What the brain tells the spinal cord

No abstract available
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Topical Review Source Type: research

Related Links:

Authors: Sari A, Eroglu A Abstract BACKGROUND: Injections is a good alternative to conventional treatment-resistant cases with rotator cuff (RC) lesions before operation. Currently, different injection methods are used in RC lesions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of different injection methods (platelet-rich plasma [PRP], corticosteroid [COR] and prolotherapy [PRO]) in RC tendon lesions. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients were divided into 4 groups as PRP, COR, PRO and the lidocaine group. Subacromial injection was applied to all groups. They were evaluated using the Visual Analogue Scale (...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
This study was planned as a single blind randomized controlled pilot study. A total of twenty-seven patients diagnosed with PFP were randomly assigned into 2 groups. Patients received superimposed NMES in addition to the standardized program (Group I) or only the standardized program (Group II). The patients in both groups were treated 3 times a week for 6 weeks and followed at 12 weeks. Primary outcome measure was quadriceps isokinetic muscle strength. The changes in dependent variables before treatment, 6th, and 12th weeks were analyzed using a 2 × 3 mixed-model analysis of variance. RESULTS: There were signifi...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although MRI is crucial for evaluating lumbar spinal stenosis, it cannot replace but is rather complementary to a good patient history and clinical examination or the results of local diagnostic injections. PMID: 31743983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: Aprile I, Iacovelli C, Cruciani A, Simbolotti C, Loreti S, Galli G, Vulpiani MC, Padua L Abstract BACKGROUND: Among new technological rehabilitation systems, there are proprioceptive platforms. These could be useful to improve static and dynamic balance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate technological proprioceptive rehabilitation compared to conventional rehabilitation in patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Sixty-four patients after THA were divided in two groups: a conventional group (CG) and a technological group (TG) treated with proprioceptive platforms. Before (T0) and after 20 session...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: Bloxham SR, Layden J, Jane B, Peers C, Scragg S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the longitudinal effect of a group physical activity service to help patients self-manage un-resolving back pain. BACKGROUND: Back pain is one of the most common and costly conditions. Large scale trials have demonstrated a role for less traditional treatment including exercise, yet the long term effects of patient centred, group physical activity programmes remains unclear. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-one un-resolving back pain patients (aged 53 ±17 years) completed a 6 × 2 h physical activity pro...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
REGIONAL ANESTHESIA FOR NEUROSURGERY. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Jun;58(Suppl 1):48-52 Authors: Tonković D, Bandić Pavlović D, Baronica R, Virag I, Miklić Bublić M, Kovač N, Željko D Abstract During neurosurgery procedures it is vital to assure optimal cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. Despite physiological autoregulation of brain perfusion, maintaining hemodynamic stability and good oxygenation during anesthesia is vital for success. General anesthesia with mechanical ventilation and current drugs provide excellent hemodynamic condition and it is the first choice for most neurosurgery procedures. ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
DEXAMETHASONE - INTRATHECAL MINIMISER OF SIMPLE HAEMATHOLOGIC STRESS BIOMARKERS IN HIP FRACTURE. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Jun;58(Suppl 1):9-17 Authors: Šakić L, Tonković D, Šakić K Abstract Proximal femoral fractures are the most common cause of emergency admission to hospital with high postoperative morbidity. The hypothesis was that a single shot of intrathecal dexamethasone and levobupivacaine in anaesthesia for surgical correction of proximal femoral fracture in elderly patients reduces surgical stress with better quality hospitalisation. The study included sixty elderly patients with...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Wenhui Zhong, Xiaqing Ma, Yuna Xing, Dong Kwan Kim, Aizhong Wang, Wei Jiang, Tao XuAbstractNeural plasticity, especially central sensitization, is essential for developing and maintaining neuropathic pain. Unfortunately, the analgesic potency of morphine is greatly reduced in animal models and patients with neuropathic pain. We hypothesized that pre-activation of spinal N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) by agonist or neuropathic pain facilitated the development of morphine-induced analgesic tolerance. We therefore investigated t...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Resident (Season 3; Episode 6): Gambling on patients and dangerous surgeries; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 8): Unrelieved pain; Making promises; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 8): Assent/Consent, Medical decision-making by internet vote, not treating family, creating a public health threat The Resident (Season 3; Episode 6): Gambling on patients and dangerous surgeries During a high stakes game of poker, Cain wins a chronic spinal patient in a poker game. Cain wants to perform an experimental surgery on the patient to replace four spinal discs with artificial ones.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts #ChicagoMed #NewAmsterdam #TheResident Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia, we compared the postoperative analgesic effect of intraoperative sedation with dexmedetomidine versus propofol. We hypothesized that sedation with dexmedetomidine would result in lower postoperative opioid analgesic consumption than with propofol. METHODS: Forty-eight patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to either a dexmedetomidine group (n = 24), which received a loading dose of 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine over 10 minutes, followed by a continuous infusion of 0.1-0.5 μg·kg·hour, or a propofol ...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
More News: Back Pain | Brain | Neurology | Pain