Cardiotoxicity After Synthetic Cathinone Use; Two Cases, A Case Series and Scoping Review
In this study, we present two cases, a case series and a scoping review, to explore synthetic cathinone associated cardiotoxicity. Case 1 involved a 28-year-old male with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction after ingesting a substance containing 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), 3-methylmethcathinon (3-MMC), and methcathinone. Case 2 involved a 49-year-old male with ventricular fibrillation after 4-methylmethcathinone ingestion, who was diagnosed with severe three-vessel disease. A retrospective analysis was performed on self-reported synthetic cathinone poisonings reported to the Dutch Poisons Information Centre from 2012...
Source: Pain Physician - February 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: K L Groenewegen F M J Gresnigt J J Nugteren-van Lonkhuyzen C den Haan E J F Franssen R K Riezebos D Ohana D W de Lange Source Type: research

POCUS for Infectious Enteritis-A Retrospective Case Series Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Enteritis can initially be difficult to distinguish on clinical grounds from acute appendicitis. Bowel wall edema on POCUS in a child without sonographic signs of appendicitis strongly suggests bacterial enteritis. Early POCUS demonstrating enteritis without signs of appendicitis may decrease hospital resource usage.PMID:38412524 | DOI:10.1097/PEC.0000000000003139 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - February 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eric Scheier Aviad Nachmany Source Type: research

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Supraglottis Presenting as Hoarseness
West Afr J Med. 2024 Jan 31;41(1):97-99.ABSTRACTHoarseness is a well-known condition in primary care offices, with over 1% of primary care visits secondary to this ailment.1 The most common causes are acute laryngitis (40%), functional dysphonia (30%), benign and malignant tumors (2.2 to 30%), neurogenic factors such as vocal cord paralysis (8%), physiological aging (2%), and psychogenic factors (2.2%). Most of these cases are secondary to viral infections and do not require antibiotics on most occasions. These viral infections subside after 1 to 2 weeks, and in the case of persistent hoarseness (above 4 weeks) the America...
Source: Pain Physician - February 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tobe Momah Olusegun Lijofi Source Type: research

Window of opportunity in psoriatic arthritis: the earlier the better?
CONCLUSIONS: In PsA, referral and diagnosis within 1 year is associated with better clinical outcomes, suggesting the presence of a window of opportunity. The most gain in referral could be obtained in physician delay and in females, patients with enthesitis, chronic back pain or normal CRP.PMID:38413172 | PMC:PMC10900390 | DOI:10.1136/rmdopen-2023-004062 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - February 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Selinde V J Snoeck Henkemans Pascal H P de Jong Jolanda J Luime Marc R Kok Ilja Tchetverikov Lindy-Anne Korswagen Sjoerd M van der Kooij Maikel van Oosterhout Paul Baudoin Jessica Bijsterbosch Jos H van der Kaap Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil Marijn Vis Source Type: research

Pain is Common in Myositis and Associated with Disease Activity
CONCLUSIONS: Pain is common in myositis and is associated with multiple measures of disease activity, PROs, and functional outcomes in myositis. Most importantly pain improves with improvement in disease activity. SF-36 pain questions have good psychometric properties.PMID:38410059 | DOI:10.1093/rheumatology/keae126 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - February 27, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anjana Chandrasekhara Pillai Tissa Bijoy George Ren Dianxu Siamak Mogadham-Kia Chester V Oddis Shiri Keret Rohit Aggarwal Source Type: research