapy: a retrospective analysis of the MAUDE database on UV phototherapy and photodynamic therapy complications 2013-2023
DISCUSSION: The COVID-19 pandemic prohibited in-person light treatments, and social distancing requirements may have resulted in increased frequency of home-based light treatments. Hence, while at home treatment may be easier and more accessible, in-office physician supervised UV treatments are associated with less frequent AEs. Moreover, some phototherapy MDRs reported poorly written instructions accompanying the home light box, and some PDT MDRs documented patients receiving inadequate education regarding the procedure. With the rise of at-home treatment options and the ease of obtaining devices on the internet, it is ph...
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Samantha Jo Albucker Shari R Lipner Source Type: research

Abdominal Wall Endometriosis at the Cesarean Section Scar
We report a case of a 33-year-old woman who had two previous cesarean sections presented with a mass in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, approximately 4 cm superior to the Pfannenstiel incision, 5 years after her second lower segment caesarean section. The classic clinical presentation, imaging findings on ultrasonography and computed tomography are analyzed. Treatment with local surgical excision of the mass is discussed. The diagnosis was confirmed with histopathological analysis of the surgical sample. When it comes to the limited painful lesion in the subcutaneous tissue at the cesarean scar, with a pain ...
Source: Pain Physician - December 18, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Meral Rexhepi Learta Veliu Asani Luljeta Mulaki Kazimir Koprivnjak Majlinda Azemi Source Type: research

Re: Pentosan polysulfate and a pigmentary maculopathy: causation versus correlation?
Can J Urol. 2023 Dec;30(6):11740.ABSTRACTHow should a conscientious physician advise patients with Interstitial Cystitis /Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) when they want to know if taking Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (PPS) will lead to loss of vision? Ever since the initial report from Pearce et al in 2018 suggesting that PPS usage can lead to the development of pigmented maculopathy (PM), my patients have been inundated with solicitations from attorneys looking to sign up clients for class action lawsuits.1 While there have been additional reports suggesting a relationship between PPS exposure and the development of PM, Ludw...
Source: Pain Physician - December 17, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Robert J Evans Raymond Xu Source Type: research

Development and psychometric evaluation of a physician global assessment for type 2 systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms
CONCLUSION: The Type 2 PGA performed well as a physician-reported measure of type 2 SLE symptoms. The incorporation of the Type 2 PGA into a routine rheumatology visit may improve patient care by bringing the provider's attention to certain symptoms not well represented in conventional measures of disease activity.PMID:38105242 | DOI:10.1136/lupus-2023-001016 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 17, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Megan E B Clowse Jennifer L Rogers Theresa Coles David S Pisetsky Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber Dana Burshell Jayanth Doss Rebecca E Sadun Kai Sun Mithu Maheswaranathan Amanda M Eudy Source Type: research

Importance of Breast Sensation After Mastectomy: Evidence from Three Sources
CONCLUSIONS: Breast sensation is important to women following mastectomy, yet a gap exists in patient-physician communication about the impact of mastectomy and reconstruction on breast sensory function. Lessons for physicians, scientists, and skeptics are conveyed about why the basic integrity of women's bodies matters for practice and science.PMID:38099078 | PMC:PMC10719638 | DOI:10.1089/whr.2023.0106 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stacy T Lindau El A Pinkerton Emily M Abramsohn Charles M Fuller Danielle Grubb Tania Mendoza Amy K Siston Source Type: research

Patient and physician perspectives of systemic lupus erythematosus flare: A qualitative study
CONCLUSION: Patients and physicians described flare differently. Participants with SLE perceive flares as several days of fatigue, pain, and features. Providers define flares as periods of increased clinical SLE activity. Our findings suggest the current definition of flare may be insufficient to integrate both perceptions. Further study is needed to understand the pathophysiology of patient flares and the best way to incorporate patients' perspectives into clinical assessments.PMID:38101916 | DOI:10.3899/jrheum.2023-0721 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jennifer L Rogers Megan E B Clowse Kevin McKenna Summer Starling Teresa Swezey Nneka Molokwu Amy Corneli David S Pisetsky Kai Sun Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber Rebecca E Sadun Mithu Maheswaranthan Dana Burshell Jayanth Doss Amanda M Eudy Source Type: research

Effect of different types of supervised exercise programs on cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, pain, fatigue, mental health and inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in older patients with post-COVID-19 sequelae "EJerSA-COVID-19": a randomized controlled trial
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study will provide insights into the effects of different exercise programs on physical and mental fitness, physical condition and biomarkers of the immune system and oxidative stress in older patients with post-COVID-19 sequelae. These findings may be the basis for the formulation of health plans and rehabilitation programs that allow healthy aging and a reduction in the associated morbidity in patients with post-COVID-19 sequelae.TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT05848518. Registered on May 8, 2023.PMID:38102536 | PMC:PMC10724883 | DOI:10.1186/s12877-023-04544-3 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eulogio Pleguezuelos Sergio S ánchez-Nuño Amin Del Carmen Noem í Serra-Payá Eva Moreno Lorena Molina-Raya Gemma Robleda Marta Benet Susana Santos-Ruiz Ainoa Biurrun Garrido Carmen Jerez-Molina Marc Miravitlles Mateu Serra-Prat Xavier Vi ñals Montserr Source Type: research

The experience of dry mouth and screening for Sjogren's syndrome by the dentist: patient-reported experiences
CONCLUSIONS: We confirm the significant consequences of dry mouth on oral quality of life, as well as its association with oral health problems. Sjögren's Syndrome screening by dentists should be increased, as well as prevention of the associated oral health risks.PMID:38102574 | PMC:PMC10724976 | DOI:10.1186/s12903-023-03727-z (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Boughanmi Rihab El Houari Lina Simon-Tillaux No émie Saide Jean Gosset Marjolaine Source Type: research

Comparing characteristics and perspectives of U.S. anesthesiology fellows in training and anesthesiologists in their first year of practice
CONCLUSIONS: Anesthesiology fellows and direct-entry anesthesiologists had largely similar demographics and perspectives on the challenges facing anesthesiology in the United States. Group differences found in some demographics and perspectives may reflect different motivations for choosing their professional paths and their diverse professional experiences.PMID:38102615 | PMC:PMC10725004 | DOI:10.1186/s12909-023-04890-1 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Emily Toutkoushian Dandan Chen Huaping Sun David O Warner Alex Macario Stacie G Deiner Mark T Keegan Source Type: research

Importance of Breast Sensation After Mastectomy: Evidence from Three Sources
CONCLUSIONS: Breast sensation is important to women following mastectomy, yet a gap exists in patient-physician communication about the impact of mastectomy and reconstruction on breast sensory function. Lessons for physicians, scientists, and skeptics are conveyed about why the basic integrity of women's bodies matters for practice and science.PMID:38099078 | PMC:PMC10719638 | DOI:10.1089/whr.2023.0106 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - December 15, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stacy T Lindau El A Pinkerton Emily M Abramsohn Charles M Fuller Danielle Grubb Tania Mendoza Amy K Siston Source Type: research