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From the Physician Editor-in-Chief - Chronic Pain: We Need to Ask “Why?”

May 31, 2022

According to the CDC, there are approximately 50 million people in the US living in chronic pain. We all know about the opioid crisis, and this knowledge has done nothing to help alleviate pain many a...

Diffuse Peripheral Enthesitis in Metabolic Syndrome: A Retrospective Clinical and Power Doppler Ultrasound Study.

May 16, 2022

To investigate peripheral enthesitis with power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) in patients presenting low back pain (LBP) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in comparison with patients with only LBP, to correla...

Responsiveness of the Zurich Claudication Questionnaire, the Oswestry Disability Index, the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire, the 8-Item Short Form Health Survey, and the Euroqol 5 dimensions 5 level in the assessment of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.

May 09, 2022

To assess the responsiveness of the Zurich Claudication Questionnaire (ZCQ), the Oswestry Disability Index, the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire, the visual analog s...

Ventral Intrameningeal Cyst Treatment and Management: Technical Note.

May 09, 2022

Intrameningeal cysts are rare lesions without definitive etiologies that can involve the dura or arachnoid mater. Spinal arachnoid cysts have been described, and several different etiologies have been...

Which psychosocial factors are related to severe pain and functional limitation in patients with low back pain?: Psychosocial factors related to severe low back pain.

May 02, 2022

Low back pain (LBP) is a global public health issue. Psychosocial factors are linked to LBP. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the relation of psychosocial factors to clinical outcomes of pa...

Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation with Type II Modic Changes.

May 02, 2022

Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has become a favorable surgical approach for lumbar radiculopathy caused by intervertebral disc herniation. Studies have revealed patients with type II...

Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of intravenous paracetamol, dexketoprofen and ibuprofen in acute low back pain.

Apr 25, 2022

Non-traumatic back pain constitutes roughly 5% of the admissions to emergency departments. This study seeks to compare the efficacy of intravenously administered paracetamol, dexketoprofen, and ibupro...

Female Pelvic Conditions: Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Apr 18, 2022

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is defined as at least 6 months of pain originating from the lower abdomen or pelvis that is not associated with pregnancy. Symptoms include abdominal bloating, low back pain...

Correlation between bone mineral density of different sites and lumbar disc degeneration in postmenopausal women.

Apr 18, 2022

Osteoporosis and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) have been common causes that make increasing patients suffer from different degrees of low back pain. At present, whether osteoporosis degenerates or pr...

Clinical characteristics, treatment and outcomes of acute postpartum inflammatory sacroiliitis: a retrospective study.

Apr 11, 2022

We performed this research to report the clinical characteristics and clinical therapeutic strategies of acute postpartum inflammatory sacroiliitis.We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients dia...

Can the French version of the short Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire or its subsets predict the evolution of patients with acute, (sub) acute and chronic pain?

Apr 04, 2022

Prevention of chronic pain relies on accurate detection of at-risk patients. Screening tools have been validated mainly in (sub) acute spinal pain and the need of more generic tools is high. We assess...

Management of acute low back pain in emergency departments in São Paulo, Brazil: a descriptive, cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a prospective cohort study.

Apr 04, 2022

To describe management strategies used in public emergency departments in a middle-income country for patients with acute non-specific low back pain.A descriptive, cross-sectional analysis of baseline...

Long-term complications of unintentional dural puncture during labor epidural analgesia: a case-control study.

Mar 28, 2022

Epidural analgesia is the preferred method to manage pain during labor and delivery. The insertion of the epidural catheter can be complicated by unintentional dural puncture that may result in postdu...

Does Low Back Pain Improve Following Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Mar 21, 2022

Frequently, patients indicated for total hip arthroplasty (THA) present with low back pain (LBP) and hip pain. The purpose of this study was to compare patients whose back pain resolved after THA with...

Discoplasty as a salvage technique for pseudoarthrosis following multilevel TLIFS: A case report.

Mar 21, 2022

Pseudoarthrosis, often defined as a failure to achieve osseous fusion by the 1-year post-operative time point. Despite its relatively high prevalence, there is still lack of clinical evidence on salva...

Comparison of local and regional radiographic outcomes in minimally invasive and open TLIF: a propensity score-matched cohort.

Mar 14, 2022

Local and regional radiographic outcomes following minimally invasive (MI) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) versus open TLIF remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to provide a com...

Effects of photobiomodulation and deep water running in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Mar 07, 2022

Photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) is often used to treat musculoskeletal disorders such as chronic non-specific low back pain (NSCLBP) as it can have positive effects on biomarkers-creatine kinase (CK)...

Assessing a child or adolescent with low back pain is different to assessing an adult with low back pain.

Feb 28, 2022

In contrast to an assessment of an adult presenting with low back pain (LBP), clinicians should utilise different approaches when assessing children and adolescents presenting with LBP. Children are n...

Acute renal failure and bladder tumors, about 106 cases.

Feb 21, 2022

The overall objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of acute renal failure due to bladder tumors by describing the clinical, paraclinical, therapeutic, histological and clinical evoluti...

Prevalence of and factors associated with long-term sick leave in working-age adults with chronic low back pain in Germany.

Feb 21, 2022

There are little data on the impact of chronic low back pain (CLBP) on long-term sick leave. Thus, the aim was to investigate the prevalence of and the factors associated with long-term sick leave in ...