They boost your brain and mood, sooth your tummy, relieve pain and burn fat - forget 'superfoods', discover the 5 'super SPICES'

A team of nutritionists reveal the five 'super spices', cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron and cayenne pepper, and explain how each can help boost your health and wellbeing.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review will highlight early use of regional anesthesia for facilitating analgesia as both an adjunct and primary role in perioperative care of burned patients.Recent FindingsBurn patients are at risk of serious long-term medical and psychiatric consequences related to untreated pain. There is growing evidence that regional anesthesia is an acceptable and important modality in burn patients.SummaryRegional anesthesia provides many benefits, including a reduction in sedating medications and a model for improved productivity. There is limited data on the use of regional anesthesia for burn patien...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Van Wyk and Grumbach syndrome is characterized by primary hypothyroidism, precocious puberty, delayed bone age and ovarian enlargement. This case demonstrates an unusual presentation of the disorder, with acute abdominal pain and ovarian torsion. Large bilateral multicystic ovaries presenting with torsion can be due to severe hypothyroidism, and hormonal causes should be considered in the differential diagnosis, permitting ovarian preservation.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
We report the case of a thirteen year-old child who presented a third-degree burn sequelae on the dorsalis pedis with scar retraction and chronic ulceration on the fifth metatarsal despite multiple skin grafts. He couldn't put on his shoes because of the pain and walking was difficult. We performed a SCIP flap (Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator) to reconstruct this defect. The flap measuring 12×7cm has been harvested on the right groin and anastomosed with the pedicle of the first intermetatarsal space. At 3 months postoperatively, the child can put on his shoes again and walk without pain. The donor sit...
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They are made up of many components, including fat, collagen fibers, and sometimes nerve cells and small blood vessels. It’s possible that these collagen fibers and blood vessels become wrapped up inside a layer of skin, leading to the formation of a skin tag. The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon, and they can also be referred to as soft fibromas or fibroepithelial polyps. Skin tags are frequently found in areas of friction on the skin, such as the neck, underarms, under the breast...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cosmetic surgery Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs
AbstractThe naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is famous for its longevity and unusual physiology. This eusocial species that lives in highly ordered and hierarchical colonies with a single breeding queen, also discovered secrets enabling somewhat pain-free living around 20 million years ago. Unlike most mammals, naked mole-rats do not feel the burn of chili pepper ’s active ingredient, capsaicin, nor the sting of acid. Indeed, by accumulating mutations in genes encoding proteins that are only now being exploited as targets for new pain therapies (the nerve growth factor receptor TrkA and voltage-gated sodium cha...
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Abstract Thermal injuries occur in every age group and are caused by flames, fluids, steam and direct contact. They are often trivialized but should actually be treated immediately to reduce secondary complications, such as infections and hypertrophic scars. Besides the pain, large wound areas are given priority. Surgical treatment is necessary if at least second degree (IIb) deep dermal burns are present. In this case the reconstructive surgeon has various techniques in the therapeutic armamentarium. Furthermore, in cases of severe burns a perioperative intensive care monitoring and treatment are obligatory as ma...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
A 33-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with chemical burns on his hands from handling paint thinner without using gloves. He had approximately 7  h of direct contact of Klean-Strip® (W.M. Barr&Company, Memphis, TN) on his bilateral hands. Klean-Strip is comprised primarily of Stoddard solvent, a petroleum-derived mixture of organic hydrocarbons (1). The patient reported severe burning pain throughout his palms and fingers. The palmar aspects of his hands were discolored and waxy, with a leather-like texture, particularly at his distal fingertips (Figures  1 and 2).
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Open-globe injury and poor visual acuity at presentation predict the final visual outcome. Monocular blindness following firecracker injury is common.
Source: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Catheter delivery of thermal energies for saphenous ablation, even when combined with high ligation of saphenous femoral arc, demonstrated to be minimally invasive, easy to learn and easy to perform in day hospital setting, with early return to normal activity. EVLT achieved similar results to RFA and both techniques were considered equally effective and safe; the results we obtained were not statistically significant but RFA showed less pain, ecchymosis and haematomas, as well as provided better short-term quality of life. KEY WORDS: Day Hospital setting, Endovenous laser treatment, High ligation ablation ...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
Authors: Harper HE, Hirt PA, Lev-Tov H Abstract Virtual Reality (VR) is the artificial depiction of a three-dimensional (3D) environment using computer-generated technology which allows users to interact with a simulated setting. VR has been used in a variety of clinical scenarios due to its efficacy as a distraction intervention, reducing anxiety and pain associated with medical procedures. The aim of this review is to provide clinicians with an overview of VR use in clinical dermatology. This review identifies studies that utilized VR in the management of skin diseases and discusses considerations for its future ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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