Polio Patients in Northern Italy, a 50 Year Follow-up.
CONCLUSION: Female gender, fatigue and wheelchair dependency were significantly more common in PPS while pain was common in both groups. PMID: 27651845 [PubMed]
Authors: Ertel KA, Hallam JE, Hillman AR Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals participating in exercise beyond their level of fitness may be at higher risk for exercise-induced muscle damage, however the impact of training status on muscle damage development is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to measure skeletal muscle damage and soreness after five days of high and low intensity exercise in previously trained and untrained individuals. METHODS: Eighteen males and females (9 trained and 9 untrained) completed five consecutive days of high intensity (HI) exercise and five consecutive days of low i...
I haven't used Stimwave since fellowship. Anyone using their technology for peripheral nerve stim? Results? Pros/Cons and feedback from patients? If I were going to use it, it would probably be for suprascapular neuralgia, genicular nerualgia, and/or SI joint pain vs cluneal neuralgia, when other options have failed (i.e. RF).
CONCLUSIONS: Mortality rates from HIV-associated meningitis in SSA are very high under routine care conditions. Better strategies are needed to reduce mortality from HIV-associated meningitis in the region. PMID: 31957332 [PubMed - in process]
How bad of an idea is it to be pregnant with adequate lead coverage during early months of pregnancy? I had a fellow resident who was pregnant who changed her rotations around to avoid any exposure, however it's my understanding that overall the exposure with adequate coverage is ultimately fine. I know most of you are men - not sure if there are any female pain docs who could chime in? Sigh.
Dear Dr. Ducttape, Beginning in 2020, our Board will offer its longitudinal assessment technology to diplomates of other medical specialties to maintain their Pain Medicine certification. Until now, diplomates of our co-sponsoring boards – American Boards of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and Radiology (ABR) – with current certificates in Pain Medicine took a high-stakes recertification exam every 10 years. Our Pain Medicine-certified... New for Pain Recertification- re PMR
(Houston Methodist) Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients' pain after surgery.
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons found that non-medical cannabis use -- including frequent or problematic use -- is significantly more common in adults with pain than in those without pain.
American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Hullash Chauhan, Suchismita Satapathy, Ashok K. Sahoo, Debesh MishraAbstractFarmers typically utilize their hands in the vegetables picking activities which bring about mental and physical shortcoming, hardship, misuse and pain. As alleviating measures, the commercially available gloves protect hands from cuts, injuries, skin hardness and abrasions, by enhancing the working efficiency of farmers. Therefore, an endeavor was made in this study to investigate the ergonomic risks in carrying out the picking tasks in agricultural se...
Conclusion Only when evaluated and treated promptly, somE patients can obtain the full benefits of the use of respiratory muscles aids as far as quality of life is concerned. RESUMO S índrome pós-polio (SPP) é uma condição que afeta sobreviventes da poliomielite aguda (PAA), anos após a recuperação de um ataque agudo inicial do vírus. Na maioria das vezes, os sobreviventes da polio começam a apresentar nova paresia gradual nos músculos que foram previamente afetados pe la infecção. A incidência real de doenças cardiovasc...