Using peer-assisted learning to teach and evaluate residents' musculoskeletal skills.

In conclusion, an educational module that utilizes the OSCE format holds much promise for teaching MSK skills to both intern and senior residents. PMID: 26028495 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Education Online - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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Authors: Aoun F, Malek E, Kazan D, Albisinni S, Peltier A, Bollens R, Roumeguère T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Thoracolumbar dysfunction (TLD) had been evoked as a possible etiology of chronic testicular pain. Our study investigated the efficacy of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of TLD in men with chronic testicular pain. METHODS: Patients suffering from testicular pain were examined for thoracolumbar dysfunction and enrolled in a prospective trial if they have both conditions. Following standardized examination, all patients were prescribed 1 to 3 osteopathic treatment sessions, usually at weekly interv...
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Unplanned 30-day hospital readmissions are an important measure of hospital quality and a focus of national regulations. The readmission rate for patients being discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) has been an area of improvement for all healthcare systems. The vast majority of SNF will receive a penalty on their Medicare payments for fiscal year 2019 for poor 30-day readmission rates back to hospitals.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
It is estimated that approximately 10% of Americans are diagnosed with a past or active substance use disorder (SUD), placing them at risk for related mortality and morbidity. However, when patients face the diagnosis of a serious illness, this new stress places them at even higher risk of substance use disorder relapse. Palliative care teams are frequently consulted to provide care to this complex and vulnerable population, however many lack the training and knowledge to safely provide this care.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
LUMBAR SPINE SYNOVIAL CYST: A CASE SERIES REPORT AND REVIEW OF SURGICAL STRATEGIES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):491-496 Authors: Splavski B, Rotim A, Brumini I, Koprek I, Gajski D, Božić B, Rotim K Abstract Lumbar spine synovial cysts are benign growths adjoining the facet joints that may induce low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy and neurological deficit. However, they are not well defined concerning their origin, cause and pathology, as well as available treatment strategies. The scope of different surgical procedures includes image-guided epidural steroid injection, direct cyst puncture by per...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusions: These preliminary results show that PRF accelerates the rate of fusion in low-grade lytic spondylolisthesis in short-term follow-up.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs. Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia comorbid comorbid psychiatric conditions Comorbidities Comorbidity Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia Livi Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The case manager-assisted rehabilitation programme had no effect on the patients' functional disability or back and leg pain compared to usual physical rehabilitation. The study lacked power to evaluate the impact on return to work. PMID: 31964172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
This study aims to test auricular point acupressure (APA) as a non-invasive, nonpharmacological self-management strateg y to manage cLBP and to address current shortcomings of cLBP treatment.Methods/designFor this prospective randomized controlled study, participants will be randomly assigned to three groups: (1)APA group (active points related to cLBP), (2) Comparison group-1 (non-active points, unrelated to cLBP), and (3) Comparison group-2 (enhanced educational control, an educational booklet on cLBP will be given and the treatment used by participants for their cLBP will be recorded). The ecological momentary assessmen...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Camerota Lower back pain is an extremely common health problem and globally causes more disability than any other condition. Among other rehabilitation approaches, back schools are interventions comprising both an educational component and exercises. Normally, the main outcome evaluated is pain reduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate not only the efficacy of back school therapy in reducing pain, but also the functional improvement. Patients with lower back pain were clinically and functionally evaluated; in particular, the timed “up and go” test with inertial movement sensor was studied be...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
DiscussionThis is the first case, to our knowledge, which reports the successful use of SCS in a patient with spinal dAVF-related pain. Spinal vascular malformations, even when cured with treatment, may result in permanent spinal cord damage and engender chronic neuropathic pain for which SCS below the level of injury may be considered.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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